Adopt

Before completing our online application please read the following:

Our adoption process involves multiple steps and it typically takes up to 2 weeks from the time we receive your application to the time your adoption is finalized. This process can take longer when puppies are involved since no puppy adoptions are finalized until they are spayed/neutered. We reserve the right to deny any application without explanation.

  1.  We require that all applicants be at least 25 years old when applying to adopt one of our dogs.

  2.  All of our dogs and/or puppies are in foster homes. We do not schedule private “Meet and Greets” without an approved application. Our Adoption Fee starts at $300 per dog.

  3.  We can adopt an animal ‘out of state’, but you must be willing to travel to where the pet is being fostered, and transport the animal yourself after the adoption.

  4.  We cannot place a hold on a dog for you. If you are not ready to adopt, please do not complete an application until you are ready to do so.

  5.  If you have other animals (dogs/cats) in your home, they must be up-to-date on vaccinations, heartworm testing and preventions (dogs), and spayed/neutered. We will verify this with your veterinarian. If your animals are not up to date, your application will be denied.

  6.  If you do not own the property you live in, you must provide the owner/landlord’s name and phone number. We will contact them to verify that you are permitted to have the pet you are applying for.

  7.  If you are getting ready to move or are in the process of moving, please do not complete an application until after you are settled in your new home. Please be advised that we reserve the right to conduct a Home Visit if we feel it is necessary before placing an animal with you.

  8.  Please make sure to fully complete your application; leaving questions blank or not including all requested information will delay your application.

  9.  Once your online application is submitted, it can take our volunteers 5 to 7 business days to process it. If we have questions about your application, we will email you. Please make sure to add our email, adopt@speakfortheunspoken.com to your email so our messages do not end up in your spam folder!

  10.  Once your application is approved by the processors, it is sent to the person fostering the dog you have applied for. They will make the decision on whether the animal that you applied for is the right fit for you and your home. They may also choose to initially contact you via email or phone. If you do not respond promptly to their email or phone call, they will move on to the next applicant.

  11.  Once you have met the dog and the adoption is approved, we have an option of a 24 hour minimum before the adoption is finalized.

  12.  Once your new pet is home with you, we recommend taking them to a veterinarian of your choice within 10-14 days of adoption for a general check-up, especially for dogs or puppies that have been recently spayed or neutered.

  13.  If you are interested in multiple dogs, please indicate it appropriately on your application. Once your application is approved your information will be sent to one foster parent at a time to avoid any confusion with multiple people reaching out to you.

  14.  Your application will be saved on file for 1 year and will be used for all dogs you would be interested in that time-frame. No need to keep filling out applications! 

Adoption application approval means you are approved to adopt an animal from us, it does not mean you are necessarily approved for the animal you applied for. There may be specific circumstances in your home that do not make it a good fit for one animal, but it may be a fine fit for another.

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PO Box 534

Grove City, OH 43123