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Adopting from Aussie And Me
Aussie And Me has some of the best pups around. We have taken the ones that were no longer wanted or cared for and rescued them with love and patience to be amazing companions. With these beauties, it will be hard to choose just one.Thank you for your interest in adopting a companion from AAMAR. The first step of the process is to fill out and submit an application. Please remember some important points: AAMAR’s only interest is in the safety and well-being of the pets in our care. We will take every step possible to ensure they are adopted to loving, forever homes. We take the time in processing each applicant to make sure we find suitable homes for these pets. Wanting to adopt? If you are interested in adopting a dog from Aussie And Me Animal Rescue (AAMAR), please read the following information before you complete an adoption application:Thank you for considering adopting a pet from AAMAR. We want to place these dogs in homes where they will receive loving care for the rest of their lives. Please read the following points and think carefully about your ability to care for this dog for the next 10-15 years.Responsibilities to Consider. If you adopt a dog, you should be prepared to be responsible for it the rest of its life which could be 10-15 years. Your dog will need loving attention every day. Is your family ready for a long-term commitment?A pet is not a toy! Pets are living creatures with personalities and needs of their own. If you don’t want a dog, please don’t get one just for your child! You will be the one paying the vet bills, you will be buying food and supplies, and you will be caring for the dog when your child grows up and becomes involved in other activities. If you don’t want a dog, you could offer your child a frog, fish, hamster, or other small animal that requires less money, and training. Puppies are very cute, but it takes hours and hours of patient training to house train your puppy and teach him/her not to chew forbidden items, nip people, and jump on people. All these behaviors can be curbed, but that takes a lot of work. Trainers say it requires nearly 2,000 repetitions of a behavior for a dog to completely absorb it. Are you willing to spend lots of time training a puppy? Will it drive you crazy if puppy messes on your carpet, chews on your furniture, and asks to go out in the middle of the night? Adult dogs on the other hand generally house train quickly as they have the physical capacity to hold off elimination for longer periods. Adult dogs two years and older generally have outgrown chewing and other destructive behavior.Adopting a “Perfect Dog.” The Perfect Dog is an enticing fantasy pooch. It is the dog that instantly learns to pee outdoors, never menaces or frightens children, plays gently with other dogs, won’t jump on people, never rolls in gross things, and never chews anything not meant for him. This dog does not exist. The peddling of Perfect Dogs amounts to a multi-billion dollar business in the United States.A surprise gift of a pet can be a terrible mistake. Pets are a big responsibility, and it’s not fair to “give” a person a responsibility they’re not expecting. The person you give the dog to will have to spend thousands of dollars over the years on vet care and food. The dog’s owner will need to spend time with the animal every day. Please don’t place a living creature in the hands of someone who may not want him or be willing to spend time and money on him.Financial Considerations. Routine vet care costs $150-500 per year, and emergency care can run over $1,000. Are you willing to spend this much money on dog care? Quality food for small dogs can cost $15-$35 per month. Food for a larger dog could cost $25-$50 per month. Are you willing to spend this much money per month on dog food? Do not forget monthly heartworm, flea and tick preventative, treats, grooming, supplements, leases, collars and of course toys. These items can run as low as $25 per month, but prepared to spend AT LEAST twice that much per dog.Cost to Adopt. AAMAR Foundation is a non-profit organization and your adoption fee may be tax deductible. Each dog incurs individual vet care and the adoption fee is based on what each dog needs. All dogs are spayed or neutered unless age or health conditions are a factor; tested for heartworms, ehrlichiosis, (a Phagocytophilum and lyme disease); is on monthly heartworm preventative; up-to-date on vaccinations; treated for parasites, and microchipped. The standard adoption fee is $350 for adults over 12 months and $400 for dogs 12 months and under. *Adoption fees for purebred and specialty breeds are $500. Adoption fees are individual to each pet and veterinarian fees incurred. Aussie and Me Animal Rescue Puppy Adoption Guidelines and Requirements : •Puppies are MATCHED with an adopter or adopters are presented with 2-3 puppies that we feel will be a good match for them and vice versa.•Puppies are NOT first come first serve•Must be enrolled in puppy class within 30 days of adoption.•Puppies are adopted out with a spay/neuter contract, requiring the puppy to be spayed between 5-6 months of age unless temperament requires it to be done earlier.•The cost of spay/neuter is covered in the adoption fee IF you have the procedure performed at a clinic in your area that we work with. If you choose to have the procedure done at your vet, you will assume the cost and the adoption fee is NOT reduced. •Puppies are adopted out current on age appropriate vaccines, deworming, have been on monthly heart worm/flea preventative and have a negative fecal exam upon being adopted.•We will not adopt a puppy into a home that currently has another puppy under the age of 6 months, is not spayed/neutered and/or has not completed its full series of vaccines.•We will not adopt puppies under the age of 6 months to homes where there are children under 6 years of age. We may consider a placement based on the puppies personality and after meeting the child(ren) and viewing how they interact with a puppy but we will not guarantee an adoption. Ready to adopt? The first step of the process is to fill out and submit an application. Once an application is submitted you will receive an email outlining our adoption procedure. You must respond back to the email for us to continue with your application. Once we receive that response, you should hear from the Adoption Committee within 7-14 days if your application is approved. This is sometimes delayed if we are unable to reach your references; please include email addresses for personal references whenever possible. Having your pet up to date on vaccines, heartworm prevention and living as an inside family pet is a requirement for adoption. We do not adopt dogs that are intended to be living outside or working dogs. We also limit the number of dogs into the home, normally three but we will consider a fourth dog into the home after a personal interview is conducted.The answers you give on this application will help us to find the best possible match between you and the dogs available through AUSSIE AND ME ANIMAL RESCUE (“AAMAR”). Please complete the form in detail, and return it via Email to: email@example.com Click here to start the online application if you agree with the above.Click here to view a copy of our adoption contract which outlines the agreement, terms, conditions and obligations between Aussie And Me and the Adopter.
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