The Adoption Procedure
Easy Steps to Adoption
- First: What you need to adopt?Applicants must be an adult responsible for maintaining their own household. Picture Identification (Texas Drivers License Preferred).
Proof of home ownership – a mortgage or property tax statement. You can also print this information from your County’s Central Appraisal District or Tax Assessor Collector websites.If you rent – your Pet Addendum showing the pet deposit has been paid or your apartment complex’s phone number. We will need to call them.
Your Vets name and phone number so we may call them for a reference or medical records showing your pets are vaccinated, spayed/neutered, and dogs on heartworm prevention.
- Second: Come visit us at one of our Adopt-A-Pets!
If you are wanting to meet a specific pet, you will want to contact us or the foster parent to make sure the pet will be at the next Adopt-A-Pet function. Due to limited space, we sometimes can’t bring all of our animals. So be sure and ask, and we’ll make sure he or she will be waiting for you.
- Third: Visit with an adoption counselor and complete an application
While visiting us at one of our Adopt-A-Pet functions, there will be adoption counselors ready to help you and answer any questions you may have. You can have a completed Dog or Cat application form filled out at this time, or you can fill one out while you are there.If Necessary: Further consultation and home visit if needed
HART will assist you in every way to help you find your new companion. In some cases, we may need to schedule a home visit to see if the surroundings and environment is appropriate for the animal you are interested in.
- And Finally… Complete the adoption!
This is where you get to take your new best friend home, and experience endless love and affection from your new pal!
Tips for expediting same-day adoptions
If you plan ahead, you can take your new furry friend home very quickly. If you follow these tips, we can get you home quickly! Get to the Adopt-A-Pet before noon. The earlier the better.
Bring your completed application with you.
Be prepared to wait and talk to an adoption counselor. Sometimes we are extremely busy and we really appreciate your patience!
We make every effort to review your application on site. If your application determines that you are a good match, you may be able to take your new pet home the very same day!
Please contact us either by voicemail or e-mail within 48 hours if you have not gotten a response on any application.
It is the desire and goal of the Humane Animal Rescue Team (HART) to find loving and forever homes with caring and responsible owners. We have developed an adoption application and procedure to help us identify the best homes for our pets. Our foster parents have had our adoptable animals in their homes and have learned something about their personality. We do our best to match personality and behaviors with the new family’s lifestyle and environment. We do this to protect our pets so that family and pet can live together forever.
Prospective adopters must: