HOW TO ADOPT
All of our adoptions are done through an online application process. Our adoption application is designed to help us match our dogs with the best fit for them as well as for your family. Before you begin the application please read the following guidelines required to adopt from Ross County Humane Society:
Once your application is submitted, shelter staff will review your application. This review may include but is not limited to:
The adoption approval process can take 2-4 business days. The most common delay in approving an application is being unable to obtain veterinary history, unable to reach your landlord, or having pending applications ahead of yours for the same dog. Once a decision is made you will be sent an approval or denial email to the address you provided in your application. Please be sure to use an email address that you can access and check often.
Once your application is approved you will receive an email with instructions on how to set up an appointment to meet the dog of your choice. Once the approval email has been sent you will have 24 hours to contact us to set up a time to meet your desired dog. We are open only by appointment for approved adopters Monday – Saturday 10am to 4pm. We adopt each dog to the first approved and available adopter. The dog of your choice cannot be reserved or held until after your application is approved. If the dog that you want is adopted before your application is approved, we will be happy to help you choose a new dog.
ADOPTION FEES AND CONTRACT
At the time of adoption, you must complete our adoption contract and provide payment. We accept cash, debit, or credit card. We do not accept checks.
Our adoption fee includes the following:
RCHS does not conduct DNA tests on dogs who enter our facility therefore we are unable to guarantee breed or breed mix. Information provided by shelter staff, volunteers, and veterinarians is used to give a best estimate as to a dog’s breed make up. We do our best to inform adopters about the potential breeds for each dog. Please note that RCHS is a dog only facility and we do not have the ability to cat test any of the dogs.
RCHS makes no express or implied warranty, representation or promise as to the age, health, breed, habits, disposition or safety of adopted dogs, including bites. All dogs are behaviorally assessed to the best of our ability, by staff, and known health or behavioral issues are disclosed to potential adopters.
RCHS does not offer or provide refunds on any adoption fees.
RCHS does not receive any support from the Humane Society of the United States. Nor do we receive any federal or state funding sources. We rely largely on donations, fundraisers and grants for our program activities. All donations are tax deductibledonate now