Rutherford County Humane Society Dog Adoption Application
Please complete this form for dog adoption. Please print out a copy for yourself and click the Submit Form button when you are done. We will get back to you as soon as possible.
Special Instructions for adoptions of Pets under the age of 4 months
For pets under the age of 4 months the adopter will be responsible to continue the "baby" shot (the basic distemper vaccine) and pet deworming at 3 week intervals. They will need to have the rabies vaccine done at 4 months of age.
As noted in the adoption contract, #17, the adopter agrees to have the pet altered (spay or neuter) at the earliest time his vet recommends. Adopter will inform RCHS when the vet can submit written confirmation that the surgery has been completed. At that time, the adopter will be reimbursed the amount RCHS would have paid to perform the altering in Rutherford County, NC. For out of state adopters we send a rebate: cats: $50 female, $30 male, dogs $75 female, $70 male. Adopters would be well advised to look for a spay/neuter clinic in their area to save money. For pets staying near Rutherford County, we pay for the spay/neuter surgery at some of the local vets (check with us to be sure which ones.) For adopters near Asheville we use Humane Alliance and for adopters in SC we use Animal Allies.
Special Instructions about transport
We are in North Carolina.
All our pets are in foster homes. We send our pets once a week on transport to a location near the adopter's home. The transport leaves every Friday from here to Saturday delivery up there! There is a transport fee - $100 up to NY City and $125 north of NY City and above.
You can talk to the pet's foster about personality, etc. before you make a decision if you would like to. Please fill out our application online and we will be in touch with you soon!
Welcome to Rutherford County Humane Society’s dog adoption program. We request the following information so that we can assist you in the selection of a new dog. This form and a consultation with a Rutherford County Humane Society representative are designed to help you find the dog most compatible with your lifestyle.
To be considered as an adopter, you must:
• Be 21 years of age or older
• Have identification showing your present address
• Have the knowledge and consent of your landlord
• Be able and willing to spend the time and money necessary to provide medical treatment
and proper care of the dog
Please complete this form and print out a copy for your records. Then click on the
Submit Form Button. We will get back to you as soon as possible.