We receive many emails daily about dogs we have for adoption, the questions are usually very much the same. Below is an outline of our adoption process to help answer some of these questions. Because we are so small we do not have the manpower to answer questions from those not serious enough about adopting to submit an adoption application first.
Step 1: Fill out and submit an adoption application.
If interested in adopting with Yorkies Inc. please fill out and submit an adoption application. We suggest you do this FIRST. By being able to "see" your application first allows us to specifically answer questions in regards to YOU and your home and if the pup in question may be a match for you or not. Submitting the application first also allows us to pre-approve you before a pup that is a match becomes available. This also means you won't miss out on a pup. Please be sure you fill out the application completely. We can not process any applications with missing info. Your Vet's telephone # is vital!!
Step 2: Review of your application by Yorkies Inc.
We will review your application to determine if you and your home seem like a good fit for one of our pups. Since we receive many applications each day, not all applications will proceed. Our goal is to find the very best homes that are both safe and happy forever homes suitable for the small pups entrusted to us. We appreciate your understanding should you be eliminated as an adoption candidate.
Step 3: Veterinary Reference Check
Yorkies Inc. WILL DO A VET CHECK! This is to verify your veterinarian is as listed on your application. This too also ensures us that your current pets are up-to-date on vaccinations and spayed/neutered (we will not place one of our dogs in a home where there is another intact animal). If you do not have a pet, we will verify that the vet you have selected exists.
Step 4: Phone or Email Interview
Yorkies Inc. will contact you directly to conduct a phone interview consisting of questions about you, your family, your home and other scenarios to determine a suitable match, if any, for your home. This typically occurs within a two to three week period of time but can happen sooner or later. Please keep in mind that we are volunteers working other jobs. The more pups we have in the busier we are and the longer this may take. Please try to be patient with us.
Step 5: Home Visit
The final step of the approval process is a home visit. A volunteer comes to your home to determine if it is safe and acceptable for a small dog. This is usually done by one of our foster moms when we feel we have a match or when we will be in your area. If we can not conduct the home visit ourselves we will attempt to find a volunteer to help us. This could take days, weeks or even months. Home visits can also be set up by you, the applicant. If you would like to speed up the process and set up the home visit yourself, you can contact your local shelter or any local rescue to see if there is someone in your area available to do the visit. This must have prior approval of Yorkies Inc. and a Home visit form must be filled out and filed with us after the visit is completed.
Step 6: Adopt
Once you are approved there are a few ways we proceed. If there is a specific pup in mind and we feel there is a match we will arrange for a meeting. If not we will contact you when new pups are coming in to discuss if one of them might be a match. If no pups are currently available or are a match you may also keep checking our site for a pup that interests you. When you see one that you feel would be a fit please let us know right away. If we feel the pup is also a good fit we will make arrangements for a meeting!
We know this seems like a lengthy process but anyone who has adopted through us knows the efforts were well worth it! Adopted pups seem to know they have been given a second chance and there is nothing like the love they give!