Fur-Giving Hearts Rescue

    Every Heart Matters...Foster, Adopt, 
          Donate or Volunteer

HOW TO ADOPT

Adoption Requirements & Application 

Fur-Giving Hearts Rescue requires that you provide your pet with annual veterinarian visits, full set of vaccinations and inoculations recommended by your veterinarian and as required by law, and, to provide your pet with other veterinary care as needed. 

Our Adoption Policy

You must meet and agree to certain terms and conditions before adopting a pet from FGHR:

  • You must be 21 years of age or older.
  • If you live in an apartment you must have paid any additional security fees and you will need to provide the landlord or     property management contact information for verification.
  • If this pet does not work out, you MUST return it to FGHR. If you return the pet within one week you may receive a partial refund of your adoption fee. The pet may be returned at any time after one week but fees are not refunded. Vet records and  tags must be returned along with the animal. We do not pay for boarding, transport fees or any other cost associated with returning your adopted pet back to the rescue.  Any cost accrued will be at the adopters expense.
  • Cat and kittens must be taken home in a plastic or cardboard carrier.
  • Dogs can be taken home on a lead or in a carrier or crate.
  • We do not adopt out dogs as guard dogs or "yard" dogs.
  • We do not release any animals to research facilities.
  • You must have the proper facilities to maintain and contain your pet before placement.
  • We do not adopt out animals as gifts. You may purchase a gift certificate*.
  • We ask that you take your new pet for a veterinary check within 5 working days.
  • A vet reference, vet check and/or a home visit will be required.
  • All applicants resident pets need to have CURRENT Veterinary care and be spayed or neutered. Fur-Giving Hearts Rescue requires that you provide your pet with annual veterinarian visits, full set of vaccinations and inoculations recommended by your veterinarian and as required by law, and, to provide your pet with other veterinary care as needed.  This is to include monthly prevention for Heartworms and flea/tick prevention. If you have had an animal within the last 3 years, but currently do not have any pets you will need to provide the contact information clinic or Veterinarian for the LAST vet care given.


We do accept Pet Adoption Applications from out of state with a vet reference. We do not provide transportation for any of our animals, but will provide resources and contacts for you to make arrangements prior to adoption. Any animal adopted from us by an out of state adopter must be transported by the adopter or provide us in writing the arrangements for travel. Should the adoption not work out and the animal needs to be returned it will be at the expense of the adopter. Out of state adoptions require an additional fee for Health Certificates. Additional boarding charges if needed will be additional (amount is depending on the time in boarding).Normal adoption and return policies apply.






Dogs available for adoption have been examined by a veterinarian and are up-to-date on 

vaccinations appropriate for their age. 

The adoption fee includes:

  • Heart worm testing at 10 months or older
  • Heart worm prevention
  • Age appropriate vaccinations
  • Fea/tick treatment
  • Deworming for internal parasites
  • Spay or neuter
  • Microchip


Cats available for adoption have all been examined by a veterinarian and are up to date on vaccinations appropriate for their age. 

The adoption fee includes:

  • Age appropriate vaccinations
  • Tested for feline leukemia
  • Revolution
  • Wormed for internal parasites
  • Spay or neuter

It is our goal to help reduce the number of unwanted, homeless pets in our community, all dogs and cats adopted from Fur-Giving Hearts Rescue are sterilized prior to adoption. Spay/Neuter is done on all animals unless there are extenuating circumstances & agreements made prior to have the pet altered within a specified time frame. In those cases an additional deposit is collected, (separate from the adoption fee)  at adoption and will be returned once the sterilization paperwork has been received.