Due to the specific needs of the German Shepherd breed, our application process to become an approved adopter with us has several steps. It typically takes about two weeks to complete the process and see if you are approved to adopt from us.
We realize our process seems like a lot to go through to adopt but we want to ensure when an adoption is made, it is the best home possible for the dog and that the adopter is equally as happy. Most importantly we want the adoption to be successful and permanent!
So what is the process?
Why is your process so rigorous?
When we accept a German Shepherd into our rescue, we make a commitment to him or her, to care for them, get them healthy again and find them a permanent, loving home. We want to make sure that our applicants understand the lifetime commitment they are making and that they can provide our dogs a great new life.
Our service area is the state of New Jersey and some counties in bordering states. The geographic limitation is due to the need for our volunteers to drive to your residence for the required home visit and meet and greet steps of our adoption process. If we do not have a volunteer within a reasonable driving distance to you in these areas, we will let you know that we are unable to process your application. If you are not sure of where you geographically fall or live OUTSIDE the state of New Jersey, PLEASE CONTACT US BEFORE SUBMITTING AN APPLICATION.
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