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  • Adopting with Hound Haven
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The Adoption Process

Adopting with Hound Haven is simple! Below is our quick and easy process for adopting one of our fantastic dogs:

  • Take a look at our adoptable dogs and find a dog you're interested in adopting! Don't see a dog in our album that strikes your fancy? Fill out our Hound Match form and we will help you find the dog that is perfect for you!puppu
  • Fill out our Adoption Application so we can make sure that you and your new dog will be a good fit!
  • Once your application is processed and approved you will sign an adoption contract and pay the adoption fee specified for your dog, depending on their age.
  • A home screening visit will be completed prior to or on the day of adoption.

Please Note: If you adopt a puppy under 6 months of age, you will be given a spay/neuter voucher that can be redeemed for up to $60 rebate (if the procedure costs less the rebate will be the amount of the procedure). Click here for more info on our rebate process.

Once the dog has been fixed you are required to send us proof that the procedure has been completed. All proof will be verified with the veterinarian office. Failure to spay/neuter the puppy could result in immediate removal of the puppy.

Meet Our Adoptable Dogs!

 

You can also click here to see pictures of our dogs currently up for adoption!

Come meet some of our Adoptable dogs every Sunday from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the PETCO in Highland Village, TX. Click here for a map!

Check out our other upcoming events around town too!

 

Fill Out an Adoption Application

See a dog you're interested in? The next step is to fill out an application. Once we have your application, we will contact you to setup a home visit so you can meet the dog!

Just click below to get one step closer to adopting your new best friend:

Click here to fill out an adoption application for one of our adoptable dogs!

 

What You Will Receive with Your New Hound kid and dog

When a dog comes into our care they are placed into a foster home where they stay until we find them a forever home. We have all of our dogs spayed/neutered (if old enough), heartworm tested, and brought up-to-date on vaccinations. Any other medical issues are also taken care of upon arrival.

We work on any behavioral issues, crate and leash training while they are with us to prepare them for adoption so they can make the transition into a new home with ease!

Every dog adopted from Hound Haven receives the following:

  • Up to Date Vaccinations DHP-Parvo/Bordatella & Rabies (if over 4 months of age, with tag & certificate)
  • Heartworm Test (prevention received monthly while under our care)
  • Dewormed and treated for any other known Illnesses
  • Spaying/Neutering (if younger than 6 months a voucher for up to $60 rebate to have the procedure completed at the veterinarian of your choice)
  • HomeAgain® Microchip (requires a one time $10.99 lifetime registration)
  • Flea Bath and Grooming
  • Collar and HomeAgain® Microchip ID Tag
  • Temporary Leash
  • A PETCO Think Adoption First coupon booklet

 

What's the Cost to Adopt?

Adoption fees help to cover some of the costs of vetting and fixing the dogs under our care. Our adoption fees rarely cover the entire cost of vetting and grooming for each dog so any additional donations are greatly appreciated and will help us to rescue more dogs in need!

  • Puppies (up to 1 year of age) $245
  • Dogs (over 1 year of age) $220
  • Senior Dogs (over 7 years of age) $175
Please Note: Our adoption fees are non-refundable. In the event that the dog proves to be unsuitable for your situation, you have the option to exchange him/her for another animal within 45 days of adoption, subject to approval.

Who Can Adopt?

Adoption Requirements:

  • Must be over 18 years of age with adog in bed valid driver's license with current address on it. (If under 21 and residing with parents, they will need to complete the application and sign the adoption contract along with the applicant.)
  • Must have consent of all other adults who live with you (i.e. roommates, relatives)
  • All dogs living in the household must be fixed, up to date on rabies vaccination and receive monthly heartworm prevention (this information will be confirmed with your veterinarian).
  • Must be able to have a dog at your residence and ability to pay any deposits required. Verification of the ability to have a dog where you live may be required.
Please Note: Additional factors will be considered when processing adoption applications and a home visit is required before the adoption is final.

 

Finding the Right Dog for You!

Here at Hound Haven we want you to find your perfect hound match. Sometimes picking out a pup based solely on looks can lead to an incompatible match, then the dog is right back where they started, and your confidence as an owner can be damaged...

Not to worry, we've come up with a system that's proven to work! Just fill out our Adoption Questionnaire and we will match you with dogs in our system to give you a dog that is not only adorable, but that will fit into your lifestyle with ease. So humans and hounds both win!

If we don't have any dogs that match what you're looking for, then we will send you matches from other rescues or local shelters in the area. Although we cannot guarantee a perfect match for dogs not in our care, it will give you some great dogs to checkout and see if they're right for you!

Are you ready to meet your hound match? Click below to fill out the questionnaire!

Hound Match

 

Thinking About Adopting?

Adopting a new dog is a serious commitment. Even if you are 100% sure you're ready for a dog now, things change in the future, and it's important to look ahead and make sure you will be able to commit to a dog for the rest of their life.

There are multiple factors to look at: how much time you can give to your dog, what financial commitment you can make, future factors to consider (i.e. starting a family in the future, living situations that might change). While not all circumstances are foreseeable, it's always good to take the time and look at all the factors. We've listed some below for you to think about!

Owner surrenders are becoming more and more common. And while every situation is different, it is usually a very heart wrenching decision for the owner to give up their beloved furry family member. We don't want anyone to have to give up their best friend and we think that helping you make an educated decision will help you to avoid that, so please take time to read this segment and if you're still ready to adopt then we can't wait to help you find your perfect Hound Match!

Puppies

We know that when you see an adorable puppy it is hard to think about the commitment that comes with it, when all you want to do is to pick them up and never let go!

Puppies are precious, but they can also be quite a handful. Most require potty training and go through a chewing phase while teething, so it's important to make sure you're up for the task!

Puppies require infinite patience just like children, so make sure you are prepared to be understanding and kind, because negative reinforcement (hitting, shoving their noses in pee and poop, scaring them into submission, etc.) can create a dog who is fear aggressive, and that can require intensive rehabilitation. Positive reinforcement (praising when they do correct behavior, training them commands, etc.) is much more effective and will create a wonderful companion, and a loving bond between you and your hound!

Be Prepared to Roll Out Some Dough!

It's also important that you are prepared for the financial commitment that comes with owning a dog. With puppies the costs will be higher, due to multiple rounds of vaccinations and getting spayed or neutered. If you have a tighter budget, perhaps adopting a young adult or an older dog who is already fixed would be a better fit.

You'll also need to purchase things for your new dog, leash, crate, ID tag, toys, bed, food, bowls and more. They'll need to go to the vet once a year (more often for puppies) for checkups and you'll need to have a financial backup plan in case of a trip to the emergency room. You'll also need to figure out who will watch them when you go on vacation, or out of town for any reason. Will a relative watch them? Will they be boarded? Boarding costs vary, but make sure you're prepared for that expense. Even if you rarely go anywhere, things come up, so make sure you have a plan if you have to leave town unexpectedly.

Since the recession, a common reason for owner surrenders is unfortunately unexpected financial issues (job loss, homelessness, etc.). Most dire financial situations can't be foreseen and have to be handled the best they can if they arise. Usually most owners can find a family or friend to watch their dog while they get back on their feet.

If you ever adopt from us and run into an unexpected financial issue, we are more than happy to try to help find a temporary foster home for you dog until you are able to keep them again. We handle these situations on a case by case basis depending on the dogs temperament, condition, foster home availability, etc.

Long Term Commitment

Don't forget to look ahead when thinking about adopting. Most dogs live a minimum of 10 years, and some dogs can live up to 20 years old, so consider where you might be 20 years from now and whether you'll still be able to care for your dog.

You may think, well I have no idea where I'll be in 20 years! And that's okay, if you're willing to make sure that there is always a place for your furry best friend in your life, then there will most likely never be an issue. But if you're planning on starting a family in the near future and think you may not have time for your dog anymore, that might be something to keep in mind.

Make Sure You Will Always Have a Place for Your Dog

It's also important to consider your living situation, if you rent, it's important to make sure your landlord or apartment complex will accept your animal. If you are planning on moving in the future, it's important to be aware of all pet policies. Many apartments have strict pet policies, some have weight limits, some have breed restrictions, and all have pet deposits which vary in cost, some of which are non-refundable.

Find the Perfect Dog for You

Lastly, it is important that you find a dog who will fit into your life with ease. If you are a less active person, we wouldn't recommend getting a large breed puppy! If you have an allergy to dogs, then you will need a no-shed/low-shed breed.

Doing some research on different breeds and deciding what best fits your needs are helpful in deciding which dog is right for you.

Here at Hound Haven we can help you find a dog that will fit into your lifestyle with ease. We have created a questionnaire to help us get an idea of what you are looking for in a dog, so that we can match you up with homeless hounds in need. Just fill out our Hound Match questionnaire and we will send you matches of dogs that we have in our rescue!

If we don't have any dogs that match what you're looking for, then we will send you matches from other rescues or local shelters in the area. Although we cannot guarantee a perfect match for dogs not in our care, it will give you some great dogs to checkout and see if they're right for you!

Not Sure if You're Ready? Take the Quiz!

Still on the fence about adopting? Don't worry, we're here to help! We want you to have a furry companion and we've created a quick quiz for you to take to determine if you're ready to adopt! Take the quiz!

I'm Not Quite Ready to Adopt...

If adoption isn't right for you right now, we hope you will consider fostering a dog. It is less of a commitment and you still get some furry love! Plus you'll be doing a homeless dog a huge favor!

Fill out our foster home application and we can find a foster dog that will fit into your home with ease!