Our adoption team evaluates each application and works to place a dog with a family that is the best fit for them. We do not operate on a first come, first served basis.
If the adoptive person owns or previously owned an animal, a reference check will be made via telephone to determine the care of said animal including shot history, heartworm prevention, spay and neuter, and if applicable, reason of death.
Either prior to placement or at the time of placement a home visit MUST be made. The foster, a Two by Two staff member, or a volunteer will conduct a home visit to verify the home meets our standards. If the potential adopter lives outside a reasonable geographic area, networking with other rescues and/or volunteers to conduct the home check is allowed if they function off our same policies.
- All dogs must be up-to-date on vaccinations prior to adoption. Shot records will be passed to the new owner.
- Dogs must be microchipped and registered under Two by Two Rescue. New owner(s) will be added to the registration.
- All dogs will be altered prior to adoption. Pediatric spay and neuter begins at eight weeks of age and is dependent on adequate weight for the procedure.
- No adoptions will be made to a home where the animal will be penned, chained, or free to roam.
Trial visits with potential adopters can ensure the match is a good fit. Prior to leaving a dog in the home, the adoption contract must be completed and the adoption fee paid. If the potential adoption does not work out the dog will return to the foster home and all paperwork will be shredded.
A minimum of a phone call will be made to determine how the animal is adjusting. Adopters are encouraged to stay in touch with Two by Two with updates and photos through Facebook, emails, texts, or mail. If issues are raised at the time of the post adoption contact suggestions will be offered to assist in the permanency of the placement (obedience training, crate training, etc.).