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Adopt an Animal

Adopting a homeless animal can be so rewarding.  By giving an animal a loving home, you not only free up a slot for a new animal in shelters and rescues, but create the opportunity to enrich both your life and your new pet's.

The first step in adopting an animal is to complete the online Adoption Application.  Completing the Adoption Application does not guarantee that you will be allowed to adopt from FLR.  It also does not guarantee (should you be approved to adopt) that you will be able adopt a specific animal, as our animals are typically adopted fairly quickly.  If at the end of the approval process, you are approved to adopt from FLR, you may then contact individuals fostering specific animals to find out more about an animal and/or to set up a meet.  

Note: If your application to adopt is approved, your application will remain active for two (2) years or until you move, whichever comes first. If you choose to adopt after the two-year period, you will need to reapply. 


Note about Home Visits: Due to Covid, many of our home visits are completed virtually using Zoom. This is to protect our prospective adopters as well as our volunteers.

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Adoption Application Approval Process

There are several stages in FLR's adoption-approval process:  
  1. You complete and submit the Adoption Application.
  2. FLR reviews your application, calling your personal references as well as your veterinary references.
  3. Once the reference checks are complete, FLR will contact you to schedule a Home Visit.
  4. During the Home Visit, the FLR representative will ask to be shown around your home, talk with you about your application, and answer any questions your may have.  (Per note above, currently home visits are often conducted virtually using Zoom.)
  5. Once the Home Visit is complete, the FLR representative submits his/her assessment to the Adoption Coordinator for a final decision regarding whether or not your application will be approved.
  6. You will be notified when a final decision is reached.  
The entire approval process may take between two and three weeks, depending on your availability and our workload.  Please keep in mind that FLR is an all-volunteer workforce comprised of people who dedicate some of their free time to saving animals.  We try very hard to process each application in a timely manner, but sometimes life gets in the way.  If you are concerned about the status of your application, please email the Adoption Coordinator at adoption-coordinator@fierceloverescue.org

Adoption Application

FLR's Adoption Application is not overly long, but you may want to have some information easily available, e.g., veterinary contact(s), personal references, and medical history for your current animals.  You do not need an account to submit an Adoption Application.  But if you are not registered and need to step away from the computer, your partially completed Adoption Application cannot be saved.  

If you are ready to submit an application, please click the button below.   By clicking the button, you acknowledge that you have read the information on this webpage.