Dog Adoption Requirements

(please read FULLY prior to submitting an application to adopt)

Adopter must be at least 18 years of age, with valid ID.

Adopter must have no history of conviction for a violent crime or animal abuse, nor have pending charges for such.

Adopter must have the consent of ALL household members prior to adopting.  Any children in the household must meet with the dog prior to the adoption being approved, and only dogs declared suitable for children in their behavior analysis will be made available for adoption to families with children.  Meet-and-greets with the adopter's existing pets are strongly encouraged, and often required.  Dogs will NOT, under any circumstances, be approved for adoption to anyone intending to give the dog to someone else as a surprise gift.

Adopter must live within our ADOPTION AREA, and have valid proof of current physical address.  

We require all of our adopters to have secure, solid, and visible fencing.  The required height and other details of the fencing may vary according to the needs of the individual dog, but generally a minimum of 5' tall fencing is strongly suggested.  If a dog is a known jumper, climber, or digger, the behavior will be disclosed in the dog's behavior assessment, and the dog will only be adopted to a home that can provide proper fencing capable of keeping the dog safely secured.  Fence building and escape-proofing services are available, if needed.

The adopter must provide the dog with both a shaded area to stay cool in the summer and a warm dog house, barn, or other suitable structure for the winter, within the dog's fenced area.  Should the dog be an indoor/outdoor dog, a doggie door providing access to the adopter's home shall suffice.

We DO NOT adopt dogs to adopters living in apartments, condos, townhouses, or other multi-family structures.

Since we are a rural rescue specializing in farm dog breeds (herding breeds, livestock guardian breeds, etc.), whose unique qualities best suit a rural lifestyle, A VAST MAJORITY OF OUR DOGS ARE AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION TO RURAL HOMES ONLYApplicants who reside in urban areas will not be considered for farm breed dogs.  However, there are exceptions, when we take in a dog whose personality could potentially suit an urban lifestyle.  If you are unsure if your home environment will be suitable for the dog you are interested in, please ask.

Adopters MUST meet the dog in person prior to being approved for adoption.  


*Never Forgotten Ranch reserves the right to deny any applicant for any reason, in order to protect the best interests of the dog.

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