Do you keep a list for adopters looking for a specific type of pet?
No. The best way to find a specific type of pet is to check the shelter and our website frequently.
Why do you not list breeds of dogs on your dog kennels?
Almost Home believes that every dog is an individual. Visual breed identification in dogs is unreliable, so for most of our dogs we can only guess their predominant breed or mix. We encourage you to select your new companion by considering each dog’s individual personality instead of relying on a breed label.
What happens if more than one family is interested in the same pet?
AHHS operates on a best-fit basis. We will accept applications until we have found the right home for the dog. The family that is the best fit will be contacted to finalize the adoption. If you are not contacted for one dog, it does not mean you are not approved to adopt any dog. It means that there was a better fit, particularly for that individual dog's needs. We recommend checking out our other available dogs to see if a different one could be your perfect partner.
What if I need to return or re-home my adopted pet?
If you are no longer able to care for your adopted pet, AHHS will accept it back into its adoption program at any time.
How can I adopt the stray pet that I found?
AHHS must hold all of its stray pets for five full days to give an owner time to locate it. If the pet is not reclaimed within the five day period, it will be evaluated behaviorally and medically for adoption. Once it has been evaluated it will be placed up for adoption, under the same protocols as all other animals at AHHS. Almost Home will not release the exact date a pet may become available, so please check back frequently if you are interested in adopting.
What happens if my new pet becomes ill after adoption?
AHHS does its best to ensure that all pets are healthy at the time of adoption. However, the move to a new household is stressful and sometimes illness does occur. Any illnesses after adoption are the responsibility of the adopter to treat. AHHS strongly encourages using the complimentary vet exam within 7 days of adoption and participating in the 30-day trial of insurance.