Our adoption process is pretty typical for breed rescues (as opposed to all-breed rescue groups or shelters).
there's an application questionnaire that we ask you to fill out and
return to us. That helps us to match the personality of the dog(s) with
that of the home. We usually have 25-30 dogs scattered around the area
in various foster homes and daycare/boarding facilities so we like to
make good use of our time and yours by only steering you to dogs that
are appropriate for your family.
2. Once we help you select viable candidates we'll arrange for you to meet them and see how you interact together.
For local applicants (Salt Lake area) we arrange for a home visit.
Usually we bring the dog with us and if it looks like a good match we'll
leave the dog with you for a trial adoption period. We like this to
last at least a full work week and weekend so you can see how the dog
fits into your lifestyle. During the trial period we provide a crate,
dog food and a training slip leash. You also get a special ringtone on
my 'phone so I know to answer it immediately or at least get back to you
within a few minutes. For out-of-state applicants there is a home visit
by a representative in your area but the trial adoption period does not
apply. However, our adoption contract states that "if for any reason
at any time the adopter is unable to keep the dog it must be returned to
Utah's Perfect Pointers".
process takes a little longer and is much more work for us than just
having you go to PetSmart and walk out with a dog, but it works well and
we have very few returns because of the care we take with both our dogs
and the applicants.
All adoptions are at our sole discretion.