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Adoption Process 

Thank you for your interest in helping to save a life by adopting a pet for your family. Please remember that adopting an animal is a SERIOUS commitment. Both dogs and cats cost money and require lots of attention and love. With said, we ask that you seriously think through your decision.

  • Yearly Medical Expenses (e.g. vaccinations, monthly heartworm prevention, etc.) and occasional emergencies.

  • Quality food

  • A good, secure fence (i.e. no underground/invisible fencing and no runners/cables) is highly suggested

  • Grooming

  • Boarding (when you must be away from home) or in-home care services

  • Training

  • Toys, collars, leashes, dog houses, etc.

 

 

Despite our best efforts and the efforts of rescue groups across the country, hundreds of dogs and cats are euthanized every year because there are more homeless pets than there are homes available.  The suffering and needless deaths of these dogs could be eliminated if only responsible owners would spay and neuter their pets. Additionally, too many animals are adopted and returned simply because folks didn't think adoption through. We highly suggest that you research what is best for your particular situation, read some books, research on-line, and plan to participate in a training course in order to make the adoption experience a positive and lasting one. OPP is not interested in placing pets into homes​ "until the children grow up" or "until the baby is born" or "until the family looses interest".  We need to teach our children, and remind ourselves, to cherish and care for these unique four-legged  animals just as we would other family members.

" Dogs come into our lives to teach us about love... they depart to teach us about loss. A new dog never replaces an old dog: it merely expands the heart. If you have loved many dogs, your heart is very big. - Erica Jong