Thank you for your interest in adopting from Journey Home Animal Rescue. 

Our goal is to adopt pets into forever loving homes to responsible adults.  We are an all volunteer ran organization that strives to find a good match for all approved applicants, in hopes to best set both homes and pets up for success.  We strictly adhere to our adoption policy to help make this possible. The basic steps are explained below. 

Step 1

Research and plan. Bringing a new pet into your family and home is extremely exciting decision. We want to help prepare you and the pet for success and make sure the decision is well and thought out.  Have a plan for what you will do in cases of an emergency, when you are going to vacation, and/or doing obedience classes with your newly adopted pet, etc.  


Step 2

Complete an adoption application.  If you have additional questions on pets, its best to fill out an application as this will initiate communication.  The adoption application is for your to tell us about yourself and the environment your pet will be living in, and your lifestyle. We would like to know as much as we can to help ensure a good match for a successful, lifelong relationship. 


Step 3

We will carefully review your application, complete background checks, call veterinary references and personal references.  We contact your veterinary and personal references to ensure all current and/or deceased pets were properly taken care of, including current on all vaccinations.  We require all animals in the home to be either spayed or neutered. This process can take up to ten days at times.

Journey Home Animal Rescue reserves the right to deny any applications that we deem unfit or unsuitable for the animal.

Step 4

Once applications are approved to be a good fit for a particular pet, the applicant will be contacted for a home visit by an authorized Journey Home Animal Rescue representative. This is an informal opportunity for us to get to know you and answer additional questions you may have.  

Step 5

After the above steps are completed and processed, you will receive an email of approval or denial. An approved application means you can adopt from Journey Home. It does not always mean you will be adopting the animal applied for. 

Step 6

Adopt! After the home visit is approved we will arrange to meet the pet and adopt. Don't forget a collar, ID tag, leash, and kennel.  

We love hearing updates on Journey Home adopted pets and will always be available to help answer any questions, make training recommendations, and assist you in providing the forever loving home for your new pet.

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To be a part of an animal's journey to a better life; to love and provide safety to their forever home, is something truly special and what animal rescue is all about.  It's what we strive for.


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