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About Our Shelter: SOAR is non-profit, no-kill animal rescue shelter. It accommodates lost, abandoned, and injured dogs and cats, giving our animal friends a chance at life, an opportunity to be loved, and hopefully a new and loving adoptive family. We provide safe shelter, medical treatment, healthy food, love, and daily care to cats and dogs. Our volunteers are the heart of this organization and we could not operate with out them! Our Adoption Process: ADOPTION PROGRAM By adopting a shelter animal, you will be making a wonderful addition to your family and giving these loving animals a new lease on life. SOAR dogs are friendly; leash trained, and will make terrific pets for the single person, couple, or family. We also have a great selection of beautiful, adorable cats at SOAR. How do you go about adopting a dog or cat from SOAR? We have a simple checklist of qualifications that you need to meet in order to become a SOAR parent. While most people will make wonderful SOAR parents, we do want to ensure that you are ready and able to adopt one of our animals.
We also want you to understand our policies; you must comply with them if you want to adopt. Read on for these qualifications, policies, and procedures for adoption. ADOPTION QUALIFICATIONS • Adopters must be 21 years of age or older. • You must be able to provide adequate shelter for the dog. We prefer that the dog be kept in the house and leashed when taken outside. A fenced-in yard is definitely a plus. Shelter from inclement or extreme weather is mandatory. You must not be planning on letting the dog run free or spend time on a chain. •Your new cat will have will have a longer and better life if it is strictly an indoor pet. ADOPTION POLICY • At time of adoption, all animals will have all age appropriate vaccinations and be spayed or neutered. Dogs will be heartworm free or undergoing treatment. All costs are covered by SOAR. • A SOAR representative will, in most cases, visit your home to review the living accommodations the animal will have. • If the adopter, at a later time, decides that they can no longer care for the animal it must be returned to SOAR.
It cannot be placed in any other shelter or given to anyone without SOAR's knowledge and consent. We want you to return our friend so that we can find another loving home for him or her. If at all possible we would like three days notice of a return so that we can make adequate preparations. • You must agree to take your dog or cat in for regular vet visits. We want good lives for our animals and regular checkups and health maintenance are a must. • If, in SOAR's judgment, the adopted animal is subject to abuse or mistreatment of any kind, SOAR will repossess the animal. ADOPTION PROCEDURE • You can visit SOAR to choose a dog or a cat between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m. on Wednesdays and between the hours of 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturdays. If you would like to visit at another time you can call 910-457-6340 to arrange an appointment. You can look at the animals, play with them, find out about their previous history, and if you want to adopt one of them we will accept your application.
• We frequently hold adoption fairs at Pet Food City on N. College in Wilmington (across from Corning). We will take some of our dogs and cats there and you can see and meet them. We always advertise these fairs on our home page. If you see a picture of one of our animals and want to meet them you can let us know and we'll make every attempt to bring them to our next adoption fair. • If you express interest in an animal a SOAR representative will interview you to determine if it is a good match. • A home inspection will be conducted. • You will be asked to sign a form agreeing to items mentioned in our policy above. • If everything is in order you will be allowed to adopt the animal. The entire process will take no longer than two or three days. • We often come to check on the animal and its living conditions post-adoption. ADOPTION FEES We find it impossible to put a price on any animal. In our estimation, they are all priceless. For that reason, there is no adoption fee;
however, a donation to SOAR at the time of adoption is always greatly appreciated. We suggest donations of at least $60 for cats and kittens and $90 dollars for dogs and puppies. These donations help cover veterinary care, vaccinations, and neutering or spaying. Donations will be used to help another deserving animal find a good homeThinking of buying a puppy? It’s a big commitment, so if you’re sure you can provide the right home for a puppy, be sure you’re buying the puppy for you. Or why not rehome a dog from us? We have lots of puppies and dogs in our care looking for loving homes - and we can help match you with the perfect dog for youMake sure the puppy will be happy where you live Do you have space in your home for the puppy you have seen for sale? Will the puppies you’ve been admiring have outside space to play? How much time can you commit to the puppy you’ve seen for sale? Puppies need exercise, training, play and company. However different puppies need different amounts.
If commitments take up lots of your time a more active breed may not be suitable for you.Consider too, how much time can you can spend grooming? Long-haired puppies may need lots more.Is a cross-breed or pure breed puppy right for you? Buying one of the many pedigree puppies for sale in the UK will give you a better idea of what your dog will look like when fully grown. However many suffer from serious health and welfare problemsDo your research and select breeders who test to ensure the future health of their puppies. The RSPCA/AWF Puppy contract can help you avoid many of the potential pitfalls associate with puppy purchasing.Buying a puppy that will match your lifestyle Many people have a favourite type of dog but remember that choosing a puppy based on appearance alone isn’t a good idea.Whilst different breeds may be more likely to show certain types of behaviour, how your puppy will behave as an adult will depend a great deal upon its life experiences.Certain breeds may have a reputation for growing into friendly family dogs, but if they aren’t trained and socialised early on they could end up being afraid of strangers, unfamiliar dogs and even their own shadow