How does the Adoption Process work?
Adoption Process FAQs
Can I meet a pet before adopting?
Periodically, we hold adoption events. However, we find that the above adoption process is usually most convenient for our potential adopters’ schedules.
If you’d like to schedule a meet/greet without securing a pet for adoption, we can arrange that. Simply fill out the form below. However, scheduling a meet/greet does NOT hold an animal for you to meet. To hold an animal, you would need to make the full adoption fee deposit. Because of the high demand for adoptable animals at this time, it is highly recommended that you make the full adoption deposit for the pet of your choice as soon as you are ready. In our rescue, the first approved applicant to make the full deposit amount listed on the pet’s profile is who is able to adopt.
How does online adoption work?
Online adoptions are for families who find a dog on our website and want to secure the dog as theirs.
- Complete the adoption application.
- Within 72 hours of receiving the completed form, our Adoption Coordinator will communicate with you to confirm the status of your application and begin the adoption process.
- When an approved adopter wishes to hold the dog as theirs, they must complete the FULL adoption fee donation.
- The Adoption Coordinator will then be in touch with pickup instructions.
- If at pickup you find that you and your new pet aren’t a good match, you can choose to apply your donation to another dog in our care or accept a full refund.
What is a trial adoption?
Because some of our dogs are harder to place due to age, size, breed, or color (crazy but true), we offer trial adoptions on some of our pets.
This means we can offer a trial adoption of 2 weeks should you like to see how your new pet fits into your family before fully committing. After the 2-week trial, you’ll have the option to return the dog for a full refund of your donation or keep your pup as a forever family member. This is only for certain dogs in our care and does not apply to puppies.
Why do adoption fees differ from pet to pet?
All Potential adopters must complete an online adoption application to be considered as an adopter with 4P4L. Approval as an adopter does not guarantee an adoption or a hold of a particular pet. Next steps will be outlined in a response to your application.
We have adoption events periodically throughout the year but find that scheduling meet/greets usually is best for most people’s schedule. Scheduling a meet/greet does NOT hold an animal for you to meet. You would need to make the full adoption fee deposit to hold an animal. Because of the high demand for adoptable animals at this time, it is highly recommended that you make the full adoption deposit for the pet of your choice as soon as you are ready. In our rescue, the first approved applicant to make the full deposit amount listed on the pet’s profile is who is able to adopt.
If you meet the pup you are interested in at your scheduled time and find you aren’t a good fit, then you would receive a full refund. If you meet and it’s a match, then you take the pup home and live happily ever after.
Request a Meet/Greet
4 Paws 4 Life Rescue and Boarding
3648 N Perry Park Rd
Sedalia, CO 80135
By Appointment Only