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Adoption Process

Thank you for your interest in adopting from Lending Paws A Hand! We love to see our rescued cats and dogs go to deserving, loving homes. Therefore, we do not rush to find the first available home, rather we search to find the right home and the right fit for the cat or dog and adopters. While our policy is to have the first rights to return of a previously adopted cat or dog, we wish nothing more than to find the perfect home in the beginning, as a return would mean we failed the pet and people involved. Please understand we will ask questions regarding where our rescue animal will be going including establishing a meet and greet and home visit to ensure the best possible outcome for all involved. For this reason, we only adopt out to the states of NC, SC, and VA, and we may require a $20 fee at the time of a meet and greet to cover expenses involved with transportation. If you are interested in adopting:

  1. Complete the Adoption Application in its entirety.
  2. Once we receive the application, all references will be checked, including personal and veterinary references. Please make sure to notify your references that we will be contacting them.
  3. Following reference check approval, we will then schedule a time that is convenient for the foster and the potential adopter to meet the cat or dog. If the first meet and greet with other animals or humans does not take place in the home, then we will schedule an additional visit to the home prior to adoption. Please note that if you live outside of a 25 mile radius from the foster, a $20 fee will be required to cover gas expense and time for our foster/rescue to conduct the meet and greet.
  4. Once the application is approved, arrangements will be made to get the cat or dog to the new home/adopter. An “Adoption Agreement” must then be executed as well as the “Verification of Government Issued Photo Identification”. We are a licensed rescue under the NC Department of Agriculture and the Photo ID is a requirement through their policies.
  5. Adoption fee will be due at time of transfer of the cat or dog to the adopter unless other arrangements have been made and confirmed.

FEES: Dog $200, Cat $95. All animals are up-to-date on vaccinations, microchipped, and spayed/neutered. If the pet is too young, an appointment will be made when they become of age at one of the rescue’s veterinarians and paid at the rescue’s expense. This will require the adopter to coordinate taking the pet to the veterinarian clinic or meeting a LPAH volunteer to ensure all vetting is completed prior to adoption finalization.

Do you think you’re ready to adopt? Fill out an application: Adoption Application