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The Homeward Bound Adoption Application Process

You are about to fill out an application for a Homeward Bound dog or puppy. Please take your time in doing this and make sure you fill in as much information as possible. If you leave blanks it makes it very difficult for us to process your application. Please understand that we cannot process your application if you do not take the time to fill one out properly. Pay particular attention to your references including phone numbers.

It is most important that you include a vet reference and phone number for that vet. We will check with them to make sure your current pet or pets you have had in the past are up to date on their shots. If you have a legitimate reason as to why your pet is not up to date, please feel free to explain it in your application.

We will get back to you within three days of receiving your application even if it is only to say that we received it. We will check your references and then schedule a home visit. If you do not hear from us in three days, please e-mail us as we may not have received your application.

We are an all volunteer organization and we do our very best to respond to every e-mail, application, phone call, fax, letter and question that we receive. Please keep in mind that we are all working on this for the same end purpose - to find our foster dogs good homes. Be patient with us - we will get to you as soon as we can.

We will make every attempt to answer any question that you have about our process or a particular dog. However, we will answer questions from people who have filled out applications first.

If you find another dog from another organization, please be courteous and let us know. This way we don't keep you in our database and bug you at a later date.

Our current fees are $250 for dogs over 24 months old and $350 for puppies/dogs up to 24 months, which covers part of our out-of-pocket expenses. At times due to the nature of rescue work we do not know exact history of each dog, so we use the information we have to make our best determination of age. The adoption fee is based on our understanding of the dog's age, which you should be comfortable with at the time of adoption. You are welcome to give more as part of a donation but please do not ask us to take less - every penny goes to help save another dog and none of us are paid to do this - we do this to help great dogs find loving homes.

As far as we are concerned, our dogs are worth a million dollars each so you are getting a bargain.

Thank you for helping us to help you make the application a streamlined process.

HB Volunteers.


To continue on to the online application, please click here






Homeward Bound Dog Rescue of New York, LLC.
P.O. Box 5782
Albany, NY 12205

Adoption Clinics:
Saturdays, by Invitation

202 Front St.

(our entrance is really on John St.)
Schenectady, NY 12105

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