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Thank you for your interest in
adopting a rescued Afghan Hound.
for adoption application
All rescued Afghan hounds over
the age of 6 months are altered before adoption. Puppies under 6 months are placed on
spay/neuter contract and monitored closely for compliance.
Each applicant will complete
an application including vet. References. For an
sent email to
After references have been
checked and proven positive, a home visit will be arranged. During the home visit the
rescue volunteer will meet ALL members of the household. In evaluating the household, the
volunteer will consider such things as:
- Are all members of the
household committed to adopting a rescued Afghan hound
- Who in the household will be
the primary caregiver.
- Is this an "afghan
- Is the yard fenced or is there
a fenced exercise area.
- If there is not a fenced yard,
is the potential owner dedicated to walking/exercising the dog in ALL weather?
- Personality of other animals in
- Are the other household animals
spayed or neutered?
- Are they current of
- Once the home has been
approved, the volunteer and/or the foster parent will deliver the chosen rescued Afghan
hound. The volunteer will remain in the home with the adopting family for a reasonable
period of time to allow the dog to become comfortable.
- Follow-up: The volunteer
will call the home that same evening, then two other times during the first week, then
weekly, then monthly, then periodically to ensure all is going well. The adopting family
may contact the volunteer at ANY time.
- With each adoption, the
adopting family receives a lifetime membership to AHRCO, a volunteer is assigned as
mentor or contact for the foster family. That volunteer will stay in contact with the
adopting family for the lifetime of the dog.
- All dogs are placed under
the terms of the contract are not honored, we will reclaim the dog.