Here is how the adoption process works.
If we receive more then one application on a single animal we will process the applications in the order of date received. Taking one application at a time to insure we use our resources to the best effect.
When we get a completed application, we will make reference calls to your vet, landlord, personal references you listed and any other calls that are required.
We will set up a home visit. Or if that isn't possible we will ask for photos of the areas that we check when we do a home visit.
If an adoption doesn't go through, we will go to the next application, and so on.
We have had as many applications on one animal. We do meet and greets only after the application has been approved. We reserve the right to stop an adoption at any point, if we or the animal are not comfortable. After all it is about the animal being secure and in a safe forever home.
Our basic requirements:
Our policy is that all dogs have to be members of the family. NO "Outdoor" dogs or cats that will be sleeping in the garage or in a kennel.
A secure fenced yard is a requirement, unless other wise stated on the dogs or cats posting.
We will not adopt a dog or cat that has been labeled "No children or No other dogs or cats" to a family that has children or other dogs or cats. No acceptations.
If renting your residence, we must have written permission from the landlord.
For some breeds of dogs or cats, we will need written permission from your HOA/Landlord stating that they are aware of the breed of the puppy/dog/cat being adopted, and will allow it on the property.
If there is a pet deposit that needs to be paid to the landlord, we require proof that it has been paid.
The person that is adopting MUST be signatory to the lease in question. No exceptions.
If you live in a city that has a limit on the number of dogs, cats or other animals allowed and requires a kennel license for additional pets, and your household is at the limit, we will require proof of a kennel license.
You must be 18 years old in the state of Montana to legally sign a contract. We do NOT adopt to a relative for you.
We do not adopt dogs or cats to be given to others as gifts.
We will be showing preference to homes/owners that have had similar or same breed dogs or cats in the past. (This applies especially, to larger breed dogs like Shepherds, Chow Chows, Pit Bulls, Bully breeds, hounds, etc.)
All puppy adoptions are conditional to the puppy being spayed or neutered by age 6 months. All kitten adoptions are conditional to the kitten being spayed or neutered by age 4 months.
Our adoption fee donation for dogs/puppies/cats/kittens is based on our medical costs for that animal. This fee helps off set our cost of least vet checks, de-worming treatment(s), first vaccinations (Distemper + 5 at 6 weeks) or (Panleukopenia at 6 weeks), spay or neuter at our local vet, medicines, special diets (formula for bottle babies etc.) and any transportation that was needed while in our rescue.
Any Donated Funds provided over the adoption fee goes directly to the Emergency Medical Fund for the dogs in our care.
All dogs or cats over 6 months of age will be spayed or neutered prior to adoption. No Exceptions.
Puppies that are too two small (under 2 lbs.) will have conditional contract adoptions.
For convenience, a new owner may choose to have their new puppy spayed or neutered by their personal vet that their own cost. And provide proof of spay/neuter to Quailwings Rescue for our records by age 6 months.
A contract must be signed in order to adopt from Quailwings Rescue.
We check in on our animals to make sure that the terms of the contract are not violated.
Some HOA's, have breed restrictions and some County, city and townships have restrictions on the number of dogs or cats you can have on your property. We do our best to abide by the local and HOA restrictions that your home falls under. Please obtain the proper paper work ie. Kennel License if it is required prior to filling out your application to adopted from Quailwings Rescue. It is heart breaking to have a great home that we have to deny due to HOA or City restrictions.
Quailwings Rescue retains the right to refuse services or to anyone.
Kitten Policy Changes 2/27/22
Quailwings Rescue Adoption Policy Change For Kittens
Quailwings Rescue Adoption Policy Change For Kittens
We are changing our policy about adopting kittens. There are several reasons for the changes based on research and studying kittens and cats over 50 years.
*Raising two kittens means that your cats will pick up on feline behavior cues. Both kittens will learn how to behave socially and will be more well-adjusted!
*When you bring home two kittens, they will have a built-in playmate. Both kittens can burn off extra energy by chasing, pouncing and play hunting each other throughout the house. Giving them an outlet for their kitten crazies means they’ll have less energy to engage in destructive behaviors like scratching the couch! Nail caps, double stick tape, cat trees, scratching post help them to leave your furniture and drapes alone.
*Cats learn how to “speak” cat by interacting with other cats, so raising your kittens together ensures they will learn how hard to play, how to share territory, how to communicate their needs and many other crucial social skills. In the future if you add more cats to your household, your kittens will understand how to interact with them and the new addition will have an easier transition into the family.
*If you work long hours, a single kitten can become lonely being the only one in the house. Despite the jokes that cats prefer their own company, kittens are actually very social creatures! The territorial nature of cats is a main factor in them seeking solitude, and it generally doesn’t kick in until adulthood. For this reason, kittens crave the attention and fun of a playmate. Having two cats at home means you don’t have to feel guilty leaving for work or vacation since you know they will keep each other company.
*Kittens learn by copying the behaviors of others, so having two kittens means less time training them for tasks such as using the litter box. Kittens learn the basics of how to gauge distance, walk along narrow objects, balance, climb, tumble and stalk during the first year of their life.
*Having another kitten to copy and learn from can help your cat understand his limits during playtime and keep him safer into his adult years. In addition, if one of your kittens has a bigger personality while the other is quiet and nervous, the more adventurous kitten may help teach your shy cat to be more confident and playful!
*Kittens normally begin to groom themselves between 4 and 5 weeks old. Often kittens will groom each other as a sign of protection and affection. It’s difficult for cats to reach their own faces and ears, so they may rely on the other cats in their home to keep these areas tidy.
*They watch each other to learn how to play together, how to use the litter box, and how to interact with humans.
*Having two cats reduces the chance that your cats will be overweight. Even as they get older, cats will often start up games with each other resulting in zooming around the house, pouncing from underneath furniture or jumping up on cat trees. Living an active lifestyle as they age and not becoming overweight will increase their lifespan and keep them healthier overall.
*While introducing a new kitten into the family can help to get your senior pet moving, one kitten’s endless drive to play can harass an older cat who wants to spend his days snoozing and not babysitting.
*The great thing about two kittens is that two hardly costs more than just one! Kittens can share litter boxes, cat trees, food and water bowls, beds and toys!
*It’s suggested that you choose two male cats or a male and female combination, if bringing home two kittens who are not already bonded as they tend to get along better than two females.
*Despite their independent natures, cats are social creatures that need companionship to thrive. Left alone, a cat can develop behavioral problems, and in some cases, even show signs of depression. Cats in bonded pairs, on the other hand, are more likely to be better adjusted.
*Bonus reason: You'll save two lives instead of one...
*Bonded Pair Adoption - It's easier to adopt a bonded pair than it is to introduce a new cat later. Adopting a dynamic duo ensures that you'll have a harmonious home for years to come!
Cat Adoption Application on Google Documents
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It is our goal to find loving forever homes for the animals under our care or in our foster homes.
Dog Adoption Application
on Google Documents
on Google Documents