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Please read over the following policies and procedures for dog adoption
before filling out the Adoption Application on the bottom of this page.

In order to be considered as an adopter from Small Chance Rescue you must

Be 21 years of age or older.

Be able and willing to spend the time and money necessary to provide training, medical treatment and proper care for a pet for the entire life of that animal.

Have the knowledge and consent of your landlord.

Have the knowledge and consent of all adults living in household.

Understand that children's age restriction will be based on their exposure to and experience with this specific breed.

Understand that SCR has the right to either deny or approve your adoption application without explanation.

Small Chance Rescue's Policies for adopters 

Dogs and cats in the adoptive home must be spayed/neutered and current on vaccinations and the dogs must be on monthly heartworm prevention (some medical situations excepted - we will call your veterinary reference)

Applications from the Austin area receive priority in the case of multiple approved applicants for a dog.  Applications from outside of the Austin area cannot be processed if we cannot find a volunteer in the area to do a home visit on our behalf.

Adoption Procedure and Fees

Thank you for taking the time to fill out our adoption application.  The purpose of this application is to learn a little about your family and home so that our organization can make the best possible match for both you and our rescue animal.  Our main concern is placing our animals in a compatible home with a family that will give them a lifetime commitment of love and proper care.  

Please be aware that while completing this application does not bind you to adopt one of our animals, neither does it guarantee that we will place one of our animals in your home.  Some of these questions are intended to stimulate thoughts about the ownership of your pet and the impacts the dog will have on your life in addition to us knowing the answers.  Please take your time and answer thoroughly.  The application may take you time to complete, but your future dog could be with you for years to come, so the commitment up front on finding a great match is a fraction of the time the animal will be with you.

Please keep in mind that we have no paid employees; we are all volunteers with jobs, families, pets, and foster dogs. Please be patient with our application and adoption process. Some applications can be processed within a few days, but expect that the entire process could take up to 2 weeks.

Standard adoption fee is $300*

*Adoption fees for puppies, elderly, and special needs dogs are determined on a case by case basis.

Adoption Application

Thanks for applying to volunteer with us! We'll get back to you soon.

Adoption Application

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