ADOPTIONS are a complex endeavor. Its a wonderful and life enriching event! It has to be right for all!
It begins with the link above...BUT BEFORE YOU HIT THAT BUTTON YOU NEED TO KNOW:
~~There is truly only one way to do this right and we have found it!
~~We have virtually NO dogs come back due to incompatibility.
~~We are proud to say we have provided after care to dogs who we adopted into homes where the dog outlived the humans.
~~Extending that safety net to kritters for their lifetime, now that is how to measure success at Ozark Haven!
~~We are so proud of our track record!
~~Ozark Haven Rescue is 100% volunteer powered and foster based.
~~We have some of the most skilled and experienced foster moms around! Rescuing from the forest is a much different experience then saving pound dogs or owner relinquishments and we do it all!
~~OHR maintains a no kill ethic in the city in which we are headquartered.
~~OHR boasts a NEVER SAY NO public policy. We may not be able to rush right over but we WILL ALWAYS provide at least contacts to try. And ALWAYS welcome to call again and follow up till its doable.
~~WE WILL ALWAYS HELP ANIMALS IN TROUBLE!
~~We are always glad to assist landowners with stray dogs, abandon dogs, dogs on chains, whatever can be seen, NOT REPORTING is accepting. NEVER ACCEPT animal abuse!
~~All dogs deserve a chance to be what they are meant to be and be cherished for an entire lifetime.
~~It starts and succeeds because of our foster parents and our dedicated and beloved VET!!
~~As per our Bi Laws, we place 100% altered, healthy pets in permanent homes. NEVER will an unaltered animal be available.
~~If you have small children and no safety enclosures around the house don't expect to get a dog. Its not fair to put "not letting the dog out into traffic" on kids and we wont participate in it.
~~We only place dogs in homes where all the animals are altered.
~~We only place dogs in neighborhoods where no breed bans prevent it.
~~We only place dogs with guardians who can illustrate they are in stable housing and lifestyle.
~~We only place dogs in homes that are adequately set up for a fair acclimation period. Its hard for some kids to handle change and they need fewer choices at first to help them adjust slowly. Especially when the dogs only house experience has been in foster care.
~~We don't place terrier breeds with kids. Or any other dog who has illustrated a lack of patience or impulsive behavior.
~~ANY ATTEMPT TO NEGOTIATE ADOPTION FEES WILL END ADOPTION EFFORT PERMANENTLY.
~~We don't put dogs in homes with fencing plans...………...only with fences. It makes zero sense to seek a dog before a fence. That's just ridiculous.
~~We do require a verifiable vet history, groomer and neighbor references and we will call the animal control in your area. We use Satellite Viewers and are really very thorough, so please keep it real!!
~~All approved adoptors are paired with a Local Support Volunteer that will be of assistance to you forever. This volunteer will be verified before we ever send them your way. They are confirmed rescuers for a group in our Rescue Friends Network and will have tips and help with whatever you need.
~~If our screening process offends, please do continue your search for a new friend in need.
~~A term on our Adoption Agreement allows for copies to be provided with the will in the event that your OHR adopted dog outlives the adoptors. Its designed to notify us so we may extent our safety net to the adopted dog.
~~Donations are tax deductible but not refundable!