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Adoption

 

 

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CANINE PRE-ADOPTION FORM  FELINE PRE-ADOPTION FORM

 

Welcome to the VFTA Adoption program. You can adopt a cat/dog and make them part of your beautiful family. At the same time, adopting means Voice For The Animals Foundation can rescue another animal.

 The Adoption Process:

1. Meet some of our animals at the Brentwood Farmers Market on Sundays from 10:00am - 1:00pm. 

  • Or, you can see our adoptable cats/dogs through Petfinder or Adopt-a-Pet where you will find their profile along with     photos and a short video.
  • If you find an animal that you are interested in and need more information, you can call our Hotline number at (310) 392-5153, leave your name, call back number and detailed message, and we’ll gladly return your call to give you all the information.  

 2. Once you decide which cat/dog is right for you, please fill out the corresponding pre-adoption form above and

     FAX to (310) 773-9027   OR     E-MAIL to ADOPTION@VFTAFOUNDATION.ORG.                                                               

 3. Once we approve your application, we will contact you to schedule a short phone interview and a homecheck.

 4. Upon a successful interview and homecheck, the cat/dog is yours!

 

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  Foster-to-Adopt

 
 
We offer a Foster-to-adopt program, this is a great way to see if a dog/cat is right for you before committing to adopt. This program allows for potential adopters to foster for a whole month and have first rights to adoption. 
 

 The Foster-to-Adopt Process: 

 
    1. Fall in love with one of our lovely adoptable cats or dogs.
  
    2. Fill out a Foster-to-adopt form and once approved we will contact you to schedule a home check.
 
    3.Upon a successful homecheck, the cat/dog will be your foster until you decide to officially adopt. 
 
    4. Once you decide to adopt your furry friend, we will make it official and the dog/cat is yours! Congratulations!  
 
    5. If you decide NOT to adopt, you can foster the dog/cat until they are adopted. 
 

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Volunteer Foster

You can help make a difference by considering the volunteer foster program.  This is a program you can select if you wish to help VFTA care for a cat/dog to ensure they receive the love, attention, and stability that he/she needs and help the animal be ready for their forever home.  You also make a difference because as a foster,  you can socialize with the animal everyday in a way that helps us learn more about the animal which helps us place it in the correct home.

 

The Volunteer Foster Process:

 
    1. Fall in love with one of our lovely adoptable cats/dogs.
 
    2. Fill out a Volunteer Foster form and once approved, we will contact you to schedule a
        homecheck.
 
    3. Upon a successful homecheck, the cat/dog will be your foster until we find his/her
        forever home, or until you decide you can no longer foster.  You can volunteer

 

As a foster, you MUST commit to take the cat/dog to the VFTA adoption events because that is where we find the family that will fall in love with them and they can find their forever home.

 

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Rescue 

Most animal care agencies focus on the rescue of puppies and kittens.  VFTA specializes in rescuing, rehabilitating and finding homes for elderly, infirm, abused, or abandoned animals.  These animals are at the highest risk of being euthanized in animal shelters.  Abandoned animals often lack preventative care and are sometimes physically abused, which manifests in behavior problems.  Prior to adoption, elderly animals first require extensive vet care, either to treat a pre-existing condition or to make sure that one does not exist.  Most elderly comparison animals come to us frightened, mistrustful and depressed.  They require both vet care for their medical problems and help from a behaviorist/trainer to overcome the problems resulting from the abandonment and neglect.

 

What does VFTA mean by Rescue, Rehabilitate, and Re-Home?

RESCUE:  Due to the economic climate, there has been a dramatic increase in requests from the community to find new homes for their pets instead of abandoning them at the shelter.  As people lose their homes and jobs, they can no longer afford to care for their animals.  In desperation, they call us asking us to take their pets.
 
REHABILITATE:  Our volunteer foster families work with the animal to provide a stable environment where the animal can learn to trust again.  We provide food, medical treatment, trainers and behaviorists to assist our foster families.
 
RE-HOME:  When the animal is ready for adoption, we require prospective new guardians to fill out a pre-adoption screening form to check their history with previous animals.  Once a new guardian has been approved a home visit and contract is required.  We place several follow-up calls to insure that the transition goes smoothly.

 

 

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