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In Memory of Munchkin who crossed the Rainbow Bridge 9-06 at almost 21 years old. Munchkin was our first Virtual Adoptee ("Forever Foster”) and lives on as our poster Lhasa ... If you would like to make a donation for, or sponsor a Virtual Adoptee ("Forever Foster”), please use the buttons below!
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Rescue Handbook

Step 1 - 4 [PLEASE READ EACH STEP CAREFULLY]

HOW THE ADOPTION PROCESS WORKS | Lhasa Apso Training

PLEASE DO NOT continue or fill out our forms if you have children living with you, or visiting frequently, that are under the age of 12 years. We have a policy of not adopting to families with young children.

Out of State Adoptions can be complicated. We normally do not ship dogs and try to find homes that are in the same geographic region the animal is in. Driving Transports involving distances of not more than 250 miles have been arranged under certain circumstances, but the adoptive homes are held responsible for returning the dog to rescue if the adoption is not successful. All out of state transports must be approved by the National Coordinator in conjuction with the Regional Coordinator and State Coordinator of the regions involved. We fly dogs ONLY under special circumstances where the animal's life is in jeopardy.

Dogs currently in shelters or being handled by other rescue groups do not require the below process. Check with the contact for each individual dog listed on our website. Thank You!


PHASE ONE

1. Begin by READING our COVER LETTER and CONTRACT.
2. Complete and send in electronically: Adoption Application. The Contract and Liability should be read completely. The representative conducting the home visit will pick up the signed Contract and Liability forms. Please ensure they are completed in full with required signatures. If you need to contact one of our representatives, go to: Contact Representatives/Coordinators. The application is submitted electronically, although it might be wise to print off the submitted version that the computer shows you when you complete it. Incomplete forms will not be considered. Signatures of ALL adults in household are required. Please print legibly. Indicate your interest in a specific dog if you have one. Applications are received centrally then forwarded to region/state reps handling the adoption process. This could take a couple weeks. If you do not receive a confirmation of receipt in 15 days, contact your region/state rep to verify receipt. Email is more efficient and less costly than long distance calls. Representatives routinely verify receipt via e-mail since long distance calls cost us valuable resources.


PHASE TWO

1. Telephone Interview - please call us once you have received confirmation that your application was received!
2. Home Visit Conducted
3. Adoption Approval: after home visit, vet and reference checks are successfully completed.


PHASE THREE

1. Matching Process
2. Send Donation Check & Adopt Lhasa


PHASE FOUR

1. Send in Photos and a story about your New Lhasa to your representative. Reps will have information posted to our "Happy Tails" section and passed on to our e-group.
2. If you are not a member of our e-group, please fill in a request to join. Our e-group often has information posted that is beneficial to all Lhasa owners, old and new alike. The wealth of knowledge within our membership is quite helpful. You will be free to post e-mails requesting information.
IMPORTANT PLEASE READ CAREFULLY ALL THAT FOLLOWS BELOW

We actually get many dogs in who have given 7 to 10 years of their life to a family and then the family decides they no longer want the responsibility of the dog. These animals are wonderful pets that still have many years of quality life and love to give. They are the hardest to place but often make the best pets. Please consider them, maybe even two of them!

Please keep in mind that we will not place a dog in a home if any of the following conditions are present:
° The prospective home currently has an unspayed or unneutered pet.
° The dog will be left outside unattended at any time.
° The dog is intended as a gift.
° There are children at home or visiting frequently under the age of 12 years.
Again, thank you for your time and patience in completing our forms and we look forward to helping you find your special Lhasa friend!