HOW TO ADOPT

 

Thanks for considering re-homing a dog or cat from  I Could Have Been Adopted
                      Our animals  will remain in our minds and hearts forever.
The adoption fee is $90.00 for dogs 

               Cats adoption fee is 60.00…..”meowsters” (barn or socialized ferals)….25.00

Adoption Process

When you see an ICHBA  sponsored animal you are interested in re-homing, please contact us. We do not give out any more information by text or email than what  you see on this web site about our rescue or about a particular animal.  We want to SPEAK to a potential adopter. Please text or call 6157192212. We will answer your questions about the animal you are interested in, and explain the next step in the adoption process.

Things to Know:  

All of our animals are spayed/neutered before re homing

   If possible you may request or be requested to visit the animal at the foster’s home or other location for an initial meeting


There will be a visit to your home (a meet & greet) at which all animals and persons who will interact with the new pet on a regular basis are encouraged to attend . The animal will be brought to the home visit with the intention of finalizing the adoption but you and/or ICHBA may decide that the animal is not right for your family.  Upon adoption you will receive a complete vetting history.


For a 2 or 3 week “grace period” after leaving an animal at your home, expect to get calls from us for an update about how things are going and feel free to communicate any concerns you may be having. If during or at the end of this “grace period” you and ICHBA reach the conclusion that the animal is not a good fit for you, the animal will return to our program and you will receive a refund of all but 30.00 of the adoption fee.


If, at any time, you decide to give up an animal, you must give ICHBA the chance to take him back into our program

Adoption ApplicationTo be filled out after conversation with fostering family

Adoption Contract:      To be filled out and signed upon re-homing.  See sample below

ICHBA Adoption Contract  

ichba-smiler  Name/Breed ________________________ Age: ___Sex: __Neutered:  ___     

                                                                                                         

This is a commitment and the animal you are adopting cannot be sold, adopted, or given to another party nor used for commercial or breeding.  The animal will not be allowed to run at large and will be properly and safely contained when outside. You must agree to care for the animal in a humane manner and be a responsible animal guardian. This includes supplying adequate food, water, shelter, attention, and medical care. For the first 2 or 3 weeks we will call you for updates and to answer any questions you may have and encourage you to do the same.  If taken back into our program, you will be reimbursed 60.00. If after three weeks you find you are having an issue with your pet or are unable to keep the animal, please contact ICHBA immediately so we may work with you to find a humane solution. In this case there will be no reimbursement. ICHBA has honestly shared with you all it knows about the health, temperament, and socialization of this animal while under the rescues care; however ICHBA makes no guarantees about its breed or temperament and is not responsible for future damages or injuries caused by the animal.  You have received a record of what has been done by ICHBA for your animal

Vetting:$60.00___pd..rehoming:$30.00__pd…pinchcollar:$13.00____pd..crate:$50____pd

 check#_______cash____

Signed:………………………………………………………..date……………

ICHBA………………………………………………………   date………………………………..

Vetting history and suggestions for future vetting will be here