What do I have to do to adopt an Animal?
Step 1: Submit an application.
Step 2: Schedule an adoption appointment.
Step 3: Come to your adoption appointment prepared to bring home your new pet.
(please do not schedule an adoption appointment until you are ready to bring home your pet. Greenmore Farm Animal Rescue can not hold or board your pet.)
In order to come to the Greenmore Farm animal Rescue to see any of our wonderful animals, you must first complete an adoption application. The application link is located at the top of this page.
Once your application is submitted, the review process begins. The adoption team reviews your application for completeness and contacts your veterinarian and / or personal references. First time pet owners, with no previous veterinarian, should not be discouraged.
Upon completion of this 3-5 business day process, you will be contacted by phone or e-mail. The adoption team representative will let you know if you were approved or why you were not approved.
Finally, adoptions are done by appointment only. Once your application is approved , an appointment time that works best for you and your family will be scheduled with a Greenmore Farm adoption representative. Appointments are available Monday through Saturday. Special arrangements can be made if a Sunday appointment is required.
What qualifications do I need as an adopter?
1. All past and present pets (cats and dogs) in the home must have a history of routine annual wellness visits at a veterinarian, be up to date on their shots, and be spayed or neutered.
2. If you have children 10 or under years of age, we require a fenced in yard, enclosing the doors of the home, for the safety of the dog. In some cases, an electric fence may be appropriate.
What to bring to your appointment:
If you want a meet and greet, your welcome to bring family members and/or current dog(s)
Please bring a leash for your new furry friend
Please bring your form of payment (which is tax deductible)
Forms of payment are:
* cashier's check
* money order
Payment to: Greenmore Farm Animal Rescue
* Credit and Debit cards: a $25 service fee will be added to your donation for this form of payment.
Any items that you may wish to donate to the rescue. Suggestions are paper towels, newspaper,
old bath towels, bleach, laundry detergent, tennis balls etc.
Where do the dogs come from that you have in the rescue?
The dogs come to us from a variety or locations. We have a few dogs here who are owner surrenders…..dogs that can no longer be cared for by their owners for a variety or reasons. These dogs are often house trained and a little older. Most of the dogs at Greenmore come to us from “high kill” shelters in rural areas of Tennessee, West Virginia, Ohio and the Carolinas where the culture for dogs is very different than our area and where people do not spay and neuter their pets. They come to us by volunteer transport and have had some initial temperament assessment, veterinary care and shots done. The dogs all have a Health Certificate which means a Veterinarian has indicated that they are in good physical condition. Most of the dogs are friendly but have had limited training on the leash and so forth. Some may be a bit shy when they first arrive and we work with them.