How to Adopt a GLAR Dog
Adopting Your New Furry Family Member Is A Four-Step Process
Step 1 - Application
Adopter candidates are required to complete and submit an adoption application that will be reviewed by Gunter's Legacy Animal Rescue's Board of Directors.
Step 2 - Home Check
Once the application has been completed, reviewed, and receives initial approval, we will schedule a mandatory home visit (if the potential adopter allows us to go into their home for the home check, with precautions of masks and gloves we will continue a physical home check. If not, we will accept videos, pictures, and a live home check through facetime or our technology. Please note, if you are in a rented home, we will be contacting your landlord for their written approval prior to adoption. If you are part of an HOA we will contact them for approval in writing regarding their breed, weight, and dog allowances.
Step 3 - Meet & Greet
If the application is approved, we will schedule a meet and greet with the potential adopters and dog(s). It is required that all members of the adoptive family must be present for the meet and greet. We will meet at a local park so that we can maintain social distancing.
Step 4 - Pet Introduction
If the adopter already has existing pets (dogs or cats), we require all the pets are properly introduced by a member of Gunter's Legacy Animal Rescue. We will not adopt a dog into a home that has reached its city-mandated limit.
All required steps must be completed and approved by the Board of Directors prior to finalizing the adoption.
Adoption Process and Policies:
Not all dogs listed on this website are currently available for adoption, each dog's bio will contain its availability We are a small non-profit rescue and we are completely run and operated by unpaid volunteers. We will try as much as possible to return all calls, emails, and status. All our dogs once cleared for adoption will be seeking permanent loving homes. Before applying to adopt, please understand we are looking for people and/or families who are ready and willing to commit to a dog for its entire lifespan, which could be up to 20 years. Adoptive families must be looking for their companion pet to be a member of the family and not an outdoor dog. Application inquiries within a reasonable amount of time. However, understand sometimes this is not possible.
Adopters must be at least 21 years of age
Adopters must live in the state of California
Must have a valid CA Drivers License
Be willing and able to follow the mandatory adoption process
We do NOT generally adopt or foster to families with children under the age of 10 years old (however, we will review on a case by case basis). If you disagree we understand but this is our policy, no we are not the only good rescue with this policy. This policy was thoroughly researched and an attorney and veterinarians were consulted before we wrote this policy. Anybody adopting a dog should do their research regarding breed, potential size, characteristics, and known behavior of the dog they are adopting. Dogs are not a one size/breed fits all. Please do not send us rude and unnecessary emails telling us we are discriminating, we are not. Also, no email telling us how it is our fault you have to buy a dog, because you were turned down by other rescues as well.
The dog must be for the person(s) completing the adoption application.
Must allow a representative to follow up with the adoptive family post-adoption at 2 weeks and again at 6 months
Be willing to provide the adopted dog with food, water, regular medical care (vaccines, flea/heartworm treatment, etc.) for the rest of their natural life
Agree to the Gunter's Legacy Animal Rescue Adoption Contract
Also, agree that Gunter's Legacy Animal Rescue has the RIGHT to regain possession of the adopted dog without notice if any of the terms of the contract have been violated.
Disclaimer: Some details about our dogs might have changed before we’ve been able to update our website. When we get in touch with you, we will have the most current information. Also, information about our dogs is based on the best of our knowledge, but we can make no guarantees about the dog’s health or temperament.
Return Policy: We strive to make good adoption matches, and for our clients and our dogs to live happily together always. However, GLAR remains committed to the dogs for the remainder of their lives and will accept dogs back, by appointment, should it not work out. When adopting, we ask clients to be prepared and committed to providing the dog and themselves at least a week together to settle in prior to deciding to return the dog.
To complete an adoption application please click here