You have to be at least 25 years old or older to adopt from Legacy Rescue. You must provide proof of Residence and income.
Once you have completed our application form, we will conduct an interview over the telephone with you. We may discuss some of your answers or ask you additional questions in order to ascertain that the dog you are interested in is a suitable match for your lifestyle. Please keep in mind our mission is to find the right family and situation for our dogs. This ensures that the dog and the family will be happy together. Please note we will not consider phone calls or email requests without the fully completed Adoption Application. Due to the high demand for our dogs, the large number of applicants, and the fact that we are a Volunteer Organization, it may take several weeks for us to get back to you. We do our best to return your calls as soon as possible-please be patient with us.
Once your application is approved, we will arrange for a home visit.. This will be scheduled as soon as both parties can agree to a date and time. We may ask our Legacy representative to clarify some of the points you have provided on the application or ask additional questions. For example, if you have said you are at home all day and we have been unable to contact you, we may feel that you are not at home enough to suit the dog you are applying for. A home visit is done to verify that the home environment and yard will be a safe and secure place for our dog. If we determine that your home meets our requirements, you and your family (including any pets) will have a “meet and greet” with the dog. If this goes well, and we all agree that this is the right dog for you, Legacy will then send you our Adoption Contract to review. You have 48 hours to review it and to ask any questions you may have. If you are unable to work within this time frame, please inform us immediately. Upon agreeing to all the terms the Adoption Contract, the Rescue representative will bring the dog to his/her new home with all his belongings: favorite toys, collar, leash and1 bag of food.
You Will Be Asked to Provide References
All members of your household must be in agreement about wanting to adopt a dog from Legacy Rescue. Non-family references are a MUST; you will need to contact your vet to let him/her know that we will be calling them for a reference as they are not allowed to speak to us without your authorization.