MEET AND GREET ADOPTION EVENTS ARE HELD EVERY SUNDAY FROM 11:00 AM TO 2:00 PM AT PETSMART IN CROSSGATES COMMONS. STOP BY TO VISIT WITH OUR WONDERFUL DOG'S WAITING FOR THEIR FOREVER FAMILIES!
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Welcome to Forever Home Dog Rescue! We have a great group of dogs looking for their forever families and homes. Our volunteers are dedicated to matching the needs and personality of our dogs with your family. We are not in a hurry to adopt out our dogs; we want to make sure the match is perfect for everyone. All of the dogs in our rescue live in our homes with both the human and furry members of our families. Our adoption process begins with an application which can be found by clicking the above link. Please complete the form in full; the questions we ask help us understand what type of dog you are looking for. Incomplete applications will not be processed. We will contact your Veterinarian, so please make sure to call them to release your vet history to our volunteer. If you rent, the first call we will make will be to your landlord. After these checks are made, you will receive an e-mail inviting you to our next adoption event which is held every Sunday from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm, at PetsMart in Crossgates Commons, 161 Washington Ave., Ext., Albany, NY 12210, right behind Wal-Mart to meet the dog(s) you are interested in. After we meet you at PetsMart, we will speak to your personal references and call you to schedule a home visit with the dog you are interested in adding to your family. All members of the family must be present at the time of the home visit. If at that time everyone, including the dog is comfortable with the visit, the adoption can take place. We ask for a minimum adoption donation of $250.00 to help us cover transportation and veterinary expenses incurred. All of our dogs are altered, up to date on their vaccines, microchipped, heartworm tested (age appropriate) and already receiving heartworm and flea and tick prevention before being adopted.
****Please note - we are only able to accept applications from locations within a 50 mile radius of the Albany International Airport**** Thank you for visiting our website and remember, rescue dogs are the best!
The Meaning of Rescue
Now that I'm home, bathed, settled and fed
All nicely tucked into my warm new bed
I'd like to open my baggage
Lest I forget
There is so much to carry-
So much to regret. Hmmmm…..
Yes, there it is, right on the top.
Let's unpack Loneliness, Heartache and Loss
And there by my bed, hide Fear and Shame
As I look on these things I tried hard to leave
I still have to unpack my baggage called Pain
I love them, the others, the ones who left me
But I was not good enough - For they did not want me.
Will you add to my baggage?
Or will you help me unpack?
Or will you just look at my things -
And take me right back?
Do you have the time to help me unpack?
To put away my baggage
And never repack?
I pray that you do - I'm so tired you see
But I do come with baggage -
Will you still want me?
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