Rescue Village’s Adoption Counseling
The role of Rescue Village’s adoption counselors is crucial to ensuring a good adoption match for each animal. Adoption counselors spend quality time with potential adopters to discuss the animal’s background, personality and needs, the adopter’s home environment and lifestyle, and provide general education and critical home transition guidance for a positive experience for both the pet and people.
Once completing the adoption survey at the shelter, the next available Adoption Counselor meets with the prospective adopter. During the counseling session, staff will review important background information about the animal, including all medical and behavioral information we have on record. The Adoption Counselor will also talk about considerations to have when welcoming your newest family member into your home and other species-specific topics.
This is an opportunity for you to ask questions and express any concerns you may have.
If it’s looking like a good match, the Adoption Counselor will then introduce the prospective adopter to the animal in a Get-Acquainted room and provide instructions on follow-up care and how to ensure a smooth and successful transition to the home.
If you are adopting an adult dog (not a puppy), we may require a separate meet & greet appointment with your current resident dog(s) to make sure they are compatible prior to adoption.
Rescue Village strives to remove barriers to adoption to help more animals find good, safe homes. Rescue Village reserves the right to perform home or background checks in instances of concern for pet safety and welfare.