Mail: almosthome1965@aol.com Post Office Box 250602, West Bloomfield, Michigan 48325 | 25503 Clara Lane, Southfield, Michigan 48034 | 248-200-2695 | almosthome1965@aol.com
ALMOST HOME VOLUNTEER HAPPY TAILS CONTACT HOW TO FOSTER/ADOPT ADOPTABLE PETS HELP US ADOPTIONS/EVENTS

FOSTERING A DOG OR CAT

Thank you for wanting to foster a dog or cat. We value our foster families! Please fill out the fostering application here.

ADOPTING A DOG OR CAT AT ALMOST HOME

Thank you for your desire to adopt a dog or cat! We appreciate your commitment to adoption. We hope this page will describe the adoption process so you will have a good understanding of how it works.


The heart of the adoption process is the application you fill out. We are advocates and protectors of every dog and cat at our shelter, so our adoption application is very thorough. This is because successful applications are based on "best fit" for a particular animal, never based on "first submitted."


But even if your application is NOT the best fit for a particular animal, we will let you know if your application meets our general criteria, and we will encourage you to apply for another dog or cat. You may find another animal perfectly suited to your lifestyle!


STARTING THE PROCESS

Visit “our adoptable pets” page on this website and learn about our dogs and cats. There you will find as much information we have about the animal. You can also learn more about our animals on our Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/almosthomeanimals.


GETTING TO KNOW OUR ANIMALS

The best way for you and your family to get to know our animals is to visit our shelter and attend off-site adoption events. Doing so also gives you the opportunity to talk with our staff and volunteers to get details. (See below for important information about adoption events.)


Things to consider:


Once you are sure that you can feel confident you really want to adopt, then submit an application.


SUBMITTING AN APPLICATION

Click here to fill out an application online, and submit it online: online is the easiest way to do it! Please note: Make sure to complete all  the required fields. Once you complete these  and hit “submit,” the application will disappear. If you scroll to the top of the page, you will see a message indicating that the application was received.


But, if you prefer, download and print the application and:

1. mail it to us at Almost Home, P.O.Box 25602,West Bloomfield, MI 48325, or

2. fax it to 248-200-2695 (call the shelter first and let someone know you want to fax an application), or

3. bring a copy to the shelter during adoption hours which is located at 25503 Clara Lane Southfield, MI 48034. Adoption hours are Monday – Friday 12 pm to 5 pm and Saturday 1:30 pm to 5:30 pm.


REVIEW OF YOUR APPLICATION BY ALMOST HOME

Because we review applications very carefully, it is in your best interests to fill out your application as completely as possible and send it in as soon as possible. This gives us an opportunity to review it carefully and talk with qualified applicants about the animal in more detail.


Please give us some time to review your application. We email qualified applicants (please be sure to check your “junk” mail). If you are not selected after applying for one of our dogs or cats, there could be any number of reasons. For example:





With upwards to 100 animals in our care at any time, and our shelter being supported entirely by volunteers, the process to adopt can sometimes take time. We appreciate your understanding and patience and are very grateful to you for your decision to adopt.

NOTE ABOUT OUR ADOPTION EVENTS

Our adoption events are always busy, and our adoption volunteers spend a lot of time with each applicant, as they will with you. Please be patient as they attend to everyone in order.


Due to space limitations, we cannot guarantee that the animal you are applying for will be at the adoption event you attend.. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause. Our Facebook page is a great place to find out which animals will be at our events (if we know ahead of time.) Also, if a Petfinder description mentions that an animal is being fostered, he will not be at the shelter, and we cannot guarantee he will be at shelter events or off-site events. If you are interested in an animal being fostered and your online application is accepted, we will contact you and arrange for you to meet the animal.

PLEASE READ THIS PAGE - THEN, CLICK HERE FOR ADOPTION APPLICATION