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Adoption Application

Adoption Addendum


Adoption Program

Foster Care Program

Education Program       

Holistic Care

Available Companions

Cats and Dogs


Cat Success Stories

Dog Success Stories

Adoption Process

1. Kindred Souls Foundationís view on adoption: It is our intent to find the most suitable homes for the animals in need of adoption. This requires profiling of the animal and the adopting family. Placing the appropriate animal with the appropriate family will lead to a long-term relationship where both adoptee and adopter will benefit. In most cases, cats are expected to remain indoor only and are not to be de-clawed.

2. Kindred Souls Foundationís animal companion pre-adoption profile: Each animal from our foundation is placed in a screened foster home where the animalís needs are assessed and a profile is developed. Our holistic approach to the animalís care ensures that all components of their being (medical, physical, emotional, and spiritual) are taken into account when finding them the most appropriate home environment.

3. Potential adopter screenings: It is our belief that animal companions should not be placed in a home until all family members have met the potential companion and everyone has had an opportunity to interact with each other. First, an adoption application is completed and submitted and  forwarded to the case manager. A meet-and-greet with the animal and all members of the potential adoptive family (including pets) is set up. The potential adoptive family also has an opportunity to talk with the foster family to gain additional insights to the dog's or cat's personality and behavior. A visit to the potential adoptive home is done by a KSF representative. We do not adopt animal companions to homes that show signs of indoor smoking due to the health risks posed to the animal.

In the case of animals being adopted out together we will do two (2) additional home visits within 1-12 months after adoption to ensure they are still together    

4. Pre-Adoption Process: After the application has been approved and a visit has been done, the animal companion goes into pre-adopt with the family. The pre-adopt period is when the potential adoptive family takes the animal companion(s) into their own home for approx 5-7 days before the adoption is finalized. This allows the family to see how the animal does in their own home environment before finalizing the adoption. A legal and binding release will be signed by the potential adopter accepting full responsibility for the animal(s) while in their care during this time period.

5. Meeting the animal companion: appointments to meet the animals are coordinated with the current foster parent and/or a Kindred Souls Foundation representative.

6. Application process: All completed form applications are mailed to:

Kindred Souls Foundation
ATTN: Adoption Services
P.O. Box 88627
Steilacoom, WA 98388

Meet-and-greets with the animal and potential adoptive family and home studies will be scheduled upon reviewing completed applications.

7. Adoption package: All animal companions adopted out of our foundation will have had a Well Pet Exam, be current on vaccines (cats: FVRCP, Rabies; dogs: DHPP, Rabies) according to age, spayed or neutered, de-wormed, treated for fleas, and micro-chipped. Cats under 6 months of age will be tested for Feline Leukemia and cats 6+ months of age will be tested for Feline Leukemia and FIV.

8. Adoption fee: Cats $95; paired cats $175; paired special needs or senior cats $95/together; Dogs $125; paired dogs $250; paired special needs or senior dogs $125/together. The intent of our adoption fee is to ensure that a value is attached to the animal companion. While we feel that each animal is actually invaluable, we must ensure for a serious commitment. 100% OF THE ADOPTION FEES GO TOWARDS THE MEDICAL CARE COSTS OF KINDRED SOULS ANIMALS.

  Our Hours:

  Monday - Friday: 11am - 6pm

 
No shelter facility- appointments to meet
  the animals are made direct with the
  animal companion's foster family on
  days/times mutually convenient to both
  families

  Email
 
programs@kindredsoulsfoundation.org

  Phone: 253-226-3135

  Fax: 253-584-4332

  Mail: P.O. Box 88627
  Steilacoom, WA 98388

 
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