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RAGOM’s adoption territory includes:
Unfortunately, RAGOM does not consider applicants outside our territory.
Potential adoptive families must agree to the following:
Adoption has several benefits: (1) your new dog will be up-to-date on shots; (2) any behavioral or medical issues will be known; and (3) the foster family will have worked through initial training issues and can accurately describe the dog’s personality and needs. One downside is that due to strong interest, you may not be selected for a particular dog you wish to adopt.
The primary purpose of RAGOM’s Foster-To-Adopt (FTA) program is to save more dogs! This program enables RAGOM to place dogs into families even when RAGOM’s foster homes are full. A broad range of dogs are available for FTA, including puppies, mixed breeds, senior dogs, and bonded pairs. Generally, dogs with significant medical and/or behavior issues are not adopted via the FTA program. FTA families are screened, have a Home Visit, and receive basic training to be prepped and ready. When FTA dogs arrive, we reach out to the families to place them. From your new dog’s arrival to adoption day, your FTA Coordinator will help you navigate the steps and support you.
If you participate in FTA, you will bring a dog into your home sight unseen with little or no information about their appearance or personality. But FTA is a great way to see what it’s like to add a dog to your home and learn if the foster dog is a good fit for your family. Best of all, you will help RAGOM provide shelter for dogs in urgent situations, which allows RAGOM to rescue more dogs!
Complete these initial pre-screening questions to determine if you are eligible to adopt from RAGOM.
Your application will be screened to ensure you meet RAGOM’s core requirements. Once that is complete, our Placement Team notifies you of the detailed next steps, including how to engage with them. To avoid confusion and disappointment, Foster Families only work with one Applicant at a time. High-level next steps:
Due to the number of applicants, it’s not possible for foster dogs to meet every applicant. Are you interested in meeting some of the dogs in our care? Check out our Meet & Greet events.