At Adore-A-Bull we never go on a first come first serve basis and we will never hold a dog in the hopes that an adopter passes all components of our process. Our adoption process is pretty straight forward. Our goal is to find the best possible home for our dogs, and we believe our process has ensured warm, loving, and safe homes for our pups. Only after an adopter has moved through the outlined adoption process in the following order are they considered approved to adopt.
**We do not do onsite adoptions**
Our adoption fees are: $250. The adoption fee covers spay/neuter, a dog who is up-to-date on vaccinations (heartworm & flea preventative), and a microchip and a voucher for one professional training session with your new dog.
Due to Breed Specific Legislation (BSL) and local regulations and restrictions, we will not consider adopting in any areas of Greater Cincinnati or Northern Kentucky that fall under such regulations. To view a list of current area’s we do NOT adopt to, click here
At this time we can only do adoptions local to Cincinnati, sorry.
Why do we have this radius? Find out HERE
1. We need the applicant to fill out an adoption application: Adoption Application (You must open with Adobe to edit, do NOT open from the link, edit, and then try to save, it will not work!)
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A few things to note before filling out your application.
2. Once you complete the application, please email it to: firstname.lastname@example.org
3. If you have other animals (cats/dogs), it is our policy that they must be spayed/neutered, up to date on vaccinations, and current on Flea/heartworm prevention – with a consistent vetting history. We will ask for your veterinarian’s contact information to do a reference check. If you have taken your animal(s) to multiple vets, please provide ALL of the contact information for all of the vets. Again, we are not only checking for an up-to-date animal, we are also checking for a consistent vetting history. If you purchase your heartworm prevention from an online source, please also be prepared to send proof of purchase. We will not approve an application without this step being approved. This step can take some time if there are multiple vets and sources for heartworm prevention. Please be timely in your response to questions may have to move this along.
4. If you are a renter, we must have expressed permission from your landlord to allow a pitbull type dog in your home. If you live in an HOA, you must provide the bylaws for the community or we must receive expressed permission to allow a pitbull type dog into your community.
5. Once you are approved (vet & rental, if applicable) you will be assigned an Adoption Coordinator who will reach out to you to discuss your application and set up a home visit. The home visit’s purpose is to ensure that your home is a safe and secure environment and to look for hazards for puppies (we help puppy proof) or for the new dog. This will also give us an idea of the environment the dog would be placed in so we can help make the best match. With current dogs in the home, we really want to get to know your dog(s). We are assessing the control and energy level you have in your home.
6. If you have one or more dogs or cats we will need to set up a time to do a meet & greet to ensure personalities get along. For dogs, we typically like to do the meet and greet somewhere neutral. We will test entails three parts – the initial meeting, move to your yard (if applicable), and then move inside.
7. Once you are approved and when the meet & greet (if applicable) goes well, we would move forward with an adoption and welcome you to the AABR family!
With 3 adoption coordinators and multiple applications in various stages of the above mentioned process we frequently receive interest in the same dog for multiple applications. Our goal at Adore-A-Bull is to find the best match for our dog and the potential family, thus until papers are signed and an adoption fee is taken our dogs are available to be reviewed for adoption for any application. This ensures the best chances of a dog to be adopted. If we have an adopter that has completed all of the above steps and has been approved by one of our adoption coordinators then the dog of interest will be placed in a “pending” status until the finalized adoption has taken place.
Please understand that our adoption process can take up to 2 + weeks depending on the individual circumstances of each case. We have our protocol in place so that no corners are cut in an adoption because we must always first and foremost keep our dogs priority. This process helps us ensure, to the best of our ability, our dogs are placed in not only loving homes, but homes that have a good vetting history, take seriously the specific needs of pit bulls, seriously consider professional training, and will ensure the best rounded care available.