Once an animal is rescued, our job is not done until
a permanent, loving home is found. POTL makes a lifetime commitment
to each of the animals who enter the POTL program. For that reason,
we have certain criteria for adoption:
No animals will be adopted to students living in
No animal shall be adopted to an individual without
approval of all adults at the residence.
Animals are not adopted as gifts. If the animal is
a gift to someone, the recipient must be present at the adoption
interview and sign the adoption papers. The home visit will be
made to the recipientís home.
Except in special circumstances, dogs must have a
fenced yard suitable to the size and breed of the dog. Animals
will not be adopted in situations that would require being
chained, roped or leashed.
The pet will not be left unattended for a long
period of time while confined.
All animals shall receive humane care, including
but not limited to: adequate water, food, shelter, sanitation,
exercise, personal attention and veterinary care.
Adopting persons must commit to having the animal
examined yearly by a licensed veterinarian and provide medical
care, heartworm prevention for dogs and all required vaccinations.
No adoption shall be made to individuals having
A home visit will be made prior to the adoption of
every dog and, at the fosterís request, every cat. No adoption
will be considered final until the home visit is made. Only
POTLís Board of Directors can waive this requirement.
Since we are a foster group, we are in a position to
know (as much as one can know) our animals. Please believe us if we
decide that the pet you are considering for adoption is not suitable
for your lifestyle or home. Our decisions are based upon the best
interests of both the pet and your family.