Utah's Perfect Pointers
MEET OUR DOGS - GIRLS!
A complete list with descriptions can be found at
http://www.petfinder.com/pet-search?shelterid=UT156 If you'd like to apply for any of our girls please contact [email protected]
Our adoption process is pretty typical for breed rescues (as opposed to all-breed rescue groups or shelters).
1. there's an application questionnaire that we ask you to fill out and return to us. That helps us to match the personality of the dog(s) with that of the home. We usually have 25-30 dogs scattered around the area in various foster homes and daycare/boarding facilities so we like to make good use of our time and yours by only steering you to dogs that are appropriate for your family.
2. Once we help you select viable candidates we'll arrange for you to meet them and see how you interact together.
3. For local applicants (Salt Lake area) we arrange for a home visit. Usually we bring the dog with us and if it looks like a good match we'll leave the dog with you for a trial adoption period. We like this to last at least a full work week and weekend so you can see how the dog fits into your lifestyle. During the trial period we provide a crate, dog food and a training slip leash. You also get a special ringtone on my 'phone so I know to answer it immediately or at least get back to you within a few minutes. For out-of-state applicants there is a home visit by a representative in your area but the trial adoption period does not apply. However, our adoption contract states that "if for any reason at any time the adopter is unable to keep the dog it must be returned to Utah's Perfect Pointers".
Our process takes a little longer and is much more work for us than just having you go to PetSmart and walk out with a dog, but it works well and we have very few returns because of the care we take with both our dogs and the applicants.
All adoptions are at our sole discretion.