ADOPTING A CANINE FRIEND
If you would like to adopt a foster animal, please call or email the Foster Parent whose name appears in the description of the individual dog. Some CCHS foster animals can be seen at the Newnan PETsMART between 11AM – 4 PM on Saturday or Sunday. Please make arrangements with the Foster Parent ahead of time before going to PETsMART because not all animals will be at PETsMART each week.
DOG ADOPTION POLICIES:
Generally, we look for indications that adopters are in a stable living situation. If you rent, we will want some proof that your landlord allows dogs. However, we do not adopt to people who live in temporary housing. Dogs have to be kept indoors and leash-walked or have a fenced yard. No pens or tethering are allowed for permanent confinement.
PUPPIES: Research and experience has shown that puppies learn socialization skills and biting inhibitnation around the ages 6-10 weeks of ages from their mothers and other littermates. To prevent biting behavior problems, and to encourage proper development of the puppy, we do not recommend puppies under 12 weeks for homes that do not have another young dog.
PUPPIES, SMALL DOGS, & CHILDREN:
Children under 6 years old do not have the coordination or knowledge it takes to interact with a small dog or puppy. This could cause injury to the child or dog. Because of this, we generally do not place puppies under 12 weeks old with families who have children under 6 years old.
If you feel that your particular situation warrants an exception to some of the policies stated above, please contact the Foster Parent whose name appears in the description of the individual dog you are interested in and after hearing your circumstances, they may agree with you.