Grateful Dogs Rescue is participating in the 2012 Maddie's® Matchmaker Adoptathon, the nation's largest two-day adoption event. Come out and meet Grateful Dogs Rescue on Alabama Street in San Francisco on Saturday, June 9th from 10:00am – 6:00pm. Click here for a map of our location on between 15th and 16th Streets near San Francisco Animal Care and Control and the SFSPCA.
Adoptions for this particular event have to be timed a bit differently than the usual Grateful Dogs Rescue adoption process. In order for an adoption to qualify for the adoption fee waiver, the adopter must sign the adoption agreement and physically get the dog on Saturday, June 9th or Sunday June 10th.
In order to do that, Grateful Dogs Rescue must complete the screening/interview process which is started when an adoption application is received, A Grateful Dogs Rescue case manager will then schedule the introduction with the prospective adopter along with other family members and resident dogs, and conduct a home visit (these last two steps can be done at the same time if sufficient time is allotted for the meeting.)
Grateful Dogs Rescue need to make sure the adoption is a good fit and everyone in the prospective adopter's household is on board! All of this must be completed, the contract signed, and the dog handed over, by end of day Sunday June 10th.
We look forward to working with you to make this a smooth process for you and your new dogs. Click here to see all available dogs. Click here to fill out an adoption application. Scroll down for more information on the event. Click here to find out more about adopting a dog with Grateful Dogs Rescue.
This year's event will be bigger and better than ever. It is expected that a total of 65 groups will be in 80 locations throughout the weekend. The adoption goal has been set at 3,000. (Last year 2,312 dogs and cats were placed in loving new homes.)
Adoption fees will be waived to qualified adopters and Maddie's Fund will offer stipends to participating organizations ranging from $500 to $2,000. The Maddie's Fund "stimulus package" eases the costs of providing care for senior and treatable pets awaiting adoption. Last year, 193 dogs and cats seven years of age or older found loving new homes; 599 treatable pets with 730 medical conditions were also placed. Maddie's Fund has set aside $3 million for stipends this year!
Maddie's® Matchmaker Adoptathon is held in honor of the Foundation's namesake, a Miniature Schnauzer named Maddie. It's a celebration of the relationship between people and companion animals and a testament to what can be done when organizations come together and rally for a common cause.
For more information on the general event, go to the Maddie's® Matchmaker Adoptathon website at http://www.maddiesadoptathon.org