Carers try to ensure all important information about their foster animal is contained within their profile. Carers have the opportunity to observe and interact with their fosters on a daily basis in a home environment giving them great insight into the fosters suitability for a particular home. HAR does not rehome animals on a first come, first served basis. We are trying to find the best family for the particular animal. Please understand all of our foster Carers are volunteers with their own commitments, families and sometimes multiple animals in care, because of this and the nature of finding the perfect family, the adoption process can take a little time.
After selecting the dog or cat you think will be a good match for your family, complete the “Expression of Interest” form located on the bottom of the fosters’ profile. You can also use this form to ask any other questions you may have. The carer will assess the information provided to determine if you are the right home for their foster. If for some reason they believe you are not their fosters “Furever Family”, they may suggest other animals that may be more appropriate.
Successful applicants will be contacted to arrange a “Meet and Greet”. After this the carer will be in touch in regards to the success of your application. If you are selected as the right family, the adoption process moves onto a property inspection, followed by paperwork, adoption fee and the two week trial period.
The trial period gives the animal a chance to get to know your family and home and for you to decide if they are indeed the one for you. If at any time during this trial period you, or the foster, decides it’s not a perfect match the cat or dog can be returned to the carer and refund arranged. At the successful completion of the trial period HAR submits relevant paperwork to local council for processing.