Great! We are excited to receive your application!
Please Wait...
Unfortunately, we do not adopt outside of this range. This is for several reasons, including proximity to our foster homes, inability to adopt out animals the same day, and the inability to return an animal to our rescue if your circumstances change. Please consider a rescue closer to your location! PetFinder is a great resource.

1. Do you reside in the following states: Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, Illinois, or Wisconsin?

Yes or No
Great! We are excited to receive your application!
Please Wait...
Unfortunately, we do not adopt outside of this range. This is for several reasons, including proximity to our foster homes, inability to adopt out animals the same day, and the inability to return an animal to our rescue if your circumstances change. Please consider a rescue closer to your location! PetFinder is a great resource.
Great! Thank you for taking great care of your animals, and supporting efforts against overpopulation. We will be verifying this information before you can adopt!
Please Wait...
We do not adopt to applicants whose pets are not up to date on vaccines and spayed/neutered, unless there is a medical reason. Thank you for understanding our mission to reduce overpopulation, and keep our pets healthy!

2. Are your current animals up to date on rabies and distemper vaccines and spayed/neutered?

(If your pet is unable to undergo surgery for a spay or neuter due to a health condition or other medical reasons, please click "Yes" to proceed. We will verify this with your veterinarian before your application is approved)

(click "Yes" if you do not currently have any pets)

Yes or No
Great! We are excited to receive your application!
Please Wait...
Unfortunately, we do not adopt outside of this range. This is for several reasons, including proximity to our foster homes, inability to adopt out animals the same day, and the inability to return an animal to our rescue if your circumstances change. Please consider a rescue closer to your location! PetFinder is a great resource.
Great! Thank you for taking great care of your animals, and supporting efforts against overpopulation. We will be verifying this information before you can adopt!
Please Wait...
We do not adopt to applicants whose pets are not up to date on vaccines and spayed/neutered, unless there is a medical reason. Thank you for understanding our mission to reduce overpopulation, and keep our pets healthy!
Wonderful! We prefer our animals are not exposed to high levels of secondhand smoke. We will verify that you do not smoke inside during the home visit portion of our process!
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We prefer that our animals are not around secondhand smoke on a daily basis. Please consider smoking outside before adopting one of our pets.

3. Do you smoke inside your home on a daily basis?

Yes or No
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An important message about COVID-19:

Secondhand Hounds has decided to allow meet and greets after April 10th, even if the Stay at Home order continues. We did not come to this decision easily, but we are committed to continuing to keep our program afloat and to keep saving the lives of animals for years to come.  Also, it is worth noting that our organization is considered an essential business, but that does not change our commitment to keep people healthy.

Rules for Meet & Greets AND Animal Pick Up:

  • Meet and greets MUST be held outside
  • You must use a 6+ foot leash
  • DO NOT touch, shake hands, or be within 6 feet of the applicant for any reason
  • We urge you to wear gloves
  • Face masks, even if homemade, are recommended for both applicants and adopters, but please keep in mind that wearing a mask does not mean you can go within 6 feet of an applicant. Social distancing is more effective than masks and a non-negotiable.
  • After the meet and greet, wash your hands with warm water and soap for at least 20 seconds, or use hand sanitizer if washing hands is not feasible
  • When you get home, wash your hands and we also recommend washing your foster dogs, his/her collar and leash

 

Thank you for taking this situation seriously. We have 2 objectives: helping slow the curve while continuing to rescue animals. Thank you for helping us achieve these goals.

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