RESCUE PROCESS FOR ADOPTING FROM BLACKJACK ANIMAL RESCUE
#1 ♥ On our website, fill out the online adoption application.
#2 ♥ A volunteer with the rescue will review your application and call your vet and personal reference that you supply.
#3 ♥ A volunteer will call you to discuss your experience with dogs, and home environment, as well as the unique needs of Catahoula Leopard Dogs. They may also answer any questions that you may have about the dog you are interested in adopting.
#4 ♥ The rescue will conduct a home visit.
#5 ♥ A "meet and greet" will be scheduled with potential adopters and the dog to ensure there is a connection.
#6 ♥ If steps 1-5 are completed and all are in agreement then you may take your new family member home with you! We will email, call or text you to let you know you are approved!
We realize this process may seem a bit tedious, especially compared to going to the local animal shelter and adopting (which is a great thing to do as well!) but we take these steps to make certain the dog we rescued and cared for has the best life possible in the future. We are so committed to these animals that our adoption agreement states that if for any reason the adopters can no longer supply a home for the dog that the rescue will take the dog back into our care without hesitation.
Please remember that Blackjack Rescue is an organization of volunteers. Many spend a lot of time, energy and their own money to rescue, transport, foster, provide medical care, train, socialize, house break, and most of all provide a safe place for these dogs that would have otherwise been euthanized at the high kill shelters from which we rescue these dogs. Most everyone that works with this rescue has a "real job" so if we don't respond right away please be patient with us. It may take 24-72 hours to reach your references and you after submitting an application.
IF AT ANY TIME YOU REALIZE THE PROCESS IS NOT WORKING FOR YOU, PLEASE LET US KNOW SO WE ARE NOT CONTINUING TO WORK ON YOUR APP!
Lastly do know that we always strive to do what is best for the dog. As you may know, Catahoulas are still a fairly rare breed in our area. As we take them out in the community to help socialize them most people who approach us have never heard of a Catahoula much less seen one.
We also rescue mixed breeds and they each have a unique issue that is special to them. Please bear with us as we take the time to place them properly in loving homes.