What are some steps for dog adoptions at the Calgary Humane Society?


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Some steps for dog adoptions at the Calgary Humane Society include visiting the Calgary Humane Society shelter to find a suitable dog and getting to know your preferred pet. The organization also encourages applicants to fill up a pre-adoption questionnaire for dog adoption prior to submitting an adoption application to give the CHS a better idea of the breed of dog that match your home and lifestyle.

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Most adoption applications take some time to process because the organization is dedicated to finding a permanent, safe and happy home for adoptable pets. To speed up the application, the CHS recommends that applicants bring a condo-board or landlord permission form if you rent or live in a condo or an apartment. The CHS needs to make sure that a pet or pets are allowed in your place of residency. Bring a valid ID and proof of residency or address in order to complete the adoption application.

Pay the adoption fee. Puppies younger than seven months old usually have higher adoption fees. The fees include veterinary services, such as the first set of vaccines, microchip or tattoo, spay/neuter and complimentary health check up. The fee also covers the registration to CHS's dog training, a mandatory behavior class that starts after the puppies second set of vaccines. The adoption fees of dogs vary by age; the older the dog, the lower its adoption fees.

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