an Orphan joins the BlueMoon family, the pet's emotional,
behavior and medical history is extensively reviewed.
If our Orphans have not received an examination within
the last year, one of our affiliate Veterinarians will
review all medical history. If required, they are treated
for any ailments/parasites, brought up to date on vaccinations,
At this time, until The Lodge at BlueMoon Meadows
is built, the Orphan will be temporarily housed at
one of our boarding partners facilities that qualify
for our Helping Hands Program or
one of our foster homes directly. All
Helping Hands facilities have been qualified to meet
our high requirements. While in temporary boarding
or foster care, we will assess the Orphan's temperament,
behavior, provide any rehabilitation, polish house
manners, socialize, and evaluate when he or she may
be ready for adoption. An Orphan is in our foster
program for a minimum of two weeks-several months
depending on the Orphan's needs. Once the Orphan is
made available for adoption on our adoptions page,
we begin matching him
or her with the best home for both Orphan and family.
We have a fair and ethical adoption service that matches
a family to an orphan.
process applications in order of date received;
HOWEVER this does not mean the next application
is the right match for a particular orphan. The
foster and Adoption Coordinator discuss what home
is the best match and a decision is made based
on the Orphan's and the family's best interest.
We believe our foster family knows the Orphan
best and is crucial in the decision-making process.
Our application process has been developed using
years of successful experience in matching Orphans
with forever homes. This is not a first come first
serve process, we take adoption very serious and
with every intention that it's a life long match.
These orphans have been entrusted to BlueMoon
Meadows to provide LIFETIME care, legally
and morally. Through adoptions, we provide lifetime
solutions for their emotional and physical
you send in an adoption application, please read about
our program, review available Orphans, be aware that
we require a home visit before we will place an Orphan
in the home. You may also "prequalify" your
home for a certain type of Orphan. This will allow
us to expedite the matching process while still helping
an Orphan. Please follow the steps outlined below:
Complete and send appropriate application (see top
of this page). Applications are available in a pdf
format that you can print, complete and mail.
applicable, include the name(s) of Orphan(s) you
are interested in on your application. Please note;
BlueMoon can not make any guarantee that a particular
orphan is a match for your family.
with us to arrange for the home visit, which must be
set up at the convenience of both the adoptive home
and our volunteers. Please be patient as the volunteers
all have families and jobs in addition to their rescue
work, and we often have several applicants we are already
sure you are seriously interested in continuing the
adoption process. We will arrange the visit with the
pet after the application and home check clear you for
approval. When the process gets to the point of visiting
the pet in our private foster homes, we are asking volunteers
to take their time to open their homes to prospective
and check the web site frequently as pets in our program
are quickly adopted after home approval. We usually
have many pets wanting to come into the program and
many applicants waiting for them. It is a good idea
to go ahead and submit the application and have the
home check done even if you do not see the orphan you
would like to adopt yet. The right pet for you could
come into the program any day.
adoption process may seem to take a bit longer than many anxious
homes would prefer, but we do private adoptions only, for
the best match of our orphans and families: this does take
time, patience, and hard work. The results are almost
always to the advantage of both the orphan and family for
a lifetime of companionship and devotion. Please understand
that we do not become involved in time-consuming discussions
about our orphans unless families are serious about adopting
a lifelong family member.
Home Visit and Adoption Finalization
representative will bring a pet with him or her
to see how the family and any resident pets interact;
where the orphan will sleep and ask questions about
where the orphan will be housed when the family
is away. We will inquire about feeding, grooming,
exercise, veterinary care, etc. ALL family
members MUST be present and participate
in the home visit process.
the adoption team thinks this would be a good home
- the family will visit the orphan in the foster
home, or the volunteers will bring the orphan to
the adopter's home to see if this will be a good
match with the family and other pets. If so, the
day of adoption, the new owner signs a final
adoption agreement and pays a non refundable adoption
fee of $375.00 for all dogs up to 5 years old; $275
for dogs 6 years and over. The $25.00 application
fee will be applied to the adoption fee.
the time of adoption the family is given a copy of medical
records, a pet information sheet (current food, favorite
toys, likes/dislikes, etc.), and signs the legally
binding adoption agreement.
The adoption fee is collected which goes directly to cover
admitting, transporting and preparing our orphans for
adoption. Any additional donations are always appreciated
and accepted via our donation
page; however only the adoption fee is required.