Furry Friends Network is an all volunteer animal adoption organization dedicated to the welfare of animals. Our goal is not only to place orphaned animals in forever homes but also to promote responsible pet ownership and reduce the pet overpopulation crisis.
Consistent with our philosophy, we have a few basic requirements.
We expect ALL four legged members of your household to enjoy the safety of living as indoor pets and experience appropriate daily exercise. Please read our DOG EXERCISE NEEDS article. We also require that no dog will be alone for more than 8 hours TOTAL per work day without a mid-day exercise break. In addition, we ask that pets never be allowed outside unattended.
Interested in adopting a puppy? Puppies take loads of time, attention and training. In addition, we require that puppies under 6 months of age will not be alone for more than 4 hours TOTAL in an 8 hour day.
We expect ALL four legged members of your household to be spayed or neutered. Please read BENEFITS OF SPAY/NEUTER.
We expect ALL four legged members of your household to receive annual veterinary care to ensure wellness and currency of vaccines, that canine members receive flea/tick and heartworm preventatives, and that feline members have been tested for Feline Aids and Feline Leukemia. Read about FIV and FeLV. Canine heartworm disease is a serious and potentially fatal condition. As such, we require canines receive monthly heartworm preventative. Read more about HEARTWORM DISEASE.
We ask that you become educated on the pet food controversy and select a nutritiously balanced food since your four legged family members will eat this each and every day of their lives. Please read our BETTER BEHAVIOR THROUGH THE FOOD DISH article.
As part of our adoption agreement, we require that you and your adopted canine attend a minimum of one basic obedience class after adoption. As part of our adoption agreement, we require that you and your adopted canine attend a minimum of one group basic obedience course within 4 months of adoption. If adopting a puppy under 4 months old, we also require a group puppy socialization course be started immediately upon adoption. Please read our TRAINING ESSENTIALS article.
Furry Friends Network believes our adoption requirements are the BASIC elements every animal should have to live a long, happy and healthy life. If you are unable or unwilling to care for your animal according to these basic requirements, we ask that you respect our animal care philosophy and apply elsewhere. There are thousands of shelters and rescues, all operate according to their own set of animal care expectations and requirements.