Our Adoption Process
By completing the relevant Application Form with as much information as possible this allows us to match the animal's individual needs and personality to a prospective family. Factors that we take into account include the potential new owner's lifestyle, living environment and attitudes to pet ownership. It is never a case of "first in best dressed". Many of our animals receive a high volume of applications and due to our limited resources, all correspondence is via email. If an application is short listed, the potential new owner will be invited to attend a Meet & Greet which is generally held at Pets Domain Bendigo. If the meeting is a success the pet can be adopted on the day. It is important to note that Happy Paws Animal Rescue is not a shelter and our animals are shown by prior appointment only. All adoptions are subject to a seven day trial period. If for any reason the adoption is not working out the animal must be returned for a refund (if returned within three days of adoption a 75% refund applies, if returned within 4-7 days a 50% refund applies). We understand that things don't always go to plan. If for any reason, regardless of how much time has lapsed, we guarantee to take the animal back (without refund).