Long Distance Adoption Procedure
1. Call the shelter to make sure your dog is still there. Also inquire at this time if the dog is already altered to determine the fee structure you will use We now accept credit and debit cards at the Kennel to assist in adopting. There is a convience fee associated with this procedure. Please call 419-334-2372 or e-mail email@example.com for more information.
2. Please Email the Name, Address, and Phone Number of Adopter, name and/or description of dog you wish to adopt, and whether the dog is already altered or not to:
3. Sandy Morton will pay the shelter for the dog(s) you wish to rescue
- AFTER she receives your payment to her Pay-pal Account, and after you have made arrangements for boarding the dog at Paw Patch until you can pick up / transport.
- You MUST call Paw Patch Vet Clinic to arrange for boarding. 419-547-9403
- You can also arrange for other optional vet needs, such as heart-worm test, pain medication, etc. at that time.
- Sandy will take your Adoption Fee to the shelter, and she will fill out Adoption Paperwork.
- The shelter will then transport your rescued dog to Paw Patch.
Spay/neuter requirements can be waived for 501C's that wish to complete vet work themselves by sending, via email, a copy of their certification. Also, a Veterinarian Certification of spay/neuter must be submitted ASAP after the dog is altered. Opting to complete veterinarian work does not alter fee schedule.
For specific "Long Distance Adoption Fee Schedule" please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. Available in "Word" or PDF format. Please specify.
Please keep in mind "Dog Pounds" were primarily instituted to control dog populations. Adoptions and adoption rates are an aspect that has just--in the past few years--become a major priority to citizens. All adoptions are time consuming, and this option is only available due to the concern and time donated by Mrs. Morton, Dr. Hirt, and the creator of the program: Barb McGrady of the SPA. Many dogs have been saved through this program, and the people deserve our greatest gratitude.
If you wish to file a formal complaint about a dog, be prepared to give our office the most information that you can. Please keep in mind, all of our work here is public knowledge. We cannot keep your name anonymous unless you can demonstrate a clear threat to your safety.
We cannot accept dog complaints by email. If you have a complaint please call our office at 419-334-2372.
We need your name and address and as much information about the dog owner as possible. The more information (name, address, type of offense) that you can give the better we can do our job. We do not handle barking dogs, cats, or wildlife.
We have to see a violation to issue a citation, UNLESS you wish to sign a sworn statement. Keep in mind false statements can be prosecuted as perjury.
Due to budget constraints regarding overtime and staff limitations the dog warden's office does not respond to after hours complaints except in the case of emergency dog bites. Resolution 2008-27 Section 2.