•All of our dogs are in foster homes; therefore it is not possible to visit all of them at one time.
•You must be 18 years of age to adopt
•An adoption application must be completed on our website chihuahuarescuemidwest.org before you will be contacted about the possible adoption of any dog. If the adoption application is not completed in its entirety it will not be approved and no contact will be made.
•All general questions will be responded to via email
•Please understand that all our representatives are volunteers and may not be able to get in touch with you immediately. Please allow up to three (3) days for us to get in contact with you.
oPlease contact your Veterinarian and give them permission to release information to us.
•All dogs and cats in the home must be spayed or neutered, up to date on vaccinations and have annual visits with their Veterinarian.
•After initial approval of your application a representative will contact you for a phone interview.
•After the phone interview we will schedule a home visit.
o A home visit is required of all adoptions.
oDuring the home visit all people residing at the residence must be present.
oYou must allow the representative into all areas of the property. This includes all bedrooms, the basement and any outdoor buildings. If there are any areas our representative are not allowed access to the application will be denied.
oPlease note it is not always possible to bring the dog with us on a home visit.
•After the home visit, phone interview and application has been approved, if you have not met the dog, we will make an appointment with our foster home for you to meet the dog
•. If all goes well we will then complete the adoption process.
•We DO NOT fly or transport our dogs. We do not adopt out of the St Louis Mo. area (50/75 mile radius).
•Everything we do is in the best interest of our dogs; They are our number one priority. There will be no exceptions to our adoption guidelines. We will only adopt a dog to a home that is a good fit for that dog. Please understand we may not approve your application for one dog, but may approve it for another.
We reserve the right to deny any application at any point in the adoption process.
The adoption fees for each dog can vary and is based on the accumulated expenses