All adoption decisions are based on what we feel is in the best interest for each dog. We reserve the right to decline any application if we feel the dogs health, safety or wellbeing may be at risk. How We Determine What Breed a Dog is - Quite simply, we really don't. Our dogs, most commonly, are magnificent mutts. The breed listed is always a "mix" and is completely based on a guess of one person (usually shelter staff). There can be endless varying opinions as to what a dog is really mixed with. For example, a dog may be marked as a lab mix and if you get a DNA test done, there may not be any lab in the dog at all. The reality is, if it's important to you to have a certain breed (or it is important that your dog NOT have certain breeds in its makeup), try a breed-specific rescue group. If breed is not a concern when choosing a fit for your family, try to focus on traits that make a difference in daily life such as personality/temperament, size, health, activity level and age. When it comes to choosing a rescue dog, they most often are very watered down mutts and should not be judged based on any specific breed stereotypes. Please remember before you commit that WE CAN NOT/DO NOT REPRESENT THAT WE REALLY KNOW WHAT BREED/MIX A DOG MAY BE.
Application Review Process - Once we receive your application, we will review it to see if you meet our adoption criteria.
If you have pets that are not properly vaccinated, we will decline your application. This includes cats that are kept indoors at all times.
If you have pets that are not spayed/neutered, we will decline your application.
If you listed a vet reference, we will call your vet to verify your information.
If you do not have a vet reference, we require 2 non-family, personal references.
If you application is accepted, we will do a home visit. If the home visit is not acceptable, you may be denied or given the opportunity to correct any issues.
All applicants must be 23 years of age or older.
We often receive several applications for the same dog. We do not base our decision on the order in which the applications were received. We review each application and make our decision based on what we feel is the best fit for each dog. We reserve the right to decline any application that is not in the dog's best interest.
Adoption Agreement - After your application has been approved and you have chosen your new family member, you will be required sign an adoption agreement before we can finalize your adoption.
Adoption Fees - All adoptions are $300 which can be paid via cash or check at the time of adoption. THE ADOPTION FEE IS NON-REFUNDABLE.
About the Adoption Fees - The Adoption fee is a NONREFUNDABLE fee given to The Maggie Society so that we may continue our mission of saving dogs. If the time comes that an adopter can no longer care for the dog, it is understood that NO REFUND of adoption fees will be given and that the dog must be returned to The Maggie Society.
Adoption Day - When you come to pick up your dog, all adoption paperwork will be signed. You will be required to bring payment at that time. Please also note that you must come with a collar, pet-id tag with your name and contact information on it, and a leash (British Lead type leashes are preferred).
Generally, an adopter must live within 100 miles of Wilson, NC to be approved. Please contact us if you have any questions.
NOTE: PLEASE DO NOT PAY ADOPTION FEE UNTIL THE ADOPTION COORDINATOR CONTACTS YOU AND TELLS YOU HOW TO PROCEED!