WHAT IS THE ADOPTION PROCESS?
Submit an Adoption Application
72 hour processing time
Application Status - Approved or Denied
We will reach out to you when you are approved
Meet and Greet with the Pet
We prefer for this to take place in the potential adopter’s home, if not we meet in public places
Schedule the Adoption Day
We never do on site adoptions
Sign the Adoption Contract
Pay the Adoption Fee
Check or PayPal is preferred but credit card is also accepted
PayPal can be sent to: email@example.com
Checks can be made out to:
Infinity Farms Animal Sanctuary and Rescue 2740 Washington Drive, Norman, OK 73069
Take your new Family Member Home
Adoption fee is only refundable within 24 hours
If the animal is no longer wanted, as stated on the contract the animal MUST be returned to Infinity Farms (NEVER rehomed or taken to the shelter)
Under NO circumstances can you bring your dog to the shelter or rehome the animal on your own, he or she must be returned back to the rescue! Once the animal is no longer in your care or your home, as stated on the contract, the animal MUST be returned back to the rescue.
If needed we can recommend trainers, veterinarians, food, advice, etc
Please keep in touch and send pictures
WHAT ARE THE ADOPTION FEES?
Puppies (under 1 year old) are $300
Dogs (over 1 year old) are $200
Kittens (under 1 year old) are $115
Cats (over 1 year old) are $100
Small Animals are $110
CAN I GET A DISCOUNT?
We do not offer discounts under any circumstances. As a 501c3 nonprofit animal rescue, we lose money every month trying to help animals and save lives. We cannot afford to give discounts whatsoever, otherwise, we wouldn’t be able to continue to save lives
WHAT IF I AM FOSTERING AND I WANT TO ADOPT MY FOSTER?
Foster families have first right to adopt their foster
Fees are not waived or discounted for fosters (As a 501c3 nonprofit animal rescue, we lose money every month trying to help animals and save lives. We cannot afford to give discounts whatsoever, otherwise, we wouldn’t be able to continue to save lives)
WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE ADOPTION FEE?
All dogs and puppies are spayed/neutered, up to date on age appropriate vaccines (Rabies, DHPP, Bordatella), heartworm tested, dewormed, microchipped and started on their first round of monthly heartworm prevention.
All cats and kittens are spayed/neutered, up to date on age appropriate vaccines (Rabies, FVRCP after 4 months old, FIV), heartworm tested, dewormed and microchipped.
CAN ANIMALS BE PUT ON HOLD / WHAT IF I WANT TO ADOPT A PARTICULAR ANIMAL BUT I HAVE TO WAIT SOME TIME BEFORE SO?
Yes for pre-adoption
This means that the animal is not completely ready to be adopted (for reasons such as; not medically up to date, in training, getting over a sickness, needs more socialization, too young, etc).
If this is falls in to any of the above categories and a team member from Infinity Farms confirms the animal is available for pre-adoption then you can pre-adopt. This means you become approved after filling out the application, meet and greet and submit a non-refundable deposit in full. Once these steps are completed the animal will be adopted by you once he or she is ready.
If you are unable to adopt at the time the animal is ready then your situation will apply to the below, and the animal will be potentially “on hold” depending on the below factors.
Depends on the circumstances when putting an animal on hold
If this is for another animal who is ready to be adopted currently but for some reason you are unable to adopt but can in a known upcoming time frame this will depend on if the foster parent is willing to foster the animal for the amount of time you need. If the foster parent agrees, you will need to submit an adoption application, meet and greet and submit a non-refundable deposit in full for the animal to guarantee your hold. If you need additional time and the foster parent is unable to continue fostering the animal for that amount of time needed your deposit will be forfeited to the rescue as a donation (which is tax deductible while adoptions are not) and the animal will be available to the public again. If the animal is still available when you are ready to adopt then the deposit will no longer be a donation but will serve as the animal’s adoption fee.
Why are deposits required? This is for the animal’s sake. Many times in the past people have chosen to foster to adopt animals and during that time period the animal lost opportunities to find other good homes. Sometimes they have been puppies and once the foster to adopt decided they didn’t want to adopt, the puppy was now larger and now as “desirable” to others. Either way, it is unfair to hold on to adoptable animals while they miss out on other wonderful forever homes. Our board has instated this policy, for which there is no lenience. Deposits are ONLY refunded back if the animal passes away, or for some reason is no longer available due to highly unlikely unforeseen circumstances. Please be aware if your deposit is forfeited to the rescue it will be considered a donation which is tax deductible. If the deposit became an adoption, the fee would not be tax deductible.
ARE ADOPTIONS TAX DEDUCTIBLE?
No, they are not. Only donations for which you do not receive any type of physical goods from the rescue direct are not tax deductible. Adoptions require a fee which results in a transaction of an animal for moneys, therefore, this is not considered a donation.
If you were told otherwise from another rescue, rest assured the information above is correct. This is a common misconception. Adoptions are never tax deductible. If you decide to donate in addition to your adoption, then the donation part would be tax deductible, but again, the adoption portion would not be.