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Frequently Asked Questions About Adoption

1. Where are you located?

No Kill Louisville does not have a facility or shelter. We are a foster based rescue that depends on volunteers in the community to care for our adoptables until they find their forever homes.

2. How can I see your adoptables?

All of our adoptables can be seen on our website HERE. You can also see adoptables as they come in on our Facebook Page.

Between events, we can arrange private meet and greets with our adoptables and approved adopters. Please email us at ADOPT@NOKILL-LOUISVILLE.COM after you've completed an application, if you're interested in a particular adoptable.

3. What is your adoption process?

The first step in the adoption process is to fill out an application. Please fill it out in its entirety and tell us as much about yourself as possible. The more info we get, the better we can match you with the right animal. We do reference checks with personal references (NOT RELATED TO APPLICANT), and vet references for currently or previously owned pets. We then do a home visit, usually the same time as the meet and greet.  

4. I want to mail/fax my application. How do I do that?

Since we do not have a facility or shelter, we do not have a way to mail or fax your application to us. Applications must be completed online.

5. What is your adoption fee?

Adoption fees range from $50 to $200 depending on the age of the animal and/or how long they've been in foster care. Adoption fees are non-negotiable. If you have questions about an adoption fee for a specific animal, please email us at ADOPT@NOKILL-LOUISVILLE.COM

6. What does your adoption fee include?

All of our adoptables are spayed/neutered (age appropriate), micro-chipped, vaccinated with Rabies (age appropriate), DHPP (dogs), FVRCP (cats), Heart-worm Test (dogs), FELUK/FIV Combo Test (cats), and Bordetella (kennel cough for dogs). Our adoptables are also dewomed and kept current on all flea and/or heartworm preventatives. If we know about an illness or injury when we rescue the animal, we do out best to take care of those vet costs before the animal is officially available for adoption. Any illness or injury we are not aware of prior to adoption or that arises after adoption, are solely the responsibility of the adopter. For puppies to young to receive all their shots, we give at least one round of DHPP. The adopter is responsible for covering the cost of all other booster shots after the adoption. ALL ADOPTIONS ALSO INCLUDE 30 DAYS OF HEALTH INSURANCE FOR THE ANIMAL PROVIDED BY PETFIRST.

7. I sent in my application, now what?

Once your application has been received, you will emailed a confirmation email. All of our staff are volunteers with full time jobs so we ask that you give us up to 5 business days (Mon-Fri, excluding holidays) to process your application. Please notify your references that we will be contacting them so they can look out for our email or phone call. We will also connect you to a volunteer to do your home visit. If you have not received a confirmation email within 48 business hours, please send us an email at ADOPT@NOKILL-LOUISVILLE.COM

8. I sent in my application, my references were checked, but I never heard from you. What gives?

Because we are all volunteers, we do our best to get back to everyone quickly. However, this is not always possible. 

If you're wondering the status of your application, please feel free to send us an email!

9. I want to adopt, but I'm going out of town. Can you hold the animal for me?

Unfortunately, we cannot. Since our adoptables are kept in foster homes, keeping one for an extended period of time means we cannot rescue another dog. If you're going out of town, you may want to wait until you're back or figure out what you can do with your pet while you're away. We can recommend some dog sitters or pet suites/boarding.

10. I like an animal on your site, but I was told he/she is no longer available. What gives?

We try and keep our listings up to date as to prevent any confusion. Sometimes we doesn't get the listing down in time. Please bear in mind, if we get multiple applications for one animal, we may not be able to reach out to everyone and let them know the animal has been adopted. We try our best but we're human and things get missed. Always feel free to reach out to us to find out about the animal you're interested in adopting.

11. I want to call you! Where can I call?

Since we all have full time jobs and have more than one rescuer, it really isn't possible to get us on the phone. We are readily available by email and do our best to get back to everyone in a timely manner, so email is the best way to reach us!

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