We decided to adopt again after one of my furkids crossed the rainbow bridge. I came across "Redd" on PetFinder and that brought me to this rescue.
My first contact was over the phone as I had an issue with not being able to access the application on my computer. They were very responsive and within just a couple hours they had me set up so I could complete the application. Once the application was completed they again were very quick at checking my references and letting me know that we could proceed forward with meeting Redd.
I was contacted by Redd's foster mom who set up a time for me to bring my dogs and my family to meet Redd. After that initial meet and greet, Redd's foster mom brought Redd to our home to see if everything was in order as I had stated and to see how my dogs reacted to Redd being on their "turf". From here it was just a matter of meeting at their vet for a final check up for Redd, which I thought was most impressive, and to sign the adoption papers and bring Redd home forever.
Yes, it took about two weeks for all this to happen, but in the long run it is in everyone's best interest. The adoptive family learns how the adoptive dog will react to animals already in the home, we get pertinent medical information that is available at the time of adoption, you get to be present with their vet at the adoption to ask questions and get medical records since coming into the rescue. The rescue has the peace of mind that they took every reasonable step to insure a "forever" home to a dog who suffered loss and that never needs to be repeated. How can anyone deny a once abandoned, abused or neglected dog that!
It has only been about 2 months since Redd became part of our family, but he has adjusted well and settled right in with no major issues. He has been a wonderful addition who has totally stolen all our hearts. It seems like he has been here forever already! This is his forever home and I think he knew that very quickly. He is a bundle of energy that loves to chase birds, hunt bugs, playing fetch and chase his older fur sister. When he isn't doing those things, he is on a lap. He is a definite love bug and can't get enough snuggles, which is just fine with his family, 2 legged and 4 legged. Haha.
Redd's foster mom was most helpful and she (and her husband) absolutely adored Redd in the short time he was with them. I can't say enough good about the foster parents. They are the driving force behind the success of this rescue (in my opinion!).
I have adopted from several rescues and while they all do what they think is best for the dog in need, I felt DITR went above due to their responsiveness, the awesome foster parents who are very interactive in finding the best home, and the final vet visit upon adoption. You guys ROCK!
Thank you Diamonds In The Rough for helping bring REDD to his forever family!!!
I have a unique perspective because I both foster for, and have adopted from DITR. From a foster perspective, they are nothing short of angels. Every person I have met and become good friends with truly cares about the welfare of our dogs. So much time and passion is put into this organization and it shows. From an adopter point of view, they are also top notch. We got Lenny when he was 6 weeks old and within the first month we knew we could not let him go. (We still foster others though). The adoption process with DITR is extremely thorough. This insures that the dog will truly be in it's furever home and it's the right fit for everyone, even the adoptee's other pets. A final vet visit is always done and there is a lot of communication along the way. I am so proud to be a part of this organization, from both sides.
Diamonds in the ruff canine rescue has been saint haven for there Foster Dogs. I have seen and asked
many questions regarding there adoption process.
I was very impressed with how strict they were on there application. and they did not bend any rules for anyone
regardless. The Dogs are fostered in the volunteers foster homes and while there in foster care it's seems to me every dog is well trained by the time it finds a forever home. I have been following this group for a while and I can't say enough about it. I thought about becoming a volunteer but I'm not sure I can hold up to the training as good as the fosters Clan. Some of these dog's came to Diamonds in the ruff pretty broken and by the time they found homes they were very happy and healthy and what ever issue he or she had were worked out. That's a devoted Dog Rescue. It makes my heart Happy.........