- Contact me via text message, e-mail, or fill out the contact form on the Contact Me page. - Let me know which animals you are applying for (rats, mice, ASFs, or degus), and I will send you the corresponding application. - Once you have filled out the application, sent in the required pictures, and I have reviewed your information, you will either be approved or denied for adoption. - After being fully approved, you will be added to a waiting list for the species you are interested in. Once I have animals available, I will message those on my list in the order I have listed. For example, if Jane and Joe message me about adopting, but Joe is fully approved first, Joe will go on the list before Jane. Spots will be limited and will be filled on a first come, first serve basis. The only exceptions are for approved breeders and past adopters. If a breeder is approved, they will be placed at the top of the contact list. Past adopters will then be placed at the top, or under any approved breeders. New adopters will be listed after. - Once animals are available, I will schedule a time and date that I will contact you. You will be informed of this a week in advance as well as a heads up the day before. Reservation times will be scheduled 20 minutes apart. If you do not message me back within your time frame, I will move on to the next on the list. You will have to wait until I am finished with the rest of my reservations before I can come back around to you if there are still animals available. Please make sure you message me back with ample time to finish your reservations. - Deposits may not be sent in until I confirm you are able to reserve those animals. - Approved breeders will be contacted before those on the wait list. This does not happen often, but when I do have breeders wanting rats from me, they will have first pick, after I have chosen my own keepers. - Once you have made your selection, and sent in the adoption fees, we will then set up a pick-up time and date. - If there are animals left after those on the list have made their selections, I will then post them publicly for those interested in adopting. If you are not fully approved at that point, but are interested in adopting, you will have to complete the corresponding application to become approved.
This method for adoptions is a hybrid of what I've tried in the past, so I am hoping this makes it a more smooth experience overall. It will also help me keep track of those approved to adopt and who I've been in contact with. There is only one of me, and many adopters I speak with on a daily basis, so keeping track can be tricky at times. If you have any questions about my adoption process, or if something isn't clear, please don't hesitate to ask me any questions!
I have the right to deny any applicant that wishes to adopt from me during any point leading up to the official adoption. If at any time I do not feel you are a good fit for the animals I breed, I will inform you as to why. I am willing to help educate potential adopters on the proper care for their animals, but if I feel that care will not stay consistent, or you are not willing to work with the recommended supplies, you will not be approved for adoption. I take this very seriously. Breeding is a side hobby of mine, not to make a profit or quick sale. I take the time to find fitting adopters for the animals I work hard to produce and care for, even if that means I have the animals longer than expected. Filling out the application is REQUIRED for potential adoption. Refusing to fill it out means you will not be adopting from me.