Thank you for choosing to adopt!
Our Adoption Philosophy:
At Father John’s Animal House we encourage a strong animal-human bond, seek to match our animals with adopters that will be committed to providing for their new companion for the duration of their lifetime, and understand that each animal will have specific physical, emotional, and behavioral needs.
Pet ownership is a serious responsibility that should not be taken lightly.
Please take a minute to familiarize yourself with the below information:
1.) We prioritize adopters who have made appointments with us, however we accept walk-ins if time allows. The best way to ensure our team will be able to work with you the day you come in, is to fill out our adoption questionnaire and secure an appointment by responding to the email you will receive after filling out the questionnaire or by calling us at (973) 300-5909.
2.) We make no guarantee a specific animal will still be available for adoption at the time of your appointment. Please know that our mission is to send otherwise homeless animals into new homes. We will reluctantly prevent this from happening to accommodate an adopter. We recommend emailing us the morning of your approintment to ensure the animal you're interested in is still available, if you were interested in one particular animal.
3.) Click HERE for a downloadable version of our adoption contract. THIS IS NOT THE QUESTIONNAIRE - PLEASE FILL THAT OUT BELOW. We recommend familiarizing yourself with this contract prior to choosing to adopt through our organization, as this is the document you will sign at the time of adoption.
4.) We carefully screen our adoptive families so that the right animal will be matched to the right family. To make the transition easier, an introduction will be set up on the neutral territory of the shelter for any existing family dogs to meet the potential adoptee.
5.) After filling out your questionnaire, take the time to familiarize yourself with the "Rule of 3" Adjustment Time, How to Transition a New Cat/Dog into your Home, Poisonous Plants to be Aware of, How Kids Should Interact with Dogs and How Kids Should NOT Interact with Dogs.