WHERE IS YOUR SHELTER?
Planned Pethood is a foster-based rescue, meaning we do not have a shelter. All of our pets are placed in foster homes to provide the best environment for the animals. Fostering helps the cats and dogs transition from the environment they were found into their forever home more successfully. It also allows us to get a better grasp of their personalities and learn how they best interact with humans and other animals.
ARE ALL ANIMALS SPAYED AND NEUTERED?
ALL of our animals are spayed or neutered, up-to-date on age-appropriate vaccines, microchipped, and heartworm tested before being available for adoption. In addition, we offer low-cost spay and neuter opportunities and subsidies to make it affordable, sometimes free, for everyone to be able to get their companion animals spayed and neutered.
WHY DO I NEED TO SUBMIT AN APPLICATION BEFORE I CAN MEET A DOG OR CAT?
We ask that you complete an adoption application before you meet one of our dogs because we only contact our foster families to set up a meet and greet after we've approved an application.
Looking to meet some of our available pets in person? Our Adoption Event Schedule is listed on our homepage.
WHAT HAPPENS AFTER I SUBMIT AN ADOPTION APPLICATION?
Once you have chosen the cat or dog you'd like to adopt, you can fill out an online adoption application right away. Your application will be reviewed by one of our volunteers, and you will be contacted either by phone or email to follow up on the status of your application.
Upon initial approval, the pet's foster family will contact you and make arrangements for you to meet the pet.
Our application process can take a couple of days, so we ask for your patience.
WHAT ARE YOUR ADOPTION FEES?
Kittens (under 6 months): $125
Puppies (under 6 months): $350
WHY ARE YOUR ADOPTION FEES SO HIGH?
All of the pets in our program are examined by our veterinarians. All of their medical issues are explored and addressed: they are brought up to date on age-appropriate vaccinations, spayed or neutered, heartworm tested, started on flea and heartworm preventatives, and microchipped before any adoption can be finalized. The costs for all of these things add up quickly, and we don’t deny any animal the care they need. Adoption fees do not even fully cover the additional daily expenses of food, toys, treats, puppy pads, crates, transportation, etc.
DO YOU EUTHANIZE ANIMALS WHO HAVE EXTRAVAGANT MEDICAL NEEDS?
Planned Pethood's policy is to treat all medical ailments, regardless of cost, unless the treating vet feels there is nothing more that can be done. We do not deny treatment to our animals because of the cost of treatment or the animal's age. When we take in a dog or cat, we take that commitment seriously.
WHERE DO THE ANIMALS COME FROM?
Planned Pethood makes it a priority to find homes for pets in our own backyard. We focus our efforts on dogs and cats in NW Ohio. This includes strays, shelters, puppy mill survivors, and owner surrenders.
HOW DO I BECOME A FOSTER?
The first step is to fill out a FOSTER APPLICATION. All our foster families are 100% volunteers, and we cover the cost of food, vet visits, and some accessories for the pet. All we ask is that you handle transportation to vet visits and adoption events. Transportation help is also available.
For more answers to questions about fostering, please visit our FOSTER INFORMATION PAGE.
HOW DO YOU PAY FOR ALL OF THIS?
With the help of your generous support. Please donate today!