When an application is received for a dog that is posted on our website, every applicant will receive a confirmation email. The application is sent to one of our Application Processors.  EVERY application regardless of who referred the applicant or who the applicant knows will be processed the exact same way.  We do check/verify all information that is on the application and do other checks to make sure that the information given is accurate and all information is given, nothing was omitted. 

If any application is not complete, it will slow down the process and may result in a denial.  If information has been omitted or we find information is incorrect on the application we may deny the application.

Once an application is approved, the applicant will be notified the application is approved BUT that does not guarantee that the applicant will get the dog which they applied for.  The foster home will review the application(s) that are approved and may call the applicant to help determine the best fit for the dog.  A phone call from our Adoption Coordinator to gather additional information may also occur.  A phone call does NOT guarantee a meet/greet or adoption of the dog.

We do not adopt out a dog to the first application that comes in, we adopt out our dogs to the best fit.  If the first application received and/or approved is a good fit for the dog then a meet and greet may be scheduled. However, that is not always the case and the 3rd, 4th sometimes 5th application received and/or approved may be the first applicant to meet the dog.   A meet with the dog is NOT a guarantee an adoption will occur.  The meeting of the dog is another part of the process and only if the dog, the family, the Adoption Coordinator and Foster home feels it is a perfect match will the dog be able to be adopted.  There are times we feel that the family should go home and “think it over.”  We do this to hopefully prevent anyone to impulse adopt.  It is very easy to feel sorry for a dog, want to help a dog but sometimes our hearts override our heads.  After we are given time (both applicant and MBR) we realize that it isn’t the best for all of those involved including the dog.

Our goal is to make sure that the dogs that have already been failed by humans are happy for the rest of their life.  Our process is for the dogs benefit and we do not play favoritism because of who you know or who you are.  It has nothing to do with the applicant but it has EVERYTHING to do with the dog. 

The application may feel lengthy, people may wonder why we ask all the questions we do and check into everything we check into.  Please understand that humans have already failed the dog once and we do the best we can to make sure that doesn’t happen again.  We appreciate if all that apply understand that even though they have a wonderful home, are a great pet owner, are amazing people and we approved their application, that they do not assume they are automatically getting the dog they were interested in. 

Just because the picture of a dog is attractive to you and the information on the dog’s profile seems to be a match does not mean it is.  We work extremely hard with every dog making sure that we set them up for success.  A lot of work and a lot of sacrifice is put into every dog by all the volunteers of MBR, especially the foster home.  We ask that those applying respect this and respect the fact we are 100% volunteer, we do not have any paid employees.  ALL money donated to the rescue or collected through adoption fee goes directly to the care of our dogs which includes vet care, supplies, administrative supplies, food, etc.