Frequently asked questions

Adoption Questions

How do I adopt from Mikey's Chance?


To adopt a dog from MCCR, the first step is to fillout our application. Important information to keep in mind before filling out our application: *Filling out this application does not guarantee that the dog you choose will be available. *Completion of this application does not guarantee adoption of a Mikey’s Chance Canine Rescue animal. *We carefully review each application and place dogs based on a variety of criteria. *Ultimately, we will always act in the best interest of the dog. *We will conduct a background check on each adult living in the home. *We will contact your vet. *Mikey’s Chance also conducts home-checks to assure the best possible placement of all our rescue animals.




What requirements are there for me to adopt?


It is our policy to only adopt to homes where the current pets: Are up to date on vaccinations; Have been either spayed or neutered; and Have received routine veterinary care. Fully fenced and secure yards are required for our large and/or highly active dogs. (Note: we do not approve invisible fencing) We do not adopt out to homes with children under 5-years-old. Applications that do not meet these policies shall be denied.




Have your dogs been vetted?


When adopted out all of our dogs will be fully vaccinated, microchipped, and spayed or neutered. While in our care, our dogs will receive the vet care they need. This includes medication, surgeries, x-rays, and more.




Why don't you approve of invisible fencing?


We have several reasons why we don't approve of invisible fencing, part being that we don't want any of our dogs to wear shock collars, but there are other, big safety issues as well. CLICK HERE for a good article on why not to use invisible fencing.





Miscellaneous

What should I do if I found a stray or lost dog?


When you have found a stray dog the first thing you need to do is contact that areas local animal control, whether or not you plan to keep them while looking for the owner. If releasing to animal control, you need to do this within 72 hours of finding the dog. They will ask details about the dog and where it was found. This information is important because if someone calls or comes in looking for a dog matching the description, it will make it easier to reunite them. If you plan to hang on to them while looking for the owner you need to make a decent effort to find the owners, this includes, but is not limited to: post to lost & found pages on social media, posting signs in the area you found the dog, putting an ad in local papers (most do not charge a fee for a found dog ad). In the state of Washington you are required to make an effort to find the dog and if you are unsuccessful you can become the legal owners or rehome the dog after 30 days.




How do I surrender a dog to you?


We will need you to give us as much information as possible. Please be aware our space is VERY limited. We do not have a shelter location so all of our dogs are in private foster homes, we need to make sure your dog will fit with an open foster family. If you need to rehome your dog you will need to fill out an Owner Surrender Request. Please note, filling out this form does NOT guarantee we will be able to take you dog, we will let you know if we are able to help.




How can I help?


We have many oppurtunities to help out with Mikey's Chance Canine Rescue. Volunteering, fostering, fundraising, donating, and more. Please check out our different pages to find out more, or email us!




How do I become a foster?


Interested in becoming a foster with Mikey’s Chance? Basic Requirements:

  • You must be 21 years or older
  • You must complete a foster application
  • You agree to a home visit prior to any foster dog placement.
  • You must have a stable residence, where everyone living there is in agreement to have a dog. This includes written landlord approval.
  • You must agree to bring the dog to an adoption event at least once a month. Please check our events page for a listing of upcoming events.
  • You must join our Facebook Quick Foster Contacts page.
  • You must allow a Mikey’s Chance Foster Program Manager pair you with a dog in need. They will take into consideration the dog you request.
  • You must be able to transport your foster dog to scheduled medical appointments, adoption events, and/or training classes.





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