How Adoptive Homes Are Selected

To adopt a Tibetan Spaniel from TSCA Rescue, the first step is to file a Prospective Adopter Questionnaire. You may submit the form when you are first added to the prospective adopter database (the “waiting list”), and we will keep it on file. Or, you may submit it later when you see a Tibbie that you want to adopt. It’s better to submit the Questionnaire in advance—having it already on file would speed up the process of applying when you see a Tibbie you want to adopt.

Harriet the California girl

California Girl

TSCA Rescue selects the forever home that’s the best match for each individual Tibbie in terms of family and lifestyle. To select the best match, we review answers on the Questionnaire, check veterinary and personal references and conduct a home visit. (We may conduct home visits in person or by video.) The home visit is a Tibbie-specific safety check. The Rescue Coordinator will ask to see the interior and exterior of the home including, for example, all exit doors and fencing. The Coordinator will focus on hazards to a Tibbie’s safety and discuss any concerns with the applicant.

We select the best home regardless where the Tibbie is and where the adoptive home is. Generally, the adopter is responsible for transporting the Tibbie to his/her home. When notifying the adopter of his/her selection, the Coordinator will discuss transport arrangements.

If you are selected as an adopter, the Coordinator will send you an adoption packet that includes all documents (such as veterinary records and microchip info) and other information about your Tibbie that we have accrued. If a foster home temporarily cared for the Tibbie, the packet will include feedback from the foster family. Finally, the packet will include educational materials that we send to all adopters as well as other materials that we believe may help you and your adopted Tibbie.

Adoption Agreement

If you are selected to adopt a Tibbie from TSCA Rescue, you must submit an Adoption Placement Agreement. The purpose of the Agreement is to ensure that the Tibbie receives the care it needs and is protected from homelessness for the rest of its life. TSCA Rescue’s commitment to you and your Tibbie is for the life of the Tibbie.

Tibbie Eyes

Tibbie Eyes

As part of the Agreement, the Trust generally asks for a donation. The donation helps to fund our program by partly covering the expenses we incur to get rescue Tibbies ready for adoption, such as the Veterinary Protocol. The customary adoption donation is $250, but it may be less depending on factors such as the age of the dog and any special needs it may have. The Coordinator will discuss the donation when notifying the adopter of his/her selection.