COVID-19 SHELTER POLICIES IN PLACE
We require a completed and approved application before adoption. Even if you are thinking this might not quite be the right time to add a furry friend to your family, it’s never too early to complete an application. Once you are approved you remain in our approved file for any new dogs we get in the future. Click on any adoptable dog to complete the online application. Once we have your application we will process it and be in touch to arrange a time to see a dog. All available dogs are on our site. https://www.newpawsibilities.com/adoptable-dogs/
All dogs are deleted as soon as they are adopted so always check first to make sure they are still available. Going to the website will likely give you faster answers than calling because we have a skeleton staff right now and will be returning phones as we can. Here is the direct link to the site.
To do this and keep everyone safe we will have some subtle changes implemented today. People will be seen on a first come first serve basis. There will be a sign-in sheet and we will announce our hours for the days we have dogs.
1. We have always adhered to industry standards with a rigorous cleaning schedule and we will continue to grow in those standards as needed to maintain a high standard of cleaning in our welcome center and the meet and greet rooms. These rooms offer privacy and time to spend with a potential adoptee.
2. When you come to visit we used to offer you the computer screens to look at dogs and read bios. That is no longer possible. Instead, we ask that you do that at home or on your phone so that when you come in you already have an idea of the dogs you might like to see. You can also tell us a little about yourself, your lifestyle, and the size and type of dog of interest and let the staff choose which dogs might work for you.
3. When you arrive you’ll be able to meet dogs in a private visitation room just as you always do. We will have an iPad that will be wiped down after each use. You may request if it’s available but since we have multiple rooms your phone is still the best bet for now.
4. We are trying to minimize the number of persons in contact with each other so if there are no rooms available we are asking people to stay in the car until a room is free and our staff has wiped down the doorknob, iPad, the bags or canisters of dog treats, and other surfaces.
5. There are antibiotic wipes at each door and in every room and the staff will be wiping down doorknobs and communally used items.
6. Our staff will limit their contact with guests and that includes no handshakes and remaining at the door to maintain the recommended safe distance.
7. If you are sick (coughing or in other ways appearing sick) you will be asked to come back when you are feeling better. We are trying to protect everyone.
8. If you are wearing a mask please remove the mask before meeting any dog in the visitation room. This is so that you will be able to create a rapport with the dogs because they need to see your entire face.
These precautions are in place so that we can continue rescuing dogs and completing families and we are doing everything to maintain safety.
Thank you for understanding and for your patience with our staff and any delays. Believe me, your new dog will be worth it!