Meet and Greet
Once an adoption application has been approved, the foster parent will be notified and they will contact the interested adopter to schedule a meet and greet. Meet and greets need to be scheduled in a timely manner. If a meet and greet is unable to be scheduled by the adopter within a couple of days and the animal has other approved adopters, the next adopter in line will have the opportunity to meet the animal.
Meet and Greets allow the opportunity for potential adopters to meet the pet of interest. The majority of the time, it is strongly suggested to conduct meet and greets in the foster home. Although having new people around can alter the typical behavior of an animal, meeting in the foster home allows the greatest opportunity for the pets true personality to shine through. If a foster is not comfortable conducting a meet and greet within their home, a different location will be chosen by the individual fostering the animal of interest. Fosters have the deepest understanding of the pet they are caring for, and will decide upon a location that is in the best interest of the animal being seen.
For applicants with existing pets, it is possible to arrange for a current pet to meet a potential new family member. Simply express this while making arrangements for a meet and greet. Please be up front regarding this, as often times it will require specific considerations, and possibly dictate where the meet and greet location will be. It is important to keep in mind that the majority of fosters have personal pets of their own. Some pets do not do well around specific other types of animals, and being upfront allows the foster to make accommodations that will set up the pending meet and greet for success