Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ'S

 

WHERE ARE YOU LOCATED?

Two Hearts Animal Rescue is a foster home based rescue. This means that we do not own a facility, but house our animals in volunteers' homes. We are based, however, in Warren County, NJ.

WHERE CAN I SEE YOUR AVAILABLE PETS?

You may view our available animals here. Please note, we do our best to keep our adoption site as up to date as possible. If you are looking for a particular size/age animal, but don't see it feel free to contact us and we can keep an eye out for you. 

IS THE DOG I’M INTERESTED HOUSEBROKEN, GOOD WITH KIDS, GOOD WITH OTHER DOGS, GOOD WITH CATS, ETC?

We try our best to provide all the information we know about a particular dog on the dog’s profile page. Each dog lives in with a foster family so they get a good sense of the personality and needs of the dog.

CAN I MEET THE DOG BEFORE I FILL OUT A PRE-ADOPTION APPLICATION?

Of course. The best thing to do is to contact us. We will be able to tell you if there is an upcoming adoption event that the dog will attend or we can arrange a meet & greet.

I REALLY HAVE TO HAVE A PARTICULAR DOG I SAW ON THE WEB SITE. IF I’M FIRST TO APPLY FOR THAT DOG, DO I GET HIM?

No. We do not place dogs on a first come, first served basis.  We will evaluate all interested potential homes based on the needs of the particular dog. Most of these dogs have been abandoned and neglected. We want the dog to find a “forever home” that is the best fit for that pet and family.

 We believe a dog’s foster family knows that dog’s temperament and personality best. As such, we value their insight weighs heavily in placement decisions.

I ADOPTED MY PET FROM YOU BUT AM HAVING TROUBLE WHAT DO I DO?

Let us know - the sooner the better! Small problems that start early-on become big problems as time passes. We have years of experience working with animals and probably dealt with your issue before. Let us help!

CAN YOU GUARANTEE THE BREED OF MY DOG?

Nope. Unfortunately, the inherent nature of dog rescue means, we cannot guarantee a dog's breed. Many dogs end up in shelters because they are strays. And many more are turned in by owners who don't know or don't share their pet's history. Even when we know the puppy's mom, we only know half of the mix. The best we can do is make an educated guess based on the dog's appearance and temperament.

WHAT IF I WANT TO ADOPT MY FOSTER DOG OR CAT?

We can understand your interest in giving your foster dog a permanent home. They are often incredibly affectionate and are easy to fall in love with. Part of learning to foster is also learning to separate and to be honest seeing a foster thrive in a new home is really the most rewarding part of the experience. As such, it is our policy that first time fosters are are not allowed to put in applications on their foster animals. If you are not a first time foster you may put in an application. At that point, situations will be evaluated on a case by case basis - our goal is to find the best home for each of the animals that come to our rescue. Understand, however, there is a point during the adoption process where we commit to our adopters that they will get a particular dog. If that point has been reached with your foster then it is too late to submit an application. 

WHAT IF I AM FOSTERING AND NEED TO GO OUT OF TOWN?

No problem! Just let us know as soon as possible so we can make arrangements for a temporary foster home. Since we are a small rescue as much notice as possible would be appreciated so we can find placement for your foster.

WHAT IF MY FOSTER ANIMAL NEEDS TO GO TO THE VET?

Contact us so we know what is going on. Two Hearts Animal Rescue will pay for any necessary vet services from one of our approved vet partners.

WHAT IF I WANT TO HELP, BUT CANNOT FOSTER?

There is ALWAYS plenty of other things to do! ​We always need help with:

  1. Transporters (from the shelter, to and from the vet, to and from adoption events, etc.)

  2. Adoption Event Organizers

  3. Fundraisers

  4. Administrative Helpers

  5. Donations!

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WHERE ARE YOU LOCATED?

Two Hearts Animal Rescue is a foster home based rescue. This means that we do not own a facility, but house our animals in volunteers' homes. We are based, however, in Warren County, NJ.

WHAT WOULD PREVENT ME FROM BEING APPROVED?

The majority of our adoption denials are due to lack of proper vetting of current pets. Also, decisions are based on your personal references and honestly answering all the questions on our application. This decision is also on a per dog basis. Sometimes we feel that an adopters home situation is not the right fit for the dog they're interested in at the time.

WHERE CAN I SEE YOUR AVAILABLE PETS?

You may view our available animals here. Please note, we do our best to keep our adoption site as up to date as possible. If you are looking for a particular size/age animal, but don't see it feel free to contact us and we can keep an eye out for you. 

IS THE DOG I’M INTERESTED HOUSEBROKEN, GOOD WITH KIDS, GOOD WITH OTHER DOGS, GOOD WITH CATS, ETC?

We try our best to provide all the information we know about a particular dog on the dog’s profile page. Each dog lives in with a foster family so they get a good sense of the personality and needs of the dog.

CAN I MEET THE DOG BEFORE I FILL OUT A PRE-ADOPTION APPLICATION?

Of course. The best thing to do is to contact us. We will be able to tell you if there is an upcoming adoption event that the dog will attend or we can arrange a meet & greet. Understand, however, that it is possible while you waiting that someone else has filled out an application for that dog. We always recommend filling out an application and getting approved if you are interested in a dog, an application is not a commitment to adopt that dog on either of our parts. 

I REALLY HAVE TO HAVE A PARTICULAR DOG I SAW ON THE WEB SITE. IF I’M FIRST TO APPLY FOR THAT DOG, DO I GET HIM?

No. We do not place dogs on a first come, first served basis.  We will evaluate all interested potential homes based on the needs of the particular dog. Most of these dogs have been abandoned and neglected. We want the dog to find a “forever home” that is the best fit for that pet and family.

 We believe a dog’s foster family knows that dog’s temperament and personality best. As such, we value their insight weighs heavily in placement decisions.

I ADOPTED MY PET FROM YOU BUT AM HAVING TROUBLE WHAT DO I DO?

Let us know - the sooner the better! Small problems that start early-on become big problems as time passes. We also always recommend contacting a professional trainer if you feel it is a major issue.

CAN YOU GUARANTEE THE BREED OF MY DOG?

Nope. Unfortunately, the inherent nature of dog rescue means, we cannot guarantee a dog's breed. Many dogs end up in shelters because they are strays. And many more are turned in by owners who don't know or don't share their pet's history. Even when we know the puppy's mom, we only know half of the mix. The best we can do is make an educated guess based on the dog's appearance and temperament.

WHAT IF I WANT TO ADOPT MY FOSTER DOG OR CAT?

We can understand your interest in giving your foster dog a permanent home. They are often incredibly affectionate and are easy to fall in love with. Part of learning to foster is also learning to separate and to be honest seeing a foster thrive in a new home is really the most rewarding part of the experience. As such, it is our policy that first time fosters are are not allowed to put in applications on their foster animals. If you are not a first time foster you may put in an application. At that point, situations will be evaluated on a case by case basis - our goal is to find the best home for each of the animals that come to our rescue. Understand, however, there is a point during the adoption process where we commit to our adopters that they will get a particular dog. If that point has been reached with your foster then it is too late to submit an application. 

WHAT IF I AM FOSTERING AND NEED TO GO OUT OF TOWN?

No problem! Just let us know as soon as possible so we can make arrangements for a temporary foster home. Since we are a small rescue as much notice as possible would be appreciated so we can find placement for your foster.

WHAT IF MY FOSTER ANIMAL NEEDS TO GO TO THE VET?

Contact us so we know what is going on. Two Hearts Animal Rescue will pay for any necessary vet services from one of our approved vet partners.

WHAT IF I WANT TO HELP, BUT CANNOT FOSTER?

There is ALWAYS plenty of other things to do! ​We always need help with:

  1. Transporters (from the shelter, to and from the vet, to and from adoption events, etc.)

  2. Adoption Event Organizers

  3. Fundraisers

  4. Administrative Helpers

  5. Donations!

Sign Up Now

HAVE A QUESTION NOT COVERED?