At APFA, we ask that you be at least 25 years old to adopt.
At a Place for Ace, we strive to match the right dog with the right family to ensure that every dog will live his or her best life, for the rest of their life, in their forever home. The process will include:
*Please note we do not adopt to homes with electric fences. If you have a pool, it needs to be contained by a fence or other structure for the safety of the dog.
The processing time will vary depending on availability of our volunteers. However, it is reasonably fast, so if you apply for a specific dog, you should be ready to welcome that dog into your home when you apply as we cannot hold dogs for anyone.
Each dog requires a specific home to meet his or her needs. If your application is a good match, someone will reach out. What does 'good' or bad match mean? Examples: if the dog doesn't like cats and you HAVE a cat, that is a not a suitable match. If a dog's bio states the dog is fearful and needs an experienced owner, but you do not have fearful dog experience, we would move on to other applicants. Please read each bio carefully before applying. Each dog requires specific environments to thrive. Many of our dogs have been abused and neglected down south and need a patient and quiet home. We will ONLY contact applicants who are a solid fit since we are volunteer based and get so many applications.
Age 2.5 years and under is 655
Age 2.5-6 years is 615
Age 7+ years is 520
A Place for Ace is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit, foster-based, volunteer run rescue. We operate solely on adoption fees, donations and fundraisers. Our adoption fees help cover the cost of pulling the dogs down south, having them fully vetted, transported up north and any cost that occur while in the foster homes. All dogs are spayed or neutered, heart worm tested and up to date on age appropriate vaccines.
The adoption fee truly only curbs the cost that is associated with the complete vetting of the dogs, transport, state-mandated quarantine and the continued supply of food and preventatives for the pups living in foster homes.
A Place for Ace is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit, foster-based, volunteer run rescue. Due to the pandemic, we continue to receive an overwhelming response of applications, however, many applicants are applying to multiple rescues. Our volunteers screen every application and approved applicants will follow the application process. To ensure that applicants truly want to adopt a dog from us, we are requesting an application fee that is non-refundable.
Once an applicant becomes an approved adopter, their $10 application fee will be used towards their adoption fee.
Once you have submitted an application and fee, you do not need to submit again. A Place for Ace will keep all records of all applications and application fee submissions on file. If you are not approved after applying once and see another dog you are interested in, please email us and let us know!
Yes. Unless we have noted that a particular dog needs to be the only pet, dogs are pack animals and tend to enjoy having other dog siblings. However, all other dogs in the home must be spayed or neutered and up to date on all vaccinations. We will request your vets information to do a vet check as part of the adoption process.
Cats can be tricky, but lots of dogs and cats get along just fine. If an Ace dog has been tested with cats, we will provide that information. If you would like a certain dog tested with cats, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will try to accommodate this for you.
Yes. We encourage meet and greets with all members of the family if possible. We have amazing fosters who will also be happy to talk with you about the dog so that we can find the best fit possible.
At APFA, our top priority is the happiness and safety of our rescue dogs. We strive to place the dogs in the home that is the best possible fit for everyone involved, but we are always just about to save another dog. Our experienced coordinators will work with you to find your perfect forever friend!
You must be 25 years old or older to foster for A Place for Ace
Yes. As long as all cats and dogs living in the house are up to date on shots and altered. You will be asked to provide your Vet’s information on the application.
Yes! As long as foster parents meet the requirements that are necessary for adopting, A Place for Ace has policies to accommodate foster to adopt on a case by case basis.
All of our dogs are up to date on vaccinations and yours should be too! However, we cannot guarantee anything because dogs are exposed to many elements like vet waiting room areas, but safety is our top priority and we take it very seriously. We try very hard to keep all our dogs as healthy as possible.
A little kibble and a lot of love!! A Place for Ace will provide all other supplies and pay for any vet care needed while you foster is living in your home.
Yes, purchases made for foster care may be considered donations and would be tax-deductible so keep your receipts.
If your foster dog needs veterinary care, we ask that you contact the Forster Coordinator directly and you will be instructed as to what you need to do next. If it is an emergency and you cannot reach your foster coordinator, take you foster to the nearest animal hospital and get in touch with the foster coordinator as soon as possible.
We ask that you immediately contact the Foster Coordinator and give A Place for Ace one week to find a suitable alternative for the foster dog.
We ask that all fosters address basic manners with their foster dogs and attempt to house break them if needed. Should any larger behavioral issues present, please inform your Foster Coordinator and we will arrange for a qualified trainer to evaluate the situation.
Yes. We ask that you bring your foster to at least one A Place for Ace event a month. The more exposure a dog gets, the better chance he has of finding his forever home. If for some reason you cannot bring your foster to an event, we expect the foster to be made available for pick up by an A Place for Ace volunteer if necessary.
Donations and volunteer work are just as important as fostering and adopting! Please consider donating -- no amount is too small! Each donation will help us rescue more dogs!