Adoption Policies



  1.  We do not do same day adoptions.

  2.  We accept applications from within the following area: United States

  3.  We do not ship our animals.

          b.  All animals in the applicant's household must be spayed/neutered.

          c.  Puppies and kittens must be at least six months old to be adopted into a                         family  with children under six years old.

         d. No application will be processed until you have met with the animal, all family               members must meet.

    4.  All applications received will be processed with the best interests of the dog or             cat in mind, to ensure a successful adoption for your family.

    5.  After your application has been received, it will be sent to our committee for                   processing and background check. Your application will then be reviewed with               you by the adoption coordinator.

    6.  It is a requirement of the rescue for all current animals in the household to meet           with the selected animal;  if you are applying for an animal at an off-site location           during an adoption event, you must be willing to travel to the main rescue in                   Cedar Bluff, Alabama with your current animal (if applicable) to meet as well as             for the adoption day.

    7.  There will be a home visit for animal adoptions. 

    8.  Our animals have not been trained as individual therapy companions and cannot           be adopted for this purpose. 

    9.  We do not allow our cats to be declawed and you must sign a "no declaw"                       addendum to your adoption contract

   10.  You must be 21 years of age to adopt.

   11.  Summit’s Sanctuary Animal Rescue. reserves the right to refuse an adoption to            anyone for any reason. All adoption decisions are confidential and final. 

          If you have any questions about your application, please call us at 256-706-7810