We are excited to offer our 2021 Howliday Sleepover event to the community! We strongly believe that this will be rewarding not only for the dogs, but also for the community that is involved!
Due to the speedy turn over time in dog adoptions, we will be posting pet profiles the week of the event. Please keep an eye out to see if we may have a good fit to send home with you. Our staff will do our best to match each dog with whoever we believe is the best fit and cannot guarantee every applicant will be able to take home a pup. When the pet profiles are live, we will post a link to an online scheduling assistant in which you will chose a time to come in, list your first and last name, any pets in your home, and children and their ages.
Again, keep in mind that if we do not have a good fit for your household you will not be able to take home a dog upon pickup. All participants must sign up online through our scheduling app.
After you have been matched with your sleepover house guest, either a shelter employee or volunteer will share with you all the information that we currently have available at that time. Any behavior and medical history will be disclosed with you prior to taking your friend home. Please keep in mind that we have not had the opportunity to see how these dogs behave outside of the shelter environment, and they may act differently in your home.
By taking home a howliday sleepover guest, you can help in the process of finding their forever home! While the dog is in your home, we ask that you fill out a
“Howliday Report Card” to be brought with you when you bring the dog back to the shelter. This gives us information on how the dog did in your home, the things they like and do not like and anything else you may like the future adopters to know!
We also ask that you take lots of pictures over the holiday and encourage you to post pictures on social media. When posting pictures, please be sure to use the hashtag #FVHAhowlidaysleepover
When you decide to participate in our Howliday Sleepover event, you are also committing to care for the dog while they are in your home. Your house should be dog proofed to the best of your abilities and you should be prepared to provide the following while the dog is in your home.
Please remember that we do not always know how a dog will do with large groups of people, small children, or other animals in your home. We are not offering dog meets facilitated by staff at this event, and ask that you do all dog meets slowly and in a neutral area. We have handouts that can be provided to facilitating a successful dog meet!
If any of the following occurs while the dog is in your home please contact our on-call kennel staff member. They will be able to assist you with troubleshooting what is happening, or assisting with taking the dog back at the shelter if necessary. We ask that you refrain from calling unless you are experiencing the following scenarios or feel it is an emergency.
Thank you for participating in this program! Together we can work as a community to find the perfect homes for the dogs of Fox Valley Humane!
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