Nonprofit animal shelters and rescue groups exempt from federal income taxation under subsection 501(a) and described in subsection 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code are eligible to apply to become transfer partners. Transfer partners may transfer shelter dogs into their organizations at no cost.
The majority of the dogs available for adoption and transfer were found as strays, as a result the shelter does not have vaccination history. Vaccinations or vaccination history is not included unless otherwise indicated by shelter personnel.
State law requires the Sandusky County Dog Shelter to house dogs for specific time periods prior to the dog's adoption to the public or transfer to a rescue organization. All dogs at the shelter are available for adoption or transfer on or after their available date. Please call the shelter to determine a dog's available date.
Adopters and rescue organizations that have committed to adopting or transferring a dog may submit an adoption/transfer request to the shelter which notifies shelter staff of their interest in adopting or transferring the dog. All adoption/transfer requests are processed in the order in which they are received. The first adopter or rescue to submit a valid adoption/transfer request (Requestor) shall be entitled to the dog.
The Requestor is required to pickup the dog within the following timeframes:
Dogs not picked up within these timeframes will be offerred to the next adopter or rescue having submitted an adoption/transfer request.
Transfer partners shall implement and maintain a policy requiring all transferred dogs be spayed or neutered prior to being placed into homes, unless health or age preclude the spay or neuter. Dogs that cannot be spayed or neutered shall not be bred.
Transfer partners shall read, complete, sign and date rescue transfer contracts for each dog transferred.