Choosing to Rescue
OC Pom Rescue works to pair each dog with a safe, loving home to ensure that these dogs do not face homelessness, neglect, or abuse again. Choosing to rescue means giving a dog a second chance at a life full of unconditional love and adventure. Learn more about the dogs in our care and our adoption process below.
Read their Bio
Get to know the Pomeranians in our care. The bios are written to convey each dog's unique personality, hobbies, and needs. Our pups may be working through training, socialization, and trust-building with their foster family. OC Pom Rescue's intention is to match dogs with homes that value them for who they are, quirks and all!
Ready to expand your family? Submit the first part of your adoption application here. You must be 21 years of age to apply. There may be a waitlist for the dog you are applying for, so please exercise patience as we process all application materials. You will not be contacted without a video home check on file!
Video Home Check
To complete your application, submit a video home check to email@example.com. An application is not complete and will not be put on the waitlist without a video home check. More info about this component is right below!
Interview & Meet
As volunteers process your application materials, they forward approved applications to the dog's foster. If your application is approved and meets the needs of the dog, the foster contacts applicants to discuss more about the dog and the adoption process. Meets are set with the intention of beginning their adoption trial.
Meet and Trial
Typically, fosters will interview a few approved applicants to talk a little bit more about the dog and what an adopter wants in a furry companion. After the phone interview and if both parties feel that it will be a good match, the foster schedules a time within the week for the meet and greet. This is where you can meet the dog (and bring your own pup if you have one already) before taking them home to start a week long adoption trial.
The adoption trial is a week long period where the dog is in the adopter's home and OC Pom Rescue works to ease the transition. We are not dog trainers, but we can offer advice or insight on how the dog initially transitioned into their foster home. If it is a solid match, the adoption will be finalized by the end of the week and the dog will be in their forever home!
Video Home Check
Video home checks function as a safe home environment scan, where volunteers check for potential health hazards and escape routes. The video must include your inside and outside property and all occupants and pets. Videos need to be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org, and we recommend larger files to be sent via Youtube, WeTransfer or shared through a Google Drive.
Home checks are also how we get to know the people behind the digital application. The better we know our applicants, the easier it is for our volunteers to match your family with the perfect Pomeranian. When you adopt from OC Pom Rescue, you become part of our rescuing community!
What do adoption fees cover?
Exams, microchip, medication, neuter/spay, vaccines, dental, flea treatment, grooming, and living expenses. When you save an OC Pom dog, you save another! Adoption fees directly fund the extensive work and vetting put towards each dog.
Adoption Fee Breakdown:
Puppy - 2 Years: $650
2 - 4 Years: $600
Adult: $550 - $500
Frequently Asked Questions
Out-of-state applicants are welcome! Adopters are asked to come to Southern California to pick up the dog and are responsible for all costs associated with transporting the dog back to their home state. We do not allow for our dogs to be shipped or go in cargo, so any dog flying out-of-state must fit in an airline-approved carrier and fly as a pet in the main cabin.
Every approved application automatically gets put onto a waitlist for each dog they apply for, regardless of the order in which completed applications are received. OC Pom Rescue volunteers go through all candidates on each waitlist and follow our adoption process outlined above. There's a number of factors our volunteers consider for each dog, because each dog comes with their own requirements for a forever home.
OC Pom Rescue holds the right to deny an applicant that cannot supply a safe environment for a dog in our care. Additionally, we do not tolerate harassment or disrespect of any kind to any of our volunteers. We strive to promote responsible dog ownership and create a positive, inclusive rescue community.
Considering the volume of applicants and moving parts that go into ensuring the successful adoption of our dogs, we do not reach out to applicants to update them on the status of their application or the dog they have applied for. Updates can be found on our social accounts and specific questions about applications or dogs can be communicated through our email, email@example.com.
OC Pom Rescue does not communicate through affiliate websites like Adopt-a-Pet or Petfinder.
What is a Good Home?
A loving and safe home is a good home! OC Pom Rescue adopts to anyone who can provide a safe living environment, can reasonably budget the financial burden of dog ownership, and can give quality attention and love to their pup for the rest of their life. Not each dog is fit for every applicant, which is why we recommend that adopters thoughtfully consider the bios of each dog in our care and what they want in a dog before applying.
Applying for Multiple Dogs
Once you have an application and video home check on file, you can email the rescue stating your interest in a Pomeranian. You do not have to resubmit another adoption application!
Foster to Adopt
At this moment, we do not do foster-to-adopt situations, as we need a consistent amount of fosters to coordinate a regular flow of intakes from owner surrenders and shelters.
Do You Offer Discounts?
Yes, through our programs we offer discounts. In our Seniors for Seniors program, senior adopters get $50 off adoption fees when they adopt senior dogs! In our Always Courageous program, adopters who are active duty or veterans get $50 off adoption fees when they adopt an adult Pomeranian!
The OC Pom Rescue Community
Rescuing from OC Pom Rescue means you become a lifelong friend and advocate. While our mission is primarily focused on rehabilitating dogs of various ages, sizes, and needs, OC Pom Rescue further promotes dog rescue and camaraderie through alumni events, doggy playdates, and more. We want to remain in our foster dogs' lives and be a lifelong resource for all of our adopters.