Ooh, the folks at KC Pet Project are getting creative. Recently the organization started offering virtual adoptions to those who wish to adopt a new best friend. If you’re diligent about social distancing (which you should be!), KC Pet Project now arranges the adoption process of a pet without coming to the shelter. Potential adoptees can talk with an adoption counselor via Zoom after they make an appointment.
“Throughout the past month, our entire way of operating has shifted significantly,” says Tori Fugate, chief communications officer of KC Pet Project. “We’ve had to develop all of these new programs with no roadmap on how to do it, and so far, it’s working really well for our staff and adopters. We have staff members processing adoptions from home and our foster families are really being creative with the way they’re helping their pets find new families. We’re incredibly proud of our team and our community for figuring out ways to still save lives, even in difficult circumstances.”
All of KC Pet Project’s available pets are now living in foster homes, and many of the foster families are opting to do meet-and-greets with interested adopters on Facetime or on Zoom. Doing virtual adoptions allows staff to still process the adoption as they would in person, and the documents the adopters need are all emailed to them. After the adoption is processed, the foster family delivers the pet to the person’s home while maintaining social distancing.
Even better? KC Pet Project is still offering discounted adoptions where all dogs 30 pounds or more are $30 and adult cats are $30. To view adoptable pets, go to www.kcpetproject.org. If someone would like to meet a pet living in a foster home, they can email Foster@kcpetproject.org.