ADOPTION PROCESS

Please familiarize yourself with our adoption PROCESS before completing the application.

At Hedgehogs of the Hills, we strive to produce high-quality and healthy babies. It is our motto that the only way to do this is to treat each and every one of them like they are a member of our family, and to always be there for them when they need us. That includes their potential future families.

We are a USDA licensed breeder, and as such, we are required to keep detailed records on file of our potential adopters. Before anyone is allowed to adopt one of our babies, they must fill out the application and place their security deposit.


approval and deposit

We will review applications within 72 business hours of receipt. Applications are processed in the order they are received. If your home is a good fit, we will notify you. Upon acceptance of this application, potential adopters will be required to pay a NON-REFUNDABLE deposit of $50.00 to guarantee and secure a hedgehog. The deposit will be applied to the final balance, and can be paid through the PayPal link below, or by the following payment methods: Debit or Credit Card, Certified Cashier’s Check, or Money Order. Please be aware that we will not accept personal checks or cash as payment. If you make a deposit using the link below and your application is denied, then a full refund will be given at that time. Refunds will not be given for approved applicants that change their minds. If you make a deposit, you are committing to take a hedgehog, regardless of whether your gender/color preference is available.


your pick of hedgehog

Hedgehogs will be assigned in deposit order by the first or second preference of the depositor as indicated on the application. If neither of your choices are available, you may select another hedgehog from the litter. We ask that you make a choice within 24 hours of notification since there may be other families waiting for a chance to choose. Should you elect to not take a hedgehog from the litter, the deposit is forfeited and the deposit is applied to a future litter. You should review both the deposit and pick of litter policies in our contact in the link below.


going home

We cannot hold hedgehogs for extended times. It is critical for their social development that the litter departs within a reasonable time frame. If you have a big vacation planned or have events that would conflict with a hedgehog, please give us notice and we may be able to accommodate you.


contract

You may view the contract by clicking this link.

We will not place a hedgehog without a signed contract. Contracts are required per our USDA license. If you have questions about specific terms, you need to contact us prior to picking up your hedgehog. Contracts will be filled out BEFORE you come to pick up your hedgehog. Use the link above to view a copy of our contract and familiarize yourself with the content therein.

ADOPTION APPLICATION

Every hedgehog family has different needs, and this application will help us identify which homes might make the best fit, and which applicants might require additional educational material regarding hedgehog care. If you’re an experienced hedgehog owner already, we don’t want to waste your time repeating things you already know. By the same token, if this is your first hedgehog, we want to make sure you leave prepared for what life with a hedgehog may bring.


Name *
Name
Date of Birth *
Date of Birth
You must be at least 18 years of age to complete this application. ID will be verified prior to picking up the hedgehog.
Address *
Address
Phone Number *
Phone Number
Are you currently employed? *
If you marked "No", you may disregard this section.
Employer Address
Employer Address
Do you rent or own your home? *
Have you ever surrendered or rehomed an animal? *
Have you ever been charged with animal cruelty, abandonment, or neglect? *
Please be advised that we will cross-check your answer with animal cruelty databases throughout the U.S.
Do you have animals in your home? *
If you currently do not have a veterinarian, please let us know. We may be able to refer one to you.
Veterinarian Phone Number
Veterinarian Phone Number
Do you plan to breed the hedgehog? *
Please be advised that we routinely search Facebook groups and other databases to verify if you are currently a breeder or not.
Is this your first hedgehog? *
Where will your hedgehog live? *
If you are unsure, we are happy to offer suggestions.
How many hours will the hedgehog be left alone each day? *
Are you prepared for the heating requirements associated with having a hedgehog? *
Is this hedgehog being purchased as a surprise or gift for someone? *
Will you be able to pick up your hedgehog in person in Box Elder, South Dakota? *
Are you willing to follow up with us and send photos of the hedgehog from time to time? *
How often will the veterinarian see the hedgehog? *
Do you agree to contact us in that case that you need to rehome the hedgehog? *
1st Color Preference *
1st Gender Preference *
2nd Color Preference *
2nd Gender Preference *
Are you willing to take a hedgehog that does not match your listed preferences? *
If so, please list below.
I attest that all of the information provided above is true. I am aware that my answers will be cross-checked. I understand that completing this application is only the first step in the process of acquiring a hedgehog, and that it does not guarantee I will receive a hedgehog from this or any future litter. I also understand that Hedgehogs of the Hills has the right to deny my application and refuse any placement at any time.
Signature *
Signature
Please type your first and last name if you agree to the terms above.
Today's Date *
Today's Date

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