We are starting to receive adoption applications in increasingly large numbers which is wonderful! However, despite our guidelines clearly listed at the top of the application, some people are not always 100% honest or just outright lie in hopes we won't figure it out. Let me just say that we will absolutely figure it out after extensive research, as we do on all of our applications. Each application received takes a good deal of time to go over because we want the best homes for our dogs. When people are dishonest, we go through this entire process, only to deny the application for a reason that was already listed on the top of the application. As a result, we have considered making a small application fee of $10 mandatory so that we can reduce the number of applications received to those that meet our requirements. As a group of small volunteers, this would help us greatly to be able to go through the applications we do receive much faster and more efficiently. The application fee would be subtracted from the adoption donation amount for the dog of their choice. Readers, please weigh in and share your thoughts with us!