Oh I have only just begun! I'm compiling all my adoption contracts, receipts etc. and am going to invest in applying for my 501(c)3 non-profit license once we get established in the new house. I'm waiting to hear if I get to foster a chihuahua who's owner had passed away, leaving him without a home; and a family member took him to the shelter. He is very obese, and scared. I'll have the opportunity to work with one of the local humane societies and foster him for them, I'm excited to have the chance. I know there's a few of us here who rescue; how was the application process for the non-profit status? I read through PetFinder's guide and that's where I got the forms. Does anyone know any pros and cons? That would help. I've just been doing this independently for a while and have gone by reputation/word of mouth only.