Ok here's the thing.
These adoption coordinators are volunteers who are really psyched about seeing a dog go into a new home. I was very intimidated, like you when I was applying to get my two rescue puppies. I was freaking out for a week because we live with 2 cats who hadn't been to the vet in over a year. I ended up trying to come up with this crazy story about how I only live on the bottom floor yada yada yada, ugh it was crazy! I'd fallen in love with the dogs and I knew I would take care of them, I freaked out that people could judge my life, my livin conditions etc and actually find it unsuitable for a dog!
Well, the reality of it was
Its all mainly for show. They were more than happy to give me the puppies they actually gave them to me before the home visit. The home visit consisted of a volunteer guy coming into our living room like maybe no more than 3 ft past the front door, crouching down to play with the dogs and said "I'm not going to go into your rooms or anything, everything looks fine here. We mainly just come to see if the place is inhabitable or if you are hoarding." then he played with my pups and chatted a little and left.
As for the cats, we did take them to the vet
A.) because it was the right thing to do, they ought to have gone to the vet anyway and yes, they turned out fine but hey it was only $50
B.) because I really didn't want the dogs to be sick from the cat for whatever unknown reason
Not a big deal, my pride was affected more than my wallet, but as I said before they look tougher than they are. Also, have you ever seen animal cops? Some people in this world are terrible I animals, I'm glad adoption agencies care so much, and scare te daylights out of anyone who has even a little less than perfect living situation for a dog.
After I was pre-screened for having the dogs they were sooo happy to give them to me. It turns out the foster family was full with dogs and needed them to be adopted badly.