Does it cost anything to adopt one of your dogs?
Yes. We ask for a minimum donation of:
$350 for puppies (under 8 months old)
$300 for adult dogs
$250 for mixes
$200 for special needs dogs and seniors (over 8 years old)
Fees may vary, so check with a volunteer for possible changes.
What does the adoption fee include?
Why does it cost so much to adopt from your organization, when I can adopt from a shelter for much less?
Rescuing a dog is not cheap. First of all, we must pay a fee to the shelter when we rescue a dog. About 90% of rescued dogs have not been spayed/neutered, so we must pay for that. About 75% of our rescued dogs have heartworms, and must undergo treatment (this can cost hundreds of dollars). We also must vaccinate and worm all rescued dogs. Many dogs we rescue are in need of treatments (mange, eye problems, ear problems, broken bones, etc.) which costs money.
But think about this: when you rescue a dog from us, you know what you are getting. The dog is kept in a foster home, and is trained to be well behaved inside a home. Most of our dogs are house-trained and crate-trained. They also undergo behavioral training (such as learning not to chew, dig, steal food, etc.) We can tell you if a dog is right for you (i.e., good with kids, good with other dogs, very active, laid-back, etc.)
When it comes down to it, many adopters are acquiring a $500 dog with all vaccinations, etc., AND training! We also throw in a collar and a leash. That’s quite a deal if you think about it.
How do I know if a rescued dog is right for me?
I would like to breed my Beagle. Do I have to adopt an altered dog?
I was told I have to live in a house and have a fenced-in yard to adopt from rescue. Is this true?
If I rent, do I have to tell my landlord I'm adopting a dog? And if so, why?
I am under 18 years of age. Can I still adopt or foster?
I would like to adopt a dog, but nobody is home during the day to take care of him. Can we still adopt?
I am looking for some good hunting dogs. Do you adopt to hunters?
What if I adopt a dog and it just doesn't work out?
Where can I find your adoption application?
You can find our adoption application here.