Adoption Application

Adoption Application
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Our process is built around what is best for the dogs. In general we take a dog in, give it a full week of decompression time. Second week they will be groomed and seen by a vet. If all goes well they will be posted for adoption!

We will continually send out updates on dogs and update their bio pages. If you have any questions please use the Contact us form!

If you're ready to adopt please fill out the application below at your earliest convivence. We do prioritize by order of apps, we will always be transparent with how many apps we have. It is not an endlessly open process, if we feel the home is a good fit we will proceed. We will allow multiple applications to meet the dogs.

We only place dogs in a home that would be best for them. Yes, that means if a quieter home is available than yours we are more likely to choose that if it is right for the dog. Same in any other direction that there might be a broad spectrum mismatch despite how cute, or adorable, or anything. This process is built around the dogs needs and what is best for the dog.

Our process is more interactive and in depth than other shelters, there will be multiple meets and training involved for every dog. We do not place dogs on the first two meets ever. Due to this we recommend those who live further away consider this could take a minimum of 3, maximum of 5 drives out to meet closer to the dogs foster. A greater distance may require some additional training as we won't be able to support you after adoption. We do require our dogs to be returned to us for a refund within the first month and would like to save you the trip if we deem it necessary.

Our fee structure for dogs is:

Senior dogs over 7 are $450
Adult dogs are $650
Puppies under 1 year are $800

Here is what you get:

  1. Training: Given up to four hours of training (from the foster and coordinator),
  2. Medical: Full medical report of all findings, all shots (distemper, parvovirus, rabies, lepto, etc.), sterilization, tested for bloodborne illnesses (heartworm, ehrlichia, etc) and treatment if anything is found.
  3. Supplies: All of the supplies needed for a new dog as we attain these for the care of each dog,
  4. Behavioral: A full run down on their behavioral status, where they started, where they are and how far is left to go. This will be detailed in a training plan from us about what they can or cannot handle well and it will be discussed as much as needed!
  5. Ongoing support: We don't just drop a dog in your lap and say good luck. We're here for the long haul to make them successful and help you through any issues that might come up post adoption.

Here is what it would cost without rescue discounts:

The cost of getting a dog fixed (spayed or neutered), updated on shots, tested for bloodborne illnesses, and treated for any health issues can vary widely depending on various factors such as the dog's size, breed, location, and the specific services required. Additionally, prices may differ between veterinary clinics and regions.
Here's a rough estimate of the costs:

  1. Spaying/Neutering: The cost of spaying or neutering can range from $250 to $500 or more. Low-cost clinics or animal shelters may offer more affordable options.
  2. Vaccinations: Routine vaccinations (distemper, parvovirus, rabies, lepto, etc.) can cost anywhere from $20 to $150 per shot. Some clinics offer discounted vaccination packages.
  3. Blood Tests: Pre-surgery blood tests and to check for heartworm or other bloodborne illnesses can cost around $150 to $350.
  4. Treatment for Illnesses: The cost of treating illnesses can vary significantly based on the type of illness and the required medications or procedures. Treatment for common issues might range from $100 to $1,000 or more.
  5. X-rays: If your dog requires X-rays, the cost can range from $100 to $500 or more.

It's essential to keep in mind that these are general estimates, and actual costs may vary. It's recommended to contact local veterinary clinics, shelters, or animal welfare organizations to get more accurate pricing information based on your specific location and the services needed. Additionally, consider discussing the overall health plan for your dog with a veterinarian to understand the specific requirements and associated costs.