What Each Applicant Should Know
·IMPORTANT: Our adoption contract states that your adopted dog must be returned to us if you are no longer able to care for him/her.
Dogs will require some or all of the following vaccines/tests EVERY YEAR for the rest of their lives: DA2PLCPV/ (this vaccine covers distemper, hepatitis, leptospirosis, parainfluenza, parvovirus), Rabies (1 year or 3 year vaccines), Bordatella (kennel cough), Lyme (to protect against Lyme disease, transmitted to dogs by ticks), heartworm test (heartworm is transmitted to dogs by an infected mosquito) and monthly heartworm pills. The costs for these vaccines/tests can be $200 or more/year per animal.
· Note: Once you factor in food, trips to the groomer, dog sitters or kennel stays while you are on vacation; and any other injuries or illnesses, the cost of bringing an animal into your family can be as much as $500 or more a year; per animal. Please consider this before making a decision to bring an animal into your home and family.
Our dogs, unless otherwise stated, come with age appropriate vaccines, have been spayed/neutered and have been deemed healthy by a licensed veterinarian. However, we cannot guarantee the future health of any of our animals (this would be like you asking your doctor to guarantee that you will never get heart disease or cancer later in life); rescue dogs have unknown medical and behavioral histories.
· Adoption Fees for dogs and puppies vary according to costs incurred by the rescue.
All fees are subject to change without notice at our discretion. All fees are used to help continue our mission of preventing the euthanasia of companion animals.
Submitting an application does not obligate you to adopt nor does it guarantee the animal will be adopted to you/your family.
We do not work on a first-come, first-served basis. Applications on each animal
are fully-screened, then we pair each dog with their new family,
based on where we think the animal is best-matched and where they will be happiest.
· We cannot guarantee the age and breed of our rescue dogs. We depend on our veterinarians to help us make the best determination on age/breed of all our dogs, unless we receive written documentation from the shelter where the dog was surrendered.
· We reserve the right to deny any application without explanation.
We make every effort to process new applications as soon as possible.
We all work full-time jobs, and do volunteer rescue work on our lunch hours, evenings and weekends as time allows.
Thank you for your patience and understanding!