Are you Looking to Adopt a New Best Friend?
Our adoptable dogs and cats come from a variety of places and situations. We aim to rescue dogs and cats from euthanasia at high kill shelters, non-ideal homes through owner surrender (as a last resort ), and during disaster relief situations.
All dogs will have veterinary care before they are adopted out. This includes required shots, deworming, spay/neuter, and microchip.
*We do not have a physical shelter building. All of our adoptable dogs are in foster care and available for meet and greets BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.
Our Adoption Process
Submit an adoption application for the specific animal you wish to meet to be reviewed by our staff. Please note that we are completely volunteer staffed. All volunteers also have a full time job as well as rescue obligations. Applications will be reviewed as soon as possible.
Set up a meet-and-greet for the animal you wish to adopt. Meet-and-greets are at the convenience of the foster parent. We will always try to be as accommodating as possible.
A home inspection will be conducted to ensure the safety of the animal in your home. (No holes in the fencing, puppy hazards, etc.)
One week trial - You will take your new friend home and try it out for one week. This is to ensure that the dog and/or cat is settling in and a good fit in your home.
Adoption Fee is paid at the end of the one week trial if both parties agree the animal is a good fit for the home. Adoption fees range from $200-$400 and are based on age. These donations are non-negotiable, as they are how we cover the veterinary expenses on our pups.
If you are ready to adopt, please click here to fill out the adoption application.
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What To Expect
Please read the informative article below. It will tell you some things to expect when your rescue dog comes home with you.
Bringing Your Adopted Dog Home
What To Expect During The First Few Weeks
by Krista Mifflin (former About.com Guide)
We push adoption so hard as the perfect choice for getting a new dog, that it's not surprising if adopters have high expectations of what their new dog will be like. Your adopted dog can fulfill your expectations, but as with all things, not without some effort on your part. It is unrealistic to expect your newly adopted dog to transition in to your family seamlessly and become the dog of your dreams overnight.
The Adjustment Period
Expect an adjustment period, and don't expect it to be over quickly. Both your new dog and your family need to adjust to each other. On average, expect this adjustment period to last several weeks while you all get used to each other.
The Dog: Adjusting To His New Family
The most important thing to remember, is that your new dog has had a lot of upheaval in his life, no matter how long he was at the shelter. He's going to have to work hard to feel at home with you, and he will likely make a lot of mistakes.
House training Accidents
Even if your dog has been house trained before, don't be shocked if he suddenly "forgets" his training. In most shelters, there are simply not enough volunteers to take the dogs for walks all the time and most dogs just get used to eliminating in their individual kennels. And a habit, once formed, is very hard to break. You'll probably need to work on remedial house training for a while after you bring your dog home.
He Won't Know The Rules
This is a big one. Every home has different rules, and a shelter has no opportunities. Your dog has gone from comfy living (or not, depending on his origin), to a place with very few comforts (the shelter), to your home, which probably seems like paradise after the shelter. He's not going to know what to do, or not do.
Dogs are also famous opportunists. Even if he's never sat on a sofa before coming to live with you, he'll probably try anyway, just to see if you'll let him. The same goes for begging for food, or sleeping on the bed. Don't punish him for trying, but give him a firm "no" or "off" and lead him to the floor so you can establish that such places are "no dogs allowed" zones right at the start.
Your Family: Adjusting To Your New Dog
In addition to rules the dog has to follow, you're also going to have to establish rules and boundaries for your family to follow. This is especially important if you have children of any age living in the home.
Good Rules To Establish:
• Don't pester the dog while he's eating. Not because he's food protective (although he might be), but because everybody deserves to eat in peace.
• Don't pester the dog while he's sleeping. For the same reason as above.
• Somebody has to feed the dog (or everybody takes turns feeding him). Make a schedule if over-feeding is a possible concern.
• Designate somebody to clean up after the dog.
• Everybody takes part in the dog's training. This way your dog will come to obey everybody as equally as possible.
Your dog needs a "safe" place. It can be his crate if he has one, a bedroom, or even a corner in an out-of-the-way place where he can escape to. It must be kept safe for him, and when he is in it, he should be left completely alone. A dog with nowhere to run is an unhappy dog.