Adopt

Helping death-row, abused, and neglected dogs find forever homes. We do not discriminate by breed, age or special needs. As long as we’re capable of helping out, we will never say no!

Adoption Fees

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Seniors (6 years and up): $150-200
Adult (2 years – 6 years): $250-300
Young (7 months – 1 year): $300
Baby (2 months – 6 months): $350

Adoption fees may vary depending on the dog and their needs, dogs with special needs or behavioral issues may have lower adoption fees. Specific breeds/purebreds may have higher adoption fee’s (average $350-450 depending on age) to help us with medical cost on our other dogs in rescue. Please contact for more info on adoption fees on breed specific dogs. Adoption fees includes, up to date on shots, deworming, microchipping and spay/neuter.

Additional Questions

Why are the adoption fees higher for puppies?

Our adoption fees are higher for puppies because puppies have a higher adoption rate and their adoption fees could help us with those who are harder to adopt. Puppies also need more attention with medicals as well as materials during foster care prior to adoption.

Does the adoption fee go back to the dogs?

Yes, our adoption fees helps us cover what was spent to get the dog of interest ready for adoption. In each adoption fee there is an added amount that will be put towards our medical/rescue funds to help us with unexpected medicals or medical dogs we take in.

How come some adoption fees for dogs are lower then others?

Some of our adoptables dogs have lower adoption fees because they require additional attention or a very specific home. Dogs that require medication, have special needs or have behavioral issues will have lower adoption fees.

Would you ever lower the adoption fee for other reasons?

Yes, in certain cases adoption fees have been lowered for dogs that have been available for adoption for an extended period of time. If the adopter is a very suitable fit and their are no other potentials for the dog of interest and the adoption fee is the issue then we will do our best to help out. In the end our priority is to find a loving forever home for our rescue dogs.

What is the general cost you put into getting your dogs ready for adoption?

Our adoption fees are set according to what we have done for the dogs. People want to adopt healthy dogs that have all needed things done so they wont need to spend additional on medical. This is something we make sure is done for all our dogs. We are a rescue group and not a shelter therefore we’re unable to lower the fees because we don’t have vets on staff. All our dogs are fixed, up to date on shots, dewormed, and microchipped. Just the basic things needed to get the dog ready for adoption is listed below for you to review. This does not include testing (fecal test, parvo test, blood test, xray, etc) for those that need additional care.

Puppies under 1 year:
Spay/Neuter: $80-100
5in1 (DHLPP): $18 × 3 = $54
Rabies: $25
Deworm: $16 × 3 = $48
TOTAL: $207-227

Dogs 1 year and up:
Spay/Neuter: $80-125
5in1 (DHLPP): $18 × 2 = $36
Rabies: $25
Deworm: $16 × 2 = $32
TOTAL: $173-218

Most Basic needs:
Puppy pads: $15/100 sheets
Dog food: $42/30lbs

Our adoption fee for puppies under 1 year is $350 which gives us about $123-143 back into our medical/rescue funds. Dogs over 1 year is $82 back into medical/rescue fund, senior dogs or behavioral dogs break even. Our medical funds are kept for emergencies incase one of our dogs become ill or if we rescue a dog that requires medical attention. We also have the general stuff to take care of such as dog food for foster homes and puppy pads for foster homes that are taking care of puppies. These are all factors we need to include into our overall fees. We will waive adoption fees for certain dogs depending on the situation if the home is a very good fit. Our main goal is to make sure the dog finds a loving home and that we can continue to save more in need.

How to help?

If you have extra time on your hand and would like to help please consider volunteering! Rescue groups need dedicated volunteers to help with events, fundraisers, home checks, transports, etc. All of these things help enable the rescue to expand their network and help more dogs in need.

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