Our rescue runs solely on donations and adoption fees. 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 or high adoptable may have higher adoption fee’s (average $650-950 depending on age and breed). High adoptable dogs are those with 5 or more applications, adoption fees are to help us with medical cost on our other dogs in rescue. Adoption fees includes, up to date on required vaccinations for adoption (DHLPP, Rabies), deworming, microchipping and spay/neuter.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. Alot of the adoption fee doesn't include additional testings we have done (fecal test, parvo test, blood test, xray, etc) for those that need additional care.
Our medical funds are kept for emergencies or if we rescue a dog that requires medical attention. Our adoption fees also help cover the ongoing cost for food, materials, training, for dogs in foster care. 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.