First off, THANK YOU for looking to adopt from a rescue!
There are an estimated 5 stray animals for each human in North America.
With so many cats and dogs looking for their happily ever after,
we are hoping we can help you complete even just one of those stories.
The animals in our care have experienced helplessness, abandonment and some, unspeakable neglect and dire conditions.
Yet, they still have so much love to give.
Being a mainly foster based rescue allows for us to learn so much about our animals to be able to pair them with the most suitable home. We learn about their personalities, likes, dislikes and fun quirks! Some animals have to learn to trust again but most importantly they learn the love and care of a family while they patiently wait for a forever home
- All our animals have under gone a quarantine and observation period prior to being placed for adoption. We use this time to get to know each animal; observe any medical or behavioral issues that may arise. We do our best to guess age, breed, and size, but we can never be certain. We also cannot guarantee health or temperament.
- We believe it is very important every animal has a health check with a veterinarian professional before being placed up for adoption. In rescue, there are no health guarantees so this is the next best thing to give adopters peace of mind. Animals also receive microchip, vaccines up to date, parasite control, rabies (if of age) and 6 weeks of pet insurance.
(*Additional dewormer or vaccinations may be required after adoption at the cost of the new owner.)
- Every animal that comes through our rescue has their spay or neuter fully covered by us when brought to our partnered vet clinics. Animals who are six months old and older are fixed prior to adoption. If they are under six months, we book and pay for their appointment to be fixed at six months with our vet! It is 110% mandatory. Sterilization is the one and only guaranteed way to not add to the pet over-population.
We start accepting applications on animals once their quarantine is over and they have passed their vet exam. At this point their status is changed to available and we work on a first come first served basis. Keep in mind, we are mainly volunteer run so often we process applications in the evening so there can be multiple submitted in a day but we will let you know if that's the case! At adoption events, they are processed at the end of the event.
Once the application is reviewed, you will be contacted within 24-48 hours by one of our volunteer adoption screeners. They will discuss with you the animal, ask a few questions and answer any questions you may have. If it is believed the animal would do well in your home, a meet and greet would be set up with the animal.
After the meet & greet, if it's mutually agreed upon that this is the animal for you - congratulations and thank you for saving a life! You will be forever repaid daily in love, kisses and that warm fuzzy feeling that comes with helping the helpless.
Meeting Our Dogs
If distance allows, home visits are set up and allow for you to see how the dog interacts with your family and any other pets. We believe this is another important step to ensuring our dogs find the matches for both the animal and humans.
After meeting a dog, there is a 24-hour wait period after the initial meeting. This time is given for you to decide and discuss (if needed) if the animal is a good fit for you, your lifestyle and your family. Once you come to a decision, you can let the adoption coordinator know and they will arrange with you the pick up time!
Meeting Our Cats
For cats, meet and greets are completed where the cat is being cared for.
This could be a foster home, our facility or one of our great adoption partners!
For cats, we do allow same day adoptions but do like to suggest giving it a day to think about as well! If you are looking to adopt same-day, please come prepared with a pet carrier as they are required to ensure the cat can safely travel.
That's a huge amount of time! Are you ready to care for an animal for that long? What about potential moves or job changes or vacations? What about training needs, annual vet checks, emergency vet visits? There is so much more to consider than just their super cute faces, the unconditional love and joy they bring to your life!
Puppies, 8 weeks - 1 year: $325
Adult Dogs, 1 - 8 years old: $300
Senior, 8+ years old or special needs dogs: $200
Kittens, 8 weeks - 1 year: $160
Cats, 1 - 8 years: $125
Senior, 8+ years old or special needs cats: $95
All adoption fees include full cost of spay/neuter, microchip, vaccinations up to date, deworming, 6 week free trial of pet insurance through Petsecure and rabies vaccine if of age.
(Additional vaccines or dewormer may be required after adoption with the cost covered by the adopter)
All adoption fees are non-refundable
*We reserve the right to deny any adoption application*
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