adoption fee is not a purchase or sale price and is not refundable.
Our current fees
are $250 for dogs over 24 months old and $350 for puppies/dogs
up to 24 months, which covers part of our out-of-pocket expenses.
At times due to the nature of rescue work we do not know exact
history of each dog, so we use the information we have to
make our best determination of age. The adoption fee is based
on our understanding of the dog's age, which you should be
comfortable with at the time of adoption. You are welcome
to give more as part of a donation but please do not ask us
to take less - every penny goes to help save another dog and
none of us are paid to do this - we do this to help great
dogs find loving homes.
Dog Rescue is a nonprofit organization and is run by a group
of volunteers, all dedicated to saving the lives of homeless
dogs and helping them find their forever homes.
All of our volunteers
donate their time to Homeward Bound and most of us are foster
homes, taking in dogs prior to them being adopted. This allows
us to give you a profile of your our dogs personalities and
can help match you up with the most appropriate dog.
All our dogs are
vaccinated and spayed or neutered prior to placement in a
home. There are some exceptions to this rule and we always
do our best to make sure you know as much about your dog as
we know. Sometimes in rescue, that means we may not know everything.
You can rest assured, however, that we have done our best
under the circumstances. This is also why we recommend that
you bring your dog to your vet after you adopt him or her.
We sometimes get
asked why we charge an adoption fee and the answer is simple:
it helps to defray SOME of the costs associated with rescuing
your dog. Costs can include: fees to shelters, spaying and
neutering, shots, emergency medical care and medicine as well
as occasionally having to pay an outside source for getting
the dogs to the area. We also have rent, heating & cooling,
a cell phone, a website and office supplies that we need to
purchase in order to run the group. The fee helps to pay for
some of this and we rely on donations to help us make up the
rest difference. We will gladly show you the typical medical
expenses we pay in keeping our puppies and dogs alive and
in good health.
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