To donate, click the “Donate” (PayPal) button on the right hand side of the page.
Where your donations go…
First, your donations go to pay for services through our revolving account at the vet clinic. These funds pay for the services that help rehabilitate the dogs as they come off the street. The dogs are dewormed, vaccinated, spay or neutered, micro chipped, tested for heartworms, and treated for any number of issues associated with living on the streets.
The average dog takes an average of 6 weeks to rehabilitate and place. This is an average – some take much longer. During this time, the dogs are assessed for their personalities, they learn basic house manners and work through any medical issues that they may have. Also during this time, they eat, poop, and party. So we have a constant need for food, dog beds, towels, and hardy dog toys. We are always gratefull for donations of any of these items.
Our wish list
Occasionally, we identify a tool that will help us in the future and we put it on our Amazon wish list. After all our vet bills are paid, we may put funds toward an item on our wish list. After our feral husky rescue, we identified a syringe pole as a necessary evil to help catch feral dogs. Our homemade pole didn’t quite make the grade. So many people asked what they could do to help during our Husky Rescue Rodeo – this is an example of something you can help fund to help us catch more feral neighborhood dogs in the future. You may also specify that you want your donation to go to a specific dog’s rescue effort.
Why do we charge an adoption fee? Owning a dog is a financial commitment. The dog deserves nothing less than a family who believes that they are worth the time and money to vaccinate them yearly, to give them monthly flea and heartworm preventative, to register their micro-chip, and to take them to the vet when they are sick. The adoption fee opens the door to a greater conversation about the lifetime financial commitment to the dog in their forever home. The adoption fee also allows us to fund the next rescue dog.
We respectfully request a $200 adoption fee. The fee is a great value as it includes: vaccinations, spay or neuter, deworming, heartworm testing, microchip, a copy of the full vet records, and any medical attention the dog needed to get to a clean bill of health. This often included xrays, antibiotics, surgery, – if the dog needs it. We get the dog healthy before we adopt it out. Often, the dogs vet bills are in excess of the adoption fee. The remaining bill is absorbed (and by absorbed, I mean I pay it) by the revolving account and are not the responsibility of the adoptive parents.
Again, we know you can go to the pound and get a $30 dog. If that is a deciding factor for your family, we encourage you to visit a shelter and rescue a shelter dog. We support any and all responsible adoption and rescue and thank you for considering a rescue dog.
We gratefully accept donations in any amount. We are not currently a 501-3c, but we are working on it.
Below are a few examples of how your donations can go to work for a rescue dog:
- Spay or neuter
- Mange and or skin treatment
- Heartworm testing
- Heartworm treamtent
- Boarding for recovery time after surgery
- Heartworm and flea preventative during foster time
- Dog food during boarding and or foster time
From time to time we hold special events like the Oak Cliff Blessing of the Animals. The events are funded 100% by donations and sponsorships. You can donate by using the Donate button and making a note that you would like your donation to go to a specific event.