Our goal it to pair the right dog with its right forever family. We strive to make sure our dogs and our families are a perfect match. We make basic profiles for our dogs and send our dogs on trial dates. We do not put a time limit on the trail period. When the potential families are ready to say the dog is the right fit, only then do we call it a match. Our goal is to find the dog the most fabulous forever home. If the dog is not a perfect match, we want the opportunity to get the dog back and find the dog the right home. We always stress that we are happy to take the dog back if there are any issues.
We ask that our forever homes are committed to a high standard of care and to a lifetime commitment to their dogs (or the occasional cat). We have invested a considerable amount of time, money, and donated services to the dogs and we want our rescues to become spoiled rotten forever family members. Nothing less will do.
We require that all adoptive parents agree to keep their dogs on year round heartworm preventative and that they agree to register their micro chips. If you do not agree with this, please look for a dog somewhere else. We have worked very hard rescue and rehabilitate these dogs. We are not looking to just get a dog out of a shelter – we are looking to place a highly valued forever family member in its forever home.
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 valued 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 by GDO 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.
Thank you for considering adopting a dog. Please feel free to contact us with any questions or about arranging a date with one of our available rescue dogs.