The first thing you need to do if you if you are interested in ADOPTING OR FOSTERING is to fill out our ADOPTION APPLICATION. <------ CLICK HERE.
Your application will be reviewed and your references called. We ALWAYS talk with your veterinarian if you have any current or previous pets- We MUST obtain record of Rabies vaccine AND up to date Heartworm testing + Heartworm Preventative. If this cannot be verified we CANNOT approve you for Adoption, you will be automatically Declined.
After your application is reviewed & references check out good you will be called for a phone interview and/or a home visit if one of our volunteers lives close to you! We like to make sure you get a companion best suited to you and your lifestyle! (If you do not receive a phone call from us within 24 hours of submitting your application, please e-mail us at ApplicationK9LLR@aol.com to confirm we received it.)
**NOTE: Just because you submit an application does not mean you get a dog. It doesn’t guarantee you get the dog you want. We always choose the best matched home for The DOG. Your application can be denied for various reasons.
If everything checks out, BY E-MAIL YOU WILL RECEIVE an ADOPTION APPROVAL NOTICE. Be sure to check your e-mail often. The Foster family of the dog you are interested in will contact you to answer any questions about the dog and set up a Meet & Greet Adoption Session.
If she is the perfect dog for you, you are able to take her home the same day you meet! You will pay that dogs adoption fee at the time of adoption. NO PERSONAL CHECKS or CASH! We accept money orders and cashiers checks. For any puppies that are not spayed/neutered, a $35 deposit is required that will be refunded to you when proof that the dog is spayed/neutered is sent to us. It is REQUIRED that all dogs are spayed/neutered between 4 & 9 months of age.
If you are looking for a specific breed or mix or just want to be ready for when the perfect dog comes along and you plan to adopt within the next month or two, fill out an Adoption Application and get approved ahead of time, then you will be all ready when that perfect puppy comes along and you will be first in line to adopt her!
The application will also help us to know what you are looking for and we can keep an eye out for the perfect dog for you!
Puppies are not free! Below is a list of some costs for a puppies first year and normal yearly
Please make sure you know the financial commitment involved in getting a dog before you adopt!
Look at the price info below, our fees cover some of these costs and go towards saving dogs who need other vetting services.
At minimum our puppies have been examined by a Licensed Veterinarian, been issued a Certified Health Certificate, are given their first set of vaccines, Nexgard and have been dewormed.
Dogs over 6 months of age get all the above plus a Heartworm test & pills, a Rabies Vaccine and have had spay or neuter surgery.
All dogs are fed a high quality, all natural dog food. They are given lots of love and attention in their foster homes! All puppies are well socialized with people, kids, other dogs and some even with cats! They are fostered in homes and are treated like family members. We will tell you anything we know or have learned about the dog.
A lifetime of love~
NOTE Below is from a FELLOW RESCUE: Friendly PSA for those interested in adopting a dog from a rescue for the first time. 🐾
- Volunteers have families, jobs, pets of their own, and other responsibilities outside of rescue.
- In addition to the one dog you’re thinking of adopting, there’s more dogs that need homes. There’s dogs that need vet appointments, fosters to be found, transports to organize, home visits to do, applications to go over, vet checks to be done, endless emails to answer, tags on Facebook day and night to save more. Please be patient.
- Just because you submitted an application doesn’t mean you get a dog. It doesn’t mean you get the dog you wanted. Your application can be denied for various reasons, depending on the organization and what their protocols are. You may not be a good fit for the dog you wanted. The dog might not be a good fit for your home & lifestyle. Volunteers know the dog. You do not from a picture and post on Facebook. Most rescues will suggest a dog in their care that IS a good match for you.
- If your application is approved that’s only the first step. They want to talk to you. They want to visit your home. If you have other pets they need to meet the pup you’re thinking of adopting.
- “Oh I don’t feel like doing all of that, that’s too much work”. Yeah well, if you think it’s a lot of work, then imagine how much work it is for the volunteers. If you think a conversation and a home visit is a lot of work then maybe you should reconsider getting a pet.
Remember that when these steps aren’t done, and the dog winds up somewhere terrible, or returned to rescue a bunch of times with a broken heart, or with bad habits learned from an unsuitable home that now have to be rehabilitated, or worse- when a dog is injured or abused or dead, you know who everyone points the finger at first? THE RESCUE.
Get it out of your head that this is about customer service. Volunteers aren’t there to serve you. They’re there to serve the animals. Berating them and complaining they're not dropping everything to serve you through emails, phone calls, and bashing on the Facebook doesn’t work and also sends out red flags to other rescues. No one wants to deal with your crazy ass either. The end, your rescue friend.
***Total: $510-950 every year for your pet, that does not include emergency medical expenses or training classes!***
NOTE: Amounts vary considerably, based on factors such as growth rate and size of the adult dog,
types of food and unforeseen medical conditions. Generally, puppies require more routine medical attention than adult dogs. However, statistics show that older animals (those over eight years old) will require more veterinary care than younger adults.
You should also note that costs vary between stores, veterinarians and by region.
**NOTE** Adoptions are on a first come first serve basis, we approve applications in the order they are received so if you are interested in a specific dog or puppy fill out an application as soon as you can to ensure you are the first in line to adopt her!
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