What You Get for Your Buck
Adoption fee for a dog between 1-6 years old is a donation of $300-$500. You are able to set the dollar amount within that range. Anything you can do above and beyond the base amount is very much appreciated, as funds are always needed, especially for medical cases. We are a 100% volunteer organization; each of our fosters, web designer, and coordinators work full time jobs aside from volunteering to this rescue, and everything goes towards saving more dogs in need.
Adoption fee includes Rabies, DHPP, Bordetella vaccinations, microchip and spay/neuter. Our puppies are available for adoption once they have completed a series of three DHPP or 5 in 1 they are sometimes called. To further protect them, we do not neuter or spay until at least 10 days after the third vaccines. The DHPP vaccine covers the following: "Otherwise known as the puppy vaccine, DHPP stands for Distemper, Hepatitis, Parainfluenza, and Parvovirus."
How Do We Calculate and Come Up with Our Fees?
We are sometimes asked why our adoption fee is higher than a local shelter. Shelters get grants, money from the state, and sometimes huge donations. We are a private rescue organization that is not funded by government. In order to put into the community and help the animals, we have to get the money from somewhere. We don't have enough to do what needs to be done. So, for the most part, the cost is recovered in our fees. Not all of the costs. Sometimes if we pull together enough money, we love helping people who can't afford to neuter or spay on their own; we offer dog food to people who don't have money to buy some every month. We help offset the cost of vet costs for another person or family.
For your reference, here are costs we incur when we rescue dogs:
Basic Cost for Dog with Zero Medical Condition *** Note: most rescue dogs will have some kind of condition
Basic Procedures for Every Rescue Dog
Common and Uncommon Medical Conditions for Rescue Dogs