Why is your adoption fee so much?
Please be aware that the adoption fee is $100. Each dog and puppy has received all of their age appropriate vetting. Due to our vetting and boarding costs, which are usually more than the adoption fee, we cannot accept a lesser adoption fee.
Recently someone asked, "Why would you charge $100 for a rescue pet? Why not just place it in a good home?" The answer is because we need adopters who are willing to support all rescue pets, not just the dog they adopt. A young, healthy dog might cost us $150-$400 in vet care, and many people will want to adopt it. An older dog with health issues or a heartworm positive dog can easily cost $500-1500 in veterinary expenses, and it may require months of foster care for rehabilitation; yet we can only ask a minimal adoption fee.
Fees from the younger, more adoptable dogs help offset the cost of caring for the others. Most of our dogs have a sad story to tell, and some have suffered through years of neglect or abuse. We hope that you too are willing to give an opportunity for a better life to ALL of our dogs by supporting them through adoption fees. Without these funds, our rescue efforts would not be possible.
What is included in your adoption fee?
All dogs have been fully vaccinated (DHPP, bordatella, and rabies), spayed or neutered, microchipped, and are heartworm free. (vaccinations may exclude puppies who have not completed all three rounds of DHPP or may not be old enough for rabies)
Sanctuary dogs are foster dogs that unfortunately have been deemed unadoptable for various reasons. It may be due to medical issues, age, extreme shyness, behavioral issues that would make them unsafe to the public or for various other reasons. These dogs will spend the rest of their lives with the rescue being taken care as well as possible until it's their time to cross the rainbow bridge. The rescue does our best to keep their lives as enriched as possible including play, food, vet care, lots of love, exercise, time outdoors, etc.