I looked at all the caged animals in the shelter...the cast-offs of human
society. I saw in their eyes love and hope, fear and dread, sadness, and
betrayal. I was angry. "God," I said, "this is terrible! Why don't you do
something?" God was silent for a moment, and then spoke softly, "I have done
something," was the reply. "I created you." ~Jim Willis
"Rescuing one dog may not change the world, but for that one dog, the world
will be changed forever" unknown
Our adoption fees are based on the age, size, health and temperament, vet care already administered and supplies we send with the dog. The supplies ALONE we send home with each dog can cost between $50.00-$125.00. If you are unwilling to pay a fee for a rescue dog or unable to afford the fee I ask you this....
" How will you afford the vet and emergency care that comes with owning a pet?
Here is one example: What will happen to that cute little puppy when he eats something that lodges in his intestines and needs emergency surgery?"
The price of the rescue groups:
Recently someone asked, "Why would you charge $150-$300.00 for a rescue pet? Why not just place it in a good home for free?" 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/puppy might cost us $150-400 in vet care, and many people will want to adopt it. An older one with health issues can easily cost $500-1500 in veterinary expenses, and it may require months of care for rehabilitation; yet we can only ask a minimal adoption fee $200 - $300 for these pets. It may be a long time until anyone comes forward to adopt it. 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.
" WHERE DO YOU LIVE???? IN A NICE HOME WITH ABEAUTIFUL LANDSCAPPED LAWN....COMMUNITY CENTER, DRIVE AN IMPRESSIVE VEHICLE?....if you are able please step up and help the pets in need.
Now if you STILL have questions call me 704 254 0354 and come for a visit to talk face to face...
See quotes below by others not my words.............
"I foster for a rescue group in my area. I don't set the adoption fees--I merely open my home up to voluntarily house a rescue until it gets adopted. I have noticed that for my rescue group, the adoption fees range from $150-$500. Many times the rescue group ends up spending thousands of dollars on a dog's medical condition and only adopts it out for $300. Just recently they had to take care of an embedded collar on a nearly dead poodle. She was boarded for 2 weeks in recovery after an extensive surgery. Her costs far outweighed the fee she was adopted out for.
So, they go into debt on a lot of cases. There are times, however, that they get a perfectly healthy litter of puppies and they will charge a higher fee for these pups...just because the pups are more desirable anyway, the difference in fees gives the older, "less cute" dogs a chance at adoption. The fee covers vaccinations, full health check, and spay/neuter. In the end, rescue groups are lucky if they break even. They usually rely on donations and fundraisers in order to survive. "
AGAIN THESE ARE NOT MY WORDS QUOTES BY OTHERS
"If I went to a breeder and bought a dog I would spend anywhere from $400.00 - $2,000 on a puppy whose parents are likely to be breed every 6 months only for the money they get from those dogs. Rescue at least spends money to save other adult pets that would not get out of the shelters if they did not come along and help them out. WHY support a breeder who is just about her next new car or carribean vacation I want my money to go help other dogs who need a chance."
" I go to my local rescue and volunteer my time. I see where the money is going when I meet the adult dogs who have/are being spayed and treated for various illness inculding heartworms. How scary for some pet to be stuck with noone to care and take care of their sickness. Rescue groups step up and do what we the public shoud be doing HELP SAVE PETS IN SHELTERS."
****All Puppies will be up to date on age appropriate shots and de-wormings prior to going to their new homes but puppies pick up worms very easily. You will have to get with your vet for regular worming of your new puppy or dog***
**** Please be aware that all puppies require regular dewormings until they are started on hw pills can pick up have Roundworms, Hookworms, Tapeworms, Coccidia etc. It is always recommended under the advice of your Veterinarian that puppies have regular stool checks for worms and regular worming medications. Heartworm treatment should also be started usually about 8-12 weeks of age to assist with the control of worms and to prevent Heartworm infection.