Adoption Process
and Fee schedule
Serving the Lord....Saving lives....one precious paw at a time!

This is the "Paperwork" and fee page. Here you will find applications for adoption and cost.
Take the time to READ this entire page before jumping into a decision to adopt please!!!!

Please read below to understand why we have to have adoption fees and what that means to the next dogs who are sitting in shelters about to be killed.

We have heard people say that we should be helping the pets by giving them away . . . . .

A "used" or "recycled" pet should be free!

What do you mean there is an adoption fee???

I can pay $20.00 for a pet tops! I can just go to the flea market and pick me up a puppy for ten bucks or even free!

Many people have said the above to and end up asking for help with their flea market cheap puppy in a few months or even weeks, Most of the time these pups have not had any vet care, shots or any de wormer. The pups can give your KIDS worms if your not careful. I have also got calls from people who got a cheap or free puppy and it died within the first week. When this happens most of the time it is because they have not been given their parvo vaccines.Things like this can happen at least if you get a puppy here you get a one week health guarantee. We have health issues with puppies but we are one of the ONLY rescue groups I know who have a signed guarantee that comes with each puppy. We will help you the first week if your puppy becomes sick. After a week a puppy could pick up anything from anywhere so then it is up to you. Call your local flea market or "free" puppy off the swap meet and see how much they are going to help you get that puppy well if it breaks out with parvo or any other illness!


****All Puppies will be up to date on age appropriate shots and de-wormings prior to going to their new homes***

**** 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 preventon treatment should also be started usually at 8-12 weeks of age to assist with the control of worms and to prevent Heartworm infection.

We strive to keep our adoption cost as low as possible but can not give away pets we have had to spend money on to make them ready for adoption. DO YOU WORK FOR FREE EVERYDAY AND EXPECT TO FEED YOUR FAMILY PLUS TAKE THEM TO THE DOCTOR FOR FREE???? OF COURSE NOT WHY DO YOU EXPECT THAT FROM US WITH THESE PETS?????
Just because the dogs, puppies and kittens we have in rescue are rescued does not mean that they have NO VALUE! The vet does not give us his services and vet care is very expensive. The dog food is not free. Shelters often charge to get rescue dogs out even when they are scheduled to be killed! If we were rich then possibly we could offer a very bare bones adoption fee but we are not rich, we are rescue poor!

If you are not willing to pay for the care the animal you adopt has already received then why should we think you will pay the vet to keep the animals care up-to-date once you adopt it????

We base our adoption fee on what we have had to spend on each pet we have in rescue. That range could be anywhere from $200 to $300 and if there is anything extra in that price it only goes to offset the loss we have from another pet.



***** PRICE EXCEPTIONS*****

There are occasions when we have a pure breed dog, a dog with papers or litter of pure breed pups in rescue and we charge more for those pets. This helps offset some expense for paying $400-800 for heartworm treatment for ONE dog who is positive. HAVE ANY idea what that dog cost us as we rescue many HW positive dogs? Most other rescues will not take in HW positive dogs but we appreciate all rescues for taking the dogs they can take.

Most other pure breed rescue organizations adoption fees start at $300. We can at times adopt pure breed dogs for our regular adoption prices which range from $200.00 to $400.00, but most of the time a pure breed dog is going to cost more than our normal adoption amount. Designer Breed pups also fall into this price range since they are selling for a much higher rate than your average dog. MOST IMPORTANT TO US is the BEST POSSIBLE HOME but we do have to survive and make enough money to pay the EXPENDIVE VET BILLS AND OTHER COST ASSOCAITED WITH DOING RESUCE. NO ONE EVER STOPS TO THINK THAT RUNNING THE AC IN THE KENNEL COST US AROUND $350-$400 a month alone.

Stop to consider shots, pull fees for dogs, spay/neuter cost, shots, wormer, flea and tick treatments, food, shampoo, ear mites and this is not including any thing unusual that can be wrong with a dog. Such as Heart Worms which treatments cost from $350.00-$600.00  FOR ONE DOG!  THE ONLY INCOME WE HAVE IS MY DISABILITY AND SOME BOARDING FOR A FEW PETS THAT STAY WITH US. SO WE MUST ASK FOR ADOPTION DONATIONS THAT WILL BE ENOUGH TO KEEP THE BILLS PAID SO WE CAN KEEP SAVING LIVES. IT IS A STRUGGLE WE LIVE WITH THAT CAN CAUSE MORE STRESS ON TOP OF OUR WORRY OVER THE FACT THAT WE CAN ONLY TAKE INTO OUR RESCUE SO MANY DOGS.....MANY MANY MORE DIE BECAUSE WE DO NOT HAVE ENOUGH ROOM OR FUNDS TO BRING THEM BACK TO HEAVENSOWN. THE FACES OF THESE PETS HAUNT ME SO PLEASE UNDERSTAND WE HAVE TO CHARGE WHAT WE CAN TO KEEP THIS GOING.

  We stay in line with the other pure breed rescue prices AND HAVE CHECKED WITH OTHER mix breed RESCUE GROUPS WHO ARE SELF SUPPORTED AND WE ARE IN LINE WITH THEM.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
Thanks and God bless you.
Donna 704-254-0354 founder of Heavensown Rescue

Ready to adopt? 



Heavensown Rescue Kennel
Copy and paste the below application into your
email to us and fill in the answers.




Heavensown Rescue Application

It is our prayer to make a difference . . . saving lives one rescue at a time

Name of dog or puppy you are interested in: __________________________  
Date: ___________________

1. Your name:     

2. Do you own your home?       How long have you lived at this address?   
Your full mailing address:

3. Home phone number: ____________________ 
Cell Phone Number: ____________________
Email address: _________________________  
Web site address: ______________________

4. How did you hear about Heavensown?

5. Do you have children at home? If so, list their names and ages:
6. If you have children at home, how will you education them on responsible and safe ways to play with your new pet?

7. Do all family members agree on the addition of a new pet to your family?

8. Do you have a fenced yard?

9. Who will be the primary caregiver/leash walker of your new puppy?

10. How many hours will the pet be left alone per day? What plans have you made to contain the dog during that time you are away (crate, fenced yard, etc.)?
11. Will this pet be allowed inside your home? If not explain why and what your plans are for where this pet would live.

12. Where will your pet sleep at night?

13. Tell us a little about the pets you do own or have owned in the past 5 years; likes, dislikes, any training, etc.:
14. Are your current pets up to date on shots and spayed/neutered?

15. Please list the name, address and phone number of your vet for a reference (if you do not have a vet, list a professional reference such as a child care provider, teacher, pastor, etc.):

16. Training your new pet is vital to your success as owners. Positive training also builds a lifelong bond between you and your pet plus establishes pack leadership order. Are you willing to take an obedience class with your pet should that be necessary?

17. Are you prepared for what is ahead? Training, care and exercise all take a great deal of quality time. A new pet is a big responsibility and commitment for the next 10-15 years. Does your family have quality time to devote to a new pet now?

18. Dogs sometimes tend to be territorial and protective of their homes. Some dogs feel it is their job to guard their home and family. This is not referring to a very aggressive behavior, just barking when someone arrives and/or being reserved with strangers. Would this concern you and how do you think you would handle this situation?

19. Describe the ideal temperament that you think would fit your lifestyle (tell us a little about what your lifestyle is like and what plans you have for a puppy. Include how physically active you and your family are. Would a high endurance pet that needs lots of energy better suit your family or a pet that will require less activity)?  
20. Have you ever surrendered an animal to a rescue group or shelter? If so, explain the circumstances:

21. Would you surrender your dog for any of the following reasons: birth of child, divorce, move to new home, allergies, get a new pet then your original pet and new pet do not get along, difficult to train, dog developed health problems, chewing furniture or digging up your yard?
22. Would you be willing to stay in touch with us so that we can help you as needed?  We put a great deal of love into each pet who resides here at Heavensown and love to get pictures and updates on their progress from time to time.

23. If you do not own your own home does your landlord approve of your having a new pet? Would you be willing to have him/her sign something or show your lease which states you do have permission to get an indoor pet (this is important because some people will get a pet then return it because they did not get prior approval first from the actual homeowner)?

Landlord name and phone number for reference if you would rather us call:

24. Is anyone in your home allergic to dogs? If yes, please explain:
25. Would you consider letting a pet ride loose in the back of a truck while you are driving? If yes, explain why.

26. If you do get a pet from us, would you agree that if down the road you must give up your pet for some unforeseen reason that you would first contact us to tell us that the pet needs a new home even if you have a home in mind? We reserve the right of approval before the pet could be transferred to anyone else. You agree not to resale the pet or place it in any shelter or rescue. We may be able to help you place your pet in a new home or may be able to take the pet back.
27. Do you agree to keep your pet current on all shots and healthcare? This includes monthly heartworm preventive, which kills thousands of dogs and cats every year.

28. Do you have any questions for us? If so, feel free to ask! We are always here to help you with training tips or any other concern you may have after you get your pet.

29. Do you understand that in getting a pet from Heavesown you will sign an agreement to have your pet spayed/neutered within 2 months of purchase if we have not already had this done? We do require you to email or mail us proof that this has taken place within 2 months of adoption date. We usually do this before adoption unless the pet is too young for surgery or there is another good reason to wait until the adoption takes place.

We have a buyer/seller adoption agreement that covers all the above.
If you have any questions please feel free to ask.
Please fully answer each question; we want to help you find the perfect family companion
and we can not do that without your being open and honest with us.

You can email this back or send it regular mail.
If sending regular mail, use the following address:
Donna Fowler
Heavensown Aussies and Pet Rescue
6415 Marvin Fowler Road
Waxhaw, NC 28173


Thanks for your interest in our Rescue Dogs. We strive to praise the Lord in all aspects of our life including the blessing he has given us by allowing us to rescue and care for these wonderful dogs. We have been very blessed with many wonderful puppy/pet buyers and adopters who have become like extended family. Thank you for contacting us at Heavensown.

email application to dfowler7@carolina.rr.com