Training and caring for a dog can be a source of great enjoyment, but you should be aware that dog ownership is a major responsibility. Typically, dogs live for about 13 years or longer. Consequently, you should think carefully about all factors that will affect your ability to care for a dog and whether a dog is suitable for you. Would you be able to provide for all of a dog’s needs? You will need to consider the size of your property and the financial and time implications of having a dog as a pet. Caring for a dog can be expensive and you should consider whether, for instance, you would be able to afford the cost of routine and unexpected veterinary treatment, or the cost of pet health insurance. There is no one “perfect” way to care for all dogs because every dog, and every situation, is different. It is up to you to find out what your dog’s precise needs are and how to meet them.
Puppies under 6 months are $300.00. This includes: spay or neuter, first set of vaccinations, de-worming, microchip and Pet Insurance* for the first 6 weeks
Dogs over 6 months and dogs considered Senior, excluding SPECIAL cases, are $300.00. This includes: spay or neuter, first set of vaccinations, de-worming, microchip and Pet Insurance* for the first 6 weeks
Fees for some Senior dogs and special case dogs, with medical concerns, will be discussed with the potential adopter. All Adult dogs will have received a vaccination and will require another boster at the new owners expense.
All dogs being adopted will have received a full vet check and 6 weeks of Pet Insurance*.
*Pet insurance is provided by PetSecure Pet Insurance and covers up to a $500 value for the first 6 weeks of ownership. The insurance does not include pre-existing medical issues. Ownership transfers when full adoption fee is paid and the dog is transferred to its new home.
Unfixed dogs $150.00
Fixed dogs $100.00
#1. As with any adoption, consider the situation of your "pack"(your whole family including your other pets) at home.
#2. Check out the rescue that you are adopting from.
#3. Call or email the rescue to find out what the requirements are for adoption. If you're not willing to agree to the home visit, interview, application process, or fee that the rescue requires, seek another source to adopt from before you get your heart set on a specific dog.
#4. Bone up on any breed-specific knowledge you might need to have.
#5. Don't feel sorry! Once again, cultivate your calm-assertive demeanor before you meet the dog or dogs available for adoption.
#6. If you have other dogs, ask if you can bring them along for a face-to-face meeting.
#7. Observe the energy of the dog you wish to adopt. Does he or she have an energy level the same or less than your family and/or the other animals in your pack?
#8. Make sure the dog is spayed or neutered and all shots are up to date before you bring the animal home.
#9. Walk with the dog as soon as you leave the rescue facility with your pack. That way the dog begins its trip to its new home as a member of the pack, not as an outsider.
This is a direct Quote from Cesar Millan