Adoption

Please read the following terms if you are considering adoption:

If you are interested in adopting a dog from us, please understand that we have certain guidelines that must be met before we will work with you. Once we take a dog into rescue, we do everything we can to make sure they go into a permanent loving home for the rest of their lives. It is important that the lifestyle of the adopting family and the personality and requirements of the dog match for this to be a successful relationship.

If you have any pet currently or previously not spayed or neutered, up to date on all vaccinations, on heartworm and flea and tick prevention, and not allowed to live indoors, please do not contact us about our dogs.

If you find a dog that you are interested in, please contact us to find out more information about the dog. If it sounds like a potential match, fill out the adoption contract and send it to us. Please understand that more than one person may be interested in a dog and we place the dog in the home based on the best match and the time frame that we were contacted. We do often have a waiting list of people who are looking for a dog and we contact them when we have a potential match.

Once we receive your application, we review the information and contact your vet references. If you have never had a pet or it has been so long that you have no current vet reference, three personal references should be given. It is very helpful if you contact your vet or personal references and let them know we will be calling them.

Once we have identified you as a potential adopter, we will contact you and set up a visit with the dog. If we believe your lifestyle is not a good fit for the dog you are interested in, you will not be considered for that dog. We may suggest a dog that is a better match for you or put you on our list to contact for a dog.

We can set up a visit for you to meet dogs. We always require a home visit before a dog will be placed with you. We have suggestions for introducing your potential new family member to other members of your family and making a safe environment for your new family member.

We only adopt to families in the Richmond area or a one to two hour radius. We are a small group and require a home visit, so long distance adoptions are just not available. You must be 25 (twenty five years of age) or older to adopt from our rescue group.

The adoption fee is $50.00 plus a donation for each dog determined on the condition and care for each dog. The donation amount usually ranges from $100.00 to $300.00 per dog to help us cover the basic costs. The amount will be noted in each of the biographies for the dogs. The adoption fee and donation are required at the time we finalize the adoption and are non-refundable.