Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! Contact us, or contact another local humane society, animal shelter or SPCA.
I am a semi-retired R.N. have been rescuing animals most of my life, as I suppose most rescuers have. We have raised nine children, the last one starting college this month. I volunteered with area groups, spanned off on my own and started a group with a friend of mine, plus my husband. We became a non-profit incorporated group in 2004. We are fairly small and all volunteer. We do have three foster homes, are TOO full and do need fosters! We have rescued both cats and dogs and pull from our area pounds. We also take in owner surrenders. We totally "vet" the animals and alter them. Our application and adoption process consists of an application which must be approved, then home checks, then adoption. I will interview a prospective family. We do a trial basis, only if we are pretty confident of the family. We do trouble shooting for behavior problems and strongly advise trainers/behaviorists. We also have a couple of specific ones we work with to re-home an animal. We keep in contact with adoptive family and check periodically. We have a stringent return policy which requires animals must come back to us if the adoption is unsuccessful. We will show our animals at area stores that cater to animals. We have also shown in area parks. We help transport. We've adopted out as far as Arizona. We do rescue because of our love and compassion for the animals, and they need us. Our motto comes directly from The Holy Bible in Genesis 1:28 "God has given us dominion over the animals." This means we have the responsibility to take care of them. This is the toughest job I have ever done, but the look and kisses from a newly rescued animal when they are finally HOME, is priceless! We have taken in special needs animals, including epileptic, diabetic, hyperactive, injured, etc... We accept ANY and ALL donations, and are in great need of them, especially money for medications and vet bills. Volunteer fosters are DESPERATELY needed. In addition, we promote an educational agenda among area groups and schools regarding responsible pet ownership, overpopulation, and spay/neuter programs.
Why should you adopt?
Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! What is the difference between adopting a dog, adopting a cat, adopting a kitten or adopting a puppy versus getting dogs for sale, cats for sale, puppies for sale or kittens for sale from a dog breeder or a cat breeder? When someone is breeding puppies or breeding kittens, they are creating new dogs and cats who need homes. Some people are interested in a very specific breed of dog, cat, puppy or kitten and they think the only way to find that specific breed is to buy a dog for sale or buy a cat for sale from a puppy breeder or a kitten breeder. Yet animal shelters are filled with dogs and cats who must find homes. So rather than buying a dog or puppy for sale from a dog breeder or buying a cat or kitten for sale from a cat breeder, we encourage people to adopt a dog, adopt a cat, adopt a puppy or adopt a kitten at their local animal shelter, SPCA, humane society or pet rescue group.