Dog adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog and you'll have a friend for life! Contact us, or contact another local humane society, animal shelter or SPCA.
Private Rescues are different from public facilities:
We consist of a network of unpaid, animal-dedicated individuals and foster families who volunteer their own time and money to care for companion animals in their homes, treating them as cherished members of their own families until just the right permanent new adoptive home can be found among the applications received.
We have no building [and no cages!], no staff, no public viewing hours, and no predictable source of reliable or consistent revenue. We subsist on and greatly appreciate all donations and offers of assistance, particularly temporary foster homes!
If you are unable to foster or adopt, but would still like to help, we invite you to offer support at whatever level is comfortable. Email WrenYorkieRescue@aol.com to inquire how you might assist using your time and talent or make a donation via PayPal.
Funding is accomplished entirely through personal finances, private donations, and ADOPTION fees--averaging $400-- which frequently do NOT cover costs of getting a dog ready to be settled into a new permanent family home.
Our average annual Rescue expenses are about $60,000, most of which is never recovered. Average out-of-pocket costs to get a dog restored to health and placed in the right new home run around $400--lots more if there are special medical needs beyond spay/neuter and dental to be met.
After the trial period, an adoption contract will be drawn up and signed by you, wherein you agree to meet the dog's medical, physical and emotional needs, and agree to return the dog to a Rescue [NOT a shelter] if at some time your circumstances alter and you are no longer able to care for the dog. This Rescue must be notified if the dog changes owners or residence.
A reasonable portion of the adoption fee will be refunded if the dog need to be returned within 30 days.
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 or puppy versus getting dogs for sale or puppies for sale from a dog breeder? When someone is breeding puppies, they are creating new dogs who need homes. Some people are interested in a very specific breed of dog or puppy and they think the only way to find that specific breed is to buy a dog for sale from a puppy breeder. Yet animal shelters are filled with dogs who must find homes. So rather than buying a dog or puppy for sale from a dog breeder, we encourage people to adopt a dog or adopt a puppy at their local animal shelter, SPCA, humane society or pet rescue group.