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Our Featured Atwater, CA Partner:

Victory Lane Rescue

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.

Atwater, CA 95301
(209) 206-2662

http://VLR.Petfinder.com

Pets at Our Rescue Group:

Cities, Towns, and/or Counties We Serve:

We serve the entire state of California.

About Our Rescue Group:

Thank you for taking the time to read about us, we hope to answer all of your questions here. If you have any questions, feel free to email us at: VictoryLaneRescue@yahoo.com.

1. Will you take my dog?
There is no harm in asking! We are purely volunteer based so our resources (and space!) are limited.

2. Where are you located?
We are located in the small town of Atwater, CA. Right now we do not have an actual shelter...the dogs are fostered in volunteer foster homes.

3. What is the adoption fee?
Adoption fees are $125.

4. Why are your adoption fees so high? I can find a free dog on Craigslist!
Before going to their new home, each dog is microchipped, spayed/neutered, UTD on shots, vet checked and temmperment tested. We also take the time to teach dogs their basic manners. In order to get all of this done, it costs us well over $100 per dog.

-$55.00 for vet check
-$14.00 per shot
-$150.00 (for small dogs, it's higher for larger) for spay/neuter
-$20.00 for microchip
Total=$253.00 IF the dog only needs the basics.

5. Why are you a Border Collie rescue?
Border Collies are not only my favorite breed (for a multitude of reasons) but they are among the most popluar in shelters. Many people don't do their research before getting a BC, so they are often shocked at the energy that these dogs have OR they are surprised when their dog chases their ducks/sheep/kids/cats/etc.

6. Who founded Victory Lane Rescue? And When?
In 2003, Brittany founded Mixed Pup Rescue where she rescued mixed breed dogs and eventually fell in love Border Collies. While still under the name Mixed Pup Rescue, the majority of the dogs she rescued were mixed breeds but BCs were slowly starting to 'take over'. After she got married and started a family, Brittany took a 2 year haitus from the rescue world to enjoy motherhood. She started Victory Lane Rescue in 2010 and concentrated on Border Collies. She is currently owned by Dash (Border Collie), Chanel (Yorkshire Terrier) and Cammie (Lab Mix). She currently maintains an Agility blog about Dash at AgilityGirl.Blogspot.com

7. Do you rescue any other breeds?
Yes! Although we rescue primarily Border Collies, we can't turn down other dogs simply because they're not the 'right breed'.

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VLR.Petfinder.com

Our Adoption Process:

Step 1: Email us regarding the specific animal you are interested in.
Step 2. We will respond within 24 hours and ask you a few simple questions. (Kids, other pets, etc.)
Step 3: You will meet the animal if we have deemed you a good match.
Step 4: Sign the adoption contract and pay adoption fees.

Before going to their new home, each dog is microchipped, spayed/neutered, UTD on shots, vet checked and temperment tested. We also take the time to teach dogs their basic manners. In order to get all of this done, it costs us well over $100 per dog.
-$55.00 for vet check
-$14.00 per shot
-$150.00 (for small dogs, it's higher for larger) for spay/neuter
-$20.00 for microchip
Total=$253.00 IF the dog only needs the basics.


Adoption fee: $110.00

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.