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.
Besides trying to save all the abandoned Dalmatians in our area kill shelters, we counsel, train, and educate current and future Dalmatian owners in an attempt to keep all Dalmatians in their current or future homes. Many times health and behavior problems associated with a Dalmatian can be alleviated with proper food, exercise and medication. Dalmatians are a WONDERFUL breed. There is no better soul mate or companion than a well trained, healthy and loved Dalmatian. No other breed values humans and human contact more. A destructive, temperamental, hyper Dalmatian is a neglected Dalmatian. This holds true for most dogs in general!
Why rescue you ask? So many have special needs, and have been neglected, mishandled, starved, or abused emotionally as well as physically and have lifetime scars to prove it. They ALL deserve a second chance.
Once you have been approved and selected a dog, you will foster the dog for a two-week trial period to make certain that you and your new 4-legged family member are right for one another. If any problems arise, you must return the dog to Rockyspot - if desired, you may choose another dog. If things work out and you want to make your new friend a permanent part of your family, you will be asked to fill out our adoption contract. This contract is very basic; one of the most important things it specifies is that if you have to give up the dog for any reason, it must return to Rockyspot. If you have friends or family who wish to adopt the dog, they will have to go through our adoption approval process as well.
We also require an adoption fee. This adoption fee ranges from $150-200 per dog for adoptions within the state of Oklahoma, and $250 for out-of-state adoptions. The fee includes spay/neuter and microchipping, as well as an adoption pack containing items such as treats or toys, and a supply of any medications that the dog may be on. You will also be provided with copies of vet records for vaccinations and any other medical treatment that your dog may have had since he or she has arrived at our rescue. (Our rescue dogs are examined by a veterinarian upon arrival at the rescue, and tested for heartworms and other parasites. While at the rescue or in approved foster homes, they stay up to date on vaccinations and flea and heartworm preventative.)
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.