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.
The animal control officer that had generated the plea for rescue had turned to Colorado in hopes that four good homes could be located for the recovering hounds. The officer knew that finding rescue within Kansas state lines was next to impossible because hound dogs are a dime-a-dozen.
As I read the story of the emaciated hounds and the neglect they had suffered, I knew that I needed to take action. I had to find rescue for these poor animals. I immediately forwarded the email to everyone in Colorado that I knew was a dog lover. Next, I trashed the email. Because after all, I had done my part for the hounds.
The same email arrived again just a couple of days later. This time the message was marked urgent. Rescue in Colorado had not come through. After spending thousands of dollars on nursing the dogs back from the brink of death, they were in danger of being euthanized. Of course, I did what any dog lover would do; I forwarded the email. Again, I sent the plea to everyone in Colorado that I knew had a rescue dog, wanted to rescue a dog, and simply loved rescue dogs.
A week later a similar email from the same author arrived in my box. I was appalled. No one had offered a safe place for these refugees. Only one rescue in Colorado had stepped up; they took two of the hounds.
I thought to myself, Of all the people in Colorado I sent the rescue email to, not one had room in their home for two hound dogs?! NOT ONE! I was disturbed by the lack of empathy my friends had shown. Moreover, I was disappointed that no one offered any kind of help.
It was at that moment I realized that I hadn’t done anything to help secure rescue in Colorado for any of the hounds. And there my personal rescue story began. Forty eight hours and a thousand phone calls later, I drove from Colorado to Kansas to rescue a couple of hound dogs.
A completed and signed agreement is requested at the beginning of any trial period. Trial periods are not a requirement of our adoption process but rather a courtesy we offer. We support trial periods consisting of an overnight stay or a weekend trip. This exercise helps everyone become more comfortable and fosters a sense of security.
Adoption fees vary depending on the age, breed and health of the dog. Please contact us on the dog you are interested in for more info on the adoption fee.
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.