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.
We are not limited to rehoming in PA. We will consider
applications from any state.
Why do you charge an adoption fee?
The cost of getting a dog from a shelter is very high. Average pulling fee is 65.00 and up, boarding in quarantine if 11.00-25.00 a day for 10 to 14 days, transport can range from 175.00 to 200.00 per dog.We vet the dogs, make sure they are UTD, spay/neuter when possible, microchip and more. Dogs/pups are then fostered for a few weeks to get to know personality and make sure they are suitable for adoption.
Some dogs coming from high kill shelters require extensive vet care in order to get them healthy enough for a new home.
We must purchase food, treats, toys, beds, and crates for crate training and transport.
A fee is charged to help us cover just some of these costs and to help allieve the issue of impulse adoptions. Adopting a pet is an emotional and financial commitment for the life of the animal.
We only accept cash or money orders at this time.
Where is the rescue located?
We are mainly located in Shamokin, PA, but because we use fosters, we are scattered throughout PA.
Our dogs/pups are kept in home environments, we treat them as a part of our families.
What happens to a dog that doesn't get adopted?
Our dogs/pups stay with us in a home until the time that they are adopted. No dog is ever returned to a shelter situation.
How do I adopt a dog or puppy?
You must fill out an application and be approved.
Can I volunteer to help?
Absolutely! Without volunteers we can not help so many dogs and pups. We have dog walkers, fosters, cross-posters and more. We would appreciate help in any way that you can offer, just contact us.
Do you have a trial period if I take a dog home?
As a general rule we do not have trial periods. The reason being that if you choose not to adopt the dog, they may have lost out on a good home while in the trial period.
We do allow for trial periods in certain situations at our own discretion.
What if my question is not answered here?
Send us an email @ email@example.com
We usually reply within 24 hrs.
All of the dogs and puppies we take in are placed in foster homes and treated as members of the family until a permanent home can be found.
We strive to learn as much as we can about an animal so that we can make sure they are a great match for their new family.
We screen potential adopters intensely prior to allowing them to meet a dog or puppy.
All animals in our care receive appropriate veterinary care and treatment.
We work hard to educate people on the importance of spay/neuter and vaccinations.
Our primary focus is pregnant dogs, mommies with pups, pups, and small breed adults.
We try our best to help any dog in distress and in cases where we can not help, we work to
network the animal so that they can find appropriate help.
All funds donated go directly to the rescue and care of the dogs and puppies.
We are strictly volunteer and no one receives any monetary compensation.
If you would like to donate to the vet care of our animals you can contact our vet directly.
Animal Care Center
7 Enterprise Dr Danville, PA 17821
Please let them know it is for Carol Kalinowski, Mommy & me rescue animals.
The first step in the adoption process is filling out an application. You can download an application on our Applications & Contracts page or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org .We do not arrange visits to meet dogs without an approved application.
After we receive your application we will then contact your references, both personal and vet.
A Home Visit will be conducted by one of our volunteers (when possible). If you live out of our area we will try to find a rescue to help us with the visit or we will ask you to email us photos of your home and yard.
We will not adopt our dogs to families who do not have current pets spayed or neutered, unless there is a valid medical reason which your veterinarian can confirm.
You must have a home phone number and valid address.
If you rent, we will check with your landlord to make sure dogs are allowed.
You must be 21 years of age or older to adopt an animal.
If a dog is old enough they will be spayed/neutered prior to adoption. If they are not old enough you will receive a spay/neuter voucher and must sign a contract to have the dog spayed/neutered at the appropriate time.
We can NOT hold a dog/puppy without a $100.00 deposit.
We reserve the right to refuse any adoption.
Adopters must agree:
To a home visit and adoption fee
To abide by their county ordinances concerning animals (rabies shot, license, etc)
To provide proper veterinary care.
To notify us if you are no longer able to care for your adopted pet. We will work with you and make every effort to rehome the dog.
To notify us if the animal becomes lost or stolen.
Puppies: $250.00 (under six months, not spayed/neutered) You will receive a spay/neuter voucher. There may be an additional small fee at the time of the surgery depending on what other options you select.
Adult dogs: $200.00 If not spayed/neutered, you will receive a spay/neuter voucher. There may be an additional small fee at the time of the surgery depending on what other options you select.
Senior dogs: $125.00.
Adoption fees are subject to change based on the level of care we provide for the dog.. All of our dogs are fully vetted. They receive vaccines, are treated for any medical problems, and are spayed/neutered (age appropriate).
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.