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.
Through a network of foster homes, our dogs are nurtured and loved and given a sense of normalcy in preparation for their permanent homes. They sleep in soft beds, have plenty to eat, feel the comfort of human touch and grass between their paws, play in the yard, nuzzle a foster furbling, but most importantly, gain confidence and cast aside any fears and worries from experiences past.
We also serve as a resource to the community by advocating responsible dog ownership and all that it entails, from proper socialization and training, to the benefits of routine and preventive medical care, especially spaying and neutering to prevent further overpopulation. We provide education and information on available lower cost veterinary options, work with owners on the verge of surrendering their dogs to shelters to figure out a retention plan to avoid unnecessary burdens on municipalities and lessen the pain and suffering of dogs.
We strive to build a community where dogs are valued and treated with the respect and quality of life they deserve. We are the voice of the voiceless.
Please join us in our passionate endeavor.
All dogs are micro chipped, spayed/neutered and up-to-date on vaccines prior to placement.
Here's the lowdown:
1. Start by completing our online adoption application found here: thankdogrescue.org/adopt
2. Once the adoption application is approved, a volunteer will call or email to schedule a meet and greet and home visit. All members of the household should be present for both.
3. If approved to adopt, pay the adoption fee prior to placement and agree to sign the adoption contract, available on our website via the Adopt link.
Adoption Fees: $200 adult dogs / $250 puppies
These fees help to recover some of the costs of vetting, food and supplies, and go right back into the pool to save additional dogs in need.
A few things to keep in mind prior to completing this application:
*We prefer applicants who are at least 21 years or older and will take special precautions in approving those in the range of 21 - 25 years. This is a period of time where many are in a state of flux. We only wish our dogs stable, permanent homes, so please understand our hesitation and respect our decision because it is all for the good of the dogs.
*Landlord and/or condo association consent (if applicable)
*Be prepared to show identification showing current address
*Be committed to having the dog for the duration of its life (10 - 15 years)
*Believe in and practice positive reinforcement training and non-aversive training methods (shock, choke, and prong collars and/or invisible/electric fences are NOT WELCOME here)
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.