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.
To find permanent, loving homes for adoptable animals, whether they are unclaimed strays, or relinquished by their owners; To assist in the education of the public about the care needed by companion animals and the benefits to humans of sharing their life with a companion animal; To help educate the public about the benefits (both to animal and the public) of spaying and neutering companion animals.
OUR ADOPTION EVENTS ARE VERY BUSY so please keep that in mind if you intend to come. You should expect to spend some time there if you are sincerely interested in one of our animals (since we have limited manpower and many visitors to screen).
WE CANNOT GUARANTEE THAT THE RESCUE YOU ARE INTERESTED IN WILL BE AT THE ADOPTION EVENT. If you are interested in a particular animal please email so we can let you know if the animal will be there. Our email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
We ask that you DO NOT contact PetSmart about our animals. They are kind enough to provide space for our adoption events, but are not involved with our rescue work.
Kittens: $60 plus refundable $25 spay / neuter deposit
Small Breed Dogs ( less than 25 pounds ): $250
Puppies: $200 plus refundable $50 spay / neuter deposit
Small Breed Puppies : $250 plus refundable $75 spay / neuter deposit
Fees may occasionally be different than published due to circumstances surrounding individual animals.
Every canine and feline over the age of 6 months is spayed / neutered prior to adoption, and all animals ready for adoption are current on vaccinations, have tested negative on heartworm (dogs) and feline leukemia / FIV (feline AIDS) (cats), and have been dewormed. For animals less than 6 months of age, state law requires that the adopter will sign a contract that he / she will get the animal spayed or neutered by the time it reaches 6 months old. WAG holds a deposit that is refunded when proof of spay / neuter is provided.
Adoption fees provide some recuperation of costs associated with providing in-home and necessary veterinary care while the animal is in our program. Oftentimes the standard adoption fee is less than what we've in incurred in costs. The benefit of adopting from an organization that provides in-home foster care is that the animal's behavior has been evaluated by their care providers in a natural living environment, rather than oftentimes unpleasant surroundings of a shelter. WAG foster care providers care for the animals as if they are their own, and learn to know the animal's likes and dislikes, ability to co-exist with other animals, ability to tolerate children, and so forth.
An application must be filled out and approved before we will make special arrangements to meet a cat/kitten.
A volunteer will review your application and contact you if you are approved or if further clarification is required. We will make every attempt to contact approved applicants within 5 business days of application submission (M-F), but this will depend on the number of applications received.
If you do not answer all questions then your application may not be processed.
WAG Animal Rescue adopts to homes that are best fits for our animals' needs, and not on a first-come, first-served basis.
We are an all-volunteer organization, and regret that we do not have the resources to contact applicants that are not approved. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
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.