Our Adoption Process...
All of my kittens will be spayed/neutered prior to adoption. In order for the surgery to be done, they must weigh at least 2 pounds. Because many of my kittens have been bottle fed, the age range when they reach this weight will vary. Many of my kittens will have their left ear tip cut off. This just means that they have been spayed/neutered as a stray animal and does not mean that they are feral. If the kitten has been deemed old enough by the veterinarian, they will also receive a rabies vaccination at this time. If you adopt them before they are of age, the rabies vaccination will become your responsibility. Adoption fees for kittens are $85. We do occasionally hold specials for older kittens/cats.
Adoption fees for our puppies is $250, with a non-refundable deposit of $100 due at the time of approval/selection. Since we rescue our babies under 8 weeks of age, we do put them up for adoption at 6 weeks. This does not mean they can go home yet, but rather allows us to place them ahead of time so they can leave as soon as their surgery is complete. Surgery dates will be scheduled right around 8 weeks. You are welcome to pick your baby up the night between 5:30-6:00pm at the vet, or after that at my residence.
Adoption fees may seem ridiculous at first, considering kittens and puppies are given free on many sites, but consider the cost of medical care should you obtain a free kitten. Just for the spay/neuter, you will pay $40-60 for a kitty and this is at a discounted veterinarian. Puppy surgeries range from $60-100. Distemper vaccines start at $25 a piece and kittens/puppies need AT LEAST three. Rabies vaccines generally start at $15. FIV/FeLV tests will run you at a minimum of $30. Microchipping and registration varies, but can be from $20-50, with registration being yearly (you will not pay a registration fee/yearly renewel thorugh us). This does not even include deworming or anything else the animal may need since they most likely were "oops" litters and not cared for properly.
We also realize that you can get a puppy/kitten/dog/cat from one of the kill shelters for little or no cost. Unfortunately these shelters receive funds whether they adopt out the animal or not. They also have lived in a cage for at least the past week with many other animals. At the very least, you are looking at an upper respiratory infection upon bringing them home. I am not saying that you should not adopt from a shelter, I am simply stating why we have to charge fees, while they can afford to "give" their animals away.
In addition to spay/neuter, all of my animals have been dewormed multiple times, had their nails trimmed regularly, given flea prevention, and are current on their vaccines based on their age. I keep track of everything that I do for my animals and you will receive a copy of their records. I do ask that once you adopt an animal, you take him/her to your veterinarian for a well visit to check for anything that I may have missed. Although I will take back any animal that does not work out, I will not be able to issue a refund unless their is a documented medical reason for the return within 2 weeks. After all, any money I receive for adoptions goes directly into medical care and supplies for my new rescues.
If you would rather contact me by phone or text message, my number is (904) 413-6059. The best time to reach me is after 6:30PM by phone, but I can answer texts at anytime. If you call before then, please leave a detailed message and I will do my best to return your call. If you don't hear back form me, please call again.