About Our Rescue Group...
Established in 2003, we are a no-kill rescue/re-home program that takes in abandoned, homeless and unwanted animals. We work tirelessly to find new, permanent homes for our rescues. Our program's Director began this journey when our county's humane society was closed down.
A note from our Director:
"I have been a lifelong rescuer; all of my pets (currently, 10 dogs and 5 cats) are rescue animals. They mean the world to me and I want to help as many animals as I can while I am on this earth. Back in 2003, I gathered together many animal lovers in the area and we started our rescue efforts; we've continued to grow over time and are now operating as a 501c3 organization, which has helped us strengthen our efforts to save the animals. We want to see that no animal goes without love, shelter, food or a happy life. We work on educating the public about the overpopulation problem, we promote spay/neuter programs, and we do group tours at our facility to teach about the rescue re-home world. To get our youth community involved, we visit schools to teach about responsible pet ownership, animal abuse and neglect, and what they as an animal advocate can do to help prevent these tragedies. We are proud of what we do here at our rescue and we believe it is our job to protect those that speak another language and quite honestly, we just could not imagine a world without them. I invite you to join our efforts by becoming a sustainable monthly donor, a volunteer with our program or, simply to be another voice for the animals. Contact us today to find out how you can help."
Come Meet Our Pets...
Our facility is located at 1374 Hwy 65 in New Richmond, WI.
We are open to the public:
For Cats -
Daily from 9am - 12noon, and again from 5pm - 8pm.
For Dogs -
Wednesdays 9am - 12noon, and again from 5pm - 8pm. Saturday mornings from 9am - 12noon.
Sunday evenings from 5pm-8pm.
We are also available by appointment should these times not work with an interested party's schedule.
Please understand that even though we are completely staffed by volunteers, we run our shelter much as any business and therefore, we've set aside specific times for public visitations with our rescues. At this time, random drop-ins for animal viewing beyond the times listed above will not be serviced.
Our Adoption Process...
1) As we are a small rescue/re-home facility with an equally as small volunteer staff, at this time we are forced to limit our adoptions to suitable adopters that reside within a 100 mile radius of our facility. Before you proceed with any adoption inquiries, be aware of where we are located in relation to your personal residence.
2) A basic list of steps is noted below, followed by a more through explanation of our policies and procedures.
Be aware that we have Fencing, Indoor Living and Declawing policies. We will not waiver on these policies as it is our responsibility to ensure the animals in our care are placed into the safest and healthiest environment possible. No exceptions made.
Gregory's Gift of Hope retains all rights and maintains ownership of all animals until the adoption process is complete.
1. Come to our facility and meet the animal you are interested in. We will not adopt an animal out, sight unseen.
2. Fill out an application. If you do not meet our requirements or if we feel you are not an appropriate match for the animal you are interested in, you will be contacted with a denial statement.
NOTE: If you live in an apartment, town home, condo or rent a single family home, do you have permission from your landlord or association to house an animal? Proof of this is required BEFORE we can continue with any adoption request. You may email, mail or drop off a copy of your signed rental paperwork at any time. (Email to: firstname.lastname@example.org) WE WILL NOT CONSIDER THIS A VALID ADOPTION APPLICATION UNTIL WE HAVE THIS AUTHORIZATION IN HAND and until this authorization is received, the adoption process is stalled. Please be sure your authorization form contains your property owner's name and phone number as we will call to validate.
3. If all requirements are met, the application then begins to be processed and references provided are checked.
4. A home visit is scheduled.
5. An exit veterinary visit takes place.
6. The animal is ready to go to its new home.
We require anyone interested in adopting an animal to visit our facility, in person, to meet the potential animal to be adopted and to complete a full adoption form, including personal and vet references. In most cases we require home visits to ensure our animals are going to a suitable environment and, when adopting a dog, if there are other dogs in the home we require a meet & greet between dogs to ensure compatibility.
An outdoor containment system is required for all of our dogs, without exception. The link below will provide you with our current fencing policy.
We enforce an Indoor Living policy. Due to the drastic climate changes that can happen rapidly in our northern states, Gregory's will not approve adoptions where the animal will spend the majority of its day in an outside environment.
Declawing of cats is prohibited.
*We spay/neuter all animals prior to their release with the exception of those deemed too young or those who are under weight or physically unable to undergo the procedure at the time of adoption; in those instances the adoptive party will be given a spay/neuter voucher. We will provide a contract, which you must sign, stating that you agree to have the animal altered as soon as medically possible. This contract is to be given to the vet doing the procedure who will in turn, return the contract to us once the spay/neuter has been completed.
Gregory's Gift of Hope retains the right to confiscate the animal if we find that any of our contract requirements (including spay/neutering/declawing, indoor living and containment agreements) are not followed through with.
We cannot guarantee a time-frame for completion of the full process - each application has its own considerations and if there are multiple applications for the same animal, the process is obviously lengthened. Exit veterinary visits can sometimes take a few days depending on their availability. You must also take into consideration that we are an animal "rescue" facility and emergencies often arise which take precedence over everything. We will do our best, however, to move things along in as timely a manner as we possibly can.
Our adoption fees for cats are as follows:
Seniors (8 years and older) - $150
Adults (over 6 months) - $200
Kittens (under 6 months) - $250*
Our adoption fees for dogs are as follows:
Seniors (8 years and older) - $225
Adults (over 6 months) - $325
Puppies (under 6 months) - $375*
*Please refer to the statement above regarding animals deemed too young or those who do not meet the weight requirement to undergo alteration at the time of adoption.
Note: the higher cost for puppies and kittens relates directly to the amount of care and frequency of vaccinations which they require.