About Go East, Young Dog - Albany Extension
About Our Rescue Group...
Go East, Young Dog was organized two years ago as a potential solution to the problem of too many dogs and not enough good homes in our rural Arkansas communities. While we are working on public education regarding responsible pet ownership, too may pet owners here lack the consciousness and/or resources to have their pets spayed or neutered, and there seems no end to the number of unwanted pets and litters of puppies that show up at our door
We have taken over the animal control facility of the city of Berryville, where in the past dogs and cats brought in by animal control were routinely euthanized after 5 days. We take in, care for and adopt out all the city's excess animals now, as well as many from neighboring towns and the surrounding rural area. There is a Humane Society in the county but their shelter is always at capacity and the wait to get an animal in there can be months, and most are turned away for lack of space. Through our efforts, and those of others working in dog rescue, we have virtually eliminated euthanasia in the county.
Our kennel houses from 60 -80 dogs and we have others in our care in foster homes. We have adopted out about 500 dogs over the past two years.
Go East, Young Dog is an IRS recognized non-profit that can accept tax deductible donations. Adoption fees cover most standard vet costs, transportation, and some of our operating costs. We are dependent on fundraising to cover additional veterinary costs we frequently incur, and the costs of running the kennel and improving the facility to make it more comfortable for the dogs while they are in our care. Donations are welcome and greatly appreciated.
Donate to Our Rescue Group...
Come Meet Our Pets...Best way to see our pets is online. For those in the northwest Arkansas, southwest Missouri area, our facility can be visited by appointment. We do not have the staff to maintain regular visitor hours. Volunteers are always needed and welcomed.
Our Adoption Process...
Potential adopters must return to us a completed application (email firstname.lastname@example.org for application). Following application, a phone interview is conducted and references are checked. If all checks out and it seems like a good match, a simple adoption contract is executed which specifies that the dog be returned to our care if things don't work out well. We have foster families throughout the northeast to take in the dog in such cases.
Adoption fees range from $350 to $450, depending on the dog, though lower fees are negotiated for more difficult to adopt dogs. Our rescue relies adoption fees to cover costs and keep the rescue operating. All dogs adopted are healthy, parasite free, spay/neutered and current on vaccinations. Fee covers spay/neuter, age appropriate shots and worming, health certificate, transportation and helps offset the costs of operation our 60-80 dog rescue kennel and adoption program.