Australian Cattle Dog / Labrador Retriever
A 711 9th Ave SE #170, Watertown, SD 57201 rescue helping to find loving homes for dogs, cats.
1 - 4 of 4 Adoptable Pets at This Shelter
We are located in the Watertown area but have had many adoptions go to different cities within South Dakota and surrounding states.
Sarah's Treasures Rescue is a private organization dedicated to rescuing and rehoming pets. We are located in the Watertown Area, but often extend our rescuing to many places across the Midwest or even the United States!
Sarah's Treasures Rescue does NOT have a shelter building. All of our pets are in foster homes. Our foster families provide valuable insight into each pets' personality, temperament, and unique features which help place him/her in the best home possible.
Sarah's Treasures Rescue is incorporated in the state of South Dakota and we have applied for our non-profit status from the IRS. We have no paid staff or workers and 100% foster home and volunteer operated. All donations go directly to the pets. As of April 29, 2010, we have been approved by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
Sarah's Treasures Rescue takes in pets from many different situations. The majority of our pets come from "High Kill" Shelters -- many of the ones we choose to pull are counting down to their last day. We also do take in small numbers of owner surrenders and a few strays turned into us by families. When an owner surrenders a pet, we believe that each owner should be updated when his/her pet has found his/her forever home. We believe it's hard enough to give up a family member without 'ever knowing'. This information is very brief and simple and we know it gives the family piece of mind to know that their pet is happy in a wonderful and loving new family.
All of the pets taken into rescue are treated as one of our own. Some pets stay for long periods of time and others only a short bit, but in between, the pets are safe, loved, and happy. Each and every pet is seen by a vet and we start them on the road to get ready for adoption. The vet identifies any problems (if any) and the pet receives vaccinations and a deworming medicine. Pets are also spayed/neutered prior to leaving rescue if they are old enough. Pets too young (under 6 months of age) are required to be adopted out on a contract stating that the new owner will have the procedure done by a set date or the said pet will be confiscated and a fee will be assessed as stated in the contract. Furthermore, each pet receives a bath, a grooming, and is treated with Frontline Preventative against fleas/ticks. While in our care, each pet is taught basic manners and obedience. Dogs/Puppies are tested for Heartworm and on preventative and any Cats/Kittens are tested for FeLV/FIV.
Each pet's adoption fee is set individually to help cover some of the expenses we encounter to help fully vet and prepare each pet for adoption. We try our very best to keep our adoption fees as low as possible by balancing the "higher-expense" pets with the "lower-expense" pets. All records of vet care will be sent with the pet when he/she is adopted.