Our Adoption Policy
The minimum adoption donation ranges from $300 to $500. This amount only partially covers the cost of veterinary care, boarding fees, and other miscellaneous expenses involved in the temporary care and adoption of our dogs and is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.
Prior to placement, all dogs will be spayed or neutered, receive current vaccinations, and are usually microchipped. If not, arrangements will be made on an individual basis. Special consideration may be given to those willing to adopt older dogs or dogs with physical problems.
Each dog has an initial exam, including Rabies, DHLPP-C, & Bordetella. All dogs are spayed and neutered prior to adoption. Our adoption process begins with completing an application on-line. A phone screening will soon follow, and lastly a home visit will be conducted by our volunteers.
The above adoption fee does not cover medical expenses beyond basic vaccinations. Food, boarding, crates, bowls, leashes, collars, tag fees, etc are all extra cost associated with every dog we bring into our care. Each rescue dog’s average cost is between $495-$850 and at times vet bills are over $1,000, especially when they have critical illnesses such as pneumonia or a fractured leg. As you may have guessed, the adoption fee does not always cover a majority of each Orphans expenses.