Adopting a dog through a rescue organization is a lot like adopting a child; there is an application to complete and return (via email), reference to be checked (by us) and a home visit/doggie introduction. There is a nonrefundable adoption gift of up to $395 for adults and up to $425 for puppies 14 months and younger to help offset the costs of the veterinary exam, tests and medicines (both therapeutic and preventative), vaccines, obedience training, spay/neuter, other surgeries and veterinary care as well as the dog’s room, board and Play Dates at doggy day care for socialization. Pairs of dogs incur the same, if not greater, costs to rescue as single dogs. We can not offer discounts for adoptions of pairs.
For the price of your adoption fees, you get (1) the dog (2) all vaccines including Rabies (3) house training (4) spay or neuter surgery and (5) socialization in DoggyDayCare and/or in our foster homes to other dogs, strangers and children. It is easy to see that our fees represent a substantial savings over pet stores and breeders.
We do not ship dogs, ever, so please don’t even ask us. We adopt within the state of Arizona only, in order to best keep in touch with the dog throughout its life, and to assist with any issues or emergencies related to the dog’s well-being.
Simply answer all of the questions, and click on the submit button.
Once we have your completed application, our adoption committee will review it.
If your application is approved, we will check your personal and veterinary references, after which we can arrange to do a home visit at a time when the Entire household is there. Please know that we are inspecting only for dog safety and happiness, not housekeeping or affluence.
The process from receipt of your application to the adoption award may be accomplished as quickly as a few days or may take as long as a week. We welcome email status inquiries and will reply within 48 hours. Remember, we all have full time jobs and families as well as doggie care responsibilities, so we really appreciate your understanding if we can’t get back to you the same day.
Please get your application in right away, as this dog either has or will have other applicants.
Again, thank you for considering a rescued cocker spaniel/ other small or specialty breed doggie for your new best friend!