These pets are in a rescue group because for one reason or another previous owners no longer wanted to take care of them. The main purpose of this organization is to find responsible and reliable homes for all pets placed in their care. These animals are thinking and feeling creatures, but not able to provide the care they need. Adopting a pet is a very important decision and one that affects not only you and your family, but the pet you decide to adopt. Millions of pets are euthanized every year because people do not take seriously the maintenance and care of animals. The care and maintenance of a pet can be costly. Time and attention are major factors that also need to be considered. All pets in the program have been taken to the vet for an examination. Basic vaccinations are given, and spaying/neutering if necessary. All pets are in good health upon adoption. If there are extenuating medical factors involved all are noted on the contract at signing. It is the responsibility of the new owner to provide additional vaccinations as necessary, and any preventative care required such as teeth cleaning, and heartworm and flea preventative. The adoption fee is used to provide medical care, food, shelter, and advertising for the pets. THE FEE IS NON-REFUNDABLE. The fee must be paid upon signing the contract. If, for any reason, you can no longer provide care to the pet you adopt, it must be returned to this organization. The average pet has a life span of 12 to 15 years.