for your interest in a rescued cocker spaniel / other small or specialty breed
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 donation of $$325 for adults and $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 I have your
completed application, our adoption committee will review it.
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!