Helping Dogs in Need in the Greater Rochester, NY area
Please email us after submitting your application to notify us of it. There have been issues with applications not getting through to us. firstname.lastname@example.org
Application at bottom of page
We make every effort to assess the health of the animal. Adopters will receive a copy of all vet work performed. All adopted dogs are:
• Treated for worms,
• Heartworm tested (if age appropriate),
• Treated for fleas/ticks,
• Examined by veterinarian,
• Receive age appropriate vaccinations.
All of the dogs live in volunteer foster homes not shelters. Because our dogs live in homes, we can assess what type of home would be most suitable for our foster dogs. Our goal is to find the best match between the adopter and the foster dog to ensure the dog has a home for life and will not have to be moved again.
Our rescue is made up of 100% volunteers. It may take a few days for one of our volunteers
to respond to your request or question. The first application we receive is not always the home who gets the adoption. We determine which home is the best home for the dog. If we receive multiple applications for same dog, and they are all great matches, then we go with first application. If you do not get the dog you applied for, it is not a judgment of your home but more often due to multiple applications or the dog may not be right for your home or situation.
Meet & Greet
We arrange for meet and greet in a public place when you first meet our foster pets. If that goes well, we will contact your veterinarian, if you have existing animals, to confirm veterinary care. The next step is a visit to your home with the foster dog. This is to ensure that he/she gets along well with everyone that lives in your home and that it is a safe environment for the dog. A home visit is required before any adoption can take place. We try to arrange the final adoptions on a day when the family is home from work or school so your family can spend time with the dog before the next work week starts.
Please understand we are all volunteers so at times it may take a few days for someone to respond to your request/question. We also do not adopt out to first application in but best home for the dog. If multiple applications come in for same dog and all are great matches, then we go with first application. If you do not get the dog you applied for it is not a judgment of your home but more often due to multiple applications or selecting wrong match for your home.
If you have any existing animals in your home, we require that they are current on veterinary care, spayed or neutered, and that you allow us to confirm that information with your veterinarian prior to adopting an animal from our rescue.
Some dogs will require fenced in yard and some will not. If there are specific needs for the animal, they will be listed in the write-up.
We will not adopt out to anyone looking for a dog that will be left outside unattended; wants to tie out multiple dogs; would use prong collars or e-collars for training. We also require that all existing animals in home are current on vet care, including spayed or neutered unless age or medical reason prevents altering.
Puppy to 1 yr of age: $275 to $350
1 yr to 6 yrs of age: $250 -$300
6 yrs to 8 yrs of age: $200
Over 9 yrs of age: Adoption fee varies