Frequently Asked Questions
Below are some questions we often get asked. If you have a question, but it isn't in the FAQ list, please submit it on our Contact Form.
Where do you get the dogs from?
Our dogs come to us from various places. Most of our dogs are rescued from high-kill animal shelters. Others come from owner surrenders or are found roaming the streets. We also feature dogs for adoption as courtesy postings from other rescues and animal shelters to help promote their availability.
Will you "hold" a dog?
We will not hold a dog. Sometimes there are multiple applications for a specific dog. We will place the dog with the first loving family that has a processed and completed an Adoption Application and has had their home approved after an onsite visit.
How do you know the type of dog breed?
The fact is we don't. We do our best based on the information given to us by the shelter, owner, or veterinarian. The breed we list for each dog is our best educated guess, but still a guess nonetheless.
How big will this puppy/dog get?
We can give you our best assessment based on the size of the mother, or what the veterinarian has told us, but it's not an exact science. The only way to guarantee the size of a dog is to adopt an adult.
Does this dog/cat shed?
All dogs shed. Some dogs may shed less than others, but they ALL shed.
What if someone in the household is allergic to dogs?
Someone who is allergic to dogs will be allergic to most all dogs. The severity might change, but not the allergy. We specifically ask this on our application. We ask that if someone in your household is allergic to dogs, please consider adoption and all the consequences carefully before proceeding.
What is included in the adoption fee?
Our adoption fee for a dog or puppy is $275*. This fee is to help recoup the costs we incur rescuing the animal. When we receive a new dog we make sure they have the following before going to their forever home:
- Spay/neuter (if old enough)
- 1st Distemper vaccination
- Initial De-worming
- Heartworm testing
- Rabies vaccination for dogs 6 months and older
- Microchip implant
*Fee may vary if the adoptive dog is a Saluki. Fee does not include transport costs if the dog is being relocated from out of state or flown in from other countries. Read more information on transporting a dog internationally.