We have been receiving more requests for information on the dogs in our program than usual during this shut down due to the pandemic. We really appreciate your interest in adopting one of our dogs, especially now if, like many, you are self-isolating and currently have the time to devote to training and bonding with a new four-legged companion.
With volunteers self-isolating, that means there are no extra hands to help with the manual labour (such as cleaning kennels, feeding & training dogs, yard maintenance, etc) at the Retreat where the majority of our fosters are currently residing. So we thank you for your patience while we work to update our website listings, answer emails and create online fundraising endeavours during the few (& far between) moments of down time.
Hopefully you will understand that our animals' best interests are at the heart of what we do and our ultimate goal is to find perfect matches! We are looking for active pet homes that are engaged with their dogs regularly or for working/herding homes that know how to train them for the job they need and who have a safe place for them when they are not working.
We do not have an adoption quota or a timeline to meet and our foster families are always given the option to adopt the dog, for all the work they put into making them adoptable, before we consider an application. We look for the BEST match for each dog but we can only consider applications if, & when, we receive them. We do not keep a list of interested adopters but completed & approved applications are kept on file.
Applications are reviewed & considered on a first-come basis BUT, even if it is the only application received, it may not be approved if it is not a good match to the dog's needs.
If the adopter can no longer keep or care for a dog they adopted from us, we will ALWAYS take them back as long as we continue to operate.
We do consider long distance applications but we very rarely ship our dogs to people or places unknown, as the Meet n Greet is a very important part of the process. However, we would not ask you to make the trip for a Meet n Greet if your application was not approved & the chances of taking the dog home the same day were not high.
All dogs in our care receive the following:
*All dogs 6 months or older, regardless of pedigree, will be spayed or neutered prior to being added to the adoptable list. Puppies younger than 6 months will not be available for adoption until they are spayed or neutered.
Puppies (up to 1 year old) $425
Young Adults (> 1 year, up to 4 years old) $375
Mature Adults (> 4 years, up to 8 years old) $325
Senior Dogs (> 8 years old) $250
A $100 non-refundable deposit is required at time of approval, if adoption transfer date is delayed by request. Regretfully, due to rising costs of vet care, we have had to increase our adoption fees , effective June 1, 2021.
In the event that the dog receives professional training, to help them be a better pet or to put their herding instincts to work, we may need to recoup those costs. Those costs will be outlined to the adopter prior to the adoption.
Although our fees often do not cover the actual costs incurred from intake to adoption, we reserve the right to waive adoption fees for any reason.