Lend a Paw Animal Rescue: Adoption information
There are many things to consider when you decide to get a dog. You will have to think hard if you and your household are ready to take on the responsibility. If you are ready to meet your canine companion, you would have to choose between buying or adopting. Nowadays, adopting dogs is a smarter and more popular choice. Influencers and celebrities persuade people to adopt instead of shop for their fur babies.
Here at Lend a Paw Animal Rescue, we believe that all dogs deserve a good home. These pups are rescued from the streets and other unfortunate situations. Our dogs have lived a difficult life for their first few years, and now we want them to go to a loving home. We want nothing but the best for both families and canine friends. You can give a dog a forever home today when you visit us and send an application. Take a look at our adoption information below:
- Adopter must be at least 21 years old
We believe in a relationship between children and dogs. However, we want to make sure that the adopter is legally allowed and mature enough to care for a new pet.
- The dog must be adopted as a family pet
We strictly prohibit applicants who wish to sell the dogs after adopting. Our mission is to find our pups their home for the rest of their lives. If you are not interested in providing a home for these dogs, please refrain from applying.
- The dog must be given the necessary provisions
The dogs must have access to a safe home, good food and water, veterinary care, and love and attention. Our foster parents give these dogs all the love and care in the world. We want to make sure that they will experience the same thing with you.
- The dog must be allowed to sleep/live inside the home
Some of our dogs are old and require constant care. Others spent most of their lives in the streets and fighting the elements. We want to make sure that you can provide your dog with a safe space inside the home where they can be around the family.
- We prefer that you have a fenced yard/area
For those living in the city or open areas, the dog must be protected with fences. This is to ensure that they won’t escape the house and get lost in the streets.
- The dog must always have a collar and ID tag
All of our dogs 6 months and above are microchipped, however, we require the owner to provide a collar and ID tag. These must be worn by your dog at all times. In case they get lost, other people can return them to you.
- Written consent from landlords are required
For those renting homes or living in apartments, we require a written letter from the owner or landlords. This is to make sure that the dog will be allowed to live inside the premises.
- All dogs currently living in your home must be prepared
We want to make sure that the dog you adopt will go to a good home with good companions. If you already have dogs at home, we require that they are up to date on all vaccinations. They must also be spayed or neutered.
- Adopters must spay/neuter, and vaccinate dogs under 6 months old
We have dogs of all shapes, sizes, and age. Some of our pups are very young, ageing around 3-6 months. If you adopt a puppy, you will be responsible for neutering/spaying them.
- Our return policy
We understand that some dogs are not fit for a certain household. If you think that you cannot keep your dog, please return them to us. If you return the adopted dog within two weeks from adoption, we will refund the full adoption fee.
Adoption fees and procedure
Our organization offers reasonable fees and procedures for adoption. For more information, you can visit our website and read about the process. You can also visit our facility and talk to an attendant.
All of our dogs 6 months and older are spayed, neutered, and given their rabies vaccine. They are also micro-chipped and dewormed to make them more viable for adoption. We also make sure that they are checked by the vet for any underlying issues. If you adopt a dog, you will be responsible for the remaining vaccinations.
Take a look at our adoption fees and procedure below:
Complete and submit the adoption application on our website. You can also visit our facility and ask for a physical copy. Remember to fill up at least 2-3 copies for future reference.
Your application will be reviewed by our adoption community. You will be contacted soon if the request is approved. Representatives may conduct a house check and visit your residence. If you live in a far location, photos and videos of the home will be required. After an interview and careful consideration, the committee will decide if you and your dog are a good match.
Once the application has been finalized, all parties of the adoption will be contacted. You will have to get the approval of the adoption coordinator and the foster family. The last step will be a meet and greet. You will get to know your dog and spend time together. If everything goes well, you can take your dog home soon. We do not allow shipment or transportation of dogs. You will be accountable for pick up.
|Puppy (6 months or older)||$275|
|Senior Dog (8 years or older)||$90|
|Puppy (under 6 months)||$250 (plus a security deposit of $150 for spaying and neutering)|
What you need to know before adopting a dog
- You will still spend a lot of money
Some people believe that adopting a dog is a cheaper way to meet your new best friend. While this may be true, some dogs have medical needs and vaccinations. These pups have gone through a lot during their time as strays. You will need to provide their medication, good food, grooming services, and toys. As long as you are financially capable and willing to care for an adopted dog, then go for it!
- Take your time in making a decision
Getting a dog will change your life. It is a huge decision that shouldn’t be taken lightly. Ask yourself if you are mentally, emotionally, and financially ready to take care of another life. If you are ready to meet your new canine companion, go through the adoption process now and be rewarded with a new best friend.
- Dogs need care and attention
If you want to get a dog just for the sake of having one, then don’t bother adopting. These pups are in need of a good home with good people to take care of them. You need to spend time and entertain your dog. They deserve to be happy with their new owners.
- Dogs need training
No matter the age and background, dogs must be trained. This makes it easier on both you and your pup in the long run. You will have to dedicate time and effort to training them inside and outside the house.
Teach them the basics of potty training, crate training, and learning to sit and wait. All this hard work will pay off once you establish a great relationship with your dog.
- They require a lot of maintenance
Some people say that dogs are similar to human babies. This can be true because they require a lot of care. You will need to feed and bathe them regularly.
Cutting their nails and brushing their teeth is also important. You will need to take them to the vet every now and then and make sure that they get enough exercise. Most importantly, they need your love and attention.
- Being a dog owner requires commitment
Much like a human relationship, dogs need stability as well. They need to be in a home with people who love and care for them. If you decide to adopt a dog, make sure that you are ready to commit to them. The life of a dog is fairly short compared to humans. Your mission is to make their remaining years as happy and memorable as possible.
We do our best to find a space for dogs who are rescued from the streets or found in other unfortunate situations. We have foster and adoption programs that are welcome to everyone. You can also do your share by donating since Lend a Paw receives no government funding. Our family is funded by donors and volunteers.