Thank you for your interest in one of our dogs or cats. We do require an approved application before setting up a meet and greet with a foster family. The only exception to this would be if you meet at a scheduled adoption event. When we receive your application we will begin to call references. Once all references are checked, we will notify you as to whether or not your application has been approved. After you have been approved we will schedule a time for you to meet your potential new family member. If the meeting goes well we can complete the adoption paperwork. Because we do want our dogs/cats to go to the right, forever, home it is not always guaranteed that you will be approved for the pet you have applied for. In this case, we will work with you so that the right match for everyone is made. We do work with other rescues and shelters so if we do not currently have what you are looking for we can possibly help you find it elsewhere.
These fees cover only a fraction of what we will spend to care for the animals that we take in. Several of our dogs have needed heartworm treatment and both cats and dogs have needed expensive surgeries to improve their quality of life, and in some cases, to save their life.
All dogs adopted through A Buddy For Life Inc. receive free phone help from one of our trainers for the life of the dog. Please contact us right away with any training issues.
Please also keep in mind that we have to pay for food, crates, blankets, beds, toys, gooming supplies, and anything else that our rescue dogs and cats could possibly need. Any additional contribution you would like to make at the time of the adoption or in the future is grealty appreciated.
Think our fees are a bit pricey? If you decide to get a dog or cat that is advertised as free to a good home, here are just some of the expenses you will incur if you are a responsible pet owner:
Female Dog: Spay $300-$800 Male Dog: Neuter $200-$500
Rabies, Distemper, and Bordetella vaccinations $15-$35/piece, and you may need boosters
Heartworm Test $30-$55
Total cost to you: Above our adoption fee
Dog Adoption Fees:
Puppies <1 year $450
Seniors 10+ $125
Cat Adoption Fees: $95 for 1 or $125 for 2
unless otherwise discussed with the director
Our cats are vaccinated for Rabies and FVRCP, given dewormer, FELV/FIV tested, spayed or neutered, and microchipped before adoption
Our dogs are vaccinated for Rabies and Distemper, given dewormer, heartworm tested, spayed or neutered, and microchipped before adoption
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