About Our Adoption Programs
We adopt dogs through two different programs:
(1) a community adoption event called DOG DAYS where we invite rescues and pounds to bring their dogs to a designated location and we provide all of the volunteer help, marketing to prospective adopters as well as cover all event costs and post event follow up with home visits and documentation. These events usually have between 80 and 120 dogs on site during one weekend and we sponsor these events two to three times per year.
(2) THE RED DOG PROJECT is our ongoing rescue program where we match up dogs from shelters with fosters for a few weeks of instruction rudimentary training like housebreaking, “sit, wait, leave it” and maybe a few more surprises.
These Dogs are Looking for a Home!
How to Adopt
Please fill out our adoption application, we will begin by calling your veterinarian (if you have one) so it’s helpful if you could let your vet know that you’re going to rescue a dog! Please ask him/her to give permission to speak with our representative.
Talk to us! Tell us what you’re looking for, what would work best for your family, your lifestyle, your activities – we’re here to help you meet the PERFECT dog!
Meet the dog of your dreams! Gather everyone in the family, including your current dog, and we’ll either come to your location or you come to us to meet your new pooch!
About the Dogs in Our Program
All dogs in the THE RED DOG PROJECT and at DOG DAYS events are up to date on all age appropriate shots, spayed or neutered, dewormed, heartworm tested and usually microchipped. We expect good health but dogs are living beings and, as such, they may feel punk after the stress of an adoption event and extended travel times and the excitement of a new home. Make sure you speak with our representative, usually it is a veterinarian, at station 9 during our adoption events so they can review your veterinary paperwork and answer any of your questions.
RED DOG PROJECT dogs have been in foster for a few weeks before they come available for adoption. They have been taught basic commands like “sit”, “leave it”, “wait” as well as good manners: no jumping etc. They are usually housebroken but may have accidents when placed in a new and unfamiliar environment. We will give you a notebook from the dog’s handler detailing the dog’s daily schedule, general characteristics and specific likes and dislikes.
We will send a volunteer to your home a few weeks after the adoption to see how everyone is adjusting and answer any questions you may have about your new family member. Please remember that all of these dogs have come from high kill shelters or desperate living situations and it’s only in their best interest, and yours, that we confirm the adoption match was a good one.
Meeting Your New Dog
RED DOG EVENTS:
Usually once per month we’ll have a small adoption event to highlight the dogs in our rescue program.
ADOPTION EVENT REQUIREMENTS:
It’s important that ALL family members in the household where the dog would live be present at the event as well as your “resident” dog if you have one.
Our adoption fee is never more than $400 and is payable, in full, at the time of actual adoption. Our fee covers all of the vetting listed above as well as supplements, additional vet care, training, toys, bedding etc.
After the Adoption
A few weeks after the adoption, and at your convenience, a volunteer will visit your home to see how everyone is adjusting and answer any questions you may have about your new family member. Please remember that all of the dogs in our rescue or at our events have come from high kill shelters or desperate living situations and it’s only in their best interest, and yours, that we confirm the adoption match was a good one. This is a great time to ask any training questions too!