Ever wonder how much it really costs to rescue a dog or puppy and foster and care for it until it's adopted?
You might be very surprised by what you read here!
Regular Rescue Costs: (These fees vary greatly by shelter)
Once at Vet (Varies by dog, shelter and needs)
Because we do most of our DEATH ROW SAVES in California. We have to board or foster them once treatment is done until their transportation brings them to Washington State.
Then there is the daily care until adopted:
One question we get alot is why are adoption fees so high? Shouldn't adopting a dog be free or at
least super cheap? To these people, remember, you get what you pay for.
If you purchase a purebred dog from a dog breeder you will pay up to $2500 or more depending on the dog and breed,but often that is all your getting for that cost. You will still have to spay or neuter your new puppy.
Your adoption fees are going to pay towards the cost of care your adopted dog has received while with the
foster/rescue group. The dog adoption fees make caring for the animals in our rescue possible.
Once we take an animal into our rescue group we commit to it. This means that we assume not only routine
but also extraordinary costs for treatment required by the canine. WE LOVE THESE PUPS and want them
to have the best chance at a happy, healthy, life. We are not a shelter, we are not recipients of large
donations. We are not locally, Federal or State funding.
Our fee is normally $350.00 per dog for this reason and some dogs we lose money on. All of our staff are
unpaid volunteers, we do not have a shelter, we keep the costs to a minimum but to us the high rate is
worth SAVING A DEATH ROW DOG.