We are so happy that you want to join our pack! We love these babies and have taken great care of them. In the next section we have taken our experiences and turned them into questions. Things to think about before adopting! We want you to know that we are in this together, once you adopt from us you are family!
We receive lots of applications each month. Our adoption application is just the first step in assuring proper placement into a responsible and permanent home. The non-refundable application fee has helped us ensure that applicants are ready to adopt.
8 weeks to 1 year, Puppies are a lot of work, we spend countless hours raising them, most often from birth, and they become part of our family. When you adopt from us, we make a LIFETIME commitment to you and them.
1 year or older, we get every adult dog checked by our vets, and make sure they are vaccinated, spay or neutered, micro-chipped and more often than not we have the vet perform a dental. When you adopt from us, we make a LIFETIME commitment to you and them.
1 year or older that have gone through our board and train program.
We send some of our more stubborn dogs to board and train, we get
them to learn the basics. This program costs us $2950, but we think
every penny spent is beyond worth it. You get a great dog that is well trained and we send a dog to it's forever home that may not have made it otherwise. When you adopt from us, we make a LIFETIME commitment to you and them.
Vaccines (age appropriate)
Dental (when needed)
DNA Results (if applicable)
Training (if needed)
Spay/Neuter $200 - $600
Vaccines $15 - $20 per vaccine
Vet check $50 - $100
Microchip $20 - $50
Food $40+ per month
Training $100 - $3500
DNA Tests $80 - $130
There is so much that goes into adopting a new pet. This is a 8-20 year commitment depending on the breed you want to adopt.
Here are a few questions to ask yourself before applying!
Are you allowed to have a dog where you live?
We do ask that you provide your rental agreement with the clause about pets. If you own your home, a lot of homeowners insurance have breed restrictions. Make sure you look at it and understand it!
Can you afford a dog?
The adoption fee is minimal in the overall cost of a dog.
Type of Expense Yearly Estimate Food and Treats $250 to $700 * Toys $25 to $50 * Beds $50 to $200 * Leashes and Collars $20 to $50 * Grooming $30 to $500 * Routine Veterinary Care (healthy dog) $700 to $2,000 * Preventative Medications and Supplements $200 to $600 * Training Classes or Resources $25 to $300 * Dog Walking (between $0 (you can walk your dog) up to $20 per walk, 1x per weekday) $0 to $5,200 * Pet sitters or Boarding $100 to $300
Average Monthly Cost of Owning a Dog $125 to $824
Yearly Total $1,500 to $9,900
Do you have time for a dog?
Let's be real we are all in a weird place with COVID, some of us now work from home and think it is a great time to get a puppy. You have lots of time and it seems perfect. But have you thought about when your work switches back to in office? What will you do with your new pup?
Do you have the patience to train a puppy?
Potty training is hard work! It take lots of consistency and patience. How will you keep your puppy busy and out of trouble?
OK you have made it this far and you think it's the right time...
Do you have everything for the arrival of your new dog?
Crate, Food, Bowls, Leash, Collar, Bed
Do you have a vet selected?
If you are new to pet ownership ask your friends and family who they recommend. We love our partners at VCA Sunset Animal Medical Center! If you already have a vet make sure you call and get an appointment right away!
We have saved so many lives, with out our adopters we would not be able to save more mama's and babies!
There's much to see here. So, take your time, look around, and learn.
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To preserve and strengthen the human-dog bond.
Announcing an exciting partnership with GoodPup, the nation's leading dog training service over live 1-on-1 video chat. Every Fosters & Paws community member will receive 1 FREE week of training + 20% Off for Life, and GoodPup will make a generous donation to help us care for more animals.
With your generosity we've been able to save nearly 400 dogs over the past year from shelters and placed them in loving homes. This Giving Tuesday, November 30th, we need your help to raise $10,000 so that we can expand our organization and save more lives.