Adoption fees vary with each adopted pet and range from 75$ to 250$. The prices are set, not negotiable, and based on animal's age, veterinary and rehabilitation costs, training and behavioral assessment/adjustment, along with many other factors. You will notice, the adoption fee is only a small fraction of the actual costs of the animal's rescue. We are able to offset adoption fees by kind donations and fundraising....that is why donations are so crutial....otherwise many of our lovable mutts would costs thousands of dollars to adopt! For the same reason, we CANNOT place dogs at no charge/for free....if we did, our rescue would come to a stop very soon.
Why do you not accept pet surrenders?
There are many different rescue groups, all with different focus in their work. Krys's Rescue Center is dedicated to operations that involve saving a life, or prevention of injury or dangerous situations, which the animal may be facing. We are not a re-homing agency, an animal sanctuary or older/unwanted pet retirement plan. While we are more than happy to post pets as courtesy for families and individuals needing to find new homes for their pets, we do not take on the responsibility for these animals. The pet remains at their owners home until we find a potential new owner. We will assist with the adoption process to ensure the animal goes to a great home, all at no cost to you. In very rare cases we do choose to accept surrendered pets. However, this means our already limited resources may be spent on animals who are in no danger of immediate death, starvation, or emergency...and therefore, we do so only if such circumstances exist.......most of our efforts will be focused on shelter animals at high kill facilities, especially those already scheduled for euthanasia.
If you do have a pet which must find a new home, you may contact us using our email address (firstname.lastname@example.org). One of us will respond to your plea within a reasonably short period of time, with instructions and options we can render. Please keep in mind- finding a great home for your pet takes time, typically there is no immediate solution and the process requires patience. Planing ahead is a key.
Why rescue when I can buy a puppy at a pet store?
Some may consider adoption process a hassle...our application process is as painless as we can make it, but it is there to ensure safety and best possible match for you and one that is long-lasting...Please be aware, many of the local pet shops get their puppies from puppy mills....despite the fact the owners will deny this....Puppy mills are places of horrific conditions, where parent dogs are not socialized, nor provided with basic veterinary care or any love and simply utilized to make profit by producing litter after litter....and when it is no longer able to do so, it is discarted....When the cute puppy at a pet store does not sell quickly enough, it goes on sale..a 4 month old pet is commonly considered "old" under those circumstances and less likely to be profitable...if it does not sell quick it is discarted, or dumped at a shelter where it faces death and sickness from exposure to other , potentially sick animals....
While buying a pet from a pet shop may be tempting, (after all they look so cute and sad behind the glass window)....it is also a reason why puppy mills continue to prosper....you will NOT be saving a life by buying a puppy at a pet store. Please realize his or her parents will continue to be abused and used to produce more little furballs, all thanks to your money supporting such practice...despite heartbreaking large eyes starring back at your from behind the glass and a wagging tail....Many of the pet shops will not be able to tell you what breeder the animal came from when you inquire, nor will the animals be evaluated by a vet, spayed, neutered, vaccinated or microchipped, dewormed, socialized, house trained and temperament tested prior to your taking them home...once again it is a profit machine...not animal welfare effort....
Please ADOPT! Do not SHOP!
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Why this may be true for some cases, one has to realize the shelters we rescue dogs from keep the animals for a very short time and euthanize the furbabies within one week of check-in. This is done even more quickly when the animals have any medical conditionas (even as simple as a cold!). High kill shelters do not have the means to care for these animals.......The rescue's main focus is giving a second chance to those animals which are less likely to survive their one week at a shelter, yet are highly adoptable after therapy, surgery, rehabilitation and rendered veterinary care. What does this mean for you? When you rescue you will know where your dog came from, what to expect, it will be behaviorally assessed, s/he will be socialized, tested with other animals, house, potty and crate trained, leash trained and likely know a number of commands, groomed and come with a generous list of items and resources available to you at no or low cost, that will help you and the pet during the transition to a new home. We will be there every step of the way for you!
While resources such as Craigslist and other may seem apealing for posting an unwated pet or a source of new pets, please know these are also very dangerous places for the animals...and for you! Backyard breeders, dog fighting gangs, animal abusers and othe dangers lurk on these sites looking for free animals for their purposes. Stories surface about animals being given for free to loving hands just to find out the remains of once loved pets are found discarded after being used as bait for dog fighting rings, or as torture victims of crush and other violent and sexual or illegal activities. While the person coming to pick up your pet may seem nice, they may be a cover for a larger organized group.
Please consider this.....quick solutions without doing some safety check may cost your pet his or her life. If no questions are asked about the animal by the adopting party, this may be an indication of ill intentions. One way to prevent it is to ask for a small re-homing fee. Please keep this in mind: FREE PET=BAIT PET=DEAD PET.
As a rescue, we saved a number of animals from such sites....many were advertised as healthy and beautiful plush yet unwanted puppies....few days later, they were dying of highly contagious and very preventable diseases..... if they were only given vaccinations by the previous owners.... their lives could be saved...this is a very common practice....keep in mind- back yard breeders are there to make money, often without consideration for the welfare for the animals...that would mean spending money....instead of making money....these animals are a source of income for these individuals.