Our dog adoption fee structure is as follows:
1) Our standard dog adoption fee for all non-LGD (non-livestock guardian dog) mixed breed shelter rescues, is $195. However, thanks to a number of generous partial sponsorships, many of our non-LGD rescue dogs are currently available to approved adopters at significantly reduced rates. Details on individual adoption fees can be found on each dog's page beneath the "Adoptable Dogs" tab above.
2) Our adoption fee for working livestock guardian dogs 6 years of age and younger, including young livestock guardians in training, is $350. Senior livestock guardian dogs 7 years of age or older are available at a reduced rate of $225. But don't let this discounted rate fool you....experience has a lot of value when it comes to a livestock guardian!
3) Reduced adoption fees may be available for senior or special needs dogs, and such rates will be noted in the dog's listing on this site. Discounts are also available for those who adopt a senior livestock guardian along with one that is under two years of age, as this creates an ideal mentorship scenario wherein the younger LGD can continue learning from the experienced worker for years to come, creating a strong framework for a successful future. And occasionally, slight per-dog discounts may be available for the adoption of a bonded livestock guardian dog pair or team.
(As an all-volunteer-run, nonprofit organization, 100% of all adoption fees received by the organization go directly to the care of animals in need)
All dog adoption fees include the following:
Spay or neuter surgery. All dogs will be spayed or neutered prior to being made available for adoption.
Age-appropriate vaccinations. Includes the Da2PP combo vaccine and rabies.
Heartworm testing. All dogs over six months of age coming from heartworm-prone regions will be tested for heartworm and placed on heartworm preventative. Should a dog test positive, he or she will receive the proper treatment, and potential adopters will be made aware of the condition and educated of long-term effects, if any.
Deworming. All dogs are fully dewormed with a broad-spectrum dewormer upon entering our rescue program, and periodically throughout their time in foster care.
Full behavioral evaluation based on both the dog's initial intake and information provided by Ranch volunteers and behaviorists. Although no guarantees can be made in regards to an animal's behavior, particularly in a new and unfamiliar environment, we will always provide as much information as we can about the animal's behavior while in our care, in order to provide the best insight possible into the dog's suitability for the adopter's home and lifestyle.