READ BEFORE GOING ANY FURTHER**
Legacy Dog Rescue Policies and Procedures:
PLEASE NOTE: Adoption Donations are
Please fill out your application completely as we
need to know as much about you as possible before we consider allowing
you to adopt one of the adoptable pets in our program. The information you provide will help us determine the best possible match for you, as
well as for the dog. If you do not fill out the
application in FULL, or are not 100% truthful, your application
will be discarded without further notice. If a question does not
apply to you, fill in the blank with "Not Applicable" or "N/A".
- Applicants must be at least 18 years old or
- All dogs belong IN the home for interaction as a family member. Do not apply to adopt one of our dogs if it will not live in your home with you as a family member, or other dogs that you currently have are being kept outside.
- We do not tolerate chaining a dog outside.
- Please read our Adoption
Contract carefully and
make sure you understand what it says
before you adopt one of our available fur
- Most of our volunteers and foster families work
full time, have families and have pets of their own, so please be
patient. We will get back to you as soon as possible!
- We require that all animals in the
prospective adoptive family be spayed or neutered, up-to-date on rabies
and distemper/parvo vaccines, and heartworm tested and on prevention. We
feel that "responsible" pet owners fit in this category.
- We prefer homes with fenced yards. While this is not necessarily a
strict requirement, we firmly take it into consideration when processing
applications. If you meet all of our other criteria, but don't have a
fenced yard, we will process your application to see if we may still
have a match for your family. You must have a plan in place for
exercise/potty needs of the adopted dog.
- We do not reserve dogs. Even if you seem like
the perfect match for a particular dog, we will not hold a dog in a
foster home to wait for you to get approved. It is not fair to the dog
should another equally good match be approved and want to adopt. Similarly,
we will not hold on to a dog for any length of time after
you are approved. This is not fair to the dog, to the foster home, or to another needy dog waiting to come into rescue.
We recommend that you get approved before you see a dog you want so that
when the right match comes along, you will be ready.
- Keep in mind: Rescue dogs need
and deserve your patience, whether it be house training, getting along
with the other pets or just settling in. Be prepared as they will need
time to adjust to your home and family.
If you are going on vacation or moving, please
email your adoption application AFTER
YOU RETURN or when settled into your new home. We are not able to house dogs until you return that takes
up space for another life that could be saved. Average process time for
an adoption application is roughly 1 to 5 days. If you are approved, we
will contact you by telephone or email to discuss a meeting time and day.
donation helps defray the cost of:
- Spay & Neuter
- Vaccinations (including rabies)
- Visits and Exams at a Licensed Veterinarian
- X-rayís (if needed)
- Medications (including antibiotics, worming medicine, Frontline and other
medications required depending on specific needs)
- Professional grooming (if needed)
- And Saving New Lives!
Listed below are
basic care for dogs. Expenses can vary widely, depending on where you live
and specifics associated with each individual pet (such as the size).
The cost of the actual dog is not factored in here, and varies from free to hundreds of dollars for a
Puppies - Costs For The First
- Veterinary Care/Laboratory Tests -
$100 to $200
Immunizations - $50 to $100
Internal/External Parasite Treatment and Control - $100 to $150
Spay/Neuter - $40 to $200. The cost often depends on the dog's size and
Food - $150 to $250
- Miscellaneous (collars, leads, obedience training) - $200 to $225
Total Cost For The First Year: $640 to $1,125
- Veterinary Care/Laboratory - $50 to
Immunizations - $40 to $75
Internal/External Parasite Preventatives - $100 to $150
Food - $150 to $300
Miscellaneous - $100 to $125
Total Average Annual Costs: $440 to $775
Your adoption donation also helps to feed, house
and provide veterinary care for the dogs still waiting to be adopted,
and is NON-REFUNDABLE.
You are not buying a dog. You're making a donation.
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