Dog adoption fees vary a lot. This is because they are based on weights ---which is how the Clinics charge us for procedures.
Estimate Adoption Fees:
MEETING THE DOG
Please keep in mind that all of our dogs are kept in foster homes and are not located at The Cat Corner shelter. In order to schedule a meet & greet with any of our animals in foster care, an online adoption application must be filled in prior. The online adoption application is found on our Adoption Process page of our website. Please be sure to fill out the adoption application labeled "Dog" if you are wanting to adoption one of our dogs. This is a separate application from our cat adoption application.
Commit for 3 weeks: It takes at least 2 or more weeks for a dog to learn and settle in a home to see their true personality. This is why before approving any dog adoption, we require a 3 week Foster-to-Adopt contract prior to us doing a final Adoption Contract. This should give the family enough time to make sure it is a good match. After the 3 week "trial" foster-to-adopt time, you will be scheduled by one of our Adoption Team Volunteers to come in to confirm if you want to adopt and complete our "Adoption Contract", or the dog will be up for adoption and need to instead, stay in our care.
Foster-to-adopt homes need to buy their own crate, bed, toys, food, and bowls. We supply collar, leash, small amount of transition food, and supplements if needed (most we have to purchase). All vet care needs must be pre-approved and see one of our authorized vets working with The Cat Corner. We rescue many neglect and medical needy animals, so we always need donation funds to pay for their very high vet bills.
ADOPTION & RETURNING
The animals have been abandoned at least once already so you need to make the life-long commitment to the dog. However, should the animal not work out, we will always take them back for life or help with new placement through The Cat Corner, Inc. It is in our Adoption Contract that they MUST be returned to us in that event. We will refund your adoption fee if within our 14 days after adoption contract date. Outside that time, we would have already spent the money on the other animals in our care, as we depend heavily on our adoption fees to continue our lifesaving work.
**We highly recommend you and your new dog attending Dog Training classes.**