5 STEPS TO ADOPTION
To adopt any pet from our site there are 5 simple steps you must take.
It is important that you understand the process as we are passionate about finding the right homes for our pets.
Our questionnaires are designed to let us find out more about you, your family, and your lifestyle, so that we can help you find the right pet.
To read about the 5 steps click here.
NO KILL Policy
Doggierescue.com has a No-Kill policy. We will house all pets we rescue for as long as it takes to find them a loving and permanent home.
Full Return Policy
DoggieRescue stands by their dogs for life. We take our Doggierescue.com dogs back at any stage, however there is no refund and we do not charge a surrender fee.
All DoggieRescue pets are desexed, vaccinated and heartworm protected as appropriate, prior to adoption. They have also been vet-checked to confirm general good health. However, DoggieRescue cannot guarantee the absence of any incubating illness such as kennel cough (a flu type illness common to dogs that have been in the pound environment, which is simply treated with antibiotics and a few days of bed rest) or any congenital health problems to which some breeds are prone.
The cost of all veterinary treatment subsequent to the day of adoption must be borne by the new owners.
DoggieRescue only has desexed pets for adoption so we only have expertise in matching up with desexed pets. For this reason we do not adopt to families where pets are not desexed.
We believe that dogs are happiest and most settled when they are integrated into the family. Many of the DoggieRescue dogs haven't had the happiest of starts, and our policy is to re-home them in an environment where they will truly become a loved and participating member of the adopting family.
For this reason, we look for adopting families where the dog will be allowed access to at least part of the house while family members are home, and where the dog is able to sleep indoors - at least in the laundry or internal garage. For people who intend to sleep the dog outside in a kennel or other outside bed, or who intend to keep the dog permanently outside, a DoggieRescue dog is not for you.
DoggieRescue.com does not engage in the purchase of pets as gifts for others or as a surprise, without their direct involvement. It is most important that the whole family with any current pets are present to make the selection of a DoggieRescue pet.
A good number of the dogs at DoggieRescue ended up at the pound simply because they escaped from home, (often habitually!), so good security is absolutely paramount.