Friday, February 11, 2011

Adoption FAQ's

Here are some of our most commonly-asked questions relating to adoption. If you would like more information on any of these topics, or if you have a question that is not answered here, please feel free to email us at
  • What is your adoption fee?
Our adoption fee is $125 for all dogs and puppies.
  • Are your dogs fully vetted?
Yes. Every dog we adopt out is vet checked, spayed/neutered, fully vaccinated (including parvo/distemper/lepto, bordatella, and Rabies with tag), microchipped, dewormed, and heartworm tested (for dogs/puppies 6 months and older). All dogs who test positive for heartworms are treated. Dogs are also treated for other health conditions such as demodectic or sarcoptic mange, parasites, infections, and anything else that turns up during their vet check.
  • Do you ever waive your adoption fee?
Unfortunately, no. Our adoption fees cover a small portion of our costs and help us continue to rescue other dogs.
  • Will you take a dog back if things don't work out? Will the adoption fee be refunded?
We try very hard to ensure that every adoption is a great match. Unfortunately, sometimes things don't work out. We always try very hard to take our dogs back into rescue if necessary, but because we have limited space we cannot guarantee that we'll be able to. The adoption fee is non-refundable.
  • I want to meet some of your dogs! Where are you located?
We are a small group with a network of foster homes. We do not have a physical shelter. All meetings with our dogs are by appointment, but we will try hard to accommodate your schedule. Most of our foster homes are located within the 9th Ward. We are also available to meet with you in other locations around the city. If you are interested in meeting multiple dogs, we will try hard to make sure you can meet them all at once.
  • What is the process to adopt? How long does it take?
We are usually able to move as quickly as you are. First, you will need to fill out an application, which you can do online by clicking here. We will review your application and get back to you. Once your application is approved, we will set up a time for you and your family to meet the dog you're interested in. If all goes well, we'll be happy to set up a time for a home visit and an overnight trial with your dog. Once everyone is satisfied that it's a good match, we'll finalize everything -- and then you can begin life with your new family member! The whole process usually takes less than a week, depending on scheduling.
  • Where do you get your dogs?
All our dogs are rescued directly off the streets of New Orleans. In general, we take in dogs only from the 9th Ward and nearby downtown wards. We also accept pit bulls from all over New Orleans, as part of our Orleans Parish Pit Bulls Program. We do not take owner surrenders or shelter pulls -- all our dogs are stray, abandoned, or feral.