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1) We do
not adopt to those who keep their animals outside while they are not
home. In rescue - we see many individuals
who have lost their animals from them climbing the fence/digging underneath
the fence/hit by a car when it got out/being stolen from their backyards/and
or being poisoned. We, at CSR, have put in weeks or months of hard work
on each individual rescue that we adopt out. We do not want to see that
hard work go for nothing if our rescue turns up missing or dies due
to an owner not understanding that their animal must live indoors with
them and be a viable part of their family. We do home checks before
and after the adoption to ensure that the dogs we adopt out are not
adopters sign a legally binding contract stating that the animal that
they adopt will never be mistreated in any way - emotionally or physically.
The contract contains a provision stating that if we do find them in
a situation of abuse - we have the legal right to reclaim ownership
of the rescue dog no matter where it is. Our dogs come mostly from shelters
- with various pasts and histories - when we rescue a dog from an abusive
situation - we will not tolerate placing a dog into another abusive
within the contract is a provision that the adopter will take
the dog to obedience training within 30 days of adoption to ensure
the essential good behavior patterns that make an adoption SO SUCCESSFUL.
This is a critical bonding period for your new rescue shepherd
and it ensures that you both develop the relationship appropriately.
Our dogs have the essentials (and sometimes much more) when we adopt
them out - they are housetrained or almost completely housetrained,
they have some basic obedience, and they have learned house manners.
of our animals are SPAYED OR NEUTERED by our group. With
the number of pets being euthanized every year and our group getting
more requests to take Shepherds from shelters than we can handle - we
firmly believe in spaying or neutering all of our dogs. None of our
animals may be used for breeding purposes.
adoption fee to adopt a dog is $350 for
a shepherd. This includes their spay or neuter, their rabies
and dhlpp shots. This fee also includes a microchip, heartworm check
and a fecal and deworming.
Take all of these requirements into account
before you send in an application.
* Average response time on an application is approximately 10 - 14 days(after
your references have been verified.) We will need to contact you and
verify your needs and lifestyle for the dog in which you have shown
* We will need to verify your references.
* We will need to make arrangements for a home check if necessary.
* We will need to verify your landlord accepts pets if you live in a
place where you rent.
With all that in place - we can arrange for you to meet the animal that
best matches your needs and the animals needs. Also - please consider
attending our Adoption events to meet your next companion animal. This
is a great opportunity to meet quite a few animals at one time to see
which might best match your needs.
Please remember that we are all volunteers in this organization - we
all work full time jobs (just like most of you) and dedicate the remaining
time we have to our families and our rescues. It is not always possible
to return an email or a fax the same day or even a couple of days after
we get it -Please be patient with us - we are always excited to find
good adopters for our rescue shepherds and we will call you as soon
as it is possible!
Application for Fostering Information Sheet
e-mail us for more information about being a volunteer foster home.
* We pay for the medical care of the animal in your foster care.
* We provide food for the animal in your foster care.
* We are available for help with questions relating to a foster animals.