Question - Where do your dogs come from and why do you get so many puppies?
Answer- We take dogs from owners who can no longer take care of their pets, high kill shelters, breeders who need to place dogs not suitable
for their breeding program and from pet stores. Pet stores reject puppies for many reasons including minor treatable health conditions, or being
older than 8 weeks old. Many stores that we work with were euthanizing or sending dogs back to breeders before we started taking them.
Question- Why are adoption fees higher for puppies?
Answer- Puppies help to pay for our vet bills and operation expenses. Yes, the vets charge us and vet care is not cheap. We also help senior
dogs. They are vetted and given to senior humans. The older dogs are the ones who truly need help and are rarely adopted. Please consider
an adult or senior if you can not afford a puppy. Our adoption fees are less than half of what the pet stores charge and the fee for a puppy goes
back into helping other dogs in need. There are also other costs involved with helping breeder and pet store puppies. We pay a transport fee
for EACH puppy that we take from the stores. A trip to rescue 40 to 60 dogs from the mid west can easily cost over 1000.00 in gas and
required health certificates. This does not include vetting, grooming and care expenses while they are in rescue. I receive very few donations
and rely on higher adoption fees for puppies to keep our doors open.
Question- Why do you help dogs in other states and breeder dogs? Doesn't this promote breeding?
Answer- Because in my rescue we choose to help whomever we want. I have never felt that compassion should be based on geographical
location and I thank God that we have many wonderful adopters who share my opinion that every dog and puppy deserves a chance regardless
of where they come from. The cold truth is when a breeder or pet store no longer has use for a dog, they will dispose of them in some way
whether we take them or not. We also work with breeders who would never euthanize their dogs but want to see them in a loving home when
they are no longer suitable for their breeding program.
Question- Where are dogs located?
Answer-Most dogs are located in Ga. Transport may be available to your state for an additional transport fee. We have several foster homes in
various states. My "facility" is not opened to the public. It is located where I live in Ga. For insurance and privacy purposes, I do not have
multiple strangers where we reside.
Question- Can I visit the dogs BEFORE I submit an application?
Answer- No. Most of us are volunteers with full time jobs and families. We only have the time to work with approved adopters. It is a waste of
your time and ours to meet a dog that you are not approved to take home. Our time is very limited. Thank you for understanding.
Question- Will you hold a dog for me?
Answer- We will occasionally hold a dog for you for a short period of time but only with a non refundable deposit. Every dog in our program
takes a space for a dog waiting to come in. We try to find approved homes for our dogs as quickly as possible.
Question- Why are dogs listed with "no Children"?
Answer- Most of our dogs adore children. This is for the dog's safety. We will adopt to homes with well behaved children. I have taken many
dogs into rescue over the years who have been severely injured by young children. I put the safety of the dogs in my program above what a
person wants for their toddler.
Question- Why do I need to register my dogs microchip?
Answer- If your dog is not registered through a registration program, the microchip in them is of no value. It can be read, but if there is no
information as to who owns the animal, it is as if they were not chipped at all. Registration is inexpensive and well worth every penny spent on it.