Adoption is a serious commitment, and should not be taken lightly. You should be prepared to make a lifetime commitment to your adopted pet. Our adoption process is as follows:
We do ask for an adoption fee. The fee is $250 for dogs and $100 for cats (the fees can be lower based on age and other factors). When you adopt a dog/cat through rescue, you get a FULLY vetted pet. All applicable vaccinations, heartworm tested (and on preventative), fecal exam, spay/neuter, pre-registered/paid microchip, and ANYTHING else the pet has required medically, we have taken care of 100%.Yes, you can "purchase" a puppy or kitten for the amount of most of our adoption fees. However, you cannot purchase a completely vetted pet for the same amount. Puppies require 4 rounds of vaccinations, multiple de-wormings, spay/neuter, etc. By the time that puppy is a year old, you are likely to have spent upwards of $1,000 on both the purchase price AND the required vetting. Please keep this in mind when weighing whether to purchase or adopt.
Please note our expenses on each pet generally exceed the adoption fee amount, so we are NOT "making money" on adoption fees. We rely on fundraising and donations to help offset our expenses.
When you adopt a pet from a rescue, you are adopting a pet that has usually lived in an experienced foster home. We are able to provide an overview of the pet's temperament, habits, likes/dislikes. We know whether they are good with other household pets, children, etc. The dogs are housebroken, crate trained, and have normally received at least basic obedience work (sit, down, etc.). We are able to match you with a pet that is an appropriate fit for your family and your lifestyle.
We require fencing in the adoptive home (physical fence or invisible fence) for dogs. Please note, we do want to find loving homes for the dogs in our care, but many of them are unreliable off leash. Our fencing requirement is based on years of rescue experience, with several "escapes" and/or injuries from non-fenced yards and during off leash time in unfenced areas. There are occasional situations where an exception is made regarding fencing. These exceptions are approached on a case-by-case basis.
If you are interested in adoption, please download the Adoption Application by copying and pasting the link below into your web browser
Hope Marie's Fund is a non-profit corp that was started to help pay for Vet care for homeless pets and/or pets with medical needs that exceeded the owners capability to afford. Hope Marie's has now expanded into a full blown rescue for all breeds of dogs and cats. We are a local organization with very limited resources and only adopt within a 100 mile radius.
Please note we are all volunteers, with full-time jobs, families, our own dogs and foster dogs, and many hours of rescue administrative duties to tend to each week. We do our best to respond to inquiries within 24-48 hours. Please be patient with us.
We don't have a facility to visit but you can always schedule a day/time to come and see one of our pets at Bargersville Vet Hospital during normal business hours. Just give us a call/email with the pets name and when you are available and we will arrange a meet and greet.