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Adopting A Friend

Please send all inquires to rcbbrescue@gmail.com for an application. Once reviewed, and if approved, a volunteer will contact you to set up a meet and greet with the dog you are interested in. Our goal is to make the best possible match. A  home visit/ meet and greet is arranged, and we ask that a 2 week trial period be given to determine if the dog is a good fit for your family (foster to adopt). RCBB does not want anyone to feel pressured to keep a dog they don't have a good connection with. (The full amount of the adoption fee will be reimbursed during this 2-week trial period.) If you decided that the dog is a good fit, a contract will then be signed and finalized. (The process time can vary depending on volunteer availability)

 

*Applicant must have "Pit bull" friendly home owners insurance and/or

*Applicant must have approval from landlord if renting.

*We adopt to INDOOR homes only.

*We DO NOT adopt out in areas with Breed Discriminatory laws, including within the city limits of Huntington,WV. Map of city limits: http://www.city-data.com/zipmaps/Huntington-West-Virginia.html

*We DO NOT adopt more than an hour driving distance outside of Huntington


ADOPTION FEE: $125 adults over 1 year of age, $150 puppies under 1 year of age. This fee go towards the necessary medical care of our dogs. Our costs include vaccinations, spay/ neuter, de-worming, heart worm test for dogs over 6 months, flea & heart worm preventative, and often additional medical or surgical procedures for dogs who have been abused/neglected.


Who We Are

MISSION:

Educate* Advocate* Adopt & Rescue
 
WHO WE ARE:

***WE DO NOT TAKE SURRENDERS OR STRAYS*** WE TAKE URGENT SHELTER DOGS ONLY ***

We are a small 100% volunteer run, foster home based organization in Huntington,WV, dedicated to the rescue of death row shelter dogs that fit the general term of "pit bull". Our focus is aiding the dogs in our area shelters. We spay/neuter, provide medical care, food and all other necessities. Each dog  in our care is loved as a family member by our wonderful fosters. They are integrated into our daily lives where we get to know their personalities, and match them with the best possible forever home. In addition to our rescue and re-homing efforts, we strive to increase positive public awareness and understanding of "pit bull" breeds, and the importance of treating each dog as an individual, regardless of breed or physical appearance. RCBB promote compassion and responsibility in our community towards all animals.
 

 

WOULD LIKE TO DONATE?

Wish list

Purina dog/puppy chow, ONE, Pro Plan, 4health all varieties sold at Tractor Supply (unopened please)

Treast (USA made only for safety reasons please)

 Flea preventatives (frontline, A

dvantix ll , Capstar, Advantage multi, 5-65lb ranges)

 Heartgard (5-65lbs ranges)

 Bleach

 Paper towels

 Disposable gloves

 Gently used towels/sheets

 Puppy pee pads

 Collars/leashes (all sizes-no chains please)

 Stainless steel bowls

 Puppy milk replacer & nursing bottles

 Gently used crates

 Gift Certificates for supplies (Walmart, Petco, Southern States, Tractor Supply)

 Nylabones/Durable toys

 Gas cards (to help with travel expenses- home visits, vet visits)

Coolaroo steel framed dog beds (we currently need 2 large for permanent residents) found on amazon and chewy.com

 

 

*SPONSOR A RESCUE DOG PROGRAM*

To help us in our efforts, we have decided to start a "Sponsor a Rescue Dog Program" to help us ensure that each dog in our care is happy and healthy while searching for their forever home! It is an excellent way you can help save a life, even if you are unable to foster or adopt. By sponsoring one of our dogs, you help provide him/her with food, toys, treats, and vet care! Sponsoring helps to offset our costs- in turn enabling us to help more dogs in need! Together we can make a difference! RCBB will keep you informed of your sponsor dog’s progress. Your name will also appear on our page as a sponsor (in that dog’s album), or your sponsorship may remain anonymous if you prefer. Here is the list of sponsor levels, but of course any amount is accepted and appreciated.

*Helping Paw - $10.00
Your donation helps provide toys and treats for a dog.

*Chow Pal $25.00
Your donation will purchase a large bag of Purina puppy/dog chow.


*Puppy Love $50
Your donation will provide a pup with their first well being checkup, and all 3 distemper/parvo combination vaccines.

* FIX- IT- $65.00
The best way to reduce the number of shelter deaths, spay/neuter! Address the problem at its root, and FIX IT! Your donation will spay/neuter a dog, and supply pain medicine for after surgery to keep him/her comfortable while healing.

*Bully Buddy - $150.00+
Your donation will cover the cost to provide a dog with basic vet care. This includes: spay or neuter, vaccines, a dose of dewormer, heartworm test, and a dose of monthly flea/heartworm preventative. Your name will be listed on the dog's bio as a "Bully Buddy" Sponsor. As an extra special thank you, you will receive a “Bully Buddy” tee-shirt of your choice!

Sponsorships can be sent to PayPal under rcbbrescue@gmail.com, please specify which dog you would like to sponsor or if it's just a general sponsorship. Donations can also be directly applied to our veterinary account, (304)736-8555. Thank you again for your continued support, we could not do this without your generosity.

 

Come Visit Us

FOSTER HOMES NEEDED! Fostering is a gift of a second chance!

Fosters are the heart and soul of our rescue efforts! We can only take in dogs for whom we have fosters homes for. We do not have a facility. Foster parents open up their hearts and homes to these deserving dogs until forever homes are found.

Fostering is FREE! Food and vet care are provided, and anything else that may be needed for your foster dog. It usually takes anywhere from a few weeks to several months for a dog to get adopted.

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