How Do I Adopt My New Family Member?
The standard donation to adopt is $ 250 This contribuition is designed to help offset some of the expenses accrued by a foster dog which includes microchip identification (ideally, AVID or HomeAgain, but occassionally 24PetWatch), sterilization (spay or neuter sugery), vaccination against Rabies, Distemper/Parvo and Kennel cough, deworming for intestinal parasites (Panacur and Droncit or Drontal Plus), flea control (usually, Comfortis) and heartworm prevention (Sentinel). The unseen expenses of fuel/transport costs, time, food, love/attention, etc. is never recoverable monetarily, but is, hopefully, donated in the lasting relationship between a foster dog and their new family.
What Is A Courtesy Posting?
Occasionally, as a courtesy, we will post a dog that is not part of the Working K-9 Companions program. In this scenario, the contact information for individual(s) responsible for the dog in the courtesy posting will be displayed with the biography. Working K-9 Companions volunteers provide this service on a limited basis to assist an individual in rehoming their pet; the adoption fees, contract, etc. are up to whomever is responsible for the adoptable dog.
Working K-9 Companions primarily aids dogs that fall into a working dog category that have ended up in shelter situations. Almost all dog breeds were bred with a job in mind. Our primary interest is in dogs that do not have a pet quality temperament; the dogs in our program are happier with a job. This dog could be a Jack Russell on up to a Belgian Malinois. Our interest has long been to evaluate a foster dog and find it an appropriate home. When we take a dog that has been discarded for it's busy nature, it is our desire to develop that behavior into something constructive and desirable.
Working K-9 Companions intends to pair humans and canines in a match that will last a lifetime. Once a dog ends up in our program there are a multitude of steps that must be met before the dog is put up for adoption; such as veterinary exam and care, temperment evaluation and modification, if necessary. Our organization's intention is for every dog in our program to have the opportunity to meet a family that will be suitable for their temperment and energy level. Therefore, it is our ultiimate goal to make it more appealing to seek out a rescue dog than to purchase a puppy from a breeder.
Please, note, this organization is not a public shelter. Working K-9 Companions is comprised of volunteers who donate their time, money and resources to help these worthy dogs have a second chance. In order to meet a foster dog, an interested party must fill out an adoption application first.