Collar of Hope is an all volunteer, all breed dog rescue group. we are a FOSTER HOME BASED RESCUE AND HAVE NO FACILITY TO VISIT. The only way to meet a dog without submitting our adoption application is when we attend adoption events with some of our available dogs..
We are committed to helping homeless dogs find their way into permanent loving homes as a valued member of the family.
We do not discriminate in size, age or breeds; we just want to help nice adoptable dogs as we can and believe they have the right for the chance at their own happy "tail"!
We are not trainers, behaviorist or veterinarians. We provide all basic health care, grooming needs and a safe place for the dog until a good viable match for the dog comes along. All rescue dogs will take some work, some more and some less depending on the age and background of the dog. 99% of our dogs come from shelters as strays so we have no history on them. We learn as much as we can about them while they're in our care in their foster home.
In addition to all of the important aspects of rescue, foster and adoption... we believe strongly in proper vaccination protocol to help minimize the unfortunate and very preventable occurrences of parvo and distemper in-particular in our communities. Puppies NEED a series of at least 3 vaccines to be protected! They should never go to dog traffic areas until they've completed the whole vaccine series plus a week. A little time for the prevention of such horrific diseases is more than worth the wait for a wonderful lifetime with your new puppy.
Another important topic for us is greater public awareness about animal rescues and the availability of rescued animals of all types. We feel that this is an important step in helping to control and reduce the demand of the heartbreaking Puppy Mill situations and irresponsible breeders that are so callous to the plight of homeless dogs and other animals resulting in so many unnecessary deaths every day. Each year about 5 million dogs in this country are euthanized and they are not just the mean old, ugly or certain breeds of dogs either! Pure bred dogs, Mama's and their whole litter of puppies, the fluffies and scruffies as well as the rest are all victims of shelter euthanasia. Some areas are just awful while others are doing great work to prevent this from happening to healthy adoptable dogs. Shelter management and the surrounding community have a lot to do with the differences between a high euthanasia rate or a no kill policy
It is our belief that providing a dog or puppy with Training, Socialization, proper Health Care, a good Diet that is free of wheat, corn and byproducts, and Exercise along with plenty of Love and Companionship is the recipe for a happy dog and happy lifetime relationship.
~ NEWS ~
MUD BAY in Gig Harbor
4816 Point Fosdick Dr Nw, Gig Harbor
We will be at the Gig Harbor MUD BAY Adoption Outreach, every other Sunday with some of our wonderful adoptable dogs seeking wonderful new families to call thier own!
Our next date is June 16th
June special: All of our short coated, small breed dogs have a reduced adoption fees from $100 to $150
~ Our Featured Pet ~ SHEBA
SHEBA has been with us now (Mar 2013) for 16 months!!! She is an 8 year old, pure bred rottie girl. She was left undiagnosed and untreated for a thyroid condition for a long time with her previous owners that resulted in bald patches of fur on most of her body. Now that she's on the correct thyroid dose and diet, she's got a full gorgeous rottie coat. She is also sensitive to fleas so she gets the topical every 3-1/2 weeks to keep her protected and flea free.
She is a big girl at about 100 pounds and she's older so she just needs a chilled home to live comfortably. We've had a few applicants for her but they were seeking a dog for activities like running, jogging and hiking. Sheba isn't a breed, age or size for these types of activities. She doesn't want to engage in play with other dogs but lives just fine with them. .
Won't you consider giving Sheba a wonderful and healthy rest of her life?
Dogs can be met once an applicant is preapproved for adoption. We are an all volunteer rescue and fostering of the dogs is done from the homes of volunteer families so
WE HAVE NO FACILITY TO VISIT.
No one will be permitted to visit a dog without an application preapproval ~except when we may be attending an adoption event which will be posted. Not all dog will be at the events as well.~
PLEASE BE CERTAIN YOU ARE READY TO ADOPT WHEN YOU APPLY FOR ONE OF OUR RESCUES. WE WILL NOT HOLD ANY RESCUE FOR VACATIONS, MOVING INTO NEW HOMES, HOLIDAYS, and PUTTING IN NEW FENCES... YOU'LL HAVE TO CHECK BACK TO SEE IF THE RESCUE IS STILL WITH US WHEN YOU'RE ACTUALLY READY TO ADOPT AND BRING THE RESCUE HOME IF APPROVED TO ADOPT.
Prior to adoption, all of our dogs are: spayed or neutered, current on DHPP vaccines for their age, flea and worm treated as a minimum.
Our focus is always the animal and finding them the most ideal home for them, so a good match is key and in the forefront of our decisions.
1. ADOPTION APPLICATION ~ Email back to us our completed adoption application which can be found here on our home page. If you have difficulties downloading and emailing our application, please email us stating this so we can send the application to you a different way.
2. PROCESS THE COMPLETED APPLICATION ~
2a. Review the application (please be very thorough and specific with your answers when completing it).
2b. Contact the Landlord if applicable.
2c. Contact the Veterinarian reference (required if you have current pets or pet history).
2d. Contact the 2 personal references.
If we have many applications in at the same time, you may or may not hear back from us right away. We will attempt to select the most viable applicants for the desired dog based first on the application information. IF THE DOG IS OR POSSIBLY COULD BE a breed of many exclusions in society anymore, you will have to be a homeowner to be considered for their adoption. This includes but may not be limited to: Pit Bull Terriers, Rottweillers, Doberman Pinchers, Mastiffs, and Great Danes
3. INTERVIEW ~ Via phone or email.
4. HOME INSPECTION ~ Home inspection requirements or arrangements will be made for one of the following as a minimum: ~ A personal visit by one of our volunteers if you're local to us ~ Emailing us digital photos of your home that include: the main living areas, dogs area if different, yard, and fencing. ~ Arranging a rescue volunteer in your area to perform the home inspection
5. MEET AND GREET ~ IF approved, set up a meet for you to meet the dog you are applying for. Note: All members and dogs in the household will be required to attend the meet.
6. THE DECISION ~ In the event of multiple applicants, the best suited applicant and match for the dog will be selected to adopt. Should any applicant be deemed not favorable for the adoption of any dog for any reason at all, at the discretion of the rescue, the adoption will not take place.
7. ADOPTION ~ If the match proves to be favorable, all requirements of continued care will be discussed, an ADOPTION CONTRACT will be signed and a non refundable ADOPTION FEE will be paid.
8. TAKE YOUR NEW DOG HOME and have a wonderful life together!!!!
NOTE: If you live a distance away, please be prepared to travel to Kitsap County to meet our rescued dog or puppy.
Our fees are set so that we are able to help ALL rescues that we commit to and take in as fosters rather than the costs incured by each dog, though certain breeds generally are more costly as a whole. Also considered is public demand for different types or ages of dogs and the fees set by the rescue community in the surrounding areas.
The fees range from $100 to $500 with old and special needs on the lower end and pure bred, giant breed, puppies on the higher end. Most will fall between $150 and $350
We accept cash and checks only.
Our adoption fees are posted on the dogs petfinder bio so please read the profile
Here are links, in different formats, to our adoption application
Rescues rely on the volunteer help of Foster Homes who are able to work with rescue dogs with any time, care, training, socilaization and any rehabilitation necessary to offer the dog the best possible chance at a wonderful life once adopted. If you are interested in being considered as a foster for Collar of Hope, please email us to request our Foster Home Application.