Our Mission

PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU ARE CONTACTING THE CORRECT PUPPY TAILS RESCUE. WE ARE NOT LOCATED OR AFFILIATED WITH THE ONE IN NEW JERSEY. OUR APPLICATION IS ONLY AVAILABLE FROM THE RESCUE DIRECTLY VIA EMAIL OR AT AN ADOPTION EVENT. 


WE WILL BE AT WOODBURY PETCO SATURDAY DEC 23 FROM 10-1 AN ADOPTION EVENT. 


EFFECTIVE JAN 1ST 2017 OUR PRICE WENT UP TO $350. THIS WAS THE FIRST TIME IN 9 YEARS WE HAVE RAISED THE COST TO ADOPT. WITH MANY THINGS LIKE FOOD, SUPPLIES, AND VETTING INCREASING WE NEEDED TO MAKE THIS CHANGE. THANK YOU FOR UNDERSTANDING.  


Most of our dogs can be adopted prior to the events by submitting an application and having a private meet and greet during the week or weekend. That application can be received by requesting it via email. We encourage people to please check before attending the event to see if the dog the would like is still listed to be attending. Some may have pending adoptions

Adoption Policy

THIS IS OUR PROCESS AND IT IS IMPORTANT YOU UNDERSTAND HOW IT WORKS

We do our very best to respond to every email. If you do not receive a replay with in 24-48 hours please email us again as we may not have recieved it.

If you adopt a dog through us you are not allowed to remove it from your home in any way without written permission from the rescue for a minimum of 2 years after adoption. If you do remove it we will access a $500 penalty fee. You sign a contract agreeing to this. This includes giving it to a family member or friend. posting it on Craigslist for a fee or for free. Dumping it somewhere. Turning it into another rescue or shelter.  We care about our dogs and want to know where they are. 

Adopting a new family member with us is usually pretty painless. The process can take up to 2-3 days.
1. We first have you apply for your dog or puppy. Applications are available by email or at events only
2. We then process and screen your application. This takes 24-48 hours 
3. If your application is approved we will set you up with a meet and greet at the Woodbury Petco location or a public location off of 94 and Manning Ave only.
4. If you fall in love with them and they have fallen in love with you we can then complete the final paperwork. You can then bring your new family member home with you from the meet and greet. If you need time to think about it that is ok but they do stay available for adoption. We do not hold dogs for any length of time.

We have a standard $350 fee for any dog/puppy unless noted otherwise.
Our fee covers.
Dapp is done every 3-4 weeks until 16 weeks of age. All puppies under 16 weeks can get dapp shots thru us untill 16 weeks of age as long as you do not do a no show at any point.
IF they are old enough for rabies they will have recieved it from the rescue. If not then the new adopter is responsible to have this done at their expense.
Puppies are de-wormed every 2 weeks while in our care.
Frontline monthly or another flea and tick preventative while in our care between May-Oct
heart worm preventative monthly while in our care May-Oct.
Every dog regardless of time of year gets an initial treatment with flea and tick preventative, de-wormer, and heartworm preventative.
Spay or neuter.
Some shelters will microchip for us and in this case it will include the microchip. Microchip will be noted on each individual dog. Otherwise you will receive a coupon for $10 microchipping

OUR FOSTER TO ADOPT PROGRAM: Some of our dogs/puppies have not yet had the opportunity to have their spay/neuter done yet. We feel that less change for a dog/puppy is better so if we can place them in a forever home instead of foster home we will. In return we put them in our foster to adopt program. How it works is you apply for your dog/pup just like any other and go through the same steps. If approved you place a $350 nonrefundable deposit and you can take your dog/pup home until it is time for it to be fixed. You will also get your full packet of info. We will notify you of the appointment date if it is not already set. We use the U of M. Students are the ones doing the surgery. This will be a day surgery. You will usually be required to drop your dog off in Golden Valley on the morning of surgery and pick it back up that afternoon.  If you don't like this idea or want to talk about it you need to do it prior to adoption not right before surgery. After Surgery pick up they are officially yours. If the unforeseen happens during surgery your $350 will be returned or a new dog or puppy will be found for you. If you want to use your own vet we do except that but it will be at your expense.  There is an additional contract to be signed that will have a required to be fixed by date. That fix by date will be on the day they turn 6 months. No exceptions. If we do not receive proof of altering by that date you will have your dog removed from you no exceptions.

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