The purposes of SAR include: 1) to temporarily provide quality medical and daily care and rehabilitation to needy cats and dogs until suitable permanent homes can be found; and 2) to promote, support and collaborate with efforts to improve quality of life for animals in our local community, those served by regional advocacy groups, and those animals needing aid through worldwide rescue operations.
It is our intent to meet and exceed all regulations and guidelines applicable to our nonprofit rescue organization, to constantly improve the services we provide, to promote volunteerism, to abide by fiscally responsible business practices, and to engage in appropriate fundraising efforts in order to remain financially solvent.
What are the fees?
Dogs and puppies begin at $105 – this includes neuter/spay (which is required by law), microchip, and being up-to-date on vaccinations, worming, and flea/tick preventatives. Cats and kittens begin at $45 – which also includes neuter/spay and being up-to-date on vaccinations, worming, and flea/tick preventatives. In some instances, there are additional fees for special circumstances, usually medical expenses; and sometimes we have adoption specials.
What do we need to do?
1) Request and complete an adoption application form for either a dog or a cat (we need at least 48 hours to check with your vet and references). It doesn’t take very long to complete, is not shared with anyone except Stover Animal Rescue adoption staff, and helps us help you find the best animal for your home.
2) Make an appointment to meet the pet you are interested in and visit with a staff volunteer who is knowledgeable about the animal – we will answer questions, review the adoption contract with you, finalize fees, and help solve any concerns you may have.
3) Arrange for a home visit, based on individual circumstances. This will be coordinated by the adoption staff with your family at times that suit everyone needing to be involved.
4) Pay the adoption fee, complete the appropriate contract with us, and take your new pet home with you! Plan to take your new pet to the veterinarian within two weeks to make sure they get started with great care. It’s not required, but we would love to share a picture of you with your new pet with others interested in improving the lives of animals.
What about questions later?
Contact us any time or leave a message, and we will get back to you as soon as possible – we want you to be successful! If the pet does not work out for any reason, you must return him or her to us so we can find the right home for them.