St. Francis Rescue Nacogdoches is a 501 (c) (3) not for profit, no-kill animal rescue organization. We are committed to providing the animals in our care with any and all necessary veterinary treatment, training and socialization. Any animal we take in has a home with us until adopted. We depend on donations from the public and the hard work of our volunteers in order to fulfill our mission, which is to reduce the number of abandoned or mistreated pit bulls and American bulldogs through:
education: of the public, on the characteristics of these wonderful dogs; and of pit bull caretakers about the responsibilities of having this type of dog as a companion;
assistance: with spay/neuter and other medical expenses for responsible owners; and
rescue, rehabilitation, and placement: we foster or sponsor pit bulls in need of veterinary care, food, shelter or protection from cruelty in order to place them in responsible, loving homes. All our animals are evaluated for temperament, receive all immunizations, are microchipped, and are spayed or neutered prior to placement.
We believe that the key to a happy adoption is finding the right match between a rescued pet and a new family. Each adoption follows the steps outlined below. Taking time in the beginning helps ensure that things go smoothly when the pet goes to a new home.
Potential adopters fill out an adoption application as a first step. If you are interested in adopting, just fill out our online application and we will follow up with you.
Our adoption committee reviews the application. If the application shows that we have found a match, we arrange a meeting between potential adopters and pets. It is very important to us that everyone, including pets already in the home, have a chance to interact with the new canine or feline family member.
We do a home visit prior to adoption. If all goes well, and everyone agrees that we have found a good match, we finalize the adoption with a contract. It should be noted that an approved application is only the first step; all steps must be followed and the contract signed for the adoption to be considered complete.
With the adoption contract, we ask an adoption fee of $175.00 for dogs, $75.00 for cats. All our pets are spayed or neutered and microchipped, free of parasites, heartworm negative, and up to date on vaccinations. All dogs receive regular heartworm preventative. We also have our veterinarian do a final examination before adoption and provide veterinary records. On adoption, we give you the next month’s heartworm preventative and/or flea/tick treatment free.