~ CANINE COMPASSION RESCUE ~
~ WHO WE ARE ~
Canine Compassion is a specialized rescue group of volunteers dedicated to the medical and behavioral needs of each dog we take in. Our members are located throughout the greater Brazos Valley area.
~ OUR LOCATION ~
We serve the Brazos Valley and the surrounding areas. While most of our adoptions happen in and around the Brazos Valley area, we also adopt out to the state of Texas as a whole. Out of state adoptions are only done on a case by case, very limited basis.
As a Foster Only rescue, we operate by keeping the fostered dogs in homes only. There is no location to come view our dogs. Arrangements are made for approved applicants to meet with the dog they have applied to adopt.
~ THE RESCUE PROCESS ~
As soon as a dog is rescued by us, they are immediately seen by one of our vets. All medical needs are addressed. Every dog is altered (spayed or neutered), heartworm tested (treated if positive), and tested for parasites.
We put our dogs on heartworm preventative and flea preventative. Medical care is kept current for every dog. Our dogs are groomed on a regular basis, socialized with people, other dogs and tested for cat tolerance as well.
The dogs this group takes in are fostered in our homes. They are loved just like our own dogs because they are our dogs until we determine the best match for their unique personality, size, and energy level.
~ ADOPTING A FRIEND....THE ADOPTION PROCESS ~
Please e-mail us at email@example.com to request an application for the specific dog you are interested in meeting and / or adopting.
Once an application is received it is reviewed by our Review Board and the vet's reference is checked. A home visit by one of our volunteers is also required.
The final step is the signing of the adoption contract. As part of that contract, the adopters are required to make an appointment with their vet for a "meet and greet" just to establish the new dog with their own vet.
~ WHAT IS A VET REFERENCE AND WHY IS IT IMPORTANT? ~
An excellent veterinary reference is required to adopt from Canine Compassion Rescue. An excellent vet reference shows responsible past / current pet ownership.
An excellent veterinary reference includes:
Current pets spayed / neutered.
Current pets up to date on all vaccines.
Current pets up to date on heartworm preventative.
~ I WILL BE A FIRST TIME PET OWNER WITH NO VET REFERENCE - DOES THAT MEAN I CANNOT ADOPT FROM CANINE COMPASSION? ~
Not necessarily. Our review board makes decisions regarding adoptions to first time pet owners on a case by case basis.
~ HOW MUCH IS THE ADOPTION FEE AND WHAT DOES IT INCLUDE? ~
Adoption fees vary depending on the amount of the veterinary care that was required to get the dog to an adoptable state. The adoption fee covers the cost of the spay / neuter surgery as well as up to date vaccines, a Home Again microchip and any other veterinary care that is needed while the dog is under our care.
~ WHAT IF IT IS NOT A MATCH? ~
If you decide for any reason that you are unable to keep the dog you have adopted, you will be required to return the dog to Canine Compassion Rescue. Adoption fees are non-refundable, as they are used to pay the veterinary bills for that dog.
CLICK HERE TO SEE A LIST OF OUR ADORABLE ADOPTABLES!
~ RECOMMENDED FEEDING ~
All of our dogs are fed a raw diet formulated by Nature’s Variety. It is by far the best diet for your dog (and cat!) in terms of overall health, skin coat and dental health. Please consider continuing to feed your new adopted family member Nature’s Variety.
Please visit their website for more information:
If the cost of feeding the Nature’s Variety raw diet is prohibitive for you, following is a list of veterinarian approved foods that are available at Petsmart or Petco stores:
· Solid Gold
· Dick Van Patten Natural Balance
· California Natural
· Blue Buffalo
When you buy food for your pets, please read the ingredients. Stay away from foods that contain any of the following:
· wheat or
· soy products
These ingredients are inflammatory and may cause harm to the body, especially the G.I. tract, and should be avoided.
The following is a very helpful link that gives ratings for dog foods on a 5-star scale. It is a wonderful resource.
Thank You for supporting rescued dogs and the volunteers who save them!