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Mountain Tails Animal Rescue

Pearisburg, VA

Our Mission

We are dedicated to making a difference and believe all animals deserve a loving home!

Our goal at Mountain Tails Animal Rescue is simple: Rescue. Foster. Heal. Adopt.

Our volunteer group is located in the New River Valley of southwestern Virginia where we work with local animal shelters and other rescues to help find forever homes for dogs in need. With time, the best vet care, and a great foster home, most of our dogs recover and are placed in homes where they are loved and cherished.

Adoption Policy

Our adoption fee includes the cost of vaccinations and other medical care, as well as spaying or neutering. In most cases, the fee will not cover all veterinary care.

Please complete the entire application!

Submitting an application does not guarantee an adoption, and neither does submitting one before anyone else. Our goal is to find the best possible fit for the dog, regardless of who applied first.

We reserve the right to refuse adoption to anyone.

We will not adopt to anyone who gives misleading or inaccurate information on the application.

In order to be considered as an adopter, you must meet the following criteria:

1. Have the knowledge and consent of your landlord if you rent.

2. If you can no longer care for the pet, it must be returned to Mountain Tails; you are not allowed to re-home the pet under any circumstances.

3. Provide proper food, shelter, training, exercise, grooming, and veterinary care for the life of the animal.

4. We will not adopt to anyone who ties pets outside or who has current pets who live in pens.

5. We do not allow electric / invisible fences or shock/bark collars to be used; you must either have a completely fenced-in yard, dog run, or keep the dog on a harness and leash at all times while outside.

Important information:
Adopting a pet is a lifetime commitment, and it is essential that our adopters understand this, as we are very serious about finding our dogs their last and forever home. Your pet should be considered a valued family member who goes where you go, regardless of what happens in your life. While we will take an animal back at any time, we sincerely hope it works out; remember, adjustments take time.

Dogs are not born house trained and most need patience and training, which takes time. You must be willing to work with the dog!

We will do our best to disclose as much as we know about the dog's background and personality, as well as what home would be the best fit. However, we cannot know how an animal will adjust; these things take time.

Please consider your personal situation in life (age, circumstances, financial, home life, children, work, family members, housing type, etc.) to determine if you are ready to adopt. Some dogs do not adapt well to small spaces, and some are more energetic than others. Consider adopting an older dog who is more settled and calming vs. a puppy that will require more energy, training, and expense. If you have an elderly parent who desires pet companionship, we strongly advise you to adopt a senior pet over a puppy or kitten. A younger animal is not only a tripping hazard, it requires more training, expense, and exercise (and can be expected to live 15 or more years).

Smaller dogs are fragile, and in most cases, we will not adopt small dogs to families with young children under the age of eight, especially if the dog previously had a bad experience with children. Exceptions may be made if you have an outstanding application.

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