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Saving Snoots Animal Rescue

Purcellville, VA

Our Mission

At Saving Snoots Animal Rescue, our mission is to 'Rescue, Rehabilitate and Rehome' dogs in need. We pursue our mission as an all-volunteer, foster-based rescue. Each Saving Snoots representative is 100% a volunteer, no one receives payment for our work. As a foster-based rescue, our dogs live in homes with loving and dedicated families and they are treated as a beloved family member while they are in our care. While the advantages of foster-based rescue are many, our ability to rescue dogs in need is dependent on the availability of individuals and families who are willing to open their homes and hearts to dogs in need. If you would like to know more about fostering a dog in need, please email us at adopt@savingsnoots.org.

DONATE, FOSTER, VOLUNTEER
Saving Snoots Animal Rescue is a certified 501(c)(3) rescue. We rely on donations to maintain our rescue efforts. If you would like to donate goods, services, time, or a monetary gift, email us at adopt@savingsnoots.org for more info!

MISSION
Rescue. Rehabilitate. Rehome.

RESCUE
We rescue dogs facing euthanasia in high kill shelters in the South and local dogs whose owners can no longer care for them. We do not discriminate against any breeds and we rescue dogs of all ages and sizes. In general, we try to take on the more challenging cases who may otherwise struggle to be adopted within a reasonable time. As a foster-based rescue, we can only rescue as many dogs as we have approved and available foster homes. We must also screen dogs in need in order to ensure that we can place the dog with the right foster family.

REHABILITATE
Our rehabilitation program includes socialization, exercise, veterinary care, a quality diet, and positive reinforcement training and lots of love, love, LOVE. Many of the dogs that come into rescue have suffered some form of abuse or neglect, and most need time to overcome these challenges. We are committed to providing each dog with the love, care, and attention that s/he needs to achieve their deserved second chance.

REHOME
When the time is right, we place our dogs up for adoption and carefully screen potential adopters by making use of an extensive adoption process, which includes: an adoption application, reference checks, and a home visit. Our adoption process is focused on rehoming our adoptable dogs into forever homes that best suit their needs and that also suit the needs of the potential adopters. As such, our process does not maintain a policy of taking applications on a first-come, first-serve basis. Dogs deserve forever homes and our efforts seek to maximize the measure of fit between dog and adopter. An approved adopter will have gone through each step in the process. Once approved, we will finalize an adoption date, both parties will sign an adoption contract, and the adopter will submit an adoption fee in the amount of $250.

Adoption Policy

When the time is right, we place our dogs up for adoption and carefully screen potential adopters by making use of an extensive adoption process, which includes: an adoption application, reference checks, and a home visit. Our adoption process is focused on rehoming our adoptable dogs into forever homes that best suit their needs and that also suit the needs of the potential adopters. As such, our process does not maintain a policy of taking applications on a first-come, first-serve basis. Dogs deserve forever homes and our efforts seek to maximize the measure of fit between dog and adopter. An approved adopter will have gone through each step in the process. Once approved, we will finalize an adoption date, both parties will sign an adoption contract, and the adopter will submit an adoption fee in the amount of $250.

ADOPTION FEE
The adoption fee helps to offset some portion of the costs of the individual dogs we rescue. Each dog comes to us with varying veterinary needs; some remain in rescue longer than others; some require more intensive training; and the costs of food, toys, treats, crates, collars, leashes and other supplies quickly add up. The adoption fee is a part of how we meet the needs of every dog in rescue and it helps to cover the specific costs associated with an individual dog.

All Saving Snoots dogs receive the following services while in rescue and prior to an adoption:

- spay/neuter [age appropriate]
- vaccinations [Rabies, DHPP, Bordatella]
- dewormer
- microchip
- heartworm test [age appropriate]
- monthly heartworm and flea preventative treatments while in rescue

LIFE LONG COMMITMENT
Saving Snoots has a lifelong commitment to each dog we rescue. Should adopters be unable to care for their Saving Snoots rescue for any reason, we will take the dog back immediately. In fact, this is a requirement in our adoption contract. We invest a great deal in the animals we rescue, typically removing them from terrible circumstances. At times, our dogs are difficult or complicated cases requiring medical or behavioral treatment. Saving Snoots is willing to work to support these costs should it be too much for an adopter, if the adopter is a wonderful fit and home for our rescue dog. Each situation will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

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