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$300 is not a high fee for a rescue dog.  I paid more than that about fifteen years ago.  If you can't afford the fee you shouldn't be getting the dog.  They have to charge to keep the rescue/shelter running.  

 

Lots of rescue dogs have health problems and expensive Vet bills.  I have a French bulldog.  In general, they have health problems and very high Vet bills.  Fortunately mine hasn't had any problems until a week ago.  She now has an eye problem that has cost me $500 so far and will require more visits with the ophthalmologist.

 

Of course rescue groups don't let the dog go to the first person that applies.  You wouldn't let a child be adopted by the first person, would you?  A pet should be treated like a member of the family, too.


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$300.00 IS A GOOD PRICE FOR  rescue.  itis not a good price for a city or county shelter.  they receive money from taxpayers to fund their services and it is called greed.  i know, i have seenthe greed from our local shelter.

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Good luck!  I didn't know pet adoptions could be so competitive, but I hope you're chosen.

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@shortbreadlover wrote:

$300.00 IS A GOOD PRICE FOR  rescue.  itis not a good price for a city or county shelter.  they receive money from taxpayers to fund their services and it is called greed.  i know, i have seenthe greed from our local shelter.


@shortbreadlover.  Not all shelters are like yours. Believe me. Don't lump them all together.

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@shortbreadlover, Good luck, sending prayers your way. My son was given one for his birthday and Little Flynn is adorable. Keeping my fingers crossed for you. 

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good luck!  will be keeping fingers crossed for you. 

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@shortbreadlover wrote:

$300.00 IS A GOOD PRICE FOR  rescue.  itis not a good price for a city or county shelter.  they receive money from taxpayers to fund their services and it is called greed.  i know, i have seenthe greed from our local shelter.


The amount of taxpayer money used to support shelters is pathetic.  Everyone I know of survive because of donations and volunteers.  Taxpayers pay for nothing more than collecting dogs off the street and putting them down after 3 days.  Greed has nothing to do with it, volunteer and find out for yourself.

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@kaydee50 wrote:

I understand the need to "vet" (no pun intended) prospective dog owners but the procedure, at least from what I can tell when I was thinking of getting a dog, seems a bit strenuous.  There are others who submitted an application?  And you're hoping you're the best fit??  And you have to wait a week to know??  I would think it would be first come, first served.  No wonder there are so many rescue dogs, the process seems daunting.

 

Good luck to you. I hope you're the "winner."

 

 


@kaydee50.  Animal rescue is not about "first come, first served".   It's about placing the animal in the best possible home for that particular animal.  There are many factors to be considered so the process often includes a home visit to assure that the premises are safe and clean.  The rescue person will want to inspect the fence, steps, even the presence of a pool which could be a danger to some dogs.  They'll want to know about other pets in the family as well as children.  Where will the pet sleep and how much time will it spend alone, .....lots of things to consider.

 

The group with which I work tries to screen people in for a fit with the most appropriate animal, not to screen them out.  We know the animals since they've been in foster homes, and what type of situation they'd easily fit into.

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@shortbreadlover wrote:

this is a rescue dog that a private owner is placing for adoption.

 

i have worked with rescue before and i can say say that while many of them really try, far too many get the pets and then want outragous fees for the adoption.  even the local shelters have gotten in on the greed act.  they are more i teresrted in just how much they can make rather then the welfare of the the pet.  here they charge over $300.00- for the cuter adoptable pets and they ones they can't adopt out they give to rescue groups.

 

i found a boston and i caalled animal control to report it, the clerk told me i had to turnit ouver to them.  i toldher no way,  ifsomeone had lost him, the shelter had my number and they could contact me.  she then told me that i had to let them find a home for him.  i told her to go jump in the lake.  if nonoclaimed him, i would would rehome him.  they get funding from taxes and they don't need tocharge such high fees.


 

@shortbreadlover.  You apparently didn't work very closely with rescue or you'd have some knowledge about the expenses involved in placing a dog for adoption.  First, they must be spayed or neutered, many pets are of an age where they need a dental cleaning...this can run as high as $800., if the dog is older.  Each animal is given a physical, shots and a microchip.  If there is anything physically wrong with the animal, heartworms are common, that must be fixed before adoption.  Heartworm treatment runs well over $1,000., other conditions requiring surgery are common.

 

A rescue group cannot sustain itself on adoption fees and must have benefactors.  Three years ago, I adopted a smooth collie seized from a hoarding situation of 150 purebred dogs in Texas.  This sweet girl acquired an autoimmune disease shortly after she was spayed (she'd had many litters).  She was treated by a canine internist at a speciality clinic.  She received treatment to the tune of $10,000+.  The rescue group paid her vet bills while I bought her medication.  After 14 months of illness and constant attention, the day came where she was so weak she couldn't stand.  She had just had a blood transfusion; there was nothing else that could be done, so we did the humane thing and euthanized her.

 

If you pay a $300., adoption fee, you're getting a real bargain.

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@Catty2 wrote:

Good luck!  If it''s meant to be you will get your little Frenchie.  The Humane Society where I live has a drawing if more than one person is interested in an animal. 


@Catty2.  That's one heck of a way of finding the best home for a pet.  I'd report them to the national organization.

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