Thank you for your interest in adopting from us! We are an all volunteer, no-kill, 501C3 animal rescue/shelter servicing the Southcoast Region of Massachusetts. We focus our efforts on older animals, sick animals, animals with behavioral issues that would not make it in a traditional shelter, but will take in any animal requiring assistance. Our mission is to place all of our animals in loving, permanent homes. You are not purchasing a pet from us; you are adopting a living, breathing, creature that deserves safety, love and care. Your answers to this questionnaire are assurance to us that the animals we care for are going to good, permanent homes. All of the information on this application is confidential.
We do not use a first-come, first-serve process when adopting out dogs. Instead, we focus on best fit for each individual dog. The process is intended to ensure a long-term successful adoption for both the family and pet.
Dogs can live for 10-20 years, so please make sure your lifestyle allows the time, patience, and ability to cover expenses your new dog will need over the years. Will you be travelling frequently, moving soon, or having children? Do you have a job that keeps you away from home for long hours during the day? Responsible dog ownership includes as-needed and routine veterinary care, daily walks, exercise, quality food, preventatives, and other supplies. You must be at least 21 years old to adopt.
All of the dogs and puppies available for adoption are fully vetted, which includes a complete veterinarian checkup, spay/neuter, deworming, Advantage II flea treatment, distemper and rabies vaccines. At times, these dogs may require other health related attention, which which we also take care of, prior to adoption.
The adoption fee is $400 for puppies and young dogs under 2 years, $350 for 2-7 years, $300 for seniors 7 years and older. The adoption fee is subject to change based on the cost of care that went into preparing the dog for adoption.