Local to Jackson, TN Area? We can microchip your pet $25/includes registration
How Does This Whole Adoption Process Work?
The Covid Crisis has increased our applications by approx 500% so Please be patient with our volunteers as they are working as quickly as they can to approve your application. If a pup is on Petfinder/Adoptapet they are available for adoption so you should submit an application ASAP via the link above. You will receive an email from Shelterluv (generated by us) once your application is approved and at that time we will let you know which dogs are available. Please check your spam folder! At that point we will put you in touch with the foster parent, if you wish, to ensure a perfect match. Once both parties agree, we will generate an adoption contract and payment link that will be texted to you. Once that is complete then we will set up transport. (see our transport tab) When a contract is completed on a pup, that removes the pup from those sites. (there is a lag due to software) There is no need to contact us to change the dog you are interested in as one application covers any pup in our rescue.
Sadly, here in the south we are rescuing new pups everyday that are in need of great homes. We appreciate your patienice during this time and just know we are just as eager to get these amazing dogs into their forever homes as you are to receive them. Be sure to fill your application out thoroughly and if you do not have pertinent information simply wait to submit it when you do have the information. And be sure to contact all references listed on your application including vet, property owner and personal references because those are the # 1 reasons that slow us down.
As you may have noticed, the majority of the pups are still in TN where they were rescued from all types of situations. We get animals from situations as pleasant as " we accidentally had a litter and want a rescue to responsibly place them" to horrible abuse and neglect cases where they have had to have major rehab and everything in between. But typically in the south most of the animals have simply been “dumped” or abandoned. No matter what the case, we take them in and provide all their vetting, emotional and day to day needs to get them to the point where they can be adopted in to loving, forever homes. Once they are fully vetted, then are ready to travel to their forever homes. We use professional transport companies to get them there. Check out the "Transport" tab to read all about that.
These pets are all in volunteer foster homes in West TN. Some of our fosters are able to foster inside their homes while others must foster in kennels or barn stalls. Many of the dogs will have little training because we are working to save so many lives. Most of the house, leash and other basic training will be up to you. We are great on TLC but due to time contraints we can’t always put the training into them that we want to.
At a minimum; Every pup in our rescue receives at least 2 distemper/parvo (5way) vaccines and a Bordetella vaccine. A rabies vaccine (if they are over 12 weeks old). Is spayed/neutered. Gets dewormed multiple times. Gets microchipped. Any pup over 6 months of age is also tested for heartworms and treated if positive. The treatment is with Immiticide injections. All the pups are on heartworm, flea and tick prevention. Microchipped. Nail trims, baths, ears cleaned, high quality food and constant access to clean water. Toys. Any type of treatment or surgery they require. Not to mention getting all that TLC us southerners are so famous for. Once their adoption has been finalized they have to go back to the vet one final time for a final exam and an Interstate Health Certificate (for those going on transport) which certifies that they are free from any contagious diseases. Each adopted dog arrives home with an envelope containing his complete vet record and 1 month of free pet insurance and their next dose of heartworm prevention. Adoption fees which do not require transport are typically $350-$400. Adoption fees for pups that have to be transported are typically $550-$650 which includes all of the above and the transport fee.