shydogWe are a foster home based organization, providing our dogs with the highest level of medical care, and we do not receive any funding from the city, county, or state. Our adoption fees only cover about 50% of our medical expenses. The rest comes from fundraisers and the generosity of our donors.

Our adoption fees are $190 and $220 for puppies. The annual expense to own a dog and properly provide for a minium of approximately $800-1200, with no illnesses, or emergecies. Here is abreakdown on what you can expect adopting a dog regardless where you adopt your dog. We believe if you do not have sufficient funds to pay our fees, it may not finacially be the best time to adopt.

We only release dogs and puppies for adoption that are healthy and have been treated for any injury or illness at no additional cost to the adopting family. We rely on soley on donations and fundraiser to make up the difference between the adoption donation fee and the actual cost of care.

Below is a general breakdown of the most common expenses we encounter rescuing our dogs. Please keep in mind that most dogs and puppies come to us with medical issues that need immediate attention, and those expenses exceed our adoption fee.

EXPENSE AND CARE FOR ONE "HEALTHY" DOG

  • Exam $25-30
  • Micro Chip & Implant $10
  • Heartworm Test $25 (All dog are tested on intake.)
  • Fecal: $10 (All dog are tested and de-worm on intake.)
  • De-worming: $10*30 (at least once, some dogs require additional treatment)
  • DHPP-L $1225 (X 2-3)
  • Bordetella $1016
  • Rabies $10-20
  • Spay/Neuter Average: $75-$125
  • Preventatives for one Month: $13
  • New Collar: $5.00

OTHER COMMON TESTS PERFORMED

  • Urine Analysis $25
  • Skin Scraping $15
  • Full Blood Panel $90
  • Antibotics $10-50

ADDITIONAL PROCEDURES AND SURGERIES OUR DOGS MAY REQUIRE

  • FHO (Femeral Head Ostomy) $600-$1000
  • DENTAL $250
  • Treatment for Parvo $1200-$3000
  • Orthopedic/Broken Leg $600-1500
  • Treatment for Demodex/Sarcoptic Mange $100-$200
  • Allergies/Special Food: $35-40 a week

HEARTWORM TREATMENT

  • Post-Treatment Medication/Testing and X-rays, including 30 days pre-treatment with doxycycline: $100-135
  • Treatment Amounts Vary Based on the dog's weight. Normally $100 for each 10 pounds the dog weighs up to a maxium of usually $700.

PUPPIES/LITTERS

f cougar1We provide superb medical care and premium, wholesome food for our puppies and nursing mothers, and are cared for in the clean, safe enviornment of a foster home. The cost for veterianary care for puppies is much greater than for an adult dog and why our adoption donation is high for young puppies than adult dogs.
Depending on the number of puppies and weight/size of the nursing mother, food cost approximately $50-70 a week. ADR pays for and provides the food for foster caregivers who volunteer to care for these very special dogs.

When you increase your intake, you also increase the possibility of saving dogs that have greater medical needs. Dogs hit by cars with broken limbs, dogs who have been medically neglected, dogs who have been emotionally neglected, and those who have suffered at the hands of cruelty.

Below is an example of the medical expenses we incur on a regular bases for each.

  • 26 dogs treated for heartworms: $12,000-$15,000
  • Orthopedic surgeries: $5,000 - $8,000
  • Spay/Neuters: $26,000 - $30,000
  • Monthly Preventatives: $7,500 - $8,000
  • Emergency/Hospital Stays: $20,000
  • Behavior/Rehab: $1,500 - $3,000

Though our donors are generous and have always helped when we've asked, in order for us to choose dogs other than the dogs that are young and healthy, we must increase our adoption fees to cover our medical costs. We are all volunteers, no one gets paid, and we work very diligently to keep other expenses down.