The puppies you see on our "Available Puppies" page are raised and housed in a home environment with a foster family. That's why you won't see them at the adoption center, unless you attend a Puppypalooza event. Usually, you can also make special arrangements to meet puppies on another day.
All potential adopters must meet the puppy they are interested in as part of the approval process.
A healthy, happy puppy is also a well socialized and confident puppy. We make sure their development gets off to a good start by socializing them with adults and children, other dogs, and sometimes even cats. Puppies also receive the best healthcare we can provide.
Before going home, all of our puppies will have:
- Recieved at least their first two puppy shots for parvo/distemper and other common illnesses*
- Been dewormed as appropriate.
- Undergone a puppy wellness exam with a veterinanian.
- Received a microchip that is registered with Found Animals (https://www.foundanimals.org/
*We’ll then make arrangements to ensure they receive their regular boosters at 12 and 16 weeks as applicable.
At 6-7 months, we will ensure that they:
- Receive all their adult vaccinations, including rabies.
- Are dewormed if necessary.
- Are spayed or neutered by our veterinarian (unless the adopter provides Rescue Ranch with proof of spay/neuter).
Puppy adoptions are similar to adult dog adoptions, but adopters must also agree to:
- A $300 adoption fee. The fee is higher for puppies than for adults. It includes follow-up puppy care, vaccines, microchipping, and spay/neuter. The fee reflects our commitment to giving them the best chance at a great life.
- Spay/neuter their puppy when it is about 6 months old. We will contact you to make arrangements to for your puppy's rabies shot and spay/neuter appointment.
- Sign a Puppy Adoption Agreement. This is similar to our Adult Dog Agreement but includes the spay/neuter requirements and other puppy-specific terms.
As with all of its dogs, Rescue Ranch makes a lifetime commitment to its puppies.
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