We are committed to our dogs and getting them ready for adoption
We take pride in how we care for our dogs. From the time they enter our facility they are part of the Rescue Ranch family, no matter how long they stay with us, .
Our great staff and volunteers feed the dogs twice a day, clean and sanitize their kennels, take them to our large outdoor yards. The dogs also get regular walks, play time, enrichment activties and snacks.
Before they go home our dogs are
- Up to date on all vaccines, including rabies
- Tested for heartworm ( they will either test negative or be treated and then test negative)
- Microchipped and registered with Found Animals.
- Treated for fleas and ticks as necessary
- Health-checked by a veterianian
- Given any medical care they require, including surgeries.
The Rescue Ranch Adult Dog Adoption Process*
The Rescue Ranch approach to adoption is "best match" not "first-come-first-serve." So, while the application is part of the approval process, it does not guarantee that you' ll get the dog you're applying for. You can get pre-approved as an adopter, but we'll still want to make a good match, to give the adoption the best chance at success. We're looking for a win-win.
Just keep in mind that both you and the dog will be happier if you're suited to each other's needs and lifestyle. Sometimes this means that even if you're approved as an adopterm,generally, we might suggest a different match. You might even discover that you connect more with another dog; it happens more often than you think!
As part of the approval process, all potential adopters must meet the dog they're interested in. If you see a dog you'd like to meet on our Available Adults Page, we encourage you to fill out an application for that dog. Then you can set up a meet-and-greet at our facility. A meeting is required, even if you live outside the immediate area.
Once you have found that special dog, you will:
- Fill out an application
- Meet the dog at our facility
- Agree to a home visit. If you live outside of the Siskiyou County area, we can make other arrangements.
- Make the applicable adoption donation.
*Our Puppy Adoptions are similar but with important differences. Click here to learn more about adopting a Rescue Ranch puppy.
Once A Rescue Ranch Dog, Always a Rescue Ranch Dog
We make a lifetime committment to our dogs. Once the adoption is finalized, we will still be available to help you and your dog with any special training needs, behavior issues, or to answer any follow-up questions. Just give us a call to speak to a handler or set up an in-person appointment.
Our goal is to help families communicate with their dogs and develop life-long relationships with them.