Adopt & Forms

Legal Contract: [PDF] | [Word]

We try to ensure the best possible match between the animal and the adopter. Remember that this is a lifetime commitment. Consider your future and how your dog will fit the picture – not last, but of lasting importance. Dogs live an average of 10 – 12 years. We are looking for those special adopters who will make every effort possible to keep their companion for the entire life of the dog despite life style changes (marriage, family planning, divorce, job changes, potential moves, etc).

Keep in mind the following points:

  • The adopter must be within driving distance of Rockdale, Texas. We do not ship dogs.
  • Dogs may not be adopted as gifts. All members of a household should visit the prospective dog and apply for adoption.
  • Dogs will not be placed in a home where there is an unneutered or unspayed dog.
  • We do not adopt dogs to children. We DO adopt dogs to families. An adult must sign the adoption contract. Please do not have your children call or email. Applicants under 18 years of age must have a parent or legal guardian apply on their behalf.
  • Applicants for dog adoptions must have a yard that is fenced on all sides, or a fenced kennel area. Some dogs may require a fence of a certain type and height.
  • If at any time you are unable to keep the pet or offer it proper care, it must be returned back to Dogtown Ranch Sanctuary, Rescue & Rehab. We are a lifetime resource for our dogs in regards to behavioral issues, medical issues, nutritional issues, or economic issues.
  • There is a settling period of no more than two weeks for a new dog to acclimate to his/her new surroundings. Most dogs do not take that long.

You will be asked to sign a legal contract which outlines the responsibilities of the shelter and adopter. When adopting one of our dogs, you must pay an adoption fee of $200. For purebred dogs that are fully trained, it ranges from $375 – $600. All adoption fees are tax deductible. The fees go directly to Dogtown Ranch Sanctuary, Rescue & Rehab to help pay for upkeep and medical care. Adoption fees also include spay/neuter, vaccines, micro-chip, and professional training. Adoption fees are non-refundable.

We require an adoption application, home visit, and vet references. Our dogs are special to us and we like to make sure their new forever home is a happy one for both of you! Dogs must be housed indoors and an onsite visit is required before approval. Outdoor situations will be evaluated on a case by case basis. Adopters must also be willing to allow a representative to make a follow-up contact in person.

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This page was last updated on: November 18, 2017 at 9:28 PM

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