ADOPTION / FOSTERING
"I have seen so much about Echo Dogs on this
site that I went there just out of curiosity. I found my dog Sunny listed
under North Carolina Whites needing to be adopted. She was at a women's
home in Richfield in a less than perfect environment. Her previous name
was Creamy. I have told this lady to take her off of her site, and she
did say that right after I called to inquire about her, someone from
a rescue group did also. Glad I was the lucky one but on the other hand
I am glad that there are others out there who care.
Thinking of surrendering your pet? If you are, then read info on the next two links below.
ADOPTION / FOSTERING QUESTIONS?
Want to foster or adopt a dog? Read the info listed below, or, if you have any specific questions, contact us at: email@example.com
FILL OUT AN ADOPTION APPLICAION
Echo Dogs White Shepherd Rescue is comprised of a network of volunteers who work towards taking unwanted or mistreated pets from shelters and/or abusive situations, and finding new, loving homes for them. We do NOT operate a shelter. Instead, we take these poor, deserted, mistreated animals into our own homes at our own expense. We feed them, give them the love, nourishment and comfort that they need to get healthy again, provide medical care out of our own pockets, and retrain them to trust humans again so that they will be adoptable.
Donations For Our Services*
If you have a WGSD and want us to find a home for her/him because you are moving, kids moved away, or any other reason such as those, then we need donations to help offset our expenses. See the suggested donations below:
1. You turn your pet over to our foster care ..................................................$100 (min., more if spay/neuter, heartworm treatment, or any other medical expenses are needed).
2. You are keeping your dog at your home until a new home is found, but you would like our assistance in finding her/him a new home, and your pet's photo and listing on our website.................$50
* EDWSR is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Your donation is tax-deductable.
If you wish to adopt a dog from us then
you MUST be approved for adoption. You
must fill out an application to be approved.
Standard Adoption Fee
PLEASE NOTE: Due
to the high cost of veterinary care, our
We have a standard adoption fee of ...............................................................$200
This fee helps defray the cost of our out-of-pocket expenses to care for each dog with food, medical expenses, grooming, transport, etc. And ensures that you adopt a healthy, happy dog. We now microchip and/or ID tag each dog we adopt out (depends on availability of the microchip where dog is being fostered).
|Adopting a friend
Our adoption process includes a thorough application submission, including vet reference, personal references and a home visit prior to placing any dog. All approved adoptions are finalized with a legal and binding contract. Most of the dogs available for adoption through our organization are older puppies and adults. All of our dogs are current on vaccinations, free of external and internal parasites, heartworm negative and on preventative, and all are spayed or neutered prior to placement in their new homes. Young puppies are occasionally available for adoption, and will be spayed/neutered prior to adoption at our veterinarian. NO EXCEPTIONS! Please be aware that adopting a dog is a lifetime commitment. More information about White Shepherds is available at: www.awsaclub.com/faq.htm
Fostering involves providing a safe, loving home for a dog until he/she
gets adopted. The average foster time is about
Fostering involves taking a scared dog from a kennel, (if the dog has not already been vetted at the kennel) taking him/her to the veterinarian for a physical exam, to be altered (if needed) tested for heartworm (HW) and treated if need be, treated for any other worms or parasites, and brought up to date (UTD) on all vaccinations.
All *approved vet expenses will be reimbursed so be sure to save the receipts so you can send them in to us for reimbursement.
This dog may not have ever lived inside a home and will need to be house trained and taught basic obedience commands such as sit, shake, come, no, etc. We do not allow adopters to keep a dog chained outside or kept outside in a kennel and not being allowed to be part of their family. Dogs are social (pack) animals and need to be a part of a group (pack, family), not left outside by themselves.
This dog may never have been socialized around too many people or other dogs or animals. It is your job as the foster parent to take him/her out on a leash into the real world and do specific tests with him/her. The most desired by adopters are house trained dogs who like car rides, good around other dogs, ok with new people, good with cats, kids, etc. (yes, they want a ready-made dog). So you need to find out how many of these things your foster dog is ok with so we know what to put in his/her bio next to the photo on our web page.
We will not lie about the dog, even it something is iffy, for example.... some dogs do not like men, some do not like kids, however, they may seem to act ok around "some" men or "some" kids, but we really do not want to chance it and say they can get along with some because we will just end up getting the dog returned over and over again finding out which they DO get along with, SO.... it's best to say the dog needs to be adopted by a woman, no small kids, etc. Getting the idea?
The dog will need food and a collar and heartworm prevention, etc. As long as you save receipts and send them to us, *approved purchases for the dog will be reimbursed.
All applicants for adoption must be approved homes. We are very picky about who our dogs will go to. We try our best to "match" people with dogs. You must see what your applicant's needs are, and do a vet check, reference checks, and home visit on each one. If you do not want to do this part, then we will have someone else do it for you.
All adopters must sign an adoption agreement and write a check for the full adoption fee upon adoption. No signed agreement and no check, no dog. Our adoption fee is $200 which helps us cover the veterinary costs, food, meds and accessories for all foster dogs, including microchip and buddy tag.
If you have any more questions, please let me know.
* Approved by National Director or Deputy Director ONLY.
FILL OUT A FOSTER APPLICATION (For fostering ONLY, not adoption)