Find the Perfect Addition to Your Family
Common and understandable questions we encounter are “Where do the donations go?” and “Why are the puppies more expensive?”
Our philosophy at Find a Home, Give a Home is “all for one, and one for all”. This is why we list puppies at a higher adoption fee than our shelter babies. Puppies usually have less initial veterinary costs and are typically adopted at a quicker pace than adult dogs. The fees we receive for our puppies OFFSET the cost for all the precious lives we save that haven’t been as fortunate.
While cute little puppies (breeder surrender/confiscation) are often the most desirable and sought after, our true purpose is the humanitarian effort of finding homes for shelter dogs. Rescue dogs from shelters have not received even the basic veterinary care ever or regularly and are often abandoned and found in terrible physical condition, and sometimes are injured and need emergency and specialty veterinary treatment and care. We do everything we can to help these dogs to regain their health both physically and mentally. As these precious babies heal in foster homes, unfortunately, the veterinary costs do add up. Once they are healed, they sometimes have “special needs” which require temporary or permanent medications. All of this can delay finding the right forever home for them.
We are extremely grateful and dependent on our adopters and donors who allow us with their generosity to continue our work of saving as many lives as possible.
Below are typical BASIC costs that many rescued dogs may incur:
Heartworm Treatment $500-$800
Vaccines (Rabies, DHPP, Bordatella) $125
Bloodwork/Fecal Test $50-$175
Vet Exam $35-$125
Flea, Tick, & Heartworm Preventative $40-$70
Average cost $975 per dog