ADOPTING A GRATEFUL DOG

We are so pleased you are interested in adopting a Grateful Dog! Please take a minute to familiarize yourself with our adoption process and fees. 

THe ADOPTION PROCESS

  1. Fill out an adoption application.

  2. ​A representative will reach out to you letting you know your application is in progress.​

  3. References (personal and veterinary) are checked. 

  4. Physical home visit will be completed if applicant passes reference checks.

  5. Drivers license of adopter and co-adopter must be submitted as part of approval.

  6. Communicate with foster family & schedule a meet and greet.

  7. We do not offer foster to adopt trials. Adoption contract and fee must be signed and paid before the dog leaves the foster's possession.

*WE DO NOT SET UP MEET AND GREETS OR PUT YOU IN TOUCH WITH OUR FOSTER FAMILIES UNTIL YOU HAVE BEEN FULLY APPROVED THROUGH OUR ADOPTION PROCESS!*

What's included&Adoption FEES

Our adoption fee is $525. This includes your dogs spay/neuter, age-appropriate vaccines, microchip, negative 4DX test (if 4 months or older), flea/tick & heartworm prevention up to date, health certificate, the transport fee north, as well as a routine deworming. 

Dogs who have been in our program for more than 6 months have an adoption fee of $350.

Starting September 2020, each of our foster dogs will come equipped with a GPS tracking collar. The dogs will go into their forever homes with their collars to ensure a safety net for both the owners and us at Grateful Dog. 

The $525 adoption fee goes to covering the costs of properly vetting our adoptable dogs, transport costs to get them safely north to their foster homes, as well as any needed training or additional medical treatments. 

*Upon adoption, The Grateful Dog will register the adopted dogs GPS collar under the owners information. This subscription is good for a year and is included in the adoption fee.

Maine Required Vetting Before Import:

  • Rabies Vaccination : $28

  • DHPP Vaccination : $28

  • Lepto Vaccination : $28

  • Bordetella Vaccination : $28

  • 4DX Test : $40

  • Deworming: $30

  • Fecal Test: $40

  • Microchip : $40

  • Health certificate: $30

  • Spay/Neuter: $150-200

  • Transport : $160-185

    TOTAL MIN(per dog): $602​
    TOTAL MAX(per dog): $677

As you can see, our adoption fee does not even cover what it costs us for just our dogs basic vetting. This does not count additional medical, or training issues that many of the dogs we take in require help with once they arrive north. Any fees we take into our rescue go directly to the care of our Grateful Dogs.

AVAILABLE DOGS FOR ADOPTION 2020

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