My highest concern is the welfare of the pup involved in an adoption. Each pup is fully vetted before placement, which includes spay / neuter, shots, worming and heartworm test, where applicable (puppies are assumed HW-). I also micro-chip all dogs that I place, with consent of the new adopter -- more information can be found at the Home Again site here.
Spay / neuters are done at my local vet, who is not my lowest-cost option, but is superior, in my eyes. This hospital uses vicryl suture material, isofluorane anesthesia, IV sedations and is very comfortable with pediatric alterations. I had both my Precious and my Thor altered at this vet. Please e-mail me if you are interested in contacting my vet with additional questions, etc.
Many of the dogs posted on my Petfinder listing are cross-posts for other rescues; they are available in the New England or Midwestern states. Please contact me regarding the dog of your dreams, and we'll get you in touch with the pups' rescuing parents!
All adoptions are accompanied by an adoption contract, where the adopter agrees on basic, reasonable ownership precepts. These include agreeing on a dog who will live indoors, who will not be used for working or fighting purposes, who will not be altered cosmetically in any way and who will be returned to me, the rescuer, should the dog ever need to be surrendered. All placements are accompanied by homechecks, either done by me or past adopters of my pups. I also keep in contact with past adopters, and enjoy updates on the pup's progress from time to time.
If you are still interested, please fill out the adoption application by clicking on the logo below -- thanks!