Fees are typically based on a dog’s listed age. We have set the adoption fees at the minimal amount to sustain our rescue. We appreciate any additional donation you are able to offer. Thank you.
- Puppies (under 6 months): $425.00. Puppies too young for us to have had them spayed/neutered (altered) will be adopted with a contract that requires the new owner to have the dog altered at the appropriate age (age to be determined by owner’s veterinarian). In addition to the adoption fee, adopting a puppy also requires a $75.00 spay/neuter deposit. The spay/neuter deposit will be refunded upon proof of altering.
- Over 6 months to 3 years: $350.00
- Over 3 years to 6 years: $300.00.
- Older than 6 years: $250.00
- We may also host special needs dogs (e.g., deaf or partially blind dogs). Fees for these dogs are not based on age but are determined individually.
Any dog over six months old adopted from NCBCRA will have been spayed or neutered. Dogs we place that are too young to be altered will include a future spay/neuter agreement that requires they be altered at the appropriate age.
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All adopters will be required to complete an Adoption Application and have it approved prior to enquiring about or meeting any dogs. If you have an approved Adoption Application on file that is over one year old, please fill out a new application. You can complete the application on-
All adopters will be required to sign an Adoption Agreement at the time of adoption. Please open this PDF file and read it carefully. If you have any questions on it please let us know prior to your adoption appointment.
The veterinary needs of dogs that come into rescue vary, but as a minimum we see each dog is made current on its rabies vaccination as well as canine distemper, hepatitis, parainfluenza and parvovirus (DHPPv) vaccinations. Depending on the veterinary clinic, this core set may also include a vaccine for leptospirosis (DHLPPv). We observe for indications of parasites (roundworm, hookworm, whipworm, tapeworm as well as giardia and coccidia) and will treat with the appropriate dewormer and medication. We have a heartworm test performed on each dog and if found positive we treat the dog and obtain a positive test result before making the dog available for adoption.
When you adopt a dog, we will provide you with the information we have on its background and medical history. As dogs come to us from a variety of locations, often as strays picked up by animal shelters, this information may be limited. Other than what we have had performed while in rescue, we cannot provide any guarantee of the dog’s history or medical condition. Nor can we predict or guarantee a dog’s behavior.