FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

ABOUT ADOPTING:

 

Where can I find out about upcoming adoption events?

Go to SPR website http://sandipawsrescue.wixsite.com/sandi/adopt   Under Events tab, you will find upcoming adoption events and other planned fund raising events. However, our Facebook page may have the latest and greatest event details. Check it out here: Sandi Paws Rescue | Facebook

Where can I find the dogs and cats available for adoption?

Go to the SPR website  http://sandipawsrescue.wixsite.com/sandi/adopt   Under the Adopt tab, you will find Available Dogs and Cats. There are usually 3-5 pages of available pets. We also feature some available dogs on Facebook as well.

If I see a dog or cat I might want to adopt, what do I do?  Where is the adoption application?

Fill out an adoption application.  Go to the SPR website http://sandipawsrescue.wixsite.com/sandi/adopt  Under the Adopt tab, you will find the Adoption Application. More specific details about the adoption process can be found under the Adopt tab, Adoption Process.

If I know I want to adopt, but I haven’t found the perfect match available yet, should I submit an application?

Yes.  Just submit the application leaving off dog/cat ID.  Then if you have already been approved for adoption, it will be a quick and easy step to get approved for a specific dog or cat when you find one.

Once I submit an application, how long before I hear anything?

Once your application is successfully submitted you should receive an e-mail that confirms it has been received.  Be patient, it may be several days before your hear anything else.  Applications submitted on weekends will also take extra days for processing.  It is very important that you return any calls when messages from us are left for you. 

What can you tell me about a specific puppy?

Not much.  Puppies have a clean slate, they bring no baggage.  Puppies eat, pee, poop, play, sleep and chew.  That is guaranteed, and they do it all in the cutest way.  Depending on how long they have been away from their litter mates and in a foster home, they may have had a start on being potty and crate trained.   How big will they grow?  Look at their feet and head.  If they are big, they will probably be big.  Any information on their breed and what their parents look like will also give you an idea.

 

 What can you tell me about a specific dog or cat? 

There is basic information in their biographies on the website.  Talking to the dog or cat’s current foster is the best way to find out about potty and crate training and ability to get along with other dogs, cats, and young children.  Once you have an approved application you can ask to be put in touch with a specific pet’s foster.

What are the advantages of adopting a puppy?

They come to you with a clean-slate, no baggage.  You get to raise them through their adorable puppyhood.  But you will have to teach them everything—potty training, crate training, what to chew and not to chew, how to walk on a leash, and just how to behave in general.  It’s a lot of work, but well worth it. 

What are the advantages of adopting an older dog?

Biggest plus usually is no potty-training.  Also you will know exactly how big your dog will be and what they will look like when full grown.  They also may or may not be past the constant chewing phase. 

What are the advantages of adopting a senior dog?

Biggest plus is knowing that you are giving a home to a dog that deserves to be loved, pampered and well cared for.  Many small dogs can live to be 16 or 17.  If you really want a couch-potato or a cuddler, a senior dog might just be perfect.

 

What is the cost of adopting a dog?

Generally puppies to 2 years old are $350, dogs 2 to 5 years are $300, and dogs 5-10 are $250.   For dogs over 10 prices are negotiable. Sales tax will also be collected.

What is the cost of adopting a cat?

Generally kittens up to 1 year old are $125 and over 1 year are $75. Sales tax will also be collected.

ABOUT VOLUNTEERING:

 

How can I volunteer to help?

Go to the SPR website http://sandipawsrescue.wixsite.com/sandi/adopt    Under the Volunteer tab, you will see Go to Volunteer/Foster Application.  Please fill it out online

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Are there other volunteer opportunities besides becoming a foster home?

Yes.  You can help with special events, fundraising, and many other needed tasks.  Please fill out a Volunteer application.  

 

How can I still help if I don’t want to become an official volunteer at this time?

You can always help by donating needed items like clean sheets, blankets, rugs, etc. or supplies like paper towels and garbage bags. Go to the SPR website http://sandipawsrescue.wixsite.com/sandi/adopt  under the Support tab you will find Wish List and Donation Jar.  The Wish List will tell you all kinds of things we are in constant need of.  Donations of money or gift cards to pet stores or stores like Walmart  are also much appreciated.

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