SAFE Rescue Team is a volunteer-powered nonprofit dedicated to rescuing homeless, neglected, and abandoned animals from certain euthanasia and finding them loving forever homes. We educate the community and all pet parents on responsible pet parenting, including the importance of spay/neuter, obedience training, and good nutrition.
Adoption Application. Fill out and submit adoption application. Please keep in mind, we consider all applications in the order they are received. Meet and Greet. After your application is approved, you will be contacted to schedule a meet for your dog of interest. Everyone living in the house must attend the initial meet and greet, agree upon adopting your dog of interest. Home Check. While a home visit is required prior to placement, it does not guarantee adoption. We like to see where our dogs will be living which gives us peace of mind they will be in a safe secure environment and be living as beloved family members. Often we can help with unforeseen health and safety risks that potential adopters may not be aware of. Adoption Contract. The adoption contract is a binding agreement between the adopter and the SAFE Rescue Team. A copy will be emailed prior to the home check to discuss any questions or concerns. Adoption Fee. In many cases, we have already spent hundreds of dollars on vet bills and care for each dog. The donation helps us re-coup a small fraction of those costs. There is a $450 adoption fee for puppies 8 weeks – 1 years, $300 2 – 6 years and $250 for dogs over 6 years. Adoption fee covers spay/neuter (with our vet), *vaccinations, microchip, a wellness check, any additional medical expenses necessary incurred by rescue and of course all the love and daily care we take with each dog before they are adopted. Training. Training is an IMPORTANT part of a dog’s well being. Most of the dogs we rescue are from neglectful homes, stressful shelters, or they have been living and surviving on the streets. We see the same heart breaking scenarios over and over which sadly ends with wonderful dogs being euthanized because of something as simple as dog training (or lack of it). We are passionate and committed to dog training and education and work hard to set each dog off on a successful start in there new home therefore training is part of our adoption requirements. In additional training fee is required and paid directly to one of our approved trainers. We work with some amazing trainers but if you have a trainer you prefer or have worked with in the past, we will take that into consideration to meet our requirement.