Adoption Guidelines

Adopting a pet is a serious commitment

It is Collie Rescue Inc.’s responsibility to place the animals that we rescue into an environment compatible with their needs and to ensure their adoption is in the best interest of both the animal and the adopter.  Below is an overview of what  you can expect.

 The following are a few guidelines to help you understand the adoption process:

  • All rescued animals receive the following:
    • Spay/Neuter
    • DHPP & Rabies Vaccinations
    • Heartworm, Lyme Disease, Erlychia, and Anaplasmosis Test
    • Monthly Heartworm Preventative while in our care
    • Fecal Exam
    • Deworming, if needed
    • Microchip
    • Bath & Groom and Flea & Tick prevention while in our care
  • Collie Rescue, Inc. will contact your veterinarian for a reference. Please be sure your veterinarian is aware you are adopting another pet and provide permission for them to disclose information regarding the care of your current or past pets.
  • Collie Rescue, Inc., or an approved third party, will perform a home visit before the rescued animal is placed with the adopter. The home visit is performed to assure us that the prospective rescue will be a good match for your household. If necessary, areas of concern and helpful suggestions will be discussed either during or after the home visit.
  • There is a $450 adoption fee. The adoption fee pays for the medical expenses, food, and other necessities for the rescued animals.
  • The adopter must sign a legally binding adoption contract.
  • The adopter must return the animal to Collie Rescue, Inc. in the event they can no longer keep it.
  • The adopter represents that all members of their household have never been charged with cruelty to animals.