Canadian Adopters

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Thank you for choosing to adopt!  Once your application is approved for adoption we move forward with getting your dog to you!

All adoption fees, transport fees, and customs fees are due 7 days prior to transport.  We will invoice you for this.   Please see our adoption page for the approximate fees.

 

We will outline the process below that we must follow to successfully get your new pal to you!

 

ADULT DOGS OVER 8 MONTHS

  1. Dog must be in foster care and complete their initial vetting which includes annual vaccination, heartworm/flea/tick prevention, fecal (parasite check), deworming, age check, spay/neuter check, heartworm test, and overall health check.
  2. Adult dogs must receive their annual vaccination including distemper, parvovirus, parainfluenza, canine influenza, bordatella, and rabies vaccine 3 weeks prior to transport.
  3. The dog will be spayed/neutered prior to transport.  They will also complete heartworm treatment if they are heartworm positive. (this can take upwards of 90 days in some cases).
  4. Once the above is completed, transport can be scheduled.  We do not set the dates for transport so this can be anywhere from 1 week to 1 month from the completion of last vetting.
  5. Health Certificate is issued 36 hours prior to transport.  These are done by our vet to ensure the pup is healthy for travel.  If for some reason your pup is found to have an issue we will pull from transport and address the issue.  (We have never had this happen but it is always a possibility and the purpose of health checks and certificates.  We want you to have a healthy puppy)
  6. Transport!!

 

DOGS UNDER 8 MONTHS

  1. Puppies must have a foster.  They will receive their initial vetting which includes first puppy shots, fecal (parasite check/deworming), age check, etc.
  2. Puppies are required to have vaccinations every 3 weeks until they reach 16 weeks of age at which they will receive their rabies shot.   Depending on the age your puppy arrives in rescue will determined how long they will be in foster care prior to their transport to Canada BUT they will have to have ALL vaccinations prior to transport.  We want healthy puppies to arrive to their adopters!! Puppy shots are usually give at 6, 9, 12, 16 weeks to give you an idea of the schedule.
  3. Once a puppy has received the required vaccinations we can schedule the next available transport.  This may be as close as the next week or as long as a month away.  This is dependent on the transporter.
  4. Health certificates are issued 36 hours prior to transport.  These are done by our vet to ensure the pup is healthy for travel.  If for some reason your pup is found to have an issue we will pull from transport and address the issue.  (We have never had this happen but it is always a possibility and the purpose of health checks and certificates.  We want you to have a healthy puppy)
  5. Transport.