IS THE ANIMAL I AM INTERESTED IN AVAILABLE?
- Our website is updated daily. If the animal you are interested in adopting is listed as "available for adoption", that means they are still in our care.
- Even if the animal has another application or has a meeting set up, adoptions frequently fall through. So if you are interested in a specific animal, please submit an application.
WHERE IS THE ADOPTION APPLICATION?
I'M NOT QUITE READY TO ADOPT, CAN YOU HOLD THE ANIMAL FOR ME UNTIL I AM READY?
- We do not have a boarding facility and cannot hold any of our animals.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO PROCESS MY APPLICATION?
- Typically, a KDR volunteer reviews the application and calls references within 1 week or less of receipt.
- To expedite this process, you may want to give your vet a call and give them permission to speak with us.
- Sometimes, we accept applications for animals who are not quite ready for adoption yet. However, we typically process the applications to prepare ahead for when the animal is ready for adoption.
- Please remember we are all volunteers with full time jobs, families and many pets in our care. We do our very best to process applications in a timely manner. We appreciate your patience.
WHAT IS THE ADOPTION PROCESS?
- For full details on the adoption process, please go to Adoption Info
Adoption process summary:
- You must submit an adoption application
- Application is received and processed by a KDR representative
- Foster parent will contact applicant via phone or email if approved
- Applicant will meet the animal in an agreed on location and time
- If the applicant, foster, and animal are all in agreement on a successful meeting the applicant may take the animal home after the adoption fee is paid. (occasionally an applicant may be granted permission to do a trial visit)
- All other applicants are notified once an adoption has been completed.
WHERE ARE YOU LOCATED?
- Most of our foster homes are in Mobile County, Al and surrounding areas.
- We are not a shelter. The animals are in individual foster homes, and therefore we do not have hours of operation.
WHERE DO THE ANIMALS COME FROM THAT YOU HAVE IN THE RESCUE?
- The animals we rescue come from a variety of locations. Most animals come from "high kill" shelters in the rural areas of Alabama, Mississippi, and surrounding states. We are typically contacted by these shelters or volunteers who are desperate to find a safe place for these animals to go.
- Some of our animals are rescued from puppy mills.
- Some of our animals are owner surrenders- meaning the owner contacts us when they are no longer able to care for their pet, and we take the animal into our program.
- Some of our animals are rescued off the streets as strays. We make attempts to locate the rightful owner by Facebook lost and found sites, posting on our Facebook site as found, or other means. After the animal has sat out an appropriate stray hold while we attempt to locate the owners, and if no owner is located, the animal is completely vetted and place for adoption.
WHAT IF I WANT TO RETURN THE PET I ADOPTED FROM KDR?
- Please contact us, and we will first see if we can provide guidance to help you keep your pet.
- If it is not possible for you to keep your pet, we will take the animal back into our care usually within 48-72 hour of contact. This time will allow us to find suitable placement in a new foster home for the pet.
- Adoption fees are refundable by request within the first 10 days after adoption. After 10 days the adoption fee is non-refundable, but we always take our animals back as per our signed contract.
DO I HAVE TO SIGN A CONTRACT IN ORDER TO ADOPT?
- Yes, the adoption contract is part of our application.
HOW MUCH IS THE ADOPTION FEE AND WHY DO WE ASK FOR ONE?
- Krewe de Rescue ask for a $150.00 adoption fee for all of our animals.
- Adoptions fees can be in the form of cash, check, credit card via our website using PayPal, or PayPal.
- Adoption fees cover some of the cost of medical care for the animal in which you are adopting. (vet check, vaccinations, spay/neuter, fecal exam, de-wormer, heart worm check if over 6 months and a microchip) Many times the animals in our care require more vet care, food, and supplies then the adoption fee covers. We usually rely on donations and sometimes an occasional grant to cover the rest of the cost to get an animal adoption ready.
- In addition to covering our expenses, charging an adoption fee may deter some would-be-irresponsible pet owners from making an impulsive decision to adopt a dog they cannot (or will not) properly care for. Owning a pet costs money - food, supplies, planned and unexpected vet care - if someone is unable or unwilling to pay an adoption fee, they may be unable or unwilling to provide proper care for the pet in the future.
WHERE DOES THE ADOPTION FEE GO?
- VET BILLS - Our biggest expense. All animals are examined by a certified Licensed vet prior to release for adoption. All animals are de-wormed, and give vaccinations, altered, heart worm checked (6 mos and up) and microchiped.
- Often times the animals we get require additional medications, surgeries, X-rays, or other medical care to make them healthy and adoption ready. These costs are not passed on the adopter. The fee is the same for all pets regardless if it costs us $150 or $1,500 to vet.
WHAT MEDICAL CARE DO THE DOGS RECEIVE PRIOR TO ADOPTION?
- Initial vet visit
- Distemper vaccination
- Broad spectrum de-wormers
- Parvo virus vaccination
- Lepto vaccination
- Rabies vaccination (if over 6 mos)
- Testing for heart worms (if over 6 mos)
- Puppies receive at least two rounds of vaccinations prior to adoption.
The above is standard for dogs in our care, but many animals we rescue also require some additional TLC prior to adoption. These extra services include but are not limited to antibiotics, eye ointments, wound care, fungal treatments, x-rays, ultrasounds, dental care, or various surgeries.