Cost of Adopting Rescued Dogs from First Nations Reservations or Animal Shelters
To the world you are nothing. To a rescue dog you are the world. ~ Unknown
Dogs and puppies rescued from First Nations Reserves, which is where we rescue most of our homeless medium and large dogs from, often have different costs depending on their age and other factors.
We also rescue and help out other shelters where volunteers and shelter workers reach out for help, especially for the more difficult dogs that need rehabilitation, which Rocky Mountain Animal Rescue's director specializes in, or too much energy for shelters to manage. Many Northern breed dogs are often rescued from living on chains as a sled dog or roaming on Reserves where they are routinely rounded up and shot at point blank range ("Cullings", are one of man's most cruel ways to solve an animal problem).
There are two costs involved, the first one is the basic rate of $200 which includes a one-hour professional training or behavioural consult at the facility/sanctuary or Canmore downtown or dog park, or telephone. Adopter's email us for a time to schedule an appointment.
The second cost involves adopter's reimbursing veterinary costs which may include:
- spay or neuter
- surgery for injuries, or care necessary for rescuing pet found sick, or
- any cost associated with buying or pulling a dog from a shelter when it's time is up. (The tragic consequence of breeding for profit, puppymills, and no spay/neuter laws)
If a pet is not yet spayed/neutered, or pregnant, too young, or other circumstances, a refundable deposit of $200 is required at time of adoption. After a spay or neuter, adopter's scan or mail Rocky Mountain Animal Rescue a copy of the spay/neuter certificate and refunded via interac. Rocky Mountain Animal Rescue works with vets in Calgary that help us cut down overpopulation and offer our adopter's a good discount, as well as discounted vaccinations and other needed services.