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Adopting a Dog - think long and hard.....

Do you want a fluffy dog AND all that hair?

A smart dog? Short hair?

Do you want a dog that is good with other dogs?

Please read the following before completing your application.

Thank you for your interest in adopting an animal through Central Rescue & Rehab (CRR). All animals placed through CRR have received a full medical exam, been spayed or neutered, and have been immunized and heartworm tested. Additionally, each dog is microchipped.

We suggest that if you wish to have a very young puppy, you think seriously before adopting. A young puppy is not for everyone. We often receive young dogs from homes that did not first fully research the responsibility of acquiring a puppy. Please do not buy a puppy from a pet shop, as you may be supporting a puppy mill by doing so.

We cannot stress enough the importance of seeking a dog whose personality and needs will match the environment you can provide.
We ask that you have patience throughout the adoption process. The procedure for adopting a dog through CRR is as follows:
1. Read the information on this web site to ensure that the animal you are interested in is for you.

2. Complete the application. 

3. A volunteer will contact you to be sure that you understand the responsibilities of owning and caring for the rescued animal you are applying for. At CRR's option, if you have already adopted from us, and your circumstances have not changed, this call may not be necessary.

4. We reserve the right to refuse an applicant if, in our judgment, the home situation is not compatible with the needs of the animal or if the breed is not suitable for the applicant.

5. An adoption donation of $200 for adult dogs and $250 for pups is required at the time of the adoption. This donation goes to help defray the costs incurred while the animal is in our care. Expenses normally incurred include a full medical exam, medical treatment, spaying and neutering, a full set of vaccinations, heartworm test and heartworm preventive medication, other medications that may be required by the dog, boarding, food, and microchipping. Your donation also includes membership in CRR for the calendar year in which you adopt. This fee is non-refundable.

6. Never hesitate to contact CRR with questions or problems. It is easier to address such problems as they occur rather than at some later time. We ask that you stay in touch with us and maintain your current address with us in the event your animal is ever lost and tracked to CRR.

7. If, for any reason, the adoption is not satisfactory, CRR requires that the dog be returned to CRR. The animal must not be sold or given away. CRR retains the right to reclaim any rescue animal that is neglected, improperly cared for, or allowed to roam free unsupervised.

Our organization is run solely by volunteers. These volunteers give numerous hours to CRR in addition to their own work and family duties. Their only reward is in knowing that they have helped to provide warm and loving homes to animals in need. Please have patience with these hard-working, caring individuals.