We are a small group of people who try to help as many puppies and dogs that have been displaced through no fault of their own. All of the dogs are checked by a vet, altered heartworm tested and updated on all vaccinations prior to going to a forever home.
We are all volunteers who do the best that we can with the limited funds and resources available to us. We give the potential adopter as much information as we can, including copies of all vet records but we normally do not know the history of the dogs, as they are strays at the pound. Very rarely do we have owner releases. All dogs in our program were minutes away from being put to sleep so the shelter could make space for more strays.
Our Mission is to save dogs who were dumped at shelters or abandoned on the streets and who may likely end up being put to sleep.
FOSTERING A DOG...
If you would like to help us save more dogs by fostering a dog for Lost & Found K9 Rescue, please submit an application. When you foster for us, we provide the necessary vet care for the dog, but we do require that you use one of our approved veterinarians and get pre-approval before going to the vet. We can provide a crate if needed. Foster parents are responsible for bringing their foster dog(s) to adoption events or to us if that's not possible. We generally ask that foster parents commit to keeping the foster dog until the dog finds its forever home unless other arrangements are made in advance. If a fostering situation isn't working out, we do ask for your patience, Since we don't have a facility, a failed fostering experience causes us a hardship as we generally don't have openings - we save new dogs every time a space opens up. We will work to get the dog back from you as quickly as we can.
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We are always looking for volunteers for our adoption events. Volunteers walk dogs, keep their crates clean, talk to potential adopters, fill water bowls, and spend time with the doggies. Please watch our website for information about our adoption events and email us if you see an event you would like to help with.
You may also fill out a volunteer application and submit it to the above email address.
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OUR ADOPTION PROCESS...
The adoption fee for all dogs listed depends on the breed, age, vet care, cost to pull from the kill shelter, worming medicine, flea medicine, etc. The adoption fee BARELY covers all of the previous mentioned expenses.
All adopters must fill out an application. Please see listed below an application. You may copy this application, paste into an email, fill it out completely, and send it to [email protected]
We reserve the right to refuse any applicant for any reason if we feel the needs of the dog will not be properly met or the adoption is not in the best interest of the dog.
Please make sure you completely fill out the application before submitting it to us.
The application and adoption processes are designed to match appropriate homes with appropriate dogs. While many dogs may be attractive to the eye, we are very careful to understand the lifestyle of each adopter since we clearly understand the individual needs of dogs in our care.
We do not ship dogs; we require that the applicant come to meet the dog and us before an adoption will be made.
Our goal is to place dogs in happy, forever homes where the adopting party and dogs are both winners.
*Name of dog interested in:
*Best Time to Call:
*How did you hear about us?
*Age range and gender of adults in household:
*Age and gender of children in the household (anyone under 18 years old):
*Do you plan on having children in the next 5 years?
*Are any members of your household allergic to animals?
*Are there other visitors to your home, human or animal, with which a new dog will have to interact?
*Do you live in a House, Apartment, Trailer, Other (Describe)?
*Describe your property (busy street, acreage, etc.):
*Do you own or rent your home?
*If you rent, do you have landlord's permission to keep a dog?
*Name of Landlord:
*How long have you lived at this address?
*Do you plan on moving in the next few years?
*Do you have a completely fenced yard suitable for a dog?
*Do you have a kennel run or tie out for a dog?
*Describe fence, kennel run type or tie out (height, size, intended use):
*If no fence, how will you handle exercise and toilet needs?
*Do you have a suitable dog crate?
*How many hours a day must the dog be alone?
*Where will the dog be if left alone?
Are you planning to enroll the dog in obedience/training class?
Who will be the primary care give for the dog?
*Describe a typical day in the dog's life with you and in your home:
*What activities do you plan with this dog?
*Do you intend to keep this dog primarily inside or outside?
*Where will the dog sleep?
*Why have you decided to adopt a dog?
Why did you choose this dog?
*Have you had a rescue dog before? If yes, describe your experience:
*Please list the dogs and other animals currently in your home (age, sex, breed, temperament, socialization with dogs). This question must be answered in full
* Are the animals currently in your home neutered or spayed?
*How many dogs have you owned in the past five years that are currently not in your home?
*Why do you no longer have them?
*Have you ever adopted a dog from another rescue agency and were unable to keep it? Please tell us what happened in detail.
*Please tell us what the 5 most important traits in a dog that are important to you:
*Do you realize that a dog can cost in the upwards of $600 a year between regular vet visits and food. This amount does not include emergency trips to the vet office for those un expected situations. Are you able and willing to take on that financial responsibility?
*Do you realize that owning a dog is a 15 - 20 year commitment?
*Do you have a regular veterinarian?
*Would you be willing to consider a suitable dog of a different sex, age or breed (be specific)?
I agree that all of the information I have given in this adoption form is true and complete. I agree that this dog will reside in my home. I will provide the dog with adequate food, water, shelter, training, affection and medical care and the dog will not be tied out or on a run. I understand that the rescue is not responsible for the accuracy of information received about the temperament, habits or physical condition of the dogs available for adoption. However, all information provided is given in an effort to do the best in knowing a dog prior to adoption.
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We Serve the Following Cities, Towns, and/or Counties...
The listings here are for OHIO, mostly the Troy area but we do have some dogs fostered in the Columbus, Toledo, Dayton and Lima areas.
Troy, OH 45373