The cost to adopt is $300, which
includes up to date vaccinations, spaying/neutering, microchip, heartworm testing and testing for internal parasites.
We place dogs in homes with fenced yards, and require a contract to be
signed stating, among other things, that the dog be returned to rescue
should you, for any reason, no longer be able to keep him/her. Preference is given in order of best fit for the dog, the time an interest is expressed, and to some extent, geographic location. We only place dogs within the southeast states, but give preference, all other things being
equal, to an adopter near the foster home.
We do, in certain circumstances, place dogs with families who have young children, under 7 years of age, but in order to do so require that the dog's behavior with young children be evaluated in the foster home. Some of our
volunteers are able to do this, while others do not have that ability. The same is true for small pets such as cats. Some GSPs are fine with cats, but
we cannot assume so if they cannot be evaluated, as their prey drive often makes them incompatible with such pets.
While some rescued GSPs will hunt, we do not adopt them out to be
primarily hunting dogs. They should be family pets first, then hunters as a
bonus. Again, some of our foster homes can evaluate potential hunting ability, and some cannot.