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We rescue dogs from shelters across Georgia. Some dogs ended up at the shelter because they were picked up by Animal Control, some of them had been abandoned by their owners.
It is our belief that no adoptable dog should ever have to die in an Animal Control facility. Once we have accepted a dog into our program, we have made a lifelong commitment to the dog and committed ourselves to care for the dog until he/she is adopted into a permanent home.
If a dog has medical problems, SDR pays for the treatment until a recovery has been made and the dog can be put up for adoption. All of our dogs are spayed/neutered, microchipped, dewormed, and current on their shots, flea and tick repellant, and heartworm preventative.
You can view our adoptables and fill out an online application, or you can come to an adoption event and meet some of the dogs in person. Your application will be reviewed by our screeners, and you will be contacted for a personal meeting with one of our screeners. Once your application has been approved by the screeners, you will meet with a closer who will finalize the adoption. The application process usually takes one week. The adoption fee is $275, $125 for senior dogs (8 and up), part of which is tax-deductible. All of the money is used to pay our dogs’ medical bills and day to day care.
We have multiple adoption events every week. Click here to see where we will be this week.
Each dog that comes into our program spends a prescribed amount of time in quarantine at our shelter facility. Once the dog has been vetted and is known to be free of disease and up to date on all vaccinations, we try to place him or her into a foster home. Fostering a dog is a bit like fostering a child – and is critical to the successful adoption of some dogs! The foster family provides love, nurturing and training. Dogs who have been mistreated or who have never been socialized learn that humans are in fact trust-worthy and can be loved. Dogs who have never been loved learn how wonderful a loving family can be, and learn to be happy living with humans.
By placing a dog in a foster home, we learn the likes, dislikes, and needs of that dog. This information is important when deciding on a potential forever home. We need to know does the dog do well with other animals in the home? Is he/she afraid of children? Is the dog who came to a shelter for biting REALLY a mean dog, or was the bite in response to some percieved mistreatment? This kind of information can only be discerned when the dog is in a caring nurturing home environment. Further, by placing a dog in a foster home, we make a space at our facility for another endangered dog to be rescued.
You can also email our foster home coordinator at email@example.com Every foster home must have a home inspection required by the Department of Agriculture. Fostering involves taking care of your foster dog just like you would care for your own dog. You are also responsibile for getting your dog to at least 2 adoption events per month in order for him/her to be seen by potential adopters.