Hopefully you will understand that our animals' best interests are at the heart of what we do and our ultimate goal is to find perfect matches! We are looking for active pet homes that are engaged with their dogs regularly or for working/herding homes that know how to train them for the job they need and who have a safe place for them when they are not working.
We do not have an adoption quota or a timeline to meet and our foster families are always given the option to adopt the dog, for all the work they put into making them adoptable, before we consider an application. To that end, if we receive multiple applications for the same dog, we will process applications in the order we receive them but it is the BEST match that will get the initial approval. Please understand, even if it is the only application received, it may not receive approval if it does not appear to meet the needs of that particular dog or if the Meet 'n' Greet does not go well.
If, at any time during the 30 day trial period, it is determined that the dog is not a good match to your family and lifestyle, the dog must be returned to AB Herding Dog Rescue. At that point, we will revisit any other applications received for that dog.
We do consider long distance applications but we do not ship our dogs to people or places unknown. The process may take a little longer as we will need to find local volunteers to do the home visit.
Our adoption fees vary based on the age of the dog. Not all dogs require the same amount of vetting so the fees for those who needed very little vetting subsidize the vetting costs of those that needed more.
If extensive vet care is required, we may charge a higher adoption fee (cost will be noted in the dog's profile) if we do not do a separate fundraiser for those costs.
PUPPIES (up to 1 year old) $350
YOUNG ADULT (> 1 year, up to 4 years old) $300
MATURE ADULT (> 4 years, up to 8 years old) $250
SENIOR DOGS (> 8 years old) DONATION
A $100 non-refundable deposit required at time of approval, if adoption transfer date is delayed by request.
We reserve the right to waive any adoption fee for any reason.