Rescue is a gruelling world to live in, not just physically and emotionally, but mentally as well. All we wanted to maintain was a steady turn around for the animals that found their way into our care, to finding their forever families. But with the rescue climate being unfulfilling post-covid, morale has hit an all-time low and we no longer feel as if we can adequately and efficiently be an organization that takes on high volumes of dogs without ending up being the only people who will open their hearts and homes up for them. We have had 3 dogs in our program for 2 years now for no other reason than NO INTEREST. It is heartbreaking to say the least.
Although we try our best to not ask for donations when we know we are able to cover the cost of care for certain animals, when we do need help and support from the rescue community, we are offered very little to no help and that decision we had made has come full circle to bite us in the behind.
No adoption interest and, what we believed were, forever adopters returning dogs because of "busy-schedules" has hurt us tremendously.
Our adoption fee is $200 across the board. This is for all adoptable animals regardless of species, breed, or age.
*Only special circumstances will have an affect on the adoption fee*
(i.e. exotic animals, extensive medical cases)
With an APPROVED application, we can facilitate an out-of-state adoption. This process, however, will take an increased amount of time from start to finish in comparison to an in-state adoption.
Once we get an approved application, we will start to look for a rescue program in your state/area to partner up with to help guarantee a safe environment for our animals. We do this so that if something were to not work out, we can have a backup plan ready to go. This might include our partner incorporating them into their rescue program, or utilizing one of their fosters until we can set transport to return the animal to us.
*We can not guarantee the adoption fee will remain the same when we partner with out-of-state rescues. Some partnerships may result with the out-of-state rescue collecting their adoption fee if the adoption is finalized.
If behavioral issues arise with dogs adopted from our program, we offer training resources to our adopting families to address the problem, compile a game plan, and help get the desired results needed to improve the relationship.
It is important to remember that these animals come from various walks of life. Some of them have been abused, neglected, abandoned, tortured, and who knows what else. We don't always know the life history of all the animals in our care, but we remind ourselves that they all deserve a chance at knowing love, a full tummy, and a structured family. With that being said, we hope that not only the RRR team can be met with patience as we try to tackle any behavioral issues, but also the animals. Because ultimately, they can't control the abuse they've experienced, nor can they understand or control the trauma that may follow them for the rest of their lives because of it.
If all hope seems lost, and the pressure becomes too much, we require the animal be returned to Rogues Rescue Ranch. The adoption fee will be non-refundable after the two-week Trial Adoption Period, but we will always take our animals back with understanding and without judgement. We believe everything happens for a reason, and every experience is a learning experience.
Our adoption process is fairly simple for our adopting hopefuls, but we try and be as thorough on our end as possible.
First thing first, we require an APPROVED application before we advance in the adoption process. Once we get an application in, it will take 1-3 days to review it. During this time we are making phone calls and emails to all listed personal references, landlords, places of employment, and veterinary clinics to ensure all important information provided within the application are true.
Once the application is APPROVED we will then schedule a Meet-&-Greet and home check. (the order varies based on individual cases) *A home check is required, and if there are any items we come across that may be a point of concern, those items will need to be fixed prior to finalizing the adoption.
If the Meet-&-Greet goes smoothly and all parties (furry friends included) agree to continue in the adoption process, then our "Trial Adoption Period" will begin. Our "Trial Adoption Period" is a 14 day 'test run' for our adopting families that is used as a time to evaluate if the animal is going to fit in with their family. Animals need time to re-adjust to new environments. As they get more comfortable and start to learn new routines, more often then not, they will start to come out of their shell and may exhibit some undesirable behaviors. The adopting family can decide if these behaviors are something that they are willing to take on and work through. If it turns out to be something that they can't handle, then they can return the animal and receive a refund of their adoption fee as long as the decision to return the animal is made within the two-week trial adoption period.
If at the end of the two-week Trial Adoption Period the family has decided to finalize the adoption, then we will finalize all adoption paperwork, make a finalized adoption announcement, transfer the microchip information over to the new family, and celebrate a life filled with love for our new RRR Alumni!
If you are interested in adopting an animal with ongoing medical treatments, (i.e. heartworms) we require the animal be medically cleared. However, we do allow the adopting family to finalize their adoption at the end of the Two-week trial period, if they wish to do so, and Rogues Rescue Ranch pledges to be financially responsible for Treatment until said pet receives a negative test reading, and can be medically cleared by a licensed veterinarian.
*If an animal who can not be medically cleared due to unfortunate circumstances, (heart failure, respiratory issues, end of life complications) will be set up in a hospice home. If you are interested in adopting a hospice animal, we will meet with our vet to discuss how to best transfer the care over to the adopting family, and the adopting family will then take over all expenses and care of that animal once the adoption is finalized.
Yes, our animals are fully vetted before adoptions are finalized.
-All core vaccines
-Flea & Tick Prevention
We like to keep our contact as the secondary contact information on the microchip account as a safety net for our alumni family. If the adopting family forgets to update important information on the microchip account (i.e. new phone numbers, emails, or addresses) then there will be another party who can help get lost pets returned home.
If you are interested in becoming a foster, the first thing that we would need you to do is to fill out our adoption application. There is a section at the top that asks you if you are interested in adopting or fostering, and that is where you will choose *foster and continue filling out the application.
The processing of the foster application remains the same as the adoption process. We set up our fosters weekly and check in at the end of each week to either renew the foster for another week, or to set up a time to meet and have the dog returned to us.
We provide all necessary equipment to help our fosters care for our dogs each week. This includes an appropriate sized crate, food, collar/leash, training handouts, and we will cover the expenses of all vet visits scheduled while in the fosters care. All of the physical items are required to be returned (or replaced if destroyed) to RRR once the foster has decided to conclude their fostering arrangment.
Our fosters are given homework and report cards to work on the week they are working with one of our dogs. This will help continue creating structure in these dogs' life ,and keep a consistent expectation for how they are to behave in a variety of environments. In addition to keeping the RRR team informed on any behavior changes, it will help us keep social media posts updated with the exciting transformations our fosters are helping create in our dogs.
If you go to our "Donate" page located in our drop down menu, you can find a link to our LinkTree! There will be links to our venmo and amazon wishlists, as well as link to our social media pages, so you can follow our animals stories!
I will link our Linktree below just in case!