Adoption of Puppies

Paddy and Sean Michael 2012

The first step is adopting a puppy is to submit an application.  Click here for Application

Puppies born into or received by Poquita Paws Rescue under the age of 8 weeks old cannot leave their foster home until they have received a minimum of 2 vaccinations 21 days apart.

All puppies must be spayed and neutered before being officially adopted from Poquita Paws Rescue.

Adoption applications for puppies will be processed as soon as they are received and the best home selected based on Poquita Paws Rescue criteria.  Once a home is approved and the chosen puppy has received their second set of vaccinations they may be moved to the potential adopter’s home.

At the appropriate time a third round of vaccinations will be given at Poquita Paws Rescue expense.

If the puppy does not weigh enough to go to surgery after the second vaccination, they may go to the potential adopter’s home as a foster dog.  A spay/neuter contract must be completed at this time and the adoption donation will be collected.

Once the puppy is ready for surgery, an appointment will be scheduled for spay/neuter at a time convenient for the foster/adopter.  Spay/neuter surgery will be performed at Poquita Paws Rescue expense.  Once surgery is complete an Adoption Contract is signed by an Poquita Paws Rescue representative and the adopter and the adoption is complete.

Until the puppy is spayed/neutered the puppy is the sole property of Poquita Paws Rescue.


8 Responses to Adopting a Puppy

  1. Sarah Smith says:

    Hello – I am looking for medical assistance/guidance for a small dog I have rescued and am currently fostering. He is a 2 year old chihuahua/terrier mix, 13 pounds and has heart worms any assistance or recommendations on low cost care wold be greatly appreciated
    Kind Regards
    Sarah Smith

    • CBodenhamer says:

      I have not had any personal experience with either of these two, but do know I have seen them offer low cost services.
      Dr Finklestein in on the Southeast part of town. Her number is 534-4300. Animal Defense League, from what I here, is low cost. In the meantime, I have been told you can start a heartworm prevention with Ivermectin as the active ingredient and in time the heartworm will disappear. DO NOT do the heartworm prevention only until you have a good vet to advise you. I think Dr Finklestein and Dr Klecka are two good vets. I have only been to Dr Klecka. Her number is 656-7575. I hope this helps.

  2. I was curious to how much your adopting fees are?



  4. Chris Echols says:

    Thank you for responding so quickly about Monty.
    I want to let you know that we have a good friend that volunteers for Homes for Pets. Her name is Cindy. She knows our current pet and past pet history. She would be able to give you a recommendation as well. Please let me know if you would like her contact info. Just curious how long this process takes?
    Thank you, Chris Echols

  5. Linda Bagley says:

    Hi Cheryl,

    I am intersted in Duchess. Has she been adopted yet?

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