The non-refundable application fee is $25.
Our venmo name is coastalrescue
* If we receive your application without your application fee you will be denied without review be sure to pay by venmo before mailing your application or by check with application.
WE DO NOT ADOPT OUTSIDE OUR SERVICE AREA UNLESS NOTED ON THE DOG
We require a non-refundable $25.00 application fee that must be paid before we will review your application.
We have Venmo for payments
A home visit is required
How long will an approved application stay active?
Fees are subject to change please ask should you have questions.
*If at anytime in the adoption process you attempt to haggle or ask to lower the fee for the adoption price set for the dog you applied for or have been advised about you will no longer be eligible to adopt.
Before you make the commitment to adopt a herding dog, we would like you to consider that owning a dog is a big responsibility and one that you should be prepared to honor for the life of the dog. The average life span is 12-14 years. Collies are large active dogs, weighing 60 to 90 pounds, and often display puppy-like behavior until they are 3 or more years old. Shelties' herd and bark at even butterflies. They are active family dogs who need attention, exercise, and training throughout most of their lives, but they are intelligent loving dogs who respond well to direction. All herding dogs shed and require regular grooming. Y home visitou should be prepared to care for the needs of your dog throughout his or her life. You can expect to pay an average of $1500 yearly to give your Coastal Dog the proper care. This does not include the cost of a serious medical problem. An advantage in choosing to adopt a rescued dog is that you can be matched to a dog that fits your family’s lifestyle, and some dogs require much less attention than others. Many of our dogs are already well-trained and can easily transition to a new home. If you’re ready to adopt a COASTAL dog, the information on this page will guide you through the process.
*Adoption process changed due to Covid. We will be limiting in home visits and requiring virtual home visits in most cases.
The home visit whether it is in person or Virtual will be based on the dogs needs and the distance of potential adopter to foster home.
All potential adopters will need to wear a mask to do a meet and greet with a dog when one of our volunteers are present.
We meet in public parks to allow you step away with the dog and remove your mask when at a safe distance from are volunteers.
We do reserve the right to refuse adoption if you do not wear one, our volunteers safety come 1st.
You may be asked Covid Screening questions before the in person meeting as well.
Your Vaccine statues does not affect this requirement.
The Fee can be paid by Venmo
or by mailing a check to us with your application ( no longer taking paypal for application fee's due to the paypal charges we incur)
Please note $25.00 application fee will be verified before we call or talk to your vet or move forward. If you are set on a certain dog please email and ask if that dog is pending adoption. If we receive any part of your application not filled out or not signed your application is not valid and will be denied.
please keep and scan a copy for your own records. It is highly recommended you email a scanned copy but we will need an original in the mail.
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All potential adopters regardless of limitation must be able to physically feed themselves and the dog unassisted, transport the dog to the vet & give physical activity & bathroom breaks outdoors within a safe environment.
* Please see each individual dog for requirements to adopt. Dogs with exercise needs must be able to be met by the adopter.
As a matter of policy we do not discriminate on race, color , gender, sexual orientation, or religion.