A: Our fees are set at rates that help us to continue to care for the dogs that are accepted into our rescue as well as transport them safely from Georgia to Washington.
The average dog we take in requires vaccines, heartworm testing, spay/neuter as well as general needs such as food, shelter and supplies. Occasionally dogs can require more costly treatments such as heartworm treatment, surgery, and specialty training.
There are also the general business costs of opperating the rescue.
Keep in mind that there are costs that you, the adopter, do not pay for. Every member of Rain City Rescue volunteers their personal time and energy to help save and rehome the dogs. Volunteers often pay out of their own pockets for transporting and fostering the dogs. They also graciously set aside time from their families, work and activities in order to not only see that the dogs have good homes but that you, the adopter, are united with your new best friend and lifetime family member.
Besides, isn't the adoption fee a steal when you consider the lifetime of selfless and unconditional love your dog has to offer?! The dogs sure think so!