“Why do you charge an adoption fee?”

Mama is really stoked about today’s post. She was reading a fellow blogger’s page LEASH Animal Welfare Society. You can find them here —-> http://www.leashsavinglives.com/

Anyhoo, there was an article on adoption fees and why people are charged them. Well as Mama has been asked this before, she wants me to post it here for you all to read and educate yourselves. 

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Don’t forget microchipping, pull fees, foster supplies until the dog is adopted (food, clothes[for short-haired pups in a colder climate], treats, toys, blankets, beds, leashes, collars, etc), medical care on an ongoing basis, training, and sometimes even doggy daycare.

Also, though dogs in rescues (rather than shelters) are maintained in individual foster homes, Kennelling and Boarding fees may often still apply. Dogs pulled in the nick of time from high-kill shelters often must go into boarding so there is time to locate an appropriate foster family, which does not usually happen overnight.

Rescues charge fees for a reason. On occasion we encounter people who feel the fees are too high, but we are not in the business of “selling” you a dog — we’re in the process of rescuing and rehoming that pup to you and then trying to keep on our feet for the next one, typically without ever slowing down! We are not funded by the government, nor do we take salary from any fees or donations. All of our resources come from adoption fees and donations, and all of this money goes toward the dogs, each and every time. 

Keep this mind whenever you hear someone speak negatively about adoption fees. If you can’t foster, adopt or donate, then EDUCATE 

Thank you LEASH for posting this valuable article! 

Remember furiends,to check out their blog, they have good stuff on there, just like we do! 

 

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