Adoption Policy

Wish Bone Canine Rescue relies on its volunteers and foster families to continue our rescue work; removing animals from immediate danger of euthanasia at shelters and placing them in the safety of foster homes. Here they receive veterinary care, are rehabilitated as needed and readied for speedy adoption. While dogs are in our care, they are evaluated, socialized, and in most cases housetrained, crate trained, and begun on basic obedience, depending on the age and length of time they are with us. We are familiar with each individual animals personality and nature, and can usually provide details such as how well they get along with other animals, if they are submissive or dominant, and if they seem trustworthy with children.

Adoption Fees may be paid using cash, credit or debit card, money order or cashier's check. We cannot accept personal checks.
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Service included in the adoption fee:  
​Complete physical examination      
​Spay or neuter 
Nail trim 
Appropriate vaccinations
Heartworm antigen test    
Heartworm preventative  
Flea and tick preventative  
Fecal test and deworming for puppies under
  12 weeks of age     
 Deworming of dogs over 12 weeks at least
​ once before adoption  
 Microchip and life time registration     
 Collar and tags


We require all dogs to be checked by your veterinarian within 7 days of adoption and strongly recommend a fecal check be done at the time of this exam.

We must ask adopters to pay an adoption fee when adopting; to help cover the costs of care such as vetting, medications, food and other related necessities. Some dogs even require additional laboratory testing, bloodwork, dental work, and in some cases extremely expensive specialty care. Each dog's adoption fee is listed in their individual adoption profile. The fee for older dogs or those with special needs may be minimal; while the fee for puppies and purebreds may be much higher. This enables us to rescue special needs animals, or those who may take longer to find the right home, not just the in-demand, highly adoptable animals. The amount listed is the minimum required adoption fee. Adopters are always welcome to donate above this amount to help defray our costs.

Please read the Adoption Agreement and Contract. You will be required to sign and abide by this contract when adopting. 

Apply to adopt: You are now ready to complete the online application for adoption.  We look forward to hearing from you!

​Your friends at Wish Bone Canine Rescue