charge an adoption fee?
reality is that we get the unwanted,
unvetted, and uncared for. We have had, and still
have many adult dogs, most of whom came to us in need of
care. Veterinary costs for the special cases can run into thousands of
dollars. Some of the dogs have special needs like medications such as
insulin for diabetes, Vetoryl for Cushings disease or heart
medications for heart issues, in order to provide a better
quality of life. Younger healthier dogs may not have quite the same
issues as the older dogs but they too need to be examined,
vaccinated and altered prior to adoption. They could also have problems
requiring eye surgery, lump removals or diabetes treatment. The
only partially covers these costs. Donations from the public are
limited. LOYAL Rescue off sets the difference through fundraising
efforts where we can.
should I expect once I send in my application?
application will undergo an initial review by a LOYAL volunteer and if
you meet the requirements for the dog selected it will be assigned to a
screener. Within a very few days a LOYAL volunteer will be in
touch with you to set up a telephone interview. This interview
lasts 30-60 minutes.
Stage 2- Your
references- both veterinarian and personal will be contacted. The
volunteer will then submit a report to the LOYAL adoptions committee.
Once the results of the interview are in and positive, LOYAL will
request that a home visit be done.
will be set up as soon as possible. If
there are no LOYAL volunteers locally, we will request assistance from
other rescue groups affiliated with us. Rescue work is largely
volunteer based and many people have family obligations outside of
rescue which might impact the speed in which the visit can be
completed. We try to get them done as quickly as we can.
Once the first 3 stages are complete and successful, the
adoptions' committee at LOYAL will notify you that you are "Approved to
|Why do you ask for so much
personal information? It would be much easier to buy a puppy...
LOYAL believes that we have a
duty to ensure that our dogs are placed in the homes best suited for
them, with applicants that believe in the philosophy of rescue and have
the patience to work through the screening process. The application
provides some of the detail needed to make this determination.
Certainly it is easy to walk into a store and buy a puppy because of
the "instant gratification", but adopting a dog is a lifetime
commitment, not something to take lightly. We go through this process
to make sure that the fit is right, the dog is ready and you are the
best home for them.
|Can I donate to Loyal Rescue?
Yes! We are a non profit
organization. We count on the support of others. If you would like to
donate items please contact
us or make
a monetary donation.
Your support is greatly appreciated.
|Can I foster a dog in my home?
If you have room in your heart
and your home, you might consider fostering for us. At any given time,
there are up to 80 dogs in foster care. The need for foster homes is so
great that we have no choice but to turn away requests for help from
shelters and from the public. If you would like to become a foster
us and complete the form.
|How else can I help?
If you have room in your heart
but not in your home, consider giving your time to help us in other
ways. We always need drivers to help with the transporting of dogs
across the province (primarily the Windsor/Montreal/Ottawa corridor. We
need help with outreach at adoption events and administrative help to
run the day to day operations. There are many roles to be filled in
rescue and we need your help to be able to help more dogs. Please
contact us and complete the form if
you are interested in
| I want to adopt a dog fostered in another city,
do I have to pick the
dog up there, or do you deliver?
If you are the successful
applicant, you need to make arrangements to come meet and pick up your
new family member personally. This also applies to out of province
adoptions. We absolutely will not ship these rescued dogs.
|I'm interested in a puppy - how big will Rex be
when full grown?
Most of the pups that come into rescue, or are born while in rescue,
come from an unknown back ground. We can't tell you what dad was - breed
or size - because we don't know ourselves. Based on mom and our best
guess, we can try to estimate, but please understand that it's only a
|My current pet is not spayed or neutered - is
that a problem?
Loyal Rescue's policy concerning all cats and dogs, regardless of
whether they are indoor or not, is they should be altered unless a
medical condition prevents it, or the animal is "champion" stock and
intentionally is kept intact with the intention of improving the
bloodlines. We will not consider a home with an unaltered dog or cat
unless there is a valid reason for this not being done.