The adoption fee varies depending on the dog’s age and location. The
adoption fee includes all vetting (altering, vaccines, fecal parasite
testing, heartworm testing, flea/tick and heartworm prevention, veterinarian
exams and certified veterinary health certificate) as well as the transport
fee to the Northeast.
The entire adoption and transport process takes 1-2 weeks. You should
begin the adoption process when you’re ready to adopt your dog.
Happy Dog Rescue’s first priority is the well-being of the dogs. Happy
Dogs that were rescued from the shelter have been in a private foster home
for at least 3 weeks prior to adoption, and much care is given to insure
that any health related issues are diagnosed and treated prior to adoption
and transport. During their stay in Southern foster homes, Happy Dogs are
seen by our veterinarian on several occasions for the purpose of vaccines,
spay/neuter, followup exams and final examination and health certificate
just prior to transport to their new homes. Your Happy Dog’s vet records
will come with him to the Northeast.
Happy Dogs travel every week from the South to the Northeast aboard USDA-certified professional transport carriers. We utilize the services of several transporters to bring our Happy Dogs safely to their Forever Families in the Northeast. Prior to travel, each dog receives a veterinary health certificate, certifying that the dog is in good health with no transmissible diseases. The transport cost is included in your adoption fee. When the adoption process is complete, a transporter will be chosen (depending on your location) and complete information about your Happy Dog’s transporter will be provided for you.