How to Adopt
The adoption process is simple. First, if you haven't had a Catahoula in your family before, we recommend researching the breed. A good place to start would be ABOUT CATAHOULAS. Also, check our LINKS section for educational web sites about the breed.
If you've weighed the pros and cons of being owned by a catahoula and are ready to make a catahoula a part of your family, fill out the adoption application provided. We prefer that you use the ONLINE FORM, but a PRINTABLE FORM is available for mailing or faxing. Your answers will help us make the best possible match between you and the dogs available through Catahoula Rescue. Please fill out the form completely. Once you submit your application, you will be contacted by a Rescue Representative within 48 hours. Please E-MAIL us if you aren't contacted promptly.
You will work with a Rescue Rep to complete the adoption process. The Rep will advise you on which dogs in the rescue program are appropriate for your situation and answer any questions. Interested in a particular dog? The Rep will arrange a meeting at a time and place that is convenient for both you and the foster family. We encourage you to take your time before committing to adopt. Our goal is to place our dogs in homes where they will become a permanent and valued member of the family.
All of our dogs will be spayed or neutered (if old enough), vaccinated for DHLPP, bordatella, and rabies, tested for heartworms, and taking heartworm preventative. If a pup is too young to be spayed or neutered, a spay/neuter deposit will be required at the time of adoption. Before being placed, our dogs are treated for any health problem. Our adoption fees are based on rescue discounted vetting costs. We try to keep our vetting and our adoption fees reasonable, but because some areas of the country have such high vetting costs even with rescue discounts, we have to set our minimum adopt fee at $150.00 and the adopt fee could vary depending on the area and vet costs. Please talk to your representative for the dog they have listed in the area they are covering on that particular dog.
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