Thank you for your interest in adopting a GSP! Your approval involves a check of your vet and personal references and a home visit. Once the reference check has been complete you will hear from a home visit volunteer. Depending upon your availability and the availability of a local volunteer for the home visit, full approval typically takes approximately 14-21 days. You will not be put in touch with the foster home for any dogs of interest until you are fully approved.
As we are a volunteer organization, we appreciate your patience and support. We understand that you may be working with other rescues or shelters in your search for the perfect pet. Please be aware that there may be other interested applicants in the dog you are interested in. We do not hold dogs. Our policy is that the first approved applicant to meet a dog, can adopt that dog. If you are interested in a particular GSP, you should arrange to meet that dog as soon as possible following approval.
Please understand that the responses to your emails are sent by volunteers, the person checking your references is a volunteer, the person coming to your home for a visit is a volunteer and the foster home that responds to your questions and makes time for you to meet the dog is a volunteer. Should you decide not to adopt from our Rescue, please consider making a small donation in appreciation of the time our volunteers spent working with you.
Thank you! We look forward to receiving your application!
The adoption donation varies according to age:
$350.00 for a dog 2 years and under
$300 for a dog 3 yrs to 7 years
$200 for a dog 8 yrs to 10 yrs old
$100 recommended for dogs over ten years old.
Adoption donations are based on vet costs - the average veterinary cost for Texas GSP Rescue per dog is $400.00 - $800.00.
Adoption donations are supplemented by Texas GSP Rescue fundraising efforts and our very generous donors.
These minimum adoption donations are non-negotiable. Each dog adopted will be spayed or neutered and up to date on shots. Each dog will be tested for heartworms and undergo treatment if necessary. We strive to microchip each dog, but that is not always possible prior to adoption. The minimum adoption donation amount allows us to cover these vet costs for all the dogs in our care.
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