Here are some answers to some Frequently Asked Questions.
Q-What are your adoption fees? Are they negotiable?
A-It depends on the dog but our fees are breed and age based. Cavalier/Cavapoo/Cavamalt/Cockalier puppies under a year are $850, mixes and other breeds vary. The fee goes down based on age. Special needs dogs fees are lower based on the needs.
Q-What vet work do you do for your dogs?
A-ALL dogs are spayed or neutered, up to date on shots and microchipped. They are all checked for luxating patellas, dry eye, and heart murmurs. Other vet work we do depending on the age and health of the dog includes dentals and EKG’s. Adopters receive full medical records for their dog.
Q-Where do you get your dogs? Will you take my dog? Even if it’s not a cavalier?
A-We get dogs as owner releases, from local shelters, we buy from puppy mills and backyard breeders and have purchased from dog auctions in the past. Basically we take any dog no matter what the circumstances if we can help them and have open foster homes. Though we primarily work with cavaliers we also take cavalier mixes and other breeds based on foster homes available.
Q-Can I be a foster? How does that work? Can I adopt my foster?
A-We are based out of the Salt Lake City area in Utah so fosters must be in that area and willing to transport their dog to vet appointments in Murray and/or Roy, Utah. We work around your schedule. We provide all medical, supplies and even food though some fosters prefer to feed the same food they feed their dog. We strive to make good matches for fosters and their dogs and as such, the foster has the first opportunity to adopt their foster dog (unless it was stated beforehand that the dog had an adoption pending or an application in). Email email@example.com for an application
Q-Do you ship? Do you do out of state adoptions? Do you allow transports?
A-We do not ship. Please don’t ask.
We will do out of state adoptions but we do not allow transports. We require the adopter to come to Utah to meet their potential dog. We prefer to have all family memebers and the other dogs in the home to meet the new dog. So in some cases we may require the potential adopter from out of state to bring their dog to meet the dog they want to adopt. Because if that we give preference to local adopters and adopters within reasonable driving distance of Utah. However we don’t think it’s black and white and depending on the dog, exceptions can be made!
Q-You don’t have any dogs available? Can you keep my application and let me know when new dogs come in?
A-We are happy to keep your application on file. However the volume of dogs we get in and the volume of applicants we have, we are not able to notify you when dogs come in. We recommend you watch Facebook as we post our new intakes there. If a dog comes in you’re interested in email your interest and attach your application to make things easier.
Q-I really really like this dog but I don’t meet the requirements. Can I still adopt that dog?
A-Our requirements are based on each dogs needs. No two dogs have the exact same requirements because no two dogs are the same. We get dogs in that are in aall kinds of different conditions medically and emotionally. The requirements are there to ensure a good match and forever home for the dog. We want our adoptions to be perfect the first time so the dogs don’t get returned. Our requirements are not meant to be difficult or to restrictive, they are there for the safety and well being of the dog. One dog may not be a good fit but another one might be perfect.
Q-Can I come to your shelter?
A-We are a foster based rescue. Therefore we require an approved application on file and a phone interview done before a potential adopter can meet the dog. This is for the safety of our foster families. We do not do adoption events.
Q-Are you a nonprofit?
A-Yes. We are a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.
Q-Do you take donations?
A-Yes! We can’t do what we do without donations! We accept PayPal and Venmo. The PayPal is our email address firstname.lastname@example.org and our Venmo is @CavalierCrazyRescue
Q-How can I help?
A-We always need foster homes! I can’t stress that enough. But if you can’t foster, we accept donations not only of cash but items for our auctions which we do 2-3 times a year. We also do other fundraising events throughout the year including paint parties, photoshoots, online auctions and more! Keep an eye on our Facebook page and our Fundraising for Cavalier Cray Rescue page on Facebook! Even if you can’t help with any of that, you can help by sharing our posts, and even just spreading the word about not buying from pet stores or puppy mills and encouraging people to adopt not shop!
Q-I emailed an application but didn’t get a response.
A-If you sent in an application for a specific dot and do not meet the requirements you will not get a response back. We get a high volume of emails and can’t answer them all. If you are not applying for a specific dog please be specific in your app or email about what kind of dog you are looking for so we can try to make the best match. If we have no available dogs her or on Petfinder you may not get a response. We do NOT adopt first come first served. It is always based on the best home for the dog regardless of who applied first.
Q-Why do you share dogs who were adopted but were never listed as available?
A-Most of our dogs are adopted by their foster families. Either they are in a foster to adopt program or the foster decided to adopt before the dog was listed. Fosters always get the first chance to adopt. If you are local and want to adopt, consider fostering, since many if not most of our dogs never become available to the public.
Q-I’m out of state and want to foster.
A-We only have the ability to have local fosters. Our vets we work with are here. We focus on Utah as there are several other cavalier rescues who work nationally. I highly suggest if you want to foster and aren’t in the northern part of Utah to check with The Cavalier Resscue/, they are national and are an organization we have worked with and trust fully!