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Adopting a Dog

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Adoption Process

Thank you for your interest in adopting a Dog through Las Vegas Doberman and Dachshund Rescue Group. LVDDR has successfully placed several Dobermans and Dachshunds. All Dobermans and Dachshunds placed through LVDDR have received a full medical exam, been spayed or neutered, and have been immunized. Additionally, each Dog receives a microchip that's registered with the National Dog Registry.

LVDDR generally has many dogs available at any given time. We have puppies available on rare occasions. We suggest that if you wish to have a very young puppy that you give it serious thought before adopting. A young puppy is not for everyone. We often receive young Dogs from homes that did not fully research the advisability of acquiring a puppy. If you choose to buy a puppy we can provide you with names of reputable breeders. Do not buy a puppy from a pet shop as you may be supporting a puppy mill by doing so.

You have already taken the first step in the adoption process by indicating your interest in a rescue dog. We ask that you have patience throughout the adoption procedure. The procedure for adopting a dog through LVDDR is as follows:

    1. Read the information on this web site to ensure that a Doberman or Dachshund is for you and to help you prepare for a new dog.

    2. Fill out an application.

    3. A volunteer will contact you and, by appointment, visit your home. First time applicants are interviewed in their own homes to ensure that the adoptive families understand the responsibilities of owning and caring for a Doberman or Dachshund and the needs of a second-hand dog. At LVDDR's option, if you have already adopted from us, and your circumstances have not changed, this visit may not be necessary.

    4. After the visit to your home, if your application is approved, you will receive a telephone call from an Adoption Coordinator who will match you with the available dog that fit your circumstances.

    5. We reserve the right to refuse an applicant if, in our judgment, the home situation is not compatible with the needs of a Doberman or Dachshund or if the breed is not suitable for the applicant.

    6. Arrangements will be made for you to visit with the dog's selected as possibilities for you. Applicants are under no obligation to accept a dog selected for you. It may take some time to find the right dog for you. If you feel that a dog shown to you is not right for you, simply tell the Adoption Coordinator. We will do our best to continue the search for a compatible dog. LVDDR does not, however, guarantee a successful placement. If a dog has been selected for you and you are unable to see it or cannot decide after seeing it, LVDDR is under no obligation to hold the dog while you decide.

    7. Adoption fees vary according to the dogs age, sex, health and ear presentation. Older Dog's adoption fees are $150. Dog's under a year that are cropped and docked are $1000. This donation goes to help defray the costs incurred while the dog is in our care. Expenses normally incurred include a full medical exam, medical treatment, spaying and neutering, a full set of vaccinations, other medications that may be required by the dog, boarding, food, and the microchip. 
    8. You will be required to complete an adoption contract at the time of adoption.
    9. You will be required to license your dog, provide shelter, food, yearly vaccinations, and medical care. Most importantly, you must intend to make the dog you adopt a member of your family.
    10. Shortly after the adoption, your Adoption Coordinator will call you, and again a while later, to assist with any problems you may be having in integrating the dog into your household. Never hesitate to contact your Adoption Coordinator with questions or problems. It is easier to address such problems as they occur rather than at some later time. We ask that you stay in touch with us and maintain your current address with us in the event your dog is ever lost and tracked to LVDDR.
    11. If, for any reason, the adoption is not satisfactory, LVDDR requires that the dog be returned to LVDDR. The Dog must not be sold or given away. LVDRR retains the right to reclaim any rescue dog that is neglected, improperly cared for, or allowed to roam free.
Our non-profit organization is run solely by volunteers. These volunteers give numerous hours to Doberman and Dachshund Rescue in addition to their own work and family duties. Their only reward is in knowing that they have helped to provide warm and loving homes to Dobermans and Dachshunds in need. Please have patience with these hard-working, caring individuals.

Filling out an application does not guarantee a dog as not all homes are suitable for placement. Las Vegas Doberman and Dachshund Rescue has the right to refuse any application. We endeavor to make wise and permanent placements for each dog.

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