The bottom line in doing rescue is that many animals need veterinary care and a longer investment in rehabilitation and behavior modification. Some do not. Most animals regardless of their status stay at the facility 8-12 months prior to adoption. Our adoption fee for a dog is $250. This does not begin to pay for the actual cost of housing and preparing the dog or cat for adoption. For each animal that comes to the facility, we must raise at least $5,000 to care for that animal while looking for an adoptive or for the rest of his or her life. Finally, we are not an organization that keeps recycling pets. There will always be animals that are not adoptable – for health, behavior or other reasons. To these animals, adoption isn’t the answer. Putting them in a home to collect an adoption fee is not the right choice.