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- Read and provide the information requested on this attachment when emailing or leaving a message about a particular dog we have.
- Adoptions are held twice a month at Pet Food Express in Antioch from 10am-1pm. Occasionally private appointments can be made. ALL OF OUR DOGS ARE IN PRIVATE FOSTER HOMES - WE DO NOT HAVE A FACILITY FOR YOU TO "VISIT". Most of our dogs attend the Saturday Adoption event.
- Review our "Adoption Guidelines" page before coming on Saturday and bring or provide ahead of time all via email all of the requested information - lease agreement if you rent, detailed photos or video of your yard fencing, all members of the household, including other dogs, etc.
- We get most of our dogs from the local shelter, so until we've had them in a private foster home for awhile, we don't know how they are with kids, cats, birds, potty trained, history, pedigree, etc.
- Adoption fee is $350 ($400 for pups under 6 months) and covers the cost of having the dog current on all shots, micro-chipped and spayed or neutered.
- We are a non-profit, foster-based rescue. We do not have a facility. We are not equipped to take in owner surrenders or strays off the street. We fill our foster homes with dogs pulled from local shelters who are either having issues in that environment, need medical care, or are at risk of being euthanized. WE DO NOT HAVE THE RESOURCES TO TAKE YOUR ANIMAL.
- You MUST report or take the animal to your local shelter. If you live in Antioch, you would contact Antioch Animal Services 925-779-6989. If you live anywhere else in Contra Costa County, you would contact the county animals services department in Martinez - 925-335-8320 (closed Sunday & Monday).
- If you decide to hold onto the animal instead of taking it to the shelter, you are required by law to do everything possible to find the owner for a minimum of 30 days. This includes going to the shelters (Antioch & Martinez) and filing a Found Animal report, including pictures.
- Take the animal to a local vet and asked that it be scanned for a microchip.
- Post on social media sites. Contact Fido Alert via FaceBook.
- Go door-knocking in the area in which you found the animal. Ask if anyone recognizes - they may know the owner.
- Have posters made - large and colorful - 11"x17" is best. Attach to wooden stakes and tape the stake posts and poles in the area.
- Always assume the owner is looking for and missing their animal. Do everything possible to try to help reunite the family.
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