A life saved is a life saved, no matter where it is from!
Save A Mutt Kennel
UPDATE: We have lowered our adoption fee considerably. We no longer include transport with the adoptions. We however provide the adopter access to an affordable transporter.
A Little About Us

     We help animals no matter the location, but the majority of our animals come from kill shelters in the southern states. Some states that we save dogs from actually still use the primitive methods of euthanasia called the "Gas Chamber"You can click on the link to watch a video, that will explain more about the "gas chamber". You can read about the other method called "heart stick". It is not pleasant either.
     The sad fact is that many people are clueless that so many animals lose their life this way. Our southern kill shelters have astronomical euthanasia rates. For example the kill shelter in Surry County NC where I grew up they took in 4,102 dogs and cats in 2011 and only 186 of those animals were adopted out. A lucky few were returned to owners but the fact is 3,720 dogs and cats were euthanized. For what reason? Because no one wanted them! You can see these numbers for yourself.
http://ncagr.gov/vet/aws/fix/documents/2011ShelterReportUpdated6-5-12color.pdf. (If for some reason the link does not work when you click on it, please copy and paste it in to your browser manually) Please reference the section for Surry County. Surry county has only a 3 percent adoption rate.  The numbers of healthy pets who are killed on a daily basis just gets more staggering in states such as South Carolina, Georgia, Kentucky and Tennessee. 
     Our animals are fostered in VA and NC. We don't have a physical shelter. Once they are adopted to individual northern homes, we transport them to a location appointed by the adopter. All our animals will have a home secured with their own individual adopter before they ever leave our location! We can provide access to low cost transport for our adopted animals.
        We quarantine our animals in a foster home for a period of 2 weeks before they are shipped. This allows us to monitor the pet, and make sure that it is 100% healthy before it is shipped. Our vet, nor will we allow a sick pet to be shipped. It will be 100% healthy at the time of the pre adoption health exam or it does not go.  No more than 48 hrs before an animal is transported to it's new adopted home, it will be checked by a licensed vet and issued a health certificate. We can not transport a dog across state lines without a valid interstate health certificate. The adopter will receive a copy of the health certificate along with the animal's current vet records. All adopted animals will be current on age related vaccinations, de-worming and tests. All pets 4 months and over will have their rabies vaccinations. All pets will be micro-chipped(when we have the chips available). We make sure that all pets 6 months and over are altered before they leave our care. All pets 6 months and under will go to their new home with access to spay/neuter vouchers to be used by the time the pet reaches 6 months of age. 
     We are not a non profit 501(C), but just a rescue business that is funded out of our own pockets. We are geared toward helping the needier animal. We have huge costs involved in operating our rescue efforts. It costs anywhere from $200.00-$250.00 per week just to feed the animals. Some months our vet bills top out at $1200.00. That is not counting other routine stuff such as heart-worm prevention, flea preventive and any other special requirements. 
      As you can see by looking at our minimal adopt fees, you are getting a good deal. You are getting a fully vetted pet and having it transported for less than the cost of obtaining an animal else where. Also, if you do the math, you would have hundreds of dollars sank in a pet if you provided the vetting services out of your own pocket at your local vet. Our total fee for the pet and what you will pay for transport is what most vets charge for just a routine spay surgery. That is a FACT! Not only would you be getting a good deal, but you will be getting the love and devotion of a very needy animal. That in itself is a gigantic reward.
Notice: We reserve the right to back out of an adoption AT ANY POINT that we feel we have just cause to take such action. In the event that WE DECIDE that we don't want to follow through with the adoption we will refund the fees in full to the person in question.

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