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Critter Cavalry Rescue in Franklin, Tennessee focuses on rescuing homeless dogs and some special cats from high-kill shelters in Tennessee by placing them in loving foster homes until they can find a perfect, forever family. Because Critter Cavalry Rescue doesn't have a physical shelter, their animals depend on selfless foster families to care for them until permanent adoptive homes are found.
To help decrease the euthanasia of shelter pets, Critter Cavalry Rescue transports animals from overcrowded shelters in rural Tennessee to communities packed with people looking for healthy shelter animals to adopt. Pets are transported to homes in Virginia, New York, Connecticut, Maryland, and Pennsylvania.
Considering adoption from Critter Cavalry Rescue? Keep reading below for more information on their adoption process and fees.
Critter Cavalry Rescue's adoption process is simple:
Adoption fees at Critter Cavalry Rescue typically range from $500-$1,000 with out-of-state adoptions at the higher end of that range. The fee depends on many factors, including (but not limited to) your location, the location of the animal, and rescue expenses, such as veterinary care, transportation, and rescue costs.
Local adoptions for adult dogs who have been in care for several months, older dogs, or those with special needs may start at $375.
Your adoption fee covers veterinary costs and vaccinations for rabies, DHLPP, and bordetella (if applicable), deworming, microchipping, spay/neuter surgery, heartworm testing for adult dogs, and a full vet check-up.
Our writing team is hard at work researching this shelter's adoption process and fees, so this page will be updated soon!
In the meantime, here's some nice-to-know info that applies to nearly every animal shelter, humane society, and rescue.
Because shelter dogs are full of love!
Is it because they know you saved them and love you harder for it?
I can't say for certain, but yes.
Jokes aside, there are three things all shelter dogs need to thrive in their new home:
Older shelter dogs, generally 1+ years old, may have experienced a lot of trauma, which often results in one of 8 common behavioral issues:
These issues are correctable! Your dog isn't broken, they're just damaged. You can fix them with enough love, patience, and a good training plan.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, finding good dog trainers can be hard. Like everything else, dog training is moving only. but there are great online dog trainers that are proven to work and can help get your new pup on the right path.
You can learn a lot about an animal welfare organization just by looking at their name.
Adoption processes vary drastically from organization to organization, but here are some general tips that apply in most instances. Note that we'll use the term "shelters" here for simplicity but it includes all types of rescue organizations.
If you have any questions about adopting an animal (what you'll need, what to expect, etc.) feel free to contact the PetLists team!
If you're looking to adopt a new dog, our Dog Adoption Guide is a must-read. It has everything you need to know about bringing a shelter dog home:
And we're adding new guides all the time.