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Happy Tails Rescue in Goldendale, Washington is dedicated to the rescue and rehoming of Rottweilers of all ages, temperaments, and sizes.
Why this particular breed? These intelligent, gentle creatures are often misunderstood, typically one of the last breeds to be adopted and one of the first to be euthanized.
Happy Tails Rescue is 100% committed to giving these beautiful animals the second chance they may otherwise never have.
As a private, non-profit organization, Happy Tails Rescue relies entirely on kind donations, grants, fundraising efforts, and adoption fees to stay open. They also offer a range of special doggie herb supplements and treats available for purchase through their online shop.
Looking to support the wonderful work Happy Tails Rescue does? Consider adopting a beautiful Rottweiler from their shelter today.
Keep reading below for more information on their adoption process and fees.
Interested in adopting a Rottweiler from Happy Tails Rescue? Here's how it works:
The adoption process at Happy Tails Rescue isn't a one-day process. All applications are considered carefully to ensure the best match between dog and owner is found.
Adoption fees at Happy Tails Rescue are on a donation/gift basis according to your financial situation. The shelter asks for a minimum donation of $200-$345 per adopted dog, which still is less than the cost to care for your new companion, so your generosity is appreciated! Contact Happy Tails Rescue to learn what's included in your adoption fee.
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.