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Joyful Rescues in Cuba, New York is a non-profit organization saving adoptable pets and bringing love to homes one tail at a time. They see their mission as having five parts:
Considering adopting from Joyful Rescues? Keep reading below for more information on their adoption process and fees.
Each Joyful Rescues pet has been thrown away at least once or lived a horrific life so far, and your decision to save one is noble! But before you decide to bring a pet into your home, make sure you're ready for the lifetime commitment. When pets leave Joyful Rescues, the shelters wants them to go to their forever homes.
Sound like you? Great! Here's how the adoption process works:
Adoption fees at Joyful Rescues are based on the adoptability of that pet and are as follows:
Your adoption fee covers spay/neuter surgery, their first distemper/booster vaccination, rabies vaccination (if age appropriate), deworming, and flea treatment.
Dogs are tested for heartworm if they come from a heartworm prevalent area.
Cats are tested for Feline Leukemia and FIV. They're only adopted out if they’re negative.
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.