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Love Mutts Rescue in Raleigh, North Carolina is a volunteer-based, non-profit organization. They're a non-breed-specific dog rescue operating in central North Carolina and south-central Virginia.
Love Mutts Rescue saves dogs from surrounding communities and provides them with appropriate medical care. Dogs are placed in foster homes where they can be loved and nourished while they await their forever homes. The end goal to help all these dogs find the families destined to be theirs forever.
Love Mutts Rescue relies entirely on volunteers to open their homes to foster, which is the only limiting factor to how many lives they can save.
Thinking about adopting a lucky animal from Love Mutts Rescue? Keep reading below for more information on their adoption process and fees.
All dogs at Love Mutts Rescue live in foster homes. Here’s their simple adoption process:
There are three adoption requirements to be aware of:
Adoption fees at Love Mutts Rescue vary based on several factors, including age, breed, species, whether they’re spayed/neutered, etc.
Whatever your adoption fee is, it covers spay/neuter surgery for dogs 4+ months old, heartworm testing for dogs over 7+ months old, age-appropriate vaccinations, microchipping, and deworming.
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.