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Rescue Gang in Milwaukee, Wisconsin is a non-profit, licensed, foster-based animal rescue. Their mission is to rehabilitate, provide medical care, and find forever homes for abandoned and neglected animals through a growing foster program
Being a foster-based organization, they’re only able to take in as many animals as there are foster homes. If you’re ready to temporarily care for an animal, fill out a volunteer application! They provide everything you need to be successful.
Considering adoption from Rescue Gang? Keep reading below for more information on their adoption process and fees.
Rescue Gang has many deserving dogs just waiting to meet you, and their adoption process is simple:
Adoption fees at Rescue Gang vary between $100-$450 depending on various factors, including the age and perceived desirability of the dog.
Your adoption fee covers spay/neuter surgery, age-appropriate vaccinations, a heartworm test for dogs 6+ months old, heartworm preventative, flea/tick preventative, fecal screening, deworming if necessary, and a certified veterinary inspection. Your dog also receives treatment for any known health issues.
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.