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Texas Sporting Breed Rescue in Denton, Texas is a non-profit organization formed in 2011.
Their mission has five parts:
Anyone that’s owned or worked with this group of dogs knows they make a difference in the lives of those that love them, work with them, or depend on them. Texas Sporting Breed Rescue sincerely hopes to return that favor!
Thinking about adopting a lucky animal from Texas Sporting Breed Rescue? Keep reading below for more information on their adoption process and fees.
A dog in a rescue was given up once already. You must be prepared and committed to the dog you adopt and be ready to deal with any issues or needs that arise.
Texas Sporting Breed Rescue hopes to place dogs in forever homes through the following process:
You're also required to make an appointment with your vet as soon as possible after adopting a dog for a general health checkup.
It seems like an involved process, so Texas Sporting Breed Rescue has a network of volunteers standing by who are happy to answer your questions and help you work through issues that may arise.
Adoption fees at Texas Sporting Breed Rescue are as follows but are subject to change as necessary:
Your adoption fee for puppies covers age-appropriate vaccinations, heartworm prevention, deworming, and spay/neuter surgery if age-appropriate. If not spayed/neutered, you’re required to sign an agreement stating you’re responsible for their spay/neuter. All dogs (or puppies) are required to be altered within one month of adoption or when age-appropriate. If you fail to do so, as outlined in the signed adoption contract, Texas Sporting Breed Rescue will reclaim the dog.
Your adoption fee for adult dogs covers spay/neuter surgery, vaccinations for rabies, bordetella, and DHPP, flea/tick prevention, heartworm prevention, deworming, and microchipping. All dogs will have tested heartworm negative or completed heartworm treatment.
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.