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Wet Nose Rescue in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is a non-profit organization founded in 2008 as an all-breed dog rescue. Their aim is to find homes for the countless dogs and puppies left homeless through no fault of there own. They mainly work with overcrowded shelters in the south and transports dogs back to the Philadelphia area about once every two weeks.
Wet Nose Rescue is totally foster-based. Even though they have an adoption center, they don’t kennel any dogs there. Once rescues come from a shelter, they have an opportunity to be socialized with a family, which often has other dogs in their home. The family cares for the dog as if it were their own until a permanent home is found.
Wet Nose Rescue is always in need of both foster homes and volunteers.
Considering adoption from Wet Nose Rescue? Keep reading below for more information on their adoption process and fees.
Wet Nose Rescue’s adoption process is simple:
Adoption fees at Wet Nose Rescue are as follows:
*$50 is refunded when you provide proof that your puppy has been spayed/neutered.
Your adoption fee covers spay/neuter surgery and various vaccinations and tests.
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, below you'll find 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.
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.