The Little Red Dog
A 501(c)(3) Non-Profit • Dog Rescue
1. Are you a non-profit?
- Yes, The Little Red Dog, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit. If you donate and need a receipt,
let us know, your donation is fully tax deductible.
2. Do you have a facility I can come meet a dog I am interested in?
- At this time, we do not have a physical location. We are a foster-based system, so our
dogs are in foster homes. We do use short-term boarding because we are always in need
of good fosters. Fosters help save lives and help the dogs become more adoptable.
3. Where can I meet the dog I want to adopt?
- We can always arrange a meet and greet with the dog’s foster, once you have decided on a
dog you are interested in.
4. Is there a fee to adopt?
- All of our dogs are fully vaccinated, spayed or neutered and microchipped. We ask for a
$375 donation or $475 for puppies (non-refundable) at the time of adoption so we can save other dogs.
5. What is the process of adopting a dog?
- If you find a dog on our site that you would like to meet, please fill out the form online here.
Please make sure you have discussed adopting a dog with everyone involved BEFORE
contacting us. Make sure you involve your significant other, parent, or roommate. Everyone
should be on board with this decision. Once we get your application, we will contact you.
We require a home visit. Once you meet the dog, and we determine it is a good fit, you will
be able to take the dog home. We will have you sign a contract and we ask for a $375
donation at the time of adoption so we can save other dogs. We will help you
introduce and acclimate the dog. We are here to help you. All we want is for this to be
the best fit for everyone involved. Remember dogs are an amazing part of life, however,
they do require a lot of work, time and dedication. If you are not fully committed, please do
not adopt. The dogs have needs and it will be hard on him or her if he or she is a part of your
family and then you give him or her back. This is a big decision do not make it lightly.
6. Do you do out of state adoptions?
- We prefer to adopt locally. If things don’t work out, it is harder to get the dog back to us. Please
check out your local shelters and rescues, there will be plenty of options in your hometown. We
will make some special exceptions, however, we still do home visits, and you may be required
to cover additional fees to get the dog back to us should you decide to return the dog.
7. What is a courtesy posting?
- We work with a great network of rescues, and we post their dogs too. If you see that one is a
courtesy post, pay attention to the contact information and contact the responsible party directly.
You will be adopting through that rescue and abiding by their application, contract and fees.
8. I need help rehoming my dog, can you help?
- If you need help in rehoming your dog, think about the reason. If it is a behavior issue, we may
be able to help you, but you have to be willing to work at it. If you are set on re-homing your dogs,
email us information, behavior issues/health issues, personality, is the dog good with kids, cats,
and other dogs? Give us as much info as possible. Is the dog vaccinated, spayed or neutered?
Microchipped? Give us your contact information and pictures and video. We will help you network
the dog. We may come evaluate the dog and if we have room we may be able to take the dog
into our rescue. We may ask you to sign an owner surrender form and we also may ask for a
donation to help cover costs.
9. What else do you do besides rescuing and adopting out dogs?
- Need some training, click here. We want to equip everyone with the
best information and resources to help you. We also can help you with resources such as insurance
and housing with no breed restrictions, therapy, agility, and emotional support animal information.
10. Do you sell TLRD rescue squad merchandise?
- Yes every purchase you make goes to the feeding and care of the animals we rescue. To visit
our store, click here.
11. How can I be involved?
- Volunteer, foster or donate. That is what saves lives. We are in desperate need for fosters to help
us rescue dogs that are about to be euthanized. We offer many ways to be involved. You can
work an adoption event, walk dogs, transport dogs from the shelter to freedom, give a dog a
ride to the vet, and help us fundraise, write grant proposals, or take pictures. You can fill out our
form online here.