All dogs are spayed/neutered and vaccinated prior to adoption. Several have received additional medical care as well. The standard adoption fee is $175.00. However, the fee can easily be adjusted for seniors and dogs with special needs. It may also be slightly higher for young, purebred dogs. The adoption fee helps us provide care for the foster dogs in our program as well as other dogs in the community. The adoption fee is only refundable within 7 days of adoption if a vet finds a medical issue that you are unwilling or unable to treat, and refunded when the dog is returned to Augusta Dog Adoptions. We ask potential adopters to fill out a short application that can be found under the Adopt link (or just click here to go directly to the application). If a match is made, adopters are asked to sign a contract stating that they will provide all necessary care. If they are unable to do so they must contact Augusta Dog Adoptions to discuss rehoming options. All dogs are adopted out as family members. They are not to be kept exclusively outdoors. They must be allowed inside of the household.
Augusta Dog Adoptions (formerly Chains Hurt) was formed in 2006. We are an all volunteer, 501c3 rescue group that takes in and adopts out dogs that are transferred to our organization from local shelters and high-kill pounds throughout Virginia.
Augusta Dog Adoptions does not have a physical shelter. Dogs are “fostered” by volunteers at their personal residences until an adoption match is made. We provide rehabilitation and veterinary care to all dogs in our foster program prior to adoption. Augusta Dog Adoptions works closely with the Shenandoah Valley Animal Services Center, which gives us the opportunity to see firsthand where our services are most needed. If you cannot find a "perfect dog" on our website, please visit them at http://shenandoah.animalshelternet.com.
OMG! You have to meet Lucille and let her charm you with her winning ways. Poor Lucille was about to be euthanized in a shelter when her time was up and no other rescue would take her. We are so glad that we were able to save Lucille! She is a great dog and deserves a great forever home.
Time for the next Flea to Freedom Transport, our second trip of 2016! Augusta Dog Adoptions has formed a wonderful partnership with a No-Kill shelter in Pennsylvania. We had the opportunity to transfer 95 dogs in 2015 can't believe the results! Hounds, beagles, mixed breeds, and puppies now have the chance at finding a forever home in record time. Often, dogs that are over looked with our organization are adopted within weeks, even days once arriving in PA! We've been able to assist dogs in over five open admission VA shelters that would have lost their life if not for this program.
Our next scheduled trip is 7/27/16 with the hopes of sending 10 lucky dogs!
Estimated costs of each trip: • Fuel-$100 • Health Certificates-$250 ($25 each. Each dog crossing state lines must have a health certificate from a veterinarian) • Dewormer-$100 • Parvo Tests: $150 Total: $600
In 2015, Augusta Dog Adoptions saved 410 homeless dogs! We are an all volunteer, 501c3 charity that has no paid staff. We rely on the kindness of foster homes and exist soely on donations. Read more about organization here.