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.
Tucker is a 6 year old Boxer/Pit mix who loves to be with his humans. He loves to be the first one to the door, the first one in the car and the first one to the treats. You’ve never seen a dog sit down so fast when the treat bag is opened. Tucker is happy being inside and outside as long as there are naps involved in either place. He loves a long nap in the sun and can spend hours relaxing. Tucker is happy sleeping in his crate but would prefer, at times, to sleep under your covers in your bed. He also loves to sit right next to you and sometimes on top of you if you are watching TV or napping on the couch. Tucker is playful and enjoys a good round of tug of war or general chasing of thrown things. Tucker loves to go for rides and would love to be able to go where ever his human is going all of the time.