Foster a dog
All of our dogs are kept in foster homes until they are adopted. Our greatest need is for people willing to foster dogs. If you would like to help by fostering a dog, please complete and submit the Foster Application form. If you foster a dog in your home, and every time it is adopted you get another, you could possibly save a dozen dogs in a year.
Adopt a dog
$150 for a dog?
STARS fee for adoption is $150.00. Occasionally, we get asked, "$150 for a DOG???"
We consider $150 a very reasonable adoption fee. It covers the dog's initial shots, altering, food, flea and/or heartworm preventatives, and kennel or foster home space. The altering alone at a full service vet would cost $150 to $300! We try to do whatever it takes to insure you are adopting the healthiest animal possible..
We do not make money finding homes for abandoned animals.
What money we might save on one animal is put towards another animal whose medical needs go beyond $150. Heartworm treatment alone costs us nearly $500 per animal, yet when that animal does find a home, we only request the $150 donation. Please understand that your $150 donation is not for ONE particular animal, but a donation to a non-profit organization that assists many animals.