Our pets are fostered in NC and VA. However we do allow out of state adoptions. We have cost effective transporters who can get our adopted pets to almost any state on the East Coast.
We do alot of adoptions to the northern states. We have a location in Sussex NJ and one in Niagara Falls, NY. We have foster homes in the locations as well where some of our animals are fostered at times. If you want to check out out NJ and NY website feel free to visit www.saveamuttkennel.info .
You can check out the local animals that are fostered in VA and NC browsing our Petfinder listings here or by visiting our local website at http://www.saveanmuttkennel-va.info.
To adopt one of our rescue animals, you will need to place an application. You can find our application on our main web site at http://www.saveamuttkennel-va.info.
Once the application is approved you will pay a minimal holding deposit and submit an adoption contract.
If you are a local adopter or are coming to me in SW VA to pick your pet up, you can pay the remainder of the fee once you pick up your pet. If you are a northern or out of state adopter and we are shipping your pet up to you, the remainder is due the day before your pet ships to you via PayPal or you can send a USPS money order or check as long as it is in my hands the day before the pet ships.
We do adopt to people in other states. We can arrange transportation to most any state on the east coast (Except RI and MA) and Canada. We have access to low cost transport for all adopted animals.
For shorter deliveries we offer transports for just the cost of our gas.
All pets that are transported to other states will have a complete health exam by my vet. The exam will be done no more than 24 hrs before they ship to their new home. Each pet that is adopted out of state will receive a certificate of health issued by my vet. A certificate of health is required before any pet can cross state lines legally. All animals that is adopted and is going within the state of VA is not required to have a certificate of health.
We do not have a physical location locally here in VA. All our adoptable pets are housed in private foster homes.
We are a group of dedicated animal lovers! All together we have been in rescue for nearly 20 years. We have worked unselfishly to help the needy animals who end in the area's kill shelters. We don't just take the cute fru fru type pets that are easy to place, we also take the very needy ones who really need help. We would be total hypocrites if we just took the easy cases!
Save A Mutt has some permanent rescues that can't be placed due to issues with their health, age, behavior etc. Some of these dogs and cats we have cared for out of our own pockets for many years. The dogs we do get adopted, those funds go toward caring for our permanent residents. For example our oldest rescue passed away in Nov of 2015 at the age of 16 years old. Her name was Marbles. She was a border collie/heeler mix. She had epilepsy. We cared for her since she was only 6 months old. We have several large breed dogs with issues just as debilitating as or more so than Marbles’ condition was. Once we commit it is for the long haul, even if it means 16 years down the line.
Save A Mutt also provides care for a few colonies of (all spayed and neutered of course)feral cats that live on the founder's farm. Some of the cats have been with the founder for nearly 14 years. She was their last hope at a good life. Some of those cats came from VA cities where the city was going to KILL(as in poison or shoot) the feral cats because they considered them a public nuisance. The founder is actively involved in helping local groups such as Mayberry 4 Paws with fund raising to provide low cost spay/neuter services for cats in the area.
Save A Mutt Kennel also participates in the cat adoption program at the Mt.Airy Petsense store. Our adoptable cats are there for the public to visit. You can get an application to adopt one of our cats at the store or on our web site at www.saveamuttkennel-va.info. You can adopt one of our fully vetted and spayed/neutered cats for only $65.00.
Save A Mutt also works alongside a wonderful group called Carolina Canine Rescue. CCR started one of the area's first low cost spay neuter services for the general public. Their service provides surgeries at a discounted price for dogs and cats. They also provide transportation for the public to the spay/neuter clinic which is nearly 1 hr way from the town of Mt.Airy NC. For more information on the spay neuter program that CCR operates please see their web site at http://www.carolinacaninerescuenc.com/
Save A Mutt also helps to impact the numbers of unwanted dogs in the area by providing spay surgeries for any mother dog whose owner surrenders her litter of puppies to our group for placement in our rescue program. We then in turn make certain that all the puppies are altered as well. We make a great impact doing things that way. Not only that, we keep those animals from being dumped at the area kill shelters.
We are not a registered nonprofit, but we operate as a private rescue kennel. We have large operating expenses so there is no such thing as a profit here at Save A Mutt. The largest 2 expenses would be the rescue’s pet food cost. We average spending $200 PER WEEK for dog, cat and puppy food. Our other large expense as one would imagine is the vet bills. On a good month we might have get away with only spending $1200.00-$1500 or so. However, we hardly have a good month. You can add the cost of the preventive stuff like heartworm prevention, de-worming, flea prevention and that easily tacks on hundreds to our expense cost each month.
Our pets are fostered in NC and VA. We DO NOT have a physical shelter!