FAQ

You've got questions, we've got answers! 

Check out some commonly asked questions below. Not finding the answer to your question?              Email us at info@halodogrescue.org and we will get back to you as soon as we can. 

Why does it cost more to adopt from Halo than my local shelter?


All of our adoptable dogs come fully vetted. On average, a young, healthy dog will cost us anywhere between $150 and $400 to make them ready for adoption. Unfortunately, some of our rescue dogs have more expensive health issues that we treat, including heartworm, which can run anywhere between $500 and $1500. Regardless of the dog’s prior health, the adoption fee is $300. Fees from the younger, more adoptable dogs often help offset the cost of caring for our more expensive cases.




What is included in your adoption fee?


All Halo dogs have been fully vaccinated (with the exception of puppies, who may need boosters after adoption, depending on age), spayed or neutered, microchipped, and are HW free.




Can I adopt more than one dog? If so, can I get a discount?


It is possible to adopt more than one dog, as often times dogs do better in packs. If this is your intention, please note this up front on your application. At this time we do not offer a discount for adopting more than one dog, unless it is a bonded pair already.




Do I need a fence?


Our goal is the meet the need of each Halo Dog. The need for a fenced in yard prior to adopting a Halo Dog will be made on a case by case basis. If the dog you would like to adopt is very active and you are able to provide an active lifestyle for you new dog without a fence, that will be taken into consideration.




If I live in an apartment can I still adopt?


Yes. Our goal is the meet the need of each Halo Dog. If the dog you are interested in adopting would be happy in an apartment setting, we will consider your application, assuming we have checked with your landlord/leasing company that a pet is allowed.




Will you hold a dog for me? I want to adopt but can't right now?


No. We will not hold dogs. If you are in a situation that does not allow you to take a dog right now, we would suggest you check back with us when you are. There are always dogs looking for a forever home.




Where do you get your dogs?


We take in dogs from high killl shelters, hoarding situations, puppy mills, and back yard breedrers located in California and Northern Nevada.




What if my dog gets sick after the adoption?


You are responsible for all medical care after the adoption agreement is signed, unless other arrangements have been made. We reccomend getting a pet insurance policy for routine and unforseen medical care. You will receive copies of all veterinary records with your adoption contract so that your vet will know your pet’s medical history. If there are any health concerns with the pet you are adopting, the pet will remain in our care until our vet has given a clean bill of health.




I adopted a Halo Dog and it's not working out.


Our primary concern is the health and happiness of all of our pups. We hope that through the adoption process a great forever match is made. If that is not the case, we will work with you to address the issues and if that fails, we will always assume resposibility for any dog that has been adopted Halo Dog Rescue.




Why do you need to do a home check?


Our mission at Halo is to adopt our dogs into loving, forever homes. This includes a home that is safe, free of hazards, and provides the proper shelter and space for a happy life. We require every approved adoption applicant to pass a home check to ensure these requirements are fulfilled, as well as to verify all of the information provided in the application and to conduct an in-home interview with all of the household members. If you are out of state, technology can assist us in making that happen.




What is included in your adoption fee?


All Halo Dogs have been fully examined and vaccinated (with the exception of puppies, who may need boosters after adoption, depending on age), spayed or neutered, microchipped, and are HW free. They also have had a complete blood panel done to identify any undetected health issues.




Why do I need to provide a veterinary reference?


We will call to check all vet references. If your current pets are not current on their shots by more than one month(unless there is a valid reason), or are not spayed/neutered, we will not be able to consider your application. We only adopt our dogs into homes where current pets’ care is thorough and up to date. Additionally, it is a Georgia state law that all pets, dogs and cats, receive an annual rabies vaccination.