Please be aware before you get our hopes up on adopting one of our rescues:
Our adoption fee is $425 for all adult dogs and $475 for all dogs under one year of age. Due to Illinois Department of Agriculture regulations- any puppy too young to spay or neuter will need an additional $100 spay/neuter deposit. Once the adopter provides a receipt of spay or neuter (at their expense) we will refund the $100. Because of the high cost of medical care given to the dogs, our fee is not negotiable. The average cost to completely vet one of our dogs or puppies due to the high incidence of tick borne disease is $500-$600. Much more for added health complications.
Dogs do not reach their full physical maturity until between two and four years of age. They will react as normal puppies. They will chew, jump and may experience submissive urination.
Changing homes is traumatic and they may become unhousebroken, shake or act VERY timid. Dogs may also be very clingy and not want you out of their sight.
MUST be 18 years of older with proof of birth date.
HAVE identification showing your present address.
HAVE knowledge and consent of your landlord.
BE able and willing to allow the time necessary to provide training, medical treatment, and proper care of your dog.
CAN afford to properly feed and maintain your new petís health.
MUST be willing to care for your new pet its entire lifetime.
CAN comfortably fit your new pet into your lifestyle.
By submitting this form, you agree that the following statements are true to the best of your knowledge
If the dog is found to be neglected in ANY way, your submittal gives Illinois Birddog Rescue, Inc. full power to reclaim the dog. (This includes keeping the dog current on vaccinations.)
Your pets are to be kept under control at all times, along with proper identification on the pet.
If you are adopting a puppy, you will have it spayed or neutered within six months or pay all cost incurred in having it returned to Illinois Birddog Rescue, Inc.
We reserve the right to refuse an adoption of an animal to anyone.
We will not be held liable for any injuries/damage caused by this dog.
The dog is not to be kept as an outside dog, nor be tied out for any length of time.
If for ANY reason, the adoption is not suitable to your home, the dog must be returned to Lisa Spakowski, President of Illinois Birddog Rescue Inc. Phone # 630-694-1359.
We want to be as certain as possible that the dogs we adopt out find permanent, responsible and loving homes. We certainly hope that we will be able to find a dog that suits your needs and will fit comfortably into your lifestyle.
MOST IMPORTANT OF ALL, THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST IN SAVING A LIFE
FOSTER TO ADOPT
With the high incidence of tick borne disease in our puppy and adult population, we are only offering foster to adopt for dogs that have not had their complete blood counts and chemistries and tick panels. Because most puppies will not show antibodies for infection until they are at least 7 months old, all puppies under 6 months can be moved to Foster to Adopt where the adoptive family will be required to read, sign and submit a Foster Home Waiver. This waiver outlines the care for the puppy in Foster to Adopt until the time of adoption and was created by our adopter/attorneys. The reason for this is due to the ignorance in the vetting community with regards to the better and more reliable testing we do with the support of our own veterinarians and also the ignorance in the vetting community with regards of tick borne disease transmission from momma dog to puppy. You can read more about that HERE . Because Illinois Birddog Rescue uses a proactive approach for any puppies suspected of contracting tick borne disease from their infected mothers, our puppies are thriving and there are no catastrophic health issues that may affect other undiagnosed puppies.