Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Where is your shelter located?
A: We do not have a physical shelter, all the pets we take into rescue are placed in private homes (foster homes) until they are adopted.
Q: What are your hours of operation?
A: Our rescue is 100% volunteer and we all work full time jobs, so we do the rescue work before and after our paying work hours. Some of us can do some of the rescue work during work hours but that's an exception, not a rule.
Q: What is the contact number of your shelter?
A: We all do this from our homes, so we don't have a pnone number designated specifically for the rescue. We do not give out our home numbers due to privacy issues.
Q: Can we come and visit the pets in your shelter?
A: We do not have a shelter, so all our pets are placed in foster homes until they are adopted. We require that anyone who wants to meet a pet we have in rescue has an approved application prior to meeting with that pet. We do this for a couple of reasons, one is that the pets are in foster homes and we don’t want to interrupt the foster families lives any more than we have to and the other is that if people meet a pet and fall in love with it and we do not approve their application, that could lead to heartbreak and bad feelings.
Q: Do you have paid staff?
A:We are a 100% volunteer rescue and are not paid by anyone. All donations that we recieve are used strictly for the animals. We use personal funds for our personal expenses, as well as many of the animal's expenses at this time.
Q: Why do we have to fill out an adoption application to adopt a pet?
A: Our adoption application is only the first step to adopting from our rescue. We ask people to fill our the application because it gives us information about you, your past/present pets, gives us permission to speak with your vet(s), tells us what type of environment you are offering a pet.
Q: How long does it take to process an application?
A: It depends on how many applications we have recieved and our availability to process them. We ask that people give us 3 days but some times we can process it faster than that. It also depends on whether the vet has recieved permission from you to speak with us regarding your pet's records.
Q: Why do you have to speak with our vet?
A: The vet records will tell us whether or not your pet(s) are altered, vaccinated and if they have recieved veternary care when needed.
Q: Why do I have to sign an adoption contract in order to adopt a pet?
A: Our adoption contract is to protect both you and the pet you want to adopt. It lays out specific requirements for the pet you are about to adopt and is a binding contract between you and our rescue.
Q: Why is there a cost associated with adopting a pet from your rescue?
A: The adoption fee helps us to pay for the veternary care,food, and other supplies we provide to the animals we take into rescue. None of the money goes to humans, it all goes to vet bills and necessities.
Q: Do you ever take back the pets who were once in your care?
A:We have a lifetime commitment to all of our pets. Should any unforeseen situations arise with the adopted family and the animal can no longer be cared for by them, we will always accept the dog back into our organization.In fact, our adoption contract includes a “return to rescue” provision in which the adopted family must agree to return the animal to us if or any reason the proper care of the animal becomes impossible.
Q: Where do your pets come from?
A: We get our pets from all across Nova Scotia and Cape Breton. Our pets come from private homes, we take in stray or unwanted animals, some of the pets come from other shelters and we transport many from the Northern communities in Labrador who would otherwise most likely not survive.