Sirius K9 aims to respond to your initial inquiry the same day. A phone call is the best way to follow-up and discuss expectations for both the pet and potential family.
The Adoption Application Form is forwarded and the family/individual is asked to complete the answers. If the potential adopter(s) and dog are found to be an ideal match a meet and greet is arranged at a mutually agreeable time. Any existing family pets are an important part of the decision-making process. After a successful meeting (sometimes more if needed) the adoption day will be determined.
Adoption Day is arranged after the adopters have purchased any necessary items (e.g. a crate if needed, food, toys, etc). Sirius K9 completes the home check and often brings the dog to the adoptive home to help with the initial transition.The Adoption Contract is signed and payment (cash or cheque) is made.
Sirius K9 offers a one week trial period but most certainly wants you to be firmly committed to the adoption. This should not be regarded as a chance to just try out a dog and see how it goes. It is a serious change for the pet and we try our best to minimize false starts. Payment is refunded for dogs that are returned before the expiry of the 7 day trial period. Payment is not refunded for "holds" or delayed adoptions for personal reasons.
We aim to keep our costs down for the adopters. Dogs that come to this rescue already altered may have a lower adoption fee than those posted below. If other expenses are required, such as dental procedures, Xrays, significant transport costs, then the discount cannot be considered.
Dogs up to 5 yrs old: $375
Dogs 6 to 10 yrs old: $275
Seniors +10 yrs old: $175
Compassionate / Special Needs Adoptions – case by case basis.