The Medical Care Our Foster Dogs Receive

We care for our foster dogs as if they were own own.

Our quality standard vet care is as follows:

Foster dogs who reside within one of our foster homes are vaccinated and cared for as seen below.

  • Spay/Neuter
    While some veterinarians are spaying and neutering dogs at younger than 6 months, we feel that it is safer for the dog to wait until they have reached 6 months of age before having them undergo the surgery. For dogs that have not reached 6 months of age, we do require a $150 deposit that we return to you when you provide us with proof that the dog has been spayed or neutered.
  • Complete Diagnostic Blood Panel
    These tests that are not normally ordered by many shelters and rescue groups are run to ensure the proper functioning of internal organs and to detect possible infection. It also provides baseline values for the future care of the dog.
  • Senior Wellness Profile w/ T4
    Is done on all dogs 8 years and older (includes urinalysis and T4 Thyroid panel).
  • Heartworm Test
    If the heartworm test is negative, the dog is placed on regular heartworm preventative. If the heartworm test is positive, the dog is treated to eradicate the heartworms and then placed on regular heartworm preventative.
  • Lyme Test (C4)
    If the dog is positive the dog will be treated for Lyme and a follow up C6 Antigen Lyme test will be done.
  • Rabies vaccination
    Done every 3 years, if no prior medical history is available the dog is given a 3-year Rabies vaccination.
  • DHP (Distemper, Hepatitis, Parvo) vaccination
    Done every 3 years, if no prior medical history is available the dog is given a 3-year vaccination.
  • Bordatella (kennel cough) vaccination
    Done yearly.
  • Leptospirosis vaccination
    Done yearly ONLY after the dog is over the age of one.
  • Flea and tick preventative
    Done monthly.
  • Broad Spectrum De-worming
    Done on all dogs within the first week of entering foster care.
  • Puppy Vaccination Protocol
    We follow the current core vaccination guidelines of the AAHA.
  • Microchip
    We make every effort to have each dog microchipped prior to placement.