(508) 657-4102

(877) 293-6368

119 Drum Hill Road, # 247
Chelmsford, MA 01824

©2020  RUFF TALES RESCUE

ADOPTION INFORMATION

Adopting your new family member

Thank you for looking to adopt one of our wonderful dogs!  

Please review our adoption process, requirements and adoptable dogs before submitting an application below

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ADOPTABLE DOGS

ADOPTION PROCESS


1. Submit an application

2. We ask for general information, two personal references, your veterinarian if you have pets or have had them within the past ten years, and your landlord/association information if applicable


3. Your application is reviewed by our Adoptions Coordinator


4. We call your references (make sure they know to expect a call!)


5. Schedule a home visit with one of our volunteers

6. Our Adoptions Team reaches out to you to approve your application or ask follow up questions

 

ADOPTION REQUIREMENTS


All dogs and cats must be:

- Spayed/neutered

- Up to date on the rabies vaccination at a minimum as this is a state-mandated law 

(unless a veterinarian is able to confirm they suggested against it).

We require all two- and four-legged family members meet the dog prior to adopting.

We require a home visit as part of our process.

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ADOPTION FEES


Our Adoption Donation is $400.

The adoption donation covers the dog's spay/neuter, vaccinations, heartworm test, preventatives, deworming, microchip, transport to New England, and health certificate/quarantine. 

Note: Our adoption fee only barely covers the cost for a healthy dog; many of our dogs have pre-existing medical conditions such as heartworm which cost hundreds more.

SPECIAL PROGRAMS


Military Discount

We salute our Military members and Veterans by giving 10% off the adoption fee on your new dog as a token of our appreciation for all you do and have done.

Seniors for Seniors 

Adopters age 70 and over who adopt a senior dog 7 years and older get a discount. 

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Please note that we are a 100% volunteer-run rescue. Please allow up to 24 hours for a response.

Thank you for looking to adopt one of our wonderful dogs!  

If you are interested in adopting, the first step is to fill out our adoption application.

*Please note: Submitting an application does not guarantee you are first in line for a dog. Please email adoptions@rufftalesrescue.org for the status of your application and the availability of any of our dogs.