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The foster home setting allows us to better evaluate the dog's or cat's temperament in order to make the best possible match with their future permanent homes. Foster care also helps the pet to readjust to family life after living in a shelter or being a stray.

When you have chosen an animal that you are interested in, please call or email the foster home contact identified on the pet description page to arrange a meeting. The foster home can provide you with the most up-to-date information on the pet and answer any questions you may have. Before the appointment, you may also print and fill out the Adoption Application Form from the links below and bring it with you.

After you meet with an animal you'd like to adopt, your application is processed by Underdog Rescue's foster specialists. Your references will be contacted, and in most cases, we will conduct a home visit. Our goal is find a good match between our adopters and animals. We want you to be happy with the "underdog" or "undercat" you bring home!

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On average, we suggest the following baseline:

All dogs and puppies $300. All kittens and cats $100. Senior animals going to senior citizens cost half that animal's fee. Please be aware that our adoption fees are based on the MINIMUM required to cover basic veterinary and related costs at the special rates our wonderful vets give us. Individual fees are higher if the animal is a purebred or if additional medical expenses were incurred or if the animal was in foster care a longer period of time. Your prospective pet's foster home can tell you exactly what his or her suggested donation is.

Every animal we adopt out has had a recent health examination and is up-to-date on essential, age-appropriate vaccines. Our dogs are tested for heartworm, our cats are tested for feline leukemia and all are de-wormed for intestinal parasites. Because animal overpopulation is a major concern of ours, our pets are spayed/neutered prior to adoption. If a medical issue requires postponement of the surgery, we work out an arrangement with our adopters.

Unfortunately, some of our rescued animals require medical care above and beyond the basics. They may need prenatal care or treatment for kennel cough, heartworm, injuries or other illnesses. Your donations above and beyond the baseline adoption fee go a long way toward helping us offset the medical costs for these needy animals.

Help us provide care for sick, injured and needy puppies, kittens, cats and dogs! Please donate!


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