Adding a pet to your family is a big decision, and more importantly, you are making a difference in the life of a homeless pet. Adopting a dog shouldn’t be taken lightly—after all, you will have your furry family member for years to come. We place dogs in the most appropriate homes. We endeavor to learn everything we can about the animals in our care. We then combine that with the information you've shared with us about you and your family, and try and match canine and human personalities. We will address all of your concerns about adopting a new pet, and we will also help you make sure all the important questions are considered in an attempt to match you with an animal that will be the best suited for you and your lifestyle. We work hard to make every adoption a wonderful, successful experience.
We have amazing, dedicated volunteers who are with the dogs on a daily basis. They get to know a lot about these animals, and they are trained in finding the best possible home for the dogs. After talking with potential adopters, our volunteers will make every effort to match you with the right dog. Some dogs are very active and need active families, while some are shy and would prefer a quiet home. Other dogs may have special needs and have to be placed in homes that can understand and care properly for them. Above all, these dogs need a warm, comfortable home with a loving family. A home safe from harm, filled with joy and the soft touch of a human hand. When you adopt from us, you are giving a homeless dog a forever loving home.
A common question among adopters is, "Why do we have adoption fees?" "Shouldn't the dogs be free or at least discounted because they are rescue dogs?" When you adopt a dog from us, your fees are helping with the continuous costs involved in the care of the dogs. These costs typically include, but are not limited to:
On average, these costs are between $250-$500 per dog, or more, depending upon the situation. This of course, does not include other necessities. The rescue does not receive any federal or state funding.
If you are interested in finding a new furry member for your family, submit the application located below. You must be 18 years of age to adopt. Our dogs are spayed and neutered (unless they are puppies) and they go out under a spay/neuter contract. Our animals have received their vaccinations including rabies vaccine, and have been groomed prior to adoption. We issue a health certificate and a free vet exam, which is honored by participating veterinarians.
All adoptions are done through an application process, and then a contract will be required between you and SBK9 rescue. There will be other criteria you must meet prior to adopting an animal from Sutter Buttes Canine Rescue. Our volunteers are happy to help you with any questions or concerns you may have during the adoption process. Please fill out and submit the application below.
If your application is approved, we will contact you to schedule a convenient time for you to visit with your potential new family member. If you have any further questions, please call our shelter and speak with one of our animal care specialists. (530) 695-3814