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Education and Advocacy

According to the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), every year, millions of unwanted dogs and cats, including puppies and kittens, are euthanized. The good news is that responsible pet owners can make a difference. By having your dog or cat sterilized, you will do your part to prevent the birth of unwanted puppies and kittens. Spaying and neutering prevent unwanted litters, help protect against some serious health problems, and may reduce many of the behavioral problems associated with the mating instinct.


The procedure has no effect on a pet’s intelligence or ability to learn, play, work or hunt.

Local low cost spay and neutering resources:

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Foster Services

The primary reason for foster care is to provide a temporary home for a potentially adoptable animal whose current condition is not manageable in a shelter setting, to relieve overcrowding in the shelter, and to acclimate the animals to a nurturing "home" environment. Although previous fostering experience is not required, ideal foster care providers will have basic knowledge of animal care and training and be committed to finding their foster animal a safe and loving “forever home.” Foster parents get to learn their animals' personality traits, things about their behavior, things they do and don’t like – are they good with cats? Are they good with children, good in the car? This gives us a unique perspective on placing them in a forever home.


Rescue Garage reserves the right to require a fenced yard for specific dogs in our care.


Rescue Garage fully supports the medical needs of the animal while in the foster care program. 

Rescue Garage reserves the right to refuse any application. 

Adoption Services

When you adopt through Rescue Garage, you’re giving one loving animal the second chance it deserves — and freeing up our shelter resources to help another animal in need. Animals adopted from Rescue Garage are already spayed/neutered and up to date on vaccinations and parasite treatments.

Rescue Garage reserves the right to require a fenced yard for specific dogs in our care.


Rescue Garage is committed to placing our animals into the right home. Adoptions are not first-come, first-serve — we work to find the best fit for the animal. 

Basic steps to the adoption process:

  • Complete and submit the adoption application.

  • Rescue Garage reviews application and contacts references/veterinarian.

  • Interested party informed of application status.

  • If approved, set up a meet and greet with animal, family members, and pets (if applicable).

  • If successful, conduct a home visit.

  • Deliver pet to forever home; review the pet’s medical and behavioral records, explain policies and services. 

Rescue Garage reserves the right to refuse any application. 

In the Community

Rescue Garage engages in the community to make a real and positive change. This is one of our key areas of focus here at Rescue Garage, and a source of much success for our animal shelter. Get in touch with us today and see how you can lend a helping hand with this program.

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