House of Hope Animal Rescue

house of hope
Location: Cecil County
Type of Animal Served: Dogs
All potential adopters are required to fill out an adoption application. Please visit our website and complete an application. It can be found under Applications/Forms.
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Once we receive your application we start out by calling your references. Once all references are checked, we will notify you as to whether or not your application has been approved. If your application is approved, we will schedule a time for you to meet the dog, and a time for one of our volunteers to conduct a home visit. Because we want our dogs to go to the right, forever, home it is not always guaranteed that you will be approved for the dog that you have applied for. In this case, we will work with you so that the right match for everyone involved is made.

All our animals have been fully vetted. This includes all shots, spayed or neutered, heartworm tested and put on preventative, put on flea preventative, and dewormed.
We spend a lot of time getting to know each dog so that we can place them with the appropriate family. It is important that everyone be happy. We charge an adoption fee of $275.00 for each dog between the ages of 1 and 7 years, $350 for puppies under the age of 1 year, and will give a discounted adoption fee for senior dogs over the age of 7.
Each dog is evaluated as to what type of personality they have and whether or not they would be good around children, cats, other dogs. We do not give any guarantee, as any animal may act differently in a given situation, but we will give you our most honest assessment of each dog's personality observed while in our care.
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We are a small all volunteer rescue organization that saves dogs on death row. Most of the dogs are from Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina shelters which have a very high rate of euthanasia. We also occasionally pull dogs from Texas and Ohio and will on occasion directly take in owner surrender dogs.
The dogs we save have little chance of getting out of these crowded shelters alive. Most of the dogs in these shelters are highly adoptable dogs that just simply don’t have a home. Some stray away from their homes and their owners never go looking for them, while others are a result of irresponsible people breeding their animals and simply discarding them at their local kill shelter or letting them loose outside when homes can’t easily be found for them..
Did you know that the black dogs hardly ever get out of these shelters? Just because their coats are black they are killed. There are many people who simply think that black dogs are bad dogs and that there is something wrong with black dogs. How terribly wrong these people are! Because they are so many black dogs in these shelters, saving the black dogs is our primary focus.
The founder of this organization personally works with the dogs that we rescue, taking the time to fully assess them to find out their true personalities, to address and work on any fears or bad habits they may have, and to work with them on house training, basic obedience training, and socialization with other dogs, cats and children of all ages, before putting them up for adoption.

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