FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q: DO YOU HAVE A FACILITY WHERE WE CAN MEET YOUR ADOPTABLE ANIMALS?

A: No, we are a foster based rescue. Our animals are in individual foster homes between Columbia and Charleston, South Carolina. We believe a foster home allows a dog or puppy to get acclimated to a normal routine, so they can adjust easier into their forever home. You must submit an adoption application and be approved in order to meet one of our animals. 

Q: WHY IS THE ADOPTION FEE SO HIGH?

A: Rescue is expensive, we very rarely spend less on an animal than their adoption fee. For every healthy dog that comes in, four heartworm positive dogs come behind them. On average, we spend $500-$1,000 on an animal when they are in our care. More importantly, a pet is an investment, by paying the $350 fee for a dog or $200 for a cat, you are showing that you are dedicated to having them as a member of your family. 

Q: WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE ADOPTION FEE?

A: The adoption fee covers the spay/neuter surgery, age appropriate vaccinations, dewormer, and microchip. If the dog came to Eunoia Rescue heartworm positive, the adoption fee also covers the dog going through heartworm treatment. 

Q: IF THE ADOPTION DOES NOT WORK OUT, WILL THE ADOPTION FEE BE REFUNDED? 

A: Absolutely not. Pet adoptions are lifetime promises to animals. If you fail to live up to the promise you make to your new pet, you most certainly will not be rewarded by having your money refunded. 

Q: ARE THERE ANY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS FOR ADOPTION?

A: We generally determine whether an adopter/dog pair is a good fit on a case by case basis, however, we do not allow families with children under 1 year old to adopt. This is for the safety of all involved.

Q: WHAT BREED IS THAT DOG?

A: We have no idea. We do not DNA Test. If a breed is listed, it is because it is a guess based off of their appearance. Your guess is as good as ours. We also cannot guarantee a size once a dog is full grown. Breed doesn't matter, as all dogs are created equal, and all are deserving of amazing homes. 

Q: HOW CAN I MEET A DOG OR CAT? 

A: Please submit an adoption application via the adopt page. The adoption process is outlined there. We will not conduct any meetings without an approved application. 

Q: CAN I SURRENDER MY PET?

A: We do not take owner surrenders. Our mission is to save animals from high kill shelters that are placed on the euthanasia list. Our philosophy is that animals are not just a pet, but family members. Through any hardships, you stick with it. You do not return an animal due to loss of job, change in relationships, moving, behavior issues, just as you would not return a child. We use our social media platforms to adopt out our animals - & we suggest if rehoming is your last option, you do the same!  

Q: HOW CAN I HELP?

A: Donations are always appreciated. Volunteers are always needed. Head to our volunteer tab to learn more!  

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