Coppers Dream Animal Rescue
We're an all-breed rescue based in the San Francisco Bay Area that pulls from shelters throughout California.
To end the euthanasia of adoptable dogs and cats in the United States through increasing public awareness, taking legal action that will benefit shelter animals, and by rescuing dogs and cats scheduled for euthanasia and placing them in permanent and loving homes.
Pit and Chihuahua Mixes (all ages): $250
Babies (under six months): $325
Youngsters (six months to three years): $300
Older and Wiser (over three years): $250
What are the adoption fees used to pay for?
Many adopters wonder why there are adoption fees at all. If these dogs were going to be euthanized, wouldn't it make sense not to charge anything? The problem is running a responsible rescue group is very expensive. Even though our generous partner vets offer us discounted services, spay-neuter costs still account for over half of our adoption fees (regular spay-neuter prices at private vets would be more than our adoption fees). The cost of transporting dogs long distances from high kill shelters, vaccinations, dewormer, food and supplies make up most of what remains of the adoption fee. Finally, the largest component of our budget is for emergency vet care. Some of our dogs will come down with life-threatening illnesses such as parvo and pneumonia which require hospitalization and result in vet bills that are thousands of dollars. To make up the shortfall in our budget, we actually cannot only rely on adoption fees, but have to solicit donations from the general public. Read more on adoption fees.
Foster To Adopt Program
Copper’s Dream Rescue has a unique program in which prospective adopters can assist the rescue with saving lives and try out rescue dogs in their own homes before committing to adoption. Adopters do this by signing up to be a foster parent, which gives them an option to adopt their foster dog, but not an obligation to do so. Any dog in the rescue that currently needs a foster home can be part of the foster to adopt program. Read more on fostering to adopt.