Wren Yorkie Rescue
Adopting from Wren Yorkie Rescue is a 6-step process: 1. a potential new guardian will send an email request to WrenYorkieRescue@aol.com asking for an adoption application--either in general or for a specific dog by name; 2. Reference checks are made with the appicant's vet and folks listed on the completed returned application as knowing them as pet owners; 3. Follow-up phone conversations are held to get a further sense of who the applicant is and exactly what expectations exist; 4. Home visit[s] are scheduled with a specific dog if the Rescue has one that seems to match the applicant's request; 5. Upon approval as a potential adopter, a deposit of at least 50% of the stated adoption fee is collected, and a 4 to 6-week trial adoption period begins during which dog and family have time to experience typical daily household routines to see if they are indeed a good match, and good for each other. Frequent phone calls and/or emails are exchanged to report progress and ask questions. 6. A follow-up home visit is conducted to observe the dog in its new environment and assess the potential for a permanent placement. If all is well, the remaining adoption fee is collected, a final Adoption Agreement is signed, and copies of all medical records are turned over to the new guardian. As it typically costs just under $400 to get a dog ready to go out on interviews and be placed, $400 is the average adoption fee, which can vary up or down with each individual dog.
Who Are We?
We are a small family rescue in Oakland, CA, member of the Rescue Alliance of Hairless & Other Breeds, Inc., a national 501[c]3 non-profit animal rescue organization: www.RescueAlliance.org. Mrs. Wren has been a vet-tech and dog/cat groomer for many years, involved with animal rescue work for 4 decades, specializing in rescuing, rehabilitating, and rehoming Yorkshire Terriers since 1995.
How Do We Differ from a Shelter and How Are We Funded?
* Private Rescues are different from public facilities:
* We consist of a network of unpaid, animal-dedicated individuals and foster families who volunteer their own time and use their own money to care for companion animals in their homes, treating them as cherished members of their own families until just the right permanent new adoptive home can be found among the applications received.
* We have no building [and no cages!], no staff, no public viewing hours, and no predictable source of reliable or consistent revenue. We subsist on and greatly appreciate all donations and offers of assistance, particularly temporary foster homes!
* Funding is accomplished entirely through personal finances, private donations, and ADOPTION fees, which frequently do NOT cover costs of getting a dog ready to go forth and settled into a new permanent family home.
* Our average annual Rescue expenses are about $40,000, most of which is never recovered. Average out-of-pocket costs to get a dog restored to health and placed in the right new home run around $400--lots more if there are special medical needs beyond spay/neuter and dental to be met. That is why our average adoption fee is between $400-$500. Senior dogs are less, and we work with people having special financial circumstances to make sure they can afford a dog who seems like the perfect fit for them.
* We invite you to offer support at whatever level is comfortable by making a donation to www.RESCUEALLIANCE.org, designating Wren Yorkie Rescue on the memo line. Email WrenYorkieRescue@aol.com to inquire how you might assist using your time and talent.
Wren Yorkie Rescue developed and evolved as a result of my search for a Yorkie for my dying grandmother many years ago, and later as i searched for a companion for my litle Brandi after her brother Mackey died. We believe every companion animal deserves a safe and loving permanent home--especially those who have lost their homes and families through no fault of their own, but through addition or subtraction of new human family members, loss of a house through foreclosure, illness, old age or death of an owner, or illness/old age of the pet. Wren Yorkie Rescue is dedicated to rescuing, rehabilitating and rehoming Yorkshire Terriers and YT mixes. We also make referrals, advise and encourage owners of other breeds searching for these same types of services. Space permitting, I offer vacation boarding in a familiar setting to dogs adopted from me, and also grooming services for selected dogs and cats by appointment.
Our average annual Rescue expenses are about $40,000, most of which is never recovered. Average out-of-pocket costs to get a dog restored to health and placed in the right new home run around $400--lots more if there are special medical needs beyond spay/neuter and dental to be met. That is why our average adoption fee is between $400-$500. Senior dogs are less, and we work with people having special financial circumstances to make sure they can afford a dog who seems like the perfect fit for them.