Making Tails Wag Again - San Diego, CA - Tijuana, MX


We understand that this application can seem long, but please be assured that all the below information is completely necessary to the adoption process. You have to complete the application before meeting the dogs because our focus are the dogs' needs. We want to see if the two of you are compatible before diving into the adoption process! Thank you for understanding.


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Adoption FAQ

Q: Should I get a puppy, adult, or mature dog?

The Puppy

Everyone wants a cute and cuddly puppy to play with, but remember what a HUGE responsibility that can be. What goes along with that puppy,  along the kitchen tile is also chewing, wetting on the  (by accident, of course), potty breaks every 2 to 4 hours, feeding 3 or 4 times a day, and more training than an adult dog who has already been socialized.

The Adult Dog
Now, on the other hand, an adult dog has gone through most of those painful processes already. They usually have better bladder control, are usually socialized and may even be calming down from the overly excitable stages of youth, but they can bring along other issues typical of their age. They may have a behavioral problem from whatever previous life they led. They may bark, or dig in the garden, or hate the cat. They may need some training. Are you ready?

Lastly, we have the more mature, older dog. Older animals, with their normally lower energy level and bladder control, often settle in their new environment faster and with less damage than puppies. They can be cantankerous, but they can still be full of love and many years worth of play and happiness! So you decide! Do you have the time and energy for a puppy? Would you rather have a more stable adult dog, or do you go the route of a faithful, older companion that doesn’t need as much exercise. Only you can know for sure. Think about it before you make that commitment. Remember you are ultimately responsible for the dogs life and happiness.

Q: Where can I see DRWB dogs?

Since we do not have a shelter, we can’t “send” you to a specific location to look at a particular dog.  We can email you photos.  The first step is to fill out an adoption application.  Once you fill out your application, we will get back to you as soon as possible to set up a meeting with the dog you are interested in.

Q: I saw a dog on the site, but now they say he’s gone?

On our web site we try to have a current listing of our dogs that are in either foster care or in a shelter, but because we are always finding dogs, nursing puppies and being buried in courtesy listings, our site is almost impossible to keep “up to the minute”. The best thing to do is to follow-up with us on a consistent basis – chances are we will find another dog meeting your needs very quickly.

Q: What is this adoption application, and why is it so long?

Dog Rescue Without Borders asks a number of questions in order to ensure that we are getting the critical information that will help us lead you to the dog best suited for you and your family.

Q: Is there an adoption fee?

Yes, there is a non-refundable $250 adoption fee for each dog. This modest fee helps recover a small portion of cost incurred in the rescue, rehabilitation and placement of the dog.

Q: What is the “Adoption Agreement” for?

Dog Rescue Without Borders is required to have an “Adoption Agreement” signed by every person who adopts one of our dogs. The most important aspects of this agreement is that the dog will be kept as an indoor house pet, will be treated with love, provided with food and water, proper veterinary care, and cannot be given away to anyone other than Dog Rescue Without Borders. You should carefully review this agreement before signing it.

Q: How long does the adoption process normally take?

The time varies in accordance with how complete the application is and how accessible the new home and references are. Usually it takes about  a week to finalize the adoption.

Q: What if I can’t keep the dog I adopted?

While we hope this never happens, if you are unable to keep the dog, Dog Rescue Without Borders will take the dog back “no questions asked.”

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