All dogs at Bluegrass Bully Rescue are fully vaccinated prior to being listed for adoption. This means that they receive Distemper, Parvovirus, Adenovirus, Parainfluenza, Rabies, and Bordetella (kennel cough) vaccinations. They are also spayed and neutered prior to being listed for adoption.
Bluegrass Bully Rescue does not have a physical facility, we rely solely on fosters to house all dogs in our care. While this means that you can not just stop in at your convenience to meet a dog, it also means that we know the dogs in our care very well. Because we are sharing our homes with them, we have learned their likes, dislikes, needs, quirks, etc.
We will typically post puppies at about nine weeks of age/when they have completed three rounds of vaccinations so that homes are already determined by the time surgery comes. Adopting them out at a minimum of twelve to fourteen weeks also gives you a better idea of their size, which reduces the amount of puppies that get returned because an adopter didn't realize they would "get big". In order to keep the process as fair as possible, approved adopters will get to meet and choose their puppy in the order in which their application was received.
The adoption fee for adult dogs (1 year or older) is $175. Once we have taken care of the vaccinations and spay/neuter surgery for an adult dog, they are able to go home with an approved adopter. Pregnant or nursing dogs will not be available until after they are done nursing their puppies and have healed enough from birth to safely have all vaccination and spaying. Any dog that comes into our care with a pre-existing medical condition will also not be available for adoption until they have recovered and are safely able to be vaccinated and have spay/neuter surgery.
Our goal is to provide permanent homes for all dogs in our care. While we love each dog that comes to BBR, once they leave, we hope they don't come back, because that means we have done our jobs. In order to accomplish this goal, our adoption process has several steps.
Step 1: Complete the adoption application.
Step 2: Someone from BBR will contact your vet to confirm that you keep your pets healthy and up to date on vaccinations. We also verify your living situation and speak to landlords if applicable.
Step 3: Someone from BBR will contact you to schedule a home visit.
Step 4: If you are approved after the home visit, someone from BBR will coordinate a date and time for you to meet your potential new furbaby. We request that all members of the household, including pets, be present for the meet & greet.
Step 5: You will take your new furbaby home for a 14 day trial period. If after the completion of the trial period you are still in love, we will send you all vet records for you new addition. If anytime within the 14 day trial period you decide that it isn't going to work out, we will take the dog back and refund your payment.
If at any time after the 14 day trial you decide that you can no longer keep your dog or that it isn't working out, you are required to contact Bluegrass Bully Rescue and surrender the dog back over to us. We will also ask that you give us full detail of why it did not work out so that we can make sure to correct any behaviors or know how to find a suitable match for the dog in future. Your adoption fee -$50 will be refunded..
The adoption fee for puppies (less than 1 year old) is $225. We do not adopt puppies out until they have completed all four rounds of vaccinations and have been spayed/neutered. The youngest adoption age is twelve to fourteen weeks old because we do not do pediatric spay and neuters. The spay/neuter surgery is the last step before puppies get to go to their new home.