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Happy Tails Rescue, Inc.

PO BOX 84 , Maiden, NC, 28650

Rescue/Shelter Description

Happy Tails Rescue, Inc. is a 501c3 NC non-profit organization whose main goal is to save as many canines as possible from abusive, harmful, and neglectful situations. On this site are the dogs we have saved and are currently up for adoption with an approved adoption application. Every one of these dogs has a story to tell. They are searching for their forever home maybe it could be with you! All our dogs are up to date on their shots by age, have been spayed or neutered, micro-chipped, and heart worm tested (as well as on monthly prevention) if they have tested positive they have been through their treatment and a dental is performed when needed. If you see one of our precious babies that you are interested in please feel free to contact us

Areas Served

What are our adoption fees? 8 weeks - 4 years $350 4 years - 6 years $200-$400 6 years and over $100 - $400 (All fees are subject to change at the discretion of the director) We base our fees on our average cost per dog. This includes spay/neuter, micro chipping, heart worm test, age appropriate shots, and one months heart worm prevention. Also in the event the dog is heart worm positive we put them through the treatment. Your new family member will come with a welcome packet that includes their vet records and chipping information as well as new owner products such as harness, poop scoop bags and case, toys and treats. ​ In addition to our veterinary costs we also have daily upkeep expenses such as supplies, medications, and grooming. At times some of the items on this list may be donated to us which is always appreciated. Your fee helps up to cover our costs, plus allows us to help with medical cases as well, which can result in veterinary bills in the thousands just for one pup. Regardless of the amount spent on medical care for your new baby, their adoption fee will adhere to the above schedule. ​

Adoption Instructions

What is the application process? HTRI uses the following guidelines when evaluating an application: All pets must be spayed or neutered All pets must be up to date on shots (rabies and parvo/distemper) All pets must be on, and kept on, heart worm prevention along with the required yearly test. Some dogs will require a fenced yard, if this is the case exceptions will be made. This is in place to keep the dog safe and ensure it's safety. We generally do not adopt puppies out to homes that have children under 5 years of age, but this is at the discretion of our director. Generally, dogs who are large and active will not be adopted out to apartment or condo situations, final decision is at the discretion of our director. All pets living in the house must be listed on the application. The person who is going to be legally responsible for the adopted dog must make the application in their own name. We schedule meet and greets on approved applications. In the event that there is more than one approved application, preference will be given to the first received application. We check all veterinary references, and processing can take time so please be patient with us. Our number one priory is making sure we adopt our babies to safe and loving forever homes. Please be aware that submitting an application DOES NOT secure a dog for adoption, or put one on hold.

Rescue/Shelter Contact

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Pets in this Shelter

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Australian Shepherd

"Bacon / Finn” Male 3 yrs old Australian Shepherd House and Crate trained Dog Friendly Wonderful boy who LOVES toys. Will chase a ball f... show more

"Bacon / Finn” Male 3 yrs old Australian Shepherd House and Crate trained Dog Friendly Wonderful boy who LOVES toys. Will chase a ball for hours **NOTE:  He is not a SOCIAL BUTTERFLY, he prefers to just be with the ones he loves and trusts.  He would rather hang with his peeps in the backyard playing, hiking or chilling at home.  He does not like meeting lots of new people all the time.  IF YOU LIKE TO HAVE LOTS OF GATHERINGS AT YOUR HOUSE DO NOT APPLY.  He is fine with small gatherings for short periods once in a while because he can just stay in another room while company is over, etc. ** **We will also require several meet and greets with walking, etc with the approved applicant before finalizing adoption, just to make sure he is comfortable and trusts you** **He does come with a paid training course from Sally Said So to work on some socializing. It’s paid for you just have to put in the time, work and patience** Adoption fee is $300 with approved adoption application which includes age appropriate shots, rabies, spay/neuter, micro chip, heartworm test (treated if positive) started on monthly prevention if negative. Dental if needed as well as any other medical necessities. Comes with goody bag of toys, treats, collar, leash, etc. Also comes with 1 month (30 days) of free doggie health insurance. NOTE: We do not adopt outside of a 75 mile radius of our location NOTE: This dog would not be suited for Townhome, Condo or Apartment living. NOTE: ABSOLUTELY NO KIDS   show less