A: There are actually several reasons that going through our adoption process and getting one of our dogs is totally different than many other places! First, our dogs are totally vetted. Vaccinations, spay/neuter, microchip are all already taken care of for you. That's a $275+ value! Not only that but we make sure to address EVERY health concern on dogs in our care. Allergies, heart worm, damaged ligaments/joints/bones - no expense is spared in making sure that our dogs have the best possible quality of life as soon as possible. This means that when you adopt you already have a full medical workup on your new pet and know many of the things to watch out for already.
Second, we are 100% foster home based. While many rescues are already this way we take this a step further. We constantly work with our foster homes and dogs to enhance socialization, handling and obedience skills, as well as the basics of house training and crate training. Our goal is to be able to find our dogs' tolerance levels for a diverse range of situations to help us make as sure as possible that the placement of the dog will be a good one for both the dog and adopter. Behavioral issues are addressed as soon as they are discovered.
Third, SUPPORT! Our dogs come with a lifetime of support. From initial integration into the home to adding a new baby and anything else life throws at you, the SEPR team is there to help you every step of the way. We even have private groups for volunteers and adopters where you can ask questions, arrange group walks or play dates and just share fun photos and stories of your best friend with like-minded people!
Fourth, and probably most important, information. Knowledge is power and dog ownership is no different. We have years of experience within our group with dozens of dog personality types, behavioral or training issues, canine enrichment activities and even dealing with BSL. From the moment you submit an application we start training you to be the best dog owner you can be. We want to set up everyone for success from minute one!