• 1. How do I adopt a dog?
Yes, your new pet will have had all of the vaccinations he/she needs (age appropriate) up until the point of adoption. This means that you may have to get more vaccines as they become due but we will have taken care of what they need up until the date of adoption.
Yes, every pet in our program will have had the spay/neuter surgery prior to adoption, if they are of an appropriate age. You will be required to sign a sterilization agreement if the puppy is not spayed or neutered. Hays, Travis or Williamson County residents receive a no cost spay/neuter voucher through Emancipet in Austin.
Because heartworms are so prevalent in Texas, we do have a number of dogs that have tested positive for heartworms in our program. WAG Rescue will have the dog treated for heartworms. It is important that a dog undergoing heartworm treatment is calm and relaxed for four to six weeks following treatment, so we do not adopt the dog out until this recovery time has passed. It is possible that you can foster the dog
We will take back most dogs if there is a problem that cannot be worked out. We never want you to give the dog to another person or shelter without contacting us first. We ask that you allow two weeks for WAG Rescue to find a foster home for the dog.
In general, no. We want potential pet owners to be sure they are ready to adopt. We would rather you think about it before you adopt rather than after. We are willing to work through any issues that arise.
7. I found a pet that I want to adopt but am not sure if he/she will work out in my home with my other pets. Can I do a trial adoption?
No. We will provide opportunities for your pets to meet the prospective dog in a neutral location and visits to your home. It is possible for you to foster one of our dogs. Please contact us.
While all of our pets are under the supervision of a Veterinarian and receive a rabies shot and all age appropriate vaccinations, there are diseases which tests cannot catch until the pet is showing symptoms. WAG Rescue recommends you take your new dog to your Veterinarian within 7-10 days of adoption. With the adoption you receive 30 days of free pet health insurance from ShelterCare.
We try to set the right expectations about anything that we know about the pet before you adopt (dogs/puppies need training and possibly housebreaking, separation anxiety is possible in dogs abandoned at shelters, puppies tend to cry the first few days, dogs/puppies need regular exercise to be good dogs, etc…) but if you are experiencing a problem, we want to help you fix it. We will follow up with you after you adopt from us, to ensure that you have the support that you need. We want every adoption to be successful. We strongly recommend training and discounted training classes come with the adoption.