new adoption fees effective August 1st, 2013
Adult Dogs - $225
Puppies Under 6 Months - $300
will refund $75 with proof of spay/nueter by age 7 months
(as per adoption contract)
Senior Dogs - $125
Our general adoption area is within 150 miles or a 3 hour drive of Davenport, IA. This will include Des Moines and Chicago. We sometimes make exceptions, especialy to adopt senior and special needs dogs.
Before you fill out an application, please take the time to read the
Thank you for your interest in adopting a K9 Kindness Rescue dog. The
information on this page is presented so that you have a clear understanding of
our adoption process and our philosophy behind it. It is also intended to help
you come face-to-face with the reality of owning a dog. We all understand the
emotional appeal of a sweet furry face. However, we are keenly aware that
while many people like the idea of owning a pet, not everyone likes—and is
willing to accommodate—the reality of having a pet in their life and home 24
hours a day, 365 days a year. Please read the following before filling out an
Soul searching…Ask yourself these questions:
• Are you prepared for the financial reality of owning a pet? The average cost
of having a dog the first year is $374-$658 depending on the size of the dog.
These figures include food, veterinary care and medication such as heartworm
pills for dogs.
Are you willing and able to assume this responsibility?
• Do you realize that even though kids make big promises and are very compelling
salespeople, they are not going to be responsible for the daily care of the pet?
Are you willing to walk, feed, play with and provide attention for your
pet on a daily basis when your children fail to do so?
• Do you realize that pets have the mental ability of a four-year-old?
Are you prepared to care for this furry toddler for the rest of his/her life,
which could be 10 years, 12 years, or even longer?
The adoption process:
• Fill out and submit an adoption application.
• On the adoption application, we ask for three references and a vet reference. We
do this because we are cross-checking information. It may surprise you to know
that people lie to us
• If you leave any questions blank, we have the right to disqualify your
• The foster home will set up an appointment for you to meet the dog in which
you are interested.
• A home visit is required as part of the adoption procedure.
• All members of the household must meet the dog prior to completing an adoption
• The average time to process an adoption is one week. It may take longer.
• We are interested in finding the RIGHT HOME for a dog. This may not
necessarily be the first person who applies to adopt the dog.
• All pets currently in the home must be up-to-date on vaccinations and spayed
• Our procedure enables us to gather complete and well-rounded information in
order to make an informed and wise decision that will lead to a lifetime
relationship between a family and the dog.
• We do follow-up calls to help insure the placement is working, to hone our dog
evaluation skills, and to help with any questions that may arise.
• Please realize that it may take up to two weeks for your dog to be comfortable
in your home. It is possible that he/she may have some accidents during this
• Our procedure is about righting a wrong. If an animal is in our care,
something has already gone wrong in its life. We want to find our dogs a home
where they’ll be cherished and loved.