TXCR​ ​completely​ ​vets​ ​all​ ​of​ ​our​ ​dogs​ ​before​ ​adoption.​ ​Each​ ​dog​ ​is spayed/neutered,​ ​microchipped,​ ​vaccinated,​ ​has​ ​a​ ​rabies​ ​certificate,​ ​and​ ​has​ ​been​ ​heart worm​ ​tested.​ ​Our​ ​dogs​ ​are​ ​dewormed​ ​and​ ​current​ ​on​ ​flea​ ​and​ ​heartworm​ ​medication.​ ​All of​ ​our​ ​puppies​ ​have​ ​three​ ​rounds​ ​of​ ​puppy​ ​vaccines​ ​and​ ​dewormer​ ​before​ ​adoption.​ ​The microchip​ ​takes​ ​7​ ​-​ ​10​ ​days​ ​to​ ​be​ ​registered​ ​to​ ​you.​ ​We​ ​do​ ​that​ ​for​ ​you​ ​as​ ​part​ ​of​ ​your adoption.​ ​​ ​You​ ​will​ ​receive​ ​an​ ​email​ ​to​ ​confirm​ ​the​ ​chip​ ​has​ ​indeed​ ​been​ ​registered. If​ ​a​ ​dog​ ​is​ ​heartworm​ ​positive,​ ​that​ ​dog​ ​stays​ ​in​ ​our​ ​care​ ​and​ ​is​ ​treated.​ ​Once​ ​the pup​ ​goes​ ​through​ ​heartworm​ ​treatment​ ​and​ ​gets​ ​the​ ​all​ ​clear​ ​from​ ​the​ ​vet​ ​to​ ​be​ ​adopted, we​ ​will​ ​post​ ​that​ ​dog​ ​as​ ​available. Our​ ​senior​ ​dogs​ ​get​ ​dentals​ ​and​ ​senior​ ​blood​ ​work​ ​as​ ​needed. We​ ​take​ ​great​ ​pride​ ​in​ ​our​ ​vetting​ ​practices​ ​and​ ​work​ ​with​ ​amazing​ ​veterinary clinics​ ​in​ ​our​ ​area.

Many​ ​people​ ​ask​ ​us,​ ​“is​ ​she/he​ ​potty​ ​trained?” My​ ​general​ ​answer​ ​is​ ​“Probably​ ​not.” Our​ ​dogs​ ​come​ ​from​ ​the​ ​streets​ ​and​ ​shelters​ ​of​ ​South​ ​Texas.​ ​Most​ ​have​ ​never been​ ​inside​ ​of​ ​a​ ​home​ ​in​ ​their​ ​life.​ ​​ ​If​ ​you​ ​are​ ​one​ ​of​ ​our​ ​amazing​ ​Northern​ ​adopters, please​ ​remember​ ​these​ ​dogs​ ​have​ ​NEVER​ ​seen​ ​snow​ ​or​ ​been​ ​in​ ​temps​ ​under​ ​50​ ​degrees. This​ ​is​ ​all​ ​new​ ​to​ ​them​ ​and​ ​your​ ​rescued​ ​pup​ ​needs​ ​time,​ ​patience​ ​and​ ​a​ ​good​ ​schedule. Just​ ​like​ ​a​ ​child.​ For​ ​some​ ​basic​ ​potty​ ​training​ ​tips, click here.

Every​ ​dog​ ​has​ ​a​ ​different​ ​personality.​ ​Some​ ​are​ ​shy,​ ​some​ ​hyper,​ ​some​ ​silly, some​ ​scared.​ ​Even​ ​the​ ​most​ ​social​ ​butterfly​ ​needs​ ​an​ ​acclimation​ ​period​ ​and​ ​time​ ​to adjust. When​ ​introducing​ ​a​ ​new​ ​furry​ ​family​ ​member​ ​to​ ​your​ ​pack,​ ​do​ ​so​ ​on​ ​neutral territory​ ​such​ ​as​ ​walking​ ​around​ ​the​ ​block​ ​on​ ​leash​ ​and​ ​harness.​ ​Calmly​ ​walk​ ​into​ ​the backyard​ ​and​ ​let​ ​the​ ​dogs​ ​smell​ ​one​ ​another​ ​and​ ​feel​ ​each​ ​other​ ​out.​ ​Once​ ​the​ ​butt​ ​sniffs and​ ​hellos​ ​have​ ​been​ ​given​ ​out,​ ​you​ ​may​ ​proceed​ ​indoors.​ ​If​ ​outdoor​ ​time​ ​is​ ​not​ ​an option​ ​due​ ​to​ ​weather,​ ​bring​ ​the​ ​pups​ ​inside​ ​and​ ​keep​ ​everyone​ ​on​ ​leash​ ​and​ ​harness​ ​in a​ ​main​ ​room​ ​of​ ​the​ ​house​ ​until​ ​everyone​ ​is​ ​feeling​ ​comfortable.​ ​Your​ ​new​ ​rescue​ ​does not​ ​need​ ​full​ ​run​ ​of​ ​the​ ​house.​ ​A​ ​new​ ​home​ ​may​ ​actually​ ​intimidate​ ​them​ ​a​ ​bit.​ ​We suggest​ ​baby​ ​gating​ ​of​ ​an​ ​area,​ ​kenneling​ ​or​ ​getting​ ​a​ ​puppy​ ​pen​ ​so​ ​your​ ​new​ ​pup​ ​has​ ​a bit​ ​of​ ​their​ ​own​ ​space​ ​while​ ​getting​ ​used​ ​to​ ​a​ ​new​ ​routine​ ​and​ ​new​ ​life.​ ​Try​ ​and​ ​keep​ ​a schedule​ ​from​ ​day​ ​one​ ​that​ ​resembles​ ​your​ ​everyday​ ​schedule.​ ​In​ ​my​ ​experience​ ​it​ ​takes a​ ​total​ ​of​ ​approximately​ ​two​ ​weeks​ ​for​ ​your​ ​new​ ​family​ ​member​ ​to​ ​really​ ​come​ ​into​ ​their own​ ​and​ ​get​ ​the​ ​hang​ ​of​ ​this​ ​“adopted”​ ​stuff. Dogs​ ​feed​ ​off​ ​your​ ​energy,​ ​so​ ​please​ ​try​ ​and​ ​stay​ ​calm​ ​and​ ​use​ ​a​ ​soothing​ ​and happy​ ​voice.​ ​If​ ​you​ ​are​ ​overly​ ​stressed​ ​about​ ​the​ ​initial​ ​meeting​ ​of​ ​your​ ​new​ ​dog,​ ​both the​ ​dogs,​ ​current​ ​and​ ​adopted,​ ​will​ ​notice​ ​it​ ​immediately​ ​and​ ​feel​ ​there​ ​is​ ​something wrong.​ ​Have​ ​patience,​ ​give​ ​lots​ ​of​ ​love​ ​and​ ​praise​ ​and​ ​go​ ​easy​ ​on​ ​the​ ​treats!

Unfortunately Kennel Cough is not uncommon with the adoption of our transported pups. TXCR outsources a transport company that is not affiliated with our rescue. Although our dogs are healthy when leaving Texas, they may indeed contract this virus while on transport even if the dog has had a Bordetella vaccine. To learn more about Kennel Cough click here.

TXCR​ ​transports​ ​dogs​ ​to​ ​Canada,​ ​Connecticut,​ ​Vermont,​ ​New​ ​Jersey,​ ​New​ ​York, and​ ​Pennsylvania​ ​once​ ​a​ ​month.​ ​You​ ​are​ ​always​ ​welcome​ ​to​ ​fly​ ​to​ ​Texas​ ​to​ ​pick​ ​up​ ​your rescue​ ​if​ ​transport​ ​is​ ​not​ ​provided​ ​in​ ​your​ ​state,​ ​or​ ​drive​ ​to​ ​that​ ​state​ ​for​ ​pick​ ​up​ ​if​ ​you are​ ​in​ ​driving​ ​distance.​ ​There​ ​is​ ​a​ ​transport​ ​fee​ ​which​ ​is​ ​listed​ ​in​ ​the​ ​next​ ​paragraph. We​ ​currently​ ​use​ ​a​ ​ground​ ​transport​ ​that​ ​leaves​ ​Texas​ ​on​ ​a​ ​Thursday​ ​and​ ​Arrives up​ ​north​ ​over​ ​the​ ​weekend.​ ​You​ ​will​ ​get​ ​your​ ​schedule​ ​upon​ ​adoption.​ ​Every​ ​dog​ ​comes with​ ​a​ ​harness,​ ​health​ ​certificate​ ​and​ ​all​ ​of​ ​their​ ​original​ ​health​ ​records​ ​in​ ​an​ ​adoption packet. If​ ​you​ ​are​ ​in​ ​Canada​ ​and​ ​wanting​ ​to​ ​adopt​ ​a​ ​puppy​ ​under​ ​8​ ​months​ ​of​ ​age,​ ​you​ ​are required​ ​to​ ​meet​ ​our​ ​volunteers​ ​in​ ​Buffalo​ ​New​ ​York​ ​to​ ​pick​ ​up​ ​your​ ​puppy.​ ​All​ ​adult dogs​ ​will​ ​be​ ​transported​ ​directly​ ​into​ ​Canada.

Local​ ​Texas adoption​ ​with​ ​no​ ​transport​ ​needed: Adults​ ​$200, Puppies​ ​$300

Out​ ​of​ ​State​ ​U.S.​ ​adoptions​ ​including​ ​the​ ​$200​ ​transport​ ​fee: Adults​ ​$400, Puppies​ ​$500

Canadian​ ​adoptions​ ​including​ ​transport fee: Adults​ ​$500​ ​CDN, Puppies​ ​$600​ ​CDN