Bandaged Paws Animal Rescue in Grande Prairie
First off, THANK YOU for looking to adopt from a rescue! There are an estimated 5 stray animals for each human in North America. With so many cats and dogs looking for their happily ever after, we are hoping we can help you complete even just one of those stories.
The animals in our care have experienced helplessness, abandonment and some, unspeakable neglect and dire conditions. Yet, they still have so much love to give.
Being a foster based rescue allows for us to learn so much about our animals to be able to pair them with the most suitable home. We learn about their personalities, likes, dislikes and fun quirks! Some animals have to learn to trust again but most importantly they learn the love and care of a family while they patiently wait for a forever home.
All our animals are in foster care for a minimum of ten days. We use this time to get to know each animal; observe any medical or behavioral issues that may arise.
Every animal sees a vet before being placed up for adoption. We believe this is a very important step to giving the animals the best start and adopters a piece of mind. In rescue, there are no health guarantees so we have this process in place to be the next best thing. Animals receive health checks, microchip, vaccines up to date, parasite control and rabies (if of age).
Spaying and neutering is the most important part of their vet care. Every animal that comes through our rescue is to be spayed or neutered. If the animal is of age, this happens prior to adoption. It they are under six months, we book and pay for their appointment to be fixed at 6 months!
You want a puppy or kitten but don't want them fixed at six months? Well, you've come to the wrong place. This is 110% mandatory. Sterilization is the one and only guaranteed way to not add to the pet over-population. With so many animals needing homes, we all need to be a part of the solution!
Puppies, 7 weeks - 1 year - $275 Kittens, 7 weeks - 1 year - $120
Adult Dogs, 1 + - 8 years old - $200 Adult Cats, 1+ - 8 years - $80
Senior, 8+ years old or special needs dogs - $125 Senior, 8+ years old or special needs cats - $50
All adoption fees include spay/neuter, microchip, vaccinations up to date, deworming and rabies if of age.
We reserve the right to denied any adoption application.
We start accepting applications on animals once their quarantine is over and they have passed their vet exam. At this point their status is changed to available and we work on a first come first served basis. Keep in mind, we are volunteer run so often we process applications in the evening - there can be multiples submitted in a day but we will let you know if that's the case! At adoption events, they are processed at the end of the event.
Once the application is reviewed, you will be contacted. Renters are required to have in writing from their landlord that they are allowed to have a pet and they must be in their homes for a minimum or 3 months. If we believe you are a good fit, we will set up a meet and greet at your home with the animal. Meet and greets allow for you to see how the animals acts in your home and interacts with your family and any other pets. We believe this is another important step to ensuring our animals find the matches for both the animal and humans.
There is than a 24 hour wait period after the initial meeting. This time is given for you to decide and discuss (if needed) if the animal is a good fit for you, your lifestyle and your family. Adopting an animal can be anywhere from a 10-20 year commitment - that's a huge amount of time! Are you ready to care for an animal for that long? What about potential moves or job changes or vacations? What about training needs, annual vet checks, emergency vet visits? There is so much more to consider than just their super cute faces and the unconditional love and joy they bring to your life!
If it's mutually agreed upon that this is the animal for you - congratulations and thank you for saving a life! You will be forever repaid daily in love, kisses and that warm fuzzy feeling that comes with helping the helpless.