Saving Hope does not charge you a fee for adoption. But costs for vet health checks, vaccination, micro-chipping, de-sexing etc for your dog means we will ask you for an adoption contribution of $360 to go towards these critical costs so you have a healthy, strong dog to take home and love.
We have a “No adoption contribution refunds” policy should you return your dog or puppy for any reason whatsoever. As a charitable organisation, our income is from donations and gifts, and all fees received are applied to cover considerable costs set out below plus heavy rescue and rehabilitation expenses.
(Please Note: In some instances, depending on the dog, the adoption contribution asked for may be more than $360 because of the circumstances (e.g vet surgery and special services were required for the doggie etc) . You will be advised of this prior to approval of your application.)
Our standard adoption contribution of $360 is used for:
- Worm and Flea treatments
- 1st & 2nd vaccinations (based on age of dog or puppy)
- Costly vet surgery in some cases
- Vet book
- All other necessary new dog/puppy expenses
Note: (1) Your adoption contribution is not a payment that you can claim a tax credit for under NZ tax law relating to donations.
(2) No one in Saving Hope is paid. Everyone including the founders, trustees, CEO, manager, accountant, administrators, rescuers, fosters and countless helpers, all volunteer their skills, services and countless hours so every cent can go for the dogs and only the dogs. The exception is our office administrator employed to help Saving Hope cope with the heavy administration workload that comes with the growth of and heavy demand for its rescue and rehabilitation services)