Our Adoption Policy:
All of our pets are spayed or neutered.
All of our pets are fully vaccinated, groomed and treated for intestinal parasites. We work very hard to ensure out pets' good health.
All Dogs are tested for heartworms and are put on a Heartworm preventative pill.
All pets are provided with a collar and a permanent ID tag
We encourage microchipping* of all adopted pets
We screen potential adopters very carefully and we reserve the right to refuse an adoption. FLAG reserves the right to require specific conditions to be met when adopting a pet (fencing, crating, obedience training, county limitations) unless otherwise stated.
We require a non-refundable adoption fee which goes toward our thorough routine medical exam, shots, spay/neuter, de-worming, Heartworm preventative, bath and nail clipping. Our adoption fee for dogs is $175. We accept cash and checks only, no credit cards.
Please read The Average Cost of Pet Ownership before you decide to adopt a pet!
We are looking for a lifetime commitment on all of our adoptions. However, if the adoption does not work out due to unforeseen circumstances, we ask that the animal be returned to FLAG.
Where do our animals come from?
Many of our dogs and puppies come from the Goochland County Animal Shelter and other area Shelters. Unfortunately, many of our animals come from citizens who have found them running loose as strays, often starving and dodging cars on busy roads.. We try to help out with abuse, abandonment and neglect, but our resources are very limited and we cannot help every animal, although we wish we could! There are simply too many stray and abandoned animals and not enough good homes.
As a policy, Flag does not accept the surrender of personal pets except in extreme and extenuating circumstances. We feel that your personal pet is your responsibility. If you can no longer care for your pet, you owe it to the animal to find it a good home with someone who will honor the commitment to take proper care of the pet. You can run an ad and picture in the newspaper, or contact a breed rescue group if your animal is a purebred. If you are unsuccessful with this option, you may surrender your pet to a local Animal Shelter, or the Richmond S.P.C.A. This may sound a bit harsh to some, but we are quite serious about helping perspective adopters understand the level of commitment required to love, feed, & provide safe shelter for any pet that is adopted. A pet is not a commodity to be disposed of when circumstances change and he/she becomes inconvenient or unruly because you have never taken the time and effort to properly train him to behave. The time to think about these very real issues and your level of commitment to a pet is before you get the animal...not after!
*Microchipping is the inserting of a microchip into the scruff your dog's neck, just above the shoulder blades on your dog. It contains a registration number unique to your pet. It is approximately the size of a grain of rice and is harmless to your pet. Should your pet go missing and is found, it can be scanned and the unique registration number can help a veterinarian or animal control agent to quickly reunite you and your dog.
How to Make a Donation:
F.L.A.G.'s Fund Exists Solely on Donations Which Go Directly to the Care and Support of Our Pets. Please Help if You Can!
Click here to become a member of FLAG
Make checks payable to F.L.A.G. and mail to:
For the Love of Animals in Goochland
P.O. Box 115 - Manakin-Sabot, VA 23103
(Your cancelled check is your tax receipt)
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