All dogs are spayed/neutered and vaccinated prior to adoption. Several have received additional medical care as well. The standard adoption fee is $175.00. However, the fee can easily be adjusted for seniors and dogs with special needs. It may also be slightly higher for young, purebred dogs. The adoption fee helps us provide care for the foster dogs in our program as well as other dogs in the community. The adoption fee is only refundable within 7 days of adoption if a vet finds a medical issue that you are unwilling or unable to treat, and refunded when the dog is returned to Augusta Dog Adoptions. We ask potential adopters to fill out a short application that can be found under the Adopt link (or just click here to go directly to the application). If a match is made, adopters are asked to sign a contract stating that they will provide all necessary care. If they are unable to do so they must contact Augusta Dog Adoptions to discuss rehoming options. All dogs are adopted out as family members. They are not to be kept exclusively outdoors. They must be allowed inside of the household.
Augusta Dog Adoptions (formerly Chains Hurt) was formed in 2006. We are an all volunteer, 501c3 rescue group that takes in and adopts out dogs that are transferred to our organization from local shelters and high-kill pounds throughout Virginia.
Augusta Dog Adoptions does not have a physical shelter. Dogs are “fostered” by volunteers at their personal residences until an adoption match is made. We provide rehabilitation and veterinary care to all dogs in our foster program prior to adoption. Augusta Dog Adoptions works closely with the Shenandoah Valley Animal Services Center, which gives us the opportunity to see firsthand where our services are most needed. If you cannot find a "perfect dog" on our website, please visit them at http://shenandoah.animalshelternet.com.
Coolhound Luke is sure to add some action to your life!
Luke is a 6 - 7 year old Treeing Walker Coolhound who is always up for adventure! We think that Luke was most likely a hunting dog and is probably too rough for cats and small dogs. He loves other hounds and is always willing to romp around the yard or head out for a hike!
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ADA will be at Petsmart in Waynesboro EVERY Saturday from 10:00-2:00, depending on the number of volunteers available.
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Time for the next Flea to Freedom Transport, and the first one for 2016! Augusta Dog Adoptions has formed a wonderful partnership with a No-Kill shelter in Pennsylvania. We had the opportunity to transfer 95 dogs in 2015 ... can't believe the results! Hounds, beagles, mixed breeds, and puppies now have the chance at finding a forever home in record time. Often, dogs that are over looked with our organization are adopted within weeks, even days once arriving in PA! We've been able to assist dogs in over five open admission VA shelters that would have lost their life if not for this program. Our next scheduled trip is 2/23/15 with the hopes of sending 12 lucky dogs.
Estimated costs of each trip: Fuel-$100 Health Certificates-$300 ($25 each. Each dog crossing state lines must have a health certificate from a veterinarian) Dewormer-$100 Parvo Tests: $150 Total: $650
In 2015, Augusta Dog Adoptions saved 410 homeless dogs! We are an all volunteer, 501c3 charity that has no paid staff. We rely on the kindness of foster homes and exist soley on donations.
We need to raise $650.00 before Feb. 23rd. Click on the Go Fund Me logo above to donate.