Frequently Asked Questions

Adoption fees?

Our fees range from $200 – $800.

How does STBTR operate financially?

All of our income comes from donations and adoption fees and is used directly to pay vetting on our rescues and for supplies needed while they are fostering with us (i.e. heartworm and flea prevention, wormer, crates, beds, collars, leashes, dog food, microchips and postage to get needed supplies to fosters).

How long does it take for my application to be approved?

As all of our workers are volunteers,  we never seem to have enough for the work required to run this rescue.  It typically takes between 2-3 weeks for your application to be screened.  Our care of the rescue dogs comes first – if we are moving dogs between fosters, picking up dogs, vetting dogs, etc., those things are ALWAYS going to take precedence over processing of applications and answering emails, etc.

How will I know if I’m approved?

The last step in our screening process is a telephone interview with one of our directors or volunteers.  At the conclusion of that interview, you will know whether you have been approved to adopt.

Where can I find your adoptable dogs?

We try to keep our website ( and Facebook pages updated with the dogs that are coming in as well as those who are ready for adoption.  Sometimes if we are intaking several dogs at once, finding transports, fosters and getting the vetting started, there may be a lag in getting them posted.  Our website is also maintained by a volunteer who has a family and a job!

Can I meet a certain dog?

We do not schedule meet and greets until your application has been approved.

Do you accept donations?

Donations are always welcomed and needed!  You can donate to STBTR easily through Paypal right here, or we can give you a mailing address if you prefer to mail a check!  As we are a 501c3 rescue, all donations are tax deductible.