Frequently Asked Questions

I want to adopt a dog in your hospice program. Is that possible?

CSDR dogs in our hospice care are not adoptable.

I want to surrender my senior dog, can you take them?

We do take owner surrenders on a case-by-case basis. To start the process, click here.

What does the adoption fee cover?

Your adoption fee covers a complete veterinary health exam and treatment. Each dog has unique needs, but it covers things like dental cleanings, vaccinations, and a microchip.

Do you do adoption trials?

We rarely do adoption trials because shuffling around senior dogs is unnecessarily stressful for them; however, we are committed to each dog going to the best fit possible. If you have concerns about the dog you're interested in, please reach out to our adoption coordinators at