Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Have the dogs been vaccinated?

A: YES, all the animals are up-to-date with shots, deworming, and flea and tick preventative, and if old enough, have been spayed or neutered. 

Q: How long does the adoption procedure take?

A: This varies from case to case, but if everything goes smoothly and there are no problems along the way, it usually does not take more than two to three weeks. 

Q: If I don't have a fenced-in yard, am I ineligible to adopt a dog?

A: NO, but you do need to make sure that you have the time and are willing to make a serious commitment to either take the dog to a "safe place" to exercise, such as a dog park, or spend a good deal of time walking. 

Q: Does the dog have to be spayed or neutered? If it is a really great dog, I may want to breed the dog.

A: YES! Every dog must be spayed or neutered by the time it is 5 months old. There are puppies being euthanized every day as a result of this thinking. 

Q: Why do I have to have my dog spayed before I can adopt another dog if that dog is already neutered?

A: We really would like to see homelessness end. We would like not to be doing what we do. If more people would spay and neuter, it would go a long way towards stopping pet overpopulation, making animals happier and healthier, and saving taxpayers money. We tirelessly preach the importance of spaying and neutering. If we were to allow one of our pets to be adopted into a home where there lived an unaltered pet, to us that would not be practicing what we preach. It would be rather hypocritical, to say the least. And then there's that problem of sometimes unaltered animals having aggressive tendencies. We want our adoptees to have playmates on an equal playing field, not to become the trophy of an unaltered pet. Furthermore, an unaltered animal has the desire to wander more frequently than altered animals. We love our foster children. We don't want them to be killed by cars because they followed their unaltered companion chasing the little girl down the street. But, you know, none of these reasons really matter.What matters is the health of your pet. Have your pet spayed or neutered, whether you adopt another pet or not. It's for his or her benefit. 

Q: Do your dogs cost anything?

A: Yes, when the animal is delivered, we ask you to make a donation, minimum, $275 (negotiable in special circumstances) in the form of cash or check made payable to "Robin Kaplan, c/o All Breed Rescue".This amount is used to continue the efforts of ALL BREED RESCUE in helping other animals and is not refundable. 

Q: Where do your dogs come from?

A: These dogs come to All Breed for a variety of reasons. Some were given up, some abandoned, some saved from abuse, and some delivered to us as puppies. Many of our dogs are rescued from "high kill" shelters that must put down healthy dogs for no other reason than lack of space.  

Q: Do you adopt out of the tri-state area?

A: No, except in special circumstances. We would have no way of initially evaluating the dog's new home environment, nor would we be able to easily follow up on the dog. 

Q: Where is All Breed Rescue located?

A: Our animals are in foster homes, thus there is no central "shelter" where you can view the animals. All Breed Rescue is a de-centralized network of people who care for, foster, and place animals in need of companionship and love into deserving homes. 

Q: Do you take in dogs that people need to give up?

A: Sometimes, we can take a dog into our rescue depending on the number of foster homes we have. Please complete the Give Up Form for consideration. If we are able to take your dog, you would then need to complete a Release Form.