Augusta Dog Adoptions has dogs, puppies, cats, and kittens for adoption. Adopt a pet in Staunton, VA.
I was taught by my mother Frances Hull at an early age to come to the aid of animals in need. Growing up on a farm in rural Highland County, I always had lots of rescue dogs and cats throughout my childhood. I was a founding member of Augusta Dog Adoptions (formerly Chains Hurt). I performed a variety of tasks with Chains Hurt such as bookkeeping, fundraising, and delivering straw and dog houses to chained/penned dogs throughout the area through the Straw for Paws program.
Our shelter, the ARK, is located in North Augusta and provides a temporary home for stray and abandoned animals until they are rehabilitated and are adopted into a fur-ever, stable, and secure home. The animals are treated medically and emotionally in preparation for adoption so that they will have the best chance they can in being successful in their new home. We are "no kill" in the sense that we don't euthanize to make room for other animals. Because of this, we always have a full shelter. Our adoption fee is $75 for puppies and kittens and $95 for adult cats and dogs. Our rescues are wormed, microchipped, tested for heartworms, spayed or neutered (if of age), and are given all vaccinations. Cats are tested for feline leukemia. We reduce adoption fees for military or retired military individuals and/or families. We also provide senior discounts to those who need it.
Augusta Dog Adoptions (formerly Chains Hurt) was formed in 2006
Available Companions - Augusta Dog Adoptions
All of our dogs are fostered in individual foster homes. Some foster families may list their contact information so you can reach them directly. If not, please use the primary contact information for Augusta Dog Adoptions. Someone will get you in touch with the foster family to arrange a visit.Our volunteer group takes some of our dogs and cats to petsmart on robert C. danels pkwy on Saturdays ffrom 11:00 to 4:00 for adoptions. Our shelter is located in South Augusta on Mack Lane off Tobacco Road. Please call for directions if you are not sure how to get there.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 I am currently a Board Member of Augusta Dog Adoption, previously Chains Hurt. I have 27 years of experience in dog training, rescue, rehabilitation, and showing in the sport of agility. I have taught basic obedience for dogs and puppies through Augusta Parks and Recreation, and have assisted with testing of CGC (Canine Good Citizen, AKC).