for whatever reason it is necessary for a dog or puppy
to be rehomed. Job transfer, divorce, financial
problems, etc. It is unfortunate and in a perfect
world this wouldn't happen.
you are ever unable or unwilling to take proper physical
and emotional care of a Dane you acquired from us, you
must call us first. If you have a home you would like
to put the Dane into, we need to approve the
placement. If you are able for your dog to go directly
from your home into another permanent placement so much
the better. That is less stressful on the dog or
puppy not be bounced around. Otherwise, the Dane
must come back to us. It is your responsibility to get
your Dane back to us at no charge, should you decide to
give it up. We will either keep it here or find a
loving home for it. We do not refund money at any time.
The reason behind this is sometimes we can get in a
financial bind and we do not want our puppies to be
thought of as "Oh well, if things get really bad I
can just return the dog and get my money back." We
do not want our dogs thought of as a savings account.
Sometimes we will charge a nominal adoption for the dog
being rehomed that can range from $100. to $500.
We operate under the premise that if someone wants an
older dog or puppy and isn't willing or able to pay then
they won't be able to afford to take care of any
emergency fees that could come up in it's lifetime and
using the excuse of "Oh well, it didn't cost us anything
anyway." We sincerely hope that we don't place our dogs
with someone who has that mentality.
past we have only charged rehoming fees for 3 dogs. The
others were placed at no charge because we either knew
the people and they already had one of our dogs or felt
that they would give these guys a good forever home
whether or not the fee was waived.
some cases if we do place a dog or puppy and receive an
adoption fee we may give the owner who gave that dog up
a credit for the amount we received towards another
puppy in the future. This is at our discretion and if we
feel the dog was returned for viable reasons.
bottom line is we strive to find our puppies the best
forever homes possible. We do not want them ending up in
the newspaper, rescue or worse. Their health and well
being is our first priority.