Frequently Asked Questions
How do I adopt from TracysPawsRescue?
Step 1: Fill out online application
Where is TracysPawsRescue located?
We are located in Hondo, Texas.
How much is the adoption fee?
Why is it mandatory for my dog(s) to be on Heartworm preventative year-round?
Mosquitos are the sole transmitters of heartworm larvae and can be found year-round in many states. Some veterinarians in northern parts of the U.S. practice "seasonal prevention" because mosquitos "shut down" and aren't as prevalent when the temperarture drops during winter months. Due to the unpredictability of winter temperatures and the severity of heartworm disease, the most responsible course of action is to have your dog(s) on heartworm prevention year-round.
Do the dogs get along with cats? kids? dogs?
We only have dogs at our rescue, so we are only able to tell you how a dog gets along with other dogs at our rescue.
What does the adoption fee include?
The adoption fee includes:
Up to date on DHPP, Bordetella, and Rabies vaccine (dogs 14wks+)
Heartworm test and monthly prevention while under our care
Monthly Flea & tick prevention while under our care
Socialization with other dogs while under our care
Wellness exam conducted by a Licensed Veterinarian
Do I have to live in Texas to adopt from TPR?
No. We accept applications from individuals living in the U.S. and Canada.
Is there an age limit to adopt from TPR?
We do not have a maximum age limit for our adopters, but we do require that all adopters be at least 21 years old.
Are any of the dogs hypoallergenic?
While some of our dogs may be "hypoallergenic," we cannot guarantee this for any of them, as some dogs tend to shed more during certain times of the year or in different environments. If you have severe allergies and must have a hypoallergenic dog, or minor allergies and are not willing to tolerate them, we kindly ask that you adopt locally.
Can I meet the dog before adopting?
We require all of our dogs to be pre-adopted online prior to being transported out of Texas, so in those cases, no.
How big will the dog get?
Almost all of our dogs come from the city shelter, so in most cases, we do not know who the parents are and cannot guarantee how big a dog will get.
Are the dogs house-trained?
We cannot guarantee that any of our dogs are house-trained, as most of them come from a shelter environment and will not be in a home-environment while under our care unless they are in a foster home.