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Minimum requirements for adopting from Rottweiler Rescue are:
Previous large breed ownership experience
Demonstrated responsible dog ownership, and primary care of a dog to include spay/neuter of current family pets. Also, all pets up to date on vaccinations and (dogs) heartworm tested and on preventative.
Demonstrated financial stability and must be at least 21 years of age.
Proof of home owners insurance that covers Rottweilers. If you rent, we require a letter from your landlord giving you permission to keep a Rottweiler on the premises and you must have Renter's Insurance that covers Rottweilers. Please note that many insurance companies will cancel your homeowners policy if you own a Rottweiler. It is the adopter's responsibility to check with his or her carrier to ensure coverage will remain in place.
We strongly prefer yards that are fenced in by chain link, wrought iron or privacy fencing. Homes with no fences will be evaluated on a case by case basis. Invisible fencing is not acceptable.
We are happy to hear from people interested in giving one of our wonderful dogs a responsible, lifelong home. Rottweilers become deeply attached and devoted to their families. They were bred to share in all aspects of their family's daily life - being with you in your home and going with you when you go out. They thrive being near you with a head or paw in your lap. Our Rottweilers are adopted as inside family pets only. If you feel you may not truly enjoy having a dog's constant companionship, enjoy having him sleep in your bedroom at night and share your activities by day, then you may be happier with a breed less oriented to human companionship.
Much like toddlers, puppies cannot go all day long in a crate and need to be let out often, so as a general rule, on the rare occasion we have one in foster they are adopted to homes where someone is home during the day or part thereof.
We realize that more & more homes & subdivisions are not allowed to have a structural type of fence, thus, the need for an "Invisible Fence." Please understand we are not very fond of this type of containment for our furry friends. Just because the dog has a collar on & "can't " leave his boundaries, there's nothing that prevents other predators from coming in & attacking your dog. Also, even though your dog is wearing his collar & is in his own yard, nothing prevents other children or anyone from coming in the yard & taunting or harming the animal, which could lead to a bite incident. Even if a dog is in his own home, you, the homeowner, is still liable if they should bite.
Whether you live in the city or in the country, no dog can be safely left to run "free" without your direct supervision and control. The price of such "freedom" is inevitably injury or death: from automobiles, from Animal Control, or from justifiably irate neighbors. Like other working breeds, Rottweilers have an inherited instinct to herd. The unfenced country Rottweiler will sooner or later discover the neighbor's livestock (sheep, cattle, horses, poultry). Many state laws allow a livestock owner to kill any dog chasing or "worrying" his stock, or "running" deer on his property. And livestock owners are quick to act on this right. The unfenced city Rottweiler may exercise his herding instinct on joggers, children, bicyclists and automobiles.
Our adoption fees are $300 for dogs 0-6 months, $250 for dogs 7 months to 5 years, and $200 for dogs 5 years and older. This donation is for the reimbursement of medical expenses including spay/neutering for each dog, vaccinations, a heartworm test and heartworm preventative, frontline and any shelter pull fees. This donation also helps to offset the cost of vetting a dog for basic conditions such as kennel cough, intestinal parasites or urinary tract infections that many dogs bring with them from the shelters as well as more serious things such as heartworm treatment or other necessary surgical procedures.
Our Rottweilers are placed into families throughout the Midwest. Please e-mail us to see if we are your "local" rescue. You may live in an area with an established Rottweiler Rescue, and we ask that you please look first at their Rescue operations. Click here for a national List of Rottweiler Rescues.
We are a Not For Profit organization. Every cent of the adoption fee literally goes to the dogs. All of our Rottweilers are spayed or neutered: no exceptions. After adoption we are available to assist and advise our adoptive families in any way we can. If for any reason an adoption doesn't work out, we will work with you to take the dog back.
If you meet these requirements, please fill out an adoption application.
You do have to register to fill out an adoption application. All information is kept strictly confidential.