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Frequently Asked Questions

We've included some frequently asked questions that may come up when you're looking for that new family member. 

If you have additional questions, please use the form on the Contact Us page.

Where are you located?

It is our policy not to give out our physical address due to the high instances of people coming by without an appointment, as we do all of our adoptions and introductions by appointment only, AND people attempting to bring in owner surrenders, dumping dogs in our neighborhood, or tying them to our gate.

What are your hours?

Our hours vary depending on the appointments we have on any given day. To schedule an appointment email:

What is your phone number?

We conduct all of our communications by email only as we are extremely busy and understaffed the majority of the time. So for questions regarding any of our dogs or to set up and appointment to come out and see a dog, you may email:

We found a dog, will you take it?

No we do not take in strays. We recommend taking it to your local county animal control facility if you are not able to find it's owner. That is where we get our rescues once they have served their time and the owners are not coming for them. 

How is CAAR funded?

We are  funded solely through our adoption fees, private donations and grants that we apply for. We do not receive any state or federal funding. Our staff is 100% volunteer and every penny we receive goes to feed and care for our animals

Are the dogs good with cats?

We cannot say, as we don’t often get much info on any particular dog. Unless the dog was an owner surrender to the pound and the info was given by the owner at time of surrender.

Are the dogs good with kids?

Depends on the nature of the dog. Look at the breed, do a little research. We get all of our dogs from county animal control facilities all around the state. And more often than not we do not get a lot of information on them. So, as a result, we cannot say with any amount of certainty what the nature of a particular dog may be, whether they are good with kids or other smaller dogs or cats, as we have not generally had the chance to witness them in that environment.

Why do you have so many shepherds?

We love the breed and love to work with them so we naturally tend towards picking them out of the pound. People often buy GSD puppies without realizing what they are getting themselves into. They do not realize the time involved to properly train and care for a large, strong dog. These are not dogs for the first time dog owner, although German shepherd mixes can make good first time pets for people committed to learning about dogs. But unfortunately, not many people want to learn about dogs, but rather, they see that cute, irresistible puppy. Then when the cute puppy becomes an active, adult shepherd, which soon overwhelms them, they are then, surrendered to a shelter or abandoned by the side of a highway. This is where WE come in.

Can you call/e-mail us when a certain dog comes in?

The best way to know when a particular type of dog comes in is to follow us on Facebook. We post new dogs on Facebook several days before they are put on the rescue websites and the only way to keep it fair to everybody is to post new dogs there where everyone has an equal chance to learn about a new available dog.  Here is the link to our Facebook page

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