Frequently Asked Questions
DDRTX is run completely by volunteers whose time is limited. If you have a question, please check out our Frequently Asked Questions page to see if you can find the answer. If you still need to contact us, we ask that you either leave a message on the answering machine or send an email. Please do not do both.
I have submitted my application. Now what happens?
If you have submitted your application successfully you will receive a confirmation email. Our volunteers will review your application for completeness and will contact you with any questions. Please note that we require your current pets to be up to date on their vaccinations and on heartworm preventive (dogs). Your references and your veterinarian will then be contacted. When this is complete, a volunteer will contact you to schedule a home visit. After your home visit you will be in contact with our Adoption Coordinator. She will discuss any dogs you may be interested in or make recommendations for dogs she thinks will be a fit for your household. You will then meet the dog or dogs individually or in groups. Should you have any questions you may e-mail us at DDRTXINFO@gmail.com or contact us at 844-70DOXIE (844-703-6943) and leave a message on mailbox #2.
How do I volunteer or foster?
We ask our volunteers and fosters to go through the same process that our adopters do. Please click on the “How To Help” button which will take you to our volunteer application.
I want to know if a particular dog is available before I submit my application. Can I find that out?
We understand that often a particular dog just touches your heart! Feel free to contact us by email or telephone to see if a dog is still available. However, we cannot hold a dog while your application is processed so we urge you to submit your application quickly and notify your references that we will be contacting them – this can speed up the process.
What are “Puppy Provisions”?
Once puppies have had their third set of shots they are available to be fostered with “puppy provisions.” This means that a potential adopter can foster the puppy with the agreement that it is returned to DDRTX at 6 months of age to be spayed or neutered (this is usually only a day or so) and then the adoption can be finalized.
What is the adoption fee? And what does it cover?
Our standard adoption fee is $250 (plus applicable state sales tax) for a single adult dog and $300 (plus applicable state sales tax) for puppies. We have reduced rates for Seniors dogs (10 and over) and p airs (when adopted together). All dogs are spayed/neutered, up to date on vaccinations, microchipped and heartworm negative and on heartworm preventive.
Where is your rescue located? I want to come and see the dogs.
We do not have a kennel that is accessible to the public. Most of our dogs are in foster homes throughout the state. Most of the people who volunteer with DDRTX work full time jobs, so there are no “regular” hours such as at a traditional animal shelter.
What if I adopt a dog from DDRTX and he doesn’t get along with my dogs?
We want every adoption to be a perfect fit for all involved. We ask that potential adopters “foster to adopt” any dog for a one week period before finalizing the adoption. However, if at any point in the future there is a problem with your adopted dog, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Do you adopt outside of the state of Texas?
DDRTX does not adopt outside of the state. The logistics of getting a home visit done and then a dog to the potential adopter and returned (if it does not work out) are just too difficult and time consuming. We hope to expand some of our adoptions to neighboring states soon but the policies about that will be very specific.
Where in Texas do you adopt?
DDRTX adopts within Central and South Texas. Due to the location of our volunteers, foster homes, the logistics of getting a home visit done, setting up meet and greets and transporting the dog to adopter we can only adopt in Central/South Texas.