Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

A. We are always in need of foster homes for the dogs. It is a great way to help out a dog and does not cost you anything. It is a great way to enjoy a dog without worrying about the long-term responsibilities of the dog because we will cover all expenses until the dog is adopted. If you need to take a break from fostering your dog just let us know and we will find a new foster.

A. We will provide (veterinary care, dog food, dog crate, toys, etc.). All you have to do is provide love, affection, and care for a dog such as basic training, socialization, and healthy behavior practices. Please update us on how your foster dog is doing. We rely on our fosters to provide updated images and biographies for our available dogs. This will help them find their forever home faster.

A. Our organization relies upon volunteers to help set-up, participate in, and break-down our adoption events. Please contact us for volunteer opportunities. In addition, we are in need of items to help care for our rescue dogs. Here is a list of the following items that we need: Dog Food, Dog Crates, Leashes, Collars, Dog Toys, Dog Treats, Newspapers, Blankets, Dog Beds, Dog Houses, Donations to help cover medical expenses.

A. Our fees are similar to that of other private rescue groups. We are a private non-profit that does not get any government assistance. We rely on the adoption fees and donations to save dogs.

A. We spay and neuter our dogs prior to adoption. In addition, they will be up to date with their vaccines.

A. Adoption fees pay for medical care, vaccines, and food of the dogs that are in foster care. We also use a substantial amount of donations/adoption fees to spay/neuter the dogs of low-income families in Mexico. We have a volunteer that goes door-to-door in Mexico and ask people if we can spay/neuter their dog or cat. On average, we fix 20 dogs/cats per week in Mexico.

A. Since we do not have a central shelter we hold adoption events. This is the best place to meet a dog that you are interested in. We do not bring every dog to every event, so it is important that you let us know that you will be attending and want to see a particular dog. We may also be able to set up a meet-and-greet with the foster family but that depends on the foster family.

A. Fill out the application form. Once your application has been reviewed and approved, we can arrange for a meet and greet. Alternatively, you can meet our dogs at our adoption events, but you will need to let us know if you are interested in a particular dog as not all dogs come to all adoption events.

A. Family members and any other pets you have to see how the dog you’re interested in will interact. This will help ensure that it is a perfect match.

A. We do reserve the right to refuse an adoption. If your application is not approved, we will do our best to explain the reason(s). A denial is not a rejection of you as a person; it is a refusal to place a pet in a situation that we do not feel is a good match or does not meet our policies. For example, your other pets must be spayed or neutered in order to adopt a dog.

A. We do our best to ensure that the dogs are healthy prior to adoption, but sometimes they do get sick. Both stress and diet change can cause stomach upset and diarrhea, so keep an eye out for these or any other signs of illness (many of which may also be brought on by stress and stress can be brought on by a change in location or being separated from littermates). If you think the dog you adopted needs to see a vet please contact us. We will get you an appointment with our vet and we will cover the expenses. However, we do not cover any expenses at a vet other than our own and we must make the appointment.

A. ANLCF only covers medical expenses incurred at one of our vets and only when we make the appointment for you. We will not reimburse you for any expenses at any other vet. The adoption contract describes this in detail.

A. Adopting a pet is like having a child. You will need time, patience, energy, and of course money to financially support your new addition to the family. It takes dedication and patience to raise a dog. Adopting a dog is a great commitment, so keep in mind that a dog will react to its environment based on its personality. How a dog will react and interact with its environment is largely dependent on its past experiences. Adoption should be well-thought out and taken seriously. Please make sure that all family members agree to adopt a dog.

A. There are many puppies that are always becoming available and we do not have time to post all of them on our website, as they typically get adopted at the first adoption event they attend. They are rescued from families that have not fixed their dogs in Mexico. When we rescue these relinquished puppies we fix them and the previous owner’s mother dog as well, free of charge.