Los Angeles Dog Rescue that primarily rescues pit bulls from Carson Shelter in Gardena, California.
Generally no. Unless the applicant can come and meet the dog in person, we generally do not adopt out of state or ship dogs.
A typical adult is $300, and a puppy is $350.
Not at this time. Earth Angels Rescue is in the process of becoming a 501c3
The first step is an Adoption Application, followed by a quick interview with an Earth Angels Rescue representative. We then do a home visit to ensure the dog will be going to a safe environment. Upon adoption you will be asked to sign an Adoption Contract.
We ensure each dog is current on shots, micro-chipped, and spayed/neutered and you will be provided with your new dogs vaccination/health records, spay/neuter certificate, and micro-chip number when the adoption is completed. If you are adopting a puppy that is too young to be spayed/neutered, the puppy will have to spayed/neutered when they reach the appropriate age.
We look for a safe and positive environment for a dog, but it depends on each specific dog’s needs. In general, we make sure there are no ways a dog can escape, such as gaps in a fence, or balcony that may pose a major risk. We also look for evidence of harmful chemicals such as rat poisons, roach hotels, automotive supplies (such as antifreeze, it happens to taste sweet to animals) or things like loose wires that could pose a threat (especially if adopting a puppy!).
Keeping your trash behind closed cabinet doors, or in a trash can with a secure lid are highly recommended. If we find a potential hazard, depending on the danger level, we may wait until the hazard is fixed prior to allowing the dog to move to its new home.
If for any reason your adopted dog does not work out in your home after a basic adjustment period, Earth Angels Rescue will accept the dog back to re-home. However, we ask for your patience in finding a suitable foster home before you can relinquish it. If the dog must be returned immediately, it is up to the owner to board it at a boarding facility until a proper volunteer foster home is found. Since we do not have our own facility, we cannot take returned dogs on an immediate basis. We are also here to guide you through any complications that may arise in terms of behavior or health issues. One of our founders is a certified dog trainer and our hope would be that with our guidance we can prevent unnecessary re-homing of a dog.
Yes! You may take a dog into your home for a week trial. This is a great way to see how your other pets get along with a new member of their pack or to test the dog if someone in your home suffers from allergies. If you suffer from allergies, please let us know so we can recommend a suitable breed for your condition.
If at the end of the week you do not feel that the dog is a good fit for you we can either re-home the dog with a new foster, or hopefully you will continue to foster the dog until a permanent home is found.
In order to take a dog for a week trial, you must fill out the Adoption Application and there will be a home check.
In general, very young puppies are not up for trial periods as we prefer not to disturb their environments until a firm commitment is made. Since they are puppies, their true personality has not yet developed and it is the new owner’s duty to form and shape the puppy’s behavior as it matures.
You may reach out to Earth Angels Rescue, and we will set up a meet and greet..
We recommend that you start with the basics, a collar or harness, leash and a tag with a legible phone number on it. Be sure that the collar fits snugly not allowing more than 2 finger widths to fit between the neck and the collar.
At least one dog bed that can be moved around from room to room as your new dog will prefer to hang out in the same room you are. A crate; not all dogs need a crate, but many dogs thrive while having a place to “nest”, especially at night or when you are gone for short periods of time.
Dog bowls for food during meal times and water to be available at all times, some chews such as dog-specific bones or bully sticks, good quality dog-treats, a couple of toys to start (most dogs prefer plush toys that squeak and can fit in their mouths), and high quality dog food (we recommend grain-fee).
Not all dogs have the need to chew, but many do, especially puppies! Scan the floor for items such as pencils, paperclips, coins, etc.
If you have children, ask them to keep their special items, plush toys, crayons, etc. in a high location away from the dog’s reach. Your new dog may not be able to distinguish between its squeaky toy and your child’s favorite teddy bear.
Taping or tucking electrical, phone, and computer cords up and way from reach is especially important.
If you have an open trash can in your kitchen, you may want to move it behind a cabinet door such as under the sink. If this is not possible, replacing an open trash can with a secure lid is highly advised.
Keep cleaning supplies and poisons locked away! Rat poisons, roach hotels, and other poisons should not be used when having a dog or puppy in the house. If they must be used, make sure they are picked up before a dog can find it and chew on it like a toy.