Resources & FAQ

WHERE ARE YOU LOCATED?

We are a foster-based rescue.  So that means that all of our dogs are placed into foster homes until they are adopted.  Ultimately, that means that there is no central location to come and visit.

If you are interested in meeting one (or more) of our dogs, please fill out an application HERE.

All of our meet and greets are done via appointment only.

HOW LONG WILL IT BE BEFORE MY APPLICATION IS APPROVED?

You will usually hear back from the Adoption Coordinator within 72 hours from the time that you submitted your app.  Please give our staff some leeway as we are all volunteers!

DO YOU HAVE A PHONE NUMBER I CAN CALL?

No, we do not have a public phone number.  We had a public phone number before and we received hundreds of phone calls per day.  We do not have the staff to be able to answer the phone or return phone calls in a timely manner. We make every attempt to provide answers to as many questions as possible on our website and Facebook page.  

If you have more questions, please feel free to email us at info@elpasocountycanine.org.

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WHAT ARE YOUR ADOPTION FEES?

You can find our adoption fees HERE.

I'M INTERESTED IN FOSTERING, WILL IT COST ME ANYTHING?

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Fostering won't cost you anything! We will provide you with a kennel, food, collar, bowls, etc.  You would be responsible for transporting your foster pup to the vet for medical care and spay/neuter as well as to any adoption events or meet and greets.  

WHERE CAN I FIND THE MOST UP TO DATE INFORMATION ABOUT A DOG THAT I'M INTERESTED IN?

Our website has the most up to date information about our dogs.  We work hard to keep our website as up to date as possible.  You can information about our dogs HERE.

I JUST ADOPTED A DOG AND I HAVEN''T GOTTEN VET RECORDS YET.

Your records will be emailed out to you within 72 hours of adoption.  If you haven't gotten your records and microchip information within that 72 hours, please reach out to us at adopt@elpasocountycanine.org

I JUST ADOPTED A DOG OR PUPPY AND THEY ARE VERY SICK, WHAT SHOULD I DO?

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If you are within the first two weeks of adoption, please contact us right away to discuss options.  Please email us at afteradoption@elpasocountycanine.org and we will get back to you right away.

I LIVE IN ANOTHER STATE, CAN I STILL FOSTER OR ADOPT?

You can adopt from out of state but you must be able to safely transport the dog to your home.  Transport can be very expensive and the Rescue is unable to fund that.  

We cannot foster out of state at this time.

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Image by Chris Arthur-Collins

So you've adopted a dog...now what?

Interested in Fostering?

What about dogs and kids?

Introducing your dogs

Vaccines and recognizing serious illness in your pup

More Fostering Information

More dogs and kids!

What if my dogs are fighting?


More information about potential illnesses







 
 
​Most adult dogs come to us with heartworm testing
done, if they are positive for heartworms, the rescue
will follow the treatment to completion.

Are you concerned about the cost of vaccines for your dog?  These places offer low cost vaccine clinics:


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