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Frequently Asked Questions


I want to adopt! What do I need to do?

Found your perfect pup? Our adoption is a 3-4 part process- here's how it works: Step 1: Apply! Help us get to know you by putting in your Adoption Application Once the dog has been available for 3 days, the foster parent will review the applications and contact the best-suited home. Step 2: The Meet 'n' Greet All household members, including pets, are encouraged to take time to meet your potential dog to see how they fit into your home. This can be planned in any way you and the foster home decide- at their home, yours, or another neutral place. Step 3: The Home Visit We require a visit to the home the dog will be living in before the adoption is finalized. This is to see where the dog will spend their days, nights, and to make any suggestions of adjustments that may be needed to your home (ie. putting cords away from chewy puppies, patching an escape route in the yard). Step 4: Finalize the Adoption You and the foster parent(s) choose a day and time for your new dog to move in and begin their life with you! You should be prepared for this to happen within a week after submitting your application. Payment of fees and contract-signing will happen at this time.

How much are your adoption fees?

Adult dogs: $250 + $50 refundable training deposit Puppies (under 6 months): $200 + $150 refundable spay/neuter and training deposit *Adoption fees include all age-appropriate vaccines, spay/neuter (if over 6 months old), and microchip. ** Our fees do not cover our costs. We fundraise and seek donations to continue bringing new dogs into our care. Please consider making a tax-deductible monetary donation or donating much-needed supplies. See our donation page for ways to help.

Where are you located?

LPDR is based out of Saskatchewan, Canada. We have foster homes all over the province, but operate primarily out of Moose Jaw and Regina.

What is a training deposit and why do you ask for them?

A training deposit is the $50 we ask you to leave when you adopt any puppy or dog from us, which we refund to you upon completion of a registered dog obedience course. Our reason for this is simple: we would like our adopted dogs to stay adopted! Training courses often teach the human as much as the dog, and are shown to bring about happier relationships between new dog owners and their new dog. We also like our dogs to be good citizens, and good manners are the most important step in ensuring that!

Can I have a trial period with a dog I may want to adopt?

Every adoption has a 2-week trial period written into the contract. If for some reason things don't work out within that time frame, your adoption fees are fully refundable, apart from a $50 administration fee.

How do I get my deposits back?

Easy. Just email us a pic or a scan of your obedience graduation and/or spay/neuter receipt, and we will e-transfer the refund to you that same day.


How do I become a foster home?

First, fill out our online fostering application! This will be reviewed by our foster coordinator, who will then contact you to schedule an orientation and a home visit to tell you everything you want to know!

Do I need to pay for my foster dog's food or vet care?

No! Fostering is not supposed to cost you any money, only time and love. LPDR provides all of the supplies and food you may need, as well as pays for all of our dogs' veterinary care.

What kind of dog will I be fostering?

That's up to you! We are regularly contacted about many stray, surrendered, or abandoned dogs who need a safe place to live. We post pictures and descriptions of them onto our private online foster group, so if you see one you would like to get to know, or have any questions, speak up!

What if I fall in love with my foster dog?

It happens all the time- so much so that we have a term for it, "Foster Failure". But really there's no failure in it at all, only success. LPDR foster homes always have first chance to adopt before the public, so if you can't say goodbye, you don't have to.

... one of the lucky ones!

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 We Serve. Regina, Moose Jaw, and surrounding areas in Saskatchewan.

​Lucky Paws Dog Rescue

Phone: (306) 690-SAVE (7283)
Email: luckypawsdr@gmail.com