"I can't speak for myself. You are my voice."
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:
How much are your adoption fees?
Adult dogs: $250 + $50 refundable training deposit
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.