Alumnus Saylor, 3 months post-adoption!

Alumnus Saylor, 3 months post-adoption!

The only limit to the number of dogs we can save is the number of foster homes we have available. All of the dogs in our rescue are living as a family member in a foster home!

We receive more requests for help than we could ever honor and hope that our work brings us to a day when there are less pit bulls that are deemed expendable. So where do we get our dogs from? The majority of the dogs that we rescue come from Indiana shelters. Occasionally, when resources align, we partner with another rescue to help them move a dog by pulling that dog into our rescue. Typically, the rescue that is requesting assistance is not a pit bull focused group and therefore, the pit bull in their rescue is not receiving adoption applications. We are currently not rescuing puppies. The past couple of years of rescuing puppies here in Indianapolis has shown us that puppies will not die in the shelter. Read more about our decision on puppies on our blog.

No dog is pulled into the rescue without being seen and evaluated by a Casa del Toro volunteer.

Since we are an all volunteer organization we are limited in the amount of resources we can extend, including our ability to travel to distant areas in the state of Indiana. We do not typically adopt outside of the state of Indiana, and applicants that are generally more than an hour outside of the greater Indianapolis area may be referred to another rescue or shelter closer to their proximity. We require 2 personal references, a vet reference (if you have one, if not we can offer recommendations) and perform a home visit prior to adoption. We review each application thoroughly to match the right applicant with the right dog. Thanks for your patience. 


Adopt don't shop!

Adopt don't shop!

Adoption Fees

  • $200 - adult
  • $150 - senior (8 years & up)

Adoption Includes

  • Spay/neuter surgery (every dog is altered prior to adoption)
  • Rabies vaccination
  • Up-to-date on all routine, annual vaccinations (DAPPv and Bordetella)
  • Up-to-date on all monthly flea, tick, and heart worm preventative
  • Microchip
  • Heartworm tested
  • All supplies needed: crate, food, toys, etc.
  • Free basic obedience training class

 

 


We provide everything you need to help you get off on the right foot (or paw) with your next best friend!


Adopter expectations

  • All animals in the household will be altered (spay/neutered) unless there is a medical condition that prohibits altering.
  • All animals in the household will be up-to-date on annual vaccinations and monthly flea, tick or heat worm preventative. 

Please take your time and complete the entire application. Your thorough answers enable us to determine if we have a perfect match for your home. If you have any questions please contact: adopt@cdtrescue.org.

    Adopter Information
    Name *
    Name
    Phone *
    Phone
    Address *
    Address
    For yourself, companion for existing dog, companion for children, etc?
    Living Situation
    Own or Rent? If you rent, please provide landlord contact information (name and phone number or email address).
    Please provide ages of all minors.
    Include such things as species, breed, age, spay/neuter status, etc.
    Yes, no or other. If other, please describe.
    Experience and Behavior
    Are you prepared for the additional financial expense (i.e. insurance) of owning a pit bull? Are you prepared to receive potentially negative attention for owning a pit bull?
    Active, moderate, couch-pit-tato, anything in between?
    Obedience training, behavioral consultation, etc.
    Referrals
    Please provide the name and number of your Veterinarian. If this is a new vet for you please let us know.
    Please list the name and number of a personal reference (not a family member).
    Please list the name and number of a personal reference (not family).
    Date
    Date

    What to expect next?

    A Casa del Toro volunteer will call you to complete a 15 minute phone questionnaire. Please have a vet reference and two personal references available. Thank you for considering a Casa del Toro pit bull as your next pet!

    Helena

    Helena

    Riley

    Riley