2018 Counter

Number of dogs rescued: 36

Assisted adoptions: 5

as of 5/26/18

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Step 1. Fill out an application

We ask all potential adopters to fill out an application. Every pet has specific needs and we want to make sure you find your perfect pet and our pets find the perfect home.

New! Online Application

ESP_adopt_application (PDF)

ESP_adopt_application (Word)

You may drop off your application at our Sunday adoption event or email it to adopt (at) espnova (dot) org.  Keep in mind we strongly consider the order the applications are received but overall we go by best fit.

Highly adoptable puppies, dogs and cats are available in Virginia only. Overlooked dogs and cats are available to out of state homes.

Please understand that if any of the following apply we will not follow through with the adoption of one of our animals

  • If you intend to declaw, crop the ears off, dock the tail off, or have any other cosmetic procedures performed on your pet of interest
  • If you currently have any animals in your household that are un-altered
  • You intend to use an electric/invisible fence.
  • If the pet is intended to be given to anyone other than the individual filling out this application
  • If the pet is going to be considered an outdoor only pet or is going to be left outside unattended for any length of time
  • You are under the age of 21
  • You are not prepared for the responsibilities of a new pet
  • You cannot provide documentation that pets are accepted at your residence (applies to renters only)

Step 2: Pass a home check

If your application is approved you will be subject to a home check. We want to make sure every pet has a safe environment to live in.

Step 3: Pay the adoption fee

Before your new rescue animal goes home we ask that you pay the adoption fee.

Adult Dogs – $250
Puppies – $350

Please understand that we operate purely on donations so to help us continue to rescue more animals and recoup from the expenses we put into your pet we ask for this. At any given time we on average have $1500 worth of vet bills that need to be paid off, please don’t ask for a discount.

Puppy adoption fee includes

  • Spay or Neuter
  • Microchip
  • Rabies vaccine
  • 3 distemper vaccines
Dog adoption fee includes

  • Spay or Neuter
  • Microchip
  • Rabies vaccine
  • Distemper vaccine
  • Tested for Heartworm/Lymes/Ehrlichia
If you were to pay for items covered by the adoption fee of a medium adult dog (taken from a local vet website):

  • $300 Neuter (26-50 lb)
  • $30 Distemper vaccine
  • $20 Rabies vaccine
  • $60 Heartworm/Lymes/Ehrlichia test
  • $40 Microchip
  • $450 Total

You are saving a life and money

Adoption Guidelines:

  • We can hold a dog up to 3 days after the application is approved, after 3 days there is a $20/day boarding fee added to the adoption fee
  • Payment must be made prior to receiving the animal
  • There is a $35 returned check fee, the adopter has 3 days to pay in full with cash or the pet must be returned.