Want to adopt a puppy from the Prince & Princess Pet Shop Fire? Read this!

CLICK HERE to visit the Adoption Drawing Entry Portal!

Please continue reading as Official Rules have changed.

ADOPTION PROCESS

GENERAL INFORMATION
The Animal Foundation, in collaboration with our local rescue partner, A Home 4 Spot, is pleased to announce that the puppies from the pet store fire are finally ready to find forever homes!

The online drawing for the opportunity to adopt one of the 25 puppies from the Prince & Princess Pet Shop fire will open at 11:00 am PST on Sunday, March 23 at animalfoundation.com. Entry fees may be purchased for $250 each (the equivalent cost of each puppy’s adoption fee). Participants may purchase as many entries as they like, but to allow as many interested adopters as possible the opportunity to adopt, only one dog per household may be adopted. ALL DOGS ADOPTED WILL BE SPAYED/NEUTERED BEFORE THEY ARE ABLE TO GO HOME. (Please continue reading for Official Rules.)

Potential adopters must complete an adoption application when purchasing their entries, and will be required meet adoption requirements, including participation in a scheduled in-person adoption screening and home check, before an adoption will be finalized. The Animal Foundation/A Home For Spot reserve the right to disqualify any entry or refuse an adoption if potential adopters are unable to meet all adoption requirements or if the placement is not in the best interest of the pet. 

To read the press release regarding the new adoption drawing details, please click here. For Official Rules, please continue reading.

ENTRY FEE PROCEEDS
The entry proceeds from participants that are not selected will be used to subsidize future placements with the more than 70 rescue organizations that partner with The Animal Foundation. In the event that a Participant is not a winner of a drawing, entry fee(s) may be considered a tax-deductible donation. Please consult with your tax advisor for more details.

ADOPTION INCENTIVE
To encourage the adoption of the incredible shelter pets available at The Animal Foundation year-round, The Animal Foundation will waive the fees for the adoption of one (1) animal at either of its adoption centers or any off-site adoption event through September 30, 2014 for Drawing Participants that have not been selected as a Winner with presentation of Drawing entry receipt. A $10 city license fee will apply for Winners living in City of Las Vegas or City of North Las Vegas. Winners living in City of Henderson must register their dogs with City of Henderson (license fee is $6).

OFFICIAL RULES

PURCHASE OF ADOPTION DRAWING ENTRY FEE(S) CONSTITUTES YOUR ACCEPTANCE OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES. BY PURCHASING ADOPTION DRAWING ENTRY FEE(S), YOU ARE VERIFYING THAT ALL INFORMATION PRESENTED IS ACCURATE.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
The Prince & Princess Pet Shop Puppies Adoption Drawing (referred to herein as the Drawing) opens for entries on Sunday, March 23, 2014 at 11am PST and closes Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at 11am PST. Application entry fee purchases must be received by 11am PST on March 25. For your entry to qualify for consideration, entrants (referred to herein as Participants) must meet the following requirements:

  • Participants must be 18 years of age or older.

  • Participants must complete adoption application during entry purchase. If selected as a winner, participants must also complete an in-person adoption screening and home check, and meet all requirements for adoption,including but not limited to: presentation of a valid, government-issued ID; presentation of proof of address (utility bill, car registration, etc.) if address on government-issued ID is not up-to-date; copy of pet policy and landlord approval, if renting; ability to adopt a dog and remain within legal limit for dog adoption.

  • Winners must be available to complete a scheduled dog meet-and-greet (if they have a resident dog) and a scheduled in-person adoption screening and home check March 26-29, and must pick up their dog no later than 24 hours after adoption approval.

  • Drawing is not open to out-of-state adopters.

WINNER NOTIFICATION

Winners will be determined after the Drawing end date/time and will be notified via email and phone no later than Wednesday, March 26. Winners must contact designated personnel at The Animal Foundation no later than 7pm on Thursday, March 27 to confirm interest in adoption. Following receipt of confirmation of intent to adopt, Winners must be available to complete scheduled dog meet-and-greet (if they have a resident dog) and a scheduled in-person adoption screening and home check no later than Saturday, March 29. Winners must be available to pick up their dog within 24 hours of notification of adoption approval.

In the event it is determined that a Winner has not complied with these Official Rules, has failed to present any required documents within the specified time period, is unable to meet specified deadlines, has made false statements, or due to landlord restrictions, current number of pets in the household, or other qualifying factors is unable to adopt, the Winner will be disqualified and an alternate winner will be selected at random.

RESTRICTIONS AND NOTIFICATIONS

  • No refunds will be issued.

  • Odds of winning depend on number of eligible entries.

  • Limit one (1) adoption per household.

  • Participants may purchase multiple entries for one dog or entries for multiple dogs, but are limited to one adoption per household. One (1) winner will be chosen at random for each dog. Winners will be selected in the order the dogs are listed in the online entry portal. Once a participant has been selected as winner for a dog, that participant will be ineligible to win any subsequent drawings.

  • Winning entry is not transferable, is not redeemable for cash, and is not exchangeable for any other dog from the Prince & Princess Pet Shop fire.

  • Employees of The Animal Foundation and their immediate families are prohibited from entering.

  • The Animal Foundation, in partnership with A Home 4 Spot, reserves the right to disqualify any entry and adoption for any reason, in its sole and absolute discretion.

  • Raffle fee paid by Winner will include spay/neuter, microchip, up-to-date vaccines, a starter bag of dog food and a voucher good for a complimentary wellness exam at participating veterinary hospitals. An additional $10 city license fee will apply for Winners living in City of Las Vegas or City of North Las Vegas. Winners living in City of Henderson must register their dogs with City of Henderson (license fee is $6).

RELEASE
By participating in the Drawing, each participant and winner waives any and all claims of liability against The Animal Foundation or its employees and agents, and A Home 4 Spot or its employees and agents, for any personal injury or loss which may occur from the conduct of, or participation in, the Drawing, or from the adoption of any dog.

CONDUCT AND DECISIONS
By participating in the Drawing, participants agree to be bound by the decisions of The Animal Foundation and A Home 4 Spot personnel. Persons who violate any rule, gain unfair advantage in participating in the Contest, or obtain winner status using fraudulent means will be disqualified. Unsportsmanlike, disruptive, annoying, harassing or threatening behavior is prohibited. The Animal Foundation and A Home 4 Spot will interpret these rules and resolve any disputes, conflicting claims or ambiguities concerning the rules or the Drawing and the The Animal Foundation/A Home 4 Spot’s decisions concerning such disputes shall be final. If the conduct or outcome of the Drawing is affected by human error, any mechanical malfunctions or failures of any kind, intentional interference or any event beyond the control of The Animal Foundation/A Home 4 Spot, The Animal Foundation and A Home 4 Spot reserve the right to terminate this Drawing, or make such other decisions regarding the outcome as The Animal Foundation deems appropriate. All decisions will be made by The Animal Foundation and A Home 4 Spot and are final.

  • http://batman-news.com Bianca

    Where is the raffle portal? Can I get a link?

    • Meghan_AnimalFoundation

      Hi Bianca! The online raffle portal will not be live until Friday (time TBD). Check back for more details. A link for the portal will be available on our homepage at animalfoundation.com!

  • Christine Montez

    What a scam–shame on you for allowing this raffle!!! These puppies will wind up harmed because they went to the wrong home or they will be resold for a profit. SHAME ON YOU !!!

    • Meghan_AnimalFoundation

      Hi Christine — we have received THOUSANDS of calls, emails and messages via social media from people interested in adopting the dogs from the fire. We felt that a raffle process was a fair way to give every interested adopter a chance to open their heart and home to a dog in need. Raffle participants must complete an adoption application and if chosen, must still complete an in-person adoption screening. The Animal Foundation is dedicated to finding the best possible homes for these dogs, and can and will deny adoptions if the raffle winners do not meet all adoption requirements or if the placement is not in the best interest of the pet. Additionally, we are hoping to facilitate the adoption of many, many more animals through this process: any raffle participant who is not selected as a winner can redeem their raffle receipt through 12/31/14 for the adoption of any other animal at our adoption centers! We hope that many, many, many shelter pets in need of forever homes will find them through this process.

      • David08K

        what a joke!

    • Rosemary

      Don’t turn a good thing into a bad thing.

      • RealGrumpyGirl

        Don’t be naïve. Christine is correct. If this is such a great idea how about everyone simply donate $250 to the AF every year? That would be the best thing. Or better yet, maybe everyone could spay and neuter their pets (we can only HOPE the lucky raffle winners will be responsible and not re sell the puppies, use them for breeding or bait dogs).

        • Meghan_AnimalFoundation

          Spay and neuter is one of the most important components to ending pet overpopulation in Southern Nevada! ALL dogs adopted from our adoption centers are spayed and neutered — the dogs from the pet store fire will be spayed and neutered, too!

        • Packin

          First off, kindly read this page before spouting ignorance…..This page *clearly* states that ALL of the puppies WILL be spayed/neutered before they are adopted out. Secondly, what moron is going to pay $250 for a bait dog, when there are (unfortunately) so many other avenues for acquiring an animal for this purpose.

        • LVlady6405

          You obviously didn’t read the rules. All the pet will be spayed or neutered before placement into the homes. So they wont be able to breed. The people applying for a chance to win the raffle are held to the same standards that any person adopting is held to. So RealGrumpyGirl you should heed your own advice and simply donate and not worry about participating in the raffle.

    • Packin

      There are no guarantees that absolutely no harm will be done to these puppies, JUST AS there are no guarantees of safety with ANY shelter or rescue organization. Shame on YOU, for being so delusional and unrealistic.

  • Hakeem

    Hi, my question is: can a raffle entrant purchase a ticket for a particular breed that is offered? Or is the ticket for any random breed offered? Please advise.qq

    • Meghan_AnimalFoundation

      Hey there, Hakeem! You will be able to purchase tickets for the exact dog you are interested in. The raffle portal will have each dog listed, with a photo and information (including age/sex). If you have any other questions, let us know!

      • Hakeem

        Thanks for clarifying this for me!! Thanks and be well! I hope to win for my family and I.

  • Cali

    What are the breeds of the puppies?

    • Meghan_AnimalFoundation

      Hi Cali – there are a variety of breeds including Yorkshire Terrier, Maltese, French Bulldog, Miniature Schnauzer, Chihuahua, and Pug!

      • Lisa

        Wasn’t there a Dachshund puppy?

        • Meghan_AnimalFoundation

          Yep!

      • Lisa

        Wasn’t there a Dachshund puppy also?

        • Meghan_AnimalFoundation

          Hi Lisa — you can preview the dogs available for adoption through the adoption raffle process on our facebook page at facebook.com/animalfoundation!

  • Cathie

    I really believe that this may be the fairest way to conduct the adoption of these precious
    Puppies, the raffle money will go to a great foundation and hopefully will push towards getting all of the animals at the shelter a warm and loving home. I too am hoping to bring
    a new baby into our lives ! Good luck to ALL !!

  • Heather D.

    These puppies are already spayed/neutered?

    • Meghan_AnimalFoundation

      Hi Heather! Some of the dogs are already altered. The dogs that are not yet spayed/neutered will be altered before they can go home.

  • Lisa Mirabel

    I have adopted from Animal Foundation many times, cats and dogs. I wish I could adopt at this time, but can’t because I am living in a rented condo. Anyway , my question is, will you be spaying and neutering before you release the dogs, as always? I hope so. That will keep a lot of people from trying to sell or breed them.

    • Meghan_AnimalFoundation

      Hey Lisa — yes! All dogs adopted from this process, as well as all dogs adopted through regular adoption procedures, are spayed/neutered before they can go home.

  • Laura Mercer

    Sure wish all these folks would go adopt a dog from the Animal Foundation regardless of type/age of dog. 21,000 animals lost there life there last year because they were homeless and nobody came for them. Poor animals, and yet people are frothing at the mouth to get a hold of a puppymill puppy. Head Slap on Las Vegas.

    • Meghan_AnimalFoundation

      We’ve got lots of AMAZING animals available for adoption every single day! They can all be viewed online at http://www.animalfoundation.com/adopt/adoption-search/! We receive an average of 110 new animals every single day. If we don’t have the kind of dog you’re looking for now, chances are it won’t be long before we do! You can also fill out the “Request a Pet” form on our website, which will notify you via email whenever the kind of animal(s) you are interested in adopting are made available for adoption. For details, visit http://www.animalfoundation.com/adopt/request-a-pet/!

  • Meghan_AnimalFoundation

    Hey Lynne! We’re glad you’re excited! Yes, you will be able to state your preference for the exact dog you are interested in adopting when you purchase your ticket(s).

  • Meghan_AnimalFoundation

    The puppies range in age, from 3 months to 6 months. There is also one 9-year-old dog and one 6-year-old dog.

  • Meghan_AnimalFoundation

    Great questions! All dogs will be spayed/neutered before going to their new homes, regardless of where their new owners live!

    • ckblv

      THANK YOU so much for your reply. I couldn’t find that information on the website or in the LVRJ articles and I was getting nervous. I could see people getting one of these dogs and breeding it, because you know someone would.

      • Meghan_AnimalFoundation

        You’re welcome! ALL dogs adopted from our adoption centers are spayed/neutered before they can go home. In Southern Nevada, it’s the law and we encourage everyone with an owned pet to spay or neuter their animal to help fight pet overpopulation, regardless of where they live. Snip, snip, hooray!

  • Mia

    Do you think it’s justified to charge so much for one RAFFLE TICKET with no guarantee that you will get a puppy. It would make more sense to charge less for each raffle ticket and then just ask the winners to pay the adoption fee for the puppy when they win. You’re asking for a hefty fee without the guarantee of even getting a puppy in return. Also, I love all animals and I hope that all of the wonderful animals at the shelter get adopted. However, there is nothing wrong with wanting a pure breed dog, especially if you are looking for one that is hypoallergenic and doesn’t shed fur. People need to get off their high horses condemning others that are looking for a particular type or breed of dog.

    • Meghan_AnimalFoundation

      Hi Mia — thanks for reaching out! The raffle ticket cost is the equivalent of the adoption fee for each of these dogs, and will serve as the adoption fee for the winning participants. This includes a spay/neuter surgery, microchip, up-to-date vaccines, a starter bag of pet food, and a voucher good for a complimentary wellness exam at participating veterinary hospitals. Interested adopters who are not selected as a raffle winner can present their receipt as a voucher good for the adoption of any other incredible shelter pet at one of our Adoption Centers through December 31, 2014. We receive an average of 110 NEW animals every day, including many of the breeds that will be available for adoption through this raffle. If there is a specific type of animal you are looking for, you can always use the Request a Pet tool on our website at http://www.animalfoundation.com/adopt/request-a-pet/. Just complete the form, click the confirmation link in the email you receive, and you’ll be signed up to get updates as soon as a pet matching your description is available for adoption!

  • RealGrumpyGirl

    I was thinking the EXACT same thing!

  • Adriene

    I was told by staff that the French bulldog would likely be given to one of the fireman who rescued the pups… So is this still the case or will the Frenchie also be in the raffle???

    • Meghan_AnimalFoundation

      Hi Adriene! Anyone interested in adopting one of the 27 dogs rescued from the fire is required to participate in the online raffle. All 27 dogs will be made available through the raffle and winners will be drawn at random. The French Bulldog will be available through the adoption raffle to the winning raffle participant as long as the participant meets all adoption requirements and passes an in-person adoption screening.

  • http://lickynosticky.tumblr.com Y’KIMIA

    will we know how many people entered the raffle for the specific dog??

    • Meghan_AnimalFoundation

      Hi Y’kimia — the website system won’t update automatically, but it’s a great suggestion. We’re checking with our website team to see what our possibilities are!

  • Jenny

    I can’t wait! In December I visited that pet store and fell in love with a puppy that they had for sale. But, the price that she was asking for was too much! :( I’ve been thinking about that puppy ever since and when I saw him in the news I was so excited that there could be a chance in me bringing him home!! I really hope I’m able to adopt him and finally bring him home!! :)

    • Meghan_AnimalFoundation

      Best of luck, Jenny!

  • Desert

    Are there any english bulldog puppies

    • Meghan_AnimalFoundation

      No English Bulldogs, but there is a French Bulldog!

  • Sherry

    Megan_animal foundation: This is so hard, I have put my name in since you have had these puppies and have been checking in a lot on the status of the puppies..I lost my Yorkie last summer at age 15 and have been looking for another one…Craigslist and most ads are just scams….I was so hoping to adopt one of these puppies even if it was more than $250…I know how much it costs to raise them and how much vet bills can run….I just feel so let down since I have been checking on these puppies from the beginning and really want one for a forever home..I know you are honoring a dog if people don’t win these puppies, which is so great. But I really want a puppy to train like my other Yorkie….That was the purpose of wanting one of these, not because they are from this Arson or the price..I would have paid more……Anyway just feel like I have been let down even though there may have been people ahead of me, now with the raffle chances are much much slimmer…..And If I was just looking to adopt it would be fine, but I really wanted a puppy for I want to train the puppy and if you are familiar with Yorkies, they are hard to potty train and take time to train..They need a lot of attention and love….

    • Meghan_AnimalFoundation

      Hi Sherry — thanks so much for your feedback. We understand that some people may be frustrated by or disagree with the process we’ve selected for finding forever homes for these dogs. Since the dogs came into our care in late January, we have received more than 1,000 inquiries from interested adopters and felt that the best way to guarantee everyone interested in adopting had a fair chance to bring a dog home was through a raffle. Please know that we receive an average of 110 NEW animals every day, and as we move into the spring season, more puppies will be entering our care. Chances are that it won’t be long until we have the kind of dog you’re looking for. If you are interested in adopting one of the puppies from the pet store fire, we encourage you to participate in the raffle, which begins tomorrow at 3:00pm. If you aren’t selected as a winner, don’t worry. Litter season is coming! Just fill out a “Request a Pet” form on our website at http://www.animalfoundation.com/adopt/request-a-pet/. Once you complete the form, you’ll receive an email — make sure to click the confirmation link! As soon as you’ve confirmed, you’ll receive emails automatically when an animal matching your desired characteristics is made available for adoption. You can also view our adoption search page, which is updated every hour, on the hour. You will be able to present your raffle receipt in exchange for the adoption of any animal of your choice through 12/31/14.

  • Wesley Young

    WHAT IF WE BUY TWO TICKETS FOR TWO DIFFERENT DOGS AND GET CHOSEN CAN WE PICK THE ONE WE WANT OR ARE YOU GOING TO PICK A TICKET FOR EACH BREED BECAUSE YOU HAVE ONLY ONE OF THE BREED i WOULD LIKE TO GET SO IF i BUY TWO TICKETS ONE FOR EACH BREED

    • Meghan_AnimalFoundation

      Hi Welsey! Raffle tickets will be drawn in the order the dogs are listed in the Raffle portal. You are able to purchase raffle tickets for multiple dogs, but are limited to one adoption per household. Once you have been selected as a winner for one dog, you are ineligible to win a later ticket drawing for a different dog. If you are not selected as a raffle winner, you can bring your raffle receipt to either of our adoption centers through 12/31/14 and exchange it for the adoption of one of our incredible shelter pets in need of a forever home!

      • Wesley Young

        What if the puppy I want is not the one I want are the tickets got the breeds on them so we can state the breed we want

  • Jessie

    Is each dog designated to a specific winner? Or can the winning ticket come pick which pup he or she wants? (First come first serve)

    • Meghan_AnimalFoundation

      Hey Jessie! Great question! When the raffle portal goes live, you will be able to purchase tickets for the specific dog(s) you’re interested in adopting. Raffle tickets will be drawn in the order the dogs are listed in the portal. Once you are selected for one dog, you are ineligible to win any other ticket drawings for other dogs. We’re limiting the raffle to one dog per household to allow as many of the thousands of interested adopters an opportunity to provide a wonderful, loving, forever home to these pets. If you are not selected as a raffle winner, you can bring your raffle receipt to either of our adoption centers through 12/31/14 and exchange it for the adoption of one of our amazing pets in need!

  • KC

    Will photos of the puppies be on the website prior to the raffle?

  • Terry DeCarlo

    Please remember:

    WINNER NOTIFICATION

    WINNERS will be determined after the Raffle end date and WILL BE NOTIFIED VIA EMAIL AND PHONE ON FRIDAY, MARCH 14. Winners must contact designated personnel at The Animal Foundation no later than 7pm on Saturday, March 15 to confirm interest in adoption. Following receipt of confirmation of intent to adopt WINNERS MUST be available to complete in-person adoption screening and PICK UP ADOPTED DOG NO LATER THAN CLOSE OF BUSINESS ON SUNDAY, MARCH 16.

  • Terry DeCarlo

    If we are unable to pick-up our dog within 2 days of being notified of winning our dog will be given to an alternate winner selected at random. Correct?

    • Meghan_AnimalFoundation

      Hey Terry — that’s correct! We will contact winners on Friday, March 14 via the email and phone number listed in the adoption application. Winners have until 7:00pm on Saturday, March 15 to call and confirm interest in adopting the dog they have won and must be able to complete the adoption screening and pick up by 7:00pm on Sunday, March 16. If any of those deadlines cannot be met, an alternate winner will be selected at random.

      • Terry DeCarlo

        Cool. Thx.

  • Jessie

    So the computer will randomly pick a winner? Or is it by hand? And do you truly expect to have thousands of entry’s?

    • Meghan_AnimalFoundation

      Hi Jessie! Pawsome question! It’s all computer-generated and 100% random…not by hand. We’ve had more than 1,000 inquiries from interested adopters since the dogs entered our care, but that doesn’t mean all of those people will choose to participate in the raffle.

  • Ann Dc

    where can we see pictures?

  • Meghan_AnimalFoundation

    Hey Terry! Thanks for the great questions! We encourage out-of-state adopters to apply if they can meet the timeframes outlined in the Official Rules above. We want to find these dogs incredible homes and get them into those homes as quickly as possible — they have already been in our care for more than a month. If winners are unable to meet the timelines outlined in the Official Rules, an alternate winner will be picked at random and contacted. That means that even if you aren’t the initial winner, you could still be bringing a puppy home! Those deadlines will be adjusted for alternate winners based on when our staff receives notification that the initial winner is unable or unwilling to meet the deadlines outlined in the Official Rules. If you have any additional questions, please let us know!

  • Meghan_AnimalFoundation

    Hey Robbie! Great points! Check back tomorrow at 3:00pm to read some of the requirements in the Adoption Application all participants are required to complete!

  • Meghan_AnimalFoundation

    Bring on the questions, Lynne! We’re here to help! The set-up requires that you purchase tickets for the specific dog or dogs you are interested in adopting. General requests are not able to be accommodated. To preview the dogs available for adoption, visit our Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/animalfoundation! Maybe one or two of the dogs will catch your eye…and win your heart!

  • Meghan_AnimalFoundation

    I’m so sorry for your loss, Jeanetta! Losing a pet is incredibly difficult, and you are in our thoughts! Thank you, from the bottom of our hearts, for your dedication to our shelter pets.

    • Jeanetta Burden

      Thank you; I really want a older dog to care for. But this got me off the fence!! I will check facebook for a loving face. I have a 14 yr old POM, that I took in when my brother died in 2005.

  • Meghan_AnimalFoundation

    Thanks for the kudos, Dog Lover! I’m just glad we can help answer questions for those interested in adopting. The Animal Foundation truly believes that all 27 dogs from the fire, as well as countless other amazing shelter pets, will find wonderful, loving forever homes. We’re glad to see members of our community as excited as we are! Thank you for your support of the lost, unwanted and abandoned pets entering our shelter every day!

  • Meghan_AnimalFoundation

    Hi Michelle – thank you so much for your comment. We understand that not everyone agrees with our decision to find homes through a raffle and want to stress that we are determined to find the best possible homes for each dog from the fire, just as we work to find great homes for the more than 10,000 pets we adopt each year. Interested adopters who participate in the raffle will be subject to The Animal Foundation’s adoption screening process, including completion of an adoption application and an in-person adoption screening. We can and will deny adoptions to raffle participants who do not meet all adoption requirements or in the event that the placement is not in the best interest of the pet. It is also important to note that participants who are not selected as winners will be able to exchange their receipt for the adoption of any other incredible shelter pet available for adoption at our two adoption locations through December 31, 2014. We truly believe that through, this process, everybody — people and shelter pets — wins!

  • Meghan_AnimalFoundation

    Thanks for the suggestion, Christopher! We just added that to the very top of this page!

  • Meghan_AnimalFoundation

    Hey Sarah! The system doesn’t update automatically, but we’ve reached out to our website team to see if they have any ideas. It’s a great suggestion!

  • Karen Wolfe Webb

    would love to have one of the puppies but I am not available those dates. I would just pay the price or more., but would want to be able to pick the one I want and not use the raffle.. They would have an awesome home with me. I had my Golden Retreiver for 13.5 years lost her in January. She is missed very much and I have a lot of love to give!! I hope they all find wonderful caring homes. Check adopting parents well!!!!

  • John Watson

    I am a volunteer at the animal foundation and know first hand that they have a great intention on truly helping these animals. They should be greatly applauded for what they do. For all you people who don’t understand this, instead of whining and crying about the raffle process, why don’t you put in some blood, sweat and tears like I and many others do, to help these animals. You negative people are the reason why everyone in the world thinks how dumb the average American is. Your logic is so utterly dumb. Kudos to all at the Animal Shelter for what they are doing!

    • Meghan_AnimalFoundation

      Hi John! Thanks so much for all you do as one of our pawsome volunteers! We appreciate your support!

  • lynne enerson

    Just read about the raffle postponement. Is it a question of determining ownership ?? Do you have any idea of how long the postponement might last.
    So sorry for you and the pups.

    Lynne

    • Meghan_AnimalFoundation

      Hi Lynne — The adoption drawing is scheduled to go forward beginning tomorrow, Sunday, March 23 at 11:00am. Please read the Official Rules posted to this page, as they have changed!

  • Tracy

    This is a sensitive situation and the puppies are just innocent victims. I truly wish this was not so highly, publicly profiled. Thank goodness The Animal Foundation is in custody of them versus the family of the accused…. My thoughts are two-fold. First, the raffle will help a Kill Shelter to save more lifes, and/or maintain the ones they have for longer. NO dog should be killed. NO Dog. If this ‘raffle’ helps the foundation, it’s a good reason behind. However, why are the puppies being publicly displayed, and interest based on their pure-bred bloodline when a true animal lover should adopt a dog out of pure love and devotion -not for the type. The puppies are adorable – all are. The fact they will be spayed/neuter helps ease the concern they would be bred or sold to a puppy mill for the purpose. I just wish this all ends soon and all the puppies, and the two adult dogs find loving, nurturing homes. They have been through enough. I also hope, and pray, all the dogs at the Animal Foundation will find homes based on this public recognition. It breaks my heart — cause they give so much back. Animal Foundation please consider other sources beyond this purpose, after this is resolved – to create sources to support the care of animals – and please don’t KILL the dogs. Open an Animal Thrift Store – I have donated clothing and furniture, etc to many – one in Pt.St. Lucie, FL, and another in Saugerties, NY. All proceeds of the merchandise – goes towards the care and well being of shelter animals. It helps all. God bless all the animals and to those with the genuine interest at heart. Also…please microchip all animals….Thank youl.

  • Otter

    The effort the animal foundation is putting in is the same as any of the other pets. It’s the media that is making a big deal. You should go rant on their pages. Oh and 3…2…1… your post is still here and it’s been 6 days. These people aren’t trying to hide anything. They are trying to give the best chances to these dogs. Maybe having to buy a raffle with no guarantee of winning one of the puppies will detour the people that are in it for the wrong reasons. People that are willing to put $250 up for A dog with only “hope” of getting one of these dogs are people that want a dog. Not people that want a puppy store dog.

  • Michelle Frey

    Do ANY of you actually READ the article? They will all be spayed and neutered and therefore CANNOT breed. And I can’t imagine someone being stupid enough to try resell a dog for more $ that can’t be bred. Everyone needs to freakin get over this and stop wasting our tax dollars and mefia time on these dogs and get the to Good homes (that will be investigated for God sake! )

  • Packin

    “All they care about is money”??? If you think it is that simple, Sarah, then kindly foot their bill for a month or two. THEN we’ll see who cares about making money to keep the wheels in motion to continue adopting out animals.

  • George Washington

    Seems fair enough. What does it coat to adopt a mutt? Not $250 I hope. I looked at available dogs and almost all came up as Pit Bulls which is the last animal I want. Sorry about that and please don’t bother to argue with me. the other five or six were chihuahuas. Also, no interest.

    • Meghan_AnimalFoundation

      Hi George! Thanks for reaching out! Our adoption fees for dogs range from $105-250 and include spay/neuter, microchip, up-to-date vaccines and more! If you didn’t find the type of dog you were looking for during your first online search, please don’t give up! We receive an average of 110 new animals every single day, and while our adoption population currently consists of mostly Pit bulls and Chihuahuas, we always have tons of other great dogs available. If you’re looking for a specific breed or breed mix, please use our “Request a Pet” feature at http://www.animalfoundation.com/adopt/request-a-pet/ — by completing this form (and making sure to confirm when you receive the email), you’ll get daily updates via email of adoptable pets matching your criteria. You can also keep your eyes tuned to our adoption search page, which is updated every hour, on the hour, with adoptable pets! Let me know if you have any questions!

  • George Washington

    Just wondering. Can anybody just open a pet store and sell dogs and cats? If so, we need some changes here in Nevada. There appears to be big gaps in the protection of animals, as was the case of the lamentable “Las Vegas Zoo” that I think finally closed.

  • Wesley Young

    where is the page to purchase the ticket for the dogs

    • Meghan_AnimalFoundation

      Hi Wesley – the page will go live at 11:00am today at animalfoundation.com!

  • Meghan_AnimalFoundation

    Hi Laura! The online drawing portal will go live at 11:00am this morning at animalfoundation.com. You have until 11:00am on Tuesday to complete your entry, which includes an adoption application and entry payment. After the drawing closes, we will randomly select winners and contact them, which will happen no later than end of day Wednesday! Let us know if you have any other questions!

  • Vicki Raymond

    This whole situation is a mess! You have people frantically scrambling to save 27 puppies. And many of those people are willing to blindly offer $250+ for a chance to adopt a possible pup! But WHICH ONE? I, too, feel for the puppies but, unlike everyone else, feel that this should have NEVER gone this far! Why did a horrible disaster turn into such a fiasco? There were 27 pups that should’ve been taken by the Animal Foundation and placed in foster care until suitable homes were found–this NEVER should’ve gone this far! And even thou I’d love to own one of the puppies, I can’t afford endless tickets at $250 each and hope that I can choose the puppy I want! Ultimately, even with the home visits and adoption requirements, there is NO guarantee that one (or more!!) of these pups won’t end up back at the shelter. The Animal Foundation deals with hundreds of unwanted animals for an unlimited list of reasons & I’m sure that a $250 raffle price offers no greater guarantee than the normal fee! If you’re looking for a new FOREVER FRIEND–the best way to decide is to visit with the dog (or cat!!) and see whether they seem to fit with you & your family lifestyle. Blindly buying a ticket offers NO guarantee that the pet fits your family–if you’re looking for that special friend and you’re willing to make the commitment–pass on the raffle & visit the shelter. Make a list of your family demands–do you like the outdoors? do you like to camp or hike? do you have the TIME it takes to housebreak & socialize a pup? If not, maybe an older pet will do! Don’t make a decision based on a media hype! Make a decision based on where you are in your life and whether (or not!!) you can make a commitment of ten+ years. Pets AREN’T an accessory–they are truly your FOREVER FRIEND!! And the Animal Foundation has plenty of furry friends that are looking for FOREVER HOMES!!!

  • Lisa Lavelle

    Wow! I’m so impressed with this raffle idea. I wasn’t sure at first. The $250 seemed high, but I just read in the rules all that the winning families are getting. The price includes spay/neuter, vaccines, microchip, food, wellness exam! Holy cow – just a spay or neuter would cost that much. Good job!! Great job!

  • Meghan_AnimalFoundation

    Hi Jo-Ann – For the drawing, those selected to adopt one of the 25 dogs from the fire must complete a home check with representatives from The Animal Foundation and our rescue partner, A Home 4 Spot. If you choose to adopt a dog from The Animal Foundation outside of this process, we do not conduct home checks, but you will still need to complete an in-person adoption screening. Let us know if you have any questions!

    • Jo-Ann M.

      Thank you Meghan!

  • Meghan_AnimalFoundation

    Hi Erica – The two older special needs dogs were transferred to our rescue partner, A Home 4 Spot. If you are interested in adopting them, please contact A Home 4 Spot directly!

  • DoYouSprinkleDotCom

    If people are stupid enough to think they will be getting a breeding dog from the animal foundation, let the idiots think it. They should seriously know better!

  • David08K

    Can $250 be tax deductible?

  • uhavegot2bekidn

    I have adopted 2 puppies from you guys and neither time did I pay $250.00. If you are not exploiting these puppies as a “fund raiser” why does it cost so much now? My understanding is it depends on the types of dog you want for how much it cost but yet you are charging the same amount for each dog regardless the breed. I think the fair way to do this would have been the same way everything else is done. First come, first serve. You still could have all the checks then that you say are going to be done. Also where were all these people at while the dogs were at the pet store? Why didn’t they adopt one of these pups then? Why all of a sudden are these the most wanted dogs in Southern Nevada? Doesn’t EVERY dog deserve a forever home? Should EVERY dog be saved from sure death if they are not adopted? I just think it’s crazy how now all of a sudden people want these dogs

  • Vicki Raymond

    STOP, all of this is very simple! There are thousands of unwanted animals, yes including purebred dogs & cats!! What people see as an advantage to purchasing a (PUREBRED?!?) puppy or kitten from a pet shop is that they think that they can breed their animals & sell the babies!?! Sorry, anyone using that train of thought to acquire a new pet shouldn’t be allowed to own a pet! Ah, there are NO home checks or requirements via a pet shop–aside from a credit card or checking account–so people buy a pet on impulse and have NO idea how to properly care for their newest family member. And while most think that Pet Shops get their dogs & cats from reputable breeders-NOTHING can be further from the truth! Many of these puppies & kittens come from puppy mills in the midwest–the conditions are deplorable & the dogs/cats live horrific lifes in small cages doing nothing but having pups/kittens! And in Clark County, in order to breed your dog you need a KENNEL license from your local Animal Foundation! If you truly want a specific breed of dog–contact the AKC/the American Kennel Club–& they can provide you with a list of reputable and certified breeders & they will further discuss whether breeding is/or isn’t an option with your new pet. However, any animal purchased via the raffle or thru the Animal Foundation is spayed/neutered so as to prevent MORE unwanted animals!! The Raffle is a way to help offset some of the costs that the Animal Foundation has incurred & this (in NO way!!) compensates them for the care that these puppies have received since their arrival in January! When you adopt any animal from them, it has already been checked out by a vet, received any necessary vaccinations, and is either spayed or neutered! Everyone needs to back off of the Animal Foundation & if anyone wants to win one of the raffle puppies for breeding–you’re SOL!! The only advantage to knowing what breed you’re falling in love with is that a temperament & size can be partially pre-determined, based on the breed! Nothing guarantees a happy heathy puppy than it’s owner!! I sincerely hope that each & every one of these pups find a wonderful FOREVER HOME & please know that even if you don’t win the raffle for one of these puppies–there are plenty of other dogs available at the Animal Foundation that can certainly fill your heart with a lifetime of LOVE!!

  • Keonicub

    Hello, I was wondering what will happen to the little Chihuahua that no one has put their name in for? Will someone who does not get a puppy be able to get that one if they want it?