All dogs and puppies adopted from Outrun Rescue receive vaccinations, deworming, microchip, flea/tick medication, spay/neuter (dogs over 8 months of age) or a spay/neuter voucher (puppies 7 months old and younger) and a month of food courtesy of Royal Canin.
Adult dogs participate in either our training program or our golden years program as described below. Puppies receive puppy socialization, puppy culture, begin to learn housetraining and sit.
Outrun dogs may have arrived via a pound, a rescue, a surrender or a veterinarian referral. Regardless of their origins, they all share one thing in common – they need our help to step into their new homes, families and lives.
At Outrun we provide the training they need to take that final step. Our goal is to ensure that all of the Outrun dogs over the age of 6 months are well on their way to achieving a “Canine Good Neighbour” designation. Please refer to the CKC Canine Good Neighbour Program for more information.
Outrun dogs and puppies are adopted with continuing support from our certified trainers and behaviorists to help your new dog settle into their new home. We are available to help you with every step of your journey because we know that adopted dogs can often take 3 days to decompress, 3 weeks to know your routine and 3 months to feel at home.
Outrun Adult Dogs are with us for an average of 6 weeks. During that time the dogs stay first at our kennel to begin a training program, and then with a foster home who works on individualized training goals.
Prior to adoption, our adult dogs are housetrained, crate trained, comfortable with a basic veterinary restraint, have some basic obedience and are learning how to walk on a leash. All of our training is based on Fear Free methods and positive reinforcement is built into the program.
The average dog eats 2 bags of food and 3 containers of treats. That's $65/bag of food and $12/container of treats so a total average of $166 for food/treats per dog. Please see our “Get Involved!” page for ways you can help us to sponsor a dog to pay for the food costs of one of our rehabs.
Sometimes life changes and our beloved family members find themselves looking for a new home in their Golden Years. The dogs at Outrun who find themselves in our Golden Years Program are looking for a home who can provide the Long Term Senior Care they require. It is hard for all of us to get older and as we age, just like humans, our seniors sometimes need additional care. The dogs in our Golden Years Program are not actively enrolled in the CGN Training Program that the younger dogs receive as they are often simply looking for a soft place to land.
Outrun dogs all receive their DAPV+R vaccines, Deworming, Flea/Tick Medication, Spay/Neuter, and Microchip. Some of our dogs arrive with pre-existing medical conditions that need to be resolved before adoption, and some will go home with long term or lifelong conditions.
Our Outrun puppies have all been health cleared by a veterinarian, have received DAPV vaccines, Deworming, Flea/Tick Medication, and Microchips. They go home with a Spay/Neuter Voucher to help their new owners complete the requirements of their adoptions contracts.
Our lead dog trainer is certified as a Fear Free Shelters Graduate, has the Applied Animal Behavior Certificate from the University of Washington, is certified as an Affiliate of the International Association of Animal Behaviour Consultants and has been training dogs for more than 15 years. She is experienced with rescue dog behaviour and has actively participated in both Agility and Herding Competitions with her own dogs.
If you would like to apply to adopt an OutRun dog or puppy, please complete our application and you may be invited to come to our facility (or foster home) and meet our dogs! You may be required to work with your new OutRun dog prior to taking him or her home as many of our canine friends need the stability of getting to know their new roommates before moving in.
We look forward to meeting you.
If you are interested in adopting a dog from Outrun, we encourage you to complete a general application here.
All applicants will be contacted shortly after receipt of their application. Once approved, applicants will be added to a waitlist and will be matched with dogs that match their wants, needs, and lifestyle.