New Beginnings is a 501(c)3 Non-Profit organization that operates solely on tax-deductible donations, we receive no other funding. We are an all volunteer rescue and work very hard for these dogs and for the loving forever families that we expect for them.

A lot goes into getting a dog prepared for a forever home. All our dogs are fully vetted, spay/neutered, up-to-date on all vaccinations, micro-chipped, and heartworm tested ( if they test positive, we treat them for heartworm using the “slow kill” method, which is safer and much less painful for them).

Many have had other medical issues that we have addressed. Many others have had to be boarded while awaiting  transport to us from other states prior to being ready for adoption. This is all very costly for us, but the dogs deserve the best chance at a “New Beginning” that we can possibly give them.


*The adoption donation, which is 100% tax deductible, is $350 (unless otherwise stated on the dogs Bio) for an adult over 24 months to 7 years of age (donation asked can vary according to training),  and $125 for dogs 7 years and up.  This donation helps us to recoup some of the funds that we have involved in saving each and every one of these wonderful companion animals from high kill shelters across the country. NBSR gets no outside funding, we are all volunteers who not only donate our time, we donate resources and our own money as well​. All adults are spayed/neutered, updated on all vaccinations​ including rabies, heartworm tested and treated with the slow kill method if positive (if your dog tested positive for heartworms, we have treated them with the slow kill method used by many rescues and some veterinarians) ALL NBSR dogs are current with monthly heartworm preventative. We also microchip (when available at our vet, they tend to run out of those quickly sometimes).


*The adoption donation for an adolescent/pup​p​y (8 weeks to 24 months) is $450 and includes all age appropriate vaccinations, worming and other puppy needs. Puppies,​ under 12 months old,​ are adopted out on a spay/neuter contract (you are responsible for getting your puppy spay/neutered at 12 months of age, we MUST have proof of alter from your vet and we DO check)​. All pups over 12 months are spay/neutered, updated on core vaccinations including yearly rabies vaccination, heartworm tested (if your dog tested positive for heartworms, we will have treated them with the slow kill method used by many rescues (and some veterinarians), it takes longer for your dog to test negative on a heartworm test (which is why it's called the "slow kill" method), but it's much easier on and safer for the dogs. 


We worm all of the dogs coming in and on a regular basis here, but you may want to worm your dog again after s/he comes to live with you to ensure none of those pesky critters remain. We also heartworm test every dog over 6 months old and if they test positive for heartworms, we treat them with the slow kill method when needed. Your new dog will have been started on  monthly Heartworm preventative.  We do everything that we can to make sure the dogs are physically ready for their new homes before letting the dogs go, but we are human and can't possibly see if we happen to miss something, we apologize.  


Your adoption donation is completely tax-deductible and helps to defray a portion of the costs involved, which enables us to continue rescuing forgotten, neglected, unwanted, and abused dogs, working to get to know them and readying them for their very own New Beginning with your family. 

If you don't hear from us within 7-10 business days, please email and check your junk/spam folder in your email. 


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