Q: Where are the dogs that listed on the website?
A: Most of our dogs are with the foster families around Bay areas.
Q: Will the dogs have all the required shots?
A: Yes, all the required shots are up to date including the microchip except for puppies due to the age restriction
Q: Where did the rescuers rescue these dogs from?
A: Rescuers or shelter volunteers rescue dogs from either local shelters or owner surrender around Bay areas. Same as international rescue in Taiwan.
Q: Is the dogs I adopted healthy?
A: Yes, all the dogs will have to go through all the medical examination. before the adoption.
Q: Do you adopt out dogs locally as well as international?
A: Currently we do local and international rescue.
Q: Do you have dogs that are from local? What are the costs for international adoption?
A: Currently we do have dogs that we rescue from local shelter or owners’ surrender for adoption. The adoption fee is $300 for international dogs and some of the local rescue dogs (it covers dog’s medical exam, dewormed, microchipped, spayed/neutered, rabies vaccination, up to date shots, leash, flight ticket and crate.)
Puppy age under one year old adoption fee is $500. M.I.T Mixed Breed Rescue can NOT guarantee the age of the dogs. The estimate age is provided by vets/shelters.
Q: I just adopted a dog. When can I start taking them out for a walk?
A: We would prefer you not to walk your new family member after two weeks, and use double leash for the first week you start walking your new family member
Q: What are some necessary items for dogs?
A: Food and water bowls, Food (canned and/or dry), Collar, Four to six-foot leash, ID tag with your phone number, Hard plastic carrier crate, Dog bed, Doggy shampoo and conditioner, Nail clippers, Canine toothbrush and toothpaste, Brush or comb (depends on your pet’s coat length and type), Super-absorbent paper towels, Sponge and scrub brush, Non-toxic cleanser, Enzymatic odor neutralizer, Plastic poop baggies or pooper scooper, Absorbent house-training pads, Variety of toys (a ball, rope, chew toy and puzzle toy are good starts), Variety of treats (such as small cookies, dental sticks, larger rawhides, etc.), First-aid supplies, Baby gate.
Q: What are some of the mandatory expenses for all dogs?
A: Food, Routine veterinary care, Licensing according to local regulations, Collars, leashes and identification tags, basic grooming equipment and supplies.
Q: Should I adopt a puppy or an adult dog?
A: Adult dogs are often a good choice because they don’t need as much of your time as a puppy would. It is also easier to tell what the dog will be like if it is already an adult. There are fewer surprises with an adult dog. However, you need to consider which fits best with your family, your other pets, and your lifestyle.
Q: Is a female dog a better companion than a male dog?
A: Both will make a great companion. Regardless of gender, it is important to have your dog spayed or neutered.
Q: How big will he/she get?
A: The size will depend on the breed of the dogs. Puppies of different breeds grow at different rates. The guide often given is to look at the puppy’s feet. Big feet denote that it is going to grow into a big dog. By the time the dog is ten months old, he or she has done 80% of its growing.
Q: What are the most common parasites that pets get?
A: Fleas, ticks, ear mites, roundworms, and tapeworms.
Q: How do I housebreak my dog?
A: Crate training is recommended. Make sure you buy the right size crate. The dog is placed in a cage just large enough to be a bed (dogs don’t like to soil their beds.) Too large a crate can often cause long-term problems, as the dog/puppy will go to one corner of the cage to urinate or defecate. One suggestion is to purchase a crate that comes with a divider panel as an accessory. This allows you to adjust the position of the space available. The last thing you do before you put the dog in the crate is to take him outside to his favorite spot. When you take him out of the crate, the first thing should be another trip outside. No food or water should be placed in the crate, just a blanket and a chew toy. However, if the dog is in the crate all day, water must be provided.
Q: Is it okay to keep my dog outside all day?
A: No. Dogs by nature are social animals and are fond of company. Young dogs in particular become extremely lonely and bored when left alone for long periods of time. A dog may resort to destructive behavior when not given enough attention.