Price of a resuce dog from the Medfly Bridage (SoCal)

I was just wondering if anyone knew of the price scales for the rescue dogs for adoption from the Medfly Brigade in Southern California.

My wife and I are looking to adopt a Basenji.

Im not sure about that specific rescue but I know at BRAT they are different prices depending on age,,,,,,,,,younger are more expensive,,,,,,,,I think the highest amount you pay there is $300

Have you posted to them to ask?
It seems like a legit question.

When I got Ziggy, the Medfly folks (Karen and Chuck) proposed that I pay what I could, and the suggested range was $300-$600. I paid them $300. He's worth every penny. 🙂

When I decided to adopt Tyler and Zoey (a father/daughter pair), they said people usually donated 300-600–but that since I was adopting two that they didn't expect a standard donation for each. I donated more than 300 for each after I saw what wonderful work they do for basenjis. Like ZenGrrl says--it's worth every penny. It's all tax deductible. They have some wonderful dogs there that need good forever homes. I drove down to LA from the Bay Area twice for mine--once to meet them and a second trip to pick them up after I scheduled some vacation. Karen did a terrific job of matching me up with just the right pair, and I love them dearly.

Rescues are $300-600?

@YodelDogs:

Rescues are $300-600?

I donated more for my two rescues than I could have paid for show quality Bs from a good breeder. That was because I wanted to contribute $ towards basenji rescue. I also had to wait longer to get mine–again--I wanted to support basenji rescue--and had decided that since I was an experienced basenji parent that I could support the rescue effort by adopting and providing a good home for many years. Also--the amount you decide to contribute is up to you. Karen and Chuck interviewed me over the phone, interviewed me in person, watched me interact with Tyler and Zoey and agreed to let me adopt them without knowing how much I was going to be willing to donate for them. I asked them for the standard range because I wanted to make sure I donated more than the standard contribution. They were pleasantly surprised when I gave them more than the standard donation--and very, very appreciative. I will also continue making donations to their rescue. I still make annual donations to the local rescue shelter I got my first dog from 16 years ago.

Medfly is a small operation. They do not have the large fundraising events and legions of volunteers that other rescue organizations have and yet they are dealing with more dogs for the relatively small area they cover than most organizations. They are dependent on the generosity of others who have heard of them mostly through word of mouth or who have adopted dogs from them.

If anyone thinks "rescue" is making $$$ they should try doing it.
Most of the work I do for BRAT is non paid…and I am happy to do it.
I do ask for help with the vetting, but the travel, crates, food, etc, is out of my pocket...When I retire from my paid job, my husband says I will have to take a second job to pay for the rescue work I do...
A legit rescue group is usually needing funding.
Before BRAT came along, I would often have to refuse to help a basenji, just cause I couldn't afford the vetting out of pocket.
Now, this isn't the issue.
Anyone who is "making" money on rescue is not doing it right..IMO.
I am sure the Cal group your speaking of operates on the same standards...the $$$ goes to help the dogs.

@sharronhurlbut:

Anyone who is "making" money on rescue is not doing it right..IMO.
I am sure the Cal group your speaking of operates on the same standards…the $$$ goes to help the dogs.

Exactly. I spent about 4 days total with Karen, Chuck, and their rescues this year. I could not believe how hard they work to care for the rescues and place them. And they (Karen and Chuck) are not "youngsters"–-don't tell them I said that 🙂

@sharronhurlbut:

If anyone thinks "rescue" is making $$$ they should try doing it.

I'm not sure if this is directed at my query or not but…..I rehomed, or assisted in rehoming, about 50 rescued Basenjis over a ten year period. I've worked with private rescues, independently, and with BRAT. I'm fully aware of what goes on in rescue.

It was not directed at anyone…I just wanted to state that rescue needs all the funds they can get.
As you have done this, you understand its not a money maker for anyone doing it properly.
Rescue also needs folks like yourself who do help dogs in need.
Thank you.

@sharronhurlbut:

It was not directed at anyone…I just wanted to state that rescue needs all the funds they can get.
As you have done this, you understand its not a money maker for anyone doing it properly.
Rescue also needs folks like yourself who do help dogs in need.
Thank you.

Yes!!! Many, many thanks to Sharron and Robyn and anyone else who does rescue work–and the good breeders who have done so much for the breed (including rescue work, too). A BIG THANKS to all of you!!!

When I did rescue for BRAT - I didn't even charge anthing for expenses. When I"ve done rescue for BCOA or just because a basenji needed a new home - I've only charged anything if there were unique circumstances. I do take a 'deposit' of somewhere between 100 - 200. and place on a 2-3 week trial - if it works I return the money. I sometimes suggest a donation to a rescue organization.

If I was doing LOTS of rescue though and had lots of expenses for health and transport - I would have to charge.

I just laugh that a 'high volumn breeder' that I see her website - charges 3 times what the rest of us reputable breeders charge for her pets - oh well that's how it goes.

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