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Available Puppies

If you’re interested in adopting a puppy please carefully read the following before you fill out an adoption questionnaire and restraint agreement.

CSRNE Puppy Adoption Checklist:

  • Is an adult home most of the day?
  • Are you willing to housebreak him and teach him house manners?
  • Are you willing to “puppy-proof” your house and endure chew marks on your favorite leather loafers should a slip-up occur?
  • Do you have a safe, fenced area where the pup can play with you?
  • Do you have the funds necessary to provide veterinary care (booster shots, spay or neuter the pup at six months and microchip) provide flea and heartworm preventative, groom every 6-8 weeks, pay for puppy kindergarten, etc., etc., etc.?
  • Are you willing to socialize your pup to other dogs and people and take him to Puppy Kindergarten and at least Level One Obedience training?
  • Do you have LOTS of patience, understanding, energy and a good sense of humor?

If you can answer “yes” to the adoption checklist then please read and consider the following information before you decide to give a home to a puppy. Remember, adopting a puppy is a full-time job for the first year or so. The commitment you make in the first year of a dog’s life can turn a cute puppy into a truly great pet.

To successfully raise a puppy you will need:

Family support and participation

  • Consider all members of the family. Is everyone in favor of this idea? Will mom be the sole trainer and caregiver or will there be help from other family members? Are they willing to go to puppy class?
  • If you own a dog now, will this dog be an example you want the puppy to follow?
  • If you own cat, is your cat used to dogs? Puppy behavior can be very stressful to some cats, depending on their age and health.

Time, money, and training

  • To housetrain a puppy properly (which is not difficult) we ask that you purchase and use a crate along with a consistent schedule. Someone needs to be home every few hours during the day and be willing to get up with the puppy during the night for the first few weeks. The more consistent you are, the faster the puppy will be housetrained. Crating also minimizes chewing and other accidents due lack of supervision. (We have an excellent flyer on how and why you should crate train your puppy.)
  • Taking the puppy to puppy kindergarten (PK) is so important. Classes are usually available for pups as young as three months of age. PK will start you on the way to a more respectful, cooperative relationship. (Puppies need to know who is the leader of the pack and how to earn praise from their owner.) A basic or beginner’s obedience class when your puppy is 6 -9 months old will teach your pup basic (sometimes lifesaving) commands and ease you through the puppy adolescent stage.
  • Socializing your puppy to the big outside world is very important. A well-socialized trained pup grows into a good canine citizen who is welcome almost everywhere. Walks, visits to friends homes, visits to public parks, etc. helps your pup to become confident and unafraid no matter who he meets or where he is.

There are excellent books available on how to raise a puppy. Prior to adopting a puppy we recommend you purchase and read “The Chosen Puppy” or “Mother Knows Best” by Carol Lea Benjamin, “Childproofing Your Dog” by Brian Kilcommons (even if you don’t have children), and “How to Raise a Puppy You Can Live With” by Clarice Rutherford and David H. Neil.

The adoption of a puppy requires a commitment of 12 years or more. It can be a wonderful, happy time for you and your puppy or a long and frustrating time ending with the realization that you made a mistake.

The majority of the adult dogs that CSRNE rescue have never had any formal obedience training and they’ve spent long hours alone, confined to a crate. (Many of them have never seen a vet for several years.) The number one reason for giving up a dog to a rescue or shelter is “no time”. These now homeless dogs were once adorable puppies but their owners never realized how much time, patience, care, and money their new puppy required.

CSRNE is dedicated to educating people about what every dog or puppy needs and deserves in order to live the good life in a forever home.

If you have any questions, please do not call. Please email us at

Thank you,

Gerry Foss, President/Adoption Coordinator

We DON’T Have any Puppies Available for Adoption – but these cute guys have found their perfect homes!