Operation Freedom Ride Inc.

Our Vetting Guidelines

Below is a list of guidelines for exactly what vetting is covered in your adoption fee and what you are responsible for with your new pet.​

What We Cover

Routine vetting includes and is limited too:

Puppies 6 months and younger
Additional vetting may be covered based on animal, situation or vetting. Your Vetting Coordinator will finalize this with you.

  • All Age Appropriate DHPP Vaccines at the time of adoption
  • Rabies Vaccine
  • At least 2 rounds of deworming prior to adoption
  • Microchipping
  • Spay/Neutering
  • Flea and tick prevention (1 month supply)
Dogs 7 Months+
  • One round of DHPP vaccine minimum
  • Rabies vaccine
  • One round of dewormer minimum
  • Microchipping
  • Spay/Neutering
  • Heartworm testing (only for dogs 7 months and older)
  • Flea and tick prevention (1 month supply)

Cats and Kittens 

  • All Age Appropriate FVRCP Vaccines
  • Rabies Vaccine  
  • Microchipping
  • Spay/Neutering
  • Combo testing, deworming and flea and tick prevention as needed

When you decide to adopt a specific animal and sign the Adoption Agreement you are agreeing to be responsible for any vetting outside of what we include in the adoption fee (listed above).

We cannot guarantee the health of any animal but we disclose all information that we have prior to your adoption.

When compared to the vetting most breeders provide our coverage is far greater.

Want to Use Your Own Vet?

Some of the routine vetting we cover with your adoption fee may be done post adoption depending on the age of the animal at the time of adoption. Operation Freedom Ride can only cover this routine vetting if you bring the animal to an appointment we schedule with one of the vets in our network. 

Some adopters want to have the dog seen by their own vet for the routine vetting we require. You are able to bring the dog to your vet but you will be responsible for the cost and must send us proof of all required vetting.

No discounts can be applied to the adoption fee if you choose to use your own vet.

Out of State Animal Process

We rescue many dogs from out of state and we have vetting protocols that each dog must have in order to arrive here. Legally for the dog to be transported from out of state they must have rabies, health certificate from a vet and a negative heartworm test (if 7 months or older).

Puppies 6 months and younger must have:

  • 2 rounds of vaccines minimum
  • Rabies vaccine if over 4 months
  • 1 round of dewormer minimum
  • Flea and tick medicine
  • Health Certificate from Vet

Adult and Young Adults 7 months and older must have:

  • 1 round of vaccines min
  • Rabies vaccine
  • Flea and tick medicine
  • Heartworm test negative (if 7 months or older)
  • Health Certificate from a Vet

Register Your Microchip

If your pet is altered (spay/neutered) with a vet in our network they will be Microchipped at the time of the surgery. Upon picking up your dog they will give you the paperwork to register your pet at the provided link.

Register Your Microchip: