Fact Sheet for V4p Adopters:
Vols 4 Paws Contact Info:
FOR DIRE EMERGENCIES ONLY : 865-292-8852
HOW TO TRANSFER MICROCHIP INFORMATION INTO MY (ADOPTER'S) NAME:
Owners may register their pets online at HomeAgain.com or by calling 1-888-HomeAgain (1-888-466-3242). Owners will need to supply their contact information as well as their pet's unique microchip ID code and a description of the pet. Photos are strongly recommended. Once you request to transfer ownership, home again will reach out to us to confirm. if you do not change the info on your dog's chip- they will remain chipped to V4P. If they are found, we will be contacted. If you have contacted us to inform us that your dog has gotten loose, we will contact you to go pick them up. If you have not informed us that one of our dogs is missing, we will still contact you. But you are not guaranteed to get the animal back.
Where can I get low cost vaccines and/or microchips?
There are a few options:
1) The Gentle Doctor (Knoxville)
-Our primary vet, likely where your dog was vetted if adopted from us.
-Must call & make an appointment (865-377-3236)
2.) Young Williams spay neuter solutions vaccine clinic (Knoxville)
-typically held on Wednesdays.
-must call & make an appointment (865-215-6677).
3.) PPAWS IN GREENBACK, TN
-EVERY TUES.THROUGH FRI. FROM 2-4 PM
-MUST MAKE AN APPOINTMENT (865.856.7729 OR AT https://www.ppawspayneuterclinic.com/w)
3) PETWELL CLINIC
- open 7 days a week (west hills location) from 11-7
-walk ins only.
-see site for prices. this is not a low cost clinic, but it is a great alternative to a pricey emergency vet weekend visit, since they are open weekends.
What full-service vet offices do you recommend?
1) Butler in Karns
- Extremely affordable & run by fantastic, compassionate vets!
2) Admiral Vet Clinic
- More expensive but much nicer facility and rescue friendly! Try to get an appt. with Stephanie hickie. she is FANTASTIC & familiar with our rescue!
If my adopted dog has gone missing, what can I do?
-CONTACT US INSTANTLY THROUGH EMAIL OR CELL. ESPECIALLY IF YOU DID NOT TRANSFER THE CHIP INFO POST-ADOPTION. THAT WAY WE CAN BE ON THE LOOK OUT FOR A CALL.
-INSTANTLY POST ALL OVER SOCIAL MEDIA AND POST FLYERS EVERYWHERE. KEEP THEM SHORT & SIMPLE.
-"LOST DOG $$ REWARD IF FOUND" AND ADD A PIC OF YOUR DOG & YOUR #.
-PEOPLE ARE WAY MORE LIKELY TO PULL OVER AND TRY TO CATCH A LOST DOG IF THEY THINK THEY WILL GET A $$ REWARD.
-MAY THAT BE $20 OR $2000 IS ENTIRELY UP TO YOU...
I can no longer keep my dog I adopted through V4P, what do I do?
-You MUST return the dog to us. you signed a contract at the time of the adoption saying you would do so.
-please reach out to us ASAP so we can arrange for a foster and long term plan.
Additional Resources :
TRAINING TIPS FOR BEHAVIORAL ISSUES:
How to introduce two unfamiliar dogs:
Potty Training tips:
Double Merle Resources:
Financial Aid Help:
24 hour emergency animal poison control hotline: (888) 426-4435
Poisonous Plants: www.aspca.org/pet-care/animal-poison-control/toxic-and-non-toxic-plants