By offering your heart and home to a rescued dog, you’ll not only be enriching your own life — you will also be saving theirs! We have made a list with 10 reasons why adopting a CARFIE is awesome.
1. You will save a life
By adopting a CARFIE, you’re ensuring he or she stands a chance at enjoying their life to the fullest. We have seen dogs blossom and become treasured, forever companions to their new families. After a life of neglect and mistreatment, being adopted into a loving family is the best thing that can happen to these dogs. By adopting from us, you’ll not only be making a friend for life — you’ll be saving one.​
2. You will make space for another dog in need
Actually… by adopting a CARFIE, you are not saving one life but two lives! Every time a CARFIE is adopted to a forever home, a spot opens up for another dog. So when you take your new best friend home, we’ll be able to start the rescue cycle over again with another dog in need.
3. You’ll find your perfect match
We know our dogs through and through and are open about any potential specific issues. Most of our dogs are cared for by dedicated foster carers until their forever home is found. Our fosterers provide great insight into the dog’s personality so that we can help you find the paw-fect candidate for your home, lifestyle and family needs. You can think of us as matchmakers! Our ultimate aim is to find loving and permanent homes for our dogs. Instead of choosing a dog based on breed or looks, you can choose a CARFIE based on the connection between the two of you.
4. You can still be picky.
But with over hundred dogs in our care, we still have a wide variety of dogs to choose from. Whether you want to adopt a puppy, a more mature dog, or a senior dog, we can help you. We usually have small, medium-sized and larger dogs, dogs with short hair or longer hair, female and male dogs… you name it, we got it! And like we said before, we will gladly help you find your perfect pet.
5. You’ll adopt a healthy pet
All of our CARFIES are vetted, up-to-date on their shots and preventives, they have been spayed or neutered*, and they are already microchipped as well — all of which is included in the adoption fee. This doesn’t mean your dog will never have issues, but at least you’ll be starting with a clean slate. When you adopt your dog, you will receive their health record and information about continued care.​* If you adopt your CARFIE before they reach the age of six months, we will contact you when it’s time for them to be spayed or neutered. Costs for this procedure are already included in the adoption fee.
6. You’ll receive eternal gratitude
Unfortunately, many of our dogs have been through a lot prior to being rescued by us. They may have been abandoned by their owners, they made have been traded in for a puppy, they may have lived with someone who didn’t see the value in them, or they made have been hurt and abused. Over the last 10 years, we’ve seen first-hand how well dogs can bounce back and regain their trust in people. Our CARFIES appreciate all the love and happiness that you provide them with and they have proven to be super loyal, loveable and grateful.
7. You’ll always have a support system 
We love to stay in touch with the adoptive families of our CARFIES. Receiving an occasional picture, video or update to see how you and your dog are doing can really make our day. On the other hand, if anything changes or isn’t working as you had hoped, we’re here to listen, assist and advice. We also have a behaviorist on our team who is happy to help work through any issues with you, whether it is a week or a year after the adoption.
8. CARFIES make a great addition to any family
Our dogs are incredibly sweet and we also have some serious smarty pants. Our dogs are great with kids (and adults too) and with just some TLC, you’ll end up with a dog who’ll be the most popular pet on the block!
9. Your adoption fee goes back into helping more dogs
Our CARFIES are just as sweet, smart and watchful as purebred dogs at just a fraction of the cost. That’s right, we keep our adoption fee low at just Nafl. 150 per dog. As if the low adoption fees weren’t enticing enough, our adoptable CARFIES are already vaccinated, spayed or neutered, and microchipped — all of which is included in the adoption fee. Your fee goes straight to rescuing more disadvantaged animals and allows us to continue doing more amazing work for our community. You can’t get a better deal than that!
10. You’ll be a hero
Really, you would be. After all, it’s not every day that you save someone’s life, is it?
​Oh, and selfies with your rescue dog: priceless.
For more information about our adoption process and/or our adoptable dogs, please send an email to stichtingcarf@gmail.com. We will get back to you as soon as possible and answer any questions you might have. If you’re not in a position to commit to (virtually) adopting an animal, consider temporary foster care. You can enjoy the company of a rescue animal — and save a life! In the meantime, don’t forget to like us on Facebook and Instagram for your daily dose of #CARFIELOVE.