Frequently Asked Questions.
What Breeds Do You Specialize In?
While GTS primarily specializes in Siberian Huskies, and Alaskan Malamutes, we also rescue other arctic breed dogs.
When we have space available we will also take in other breeds as well.
Where Are You Located?
GTS is based out of Jupiter, FL and our 2-acre ranch is based out of Jupiter Farms.
Can I Visit The Ranch?
Our address is not published as the ranch is NOT open to the public. Only approved adopters, and volunteers can access the ranch.
Do You Do Public Events?
Yes, GTS attends many different public events such the Downtown WPB Greenmarket and many others. We often bring several of our adoptable pups out with us so people can meet them.
The most up-to-date event information can be found on our social media like Facebook, and Instagram.
What is the Adoption Process Like?
Our adoption process begins with interested individuals submitting an application. We then perform a vet check, reference check, home check, as well as a phone interview. If approved, you will also need to bring your current pets to the rescue ranch so that their interactions with our dogs are also checked.
The entire process can take 1-2 weeks depending on the speed at which each step is accomplished.
In What Order Are Applications Handled?
Due to the fact that we are entirely volunteer run, and often receive multiple applications at once, we do NOT operate on a first-come / first-serve basis. At the end of the day, what matters most is who is the most perfect fit for one of our pups.
Can I Apply for a Specific Dog or Multiple Dogs?
Yes, on your application you can specify a specific dog you are interested in. Likewise, if you want to apply for multiple dogs you can do so on the same app. The application fee will only be paid once. Applying for a specific dog is not a guarantee as we still have to determine who is the right fit for the dog.
Why Is Your Adoption Process So Rigorous?
We thoroughly vet applicants so that we can ensure that our pups are going to the best possible homes. Arctic breed dogs such as Huskies, and Malamutes are not the right fit for every person / household.
Can I Adopt if I Live in an Apartment or Condo?
While we do not typically adopt out to people who live in apartments or condos, we do certainly make exceptions in rare circumstances, or if the application is otherwise exceptional.
Is There an Adoption Fee?
Yes, the GTS adoption fee varies based on age, breed, and special needs. The fee will range from $150 – $500. There is also a $25 non-refundable application fee. The application must be paid through Paypal, but the adoption fee can be paid via check, cash, or Paypal
Does GTS Securely Collect Donations/Payments?
Application and Adoption fees can be made digitally through PayPal. PayPal is a secure payment method and they securely process your billing information. We do not see or store any sensitive card information.
Adoptions fees paid through cash or check are also handled with the utmost care.
Why Are Your Fees Higher than Other Shelters?
Many local human societies, animal services, dog pounds and SPCA type organizations receive government funding and grants to off-set their costs. GTS receives no government funding or grants of any kind. 100% of received donations and adoption fees goes to the care of our dogs and the running of the GTS ranch.
When you adopt a dog from GTS it has already been thoroughly vetted, treated for injuries and illnesses it may have and at time of intake and brought up to date on all its vaccinations, de-worming and it has been micro-chipped. Unfortunately, this is not always the case with other rescue organizations.
What Happens to Dogs That Don’t Get Adopted?
GTS is a no-kill rescue. We don’t ever euthanize dogs that cannot find homes. They will remain at the ranch or in foster until we can find them the best possible forever home.
What Is The Condition of a Dog Adopted from GTS?
All GTS dogs are properly spayed/neutered, and micro-chipped. Adult dogs are all up-to date on all of their shots, vaccinations, de-worming, and have been screened for health issues.
Puppies are update-to-date on de-worming, screened for health issues, and vaccinated up to the date of adoption.
Does GTS Accept Surrenders?
Yes, GTS does accept owner surrenders but those looking to surrender MUST apply and be approved first, and the dog being surrendered MUST pass our behavior assessment. Aggressive dogs will NOT be accepted into our surrender program.
What Happens if a GTS Dog Is Lost / Runs Away?
You should contact GTS immediately using our Contact form.
What If I Have Other Questions or Want to Contact GTS?
If you have other questions, or just want to contact us, you can always use our Contact form.