Q - Are you non-profit?

We are 100% non-profit; our tax id # is 26-4258247. We are staffed by volunteers only. No one is paid, including our Board of Directors and Officers.

Q - Do you take animals from the community?

Please see our surrender page

Yes, we do as long as these criteria are met:

  1. We must have space in one of our foster families.
  2. The animal being surrendered must get along with other like animals.
  3. We require a $250.00 and up surrender fee.
  4. Dogs and cats under 5 years of age- The fee is $250 + $100 if the animal is unaltered.
  5. Dogs and Cats 5 to 6 years of age- The fee is $250 + $100 if the animal is unaltered and the animal will be required to have a health exam by our Veterinarian.
  6. Dogs and Cats 7 years of age and older- The fee is $2,000 and the animal will be required to have a health exam by our Veterinarian including a Senior Profile Blood Test.

Q - What animals do you rescue?

We rescue and adopt out Dogs and Cats only at this time.

Q - How can I volunteer?

See our Volunteer and Foster page on our website.

Q - How do I become a foster family?

See our Volunteer and Foster page on our website.

Q - Where are your animals kept?

All of our animals are placed in foster families. We believe that the animals make better family members, are more adoptable and much better socialized when integrated with a family prior to adoption. It also gives our rescue the ability to intelligently speak to temperament, behavior and other important information that is valuable when making an adoption decision.

The only exception to this policy is our partnership with Petsmart adoption centers.  Adult cats do not usually do well traveling to an from adoptions and is far more stressful then having them live at an adoption center.  Visibility is another huge reason our Petsmart partnership is so successful.

Q - How do I adopt an animal?

See Below

Q - What do I do if I find an animal?

You should immediately take the animal to the County or City animal shelter in your area. The lost pet owner may be looking for him/her.  Look at our surrender page for more information.

Q - How do I contact your organization?

Visit our Contact page for all our contact information.

Q - How can I see an animal?

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Q - How do I adopt an animal from EBARR?

Choose the animal you would like to provide a forever home for by checking the available cats and dogs pages on our website, visit one of our weekend adoption sites or for our most updated information-go to our facebook page. You will need to complete an application and agreement, available for download on our website or you may fill one out at our adoption sites. Once the application is reviewed we will approve or deny. The approval or denial is done at the time of adoption or beforehand if submitted via email.

Q - How do I see an animal in person?

Come to one of our weekend adoption sites, however it is recommended that you email us to make sure that animal will be present for a particular event.  Please keep in mind that not all animals are at our adoption sites and if interested in a particular animal, you should call or email ahead of time to verify the animal will be there.

Q - Does EBARR have a shelter I can visit?

No-our address is for mail only.

Q - How do I return an animal that I adopted from EBARR?

Simply call or email us, please visit the contact page of our website for our information. EBARR makes every effort to accept the return of adopted animals; however, many factors have to be considered before our organization can make a decision. Please be patient, EBARR is a 100% volunteer based organization and we don't always have immediate access to email or voice mails. Generally someone will contact you within 2 days, but in the meantime, you have a responsibility to keep the animal safe and cared for until we can take possession, this is included in the agreement you signed at the time of adoption.

Please remember, you are adopting an animal for the duration of their life.  We do our best to place animals in the right home and a big part of that is the ability to trust what a potential adopter is stating.  We expect an adopter to have safe, loving committed environment for the animal to go to.  We expect the adopters to go to training if needed and encourage training as a way to prevent future problems. 

People experience all types of life changes and challenges, as a rescue we expect the adopter to view the animal as family and provide that home for life. 

Q - Does EBARR offer any advice or consultation concerning my animal that I recently adopted?

Yes, simply call or email us and one of our representatives will get back to you as soon as possible. Our contact information is located on our website under contact us.

Q - How much is your adoption fee for an animal?

Generally, Cats are $125.00 and includes a Microchip and Dogs are $325.00 and includes a Microchip. Our puppies are 375.00 and this includes a microchip.  The fee can vary depending on extra veterinary care that some animals may require.  All of our dogs and puppies now receive the Influenza shot.

Q - What does your adoption fee cover?

Dogs receive the following before available for adoption:

  • Spay or Neuter with pain medication for 5 days after surgery and recovery time
  • Flea Treatment
  • Intestinal Parasite Exam
  • De-worming, including Tape worm treatment
  • All age appropriate vaccinations
  • Bordetella
  • Blood Parasite exam and prevention
  • Microchip
  • A free checkup and all vaccination required for the first year as long as you use our veterinarian.
  • Heartworm test at first examination at our vet.
  • Influenza shot
  • We also take care of any medical issues that are necessary.

Cats receive the following before available for adoption:

  • Spay or Neuter with pain medication for 5 days after surgery and recovery time
  • Flea Treatment
  • Intestinal Parasite Exam
  • De-worming, including Tape worm treatment is necessary.
  • All age appropriate vaccination
  • Microchip
  • A free checkup and all vaccination required for the first year as long as you use our veterinarian.
  • We also take care of any medical issues that are necessary.

The average cost of the above veterinary care to the average person is approximately $800.00, so every penny of your adoption fee is money well spent on the high quality of care each of our animals is given. 

Q - Why should I adopt from EBARR?

The better question is why wouldn't you? We are the highest quality animal adoption organization in the bay area and we pride ourselves in Quality, not quantity. We are the epitome of professionalism - Our animals and potential adopters deserve it!