When we take a dog in, we keep it in our homes with our families and pets. Whether it takes weeks or months to find it a home, we keep the dog with us and incur the cost of it's care and vetting. Anything we do not fundraise, we pay for out of our own pockets. It is partially funded by our adoption fees, but this typically does not cover all of our expenses during the year. The dog is part of the family and loved by us until we find it the perfect forever family. It is very important you are honest in your answers to make sure the dog can be placed with the right family. Any donation you can make to help towards the desexing, vaccination etc would be very much appreciated but not compulsory.