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Please fill out an application form. DON'T fill out the email or other choices here. http://awos.petfinder.com/shelters/ON258.html has the application link on the front page. If we do not receive an application your email will be deleted. Our time is spent caring for these dogs, sometimes as many as 30 - 40 dogs at a time, and you show us serious intent to adopt when you take the time to fill out the application. Thank you for your understanding.
If there is a date next to the dog's name that is the expected arrival date. EVERYTHING we know about these dogs is on their bio. Please don't email asking for more info - we don't have any.
Please bookmark the site so YOU can check on the dog's status, updates if any etc. That's where we put everything we know about them.
We do not adopt to homes with no fenced area for the dog. They are a flight risk in the early weeks and we have the same goal - a safe, happy, healthy dog.
Aug 22/16 Apollo is just a babe. Thoroughly ill mannered puppy too lol but learning fast and big too at 122lbn.
He is gorgeous, currently medium energy but will slow down as the giants always do. He loves other dogs willing to play with him and is gentle asd good with them. He would love kids of all ages but is still clumsy and could accidently hurt small kids so lets say kids fast enuf to get out of his way would be good lol.
Giant breeds need strong owner - physically and mentally. Physically because 'Might is Right' in their world and mentally because anything you tell then you better mean and be able to back up. You are dealing with a 122 lb, eventually maybe 130lb - the size of an adukt basically with a 5 yr old's brain.
This is not a dog for 1st time dog owners.
Aug 16/16 Apollo be still my heart! this gorgeous dog is a baby and a baby who is 120lbs already. The giant breeds are tough dogs to own. With them MIGHT IS RIGHT so you have to push back or you may as weilk give them the keys to the house and car.
They are also fragile, usually having physical and structural problems that are not just expensive but are also easily prevented with raw diet and not over vaccinating.
watch for updates
Aug 6/16 Apollo was given up by an old owner who found him to be 'too big'. *sigh*
ALL our dogs are HW tested neg (HW TREATED dogs are marked as such), have full vetting paperwork and obviously get along with other dogs since there are about 40 of them here on any given day.
We do a microchip clinic the first Sunday of each month for $40 to raise money to pay the bills for the rescues but will chip on day of adoption.
The Adoption Donation you give includes spay/neuter (except puppies under 6 mos), all shots, Heartworm test, deworming/parasite by us at least once and is $500.
NOTE: Puppies too young to fix are adopted out ON A 'FOSTER TO ADOPT' BASIS ONLY UNTIL S/N COMPLETED and proof is required to have the contract changed to ownership. You are responsible for spaying or neutering at the 6 mo point.
Please, if you want to adopt a dog - we require you take up to 24 hrs 'think about it' time and when an aggreement is reached you take the dog home as within 24 hrs. We can not 'hold' adopted dogs "til the weekend" or you "are back from holidays" UNLESS you wish to make a $40/night donation to cover their stay as there are many, many other dogs dying in shelters who need that space.
For coonhounds and beagles only :
If the dog you just looked at is a Coonhound or Beagle here's a little more info - A lot of people think Coonhounds and Beagles are stupid but they're not! They are just joyous dingbats for sure but very trainable. They are funny, happy clowns. They also do NOT spend all their time howling or baying. They are extremley quiet dogs but when they let one rip everyone knows it ;-)) and the sound is beautiful! So much nicer than a high pitched yap any day.
If you need proof watch this https://www.facebook.com/welovemboro/videos/vb.100267825266/10152657892365267/?type=2&theater
Rude owner of the company. She is vile and is completely unprofessional in her communication. If it wasn't for the animals, I would say to never give her money.