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FOR ADOPTION! Note: If you are looking for the perfect dog, we won’t have what you are looking for. For the perfect dog, please visit your nearest department store kid section where stuffed animals are sold.
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INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLY:
E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for an adoption application. PLEASE read profile thoroughly BEFORE requesting an application.
Big Red (male)
Intake date: 9/8/16
Approx DOB 9/8/2011
Adoption fee: $170, which includes microchip and enrollment fee
Good with other dogs: yes
Vetting: altered (spayed/neutered), UTD on shots, heartworm POSITIVE (see heartworm notes below), fecal negative, preventive for fleas/ticks
Health issues: heartworm positive (see heartworm notes below)
Temperament: Happy, social, playful, friendly!
Intake reason: Big Red came to us from Caddo Parish Animal Services. He was adopted from them about a year ago. He was heartworm negative. He was returned recently claiming that they didn’t have time for him anymore and they returned him heartworm positive. As a result, CPAS could not put him in adoptions. They contacted us for help and we went to meet him. Despite his size, he made such an impression, we just had to pull him. He weighs 14.8 pounds, which doesn’t seem like a lot, but he looks so much bigger... probably due to his beautiful coat! Big Red is a playful, happy, social guy. He’s so much fun. He loves to fetch toys and play with the other dogs. He responds well to correction and is such a good boy! He will follow you around. He just wants to be with his people and if he’s not with his people, he wants to play with the other dogs. What a catch for one lucky adopter!
Heartworms: Don’t let heartworms discourage you from adopting a heartworm positive dog! We have tons of examples of dogs adopted and then ultimately testing heartworm negative following our instructions! Big Red is on (or has completed) twice a day Doxycycline for 30 days, along with monthly heartworm preventive. The Doxycycline kills bacteria, which heartworms thrive on, thus weakening the heartworms and eventually they will die off, but it could take months before (s)he will be heartworm free. The monthly heartworm preventive (which ALL dogs need anyway) kills any heartworm larvae and sterilizes the adult heartworms so they no longer reproduce. While this method does take longer than traditional harsh veterinary treatment, we prefer this method because there is less risk, it is not as harsh on the dog and the dog does not have to be confined for up to two months during the treatment. We recommend that after 12 months, the dog be re-tested for heartworms and if still positive, (s)he be placed back on Doxycycline for another 30 days (if recommended by your vet) and of course you must continue heartworm preventive for the rest of their life (even if the dog tests negative). We do require that any interested adopters understand heartworms. They must also agree to continue our method of treatment or, if they wish, they can opt for traditional veterinary treatment; however they cannot choose to do nothing and we do require an agreement/contract be signed that the adopter will continue with a plan to rid him/her of the heartworms. We highly recommend that you discuss this with your veterinarian BEFORE applying, as some vets will ONLY do the traditional veterinary treatment... (which is poison).
*All of our adoptable dogs are small, and they are never to be left outside alone, ever! We only rehome our dogs to adopters that plan to have them as inside dogs and part of the family! We do allow adopters with doggie doors, provided there is SECURE fencing. There is no exception to this rule!
*NO SMALL CHILDREN!! As with almost all the dogs at NR2R, young children or a very active household is not recommended. Many of our dogs come to us BECAUSE of small children, thus we do not rehome our dogs to homes with babies or young children. Even if the children are older, it would depend on the child AND the parent or parents.
*We do not guarantee that any of our adoptable dogs are housetrained. While most should be easily trained, keep in mind that they live in a rescue where they have access to the outdoors all day and are inside at night. Even if they were surrendered to us as housetrained, it doesn’t mean they will automatically be housetrained in your home. Housetraining them should be easy in the right home with time, patience, and consistency.
*We do not guarantee the age, health or temperament of any of the dogs we rehome. Many of the dogs we take in come from animal control and rarely do we have histories and even when we do, many times the histories are inaccurate.
*Only adopters with a responsible dog ownership history and excellent vet reference need apply. If you bring this pet into your heart and home, you will receive in return many years of love, companionship, and loyalty. That’s our guarantee.
Other notes: This pet is available for adoption through Ninna’s Road to Rescue, Benton, La. We are 501c3 non-profit organization. Our mission is to rescue small-breed dogs and a handful of cats and to re-home them into RESPONSIBLE and CARING forever homes. To apply to be approved to adopt, please e-mail email@example.com for an adoption application.
Time may be of the essence if you are looking to adopt a specific animal. We do not reserve animals, unless and until we have approved your application, provided the animal is still available at the time we receive your application. The first APPROVED application we receive will be considered. We are NOT a first come, first serve rescue!! We adopt our rescues out to the RIGHT home, not just A home. Only responsible pet owners need apply.
Applying to adopt does NOT commit you to the adoption until you’ve met the pet (unless you already have).