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Iris

Chihuahua

5 years, 4 months
Small  |  Female

Mukwonago, WI

 

***Meet the dogs at our facility during open viewing hours, or by appointment, at 828 Perkins Dr, Mukwonago, WI. Bichon and Little Buddies is open weekly on Thursdays, from 2-6:30 pm. During this time you may meet the dogs and fill out a pre-adoption application at which will be checked during the week. Dogs in foster homes require an appointment and approved application to meet. Other than during open hours, we do not show pets without an approved pre-adoption application and appointment. You may fill out the application online at http://www.bichonrescues.com/pre-adoption-form-dog ***
Please make sure you use the above link to access the pre-adoption application as our website was redesigned and some of the links changed. Sorry for any inconvenience.

Name: Iris
Breed: Chihuahua (or mix)
Age: 5 yr
Gender: female
Weight: under 10 lb.
Adoption Fee: $350
Why in Rescue: Transfer from a humane society
General Profile: Please fill out the adoption application at http://www.bichonrescues.com/pre-adoption-form-dog if you are interested in meeting one of our dogs.
Iris came from a hoarding type situation. She was in a foster home, but it was found out that Iris is a little rough with other dogs who are smaller than her. We feel it would be best for Iris to be the only dog, or possibly in a home with a dog larger than her. Iris is a smart and athletic dog, so may do well in some dog sports or other training. She loves her toys, and loves to play fetch. She is an active girl so will need to have an owner who is willing to play with her and take her for walks. She was working on potty training in her foster home and was pretty good with using potty pads. She does seem to prefer women to men, and any man in the family would need to go slow with building a relationship with her with trust. She was becoming less reactive with the man in the foster family. She has had a tough start to her life, but is now looking for the right person to help her continue to grow and learn. If you are interested in meeting this cute little girl, fill out the pre-adoption application and we will set up an appointment for you.
If considering adopting a former breeding dog, the following article is good to read to help you understand the special needs these dogs may have. http://www.aspca.org/pet-care/virtual-pet-behaviorist/dog-behavior/adopting-puppy-mill-dog

Adoption Procedures:
1. Completely fill out the pre-adoption application at http://www.bichonrescues.com/pre-adoption-form-dog. We will be checking with your vet if you have had pets, calling your landlord (if any) and checking a personal reference, before we contact you about visiting the adoptables. Any missing information may have us moving onto another application.
2. If you application is approved, we will contact you to come meet the adoptables that you are interested in.
3. If it is a match, you will complete the adoption contract and pay the adoption fee. Please be prepared to take your adopted pet home when you come meet him/her. In most cases, you will be able to take the pet home the same day. If all the vetting hasn't been done yet, we will hold the pet for you until the vet work is completed.
4. If you have filled out an application and we haven't contacted you within a week, we may have missed your application, the pet may have been adopted by another applicant, or you may have been missing information on your application. You may contact us to find out the status of your application at this time. Please give us a week to process your application before contacting us!

The adoption fee through Bichon and Little Buddies Rescue is $150 - $475 depending on the age of the dog, which includes Wi State Sales Tax. Included in this fee is your new companion who will be spayed/neutered, have a current Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (as required by state law), current on age appropriate vaccinations, heartworm tested and started on preventative, microchipped, and dewormed. Other medical needs will also have been taken care of, such as dentals and treating ear infections.
To assist you and your new pet in adjusting to life together, you will also receive an 8 week age appropriate obedience training course at For Pet's Sake Dog Training for $50 (up to $200 value). You may opt to take Puppy Kindergarten, Adult Beginners, Small Dogs Big Hearts, or Shy & Reactive Dog Class. You must start the class within 90 days of adoption for the reduced fee. For more information on the classes visit www.forpetssake.cc
All dogs are seen BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. Many are in various foster homes getting extra one on one attention getting them ready for their new homes. The first step in adoption is filling out the pre-adoption application. Bichon and Little Buddies is run by volunteers who have full time jobs in addition to the hours they spend with the rescue dogs. Having an application on file assures us that the potential adopter is really interested in adopting a dog. It also assists us in placing dogs in homes where both the dog and new owners are happy. The application puts you under no obligation to adopt a dog from Bichon and Little Buddies.
The Dog Pre-Adoption Application can be found at http://www.bichonrescues.com/pre-adoption-form-dog
Thanks for thinking about adopting your new pet!


***Other than during open hours, we do not show dogs/cats without an appointment. The first step in adoption is filling out the pre-adoption application at http://www.bichonrescues.com/pre-adoption-form-dog Please do not call until AFTER you have filled out an application.***
***We are a Wisconsin based rescue and do not ship our pets. If you are considering adoption you must be willing to drive to meet and adopt the pet, as well as bring the pet back to us if the adoption doesn't work. We adopt primarily in WI and IL, but will consider applicants in MN, IA, and MI.***
***Please do not set up an appointment to meet the animals until you are ready to take your pet home. If the meeting results in a match, you can often take the dog/cat home the same day or within a couple days if the medical care hasn't been completed. We are not able to hold pets for adopters beyond this time. Thanks for understanding.***
***While we hope all of our adoptions lead to permanent homes for the animals we place, sometimes things just don't work out. We do have a 30 day trial period. For the first 30 days, if you or Bichon and Little Buddies decide that the adoption isn't a good match for either the humans or the pet, the adoption fee will be refunded (minus a $50 administration fee). Bichon and Little Buddies also requires adopters to return the pet to us at any time that they are unable or unwilling to care for the animal anymore.***
Bichon and Little Buddies is a State Licensed Rescue # 268555-DS

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