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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.
Sept 23/16 We have had Zoey & Teddy here for boarding when their owner died a couple of months ago whlle the son tried to find a way to keep them and deal with the estate. It won't work out having to move so new homes are needed and not together.
Zoey is a great dog and at this age is a Walk In - PERFECT for a family with kids or retired ppl who want a dog who will fit right in and has no issues other than being a little shy in the beginning as they were not socialized with a lot of ppl or other dogs.
This is what the son has to say:
I've had Teddy for about 4 years, he was my mother's dog before her health declined and was unable to care for him. Ted is approximately 6 years old.
He's smart, sensitive and a priceless communicator. When his exercise is delayed or cancelled (snowstorm or what have you) first he just sits in front of you, and looks expectantly at you. A perfect picture of polite, and respectful reminder. His next step is to get a little closer, sit beside you, give you a sigh, rest his nose gently someplace on your body, a leg, a shoulder, just to let you know he's there and waiting, being good, but waiting. Next is a harrumpf like sound and he goes off and pouts in a corner.
Socially he mostly does his own thing. Throw a ball and he will tear after it, snap it out of mid air on a bounce, and then take it off a little ways , put it down in front of him, and play lord of the ball. It's his, and all the other dogs can find their own ball. He will bring it back to you when called, and you are immediately expected to throw it again or give it back to him.
He hasn't been around children very much, but has been around small dogs (who he ignores) a long time without incident.
At the dog park Teddy pretty much does his own thing. Sometimes he will take to a person or dog but generally he walks me around, letting me know he wants me to keep walking with him if I stop for too long to talk. If I'm determined to get my own social time eventually he gets the idea and busies himself on his own.
Ted is an ideal companion for someone who wants to have an intuitive relationship. A whisper is as good as yell, once you understand each others signals.
I'm giving him up because my circumstances and geography are radically changing. If I kept him, he would get minimal off leash time and maximum home alone time. He's not old enough for that lifestyle.
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.