Meet Marcus! This boy is an absolutely stunning black lab mix who will steal your heart if you’re not careful. He is about a year and a half old and has a sleek short coat, is long in the legs, lean and agile. He loves to hike on and off trail and is a natural rock scrambler. He does well on a leash but also enjoys off leash dog parks and playing with other dogs. He is interested in cats but not totally comfortable around them yet. He is a quick learner and very food motivated. His foster says that Marcus is playful, attentive, affectionate and alert and that he has a fun personality and is always smiling. Marcus was rescued from Guadalajara, Mexico. Will you be his hero?
steps to adopting
The first step to adopting a dog from SDH is to complete the adoption application. The application takes a few days to be approved. Once completed and approved it is good for all dogs and saved for future use. You are also able to adopt a dog that is the right fit for you and your family and that fits your lifestyle.
To adopt a dog, you must complete an adoption contract and pay an adoption fee of $300. The adoption contract helps cover our costs. On average per dog it costs us between $300-$700 for vetting, transport, sterilization and more. All dogs are rescued and do not transport to SDH until they are healthy and ready to be adopted. All dogs before they fly are vetted, given standard vaccines and rabies, dewormed, given flea/tick treatments and tested for heart worm. We also try to sterilize the dogs before they fly, but if this does not happen we will spay/neuter them once they arrive.
ALL animals MUST be sterilized within a month of arriving – and SDH will cover the cost. Once the dogs arrive they are vetted again with our vet and treated if needed. All SDH dogs (and cats) receive a lifetime of support.