Meet Abi! Abi is a 3 year old medium sized lab mix. She loves to go on walks, car rides, and run and play around in the yard. She is very friendly and does great with kids and people. She loves cuddles, belly rubs and attention. She is potty trained and will let you know if it has been too long for her! Abi loves food and will try to persuade you to feed her more with her cute puppy dog eyes! Needless to say she is treat motivated! Abi is a loyal, smart and playful girl who will respond to love, and patience. She would do best in a home as an only dog or with other dogs her size. Abi was rescued from a high kill shelter in Texas. Will you be her 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.