Meet Bella! This girl is a doll. She is a lab mix, about a year old and weighs around 50 lbs. She was found in a box outside a bazaar in Guadalajara. Her foster describes her as "sweet, energetic, affectionate and full of love!" She plays well with other dogs and does well with cats, kids and chickens! A playmate or frequent trips to the dog park would be ideal as she loves to play. She is very shy at first and needs some help gaining confidence and coming out of her shell but once she gets to know you she is a total love and thinks she is a lap dog. She sleeps in her kennel without problems and is potty trained. Bella is currently being fostered in Bend, OR. 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.