Meet Charlie! Charlie is a 3 year old 11lbs gal who is very sweet, playful, smart, and alert. She would be a great dog around children and/or older people as she just wants to be someone's lap dog or to played with. Her owner had some medical issues and had to go into a care facility. She is wonderful on walks, on a leash and is potty trained. She is a good little watch dog but doesn't bark much unless there is someone going by. She is playful with smaller dogs but larger dogs and cats are an unknown. Charlie is currently being fostered in Portland, Oregon. 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.