Meet Chata! This beautiful gal with the one ear flip is about a year old and weighs 45lbs. She had a litter of puppies that all died and her owner was planning to take her out to the desert and dump her, luckily someone intervened. She is great with kids and gets very excited to play and be around other dogs. She is very high energy and would make a great adventure or running partner! Her foster is working on basic obedience with her and she will need someone who will continue to help her grow and learn. Chata is a sweet girl who is longing to bond with her human. Chata was rescued from Todos Santos, Mexico. 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.