Meet Cherokee! Cherokee is about 5 months old and 26lbs. He is a German Shepard Mix that is playful, sweet, sensitive, cuddly and a very loving alpha. He is very trusting and would love to be your listener, playmate and best friend. Cherokee was found in a vacant lot with his sister and Mom. He loves to play with other dogs, or his stuffed animal friends and in general he loves to cuddle and be with company. He is also a great and easy going traveler. Cherokee has an amazing story of perseverance, courage and patience and is so ready to have a person to call his own. Cherokee 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.