Meet Chiquita! This confident gal is about 1.5 years old and weighs approx 45lbs. She is good with other dogs, cats and kids. On walks she wants to say “hi” to EVERYONE, and get some loves. She loves ear scratches, is very playful and LOVES her ball! Her ideal family is one that can give her lots of exercise and attention and she would love a doggie sibling to play with. When she’s tired out she does the cutest “sploot”! She is now potty trained, crate trained and working on leash training. Chiquita was rescued from Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Will you be her hero?
**Update - Chiquita’s foster says that she is doing great on her leash training, look at that strut in the video! She loves to start her day with a hike up Pilot Butte and will make a great hiking and running partner!
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.