Street Dog Hero




Meet Katia! Beautiful Katia is about one year old and 30lbs. She was found abandoned last fall with her mother, father and siblings. Katia and two of the other pups went to the same family and were well loved but the adopters split up and couldn’t keep all three dogs so Katia went back to the rescue. Katia is super sweet and exuberant. She would benefit from training as she does jump up to give you love when she meets you - but that’s mainly because she just doesn’t get all the love she needs at the rescue. She has super cool hair that is just slightly wiry. Katia was rescued from Guadalajara, 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.