Meet Lady! Lady is a big lab mix who is about 5 years old and weighs about 65 pounds. In heart, Lady is just a big old lap dog. She loves to have volunteers come into her run and sit on the ground so she can somehow figure out how to crawl up on their lap. She is super good with other dogs and kids. She is a lover of long walks, but needs training on leash as she pulls hard. Lady has been in the shelter for over a year now and she is so anxious for it to finally be her turn. Lady 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.
To finalize an adoption you must complete the contract and pay an adoption fee of $300. The adoption fee helps cover our costs. On average, per dog, it costs 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 are vetted before they fly, given standard vaccines and rabies, dewormed, given flea/tick treatments and tested for heart worm. Most dogs are sterilized before they fly, however if this is not the case we will spay/neuter them once they arrive at our cost.
Upon arrival all dogs are seen for a wellness exam and parasite screening. Any treatment necessary is at our expense.