Meet Lizzy! Lizzy is an adorable little dog who is about 2-3 years old and weighs only 11 lbs. She had been living in the streets of Cancun by a taco shop. She is shy at first but once she gets to know you she wants to be close to you all the time. Her foster describes her as sweet, shy and affectionate. She is sociable with other dogs after a proper introduction however she would do best as an only dog as she wants to deeply bond with her human. Lizzy does not feel safe around children so kids could be considered if they are 12+. Cats are unknown. Lizzy is funny and playful once she feels safe. 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.