Meet Lucio! Lucio is a 2 year old 88lb Doberman mix. He was wandering the streets in Guadalajara where nobody took care of him. Someone saw him and felt so bad that they decided to take his photo and post it on Facebook. A local rescuer saw that nobody was responding to the post to help him and decided she had to try to help him even though it wasn’t going to be easy to help such a large dog. Lucio was bleeding from his ears and had severe malnutrition and mange. Little by little he put on weight and his beautiful coat started to come through. He can be nervous at first but gets comfortable quickly. Lucio does best with adults and bigger dogs because of his size. He can play rough not realizing his strength. Lucio is a special guy who is going to make someone very happy! Lucio 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.
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.