Meet Oskar! Oskar was rescued in Chembur, Mumbai, on May 8th 2018 when he was only a month old. After recovering from a fracture caused by a car accident, he was attacked by a male dog from his own pack which left him paralyzed in his hind legs. Over the past year, with veterinary treatment, love and amazing endurance, Oskar has become a fast and furious little bunny, who can move at an incredible pace. He is still a youngster, not even two yet. Even though he is young Oskar is a very good boy, he doesn’t chew on things he’s not supposed to, unless they are stuffed animals, he LOVE’s stuffed animals! He also likes to play fetch, and go for walks, he’s very fast!
And even cooler, Oskar does all of this on two legs! He is very strong and very fast on his front legs! He also has a super cool wheelchair so that he can get around when the terrain is a little rougher. Oskar does wear a diaper and belly band, but his foster mom thinks that he can be potty trained as he gets older. But even if he can't, diaper changing isn't that bad, she promises. He sits well for it, and his foster mom has a whole bunch of washable diapers and bands that his new adopter will get! Oskar is really easy to bathe (he is only 22lbs), and he really likes people. Oskar has never met a stranger! He listens well and is friendly but sometimes a little anxious about new things, but not aggressive. Oskar likes other dogs but he’d love to be the only one in his new home, just because he loves so much attention! Oh, and since he can't scratch himself, he LOVE’s “scritch-scratch” time, when you can scratch all his itchy places! Ears, shoulders, neck...But a couple dog siblings could be fun too. Oskar really loves treats and food and is anxious to please and learn. He is the silliest little boy you've ever met, full of energy, love and joy. He also have a really cool Halloween costume if he goes to a new home before Halloween! Oskar has traveled over 8,000 miles to find a loving home and is truly an inspiration to all. 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. 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.