Meet Pinto! Pinto is a special boy. He was beaten so badly that his cervical spine was damaged and then healed on its own incorrectly. Because of this he is a little stiff in the neck and lifts his paws higher when he walks. Despite his rough start he is an absolute sweetheart! He is about 5-6 months old and a black heeler mix who is good with kids and other dogs (cats unknown). Pinto is always on the move and is searching for love. He has the cutest show horse prance. Pinto was rescued from Todos Santos, 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. 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.