Meet Rita! This sweet gal is around 3 years old and about 35 pounds. She is gentle, lean and graceful. She is a very happy gal and walks well on a leash. She was rescued with her sister from a small house with a woman who could no longer keep them due to space and financial reasons. Rita was rescued from Guadalajara, Mexico. Will you be her hero?
** Update: Rita’s foster says that Rita is a good girl who is housebroken and good with kids. She gets along great with other dogs as well.
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.