Street Dog Hero
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River

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river

Meet River! River is about 2-3 years old and weighs 60lbs. River is a wonderful dog! She enjoys long naps on the couch, but is just as happy taking a nice walk or hike. She does well on a leash with minimal pulling, and responds well to voice commands. She's food motivated and very smart, so additional training will be easy. River is a total love bug! There's nothing she enjoys more than snuggling up and getting belly rubs. She is 100% housebroken, and does well out of a crate when left alone for short periods of time, although she will try to dumpster dive if garbage cans are left out. One of her favorite activities is chasing bubbles, followed by a good nap in the sunshine. River would do best in a home as an only dog with kids 5+. She has not been around cats. River is beautiful, smart, funny, and will make an excellent companion for many years to come! River was rescued from Guadalajara, Mexico. 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.

  • 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.