Meet Samantha! This cute gal was found on New Year’s Eve and is 4.5 months old. She and her mother, Eve and 4 of her siblings were living in a tow yard. They had just weaned from their mother and they had never been touched by humans. They all had mange and were taken immediately to a vet who treated them. Samantha has a very cheerful personality and has learned to trust humans very much and she loves to be held. Samantha is black and tan and has the markings of a Rotwieller although will probably not be much over 20 lbs. She is playful, very affectionate and is well on her way to being house trained. Samantha 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. 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.