Meet Simba! Simba is about 3 years old and weighs 18lbs. He is a very excitable pup who loves to play and run around. He would love a family who will take him on runs or adventures and to the park frequently. He really enjoys playing and hanging out with other dogs his size or smaller. He likes to chase balls and play with toys but should not be off leash as he needs to continue to work on his recall skills. Simba would do best in a home with kids 12+ as small children tend to frighten him. He is crate and potty trained and has basic manners. His foster says that “he loves to cuddle and watch TV with you and will even curl up in bed and sleep all night with you.” Simba was rescued from Guadalajara, 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.