Street Dog Hero




Meet Tigressa! Beautiful Tigressa is about 3 years old and weighs approx 55lbs. She was brought to a rescue from another rescue when it dissolved. Tigressa is as gentle as she is beautiful. She is not a jumper, she comes up to nuzzle you and waits for attention. She’s great on a leash and fine with cats. She’s never had a problem with another dog. She definitely develops connections with her people. It’s obvious she recognizes the frequent volunteers and is very happy to see them. She is an amazing dog! Tigressa 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.