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 REMEMBER!

If you take your dog for a walk, remember to pick up after them after they do their business.

 

 
 

 

   
4/29/16

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Important Info

Stray dogs need to be held for 6 days to allow time for their owners to claim them. If its owner does not claim a dog they will be available for adoption. We are looking for lifelong responsible homes for these wonderful pets.
Dog Adoption Fees

$195.OO as of 4/7/16

Puppies 6 mos. or less, $35 s/n hold

Fee includes Spay/Neuter, Rabies, Distemper,

Bordatella and Heartworm Test

Ages of dogs are estimates unless previous owners inform us as to correct age.

2016 Rabies Clinics

 

ADOPTION FEES FOR ALL DOGS IS $195.00

 

If you have other pets in your household, bring them along to meet their new companion before adoption.

 Our dogs want to meet you!!!!

 

10 Great Reasons to Adopt a Shelter Dog
  1. Adopting a dog from a kill shelter quite literally saves a life. Adopting from a no-kill shelter frees up space for another deserving dog waiting for a forever home, or for an older or special needs pet who may not find a new family before the end of his natural life.
  2. Every dog not purchased from a pet store or backyard breeder is a vote against irresponsible breeding for profit. When the demand for puppy mill and other inhumanely bred dogs dries up, mill operators and other reckless puppy suppliers will be forced to find other "hobbies."
  3. There are many dogs to choose from at most shelters. They come in both genders, and every age, shape, size, coat color, and breed mix. If you're looking for a purebred dog, make sure to check both your local shelters and breed rescue organizations.
  4. If you can't find the pet you're looking for locally, consider widening your search. This is easy to do with online services like Petfinder. If you locate an adoptable dog that might be a good match in a shelter outside your area, contact the shelter to see if they do non-local adoptions and what transport arrangements are available.
  5. Most shelters charge a nominal fee to adopt a pet - a fee that is quite a bit less than you'll pay to a breeder or pet store. That will leave you with some extra cash for essential supplies and a few goodies for your new canine pal. And don't forget to set a little money aside for that all-important first visit to your pet's new veterinarian.

 

 

  1. If you adopt an adult dog, what you see is what you get when it comes to your dog's size, coat color, and basic temperament. And she might already be house trained and know basic obedience commands like sit, stay, and down.
  2. Many shelters and rescue groups do assessments on each animal they take in to determine things like temperament, whether the pet is good with other pets and children, whether she's house trained, obedience trained, etc. Another benefit for adoptive families is that many of these organizations also have resources available to train pets and help owners deal with a new dog's behavioral or emotional issues.
  3. If you have kids, and especially if the new dog will belong to a child, adopting a shelter animal can open a young person's eyes to the plight of homeless pets. It can also help him learn compassion and responsibility, as well as how wonderful it feels to provide a forever home to a dog that might otherwise live life in a cage, or be euthanized.
  4. An older adoptive pet can make a wonderful companion for an older person. Many middle-aged and senior dogs require less physical exertion and attention than younger animals.
  5. An adopted dog can enrich your life in ways big and small. The unconditional love and acceptance of a dog can lift depression, ease loneliness, lower blood pressure, and give you a reason to get up in the morning. A dog that loves to walk or run outdoors can be just the incentive you need to start exercising regularly.

As many adoptive pet parents can attest, a rescue dog seems to understand you have saved his life. Often, the bond that forms between shelter dogs and their new owners is exceptionally close and enduring.

There is no greater kindness you can offer a frightened, confused shelter pet than a place in your heart and home.

 

Annie

Annie is a Female Hound mix who is about 1 yr. old. She is good with kids and very friendly. She will need help with training because she has spent most of her life chained outside.

$50 of her adoption fee has been sponsored.

Tiki

Tiki is a six year old chihuahua/dachshund mix who is looking for her forever home. Tiki is good with other dogs and cats. She warms up to people once she gets to know them, but can be shy at first. Tiki will need some work on socialization and housebreaking. Adoption fees for our dogs is $195. This includes vaccinations, spaying, and heartworm testing.

Being fostered at this time

Roscoe

Meet Roscoe. This sweet guy is six years old, good with other dogs, has lived with children and seems to be housebroken. Roscoe would love to find a forever family. Adoption fees for our dogs is $195. This includes his neutering, vaccinations, and heartworm testing.

Jax

This handsome guy is Jax. Jax is about eight months old and is good with everything and everyone. This boy is still a puppy, who is full of energy and has no interest in sitting still for a picture. Jax is a big boy and is still growing. He will do best in an active home. Adoption fees for our dogs are $195. This includes vaccinations, neutering and heartworm testing.

Bonnie Lee

This beautiful six year old girl is Bonnie Lee. Bonnie is a sweet girl who has lived with children and does well with other dogs. Bonnie reportedly chases cats, so a feline sibling may not be a good idea. Adoption fees for our dogs is $195. This includes vaccinations, heartworm testing and spaying.

Charlie

This handsome one year old boy is Charlie. Charlie is a Treeing Walker Coonhound with lots of energy. Charlie is good with other dogs, but would do best in a home without small children as he is still learning manners and gets a bit excited. Charlie's adoption fee is $195. This includes his neuter, vaccinations and heartworm testing.

Daisy and Thor are mother and son Corgi mixes looking for their forever homes. Both of these cuties weigh about twenty pounds. Thor is about eighteen months old and Daisy is between 2-3 years old. These guys love to cuddle, are housebroken, and love everyone that they meet. We would love for them to be adopted together, but would consider adopting them out separately. We are offering a special adoption rate of $300 if Thor and Daisy are adopted together. This includes their spaying/neutering, vaccinations, and heartworm testing. Individual adoption fees are $195 each. Thor and Daisy are being fostered in a private home. If you are interested in meeting them please call the shelter at 518-725-0115 or private message us on here.

 
 First-Aid Kit Essentials
   

Emergencies seldom give warning, but we can be ready for them. Most people have first aid kits on hand for themselves and family members. But what about your animals? Pet care experts recommend having a pet first aid kit that's right where you need it if an animal emergency occurs.

You can buy kits that are pre-assembled or assemble your own. Keep them in different locations so that you are prepared at all times, in all places. It's wise to keep one kit at home, one in the car, and wherever else your pet spends time -- the office, a relative's or friend's home, a vacation retreat, etc. If customizing your own, use a container that is sturdy, waterproof and easy to spot when you need to locate it in a hurry.

Here is what every basic first aid kit should contain:

  • Phone numbers and addresses: Veterinarian, Emergency Vet, Poison Control
  • Basic pet first-aid book
  • Photocopies of your pet's paperwork: important medical records, vaccinations, etc.
  • Medical gloves: to protect hands and prevent contamination
  • Scissors: to cut gauze or the animal's hair 
  • Bottled water
  • A mild antibacterial soap: to clean skin and wounds
  • Paper towels
  • Gauze pads: for wounds
  • Gauze rolls: for wounds and can also be used as a temporary muzzle
  • Alcohol prep pads: to sterilize equipment - NOT for use on wounds
  • Self-adhesive bandages: flexible bandage used to wrap and stabilize injuries (do not wrap too tightly)
  • A large cloth towel: to wrap animal
  • Hydrogen peroxide: to clean minor wounds
  • Eyewash: such as contact lens solution or water in a squeeze bottle to gently but thoroughly flush out wounds and eyes
  • Antibiotic ointment: for cuts and abrasions (never for eyes)
  • Cotton applicator swabs
  • Tweezers: for the removal of foreign objects from skin and paws; and for the proper removal of ticks

    One important rule to observe: make sure to always read directions and warnings before applying any medications, either prescribed or over the counter, to your pet. If you have an emergency, you should always contact your veterinarian for further instruction. Please make sure to always read directions and warnings before applying any medications to your pet.

 

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