Pupdates Hot Off The Press: December 29, 2017
Featured Pet: Shakira
Shakira is an adorable little 3-year-old Chihuahua mix. She came to our rescue because her owner could no longer care for her. She is a bit shy at first but she warms up quickly. She loves to to sit on laps, play with toys and run around the yard chasing birds. All she really wants is a a home where she can be loved and cherished as a family member.
Shakira loves to please her people and that makes her super easy to train. She already comes when called and knows the stay command. While outside she will bark occasionally at strange noises but will stop when upon command. She loves to sleep at the foot of her foster mom’s bed, but will sleep in a dog bed if she is told to.
Shakira will be an excellent only dog. Once she warms up she is totally devoted to her person. She also loves to sit and watch TV and snuggle. She is cautious when meeting new people and shy around children so we do not think she should be adopted to a home with young children.
The adoption fee of $175 helps with medical expenses incurred by the Rescue.
If you want to meet her, please fill out an online application at helpadogsmile.org and we will contact you so that you can meet this beautiful girl.
As we get ready to say goodbye to 2017 one word comes to mind, gratitude. We are so grateful for every person that has adopted, fostered, volunteered, donated and shared our Facebook posts. Our little Rescue would not be able to help animals without all of you.
Many people are curious about where their donation dollars really go when they generously give, and we are proud to report that we are 100% volunteer based. No one in our group receives a salary; that means that your donation dollars go to our animals, not our people. All of our dogs are vaccinated, spayed/neutered and microchipped before they are ready for adoption, and those are our small expenses. Many of our dogs also need to have their teeth cleaned and extractions done because they have been neglected, and poor oral health can lead to poor overall health if it is not addressed. Lastly, some of our dogs require major surgery, like Charleigh who ate a screw and Stripe who needed to have his back leg amputated. These dogs may not be alive had we not been able to step in and help them, so THANK YOU for donating. No amount is too small, our hearts are overjoyed by every dollar that we receive.
If you would like to donate to help even more dogs smile, please click this link: http://www.helpadogsmile.org/donate/.