Frisbee loves other dogs, but can get on their nerves because of his high energy with them. We are working on taking things a little more slowly instead of bolting out of his crate to greet his dog friends. Frisbee is very good with cats and likes to kiss them. He has never shown any aggression with them and he will back away when a cat gives him a warning swipe. Frisbee loves to come and go through a pet door and as long as the pet door is open, he is house trained. He still has accidents now and then when the pet door is closed because he is afraid to ask to be let out. He is crate trained and does not eliminate in his kennel. He is still in the puppy stage, so he sleeps in the crate at night when he still resorts to chewing. He does not bother shoes or other items while the family is around. He will soon out grow the puppy stage, but the crate is a safe place for him to relax. Frisbee is looking for a quiet and patient household. He would enjoy having another dog who gets along well and has manners since Frisbee will follow the lead of the other dog. He will not do well in a home where it is loud and there is a lot of activity. That will increase his anxiety. You can see in the pictures, Frisbee has a unique way of sitting. We are not sure if that is a result of the old injury, or if he always sat like that. Frisbee does not have lasting effects from the back injury, but now and then, you will see a slight limp reminding you that he once had a traumatic injury. He is currently not on any medication for pain, but we give him a joint supplement to continue to strengthen his spine and other joints. Frisbee loves squeaky toys and toys he can carry around.
We are happy to discuss in depth Frisbee's old injury and his timid behavior with serious potential adopters. We ask that you complete an application so we know who we are talking to, but the application does not commit anyone to adopting. It is part of our safety net in dealing with strangers. We would also consider a foster to adopt situation to the right potential adopter.
ARF'N accepts applications from people between the ages of 21 and 65. We would consider applications from potential adopters up to age 70 for our senior pets. This will be determined on a case by case basis. Active seniors would be considered as foster parents since fostering is a temporary situation.
ARF'N primarily adopts only to residents in the counties surrounding Hernando County in central Florida or within a 60-90 min. drive from the Brooksville/Spring Hill areas. The reason for this is that we personally conduct home visits for each of our rescued pets to ensure they are getting a safe home.
The application can be found here: http://www.arfn.org/adoption-application/
Email questions to: firstname.lastname@example.org. We do not have a phone number to reach us.
Our adoption fees for dogs range between $100 and $250. All of our pets come completely vetted (spay/neuter, vaccinations, heart worm tested, on heart worm prevention, and a microchip).
ARF'N is a rescue operated by volunteers with full-time professional jobs during the day. We can't always get back to you immediately. Most of our rescue work happens in the evenings and on the weekends. It can typically take up to two weeks to go from application to adoption. More time is required for pets with multiple applications and during holidays. We do not adopt on a first come, first served basis. We find the best match between pet and adopter. Please be patient with us through this process. Rude emails will disqualify you from adopting from us.
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