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My name is Smudge!

Labrador Retriever/Boxer Mix Puppy for adoption in Brookside, New Jersey - Smudge
Photo 1 - Labrador Retriever/Boxer Mix Puppy for adoption in Brookside, New Jersey - Smudge
Photo 2 - Labrador Retriever/Boxer Mix Puppy for adoption in Brookside, New Jersey - Smudge
Photo 3 - Labrador Retriever/Boxer Mix Puppy for adoption in Brookside, New Jersey - Smudge

I found a new home!
Plenty of my friends are looking
for one too. Find a pet to adopt.

Smudge's Info...

I am already spayed, up to date with shots, good with kids, good with dogs, and good with cats.

Smudge's Story...

please, use application provided below
date of birth: August 15, 2014
adoption fee: $325(includes spay/neuter, micro-chip, 2>3 Parvo-Distemper puppy boosters(puppies are required 4 boosters their 1st yr), 2 Bordatella and Rabies(must be 3mo+) vaccines, health certificate(issued within 5 days of transport), guaranteed to be parasite-free, current on heart worm and flea/tick prevention, Martindale collar and leash).
This pup was rescued from an unwanted litter situation(mom=pb brindled Boxer and dad=pb, Blk Lab) and is in foster care in Rutherfordton, NC(IF your application is approved by Monday, we can usually get them transported to you on the following Saturday).
VERY sweet, friendly. This litter was handled by 3 small children in their first 5 weeks of age, so are familiar with children. Will make excellent family pets!
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All our rescued pups are have been rescued from unwanted, abandonment or neglectful situations in Rutherford County, NC. Rutherford Co, NC does NOT have a shelter for adoptable pets. Only a 'high-kill' Animal Control operated by the Sheriff's Dept. and inmates from the local minimum-security prison.

From October through March, all our pre-approved adopted pups are transported to their furever families via 'Wagging Dog Transport', a licensed and bonded commercial pet transport service.

Where there is a scent hound or guardian breed being considered for adoption,  & in homes where children reside or will be visiting, a secured(not electric) fenced-in yard is required.

All potential adopters are required to be at least 25 yrs or older, and send us your completed application(provided below) by either PDF attachment OR copying and pasting into a new email to: h4s_cares@yahoo.com, at your very earliest convenience, to help secure the pup of your choice.

Upon receipt of your application, we will acknowledge your application in an email and immediately send out a questionnaire to your 3 personal references.

Please, contact and ask your personal references to reply at their most earliest convenience, to help us process your application in a timely manner, to help your chances of getting the pup you want most.

Also, please call and give your vet's office permission to release your information to us. We will be contacting them within 2 business days.

As soon as we have heard back from your 3 personal references and spoken with your vet's office, We will be back in contact with you to discuss and solidify the adoption.

Upon approval of this adoption, & to hold the dog/pup of your choice, we require the pup's adoption fee to be sent to our secure PayPal.com acct at: h4s_cares@yahoo.com. 

Upon receipt of the adoption fee, we will send you the adoption contract and all pertinent information you will need to be ready for your pup's arrival, and we will reserve your pup a spot on Wagging Dogs next transport(every weekend). Wagging Dog's Transport fee is $135, to be paid directly to them upon delivery.

Howlin4Spirit Adoption Application

Date:                pup interested in...1st choice:                 2nd choice:

 

1 Name of applicant:
Name of applicant's spouse/partner:
2 Address:
3 How long at this address:
4 Telephone #s:(h)                              (w)                                (c)
5 Email address:
6 With whom are you employed:
Spouse/partner's employer:
7 Occupation:
Spouse/partner's occupation:
8(a) Number of children living in this household:      list their names & ages: 
(b) Number of adults living in this household:       Their names, ages, (& occupations of those not listed above):
(c)Is anyone living in this household either pregnant or trying to become pregnant:
9 What type of environment do you live in: Rural___Suburb___City___
10 Housing: Apt___House___Duplex___Mobile Home___Other___
11 Do you rent or own?
(a)If you rent, do you have permission from your landlord to own a companion animal under 25lbs?                  over 25lbs?
(b) Name and telephone# of property owner/management:
12(a) What other dogs/cats have you previously owned and what happened to them(state pet's name, age, if speutered, reason for giving up/cause of death):
(b) What other dogs/cats currently live in your home:(please list: names, breed, sex, age, any health issues they may have & if speutered):
13 Are there any other types of animals currently living in your home(if so, describe):
14 What do you know about the breed in question(it is required that you research this breed's traits/habits)?:
15 Are there any specific habits/problems you are not willing to work with?     If so, please specify:
16 Sexual preference: M___F___No preference____
17 (a) Do you have a fenced-in yard & is it connected to the house(entire yard fenced, front yard only, backyard fenced & attached to back door, etc):
(b) what is the height & dimensions of the fenced-in area(please, be specific, as this info is REQUIRED & PERTINENT to the approval of your application):
(c) Please, describe your fencing materials(chain-link, wooden stockade, vinyl rail...2, 3 or more rails...is it reinforced w/wire, if so, what kind of wire..chicken/field/hog):
(d) What type of gates(describe as you did in above question):
(e) Can they be opened by children:
(f) If you don't have a fenced-in yard, how will the animal be exercised and allowed to eliminate:
18 Who will supervise outdoor activities:
19 Do you have(check all that apply):Pet door____Kennel run____Dog house____Stake____ 
Tie-out or cable-run____Crate____None____
20 Do you have a swimming pool?           Is it fenced-in separately from the rest of the yard?
21 What member of the family will be taking the MAJOR responsibility for the care of this animal:
22 Does anyone in your family have allergies to ANY animal:
23 Has anyone in your household had an issue with impulse control:
24 What are your plans for this animal: (a) protection/guard:______ (b)companion:______
(c)child's pet:_____(d)pet therapy:_____(e) agility/flyball:_____ (f)obedience:______
(g)herding:______(h)ranch work______(i)other(explain):__________________________________
25 (a) Have you ever trained a dog in obedience classes?   (b) Are you planning on taking your adopted dog to an obedience class?  
26 Have you ever sold, given away or surrendered a pet?        If so, please provide details of situation:
27 (a) How much time are you willing to give the dog to adjust to it's new environment & family members?
 (b) This dog may not be housebroken. Are you willing to take the time to work with the animal?
(c) For this adoption to be approved, it is required that you promise to always keep this animal on-leash before you open your front door, or whenever exercising your best 
buddy outside of a secured fenced-in area...do you agree to this stipulation? 
28 Will the animal live in the home?         If not, where?
29 What type of shelter will be provided when the dog is outside(doghouse/patio/decking overhang, etc):
30 Where, exactly, will the animal sleep at night and be kept when there is no one at home
(i.e., crated, free roam of home, laundry/kitchen area, fenced-in yard, etc):
31 (a) On the average, how long will the animal be left alone during the day:
(b) What is the activity level of your household:
_____busy-visits by friends, meetings, children, parties at home
_____noisy-TV, stereo, machinery, tools, kids playing
_____moderate-normal comings and goings
_____quiet-homebodies, few guests
32 Do you believe in dog crates?          If so, for what exact purpose(s)?
33 If you had to move & your new landowner does not allow pets, what will you do with your companion animal(CA)?
34 When you go on vacation, will your pet accompany you or who would care for it?
35 Under what condition(s) would you consider giving up your companion animal?
36 (a)who is the veterinarian you currently use, or used for your previous animal's health issues(IF used within past 5 yrs):
animal hospital's name/vet's name: 
address:
telephone #:
(b) what type of heart worm prevention do you use?
37 How will your animal travel to the vet, or other places(i.e, crated, doggie seat belt, loose in a car/van, tethered or in crate or in box in 
bed of truck?):
38 May we call your vet and inquire as to your previous/current pet's health care?         If not, why?
39 Are you willing to allow an H4S's representative to periodically visit your home? If not, why?
40 List NAMES & EMAIL addresses of 3 NON-RELATED personal references, whom you have known for at least 3 years, &/or whom may be familiar with your pet ownership history:
1:
2:
3:
41 If you have a disability or special needs, please be sure to let us know, here; this will help us find the BEST companion for you and your needs(if your disability is not disclosed to H4S,
 then we reserve the right to deny this adoption at ANY time; even at the time of delivery, when you will forfeit your deposit):
NO answer? Then, we will consider this application INCOMPLETE
42  What arrangements have you made for your pet, if you could no longer care for them(i.e., moving over seas, extended hospital stay, nursing care facility, death)?
NO answer? Then, we will consider this application INCOMPLETE
43 &, finally, please tell us a little about yourself and why you feel you could provide a good home for a rescued companion animal:


Our goal in rescuing and re-homing animals is to provide them with a loving home for the rest of their life. 
The adoption fee covers their medical costs associated with the animal, medical and daily care during their foster period and transport. 
All animals adopted by our group MUST BE spayed/neutered prior to finalizing the placement. 

Sometimes, for reasons beyond anyone's control, the adoption does not work out.
In this case, the animal must be returned to Howlin4Spirit CARes at the adopter's expense, via Howlin4Spirit on the 1st weekend of each month, OR via 'bonded Wagging Dogs' Pet Transport Service at #704-451-9954, if time frame does not match adopter's need to return animal to H4S CARes during H4S's transport timeframe(April>Octber). 

Adoption contributions are not refundable, for any reason.

By signing this application, I attest to the fact that I am 25 years of age or older, & that the above information provided is correct and that you understand any future medical costs are 
your responsibility and we have made full disclosure regarding our & our vet's knowledge of the health of the animal.

applicant's signature:

spouse/partner's signature(if married):

 

Howlin4SpiritCARes  â€‹ ​(â€ն,000​+ adult ​, ​senior​ & ​pups rescued) 
​    â€‹        within the heart of every companion animal 
​                     ​lies the singular desire to be loved  
​howlin4spirit.org........h4s_cares@yahoo.com
​P.O. Box 711-Rutherfordton, NC 28139 ​...​#828-429-8398  
​for all tax-deductible donations, please, go to: http://rutherfordcountyhumanesociety.org/Howlin4Spirit.html​  

Facts about Smudge

  • Breed: Labrador Retriever/Boxer Mix
  • Color: Brindle - With White
  • Age: Puppy
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 7690323

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Smudge, a Brookside Labrador Retriever/Boxer puppy was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Labrador Retriever/Boxer for sale in Brookside, or seeking a Labrador Retriever/Boxer puppy from a breeder in Brookside.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Brookside already know the personality and tendencies of their pets. This means they can match you with the right pet. That will makes it much easier transition to owning a pet for yourself and your new pet.
  2. On average adoption fees are much less than you'd pay a Brookside breeder, or pet store. Plus most often rescue pets have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and are spayed or neutered. That is a lot of savings!
  3. You will become a hero, and give a needy dog or cat a loving home. In fact, there are even Labrador Retriever/Boxer breeders who help with Labrador Retriever/Boxer rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Brookside paves the way for another one to be saved.