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To adopt, please submit this application: http://form.jotform.us/form/41555257797165
We pre-screen all adopters before arranging in-person meetings. Please scroll down below animal description for current status of our dogs (to see if this dog is still available) and adoption information.
Raleigh is currently in foster with a rescue in WV. She will not be coming into foster with Happy Dog Rescue, but the WV rescue does accept applications from northeastern adopters. If you would like to give Raleigh a forever home, please visit artbar.petfinder.com to apply to adopt her. Transport is available to northeastern states.
Rescue inquiries are also welcome. Raleigh is fully vetted and sponsored for rescue.
Available to adopters in DE, MD, PA, NJ, CT, or MA.
Approx 7 years and 55 lb
Raleigh survived terrible owners, being hit by cars twice, several surgeries, and months in boarding until she'd healed enough to come home to foster. One leg is not very useful, but the vet was at least able to save the leg. She deserves the best family ever...are you that family?
I tested her with a cat outside that wasn't afraid of dogs and she didn't show any interest in the cat. I don't know if she would chase a cat that runs from dogs, but honestly she doesn't move that quickly so I doubt she could catch a cat these days. As far as other dogs, Raleigh is fine with males but acts dominant/bossy around females.
Raleigh is good with kids My niece and nephew visited. They are 8 and 13 but she did great and so did they. She's a sweet dog who deserves so much more than life has thrown at her so far. We're hoping someone can find it in their heart to give her a forever home.
Due to spinal cord damage, most of which has recovered, Raleigh is occasionally fecal incontinent. She is able to hold her urine. A doggie door to a fenced yard would be very helpful for her.
COURTESY LISTING - Do not submit the Happy Dog Rescue adoption application. Instead, please go to http://artbar.petfinder.com and submit their application.
If any links aren't clickable, please visit http://hdr.petfinder.com. Our listings are shared to multiple websites with varying policies on links.
Status of the current foster dogs at Happy Dog Rescue:
Courtesy Listed Dogs: These dogs are not in foster with us. Please follow instructions in their listing to apply for them:
The hypoallergenic dog myth:
We are not a shelter. Our dogs are fostered in a home environment. All meetings are by appointment. If you are interested in meeting or possibly adopting this dog, please submit an application to begin the process. We respond to inquiries via email. Please watch your email for a response, usually within 12 hours.
Adoption fee: $325 + tax = $344.50. Adoption fee includes spay/neuter, microchip, 4DX test if 6 months or older, rabies vaccine, distemper combo vaccine, wormer, and flea/tick preventative in season.
PLEASE NOTE: If it says COURTESY LISTING above, then please do not submit our application. Follow the directions to the other rescue's website and apply there.
Recommended dog trainer in the Lehigh Valley area: Jill Wright with K-9's In Training, website: http://www.k-9sintraining.net/ We've used Jill's services for our own dogs and foster dogs as needed. We LOVE her training methods...and so do the dogs! Please tell Jill you saw her info on the Happy Dog Rescue site.
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