BROOK is fostered in Houston, TX. She is available for out-of-state adoption (see below for details).
Hi folks! I am Brook and I am excited to meet you. I am a lucky girl because I am out of the shelter and I am in a pawsome foster home. My foster mom says I am a lover. I love all the people I have ever met. Those squirrels and cats are strange though. I much prefer to chase them than to love them. My foster mom says that I am very polite. I will sit and wait patiently for my treats and when I take my treats, I take them very gently. How cool is that?! I am good in my kennel when no one is home, but if my humans are home I want to be with them! I will curl right up at your feet or lie in my bed near your bed. I am a devoted gal and I like to be included. I won’t lie, I like to steal all your attention; but if you are loving on another dog I will lie politely and wait for my turn. I am 9 yrs. old, but I act as if I'm about 6 yrs. old. I race around with all the other dogs in the yard. I am very spry and love to go for walks. I'm very easy to handle on a leash, despite my size. If you think I might be the perfect gal for your family, contact Red Collar Rescue to meet me!
Age: 9 yrs
Weight: 80 lbs
Cats? probably not
Needs foster? no
Many of our adoptions are to out-of-area adopters. The process is, for the most part, the same as it is for in-town adoptions. The adoption fee to out-of-state destinations in the U.S. is $550, which includes air transport, traveling crate, and health certificate. The adoption fee for Canadian destinations is $600 (Canadian). (Please note that there is an additional estimated $80 pick up charge in Canada). RCR takes care of all of the flight arrangements. Below is an outline of our adoption procedure, once you submit an application.
Because of the distance, it is not possible for you to meet the dog, in person, unless you come to Houston. We can often send videos and/or do FaceTime interviews to allow you to “meet” the dog.
Why should you consider adopting a dog from Houston?
Houston is the #2 kill city in the U.S. City and County shelters often take in a combined 200-300 animals per day. The number of homeless pets and resulting euthanasias are staggering -- the average "live release rate" from Houston area shelters is only about 35-50%. Houston is estimated to have over 1 million homeless animals. Over 100,000 are killed in Harris Co shelters every year. Red Collar Rescue volunteers work tirelessly to save as many as we can, but the Houston area is saturated with so many pets in need of a home and not enough adopters. To put it simply, we encourage out of state adoptions because it helps us save more lives. We hope that you will consider one of our many adoptable pets who are waiting for a second chance at a forever home - wherever it may be!
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