Shortly after intake to the shelter, Higbee was successfully treated for bilateral ear infections. He is in need of Entropion eye surgery on both eyelids. Entropion is a condition in which the eyelid rolls inward causing the eyelashes to make contact with the cornea which is not only irritating and uncomfortable, but if left untreated it may result in corneal ulceration, scarring, and blindness.
Above all else a loyally devoted family companion, Higbee is a confident, self-possessed, happy-to-be-around, sociable, sincere, and steadfast dog who will form deep bonds with his family members. Devoted and loving, he’s a people-pleasing dog who craves companionship and close contact, and he thrives with praise for accomplishment. Also a sensitive and sometimes silly dog with a larger-than-life, big personality, Higbee is looking for responsible, caring owners who are naturally authoritative and willing to provide him with the regular exercise, consistent leadership, and lifelong companionship he needs and deserves.
Active, inquisitive, animated, interested, and fun-loving, Higbee needs regular physical and mental exercise to maintain his athletic condition and pleasant disposition. Also intelligent with an exceptionally high learning ability, he learns quickly but needs to be challenged or he is likely to become bored and willful. Higbee will benefit from and really enjoy training and socialization classes. This will also be an excellent way to bond with him while meeting some of his exercise needs and reinforcing canine good manners.
Higbee is best suited as an indoor pet and companion for a home with a moderately-active lifestyle. As with all dogs, a meet-n-greet with any housemate dogs will be necessary to determine compatibility prior to adoption. Direct interaction with cats is unknown and cannot be fully assessed at the shelter at this time.
Come meet Higbee at Monroe County Animal Control located at 911 S. Raisinville Rd, Monroe, MI (just south of the fairgrounds). Kennel hours are Tuesday - Friday, 11:00 am - 3:30 pm; Saturday, 11:00 am - 2:30 pm; closed Sunday, Monday, and National Holidays.
For more information you can email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the shelter during business hours at 734-240-3125.
Monroe SPCA also offers microchips for dogs and cats adopted from Monroe County Animal Control for a fee of $15.00 at the time of adoption. Microchips are implanted between the dog’s shoulder blades and are a permanent form of identification. Microchips are registered to Monroe SPCA with adopters adding “new owner” information after adoption. If the dog is ever lost and slips his or her collar and tags, the microchip allows the finder to know who to contact when the dog is scanned for a microchip.
Even if you cannot adopt at this time, please consider making a donation to Monroe SPCA so we may continue saving, protecting, and improving the lives of homeless animals in Monroe County.
In addition to providing emergency medical treatment to animals who need it, Monroe SPCA, now, provides every dog at Monroe County Animal Control with basic preventative health care which includes flea preventative, deworming(s), DHPP vaccine and booster, and Heartworm Testing. If a dog tests positive for Heartworm, Monroe SPCA also provides that dog with Heartworm treatment. Dogs adoptable through Monroe County Animal Control have no adoption fee at this time (adopter’s pay a $10.00 application fee and $25.00 sterilization deposit payable to the County of Monroe); this Monroe SPCA Operational Support Program at Monroe County Animal Control is funded solely by monetary donations. We do not receive government funding, and we are not affiliated with or funded by Monroe County Animal Control, the HSUS, the ASPCA, or any other humane organization. Monroe SPCA is a 501c.3 non-profit organization, and we rely on the financial support and generosity of individuals and businesses in our community to conduct our daily operations and help animals. All donations to Monroe SPCA are tax-deductible.
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