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My name is COSTA ~ SCRUFFY CHI!

Jack Russell Terrier/Chihuahua Mix Dog for adoption in Hanover, Pennsylvania - COSTA ~ SCRUFFY CHI
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Sirius Stars Canine Rescue

Facts about COSTA ~ SCRUFFY CHI

  • Breed: Jack Russell Terrier/Chihuahua Mix
  • Color: Red/Golden/Orange/Chestnut
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 10436359-2016-15



This little guy is named Costa. He is a small #10 yorkie/chihuahua mix that comes from a hig kill pound in the south. He is approximately 2 years old and very sweet with lots of personality and spunk. He is heartworm negative and totally vetted/ready for adoption as soon as we can find the right home for him. As always, we prefer home owners with fenced yards or pet owners who are experienced leash walkers.

PLEASE NOTE ~ SSCR gives preference to applicants who have safely fenced yards and who are located within a 2 hour driving radius of the 17331 zip code. Please visit our Petfinder home page to read more about our fencing and adoption policies and procedures.
http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/PA526.html



FYI~ If a dog is marked PENDING on our petlist, it means that the dog is currently in the midst of a 2 week trial period with an adoptive family.


FENCING~ If you own your own home, we will ONLY adopt to you if you have secure outdoor fencing or if you can commit to leashwalking your pet 100% of the time. We will NOT adopt to homes that tether dogs to outdoor lines or allow them to roam freely outside while unleashed. There are NO EXCEPTIONS to this rule!  Also, we do not adopt to homes with underground electric fencing. We will also consider (on a case by case basis) apartment and condo dwellers who have no yard but must rather leash walk their dogs 100% of the time.


HOME VISITS~ Because we require a home visit for our adoptions, we prefer to adopt to homes which are within a 2 hour's driving distance from the 17331 zip code. Please visit www.mapquest.com to see if your location qualifies. If you are located more than 2 hours from us, please email and we will share our long distance adoption requirements / policies with you.


Our ADOPTION PROCESS includes the following steps:

1~ You email us at ajdusman@comcast.net to chat

2~ We send you our online Adoption Application

3~ You complete and return the Adoption Application

4~ We check your vet and personal references, and if approved, we continue with the adoption process

5~ We schedule and conduct a home visit and you meet with the dog

6~ If both parties are in agreement after the home visit, you sign the Adoption Contract and start a 2 week trial period with the dog

7~ At the end of the 2 week trial period, the adoption is either successfully finalized or the dog must be returned to our rescue for a full monetary refund

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ADOPTION DONATIONS~

WE ARE A SMALL FAMILY~OPERATED RESCUE WITH 501(c)3 NON~PROFIT STATUS. OUR ADOPTION DONATIONS ARE USED EXCLUSIVELY TO DEFRAY VETTING AND RESCUE EXPENSES. SUGGESTED DONATIONS ARE BASED ON THE AGE OF THE DOG.

0 to 5 years ~ $350

5 years and older ~ $250

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If you should  happen to peruse our dog list and find that you are NOT interested to  the point of contacting us further for more information, please take a moment and send a short email to ajdusman@comcast.net before you move on to other sites to let us know why our dogs did not suit your situation. Was there something in our adoption requirements for which you did not qualify, such as location or outdoor fencing? Were our pet bios too vague with not enough information? Are you looking for better pictures or videos of dogs before making initial contact with a rescue? Is our adoption donation out of your financial reach? Does our adoption  process seem too difficult or confusing to you? Are you looking for a smaller or larger dog? Older or younger? By sending us a brief  explanation of your thoughts, you will be helping us to better   understand and serve the people who visit our website and are searching to adopt a rescue dog. We try our very best to help our adopters find the perfect match for their families, so please assist us in better serving you!!!! THANK YOU!

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*A Footnote to Adopters:* 'Lassie and Cleo and Rin Tin Tin and Toto don't show up in rescue. We don't get the elegantly coiffed, classically beautiful, completely trained, perfectly behaved dog. We get the leftovers. Dogs that other people have incompetently bred, inadequately socialized, ineffectively 'trained,' and badly treated. Most Rescue dogs have had it. They've been pushed from one lousy situation to another. They've never had proper veterinary care, kind and consistent training, or sufficient company. They've lived outside, in a crate, or in the basement. They're scared, depressed and anxious. Some are angry. Some are sick. Some have given up. But we are Rescue and we don't give up. We never give up on a dog. We know that a dog is a living being, with a spirit and a heart and feelings. Our dogs are not commodities, things, or garbage. They are part of sacred creation and they deserve as much love and care and respect as the next Westminster champion. So please, please don't come to rescue in the hopes of getting a 'bargain,' or indeed of 'getting' anything. Come to Rescue to give, to love, to save a life -- and to mend your own spirit. For Rescue will reward you in ways you never thought possible. I can promise you this -- a rescue dog will make you a better person.' ~Diane Morgan, animal lover and rescuer

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'Baggage' ~ A Poem

Now that I'm home, bathed, settled and fed, all nicely tucked in my warm new bed,

I'd like to open my baggage lest I forget.

There is so much to carry - So much to regret.

Hmm . . . Yes there it is, right on the top. Let's unpack Loneliness, Heartache and Loss;

And there by my leash hides Fear and Shame.

As I look on these things I tried so hard to leave, I still have to unpack my baggage called Pain.

I loved them, the others, the ones who left me, but I wasn't good enough - for they didn't want me.

Will you add to my baggage? Will you help me unpack?

Or will you just look at my things - And take me right back?

Do you have the time to help me unpack? To put away my baggage, to never repack?

I pray that you do - I'm so tired you see, but I do come with baggage –

Will YOU still want ME?

Evelyn Colbath 'Baggage' © 1995 Evelyn Colbath. All rights reserved.



About Sirius Stars Canine Rescue

About Our Rescue Group...

SIRIUS STARS CANINE RESCUE (SSCR) is a small 501(c)3 non-profit dog rescue operated by an extended animal-loving family living in south central Pennsylvania. While we have always been a family of animal lovers, the seeds for our online animal rescue work were sewn during Hurricane Katrina in 2005, and SSCR was henceforth officially organized in December of 2006. We do not operate a shelter per se, but rather, all of our dogs are fostered at private homes. SSCR dogs are rescued primarily from high kill animal control facilities where wonderful, happy family dogs are often euthanized simply due to overcrowding and lack of space. Although SSCR does not accept local stray animals, we will take local owner surrenders on very rare occasions when we have room. Currently, SSCR has set a self-imposed limit of rescuing 25 dogs per calendar year. This limitation helps us to make responsible decisions about when to bring new dogs into our rescue program based on our available space and our adoption rate. We are NO-KILL, meaning that all dogs which come to SSCR stay with us until they find the right home. We pride ourselves on patiently and diligently searching for the best adoption match we can find for each needy SSCR dog. We are not in a hurry to shove dogs out the door to the first person who comes along. We are looking for adopters who understand that rescue animals are never perfect, have usually been through the mill, and are "works in progress". We are searching for adopters who have just as much patience and determination to offer their new pet as they have love. Adopters who are eager to throw in the towel at the first sign of difficulty should not be considering a rescue pet in the first place. The vast majority of the dogs that come to us have a history of wandering and being picked up as a stray, so outdoor safety at the adopter's home is of particular importance to us. We will occasionally adopt suitable dogs to experienced leashwalkers, but we prefer homes with tangible fencing. We are firm in our stance of NOT adopting to homes with invisible underground fencing, homes where dogs will be tied out on tethers, and homes without tangible fencing where the adopter wants to "boundary train" their dog with visual and/or verbal cues. There is nothing more rewarding than truly giving your all to help a needy animal, but rescue animals are not for everyone, so please consider what kind of commitment level you can honestly offer an animal before you apply for any rescue pet! Remember, when you adopt a shelter pet you help to save two lives~the one you bring home and the one who takes its place!
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Come Meet Our Pets...

All of our pets are fostered at private homes. Visitors are always welcome at mutually agreed upon days/times. Contact us at ajdusman@comcast.net to discuss visitation.

Our Adoption Process...

1. EMAIL us at ajdusman@comcast.net and we send you an adoption application to be filled out and returned via email.

2. We check your personal and vet references.

3. We call you and arrange a homevisit. We bring the dog along to meet you during the home visit.

4. Adoption is approved pending a successful reference check and home visit.

5.*** PLEASE NOTE *** WE USUALLY REQUIRE OUTDOOR FENCING FOR OUR ADOPTIONS! PLEASE EMAIL US FOR FURTHER DISCUSSION ON THIS TOPIC!

6. Adoption fees are $350 or less depending on age of dog.