found a new home!
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for one too. Find a pet to adopt.
I am already neutered, housetrained, purebred, up to date with shots, good with kids, and good with dogs.
On August 11 & 12, 2016 historic rains and flooding was widespread, stretching from the northern parts of East Baton Rouge Parish to the Denham Springs area to Tangipahoa Parish, LA. In Livingston Parish, the water pushed up caskets in St. Mark’s Cemetery in Walker. As much as a foot of rain was dumped in some places. Lives were lost and many are still displaced.
Denham Springs Animal Shelter was completely engulfed in rising floodwaters, leaving just the roof of the building barely visible. The dedicated staff and volunteers fought to save as many animals as possible from the flood waters, though many did not survive. Eventually the workers had to unlatch the kennel doors and let the dogs swim out and climb onto the roof. Boats were then used to transport rescued dogs and cats to higher ground where they would be safe from drowning. The shelter now anticipates that there will soon be the need to rescue pets who have lost their families and homes to floodwaters.
Our rescue has pledged to help some of the remaining dogs, no matter what their breed many be. The local shelters are now uninhabitable and many of the dogs need medical care.
Roger, a handsome purebred Black Lab, is among the dogs who found his way to our rescue. This precious soul was found doggy paddling out in the flood waters, barely able to keep his sweet head above the water. He was picked up in a boat and brought to safety. Severely underweight when rescued, he is estimated to be about 4 years old and charms the pants off of everyone he meets! Roger will be brought up-to-date on vaccinations, neutered, micro-chipped, and treated for heartworm at our vet’s office in AL. He is good with children and other dogs and should be ready to go to his forever home in early October. He is absolutely beautiful and looks like he belongs in a LL Bean Catalog!
If you have already been approved for adoption through SGRR and have it in your heart to give one of these deserving dogs a fresh start, please contact Donna to be considered to adopt Roger.
We hope you can support our outreach rescue efforts and will send a donation to this cause. You may use the Paypal option on our website
or send in a check to SGRR, PO Box 247 Port Washington, NY 11050. Please note "flood dogs" in the memo area of your check and in the "instructions to seller" area on Paypal. We thank you in advance for your generosity.
If not yet approved, please visit our website to lean more and to submit an online application. Click here to visit our website.
Please contact us with any questions regarding your application status.
PLEASE APPLY by submitting an application via this online link: Click for Adoption Application
The information provided on each dog is based on observations of our vets, volunteers, fosters and when available, trainers. While we do our best to report any and all issues, SGRR does not make any guarantees as to the health or temperament of any dog. Dogs evolve differently in different environments and we cannot predict with any certainty how the dog you adopt will act in your home.
SGRR Adoption Fees (subject to change)**
Puppies under 6 months $650
Young dogs 6 months - 6 years $550
Young dogs - Special Needs $450
Senior dogs 7 - 9 years $450
Seniors dogs 10 years and older $350
Senior dogs - Special Needs $300
Young Bonded Pairs $850
Senior Bonded Pairs $750
**Please note: The fees listed represent a slight increase and are effective for applications received after June 1 2014. We regret the need to increase the fees for our dogs, but found it necessary due to the increased costs we are faced with for each dog's care and placement.
A contract is signed the day of adoption. Under the terms of the contract, all adopters are required to bring the rescue to a vet within 7 business days. The dogs receive basic veterinary care prior to adoption. If your vet identifies an illness that an adopter is not willing to treat, then the dog is returned and a full refund is provided.
Many of our dogs are fostered in private homes and we do not have a facility to visit. We are committed to our dogs before, during, and after adoption! The rescue retains title to the dog and can never be released or sold. Should the adopters no longer be able to keep the dog, SGRR must be notified so that we can take the dog back into rescue and place it into another home. We reserve the right to remove a dog at any time should we find the adopter is no longer caring for their Golden in a way we see fit. Adopters then have to agree to follow up visits as needed.
Please be a ray of light for this Sunshine dog and make a tax deductible donation toward medical and other expenses. Every cent of your generosity goes directly toward the care of a Sunshine dog.