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My name is Clara - Only $55 adoption!!!!

Italian Greyhound/Dachshund Mix Dog for adoption in Litchfield Park, Arizona - Clara - Only $55 adoption!!!
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Safe Haven Animal Rescue of AZ

Facts about Clara - Only $55 adoption!!!

  • Breed: Italian Greyhound/Dachshund Mix
  • Color: Tan/Yellow/Fawn
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: A527357
This sweetheart was rescued from the horrible conditions of a hoarder, and then ended up on the euthanasia list at the shelter for showing fear. At the shelter, she was listed as a Chihuahua mix, but I do not see any traits of a Chihuahua. I can see Italian Greyhound in her, and from the other dogs that came from the same hoarder, I see Dachshund too.
She has a quiet and reserved personality. It took her awhile to warm up, but despite all her hard beginnings, she is coming out of her shell nicely. Once she trusts you, she is very affectionate and loves to cuddle with you, sleep in bed with you, be in your lap, and give you kisses!
She is playful and really likes stuffed toys. She likes balls to and will chase them, but has not learned to bring them back yet. When Clara gets excited, she "talks". It's not barking, it's more like she's trying to form words and she'll give out a little "Woo Woo". Very cute!
So far she has learned: No, Outside, Inside, Good Girl, Bad Girl, Quiet, Not to dash out the door, and she will come when called, If you ask her "Are you a pretty girl?" she will wag her tail. :-)

PLEASE NOTE: All of the pets at Safe Haven receive basic training when they come here. All adopters will be given a list of words that your new pet knows at the time of adoption. What each pet learns depends on how much time I have had to work with them, & if that pet has any additional issues that need to be focused on first. The pets here are always improving.

Age/Birthday: 3 years

Weight at last Vet visit: 17 lbs.

Cats: She's great with the cats. She has been around both an older one and a kitten. She doesn't pay much attention to either of them. Although the kitten has tried to get her to play, and will go in her crate and sleep with her. Clara needs to go to a home that doesn't keep a litter box in the house though, because she gets in it and that is bad for her. It can clog up her system...

Small Dogs: It can take her a couple hours to warm up to a new dog, but once she does, she is very playful! She loves to run around playing and wrestling with the other small dogs. She also cuddles with them. We've started taking her to the dog park so she can get used to meeting new dogs.

Large Dogs: Good with them, but doesn't pay much attention to them.

Kids: Unknown, but I am going to say kids 10 yrs or older because she is so fearful of new people. .

Men: Clara is afraid of men and is defensive around them. She will take treats from them and I think she would eventually warm up, but it will take longer with a man, and he will need to give her lots of treats and be very patient with her to win her over.

Women: Loving and affectionate once she trusts you.

Strangers: Clara is afraid of new people. When someone she doesn't know comes to the house, she will bark at them until she is told "Quiet", and will stand a couple feet away from people she doesn't know. But you can tell she wants to go up for attention. Especially if she sees the other dogs going up to them. She will go up to strangers if they have treats. She is very treat motivated! We are going to start taking her to the dog park about once a week to help get her used to new people.

Food: I feed all the dogs on a rotational diet. Which means they get a different brand of high quality food each month. I do this because I do not think that one brand can provide all the nutrients that they need. Just like one food can't provide us with all that we need...Plus, who wants to eat the same thing every day? At my house, she was fed 1/2 cup dry for breakfast (6 am) & 1/2 cup dry for dinner (4 pm), for a total of 1 cup a day.. Now that she is at Janns house, she gets fed I beggin strip in the morning (no meal), and 3/4 dry & 1/4 canned at 4 pm for dinner. My friend Jann expresses her love with food, and Clara has gained quite a bit of weight since going over there. My hope is that her new family cut down on her food and helps her get back to a normal weight. Being overweight is not good for dogs, just like it's not good for people.
Clara responds to: Who wants to eat? Who wants a beggin strip? She will get into another dogs food bowl if left unattended. She is a great eater and has eaten everything I have given her. One of her favorites was "Chicken Soup for the Dog Lovers Soul"

Crate Trained: Yes, she will go in when asked ("Inside") and does not have any accidents if let out on a regular schedule. She also knows the word "Outside" and will react if she needs to go outside and go potty. She was crated in an over sized wire crate that measured 2 ft. x 3 ft. Clara is no longer crated though.

House Trained: Yes, Clara is house trained and gets free reign of the house. At my house, I asked "Outside?" and she'd get excited and go to the door if she needed to go out. She is at my friend Janns house now, and Jann asks her "Who wants to go out and go potty?", and she responds to that too.
She would do great with a doggy door, as she does not signal you when she needs to go out. She also does not signal to come back in & just stands at the door when she wants to come back in. So you have to keep checking on her...

Leash Trained: Jann has taken her for a couple walks and said she did great and likes to explore..

Car: She's great in the car: She just lays on her blanket in the back seat and is very quiet.

Other issues: None, she's adorable.

Adoption fee is only $55 & includes:
- Spay/Neuter surgery
- Up to date on Vaccinations
- Harness *
- Other surprise goodies from Safe Haven
- Free office visit to Vet
- 50% off any Optimum Wellness Plan
- 30 days of Free Pet Insurance
- Other coupons from Partners
- Available Paperwork: Spay/Neuter records, Vaccination records, Vet records, Micro records, Recommendation list, etc...
- Continued Support: Safe Haven will be there for the lifetime of your new adopted pet. If you ever have questions or concerns, we will always be there to help. Our goal is for you & your pet to live happily ever after!

If you are interested in adopting this dog, please fill out an application: http://www.adoptapet.com/Safe-Haven/adoption-application/
After we receive your application, we will contact you.
To get status & updates on this dog, follow us on Facebook! You will usually find more pictures & videos of the pets there too! https://www.facebook.com/groups/1405138936478168/

ADOPTING A CAT OR DOG IS UP TO A 20 YEAR COMMITMENT! THEY ARE NOT OBJECTS THAT YOU CAN GET RID OF WHEN THEY BECOME INCONVENIENT. THEY ARE INNOCENT LIVING, BREATHING ANIMALS WITH FEELINGS THAT DEPEND ON YOU TO TAKE CARE OF THEM. IF YOU ARE NOT WILLING TO TAKE CARE OF, LOVE, & PAY FOR EVERYTHING THIS PET NEEDS FOR UP TO 20 YEARS, THEN PLEASE DO NOT ASK FOR AN APPLICATION.

* Safe Haven STRONGLY believes that collars should only be used as decoration or to hold the ID tag. A dog can slip out of collar. Which becomes a problem if your dog gets lost, or you are trying to restrain your dog, & it comes off. Also, attaching a leash to a collar puts pressure on the neck, which is one of the most sensitive areas of the body, & could hurt them. For these reasons, Safe Haven includes a harness with every dog adoption to ensure the safety of the dog. A harness distributes the weight on the chest & shoulders. It also has a handle on the back that you can grab if need be, without hurting your pet (EX: Dog falls off your boat, just grab the handle & pull your pet back in with no harm done. With a collar, you would have to strangle your dog when pulling your dog in). Also, it is very hard for a dog to slip out of a harness when properly fitted. So it is much easier to restrain them.

FAQ:
Q: Is this pet still available?
A: Updates are posted in the original post on the Facebook page for Safe Haven Animal Rescue of AZ athttps://www.facebook.com/groups/1405138936478168/ . It will say the status in all caps at the very top of the pets post. Once on the Facebook page, type the pets name in the search box in the upper right corner to easily pull up all the posts on that pet.

Q: I don't see a phone #. Will someone please call me?
A: Everything needed is online. I have found that online is the most efficient way to get all the work done. In the past, when I posted my #, my phone rang off the hook all day. So I spent the whole day on the phone, with not much work to show for it at the end of the day. Again, everything needed is online.

Q: How do I adopt this pet?
A: Your first step is to fill out an application. http://www.adoptapet.com/Safe-Haven/adoption-application/

Q: Can I adopt if I live out of state?
A: Out of state adoptions are welcome. Additional fee applies. Fees start at $195 for transport + the adoption fee. All transported pets come with a collar with ID attached, harness, and leash. If it is a long trip, they may come with a carrier with padding, health certificate, bowls, and of course food for the trip. It just depends on the pet, and the mode of transportation. Feel free to e-mail Safe_Haven_Animal_Rescue@live.com and tell me what dog you are interested in and your address, so I can give you a more exact quote.

Q: Where is this pet?
A: This pet is being fostered in a private home.

Q: I like what you are doing & would like to help. Would you be open to a partnership?
A: Absolutely! I am open to anything that helps care for the animals &/or saves more lives! Please e-mail me at Safe_Haven_Animal_Rescue@live.com and give me details about what you have in mind.

Q: How can I donate?
A: First, THANK YOU! We rely on private donations to help fund all the costs for these wonderful animals. So your help means a lot! To donate, please click on this link https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr… You can pay with your PayPal account, or you can pay with a credit card.

About Safe Haven Animal Rescue of AZ

About Our Rescue Group...

or Click here to fill out our online Adoption Application.

Safe Haven Animal Rescue of AZ is a small no-kill animal rescue. Safe Haven's main focus is to save dogs & cats from certain death by taking pets off the euthanasia list at kill shelters. We do not take in owner surrenders.

With the exception of adopting straight off the euthanasia list through the new "E-list Adoption Program", we stop taking in (fostering) new pets around May, work on getting the remaining pets that are here adopted, take a much needed summer break, then start taking in new pets again in the Fall.

Safe Haven is run by volunteers who work in their free time, outside of their regular jobs, in order to help these innocent animals. Please be respectful of that.

Safe Haven also plans to work to get the laws changed in AZ to stop cruelty, & also educate the public so that overpopulation is never again a reason that an animal is killed.

Safe Haven was started because Maricopa County has the second highest kill rate in the whole country for killing sweet, loving, adoptable pets for no other reason than pet overpopulation. With rates increasing as the economy drops. We could no longer stand by & watch!

Safe Haven is working on several new programs. So our animal intake is minimal right now. Please bear with us!

Goals for this year:

- Apply for a name change. We are getting confused with other rescues who also have "Safe Haven" in their names. A name change will also allow us to expand & set up childrens' programs.

- We are currently working to fix up a new property, where we will be able to expand & take in more pets.

- Expand our volunteer programs.

- Set up an ongoing yard sale to raise money to help pay all the bills!

- There will also be 2 new food programs for:

1: Free pet food for low income families who are struggling to feed their pets. (This will also include farm animals...)

2: Free regular food for low income families who are struggling to feed their children.


You can contact us at Safe_Haven_Animal_Rescue@live.com

Come Meet Our Pets...

Safe Haven is available by appointment only. Meet & greets are done at a private residence & you must fill out an application before setting up a meet & greet to come to some ones home.

Just send an e-mail to Safe_Haven_Animal_Rescue@live.com and ask for an application or Click here to fill out our online Adoption Application.. Once we receive the completed application, a Safe Haven representative will contact you to set up a meeting so you can meet the pet you are interested in.

Safe Haven is run by volunteers who work in their free time, outside of their regular jobs, in order to help these innocent animals. Please be respectful of that.

We are open from early Fall through the beginning of Summer.

You can contact us at Safe_Haven_Animal_Rescue@live.com

Our Adoption Process...

You'll notice our adoptions fees are much lower than other rescues. Adoption fees are posted in the Title & also in the body of the pets adoption profile. Lower adoption fees are only because our main concern is finding a good home, & not recouping all the costs we have incurred to save that pet. The more homes we find, the more we can save!

To adopt, just send an e-mail to Safe_Haven_Animal_Rescue@live.com and ask for an application or Click here to fill out our online Adoption Application. Once we receive the completed application, a Safe Haven representative will contact you to set up a meeting so you can meet the pet you are interested in.