Roo - Caitlin's Story...
This little guy is Roo! He is a 6 week old Hound mix (please note that he will not go to his forever home until he is 8 weeks old). He's the runt of the litter and was the very ill when the foster first got him. He is a mellow boy; he still loves to play but he's the most people-oriented of the whole group. His favorite spot to be at all times is in your lap! He'll sit as far into your lap as he can asking for tummy scratches, watching with you as his siblings fool around in the house, and he’ll sometimes join in their play if it looks fun enough! Because of Roo’s small size, he gets picked on by his siblings during play quite a bit which he does not appreciate. So a home with a dog who doesn't respect boundaries or is pushy could be too much for this gentle soul. He loves the foster's dog who is a lot more mellow and laid-back, so a dog similar who would put up with puppy antics would be fine. He, like his brother Rusty, also has an umbilical hernia, which is where the muscle wall didn't form all the way and so some of his abdominal contents passed through the opening and made a small bulge on his stomach. It's very common in puppies and the fix is very easy; when he gets neutered the vet will extend the incision and close up the defect! There is even a chance that it could close by six months old, since his is small. Little Roo in particular had a very rough start to life, so now that he's healthy, all he needs is you to finish his happy ever-after! Please fill out an application for this sweet boy today.
****His adoption fee is $350.****
The Animal Rescue Project (www.animalrescueproject.org) is committed to the best possible veterinary care for the pets it rescues and it is looking for adopters who will be similarly committed.
All dogs and puppies are given a general check-up when they enter our program. They receive medication to remove any intestinal parasites (worms), fleas, and ticks they may have. Dogs greater than six months of age are checked for heartworm. If heartworm positive, the Animal Rescue Project treats the disease. Dogs and pups receive all age-appropriate vaccinations for distemper, and dogs greater than four months of age are also vaccinated for rabies, in compliance with State of Michigan laws.
Most dogs and older puppies are spayed or neutered before adoption. In the case of puppies not old enough to be safely sterilized, a $25 deposit is required at the time of adoption and is refunded to the adopter with proof of sterilization.
The Animal Rescue Project requires every adopter to establish an active relationship with a veterinarian no later than 10 days after adoption. Adopters will receive a plan for routine veterinary care at the time of adoption and are expected to work with their vet to complete the plan.