UPDATE: Jewel gave birth, has 8 pups to care for, on November 1st. She is a good trusting girl who allowed people to handle her pups without issue. Such a great dog!
UPDATE: Nov 2nd, This sweet dog has settled into her role as mother and is doing a great job with her eight puppies. I took her for a walk this afternoon in order to give her a few minutes away from her pups and to see the neighborhood and go to the bathroom etc. we stopped at my neighbors they had three workmen there besides themselves and Jewel went up to each one of them wagging her tail and just wanting attention and love from each and every person there she is such a people lover and also happens to have a very good dog skills. she is protective of her pups with my dogs but before the pups came she held her own and just turned away from them if they were to close to her, I have a feeling that when these pups are on their own we will begin to see Jewel's playful side but right now she has a job to do and she is doing it well.
UPDATE: Jewel continues to be an excellent mom but tonight she wanted some time with her foster and discovered a marrow bone on the living room floor. I let her chew it for a few minutes but did not want to let her take it outside so I took it out of her mouth like I would with my own dogs and just like mine, she gave it up without any trouble at all. Once back inside I gave it back to her and she was all wags and wiggles and after a quick look at her pups she got busy on her new bone. Just love this girl... she is the sweetest dog!
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This animal is currently fostered in a private home. Our rescue is 100% foster home based. We do not have a shelter or kennel. They are cared for by a loving family until adopted. Each pup has had their first vet exam, a shot, and de-worming, etc We make sure they have no fleas prior to going into our foster homes. They are fostered out of the shelter at least two weeks or more prior to adopting to monitor health. We take their care seriously! Please note that the adoption appointments will be scheduled after your application is approved. Once adopted, feel free to change the dog's name. You do not have to keep the name listed in this post.
All dogs over 6 months are spayed/Neutered, rabie shot, heartworm tested, parvo distemper shot, and dewormed. IF YOU ADOPT a pup and live in the State of New Jersey we do have low cost spaying and neutering at very affordable prices. Kindly inquire upon an approved application. We also have an affordable program for out of state adopters.
We also offer low cost micro-chipping! For a low fee of only 20.00 we will have your dog microchipped. You will be able to register the microchip for a low cost fee of only 10.99 at the time of the adoption appointment. The 10.99 fee is a ONE time registration fee. The microchip is for the lifetime of the dog. You have the ability to update the contact information at NO cost. You will also have a one year membership to Home Again. This is a big savings for you.
***** If you're interested in fostering we could always use the help to save more animals. A crate, food, and medical care are provided. The animals are picked up in West Milford, NJ and brought back here for adoption. The time commitment is two to two and a half weeks. Please email letting us know what town you live in and we will forward information to you. *****
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