I'm being cared for by: Underdogs Rescue & Sanctuary
Help me get seen & adopted!
Facts about Zoey & Shelby
Color: White - With Black
Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
purebred and good with kids.
Zoey & Shelby is best friends with Shelby & Zoey. Please adopt both of them so they can stay together!
Zoey & Shelby's Info...
I am purebred and good with kids.
Zoey & Shelby's Story...
Zoey & Shelby's Story...
Shelby and her sibling, Zoey, have been together since birth (est. 3 yrs). They were kept together in a very small kennel, outdoors, in all weather, with no bedding. Their food was tossed on the ground for them to eat. They had a rusted coffee can to drink out of when rescued. Their kennel was never cleaned. In July 2016, one elderly owner passed away. Another of the owners was hospitalized, and not returning home. The third person on the property was struggling with untreated end stage cancer and has recently died. These two girls have never lived in a house with people. They have never been walked on leash. In fact, they have never been held, petted, or kissed by humans. They are both friendly girls who really WANT to interact with people. They are simply afraid. They will come close enough to lick your hand, then retreat. They are both learning about living indoors (and keep their crate clean if crated overnight). They are also learning to walk on a leash. They have shown no aggression toward people. These two girls MUST be adopted together and kept together. They need someone patient and willing to work with them over the long haul. Rehabilitation will not be quick and easy, but there is a lot of potential for these girls to be great companions. Zoey is the white dog. She weighs approximately 15 lbs. Still needs to put on some weight. Shelby weighs approx. 35 lbs.
We believe that there’s a great home for every dog. We’re committed to bringing dogs and guardians together who are right for each other. We do it by knowing the dog, and knowing the prospective guardian.
We look at lifestyle, energy level, experience, tolerances. It’s communicating about expectations and commitment, not just for the next few weeks when the dog comes into their life, but for life.
We stay in touch. After the initial home visit, we’re available to offer help, support and advise. We welcome knowing how everyone is settling in. Pictures are great, an occasional email. Our job is to support the owner and dog throughout the process.
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Meet & Greets are by appointment
Our Adoption Process...
Adoption application, references, and vet reference required.
Once these are completed, Home visit arranged, followed by meet and greet. This ensures that the adoptive home and pet are the best possible match.
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