already neutered, housetrained, a special needs pet, up to date with shots, good with kids, good with dogs, and good with cats.
I am already neutered, housetrained, a special needs pet, up to date with shots, good with kids, good with dogs, and good with cats.
This happy little guy is Cooper, a 37 pound "Puggle." Cooper is 6 years old, good with kids, cats, and other dogs. He has a few special needs: 1. He does not like his feet to be messed with (might bite). 2. He has a tendency to swallow things like socks when left scattered about. 3. He very much likes to take off when given the chance. Other than those minor details, he is a great little dog. Strong and needs more leash training, loves to ride in the car, learning the crate. Best in a "tidy" home where stuff is snot left about. Also a secure backyard is a necessity. He sure loves people!!
Salem Dogs has a focus on "special needs" dogs. These can be seniors, overweight dogs, or dogs recovering from medical issues. This often means that financial considerations are important.
Come Meet Our Pets...
Adoptable pets can be seen at FaceBook/Adoptable Dogs in Salem, OR. Also, we have pictures and bios of them on other adoption web sites and often in the local newspaper. We make flyers and send them to the local vets and groomers. We seldom do an outreach with our pets.
Our Adoption Process...
There is no application form to fill out. Phone interviews will start the process. If the interview is promising for a match, we arrange for a meet/greet in neutral territory. If all is well, we have an adoption contract to be completed at that time. Adoption fees are either $150 or whatever we have spent on vet bills (always provided).
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