I am an owner placement located in New Jersey. When I am adopted SRC will arrange for me to be micro-chipped. Currently I have all my vaccinations, am spayed and SRC has a copy of my medical records to confirm that these things have been done. I have had HW tests and my yearly examine is due in late December so this will be taken into account with my tax deductible donation which is requested. You will be given a tax letter for the exam and the vaccinations if I am adopted prior to the time my exam is due.
(1849-OP) NINA's Story
NINA with this unique identification number: (1849-OP) is an Owner Placement posted by SRC. Nina will stay with her family until she is adopted yet SRC will pre-qualify any applicants interested in her adoption.
SRC would like to introduce NINA(1849-OP) , a lovely ebony Giant Schnauzer female who was born June 5, 2009. She turned 7 last June and and she weighs between 70 to 75 pounds according to her vet records. For most of her 7 years the family she is with now has loved and cherished her beyond compare. Initially she was given to another family as a “thank-you” for purchasing her father who came from a reputable blood line and was trained for special protection. The original family loved her dad however they really did not have much use for NINA so she was neglected and basically treated as an after-thought. The neighbors however noticed her and saw what a precious girl she is. Evidentially NINA ended up coming home with them to stay. These people are compassionate animal lovers. The mom volunteers at the local Humane Society so many of their family companions were animals in need of their help. NINA fit in beautifully in this home and has been so happy there.
It is said that all good things come to an end and unfortunately for NINA this seems to have happened. Her current mom and dad love her beyond compare. They worked with her on commands such as “sit and down”. She is leash trained, house trained and able to be left alone in the home with no damage done whatsoever. She is an indoor dog, spayed, up to date on vaccines, crate-trained and raised to love everyone – even cats! No dental procedures have ever been done for her. NINA has been given ample attention from her humans so she walks well on a leash and has been socialized beautifully. Naturally like any Giant Schnauzer she is somewhat hesitant with any new person she meets yet when she gets to know them then they become her best buddy! She loves toys and attention from her humans best of all. Everything in Nina’s life was going so well until that night when life suddenly changed:
As usual close to bedtime it was also potty time prior to settling in for the night so NINA’s mom took her out into the fenced backyard and NINA went to the far end of the fenced yard. Suddenly her mom saw what appeared to be a dog so she called to it and it started to come to her but then NINA moved and it immediately turned and fixated on her. It ran towards NINA and starting scuffling with her. Her mom ran over, grabbed NINA around the body and tried pulling her away from the animal, which then released NINA and starting biting the woman’s forearm. When her fiancé heard the screaming he ran out, grabbed a shovel to beat the animal off so it ran away. NINA was not injured except for a few scratches but her mom was a bloody mess and had to go to the emergency room immediately for a tetanus shot and then a full series of rabies shots over the next few weeks. NINA's mom also received stitches and was in a great deal of pain from the attack and getting thrown around in the scuffle. The “animal” was not a dog but a coyote who was seen in that neighborhood days before.
The attack obviously traumatized NINA profoundly because she has been acting very scared and skittish around the other dogs and her behaviors became different. Since this happened in November, she seems scared, depressed at times or anxious at other times. On Wednesday, November 16, 2016, two of the other family dogs were playing, as usual while NINA was just sitting and hanging out, as usual. The two dogs were making the playing noises and wrestling around so the mom started to play with them too. As soon as she started tussling around with them NINA’s demeanor immediately changed and she latched on to the mom’s leg, When she was pushed away, NINA bit her forearm. This behavior caused chaos in household so now all the canines are walking on eggshells. No doubt NINA over-reacted to try to defend her mom from yet another injury and this brought back traumatic memories for NINA.
After giving this situation much thought and with much love, her family believes that NINA would be better if she were removed from this environment where she would not be reminded of the trauma she experienced. The coyote is still in the area so that is a very real threat and this family only wants what is best for their beloved girl. She must be adopted by an adoptive applicant who is very familiar with this unique canine breed and there may not be small children in the adoptive family because NINA is a good size Giant so when playful it is possible she could knock them down without meaning to hurt them.
Although NINA is currently up to date on vaccines right now, she is due for her check up the end of December so that will be taken into account in reference to her requested donation. NINA is an OWNER PLACEMENT which means that she will be stay with her current family until placed. SRC has a copy of her medical records which confirms that she is up to date on vaccines, is HW neg and is spayed. SRC will provide a micro-chip for her to be chipped once she is adopted. Your approval notification will be discussed with NINA’s family and they will make the final decision as to which family will be allowed to adopt her.
NINA IS CURRENTLY LOCATED IN NEW JERSEY AND HER CURRENT FAMILY HAS AGREED TO DRIVE PART-WAY TO DELIVER NINA WHEN AN ADOPTION IS FINALIZED.
Tax-deductible donation requested at time of adoption for this dog is $250
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This dog is being placed through our OWNER PLACEMENT PROGRAM. It is still our worthy mission to assure that each dog goes to a loving and stable home whose family members will treat each rescued dog that SRC helps as a beloved member of their immediate family. The location of each dog is listed at the bottom of its bio.
BEFORE meeting an SRC dog, you must be approved to adopt. Our downloadable Adoption Application is on our web site at schnauzerrescueofthecarolinas.org and can be submitted via email or fax (1-910-401-1317). You may request an Adoption Application at email address: email@example.com
Upon receipt of your application, a vet reference check and home visit will be done. The entire process normally takes approximately seven days, depending on your location.
Please plan on welcoming your new dog into your home within two weeks after approval. We do not hold dogs, and we adopt them out on a first-come, first-serve basis based on a completed adoption process.
SRC does not adopt this dog to families with children under ten years of age. This is for the protection of the dogs and for the protection of the children.
Procedures will be explained to you at the time of approval regarding donation and contract. Your donation goes forward to help incoming rescued dogs.
Here is a break-down of the average expenses spent on SRC dogs to assure they remain healthy and happy as they are prepared for adoption:
Office Visit $45-60; Fecal $14-44; Rabies $14-24; DHPP $14-24; Bordetella $14-24; Heartworm, Lyme, Ehrliccia Testing $30-45; Heart-worm Preventative $26 per month; Spay or Neuter $200-$400; Total Basic Vetting $347- $817; ADDITIONAL VETTING: Teeth Cleaning $200 - $500; Blood Panel $80 -150; Cherry Eye $300-$500; Urinary Tract Infection $60-100; Heartworm Treatment $300-700; Luxating Patellas $1,800 per leg; Cruciate Surgery $1,200 per leg; Entropian Surgery $250-$500; Demodectic Mange $100 per month; X-Ray $80 - $110; Ultrasound: $300; Cataract Surgery $1500 - $3000; Boarding $300 per month per dog
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