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My name is Harry Solis!

Labrador Retriever Mix Dog for adoption in Wakefield, Rhode Island - Harry Solis
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Save One Soul Animal Rescue League

Facts about Harry Solis

  • Breed: Labrador Retriever Mix
  • Color: Black - With White
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 11042417-17-0077
 
Age: 4 Years
Weight: 66 lbs

  

This dog has been spayed/neutered, is up to date on shots, on heartworm preventative and is microchipped.

Is your house missing a handsome 4-legged friend? Have no fear Harry is here! Harry can fill all your large dog needs. Harry can be your walking/running/hiking partner or your snuggle buddy. Harry appears to be a black Labrador Retriever mix that is approximately 4 years old. Harry is playful and has a moderate energy level. He is leash trained but will need to be house trained and crate trained. A fenced in yard would be great, but Harry has been known to be able to climb or jump over fences, so supervision will be needed. At the shelter Harry would only try to escape when his kennel mate did, he is definitely a follower. Harry does well around other dogs and kids, and he will be fine living with a cat, as he is afraid of them. He is working on being obedient and will need to continue obedience training in his new home.
Harry hasn't had a great life thus far. Harry was one of several dogs rescued by one of our southern rescue partners. The outfit where he was rescued from claimed to be a "wildlife rehabilitation and rescue organization", but this sweet dog was confined in a very small cage with other large breed dogs. The only access to the cage was through a door that had been barricaded with railroad tires and other large pieces of wood and metal. There was a ladder that was against the door so that someone could come climb the ladder and dump food onto the ground for all of them to eat. Their water was infested with mosquito larva and their pen was nothing but feces and mud. In addition to the rescued dogs, officials found a python, bobcats, coyotes, raccoons, and other wildlife housed on the property. The man who owned the property got 19 counts Misdemeanor Cruelty to animals, community service, fines, restitution, and jail time.
Thankfully Harry's nightmare of a past is over and from now on Harry will have nothing but lots of love and a warm place to call home. If you would like Harry to be part of your family, please fill out an application...Harry will pay you back with lots of unconditional love. 
NOTE: Harry has a mole on his lip that looks like a bloated tick, but there is no concerns about this. There is no need to remove it at this time. 
 
Medical Note:  Harry is being treated for heartworm disease with multiple staged melarsomine injections.  Once treatment is completed and Harry tests negative for microfilaria, Harry will be cleared to resume normal activity and able to be adopted, estimated for mid-March 2017.  SOS exclusively supports the American Heartworm Association protocol for heartworm disease.  Before coming to SOSARL, heartworm treatment was attempted on Harry following another protocol, but was unsuccessful.  Following AHS protocol takes more time and costs more money, but Harry is a living testament as to why that protocol is the standard.  Untreated heartworm disease can cause lasting damage to the heart, lungs and arteries, and can affect the dog’s health and quality of life even after the parasites are gone, possibly presenting as medical complications and/or new conditions in the future.  Harry has shown no clinical symptoms of heartworm disease before or during treatment.  Please check with your vet if you should have any questions or concerns about this condition, and discuss any concerns you may have with your SOS Adoption Counselor.   A good resource for more information on heartworm disease is:  https://www.heartwormsociety.org/pet-owner-resources/heartworm-basics.  
 
SPONSORSHIP: Harry's heartworm treatment expenses have been made possible by a collaborative effort between the Humane Society of Independence County, AR and the Martha Decker Memorial Fund for Animals' special Heart Help project. Proper treatment for heartworm disease can take hundreds of dollars and several months - two precious resources that can be very hard to find for homeless dogs. To follow this dog's treatment story, and those of other Heart Help dogs, visit www.facebook.com/HWHeartHelp. Please consider supporting heartworm treatment of SOS dogs by donating today via PayPal.com to dogs@sosarl.org.  

Adoption Fee: $425 
To apply for this dog, fill out an adoption application on our website:    www.sosarl.org/aa/
 
**Additional info you should know -  For most of our dogs, we are only guessing at predominant breed or breed mix.  We get to know each of our dogs as an individual and do our best to describe and place them based on personality not breed label.   Some dogs may not yet be in New England, nor ready for immediate adoption.  There may be additional vetting, quarantine, waiting periods and/or fees depending upon your state of residence. If you have questions or concerns on any of this, you can discuss this with your Adoption Counselor.

About Save One Soul Animal Rescue League

About Our Rescue Group...

SOSARL facilitates the rescue and placement of homeless dogs with loving forever homes. We advocate for homeless and at risk animals while providing comfort, rehabilitation and veterinary care to the animals in our program. SOSARL endeavors to promote and support life-saving initiatives that enable responsible pet guardianship while treating each animal and adopter as an individual.

Donate to Our Rescue Group...

Our adoptions donations are straight forward: Puppies - under 1 year $550 Adults - under 8 years $425 Seniors/Special Needs $200 An additional MA Quarantine Fee is required for all dogs adopted to Massachusetts residents, and other fees/requirements might apply depending upon the adopter's state of residence. All fees are non-refundable. **All SOS dogs go home with a martingale collar, SOS ID tag, and an appropriate harness as part of our Smart Start Program

Come Meet Our Pets...

Our animals reside in private foster homes and can be seen by appointment.

We also participate in monthly adoption events at various pet friendly locations throughout Rhode Island.

Our Adoption Process...

Step 1: Find Fido

Review our online dog bios, email us if you have any questions. At SOS, we want to make the RIGHT right match, and that means helping you and Fido start a relationship – sometimes from a long distance.

Take your time, explore your options, consider your home and what kind of companion will fit in your lifestyle.

Step 2: Complete Our Application http://sosarl.org/aa/

Once you think you have found the right dog for you, please complete our online application.

At SOS, we don’t just want to make a match, we want to make the right match. To do this, we need your help; we know our dogs, but we don’t know you yet – our application helps us get to know you!

Step 3: Have a Talk

We will review the application and if it appears to be a good match for the selected dog, we will arrange for a time to talk with you over the phone.

Step 4: Meet Your Match

If, after the phone interview, the match seems to be a good one, we will be happy to arrange a meet-n-greet with you and the dog, if the dog is local. Meet-n-greets will be scheduled in the order they are requested.

Step 5: Application Screening

Once everyone has met (if the dog is local), and the match seems to be a good one, a designated SOS volunteer will check your landlord, vet, and personal references, as relevant. We may also require a home visit or adopter meeting.

Step 6: Finalize The Adoption

If the match is a good one, you will be informed via email of the adoption decision, and provided with instructions for how to pay the adoption donation and complete our adoption contract/addendum(s).

Step 7: Pick Up Your New Best Friend!

Once the adoption is finalized, congratulations! We will contact you to make arrangements to pick up your new family member!
**Please note that additional vetting,quarantine and/or waiting periods may be required depending upon your state of residence.

All of our dogs are age appropriately vaccinated prior to adoption. All of our dogs have been spayed/neutered and tested/treated for common canine disease.