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My name is "Potter"!

Shih Tzu Dog for adoption in Seattle, Washington - "Potter"
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6dogrees Rescue

Facts about "Potter"

  • Breed: Shih Tzu
  • Color: Black - With White
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Male
* Please apply online at www.6dogrees.com by doing so you will get a response quicker.
Meet Potter! Potter is healthy 8-year old, 17-pound, black & white neutered male Shih Tzu, and his adoption fee is $475. He was named after the character “Harry Potter”, as he has a distinguished lightning bolt down the center of his face like Harry Potter's scar.

Potter is a sweet special boy seeking a loving safe forever home. Potter's owner passed away and he was surrendered to a very over crowded shelter in CA facing euthanasia. 6dogrees Rescue saved Potter to bring him to Seattle to find his forever home.

Potter is adorable, sweet, loving and very affectionate. He has low energy would make a terrific friend for someone seeking company of a loving pet that enjoys handing out around the house.

Potter was terribly stained, matted and discolored when we saved him. He is now looking quite dapper with his new haircut. He is considered hypoallergenic and will require routine professional grooming every 6-8 weeks. Potter enjoys a good meal (he is a good eater), and he will require a grain-free to keep him healthy and his coat beautiful and soft food as he is missing several of his teeth. Potter is crate trained, and will sleep snuggled in his crate all night without a peep.
Potter does not bark nor shed and would be a great home, apartment or condo dog. A fully constructed fenced yard is required if a homeowner. Potter is a rescue dog, and rescue dogs require routine and stability. Please be prepared for a lifelong commitment before applying. Ideally, Potter should be pottied every 4 to 5 hours (he is learning about potty training). Dogs cannot be left alone for 8 hours per day. Home check and plan must be carefully thought out and presented at time of interview.

Applications accepted online at 6dogrees.com. The adoption fee is $475. My adoption fee will go to save other dogs at the high-kill shelters in California and is fully tax deduction (my Rescue, 6dogrees Rescue is a 501c3), and will provide a
Potter is fostered North of Seattle, and if interested please submit an online adoption application at www.6dogrees.com and we will review and get back to you promptly. An adoption application must be filled out for all inquiries and prior to a meet and greet. We will review and respond to applications, not all applications will necessarily be approved for a meet and greet. Home check prior to adoption approval.

Adoption fee include: Neuter or spay, microchip, current vaccines (DA2PP, rabies, bordatella) de-worming, flea treatment, and heart worm testing. We also include a 15 minute training consultation with a certified behaviorist trainer and 30-day pet insurance.

6dogrees Rescue is a small passionate Seattle based 501c3 non-profit charitable organization that focuses on saving the lives of urgent dogs on their last hours at high kill shelters from the state of California where pet overpopulation is at epidemic levels and kill shelters are the norm. 100% of all fees collected are spent on the dogs, we “Save it forward” Each time a dog is adopted we are allowed to save another. Adoption fees are non-negotiable and are in place to allow thorough care for the dogs. If interested please submit an online adoption application at www.6dogrees.com and we will review and get back to you.

6dogrees adoptions are limited to residents of Washington State.

About 6dogrees Rescue

About Our Rescue Group...

6dogrees Rescue was founded in 2008. We are a very small scale "grassroots" rescue. We focus on rescuing euthanasia dogs. 6dogrees Rescue dogs are housed in foster homes, we are not a shelter. Our rescue theory is to run a sustainable rescue with adoption fees covering the vet costs and expenses to save these dogs. A adoption concept that will in return save 1-2 more lives. A portion of the adoption fee will going to the vet bill. If we have a emergency or very sick dogs the adoption fee does not cover the costs.Rescuing dogs out of high kill shelters is expensive.Vet bills are the highest costs in dog rescue.Therefore we accept sponsorship or donations to help us with the costs. Any amount helps save lives. 6 dogrees Rescue is a passionate rescue we are a small rescue and choose to remain to be a small rescue. 6 dogrees feels by remaining small we can assist adopters with any resources they may need to to ensure a successful adoption and a forever home.
All of the dog we rescue are fully vetted and micro-chipped heart worm negative and have a health certificate.The primary focus was to educate about the importance of spay and neutering pets.I continue to encourage adopting over buying. The main focus is to expose,and help the deathrow dogs in high kill shelters. These animals deserve a second chance at life. 6 dogrees mission is to help save dogs slated for euthanasia due to no fault of their own and re-home them into forever homes.
The euthanasia rate of good dogs is staggering. 4-5 million dogs are euthanized in U.S. shelter systems every year. We all cringe and hurry to turn the channel when the heart wrenching Sara McLachlan commercial comes on tv. Why? No one wants to see sad, suffering, abused animals. The sad reality is there are many and if we all choose to “turn off” the problem then who will be their voice? I choose to be a "voice" to make a difference. I am not Bob Barker or Sara McLachlan by any means,but their messages got through to me. I "choose" to be involved and be the voice for the animals that need us. Help us promote adoptions over buying from back yard breeders, share in conversation with friends and family about shelter and rescue animals needing adoption.Explain the benefits of spay or neuter. Everyone can do something to aid in the issue of the pet over population issue. If we all are pro-active for the animals the need for shelters will diminish.
I network all rescue animals. My main focus is on deathrow dogs. It takes a small army of rescue networking to help get dogs to safety. Encourage adoption over “buying” a dog. My life is blessed with 5 dogs and 2 cats. I have been an animal lover all of my life. I enjoy connecting the right dog with the right person. I aim to be a voice for abused, homeless, and chained, animals in need. Abused and neglected animals do not choose where they live in the world, therefore I do not limit my work for animals to just my state. When it comes to saving lives there are no limitations.

Donate to Our Rescue Group...

Come Meet Our Pets...

All of our dogs are in foster care and can be met by appointment by emailing karleen@6dogrees.com
6dogrees also attends various Greater Seattle NW adoption events! Please let us know if you have a venue we can attend to help expose our adoptable dogs.
We are always looking for indoor spaces to hold adoption events. Please contact us if you have or know of a space available for adoption events email: gokargirl@hotmail.com

Our Adoption Process...

6dogrees Rescue is dedicated to finding the best homes for our animals therefore we screen and ask for references.The process requirements for adopting one of our dogs is to email us at: gokargirl@hotmail.com for a contract and adoption application.
Fill out the adoption contract and application and return by email to gokargirl@hotmail.com for processing.
Adoption fees apply to all of our dogs.
Fees cover the costs to save the dog.100% of the adoption fees are used for vetting and care of the dogs.
We make sure each dog that comes into our rescue is current on vaccines and spayed/neutered before the dog is adopted out. All required vaccinations are provided.
They are all DA2PP shots, rabies, bordetella, dewormed, flea treated, microchipped and groomed.
Because we specialize in Death Row Dogs, many of them require special medical attention.
Some dogs require surgeries including expensive orthopedic surgeries, dental work, teeth extractions, cherry eye, heart worm testing, various routine medications like flea treatments and de-worming medicines, specialized medications to get them healthy for adoption like ear,eye, antibiotic,and medications and other veterinary services.
Some of our dogs require emergency care at the 24 hr vet clinics and that is very costly. If we are lucky enough to have no costs we recycle the entire adoption fee back into rescuing another deathrow dog.