Umbrella of Hope 'Be Our Pet'
ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS NOW -- puppies to go home mid-May.
PLEASE READ THOROUGHLY
*Adoption information for Kangaroo's puppies!*
Round 1 ADOPTION REQUIREMENTS for KANGAROOS’S PUPPIES -- Please read carefully.
We will NOT be accepting applications for specific puppies. On your application, please write “Kangaroos Puppy” for the NAME and NOT a specific name of a puppy. Since no one has met these puppies and only very vague descriptions of the puppies have been posted, a good home will have no idea which of the six puppies will best fit their household.
UPDATE: May 15, 2017 -- 2 F and 1 M puppy are available for adoption
If you submit an application with a name of a specific puppy, your application will be discarded and not considered (as looks should be the LAST thing considered when choosing which one is appropriate for your home).
Puppies will be ready to go to their new homes in mid-May. We will give specific dates after the meet and greet and match up. They will be up to date on all vaccinations, spayed/neutered, microchipped and free of parasites.
The adoption fee is $250 and can be paid in cash, by check or by credit card at the puppy pick up.
We will absolutely NOT, for ANY reason, place puppies in homes together due to “Littermate Syndrome” (please google it). All six puppies will be going to individual homes with NO exceptions.
All other pets in your home must be at least 1 year of age, current on vaccinations (or titers) and have been with your home for at least six months. We will prioritize placement into homes who have other well-trained, social dogs.
ALL humans who will live in the household with the dog or visit at least weekly will be required to come to the meet and greet.
All puppies are required to complete a basic obedience class and proof is required within 3 months of adoption. Adopters may choose to train the puppies themselves (instead of a formal class) and submit a video of the puppy doing 5 separate commands by the 3 month post-adoption date.
Puppies were born in a foster home on Feb 3rd, 2017 when Kangaroos (the mom) was on a stray hold. They have been handled since birth by MULTIPLE people. They are social and friendly and have been socialized with many other dogs. They have visited a nursing home and spent time around wheelchairs, walkers and canes. They have been on many different surfaces, met many new people and have experienced many new things. They are being evaluated by a certified dog trainer who is guiding their foster family in socializing them to new people and things. The foster family has followed the 'Puppy Rule of 12' linked below to assure that they are well exposed to their environment. https://www.longmonthumane.org/sites/default/files/media/attachments/Puppy_handoutfinal.pdf
They were nursed by mom as well as were given Esbilac formula until they were 5 weeks old and then they have eaten a diet of nurtrient-rich Wellness Puppy, Wellness CORE Puppy and Royal Canin Baby Dog wet and dry food since then. They have had age appropriate vaccines and regular dewormings. They will be spayed/neutered and microchipped prior to going home mid-May. They are working on housetraining and are doing very well with a combination of puppy pads and going outside but you have to understand that you are adopting a BABY and much like you would not expect your infant to be housetrained upon coming home from the hospital, you need to be prepared for housebreaking your new puppy for several months.
Housebroken?: No, they are puppies. They are working on it, but you will have to train them
Crate Trained?: Yes, as well as a puppy can be
Leash Trained?: Working on it but not old enough for walks
Rides Well in Car?: Yes in a crate
Good with cats?: Yes
Good with dogs?: Yes
Qualifies for Seniors for Seniors?: N0
Umbrella of Hope does not have any strict rules on ages of children because all children are different, but our best approximation is that this animal would do best with children over the age of any age
Umbrella of Hope is a non-profit animal rescue based out of Pittsburg, CA that rescues animals off death row from local shelters. We offer rebates of adoption fees after completion of obedience classes and CGC titles.
Also, ask us about our seniors for seniors program, where we adopt animals 5 years or older to qualified homes with a $5 donation as an adoption fee. All animals are spayed/neutered, vaccinated, treated for parasites and given any additional treatments (dental work, bloodwork etc) as recommended by our vet. Some of our senior animals have sponsorships for their food/vet care/medicine for the rest of their life at our vet in Pittsburg, CA (94565)
Adoptions to veterans of the US Armed Services are ALWAYS free to thank you for your service. Other retired public servants, please let us know what career you retired from and we can let you know if we offer any discounts for your adoption
Please send an email to the Umbrella Of Hope Animal Director with any inquiries at email@example.com. Detailed emails will be answered first.
We thank Maddie's Fund for their sponsorship, Well Pet Vet Clinic for providing most of our veterinary services, Lovely Grooming for our grooming needs, and Delta Dog Camp for training. We thank Memoirs of a Dog and Share the Joy Photography for the beautiful portraits of many of our animals and a special thanks to volunteer photographers Barbara, Kristy, Christine and Natalie. Please support these businesses for supporting rescue!
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