Hi! My name is Betty! I am a gorgeous, happy dog with the upbeat, loving personality to match. I may look tough with my chopped ears, but I am just a squishy little love-bug. I am a 3-year-old, spayed female mutt who weighs 50 lbs, and I could stand to gain a couple more. I am such a friendly girl. I love people and I get along well with most other dogs. I have a calm, sweet, fairly mellow personality. I am very treat motivated and will work hard for food. I take treats gently and I'm already learning behavior commands. I am affectionate and have lots of love to give. I really enjoy taking walks and car rides. I walk well on leash and I behave very well in the car. I will wear my seat belt like a good girl. I love sticking my nose out the crack in the window and just lounging in the back seat. I am a loyal, devoted kind of dog. I like to be with my people and share time and attention with them. Please give me a chance! Apply today to schedule a meet-n-greet. Adoption fee: $75. Adopt a pair: $115. Fee includes testing, deworming, vaccinations, spay/neuter, 60 days of free pet insurance, one session with a certified behavior trainer and microchip.
Apply online: www.pawsforliferescue.org. Complete this form and a volunteer will contact you to answer questions and to schedule a meet-n-greet.
Sunday, July 2: Adoption Event at PetPeople, 6520 Telegraph Rd, Bloomfield Hills. From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., come meet adoptable dogs and puppies (as available - not all adoptable animals will be at every event) on the first Sunday of every month. Event dates for 2017: July 2, August 6, September 3, October 1, November 5 and December 3.
Sunday, August 13: Adoption Event at Dodge Park in Sterling Heights from noon to 4 p.m., come meet adoptable pets at the 2017 Paws in the Park 10-year anniversary celebration for Paws for Life, including adoptable pets, dog walk, family picnic, vendors, dog games and kids' activities. Games, raffles, entertainment and fun for everyone!
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NOTE ABOUT BREED LABELING: Visual breed identification of dogs is unreliable and usually inaccurate. So, for most of our adoptable dogs, we are only guessing at predominant breed or breed mix. We get to know each dog as an individual and will do our best to describe each of our dogs based on personality, not by breed label.
Why is labeling a dog such a big deal? A label will stick with a dog for the rest of its life. A label can mean discrimination, losing its home or even death. Labels are a problem for the dogs when we, as the local experts on animals, allow adopters, politicians and community members to think that the label we assign can predict who that dog is or will be.
Complete the application at www.pawsforliferescue.org. We then arrange a location, date and time for you to meet some pets. If the meeting goes well and everyone is happy, you begin the mandatory, minimum two-week adjustment period with the pet as part of your family. You will pay the non-refundable adoption fee at the start of the two-week adjustment period. This pending period allows your new dog or cat time to adjust to their new home, new people, new routine, etc., and for you to decide if it's a match and the right pet for you. At the end of two weeks (some people extend the adjustment time as needed and that's fine too), if everyone is happy, then we finalize the adoption. Feel free to email if you have any questions.
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NOTE: Some shelters have physical locations you can visit; some of these shelters may only have pets for a limited time, so please do not wait for a reply—just go visit the shelter! Other organizations are rescue groups run by busy volunteers who may take a while to reply. You can find information about the shelter or rescue group caring for this pet, and their adoption procedures, on the pet's details page on Adopt-a-Pet.com.