* Introducing Nellie, a gentle and friendly senior girl with a sweet senior sugar face who found herself in the Central Baldwin County Shelter in AL. Nellie is a Lab mix estimated to be 7-8 years old. We suspect she may have some pointer in her family. She has subtle freckling on her legs, and she proudly prances around her foster’s yard in a nice rhythm, her tail straight out like a pointer. Nellie is oblivious to the fact that her tail currently has very little fur from a flea allergy, and her tail’s appearance does not concern her in the least.
Nellie is very friendly and affectionate, and we believe she once had her own family. She looks at the back door when she needs to go out for potty, then comes back in and sits looking at her foster, as if to say, “I was a good girl, where is my treat?” She is getting along well with the resident dog after some initial guarding of her dinner, but by the second day in her foster home this had stopped and the two are now hanging out together. Nellie enjoys sleeping on a dog bed, rides well in the car, and loves every kindness and bit of attention she receives.
Nellie is painfully thin, weighing 38 lbs. when she should be about 50 lbs. Her teeth are worn down and her coat is in poor condition. But with a medicated bath, good food, and her foster’s pampering she is looking and feeling better each day. She may be a little hard of hearing, or she may have selective hearing. We’re not yet sure. Nellie is receiving heartworm treatment and has already been vaccinated, micro-chipped, and spayed. She will be ready to head to her forever home in mid September. Nellie will be a sweet, gentle companion to the lucky human who wants to include her in daily activities, errands, and walks.
Rescued dogs come with a range of needs - from behavioral to emotional to medical. When approved applicants adopt such dogs, they agree to continue the rehabilitation we have begun. If you would like to be part of Nellie’s rescue story, and you have already been approved for adoption through SGRR, please contact the Adoption Committee to be considered to adopt Nellie.
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The information provided on each dog is based on observations of our vets, volunteers, fosters and when available, trainers. While we do our best to report any and all issues, SGRR does not make any guarantees as to the health or temperament of any dog. Dogs evolve differently in different environments and we cannot predict with any certainty how the dog you adopt will act in your home.
SGRR Adoption Fees (subject to change)**
Puppies under 6 months $650
Young dogs 6 months - 6 years $550
Young dogs - Special Needs $450
Senior dogs 7 - 9 years $450
Seniors dogs 10 years and older $350
Senior dogs - Special Needs $300
Young Bonded Pairs $850
Senior Bonded Pairs $750
**Please note: The fees listed represent a slight increase and are effective for applications received after June 1 2014. We regret the need to increase the fees for our dogs, but found it necessary due to the increased costs we are faced with for each dog's care and placement.
A contract is signed the day of adoption. Under the terms of the contract, all adopters are required to bring the rescue to a vet within 7 business days. The dogs receive basic veterinary care prior to adoption. If your vet identifies an illness that an adopter is not willing to treat, then the dog is returned and a full refund is provided.
Many of our dogs are fostered in private homes and we do not have a facility to visit. We are committed to our dogs before, during, and after adoption! The rescue retains title to the dog and can never be released or sold. Should the adopters no longer be able to keep the dog, SGRR must be notified so that we can take the dog back into rescue and place it into another home. We reserve the right to remove a dog at any time should we find the adopter is no longer caring for their Golden in a way we see fit. Adopters then have to agree to follow up visits as needed.
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