Ruff Ruff! My name is SMOKEY
|Size:||Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)||Sex:||Male||ID#:||3490956|
I am already neutered, housetrained, purebred, up to date with shots, not good with kids, not good with dogs, and not good with cats.
Smokey Bear has a past, and a past that is heart wrenching. He was severely abused by his original owners, beaten into compliance. So the sight of a stick or anything resembling that used to bring out major rage. The trainers at the ranch have worked relentlessly to desensitize him but the scars remain. Smokey is completely trained on leash and knows his commands well. He loves to go out on walks and enjoys agility training as well. It is such a sight to watch him jump over fences and actually enjoy himself for a little while. Once he gets to know you and bonds with you he is truly a gentle giant and a perfect gentleman. Cuddly and loving, he will finally let his guard down and relax, but that takes time. His first instinct with any stranger is fear, understandably. Smokey would only go to a very experienced owner, a gentle leader but a leader nonetheless. He needs leadership as much as he needs love and understanding. Psychological scars are the hardest ones to heal because even though they may be invisible, they run deep. Time will be of the essence in establishing your relationship with Smokey Bear, but once it is established, it is impossible to describe in words what that relationship will bring you. As someone who went through this myself with the incomparable SACHI (hence Sachi Animal Rescue), I can promise you that nothing, absolutely nothing in this world has been more fulfilling emotionally than the relationship I had with that one of a kind damaged dog
Raphaele Brilliant (President of Sachi Animal Rescue)
Please fill out an adoption application at http://www.sachianimalrescue.com/adoption-process.html and one of our volunteers will contact you once your application is approved. We can not guarantee a call-back without the application.
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Rescue Group Info...
Sachi Animal Rescue was created in September 2009 by a group of dog loving volunteers. We are a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization staffed entirely by volunteers who donate their time and money to find homes for hard to place canines. We specialize in rescuing, rehabilitating and placing companion dogs(primarily, but not exclusively, the Boxer breed) that have otherwise been abandoned and neglected or abused, into loving homes.
We do this because there is such a huge amount of dogs euthanized every day who could have been great pets if only they'd been given the chance. We do this because even though saving one life at a time may seem futile, one life saved is still a victory.
Sachi Animal rescue does not operate a kennel. Our dogs are currently boarded in foster homes or training facilities. Dogs will be shown by private appointments only.
Adoption donation starts at $300.00 .
In order to first qualify for an appointment, applicants are required to fill out a thorough questionnaire about their home, lifestyle, dog experience as well as insurance coverage for certain breeds, adequate fencing,etc. We want to make sure the dog will be a full time member of the family and be treated as such, all his/her needs will be met and exceeded and will never be denied medical coverage.
Once the potential adopter qualifies, an appointment will be scheduled to meet the dog(s).
Going forward, the adopter will fill out a Sachi Animal Rescue adoption contract .
The dog will not be delivered to the adopter until a thorough homecheck has been done.
Trainers will be available free of charge to make sure the transition into the home goes smoothly.