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Dillon - Adoption pending's Info...
|Breed:||Australian Cattle Dog||Color:||Gray/Silver/Salt & Pepper - With Black||Age:||Adult|
|Size:||Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)||Sex:||Male|
Hi my name is Dillon. I’m living in a foster home in Tucson right now. I am a big cuddly boy. It is too bad I’m not a little smaller because I would really like to sit on my person’s lap! I love soft beds, soft toys, and soft rugs to scratch my back on. I want to be with a person ALL the time, I don’t even like to hang out in the backyard by myself for a few minutes.
Even though I want one person to be my own, I like people in general. I will go up to people so they can pet me and if they do, I might try to sneak into their lap. What I don’t like is other dogs, they make me nervous. On walks if I see a dog, I will bark and get very upset. I have learned to get along with my foster person's little dog, but she had to help me learn how to respect her. So I would really like to find a person who has owned a cattle dog before or has experience with dogs like me.
I am not sure what I think of cats. I might want to chase them. So far I really want to chase the chickens that live here. It would be fun!
I would make someone a wonderful, loving companion. I am very eager to please and have already learned some tricks. If you want to learn more about me, please feel free to contact New Hope to talk with my foster person.
Rescue Group Info...
New Hope Cattle Dogs' mission is helping discarded, stray and unwanted Australian Cattle Dogs (ACD's) that need a second chance at finding a forever home and providing education and training to the public.
We believe that there is a special place out there for all unwanted and abandoned ACD's. It is our duty to match your lifestyle with the dog's personality for a "perfect" fit. It is important to us to place the dog that is right for you and your family in your home. Therefore, there are strict guidelines and qualifications that all potential adoptive homes must meet before we place a dog in their home.
Before you can meet an adoptable dog, an adoption application (http://www.nhcdarizona.com/forms/adopt.pdf) must be filled out and a home check must be completed. Then an appointment will be made between potential adopter and our foster home to meet the dogs.
All of our dogs are spayed/neutered, up-to-date with all age appropriate vaccinations, had fecal exam, been dewormed, are microchipped and vet checked. We have recently started doing heartworm tests and starting all our dogs on heartworm preventative. We do not have the funds to do additional screening tests for Erlichia or Valley Fever unless the dog is showing signs of illness. If they are showing signs, we will then screen the dogs for these illnesses and treat appropriately. The adoption fee is $150-$250 (depending on the dog, with most dogs being closer to $200) and that includes all vetting previously mentioned. Please understand that this fee barely covers our medical expenses, shelter fees and does not begin to cover housing and feeding. So if you are able, an additional monetary donation is appreciated. Remember that we are a non-profit rescue group.
(Example Cost Break down for female puppy under one year old: Spay-$120-$165, 3 booster vaccinations (DHPP-C)-$15, Rabies shot-$15, Microchip and Registration of Microchip-$35, deworming medication-$5, fecal exam-$28, brief vet exam-$27: Total cost-$245.00) This example is typical for the majority of dogs we take in. If you add antibiotics (which most of our dogs will require), food, additional screening tests, fees to get the dog out of the shelter and gas to and from appointments, our costs are well over $400 per dog.
We adopt to families all over the world. We only intake dogs from Arizona.