My name is Honey IV!

Retriever (Unknown Type)/Carolina Dog Mix Dog for adoption in Salem, Ohio - Honey IV
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Alchemy Acres Animal Sanctuary, Inc.

Facts about Honey IV

  • Breed: Retriever (Unknown Type)/Carolina Dog Mix
  • Color: Tan/Yellow/Fawn
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 2012704
When Honey IV was brought to the shelter, staff was afraid that humane euthanasia was going to be the vet's recommendation. Her neck was shredded beyond belief and she had other scars which indicated that she had been used as a bait dog in illegal dog fighting. Dr. Susan Narby assessed Honey and determined that she could be saved and would make a full recovery. However, the expense and time would be immense. She was stitched and had drains in the wounds to drain the infection. Three times a day staff had to put compresses on her wounds, make sure the drains were clear, and she had to be given medications and topical treatments even after the drains were removed. Her recovery was a long one. Her first few weeks were ones of fear. She didn't trust humans anymore and her trust had to be regained. Through her care she began to show expressions of happiness instead of fear and doubt while staff was tending to her. She has now fully recovered and was even taken in by a family for Christmas. She is now playful and happy. However, she still is having a difficult time trusting people and needs a permanent home where an experienced dog owner is willing to work with her over time to acclimate her to a family lifestyle.

All Alchemy dogs are given their initial shots including rabies, they are tested for heartworm and put on heartworm preventative, they have been dewormed and defleaed, and they are microchipped. Alchemy does the microchip registration in the new owner's name the day of adoption for free! Once a dog reaches the age of 5 months they are spayed or neutered. Adult dogs are $140 and puppies under 6 months are $155 which includes a $15 spay/neuter incentive refund. Puppies cannot receive their Rabies vaccine until they reach 4 months old.

About Alchemy Acres Animal Sanctuary, Inc.

About Our Shelter...

The mission of Alchemy Acres Animal Sanctuary, Inc. is as follows:
To relieve the suffering that far too many animals are forced to endure, our mission is to provide a no-kill sanctuary for abandoned and abused domestic animals where love for the soul and medical care for the body will be provided to all who enter our grounds.

Animals in need of additional physical and psychological care will receive the proper support that they deserve.

Loving, safe homes will be sought out for our residents and any animal that is deemed unadoptable, for whatever reason, will be allowed to live out its natural life surrounded by love here at the Sanctuary.

To relieve overpopulation, we will provide education about and funds for spay and neuter programs.

We will also attempt to raise awareness about the importance of general pet care, including but not limited to, vaccinations and nutrition.

Last, but certainly not least in importance, we will provide education to those we interact with in an attempt to prevent animal cruelty and to aide in creating a more compassionate society.

We make every attempt to qualify prospective homes with a matching animal. We want all of our adopting families to be happy and we have a unique return policy for ALL of our animals.

We have rescued and placed in forever homes approx. 1600 animals so far.
There is such a need in this community for a No Kill Shelter that we have had to start a waiting list and people are so happy to at least be on our List to bring their animals to a Safe Place!

Come Meet Our Pets...

We can be reached by telephone
10:00 am - 5:00 pm Tuesday- Friday
10:00 am - 2:00 pm by appointment on Saturday

Make an appointment to visit our animals in
Salem, OH 44460
Also feel free to visit our website to learn more about us at

Our Adoption Process...

When we receive an animal, we give it immediate medical attention and put them into quarantine. All of our available animals have been treated for worms, ear mites, and fleas, heartworm tested and treated if necessary, all others are put on heartworm prevention. They have been given their initial Duramune vaccination and received their booster also. They all have had their rabies vaccination and are microchipped. All of our animals are spayed and or neutered, unless they are too young to do, in which case you will need to sign a contract agreeing to have them spayed/neutered and furnish proof of such back to us, as a condition of your adoption.

We have many breeds of dogs and mixed breeds available, and always have lots of very nice cats also.

We do require you to fill out an Adoption application in it's entirety and ask for vet and personal references.

Our Dog adoption price is $140.
Our Puppy adoption price is $155 with a $15 refund when you return proof of spay/neuter back to us.
Our Cat adoption price is $140.00
Our Kitten adoption price is $155.00 with a $15 refund when you return proof of spay/neuter back to us.