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Facts about Violet Special Needs

  • Breed: American Eskimo Dog
  • Color: White
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Female

My name is Violet Special Needs!

American Eskimo Dog Dog for adption in Ft. Collins, Colorado - Violet Special Needs
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Violet Special Needs's Info...

I am already spayed, housetrained, purebred, a special needs pet, up to date with shots, good with kids, good with dogs, and good with cats.

Violet Special Needs's Story...
Special Needs Great With Other Animals
Hi! My name is Violet! I am a 2 year old female American Eskimo. I was born in a puppy mill and was given to the rescue because I had a chronic sinus infection and I could not be sold to a pet store. The rescue found that I had a birth defect in my nasal passageways and I had to have reconstructive surgery so I could breathe normally. To date I have had 4 surgeries to repair the defect. Recently they placed a permanent stent in my passageways to help keep the airway open, but sadly it did not work and had to be removed. The stent caused a whole new problem, giving me a cleft pallet. I am on a liquid diet for two weeks and man does it suck! They are hoping it heals on its own, but I might need another surgery to sew my soft pallet together again. And because we roved the stent holding open my airway, the bane in my pallet might grow over the hole again! If that happens I might need a permanent trachea tube! Boo! Despite all of this I am an active girl that loves going for walks, going to the dog park, doing agility, and playing with other dogs. My dream home would be adopters that did a lot of hiking, had another active dog for me to play with, and a good sized yard to play in. I do get along well with other dogs, but would be okay as an only dog as long as I could go to the dog park and/or doggie day care. My dream home would be a home with an active veterinarian :) I am spayed, up to date on vaccinations, heartworm negative, and come with a basic obedience class. My adoption fee is $250. Please visit to fill out our online application.
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About A Soft Place To Land, Inc. - Colorado Chapter

About Our Rescue Group...

A Soft Place To Land, Inc. was founded in 2010 by two dog lovers and best friends. We are a small foster home-based rescue, so we do not have a shelter facility. As former breeders of English Springer Spaniels, we realized there were too many dogs out there without homes - why breed more dogs?! So we decided to rescue retired breeders so they would not be euthanized. Our hope is that eventually, through awareness of the plight of puppy mill dogs, more people will choose to adopt a pet instead of purchasing a pet through a pet store - making puppy mills a thing of the past!

Donate to Our Rescue Group...

We have a "donate" button on our web site. We also have a wish list on We always need cleaning items, old bedding, old towels, dog beds, gas cards, and just about anything else you can think of!

Come Meet Our Pets...

We are having a meet and greets at the following locations

Our Adoption Process...
Step 1: Fill out an adoption application.
Step 2: Someone from A Soft Place To Land will contact you to set up a home visit and interview. After the home visit applicants and the rescue can take up to 24 hours to decide if the dog is the right fit.
Step 3: When approved, sign adoption contract and pay adoption fees.

Adoption fees vary from dog to dog, but are roughly as follows:
Dogs under 6 months of age - $300
Dog from 6 months to 1 years - $250
Dogs 1 year to 7 years - $150 - $225
Dogs over 7 years - $100 - $150
Dogs over 10 years $50