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BOONE SO SWEET's Story...
This is Boone. He is just the sweetest boy who truly wants nothing more than to be with you. He has stolen the hearts of everyone he meets! Boone is a 10 month old male whom weighs 33 pounds. Just meet him and you will fall in love. He is so friendly and sweet. He did not receive proper training and will very gently put his front paws on your for attention. We are working on that. However, do not let that scare you. He is very gentle, loving, and playful! He gets along with other dogs and cats! He was rescued from a kill shelter. While we were on our rescue trip, we could tell the moment we laid eyes on him that he was a sweetheart! He proves that to us by the minute. We know he needs to learn some basic commands but that should come easy. He wants nothing more than to please. UPDATE: The first thing anyone notices about Boone (after his handsome looks) when they meet him is what an absolute LOVE he is. He is as generous with his hugs as he is with his kisses and wants nothing more than to be with his human. He never goes far from his foster mother's side and it has been that way since the moment she first brought him home. While he is housebroken, it quickly became apparent that he has not received any additional training on basic commands or manners. We are currently working on such commands as "no", "sit", "down", "come" and "paw". He is still learning but, his desire to please his human by doing the right thing is evident - he was just never taught these basic behaviors/manners and it's obviously a little confusing to him. We have been going for long walks and he is very good on the leash. He does get a little distracted once in a while, but he never tries to pull and has not responded in any negative way when we've had children ride their bicycles past us, or he hears dogs barking, or we pass a dark figure walking down the street. To be completely honest, he is a perfect gentleman on a walk - alert to his surroundings but respectful to the person on the other end of the leash. Additionally, he is currently being fostered in a home with four other dogs, one puppy and an older, well-socialized cat. Upon his arrival at his foster home, he was initially indifferent to his furry-foster siblings. Over the past few days, this has begun to change as he now likes to play tug, loves to play chase (he runs like the wind!) and even wrestles around with them a little bit. With that said, he also didn't know what to do with toys (and there is a wide assortment in his foster home). He had an interest in them but just couldn't quite figure out what he was supposed to do with them. Now, however, he LOVES to play fetch and has become very good about bringing the ball right back and putting it down on the ground to be thrown again. If someone is willing to devote the time needed to train him, the attention to play with him and the love and affection that this sweet boy has been denied, then they are going to rewarded in ways I simply cannot find the words to describe. As his foster mother now, I can say that, after only having him in my life for a few days, I am already reaping in the rewards as I watch him learn and grow and receive his unconditional love. (If you are truly interested in Boone, please take a moment to read about the personality, temperment, energy level and intelligence of the Australian Shepherd because he fits it to a "T". If you are interested in seeing additional photos, please friend Sheryl's Den on Facebook. You can also try to view the album on Facebook by using this link : https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.378961862148245.90388.100001033029580&type=3&l=3dc9d02507
If you are interested in adopting, please complete and submit an application. Be sure to list the dog's names that you are interested in on the first question within the application. Please be sure your application is complete. The 1st question asks which dogs you are interested in.
This animal is currently fostered in a private home. Our rescue is 100% foster home based. We do not have a shelter or kennel. They are cared for by a loving family until adopted. Each pup has had their first vet exam, a shot, and de-worming, etc We make sure they have no fleas prior to going into our foster homes. They are fostered out of the shelter at least two weeks or more prior to adopting to monitor health. We take their care seriously!
Please note that the adoption appointments will be scheduled for Sunday May 6th. We will be in Franklin Lakes that day. After your application is approved, we will contact you and arrange for you to meet on that date. Once adopted, feel free to change the dog's name. You do not have to keep the name listed in this post.
#####PLEASE BE SURE YOUR APPLICATION IS COMPLETE OR IT WILL NOT BE PROCESSED. PLEASE BE SURE TO LIST THE NAME AND NUMBER OF THE VET'S OFFICE THAT CARED FOR YOUR PRIOR OR CURRENT PET. #####
IF YOU ADOPT a pup and live in the State of New Jersey we do have low cost spaying and neutering at very affordable prices. Kindly inquire upon an approved application. We also have an affordable program for out of state adopters.
We also offer low cost micro-chipping! For a low fee of only 20.00 we will have your dog microchipped. You will be able to register the microchip for a low cost fee of only 10.99 at the time of the adoption appointment. The 10.99 fee is a ONE time registration fee. The microchip is for the lifetime of the dog. You have the ability to update the contact information at NO cost. You will also have a one year membership to Home Again. This is a big savings for you.
***** If you're interested in fostering we could always use the help to save more animals. A crate, food, and medical care are provided. The animals are picked up in West Milford, NJ and brought back here for adoption. The time commitment is two to two and a half weeks. Please email letting us know what town you live in and we will forward information to you. *****
Sheryl's Den has teamed up with Petfirst Health care in an effort to offer pet insurance for your adopted family member. If you wish, you can enroll once you adopt or within 20 days after your adoption. Your coverage will begin at midnight following your activation. The first month is only 5.00. If you choose to continue the pet insurance the cost would be 14.95 a month thereafter. Pet insurance protects you from the expense of vet care. No need to worry about unexpected expenses. Details: Use any veterinarian, pay your vet, send claim form to PetFirst, meet the 50.00 deductible, receive your reimbursement check in as little as two weeks. If you would like further information, you can contact PetFirst at 1-877-291-PETS.