I am already spayed, in need of an experienced adopter, up to date with shots, good with kids, and good with dogs.
Heidi is approximately 1 year old. She was going to be euthanized on 22 Dec 11 as she was described as "feral", prior to being rescued by Save Our Florida Pets. This adorable dobie mix is FAR from feral. She was terrified at the kill shelter. She came in grossly underweight, her coat in poor condition and she looked like she had been attacked by another animal. Heidi has been vaccinated, spayed, wormed and maintained on heartworm and flea preventative.. She takes food gently but eagerly. At this time, Heidi weighs about 30-35lbs. It has been a long road to recovery, but Heidi is well on her way. We believe Heidi is a doberman pinscher mix - her sister Holli (who is still undergoing intensive rehabilitation) looks like a purebred doberman pinscher. Heidi is up to weight and her coat in great condition - when she knows her handler, she is playful, loving and outgoing. When introduced to new people and places, she gets very anxious and introverted and will want to hide initially. We are looking for an EXCEPTIONAL home for Heidi - our ideal home would be somebody who perhaps works from home or is able to take the dog everywhere with them! Somebody who is very quiet, who has experience working with previously abused dogs and who is happy to spend as much time as needed to bond with the dog. Many people in the past have felt they could take on the challenge of our previously abused rescued dogs - but appear to expect instant results. It must be understood that it could take up to a year for the dog to fully bond, trust and connect with their new person and until then, will likely be skittish and suffer from separation anxiety. We believe Heidi will end up around 40lbs only - her growth would have been stunted due to her previous abuse, neglect and malnourishment as a young puppy. Heidi gets along GREAT with other dogs - she would do very well in a home with another pet! Her adoption donation is $85 to cover just a portion of her actual medical costs. We are currently running a special whereby any of our dogs that are adopted out prior to 30 June 2012 will get 50% off their current adoption donation. If you have a great pet that is lonely and wants a loving and adorable companion, why not think about coming to adopt our beauty, Heidi, for only $40!
Please visit our website at Save Our Florida Pets dot com for more photos of Heidi. You can also follow Heidi's journey with us by viewing the videos posted on our site!
Our adoption process is very easy and fast! We ask that you read the descriptions of all of our available dogs and if there are any that catch your eye, please fill out our easy online adoption application. The applications are answered very quickly. If we believe the dog will be a great lifetime match for you (and your family/existing pets), then we will set up an immediate appointment for you to come out and enjoy a playdate. In many instances, where the application has been pre-approved, the adoptive family may take the dog home the same day.
All of our dogs are spayed/neutered, vaccinated, wormed, up to date on heartworm and flea preventative. They were all rescued at the 11th hour from a high kill shelter. We are a working horse farm, so we kindly ask that you make an appointment to view dogs in order that we can stop training the horses and give you our undivided attention.
We cannot guarantee that these dogs are fully house-broken, nor can we guarantee that they will not suffer from some form of separation anxiety. Our dogs interact with the other rescues here, they get a lot of attention and a lot of exercise. During the day, they are outside in huge, comfortable, shady kennels and overnight, they live in converted 12 x 12 horse stalls. So, they will need adjusting back to living in a home. We strongly recommend crate training and most of our dogs are crate trained. The crate is not cruel - but rather a place of peace, comfort and security where the dog has its own place to eat, play with toys and sleep in peace. We will let you know if a dog suffers from separation anxiety and advise those dogs will probably be best with a home where somebody is there all time :-)
Please read our home page article "Things To Consider Before You Adopt ..." just to make sure you are fully prepared for this lifetime commitment of welcoming a new family member into your home.
You can also follow our rescue mission by checking us out on Facebook. Just search for us under Save Our Florida Pets.
Angie, Devon, Shawn, Nikki & Ruth
Save Our Florida Pets