Ruff Ruff! My name is Skittles
|Breed:||Shiba Inu Mix||Color:||Black - With Brown, Red, Golden, Orange Or Chestnut||Age:||Adult|
|Size:||Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less||Sex:||Female|
I am already spayed, housetrained, in need of an experienced adopter, up to date with shots, not good with kids, good with dogs, and good with cats.
Skittles is approximately 8 years old and a mere 10 pounds. She is a shy little girl that will need an understanding family. She does warm up to new people pretty well with treats and in her foster family she warmed up to everyone pretty quickly. Skittles has done well and is happy to hang out with older kids who are respectful of her need for space when she is nervous. Younger children may be too much for Skittles and would need to be very calm and give her space.
Skittles is very food motivated and can be a bit of a beggar. Even though she can get nervous, she is not without personality! While Skittles is waiting for her forever family to come along, her foster mom is working very hard at exposing her to new people and situations so that she will be less nervous.
Skittles was found as a stray in the Cheyenne Wyoming area, so not much is known about her history. Skittles is housebroken and kennel trained. Skittles does great with other dogs and with cats.
Skittles adoption fee is $200 and includes her spay, a dental cleaning, current vaccinations, heart worm test, and micro chipping. Please let us know if you would like to meet her by filling out an application online at www.softplacetoland.org
Rescue Group Info...
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!
We have a "donate" button on our web site. We also have a wish list on Amazon.com. We always need cleaning items, old bedding, old towels, dog beds, gas cards, and just about anything else you can think of!
We are having a meet and greets at the following locations
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 are roughly as follows:
Dogs under 6 months of age - $350
Dog from 6 months to 8 years - $225 - $300
Dogs over 8 years - $100 - $225
We prefer to adopt in the state of Colorado as our resources are limited and generally we are not able to perform home visits further away than 6 hours. The dogs we rescue are primarily retired commercial breeding dogs and we like to make sure the dog will be comfortable in your home before we complete the adoption. If the adopter lives further away, it is difficult to know how the dogs will react to the new environment. If there is a problem, we require that the dog be returned to the rescue to re-home and the distance to transport could be an issue. However, if you are willing to come meet the dog and are willing to send us pictures of your home, we will consider it. (In state applicants would be considered first if multiple applications were received on the same dog.)