Ruff Ruff! My name is Dina
|Breed:||Chihuahua||Color:||Tan/Yellow/Fawn - With White||Age:||Senior|
|Size:||Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less||Sex:||Female|
I am already spayed, housetrained, purebred, a special needs pet, in need of an experienced adopter, up to date with shots, not good with kids, good with dogs, and good with cats.
Low Energy, Okay With Other Small Dogs, No Children
Hi! My name is Dina. I am a 10 year old 7 pound female Chihuahua. I have kind of a sad story to tell. I was found as a stray in Los Angeles with several golf ball sized mammary tumors up and down my mammary chain, one of which was ulcerated. I had also not been spayed and had most likely been used for breeding. A shelter volunteer was worried about me and contacted ASPTL to see if they would take me in. The director did not know just how bad my tumors where until I got to Colorado. When they took me to the vet to get checked out, the vet told the director that is was not a matter of whether or not I had cancer, but how bad the cancer was. So they took me to get some x-rays and blood work and the vet found that I was very lucky and the cancer had not yet spread beyond my mammary tumors! The rescue was relieved but I still had to undergo several procedures to remove all the tumors, get spayed and get a dental cleaning. I am a special needs girl and I just need a quiet home to hang my hat for whatever time I have left. I know it is hard to adopt a dog that may not have much time left, but we Chihuahuas are a tough breed and I am a fighter. In my dream home I would be the only pet, but 1 or 2 other small dogs would be alright as long as they knew I need my space. My adopter would also take me for daily walks and car rides, I love to be on the go! My adoption fee is $50. Please visit www.softplacetoland.org to fill out our online application.
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.)