Ruff Ruff! My name is Claire - Adoption Pending
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Claire - Adoption Pending's Info...
|Breed:||Australian Cattle Dog Mix||Color:||Black - With White||Age:||Young|
|Size:||Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)||Sex:||Female|
Hello! My name is Claire and I'm from the Cheyenne River Sioux Indian Reservation in South Dakota. I am about 8 months old now but spent the first 6 months of my life tied to a tetherball post. Yeah, my first family was not a lot of fun and although they did bring me food and water I was bored and lonely most of the time. Except for an occasional doggie friend that dropped by and visited, and some local kids who played with me from time to time, I was all alone out there tied to that pole.
One day in the beginning of November, a nice doctor who worked at the nearby hospital noticed me and convinced my previous owners to let me go with him for a better life. Since the doctor was from Phoenix, Arizona he flew me on back with him, which I’m really happy about! Staying with a nice foster family has been way better than where I was. I’ve learned to be very comfortable being able to go in and out of the house through their doggie door, and I really love being around people all the time.
I'm very active and curious and LOVE to play with tennis balls and squeaky toys. I’m also good with children and other dogs, unless the other dogs come to my house. In that case, I'm naturally protective and have to make sure the dog is going to be nice to me and my owners first then I’m nice to the other dog.
I love to go on walks and I do very well on a leash, but I must admit, I do like to run off and explore when I'm not on the leash. I do well in dog parks too. I am learning how to sit, but I'll admit I don't know many commands because before the doctor rescued me, I did not have the chance to play much and nobody trained me. I am smart and would be a fast learner. I'm looking for a friendly, warm home. I can't wait to meet my new family!
Rescue Group Info...
New Hope Cattle Dogs' mission is helping discarded, stray and unwanted Australian Cattle Dogs (ACD's) that need a second chance at finding a forever home and providing education and training to the public.
We believe that there is a special place out there for all unwanted and abandoned ACD's. It is our duty to match your lifestyle with the dog's personality for a "perfect" fit. It is important to us to place the dog that is right for you and your family in your home. Therefore, there are strict guidelines and qualifications that all potential adoptive homes must meet before we place a dog in their home.
Before adoption or viewing of adoptable an adoption application (http://www.newhopecattledogs.com/adoption_form.htm_) must be filled out and a home check must be completed. Then an appointment will be made between potential adopter and our foster home to meet the dogs.
All of our dogs are spayed/neutered, up-to-date with all age appropriate vaccinations, had fecal exam, been dewormed, are microchipped and vet checked. We have recently started doing Heartworm tests and starting all our dogs on heartworm preventative. We do not have the funds to do additional screening tests for Erlichia or Valley Fever unless the dog is showing signs of illness. If they are showing signs, we will then screen the dogs for these illnesses and treat appropriately. The adoption fee is $150-$250 (depending on the dog, with most dogs being closer to $200) and that includes all vetting previously mentioned. Please understand that this fee barely covers our medical expenses, shelter fees and does not begin to cover housing and feeding. So if you are able, an additional monetary donation is appreciated. Remember that we are a non-profit rescue group.
(Example Cost Break down for female puppy under one year old: Spay-$120-$165, 3 booster vaccinations (DHPP-C)-$15, Rabies shot-$15, Microchip and Registration of Microchip-$35, deworming medication-$5, fecal exam-$28, brief vet exam-$27: Total cost-$245.00) This example is typical for the majority of dogs we take in. If you add antibiotics (which most of our dogs will require), food, additional screening tests, fees to get the dog out of the shelter and gas to and from appointments, our costs are well over $400 per dog.
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