Ruff Ruff! My name is Hiram
|Breed:||Chihuahua Mix||Color:||Tricolor (Tan/Brown & Black & White)||Age:||Young|
|Size:||Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less||Sex:||Male||ID#:||D2013062|
I am already neutered and up to date with shots.
Hiram is so sweet and small, maybe Italian greyhound mix, likes other dogs and cats. He just wants to be loved!
More information about Go East, Young Dog, Inc. Albany Extension
Rescue Group Info...
Go East, Young Dog was organized last year as a potential solution to the problem of too many dogs and not enough good homes in our rural Arkansas communities. While we are working on public education regarding responsible pet ownership, too may pet owners here lack the consciousness and/or resources to have their pets spayed or neutered, and there seems no end to the number of unwanted pets that show up at our door
We have taken over the animal control facility of the city of Berryville, where in the past dogs and cats brought in by animal control were routinely euthanized after 5 days. We take in, care for and adopt out all the city's excess animals now, as well as many from neighboring towns and the surrounding rural area. There is a Humane Society in the county but their shelter is always at capacity and the wait to get an animal in there can be months, and most are turned away for lack of space. Through our efforts, and those of others working in dog rescue, we have virtually eliminated euthanasia in the county.
Our kennel houses from 40 -50 dogs and we have others in our care in foster homes. In our first year of operation, we worked closely with Diane Ferguson of Unconditional Love Pet Rescue, who found good homes for more than 250 Go East, Young Dog pups. We are now building our own in-house adoption program, in order to increase the number of dogs we can rescue and place.
Go East, Young Dog is an IRS recognized non-profit that can accept tax deductible donations. Adoption fees cover most standard vet costs, transportation and the brokers stipend. We are dependent on fund raising to cover additional medical costs we frequently incur, and the costs of running the kennel and improving the facility to make it more comfortable for the dogs while they are in our care. Donations are welcome and greatly appreciated.
Best way to see our pets is online. For those in the northwest Arkansas, southwest Missouri area, our facility can be visited by appointment. We do not have the staff to maintain regular visitor hours. Volunteers are always needed and welcomed.
Potential adopters must return to us a completed application (email email@example.com for application). Following application, a phone interview is conducted and vet references are checked. If all checks out and it seems like a good match, a simple adoption contract is executed which specifies that the dog be returned to our care if things don't work out well. We have foster families throughout the northeast to take in the dog in such cases.
Adoption fees range from $350 to $500, depending on the dog, though lower fees are negotiated for more difficult to adopt dogs. Our rescue is largely dependent on adoption fees to cover costs and keep the rescue operating. All dogs adopted are healthy, parasite free, spay/neutered and current on vaccinations.