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My Story

Hiya, my name is Duchess, or Dutch for short. I’m a serious girl who is looking for my forever family. Could you fit the bill? I think a family who liked walks and cuddles would be ideal. I took being dumped at a shelter with my sissie Aneela to heart, it made me sad and worried. But Aneela needed me, so I soldiered on.

I’d like my new people to be considerate of me, feed me treats (I like hot dogs the best!), give me time to figure out where I am and how great you are. When the Harness comes out, I rush to put my head through it—and let me tell you, I’ve got my people walking great on a leash. We stroll along, not too fast or too slow, and stop occasionally for a sniff, enjoying our time. They don’t hold me back, we enjoy our walk together.

I have to admit it, I’m a face licker. I give big slurpy kisses, but fewer the less nervous I am. If I do say so myself, I’m quite pretty—I’ve got shiny, sleek black fur that is so soft to touch. And I’m a big girl (like a model, really!) at over 150 lbs. I have a pretty face and a winning personality. I’m quite the counter surfer but it’s all nose so as long as it’s out of reach, it’s safe from me.

I’m a good companion and love to sleep with my person, snuggled close together. I know sit, down, touch and come—when I love you, I race like the wind to come back to you, tail wagging, just about beaming with happiness! If you’re cooking and I should taste test, I’ll sit pretty for you, just waiting to be noticed.

If you could be my new family, email rescue and make sure you mention me! I’m the pretty one! Love you already, Dutch

Dutch is 4 years old (DOB: 11/2013), spayed and up to date on vaccinations. She tested with a light load of heartworm, but has been treated. Dutch has an unknown history with kids so will only be placed in a home with older teenagers. She can be placed with another dog with slow introductions over the course of a month.

Adoption Process

Peaceful Paws has a simple adoption process, explained below.

First, You Should Know

1. Peaceful Paws does not adopt to families with children under 10 years of age.
2. We rarely have puppies under 9 months of age in rescue. It happens occasionally but it is rare.
3. We do not adopt to renters unless there are special circumstances.
4. We rarely have dogs who are highly social with people AND dogs AND cats.

Now, onto the process...
1. Complete an application to adopt online at www.peacefulpawsrescue.org or email info@peacefulpawsrescue.org to have an application mailed to you.

2. A volunteer will call you to talk to you about your expectations and explain how the adoption process works.

3. Should both of you wish to proceed, we'll either arrange to visit your home first or we'll arrange for you to visit a dog that matches your family.

4. Then we'll switch that around, and either you'll visit a dog that matches your family or we'll arrange for a dog to visit your home.

During this time, we're available to answer any questions you may have.

Adoption Donation
Peaceful Paws asks for a donation at the time of adoption to help defray the many expenses of running a rescue, including administrative, medical, behavioral, general and emergency costs. In return, we make sure the dog is spayed or neutered, heartworm tested, up to date on vaccinations and given a clean bill of health (or disclose any known issues). On average, we spend $350 or more on a dog in our program.

6 months or younger - $400
6 months to 6 years of age - $350
over 6 years of age - $250