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My name is Donvan!

Posted over 5 years ago | Updated over 3 years ago

I'm being cared for by
Herding Haven

Facts about me

Blue Heeler
5 years 5 months old, Adult
(When grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
(Current) 25 lbs
Pet ID

My info

Checkmark in teal circle Good with kids
Checkmark in teal circle Good with dogs
Checkmark in teal circle Good with cats
Checkmark in teal circle Needs experienced adopter
Checkmark in teal circle Shots current
Checkmark in teal circle Has special needs

My story

Donovan truly puts the "special" in special needs. This happy-go-lucky pup. was born with spina bifida which means a portion of his spinal cord is damaged leaving him without the use of his back legs. This disability doesn't slow Donovan down one bit. He hops like a little kangaroo all around the back yard in his foster home, "chasing" his foster doggy brothers and sisters. Donovan loves to play fetch and tug-o-war. He is a very social pup. Truth be told, Donovan has never met anyone or anything that he doesn't immediately love! Donovan has a wheelchair that is a little big for him right now but will be just the right size once he is full grown (and will go along with him to whoever adopts him). As a result of Donovan's disability, he is incontinent. But, a doggy diaper goes a long way towards managing messes. Donovan is up-to-date on his vaccinations. If you are interested in meeting this very "special" handicapable pup, please contact kathie@herdinghaven.

Herding Haven

Contact info
Pet ID
Salt Lake City, UT 84108

Their adoption process

Additional adoption info

Potential adopters must complete the following:
1. complete an adoption applications (which includes a personal reference and a vet reference).
2. Have a meet and greet to determine "fit"
3. Undergo a home check
4. Complete a trial adoption (2-7 days0
5. Complete an adoption contrace
6. Pay an adoption fee ($100 for seniors, $125 adult dogs, $150 for puppies).

Go meet their pets

All of the dogs in our rescue are in foster homes. Potential adopters will be put in touch with the dog's foster and will set up a meet-and-greet.

More about this rescue

Herding Haven is a non-profit (501c3) organization that rescues and rehabilitates dogs with special needs so that they may become more adoptable. The dogs in our rescue come largely from shelters where they have been deemed "unadoptable" to the general public due to physical disabilities, medical problems and/or behavioral issues. Herding Haven provides medical care, physical and behavioral rehabilitation and then works to very hard to find the dogs the perfect forever home.