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My name is Crystal Symphony!
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Tier Haven Rescue
Adoption process
1.

Submit Application

2.

Approve Application

3.

Meet the Pet

4.

Pay Fee

5.

Take the Pet Home

Facts about me

Breed
English Shepherd/German Shepherd Dog
Color
Black
Age
Adult
Size
Weight
Sex
Female
Pet ID
15494741

My info

Small blue checkmark Good with dogs
Small blue checkmark Purebred
Small blue checkmark Spayed / Neutered

My story

Crystal Symphony is a beautiful female estimated between 2 and 3 years of age. She was found as a stray and has an unknown background. Her conformation and personality speak to a possible English Shepherd pedigree but that is a question we will never really know the answer to.    Crystal is a lovely girl who enjoys herding people and dogs in the yard, romping in the house, and getting attention when it pleases her. She can be reserved with new people and seems to be more weary in new situations. She may take a few minutes - plus a walk with treats - to warm up but once she does she is a very affectionate and sweet girl. Crystal is best described as 'gamey' which is to say she sees nearly everything as a fun game and is always looking for something to get into. Given socialization and confidence she would make an amazing advanced obedience or dog sport prospect. Crystal can easily jump a 4 ft fence and happily does so to switch play groups at her foster home. She is an athletic and energetic girl who will need either leash walked or a solid fence to ensure her safety. Crystal is not comfortable around children at this time.   Crystal is around other dogs in her foster home and does very well. She has a bossy personality and likes to try to round up the other dogs but they tolerate her well. She has a few that she enjoys roughhousing with and overall seems to have a good understanding of dog social manners. Crystal is well mannered and quiet when meeting new dogs while out on walks. Crystal has met some GSD puppies around 10 lbs and thought they were strange little playmates but ultimately did great with them. She has had one cat brief interaction with a cat that went well but would need further cat testing before going into a new home with cats.     Crystal is an active and adventurous young Shepherd who is looking for a family that will help her learn to trust the world and show her all the fun sides of life. If you're the home for Crystal Symphony please email Tierhavenrescue@gmail.com for an adoption application or visit our website, Tierhaven.rescuegroups.org to view our adoption process and fee. 

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January 19, 2023, 12:30 pm
Rescue

Tier Haven Rescue

Contact info
Pet ID
15494741
Contact
Phone
Address
Louisville, KY 40245
Donation

Their adoption process

1.

Submit Application

2.

Approve Application

3.

Meet the Pet

4.

Pay Fee

5.

Take the Pet Home

Additional adoption info

Tier Haven requires an adoption application to be completed and processed prior to meeting or adopting any of our dogs. As a completely foster based organization Tier Haven relies on the application to help ensure that adopters are meeting dogs that are suitable for their household and that the dogs are meeting adopters committed to their individual needs. We do not have a central facility nor do we allow drop in visits on our foster homes for respect of their privacy and time.

The application is completed via email and you may email Tierhavenrescue@gmail.com to obtain an application. We rely on your application to assist in matching you with a suitable dog and ask that you provide us with as much information as possible about why you're seeking a Shepherd and your expectations for the dog. When submitting an application please contact your vet clinic and provide them with a release of information and also inform your personal references that they will be contacted.

Once your application is processed you will be contacted by a volunteer to discuss potential dogs and arrange a meet and greet. Since we are a foster based group we only allow up to three (3) dogs on each meet and greet to keep it manageable for everyone. Meet and greets are often held at public locations to respect the privacy of our foster homes and they are scheduled at the discretion of the foster homes.

Tier Haven charges an adoption fee of $350 + taxes for each dog. This includes spay/neuter, vaccinations, heart-worm test, micro-chip, and *monthly preventative care while with our organization*. Tier Haven relies on the adoption fee to continue helping future dogs therefore we are unable to reduce the fee for any reason.

*This means that if the dog has been with Tier Haven for longer than a month we can guarantee that they are up to date on flea, tick, and heartworm prevention. This does not mean we will continue to provide monthly preventatives for the dog beyond its adoption*

We do allow our adopters to take a dog home from their first meet and greet if they wish to do so. If you are intending to take a dog home please come prepared with a leash, collar, and your adoption fee of $318. Each adoption is on a 10 day trial during which the adoption fee is refundable should the dog be returned for any reason. Even beyond our trial period we require our dogs to be returned to our care should they ever need rehomed for any reason - we are here for our dogs for their lifetime.

If you have any questions about our adoption process that haven't been covered here please email them to us at Tierhavenrescue@gmail.com

Go meet their pets

Tier Haven does not have a central facility where our dogs can be visited. Please follow our adoption process to visit, and adopt, our dogs.

More about this rescue

Here at Tier Haven our hearts belong to the working dog breeds of Kentucky - German Shepherds and Belgian Malinois being our most common companions. The Tier Haven family is comprised of volunteers, adopters, and donors who have a passion for these working breeds and all of their quirks. We are brought together by the dogs that steal our hearts while chewing the shoe collection.

Tier Haven Rescue, Inc was originally incorporated in 1996 under the name ARK Project, Inc and is a long standing member of the animal rescue community in Kentucky. Originally an all-breed rescue Tier Haven shifted to focus on working dogs with the rise of breed specific legislation which was leading to larger numbers of German Shepherds, and other working dogs, being euthanized. We are rooted in Kentucky with a strong passion for enacting change within the state which has ranked last in animal welfare for many years - even if change is one dog at a time. Even as breed specific legislation has dwindled there are still large numbers of working dogs finding themselves at risk of euthanasia due to a lack of breed knowledge and/or training. The Tier Haven Family is committed to giving these dogs a second chance and we are all honored to be part of their paths to a better life.

While the Tier Haven Family is large we are still a small organization with a core group of volunteers who keep things flowing. These volunteers are dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation, and rehoming of the working dogs who find themselves in Kentucky shelters. Tier Haven believes in individuality and giving our individual dogs the space to be dogs and move foward in a productive manner regardless of past trauma. This can take time though and Tier Haven is a dedicated no-kill organization which means we often have "long-term" residents either due to medical or behavioral needs that are on-going.

As a non-profit Tier Haven relies on our adopters and donors to continue moving forward with our mission - our adopters give us the gift of space to help the next dog while our donors give us the support to ensure each dog is given the best possible care while waiting for an adopter. Tier Haven is a foster based organization which means we do not have a central facility where our dogs are housed. This means we cannot allow drop in visits and have a specific adoption process which must be followed in order to meet our dogs. It also means that as a no-kill, foster based, rescue we are limited in the number of dogs we can care for at any given time and have a separate policy for owners seeking to surrender their dogs, which you can find below.

****Surrender Policy****

Tier Haven is unable to accept any owner surrenders due to the overwhelming number of Shepherds in shelters across the state. If you would like to discuss alternatives to rehoming you can email us at Tierhavenrescue@gmail.com to discuss your situation and possible options to keep your pet in your home.