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My name is Happy!
I'm being cared for by
Sandoval County Animal Welfare
Adoption process
1.

Submit Application

2.

Interview

3.

Meet the Pet

4.

Home Check

5.

Sign Adoption Contract

6.

Pay Fee

Adoption application
Apply to Adopt

Facts about me

Breed
Cattle Dog
Color
Black - with Tan, Yellow or Fawn
Age
3 years 6 months old, Adult
Size
(When grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Weight
(Current) 40 lbs
Sex
Female
Pet ID
CSD-0076

My info

Small blue checkmark Needs experienced adopter
Small blue checkmark Shots current
Small blue checkmark Spayed / Neutered
Small blue checkmark Housetrained
Small blue checkmark Has special needs

My story

Happy is a super special pup who has been in the shelter for almost a whole year! Yes, 365 days as of 5/12/2021!! When she arrived, she was completely traumatized after living at the local dump for the first 3 years of her life, surviving harsh weather conditions with minimal shelter (-20 below in the winter months, and 100+ in the summer), fending for herself against wild animals, dodging constant traffic, and being hit by a car on two occasions. She is certainly a survivor and was uncertain of humans because some were incredibly kind to her, while others were questionable.

After months of working with her and a huge group effort between Sandoval County Animal Protection Officers, Animal Care Attendants, volunteers, Dr. Fallon’s Vet team, and our fantastic dog trainer, Page (from K9Creations). Happy has surpassed our expectations and is now walking on a leash, loading in a vehicle, working on crate training, learning how to “place” on objects, and other basic commands and tricks. This once feral dog is now a loving pet! Now all she needs is a loving, forever home.

If you are potentially interested in meeting Happy, please send in an adoption application found here: https://www.sandovalcountynm.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/FosterAdoptApplication.pdf and submit back to sandovalpets@sandovalcountynm.gov or call 505-867-7642 if you have any questions.

Shelter

Sandoval County Animal Welfare

Contact info

Their adoption process

1.

Submit Application

Application to adopt and instructions to submit found here: https://www.sandovalcountynm.gov/departments/community-services/animal-welfare/

2.

Interview

Brief phone interview to discuss the pet's history and determine if they may be a potential fit for the family interested.

3.

Meet the Pet

Meet and greet at your house or admin kennels in Bernalillo.

4.

Home Check

Home visit to ensure the pet fits in well and check for any potential hazards in the home (holes in the fence, items to chew on, etc).

5.

Sign Adoption Contract

Adoption contract can be found here: https://www.sandovalcountynm.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/AdoptionAgreement.pdf

6.

Pay Fee

Pay the flat rate fee of $120 for dogs/puppies, and $100 for cats/kittens in the form of a check or money order.

Additional adoption info

After applying for an adoptable animal we screen all adopters via application, phone interview and meet/greet. Once that has gone through we will schedule a home visit to ensure everyone is happy with their decision. If the home visit goes well and the adopter wants to move forward we will leave the pet in their possession and allow them to "foster" for up to two weeks to make their final decision. If the decision is to adopt, we will finalize paperwork, collect the adoption fee, and transfer all information to the new adopters.

Go meet their pets

At this time we are only allowing potential adopters to schedule an appointment to meet adoptable pets. Please email sandovalpets@sandovalcountynm.gov or call 505-867-7642 for more information.

More about this shelter

Sandoval County Animal Services is contained within the County’s Community Services Department, where we work in partnership with the Sherriff’s Office. We are committed to ensuring only the highest level of quality care and compassion is provided for all impounded pets.

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