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Facts about me

Breed
Feist
Color
Brown/Chocolate - with White
Age
Adult
Size
(When grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Weight
Sex
Male
Pet ID
18249920

My info

Small blue checkmark Good with kids
Small blue checkmark Good with dogs
Small blue checkmark Spayed / Neutered
Small blue checkmark Housetrained

My story

Chance is a 4-year-old neutered male Feist Mix.

He is a very smart guy who in a short time learned his name, sit, stay and come. He takes treats very politely, is good with children and other dogs and is housebroken. Chance loves to run and play - he is a very energetic guy. But he is also very loving and affectionate.

His one downfall is that he is obsessed with chasing cows - so he needs a home with no cows! Chance is currently enrolled in our Path to Home Program.

Volunteers For Animals and Orleans Correctional Facility have developed a Dog Training & Fostering Program within the prison that will provide socialization and basic obedience training for the dogs before being adopted. Volunteers For Animals will be pulling dogs from high kill shelters and locally who may be in need of behavioral support to become more adoptable. The dogs will then be transported to Orleans Correctional Facility where they will live with selected inmates who will care for them 24 hours per day for approximately 12 weeks. Each dog will have a crate, bedding, leash, collar, training treats, and food provided by Volunteers For Animals.

A certified dog trainer will provide 1.5-hour formal weekly training class for the dogs, with extra sessions if needed, and the inmates will work daily to reinforce the formal training.  At the end of the training period the dogs will have an opportunity to take the test for "Canine Good Citizen." 

The dogs will go to Orleans Correctional Facility for fostering and basic obedience training. Currently, our foster program for dogs can only handle approximately 4-6 dogs which is done in private homes. There is no formal dog obedience training easily available in these private homes. This program will help us to expand the number of dogs we foster and care for within VFA, and help at-risk dogs become more adoptable.  All of our dogs in The Path to Home Program will be crate trained, have basic obedience skills, and good house manners.

Volunteers For Animals applied for and received a grant from Maddie's Fund in order to start this unique program. The grant has assisted in purchasing supplies, food and medical care for the dogs.

Adoption Procedures

The adoption process includes an application that is completed by the potential owner. If there are multiple applications on the same animal, the animal will go to the best home for that particular animal - not necessarily the first application. Fees for the Path Home animals are $200 per animal which needs to be cash or a check - NO CREDIT CARDS. All of the dogs are current on vaccines, heart worm tested and spayed/neutered.

If you would like to be considered for any of the dogs, please come to the shelter and complete an application. If your application is approved, we strongly recommend setting up an appointment to meet and visit the dog at the Orleans Correctional Facility in Albion, NY. Our adoption application is not available online. Please do not call the Shelter regarding Path to Home animals - they do not have any information. Email us at info@vol4animals.org regarding this program.



 
Here is the adoption process:
 
To adopt an animal you must complete an application and be approved. There is a $60 fee for any animal which needs to be cash or a check - NO CREDIT CARDS. If the animal is not spayed or neutered, there is a $35 deposit which will be returned upon proof of surgery. If Volunteers For Animals spayed or neutered the animal, we are suggesting adopters make a donation of $35 to help with the cost of the surgery which is significantly less than if you had to go to a vet. All of that donation will go directly towards spaying and neutering the next animal we take into the Shelter. All dogs must be licensed before leaving the Shelter. Please note that public offices that issue dog licenses are not open on Saturdays and Sundays. All cats must leave in a carrier.
 
Thank you for considering a homeless animal.


September 25, 2022, 6:29 pm
Shelter

Volunteers For Animals - Genesee County Animal Shelter

Contact info
Pet ID
18249920
Contact
Phone
Address
Batavia, NY 14020

Their adoption process

Additional adoption info

To adopt an animal you must complete an application and be approved. There is a $60 fee for any animal which needs to be cash or a check - NO CREDIT CARDS. If the animal is not spayed or neutered, there is a $35 deposit which will be returned upon proof of surgery. All dogs must be licensed before leaving the Shelter. Please note that public offices that issue dog licenses are not open on Saturdays and Sundays.

Go meet their pets

Adoption Hours: Sunday 1 pm - 3 pm Monday 1 pm - 3 pm Tuesday 1 pm - 3 pm Wednesday 1 pm - 3 pm and 7 pm - 9 pm Thursday closed Friday 1 pm - 3 pm Saturday 11 am - 1 pm

More about this shelter

Volunteers For Animals is a nonprofit and all volunteer organization which works in partnership with the Genesee County Animal Shelter by providing the many additional services for the benefit of dogs and cats at the shelter. We assist in the Shelter doing things such as completing adoptions, walking dogs, cleaning, and grooming. We cover the costs to spay and neuter cats and dogs, any vet care that is needed and the extras such as treats, blankets and toys. We organize fundraisers and maintain a website with photos and descriptions of all the available animals at the Shelter.