Sassy came to us from a kill shelter in another state... Audra and Dawn snatched him from the Grim Reaper's hands with literally only minutes to spare!! They organized a transport and sent him to us at Smiling Dog Farms.
You can see that Sassy boy is loving and cute -- and totally adoptable! It was for dogs like Sassy that we developed our New Directions Adoption Program. Unlike dogs who come to us because they have issues which make them unadoptable, Sassy came here because he had run out of time. He does not have any issues that would prevent him from succeeding in an adoptive home. Our New Directions Adoption Program will give him the opportunity to have a traditional family.
When he arrived, he had serious issues with his teeth! Dr. Stern, our veterinarian, removed a total of 16 teeth!! And once he got those infected and inflamed teeth out, he was a different boy!! Lots more energy!
Dodee Charlow of Princess Annie's Clan is partnering with us to do adoptions through the Sugarland Petco, where we have been approved as a Petco Foundation Partner. We have complete confidence in Dodee's due dilligence on the front end and follow up visits on the back end of adoptions. We want to make sure that our babies are going to better-than-average homes. But Ricky and I just don't have the time to wear one more hat, so it is a huge help to have qualified rescuers helping us with adoptions.
Dodee tells us she already has someone interested in Sassy boy! But it is still too early to know for sure, because she has only begun the process of interviews and vet checks that will be required before she will approve an adoption.
We are hoping to have an updated version of our website this week sometime, complete with an adoptions page showing many of the dogs here whom we think will succeed in adoptive homes.
We have not changed our primary focus, which is to provide permanent homes for dogs who have no other options because they are considered unadoptable for one reason or another. Those babies will always live with us on the farm, in safety and peace.
But we are excited that the dogs who could be adopted will now have that opportunity!
Jay Hellerich, executive director
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