AVA was saved from a high kill shelter in Texas where dogs have just 3 dogs to be saved. AVA is spayed, core vaccines, rabies, de-wormed, monthly preventatives, heartworm and tick disease tested negative and micro-chipped. She has an estimated date of birth of 10 April 2016 and at the time of rescue in the middle of April 2019, weighed around 62.00 pounds. She is listed as a German Shepherd. We have no way of knowing the exact breed, it is up to individuals to decide what breed they think is most likely.
AVA does have hair loss and thinning hair and is very skinny and malnourished. She tested negative for mites and skin infection so it is most likely just living in a bad situation and poor / lack of good food. Since being at the rescue she has been so happy and loving and it won't be long before her hair starts to grow back, she is definitely loving getting good food and of course yummy treats when we have them.
AVA has only been at the rescue a very short time so we are unable to comment much on her personality at the moment, other than she is a really, sweet gentle girl. We will update when she has been here and settled so we can give a more accurate description of her personality and mannerisms.
We do not know how she is around cats or livestock at the rescue so are unable to comment how any dog is or will be around them.
All dogs (except dogs saved from China) are available for adoption for an adoption fee of $550.
Canadian adopters need to know that customs charge 15% taxes when entering into Canada. This fee is not negotiable and is used to cover the rescue costs of pulling, vetting, health certificate, transport from Texas to Maine, monthly preventatives, supplements, food and anything else that is needed.
If you feel that you have the heart and home to give this precious soul a wonderful life, please go to our website, under the APPLICATION tab, complete, then submit the APPLICATION. Our process takes around 2-4 days, and ensuring your references are aware that we will be calling, could speed up the process. Once you have been approved, we discuss any questions in regards to the dog you are wanting to adopt, then you complete and submit the contract, make payment and then we can work out the pick up / transport arrangements.
Please do NOT submit an application if you are not looking to take home a new best friend within the next few weeks.
ALL Dogs are LOCATED AT THE RESCUE IN SEBEC, MAINE. We post in various states along the east coast and Canada where we have had lots of successful adoptions to enable more exposure for these beautiful saved souls. Families will need to be prepared to travel to the rescue to meet and take home their new best friend. Sebec is located just outside the towns of Dover-Foxcroft and Milo (approx 8 miles) and approx 45 miles from Bangor. There are also lots of hotels, motels, pet friendly accommodations and wonderful camp-sites for the more adventurous families and what a great way to get to know your new best friend. If there are options to arrange transport, we will work with you to make it happen.