BASIL was saved from a high kill shelter in Texas where dogs have just 3 dogs to be saved. BASIL is neutered, core vaccines, rabies, de-wormed and micro-chipped. He has an estimated date of birth of 7 September 2017 and at the time of rescue at the beginning of December 2018 weighed around 15.00 pounds. He is listed as a Schnauzer / Wire Haired Fox Terrie mix. We have no way of knowing the exact breed, it is up to individuals to decide what breed they think is most likely.
BASIL was saved with his two siblings who have both been adopted. BASIL is a happy go lucky pup who gets on great with other dogs and loves to play, run, wrestle and then snuggle up with the other dogs. He can play with the dogs a lot bigger than him, or be more gentle with the smaller dogs. He is very friendly and has been great with everyone he meets, both adult and young child. He comes up wagging his bum just looking for love and attention and of course an ear scratch and belly-rub.
BASIL uses the dog door to go out and play and to do his business, although he won't know to let his new family know that he needs to go out so some accidents should be expected during his transition to his new home and life.
Since being at the rescue he is totally loving life, he loves to play with toys, chew on hooves and horns, wrestle and chase with the other dogs and get lots of love and cuddles as much as he can. He is a great boy who has never shown any kind of aggression in any way.
We do not have cats or livestock at the rescue so cannot comment on how he would behave around them.
As with all rescue's she needs guidance and training and we recommend families go through at least the basics of training with her themselves so that boundaries, personalities and body language can be learned from each other. BASIL is very responsive and training would be fun and easy as long as proper training techniques are followed and are consistent.
We do not recommend dog parks for several weeks, if not months, it is so very important for families and dogs to form a strong bond and get to know each other before exposing them to the potential dangers of dog parks. Although all GaDaH dogs are very well socialized with other dogs, lots of other dogs have not had the benefit of this socialization and do not always know how to play and act with other dogs. You also do not know the control the other families have over their dogs and you should always have a good recall for your adopted dog before going to dog parks.
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.