JOY is a MALE - he was saved from a horrible shelter that provides dogs for the legal meat trade in China in the Yiwi City area, two hours outside of Shanghai. He, was saved by a wonderful rescue lady in China and together we are working on getting as many dogs from the shelter to the safety of GaDaH-CHINA in Sebec, Maine. We pay to get these dogs vetted, tested, quarantined and all other requirements to import them to the safety of the rescue in Sebec, Maine. The adoption fee's vary slightly depending on the weight and size of the dogs. JOY's adoption fee is US $1,200 and covers the costs we incur to save these precious souls.
JOY has been through the export and import quarantine requirements from China to the US. He has his rabies, core vaccines/lepto, heartworm, tick-disease and screw worm tested negative. He has been de-wormed, micro chipped and received any necessary monthly preventatives. He has an estimated date of birth of 1 January 2018 and he weighs around 13 pounds. We believe he is a Brittany Spaniel mix, but can not know for sure, it is up to you to look at him and decide what breed you think he could be. He arrived in the United States on 22nd August 2018, flying from Shanghai International airport, landing at JFK and then was driven up to the rescue in Sebec, Maine. We are looking for families with knowledge of experience of the craziness of having a puppy and the work involved.
WE DO NOT HAVE CATS OR LIVESTOCK AT THE RESCUE SO ARE UNABLE TO COMMENT ON HOW HE WILL ACT NEAR OR AROUND THEM.
He does use the dog door to get in and out and does go outside to do his business. That is not to say he won't have the odd accident in his new home whilst he adjusts and gets used to his new routine and has his family teach him to let them know he wants to go outside.
JOY was a lucky pup that we managed to save from the shelter that provides dogs to the slaughter house to be used as meat to sell to restaurants. He was taken to the vet for medical treatment and boarding and bounced back and became a happy larger than life little boy. He is a total love bug who just soaks up all the love and attention that he can get. He is great with other dogs and is happy to share the toys. He rides great in the car and walks ok on the leash, but as with all dogs, practice is always needed.
We think he will be a small / medium dog and so we are looking for a relatively active family who will take him on adventures and let him enjoy the world, but understand that he might need to be introduced to things, noisy and places gradually.
JOY is available for adoption from Give a Dog a Home, German Shepherd Dog Rescue which is located in Sebec, Maine, for an adoption fee of $1,200. This fee is not negotiable and is used to cover the extensive costs of vetting, quarantine requirements, documentation, flights and such to get him from China to Sebec, Maine.
We post in other states and in Canada to ensure our saved dogs get as much exposure as possible and the perfect families are found. Canadian adopters need to know that customs charge 15% taxes when entering into Canada.
Adoptive families MUST travel to the rescue in Sebec, Maine to meet and dog they are interested in adopting and if all goes well, take him/her home with them to start their new wonderful life.