- Status: Adopted!
- Adoption Fee: 550
- Species: Dog
- General Color: White
- Ear Type: Droopy
- Tail Type: Long
- Current Size: 16 Pounds
- Current Age: 8 Years 4 Months (best estimate)
- Location: Sebec ME 04481
- Microchipped: Yes
- Fence Required: Yes (3 foot)
- Declawed: No
- Obedience Training Needed: Needs Training
- Exercise Needs: Moderate
- Grooming Needs: High
- Owner Experience Needed: Breed
Be sure to read ALL information provided.
A PET IS FOR LIFE -
THINK ABOUT THE INVESTMENT!
DEXTER was saved from a high kill shelter in Texas where dogs often have only 3 days to be saved. DEXTER is neutered rabies, core vaccines, heartworm/tick disease tested negative for all. He is de-wormed, monthly preventatives and microchipped. At the time of rescue in the middle of January 2021, he weighed around 16.00 pounds and has an estimated date of birth 6 January 2013
. We cannot say for sure what breed he is, so we expect families to do their own research on his look and size and decide what breed you think she is and if you have the lifestyle suitable for his needs.
DEXTER is going to need to be groomed when he gets to his new family, the rescue doesn't have the ability to groom dogs and we do not believe putting them through stress by an unexperienced person is acceptable. Families must understand that he is going to need regular grooming throughout his life, which is an additional expense that should be considered and taken into account.
DEXTER is due to arrive at the rescue in Sebec, Maine on 16th January 2021 and until that time we only have the shelter picture and no information other than what has been provided. We will update with new pictures, video's and a bio as and when time permits, but priority is always given to getting the 32 new dogs settled and on the admin side to processing submitted applications.
More pictures and possible video's can be found on his page on the rescue website.
All dogs use dog doors to go out and do their business or to enjoy the cool, fresh weather in their dog runs or communal areas. We cannot say if a dog is house-trained, however, we expect families to understand that all dogs need a transition period and accidents could happen and training is most definitely needed.
You MUST understand that dogs need time to decompress and adapt to their new environment and home. It is a HUGE transition they make from the kill shelter, being vetted, on transport for 3 days and arriving in Maine where the temperature and such is very different to what they have only known. In rescue there is what is known as the "3 Point Rule" Days 1-3 your dog is stressed, anxious, confused as to where they are now. Weeks 1-3 your dog is adjusting, settling in, learning things. At the 3 month point, your dog understands they are home, and have built up a trusting relationship where they feel loved and secure.
All dogs are fed Rachael Ray Nutrish PEAK Natural Dry Dog Food, Grain Free Western Grasslands Recipe with Bison. Rachael Ray Nutrish Peak Dog Food receives the Dog Food Advisor’s second-highest tier rating of 4.5 stars.
DEXTER is available for adoption for an adoption fee of $550
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, general day to day cost of running a brick and mortar rescue and anything else that is needed. Canadian adopters need to know that customs charge 15% taxes when entering into Canada.
Due to borders being closed, it is up to families to call the US and Canadian borders to find the current details on border crossing. Animal Welfare is deemed essential in the US, but quarantine rules entering back into Canada must be followed.
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 ADOPTION INFO tab, complete, then submit the APPLICATION. Our process takes around 1-2 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.