About SQUIRREL - AR
- Status: Adopted!
- Adoption Fee: 550
- Species: Dog
- General Color: Fawn
- Ear Type: Erect
- Tail Type: Long
- Current Size: 8 Pounds
- Current Age: 1 Year 1 Month (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: Low
- Owner Experience Needed: Breed
- Reaction to New People: Friendly
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A PET IS FOR LIFE -
THINK ABOUT THE INVESTMENT!
SQUIRREL was saved from a high kill shelter in Texas where dogs often have only 3 days to be saved. SQUIRREL is spayed rabies, core vaccines, heartworm/tick disease tested negative for all. She is de-wormed, monthly preventatives and microchipped. At the time of rescue in the middle of January 2021, she weighed around 8.00 pounds and has an estimated date of birth 8 January 2020
. We cannot say for sure what breed she is, so we expect families to do their own research on her look and size and decide what breed you think she is and if you have the lifestyle suitable for her needs.
Squirrel arrived at the rescue on 14th January 2021 and was adopted on 22nd January. Sadly the little dog she was living with has a back injury and she is too jumpy and high energy and the family can't make it work keeping them separated, so they felt it would best to return him so she can find a family that can give her the attention and life she deserves. Squirrel arrived back at the rescue on 20th February 2021.
Whilst Squirrel was here at the rescue she was a larger than life character, although small she was bursting with energy, she would get very excited and jump all over the place. The family has said that with other animals and people she is jumpy and nippy, they said she does have separation anxiety, but didn't go into details. This could be because she was just settling in with her new family and enjoyed all the attention she was getting - it is very important for new families to give dogs time on their own so that they can adjust and relax and have some time on their own as part of their life, this helps to prevent separation anxiety.
Squirrel is in need of a family to take her on walks and adventures, she is too full of life to be a dog that just has walks around the block, she needs to rummage and explore and satisfy her curiosity and put all her senses to work. She needs a family that will work on training and her jumping and over excitedness and to spoil her but keep that structure and routine.
The family did say that they was still working on her house-training and teaching her to use a bell, I am not sure how far they got with this.
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.
SQUIRREL 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.