About CARDI-GIRL - * * * $250 * * *
- Status: Adopted!
- Adoption Fee: 550
- Species: Dog
- General Color: Black with White
- Ear Type: Semi-erect
- Tail Type: Long
- Current Size: 45 Pounds
- Current Age: 1 Year 5 Months (best estimate)
- Location: Sebec ME 04481
- Microchipped: Yes
- Fence Required: Yes(6 foot)
- Declawed: No
- Obedience Training Needed: Needs Training
- Exercise Needs: High
- Grooming Needs: High
- Shedding Amount: High
- Owner Experience Needed: Breed
- Reaction to New People: Friendly
CARDI-Girl was saved from a high kill shelter in Texas where dogs can often have only 3 days to be saved. CARDI-Girl has rabies, core vaccines, heartworm/tick disease tested negative for all. She is de-wormed, monthly preventatives and microchipped. At the time of rescue at the beginning of April 2021,she weighed around 45.00 pounds and has an estimated date of birth of 6 July 2020.
++ REDUCED ADOPTION - $250 ++
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.
CARDI-Girl was adopted but sadly brought back to the rescue a few weeks later as she was not good with the families smaller dog. The family was heartbroken as other than her and the dog not getting along she had been perfect.
She walked great on the leash, loved people of all ages, adults and children, she was very responsive, learned quickly, gentle, respectful, loving and a great dog to have around.
Since being back at the rescue, Cardi has been getting very stressed, she gets over-stimulated with the environment which is of course not good for her.
We are looking for a family that doesn't have other dogs, who are relatively active to take her on walks and adventures. A family that is going to work on training and ensuring she gets lots of mental stimulation. We feel introduction to new dogs should be done very slowly and under controlled situations and only when she is finally relaxed with her family and knows she is in her forever home.
She is a great girl, wants to learn and desperately wants love and affection. She is gentle taking treats and loves everyone she meets.
We are not able to say how the dogs are around cats, small children or livestock. It is up to families to take all precautions and be prepared to work on training, mutual respect and providing safe place for other animals for potential long term.
All dogs will 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.
ALL dogs are 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, or other locations, countries to Maine, monthly preventatives, supplements, food, general day to day cost of running a brick and mortar rescue 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 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 we can schedule your appointment to come to the rescue in Sebec, Maine for meet/greet/adopt
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.