About LEONA - $400
- Status: Adopted!
- Adoption Fee: 550
- Species: Dog
- General Color: Golden/Chestnut
- Ear Type: Natural/Uncropped
- Tail Type: Long
- Current Size: 71 Pounds
- Current Age: 4 Years (best estimate)
- Location: Sebec ME 04481
- Microchipped: Yes
- Fence Required: Yes(6 foot)
- Declawed: No
- Housetrained: Yes
- Exercise Needs: High
- Grooming Needs: High
- Shedding Amount: High
- Owner Experience Needed: Breed
- Reaction to New People: Friendly
All of our available animals are located at the rescue in Sebec, Maine. Once approved families are invited to schedule an appointment to come to the rescue to meet and hopefully take home their new forever best friend.
LEONA was saved from a high kill shelter in Texas where dogs can often have only 3 days to be saved. LEONA has rabies, core vaccines, heartworm/tick disease tested. She is de-wormed, monthly preventatives and microchipped. She has an estimated date of birth of 5 May 2018 and weighs around 70 pounds.
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.
LEONA was saved with her pups who have since grown and all been adopted, leaving her here to wait for her special family to find her. She was an excellent mum and interacts well with other dogs pups in a playful, but also maternal manner. She gets on great with other dogs and has only shown a slight interest in the cats that live at the other end of the house. She loves to wrestle and play with her best friend Harry, but can tone her play down to dogs and pups of any size. She is great with people, friendly, affectionate and not imposing. Although she has had no training she is very responsive and eager to please. She rides great in the car and is jumps in happily. She walks ok n a leash, but with all rescue's least training is beneficial. She was friendly and responsive when at the vets, never showing any fear or aggression and the staff all enjoyed her company.
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.
The rescue buys food in bulk, by the truck load and there is a variety of brands and flavours. None of the food given is less than a 4* food. There has not had been issues with eating any of the varying food.
ALL dogs are available for adoption for a reduced adoption fee of $400
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.
Canadian families must confirm with the border that they are able to cross and have the required vaccines, documentation and anything else needed to enter the US. Also it is important to know that Canadian Customs charge 15% taxes on the adoption when you return into Canada.
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.