- Status: Adopted!
- Adoption Fee: 550
- Species: Dog
- General Color: Brown/Chocolate with Black
- Ear Type: Natural/Uncropped
- Tail Type: Long
- Current Age: 1 Year 3 Months (best estimate)
- Location: Sebec ME 04481
- Microchipped: Yes
- Fence Required: Yes(6 foot)
- Declawed: No
- Exercise Needs: High
- Grooming Needs: Moderate
- Shedding Amount: Moderate
- Owner Experience Needed: Breed
LEA came to the rescue with her mum and siblings. LEA is spayed, rabies, core vaccines, de-wormed, monthly preventatives and microchipped. She weighs around 20 pounds but of course has some growing to do. She will most likely be a 40-60 pound dog. She has an estimated date of birth of 1 March 2021.
If interested in adopting two siblings, or pup and mum, there will be a $50 discount for each dog (so $100 discount on the two).
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.
LEA is a happy, loving, fun, affectionate pup. She loves cuddling, playing, enjoying the outdoors with her siblings and other dogs. Her personality is still developing, so it will depend on the environment of her new home and the way her new family teach her how to behave, introduce her to new things and such to set the foundation of her personality.
Pups are cute, but they are a lot of work, house training, chewing, obedience training, socialization are just to name a few of the many issues that need to be seriously taken into consideration.
We are looking for an active family who takes caring for their pet seriously and is willing to provide Lea, the best home and life possible, full of adventures, exploring, going to different places, to experience all the sights, smells and sounds the world has to offer.
She is most likely going to be a medium/large dog and so the cost of providing and caring for a large dog must be taken into consideration also.
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. That being said she is a puppy and so with proper introductions there should be no problem.
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 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.