|Established 14 February 2011|
Labrador Retriever / Pointer / Mixed (short coat) : : Male (neutered) : : Adult : : Large
About BINGUS - $350
It is important you research the dog’s lifestyle needs to make sure that they fit yours – just as you would ensure compatibility with a human, you are committing to share your life for 10+ years. Please take the time to read ALL information provided.
BINGUS was saved from a shelter in the south. BINGUS is neutered, rabies, age-appropriate vaccines, heartworm & tick disease tested negative, dewormed and on monthly preventatives. He weighs around 60 pounds and has an estimated date of birth of 13 June 2017 . We have no way of knowing for sure what breed he is and so it is up to potential adopters to look at his pictures, video’s many more can be found on the rescue website, and decide for themselves.
BINGUS was apparently being fostered (GaDaH did not know this) for the shelter with TILLIE a beautiful dog and they were best friends. When they arrived at the rescue they were both very fearful, which is to be expected after coming from a home environment to a kennels. Initially we had wanted to keep the pair together as it was clear Tillie relied on Bingus, however, as it became clear that it was going to be very difficult to find a family to adopt them both, we separated them and are looking for homes for each of them individually, although we would still love to adopt them together.
Bingus has come out of his shell and he is a quite a social boy, he always comes to greet me and is happily wagging his tail, he is great with other dogs and enjoys smelling anything and everything he can. He is an active boy, but since he is estimated to be around 5 years old, he is at a great age where he is not bouncing off the walls, needed 10 mile hikes every day.
BINGUS & his best friend TILLIE are to be adopted as a bonded pair. Once Bingus has gained trust he is confident, social and loving. Tillie is still scared and shakes when you go to stroke her, she is no way aggressive just nervous of people. She feels safe with her best friend BINGUS.
BINGUS is temporary living at Give a Dog a Home Rescue in Sebec and is available for adoption for a reduced adoption fee of $350
Dog Application Form - https://www.giveadogahome-rescue.org/forms/form?formid=5838
Dogs have access and use dog doors to go outside, they will not know to let you know they need to go outside, so families must expect accidents and be prepared to teach your new dog to let you know when they need to go outside.
The rescue buys food in bulk, by the truck load and there are a variety of brands and flavours. None of the food given is less than a 4* food rating. There have not been issues with eating any of the varying foods. It is important that you do your research on the ingredients and speak to your vet or a nutritionist on grain vs grain free!
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.
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.