“Adopting an adult saves going through the puppy stage!” Think again……….
Maybe? But adopting an adult and removing them from all they’ve ever known to a new environment and a new way of life comes with its own challenges. We DO NOT adopt our adults to anyone that just thinks “it will be easier”. It’s not. You must have patience, compassion, tons of love and the ability to build trust and security for your new “adult”. The experience for them is like being the “new kid on the block”, changing schools and trying to make new friends. When a child leaves a school system, especially in mid-school year, to move to a new neighborhood, city or state, they do not “adjust” immediately. For many the experience can be very traumatic. Think of your new canine adoption in the same way….and help them adjust to be a wonderful asset of unconditional love for your family. If you are not up for the challenge of raising a puppy, you may not be up to the challenge of adopting an adult either. Please think it through and evaluate your lifestyle before contacting us to consider one of our adult adoptions. Email below.
Preferences to be eligible for adoption for a smooth transition:
1. Fenced in yard. All of our dogs have been have been living in large fenced in yards in the country among the pack. Although most have been on a leash a time or two, it is not a common practice with all of our adult dogs. Leash training may take a bit of time and practice, but to risk not having the safety of a fenced in yard while adapting to a new environment could prove to be catastrophic prior to adjusting to the security of their new home.
2. Another canine companion or adopting along with one of our other adults eligible for adoption. All of our dogs have been rotated and introduced to one another at one time or another and they have been raised with the pack since they were puppies. By nature, they are pack animals. The majority of our “returned” adoptions have been while trying to adjust being the “only” dog. If you already have a dog who is receptive to a new companion, that is also ideal.
3. Patience and understanding and the ability to provide your new companion with a lot of reassurance. Puppies are more resilient to being moved to a new environment. Adults may take more time and you must be willing to allow them that time. Many have not been in a vehicle except a time or two for a visit to the vet.
All of our girls & boys are spayed before leaving for their new homes. NOT BREEDING PROSPECTS (unless otherwise noted and to pre-approved breeders only). For the majority of our adults eligible for adoption, their job is done.
We will not ship our adult dogs. We no longer ship our puppies, unless traveling in cabin with their new owners. Please keep in mind our location when considering adopting one of our adults. If they need to return to us, we do not want it being too difficult for any involved. We may be willing to meet you at a half-way point as well, depending on your location.
Thank you for considering making one of our adults a part of your family. God Bless!
BELOW ARE SEVERAL OF OUR ADULTS UP FOR ADOPTION, ALL WITH AWESOME TEMPERAMENTS.
We have several other adoptions, including our Bernie, Female Standard Poodle already spayed. Hoping to feature recent photos soon as the weather allows.