Betsey is a beautiful and happy little Labrador mix who was seen wondering along the side of a freeway near Conway, cowering in fear from the roar and thundering of the passing 18-wheelers and cars. The family that spotted Betsey are avowed cat lovers, but nevertheless they are cat lovers with a kind heart, a solid conscience, and real character :-) It probably didn’t hurt that little Betsey is so adorably cute and cuddly.
A few kind words softly spoken were all it took for Betsey to find herself up in arms, writhing and licking all over her rescuer. After a couple of weeks of cuddling, snuggling, fresh air, good food, good company, and oodles of love, Betsey found her happy mojo, so now she’s one happy little girl, and she’s completely forgotten about all the big scary trucks and cars roaring at her on the freeway. Her tail rarely stops wagging from side to side, and if it does, it’s only because she’s peacefully asleep. Everyone she meets gets a cuddle, a helping of licks, some light chewing, and puffs of sweet puppy breath. Even the cat drew Betsey’s attention, but it was all a little too much for the cat who made it known that Betsey wasn’t welcome. Betsey didn’t understand that the hissing noise the cat made meant “back off”, she apparently thought it was a cool way to say “let’s play even more”.
Betsey will probably grow up to be a first-class canine companion. However she is not for a family seeking an "easy" puppy, because there is no such thing. Please remember that as beautiful and cuddly as Betsey is at the moment, she will grow into an adult canine companion in no time at all. You should also be prepared for the usual trial of rearing a young puppy including the chewing, crying, potty training, and constant demands. For this reason we would prefer that Betsey’s new guardians have experience with young puppies and understand their special needs. Remember, just like kids, puppies grow up real fast, and need lots of patience, love and attention along the way.
An adoption fee of $125 applies to Betsey’s adoption, which covers all necessary vet care to include her spay (mandatory - no exceptions), rabies, micro-chipping and registration, all vaccinations (including all puppy shots, rabies, adult boosters and Bordatella), grooming, Frontline for flea/tick preventative, heartworm check if age appropriate and preventative, collar and 50% of basic training classes.
To learn more about Betsey, you can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or complete an online adoption application by clicking the orange colored text links at the top or bottom of this page.
Due to time restraints, we are not able to accept phone calls outside of our regular showing time at Petco on Chenal across from Target and Home Depot on Saturdays from 1:00 to 4:00, but we always try and answer all emails within 24 hours. All of our young and adult dogs require a 2 week home visit before finalizing the adoption process. This is to help ensure it is a good match for all involved without making a final commitment. All of our rescues are in private homes and are not available to be visited outside of showing times. You can also meet Betsey and find out for yourself how wonderful and happy she really is at the DogsOnly adoption showings.
Please don’t be tempted to adopt Betsey on an impulse. You should take the time to carefully consider the long term commitment, expense, and passion it takes to give her the home she deserves. She’ll reward you with unbounded love and devotion, but you must be committed and serious about your decision to bring her into your life. Remember, this is an adoption, not a sale, and we’re very serious about making sure that both you and Betsey are a good match for each other.
All DogsOnly foster homes work with our rescues to ensure they are crate trained and most are also housetrained. Few of the DogsOnly fosters have cats in their homes so we can only make our best guess as to how our rescues would do with cats. We rescue from high kill shelters and once accepted into our program, none of our rescues are euthanized. We provide for all their vet care, socialization and training until an appropriate home can be found.
DogsOnly relies solely on donations and is a 501(c)3 Humane Society. Our mission is to rescue dogs that most other groups are not interested in due to their size, breed, age, health or other various reasons, and to provide education resources for dog owners and those with an interest in the wellbeing of dogs. DogsOnly believes that no dog should be left behind.
All of our foster
homes work with our rescues to ensure they are crate trained and most
are also housetrained. None of our foster homes have cats, so we can
only make our best guess as to how our rescues would do with cats.
Thank you for your interest in rescue and in saving the life of a dog. Every day in the United States, 11,000 dogs die.
Why Buy When You Can Save?
Save a Rescued Dog.
If you don't find that special companion you are looking for in the DogsOnly rescue, rehabilitation, and re-home program then please visit Little Rock Animal Services, North Little Rock Animal Services, Sherwood Humane Animal Services, or one of the many other central Arkansas rescue organizations to save a rescued canine companion.