Melanie is a 1 year old German Shepherd Husky mix female who was picked up on the interstate and taken to Benton Animal Control. Apparently her old owners live on the access road to I-30 and had no fencing so just let her run around without concern. How she lived her life without getting hit by a car is beyond us.
Melanie lived with several smaller dogs and did just fine. She is an extremely sweet dog who seems to get along with everyone. Her family did not spend any time training her but she has learned a leash so quickly and is learning to be housetrained. She loves to run and play with children and other dogs. She has learned a doggie door at her foster home and is crate trained. She is on the smaller size for her breed mix, about 40 pounds. She has been completely vetted and is all ready for a new home, and hopefully she will have one for Christmas.
All the dogs that come to DogsOnly are guaranteed to never face the grim fate of euthanasia, so Melanie is now safe and enjoying lots of love and attention in her foster home until she and her new family are united.
Please don’t be tempted to adopt Melanie 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 Melanie are a good match for each other.
DogsOnly adoption fee ranges from $100 - $150 depending on the dog and helps to reimburse our expenses for all of the necessary vet care that we have provided to include: spay or neuter (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 monthly preventative for all ages while in foster care, collar and 50% of basic training classes. The adoption fee does not reimburse for all our expenses and covers only a portion of most expenses involved in rehabilitating our rescues and returning them to health. Please keep this in mind when you are adopting a dog.
Melanie can be met in person at our weekly adoption showing at the West Little Rock Petco on Chenal Parkway across from Target and Home Depot. This is in the same strip mall as Old Navy and Shoe Carnival. Our showing hours are from 1-4 every Saturday except major holiday weekends.
The email contact to learn more about Melanie is firstname.lastname@example.org you can complete an online adoption application by clicking the orange colored links at the top or bottom of this page.
Due to time restraints, we are not able to accept phone calls but we always try and answer all emails within 24 hours. All of our young and adult dogs are available for a 2 week home visit before finalizing the adoption process (local adoptions only). This is to help ensure it is a good match for all involved without making a final commitment. Puppies under the age of 6 months are not available to go on home visits. All of our rescues are in private homes and not available to be visited outside of showing times. 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. 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. We rely solely on donations and are a 501(c)3 Humane Society.
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