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ADOPTION FEES

Below 1 year $450.00

1 - 5 years $375.00 USD

6-9 years $300.00 USD

10+ years $200.00

Seniors adopting senior dogs $100.00

*For dogs being adopted to New England please note that there will be an additional $200.00 charge added to any adoption*

Adoption Fees Explained

 

Discretion may be used by the board in regard to special needs dogs/bonded pairs and adoption fees.

 

Sophia's Grace Foundation is a dachshund rescue that takes in healthy dogs, as well as dogs that may have been abused or medically neglected for a long time, or have illnesses or disabilities.   When a dog comes into our organization, we will have them vetted in accordance with our list below.  Once you adopt the dog, we cannot guarantee the health of the dog past what our vets have diagnosed or treated.  We ask that when you adopt from us, you also partner with us, to love and care for the dog, even if  health issues may arise down the road. 

 

Your adoption fee may include: 

1. Health Check Up by one of our Veterinarians

2. Spay or Neuter

3. Vaccinations (DH2PP, also known as Distemper/Parvovirus/Parainfluenza, and Rabies ONLY) 

4. Blood Parasite Panel (Heartworm and Lyme's Disease)

5. Microchip

6. Dentals, only if absolutely needed for the health of the dog and usually only for older dogs

7. De-wormed, if not already de-wormed prior to coming to SGF

8. Any other condition will be treated if they came to SGF with the diagnosis and it was deemed medically necessary to treat.  

 

We will fully disclose all health issues with new adopters so that they are completely aware of anything we have treated the dog for or were made aware of ourselves.  Obviously, with dogs, as well as humans, medical issues can arise at any time.  Due to this fact, if one arises after the adoption is complete, this will be the sole responsibility of the adopter.  Thank you for assisting us in helping to save and love these little ones forever! 

AVAILABLE DOGS

Jerry

Anybody need help hearing?  

 

Need company during the quarantine?  

 

How about JERRY!!  

 

He’s got big ears, the better to hear you with or hear FOR you!

 

He’ll alert you to approaching cars, mail carriers, blowing leaves and whatever else might sneak up on you. He may even get you better TV reception   He’s 5 years old so he sleeps all night. He’s modest and wears underwear. He has his own wheels so he won’t ask for the car keys. Jerry had a back issue so now he “wobble walks”. He has a doggy wheelchair but isn’t really fond of it. Jerry takes a minute to warm up to people but is very loving once he does. He loves to lay in the sun and will require a fenced in yard and also a ramp if you have stairs. Please no apartments as he is very vocal!

 

Jerry is located in NE Ohio but he’s willing to relocate with his overnight bag.

 

If you’d like to learn more about this hunk you can email his Foster Mom Phlmt@me.com   To fill out an adoption application click on the link below https://www.sophiasgracefoundation.org/  

 

Oh. He likes fries!! 

 

Sophia's Grace Foundation Dachshund Rescue

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Rufus

You’d never know that super senior Rufus is 11 years old—he looks and acts like a dog still in his prime!

 

He’s a handsome standard dachshund with lots of curiosity looking for a forever home to live out his golden years. 

 

Rufus is a one-person kind of guy and would do well in a home with someone who is experienced in training. He responds well to clear boundaries and commands from someone with a strong/“alpha” presence. He’s very curious—he will follow you around to see what you’re up to and will get up to check out sounds (he has amazing hearing!) but is also content to curl up in his bed at your feet for a nap most of the time. He would enjoy a home with a yard that he can safely explore. He’s very eager to receive affection and can get a little jealous, so he’d likely do best if he’s the only pet in the home, though he does not show aggression towards other dogs or cats.

 

He can be a little grumpy about his personal space and belongings—he’s reactive to being asked/pushed/pulled off of furniture or having things taken away from him. He likely has a history of being fed people food which has led to him begging and demanding when his humans eat. An environment with clear boundaries and mutual respect is essential to keeping these behaviors in check. Rufus is house-trained, neutered, and microchipped.  He is anxious to be a loyal, sweet companion to the right owner who is willing to put time and patience into helping him feel secure, safe and confident. 

 

Rufus is fostered in Hamilton, VA.

Sweetie

Meet Sweetie!

 

This gorgeous girl is approximately 2-3 years old and was rescued from death row at ACCT in Philadelphia and is now looking for a family to call her own.  

 

Sweetie is a bit timid and needs a lot of reassurance, so she will need a patient adopter willing to work with her and help her continue to build her confidence.  Once she knows and trusts you, she melts into you. She does great with all the dogs in her foster home, both big and small and has a super sweet and docile demeanor when it comes to children. She does get some anxiety in her crate foster mom leaves her in, but is not destructive.  She picks up training commands and would benefit from continue training.  

 

Sweetie needs someone active and patient enough to guide her along to learn just how to be a dog and to know it is all going to be okay.

 

Sweetie is currently fostering in Downingtown, PA in Chester County.

 

Applications may be submitted via our website: www.sophiasgracefoundation.org.

Chloe

It's spring, and this lovely little blossom is searching for a forever home.  Chloe is a 14 year old Yorkshire Terrier. and she is blind.  Chloe's favorite things include chilling on your lap and getting lots of love.  She is a very low energy and quiet girl who would enjoy being your lap buddy for reading and tv time or exploring a small outdoor space with her person.  Chloe is on medication for arthritis but is otherwise very healthy for a lady of her certain age.  She is also house trained.  If you would love to give Chloe a loving home in her retirement years, she is waiting on you!  Chloe is fostered in Greer, SC.

Ladybug

This rockstar dog is Ladybug! 

 

As you can see from her photos, she is very photogenic and full of personality.  Lady is a seven year old Min Pin Chihuahua mix and she is a wonderful dog! 

 

She is curious, smart, loves to dress up, house-trained, and great with all people and other dogs.  Lady's one struggle is the chronic skin issues that she has battled her whole life.  Foster Mom and her vet have worked hard to get Lady's hair growing back and to get her skin healthy, but it will be an ongoing process.  We have ruled out any kind of infection or allergy causing her skin problems so it is likely an auto-immune disease that flares up and makes Lady's skin irritated.  Keeping her clothed and her skin covered and constant monitoring for any hot spots is crucial to her comfort and skin health.  If you can give Ladybug the love and devotion she deserves, send in your application today!  Ladybug is fostered in Yorktown, VA.

Bailey

Meet Bailey!

 

She is a 13-year-old spayed female dachshund. She still has quite a bit of energy for her age. She loves to go on walks and explore outside. Bailey gets along well with her foster doggy brother and her foster kitty brother. She is crate trained and seems to be housetrained as well. She can be a little fearful if you pick her up too quickly, but if you take it slow and pick her up gently, she does just fine. She has only got a few teeth left, so her food needs to be moistened for her to be able to eat it. With her spunky personality, you would never guess she was in her golden years.

 

Bailey is currently fostering in Mineral Wells, WV and you may apply to adopter her via our website: www.sophiasgracefoundation.org

Benji

Benji is a 3 year old yorkshire terrorist looking for his forever home. He had a rough start to life when his original family didn't get him neutered and something went wrong with his man parts. Since he was in pain, he started biting when he felt like it. Can you blame him?? I don't think so. Not his fault humans failed him. We got him a surgery to repair the problem and some much needed pain meds and now he's all healthy and ready to go! Like a typical yorkie, he's WIDE OPEN 60% of the day, the rest of it he wants to pass out and nap in his crate. He'll be thrilled to see you when you get home, but if you pet him for too long, he'll let you know. Bipolar is a good description. He and foster mom worked really hard with a trainer to teach him how to act better. That and some much needed prozac have really helped! He did so well that we changed his name from Cujo to Benji 🙂 Benji almost never bites foster mom anymore, and she'll be happy to show you all the tips! He doesn't mind wearing a muzzle if you're nervous about it. We know Benji is "special" so 2 training sessions are included.

 

Will this dog bite you? if you don't act like the adult in the room, probably. Will he take more than a week to adjust? definitely. Will he lay on his back asking for belly rubs? of course! So why adopt him? he needs you. He needs a human willing to deal with his PTSD and give him a home. On the bright side, he is muzzle trained, house and crate trained, and he doesn't eat poop. Now that's a winning combo!

To open your heart and home to this handsome boy fill out an adoption application today!!

Luna

LAP DOG ALERT!!

 

If you are looking for a dog that loves everyone – people, dogs, cats – the Luna is your girl.  Mostly though, she loves her person.

Luna is a happy and sweet 65-pound girl. Luna absolutely loves her humans. She has no idea of her size and will come climb on your lap and give you hugs and kisses!! She is a fantastic cuddler and is happiest when lying with her head on your lap.

Luna definitely is not aware of her strength so she should be supervised around smaller children, so she doesn’t accidentally knock them over or hit them with a paw while trying to get their attention.  Her intention is not mean, she wants her loving when she wants it.

Luna walks great on a leash and has good manners around other people, bikes, and animals that she meets.  She has mid-level energy that doesn’t require too much, just toys to kill and her walks. She settles in very well when told to lay down or if you let her lay with you. She takes treats very gently and is not food aggressive in any way. She patiently waits her turn while the rest of the pact gets their treats first. Luna is crate trained and house trained.

Another great quality Luna possesses is good conversation skills. She has things to say and will make sure you know when it’s time to eat or play or time lay on your lap. She has an amazingly strong grumble that should not be confused for a growl.

Luna will make a great addition to any home. She is gorgeous and funny and will make you laugh!!  Currently fostering in Raritan, NJ. Apply via our website: www.sophiasgracefoundation.org

Gucci

 Hello everypawdy, my name is Gucci and I’m a 12-year-old Yorkie and weigh about 10 lbs.

 

  A few weeks ago, I was dropped off at the vets to be euthanized because my previous owner couldn’t afford my much-needed dental. The vet clinic felt that I was able to be fixed up, so they reached out to the rescue. They found a foster family and I was on the road to recovery. My mouth was so painful and infected they started me on a shot of antibiotics and in a few days, I had 13 teeth pulled and was neutered. I just got a much-needed spring haircut and hopefully look snazzy enough to find a furever home soon. I’m hard of hearing and if you want me to know that you are home wake me up gently and you’ll be greeted happily with a wiggle butt. 

 

After my surgeries my foster parents noticed I had a persistent cough that wasn’t getting any better.  They took me to the vets, and they put me on antibiotics to see if that would clear things up.  Unfortunately, after a week it did not and another phone call to the vets got me an appointment for x-rays to see what was going on.  The first round of x-rays showed that my lungs were so congested that they couldn’t get a good look at my heart.  I was then sent home to start on a few meds; one that caused me to potty like a racehorse all the time.  The following week x-rays showed that I have congestive heart failure and that I will need to be on 3 different types of meds a day. Along with routine x-rays and bloodwork every 6 months.  I know it sounds like a lot but I’m a very good pill taker and if I do have to get up in the middle of the night to go potty, I will wake you up, so you don’t wake up to a mess on the floor. 

 

I’m potty trained and go outside any chance I get. One of my nicknames is “Weed-Whacker” because after I’m done doing my business, I kick grass everywhere, leaving my mark for all to see. I sure love a fenced in yard but it’s not necessary. I was an only dog in my previous home but have learned to enjoy being with my foster fur brothers & sisters.  I do get a little jealous when I’m not center of attention though.  Sometimes I have an issue with marking so if you do have other male dogs you want to make sure that I have a belly band on in the beginning. 

             

No need to crate me while you are away, I do very well out and about. You might want to be prepared that I make a mess when eating my meals.  A lot of the teeth I lost are the front ones so when trying to lap up the food it all ends up on the floor. Don’t worry, another nickname of mine is “Hoover”, and no food goes wasted. Unfortunately, with old age I have these things on my eyes called cataracts.  Don’t worry though it doesn’t seem to have hindered my sight as of yet. I have discovered that the kitchen is my favorite place to be because of all the treats and such I get for being a good boy. 

 

I’m currently hanging out in Seven Hills, OH.  Please reach out to my foster fam to come meet me, I think I’m a great catch. kathrineamlac@gmail.com

Gizmo

Howdy folks!  I'm Gizmo and I want to be your new best bud!  I am a six year old Chiweenie with the most impressive ears you will find anywhere.  I am full of fun, loving, playful, and very smart.  I like the company of other dogs, but they can't share my toys.  I jumped of of the bed at my former home and reinjured my back.  My mom tried to get me to take my medications but I didn't want to and I hated being confined for crate rest, so she made the hard decision to place me with this great rescue that got me through my crate rest and now I am on the move again!  I am looking for a lap to cuddle in, lots of toys to enjoy, and a soft bed to sleep in (foster mom says the bed has to be on the floor because I might jump again and hurt myself). If you want to be my BFF, send in an application to adopt GIZMO!

 

Gizmo weighs about 10 lb.  He is neutered, house- and crate-trained, and current on his vaccines.  He is a healthy boy but has some limitations in his new home.  Gizmo needs a home with no children under 12, on one level, and ramps to access furniture or no access to furniture at all to avoid him jumping.  Gizmo will need to continue on his pain medication for the foreseeable future.  He is taking Gabapentin, which can be continued without any health risks, and currently Rimadyl and continuation of this will need to be monitored carefully by a vet.  Both medications are inexpensive and must be given on a regular schedule.  Gizmo has some limitations, but he is so worth it.  He is such a great pup and will make a terrific and loyal companion.  Gizmo is fostered in Suffolk, VA.

Lolita

This cutie patootie is Lolita, just a pup at 1.5 years and a whole whopping 8lbs of fur.  She was brought into the shelter in Franklin County after being found on the side of a highway in a crate.  The shelter reached out to our rescue because she did not do well in the environment.  Foster mom and dad have had her for almost a month, and she is now starting to finally come out of her shell.  She sure is a tough nut to crack in regards to getting to know her personality and her boundaries. She will need a lot of time to adjust to a new home.

The first couple weeks she was so scared and timid she wanted to just sleep under foster mom and dad’s bed at night and decompress on her own terms.  They gave her a bed and blanket and she seemed pretty content with that arrangement until she was ready to sleep with them.  She took awhile to warm up to her foster parents in the beginning and would not let them pet her or pick her up and would run away.  She tried to escape their fenced in yard any chance she could, so they were not able to leave her unattended for until she got used to their home.  Now she seems to be in the kitchen more so because that is where the yummy treats are. Although now when she is outside no matter the weather she is just sitting on the patio or mulch enjoying nature. And yes she will come in soaking wet from a rainfall and will want to lay on your face!

She just started playing with toys and entertaining herself by throwing them up in the air and rolling around on the ground with them making grunts and groans. Be prepared to be licked to death. She loves to lick your hands especially if they smell like food. She is not really phased by having her foster dog siblings in the house but does not seem to be interested in them yet. Having other dog mates is not necessary for her. I think she would be content being the only dog that gets spoiled rotten. She is potty trained and does not require being crated if you leave the house. As of now she is not a fan of the vets at all.  She is a fear biter with anything unknown and new to her and is unfortunately not allowed back to the vets without a muzzle.  Hopefully overtime she will overcome this.

The ideal home for her would be one without young children, a secure fenced in yard, a home that is not hectic with lots of visitors coming and going, and an adopter that lives in the Northeast Ohio area. We would strongly recommend a meet and greet before the adoption would take place. We cannot stress enough that the adopter knows that this will be process on getting her to feel safe and relaxed in her new environment and it will not be an overnight miracle. She is currently residing in Seven Hills, OH.  Please email her foster parents at kathrineamlac@gmail.com with any inquires. 

Fast cars, Steve McQueen, and a classic movie - but all of those things are not as great as this handsome pup! 

 

Meet Bullitt!  He is a 7 to 9 month old Chiweenie who is ready to race into your heart.  Bullitt was at  VA shelter as a stray who was never claimed.  SGF got him into a foster home and they say he is a jewel!  He loves cuddling, he is playful, and doing well with house-training.  Bullitt is also good with other dogs.  He is neutered, microchipped and UTD on vaccines.  He would make a great addition to a family with kids to run and play with.  I

 

f you would like to have your very own lovable Bullitt, fill out our adoption application at Sophia's Grace Foundation Dachshund Rescue  Bullitt is fostered in Stony Creek VA

Bullitt