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Below 1 year $400.00
1 - 5 years $300.00 USD
6-9 years $275.00 USD
10+ years $175.00
Seniors adopting senior dogs $100.00
*For dogs being adopted to New England please note that there will be an additional $150.00 charge added to any adoption*
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)
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!
Meet Frankie! He is an adorable 10-year-old, 12 pound chihuahua who was one of thirty chihuahuas rescued from a backyard breeder in Alabama. He is very friendly, but shy upon initial meeting, so while he shows no aggression at all it will take him a bit to warm up to new humans. He is great with other dogs of all shapes and sizes, so his ideal home would have another dog(s) to help him feel more secure. He is pee pad trained and quickly learning to go outside. If you have the patience to allow this little sweetie to bloom in his own time, Frankie will make someone a wonderful companion dog!
Currently fostering in Tobyhanna, PA. Monroe County.
Meet Oscar and Tootsie! Oscar is the smooth red and is 16 and Tootsie is the smooth black & tan and is 15. They have been together since puppyhood and always with the same owner until he became very ill and had to go into an assisted living facility. They have adjusted beautifully in their foster home and get along very well with her other dogs. Cat compatibility is unknown, but since they are both very sweet and laid back with think they would do fine.
They are in excellent health, with no underlying health conditions. They have been fully vetted, and both their bloodwork looks great and both have had recent dentals, leaving them each with only 4 teeth, but that does not stop them from chowing down! Oscar and Tootsie are both housetrained as long as a regular schedule is adhered to, and they sleep well cuddled up together in their crate at night, although they are early risers at 6:00am and need to be let out immediately to potty!
They both crave human attention, so a home where someone is home most of the time would be ideal, and no small children, please, as they deserve some peace in their golden years. They both do have arthritis, as is to be expected at their age, so no stairs for these two, please. They are currently fostering in the suburbs of Pittsburgh. If you think your home is the one for these two little love bugs to spend all their days, please submit an application here on our website.
Oscar & Tootie
Yo, Adrian! I'm Rocky and I am the companion you have been searching for!
Rocky is a 5 year old Chiweenie who is looking for a winning family to give him the champion's life he deserves. Rocky is neutered, current on vaccines, heartworm negative, house- and crate-trained, and microchipped. He is a little shy at first, but becomes a total love bug when he learns to trust you. He is partial to men and does well with other dogs. If Rocky sounds like the perfect dog for you and you would love to be in his corner for life, you can apply to adopt him here on our website.
Rocky is fostered in Stony Creek, VA.
Say hello to your little friend! Meet Archie. He is a 3-year-old 6 pound Chihuahua. He is absolutely the cutest little boy! He even has a heart shape on his side.
Archie was rescued from a back yard breeder in Alabama, where he was kept in a barn and had little to no human interaction. He is very scared and timid, and while foster mom has worked with him and made great strides, he still needs more work on socialization. He would do best in a household with at least one other dog and no small children.
He is not housebroken, however, he is pee pad trained as long as his area is small. He has started going out to potty with other dogs and loves to do zoomies in our fenced in yard. He does not know how to walk on a leash. He loves yum yums. He spins with excitement and sometimes I think he smiles. He started taking food gently from our hand. He does show signs of separation anxiety. He likes to sleep in a crate in your bedroom at night. I do recommend that if you consider adopting/fostering Archie that you have some experience with chihuahuas, a fenced in yard and lots of patience. He is not your average cuddle bug. But if you’re up for a challenge Archie is your man!
Archie is being fostered in Marietta, PA.
Hi! My name is Riley and I am looking for my furever home! You see, the first 10 years of my life were not the best. I was a farm dog and spent most of my time outside. I didn't mind it that much but when my owner died, I was taken to a very scary shelter. The warden there wasn't very nice and gave me three days to find another place to crash or I was going to be shot. Luckily, a nice lady got me out of there and I landed in a foster home with Sophia's Grace Foundation.
The first few days in my new foster home were quite an adjustment. I had to learn how to be an indoor dog. Hardwood floors are slippery when you aren't used to them! I also got my very own dog bed. I love it, it is so comfy! After a few days in my new foster home, I went to the vet to get my vaccines and neutered. During my exam, they took x-rays and found out that I had been shot in the leg when I was younger! There are still bullet fragments in my knee, but they don't really bother me. They also discovered that I have hip dysplasia. Sometimes it makes me a little stiff, but I have great medication that I take everyday now that helps immensely with the pain and inflammation. Frankly, I feel great! I love running around the yard and chasing my foster siblings. I like to race them. Sometimes I win, but sometimes I come in second.
My perfect home would be one where I can spend the rest of my years being a family dog. I love all people and other dogs. I don't quite understand cats though and they are fun to chase. I am completely house broken and crate trained. I love treats and scratches even more! My favorite scratchy spot is behind my ears.
If you are looking for a big goofy friend, then I am your guy. I weigh around 70 pounds, I am neutered, up to date on shots and microchipped. I am currently being fostered in Westerville, Ohio.
Heidi & Kaiser
WANTED: A nice soft couch to lounge on and a back yard to sunbathe in...
Heidi and Kaiser are a pair of 12-year-old dachshund mixes. Pulled from Franklin County Shelter after coming in together as strays, Heidi and Kaiser are UTD on all shots, spayed/neutered and microchipped. Both have had recent dentals with quite a few teeth pulled. This doesn't stop them from eating kibble.
Heidi - tiny 9 lb., brown and white long hair, spayed, will follow you everywhere, wants to touch you. Nervous stomach, currently being fed prescription low fat diet.
Kaiser - big boy 20 lb., black and white long hair, neutered, wants to know where you are, but doesn't need to be with you every minute. Has a licker-control problem that needs worked on.
Someone who is home most of the time would be ideal to keep them on a regular potty schedule. They both crave human attention and can be vocal to get it. They are being fostered in a home with a toddler but would do better in a home with no children/older children or children who only visit. Love being outside with a secure fence.
It is unknown how long they have been together, but they not overly attached. Separation may be possible, willing to try. Good on leash and does well with other dogs in social setting. Cat compatibility is unknown. Currently fostered in Columbus OH.
Meet Carmen! Carmen is a 7 year old boxer/pit mix. Carmen is looking for her perfect forever home, one with no small kids, and either no other animals, or a friendly dog her size her larger. She does ok with other dogs after she's had time to adjust, but is very nervous around children. A year and a half ago her family had a baby - Carmen was very anxious from the beginning, but mostly kept her distance. Now that the little one is up and moving, it is clear that this is no longer the best environment for Carmen. Her family loves Carmen so much, and only want what is best for her. She has been their baby and best friend for over 6 years. She was adopted when she was 9 months old from the Franklin County Dog Shelter. She has completed some training at National K9 in Reynoldsburg where they worked on leash and pop collar commands. She loves to please, and has learned numerous commands/tricks, some of which are coupled with hand signals. Her favorite activities are taking walks, sitting outside in the sun, watching out the windows, playing tug of war, chewing on bones, and most of all snuggling under blankets on the couch. She would do best in a home with a fenced in area, but would also be fine with regular walks. She is up to date on all shots, and has been seeing the same vet now for over 4 years. Carmen does have some skin sensitivities, and gets both seasonal allergies and semi-frequent ear infections. Both of which have been very easily treatable with medication. She is currently on medication for anxiety (Trazadone), but would be able to be tapered off of it once she is rehomed with her new family, as her anxiety began when baby came home. She is currently located in the Columbus, OH suburbs. If interested in adopting this little beauty, please submit an application via our website.
One day, May 26th 2020, this little guy was found with a badly dislocated hip. A good Samaritan brought him to a local shelter for help. Sophia's Grace Foundation knew he deserved the best life could offer. His hip is repaired, his teeth are sparkly, he is free from pain and he loves to love.
Doug is estimated to be about 8 yrs old. He has most of his teeth remaining (he can eat hard food still and chew on bones!) and he loves walks. He is 100% house-trained without a crate all day for 8 hours. He needs a home without small children and he would LOVE a fenced in yard because one of his favorite activities is sun bathing. His favorite person is his 14 yr old human sister and he LOVES when she carries him around in a pouch . Doug has implanted himself deep in the hearts of his foster family. Is your family ready to be loved by this little man?
Currently fostering in Wadsworth, Ohio.
Meet Hank! He’s a 5 year old black and tan doxie weighing 12 pounds. He just completed 10 water therapy appointments and has had laser acupuncture and chiropractic. He came to us unable to stand and now he’s all over the place! He wobble walks in the house and yard but he does have a cart for outings.
He loves everyone! Not sure about cats but he did meet a cat at therapy today and he didn’t react. He even let her have one of his fries. He sleeps in the big bed under the covers but is just as happy in an open crate. He loves cuddling on the couch and laying on the deck. He plays ball occasionally but he won’t force you to play for hours. Hank does go potty when he goes outside but may occasionally have accidents in the house. He does wear a belly band inside just in case! Hank is fully vetted and has a very pretty smile.
He lives in NE Ohio while he waits for his forever family. Is it you?! *Hank will not do well in an apartment because he does bark*