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ADOPTION FEES

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*

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

Hello!! My name is Jerry, and I am a 3-year-old dachshund mix weighing in at a whopping 10 pounds!

I have IVDD, my back legs don't work anymore but that doesn't stop me from anything!  I wear a belly band, so I don’t have accidents around the house.

I'm a speed racer on 2 legs!!

I get along with everyone and I love to talk, I have whole conversations with my foster mom and make her laugh all the time.

I like to chill in the sun and take naps in a soft doggy bed.

I'm currently living in Sandusky, Ohio but I don't mind traveling to the perfect forever home, could that home be yours?

Love,

Jerry

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

Mondo

Meet Mondo, a 7.5 year old Dachshund mix weighing in at 26 lbs. He is completely ready for a new home with a loving family.

Mondo is micro chipped, completely house trained, fully vetted, neutered, and has recently had his visit to the dentist so he has pearly whites!  This boy loves to run in the yard and is very smart. He knows several tricks..sit, lay down, sit up, roll over (although sometimes just spins), hahaha..

 

Mondo is extremely affectionate and digs belly rubs. He gets along very well with other dogs but prefers smaller dogs his own size. Mondo has a litter brother Chester that is also up for adoption. They are great pals but do fine separately. Both prefer to be around their family for sleeping and are accustomed to crates at night. Currently fostering in Union, KY.

LuLu & Deuce

Meet bonded pair, Lulu (red smooth)and Deuce (black & tan).

Lulu is a 10-year-old love bug!  Lulu loves lap time and soaking up the positive vibes as you pet her. She enjoys just sitting with you as well.  She loves running in the yard! Boy can she run.! LOL Lulu will get under your covers and sleep until you get up to make breakfast.  She has her own blanket that she sleeps with when not under the covers. Very happy and positive pet.

 

Deuce is an 8-year male. He is a very curious little guy but devoted to want ever you are doing. LOL Deuce is happy to be included in everything you are doing.  He will sneak away to explore but always comes back on command to you with a smile on his face. Deuce barks at people until they leave or pet him. Deuce does not have any teeth so foster mom takes special care in mixing his wet and dry with warm water. He is only 8 years old but moves more like a senior!

The one big Love they both have is going Bye-Bye in the car. They will overcome you with love and devotion. Feeding time and bathroom breaks are a little off right now. I have had to return to work. They do great when gone. They go in the crate on command when I leave. If I am gone all day, I have sitters come in to take them out every two hours. These two are buds for life. They are super sweet team. They get along with other dogs and they do not bother foster mom’s cats. Her two cats just look at them and say no Kisses or Hugs please!

Currently fostering in Athens, OH in Athens County.

Roxie

This lovely lady is Foxy Roxie!  She is a dachshund/beagle mix who has found herself at the mature age of 10 with a need for a new home.  Roxie is an amazing dog, to be honest.  She is spayed, microchipped, current on vaccines, house- and crate-trained.  Roxie is also dog friendly and is enjoying playing with the other dogs in her foster home already.  She is kid friendly and also good with cats.  Roxie LOVES to be outside, as her photos can show.  She loves to cuddle and has fallen hard for her new foster dad in just one day.  As Roxie's photos also show, she is in need of a serious diet.  She is currently on weight loss food supplemented by green beans and carrots for treats.  Roxie does seriously love to be with her people and will whine when she misses them, so lots of cuddle time and outdoor play time are on her list of wants from her new family.  She would also love another doggy companion to run and play with.  Her energy and playfulness make her seem much younger than her 10 years.

 

If you can give Roxie a loving home with plenty of toys, a canine companion, and a large fenced yard to play in, please roll on over to our website and complete an application to adopt ROXIE!!  Roxie is fostered in Norfolk, VA.

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. 

Carmen

Cristabella

Hello Friends!  My name is Cristabella, and I would like to introduce ME, Cristabella!

 

I am a 5 year old Chiweenie and I am looking for a great home where I can be the center of the universe.  I am very loyal to my people and I like other dogs as long as they are not too greedy about my people's time.  I like to be the number one pup, but having a playmate is cool too.  If you are looking for loyalty, cuteness, and lots of love then I am your girl!  You can make me your girl by submitting an application on the SGF website!

 

 

Cristabella is microchipped, heartworm negative, and current on her vaccines.  She has some issues with resource guarding over food so if there are other dogs in the house, she must be fed separately.  Cristabella came to rescue when she had issues with another dog in the home - one of her littermates.  In her foster home she has gotten along very well with her foster siblings, both male and female but really likes to be the alpha.  Cristabella is a little shy with new people and may hide until she gets used to visitors.  Once she knows she can trust new people, she is anxious to be petted.  She loves squeaky toys, walks well on a  leash, and needs some structure to reinforce her potty habits.  She uses pee pads and will go outside if kept on a schedule. She is crate-trained and also likes car rides!

 

Cristabella is fostered in Virginia Beach, VA.

Gidget

Hi, my name is Gidget! I am a 7-year young Chihuahua mix, weighing in at 17 pounds. The answer to who is a good girl is me, I am a good girl! I listen amazingly. I know basic commands and know recall.  I am housetrained and puppy pad trained. 

I have 100% free rein in my foster home because I can be trusted to behave when left alone. I do not chew things that do not belong to me.  I love going for walks and being outside but am also content snuggling up on the couch.  I love my person/people and I'm up for anything, as long as I am with my human! I love being petted, held, and pampered as much as possible. I need a home that will share their bed with me. I do play with toys from time to time, but my favorite pastime is cuddling!

 I am a bit sassy and I like to let you know what I want! I do not bark at outside noises but will bark if I want something. It's not excessive and I will stop if you tell me to be quiet. However, due to this, I shouldn't be an apartment dog. I am shy around strangers and will bark at them, after all it is my job as a dog to protect my family. I will need a home that understands that I am not aggressive but should be given space when meeting new people. My decompression time will take a few weeks due to my shyness. My true personality will take a bit of time to come out, but I promise it is worth the wait. I am good with dogs, cats, and children of all ages.

 One last thing about me. I recently had a pretty major surgery to remove a mammary mass, 2 hernias, and a spay. This surgery resulted in a fairly large scar, but I am still beautiful, and I am all healthy now!
 I am currently fostering in Canton, OH 

Peanut

Meet Peanut! Peanut is a little 8 lb. chiweenie who loves to be cuddled. This little nugget is 14 years old, but you would never know it, as he is full of energy! Peanut is a gentle boy who is good with other dogs and other cats. He is still working on his housetraining skills, so a belly bend is recommended to avoid accidents. Could this cuddly little Peanut be the boy for you?? Currently fostering in Ashland OH

Meet Darcy! Darcy is a very sweet and laid back 12-year-old gal.  Darcy loves her walks and treats.  Darcy is mostly blind, but foster mom feels she may seem some shadows, and her impaired vision does not stop her!   She needs insulin injections twice a day but takes them like a champ with no problems.  She is both housetrained and potty pad trained however, due to her diabetes she needs to potty more often than most.  

 

Darcy would do best in a calm household.  Although she does well when her foster parents are at work a home where someone is home more often than not would be better.  Darcy would also do best as either an only dog or in with another calmer less active dog.  She is also good with children and cats, although older children would be best due to her poor eyesight. The children in her foster home are 10 and 13 and both are easy going and dog savvy, so she does well with them. She actually loves spending time with the kids in their bedrooms!

 

Initially, Darcy was pretty finicky and foster mom had a difficult time getting her to eat, however, now she eats on a regular basis and looks forward to mealtime! This is a HUGE difference from her original owner and what we experienced the first few weeks we had her. I would suggest that she stay on the food and schedule we have been able to implement.

Currently fostering in York, PA.

Darcy

Chester

Meet Chester. Chester is a lightweight boy weighing in at 21 lbs. He is ready willing and happily looking forward to meeting his new family.

 

Chester is a happy 7.5-year-old neutered boy that's micro chipped. He is UTD on shots, has no health issues and loves to cuddle or be scratched. He recently went to the dentist and has an all clear with pearly whites. Chester roams his foster family’s large yard curious about everything, chasing squirrels and chipmunks. His foster home has three other dogs living there, one of which is his litter brother Mondo. Both boys are dachshund mixes. The brothers are close but not bonded, although do better with other animals or close-knit bonding with their humans.  They don't care to sleep alone, but no need to be together, they will share your bed, or happily sleep together with the other pups in the home.

 

Chester is currently fostering in Union, KY, just about an hour south of Cincinnati.

Miley

Meet Miley. She is a sweet 12-year-old JRT Miley who would love to be a lap dog in a home with no medium size or large dogs. She is very tolerant with other small dogs but would do fine without any other dogs. Small children are probably not recommended either. She’s fine with the cats in her foster home. Miley is currently fostering in Canton, OH

Sammy

Hi!  I’m Sammy! I am about an eight year old Rat Terrier mix old my foster mom says I am young at heart. I really love her, but I do not like her cats or her doggie. I think I would be happiest in a house with only big people- I was not happy when I met my first little person! Kids over 10 would be all right with me. I was not treated very well before I came to SGF, so I need a family who will be patient with me because I am still a little scared. I sleep in my crate at night, but I love to take couch naps with my foster mom! I like to bark sometimes so a single-family home is probably best for me!

I am still working on my house training since I was left outside in a kennel for 2 years prior to coming to SGF. I do well in a car. I really love my person!!

 

Could I be the home for you? Please contact Christine at niccar14@yahoo.com for more information.

Lil Girl

Meet Lil Girl. She is a 6-year-old chocolate/tan Chihuahua seeking a loving forever home.

 

She weighs a whopping 5 pounds and is feisty as can be! Her original owner taught her to sing/whine which resulted in her being very vocal, so she would not do well in an apartment.

 

Lil Girl is housetrained & will also use potty pads. She is not crate trained but does great having the run of the house. She loves to go on walks.

 

Lil Girl would prefer a home where her owner is retired or works part-time. She loves to snuggle and sleep in bed with her owner.

 

She DOES NOT get along with other dogs or cats, and her dislike can result in her getting hurt. This is how she suffered an eye injury in her first foster home that has healed well but may affect some of the vision in one eye. She wants to be your only pet. Home visit and vet reference required.

 

Currently in Columbus, OH.

Sadie

Meet Sadie! If you are looking for a mix of sweet and sass, Sadie is your girl!  She is a 5-year-old Chihuahua mix that came into the shelter as a stray.  She is a fun, playful girl who sometimes “talks” to her foster mom.  She loves toys!  She likes soda lids, empty water bottles, squeaky toys, ropes just to name a few.  She really enjoys the company of small male dogs of any age.  She rides well in the car.  She does her best to make it to a potty pad when unable to make it outside.  She has no problem going into her crate when asked.  She enjoys curling up on foster mom’s lap too.  Sadie would do best in a home with older, dog savvy children.  She can be mouthy when she plays, but she is not in any way trying to hurt.  She also likes to “groom” foster mom’s hair and sometimes pulls it.  Again, she is not trying to hurt, she just thinks she’s playing.  She is up to date on vaccinations and has been spayed. PLEASE NOTE:  Sadie does have a condition called luxating patellas.  This causes her rear knee joints to occasionally slip out of place.  She appears to walk bow legged when it happens.  She has no mobility issues and has never appeared to be in pain.  However, this is a condition that could possibly need surgery one day.  Please keep this in mind if you are considering giving her a forever home.  Currently fostering in Huntington, WV.

Jake

****Jake is available for adoption in New England only *****


 

Jake and his sister, Melanie, were found abandoned in a box on the side of the road in rural West Georgia. Both puppies had ringworm at the time, but have since recovered, and they are both happy and healthy! We have no idea who mom and dad were, but the pups appear to be to be boxer/pit mixes. At 12 weeks old, Jake and Melanie are about 16 pounds, although Jake is a bit bigger than Melanie. We assume they will grow to be medium size dogs. They both love to wrestle and play with squeaky toys! They enjoy playing with their foster siblings and get along well with other dogs. The puppies are learning to walk on harness and leash and foster mom is teaching them what is appropriate to chew on. They are just babies, so adopters will have to teach them basic skills such as potty training and continue their socialization. Their spay & neuter dates are scheduled for October 28th and they will be ready for their new homes soon after. Both are in Stoughton, MA currently.


 

Jake & Melanie will be available to an experienced dog owner only due to their past. Applicants must have a vet reference. If  you would like to hear more about them please email their foster coordinator, Christine, at Niccar14@yahoo.com

Melanie

****Melanie is available for adoption in New England only *****

 

Melanie and her brother, Jake, were found abandoned in a box on the side of the road in rural West Georgia. Both puppies had ringworm at the time, but have since recovered, and they are both happy and healthy! We have no idea who mom and dad were, but the pups appear to be boxer/pit mixes. At 12 weeks old, Jake and Melanie are about 16 pounds, although Jake is a bit bigger than Melanie. We assume they will grow to be medium size dogs. They both love to wrestle and play with squeaky toys! They enjoy playing with their foster siblings and get along well with other dogs. The puppies are learning to walk on harness and leash and foster mom is teaching them what is appropriate to chew on. They are just babies, so adopters will have to teach them basic skills such as potty training and continue their socialization. Their spay & neuter dates are scheduled for October 28th and they will be ready for their new homes soon after. Fostering in Stoughton, MA currently.

 

Jake & Melanie will be available to an experienced dog owner only due to their past. Applicants must have a vet reference. If  you would like to hear more about them please email their foster coordinator, Christine, at Niccar14@yahoo.com

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