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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

sophiasgracefoundation.org

Chloe

Chloe is a 14 year old Yorkshire Terrier who is blind. Chloe's favorite things include eating and sniffing around in the back yard. She doesn't interact much with other dogs and likes to spend most of her day napping. Due to her blindness, she is very comfy in her little pen, and does not want to spend a lot of time on the couch. She is very loveable, but she acts a bit more like a cat than a regular dog does.

Chloe is on occasional medication for arthritis but is otherwise very healthy for a lady of her certain age. She is house trained, up to date on all vaccinations and bloodwork for her age, and recently had her teeth cleaned. 

 

If you would love to give Chloe a loving home in her retirement years, she is waiting on you! Chloe is fostered in Concord, NC. Please contact sarahplylerpiano@gmail.com with any questions about Chloe.

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.

Ben & Jerry

Meet Ben & Jerry! This tiny pair of chiweenies is definitely bonded, they are never far apart from one another. They are still very young, approximately 2-3 years old.  They have fallen in love with foster mom’s 14-year-old son and no matter where he is they aren’t far behind.  Ben likes to climb on his shoulders (as pictured) so that he can carry Jerry.  They didn’t originally respond when you called their names, but we figured out we were calling them by the wrong names so now they will respond.  They are slender but there is ways food sitting out, dry, wet and dry & wet mixed together.  They just prefer to graze, so foster mom leaves their food out so they can eat when they like. They do love to lay under the table near the humans.  Ben is quite the acrobatic little thing!  He will also crawl up foster mom’s son’s back to sit on his shoulders and likes to be there while he walks around.  The boys sleep with their human foster brother but are quite the ornery pair.  They have chewed holes in blankets, and the pound said they destroyed a bed they tried to give them.  They will now play ball with their human foster brother; however, they can get a bit testy with each other while playing.  These guys really prefer to just be held and snuggled. 

They hear the ice machine and start barking and carrying on and need a minute to realize it is nothing.  They do not like when you stand over them and try to pet their heads.  Foster mom has another child (11) with ADHD so there is nothing slow about him, and they are terrified of him.  They have done well with other children if they approach them slower, so we recommend a home either with no children, or else calm, older kids.  Foster mom has a tiny chihuahua who is still a puppy, and they allow her to butt in between them and eat out of the same bowl, but they snap at her if she comes near ‘their boy’.  She has been bitten for trying to run and play with them.  We are still working on getting along with Bella, but they are never let alone with her.  There are no other pets in their foster home.

Going for walks is something they love; they cross each other frequently so they become a tangled mess.  They like to roll around in the grass, chase ducks at the pond and bark at everyone that walks near or far, including other animals.  They are sneaky so if the door is open even the tiniest, they bail and enjoy having someone chase after them. 

Housetraining is still a work in progress. They have vastly improved but will still have accidents in the house. They do utilize their foster fur siblings’ potty pads as well. We have not crated the boys – they did not do well at the pound in the crate, and they freaked out in the exercise pen.  Ben and Jerry are terrified of the crate, so NO crating these two, please!

Ben and Jerry and currently fostering in Orrville, OH, in Wayne County. Applications may be submitted via our website: www.sophiasgracefoundation.org

Arya

Meet Arya!This 9-year-old doxie mix girl loves every human she meets, and is especially fond of children, but the problem is she has begun bullying the older female dog in the home, to the point where they must be kept separated, which is no life for either dog.

 

Arya is house trained, crate trained, and loves to go for walks, but she is very prey-driven and will bark at any other dog and/or critters she encounters, so would do best in home with NO other pets.

 

She is currently located in Sussex County, Delaware, but we can help with transport (within reason) to the absolute perfect forever home! Please apply to adopt this beautiful girl via our website at www.sophiasgracefoundation.org

Gippy

Meet Gippy! This young terrier mix is about 6-7 months old weighing about 40 pounds. He adores other animals and if anything is a bit overly friendly with them, but because of his lack of confidence it does take him a minute to warm up to new humans that he meets.  He is an extremely sweet young boy who lacks confidence and doggy manners. 

 

Gippy was found as a stray, so he needs time to learn how to be a dog, play and learn doggy manners.  A home with a secure confident dog would be ideal, so Gippy can learn to model himself after a balanced dog.  Gippy is kennel trained and still needs help with potty training.  He does well on a leash, eats his meals either in his kennel or out of the kennel, has absolutely no aggression with food, toys or other animals. He loves to run around in the yard and play chase. He is unsure of toys but learning, loves chewing bones and treats but is not overly food motivated.

 

Gippy would do best in a less chaotic environment with older children to give him time to trust, learn and have one on one attention and he definitely needs another energetic canine companion.

 

He is currently fostering in York, PA and we can help with transport, within reason, to the perfect forever home. If you think Gippy would make a great addition to your family, apply here! www.sophiasgracefoundation.org

Charlie

Charlie is ready to find his forever home! He is a 3 year old neutered male dachshund.

Loves: Dog friends! Cat friends! People friends! Toys! Cuddles!

Dislikes: being alone (understandable, he relies on people for a lot)

About: Charlie enjoys long loving gazes at the humans around him. Being held like a baby. Doing whatever you are doing. Running in his wheelchair….. he is crate trained (except remember he has no bladder or bowel control) and loves car rides. He loves other animals and everyone around him. He is a very energetic, happy and playful boy who is looking for a family that will include him in adventures.

Something Charlie is passionate about: running and playing.

Favorite movie quote: “I wanna be where the people are”- The little mermaid

Fun fact: Charlie does not have a typical Dachshund personality. He really loves everyone. He is so gentle and sweet all of the time.

Where did Charlie grow up: Wheelersburg, Ohio! But he will root for the Mountaineers now if that’s what you prefer, as long as he is invited to the game!

Needs: Charlie cannot use his hind legs. He needs his bladder expressed every 4-6 hours. He will run, dragging his feet and hurting them without knowing so he has to have his feet protection on or be put in a drag bag for safety. He cannot control his bowels, which means some clean up. Luckily he is the happiest boy on earth and loves to be fussed over and cleaned up. It helps that he is so darn cute, too!

To adopt Charlie please visit: https://www.sophiasgracefoundation.org/

Hi! My name is Piper, and I am as sweet as I am petite! I am an adult female beagle, and although I’ve lived a hard life, I try my best to be friendly and outgoing toward people. I’m a little shy at first, but I promise to melt your heart if you give me a chance!

I was previously an outside dog so I’m still learning about house training. Pads work pretty well for me right now. 

I am very good around other dogs and am living now with 5 others of all shapes and sizes, but I’m a little bit shy of cats—apparently, they don’t like to cuddle, and their claws and hisses are kind of scary! I haven’t met any children yet, so I’m not sure about them.

I’d love to share your couch, or bed! And under the bed is a pretty special place also (nice and cool)—you might check there if ever you can’t find me!

I am fully vaccinated, heartworm-negative (on prevention), and have been spayed.

Apply at www.sophiasgracefoundations.org.

Piper

Petey

Meet Petey! This handsome boy is sweet, but he does tend to be possessive over “his” person, so he would do best in a home with either a single person or maybe just a couple. He is very jealous of his current owner’s grandkids, so NO young children, please.

 

He loves the kitten that he lives with, but barks a lot at all the other dogs during his walks, so ideally he would be the only pet in the home. Petey loves to give love and snuggle with his person and is completely housetrained.

 

He is currently in Grove City, PA, in Mercer County. If you think you might be able to offer Petey his perfect forever home, apply here: www.sophiasgracefoundation.org

Amber

Amber is considered a gem because it glows and glistens when polished, but Amber is not actually a gemstone, she's a 14-year young Chihuahua mix whose family turned her into the shelter because "she was too old"!  We think it was really due to a large mass she had on her belly. Well guess what .... we took care of her, and that yucky mass is all gone now! Amber is feeling herself again and is ready to find her new forever family that knows how valuable Amber really is! 

 

She prefers soft food and is completely house trained – she will even let you know when she needs to go potty!  She takes a little bit to warm up to new people, but when she does, she will be happy to lay on the couch with you and she LOVES to sleep on the bed with you as well.  She is a very laid-back gal and is good with other dogs with proper introduction and time. Amber gave her first family her first 14 years.... are you the one lucky enough to give her the best forever after?   

If you are interested in becoming the proud family of this rare gemstone, you can apply to adopt on the Sophia's Grace Foundation website.  Amber is spayed, microchipped, house-trained, and good with other dogs.  Amber is fostered in Columbia SC. Please apply here: www.sophiasgracefoundation.org

Peggy Sue

Peggy Sue, Peggy Sue, pretty pretty pretty pretty Peggy Sue ... and she sure is pretty! This little Bichon is a doll baby. She is 13 years old, and her person had to go to assisted living, leaving Peggy Sue in need of a new forever home.

 

Now Peggy Sue may be pretty, but she is a lady with opinions. Things she does like are sitting in your lap, treats, a comfy bed, scratches on her head, and cuddling. What she does not like is taking the eye drops that she should have every day for her chronic dry eyes and getting groomed. The body is easy with a muzzle, but the face is off limits! So, she needs to be medicated before a groom and an experienced groomer to work with her to make her more comfortable. Or she will get to grow her hair out. If Peggy Sue's demands don't seem too out of bounds, then maybe you are the perfect home for this little gal!

 

Peggy Sue is spayed, current on vaccines, house-trained, microchipped. She is fostered in Smithfield, VA.

Butters

Meet Butters - a guy who can melt your heart like, well like Butter! Butters is a 6-year-old Yorkshire Terrier who is full of energy and has lots of love to give. Butters is neutered, house-trained, and just had a dental to shine his pearly whites. Butters is also epileptic, but his seizures are managed well on phenobarbital, which requires testing every 6 months to monitor his liver levels while on this medication. Nothing stops him from being a funny, affectionate boy who just wants love & lots of fun in his life!

 

Butters can be overwhelming to other dogs, so a meet and greet with your pups is recommended. He would do great with children over age 6 as he would love someone to run and play with him. When settling into a new home, Butters may need some anxiety meds to help him be calm around his new doggie buddies while they get to know each other. He also needs lots of exercise and to keep busy so an active family would be perfect for Butters. 

 

If you can give this handsome guy a second chance at love and the perfect happily ever after, please put in your application today!  Butters is fostered in Smithfield, VA.

Star

Meet Star. This sweet baby was kept outside for years and finally just left behind when her owners moved. When Sophia’s Grace Foundation stepped in and took her, she had out of control, untreated diabetes that not only left her blind but emaciated too because her body couldn’t convert food into nutrients. The vet estimates she’s about 8 and best guess is she is Min Pin/Rat Terrier Mix. She’s since gotten on insulin and her blood sugar is regulated and kept under control and she looks like a completely different dog! 

 

Because she was kept outside, she isn’t housebroken but accidents can be drastically minimized by taking her out regularly and when she wakes up. She is blind but acclimates to her surroundings so well that unless you move something out of place, you really won’t notice that she can’t see. It’s truly amazing to watch her navigate her environment. 


She does need her blood sugar tested twice a day before she eats and requires an insulin shot after each meal. She’s excellent about both-she just has the sweetest disposition in general. She loves to sleep in bed with a person and often chooses to sleep with her 8-year-old human foster brother after breakfast and her morning shot. She’s good with other dogs and gets along great with her feline foster sister. She is currently fostering in Wheelersburg, OH in Scioto County, but we can help with transport to the perfect forever home! Apply for sweet Star here: www.sophiasgracefoundation.org

Molly

Hi, My name is Molly & I'm a 7+ year old Mini-Pin, Blue Heeler, Jack Russell, and Chihuahua combo girl! I weigh 24 pounds and I am a graceful athlete. Four foot fences are no match for me! Fetch is my all time favorite game, tennis balls and anything that squeaks are the best. I like being silly so I chase my tail, though I haven't caught it yet. 

 

I don't bark much (even though everyone else does!). I like walks and being outside. I've been told that I do very well on my leash. I chase squirrels since they shouldn't be in the yard to begin with. I travel well in the car and will jump right in. 

 

At meal time I will sit and wait until you tell me "ok"-then I chow down! I enjoy curling up next to my people for pets, love and a nap. I love my crate and retire there when I want to rest and I sleep through the night there too. 

 

If this all sounds good to you I would love to be part of your family. 

 

Molly’s adoption fee is $500. If you are interested in Molly please go to our website, www.sophiasgracefoundation.org to fill out an adoption application.  If you have any questions about Molly please contact her foster coordinator, Christine, at niccar14@yahoo.com

Jasper

Hi my name is Jasper & I'm a 3+ year old Chug (Pug Chihuahua mix)! Don't let my small size fool you. I can jump into your lap in a heartbeat and I really like being there. 

 

I'm not into fetch but I do like to chase the dog with the ball or toy. Tug of war is really my thing. Whether it's with another pup or a human. I've been told that my play growl sounds like a baby Chewbacca. Oh and I love chew toys too!

 

Sometimes I cough/choke when over excited in play. It is caused by a collapsing of my esophagus. My human helps me by just slowing me down/calming me if it happens. The Vet said it has to do with my breed.

 

At meal time I will sit and wait until I'm told "ok"-then I chow down! 

I enjoy walks and pull a bit because these humans are too slow! I need a bit of practice and patience to get better, I'm told. I like car rides and enjoy looking out the window at the world going by. I am crate trained & sleep through the night.

 

Could you be my forever home? 

 

Jasper’s adoption fee is $575. If you are interested in him please fill out an application at www.sophiasgracefoundation.org. If you have any questions about him please contact his foster coordinator, Christine, at niccar14@yahoo.com

Yoda

Yoda and his brother Bark Vader were rescued from a kill shelter just in the nick of time. Yoda is energetic, confident, and always happy! He is a 7 month old 35 lb Weimaraner mix. Being a highly energetic puppy, he'll need an experienced adopter ready to provide structure and training. He is GREAT in training and is very eager to please. He quickly learned sit, down, touch, and is working hard on leave it. He's crate trained and working on potty training. Yoda is such a fun and outgoing puppy! He'd be a great, energetic addition to a home that's ready to work with him.

 

His adoption fee is $750. This includes all transport & quarantine fees. Yoda is neutered, microchipped & has all relevant vaccinations. He is heartworm negative & on prevention. 

 

If you are interested in Yoda please go to our website www.sophiasgracefoundation.org to fill out an application. If you have any questions about Yoda please contact his foster coordinator Christine at Niccar14@yahoo.com.

Bark Vader

Bark Vader and his brother Yoda were rescued just in time from a kill shelter. Bark Vader is a ball of energy and has a great personality. He loves snuggles once he gets to know you and settles down. He's a 7 month old 30 lb Weimaraner mix. He's typically submissive with other dogs. Bark Vader will need structure and training, typical for puppies of his breed. He's very focused in training and quickly learned sit, down, touch, watch me, leave it, and stay. Bark Vader is crate trained and working on potty training. Bark Vader is such a good and goofy boy! 

 

Bark Vader’s adoption fee is $750. This includes all transport & quarantine fees. He is neutered, microchipped & has all relevant vaccinations. He is heartworm negative & on prevention. 

 

If you are interested in Bark Vader please go to our website www.sophiasgracefoundation.org to fill out an application. If you have any questions about him, please contact his foster coordinator Christine at Niccar14@yahoo.com.

Guacamole

Hi I'm Guacamole! I was rescued from a kill shelter the day I was scheduled to be euthanized. The only thing "wrong" with me is my fancy foot. It was broken when I was a puppy and it wasn't treated so it looks funny but I get around great! I love to play with my toys and my friends but what I love most is to hang out with the humans. I would be a good hiking/running buddy and I also love to sit on the couch and get snuggles/hang out. I'm eager to please and learn fast. I'm 35 pounds & 7 months old. I have no idea what breed I am (my foster parents guess lab/husky). I am crate trained and I'm working on potty training. I know I'm a good boy and would love to be a part of a loving home.

 

Guacamole’s adoption fee is $750. This includes all transport & quarantine fees. He is neutered, microchipped & has all relevant vaccinations. He is heartworm negative & on prevention. 

 

If you are interested in Guacamole 🥑 please go to our website www.sophiasgracefoundation.org to fill out an application. If you have any questions about Guacamole please contact his foster coordinator Christine at Niccar14@yahoo.com.

Hawkeye

Hello! I am Hawkeye. My brothers and I are ready for adoption. We are all sweet, cute, and playful boys. I love people (all people), and I love other dogs, running, chasing a ball, sitting next to my foster mom, and being loved. I was born on May 3, 2021. Of the four pups I am the calmest and the one who likes to sit and look at my brothers before I decide when to jump in to play. Playing is great, but sometimes too rowdy for me.

 

My adoption fee is $750. Before adoption I will be fully vaccinated, neutered, microchipped, wormed and on flea and heartworm preventative.

 

If you are interested in Hawkeye please go to our website www.sophiasgracefoundation.org to fill out an application. If you have any questions about him please contact his foster coordinator Christine at Niccar14@yahoo.com.

Radar

Hello! I am Radar. My brothers and I are ready for adoption. We are all sweet, cute, and playful boys. I love people (all people), and I love other dogs, running, chasing a ball, sitting next to my foster mom, and being loved. I was born on May 3, 2021. Of the four pups I am the one who always comes first when we are called. Being with my people is one of my favorite things. 

 

My adoption fee is $750. Before adoption I will be fully vaccinated, neutered, microchipped, wormed and on flea and heartworm preventative.

 

If you are interested in Radar please go to our website www.sophiasgracefoundation.org to fill out an application. If you have any questions about him please contact his foster coordinator Christine at Niccar14@yahoo.com.

Henry

Hello! I am Henry. My brothers and I are ready for adoption. We are all sweet, cute, and playful boys. I love people (all people), and I love other dogs, running, chasing a ball, sitting next to my foster mom, and being loved. I was born on May 3, 2021. Of the four pups I am the biggest. I am usually the one to initiate play—tug is one of my favorite games. 

 

Before adoption I will be fully vaccinated, neutered, microchipped, wormed and on flea and heartworm preventative.

 

My adoption fee is $750. If you are interested in Henry please go to our website www.sophiasgracefoundation.org to fill out an application. If you have any questions about him please contact his foster coordinator Christine at Niccar14@yahoo.com.

Trapper

Hello! I am Trapper. My brothers and I are ready for adoption. We are all sweet, cute, and playful boys. I love people (all people), and I love other dogs, running, chasing a ball, sitting next to my foster mom, and being loved. I was born on May 3,2021. Of the four pups I am the one who wakes the others to play. I’m a rough and tumble guy, and have lots of energy—but enjoy my naps, too.

 

Before adoption I will be fully vaccinated, neutered, microchipped, wormed and on flea and heartworm preventative.

 

My adoption fee is $750. If you are interested in Trapper  please go to our website www.sophiasgracefoundation.org to fill out an application. If you have any questions about him please contact his foster coordinator Christine at Niccar14@yahoo.com

Beasty
& Mia

Meet Beasty and Mia! Beasty is a 4-year-old chihuahua mix and Mia is an 8-year-old chihuahua and is also Beasty’s mother. These sweeties are looking for a very special forever home together. Their owner several months ago and since then they have been living with his sister. Although she loves them dearly, she realizes that she cannot give them everything that they need, either emotionally or financially, so she reached out to Sophia’s Grace Foundation for help in getting them vetted and finding them a loving forever home.

 

Tragically, Beasty and Mia’s deceased owner was a cruel man and treated them very unkindly, yelling at them daily, and yes, sadly, physically abusing them as well. Because of this, both dogs are still recovering from the abuse. It took their current caregiver a few months before she could even pick them up, but now that they have had a taste of love and affection, they crave it! Neither dog was ever socialized either, so they are very skittish with strangers, so a quiet forever home without a lot of people coming and going would be best. As you can see from the photo, both dogs also need to lose weight, but their foster mom is working on it! They LOVE to walk and are great on a leash, so an adopter that would love a couple of walking buddies would be perfect, and that would help melt that weight off as well. Mia does have 2 rear luxating patellas which are being controlled with meds and she will have much needed dental prior going to her forever home.

 

We realize it is a big ask to take on not one, but two, formerly abused and emotionally damaged dogs, but in the end they will be well worth it and will repay you with love and adoration. So, if you are kind, gentle and have an abundance of patience, these two might be the perfect pair. No small children, please. They are currently located in Ravenna, OH, but we will help with transport to the PERFECT forever home. Applications may be submitted via our website: www.sophiasgracefoundation.org

Betty

Hi, my name is Betty, but my foster parents call me Grandma Betty because of my age.  At 13 years young, I’m what they lovingly call a super senior!  

 

A little about me. I’m super sweet, and I have started licking the hand or face of my foster mom when I’m happy. I live with lots of other small dogs and teenagers in my foster home, and I get along with everyone. I don’t like being caged. My foster parents had never heard me bark until they picked me up from the vet’s office after my dental surgery. The vet tech laughed and said I had been vocal all afternoon to get out of the crate.  I’m potty trained now as long as you take me out on a predictable schedule. I was pee pad trained before, so, if you have rugs, I may have a few accidents. At the shelter, I was badly matted, so they had to shave me completely. My hair is growing back so soft and curly. I have some old lady lumps and bumps, but the vet said that’s normal.  

 

Despite no vision in one eye and poor vision in the other, I’m a pretty independent lady. I do see some shadows, but I can’t see anything at a distance, and my depth perception is definitely impacted. I mapped the house really quickly, got the hang of the routine and where the water bowls are located, and I love just walking and visiting different rooms in the house by myself. The same goes for outside. I love walking around and sniffing in the fenced back yard. I would love to have a similar space to explore in my new home. I’ve also been on a few short walks down our street. I think I’ve got the hang of it if you walk just a little in front of me with the leash so I can safely follow. 

 

I’ve learned how to navigate up to three steps. I can go up and down the three steps into the garden by myself now. Any steeper or longer steps though, I can’t do, so my foster parents carry me up and downstairs or down the 15 steps from the deck. My lack of sight doesn’t stop me from trying to walk up steps though, so I definitely have to be monitored closely, and I need gates, so I don’t fall down steps. I’m a little hard of hearing, so you'll want to clap or whistle if you need to get my attention in a hurry.

 

I sleep through the night in my own bed in my foster parents’ bedroom. I love to roll around in doggie beds when I play. I like to know where my foster parents are at all times; I have doggie beds in all of the rooms so I can always hang-out and nap close to them. Sometimes I like to sit on the couch or on your lap to be cuddled. I especially love to sunbathe.  

 

I do have a thyroid condition that will require medication twice a day and I need medicated eye drops twice a day. My foster mom said together they cost about $35 a month. I take my eye drops without a struggle because I know I get a little treat afterwards! I also sound like a honking duck when I cough after I’ve overexerted, usually when I start rolling and playing in bed. It may be a collapsing trachea, but the coughing never lasts long.  

 

Thanks for reading about me. I’m up to date on flea/tick and heartworm prevention and rabies.  The rescue paid for a dental, and I even kept lots of teeth! I am currently living in Bethel Park, PA with my wonderful foster family, but I would love to have a forever home of my very own! You can apply to adopt me here: www.sophiasgracefoundation.org

Reese

Meet Reese! He is a handsome 8–9-year-old dappled dachshund. Reese is a sweet boy who would do best a calm household where he can be provided with structure and routine. He gets along with other dogs and cats but would be best with calmer pets that are not too rambunctious. 

 

Reese has cataracts and therefore his vision is impaired so he can startle easily at times. When he does get startled, he will growl, so his adopter needs to be aware of his body language and know how to read the signs. No small kids, please. He has never bitten anyone in his current foster home, but he needs an adopter who can be the pack leader, otherwise Reese will assume the role. 

 

Reese is currently fostering in Stow, OH. Applications may be submitted via our website: www.sophiasgracefoundation.org

Phoebe

Meet Phoebe!

 

Phoebe is an incredible little survivor. When she was found as a stray (likely dumped) in rural WV, she was infested with ticks and fleas, scarred and scared with an injured eye. She was terrified of everything, especially her first vet visit and car ride to Ohio to meet her foster family. After 5 weeks of pampering, potty training, crate training, medical recovery and spay, Phoebe is ready to meet her new family. This little lady has learned to walk on a leash and loves a stroll up to the park. Many things make her nervous, and sometimes she does shake to show you, but we have been taking her into new situations daily and reminding her she’s safe. Socializing would have to continue, so her new family will need to commit to continuing this training. 

 

She LOVES to curl up and snooze hard on the couch! She adores her crate, with her special blanket and toys, and would need a safe space like this in her new home. Phoebe is small, only around 5 lbs, and is intimidated by larger dogs. She is only about a year old.  She will yelp and lunge when frightened, so a home with other dogs her size would be fine, but no dogs over 30 or so pounds. Phoebe is wonderful with respectful children over 5 and absolutely loves to be held. 

 

If you think this is the girl for you, please apply on our website: www.sophiasgracefoundation.org Phoebe is currently fostering in Lakewood, OH.

Cooper

Meet Cooper!

 

Cooper is the perfect family pup. He has a wonderful energy and would love an active family. He is around one year old and often still behaves like a puppy, so training would need to continue concerning chewing (he loves paper lol) and playful mouthing. He loves to be outside, but also has a nose for adventure, so a securely fenced in yard is essential. Cooper is potty-trained and crate trained, and often wanders back to his crate for quiet time on his own. 

 

This little guy is so affectionate and just wants to be with his people. His favorite things are to nap under the covers with his foster mom, chase chipmunks and dig shallow holes to lay in. He is not cat friendly because he is just too interested in playing rough. Cooper is working on his leash walking and is learning simple commands like sit and come here. His forever family would have to commit to continuing training and socializing, as Cooper has likely lived his whole first year of life as a stray and everything is new to him. 

 

He is so excited to meet you, so apply here if you think he might be a good match for YOUR family! www.sophiasgracefoundation.org 

Cooper is currently fostering in Lakewood, OH.