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RETIRED--NOW IN HOSPICE CARE NOT AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION CANDE' (SRC#1633) is a cruelty case from a local shelter. She has the potential to be such sweet senior girl however she has been very tortured in horrific ways. We can tell by the response that she has to men that most likely it was a male that abused her the most. Even after many months she will still scream horribly if touched because she fears being assaulted once again. She is a fear biter and even now her foster mom is the only person that can really deal with her after many months of working with her patiently. She still screams at times when she is picked up and it is not in pain because she has been checked thoroughly by our vet. Cande does well with other dogs and even cats but people are a different matter. She has been taught not to trust, so SRC has decided to retire this senior girl and allow her the peace she needs in her foster home. She has a number of medical issues and SRC is helping her to be comfortable and happy as long as she lives. She deserves that much considering what she has suffered in her past.
RETIRED AND NOT AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION
Please note: Our dogs are NOT located in Lenoir, NC. They are in foster homes throughout NC, SC, and VA. You must be willing to drive to the dog's foster home in order to adopt it. The location of each dog is listed at the bottom of its bio. Our Available Dogs are updated frequently by volunteers. If you see a dog on our site, it is available for adoption on that day still it is possible for other applications to be pending for that dog so submitting an application does not guarantee its adoption. Emails asking if a dog is available for adoption can not be answered due to the huge volume of inquiries that SRC receives. Just as the Available Dogs are updated frequently, so are the bios. The bios are very descriptive and tell everything we know about a dog. If something is not listed in a bio, we do not know it at the time you are reading it. Emails asking for more information can not be answered due to the huge volume of inquiries that SRC receives BEFORE you may meet any of our dogs, you must be approved to adopt. This means you must first download an application from our website and submit it via email or fax (1-910-401-1317). A vet check or a reference check is then completed and if that goes well a home visit is done. The entire process takes 3-7 days normally, depending on your location. If we do not have anyone in your area to do your home visit we will ask you to reach out to local vets offices, shelters, and rescues to get this done. Please do not apply to adopt a dog if you are not prepared to welcome it into your home within two weeks of applying. We do not hold dogs and we adopt them out on a first come first serve basis based on a completed adoption process. SRC does not ordinarily adopt its dogs to families with children under ten years of age. This is for the protection of the dogs and for the protection of the children. Once you are approved to adopt you must make your donation online via our website and sign an adoption contract BEFORE you pick up your new dog. SRC does NOT do meet and greets on the same day as adoptions so if you want to meet the dog first, you must make two trips to the foster home. Keep in mind that if, while you are waiting to meet a dog, another approved applicant decides to commit to it, the dog is no longer available for adoption.
Why does SRC request an adoption donation which will help future incoming rescued canines? Here is a break-down of the average expenses spent on SRC dogs to assure they remain healthy and happy as they are prepared for adoption: Office Visit: $45-60 Fecal; $14-24 Rabies: $14-24 DHLPP: $14-24 Bordetella: $14-24 Heartworm, Lyme, Ehrliccia Testing: $30-45 Heart worm Preventative: $16 per month Spay or Neuter: $200-$400 Total Basic Vetting: $347- $617 Additional Vetting: Teeth Cleaning: $200 Blood Panel: $80 -150 Cherry Eye: $300-$500 Urinary Tract Infection: $60-100 Heartworm Treatment: $300-700 Luxating Patellas: $1,800 per leg Cruciate Surgery $1,200 per leg Entropian Surgery: $250-$500 Demotectic Mange: $100 per month X-Ray $80 - $110 Ultrasound: $300 Cataract Surgery: $1500 - $3000 Boarding: $300 per month per dog We want to thank you for your interest in our dogs. We ask that you please read the bio's information thoroughly before contacting the rescue as many of your questions will be answered in the bio. This will save time that we as volunteers will be able to apply toward saving the lives of needy dogs that are perishing without our help. Thank you so much for your understanding and cooperation!