ADOPT A DOG
When you adopt a dog, you save a life.
Please have a look at all the amazing dogs we have for adoption in our centers and our foster program. If you would like more information on a pet found here please fill out an adoption application (filling this out does not secure an adoption) and a member of our adoption team will reach out. Be sure to include the pet’s name and ID# in the subject line. In the email please include your phone number and email address and someone will contact you as soon as possible. (Please allow 24 hours for return contact)
Take a look at our SAPA! Urgents and Adoptables Facebook page for dogs in immediate need of foster or adoption.
To see what each adoption requires and includes, please visit our Adopt page.
Adoption Application Disclaimer: Filling out the adoption application does NOT guarantee a hold or confirmation of adoption on the pet you applied for. All applications are reviewed and must be accepted by our trained counselors before a pet is adopted. Please allow 24-48 hours for our adoption team to contact you in regards to your application.
3 YEARS OLD
RETRIEVER, LABRADOR / CATTLE DOG, AUSTRALIAN (BLUE HEELER)
Dottie is in her foster home learning to adjust to life outside the kennel.
She was a bit shy when we picked her up but she rode in the car line a Queen ... so far rides well.. meaning she is good in cars
When she arrived she was a little boney but in the last 5 days she has not had an issue eating; actually she lets us know we forgot to give her her little treat...half a slice of cheese lol.
She is fine with our other dog outside and alone as long as we are not there; because her herding instinct does not click in then.
Otherwise, and more inside, she becomes a bit dominant and has nipped Ginger our other dog at least four times and made her cry.
So we sent her to the cage on time out.
They walk well together but it's an issue when they cross paths near us.
Dottie is quiet, calm, sweet, friendly; loves belly rubs, and all human beings
A little shy near street cars but now that has gradually faded as we walk her to the corner to watch cars go by
She's a sleepy dog... loves naps:)
So we try to get her out to exercise so she doesn't mess up her waist line:)
She arrived at 62 lbs but we know she's filled up some. We are giving Pedigrree can dog food ( 1/3 can with a little water mixed) and two cups of pedigree hi protein dry dog food.
We feed her by 6:30 am and again by 6 pm And she's content.
Teaching her to sit, stay; she goes down on her own. Prefers to be inside with owner than outside; but is very quiet not a barker. The cage is left open for her pleasure; she has no potty issues; she sleep freely outside the cage day and night; without any issues.
Great for a family with young kids ( my grandkids are 3-4 and she is so sweet with them)
Not too keen on sharing her owner with other pets
Darling Dottie has so much love to give! She has so many wonderful qualities, just to name a few:
- She LOVES people and is very cuddly and gentle. She enjoys relaxing on the couch with you and snuggles up real close.
- She is housebroken and sleeps quietly overnight.
- She loves treats and belly rubs.
- She rides in the car really well!
- Dottie loves going for walks & she walks at a nice pace & enjoys sniffs.
- She is one of the most loyal dogs you will ever meet- gentle and will be so grateful to be by your side.
*Be sure to check out Dottie's video & all of her adorable photos!*
I am currently located at San Antonio Pets Alive! and I am in a foster home. By adopting me, you not only give me a new leash on life; you also save the life of the additional dog who can be rescued from euthanasia and placed in foster care. If you are interested in adopting, please fill out the adoption questionnaire found on the website at https://sanantoniopetsalive.org/adopt/
Send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with pet's name and ID# for other questions. Please allow us up to 24 hours to respond because all fosters work with us on a volunteer basis. To find out how you can get involved and help turn San Antonio into a no-kill city, please visit us at www.sanantoniopetsalive.org