About this Dog:
Approximate Age: 7 yr
Weight: 10 lb
Adoption Fee: $450
Why in Rescue: Breeder Surrender
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Please fill out the adoption application at http://www.bichonrescues.com/pre-adoption-form-dog if you are interested in meeting one of our dogs.
Jacob came from a commercial breeder who was no longer going to use him for breeding. He is a shy/undersocialized dog that isn't sure about human contact yet but getting better every day. He is NOT housetrained or leash trained. Justin is a happy guy and while most dogs from commercial breeders enjoy the company of another dog, he would probably like to either be the only dog or have a female companion. We tried pairing him up with another male and they didn't get along well. He is neutered and got his teeth cleaned and is ready to go to the next step in her life. He is ready to learn how great it will be to live with a family, he will just need a patient and loving adopter who will give him the time he needs. A fenced in yard or at a minimum a potty area will be needed for him as well, so he can safely go outside to potty. Please read the following information to learn about dogs from breeding facilities to make an informed decision if a retired breeder is right for you.
Dogs from commercial breeders are generally undersocialized (often scared/shy/skittish), and probably never lived in a house. They need to learn things like how to walk on a leash, go up stairs, and what things like television is. They will need a patient adopter who will give them the time they needs to adjust and learn to trust people. Every baby step forward needs to be celebrated, and the dog needs to be accepted for who they are at each step. Some dogs can adjust quickly and learn how to be a loved pet pretty easily. Others take a long time to even be comfortable with things like walking through the house. No matter how far and how fast the breeder dogs progress, they are wonderful dogs and deserve a great home after being used the first part of their lives for making puppies. A fence (or at least a fenced in potty area) is highly recommended and may be required for certain dogs. Another small dog in the house can also help many former breeders adjust faster to life in a home and may be required in some cases.
If considering adopting a former breeding dog, the following article is good to read to help you understand the special needs these dogs may have. http://nowisconsinpuppymills.com/mill-survivors.html
We do our best to evaluate the dogs while they are with us, but they sometimes act different in the shelter environment than they do in a home. Many times we do not know the actual breed/mix or age of the dog, in that case we use our best guess as to breed and age.
The adoption procedures are listed below. Priority is given to potential adopters who fill out the application on our website. If a listing is on the adoption websites, we are still accepting applications. The listing is removed once we have received a sufficient number of applications or the pet leaves the shelter.
1. Completely fill out the pre-adoption application at http://www.bichonrescues.com/pre-adoption-form-dog. Any missing information may have us moving onto another application.
2. If you application is approved, we will contact you to come meet the adoptables that you are interested in.
3. If it is a match, you will complete the adoption contract and pay the adoption fee. Please be prepared to take your adopted pet home when you come meet him/her. In most cases, you will be able to take the pet home the same day.
4. If you have filled out an application and we haven't contacted you within a week, we may have missed your application, the pet may have been adopted by another applicant, or you may have been missing information on your application. You may contact us to find out the status of your application at this time. Please give us a week to process your application before contacting us!
The adoption fee through Bichon and Little Buddies Rescue is $200 - $500 depending on the age of the dog, which includes Wi State Sales Tax. Included in this fee is your new companion who will be spayed/neutered, have a current Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (as required by state law), current on age appropriate vaccinations, heartworm tested (if old enough) and started on preventative, microchipped, and given a general wormer. Other medical needs will also have been taken care of, such as dentals and treating ear infections.
To assist you and your new pet in adjusting to life together, you may chose to take an 8 week age appropriate obedience training course at For Pet's Sake Dog Training in Mukwonago, WI for $75 (up to $230 value). You may opt to take Puppy Kindergarten, Adult Beginners, or Small Dogs Big Hearts. You must register for the class within 90 days of adoption for the reduced fee. For more information on the classes visit www.forpetssake.cc
All dogs are seen BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. Bichon and Little Buddies is run by volunteers who have full time jobs in addition to the hours they spend with the rescue dogs. Having an application on file assures us that the potential adopter is really interested in adopting a dog. It also assists us in placing dogs in homes where both the dog and new owners are happy. The application puts you under no obligation to adopt a dog from Bichon and Little Buddies.
The Dog Pre-Adoption Application can be found at http://www.bichonrescues.com/pre-adoption-form-dog
Thanks for thinking about adopting your new pet!
Before meeting with a dog, a pre-adoption application must be completed. After the application is approved, a meeting is arranged between the adopter and the pet. An adoption contract is signed, adoption fee paid (generally $350), and the dog is able to go to the new home once all medical care is given. Dogs are fully vetted, including vaccinations, microchip, spay/neuter, heartworm test, deworming, dental if needed, and other procedured needed by the particular dog. Adopters are required to return the dog to us if they are unable or unwilling to care for the dog in the future.