Alleviate the financial stress associated with your petís unexpected medical expenses and generate funds for our shelter at the same time! Simply apply for a ShelterCare Pet Insurance Program by using the Shelter Care banner-link. Hereís how it works: Shelter Care Pet Insurance Programs cover you when your pet needs essential veterinary care from an illness or injury. Also, every time a completed application for a Shelter Care program is generated through our shelterís website, we automatically receive a $25 donation to help cover common needs like blankets, litter and food. This donation is of no cost to you and provides us with essential funds. Make the right move and enroll today!
We are a home-based rescue that ordinarily only takes in one to two animals at a time, affording them the ability to live in a family like atmosphere, right down to sleeping in our beds. Since most of our dogs are terriers, we prefer to place our animals in new homes with fenced in yards and at least one family member with a flexible schedule. Crate training is recommended and generally started on all dogs.
To be a best friend, you should be a well informed friend. Please research your desired breed and plan on obedience training. If you live in the local area, I highly recommend Dr. Karen Garielick, http://www.docsk9center.com/ she is based in Kingston, NY. 20 miles north of New Paltz. Please ask for an application and one will be sent to you via email. Thanks! I do require a Vet Reference, so please locate a Vet in your area that you plan on working with and that you have contacted with your plans to adopt. Please ask for a fee schedule so that you will be familiar with the cost of owning a dog. An appointment is required within 5 days of adoption to insure that you are satisfied with the health of your new dog.
Since this is my home visiting is done strictly by appointment, but since a home visit and interview with the dog is required I generally come to you. Because of rising gas prices, I now request a donation of .35 per mile of travel from New Paltz, NY. I will travel to the following states with a dog: NJ, CT, MA, PA generally within a 2-4 hours radius of my home. This donation is required regardless of whether adoption is completed.
Mary Jean Sprague
New Paltz , NY 12561
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