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Hundreds of Lives Saved As We Enter Our 17th Year
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A 92% Success Rate on Adoptions
". . . Saving just one pet won't change the world. . . but, surely, the world will change for that one pet . . . "
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Stephen Willis $25.00 / L.Beckwith $1,000.00 / Renee Koch $10.00
Checkers is a Lab / Dalmatian Mix young adult dog around 3-4 years old. He seems outgoing and friendly towards anyone
who has a treat. He loves to be around people and would make a great family pet. I tried to introduce him to other
dogs in the rescue and he seems fine around most females and some males. So if your thinking about adopting
Checkers for a 2nd dog, we will have to wait and see how a meeting would go. He has little or no leash training or
potty training. He was brought in as a neglected dog (not abused) just not shown enough attention and seems to
crave any human contact he can get. My suggestion would be a home that there is someone there all the time so he
knows he's not alone. If you think you have the time to take on the challenge of training Checkers as to leash and
potty training, I think you will have a great dog here. To be considered for adoption you have to be a home owner
with a secure fenced in back yard and live within a 30 mile radius of this rescue and allow a home check prior to
approving the adoption. If your interested please send us an email along with pictures of your back yard and fencing
area along with where Checkers would sleep. Because of his short hair he would also have to be allowed inside your
home. He could not handle the cold nights outside with his short hair. Checkers has been neutered.
We are Registered with the State of Tennessee & IRS
To Receive Charitable Donations - EIN# 26-1252953
Happy Endings Animal Rescue & Sanctuary is part of a group of Animal Rescues under the same
name across the United States that is Registered out of Solvang, CA under a Blanket Non-Profit Status.
This Rescue receives 100% of your donation to help care for the animals by providing food, water & shelter.
Over the Years, we have Received Donations from all across
America, Canada, Europe and even Australia.
UPDATE - ANY DONATIONS COMING IN WILL GO TO HELP TRANSPORT
THE DOGS TO NEW HOMES OR OTHER RESCUES TO HELP COVER GAS.
Pinky Get's Adopted (on the Left)
RAISED OVER $3,200 IN THE FUND RAISER
When a dog reaches their retirement years, chances of finding a new forever home drop considerably.
With that said H.E.A.R. has started a program to find homes for our senior dogs by seeking senior citizens
who are looking for a companion to keep them company. Some of our senior dogs are great couch potatoes
and some are still very active who love to go for walks. If you know of someone who could benefit from adopting
a senior dog, please let us know about your situation. I know we have the perfect dog for you. We have also
reduced our normal adoption fee from $100.00 to just $50.00 on any senior dog and promise to take back that
dog for any reason at any time should plans change with the adoptive family or person who adopts a senior dog.
We currently have 17 Senior Dogs ready for adoption - we don't have any tiny lap dogs at this time.
The dogs we currently have are medium to large to x-large in size and will require a fenced back yard.
I grabbed Buck and put him in our Rescue Van and headed back to the Rescue. The first thing I did was feed him with canned food,
fresh water to drink and gave him a little one on one attention. He ate and ate and filled himself up. I set up his dog house and
put some cedar chips in his new home. He walked right in and did about 2 circles and laid down, looked over at me and went to sleep.
Buck knew he was safe.
The next day I went to see him and assess his skin and hair loss issues and thought the best thing for him was to put
him on medication to clear up his skin and flush his system of worms. He needed time to heal. Over the weeks he
became more healthier and started to play again. I noticed his skin clearing up and hair was starting to grow back.
It took about 3 months of treatment,but eventually his skin totally cleared up and all his hair grew back.
Buck was fortunate he got a chance to come to H.E.A.R. and recuperate his heath issues and just be a dog and make new friends.
If the Pound would of caught him and since he was an abandoned dog with no home the Pound would of just put him to sleep.
This is a sad reality, but fortunate for Buck he did get a chance to come to H.E.A.R. and now he is back to normal.
He still has some issues and will need a little more time to come around from the abuse he must of gone through.
He only started to truly trust me after a few weeks. If your interested in Adopting Buck. He Looks about 10-12 years old,
he has not been neutered and only gets along with dogs that are smaller than him. He is very protective of his yard
from other male dogs. So if you would like to offer Buck a home where he will be loved the rest of his life. Let us know what
sort of forever home you have to offer him. We do require you to be a home owner with a secure fenced in back yard.
He is a Newfoundland / Chow Mix Dog with a beautiful black shinny coat and loves to be petted. He weighs about 60 lbs.
He is NOT potty trained and has pretty much lived his whole life outside. He does have a lot of love to give the right person.
I would only consider him going to a single dog home or a home with a dog who weighs no more than 35 pounds.
This way Buck can be King of the yard and will be a great family dog in time.
Check out our Adoption Qualifications listed below and let us know if you would like to Adopt Buck.
We Rescue the Ones other Shelters or Rescues didn't want to.
That why it's so Important that you give what you can to save Dogs like Buck.
They deserve a Forever Home, Love and a Family just like any other Dog.
Once we receive and look over your email and do a Google earth search on your property we will then
send you our application. You must live within 20 miles of Madison, TN 37115 we will then contact
you to set up a time to bring the dog by your home to see if the dog likes your new home and you like the dog.
If all goes well then you simply pay the adoption fee and we offer a 90 day return policy on any adoption.
If for any reason your not happy with the dog, simply return them within those 90 days for a full refund.
Any other expenses you may have spent are not covered under this return policy.
After 90 days, we will still take back any H.E.A.R. dog for as long as they live.
We don't do out of area or out of State adoptions.
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For Questions Contact: Cody Gosselin - Founder & Director at:
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