Louie is an extremely handsome nine year old neutered Belgian Shepherd Sheepdog/ chow mix who was relinquished to the Bonita animal shelter due to a minor skin infection his owners could not afford to repair. While awaiting adoption at the shelter Louie rapidly began losing weight and was at great risk of euthanasia. FCIA rescued Louie and with the proper attention, love and diet he has been able to gain weight and find happiness. He is a very affectionate dog with lots of energy! Gets along famously with other dogs and is submissive with other dogs and humans. Best suited for a home without cats as they tend to make him a bit nervous. Louie is house trained and is very gentle while being in the house. He is looking for a loving home with tons of attention!
We suggest a home with children over the age of 10 for this dog. This dog cannot be adopted out of state. Please see our home page for a list of our Saturday adoption sites. Every potential adopter is required to fill out an adoption application and the dog is placed in the home that would be most suitable for the dog. We do not place our dogs in homes with unfenced swimming pools. Generally we don't release the dogs at the adoption site that day except on occasion to former adopters. If you are interested in adopting this dog, please email FCIAanimalfund@yahoo.com or call 619-466-9137.
Who We AreThe FCIA is a small, nonprofit (501C3), all volunteer organization that takes in small "adoptable" dogs that would otherwise be euthanized. Normally, they are under 20 lbs. Often they have medical problems, most of which can be reversed by our veterinarians. Our adoption fees range from $150 to $250, which covers spay or neutering, vaccines, worming, and some part of any medical expenses; not all are licensed and some are microchipped. We do not have a shelter and the dogs are in foster homes.
If you would like to make a donation, please mail donations to the address at the bottom of the page or click on the donate button to use Paypal.
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Come Visit Us!As we don't have a shelter, we will be posting when and where the remaining dogs can be seen.
11/29: UNLEASHED, 10625 Scripps Poway Pkwy, San Diego, 92131 (Scripps Ranch),10:30-1:30
12/20: PETCO, 2749 Via de la Valle, Del Mar, 10:30-1:30
1/3: PET NUTRITION, 3840 Valley Centre Dr.San Diego, CA 92130 (Carmel Valley),10:30-1:30
1/17: THREE DOG BAKERY, 2670 Via de la Valle, Suite A160, Del Mar, 10:30 -1:30
Please note that adoptions require applications be processed and approved by the board and the dogs are not available the same day the application is submitted.
FCIA was awarded $1,000 for being in the top 100 rescue groups out of 7500 from Petco.
For all of you out there who have adopted from us - THANK YOU! We know it is not easy going through our adoption process and appreciate you sticking with us.
With Your HelpWith the donations we have received in the first 6 months of 2014, we were able to:
1. Help about 133 shelter and shelter-related animals. These costs ranged for as low as $32 for licenses exams and shots, to as high as $1,100 for amputations and eye surgeries.
2. Medically treat several of our rescued dogs at the cost, after veterinary discounts, of up to several thousand dollars each.
3. Financially aid 309 low income families with veterianary care for their sick or injured pets.
Adopting a FriendOur dogs come with a lifetime guarantee. If at any time, for any reason, an adoption does not work out, you have signed a contract requiring you to return the dog to the Foundation. Under no circumstances should the adopted dog be placed with a friend, relative, co-worker, humane society, animal control/pound or any other individual or organization. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation. Our goal, however, is to find loving, lifetime homes.
Volunteering and DonationsAs our world becomes more violent and less humane, OUR JOB GETS TOUGHER AND MORE COSTLY. It takes longer these days to find adoptive parents who are willing to work with a neglected or abused dog, and who are willing to COMMIT FOR THE DOGS LIFE. WHAT A REWARD WHEN WE FIND THESE PEOPLE!!! We always can use VOLUNTEERS and donations! Foster homes are needed to give a dog hope of a better future. If you would like to become a foster home, you will be asked to care for a dog. We ask that you commit to fostering the animal until the pet has been adopted to prevent the dog from being passed around.
Special ThanksThe FCIA would also like to express gratitude to the PETCO Stores, Muttropolis, Unleashed by Petco and Pet Nutrition Center for continuing to hold adoption events at their stores. Also, a special thank you to PETCO for their generous donation through their "Spring A Pet" and "Tree of Hope" campaigns and to PETSMART Charities. Thanks to Nature's Select for their donation of dog food. We would also like to acknowledge Ark Antiques, a charity for animals in La Jolla. They are a non-profit organization where all proceeds go to local animal charities and humane causes.
Foundation for the Care of Indigent Animals
P.O. Box 2574
Spring Valley (San Diego) CA 91979
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