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ADOPTED! Celia Bichon Frise Mount Laurel, NJ
- White / Cream
- Vaccinations up to date, spayed / neutered.
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Meet ADOPTED! Celia
2/14/16: Celia just arrived a day or so ago. She's doing phenomenally well in her foster home! We don't have any pictures yet, but we do have a really cute video of her trying to get the older bichon in her foster home to play with her. Once she's groomed (tomorrow!) we will post some photos of her.
Celia was just rescued from an Amish puppy mill where she lived in a OUTDOOR CRATE breeding puppies. Here's the saddest part...Celia used to be a family dog! Her family had to give her up, and Celia found herself given up to an Amish puppy mill farm. We suspect that perhaps the family listed her on Craigslist or a similar site and the family probably had no idea what her ultimate fate would be. Shame on them. This is why we tell people all the time...DO NOT LIST YOUR DOG on Craigslist!!! Call a reputable rescue.
Thankfully, Celia is with us now and is trying to make up for lost time. She is NOT the typical dog one might expect to find at a puppy mill because she remembers the love she received from her previous family. She is following her foster-mom everywhere, welcoming whatever attention she can get, sitting on the furniture to cuddle and jumping up on the bed. She's probably so relieved to be back in a HOME. Her house training needs a little work - again, since she's been out in a crate for a long time now, she needs a refresher course on what is expected of her. But that will come.
Celia is about 7 yrs. old and weighs about 12 to 14 lbs. 7 is NOT old for a bichon since they frequently live to be 18 to 20 yrs. of age. She is very dog and people friendly. She's PROBABLY be fine with cats too, although her foster-mom doesn't have any, so she isn't cat-tested. We are making an appointment with our vet to get her spayed, have a dental done, and get her shots updated. Once all that's done she'll be ready to go. She is VERY affectionate and friendly and is a very happy-go-lucky little dog, in spite of the unfortunate circumstances she had to endure. If you would be interested in adopting Celia, please submit an electronic application on our website. Once we receive it someone from the rescue will contact you via email.
DO NOT call the rescue regarding this dog. We do not have the manpower to return the large volume of inquiries we receive anytime a new dog is posted. Our preferred method of communication is email. We check email & return inquiries on a daily basis. We do not return phone calls. All available information pertaining to this dog is already listed here. NO ONE will be considered as a potential family until they have submitted an application. This is the FIRST step in the adoption process! Pls. note that your application must include a VALID, LEGIBLE e-mail address, otherwise it will be discarded! This would seem like common sense, but the number of invalid email addresses we receive are surprising! Click here to submit our ONLINE application! No mailing or faxing is necessary!electronic application!After an application has been submitted, we will contact your current or previous vet to get a reference. We will also contact you (assuming we believe your home is a good match for one of our dogs) to schedule a home visit. NO ADOPTION IS EVER FINALIZED WITHOUT A HOME VISIT FIRST. This is a required part of the screening process. Our adoption fees are listed at the top of our online application. These fees help to offset the tremendous expenses involved in getting our dogs ready for adoption. Pls. read the top of our application for further info. about our fees.An important note about tie-outs!More & more lately we've noticed a trend toward using tie-outs. Many people believe that tie-outs are a cheap alternative to fencing their yards when they are considering adding a dog to their family. These people also don't have the time to WALK their dogs the four or five times a day they would need to in order to avoid housetraining accidents. We believe that tie-outs are a dangerous method of providing your dog with outdoor time. Bichons and similar breeds are small and would be "sitting ducks" for other, more aggressive animals. They also would have no defense against unkind PEOPLE who might pass by... so tie outs are out of the question for these little guys! They need the security of a fenced yard or an owner at the opposite end of their leashes to protect them from the dangers of the outdoors! We hope you will understand that we are only looking out for the safety of our dogs when we say that we have a policy against placing dogs in homes where tie-outs will be utilized.
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