Protection without harm. Our mission is to care for dogs in the most natural way possible, to promote the health and wellbeing of the dog by preserving their immune system and therefore their health. We do this through a species appropriate diet, natural preventatives for parasites, protecting them from chemicals on or in the dog, home or yard. Protecting their bone structure and organs by no spay/neuter until growth plates are closed (maturity) Encouraging their natural healing abilities through alternative medical practices whenever possible: Traditional Chinese Medicine, Homeopathic Medicine, Acupuncture, Reiki, essential oils, animal communication, chiropractic, and other energy modalities for care and healing. We adopt to guardians that either already practice this level of care or are eager to learn to ensure our mission statement is honored throughout the lifetime of the dog. Our mission helps your dog to have the best possible ability to share with you a long and healthy life.
Adopters must continue to care for their Star-Mar dog in a naturally reared manner. (read mission statement for clarification) Most of our dogs require a fenced area leading directly from the home in order to ensure daily, healthy exercise. Due to their past, many dogs require someone who is not working away from home a typical 8 hour work day; works from home, is retired, works very part time. We require that you have a designated plan for your dog should they outlive your ability to care for them. You will first visit with the dog in the dog's foster home where they are the most comfortable. The second visit is to bring the dog to your home, introduce them to other members of the household and let them explore you home and yard by leave the dog in your home for about a hour. We then pick up the dog and return them to their foster home. If it is agreed that the adoption be completed then the adopter comes to the foster home and completes the adoption. That way the dog is going with someone they already know, to a place where they have already been. It is the least traumatic transition we can offer the dog.