In shelter DogGretna, FL, 32352
Coco came to us as an owner surrender. Reportedly, the owner was unable to care for her as she deserved. He further indicated he had been "unable to bond with her". Coco is about 7-10 months old. She is fully vetted, current on shots, spayed, and microchipped. She relates well with other dogs when properly introduced. She is energetic and requires redirection. She knows some simple commands such as sit, stay, come. Is able to walk on a leash without difficulty. When relating to humans she is somewhat impulsive but responds appropriately to redirection. Coco would benefit from an intermediate to experience adopter who can build up on the skills she already has. We are not sure how she relates to cats or very young children as we havent had the opportunity to evaluate these areas. A fenced-in-yard and home visit are a must. NO exceptions will be made to these requirements. Our adoption process is somewhat different from other organizations as we dont engage in same-day adoptions. The reason why we dont is to prevent returns, or worse, abandonment. It is our mission to be the voice for the voiceless. Each dog, cat, or horse that we adopt out has been promised a second chance for happiness and security. We take this promise very seriously. Each potential adopter is asked to complete a PRE-ADOPTION QUESTIONNAIRE. Following receipt and evaluation of this document we proceed to schedule what we have come to call a meet & greet. We travel up to 1.5 hours from our location to bring the pet to your home which allows you to see him/her in a secure environment without external distractions. It also allows us to observe the environment where the dog/cat will live and make sure that it provides all the required security to prevent as much as possible any accident. Given the extraordinary circumstances our country is experiencing we have now also instituted what we call "virtual home visits". Using technology for "good", we visit your household using a free app called Google Duo. You can install it for free on your smartphone and will allow us to have a "face-to-face" conversation as well as it will allow us to take a peek at your yard. This allows you to see the dog you are interested in, and us to evaluate your fenced-in-yard. After the meet and greet (in your home, adhering to CDC guidelines, I will wear a mask and we will meet in your yard) and if the interaction between you and our dog appears to be a good fit, and you are still interested in our companion dog or cat, we will proceed to complete the formal ADOPTION CONTRACT (if you are an out of state resident: at this time you proceed to make a deposit toward the adoption fee of $100.00 total adoption fee is $275.00), local residents will proceed to complete the adoption donation at this time, For out of state residents the balance of the adoption fee is paid when the dog is delivered. Residents can cover the cost of the adoption donation in cash or check, out of state /local residents can also use PayPal to make the appropriate payment using our email address email@example.com. We ask all of our potential adopters to read our adoption contract beforehand and welcome as many questions as you may have after reading it. https://onedrive.live.com/edit.aspx?cid=a25c7feb241f9ba4&page=view&resid=A25C7FEB241F9BA4!42229&parId=A25C7FEB241F9BA4!7128&app=Word For out of state potential adopters, we always inquire how they plan on getting the dog/cat to their residence. Airline trips transporting dogs from the Tallahassee International airport is non-existent. The nearest airport is in Pensacola which is almost 3 hours from our location. In the past, Tennessee residents come to pick the dog by driving to a mutually agreeable location. Others have requested a transport company to bring the dog to them. A highly reliable company i: http://itsadogsliferescuetransport.org (239) 207.6978 During the summer, we complete home visits on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3 to 4 pm, Wednesdays, from 10-11 am, or 3 to 4 pm. In winter, we complete the visits on the same days with a change in time, Tuesday, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 2-3 pm, and Wednesdays from 10-11 am. Please let us know which one is more convenient for you. Thanks for your interest in a rescue dog!