Texas Rescue/Atlantic Canada Adoptables/FureverhomesdogrescueofSETX
Canadian adopters: Dog are transported to Saint John, NB and Aulac, NB
US adopters: Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, Virginia, west Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, new Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, new Hampshire, Maine
Adoption Fee is $770 Canadian for dogs under 5 yrs
Adoption Fee is reduced for older dogs and long term rescues
Payment plans available for some long term rescues
Adoption Fee includes spay/neuter , UTD on vaccines, microchipped and transport (NFLD additional transport fees)
Newfoundland applications are welcome! Additional transport fees apply (typically $350) After you apply you can contact our NFLD Adoption Coordinator Marcella Gerard for information on transport service from NS to NFLD.
The cost to rescue is real Each dog costs the rescue much more then the adoption fee.
Basic costs for each dog are:
Then there are -
We rely solely on donations, fundraisers and adoption fees to cover the costs of rescue. We are 100% volunteer based. There are no paid positions with our rescue.
For your current dogs health safety as well as the rescue dogs health, we do require dogs in your home to be up to date on basic vaccines including Bordetella. Kennel cough can be common post transport. We would not want to put your current dogs at risk. If your dog did not have some immunity to Bordetella - and he/she caught it from the rescue dog, from a dog park, from doggy daycare, from just on a walk - your dog could end up with a chest infection or pneumonia and require expensive medications.
Our vaccine requirement is to keep everyone health and safe.
Furever Homes Dog Rescue of SETX will be there to help you post adoption. The puppy, litter and transport chats we create will remain open.
We have trainers in NS and NFLD who volunteer with our rescue who will help you out virtually or in person if you are in their vicinity.
If after the adopter receives the dog/puppy and the adopter feels the dog/puppy is not a good fit or they are no longer able to care for the dog/puppy
We will ask you to foster if you can and we will post the pup for adoption again or find a foster home for them. Once he/she is adopted, you will have 2 choices - we can help you find a new rescue pup who will better suit your family or we will refund your adoption fee.
Provided the dog is in good health and requires no immediate/emergency vetting, FHDRofSETX will refund the adopter adoption fees previously paid once the dog/puppy is readopted.
If FHDRofSETX determines the dog/puppy’s medical needs were not met by the adopter post transport and vetting is required as part of the readoption, FHDR reserves the right to reduce the refund to cover any immediate vetting expenses the dog/puppy would need.
You’ve found the perfect dog who is looking for a loving forever home – but she is recovering from heartworm. Or maybe you’ve heard of this illness and worry about your pet getting sick.
Did you know that heartworm is both preventable and is often treatable, if necessary? Prevention of heartworm is always preferable to treatment as it is safer, simpler, and less costly.
Mosquitoes play a critical role in the transmission of heartworm disease. As such, risk is especially high during mosquito season and along waterways where mosquitoes frequent.
A mosquito feeds on an infected animal (such as another dog) and picks up an immature stage of heartworm called microfilaria. This immature stage matures within the mosquito to an infective stage. The mosquito then goes on to bite a dog and pass along this infective stage, which matures further over six to seven months into adult heartworm within that dog.
Adult heartworms can live for up to five to seven years in a dog. Dogs can be re-infected even if they already have heartworm, which means that they can have more and more heartworms build up in their body if not treated.
If your dog is HW positive, they were treated before coming with slow kill and /or a fast kill treatment. You will need to have your dog on a preventive. The rescue recommends the use of a preventative with the active ingredient of Moxidectin after Proheart 6 shot expiries. There are different types of active ingredients that treat/prevent Heartworm. You can choose which type you want to use. Simparica Trio, Proheart and Advantage Multi are examples treatments that have the rescue recommended ingredient.
Moxidectin - Please read up on Moxy-Doxy as an alternative treatment for Heartworm instead of the fast kill. It is proven to have a higher success rate then Ivermectin for HW positive dogs.
Puppies under 1 year AND adult heartworm negative dogs MUST be on a heartworm preventative.
for the first year then tested at 1 year after arrival. Many de-wormers are also HW preventatives.
There are different types of active ingredients that treat/prevent Heartworm. The rescue recommends the use of a preventative with the active ingredient of Moxidectin or Ivermectin.
The Rescue recommends using Advantage Multi for the first year
Why do we recommend testing at 1 yr post adoption? - Because it takes 7-12 months for heartworm to show on a test – testing too soon can give false results
Consult with your veterinarian on the best one for your puppy.
WHAT IS LITTERMATE SYNDROME?
“Littermate syndrome in dogs occurs when two puppies from the same litter living together develop such a strong attachment to each other that it interferes with their ability to interact in a normal manner with other people, other dogs, or any situation where they are not together,” says Collier.
This happens because littermates’ bond so intensely to each other that they fail to develop connections with their human family. This can make it harder for them to reach their full potential when it comes to good behavior, says Graddy. Puppies with littermate syndrome only interact with each other and become highly dependent on one another for a sense of safety and normalcy.
Littermate syndrome can affect dogs of any breed, and it may also affect unrelated puppies who are adopted at the same time and raised together.
The good news: not all puppy pairs develop littermate syndrome and pet parents can prevent significant issues with specialized training methods.
Unless otherwise noted, all of our dogs are in Southeast Texas
We transport adopted dogs about every 6 weeks to Saint John and Aulac New Brunswick. Adoption fees include transport!