Before Adopting

What you should know

If you are thinking of adopting one of these furballs:

Some broad general guidelines – (everyone knows that exceptions prove the rules).

1) They need secure fencing – top and bottom preferably 6’ high – some of them can scale even that – and many of them are diggers

2) They are a companionable breed , so most would benefit from a playmate – however, if you see “likes to be an only dog” that’s exactly what it means.

3) As a rule cats, birds, small dogs and other small animals are prey. Many get categorized “dangerous” dogs because they attacked one of these prey critter. That’s why dog parks are to be approached with extreme care: preferably to be avoided, at least until you really know your dog.

4) They should never be off leash when not in a securely fenced area. They simply love to run and will not listen to the whistle.

5) When you make an addition to your family, such as this wonderful dog you are adopting, please be patient as these dogs have most likely had a rough go of it recently and it will take them some time to adjust to your home and family.

6) Many of them are quite lively and could easily knock down smaller kids – so 8 and up is preferred.

Sounds complicated? Maybe it is, but once you have had one, you can’t stop. You get addicted. They love to snuggle with you – will sleep in your bed (if you let them) and are pretty smart (watch those doors with handles, or those kennel latches.)

Please complete an adoption application an email it to