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Pet Of The Month
Look at that happy face! Sabine is a 6 year old Maltese, approximately 7 lbs and an absolute doll! She will give you kisses and loves to be in your lap or laying beside you.
Sabine is a special needs dog, she has diabetes and Cushing's Disease, both of which are manageable with medication. She is a happy sweet little soul who just needs a kind person willing to love and care for her despite her medical challenges!
If interested in Sabine, visit our 'Adoptable Dogs' page.
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How to Make Sure an Animal Rescue Organization Isn’t Fake
There are steps you can take and warning signs to watch for to ensure you’re adopting a pet from a legitimate animal rescue organization:
Many rescues are actually registered not-for-profit charitable organizations and will have a registered charity number in Canada, and in the U.S. will be a registered 501 (c). As such, they have mandates they must adhere to in order to maintain their legal charitable status.
Be wary of rescue organizations that will only communicate with you online.
Reputable rescue organizations will always want to visit your home for an inspection and do reference checks.
Be cautious of organizations that ask to meet you only in a parking lot or other public place.
Legitimate rescue organizations won’t adopt out puppies or kittens younger than 8 weeks old - any earlier and they lose out on social and behaviour lessons from the mother and litter-mates that can result in behaviour issues.
Always request to see veterinary records for the pet you want to adopt. Make sure the pet is current on vaccinations and has been examined by a licensed veterinarian. Also make sure the paperwork matches the pet you are adopting.
Consider adopting from a local animal shelter or humane society, which are required to provide medical attention and veterinary care for their animals.