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Portia is a high energy companion with lots of personality!!
Portia is actually a mixed breed of Smooth Coat Daschshund and Basset Blue de Gascogne. She has been with us for about a year and a half so we have a good idea of her personality. She loves to run, is well socialized and very high energy. Portia is used to running outside most of the day with all her friends. She will need a well socialized environment to live in. That means 1 or more other dog companions, lots of walks & visits to the local dog park or lots of neighborhood dog visits !! A well fenced yard is likely required since she loves to run and run and run...
Portia is really just a fun loving dog with a puppy curiosity, plafulness and activity level. She is crate trained and sleeps all night -- since she is pretty much exhausted from running all day. Portia is calm in the house and not at all hyper -- as she uses all of her energy outdoors. She and her sister (adopted) Luna are really a pair. The run, jostle and wrestle with each other all day long. Sometimes it is exhausting just watching them scoot around the fields of the sanctuary.
ADOPTION NOTES:The Hemingway Group provides a special environment for our companions. To insure successful adoption -- there are several things we look for. The first is that most of our companions are on a diet consisting mainly of raw meat, vegetables and fruits (raw diet). Next, the companions at the Hemingway Group are well socialized and used to playing and being with other dogs on a constant basis. Therefore, adoption in most cases should be to a home that already has 1 or more playful & active companions, or adoption of 2 companions from the Group is recommended. This is not an absolute requirement, several of our adoptable companions would do well as an “only pet” but most of our companions would not do was well. Next, our companions are indoor/outdoor dogs and used to running free in large -- very large -- fenced areas for most of the day. Your yard need not be acres large, but clearly a good sized fenced yard or very close dog park and your time to take them regularly is needed. We believe in the Ceasar Millan approach to human and animal behavior, click here for more information. Lastly, we are a small organization -- it is difficult to support any adoption out of state as we require your pre-visit with the companion, our home visit to your location and finally your pickup of your new companion. While not every item mentioned above is mandatory - please consider the environment you can provide a Hemingway Group companion before completing an application. We try very hard to insure a life-time home for our companions.
ADOPTION PROCESS: The process is involved -- we respect and cherish our companions and want to ensure that they are adopted and find the best home for them..
Review the adoption process and the write up on the companion you are interested in.
Click here to complete an online application.
Your application will be reviewed and we will make initial contact.
If interest continues -- we will have a telephone call where we can review in more detail your desires and requirements and discuss in detail the personality and behaviors of the companion you are requesting.
Then we will schedule a visit for you to come by and see your selected companion and/or companions that you are interested in.
Next, we will conduct a home visit to see the environment that the companion would be moving to.
Finally, we make arrangements for the companion to join your family. The $200 adoption fee will be due at that time.
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