IMPORTANT NOTE: Please read EVERYTHING first or I will not reply to you if the answer is already given below. Thank you.
ABOUT MISS L:
- She was given up by her previous owner due to personal reasons.
- She is microchipped.
- She has been applied with the monthly Revolution spot-on to protect against ticks/fleas/ear mites/heartworms/intestinal worms.
- She had a heartworm test on 13 December 2014 and the good news is that the test shows that she's heartworm-free.
- She has been vaccinated on 27 February 2015.
- She's spayed on 9 March 2015.
- Her weight is 8.55kg as of 19 March 2015.
- She can bark loudly (All Shelties do) so she may not be suitable to stay in condo/apartment.
- She can get along with other dogs and even cats as long as they can get along with her. She has high confidence of herself especially when encountering other dogs and is (overly) friendly to humans.
- She know basic commands to sit and give hand. She runs in circles when excited (as all Shelties do) so her action might be mistaken for 'bad behaviour'.
- She can pee and poo on grass, road (must pick up as good dog ownership etiquette and by law) or car porch so a routine is a must to train her to only do toileting outside or 'accidents' will happen inside the house.
- She's very friendly, playful and active. She requires daily walks (early morning or at night when it's cool due to her thick fur) so she would be perfect for a walker who would like company.
MAIN ADOPTION TERMS & CONDITIONS:
1) Our preference is for an adopter in the Klang Valley for logistical reasons. No adopting on behalf of a friend/family or others. I may consider an expatriate adopter but preference would be given to Malaysians due to our concerns about her future when a expatriate adopter return to his/her home country.
2) The adopter must be active on Facebook so that we can get pictorial updates on her and forgo the need for house visits to check on her.
3) The dog must be kept indoors at all times due to her small size and the breed's attractiveness to criminal pet-nappers. No caging as it will only lead to behavioural problems.
4) The adopter must exercise Miss L by taking her out for walks and toileting twice a day.
5) The adopter must be financially able and willing to provide for such a high-maintenance dog especially premium food and regular grooming. The adopter must provide the basic preventive dog care such as the yearly vaccination and monthly spot-on application (Revolution is recommended) to prevent ticks/heartworms.
6) The dog must be fed with proper premium dog dry food and no wet food or food scraps. Dry kibbles help 'brush' her teeth and and premium dog food will maintain her good fur condition.
7) The adopter should understand about Shelties' temperament, behaviour, peculiarities, etc so that you will know how to properly care for her. Please google for information on Shelties.
8) The adoption fee must be paid in full as it only partially covers her blood tests, spaying, vaccination, deworming & check-up costs. The adoption fee would go back into my rescue fund to help the next needy dog.
The breakdown of the vet cost (all with receipt proof):
Full blood test: RM145 (13 December 2014)
Heartworm test: RM60 (13 December 2014)
Urinalysis: RM25 (16 December 2014)
Vaccination: RM55 (27 February 2015)
Kidney Function Test: RM35 (27 February 2015)
Repeat urinalysis: RM25 (6 March 2015)
Spaying: RM380 (9 March 2015)
Total vet cost: RM725
YOUR adoption fee: RM500 only
If you're interested to adopt Miss L, please sent a message (via petfinder.my) and please share about yourself (are you a student/working? Malaysian/expatriate?), your place (living in Klang Valley or outstation? Condo/landed house? rented/owned? landlord allows pets? Living with family/friends? Do they agree to pets? Keeping dog indoor/outdoor? Home is small-dog escape-proof?) and your dog ownership experience (know about ticks and heartworm? Who will actually take care of your dog? Would you walk/exercise her? What would you feed her? Do you have any dogs now and in the past? What happened to the past dogs?). Please expect an interview by e-mail.
Any juvenile-type e-mails without providing the necessary details (ie tell about yourself, your place and dog ownership experience) required will be not be replied. Please don't just provide a phone number because I WON'T call/sms (I don't have whatsapp) and prefer to correspond by e-mail FIRST. Please be PATIENT if I can't reply to you immediately.
My apologies if the above seemed to be intrusive or offensive in any way but we are looking for a truly loving and responsible adopter for Miss L. All this resulted from our experience in rehoming pets. Please note that there is no right or wrong answers as we just wish to learn more about Miss L's potential adopter before making the decision. Thanks.