Most of our Papillons are adopted as close as possible to their foster homes. Each foster parent gives their heart and love to the butterflies in their care and it is hard to part with them. If you are interested in a Papillon that is not in your home state, you may still send an application, however, every effort is first made to place the dogs within a reasonable distance.We require that the applicant is willing to come to the home to meet the dog and to be sure the match is a good one.
While not all homes are suitable for the physically and emotionally fragile dogs that come into our rescue, we tend to have more people willing to rescue our Papillons than we have dogs available. We are grateful for the kindness of so many people. There may be a delay in finding the right dog for you, and each application is carefully scrutinized. It may take 2 weeks or more before you hear from someone in our volunteer organization.
Our adoption guidelines are stated preceeding the application page. Please read them carefully. Any transportation expenses are the full responsibility of the adopter. Suggested adoption donation:
For healthy dogs up to two years of age: $350-$450 For healthy dogs between the ages of two and six:$ 250-$350 For healthy dogs between the ages of six and nine: $150-$250 Geriatric or "special needs" dogs: donation is set on a case-by-case basis
Cosmo - I am Cosmo. I can be shy and it does take me a bit to get over by feelings of inadequacies at first. I do not have a mean bone in my body. Other dogs have a tendency to push me around even though I am a larger Papillon mix. I have a very gentle and soft nature. I am a bit fearful of new things but with guidance and patience I will come around. My favorite spot is right next to my foster Mom on the sofa or in the bed but that is prime real estate with 10 other brothers and sisters so you sometimes have to sit on the others to get a chance or have them sit on you to be next to her. It does not bother most of us. I would love to have a fenced in yard, because I love to be outside and walk around the yard or just sit on the deck and watch the outside. Not that I plan on going anywhere but I just love to be out there. Foster Mom calls me an easy keeper. I live in Richmond, VA and you must come and see me if you want to adopt me. ready for adoption from Papillon 911 Rescue and Adoption Inc. https://www.pap911rescue.org/
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