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
Leo is a wonderful Papillon. He is a bit large and also beautiful. He has been in 4 homes in less than 5 years. He is totally misunderstood. He is gentle when he is treated gently. He is Papillon, through and through. He is wonderful on a leash, loves to meet new friends; but is not fond of anyone getting all up in his face. He will grumble which is only a wisecrack but is often misunderstood as a growl. He is very intelligent. When he first arrived he was fearful of almost everything. Over time he found his place in a home with 4 other dogs. Now his foster home is bursting at the seams with 11 foster dogs and he needs less confusion. He loves to visit, go on walks, go to the mall (where he thinks everyone is there to see him!), eat cookies and watch the outside from his perch on the ottoman. He has a weak back/hind end; so he cannot do agility, nor, fly ball, etc. You must come to meet Leo in person more than once, in Richmond, VA. P.S. Leo is the reason you don’t just go out and get a dog with no background information about the breed.
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