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
Not all our Papillons are listed on the webpage.
About ~ Sanctuary Uma 3.5 yrs (in GA)
Status: Available for Sponsorship
General Color: Tricolor (Tan/Brown & Black & White)
Current Size: 8.5 Pounds
Current Age: 6 Years 1 Month (best estimate)
Uma is a precious Scamp! She has all the energy and playfulness of a puppy. We are sure she is mixed with some other breed. The shelter who found her was sure she is part Pom, but we think she looks like a minature Sheltie. Whatever she is - she is as smart as a whip and learns very quickly.
She has very tiny delicate bones and should not be in a family with young children. Uma jumps around like she has springs on her feet and probably would be good at agility if she can be socialized out of her shyness.
We plan to take some time to get her ready for a forever family.
Update June 10, 2018 Uma has not settled down into a tipical family pet. Her early months must have effected her very much. She is still very fearful of strangers and lets very few people come near her. If she can, she will run away and then circle behind strangers and try to herd them away by nipping at the backs of their legs. Because we cannot trust her not to bite, we have not made her available for general adoption.
Uma deserves to be the Princess of her own home. With me she is so sweet and loving. But if I make a sudden move, she jumps away but she seems to be willing to trust me and is obedient to "sit" and "wait" etc. I would love for a patient "dog" person to adopt her, but to do so would take a dedicated effort to gain her trust.
Are you Uma's special person???
More about ~ Sanctuary Uma 3.5 yrs (in GA)
Good with Dogs, Is Not Good with Kids
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