We are committed to helping dogs in any way we can and part of that mission is giving a better chance to high risk shelter dogs. In 2019, we partnered with One Love Pit Bull Foundation to pull dogs from Maricopa County Animal Care and Control so that they can come hang with us either for training or just to decompress and get a break from the shelter. We've also worked with Independence Day Animal Rescue to help a handful of pups in need.
We plan to always having one of our Board & Train spots reserved for a shelter dog to be our Foster & Train pup. Our Foster & Train pups will go home with lessons with us as well as access to our DEV Online Foundation and Basics courses, so that we can teach their new family what they have learned while with us.
When it comes to knowing what the best home will look like for our dogs, the answer always comes down to whether or not the family is open and ready to implement a solid structure in their home for these dogs. We always have an ideal home in mind but when it comes down to it, we’re looking for responsible families who are willing to learn and do what is best for the dog even if it does not match the picture they have in mind right away. Dog’s need time to adjust, so we always recommend sticking as closely to our program as possible at first and loosening up as your relationship with your new dog grows. We go into much more detail with this when we actually meet you and give you our exact recommendations of what each dog will need to be successful.
Without further ado, let me introduce you to our current available dogs!
Bear is our current foster & train! He is originally from Palestine where he was found on the street as a puppy. He lived with his foster mom while growing up but never found his home there. She had an opportunity here in Arizona and felt compelled to bring him along to keep him from going to a shelter. As Bear grew up, he developed some not so great habits which brought her to us. We did board & train with him for a month earlier this year to help make him the best he can be and help him get adopted. He has been adopted twice but neither one stuck, so we think the third time's the charm!
Maizy may be an older gal but she is rarin to find her furever home! She is estimated to be about 8 years young so she is technically a senior. She does have some arthritis in her knees so she's not quite as spry as she used to be, but that doesn't stop her from zooming around our backyard and generally loving life. She enjoys short walks, chewing on her chew bones and anything food related. She is a total ray of sunshine and we absolutely adore having her stay with us.
She was picked up as a stray by Maricopa County Animal Care & Control in 2019 on Christmas Eve so she has been looking for a home for almost a year! One Love Pit Bull Foundation sent her to board with us back in April to get out of the shelter while Covid was spiking. So we know Maizy quite well at this point and what she will need to be successful. She would do best as an only pet and in an adult only or high school aged kid+ home. She will need patient humans who are willing to put in the time to build a solid relationship above all else.
She was in training with us for a couple weeks in the late summer to work on her basic obedience, leash skills, and attention on her handler. She has come a long way since she first arrived at the DEV house so we'd love to find someone who is willing to keep up with her training. She just loves her training time and it helps her bond to her people, that is for sure!
Maizy's adoption fee is sponsored by One Love and with her adoption comes access to our Foundation Mini-Course, 5 private lessons with us and lifetime support so we can help her new family live the best life with our golden girl.
If you'd like to see if Maizy is a good fit for your home, send a note to our friends at One Love via email at [email protected].