Name: Orchid
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Size: Large
Age: Adult
Gender: Female
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Description:
Orchid was found by our rescue partner living in an old barn with her puppies.  She was rescued from there, along with her pups, and taken to the rescuer's home until ready to head north to NH. Orchid is one of those dogs that just crawls into your heart.  She is hesitant at first and needs to make sure she is safe, but she is WONDERFUL.  Sweet, sweet, sweet.  Good with other dogs of all sizes, cats, and kids (also ducks and chickens, in case that is helpful info :-) ).  Unassuming and so grateful for any love and attention that it just breaks your heart.  She will need continued love and TLC to gain confidence and figure out the world can be a great place, but she has already shown she is worth the time and effort a hundred times over.  She has lived her entire life with other dogs, and we believe she will do well in a home with another dog as a buddy. She is approximately  1 1/2 years old now, and weighs about 56 pounds.  Her adoption fee is partially sponsored and is $250. She is up-to-date on vaccines, heartworm negative, and on heartworm and flea/tick preventatives, spayed and microchipped.  Applications can be found on our website at www.caninecommit.org.

Questions about this dog should be directed to ross@caninecommit.org.  Thank you!

A bit more information that you might find helpful:

YES, this dog is here in New Hampshire.  Canine Commitment does not post any dogs as available until they are here, in NH, and available to meet before committing to adopt.

Canine Commitment has two licensed shelter locations (at our private residences) in the state of NH, abiding by all state and federal import and quarantine laws. We are a 501c3 not-for-profit organization run by volunteers who just want to help save some lives.  

A NOTE ABOUT HOUSETRAINING:  We can tell you about our experience with a dog in our homes and in the fosters' homes down south (prior to arrival in NH).  Please keep in mind that we do this with a lot of pups -- dogs go directly outside when they come out of their crates and usually are not given free range in our homes without supervision.  ANY dog may need time, patience, and consistency to learn your home, your routines, and your expectations of them.  Be patient, buy a bottle of carpet cleaner just in case, and give this new relationship some time and TLC.  Most pups have been in at least three locations prior to going to your home.  They may be confused, unsure of themselves, and looking for cues ... and understanding.  They are living, feeling beings who should not be expected to be perfect instantly. (Sometimes, they are.  Bonus!)

A NOTE ABOUT LEASH WALKING:  In our homes, the pups are in fenced areas. In most cases, volunteers have walked the adult, larger dogs at some point and we have some information from them about the dog's behavior on leash.  Most often, we do not.  Our experience with them on leash is limited to transfers to/from the car, into/out of the vet's office, etc.  Some dogs behave just the way they do in group settings when they are on leash.  Other times, they do not. Do not ask too much of a new, adult dog in your home.  Give them time to adjust before introducing them to other dogs.  Introduce them slowly and with forethought (feel free to ask us for some resources -- we are happy to provide those!).


More questions?  Please check out our Adoption FAQ on our website at www.caninecommit.org.

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Thank you for looking and considering rescue!!!
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