Meet Miss Hopie! This fun loving girl is up for pretty much
everything, from napping on a couch to a game of fetch! Miss Hopie
absolutely loves to play ball
and would be great for a little leaguer as
she really likes kids! Miss Hopie is on the energetic side, so a "go
get 'em" home would be best. She is
up for hiking or other outdoor
activities. Though super quick to
befriend women and children, she
is very fearful around men. Miss Hopie needs to go to a home with
just women and children with a fenced in yard. Miss Hopie also will
do best in a home where there are no other animals so she can have your love & attention all to herself! Even
though she has energy for days and seems perfectly healthy, she does have a heart condition. It is being controlled
with a medication and does not slow her down in the least! Miss Hopie is expected to live a fun and happy life
hopefully with her forever family!
Breed: Dalmation/Pit Mix
Marley is a special girl who will require a home willing to work with her guarding issues.
She cannot go to a home with other animals or kids. She loves her toys and rolling in the
grass and belly rubs. Please e-mail her adoption counselor for more information on what
we are requiring for a home for her.
We make every effort to ensure our animals are placed into loving
forever homes. Please speak with the animals adoption counselor if you
have specific questions about our policies and about the animal you are
interested in adopting. All renters must submit an approval letter from
no circumstances will the animal be off lead except when indoors or in a
fenced or otherwise contained area. The adopter will treat the animal
as a family pet, giving it loving care and attention and will provide
food at least once a day and a continuous supply of fresh water.
- The animal shall not be subjected to
any form of cosmetic/optional surgery or alteration including, but not
limited to, ear cropping, tail docking, etc., unless deemed medically
- The animal is an indoor pet and will
live inside the adopter's house. This animal will NOT be allowed to roam
outside and will be supervised on and off a leash when not contained by
fence or other barrier. The adopter will walk this animal on a leash or
exercise this animal in a secure or fully fenced yard or other
- The animal will be properly transported
by crate or inside a vehicle when necessary and will not be allowed to
ride (leashed or not) in the open bed of a pickup truck.
- It is recommended that the adopter take
the animal to a licensed veterinarian within 1 week after adoption. The adopter will provide
annual veterinary care including all necessary care (worming, etc.) and
shots (rabies, distemper, etc.). Dogs will be kept on heartworm
preventative on a continual monthly basis as directed by a vet. The adopter
is ethically and financially responsible for all future medical expenses
associated with the animal and will provide for him/her accordingly.
- The adopter will ensure proper
licensing of the animal in accordance with local laws. The adopter will
also ensure that the licensing tag is attached to the animal's collar in
addition to the rabies and identification information that is also
required for the animal's collar.
- HSCC, or any authorized individual
acting on its behalf, may reserve the right to make inquiry about the
animal at any reasonable time. If we have reason to believe the animal
is not being cared for in a manner wholly consistent with the above
representations and/or the representations made by Adopter on the
application submitted, HSCC may, if needed, report this to the proper
animal control authorities for the purposes of an examination or inquiry
regarding the animal's well being and/or for the purpose of reclaiming
the animal. Under State of Maryland Code, animal cruelty is defined as a
person who, having the charge or custody of an animal, either as owner
or otherwise, inflicts unnecessary suffering or pain upon the animal, or
unnecessarily fails to provide the animal with nutritious food in
sufficient quantity, necessary veterinary care, proper drink, air,
space, shelter or protection from the weather and is punishable by a
fine of $5,000 and/or 3 years imprisonment.
- The adopter assumes all financial
responsibility effective at the time of adoption.
- The adopter is adopting the animal for him/herself and will NOT sell, trade, or give away the animal.
- The adopter agrees to permit the Humane
Society of Calvert County (HSCC) to examine the above conditions and
requirements after the adoption. This includes a visit to the adopter's
home as well as contacting the adopter's veterinarian.
- The adopter agrees to accept possession
and ownership of the animal at their own risk, and the adopter will
release the HSCC from any and all liability arising out of the
possession and ownership of the animal. The HSCC makes no guaranteed
representations concerning the health, disposition or condition of the
animal involved, and while the HSCC is willing to accept return of this
animal, the HSCC is not to be held responsible for any veterinary
expenses or damages incurred while this animal is in the adopter's
possession. The adopter further understands that the first 6-8 weeks is a
transition period for the animal and may require additional
- If at any time the adopter can no
longer care for the animal, THEY MUST immediately contact the HSCC. Any animal with a bite or aggression history must be evaluated by a licensed trainer before being accepted back, and at the discretion of HSCC. Any animals coming back to HSCC, must be up to date on all vaccinations and returned by the owner(s) who signed the contract. Adopter understands that they are not to give away nor take this animal to any other shelter or rescue.
- Cats will be kept exclusively as indoor pets. HSCC is opposed to declawing of cats.
- HSCC requests a donation of $130 for
cats, $250.00 for dogs and $300.00 for puppies, to cover veterinary and other expenses
involved in the rescue and placement of animals.