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 Ben(GA)
Status: Available for Sponsorship
Rescue ID: 07-348
Color: Red and White
Current Age: 7 Years 7 Months (best estimate)
Owner Experience Needed: Breed
Reaction to New People: Cautious
As impossible as it seems, Ben has been here at the Dog House for 4 years. His grumpy bad temper has become just another part of the Dog House. He continues to be totally in love with John and will do whatever John wants. Everyone else is the enemy. We are going to work a bit with Ben to see if he can be any kind of a good companion although he will probably never leave the safety of the Dog House.
June 2009 Almost 2 years have passed and I know Ben will be here forever. Nobdy but John can handle him and he still feels like he needs to escort me out of the room with barks and snarls. Well, so be it! If Ben can love one person, he is fine right here at the Dog House. If by some miracle someone falls in love with a challenge like Ben, we will write another chapter to his story.
The Beginning - Ben arrived at the Dog House on Tuesday 8/31/2007 in a big old crate. He was frightened and just wouldn't come out. The crate had been wired all around to keep it together so I couldn't just take off the top - and I sure wasn't going to stick my arm in there! Ben warned me right away that he had been pushed as far as he was going. Ok, I thought. I'll just leave the door open and give him time. Well, dinner time came and no Ben. I added a bowl of warm stew beside the water bowl at the door of his crate. I stepped way back and the smell of food soon brought him up to the front of the crate. He snarled at me but quickly began to eat the stew. But he didn't leave the crate. Wednesday was a hectic day at the Dog House with electricians working everywhere the dogs needed to be. They didn't bother Ben any. He stayed in his crate. In my bathroom. In my shower. Sigh. I delivered more chicken stew for breakfast. I laid a trail with Cheerios from his crate across the room. Every other Pap dropped by to say hello and eat cheerios, but Ben was not even tempted. Night came and so did more stew. Thank heaven, Ben did not go potty in the crate. And he did spend the night in it! By this morning I had enough! In a bold move I unceremoniously dumped him out of the crate in the dog room. He quickly ran under one of the shelving units and there he stayed. I was amazed to see that the other dogs barely paid any attention to him. After all, he had already been here almost 2 days. They had all smelled him and knew he was there - so why bother! Tonight, Ben ate his stew in the kitchen. When he was through, he climbed up the back of my big leather office chair and fell asleep behind my back. The hard part is over - he is a fool for my stew! But he thinks he can touch me - but I must not touch him. Well, Ben--- tomorrow is another day! Lyn 2/2/2008 update: For some reason, Ben would like nothing better than to bite me. He tries to chase me out of the room and he is not nice to anyone who comes to visit. But Ben LOVES John! Ben loves only John! and only John could love Ben. The pictures of Ben and John tell the whole story. Maybe in time Ben will learn that other humans are just as kind as his beloved John.
More about ~Sanctuary Ben(GA)
Good with Dogs, Is Not Good with Kids
Special Needs: In Sanctuary Care
Other Pictures of ~Sanctuary Ben(GA) (click to see larger version):