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Why Adopt a Dog from SALDEA?

An adoption through Salvadores de Animales, Inc. is a wise decision.  All our dogs are sterilized, vaccinated, treated for parasites, and in good health.  Veterinary records while in SALDEA’s care are given to the adoptive family.  Because we house our dogs in foster homes, our dogs are familiar with the home environment and rules of behavior.  When you adopt with SALDEA, you are part of the family.  We will help you with any concerns, behavioral issues, or problems that may arise.  We follow up on all our adoptions, and maintain contact with families.  If you ever need us, we are here for you and your dog!

At the time of adoption, you will sit down for an interview with a SALDEA representative and review every item on the adoption contract.  You will be asked to initial every item before the contract is accepted.

Requirements to adopt a dog from SALDEA:

1. You must have a fully fenced yard or agree to walk your dog on a leash at all times.

2.  You must have a leash, collar, supply of dog food (Kirkland, Purina, or Pedigree), dog bed, and bowls before you adopt.

3. You must consider your dog a member of the family and not a guard dog left in the yard.  Chaining SALDEA dogs is forbidden.

4. You must take your dog to the vet for wellness checkups, vaccinations, and at the first sign of illness.  If you do not have a vet, you will choose one at the time of adoption.

5. Payment of a $20 donation to SALDEA.  Adoptions are NOT finalized until the donation is paid.

6.  Photo of your Cedula taken with the signed adoption contract.

7.  Electric bill or other utility bill with your full street address.  The person whose name appears on the utility bill must be the one to sign the contract.

8.  Every adopter MUST provide ONE email address and TWO cell phone numbers.  You may use relatives or friends if necessary.

9.  Pre-adoptions are possible for puppies in foster care!  You must pay the adoption fee and sign the contract.  The animal will not be released to you until after sterilization.  You may receive updates and pictures before the animal is released to you.

Vino Solo

Vino Solo means “he came alone.”  Vino Solo was a street dog who formed a bond with several families in a neighborhood in David, who collectively fed him every day.  Due to COVID’s impact on the local economy, the families began to struggle to find funds to pay for his food.  One person in the neighborhood beat him in the face with a shovel, resulting in blindness in one eye.  That neighbor threatened to murder him if he was not removed.  Vino Solo has done amazingly well in foster care. He is in excellent overall health and very personable.  He is highly intelligent.  Vino Solo is protective of his foster home – his one blind eye does NOT impair his awareness of the world around him!  He is a little too interested in cats.  He doesn’t hurt the cats, but he barks at them a lot.  Because of this, we think he would do better in a home without cats.  Vino Solo is sterilized, vaccinated, well socialized, and ready to light up your life.  Vino Solo has been in foster care for 2 years, and we very much want to see him find his forever home!  He is too perfect to languish in foster care!

Midnight – Special Needs Dog

Midnight is a 9 month old female who was taken in by SALDEA as a new puppy.  Midnight is gentle and well behaved, and gets along with cats, other dogs, and people.  She is sterilized, vaccinated, and healthy.  Midnight was born with an anxiety disorder (genetic, not the result of abuse).  When Midnight is adopted, she needs an owner who is sensitive, gentle, and able to help her navigate social situations. Dogs born with anxiety disorders can live in a home very successfully.  But the owner needs to be skilled and understanding enough to support the dog’s development.  Midnight cannot be left outside for long periods of time because it reinforces her anxiety.  She would also benefit from a quiet household. Midnight is on the large side – about 70 pounds.

Rosa – Special Needs Dog

Rosa is a loving, happy young dog about 2 years old.  She was surrendered by a family that could no longer care for her due to economic circumstances related to COVID.  She is sterilized, vaccinated, and loves home life.  Rosa has chronic detmatitis and needs to be monitored regularly by a vet.  The skin issues are a result of flea allergies. She is taking antihistamines and is always on flea control meds.  Her fur needs to be trimmed monthly to avoid dermatitis. Rosa is a love bug who gets along with everyone and all other animals.  She is just a joyful girl who needs some extra attention due to dermatitis.


What a sweet boy!  He really lives up to his name.  Happy is a young dog, about 1 year old.  He is extroverted, social, well behaved, affectionate, good with other dogs and with cats.  Just all around good with life.  He is on the medium-small side, and will not grow any bigger.