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 or harness, 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.

Kaila and Her Ears

Seriously, we have never seen a dog with ears this big!  Kaila’s ears are magnificent. Kaila came to us as a puppy (with normal-sized ears).  She was adopted into a home, but over time developed extreme shyness and a fear of men.  Kaila needs a female owner who has a lot of patience and experience working with shy dogs.  Although she is totally non-aggressive and interacts fine with both dogs and cats, Kaila would do best in a quiet home with minimal noise or activity.  She would be an ideal only dog. Young children are not recommended because of the activity level they would generate. She is sterilized, vaccinated, and healthy.  Kaila and her ears are about 2 years old.


Iggy is a Husky mix and just so adorable!  He is a 10-month old puppy who is full of energy.  He is active and loves to play.  Iggy needs an active family, preferably with children.  He is friendly with dogs, cats, kids, adults, everyone. Iggy needs a fenced yard so he can run and play safely.  He is sterilized, vaccinated, healthy, and ready to run!

Honey, Lovely, and Darling

These three little girls were thrown out on the streets in David to die. A person contacted us and reported that her neighbor tossed them onto a busy street.  When we rescued them, they were about 6 weeks old and all were infected with Parvo.  They were seriously ill, but fully recovered after extensive care.  Now, all are healthy and robust. All three pups are sterilized, vaccinated, and in excellent health. All three are a bit reserved when you first meet them, but warm up very quickly and are actually very sociable and affectionate.  They are used to other dogs and cats, and get along fine in a busy household.