ALL ADOPTIONS REQUIRE SECURE FENCING
We require a home visit before any application can be approved..
We require a veterinary reference on all adoptions.
We require a signed adoption contract, and payment of adoption fee prior to placement.
Fee is non-refundable.
We require that the dog be returned to our care, in the event the placement does not work out. We will take any of our rescues back, regardless of the reason.
If you adopt a dog out of your area, you will be responsible for transport back to the dog's original foster home.
We do not adopt out intact dogs-ALL of our rescues are spayed or neutered prior to placement.
Chaining, tethering or tying a dog outside is not acceptable.
We reserve the right to refuse any applicant.
The Anatolian Shepherd Dog is a large, powerful yet very agile and athletic dog. Secure fencing for an Anatolian is a “must”. They are able to quickly hop over a 4ft fence with little to no effort. While invisible fencing may work for some breeds, it is not recommended for Anatolians. Many Anatolians are willing to be shocked in order to chase after whatever it is they happen to see. Also, if you do not have a visible, physical fence, your property is accessible to delivery drivers, repair men, visitors, etc. You don’t want your Anatolian greeting visitors without you!
Secure fencing will keep your Anatolian Shepherd Dog safely at home where it is supposed to be. They cant be on duty, protecting your home, family or flock if they are on a walkabout somewhere down the road. Anatolians are nomadic by nature and they will continually expand their territory if given the chance. It doesn’t matter how remote your property is or how many acres you own, the Anatolian Shepherd will not respect property boundaries without a secure fence.
In addition to the dangers of the dog being shot, hit by a car, lost or even stolen, there is also the financial liability of the owner. A loose Anatolian Shepherd Dog can get into a lot of trouble and you, the owner, will be responsible for all damages your dog brought about. We have taken in many dogs over the years who were given up by their owners because they either didn’t have any fencing at all or had inadequate fencing. Many of them were shot, some have had legs amputated due to gun shot wounds. Many others were killed or ordered by the court system to be destroyed. For all of these reasons, we have a strict NO FENCE, NO DOG policy on all adoptions.
We usually recommend having a fence that is a minimum of 4.5 ft high, however, some Anatolians may be contained within a 4ft fence or 4ft with hot wire. Considerations for a home with a 4 ft fence will be made on an individual basis, dependent upon the dog in question. A Five foot (5 ft) no climb fence is a good sturdy fence if you are in a rural home. Wooden privacy fence is a good choice in the suburbs. Chain link may also work. Barbed wire fencing is not acceptable.
Please be sure to read all about ASDs before considering adopting one!
These large dogs need a large yard and/or long, multiple walks each day to keep them happy, healthy, and out of trouble!