Category Archives: Foster Fridays

From the Director: Meet Gala!

As most of our supporters know by now, SHUG has a flat adoption fee of $650 for imported dogs. Our average cost per dog is around $850, so we subsidize our adoptions through donations and our various fundraisers. The $850 includes the dog's airfare ($200-400), their crate ($35-200), the shelter's fee to cover their vaccinations...
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Foster Friday – Reyna

Remember Reyna, our little galga runner? She spent several days exploring the wilds of Dumfries, Va., earlier this year. Lured back into our arms (literally) by the scent of frying bacon, Reyna has flourished since she's been back with her foster mom. They go on daily walks and Reyna has even (gasp!) let a...
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Foster Friday – It’s A Hard Knock Life

Jasmine may not have Orphan Annie’s red hair, but she knows life can be hard. This little lurcher girl was found wandering on a lonely rural road in western Illinois with a scarred face, a frost-bitten ear, some missing teeth and a limp. Safe now in a wonderful foster home, Jasmine is proving to be sweet...
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Foster Friday — Elegant Arlequin

Smart, loving, handsome – and always dressed for a black tie gala. What more can you want? Arlequin is a Spanish galgo ready for his own home. His foster mom says Arlequin is a snuggler, who is very playful with the other dogs in the household. He is even – wait for it -- little...
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