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Adopting a pet from Saga is easier than you may think! If ready to adopt a new pet, read about our adoption process or scroll down to take a look at all the cats and dogs ready for a new home.

Read about an adoption success story here!
 

The Adoption Process

First there is a pre-interview process where the following information is required:

  • Full name
  • Address
  • Contact information including home and work phone where applicable
  • Whether you rent or own your residence
  • If renting: You must provide the phone number of the landlord or land owner and a letter indicating that animals are allowed on rented property
  • Is the property fenced?
  • If property is not fenced, how is the animal to be maintained?
  • If the animal is to be tied up, how much time per day do the family plan to leave him/her tied?
  • How many hours a day will the animal be left unattended (for example, how many hours is the home empty due to work/school schedules)
  • What other pets are in the home, and are they are up to date on vaccinations and worm medicines – if not, for what reason.
  • Contact information of veterinarian responsible for vaccines/treatments if other than Saga Humane Society
  • Reason for requesting a pet
  • How many children in the home and their ages

A home visit is then conducted to verify information.

The following day, a follow up interview is performed and the following agreements must be signed by the new family:

  • To provide monthly heartworm protection (Saga Humane Society provides low cost heartworm prevention medicine)
  • To provide monthly flea and tick prevention
  • To return to Saga if they can no longer take care of the animal or for any health problems
  • To return to Saga or local veterinarian (where applicable) for all follow up vaccines

There is a $25.00 BZ adoption fee for cats and a $35.00 adoption fee for dogs. The adoption fee covers spay/neuter, vaccines and heartworm and flea/tick prevention to date. If the adoption fee is paid and a follow up vaccine is required within the next month, the adoption fee also covers the follow up vaccine. If the adoption fee is not paid at the time of adoption, and follow up (booster) vaccine is needed, that cost will then be covered by the new owner.

Whenever possible a follow up visit is done within one month of adoption to secure that all requirements are being met.

Owners are contacted and alerted when follow up vaccines are required.

Taking your new pet home to the U.S.

The first thing to do is contact your airline regarding their rules on traveling with animals. There are often weather embargoes, which means that if the weather is too cold or too hot, your pet can't travel on that day. You will need to check with your airline the day you plan to travel, but make sure that you have a reservation for your pet well in advance! The type of carrier you need will depend on if your new friend is going to travel in the airplane cabin with you, or underneath with cargo. It will also depend on the size of your pet. You will need to discuss what type of carrier you need with the airline you are flying with.

From the local veterinarian's office: your new pet will need their Rabies shot (if over 12 weeks old) two weeks before traveling, all their vaccines (up to date, not overdue), and a health certificate issued within 10 days of travel.

There is no quarantine for dogs traveling from Belize to the United States so you will be able to pick up your new best friend right away.

Please contact us if you are interested in adopting one of our very special cats or dogs!

Click here to skip ahead to our dog photos.

The Cats at the Saga Cattery:


Cat   Cat #15
Saga Arrival: 14 May, 2007
Name: Carbon
DOB: 4 April, 2007
Stats: I'm a spayed female, 5lbs, with all of my shots. I am black with a little white bowtie.
MO:
I am here with my friend Belize. We hang out together. We are both dressed to impress and all you have to do is come see us to fall in love.

Cat Cat #18
Saga Arrival: 22 October 2007
Name: Don Quijote
DOB: 20 September 2007
Stats: Castrated male with grey black markings

Cat   Cat #19
Saga Arrival: 21 November, 2007
Name: Ariel
DOB: 18 January 2007
Stats: Female with white and black markings.

Cat   Cat #20
Saga Arrival: 18 September 2007
Name: Rapu
DOB: 17 August 2007
Stats: Male, black colouring.

Cat   Cat #21 - ADOPTED!!
Saga Arrival: 22 October 2007
Name: Dela Mancha
DOB: 20 September 2007
Stats: Female, black colouring

Cat   Cat #22
Saga Arrival: 30 July 2007
Name: Kisses
DOB: 22 June 2007
Stats: Female with black colouring.

Cat   Cat #23 - ADOPTED!!
Saga Arrival: 30 July 2007
Name: Suazo
DOB: 22 June 2007
Stats: Female. Black colouring with a small white chest patch.

Cat   Cat #27 - ADOPTED!!
Saga Arrival: 2 October 2007
Name: Calaco and Sante
DOB: 1 October 2007
Stats: Male Orange Tabbys.

Cat   Cat #28
Saga Arrival: 24 December 2007
Name: Puma
DOB: 25 October 2007
Stats: Female black/brown colouring with tiger stripes

Cat   Cat #29
Saga Arrival: 1 December 2007
Name: Walter, Mouse and Rhumba
DOB: 1 November 2007
Stats: Energetic brothers and sister with black and white markings.

Cat   Cat #30 - ADOPTED!!
Saga Arrival: 24 December 2007
Name: Lynx and Leno
DOB: 31 October 2007
Stats: Brothers with silver/grey colouring.

Cat   Cat #31
Saga Arrival: 6 February, 2008
Name: Rossie, Amore, Violeta
DOB: 12 December, 2007
Stats: Rossie and Violeta are sisters with black and white markings. Amore is a male orange tabby
- ADOPTED!!

Cat   Cat #32
Saga Arrival: 15 December 2007 (Born at the clinic)
Name: Russo, Runnie, Rene
DOB: 15 December 2007
Stats: Mostly white with some orange and black markings.

Cat   Cat #33
Saga Arrival: 23 January 2008
Name: Darkness
DOB: 21 November, 2007
Stats: All black female

Cat   Cat #34
Saga Arrival: 26 February, 2008
Name: Guiye
DOB: 12 January, 2008
Stats: Male, Black and white colouring

Cat   Cat #35
Saga Arrival: 19 February, 2008
Name: Cabarito
DOB: 1 January, 2008
Stats: Male, chocolate and white coloring


The Dogs of Saga:

dog   Dog #5 - ADOPTED!!
Saga Arrival: 02 February, 2007
Name: Mischief
DOB: 01 September, 2006
Stats: Spayed, barely adult female, white with brown and black brindle spots and all of my shots
MO: My name is mischief, but I promise to do my best to stay out of mischief if you take me home with you.

dog   Dog #16 - ADOPTED!!
Saga Arrival: 22 October 2007
Name: Torensa
DOB: 1 January 2006
Stats: Spayed female, Cream colouring

dog   Dog #17 - ADOPTED!!
Saga Arrival: 14 November 2007
Name: Antonio
DOB: 1 August 2007
Stats: Castrated male with black and tan colouring.

dog   Dog #20 - ADOPTED!!
Saga Arrival: 29 November 2007
Name: Superdog
DOB: 1 August 2007
Stats: Male, Black with white chest.

dog   Dog #21 - ADOPTED!!
Saga Arrival: 14 November 2007
Name: Chuey
DOB: February 2007
Stats: Castrated male. Tan and black colouring with white chest and paws.

dog   Dog #22 - ADOPTED!!
Saga Arrival: 8 December 2007
Name: Spikey
DOB: 10 March 2006
Stats: Castrated male, black colouring with bindle legs.

dog   Dog #23
Saga Arrival: 24 September 2007
Name: Rebelde
DOB: 1 January 2007
Stats: Spayed female. Grey colouring.

dog   Dog #25
Saga Arrival: 5 September 2007
Name: Irene
DOB: 1 August 2006
Stats: Spayed female. Black with tan colouring.

dog   Dog #26 - ADOPTED!!
Saga Arrival: 25 September 2007
Name: Baby
DOB: 5 June 2007
Stats: Spayed female, cream/white colour

dog   Dog #27
Saga Arrival: 25 September 2007
Name: Celine
DOB: 1 January 2007
Stats: Spayed female, reddish tan with white colouring

dog   Dog #28
Saga Arrival: 4 May 2007
Name: Alaska
DOB: 1 May 2006
Stats: Castrated male, white with tan spots

dog   Dog #29
Saga Arrival: 7 December 2007
Name: Carmen
DOB: 1 October 2007
Stats: Female, black with tan

dog   Dog #30 - ADOPTED!!
Saga Arrival: 8 October 2007
Name: Butter
DOB: 1 January 2007
Stats: Spayed female, white with tan spots

dog   Dog #32 - ADOPTED!!
Saga Arrival: 17 October 2007
Name: Pelon
DOB: 1 January 2005
Stats: Castrated male, tan with white patches

dog   Dog #35
Saga Arrival: 29 October 2007
Name: Mosco
DOB: 13 September 2007
Stats: Female, black with white patch

dog   Dog #36
Saga Arrival: 4 January 2008
Name: Jade
DOB: 1 February 2006
Stats: Female, tan colouring

dog   Dog #37 - ADOPTED!!
Saga Arrival: 12 January 2008
Name: Sladita
DOB: 1 July 2007
Stats: White/cream colour with brown spots

dog   Dog #38 - ADOPTED!!
Saga Arrival: 16 January 2008
Name: Sandy
DOB: unknown
Stats: Female. Black with light tan markings

dog   Dog #39
Saga Arrival: 5 September 2007
Name: Huraco
DOB: 1 June 2007
Stats: Female, Black with tax markings

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Dear Saga Society,

I have not visited your website in a while and I just got choked up when I saw how far you've come since I first brought my dog, Suzy, home to the United States in April 2002.

I was on vacation in San Pedro and she followed me around the entire time. I was sobbing when I had to leave her. It took two months and lots of help and kindness from the people of the island to get her to me.

Saga was really just an idea at that time. You had a capture neuter/spay and release program at the time.

I am not exaggerating when I say there are very few people who have met my dog who have not said she is the best dog they have ever met. The joy she has brought to my life in the past 6.5 years is unmeasurable.

I was very worried about how my dog, who was at least 5 at the time she came here, would react to the cold weather. She positively loves it and hates the summer. I have a fenced in yard and a dog door, and when it starts to get really cold this time of year, she sleeps outside, she loves it so much.

I was also concerned with how she would react to being on a leash and her loss of freedom. She loves her leash because for the first time in her life she is connected to someone and is part of something and doesn't want to lose it. Suzy does not leave my side. She never has.

Of course every dog is different. But, I thought I'd share in case you had some older dogs people were considering bringing to the US.

My dog had many health issues her first year. She's been 100% healthy since then. I recommend that new owners have their pets checked for heartwarm and ehrlichiosis, along with obviously parasists/worms, etc. I'm sure you know all this, but just in case!

Seriously, WAY TO GO!!!! What an awesome program you now have - I am so very impressed.

tricia m.
west roxbury, MA
united states

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