The Sato Heart Rescue, of Milford, NH, is a small group of dedicated individuals in the Hillsborough County area who work exclusively with the Second Chance Animal Rescue, in Villalba, Puerto Rico, to find homes for Satos. ”Sato” (pronounced “saw-toe”) is Puerto Rican slang for street/stray dogs.
Satos come in all sizes, but they are mostly small to medium size dogs. Upon arrival, many are initially shy. However, once they realize that they are no longer in jeopardy, their true personalities surface as they settle-in and begin to relax.
We are a shelterless “foster home” rescue, so all dogs in our care are living with families in the area. This gives us an opportunity to understand their personality within a home environment, allowing us to best match them with the proper family.
Once a dog reaches our rescue, our foster home families and Director of Adoptions begin the search for a perfect match – a family who will give the pet a wonderful home.
While waiting for their forever home, our dogs receive the best of care. Upon arrival in New Hampshire, all dogs are quarantined for 48 hours, after which time they are seen by a licensed veterinarian for a State of New Hampshire Health Certificate. The dogs are then placed with a foster family as they await their forever home.
Meet our Pet of the Week – Max
Max is a sweet, lovable 1 year old boy but he doesn’t show well at our events because he suffers from lack of confidence. He is initially shy but warms up once he feels that he can trust and will seek out your affection which he absolutely loves. Max likes any dog he encounters and gets along great with the other two dogs in his foster home. Max has lived with cats and gets along fine with them. He is house trained and is not a chewer so he has free reign of his foster home and does just fine. He knows his commands but will look to the other dogs for guidance before completing a task.
Because he is so submissive, he needs to be in a home with one or more stable, confident dogs. He would be great in a home with active adults and older children as the younger ones tend to stress him out. His favorite time of the day is when it is time for a walk. He gets so excited at walk-time that he spins around in circles until his foster mom leashes him up and brings him out. He loves to run, is quite fast and has a lot of stamina so he would make a great running partner.
So, if you have a mellow, low-traffic home and the time and patience to give Max you will be rewarded with a devoted, fun companion and lifetime supply of doggy kisses!