Welcome Ernie (Chinese name Er San) to Lucky Dog Rescue. Ernie is a 1yr old tan terrier mix weighing about 19lbs. Ernie is part of our 6th China Rescue Dogs mission to save 160 small breed dogs from the meat trade just after the Chinese New Year celebrations and will be arriving around April 1st. We know Ernie was likely someone’s new puppy that was discarded last March or April after the start of COVID when it was wrongly believed that pets carried the virus. Not true! It was somewhere around this time he was rescued and placed in a foster home. Being discarded it’s very stressful on them and he may need extra time to trust humans again. For months Ernie has been in a boarding facility getting up to date on his vaccinations, neuter ,quarantine, passport and then finally his flight to New York USA!! The pups will be safely transported to Chicago where we will pick them up! We do know that the dogs arriving from China are scared and need time to adjust. Their lives have totally changed in every way. Many times they are hearing English language for the first time. Coming from a boarding facility they often need help with rehousetraining and some are quicker to relearn than other. Ernie does well with other dogs but could be leary of new dogs he doesn’t know at first. Typically china dogs are great with older kids as young small kids can be overwhelming at first. Ernie is crate trained however he may feel apprehensive toward his crate after arrival. For the most part they adjust well and do very well reestablishing housetraining after travel and being in a boarding facility. Ernie is in perfect health and is fully up to date on all of his vaccinations, tests, and neuter. He is microchipped and registered to Lucky Dog Rescue for the rest of his life. Ernie’s adoption fee will not be inexpensive. Due to border closures and needing to fly cargo, his flight alone with all the fees without medical care was $500. We are asking $750 minimally but appreciate anything beyond that to help other China dogs. Ernie’s entire fee will be going back to Chinarescuedogs.org to help get other dogs to freedom in the US. Like all of our China Rescue Dogs we will ask for half of his adoption fee to hold him until he arrives. If at time of meet and greet if the adoption doesn’t go through we will return the deposit to you. With all of our adoptions if at any point the adoption isn’t successful within the first two weeks the entire adoption fee is returned. After the two weeks of the dogs need to be rehomed for any reason the dogs must be returned to the rescue. Ernie will be a great addition to any household. He will be located in Fond du lac, WI after April 1st. To get preapproved please fill out an application on our website www.luckydoggyrescue.org.