Adopting A Corgi
All of our available Corgis can be viewed on PetFinder HERE. We are in need of good foster homes. If you have considered fostering, please give us a call at 314-422-2350 or contact us HERE to see if fostering a Corgi would be right for you.
Before considering adoption from any organization, PLEASE remember that a dog is a lifetime commitment. On average, a Corgi lives 12-15 years. That’s hours upon hours of exercise, training, grooming and, most of all, love and patience. Routine medical care and a healthy diet can cost upwards of $1,ooo per year. A yearly dental can be $300-$500. A torn cruciate or other injuries can be over $2,000. First dog? You will need a crate, toys, beds, food, treats, travel crate, lead, collar and more. Do not adopt on impulse. A dog, like a child, must be in your budget. Our mission at Pet's Second Chance is finding the perfect forever home for our Corgis. Through no fault of their own, many of our dogs have suffered the loss of a family, resulting in temporary care. Rescued from shelters, abusive environments, or the streets, they deserve loving and secure homes for the rest of their lives. At first glance, our adoption rules may seem strict, but with 30+ years of experience in rescuing Corgis, we know what works best for our dogs and potential owners. Our goal is the right dog to the right home, their forever home.
Corgis shed and shed and shed. And then shed some more. Don't believe the books or websites that tell you that Corgis are moderate shedders. They obviously have not owned a Corgi.
Most Corgis are active and intelligent; thus, exercising of the body AND the mind is a necessity. If you are looking for a couch potato, DO NOT ADOPT A CORGI.
We require a fenced yard for most adoptions. We will not adopt to families with electronic fences. There are no exceptions. Unfortunately, electronic fences are about marketing, not dog safety. They do not keep other dogs or critters out of the yard and they are not a deterrent to any one engaged in the dog theft business. St. Louis and the surrounding area is number two in the US for dog theft. Electronic fences may not stop a determined Corgi from chasing a squirrel or other dog, and then they are trapped on the outside of the fence when they try to come home. The electric current can be effected by loss of electricity, or even a heavy rain or ice storm. Please do not call if you have an electronic fence.
We also cannot adopt to families with small children. Again, there can be no exceptions. If you have children under the age of five or six please do not call about adoption - this is not the right dog for you. Corgis are a herding breed. They like to keep their pack together and can do this by nipping at ankles, or in the case of a toddler crawling on the floor, perhaps nipping the toddler. In addition, a Corgi is not a stuffed animal. They may growl or nip if their ears are pulled, food is taken from the bowl while eating, or any other number of issues that can happen with toddlers. However, older children and the Corgis can be a GREAT combination! A Corgi's energy is infectious and there are many children who get involved with sports like agility, fly ball, herding, or obedience. It is great training and exercise for both your child and your dog and nothing compares to the thrill and bonding of competing as a team!
We do not adopt our Corgis outside the St. Louis Metro area. We’d be happy to refer those outside the area to a Corgi rescue closest to your home.