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Dogs for Adoption
AGE CATEGORIES:

Puppy:  

0-6 months old
Young Adult:   6 months-2 years old
Adult:   2-6 years old
Mature Adult:   6-8 years old
Senior:   8+ years old

Welcome to Heading Home K9 Rescue!

Did you see a dog that caught your eye? Ready to start the adoption process? Happy to help! Feel free to email the dog's listed contact with any questions you have...the dogs live in our homes with us so we know them very well. Please also download and fill out the preadopt application (Heading Home K9 Rescue Preadopt Application) and email it in to the listed contact for the dog(s) you are interested in. We read through the application, check references, and once approved (we aim for 24-48 hours to approve or deny), we set up a visit with you and the foster home or direct you to an adoption event to meet the dog(s). Fosters are more than happy to answer questions that arise. We all want a good match the first time, and a successful experience for the adopter and the dog.
After meeting, you can choose to outright adopt, or do a foster to adopt, where you complete an extra form and gain a 1-2 week period to see how the dog adjusts, and if the fit between the dog and your home is right. We encourage adopters to give it a MINIMUM of 3 days. Returning a dog before that period means it never had a chance to settle in and show you what the true personality is like. Moving dogs between homes is stressful and not in the dog's best interests. We are here to support you after adoption also, answering questions and helping make the process as positive as we can. We highly recommend you read the tips in this packet (Adopting 101) before bringing your new dog home...it will help greatly ease the transition and make it a positive experience for everyone!

Our adoption fees are non-negotiable and average about $350 which includes their vet work-spay/neuter, vaccinations, heartworm testing (if old enough), and deworming. Often the vet costs far exceed the adoption fee, especially on our special needs dogs. We rely on adoption fees to be able to continue to rescue more dogs in need.

NEXT PET ADOPTION-- Our next pet adoption will be on Sunday September 24th from 12-2 at the Bloomington Chuck and Dons

REMINDER: It is always a good idea to email the contact listed in each dog's bio to find out of s/he will be attending an adoption event before making the drive. Many dogs do not attend the adoption events.

Want to help support the dogs of Heading Home K9 Rescue without ever leaving your house....not even leaving your computer?!--- Check out our Amazon.com wish list here! We have compiled a short list of our favorite and most used supplies like toys, leashes/collars, bones, etc. You can purchase online and it will ship right to us. Thank you for helping make the holiday special for all the wonderful dogs at HHK9!

HEADING HOME DOGS LOOKING FOR HOMES:




Name: AJ
Breed: Black Lab Cross
Age: Adult
Gender: Male
Description: AJ is a 3 year old male Lab mix, house trained and crate trained, who is seeking his own home. Rescued as a stray down south, he is a smart dog who adjusted very quickly to living inside. He ignores the cats, is friendly and polite to strangers, and patient with other dogs. He's not super playful with other dogs, prefers to be a companion to humans or pets. He's medium energy, likes walks and car rides. AJ does eat apart from the other dogs, being a stray makes him feel protective of his food bowl so he is fed in his crate and does fine. He's a smart, eager to please, gentle dog. He is available September 16th when he arrives from his out of state foster.

Requirements: No special requirements

You can email kladams4545@gmail.com with questions and for a preadopt application. This dog has been spayed/neutered, vaccinated as age appropriate, tested for heartworm disease if age appropriate, and dewormed.

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Name: Angel
Breed: Pug/ Bulldog Cross
Age: Senior
Gender: Female
Description: Angel is a senior Pug/Bulldog type mix, about 30 pounds, and although she's an older lady she still loves walks and car rides, and happily hops up onto the couch to share space with you. At the end of her time at the pound, she was almost euthanized, and luckily that quirky face got her safe and to rescue. Angel is good with cats, dogs and kids, house trained, and laid back. Besides typical older dog issues, she is healthy and vetted. Please be an angel for Angel.

Requirements: No special requirements

You can email kladams4545@gmail.com with questions and for a preadopt application. This dog has been spayed/neutered, vaccinated as age appropriate, tested for heartworm disease if age appropriate, and dewormed.

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Name: Ashley
Breed: Lab/ Pit Bull Cross
Age: Young Adult
Gender: Female
Description: Hello, my name is Ashley although my foster mom calls me Nola. My name is a work in progress just like me! I have come along way since coming to Minnesota. I came from the south, and although I cannot tell you the story, my people say something bad must have happened to me when I was younger. Why you ask? Well, I am very shy and scared when I meet new people, and I also am scared of loud noises. What does this mean for adopters? Don’t expect this pup to be jumping all over when you come to meet her. Its not that I don’t like you, its just that I don’t trust people all that easily. This pup does not have a mean bone in her body, when she is scared she just runs back to her safe place (her kennel). Once I warm up though, I am a total doll. I am great at giving kisses, snuggling, and sometimes I even get confident enough to play! Boy its fun when I start playing, but I really don’t know what to do with myself.  I like other animals of all shapes and sizes, kitties are fine with me too. I am looking for a quiet home, where there is not too much going on to overwhelm me. I would prefer a home with another confident dog to show me the ropes, and a back yard I can explore in my own time. I am going to take some patience, but I will make a perfect companion to someone that understands my needs and will take it slow with me. I come fully potty trained, I don’t bark much, and ready for my forever home!  Although size does not matter to me, you might want to know I am about 30lbs.

Requirements: Adopter must own home due to breed mix. Fenced yard. Home committed to providing love, stability, training, and patience.

You can email kladams4545@gmail.com with questions and for a preadopt application. This dog has been spayed/neutered, vaccinated as age appropriate, tested for heartworm disease if age appropriate, and dewormed.

For more information about Pit Bulls, please read: Pit Bull Information
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Name: Bane`
Breed: Akita
Age: Adult
Gender: Male
Description: Bane is a stunning Akita who defines the Akita breed…loyal, watchful, a dash of a stubborn streak, and incredibly beautiful. Bane’s tough dog exterior (and his big bark!) hides a soft soul who loves his people beyond measure. Once he bonds, you have a best friend for life. Bane is housetrained on a schedule, crates for the workday (though hates the crate and it’s a bit of a fight to get him in there), and minds his manners well in the house. He is a barker when appropriate so is not suitable to a home with shared walls (apartment, townhome, etc). Bane is an active dog who loves his walks and playtime but settles nicely once he is tired out. He is not good with cats or small animals. He is tolerant of other dogs though would be best in a home as an only dog or with a submissive, female who will respect his space. Like most Akitas, Bane has a stubborn, dominant streak and needs an experienced handler who will firmly, yet lovingly set the rules and boundaries for him. He toes the line perfectly once he knows what is expected of him but he needs a handler who can control a powerful, intelligent dog. Please do your research on this breed before considering adopting Bane, Akitas are fabulous companions in the right home but they are not the dog for everyone. Bane is a beautiful representation of his breed in both looks and temperament.

Requirements: No cats. Experienced Home Required.

You can email laurahhk9@gmail.com with questions and for a preadopt application. This dog has been spayed/neutered, vaccinated as age appropriate, tested for heartworm disease if age appropriate, and dewormed.

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Name: Banshee
Breed: German Shepherd
Age: Young Adult
Gender: Female
Description: Banshee is a fun-loving, energetic, wickedly smart Shepherd girl with a passion for fetch and a love of water. That's right, there is nothing this girl loves more than racing through the kiddie pools and ponds with a ball in her mouth and a grin on her face. Banshee is working on her manners with other dogs, not good with cats, and good with older kids who can take an active role in her training. She is working on her housetraining, crates for the workday, and learning her house manners. She appears to have been an outside dog before so the house is very new to her but she's learning how to behave. A home without shared walls is ideal as she likes to sing the song of her people (howl and bark) when she is bored or crated. Banshee loves her people, loves to learn, and is picking up training in a flash. She needs some more training and continued work (leash manners especially leave a lot to be desired!), but her mind is sharp an ready for someone to put the time in to working with her. She is a high energy, high drive dog who needs an outlet for that energy. She would be an absolutely outstanding sport dog (flyball, agility, etc) or running partner.

Requirements: No cats

You can email laurahhk9@gmail.com with questions and for a preadopt application. This dog has been spayed/neutered, vaccinated as age appropriate, tested for heartworm disease if age appropriate, and dewormed.

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Name: Bella
Breed: Terrier Cross
Age: Adult
Gender: Female
Description: Bella is a female adult Terrier mix, full grown at about 25 pounds, and she is a great first time dog for someone, or companion for someone wanting easy going and well behaved. Bella is house trained, crate trained, friendly with kids, cats and dogs. She's not been a barker and loves walks and car rides. She is super snuggly. Bella is not with us yet, coming to us from her out of state foster soon. She was originally an unclaimed stray and someone lost a treasure of a dog.

Requirements: No special requirements

You can email kladams4545@gmail.com with questions and for a preadopt application. This dog has been spayed/neutered, vaccinated as age appropriate, tested for heartworm disease if age appropriate, and dewormed.

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Name: Blitz
Breed: German Shepherd
Age: Adult
Gender: Male
Description: Blitz is a handsome German Shepherd boy with a love of playing with toys. He is happiest with a ball in his mouth and some space to run around and burn his energy off. Blitz found his way into a local impound the result of lack of training and an open fence gate causing him to chase and bite a child in play. Shepherds are herding breeds after all and he was doing what he thought was all in good fun! He needs a home with no kids due to his size, lack of training, and previous bite. Blitz is housetrained, crates well, minds his manners well in the house, and is working on learning his basic commands. He is a very smart boy and it shows in how quickly he picks things up...he learned he needed to drop the tennis ball and sit for it to be thrown again in about 10 minutes. His last owner loved him and cared for him well but skipped the training and shepherds need both love and training to be successful, well-mannered companions. He would do best in a home with shepherd experience, time to train, and the ability to manage his wild side with training and exercise. He does require a physically fenced yard or a home outside the city with acreage he can be trained to stay on. He is not good with cats and would be best placed as an only dog.

Requirements: Experienced Home Required. No cats. Physically fenced yard or acreage

You can email laurahhk9@gmail.com with questions and for a preadopt application. This dog has been spayed/neutered, vaccinated as age appropriate, tested for heartworm disease if age appropriate, and dewormed.

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Name: Boogie
Breed: Boxer Cross
Age: Puppy
Gender: Male
Description: Boogie is an adolescent Boxer mix puppy with a silly, friendly, always-happy personality. He loves people, loves other dogs, fine with cats (though does like to play with them), and loves the kids. He is working on his housetraining and its going very well, crates nicely for the workday, and is learning basic manners. He shows off his smarts every day. He is young still so expect some accidents, some chewing, and expect to do some continued training but Boogie has a sharp mind and an eagerness to please. He would thrive in a home who wanted an active, fun puppy to do things with.

Requirements: No special requirements

You can email laurahhk9@gmail.com with questions and for a preadopt application. This dog has been spayed/neutered, vaccinated as age appropriate, tested for heartworm disease if age appropriate, and dewormed.

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Name: Bosco
Breed: German Shepherd/ Rottweiler Cross
Age: Adult
Gender: Male
Description: Bosco is a big, handsome 3-4 year old Rottie/Shepherd mix who is loyal, loving, and quite the goofball. He is happiest following his person around for hours on end, finding some funny mischief to get into, and always is ready for a scratch and some love. Bosco came into rescue with serious hip issues that made it difficult for him to lead a normal life. We expected him to need surgery but as it turned out his issues are too severe even for surgery to correct. He has little to no muscle in his back legs making surgery a poor choice.  Bosco is on lifelong pain management, joint supplements, and injections of Adequan (synthetic joint medication). Now this sounds like a pretty poor quality of life, nope, not for Bosco! He is so happy to be pain free for the first time in a long time that he plays like a puppy, he runs, he fetches, he counter surfs (naughty boy!), and is overjoyed for every minute he gets to spend having fun. We don't know what his life holds long term. He might eventually be a surgery candidate, he might not. He might live a shorter life due to the severity of his injuries or he might live a normal lifespan. We simply cannot predict so he needs an adopter who is willing to commit to whatever his life brings and willing and able to emotionally and financially commit to continuing to manage his pain and hips so he can live pain-free. Bosco is excellent with other dogs, adores people of all ages, and has never met a stranger, only new best friends. He does need a cat-free home. He is housetrained, crates well for the workday, loves to chew on bones and toys. (Photo courtesy of Ciao Bella Photography)

Requirements: Medical special needs. No cats

You can email laurahhk9@gmail.com with questions and for a preadopt application. This dog has been spayed/neutered, vaccinated as age appropriate, tested for heartworm disease if age appropriate, and dewormed.

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Name: Bounce
Breed: Pit Bull Cross
Age: Adult
Gender: Female
Description: Bounce is a happy, social, loving 3 year old Pittie girl. She found herself at a local impound after she was let unsupervised with a toddler and the toddler sustained a nip/scratch. Bounce was blamed, and she was no longer wanted. Bounce is ready to put the past behind her and is facing her future with her typical happy-go-lucky attitude! She loves other dogs and is fine with cats. She is extremely friendly, loves people, is a champion snuggler, and loves her walks and playtime but equally loves her couch time. She is housetrained (though please expect accidents as she transitions), crates for the workday, and minds her manners as well as any young dog can. Because of the unknown circumstances of the nip on the small child, we are seeking an older child (8+) or adult home for her just as a precaution though we have seen her be absolutely nothing but a complete love. If you are looking for a snuggly, adorable companion to share your home, your couch, and your adventures, please consider Bounce. She will bring so much happiness to your life.

Requirements: Adopter must own home due to breed mix. Kids ages 8+

You can email laurahhk9@gmail.com with questions and for a preadopt application. This dog has been spayed/neutered, vaccinated as age appropriate, tested for heartworm disease if age appropriate, and dewormed.

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Name: Bowie (Adoption Pending!)
Breed: Yellow Lab Cross
Age: Puppy
Gender: Male
Description: Bowie is a BIG Lab puppy with a heart of gold and an easy going, laid back temperament. A little more on the shy side, he loves to watch things until he is ready to join in the fun. He is a champion snuggler, excellent with other dogs, loves the kids, fine with cats. He is just a big, bumbling ball of love. He loves toys, treats, and is happiest smooshing himself as close to his person as he can possibly get for some love. Bowie is a typical puppy so prepare for all the work of a puppy--puppy training classes, housetraining, cratetraining, socialization, things getting chewed up, accidents, and puppy mischief. Its balanced quite easily by the fun, snuggles, and play of such a well-started, sweet pup. Bowie is about 3 months old, 25 lbs right now. We have no idea who mom or dad are so size is a best guess but we expect him to be 60-80+ lbs as an adult.

Requirements: No special requirements

You can email laurahhk9@gmail.com with questions and for a preadopt application. This dog has been spayed/neutered, vaccinated as age appropriate, tested for heartworm disease if age appropriate, and dewormed.

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Name: Buddy B
Breed: Shepherd/ Lab Cross
Age: Young Adult
Gender: Male
Description: Buddy B is a 6 month old brindle Shepherd/Lab mix, 35 pounds at present time and a sweet, happy, eager to please young dog. At six months, he is going to have a harder time getting adopted-- he's not a cute tiny puppy, nor a fully trained adult, but a puppy mind in a half grown body. The good thing is, he learns more quickly, and remembers what he is taught. He loves kids, other dogs, wants to play with cats, and loves being out and about having adventures. His happy attitude draws others to him. Since he's used to a more rural environment, a home with yard space would be nice.

Requirements:Home with yard space

You can email kladams4545@gmail.com with questions and for a preadopt application. This dog has been spayed/neutered, vaccinated as age appropriate, tested for heartworm disease if age appropriate, and dewormed.

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Name: Cato
Breed: Shepherd/ Rottie/ Terrier Cross
Age: Young Adult
Gender: Male
Description: Cato is a 40 lb, 2 year old mixed up three-legged mutt who will look like a puppy forever.  He is determined as well to never leave his puppy joy behind either!  This sweet boy can find fun in anything.  He loves playing with other dogs, loves toys, loves to go out and about meeting people, and then happily collapses for a nap on a dog bed once his energy is out.  He is housetrained on a schedule and minds his manners well in the house (though occasional things still fall victim to being chewed!).  Cato's biggest hurdle for finding a home and what has kept him in rescue for over a year is his separation anxiety.  He needs an extra sturdy, reinforced crate to contain him when his people leave as well as a home experienced (or willing to learn!) in managing and working with separation anxiety behaviors.  Cato loves his walks and playtime, missing a leg doesn't slow him down in the slightest, and would love an active person/family to pick him as theirs.  (Photo courtesy of Ciao Bella Photography)

Requirements: Home committed to training and working with the separation anxiety.

You can email laurahhk9@gmail.com with questions and for a preadopt application. This dog has been spayed/neutered, vaccinated as age appropriate, tested for heartworm disease if age appropriate, and dewormed.

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Name: Clark
Breed: Pit Bull/ Shepherd Cross
Age: Young Adult
Gender: Male
Description: Clark is a young adult male Pit Bull/Shepherd/?something smaller mix, full grown at about 40 pounds. He is an active dog who can easily do 3 miles a day of running, and loves to run and play. He would enjoy living with a female dog, and does well out and about at dog parks and on walks. He can be hesitant at first with new people, but he likes to snuggle once he warms up to a person. He loves walks, but likes to relax too. He's been to obedience class and knows basic commands. He is house trained and can be left alone out of a kennel for the workday. In fact, he is mildly claustrophobic, so needs a home he can be loose in for the workday. He is affectionate, loyal, and will do anything you ask of him for a treat. Clark is reliable off leash when you are outside with him, and a smart dog. He would prefer a home with no small kids as he is not used to much time with them, he has lived with adults. Clark has not been with cats. For an active home wanting a companion, and won't be gone long days every day, he's a perfect buddy.

Requirements: Adopter must own home due to breed mix.

You can email laurahhk9@gmail.com with questions and for a preadopt application. This dog has been spayed/neutered, vaccinated as age appropriate, tested for heartworm disease if age appropriate, and dewormed.

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Name: Daisy
Breed: Dalmatian Cross
Age: Young Adult
Gender: Female
Description: Daisy is a young adult female Dalmation mix, looks to be Dalmation/Pointer, and she is a sweetheart. She's good with kids, dog and ignored the office cat in favor of more pets being doled out. She can be a little shy at first but always soft and sweet. Daisy is a people pleaser and works hard to watch you and predict what you want from her. She is a very nice dog who works hard to make you happy.

Requirements: Home with yard space

You can email kladams4545@gmail.com with questions and for a preadopt application. This dog has been spayed/neutered, vaccinated as age appropriate, tested for heartworm disease if age appropriate, and dewormed.

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Name: Dewey
Breed: Pit Bull
Age: Young Adult
Gender: Male
Description: You know those bad Pit Bull stereotypes you have heard? Well, Dewey here puts every one of them to shame with his exceptional personality and sweetness. This boy is set on changing everyone's mind about the big, bad Pit Bull and he's going to do it by kissing and loving on every person he meets. Because that's Dewey. Dewey loves everyone instantly. Dog or person, Dewey thinks whoever he meets is his newest best friend and he's so excited to meet them and start playing and getting cuddles. Speaking of cuddles, Dewey is a champion snuggler. If medals were given out for best snuggler, Dewey would win gold! He loves his walks and playtime and is hoping his forever home will commit to a lot of toys and walks/runs along with the cuddles. He's young still so has energy to burn and a bit of a mischievous streak when he doesn't get his energy out...somehow the kleenex box exploded in the living room while his foster mom was in the shower, Dewey doesn't know what happened but its lucky he was there to keep anything else from spontaneous combustion.:) No cats for this boy please, they're just too much fun to chase.  Dewey is housetrained on a schedule, crates for the workday well, not been a barker, and minds his house manners well. He does require a physically fenced yard due to some "Houdini" moves when tied out. If you're looking for a sweet-as-can-be, energetic buddy to keep you warm on cold nights and active and having fun, consider Dewey. We are all in love with him.

Requirements: Adopter must own home due to breed. No cas. Fenced yard

You can email laurahhk9@gmail.com with questions and for a preadopt application. This dog has been spayed/neutered, vaccinated as age appropriate, tested for heartworm disease if age appropriate, and dewormed.

For more information about Pit Bulls, please read: Pit Bull Information
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Name: Fern
Breed: Hound/ Shepherd Cross
Age: Adult
Gender: Female
Description: Hello. I'm Fern. I'm part shepherd and part hound. I am five years old. I LOVE kids, being petted, and hanging around people. I become nervous around other dogs, but do well with cats. I am looking for a family to love me, help me become more socialized, and give me the time I deserve. My perfect home would have a fenced yard or acreage, no other dogs, and be all right with a homebody dog who doesn't care to share my time with other canines. I would be happy sharing with kids and cats. I am house trained and well mannered. Please pick me!

Requirements: Fenced yard or acreage. No other dogs.

You can email kladams4545@gmail.com with questions and for a preadopt application. This dog has been spayed/neutered, vaccinated as age appropriate, tested for heartworm disease if age appropriate, and dewormed.

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Name: Finnick
Breed: German Shepherd
Age: Young Adult
Gender: Male
Description: Finnick is a silly, exhuberant German Shepherd who came into the pound a complete mess…emaciated to the point he couldn’t stand, sick, covered in mange and infection. A few months with some food, TLC, and good vet care and this boy is a different dog both inside and out. Gone is the dog who was too weak to move and here is the puppy who can play for hours and hours on end and makes a fantastic running partner! An active home who wants an active pup to join in their adventures would be perfect for him. Finn is working on his housetraining, crates for the workday well (though can be a bit vocal about his desire to go with you!), and is working on his house manners. Given the neglect he suffer, he likely never got to enjoy being a puppy so is making up for lost time. He is a BIG perpetual puppy! He loves other dogs and would be an excellent canine companion and playmate. He is not good with cats. Finn needs some training, needs to gain some weight and fill out still, but with a little polishing this boy is going to shine.

Requirements: No cats.

You can email laurahhk9@gmail.com with questions and for a preadopt application. This dog has been spayed/neutered, vaccinated as age appropriate, tested for heartworm disease if age appropriate, and dewormed.

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Name: Girly
Breed: Cattle Dog/ Corgi Cross
Age: Adult
Gender: Female
Description: Girly is an adult female Cattle Dog/Corgi mix, previously a feral dog whose life consisted of making sure her babies were safe and fed, finding shelter, and finding food. However, deep inside Girly, she wants to be a pet, so she allowed herself to be caught and has spent the past 3 months in foster care gaining confidence and learning how to be a pet. She is learning the house training, crates just fine, and is good with other dogs. She would do best in a home with a fenced yard ( securely fenced) and experience with shy dogs. She's full grown at about 35 pounds, still lap dog sized. We see daily progress and know what an amazing little companion she'll be.

Requirements: Securely fenced yard. Experience with shy dogs

You can email kladams4545@gmail.com with questions and for a preadopt application. This dog has been spayed/neutered, vaccinated as age appropriate, tested for heartworm disease if age appropriate, and dewormed.

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Name: Gretta
Breed: Shepherd Cross
Age: Adult
Gender: Female
Description: Gretta is an adult female Shepherd mix who came to the pound with one puppy that she nurtured and loved and raised until it was adopted. However, most people want the puppies, so after several months of Gretta not being chosen, the pound reached out for rescue help. She is medium energy, smart, gets along very well with dogs of all sizes and seemed quite content to let the shelter cat be, without bugging it. She came in with a wound on her eye that has been healing, and will be seen by the vet. It affects the skin around her eye and not her eye itself. Gretta loves to race around outside with one of her toys in her mouth, then come sit contentedly next to you for a pet and some rubs. She greets strangers in a friendly manner and does well with chaos.

Requirements: No special requirements

You can email kladams4545@gmail.com with questions and for a preadopt application. This dog has been spayed/neutered, vaccinated as age appropriate, tested for heartworm disease if age appropriate, and dewormed.

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Name: Isaac
Breed: Terrier/ Heeler Cross
Age: Adult
Gender: Male
Description: Isaac is a 20-pound adult ( 4-5 years) male Rat Terrier/Cattle dog mix who came to the shelter totally blind. Even in that scary, loud, unfamiliar place he was sweet and gentle and didn't let the blindness stop him from finding the front of his kennel and standing up waiting to be petted by passerby. Isaac is good with other dogs and sort of uses them to help him find his place and routine. Being blind is one of the worst disabilities for a homeless dog to have, as they are very hard to find adopters for. He will need an adopter committed to leashing every time he is outside unfenced, teaching him the house training in a new place, and being patient as he uses his nose and ears to learn the world. He plays with toys, loves treats, enjoys walks and loves to be held.

Requirements:Patience for a special needs dog. Ideally another dog in the home

You can email kladams4545@gmail.com with questions and for a preadopt application. This dog has been spayed/neutered, vaccinated as age appropriate, tested for heartworm disease if age appropriate, and dewormed.

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Name: Jagger
Breed: Black Lab/ Shepherd Cross
Age: Young Adult
Gender: Male
Description: Jagger is a young adult male Lab/Shepherd mix who absolutely loves life. He is happiest going on outside adventures with you, finding sticks to carry and ponds to swim in, new people to meet and other dogs to play with. He's always in a good mood, and just flourishes with learning. Likely he has never been in a house until now, nor had training, and he just soaks in the trainings and works so hard to be good. Jagger does require a home with yard space and an active adopter, and he'd love a home withn another dog or near a dog park, and someone to do off leash hikes with him. He's a great young dog.

Requirements: No special requirements

You can email kladams4545@gmail.com with questions and for a preadopt application. This dog has been spayed/neutered, vaccinated as age appropriate, tested for heartworm disease if age appropriate, and dewormed.

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Name: Kiko
Breed: Black Lab/ Pit Bull Cross
Age: Adult
Gender: Male
Description: Kiko is a 5 year old Lab mix (perhaps with some bully breed in there. We aren't sure) surrendered to rescue after his barn home closed down and he (and his owners) were left homeless. He has been well loved his whole life and it shows in how social, friendly, and well-adjusted he is. Kiko does have some neurological damage that have resulted in him being mostly blind. He has a small amount of vision out of his right eye that helps him navigate and see large objects. While this to us humans seems like a huge obstacle, to Kiko its just who he is and he navigates his world nicely once he is used to it. Sure there's some running into things and stairs in the dark are a no-go, but even when startled he has been nothing but sweet and gentle. Kiko lives for attention and pets. He would happily let you pet him until your arm fell off and still be begging for 5 more minutes of loving. He is good with other dogs (though prefers them laid back like himself), fine with cats, birds, and livestock. He is working on his housetraining, crates well for the workday, and is learning the house manners after having been a previously outdoor dog. Kiko does require a physically fenced yard for his own safety.

Requirements: Fenced yard.

You can email laurahhk9@gmail.com with questions and for a preadopt application. This dog has been spayed/neutered, vaccinated as age appropriate, tested for heartworm disease if age appropriate, and dewormed.

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Name: Ladybug
Breed: Beagle
Age: Senior
Gender: Female
Description: Ladybug is a senior female Beagle who came from a high kill shelter down south, and this little charmer had all sorts of strikes against her. Heartworm positive, has a previously broken leg that healed a little crooked, but that sunny personality just shines through and she wins everyone over. She is always happy, loves walks and fetches like she was meant to be a champion retriever. She is house trained, crate trained, very comfortable with kids, cats and dogs. Ladybug allows herself to be dressed up and paraded around, snuggled with, and will do anything for a laugh. Something special about this girl

Requirements: No special requirements

You can email kladams4545@gmail.com with questions and for a preadopt application. This dog has been spayed/neutered, vaccinated as age appropriate, tested for heartworm disease if age appropriate, and dewormed.

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Name: Lollipop
Breed: Shepherd/ Chow Cross
Age: Adult
Gender: Female
Description: Lollipop is a sweet shepherd/aussie type mix with manners, good looks, smarts, and a lot of love to share with a forever family. She is housetrained, crates for the workday well in a reinforced/sturdy kennel (she can escape the regular ones), minds her manners well in the house, gets along well with dogs, and is good with older kids. Lollie has one drawback...she's terrified of storms. She does very well when given a prescription anti-anxiety medication shortly before a storm and is given a safe place in the basement in her crate to call her own during stormy weather but needs a home committed to this otherwise she is destructive. Lollie loves to go for walks and would be happiest in a home that would walk her daily.  She is an overall more mellow girl who loves her yard time, hanging out with her people, and comfy dog beds. She is just about the perfect dog and we can't say enough good things about this little love. Lollie is about 5 years old, 50 lbs.

Requirements: Home willing to work with the storm anxiety

You can email laurahhk9@gmail.com with questions and for a preadopt application. This dog has been spayed/neutered, vaccinated as age appropriate, tested for heartworm disease if age appropriate, and dewormed.

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Name: Luki
Breed: Black Lab
Age: Mature Adult
Gender: Female
Description: Luki is a 7 year old female Lab mix with a lot of heart, a curious nature, energy for walks and playtime, a strong hunting drive to keep the yard free of critters, and a sense of humor. This dog makes us laugh all the time. Luki was dumped at a high kill shelter and luckily that grey muzzle was taken in by a foster home. When she got here, we realized she also has cataracts, likely had them since a juvenile, so very used to making her way around with them. She does the steps carefully, sometimes bumps into things, but it sure doesn't slow her down. Luki loves other dogs, is well trained in the house, not a chewer or barker. She would thrive in a home with a fenced in yard for her, and she sure loves toys. Luki does not do well with cats. She transitions hard, so her next home needs a very patient adopter willing to hang in there with her for a couple days of pacing and crying as she adjusts... she really bonds hard, and given a few days will easily change that bond to you. She's worth the couple days wait. 

Requirements: Fenced yard preferred. No cats.

You can email kladams4545@gmail.com with questions and for a preadopt application. This dog has been spayed/neutered, vaccinated as age appropriate, tested for heartworm disease if age appropriate, and dewormed.

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Name: Mia
Breed: Dobie/Shepherd Cross
Age: Adult
Gender: Female
Description: If you feel as though you have lost your shadow, we found her :) Mia the adult female Shepherd/Doberman/? mix takes her job of being your companion very seriously, and follows right at your feet every chance she gets. She is smart, affectionate, and gets along well with everyone. Mia is medium energy, she likes her walks but then chills out nicely inside. She is doing well with house training, crates for the workday, and is a very nice, sensible, good natured dog. She is 60 pounds. Since she was used to a rural home, we are asking for a home with yard space for her. She does well with other dogs of all sizes, has not been with cats that we know of.

Requirements: No special requirements

You can email kladams4545@gmail.com with questions and for a preadopt application. This dog has been spayed/neutered, vaccinated as age appropriate, tested for heartworm disease if age appropriate, and dewormed.

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Name: Nola
Breed: Black Lab Cross
Age: Young Adult
Gender: Female
Description: Nola is a high-energy, ball-crazy, happy Lab mix. She takes loving the tennis ball and loving fetch to a whole new level. She would play fetch until she collapsed or your arm fell off, whichever came first.  This girl needs a job or a highly active home to keep her mind and body busy. She is young, needs some manners taught but she is sharp minded and so eager to work and please her owner. She learns things in a flash. Nola is excellent with other dogs, cannot be placed with cats or small animals, and best suited to a home with older kids only because of her energy level and lack of awareness when she is chasing a ball or playing (she WILL knock people over!). She shows absolutely no aggression whatsoever, just really doesn’t understand to be gentle with the little ones. Nola would excel in a home who wanted to do a dog sport with her…dock diving or flyball would be absolutely right up her alley but she would likely do equally well in hunting or agility with training. However, she first and foremost would like to be a companion. Nola is about 1-2 years old, 50 lbs.

Requirements: No cats. Home dedicated to tiring her out physically and mentally

You can email laurahhk9@gmail.com with questions and for a preadopt application. This dog has been spayed/neutered, vaccinated as age appropriate, tested for heartworm disease if age appropriate, and dewormed.

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Name: Oakley
Breed: Belgian Malinois
Age: Young Adult
Gender: Male
Description: Oakley is a young adult, Belgian Malinois who has seen a lot in his short life. Quick movements, hands reaching towards him sends him to the ground expecting the worst and belly crawling away to avoid being hurt. Give him a few weeks to settle in, build up trust, and gain some confidence and you have yourself a total puppy of a dog who loves to run, play, fetch, swim, and have a blast. He is the stereotypical super smart, high energy Malinois. He is still extremely nervous outside his comfort zone and with new people so looking for a home who will do some serious confidence building and training to show him that the world is a safe place and new people are not to be feared and who wants a high energy dog to train and have fun with. Oakley is excellent with other large breed dogs and loves to play with them once he knows them. Oakley is working on his housetraining, crates for the workday, and is learning to mind his manners in the house which he does fairly well at as long as his energy is burned out. He would be best in an experienced, adult home who will continue to train and socialize him properly. He does require a physically fenced yard. (Photo courtesy of CiaoBella Photography)

Requirements: Fenced yard.

You can email laurahhk9@gmail.com with questions and for a preadopt application. This dog has been spayed/neutered, vaccinated as age appropriate, tested for heartworm disease if age appropriate, and dewormed.

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Name: Odessa
Breed: German Shepherd Cross
Age: Adult
Gender: Female
Description: Personality plus is a perfect statement to describe Odessa. This gentle hearted, people pleasing, goofy and happy senior German Shepherd lived a life of neglect previously-- rescued with 7 others from a filthy pen with one dog house, all skeletal and covered in mange-- and is making up for lost time. She has so much love to give and greets new people as though she has spent her life waiting to meet them. She loves to play with other dogs, hike off leash, wade into lakes, go for car rides, and her bed--- she so much loves having her own dog bed. Odessa was fostered with dogs of all sizes and did well, and is patient and happy with kids. She continues to work on having healthy skin healing from the neglect, has gained weight, been treated for heartworm, and is on her way to being a healthy dog.  We know there is a fantastic home filled with love out there for her.

Requirements: No cats

You can email kladams4545@gmail.com with questions and for a preadopt application. This dog has been spayed/neutered, vaccinated as age appropriate, tested for heartworm disease if age appropriate, and dewormed.

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Name: Oreo
Breed: Lab/ Pointer Cross
Age: Young Adult
Gender: Male
Description: Oreo is a young adult Lab/Pointer/Plushly coated dog mixed breed. We don't know what he is, he acts and looks like a white Lab with a brown/black head and some patches on his back. Previously an outside dog, Oreo is more than deserving of a loving home where he can be a part of the family. He loves kids, is great with other dogs ( wants to play) and is good with cats. Ideally, if he lives with cats he has another dog playmate or an adopter willing to play and exercise so he doesn't want the cat to play. He is high energy and active, loves toys and fetch and swimming, walks and runs. Oreo does need a home committed to daily exercise, and would do best in a home with yard space ( fenced or unfenced). At a year old and about 70 pounds, Oreo is a big puppy who needs some manners and training, and comes to you with the happiest attitude and a strong desire to learn. Oreo is available September 30th weekend.

Requirements: No special requirements

You can email kladams4545@gmail.com with questions and for a preadopt application. This dog has been spayed/neutered, vaccinated as age appropriate, tested for heartworm disease if age appropriate, and dewormed.

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Name: Paisley
Breed: Anatolian Shepherd/ German Shepherd Cross
Age: Young Adult
Gender: Female
Description: Paisley is a big puppy in both size and in personality! Initially a little wary with new experiences, as her shyness sheds off, out comes a puppy ready for adventure! She loves to run in the yard (fenced), loves to play, and recently discovered just how much fun toys are. Paisley is good with other large dogs and is absolutely in her element wrestling and running around with them. She would love a home with another active dog who can show her the ropes. Paisley seems to have been an outdoor dog before and many things are new to her….being in the house, walking on a leash, meeting people, etc. She needs a home with the patience and experience to continue her training and build her confidence in new situations. She is housetrained on a schedule and crates well for the workday.. If you have the patience and time for continued training and confidence building and are looking for a big, active puppy to join in on your adventures, Paisley is your girl!

Requirements: Fenced yard

You can email laurahhk9@gmail.com with questions and for a preadopt application. This dog has been spayed/neutered, vaccinated as age appropriate, tested for heartworm disease if age appropriate, and dewormed.

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Name: Pepper
Breed: Shar Pei Cross
Age: Adult
Gender: Female
Description: Pepper is a young adult female Shar Pei mix, possibly with Dalmation, and she is 45-50 pounds of solidly built love dog. She takes cuddling to a whole new level, she is really good at it, and has kisses to pass out to every dog and person she meets. Pepper is excellent with kids, wants to play with all dogs. She has not been with cats, and we suspect she'd harass them wanting to play. Her house training is going really well and she crates for the workday. Pepper is very puppyish still, loves toys and playtime, walks and new adventures, and for such a solidly built dog she keeps up very athletically and would be happiest in an active home. She will make you laugh every day and show you how loved you are. 

Requirements: No special requirements

You can email kladams4545@gmail.com with questions and for a preadopt application. This dog has been spayed/neutered, vaccinated as age appropriate, tested for heartworm disease if age appropriate, and dewormed.

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Name: Pepsi
Breed: German Wirehair/ Lab Cross
Age: Young Adult
Gender: Female
Description: Pepsi is an energetic, fun wirehair pointer/ Lab cross who was brought into a local vet clinic to be euthanized after her owners accidentally ran her over breaking her jaw. One expensive surgery later, Pepsi is as good as new! She needs to eat soft foods or watered down dry food for the next 6 months but her jaw is healing beautifully and shouldn't have any lasting effects. Pepsi is excellent with other dogs and loves to play, great with the kids though young enough that sometimes they get knocked to the ground and licked in love, and is unknown with cats. She is housetrained on a schedule, crates for the workday well, and learning her basic manners. She would thrive in an active home who wants a fun dog to go on adventures with. She has an absolutely outstanding temperament despite all she has been through. She is about 9 months old and close to fully grown at about 50 lbs.

Requirements: No special requirements

You can email laurahhk9@gmail.com with questions and for a preadopt application. This dog has been spayed/neutered, vaccinated as age appropriate, tested for heartworm disease if age appropriate, and dewormed.

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Name: Phantom
Breed: German Shepherd/ Belgian Malinois Cross
Age: Young Adult
Gender: Male
Description: Phantom is a young Shepherd/ Malinois mix with a passion for learning. If you are looking for a dog you can teach a thousand tricks to, who will make you look like an amazing trainer, and who loves to learn and work, Phantom is your boy! He would absolutely excel in a dog sport or trick training and needs something similar to keep him busy. He already knows his basics and is eager to learn more. Typical to his breeds, if he is not kept mentally and physically active he finds his own fun and its never good so he is seeking an active home who wants a dog to do things with beyond the norm. He can be very mouthy and excitable but calms down with a confident handler who will not feed into and allow the over excitability. Phantom is excellent with other large breed dogs and loves to play. He would love a home with another high energy, like-minded companion to pal around and play with. He is not good with cats or small animals. Phantom has an off-switch when tired out and is quite the velcro boy. Cuddles are a runner up favorite to learning and playing. If you are an active home seeking a super smart dog to train and work with, Phantom would love to meet you!

Requirements: No cats. A strong commitment to daily physical and mental exercise. Adult/older child (12+) home.

You can email laurahhk9@gmail.com with questions and for a preadopt application. This dog has been spayed/neutered, vaccinated as age appropriate, tested for heartworm disease if age appropriate, and dewormed.

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Name: Pippy
Breed: Shepherd Cross
Age: Adult
Gender: Female
Description: Pippy is an adult female petite Shepherd mix, full grown at about 38 pounds and 20 inches at the shoulder. She is an intense, athletic, working minded dog who would thrive with a job to do. She has a lot of positives. Pippy is house trained and crate trained, preferring a wire crate to a plastic one. She knows some commands ( sit, stay, Potty, stay in the house, and she pauses at the door before exiting) and loves clicker training and the rewards for listening. Pippy enjoys toys and is good at entertaining herself. Pippy is looking for a home with time to continue training and socializing in a safe environment, as she is reactive to other dogs on leash, and although she plays well with some dogs, the play can escalate quickly into rowdiness that she can't control. Her ideal home would have her as the only pet, with a lot of exercise, and continued training. The vet terrifies her, so she is practicing gaining bravery with visits there. Pippy is smart and highly trainable, but also aloof sometimes, and too much touch and praise overstimulates her into needing to run laps/zoomies to balance herself again, or move away from the contact. For someone with experience with dogs and having a job for her, she is going to be a perfect dog. We suggest perhaps trying Nose work with her, a scent tracking activity, which is individual to the dog and requires focus and independent thinking. A kind, patient adopter who can redirect some of the inappropriate behaviors is ideal. She does require a home with yard space and no shared walls ( apartment).

Requirements: Experienced home. Home with yard space.

You can email kladams4545@gmail.com with questions and for a preadopt application. This dog has been spayed/neutered, vaccinated as age appropriate, tested for heartworm disease if age appropriate, and dewormed.

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Name: Pirate
Breed: Husky Malamute Cross
Age: Young Adult
Gender: Male
Description: Pirate is a one-eyed, fluffball of a husky/malamute mix with a true passion for life. This dog loves everything life has to offer…toys, treats, swimming, walks/runs, playing in the yard, other dogs, and then happily curling up on a fluffy dog bed to chill with his people. He is a high-energy dog, typical husky so needs an active home who will tire him out physically and mentally. He loves to learn tricks and commands when there are treats involved otherwise, typical husky, he’s hit or miss depending on what he wants to do. He’s stubborn, silly, and has a naughty streak a mile long that makes his foster family laugh. His cute face saves him from trouble every time though. Pirate is working on his housetraining, crates for the workday but needs a shove to get him in there, and is working on learning how to behave in a house. He is excellent with other dogs, needs a home without cats or small animals, and is best suited to a home with older, respectful kids who will take an active role in his training otherwise he tends to be too bossy and pushy with them. He does require a fenced yard due to his sight limitations. Pirate came into the pound with a dead eyeball caused by severe lens wasting that is likely the result of genetics. His other eye is losing vision though we are slowing the progression of vision loss with daily eyedrops.  There will be a point in the future where he becomes blind.  Now to us that sounds like a terrible fate but to Pirate it doesn't matter if things are getting blurrier and he isn't seeing as well.  He loves everything about life and everything it has to offer him.  He has a perpetual happy smile on his face. 

Requirements: No cats. Fenced yard.

You can email laurahhk9@gmail.com with questions and for a preadopt application. This dog has been spayed/neutered, vaccinated as age appropriate, tested for heartworm disease if age appropriate, and dewormed.

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Name: Reno
Breed: Black Lab Cross
Age: Young Adult
Gender: Male
Description: Reno is an 8 month old, 32 pound Lab mix. Not only adorable, he is also smart and very friendly. Reno is very much a puppy still, loves play time and walks and needs some more work with training and manners, but he catches on quickly and likes to do what it takes to make his people happy. He loves kids and other dogs, and would thrive in a home where he gets daily playtime

Requirements: No special requirements

You can email kladams4545@gmail.com with questions and for a preadopt application. This dog has been spayed/neutered, vaccinated as age appropriate, tested for heartworm disease if age appropriate, and dewormed.

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Name: Rex
Breed: Pit Bull/ Shepherd Cross
Age: Young Adult
Gender: Male
Description: Rex is a young male Pit Bull/Shepherd mix who wears his heart on his sleeve. A sweet, gentle boy this guy hands out kisses and cuddles to everyone he comes across. He’s never once met a stranger, only his newest best friends. He sure has a lot going for him…housetrained, smart, knows basic obedience and a few tricks, minds his manners well in the house, and has incredible social skills. Rex is a social butterfly, happy to play with every dog he meets and greet every person. He is excellent with other dogs and loves to play with them. He’s active and playful without being hyper and is happy to relax on the couch after he gets a long walk and some playtime. Rex does have a downside…he has pretty severe separation anxiety. What that means in a home for Rex is that we are looking for someone who is home more often than not, willing to invest in a sturdy, reinforced crate for when they are gone, and someone who is willing to continue the training to minimize the anxiety when they leave. This is a tall order, we know, but Rex is extremely worth it. He has one of the kindest hearts we’ve ever come across in rescue. He is everyone’s best friend. Photo courtesy of Ciao Bella Photography.

Requirements: An adopter who is home home more often than not, willing to invest in an "indestructible" kennel, and will continue training for the separation anxiety.

You can email laurahhk9@gmail.com with questions and for a preadopt application. This dog has been spayed/neutered, vaccinated as age appropriate, tested for heartworm disease if age appropriate, and dewormed.


For more information about Pit Bulls, please read: Pit Bull Information

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Name: Ria
Breed: Belgian Malinois/ Shepherd Cross
Age: Young Adult
Gender: Female
Description: Ria is a young adult Belgian Malinois mix with a soft nature, a serious side that makes training her a breeze, and an equally energetic, silly side that's always up for some fun!   She makes a fantastic running/walking partner and never turns down the chance to run around and be a goofball in the yard.  She is learning what toys are and is fascinated with them. Ria loves to learn and picks up training in a flash. She thrives on knowing what is expected of her and hearing that she is a "good girl". She is a young girl still at about 1-2 years old so she's got energy to burn but she works hard to remember her manners in the house. She is working on her housetraining and picking it up quickly. She crates for the workday though is an expert Houdini at escaping the typical wire/plastic crates so needs a reinforced crate. Ria is excellent with other dogs but needs a home without cats (they're far too fun to chase!).  She would love an active home who wants a dog to take with on all their adventures.  

Requirements: No cats.

You can email laurahhk9@gmail.com with questions and for a preadopt application. This dog has been spayed/neutered, vaccinated as age appropriate, tested for heartworm disease if age appropriate, and dewormed.

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Name: Rue
Breed: Terrier/ Doxie Cross
Age: Senior
Gender: Female
Description: Rue is a senior Terrier/Doxie type mix, a small but mighty little girl who absolutely adores her people, cuddles, naps, walks, and takes being someone's furry friend very seriously. She is tolerant of other dogs and cats but protective of her people and her space with them towards other pets, so would thrive in a single dog home. She is well house trained, super affectionate, and would be a perfect companion for someone wanting an only dog that's pretty low key and easy. She is available early September.

Requirements: No special requirements

You can email kladams4545@gmail.com with questions and for a preadopt application. This dog has been spayed/neutered, vaccinated as age appropriate, tested for heartworm disease if age appropriate, and dewormed.

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Name: Salsa
Breed: Pit Bull Cross
Age: Young Adult
Gender: Female
Description: Salsa is a young adult Pit Bull who might have a little bit of sea lion and Tigger the Tiger mixed in. She has the sleak, pretty look of the sea lion and the springs in her legs like Tigger! This girl is all about having a good time and finding the fun in everything. She loves walks, playtime, running with the other dogs, and is learning the fun and joy of toys. She equally knows how to settle down and mind her manners in the house (as well as any young dog can!). Salsa is discovering what being a house dog means. She's clearly never been in a house and while she's a little unsure, she is handling it so bravely and excited to learn what its like to be a loved pet for the first time in her life. Housetraining is a work in progress but she is learning it super fast and crates quietly for the workday. She loves other dogs and is an excellent playmate and is fine with cats. Salsa is looking for a bully breed loving home who will finish up the training with her and will promise her a forever of being a loved member of the family.

Requirements: Adopter must own home due to breed mix.

You can email laurahhk9@gmail.com with questions and for a preadopt application. This dog has been spayed/neutered, vaccinated as age appropriate, tested for heartworm disease if age appropriate, and dewormed.

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Name: Sam
Breed: Viszla Cross
Age: Senior
Gender: Male
Description: Sam is a senior ( 9 years) Viszla mix dog who needs a new home with not so much kid commotion. He is never aggressive or dominant, but the addition of small children to his life has resulted in some anxiety that shows with always being on the lookout for food, including that in the kids hands. When the kids go to bed he relaxes and settles back into his old self, the more mellow and calm guy. He is house trained, loves walks, is well trained inside and would be a perfect companion for someone who has kids that visit or no kids. He just wants a peaceful place for his senior years. He absolutely loves to sit outside so a home with yard space is ideal.

Requirements: No special requirements

You can email kladams4545@gmail.com with questions and for a preadopt application. This dog has been spayed/neutered, vaccinated as age appropriate, tested for heartworm disease if age appropriate, and dewormed.

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Name: Sarah
Breed: Pointer Cross
Age: Adult
Gender: Female
Description: Sarah is a 3 year old female Pointer mix who was rescued as a feral dog, making her way on her own and learning that people were not to be trusted. Rescued and placed in a foster home, she has learned the best parts of people, and wants badly to now find her forever home and be cherished and loved. She is house trained, crate trained, comfortable with other dogs, and required a fenced in yard at her home. Sarah now loves walks and walks well on the leash, and although initially shy with strangers, she soon greets them with a wag and a whole body lean for a hug.She digs deep for courage to experience new things-- like scary kitties!-- and relies heavily on a person she trusts to share those experienced with her. She has so much love to share, just needs a patient adopter who can give her time to gain confidence in a new place.

Requirements: Fenced yard

You can email kladams4545@gmail.com with questions and for a preadopt application. This dog has been spayed/neutered, vaccinated as age appropriate, tested for heartworm disease if age appropriate, and dewormed.

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Name: Sassy
Breed: Mastiff/ Sheepdog Cross
Age: Adult
Gender: Female
Description: Sassy is an adult female Mastiff/Sheepdog type mix, looks like a Mastiff with a funny longer coat. Best described as a teddy bear, she is an easygoing dog who is good with dogs and people of all ages. She is about 75-80 pounds and makes the best of wherever she is at. Currently still at the shelter, she keeps her run clean which makes us suspect she has had some house training, and does not bark often. She walks nicely on the leash and has been friendly with dogs of all sizes there. She's sort of a lazy lady, likes walks but is far from high energy. The name Sassy seems to be a joke, she is more of a gentle and easygoing soul

Requirements: No special requirements

You can email kladams4545@gmail.com with questions and for a preadopt application. This dog has been spayed/neutered, vaccinated as age appropriate, tested for heartworm disease if age appropriate, and dewormed.

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Name: Stitch
Breed: Black Lab Cross
Age: Adult
Gender: Male
Description: Stitch is a young Black Lab mix with a passion for fetch!  He is smart and loves to learn...as long as you have a ball in your hand, Stitch will do anything for you. He is housetrained with a schedule, crates for the workday, knows what is appropriate to chew/what isn't, and minds his manners in the house well as long as he gets plenty of exercise. Stitch's biggest hurdle to adoption...he was run over by his owners as a puppy causing a broken hip that's been repaired with FHO surgery but also loss of bladder control. He can only hold his bladder about 4-5 hours max so needs a home with a doggy door, an outdoor setup, or a home willing and able to accommodate his potty needs. Stitch is excellent with other larger dogs, not good with kitties (he thinks they're fun to chase), and better with older kids who can take a role in his training. He would do best in a home who will show him firmly but lovingly that they are the boss otherwise he tries to test the limits a bit (typical teenager!). Stitch wants nothing more than to be loved. He loves to snuggle up on the couch, loves his people, and his favorite place after a nice long game of fetch is right by his foster mom's feet. He is a loving, smart, social Lab who has been waiting for a home for far too long.  

Requirements: No cats. No young kids.

You can email laurahhk9@gmail.com with questions and for a preadopt application. This dog has been spayed/neutered, vaccinated as age appropriate, tested for heartworm disease if age appropriate, and dewormed.

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Name: Striker
Breed: Pit Bull
Age: Senior
Gender: Male
Description: Striker is a 9 year old male Pit Bull who came to rescue after spending 11 months in animal control, which says a lot about his character... not many dogs can maintain a friendly attitude and their sanity after that long in a kennel, but something about him persevered and during that, he charmed everyone he met. Now in a foster home, he is thriving. He loves blankets, lots of them, and is very mellow and relaxed in his crate but behaves himself equally well when left loose. Striker is house trained. His favorite toys are tennis balls, and he plays a mean game of fetch. He's about 60 lbs and is treat motivated which helps with training. He has not been around cats so would do best in a cat free home, and has done well with canine siblings at his foster home. 

Requirements: Adopter must own home due to breed, no cats

You can email kladams4545@gmail.com with questions and for a preadopt application. This dog has been spayed/neutered, vaccinated as age appropriate, tested for heartworm disease if age appropriate, and dewormed.

For more information about Pit Bulls, please read: Pit Bull Information
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Name: Suzie (Adoption Pending!)
Breed: Doxie/ Beagle Cross
Age: Adult
Gender: Female
Description: Suzie is a middle aged female Doxie/beagle/? mix about 25 pounds and just a gem. Good with kids, dogs, and cats, she is always cheerful and loves to play. Her favorite thing are walks, and playing toys, and jumping on your lap to say hi. Suzie was previously an outside dog so is learning the house training and is crate trained for the workday. She would do best in a home with yard space and someone willing to walk daily. She makes us laugh and want to hug her a hundred times a day.

Requirements: No special requirements

You can email kladams4545@gmail.com with questions and for a preadopt application. This dog has been spayed/neutered, vaccinated as age appropriate, tested for heartworm disease if age appropriate, and dewormed.

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Name: Timber
Breed: German Shepherd
Age: Young Adult
Gender: Male
Description: Timber is a stunning German Shepherd with brains and brawn. This is one big boy! Timber is looking for a home who understands and enjoys shepherds because he is all shepherd in personality. He needs an active home who will tire him out physically and mentally otherwise he gets bored and finds his own games which, while he enjoys, we promise you likely won't. He is smart as a whip and learns things in a flash and would love a home where that brain is put to good use. Timber needs a home who will lovingly and firmly set boundaries and rules for him. When he has a confident handler and he knows what is expected of him, he learns to toe the line but he's the kind of boy where if you give him an inch, he takes a mile. He is housetrained on a schedule, crates for the workday well though is vocal about it, and is working on learning his basic manners and how to be a good canine citizen.  Timber appears to have spent most of his life chained up and because of it has some issues on the leash that require a home very experienced and looking for a project dog to help him work through those issues. He is tolerant of other large breed dogs and not good with cats/small animals.  He does need an adult-only home. 

Requirements: No cats. Experienced home required. Fenced yard or acreage

You can email laurahhk9@gmail.com with questions and for a preadopt application. This dog has been spayed/neutered, vaccinated as age appropriate, tested for heartworm disease if age appropriate, and dewormed.

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Name: Titan
Breed: German Shepherd
Age: Adult
Gender: Male
Description: Titan is a handsome German Shepherd who is everything this breed should be...smart, social, loyal, watchful, and very driven. He loves to be trained, to be given something to do, and to be worked with. Titan loves his walks and playtime and being a high energy boy absolutely needs an outlet for his energy. He is tolerant of other dogs with proper, slow introductions but would do best as an only dog as he prefers to be the top dog and does not like to share. No cats, small animals, or birds for him please! He would do best in an adult/older chilen home who will firmly and lovingly set rules and boundaries for him. He loves and needs to know what is expected of him otherwise he tries to 'rule the roost'. He does have some resource guarding over food that is very trainable and manageable but needs a home willing and experienced to work with that. Titan is housetrained, crates well for the workday, minds his manners in the house well as long as he is tired out. He is about 3 years old, 75 lbs but very tall and lanky.

Requirements: Experienced home required. No cats. Fenced yard or acreage

You can email laurahhk9@gmail.com with questions and for a preadopt application. This dog has been spayed/neutered, vaccinated as age appropriate, tested for heartworm disease if age appropriate, and dewormed.

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Name: Trixie
Breed: Shih Tzu/ Poodle
Age: Senior
Gender: Female
Description: Trixie, a senior Shih Tzu/Poodle, shows us what to expect, or rather what not to expect, from a little dog who has spent years without kindness and care. Turned in at age 13 by her owner, she came to the shelter with maggots and matted feces all over her fur, severe dental disease, ear infections that have caused some hearing loss, and a skittishness that comes from not enough loving touches. She so badly needs a chance to be loved by someone experienced with shy and elderly small dogs. House trained already, she also loves her crate and chooses to spend a lot of time safely napping in there. Depth perception is hard for her so she avoids big staircases. She ignores the other dogs and tries her hardest to just blend in. Her hearing is poor so she does startle if she doesn't know you are reaching for her and would thrive in a home where she is allowed her space while being encouraged to be loved. We know she doesn't have a lot of time left, so let's show her love for the time she does have.

Requirements: Experience with elderly dogs. Adult only home.

You can email kladams4545@gmail.com with questions and for a preadopt application. This dog has been spayed/neutered, vaccinated as age appropriate, tested for heartworm disease if age appropriate, and dewormed.

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Name: Winston (Adoption Pending!)
Breed: Yellow Lab/ Hound Cross
Age: Young Adult
Gender: Male
Description: Winston, formerly known as Wyatt, is an emaciated male Lab/Hound who is less than half the body weight he should be. Badly starved and neglected, he still greets each day with love and enthusiasm, and with basic care is quickly putting on weight. He is house trained, crate trained, gets along great with other dogs and even leaves the chickens alone. He loves to go for walks and explore, and then come inside and curl up with you. Winston is a smart, very responsive dog who needs the rest of his life to be filled with love and care to make up for the rough start.

Requirements: No special requirements

You can email laurahhk9@gmail.com with questions and for a preadopt application. This dog has been spayed/neutered, vaccinated as age appropriate, tested for heartworm disease if age appropriate, and dewormed.

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Name: Yogi (Adoption Pending!)
Breed: Retriever/ Border Collie Cross
Age: Young Adult
Gender: Male
Description: Yogi is a 40 pound 1 year old male Retriever/Border Collie mix. This happy go lucky guy is seeking a new family who can commit to hom forever, he wants a home he can go on adventures with, be loved in, and grow old in. Previously a stray, he was likely an outside dog so is learning the house training now, and doing well. He crates when left alone. Yogi does well with kids and other dogs, has not been around cats. His personality leads us to believe he'd be ok with them, but we don't know for sure. He is still in foster in Alabama, arriving to us September 9th. Since he was living in a rural area, we do prefer a home with yard space for him rather than an apartment please.

Requirements: No special requirements

You can email kladams4545@gmail.com with questions and for a preadopt application. This dog has been spayed/neutered, vaccinated as age appropriate, tested for heartworm disease if age appropriate, and dewormed.

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