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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 Sunda June 25th 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: Ashley
Breed: Lab/ Pit Bull Cross
Age: Young Adult
Gender: Female
Description: Ashley is young, small Pittie/ Lab mix who has seen a lot of life and from what we can tell, not much of it was good before being rescued.  Sweet Ashley is so scared of people and expects the worst.  Someone new reaches for her and she hides behind her dog buddy or she cowers and hits the floor expecting those hands to come at her with pain not love.  No matter how scared, Ashley has never been aggressive or nippy, just shuts down and waits for the hurt to happen and be done.  Ashley has a lot of positives going for her.  She is housetrained at her foster home (though please, expect accidents as she transitions), crates nicely and quietly. adores other dogs, fine with cats, and good with older, respectful kids who understand that rowdy behavior scares her to pieces and know to be gentle.  When she is feeling playful and gets excited she hops around and looks like a puppy for a moment until she second guesses herself and retreats, so there is very much a playful girl hiding in there just waiting to come out! What Ashley needs in a forever home is a home who can commit to providing her with stability, love, training, and lots of patience.  She is what we affectionately refer to as a "project dog". She is looking for a special adopter to take her under their wing and nurse her spirit back to health, to teach her the world is a good place and not something to be feared, and to show her that she has a place in this world even though right now she feels the world is out to hurt her. Ashley needs is a quieter home with a securely fenced yard, preferably another dog to show her the ropes, and a committed foster/adopter who is in it for the long haul with her. Will it be easy?  No. Working with a dog as scared as Ashley will test the limits of your patience and make you want to quit some days.  It is not without its frustrations and it is not easy.  But the first glimpses you see of breakthroughs for her, where she lets her guard down and acts like a dog will make it all worth it.  If you have the experience (or willingness to learn) to help an extremely scared dog blossom and you can promise to commit to her even when you want to give up, please consider Ashley. She is such a kind soul. She deserves to know the world is a safe place.

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: Bear
Breed: Retriever Cross
Age: Adult
Gender: Female
Description: Bear is a 7-8 month male Retriever mix, about 45 pounds right now so expect a good sized boy when he is done growing. This happy go lucky guy is house trained and crate trained, sleeps next to the bed on his dog bed at night. He is good with cats who don't run but does really enjoy a good game of chase if the cats will run. He loves kids and other dogs, and is learning manners as is typical of all puppies his age. He has a very willing and happy attitude. Bear is available to adopt July 2nd.

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: Betsy
Breed: Shepherd Cross
Age: Adult
Gender: Female
Description: Betsy is a middle aged female Shepherd mix who has had a hard life. She's gentle, quiet, very polite and well trained in the house. She likes the cat and the small old dog, but the young rowdy big dog who wants to play makes her crazy. She's tolerant of kids but doesn't especially enjoy their attention, she prefers adult women. Betsy is well behaved but quirky, and we are seeking a quiet home with smaller mellower animals and no young kids that she can hang out in. 

Requirements: Quieter, Adult 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: 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: 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: Bumblebee
Breed: Lab/ Heeler/ Unknown
Age: Puppy
Gender: Male
Description: Bumblebee is a sweet mixed up mutt puppy with a heart as golden as his coat. Initially a little shyer, some kind words warm him up and he melts into your arms for snuggles and love. This boy is a snuggler, that's for sure! He balances that extra cuddly nature with a total adoration of the other dogs and a love of playing because when this guy plays, he plays hard. Squeaky toys beware when Bumblebee is on the loose! Bumblebee is good with kids though gravitates towards the more predictable older kids who can woo him with treats and playtime, fine with cats, and absolutely excellent with other dogs. He would be happiest with another dog in the home since he is far more comfortable with another dog to pal up with but its not required as long as his new family knows that going from always being with his siblings to being an only might cause a little extra shyness at first. He rebounds well to new things and loves to learn when treats are involved. He knows how to sit, is learning to walk on the leash, and is working on the housetraining and cratetraining. Bumblebee 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. Bumblebee was born early April to a 45-50 lb heeler/corgi/lab type mix mom. Dad is unknown so size wise we're guessing about 40-60 lbs as adults.

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: 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: Crimson
Breed: Chihuahua
Age: Adult
Gender: Female
Description: Crimson is a sweet, people loving, absolutely beautiful 6 year old female Lab/Retriever mix. She just easily fits herself right into any situation and makes friends easily with all people and dogs. She has not been with cats that we know of, and while we don't predict she'd be aggressive, we want adopters to know we don't know if she has experience with them. Crimson is all Lab.. likes to fetch, loves walks, loves to swim and wade, and is all about making her people happy.

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: 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: 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: Frankie
Breed: Black Lab Cross
Age: Young Adult
Gender: Male
Description: Frankie is a young adult male black Lab mix, excellent with kids and other dogs. He's young, so a bit puppyish mentally, but always happy. He is quickly learning the house training, crates for the workday, and is up for any family adventure-- walks, swimming, car rides, ball play. He has not been with cats-- doesn't show a high prey drive to may be ok, but we just don't know. He loves toys and is medium energy, so does need a good hour each day of a walk or yard play to keep him happy. He is highly responsive to training, very smart dog. Frankie has lived in a rural area before so we do want a home with yard space for him please.

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: Gus (Adoption Pending!)
Breed: Border Collie Cross
Age: Young Adult
Gender: Male
Description: Gus is a young adult male Border Collie mix who is seeking a new home after the Terrier in the house he was living at kept beating poor Gus up. He's a lover, not a fighter. Gus is friendly with kids and other dogs, has not been around cats. He's smart, house trained and crate trained, and used to a home with yard space to run and play. He loves nothing more than walks, except maybe bike rides so he can go faster. He likes to chase toys, wade, go for car rides, and be active, then come home and curl up to just hang out. Gus is seeking a home with yard space.

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: Hedwig
Breed: Shepherd/ Husky Cross
Age: Adult
Gender: Female
Description: Hedwig is a shy shepherd/ husky mix who lived a life of neglect before coming into rescue.  Her whole life was a filthy, outdoor pen with numerous other dogs and very little people interaction.  Hedwig is learning all the fun of being in the house, being around people, and being a loved member of the family now!  She is shy, people frighten her, but she is getting braver by the day and more social. She loves to give hand kisses and licks to show her love and she has the best happy dance ever when she sees someone she loves.  Fast movements and loud/angry voices still send her hiding to her kennel or retreating as far away as she can, but she is never aggressive and she belly crawls over for love once she knows she is safe still.  She absolutely loves the comforts of dog beds, the fun of bones to chew on, and tennis balls to halfheartedly chase.  Hedwig is excellent with other dogs and needs a confident dog in her home to show her the ropes and fine with cats.  She is working on her housetraining and crates for the workday well.  She needs a home who knows she isn't going to trust and love instantly, a home who is willing to win her over with treats, time, and patience, and a home who knows that all the hard work they'll have to put in at the beginning to earning her trust will be well repaid in kisses and tail wags once she knows she is home and loved.  Hedwig requires a physically fenced yard, another dog in the home, and an adult home.

Requirements: Fenced yard. Adult home with another dog..

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: Izzy
Breed: Retriever/ Pyrenees Cross
Age: Young Adult
Gender: Female
Description: Izzy is a female Retriever/Pyranees mix who is an unclaimed stray, and this gentle soul is seeking a loving home to keep training her, loving her, and showing her people can be counted on after all. Good with kids and other dogs, she has not been around cats. She prefers a home with yard space, loves to sunbathe and go for walks. Izzy is a people pleaser and works hard to do the right thing. She's not had much time spent with her but soaks up the training.

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: Jiggs (Adoption Pending!)
Breed: Shepherd/ Lab Cross
Age: Young Adult
Gender: Female
Description: Jiggs is a female mixed breed, likely some Shepherd in there, full grown at about 30 pounds and a year old. She is a very bright dog who loves to be worked with, and catches on quickly. Jiggs is learning the house training easily, she was previously an outside dog and much prefers being allowed inside. She's excellent with people and other dogs, has not been with cats. Jiggs is good off leash once attached, loves car rides and walks. She has a full toy box of toys she loves to unpack and bring to you to share. Jiggs is coming to us from a foster down south to try her luck finding a home here.

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: Lexie
Breed: Heeler/ Lab/ Unknown
Age: Puppy
Gender: Female
Description: Lexie is an outgoing, confident, happy puppy whose parentage is unknown-- mom is a Cattle dog/Corgi, and she clearly takes after her father, who is anyone's best guess. We expect her to be around 50 or more pounds as an adult, so please don't choose her if size is an issue as we simply don't know. Lexie is very comfortable with kids, cats, and other dogs, and has been well started on house training and crating. She greets every new person n and situation with a tail wag and a smile, her willing attitude endears her to all.

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: Lucky
Breed: Pit Bull Cross
Age: Young Adult
Gender: Female
Description: Lucky is a 35 pound young adult female Pit Bull mix who always has a look on her face as though she's waiting to hear what adventure is next. Outgoing, always happy, friendly, she loves to play and is excellent with other dogs and people of all ages. Previously an outside dog, she is learning the house training, and crates for the workday. She'd thrive in an active home wanting an playful young dog. She has a permanent scar down her back from chemical burns from a cheap flea prevention that burned her skin. It doesn't hurt, and doesn't affect her at all. She also had a fracture on her pelvis below the hip socket that we will not be fixing as it has healed and does not affect her mobility nor cause pain She can still run like the wind and leap like a gazelle. Lucky is available after May 6th. She has not been with cats that we know of.

Requirements: Adopter must own home due to breed mix

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: 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: Luna
Breed: Shepherd/ Akita/ Bully Cross
Age: Adult
Gender: Female
Description: Luna is a 5 year old Shepherd/Akita/Bully breed mix, and what a wonderful girl she is. House trained, not a chewer, reliable off leash once attached, and such a sweetheart. She relies on 2 walks a day but then is very mild mannered inside, especially at bedtime when she gets to share the bed with you. Her hobbies include patrolling the fenceline, chasing squirrels and rabbits, and chewing on her toys. She is fine loose in the house for the workday. Luna knows several commands and listens well, although she is still practicing not jumping on visitors-- she's so joyous for new friends. Luna has a hard time controlling her licker when kids come over, she loves kids. She's excellent with cats, and after losing social opportunities when her family downsized needs some practice meeting new dogs again. She loves car rides, and is a great watchdog-- her huge bark sounds the alarm when it's truly needed. Luna loves to be brushed, not bathed so much. She is 50 pounds. This wonder dog is seeking a new home due to her family changing and her being isolated more than she is happy with.

Requirements: Adopter must own home due to breed mix.

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: Magic
Breed: Aussie/ Cattle Dog Cross
Age: Adult
Gender: Female
Description: Magic is urgently in need of the right foster or adopter. Previously a stray, this gentle and quiet girl was obviously someones house dog before, as she is well house trained and quiet in the crate. She loves dog beds. Magic is currently in a less than ideal foster as she is not good with cats, and the only open foster has cats so she is spending a lot of time crated. Magic is gentle with kids, not a barker, and very easy to live with. She is tolerant of other dogs after showing her teeth at first meet to let them know she likes her space, then she ignores them. Magic came to rescue with hip dysplasia so badly she has a tough time walking far, and steps are very very hard for her, so a home with limited steps are ideal. She also has a mammary lump next to her spay and at her age, we are choosing to not find out if its cancerous or not. Sweet Magic needs a foster or adopter willing to bring her home knowing she likely only has a year or two and willing to shower her with love for that time. She's about 10-11 years old and 35 pounds, a mix of Cattle dog and Corgi we suspect. 

Requirements: No cats. Limited steps

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: Malachi
Breed: Black Lab/ Golden Retriever Cross
Age: Adult
Gender: Female
Description: Malachi is a young adult male Lab cross, likely around 65 pounds, and he is a very good boy. He is very friendly, loves other dogs and people, and loves to play- tennis balls are a favorite. He also loves tug, playing chase, and snuggle time. Malachi is currently fostered with a runner and he loves going with her on runs, as well as walks. He likes brushing, and storms don't bother him. He is comfortable in a crowd and enjoys being praised for all the good things he does. Malachi has learned several commands and is doing well with house training, is very good crated for the workday as well. He can and has jumped a 3 foot fence to play with the neighbor dog, shows zero desire to run away but likes to hop over to play. Malachi's one and only downside is that he still mouths your hands and arms in play, like a puppy. It doesn't hurt, and he responds well to being told NO, but it's partly age and partly who he is-- he is a Lab mix. This fantastic dog is going to make a perfect companion. He would prefer a home with yard space and an active owner, and has not been around cats.

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: Marvin
Breed: Aussie Cross
Age: Adult
Gender: Male
Description: Marvin is an adult male Aussie mix, shorter coat and about 65 pounds, who is a gentle dog, loves to give hugs. He is great with kids and other dogs, has not been with cats but doesn't have a high prey drive so we suspect he'd be ok. He likes walks, will sit for hours for pets, and is reliable off leash once attached. Previously an outside dog, he is happily learning the house training and crates well for the workday. Since he came from a rural place, we are seeking a home with yard space for him

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: Minerva
Breed: Shepherd/ Husky Cross
Age: Adult
Gender: Female
Description: Minerva is a sweet, shy gal who came to us from down south. She and her sister Minerva came into the pound severely undersocialized. She was terrified of life - and when you got her out of the kennel run she turned into a lump, refusing to move. She had lived her life in an outdoor pen, and had no idea how to live in a house when she came into rescue. To say that's changed since coming into foster care is an understatement! Still shy yes, but happy! Treats have been the key to her success, she'll do just about anything for a couple of Bil-Jacs. She has been learning how to play, what toys are for, and how's it's okay to sleep on the comfy dog beds. Every day she comes out of her shell a little more, and her personality shines. Silly, playful, and puppy-like, it's obvious she is trying to make up for lost time. Minerva is fostered with other dogs and cats and does fine with both. With her submissive personality, she would prefer a calmer canine companion to hang out with rather than roughhouse. Minerva is house trained on a schedule, meaning she will hold it but doesn't know how to ask to go out yet. She is kennel trained, and will dive into it on command. We do require her to go to a home with another dog and a fenced in yard. She's great with all sizes of dogs, and even cats, but no young children because of how much their movements would frighten her. Minerva may be a dog that takes a little bit of work, but she's worth it. You can see her gratitude with every gentle lick, with every happy expression you catch on her face when she's realized how much fun something is. Sharing her successes and triumphs is a reward like no other. If you have a little time, a little patience, and a few kind words, Minerva will make you smile every day that she is with you.

Requirements: Fenced yard. No kids. Another dog in the 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: Molly
Breed: Jack Russell Terrier
Age: Adult
Gender: Female
Description: Molly is a 3 year old female Jack Russell Terrier who came to rescue when her owner was unable to care for her. Well socialized, polite, and trained, she's a very good girl. Molly is house trained, crate trained, good with meeting new people and with other dogs. She lived with a cat 2 years ago but its been awhile. She loves walks and car rides and sitting on your lap, playing with toys and making her people laugh.

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: Mona
Breed: Doxie Cross
Age: Senior
Gender: Female
Description: Mona is a hoot! This grey faced middle aged Doxie mix has two speeds, fast and sleep. It's hard to judge her age due to her varying speeds so we are guessing somewhere between 8 and 13. She is like teenage girl who loves to hear herself talk. Mona has the quirkiest bay that she does, like a beagle so no shared walls for this girl. She is housebroken but often times needs to be coaxed outside. Mona does need a fenced yard because when she is outside she loves to explore. She rides well in the car. Mona thinks cats are the best toy there is because they run, so she needs a home with dog savy cats. Mona prefers her bed rather than snuggling with her human. We guess it's her southern belle independent streak. She likes the company of other dogs but would also be fine as an only dog. Food is Mona's favorite thing in the world and she will stop at nothing to get it. She will definitely keep you on your toes. Mona has had a dental, spayed, mammary tumors removed, up to date on her shots, and housebroken. She does have some old lady lumps and bumps but they only add to her charm. Mona is looking for an adopter who needs a little fun and laughter in their life along with the most reliable and loving companion there is.

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: Nick
Breed: Retriever/Spaniel Cross
Age: Young Adult
Gender: Male
Description: Nick is a 35-40 pound male Retriever/Spaniel mix, surrendered by his owner when they moved. Previously an inside and outside dog, he has a solid start to house training, is crated for the workday, and used to yard space and kids and other dogs. While he hasn't been around cats, we suspect he'd be just fine allowing them to be the boss, he's a gentle soul. He is a little shy in new chaotic situations, is happiest in a calmer home and with someone who loves to pet and snuggle dogs. He is a great boy.

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: Nowtho
Breed: Heeler/ Corgi/ Unknown
Age: Adult
Gender: Female
Description: Nowtho is a gentle, affectionate, loving puppy whose parentage is unknown-- mom is a Cattle dog/Corgi, and he clearly takes after his father, who is anyone's best guess. We expect him to be around 50 or more pounds as an adult, so please don't choose him if size is an issue as we simply don't know. Nowtho is very comfortable with kids, cats, and other dogs, and has been well started on house training and crating. He'd be a great family dog or a companion.

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: Oakley (Adoption Pending!)
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: Odessa is a middle aged female German Shepherd girl who came into rescue in sad shape. She is thin, sores on her body from lying on concrete, saggy boobs from many litters, and missing hair from living in filth. Luckily some vet care, some good food, and a bath have her on the road to recovery, although she'll always be a little droopy underneath. Odessa is a very patient, laid back, friendly and easy dog. She got very comfortable being a house dog quickly at her foster home, and is quiet and calm when left alone in the laundry room with another dog. She is good with dogs of all sizes, cats, and kids. Previously living in a rural environment, we do a home with yard space for her. She loves walks, meeting new friends, being petted, and keeping you company.

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: Pearl
Breed: Beagle
Age: Adult
Gender: Female
Description: Pearl is a middle aged female Beagle who is seeking a responsible new home, one that will take care of vet needs and love her forever. House trained, crate trained, good with other dogs and people, she's a lazier girl who loves slow walks she can sniff around on and hanging out at your feet, keeping you company. She has always lived with another dog and enjoys their company. Pearl is an easy dog to live with and an even easier dog to lose your heart to.

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: Penny (Adoption Pending!)
Breed: Beagle/ Lab Cross
Age: Adult
Gender: Female
Description: Penny is an adult female Beagle/Yellow Lab? mix, full grown at about 30 pounds. Penny is seeking a pretty specific home but for that just right home, she is going to be a treasure. Penny is house trained, crated for the workday (she doesn't love it), and requires another well adjusted dog in her home. Living as a single dog, she is anxious and upset every day when left alone, something her foster didn't note when there were other dogs around. Her ideal home would have another dog and someone home often so she's not alone long periods. Penny is very quiet and rarely barks, and when she does, her deep Hound sounding bark surprises even her. She loves to sniff and hang out in the fenced yard. Penny is fine with cats and loves other dogs-- she is curious and happy about them.She is excellent with kids too, even with lots of love being heaped on her by the young girl in her current home. Penny loves walks, hiking, and camping with her family. Really her only issue is being anxious, which completely goes away with another dog to follow. She's a great little girl.

Requirements: Must have another confident 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: 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: 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: Prince
Breed: Spaniel/ Corgi Cross
Age: Adult
Gender: Male
Description: Prince is 2 years old, best guess a Sheltie/Corgi type and full grown at just under 20 pounds. He is shy initially, but after a couple hours of sitting on your lap and getting to know you he becomes your new best friend. He is house trained and crate trained. He loves to be with and cuddle with other dogs, and we are requiring a home with another dog for him. Prince is submissive and is a follower rather than a leader. He knows how to sit for a treat and is really eager to learn more things.  Being out in the world is new to him, but he has learned to walk great on a leash and loves his walks.  He needs a home that will be patient with his initial shyness and will be comfortable taking it slowly, working to build his confidence, and allowing him to adjust in his own time.  He is very gentle and good with kids as well. Prince is so adorable both in looks and personality. It's been fun watching his confidence increase with patience and love

Requirements: Fenced yard. 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: 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: Rose (Adoption Pending!)
Breed: Chocolate Lab/ Weimaraner Cross
Age: Adult
Gender: Female
Description: Rose is a 50 pound chocolate Lab/Weimaraner mix who loves to lean and soak up as much attention and affection as she possibly can. She is very affectionate and smart, she responds quickly to training and loves to learn and make her people proud. Rose is good with kids and other dogs, has not been around cats. Previously an outdoor dog, she is learning the house training and is crated for the workday. She loves walks, swimming, her toys, and car rides. Rose is available May 27th.

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: Ruby
Breed: Cavalier/ Beagle Cross
Age: Adult
Gender: Female
Description: Ruby is a middle aged female Cavalier/Beagle mix who is seeking a new home, a more responsible one this time. Surrendered unspayed and with heartworm, she is being all fixed up and getting healthy to go to a new home. Ruby is quiet, friendly, house and crate trained, and good with other dogs. She's a little shy with strangers but warms up quickly, especially if treats or lap space are involved. Ruby is going to make someone a fantastic companion 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: Rusty
Breed: Lab/ Retriever Cross
Age: Young Adult
Gender: Male
Description: Rusty is a 40-50 pound young adult male Lab/Retriever mix who was an unclaimed stray, and is excited to come to us and find a home to treasure him. He's outgoing, friendly, doing very well with house training. He is friendly with kids and other dogs, has not been around cats so we don't know how he'd be. He's a smart young dog who will thrive with a family of his own.

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: Salem (Adoption Pending!)
Breed: Shepherd/ Collie Cross
Age: Adult
Gender: Male
Description: Salem is an adult male Shepherd/Collie type mix, about 50 pounds, an unclaimed stray who clearly was cared for once. He's house trained, not a chewer, good with kids, cats and dogs. Once attached, he is reliable off leash as well. Salem caught the attention of workers at the shelter because of his cute attentive face and the fact that he smiles.. when he's happy, he literally peels his lips back and smiles. Salem is terrified of the leash pulling on him, likely due to no prior experience, so he does need a home with yard space he can be unleashed in as well as an adopter committed to working with him more. No city homes please unless it's a fenced yard for outside time. He's a fantastic dog who is worth the extra effort.

Requirements: Fenced yard or home with acreage

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: Sandy
Breed: Yellow Lab/ Pointer Cross
Age: Young Adult
Gender: Female
Description: Sandy is a 65-70 pound female Yellow Lab mix who loves loves loves kids. She is so patient, so gentle, so happy to be with kids and we love seeing her teach children to love dogs. Sandy is house trained, crate trained, enjoys every dog she meets and has never met a stranger. She likes to play and sure loves her walks-- uses a prong collar or gentle leader for walks, she pulls-- and hanging out in the yard. If she could pick her perfect home, it would have kids and another dog. Sandy is a runner though, so needs a fenced yard and/or someone who can walk her/tie her every single time she goes outside. If she is adopted to a home with no fence, we do want someone who walks daily. She's very well behaved in the house if she gets her hour or so of exercise, and is by far the best snuggle dog you will ever meet. She has never been with cats.

Requirements: Fenced yard. 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: Sara (Adoption Pending!)
Breed: Lab/ Pit Bull Cross
Age: Adult
Gender: Female
Description: Sara is a 2 year old Lab/Pit Bull mix type mix, a laid back and super chill girl whose absolute favorite pastime are naps in the sun and giving kisses-- she'd be a great family dog. If you are ever looking for her, check the nearest cozy place and you'll find her all cuddled in. That being said, she does require a fair amount of activity a day, and it's good for both of you.  Sara loves walks and likes bouncing around like Tigger when she sees someone or something that she must go meet, or a toy that needs to be pounced on.  She also seeks out any attention and time from people of all ages as well and is a loving dog. She has the Lab smarts and desire to please, combined with the Pit Bull trait of being a little mellower and VERY snuggly. She has never been around cats. Sara does very well with other calmer dogs, respects them and is a good companion. Due to her breed mix, we are asking that her adopter owns their home. If you're looking for a good family dog or ideal first time dog, please let us know.

For more pictures of Sara, check out her DropBox here!

Requirements: Adopter must own home due to breed mix.

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: Shelby
Breed: Sheltie/ Shepherd Cross
Age: Adult
Gender: Female
Description: Shelby is a 2-year-old, 30 pound Sheltie/Shepherd ( best guess) mix who is so well behaved and sweet you could forget she is even there until she nudges your hand for a pet or dances by her leash for a walk. She is house trained, crate trained ( although please expect a transition period in a new place, as with any dog), walks nicely on the leash and is good with kids, cats and dogs. She is used to a home with yard space. Shelby is available later in the day July 1st.

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: Simone
Breed: Mastiff/ Lab Cross
Age: Adult
Gender: Female
Description: Simone is a 6 year old Mastiff/Lab mix, between Mastiff and Lab size, and this gentle sweetheart is seeking a new home after the death of her owner. House trained, not a chewer, and the biggest marshmallow you will ever meet, she loves kids, loves strangers, is excellent with dogs of all sizes and cats. She's mellow, easy going, and polite. Simone loves nothing more than just hanging out and keeping you company, and giving kisses. She is very loyal.

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: Spider
Breed: Black Lab/ Heeler/ Unknown Cross
Age: Puppy
Gender: Female
Description: Eeek! A spider! No, this Spider isn't icky. In fact, she got her name because she pounced on a spider and scarfed it right up saving her foster mom from the terror of that creepy crawly. She loves to pounce and play and that spider sure seemed like a fun play thing and then a snack! Spider is a spunky, playful, social girl who is always ready for the next adventure. She learns things in minutes and her mind is forever working and figuring things out. Expect never-ending fun and a dog you can teach anything to if you bring Spider home! She is excellent with kids, fine with cats though will try to play, and excellent with other dogs. Spider loves to explore and bravely leads the way on walks and in new situations, showing her shyer brother how its done. She is treat motivated, knows how to sit, is learning the leash, and working on the housetraining and cratetraining. Spider 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. Spider was born early April to a 45-50 lb heeler/corgi/lab type mix mom. Dad is unknown so size wise we're guessing about 40-60 lbs as adults.

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: Squirrel (Adoption Pending!)
Breed: Lab/ Shepherd/ Terrier Cross
Age: Adult
Gender: Female
Description: Squirrel is an adult female Lab/Shepherd? type mix, but full grown at about 40 pounds. This quiet girl came to us when her owner passed away. She is still trying to make sense of all that happened, but she sure is being brave and trying. She is house trained, not a chewer or barker, and seems to prefer a more low key, quiet home that fits her personality. She likes walks but is a mellow, easy going dog. Squirrel is used to having a canine companion and is fine with the cat at her foster home. She is cautiously polite to the visiting kids but when they get too rowdy, she puts herself in her crate-- she is used to a more predictable adult home. This girl is such a good dog who has so much to offer. She is used to a yard and would prefer a house with yard space to an apartment please.

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: 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
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: Tempe
Breed: Beagle Cross
Age: Young Adult
Gender: Female
Description: Tempe is an adolescent female Beagle mix who broke our hearts with her shelter video... glued to the wall with huge eyes, shaking so hard her whole body shook with fear. However, in foster, a brave and ambitious new Tempe has emerged, a young silly dog who loves to run and play, cuddle on the bed, toss her toys around and make friends. She is good with other dogs, can be a little bossy without meaning to be, and fine with kids and strangers. Tempe would do best in a home with someone dedicated to daily walks or a fenced space with another dog, and someone interested in pursuing training as she loves to learn. House training and crate training are going really well. Her adorably happy face and wagging tail just melt you.

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 toes the line perfectly 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. He is excellent with other large breed dogs. Timber would be best suited for an active home experienced with shepherds or other large breed working dogs. He has not been around cats that we know of but we suspect his prey drive to be too high to be a suitable match for kitties.

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: Trespass
Breed: Black Lab Cross
Age: Adult
Gender: Male
Description: Trespass is an adult male Lab mix who was picked up by a sheriff as he patiently sat by the side of the road, waiting for his family to come back and pick him up from where they left him. Why they left him is anyone's guess, he is a very easygoing and well behaved dog. Trespass is learning the house training very well, crates for the workday, and at 68 pounds is a perfect size family dog. He is patient and comfortable with kids and other dogs, has not been around cats. He loves walks, swimming, car rides, and being told what a great boy he is. He is available July 1st.

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: Trixie
Breed: Chihuahua
Age: Adult
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: Tuko
Breed: Black Lab
Age: Senior
Gender: Male
Description: Tuko is a 12 year old Lab who is seeking a retirement home. This grey faced guy will charm you with all he knows and his sweet nature. Great with other dogs, kids, and even used to live with cat, Tuko is a good natured dog. He loves walks still, likes to swim, likes to fetch and will bring you his food bowl when asked. Previously an outside dog, he was brought inside in the winter and trained to stay in the entry way, so imagine his world when he is invited to join a family. He's good off leash, knows obedience and several tricks, not a barker or a chewer. Tuko has had a lot of training time spent with him and it shows. He is trained to potty in the woods and not the yard, wait for the command Fetch before retrieving, and to walk nicely with you on the leash. Tuko needs a place before his owners leave on June 1st.

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: Winston
Breed: Sheltie/ Cattle Dog Cross
Age: Adult
Gender: Male
Description: Winston is a 33 pound, 8 month old male Sheltie/Cattle dog type mix. Quiet and a little reserved, he's a serious soul who warms up once he's comfortable, and his sweetness level just is unbeatable. Previously a stray, the house training is going well and he crates for the workday. He is good with kids who are old enough to not startle him too much, cats, and dogs. He has never shown aggression no matter how scared, he just freezes up when he doesn't know what to do. Winston is available to adopt later in the day July 1st. He does best in a fenced area and really looks up to the other dogs.

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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