Dogs Available for Adoption

Updated September 6, 2017


Biggy


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Biggy is a good old lump of a dog who is happy-go-lucky and extremely easy to please. His favorite pastimes are riding in the car, going on walks, and hanging out in basically any capacity, as long as he can be right by your side. He’s a 4-6 year old boy in good health and has had a full medical work up after being long neglected. He likes other dogs who are polite, loves to meet new people, and has been around the block so he’s ready to become a part of a regular family. He’s a pretty trustworthy guy and has been fine with the cats here.


Lucy


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Lucy is a very well trained, really smart dog who just needs someone to love her. She is the focus of our “community outing” program right now- getting to have some fun walking around busy community centers showing off her focus skills, basic obedience, well rounded people-greeting, and her ability to ignore other dogs while walking. Lucy can be hyper in the wrong kinds of environments. She needs a no-cat household, preferably as the only dog (or with a male dog who is laid back) and people who can give her direction, use positive reinforcement, and take the time to understand her. She comes with as much support as you could ever need, given by a staff who knows her very well. Most likely, she will take up reign on your couch, and you won’t hear a peep unless someone tries to break in.


Caitlin


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Caitlin is a really sweet girl who is extremely smart and fairly well trained. She knows “sit”, “come”, loves to play fetch, and go for rides in the car. Her strengths are that she is able to learn and will excel with positive reinforcement training. She loves children and is fairly versed at the antics of children (although we’d like to say here that we only adopt to families with children who listen well and respect boundaries with canine companions. We prefer not to adopt to homes with toddlers). Caitlin is also very well behaved in the house and has good manners, although she often excitedly greets us first thing in the morning. She walks very nicely on her leash/no pull harness. She has had a few homes although she was never at fault for that. Our desire is to find her a home that will not abandon her ever again.

Caitlin would do best in a stable home where she will not be placed with unfamiliar dogs all of a sudden. She has shown, with proper introductions, that she can do well with other polite dogs, especially if they respect her space, but she will not do well in a home which wants to take her to dog parks, have her off leash, or in doggy day care. The best fit for Caitlin would be to find a home which does not expect her to meet other dogs frequently so that she will not be pushed to fail socially. She will not do well with small animals as they are too tempting to chase.

We hope to find her a home with a quiet family, a fenced in yard perhaps, and the flexibility that every dog deserves. She will repay that home with loyalty, devotion, profuse snuggles, and fun!


Magic

Magic, aka Maggie, has been with us for two months, working on her puppy goals (basic obedience, some desensitization, and some passive learning about the world) and playing up a storm with the other dogs. She is a sweet black lab/shepherd mix who will grow to be around 50 lbs. She loves to snuggle on the couch and would benefit from being in a family environment who continues supporting her in her learning curve- letting her learn new community based things at her own pace without pushing her to the point of being overwhelmed.
Maggie loves other canines, and has great canine social skills, she also is fine with cats, although she’s a normal pesky puppy. She has a great heart and her loving ways will make her a loyal companion.


Ella

Ella is a twelve year old rottie mix girl who is the belle of the sanctuary. She absolutely LOVES her ball- she will carry it around all day and loves to hear “Ella, where’s your ball?!” She is fairly healthy, but she does have a tumor on her leg, which we have opted not to have removed (she had the previous tumors removed) because they are benign fibroadnexal hamartomas. Even though they are benign so far, it seems her “bumps” turn people off. Which is a shame, because she is an awesome dog who deserves a home!

She came in with another dog after her daddy died and left her homeless. She warms up to other dogs fairly well we are finding, especially if they are polite with her. We are looking for a placement where she can be the only dog or live with one other polite dog. She is fine with cats, and people of all ages (she loves playing with the director’s daughter who is 9), but she is a big girl at 92 lbs. so we are looking for an adoptive family with no children under 12. She has nice manners, will “sit” on command, and knows to sit for her meals. She has good basic obedience, and is as fun-loving as they come.


Pablo

Pablo is a 4 to 5 year old chihuahua mix. He’s about 8 lbs., okay with cats and other dogs, is house trained and working on basic obedience. We would prefer to place Pablo in a home with adults only as he is sometimes insecure and unsure of things and would benefit from a quiet, consistent home. He loves to snuggle, go for walks, chew his nylabone. He is a nice little companion. He is neutered and ready to go.


Jack

Jack is a 3-4 year old 65 pound boy who is playful, loves other dogs of all varieties, and is easy to be around. His DNA confirms that he is quite a mix; Corgi, American bulldog, Baden, Old English Sheepdog, and Canaan dog! He is a little shy upon first meeting him if you are accompanied by a man, but after a moment or so he warms right up and usually invites a good massage. He has a perfect “sit” and a really nice “lay down” which he will do when offered a treat. He is sociable and easy to please. He would make a great family dog for a family with older children or even just an adult home. We suspect he may have been abused- most likely by a man as he is shy and nervous with most of them (although some not at all) yet he tries to make friends when he isn’t the focus of their attention. He currently lives with 4 other dogs and gets along with them exceptionally well. He is house-trained and very devoted to his person.


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