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Tasha (aka Natasha) is looking for her furever home. She has a beautiful brindle coat and a pretty face that you can't forget. At 6-7 years old, she enjoys a lot of snuggle time on the couch after her playtime.  Tasha plays well with other dogs large and small at her foster home and does not bother cats. She is extremely loving with people. Due to her resource guarding (food, toys)  with other dogs (not people), it is best that she be the only dog in the home.  She is crate trained, housebroken. HW negative, 60 lbs. She loves to ride in the car and will hop right in and lie on the back seat.  Due to Natasha's strength and playfulness, homes with children under age 12 are not recommended.  Posted July 2019


This girl is a doll baby and loves everyone.  Stray- Came in w/another adult and Banner pup.  HW+; 7/2; 51lbs; 5-6 yrs old; bully mix

Pandora- FriendLita -safe


Pandora was turned in to animal control as an owner surrender. She came in with Dexter. The owner said she was sick and could no longer afford to take care of them. She is friendly and walks well on a leash.  Treated for Hw's. 41lbs; 1/10/19; 4 yrs old; lab mix.  Note: Great in the house!  House trained and crate trained.  Walks well on a leash. Crates all night. Lives with 2 cats, a lab mix, a bullie mix and 4 dachshunds without issues. Likes  chew toys occasionally and loves to play fetch. Loves to snuggle and get belly rubs. Low to moderate energy. Just came in from playing- Brad and Smokey in the back ground

March 22 2020 update: Pandora is great. She is an alpha female. She likes to run the show. I have 2 big males. 4 little dog- 3 male and 1 female and 2 cats. She is fine with everyone here. We granddog sit for Olivia’s dog female yellow lab.  She does require slow introductions. She is More comfortable with female humans.   She had an orthopedic consult at Aah and they said she had a torn ACL. She Could have a very expensive surgery or do joint supplements and rimadyl as needed , which I’m doing. She has always walked a little funny even before she went to rescue and came back. I just don’t think anyone caught it. It doesn't stop her. She is a happy playful girl. 





Paul, male, 35 pounds, 5 years old, Bully blend, HW- (treated for hw's).  Paul is a very sweet boy despite having a past that wasn't so great. He came to the shelter by way of a court case, but this gem of a guy hasn't let his past dim his sunny outlook. Paul looks only to the future and the forever home he knows is out there for him. This fun loving guy is a huge fan of playing fetch and loves to retrieve the ball. He has met other dogs both male and female and been courteous and social with all.  1/4/2018!!; 35lbs (thin); 2-3 yrs old; stray.  Closer to 55-60lbs now.  Reposted April 26, 2020.  Returned 3/1/2020

Update April 26: Paul is back due to no fault of his own. He was adopted to 2 young guys in NY who did not have time for Paul. He is energetic and playful and does not need to be in a home where he is crated 10 hours a day. The adopters returned Paul to his rescue. Because the rescue did not have a foster open, Paul went to a boarding facility where he was kenneled with almost little interaction and playtime. Before Paul left for his rescue in NY, we had no issues with Paul that I can remember.  The time that Paul spent in the kennel in NY dampened his spirits. Paul needs exercise every day, like most dogs require. In the right home, Paul will do well. 


More about me May 18: Paul is back at the shelter looking for his forever family. Paul would love a home where there is another dog(s) similar in size, similar to his easy going fun loving personality. An only dog home is ok too as long as you have time to play with him. He likes to play fetch outside and calms down nicely inside. He would love a more laid back home where someone is there to love on him rather than a home where the family might be working all day or away with extracurricular activities. He is going to want to go along with you if you are gone too much lol. 🥰 He just loves his people and doesn't want to spend the majority of his day in a kennel. 💗 He loves to snuggle next to his people on the couch. (He can have a thing about throw pillows that smell like his person. He might steal one or two for his own bedding, but he doesn't bother the actual couch cushions.) He is around 60lbs so little humans might be too easy to tumble. He would love a fenced yard where he could sun, do a few zoomies with canine friends, and you could play fetch a bit. He knows how to use a doggy door. He walks on leash but can get excited and pull some. He is strong and walks best wearing his harness, led by his confident owner. He tends to eat rather quickly so a slow feeder bowl helps and also eating in a separate space from his canine friends is best. He is housebroken. He will stay in a kennel but, if he has a choice, he much rather sleep with you or on his dog bed near you. 






More about me June 18: Big Boy Paul was my pick of the day!  We've all seen him posted and pushed and posted and pushed on line and STILL, here he sits!  Paul is so much fun!  He is a self entertaining fellow who will throw toys up in the air, catch them and then keep running right along!   Toys that squeak are by far his favorite and he seeks them out if given a chance.  In our enclosed play area,  Paul quickly hopped up on one of our benches to select his toy of choice and yes, it squeaked!  Excellent in meeting 2 other male dogs today,  this friendly, social guy simply makes everyone smile!!   Paul is in his element when he can be part of the fun and games.  It is pure joy to watch him play and scoot over to make new human and doggy friends.  Very solid and a bit stout in his body type,  Paul is best suited with a more sturdy human who had can manage and guide him when he has his bursts of energy.   Paul has never met a stranger and happily trots alongside you as you go about your business.  In stopping at my car for example,  he quickly hopped right up in the back hatch area hoping for a ride home. Making himself comfy no matter where he is,  Paul has a loaded pet resume.  Won't you check him out today?




Raven is a all around good dog. She can be playful but she also knows when to calm down. She likes to go exploring on walks and doesn’t pull on the leash too bad. She will get in your lap and cuddle. She is a beautiful girl who just needs to be given a chance.  Note: stray- found tangled up in a chain tied to a building;  female; bully mix; 5 yrs old; 50lbs; HW+; 4/13

More about me June 6: Come play with me!!  This happy, friendly mid-sized lady is looking for kids to hang out with and I'm also interested in sharing my life with other dogs should you have them in stock!   A well balanced, softly affectionate sort,  my teenage walkers found me super easy to handle and enjoyed how eagerly I accepted their invites to simply sit and chill and be near them.  Polite and accepting of all, strolling around in my new neighborhood or exploring wooded trails would be right up my alley followed by some close, snuggly time with my new humans.   Raven is my name and companionship is my game!  



Red is a big baby😊 He may look tough but he literally wants to be a lap dog. He likes attention from any human.He likes to play fetch, get belly rubs and lounge in the shade. He is a good combination because he can be playful then also knows when to calm down.  Note: O/S- kept jumping the fence.  Came in with Bruno.  1 yr old; 71lbs; male; bully mix; 6/4; HW+




Update July 1: Good Sport!  I overheard folks chatting about me the other day and kept hearing how good of a sport I am.  It made me smile!  It's simply in my nature to be accepting of all....I enjoy loving on humans and I also sharing my time/space with other dogs.  It does not take much to make me smile.   Laying on my back while my human rubs my belly or tickles me brings me great delight.   Sharing a soft hug with a human always makes my tail wag and being able to take a stroll with other dogs, pleases me on many levels.  A happy, friendly sort, match me up with kids, other dogs and folks of most ages (I'm polite and pretty easy to manage) and I'll be able to provide a superior pet experience for all.  Look me up today won't you?  Red, The Good Sport. 







Curb appeal plus!  In walking the big dog run, it's hard to not notice this eye catching fellow with the perky ears and eager face!  Arriving with his sibling Stella (a spitting image of him except she is solid black), the two of them have a real zest for life and a desire to have fun!  Just by chance,  we had Rocky out with two other two toned dogs (1 male/1 female) and you might have thought they were all long lost cousins catching up on the latest news!  Rocky had such fun weaving in and around them and then nicely sat in a row as snacks were given out, one by one to each dog.  Playful, interactive and never meeting a stranger,  Rocky would love to have more sturdy/older kids to care over and a doggy friend that shares his play style.  As much as Rocky loves to hang out and play with other dogs,  make no mistake he also relishes quiet time with humans whereby he can nicely and calmly sit and be nuzzly and or accept some pets.  With Rocky by your side, you just know fun is one paw step away!  Note: HW-; 1 yr old; terrier mix; male; 40lbs; 5/30. Roommate moved out leaving him behind.  No cats for me please.



Chunky Monkey!  Roko makes a big statement wherever he goes because of his solid size and then gentle giant approach to everyone!  You can't help but be captivated by this big, lovable boy!  Roko smiles nonstop and his tail keeps a steady wag.    This smiley faced red head is well suited in meeting other dogs (he met a male and female) and happily showed off this skill to us today.  Although a solid fellow at over 60lbs,  Roko is surprisingly easy enough to manage and enjoyed spending time with a couple teens who helped with our outing.  Roko is engaging, affectionate, loves attention and would nicely fit into a home with kids and other dogs.  Be forewarned that while he would enjoy some sofa time,  he also is a curious guy who loves to go and do.  Roko would love to be your new shadow!  Ask for him to today.  Oh, the fun you will have with him by your side! Note: male; stray; bull mix; 62lbs; HW+; 5-6 yrs old; 3/20





59lbs; 6/8; HW+; lab mix; stray; Came in with Blanche.  2 yrs old

Sneezy 


3 yrs; 38lbs; lab mix; 5/28; female; HW+.  O/S - can no longer care for.  Part of the Seven Dwarfs group.

Scarlett Pup


lab mix; female; 18lbs; 10-12 wks old; stray; 7/10




For a good time, call me!!   Sweet, social Stella was built to have fun and does an excellent job in welcoming everyone into her fun world!   Arriving as a stray with her brother (a spitting image of her except sporting a black and white coat),  she along with her brother are playful, interactive and enjoy going and doing.    Stella had such fun meeting 2 other females and a male dog as we explored the front field area.   Seemingly just as happy to meet and spend time with humans as she is with other dogs,  Stella has a lot of swivel in her hips and keeps a steady pace.   More compact and stout in her body shape, you can spot Stella's eager smile from quite the distance as she encourages you to come on by and say hi!   Stella is a great candidate for a more active family with slightly older kids and a like minded canine playmate!  Don't miss out on this fun lady! Note: Stella came in with Rocky 1115. HW-; 1 yr old; female; lab mix; 46lbs; 5/30. Roommate moved out leaving him behind.




Best for last?? Tank surely thinks so! Arriving with 2 other bullies who had led less than stellar lives, Tank is the last of the 3 to be selected to head on home. You can confirm his hunch (ie best for last) by asking about Tank today! Tank is an athletic, playful guy who loves being in the thick of things.   He ran and ran when let loose in one of our enclosed play areas all the while periodically checking in with his human volunteer friend to make sure she was getting enough TLC.  Very striking in person,  Tank is a stunning blue/gray color with a large white blaze on his chest and white tipped feet.   Graced with a can do and let's have fun attitude,  Tank would be best suited in a more active home where he can share his love and work off some of his energy.  Nicely meeting a female dog on our walk,  Tank is a confident fellow who eagerly aims to say hi to other doggies!   Being the center of attention is a role perfectly suited for this handsome fellow.  If you enjoy being doted on and nudged to go and do and explore, Tank could be the guy for you!Note: Tank; male bully; HW-; 63lbs; abandoned/neglected; 3 yrs old; 4/27; came in w/Kayla and Penelope







I was so excited!  Just by random chance, I was matched up with two other dogs who were sporting black and white coats AND they also shared an equal interest in running and playing and interacting with anyone in our paths!  Gosh, it was such fun!  Initially,  I was let loose to run and play in an exercise pen but then someone was placed in the pen next to me and the competition was on...who could outrun the other!  Now, keep in mind my neighbor had pretty short legs so he was at a disadvantage but nonetheless, he kept a good pace with me. The outing only got better when I was able to meet yet another black and white fellow who was also looking for a good time.  In watching the 3 of us interact together,  one might have thought we were all long lost buddies.  Everyone mixed and mingled with great ease and made sure all the humans were feeling our love as well.   I'm still very much a "puppy" at heart as I'm active and goofy and fearless and have never met a stranger.   A home where I can stay busy and be a part of the routine would certainly make me smile as would having slightly older kids to care for and a dog or two to act as my playmate.   My name is Trixie and if you are looking for love, fun and games, please give me a call! Note: 5/28; pointer mix; stray; 34lbs; hw-; 1 yr old




Update July 1: Girls just wanna have fun!  Trixie is fun central and loves inviting others to see the world through her happy, buoyant perspective.  We had such fun meeting Trixie a couple of weeks ago, that we had her out for round two.  Once again she did not let us down and did an excellent job in making us smile and laugh.   As you can see in her new pictures,  Trixie loves being in the thick of things and being toted around and having her belly rubbed are at the top of her "fun things to do list."   Nicely meeting two other dogs on our outing today (one male, one female),  Trixie really wishes she had playmate.  She is in constant bowdown "let's play mode" so matching her up with a likeminded 4 legged friend would be a wonderful option for her.   Her size and disposition is great for kids who wish to run and play and wrestle with her or simply have quiet snuggly time with a 4 legged friend. She is full of happy, loving energy and needs someone to help her manage it through positive channels.  An active family looking for a very affectionate, loving companion would find perfection in our Trixie. 

Watford Pup


lab mix; stray; male; 26lbs; 4-5 mos old; 7/10

Whitney





Whitney was brought in by a member of the community as a stray. Found on Abbott rd. Darlington.  Whitney is a very sweet mellow girl. She has a mass under her chin.  Recommended for surgery.   HW+; 48lbs; 5+ yrs old; hound mix; 5/7/2019

Whitney is a medium energy girl. She loves going for walks (and working out her sniffer) and loves rides on the car. She gets so excited when the leash comes out. She gets along well with other dogs. Prefers dogs that respect her space but she has tolerated the parade of fosters that come through here even the puppies. She is not a big fan of toys but likes to have a chew bone and she enjoys playtime with another polite dog.  I think she might be put off by a very pushy high-energy dog. 

She likes to snuggle on the couch and she loves being close to her person. When I was working from home she made herself a spot beside my desk for napping. She is calm in the house and spends most of her day napping. Whitney would love to have a person who is home a lot - works from home or retired. She gets anxious when left home alone and needs to be crated or she may make a mess.  She gets anxious and clingy during thunderstorms.  Beautiful sweet girl who gets along with everyone. 

Winnie- May Be Pregnant! -safe


Very happy lady, loves people. We think she may be pregnant.  Stray; HW-; 68lbs; 6/30; hound mix; 3-4 yrs old

Wyatt- Oh, so handsome in my new tie! VideoWithZoey


July 2017 Pictures- So cool in my shades!




Chasing dragon flies in a field on a warm sunny day, Wyatt wouldn't have it any other way.  Sweet as can be, and a gentleman to his furry roommates.  He's developed a small crush on his roommate Cleopatra.  They romped and rolled in the oasis today, taking advantage of the bright sunshine. Wyatt adores children, and loves going out to adoption events to meet new people. Wyatt gets along well with everyone he meets. Wyatt is a real catch! hw-; male; 5/2014; 2-3 yrs old.  Note:  Shown with
Cleopatra (black dog).

More about me Sept 2017: Sweet Wyatt … I would so love to give him better than what I have for him right now.  He is a great dog, but he is strong and full of energy.  There is no denying he is a pit with his big head and jaw, but to me it only makes him look like he’s smiling all the time.  He is a gorgeous boy and I love him.  In his play he means me no harm, but he often scratches or bruises me just from his sheer strength and eagerness to play.  He has had more than 15 female kennel mates since we’ve had him and never a moment of problem.  He plays hard, but there is no aggression … just the joy of a teenage boy.  He gets overwhelmed with my crowd of dogs and is why I keep him in his kennel.  He does great one on  one.  He gets free time 2 to 3 times a day to run.  He has food allergies and a grain free diet is best for him.  I have had him around children before and he did well.  He doesn’t know his strength, so I had to watch him closely with them but he loved all the attention.   He does great and minds me well on the leash.  I know the odds of getting him out with so many wonderful pits at the shelter are slim.

Yeti Teen -safe


Abandoned; 8-10 mos old; husky mix; male; 6/23; hw-;  51lbs


Z x 3 Pups- safe


Zeplin (m),  Zito (m),  Zoey (f)

3 mos old; stray; 6/23; lab mix;  Scared pups. Would benefit from a foster home.  12-15lbs each

Zola


O/S- killed the family goat; 2 yrs old; HW+; 7/7; 48lbs; boxer mix; Good with kids











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