Urgent/Special- Priority Pets

March 12


Richard - FriendDella  FriendHutch- Partially Sponsored

Richard has no idea just how much fun he is!  This sunny faced, athletic framed fellow takes running and playing to that next level!   A free spirit with his book wide open,  Richard has lots of love and energy to spare and found an excellent outlet for both in nicely playing, running around and wrestling with a male and female dog.  Never meeting a stranger, Richard can be stronger on the leash but it's all in good faith...to find that next friend and or activity to engage in!  Richard enjoys playing a mild game of fetch,  is huggy and kissy and loves to be the center of attention.  If having a slow moving couch potato kind of dog is the ideal match for you then Richard would politely ask you to consider another dog!  He is all about fun and games and going and doing!  Let the party begin with Richard!  Note: Richard was brought in by AC after being posted on facebook by Emanuel Baptist church. Unfortunately they could not find his owners. He is a friendly dog.  hw-; lab mix; 1/11; 1 yr old; 51 lbs

Come play with me!!  Jenna is a girl who loves to have fun!  This self-starting, confident labby mix had THE best time carrying balls around in her mouth in our play area and when that game wore off, it was time to roll over and sunbathe, find a human to hug and or kiss and then repeat, repeat!  Jenna loves attention and being the center of attention.  She was front and center in her kennel ....ready to go and do...and this same energy/desire to be part of the action, perfectly followed her out to our front field area.  JWith love and enthusiasm to share,  Jenna would thrive in a home where she can be in the thick of things and be a part of the daily action.  You can count on Jenna  brightening your day, each and every day.  Ps.  She has the MOST stunning dark chocolate coat!  Note: stray; female; lab mix; HW-; 12/15; 51lbs; 4yrs old

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Oh please, don't forget to include me!   Myers is such a ham of a dog who has no interest in sitting on the sidelines.  He loves to be a part of the action and does such a great job sharing his fun, bouncy self with all.  A more active guy who loves to go and do,  Myers found a kindred soul in Maggie, a pretty chocolate lab/bully mix.  The two of them nicely complimented each other with similar play and wrestling styles.   They rolled around, ran and played and then repeated the great fun.  Nicely also meeting another female dog,  his bigger personality was a little too much for her so she politely refrained from getting into the full action mode.   Myers is full of love and life and pure joy to have by your side.  Note: Myers is a happy, playful  boy. He was found dragging a lead behind him. He did very well during his intake, but does not appear to be fond of cats.  HW+; 52lbs; 2 yrs old bully mix; 10/31

Update Feb 11: My name is Myers and I'd like to think I should qualify as Voted Most Patient Dog.  Why might you ask?  Well,  I arrived as a stray on Halloween and here I am still working very hard to find my new home.  I'm told I make things just a wee bit funner and happier and generally better if I am in the picture and I really LOVE to be IN the picture.  I had THE best time on my front yard outing.  You should have seen me run like the wind with my lips flapping in the air and my tail soaring over my back.  The squeaky toy in my mouth may not of had as much fun but so be it!   The fresh air and quiet, calm of the play pen was just really divine and a really needed break from the noisy, busy kennel run.    It's true I have love and energy to spare....plenty to go around in fact...but it truly brings smiles to all.  I've done well testing with both male and female dogs.  My approach is a bit more forward but it's all in good faith as I'm ready to get the playdate started.   I'm an affectionate, playful, huggy, kissy kind of guy who has a lot to offer to a more active family.  No sidelines for me please.  Stick me in the thick of things and just watch me have the best time.  Please, won't you ask for me today? 

Update Feb 18: He is being babied and pampered at the Bridge facility after an apparent unfortunate altercation with an opossum. He is showing some housebreaking skills as he wanders to the door to ask to go out, and has proven to be quite the babysitter with a litter of small puppies. After waiting so patiently for a home these past months,  Myers is now getting a taste of what that may be like as he heals from his wounds. He is making the most of every minute he gets with his new best friends. Hopefully his forever home is not far away. 

Update Feb 20: Everybody that Myers has met in his temporary home at the Bridge office is falling in love with him. When we visited today he sweetly came up for some oohs and ahhs and then wandered over to check on the puppies. All we heard from the staff was that he was the “sweetest boy.”

Rooster- FriendLola

Rooster is sooo sweet and loving. He was a very good boy for his intake and just let us do whatever we needed to do. He would take his paw and tap you for more pets?? He’s very affectionate, calm and laid back. 

He also had 2 small lumps/masses. One on his front right leg and one on the right side of his face. Both didn’t seem to be painful and they were soft. boxer mix; male; stray; 7/27; 4-5 yrs old; 56lbs; treated for hw's. No cats for me please.

Mr Doting!  My new volunteer friends called me Mr Doting, Mr Chill Master and Mr Attentive!  All labels suit me just fine and make me smile.   I'm a bigger boy with a big, blocky head all primed and ready to nicely sit by your side and keep you company.  I had a nice time running and exploring in one of the enclosed areas and when the pretty caramel colored female dog, Caramel came to say "Hi," well she really completed my fun excursion.   We respectfully greeted each other and in no time were relaxing side by side and the whispering secrets below the long cement bench!   My human friends noted that I'm a smart fellow who enjoys giving paw and nicely sitting when asked.   Sweet and loving,  slightly older kids would be a good match for me and a more submissive doggy companion (preferably female, I don’t care for the company of male dogs) would nicely compliment my bigger personality.    Ask for me, Rooster today!  And cock-a-doodle-do! Note: Returned 12/4 because the underground fence did not keep him in the yard.  Adopted Mid October

More about me Feb 23: All you really need is me by your side.  My name is Rooster and gosh, I have been super, super patient as I wait to serve my next family.   Arriving in July of 2021,  I was lucky enough to head on home but sadly, my back yard fence was not secure and I kept getting out.  I know my new family loved me.  They said I was super friendly, affectionate and attentive to their needs.   I think I am now still sitting because I am not a huge fan of all dogs.  A more submissive female makes me smile but otherwise, I am simply at my best as the only pet in the home.   Recently taken out for some fun in the sun,  I am terrific in meeting all humans and my eyes surely lit up when a youth volunteer came on by to say "hi" and nicely sat in the sun with me as I stretched out like a frog.  I am easy enough to handle, love leash walks and belly rub sessions are really just divine.  I sure hope you'll consider me for your next companion pet. 

Fearlessly Fun!!  Our 2 tone beauty Harriett is a true smile maker.   After a busy morning of getting out and testing dog after dog,  she was the last on our list and boy, did she make things fun and easy for us.  Such a great girl in meeting a male and also female dog,  it was apparent after only a few minutes of rear sniffing and nose sniffing, that she had found new friends and wanted to run and play with them.   Watching her run off leash with each of her new friends was pure joy!  Harriett is a great fetcher and happily gallops along to catch the goody in the sky. With lots of kisses, hugs and overall love and energy to share with all,  Harriett would thrive in a home with another dog and lots of items on her daily "to do" list.  If an active, good natured, super affectionate dog sounds like a great match for your lifestyle,  let us know.  Harriett won't disappoint you!   Note: Harriett was brought in by AC on 12/18 with Ozzy. She is very sweet.  She walks very well on a leash, but is not good with cats. She loves treats and attention.    stray; 40lbs; hw-; bully mix;  12/18; 2 yrs old

Update Feb 22: You'll not find a more loving dog than our friend Ford.   We had him out on a warm winter day and once again he did not disappoint in showing us all how much he loves getting on his back to soak up sun and get some much deserved belly rubs.  Ford was such a good sport in exiting his kennel in limp leash mode.  He nicely met 2 female dogs while in our play yard  (also a male dog) and while loose with one of them,  the female accidentally stepped on his head as he was sunning and he just kind of looked up like, "What just happened here," and then continued to sun!  Ford is definitely more of a people person vs doggy person but is accepting of doggies in his world.   Polite and ready to go and do and explore, Ford enjoyed poking around in our play pens and then finding that perfect human to nuzzle into.  Way to go Ford!

"Please, i'll need just a minute more to sunbathe."  Our good friend Mr Ford is such a hoot!  This chunky, brindle jacketed fellow made the most out of the partial sun peeking out from clouds on our wintery outing to the front field.  Ford got so content while laying on his back soaking up rays and getting a belly rub from one of our volunteers, that he started to snore!  How is THAT for content??   A more solid and larger dog at over 60lbs, we think you'll agree in meeting Ford that he is one huggable and very loveable guy!   Nicely sitting while he was wardrobed for his photo session,  Ford is affectionate, friendly, polite, loves attention and really enjoys just chilling near his human.  Doing an excellent job in meeting another female dog, the two of them seamlessly strolled about in our play yard checking out the sights and sounds.  He was also excellent with a male dog...even getting on his back around him...but nicely warned the other dog when he nearly sat on his face while checking him out!   Ford is a good natured dog who does not really ask for much except for belly rubs and a bit of sunshine to bathe in!  Note: bully; male; 63lbs; 3-4 yrs old; 1/18; HW+;  Came in with Sandy and another dog #113.  stray.  Med note:  Small scar on left eye.   Entropian right eye- not operable at this time.  No further action recommended.  Simply monitor.  Gets around just fine. 

Oh, the fun you'll have with Ringo by your side.  This mid-sized lab is as cute as cute gets.   Nicely walking shoulder to shoulder with a larger blue pit,  it was rewarding to see Ringo in a more relaxed, accepting mind frame. He also was relatively quiet as he jockeyed around the fence line...this time hoping to get attention from us as we met other dogs and took their pics.  Ringo is a well mannered, nice size fellow. He's always up for a game of fetch and happily leaps up into the air to retrieve and then capture the object in motion.   He is sweet and snuggly and a great fit or kids.  We are committed to try and get him out even more to see how this pleasant guy morphs and changes to be the best he can be.

Update Feb 27: Did great with Male and Female tests, off leash with Fraya.

Special Needs

Roper- YouthVolunteerFriend-  3 years waiting for his new home!!!

In limbo for 3 years.  Yes, 3 years.  I can't even fathom.   Our sweet boy Roper has been tangled up in the courts and in limbo for 3 yrs.  He is now and at long last available for adoption and in the hunt for his new home.  While in limbo,  poor Roper developed a lick granuloma on his leg that became so infected that his leg began to ooze and swell.   Despite being on antibiotics for over a year, the infection had set in so deeply eventually entering his bone, that he had to have his leg amputated to save his life.    So now,  Roper is a tri-pod in search of a home.  Roper is just the nicest, super nicest dog you'll ever meet.  He is a master hula-dancer, hugger and kisser, lap nestler and overall Mr Nice Guy who loves to be near his human.  We recently had him in our front play yard area and he soaked up as much sun as he could and as much human love as he could.  At one point,  he was asleep, all stretched out while our 3rd grade youth volunteer spooned with him.   We tested Roper with a variety of dogs but his real preference is simply to have humans as his friends.  He was accepting of a very submissive smaller framed female and reportedly runs loose and freely with a long term Bridge female resident dog, but the male dogs he met with were not to his liking.  We feel in most situations he will be at his best as the only dog in his new home.  Roper would tell you that all you really need is HIM as he is such a loving, affectionate and engaging fellow....and he really is!!    Although Roper is now down to 3 limbs,  he still gets along really, really well and loves nothing more than to follow around his human as they go and do.    Roper is about 5-6 yrs old and while still battling some lingering alopecia around his muzzle area (we believe this is the result of food allergies- the alopecia was originally ALL over his body but is now centralized in just this one area.) is otherwise healthy and yes, heartworm negative!    If helping a dog who has been down and out for years is something that pulls at your heart and you can act upon,  PLEASE let us know.   It's mind numbing to ponder how long Roper has been in the "waiting" mode.  Please, we know Roper's new person is out there.  Let's find them!!!  Note: male; bully mix; 5-6 yrs old; 50lbs; hw-; 9/24/2020.