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Fabian- HelpMeVideo- Sponsored for HW treatment for approved rescues

2-3yrs old; 38 lbs (thin); hw-; bully mix; male; stray. 12/1; hw-; bully mix; male; stray. He is a very sweet boy. He's also slightly underweight, but will gain a few pounds in no time. He loves to eat! Adopted Mid March. Returned mid April. Now weighs 53 lbs.

More about me: Drum roll please for the Fabulous Fabian. Now, this is one head-turning fella! All decked out in his sleek, dark chocolate brown coat and snazzy white boots, Fabian is a true friend to all. A very skilled and polite meeter/greeter to other dogs, he seamlessly met 2 males and a female on his outing to our front play area. When not happily trotting over to meet new doggy friends, Fabian had THE best time running, capturing and then carrying around balls in his mouth. It's possible he could do this all day long except if you add a human to the picture, he'd happily take a break, hang out by your feet and implore you to please rub his belly. This athletic, good natured companion pet is loving, attentive, loves being in the mix of things and is of moderate energy level. Fabian would be in his pet element at a doggy park, hanging out with slightly older kids, hiking trails and or just chilling by the sofa near his humans. Fabulous Fabian is well balanced and being a good, solid pet is realy second nature to him. It's just easy for him.

Mini Update April 15: Despite his age, can demonstrate puppy energy. Sweet as sugar. Loves people. When sitting will lie at your feet. Sits for treats. Likes to play fetch. Loves food and his Benebone. Belly rub fanatic. Got the housebreaking thing down almost 100%

Foster Update Aug 9: Currently Fabian is in a foster home and here’s what his foster Dad says about him…”There's got to be someone out there looking for a chunky mush of a mutt. Fabian is 65lbs of pure joy, love and play. We're working on manners, but aren't we all? Fabian is healthy, HW-, neutered, house broken, kennel trained, AND dog friendly. What more could you ask for?! No cats for Fabian. His reactions don't come across aggressive, but he may be a little too clumsy given the size difference. Fabian would love a home with an active lifestyle and a young playmate (or three). He will play until he collapses!"

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Farrah was seized by the sheriff's department along with Motley, Dawn and Lizzie. Farrah is a very sweet girl. She walks well on a leash, and did well during her intake. bully mix; 7/21; 52lbs; 3 yrs old; HW+

Update August 31: Do redheads have more fun? Just ask our pretty lady Farrah! Farrah is a super fun, happy girl always on the hunt for a good time. Solid and strapping at 52lbs, she along with her best friends (1 male and 2 female dogs) were seized by the sheriff due to concerns for their overall care. Luckily for Farrah, her only health concern is testing positive for heartworms and is at a good, appropriate weight- which was not the case for all of her friends. We enjoyed Farrah's upbeat personality and her desire to catch that next slice of adventure just right around the corner! Farrah is a very sweet, snuggly, affectionate lady who is generous with her kisses, hip swivels and her playful antics. She did well in testing with other dogs, both male and female. She is confident and eager to meet other dogs and happily trots over to say "hi" with a full, wagging tail and grin on her face. Farrah keeps the good times rolling right along and would be nicely suited in a more active home where she can get out and stretch her legs. Don't forget to have a nice soft spot where she can rest her pretty head and sleek, toned body!

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Finch- $200 sponsored for pull fees

Finch was brought in by a community member. He wandered into their yard, and they have been keeping him safe for the past 4 days, but cannot keep him, and have been unsuccessful in finding an owner. Finch is a very energetic playful younger guy. He does walk on a leash. He seems to be a little too interested in cats. 3/31; male; bully mix; 66lbs; 2 yrs old; hw-

Big Fella with big dreams! Finch is an appealing, happy-faced boy who loves to run and play, carry balls around in his mouth, give his people attention, then rinse, lather and repeat! If bigger is better in your world then Finch could be your man. This athletic, playful guy amazed us with his love for balls and how wonderful he was in nicely/calmly meeting other dogs. We had Finch off leash with 3 male dogs and one female dog. Perfect with all of them, having a 4 legged companion seemed to really compliment the good time he was already having while out and about and stretching his legs. Only due to his size and strength, we would recommend older/more sturdy kids. He's a true friend to all but is no pansy and is best suited in a home with folks who can handle a larger dog with plenty of love and some extra energy to share/spare. We enjoyed Finch's endless smiles and tail wags and his desire to simply head out of his kennel and make the most of his time in the sun.

Foster update Sept 8: Finch here…checking in from my awesome foster home. I have been enjoying my time going boating, hanging out with my foster fur siblings and loving on my foster pawrents. I’m great with with other dogs, a fast learner and picked up on training to an underground fence in one session! Although I’m a larger boy I can be a bit timid…curios, but cautious. I’m still looking for my forever home and I’m hoping maybe someone will see just how great I am.

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Update May 13: Finch does not disappoint. This was our second photo session and Finch was just as fun and fabulous as he was the first time around. One thing we immediately noticed however is that this happy hunk has lost weight, has sores on his paws (likely from licking them out of boredom) and just looks a bit rough from when he first arrived. Shelter life, no matter how meticulous and caring everyone is, can still be very stressful on our pets. Finch really needs a fast exit strategy and he's hoping YOU CAN HELP! Finch is a social, playful guy who loves a good game of fetch almost as much as he loves hanging out in human laps. He is a master hugger and kisser and loves working the crowd. Nicely meeting several dogs, he's content to share his space with 4 legged friends and happily trots around exploring and catching up on new sights and sounds. Finch's personality/demeanor is great for kids but only due to his size/energy level, more sturdy/older kids would be appropriate for him and could truly appreciate his built in pet skills. Fabulous Finch has his paws crossed that soon you'll be asking about him.


Forrest was brought in yesterday by animal control as a stray pickup. He is a little nervous, but will warm up after a little while if you take it slow. He walks well on a leash, and did well during his intake. hw-; 8/13; 70lbs; hound; 3yrs old

More about me August 24: A Solid Performer!   Forrest was a real super star on his field outing as he nicely posed for photos and seamlessly mixed and mingled with a mish mash of other dogs.  Graced with endless legs and a very chill, polite personality, we enjoyed Forrest's easy going outlook on life.  Very, very accepting of all (he even tolerated a male dog climbing up on his shoulders), he's a very unflappable fellow who is not in much of any rush.  The only time we saw him pick up the pace just a wee bit was when we brought in a dog for him to leash walk with and his face lit up and off we all went to make new friends.  Forrest is extremely handsome with his tri-colored coat and very approachable.  No chance you can quietly go down a sidewalk and not have folks wishing to learn more about the good looking guy at the end of your leash.   Get a move on folks and ask about Forrest today!

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**Ginny was brought in with Dexter and Pebbles. Ginny is a very sweet and playful dog. She does have a large mass underneath her tail, and two smaller ones in-between her shoulder blades. We are going to have these checked out by the vet. She also has an area of hair loss along the middle of her back, a blacklight was negative. but we are going to be treating it as ringworm. Her teeth are also in poor shape, with her front teeth worn down, and her canines cracked and chipped. Despite all of this, Ginny is as loving and affectionate as she can be. She walks very well on a leash, and loves to have her belly rubbed. 38lbs; lab mix; hw+; 7 yrs old; 8/10


Gus was brought in by the police dept from the same address as Clay 2116, and Anna 2117.

During intake He was so sweet and just wanted to lay in your lap. I do not believe he has ever been able to do that considering he, and all who came from this property were on chains in the backyard. Found abandoned on a tie out. HW+; bully mix; 3 yrs old; 46lbs

Helen- Teen

Helen was brought in as a stray from AC. She is very nervous and unsocialized. She will allow you to handle her, but does not respond to it, and will not allow you to pick her up. HW-; 8 mos old; lab mix; 43lbs; 7/21

Update August 31: With a little help from my friends, I am hoping to gain some confidence and some pet skills! I was very, very scared when I first arrived as a stray. I think the vet techs said I was literally frozen with fear during intake. I did not budge an inch. I'm still extremely shy and reserved but was open to being carried out to the front field for some photos and for folks to meet me. If you peek through my photo gallery, you will see I have lots of helpers who gravitated to be by my side. Of note, Theodora and Cash were particularly insistent that I climb out of a dirt hole under the tree and join them over a bucket of water. I even was nicely placed in a human lap and that was ok for me. I am not yet walking on a leash and have a long ways to go before I am at my best but I'm not a nippy one, I am open to meeting other dogs and learning from them and I'm welcoming of humans who are kind, patient and will give me time to settle in. Aged as a teen, without doubt I've lost out on some key socialization. My new human friends assured me however that I was not a lost cause and with "a little help from my friends," I could be a wonderful companion pet. Hoping you can see this too. Helen, the shy lab.

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Hugo was brought in with Brownie. AC explained he was left outside on a chain. Family could no longer care for him. During his intake he is a very sweet boy, but he can be scared when it comes to loud noises. Also when you go to pet him he kind of bends down in fear. While walking back to the kennel he did well on a leash. No hw; 1 yr old; 58lbs; bully mix; 8/26. Given name is Country.


Jesse was found as a stray in Darlington. He was picked at the intersection of N Main St and Doneraile St. He has been in foster with Debbie Anderson and she has been trying to help him gain weight. Many of his teeth are broken. He has badly clipped ears and a lot of hair loss. Despite this, he is very affectionate and sweet. HW+; 45lbs; 2-3 yrs old; bull mix; 11/19/18

Foster update May 28, 2019: I picked him up from out of the road, dodging traffic, on Halloween night. He was in terrible shape when I found him. He had a collar on but was so emaciated, his skin was red and irritated and he was so dirty. We began working to put some weight back on him and work on his skin issues. He still has a little hair loss on his back, but he is doing much better. He is an older guy and you can tell that humans have not been kind to him in his life. Despite all that, he is the sweetest and most loving little man. I had his intake done at the shelter and brought him straight home with me into foster, so he's not spent any time at the shelter. Great dog so deserving of a home of his own!

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Julius was brought in by AC as stray pickup. He is a very sweet energetic dog. He does have a large scar that runs around his entire neck, it looks like he had an embedded collar at some point. Thankfully it is an older scar. Julius walks great on a leash, and did well during his intake. stray; lab mix; 2 yrs old; 50lbs; HW+; 8/19

Update August 31: Sharp Dressed Man! Be prepared to be impressed by our good labby friend Julius. This handsome guy is super, super appealing with his sleek white coat, slightly muted polka dots on his skin and black masked face. Julius is a happy, sporty, outgoing guy who loves to go and do, meet and greet, wash, lather and repeat! He eagerly trotted over to meet both male and female dogs and was fine with both. Although aged at 2 yrs, Julius still has some fun and games and silliness about him so matching him up with another dog who likewise has a playful feel and outlook on life, would surely keep that broad grin on his face. A skilled leash walker, Julius was front and center in his kennel and was ready to begin his new adventure. Never meeting a stranger, Julius is a friendly, approachable sort that YOU'LL be proud to show off and introduce to your friends and family. Check out Julius today and prepare to bring home your new best friend.

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During intake Koda was very energetic and just loved attention. After a while of calming down in the A/C he laid down and went to sleep. While walking on a leash, he began to pull a little, but with a few corrections he was fine. 35lbs; 2 yrs old; hw-; 9/7


Lady was brought in as a owner surrender and she was not too happy about being in a new environment. After giving her some time to trust us, we were finally able to do her intake. Lady is very confused on why she is here, and she is missing her owners but she is very sweet. During intake she walked on a leash very well, and in the med room she would come up to you letting you pet her as if she was willing to let herself trust us. GSd; 62lbs; HW+; 5 yrs old; 8/31; O/S- Ex Wife's dog. Reportedly good with other dogs and kids.

Lando - Teen

Lando was originally adopted from us back in December. However, his adopters were an older couple, and they are not able to handle his energy level. Lando is a very playful, energetic, younger dog. He is very sweet and friendly, and loves to play. He walks well on a leash, and did well during his intake also. HW-; 10mos old; hound mix; 7/10; 45lbs

More about me: Footloose, fancy and free! Our lanky lovebug Lando is everything you would expect from a teen doggy. This happy guy is fun and interactive and is just begging for a playmate! Never meeting a stranger, he's fast out of the blocks and ready to get the most out of his play session. Lando loves soaking up any attention/affection you can send his way and is more than happy to return it 10 fold. A skilled, kissy, crowd worker Lando is clearly wasting his pet skills sitting in a kennel day in and day out. Do yourself a favor today and ask about Lando today and then, let the good times roll!

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O/S- She escapes the yard with Tinker and is not the best fan of cats or small animals. During Layla intake, she is not as sociable as Tinker. She's very shy and nervous. While getting her picture she would not open her eyes and when you go to touch her she closes her eyes crouching down. HW+; 2 yrs old; lab mix; 6/26; 47lbs. Reportedly good with kids. Update: Had surgery mid August to correct her Entropian eyes.

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Leroy- aka Roo Roo

very sweet, friendly and energetic. He was very interested in the cats, but hasnt been around them. He was surrendered with his brother Duke. HW-; 8/30; lab mix; reportedly good with kids and other dogs. 46lbs; 1.5 yrs old


Lilo- **Brought in with Stitch 1949. Lilo was brought in by AC as a stray pickup. She is very nervous and scared and does not walk on a leash. While doing her intake, she was frozen in one place. HW+; lab mix; 42lbs; 8/17; 5 yrs old

August 31Update: Lilo is a very sweet girl. She arrived as a stray with Stitches who really looks just like her...he's a guy though. Lilo is a good girl who is very shy. When i went into her kennel and draped the leash around her neck, she slowly stood up and even more slowly walked to the front of her kennel where she froze with fear! Poor girl. I wound up carrying her to our front open field where with time she was finally able to start to relax and we also got some smiles out of her. When she was alone in one of the fenced in yards, she did get up slowly to scoot around and explore on her own. She is very meek and docile and wants to make herself look and feel very small. She's not wanting to be noticed. She is not at all nippy and was not shaking when i was carrying her around and did not feel particularly nervous as i toted her around either. She never did walk on the leash while we had her in the front area and we carried her back to her kennel.

Lilo seemed very content simply sitting, relaxing and chilling with us in the shade, along with a couple of other dogs who were with us. The other dogs kept coming up to her to say 'Hi" and she was very welcoming of their advances. I think for her new home, it will be rather important that she has other dogs or dog to help show her the ropes. I think she will be at a loss without other dogs to guide her along. Certainly, a quiet, patient family will also be a good match for her. I think Lilo could make a wonderful companion pet if given the chance. She is cute, cute and more cute and with time and other dogs to help her along, I think she could be a really fun little dog.

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Loui was brought in by Greg V. earlier today. He explained that the previous owner is no longer allowed to have dogs and cannot keep him anymore. Greg also explained that Loui has separation anxiety and doesn't like to be left alone. Loui is a sweet dog and walks well on a leash. He does seem to be a little confused, but that is to be expected. 51lbs; bully mix; 7yrs old; 8/16; HW+

Update August 24: Favorite things to do... Snuggle, ask for belly rubs, run, play and romp around.  Rinse, lather and repeat!  We checked in with friendly, affectionate Loui the other day and found this list of faves to do!  This very handsome grey/brown brindle bully mix has lost the only home he has ever known and is hoping to find a new one soon.  Now middle aged at 7yrs,  this guy has experience and knows how to get the pet job done.  Loui is a happy, playful sort who ran and scooted around our play yard self entertaining for a good while.  Add a human to the mix and he's flat on his back wiggling around with great joy in search of a much needed belly rub from his new human friend.   Loui found a kindred soul in River, a lovely female middle aged dog, who was also in our front area for pics and evaluation.   Loui, like River, is a more confident dog and that seemed to make for a good match for both of them.   Loui loves attention and affection from his humans and nicely chilling and giving them quiet company gives him much pleasure.   Loui was a bit confused when he first arrived...and who wouldn't be??...but as nicely as he has now settled in,  still it's not home and he really needs one.  Please, do yourself and Loui a favor by asking about him today.  

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Lou Lou

Lou Lou was surrendered by her owner a former animal control officer. Lou Lou was never seen by a vet after leaving the shelter. However she is HW negative!!! Lou Lou is very sweet she is not good with toddlers and pee pad trained. Jack Lou Lou's owner stated that Lou Lou is good with some cats and some dogs. She has not been spayed! She did great during intake. very sweet girl. 3 yrs old; hw-; 42lbs; 8/26; shep mix


Lucas was brought in by a community member as a stray along with 2039. The man explained that he tried to keep them but could not find their owner/ take care of them. During his intake he was a little nervous but was very sweet. He also walks well on a leash. Reportedly good with other dogs and kids. HW+; lab mix; 8/28; 54lbs; 2 yrs old


Macy was brought in as a stray by a community member. During intake she was very shy and seemed confused. She also does not walk on a leash HW-; 36lbs; 9/11; 1 yr old; boxer mix

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Stray; HW-; 48lbs; 1 yr old; shy; lab mix; 7/6


Maya was brought in by AC as a stray. During her intake she was very sociable and energetic. She walks fairly well on a leash. bully mix; 45lbs; 2 yrs old; hw-; 7/24

More about me Sept 7: I found a friend in Barkley today! My name is Maya and I'm a bit of a busy bee, loving to go and do! With extra love and energy to spare, not all dogs seem to appreciate my play style so imagine how excited I was when I found my labby friend! He seemed to immediately understand me for me and he made me smile! All of the humans I meet always make me smile. I'm a playful, happy girl who is a skilled army, belly crawler and one who also enjoys the simple joy of chilling by her person. I think you'll agree that I'm quite the striking gal with my sleek white coat with black polka dot accents. I'm not one to spend the whole day on a sofa so if you're looking for a more active companion pet who is up for pretty much any adventure, well gosh, I'd sure love to meet you! Please ask for me Maya, today!

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Melody was brought in by AC as a stray pickup. She is a little nervous, but sweet. Towards the end of her intake, her tail was wagging and she was walking over towards me for pets. She does not walk on a leash and had to be carried to the med room. 40lbs; lab; hw-; 1 yr old; 8/19

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Missy was brought as a stray from AC. Missy is a little shy when she first meets you, but is very sweet. She walked well on a leash for one of our volunteers, and did well during her intake. 2 yrs old; hw-; 7/29; hound; 44lbs

More about me: Missy is such a good natured, sweet, sweet girl!  We loved how she effortlessly pranced over to both male and female dogs to introduce herself and then attempted to start some soft bowing down and play time with them.  An ideal match for a home pre-stocked with slightly more sturdy kids and certainly other dogs,  she is a beautiful lady ready to make her new human(s) smile.  Just 2 yrs old and a very manageable size of 44lbs, Missy is a wee bit shy when you first meet, but just hang with her a little bit and watch her blossom into an adorable, goofy girl right before your eyes.  Get in on the ground floor of this stunning lady by asking about her today! 

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Molly - Teen

By golly, it's our Boxer Girl Molly! No chance you could overlook this pretty in pink lady as you walk our busy kennel run. Teen sensation Molly is front and center in her kennel and ready to go and do and make new friends. Arriving rather ribby, poor girl really needs to add on some pounds. Molly is friendly, social, loves to run and explore, has a bit of an independent streak and is mighty curious! Molly does not have much interest in toys and was clearly interested in meeting and joining other dogs who were out loose and running. Once she met them however, she happily trotted along and did her own thing! As a teen, Molly still has some fun, zoomie feel to her (nothing crazy) and if you look closely/quickly, you will see a mini, white lightning bolt right on the top of her head! Our youth volunteer Luna proudly pointed out this novel feature to us. So what are you waiting for? You know Molly is your girl so please, come and get her and fix her a great home cooked meal while you are at it! Note: O/s- boxer; 9 mos old; hw-; 6/3; 38lbs

More about me Sept 7: By Golly!! Miss Molly still has not found a home. How can that be?? Molly is such a good sport. This sleek jacketed gal is SOOOO good with everyone. She has seemingly grown up right before our eyes and it's really amazing that she has not given up hope on landing her new pet job. Clearly Molly is an optimist and she's more than happy to share her cheery, happy outlook on life with all who cross her path. Molly loves to run and play, wrestle, wiggle and then crash and chill with her newfound doggy and or human friends. Molly's book is wide open and ready for YOU to fill it up with days of grand adventure, hanging out with kids, strolling the neighborhood and or simply snuggling and being with her new family. It's hard to not fall for her sunny face and softly jiggly hips. Our jolly Molly really needs to put her already fine tuned pet skills to work. Let it be with you!

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Morgan is a very sweet, gentle, older girl. She walks very well on a leash, and did well during her intake too. 48lbs; hound; 7yrs old; 7/21; HW+; adopted from us in 2018. Owner died.

Morgan- Senior

Morgan is a very sweet, gentle, older girl. She walks very well on a leash, and did well during her intake too. 48lbs; hound; 7yrs old; 7/21; HW+; adopted from us in 2018. Owner died.


Motley was seized from the sheriff's department. Motley is a very sweet, playful, lovable dog. He walks well on a leash, and did well during his intake also. he came in with Dawn, Farrah and Lizzie. 7/21; 68lbs; bully mix; HW+

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