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Dreamer

Dreamer, along with his sibling Hart, is an OR due to the death of his owner. He is 7 years old (DOB 4/22/11), 14 inches, 16 pounds, UTD, neutered, heartworm/fecal negative.

An update from Dreamer's foster mom: Dreamer is a beautiful boy. He is perfectly house trained and quiet until he hears a noise, then its on! Dreamer loves to receive pets until my hand falls off. Dreamer is a little “cling on” and follows me wherever I go in the house. He is very reserved when he first meets a human, but opens up after a few days. Dreamer is fearful of men and loud or “new” noises. He would probably due best in a quiet home. At this time, we are still getting to know each other.

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Hart
Hart Hart  

Hart, along with her sibling Dreamer, is an OR due to the death of her owner. She is 7 years old (DOB 4/22/11), 14 inches, 15 pounds, UTD, spayed, heartworm/fecal negative.

An update from Hart's foster mom: Hart is a sweet, shy girl who needs a quiet home without children. She is crate and house trained and walks great on a leash. She is a very nervous little girl who reacts to sudden noises and strangers. Hart has made some headway in our house. She will sit on the couch, and come up occasionally to get some head rubs!

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Dusty
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Dusty Dusty  

Dusty was returned to the program for personal reasons.  He is 12 years old (DOB 5/21/06), 14 inches, 22 pounds (needs to lose ~4 pounds), UTD, neutered, heartworm/fecal negative.  Dusty had several seizures in his adopted home.  We are checking his phenobarbital levels to make sure he is on an appropriate dose.  He will then be available for adoption.

From Dusty’s foster mom: Dusty is a sweet and lovely, lovely boy.  He has beautiful brown eyes and a gorgeous face, and he's so soft and cuddly.  He gives little gentle kisses.  He likes to play tug of war with his toy, gently.  When you throw it, he will run and get it and bring it back to have it thrown again.  He enjoys his relaxing paced walks and walks right beside you.  He does not pull.

Dusty will let you know when he needs to potty and when he’s ready to come back in.  He does not seem interested in lying on the couch or sleeping in a bed.  He does get some snuggles when it's bedtime on the bed, but then he goes right off the bed and lays on his doggie bed.  He is crate trained.

Dusty seems to like men, or at least my brother!  When he came to visit, Dusty greeted him with excitement and love and wanting attention.

During the day, he will lie on the floor or on his dog bed, and several times he has opened the partially opened crate door with his paw, and gone in there to lie down.  He is such a sweetie!

From past owners, Dusty started showing aggression towards the other three or four dogs in the home.  He gets along with our resident dog.  He hasn't shown any aggression towards her.  The two get along fine with our resident dog not having any interest in interacting with Dusty, and Dusty's fine with that.  He does seem to want to play with her though, at times.

Dusty was also reported to have seizures.  He has been with us for 2 weeks now and has not had a seizure, as of yet.  He is on medication that he takes twice a day for the seizures.

It is a pure pleasure being fosters for Dusty.  He is well behaved, and anyone who is lucky enough to adopt him will be indeed blessed.  He really is such a good dog!!!!

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Emma
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Emma is an OR for personal reasons. She is 7 years old (DOB 1/7/12), 15-16 inches, 52 pounds (need to lose at least 20 pounds), now UTD, spayed, heartworm/fecal negative. Emma was treated for a UTI and will have a broken tooth removed on 2/20.

An update from Emma's foster mom: Emma is a great companion and a constant shadow. She is house trained and sits by the door when she needs to go out to the backyard. Emma is leash trained and loves taking long daily walks. She likes riding in the car. She is very playful and tries unsuccessfully to get my resident Sheltie to join in. I have been throwing the ball to her both in and outside and she loves chasing after it. Emma would do well with a family, children or a single person with other playful dogs. She is so full of fun and love.

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Ready for Adoption

Cotton Candy
     

Cotton Candy is an 8 year old (DOB 12/5/2010) double dilute. She’s 15 inches, 24 pounds, up to date, spayed, and just had a dental. Being a double dilute CC was born deaf but luckily has her vision. CC Is back in our program due to the passing of her adopted mom after a battle with cancer.

An update from CC's foster mom: CC does well with dogs and resident cats. She doesn't play with dogs or toys but does like to bark and spin when you’re in her favorite place - the kitchen. CC is not a big fan of the outdoors unless you’re out there with her and she’ll bark to be let inside. CC does not give signals when she needs to potty, so letting her out regularly is working. We do crate her at night and when we leave the house, and she’s not had any accidents when crated. CC lives for food so you want to keep things off the counter and sealed so she can’t forage. We’ve been working with “come” hand signals on lead and she responds but the off leash is a work in progress. She’s not a snuggler by nature do we’ve been doing snuggle sessions and it’s nice to see her enjoying our company more each time. Cotton Candy is very pretty girl and is ready for her new home.

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Adoption Pending

Tex
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Tex is an OR to a local shelter. He is 9-1/2 years old, 15 inches, 22 pounds, now UTD, not neutered, HW+. Tex has started heartworm treatment and will be ready for adoption in February.

An update from Tex's foster mom: Tex is very sweet and loves his humans. He really doesn't bother the other dogs or seem to pay attention to them. He is eating well and loves his treats. He is marking a bit, so we are working on house training.

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Forever Foster

Anna
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Anna Anna  

Anna is a found stray.  She is ~10 years old, 14-15 inches, now UTD, heartworm positive, was treated for tapeworms, has dental disease.

An update from Anna's foster mom:  We do not know Anna's history or how old she is. Anna is a senior lady for sure. I am certain she is completely deaf. This does not stop her. She does really well with hand signals and agreeably gets into her kennel. Her buddy, Kyrie, will go outside and get her if Anna does not hear or see me calling her inside. Unfortunately, shortly after she came into the program, Anna was diagnosed with inoperable bladder cancer. She has become my forever foster and is in hospice care with me. Every day she grows dearer to me. Her spirit is amazing and, like most rescue dogs, Anna shows her appreciation by following me around and giving me soulful looks with those beautiful brown eyes. She has never had a house accident, despite her condition. She is just a doll. We don’t know Anna’s history but you can be sure that she will know love, comfort, understanding and kindness she deserves in her remaining days. When it is her time to cross the Rainbow Bridge she will go knowing she has a family. I will have her paw in my hand and give her gentle strokes so she is not scared and knows she is a good dog and loved. Each dog that I foster teaches me something about the human-animal bond. It is always sad to see them leave but each one has found their perfect furever home and it is amazing to see how it all works out. Thank you Anna for teaching me about keeping your spirits up, because you did and patience, love and understanding do amazing things for dogs and people. It is my honor and privilege to have you as my forever foster.

Ready for Adoption

Layla
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Layla is an OR due to family circumstances. She is 2 years old, 17-18 inches, 37 pounds, spayed, now UTD and fecal negative. Layla has completed heartworm treatment and is ready for adoption.

An update from Layla's foster mom: Layla is a sweet, active girl who will need a lot of attention and reinforcement of rules and house manners in order to help her become a good family member. She's like a great big rambunctious puppy! She is a Velcro dog and respects me being the alpha. She is a people dog and doesn't really know what to do with toys. Layla needs a job, such as agility or rally and would do very well. This would build an incredible relationship with her new alpha human. She is smart and gets excited when she does things correctly. She really wants to please her human. That quality makes an awesome agility or rally competitor.

She know "sit" when the leash is coming on or off. She will crate on command with a piece of kibble as a reward when she's in. She now knows "sit", "down", and is doing pretty well with "stay". She lived with another dog in her previous home, but she doesn't necessarily get along with other dogs and would do best as an only dog. She will need to be reminded that counter-surfing for the oh-so-tempting food you're preparing for dinner is not for her. :-) Her perfect forever home will be one who is prepared to continue to give this playful pup boundaries.

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Adoption Pending

Karlie
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Karlie    

Karlie is a 7 y.o. OR due to the death of her owner. She is 17-18", now down to 38 pounds, HW/fe-. We have brought her UTD on vaccinations and she has been spayed. She came into the program with untreated thyroid issues and allergies which resulted in chronic skin and ear infections. We have treated her skin and ears, and are excitedly watching her begin to lose weight and feel better!

From her foster mom: It was painful to watch Karlie with her red, inflamed skin when she first came in. As the medications and baths have worked their magic, and the thyroid pills have started to impact her metabolism, she is becoming happier and more active, has already lost 12 pounds (she's down to 38 pounds!), and her hair is growing back where she was shaved to address the skin issues. In a few months, with medication for her thyroid and allergy issues and an appropriate diet, she will be svelte and have gained a glorious Sheltie coat. Karlie enthusiastically wants to make friends with the other Shelties in the house, and is a devoted companion to her humans. She loves to explore, doesn't fear new experiences, and is excited to see what adventures the day holds for her. She will make a wonderful partner in all your activities!

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Adoption Pending

Benji
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Benji    

Benji is an OR for personal reasons. He is ~3 years old, 13 inches, 26 pounds, neutered, now UTD, heartworm/fecal negative. Benji is house and crate trained and loves people. He has had several seizures and has been diagnosed with epilepsy, but after working with a veterinary neurologist, he appears to be well controlled on his medication regimen and has gone for over 3 months without having a seizure.

An update from Benji’s foster mom: Benji is a friendly, high-energy dog who enjoys being around his people and loves adults and children equally. He has a great appetite, and giving his daily anti-seizure medications is so easy—toss on top of his food or give with a treat like cream cheese or Pill Pocket. He walks well on a leash and does not mind being in his crate and in fact will run inside it if it means he will get a treat. He sits for meals, but since he is so food motivated, I do feed him in a room by himself.

Because Benji has had some issues with other dogs, we had a trainer work with him on his dominance traits towards dogs. He has shown improvement, but he continues to have somewhat of a “Napoleonic” complex and, especially in an excitable moment (doorbell ringing, other dogs barking), he will sometimes run over and challenge a nearby dog. He has been around several resident and foster dogs while in my home, and in most cases there have been no issues. He has, however, gotten into scuffles with dogs who are a little more headstrong and will stand up to him. It is truly a case-by-case situation, and for that reason, we recommend that he either go to a home where he is the only dog, or allow a cautious trial with resident dogs before a decision is made. He and my resident Sheltie have had no issues for several months, but she is a passive, non-confrontational dog.

The trainer also worked with Benji on his excessive barking. In most cases, a sharp “NO” will get him to stop. He has definitely improved, and in many cases, he is barking appropriately at someone at the door or at the dogs in the yard next door. Because I often have several dogs loose in the house at night, I do crate Benji at night and he does well, but does tend to wake up early. In a previous foster home, he was allowed to sleep on the owner’s bed, and that arrangement might help him choose to stay in bed a little later! They had observed that he had anxiety with bad storms, but I haven’t had the occasion yet to see that.

Benji is really a cute, confident little guy who virtually prances when he walks, his tail curled over his back. We are hoping to find the right home where he can flourish and be a lifelong companion.

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