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Bella 6
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Bella is an OR to a shelter. She is 7 years old, 16 inches, 41 pounds (needs to lose a few), spayed, heartworm/fecal negative. She is being treated for a tick borne condition and should be ready for adoption after being retested ~12/22.

An update from Bella's foster mom: Bella is a sweetheart who enjoys walks, riding in the car, loves attention and belly rubs. She does get along with our Shelties and cat but is an alpha dog who likes to be the one in control. She would prefer to have her human all to herself.

She is house trained and goes to the door to let us know she needs to go outside. She stays in her kennel while we are work but prefers sleeping in our bed at night. She likes playing with stuffed dog toys but doesn't care for chasing tennis balls.

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Forever Foster

Harley
     

Harley is an OR to a local shelter. She is 13 years old, 15-16 inches, thin at 23 pounds, spayed, now UTD, heartworm negative, was treated for tapeworms, needs a dental.

An update from Harley's foster mom: Harley is a sweet girl. Her favorite things are sleeping and eating. She can’t hear and doesn’t see well, but compensates and is able to find her way around the house and yard. She is very curious and investigates everything. She is house trained and enjoys car rides although she has to be lifted in and out. She is fine with other dogs although since she doesn’t see well, it’s best if the other dogs don’t approach her if she doesn’t know they are there. She has medical issues which we are continuing to address before deciding whether she's a candidate for adoption.

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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. Unfortunately, Layla tested positive for heartworms. She will begin treatment ~12/5 and be ready for adoption ~2/5.

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 lived with another dog in her previous home, but she doesn't necessarily get along with other dogs immediately, and may even do best as an only dog. She is kennel trained, and we have been told she was house trained in her previous home, but she has had a number of accidents during this transition time. She will need to be reminded that counter-surfing for the oh-so-tempting food you're preparing for dinner is not for her. :-) We will be working on her manners while in foster care, and her perfect forever home will be one who is prepared to continue to give this playful pup boundaries.

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Ready for Adoption Pending

Cinco
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Cinco is from a local shelter. He is ~6-7 years old, 15 inches, 22 pounds, UTD, neutered, fecal negative. Cinco has completed heartworm treatment and is now ready for his forever home.

From his foster mom: Cinco is an energetic, friendly guy who has made himself at home. His favorite place is on the couch, unless he’s following me around the house. He appears to be well housebroken. I have not needed to crate him. He is not shy and appears to like people. He gets along fine with the resident Sheltie, but he is a persistent cat chaser. Whenever the car door is opened, he jumps up into the car, so he apparently likes to go for rides. He also enjoys walks on a leash and does not object to being brushed, even rolling over for a belly rub. Cinco makes sure nothing enters our front yard or the street in front of our house without being subjected to some loud barking. Once he is available, Cinco with his perpetually wagging tail will be looking for his forever home.

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Ready for Adoption

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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Ready for Adoption

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.

Available for Adoption

Lucky
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Lucky Lucky  

Lucky5 is an OR to a local shelter. She is 7 years old, 15-16 inches, is now down to 30 pounds. She is spayed, UTD, and fecal and heartworm negative. Lucky came to us limping on any exertion due to some degenerative changes in her hips. With supplements and daily walks, she is getting much more limber and only limps now when she is extremely tired. We are also working on weight loss to help relieve the pressure. Lucky had a benign adrenal tumor which was successfully removed. The surgeon believes that Lucky's elevated liver enzymes were caused by the tumor and should return to normal levels within two months.

From her foster home: Lucky is a sweetheart who loves to go for walks and play in the backyard. She has good house manners and listens to commands to come and stop, unless there's a kitty or squirrel involved! She's still shy around strangers and barks to warn them off but is never aggressive. She loves attention and belly rubs and would prefer to have her human all to herself. Lucky needs an adult home without other animals. A lovely lady who will make someone a loving companion, Lucky is ready for a forever home!

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Forever Foster

Angel
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Angel, along with her "brother" Yukon, were returned to the program due to their owner's illness. She is 11 years old, 15 inches, 32 pounds (needs to lose a few), UTD, spayed, and heartworm/fecal negative. Angel is house trained and gets along with other dogs and cats.

Angel's vet felt a growth on her thyroid on her intake exam. Ultrasound revealed growths on both her thyroid glands, one quite large. We took Angel to a surgical specialist to have her evaluated for possible surgery, as it is often curative for thyroid masses. Additional testing, including an MRI, was done, and the surgeon concluded the large growth made the surgery risky and the outcome uncertain. We would very likely be doing more harm than good, and we made the decision to keep her, too, comfortable for as long as we can.

As with Yukon, just getting to this point was an expensive journey. Our goal is always to do what is in the best interest of the dogs in our program, within our ability to do so. Can you help us keep our promises to these dogs to always provide for them? We are so grateful for the support our donors give us. 



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