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Cinco
Cinco Cinco Cinco
Cinco    

Cinco is from a local shelter.  He is ~6-7 years old, 15 inches, 28 pounds, UTD, neutered, fecal negative, heartworm positive.  Cinco will start heartworm treatment on 6/8 and be available for adoption ~8/8.

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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Maggie
Maggie Maggie Maggie

Maggie, along with Seleah and Tigger, is an OR due to the death of her owner. She is 9 years old, 15-16 inches, is now down to 48 pounds, UTD, heartworm/fecal negative. Maggie is hypothyroid and has started medication.

An update from Maggie's foster mom: Maggie is laid back and easy going. We heard her voice for the first time on June 11. She is not aggressive towards people and doesn't seem to be aggressive to other dogs. She is becoming more active, still loves to sit with her family on the couch and will make it known ...this is her space. I am happy to report she is completely potty trained. If you can get her into a car, she is an excellent passenger. Just be sure you have no escape routes available to her. She will jump out of the car no matter how high it is. She has lost 6+ lbs. She is gentle with people, but is fearful of them and will go out of her way to get away from them. She loves her home and does not want to leave it. When we take her on walks she enjoys them; the minute you turn around to go home she will run all the way home, if you let her. Maggie seems to have some hearing issues. She can hear, but cannot determine where the sound is coming from. Maggie has a healthy dislike of thunder and fireworks, but does not require any medicine. With a little bit of reassurance, she is comfortable with her pack.

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Ilsa
Ilsa Ilsa Ilsa
Ilsa    

Ilsa is a found stray. She is ~10 years old, 15 inches, overweight at 37 pounds, spayed, heartworm and fecal negative. She has been treated for ear infections and has had a dental. Ilsa shows vision and hearing impairments typical of her age.

From her foster mom: Ilsa is a sweet girl who loves her people. She knows what she wants (often food!) and will let you know directly what that is, whether it is going outside, sharing your meal or just enjoying your company. She is house and crate trained and gets along with other dogs and cats. We are working on her weight and getting her more active and comfortable.

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Ready for Adoption

Chazz
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Chazz    

Chazz is an OR due to family circumstances.  He is 8 years old (DOB 10/31/09), 14 inches, 20 pounds, UTD on vaccinations, neutered, heartworm/fecal negative, has had a much needed dental.  He is house and crate trained, gets along well with the other Shelties in his foster home.

An update from Chazz's foster dad:  Chazz settled in and made himself at home in a very short time.  He made friends with my dogs and the neighbor’s dogs in short order.  Chazz is a barker, nothing is going to sneak up on us.  He is an active little guy making use of the entire yard.  He is a confident dog showing no signs of anxiety when I leave or come home.  He chases squirrels, barks at cats and strangers walking down the street unless they want to meet him and he then eagerly accepts being petted.  He loves chew and squeaker toys.  He will bring a ball, soft Frisbee or toy back to your hand and then wait patiently and quietly for you to throw it again.  He makes use of the many dog beds in the house when he is not laying on my bed with his head on the pillow.  He wants an active household with plenty of squeak toys and some chew toys to keep him busy. 

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Karlie
Karlie Karlie Karlie
Karlie Karlie Karlie
Karlie Karlie Karlie
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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Beau
Beau Beau Beau
Beau    

Beau is an OR due to family circumstances. He is 11 months old (DOB 6/28/17), 25 pounds, 15 inches and is now UTD and neutered.

An update from Beau's foster mom: Beau is very shy and skitttish, as he came from an unsocialized atmosphere. He is easily frightened by sudden noises and movements and does not like being outside. He does well on a walk as long as he is with one of my resident dogs. He plays non stop with my dogs, so he will need another playful dog in his forever home. He also likes playing with toys. He is crate trained and 90% potty trained. Although he is making progress, he continues to be scared of new situations.

Beau will need a family who has a lot of patience with him and who is willing to continue to work with him on his issues.

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Ready for Adoption

Benji
Benji Benji Benji

Benji is an OR for personal reasons.  He is ~2 years old, 13 inches, 24 pounds, neutered, now UTD, heartworm/fecal negative.  Benji is house and crate trained and loves people.  Benji has had several seizures and has been diagnosed with epilepsy.  We are working with our vet to get the ideal dose of medication to keep the condition stabilized.

An update from Benji's foster mom:  Benji has learned how to walk on a leash very well.  If he starts to sit down and not move (a favorite game he used to play), a firm tug on the leash gets him moving in the right direction.  We are also working with Benji on a long leash to learn to follow us and our voice commands.  He sits on command 70 percent of the time, and we will start to work on teaching him "heel" and "stay" soon.

Benji is house and crate trained, but prefers being with us and sleeps on the bed with us or on our couch. He is not high energy and is pretty chill most of the time.  On occasion, he does like to run around and play with us, both inside and outside.  He is not a fan of chew toys, but we can get him interested in these or a ball on rare occasion.

We had a trainer work with Benji, and we think he will do well with other dogs.  We have had him around some of the dogs in the neighborhood, and he has done very well.  The trainer also worked with us on some of Benji's "anxious behaviors," including barking, and while Benji still barks, a firm "no" will get him to stop 90 percent of the time. We do think he has a vision problem, and this is may be why he communicates by barking, because he does not recognize things well.  He sees well enough to move around the house and eat so this should not hold him back much.  He still barks at strange things, but it is what I would call "normal" and is very manageable.  He still gets very upset at bad storms, and we are trying a few things to see if it helps.

Overall, Benji is a very good dog who is ready to find his forever home with some lucky family!

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Ready for Adoption

Ripley
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Ripley Ripley Ripley
Ripley Ripley Ripley
Ripley    

Ripley is an OR due to family circumstances. She is 3-4 years old, 13 inches, now up to a healthy 15.4 pounds from her intake weight of 9.4 pounds. She is UTD and heartworm/fecal negative. Ripley has been spayed and has had a dental. Perhaps because of the conditions she came from, Ripley had some liver issues on intake; these have been addressed and our vets feel she is now ready for adoption!

An update from Ripley's foster mom: Ripley is a wonderful companion dog and faithful friend. She is loving and friendly with people and other dogs. We have not cat-tested her yet, but I expect that any problems would be of the cat’s opinion. Ripley is shy at first meeting, but will let a new person pet her and she makes friends quickly. Ripley loves to be involved with what is going on and is even wanting to learn a few tricks, but will also be happy to hang out on the couch and watch television with you. She is the perfect houseguest with a great doggie manners and excellent house training. She even likes to go on car rides with her foster sister. The two girls play doggie games of chase and tug together and Ripley has quite a sense of humor when she steals the tennis ball from seemingly out of no where. Ripley has very fast and with more confidence and training she could have a future in a doggie sport of some sort. However, Ripley is happy to just hang out and with you! She loves people and gives great doggie hugs! Ripley will need to have another playful dog in her forever home.

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Lucky
Lucky Lucky Lucky
Lucky Lucky Lucky
Lucky Lucky Lucky
Lucky Lucky  

Lucky5 is an OR to a local shelter. She is 6 years old, 15-16 inches, is now down to 30 pounds. She is spayed, UTD, and fecal and heartworm negative. Although only 5, she 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.

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
Angel Angel Angel

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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