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Beau
Beau Beau  

Beau is an OR due to family circumstances.  He is 7 months old (DOB 6/28/17), 19 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 has learned to walk on a leash, but is easily frightened by sudden noises and movements.  He is 90% potty trained and stays in crate when we go to work, and through the night.   Although he is making progress, he continues to be scared of new situations.  He has sniffed the resident dogs, but has not made any attempt to play with them.  

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.  And just like other puppies, he needs supervision, as he will chew cords and other things he finds on the floor. 

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Jack
Jack Jack

Jack 8 is an OR due to family circumstances. He is 8 years old, 13 inches, 14 pounds, now UTD and neutered, heartworm/fecal negative. Jack had a large perineal hernia which was repaired via surgery at a specialty clinic. He is recovering nicely and should be available for adoption ~2/14.

From his foster mom: What a very brave little guy! Jack has been a wonderful guest and is very easy to care for. He is house trained and crate trained, and eats with great gusto! He gets along with the other Shelties in the household, and so far has ignored the cat. One of his funny behaviors is to get very excited at certain noises, like the vacuum cleaner or getting ice out of the ice maker or shaking out a trash bag—he runs in circles and barks. Other than that, he’s a pretty quiet fellow. He follows his person around the house, and has enjoyed sleeping on my bed with the resident Sheltie and the cat. Overall, he is agreeable, doesn’t bark a lot, and is a very easygoing dog. He seems to like everyone he meets. Jack will make someone a friendly, devoted pet.

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Papee
Papee    

Papee is a found stray. He is 3-4 years old, 14 inches, 20 pounds, now UTD, neutered, fecal negative, heartworm positive. Papee started heartworm treatment 1/29 and will be available for adoption ~3/29.

 

From Papee's foster dad: Papee is a handsome red boy. He has a beautiful coat that is very easy to maintain. His tail is always wagging and has never met a stranger. He gets along great with my two dogs and has made friends with the neighbors and their dogs. He takes his job as protector of the home and hearth seriously and keeps it free from squirrels and passing cars. He is crated when I am at work but has free rein of the house when someone is home and has had zero accidents. He has taken to sleeping with me the past few weeks. He loves to play and is extremely affectionate, what a great kisser. He lays on a blanket next to me on the couch in the evening. He wants a big yard to chase balls and Frisbees. He has big brown eyes and will be a great dog for an active household.

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Colby
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Colby    

Colby is an OR to a local shelter.  He is 6-7 years old, 13-14 inches, 15 pounds, UTD, heartworm and fecal negative.  Colby is now neutered and has had a dental.

An update from Colby's foster dad:  Colby is a happy boy. He loves to be in the same room with you but isn’t necessarily a cuddle bug. He’s content to sit on a nearby chair rather than in your lap.

He’s gotten along great with his foster brothers/sisters, some of whom are very assertive, and ignores the resident cats. Colby is low maintenance and is capable of remaining crated while we are at work for 10+ hours a day. He does not mark in the house.

We've noted that new situations make Colby very nervous, and require slow movements and careful oversight.  For that reason, he's probably not a good candidate for someone who wants a dog to join them for outings to stores and restaurants. Once settled in, he’s a joy to be around and would make an excellent addition to an all-adult home.

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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:  From his foster mom:  Benji is a friendly, high energy guy.  He is well house trained and does not object to being in a crate when I am gone during the day.  At night, he sleeps in a crate by my bed.  He does not like to share his humans and would do best as an only dog.  He notices the cat but does not offer to chase.  He barks a lot, sometimes in response to noise or other dogs barking, and sometimes for no apparent reason.  Benji is very food motivated and seems to be hungry all the time.  His anti-seizure medications are easily given just by tossing them on top of his food.  I can get him to do almost anything by tempting him with a treat.  He sits for his meals and walks well on a leash, and he is always right at my feet.  He has a confident, cocky attitude and would do well in a home where he could be the center of attention.

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Ripley
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Ripley    

Ripley is an OR due to family circumstances. She is 3-4 years old, 13 inches, now up to 12.5 pounds. She is UTD and heartworm/fecal negative. Ripley has been spayed and has had a dental. We took Ripley back to the vet because she was drinking and urinating quite a bit, and after testing, has been diagnosed with cholangiohepatitis.  She is on an antibiotic for three weeks and two liver protectant medications for two months/will be rechecked ~2/21.  Cholangiohepatitis is a chronic condition which, while it may remain quiet and asymptomatic for long periods of time, can be expected to have flare-ups from time to time that will require veterinary attention.

An update from Ripley's foster mom: Ripley has not been socialized and, while very shy and fearful, is no longer making a run for her kennel and has decided that our couch is the place to hang out.  She will sit next to us when we eat and accept food from us by hand.  She is doing great outside and comes inside when I call her.  My resident Sheltie likes her very much, and they have had some running and play sessions outside.  I have seen very nice progress in the week that I have had her.  She is a very sweet girl.  I hope to convince her that life is good and safe with people and homes!

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Foxy
Foxy Foxy  

Foxy was turned into a local shelter after the death of her owner. She is ~4 years old, 11-12 inches, spayed, now UTD. Foxy has been treated for heartworms and is now available for adoption.

An update from her foster mom: Foxy is no longer insecure in her foster home or other surroundings. She has a very close bonded with her foster mom and wants to be with her or have her in her sight while she plays. Until she gets to know people she exhibits socialization issues. She is protective of her space, however, she will come and check you out, in her own time and will make friends with you. She seems to like both men and women.

When she first came to us she would fight the leash. Now she is excited to go for walks. She has moderate anxiety in the car, but at the same time she loves the outings (especially in trucks). She has fireworks anxiety and needs to be able to find a place to hide. She is potty trained, and if you do not take her out, she will let you know she needs to go outside by barking or if she sleeps with you, she will lick you to let you know she needs to go outside.

She will sleep in her crate or in the bed with you (this is her preference). She loves to sit beside you or on you while you are sitting on the couch and plays with her toys. Foxy should be in a family without small children and other pets.

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Foxy

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Lucky
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Lucky Lucky Lucky

Lucky5 is an OR to a local shelter. She is 5 years old, 15-16 inches, is now down to 31 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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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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Cade
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Cade    

Cade is an OR due to his owner going to a nursing home. He is 13 years old (DOB 11/23/04), 15-16 inches, neutered, and now down to 23# on a program of appropriate diet and gentle exercise. He was treated for heartworms and has had a much-needed dental, and is now ready for adoption. Senior bloodwork indicated some elevations in his liver enzymes; he has been on medication, and rechecks show great improvement - excellent for his age! He will likely need to stay on these medications for life.

From his foster mom: Cade has come leaps and bounds in the past two years but still has some quirks. He is anxious if his routine changes at all; consistency is a must. Potty training is better, still a struggle at times due to outdoor living in the past. Fortunately, when he potties in the house, he consistently goes in the same spot! He typically wears a belly band to prevent messes.

He’s 17 lbs lighter and has an affection for all leafy greens! His treat intake is very limited due to chronic conditions he but he happily devours veggies/fruit. He eats a grain free, senior blend.

A typical day involves waking us up for breakfast and promptly falling asleep again after eating. He sleeps most of the day. He becomes animated when we get home from work or around 5:30 when he gets hungry again. His favorite thing to do is sit at the dinner table and share veggies with us. He sleeps in the human bed and can take up a lot of space for such a little munchkin. He loves dog beds (possibly never had them?). He plays musical beds throughout the day between naps.

He’s very shy with strangers but is content to be held all day by his foster parents and partake of scratches and rubs. He takes occasional walks but typically resists going out the door letting us know his desire to stay home. He is not fond of the car or new places; he is kind of a homebody! The vet still creates a bit of anxiety. He has allowed a few family members into his “circle of trust” but this took time. A thunder shirt helps some in the car as does riding in my lap if his foster dad is driving.

He knows one trick: jump on your leg if you are eating fruit! Needless to say, I have probably encouraged this behavior and reward it! He also gets great joy in shredding paper and will frequently pull random objects out of the recycling bin and then fall asleep after dropping them somewhere. It’s pretty cute, so he doesn’t get reprimanded. He has a slight mischievous streak for such a sleepy old boy. He doesn’t see or hear very well but that hasn’t stopped him from breaking into his food bag a few times. He is a chow hound, so a diligent eye must be kept on his intake to avoid regaining weight.

He’s had a rough go in life: losing his family, living outside prior to rescue, and dealing with health complications. Fortunately, his vets have found the right combination of medications and supplements to keep him happy.

He needs a relaxed, understanding family who has the experience and patience to deal with his quirks and medical issues. His people must accept his issues and realize that he is unlikely to change in his advanced age. He needs people that are home in the evenings and weekends to cuddle him and snuggle him and maintain his routine. Other mature or senior dogs are helpful for easing his anxiety. He has figured out quite a bit from mimicking and following his brothers. He is very tolerant of quiet, school age children that know how to handle animals.

Note: medical issues include chronic liver enzyme elevations, hyperlipidemia, and bile sludge (managed with actigal, supplements, periodic labs, and diet)

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