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Daisy Mae

Daisy Mae was returned to the program due to family circumstances.  She is 9 years old, 12 inches, 23 pounds (needs to lose 10 pounds), UTD, spayed, heartworm/fecal negative.  Daisy has skin allergies that we are treating with medicated baths.  She is on medication for a heart murmur.   

 
An update from Daisy's foster mom:   She is perfect. She is housetrained and loves to give kisses and sit in the recliner beside me and watch TV. She likes to ride in the car, likes children, and is friendly towards strangers.  She  walks nicely on a leash and knows basic commands Sit, Down and Shake.  She likes to play but may nip ankles or "herd" children running and playing.  Daisy likes other dogs, but doesn’t like them in her face; not sure about cats. 
 
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Ready for Adoption

Murphy
Murphy Murphy Murphy
Murphy    

Murphy, along with his sibling Tanner, is an OR due to family circumstances. He is 4 years old (DOB 11/26/13), 16 inches, 22 pounds, UTD, neutered, heartworm and fecal negative.

From Murphy's foster mom: Murphy is a happy fella, with a lot of energy! He loves to talk” when he is excited or playing, but is quiet in the house unless stimulated by outside sources. He is active outside, but chills out while he is inside. He is house and crate trained. He likes his crate, so we keep him crated when we leave for an extended amount of time. He’s great on a leash and loves his walks. Murphy gets along well with our dogs. Outside, he likes to play chase and herding with our lab mix, but leaves our slow-moving senior foster dog alone. He is learning to be comfortable in my lap, but he still prefers four on the floor, where he will stand beside my chair and let me pet and caress his soft fur. He enjoys chew toys and is starting to catch the tennis ball. He is very food motivated. He will be a great addition to the right home - is it yours?

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Adoption Pending

Tanner
Tanner Tanner Tanner
Tanner Tanner Tanner
Tanner Tanner  

Tanner is an OR due to family circumstances. He is 4 years old (DOB 11/26/13), 16 inches, 37 pounds (needs to lose a few), UTD, neutered, had a dental.

An update from Tanner's foster mom: Tanner is a very sweet boy that craves attention and loves giving kisses. He gets along with our Shelties, plus allows the cat to love on him too. Tanner is leash, house and kennel trained. During walks in the park and being approached by kids Tanner has no problems with them petting him. He is a barker and he needs to be discouraged from chewing things in the house other than toys. Tanner enjoys playing with one of our resident Shelties, so he will need another playful dog in his forever home.

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Ready for Adoption

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. 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

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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Ready for Adoption

Ilsa
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Ilsa    

Ilsa is a found stray. She is ~10 years old, 15 inches, overweight at 33 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

Karlie
Karlie Karlie 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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Ready for Adoption

Benji
Benji Benji Benji
Benji Benji Benji
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
Lucky Lucky Lucky
Lucky Lucky Lucky
Lucky Lucky Lucky
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
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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