Gender: Male Breed:German Shepherd Dog & Hound Mix Age:Est DOB: Dog friendly: Yes Cat friendly: Unknown House trained: Yes Adoption Fee: $500
History: AC is an awesome boy with a great smile. He was returned to rescue for behavioral issues but has been doing great back in rescue. He would love a family prepared to give him plenty of mental and physical exercise. He will give you the best snuggles in return!
Gender: Female Breed:German Shepherd Dog & Husky Mix Age:Est DOB: 9/18/2011 Dog friendly: Yes Cat friendly: Yes! House trained: Yes Adoption Fee: $500
History: Buffy was originally adopted as a puppy but was surrendered when her family went through a divorce. She is really hoping to find a family of her own, she is eager to please.
A note from the foster: Buffy is a 5 year old, 70 pound sweetheart. She is completely housebroken (hasn't had a single accident since she's been in my home). Buffy is not crate trained. She prefers to be free in the house and she does amazing! She does not chew, destroy, or get into anything when she's home alone & loves to cuddle at night before bed.
Buffy LOVES playing fetch! She will play for hours, or as long as you are willing! After playing, she loves to curl up next to us on the couch to get plenty of pets & lovin'! Buffy doesn't play much with my other dogs but she gets along with them just fine. Buffy is great with cats too - she knows they're there but she doesn't bother them at all! We don't have children but I've been told she did great with them. Buffy gets very excited when it's time to go for a walk outside! She'd do great with an active family that will take the time to play with her & give her all the attention she deserves! If you are able to throw a ball for her & give her snuggles, she'll be your best friend!
Due to Buffy's previous history of anxiety, she would do best in a home with another dog and a family that is "home bodies." She loves her family/people dearly and is doing well in her foster home with some structure and consistency but with the help of a few other dogs to sooth her anxiety while her people are away. Buffy is a loyal dog for a family that understands she just wants to be with her people.
Gender: Male Breed: Spaniel Mix Age: 10/13/2013 Dog friendly: Yes Cat friendly: Unknown House trained: In progress Adoption Fee: $450
History: Evan arrived to rescue from a hoarding situation. He is shy, but very friendly. He will need a loving and patient family to help him grow into the well rounded adult that we know he can be!
A note from the foster: Evan is as sweet as he is gorgeous. He is a shy dog that has made tremendous progress since arriving in his foster home. Initially, he was very under-socialized, but every day he becomes more relaxed as he learns about Iiving the good life with his foster family. It is so wonderful to see his happy face when he gets caught up in the moment when playing, earning treats, and learning to trust. Other dogs in the house often steal his treats, and Evan allows that - he is a gentle soul. Evan loves his tennis balls. He is really athletic and can catch them in mid air! Evan makes the most adorable “woof woof” sound when he is trying to see if he can encourage me to give him a treat - it is so cute and absolutely irresistible. I always laugh, and he always gets the treat.
He has become comfortable living with several other dogs and he is becoming curious of people he doesn't know who visit the house. Evan’s adopters will need to continue to work with him using positive training methods and should be prepared for that to take some time. He will do best in a calm adult-only home with another friendly dog that loves to play. He hasn't had experience with cats in his foster home. Evan currently takes daily medication to help him with anxiety and may need to continue that medication throughout his life. Due to allergies, he should be fed a grain free diet. He is trained to use potty pads indoors, and is making progress with a trainer on learning how to go outside, and to accept a leash. Evan is fearful of certain noises, people approaching him too quickly, and unfamiliar situations. He currently travels to the vet and to the groomer in a crate. Evan shows no sign that his progress is stalling, so with patience, a calm environment, and time to adjust to a new home, there is no telling how far he can go.
Gender: Male Breed:Labrador Retriever Mix Age: Est DOB: 12/2013 Dog friendly: Yes Cat friendly: Yes- scared of them but lives with one House trained: Yes Adoption Fee: $500
History: This poor guy was found living outside as a stray- trying to fend for himself. He was found nearly frozen to death. He survived and settled into rescue. He is a sweet boy that deserves to know what the good life is all about!
Gender: Female Breed:Pit Bull Terrier & Basset Hound Mix Age:Est DOB: 6/2013 Dog friendly: Yes-Needs to be adopted with another Dog in the Home Cat friendly: Yes House trained: Yes Adoption Fee: $500
History: Leena is a super sweet basset/bully mix that needed rescue from a rural impound. She has melted our hearts with her sweet ways and loving eyes. She would love to find a family of her own!
A note from the foster: Leena is a beautiful & fun 65 pound girl! Her favorite thing to do is snuggle! She would love nothing more than to lay in the bed with you ALL day! I actually have to wake her up sometimes and make her get off the bed! :) She also enjoys going for walks, playing with toys, and playing with other dogs. Leena gets along well with other dogs (after a slow introduction) and also cats. Leena is not crate trained, as she will hurt herself from the stress of being locked up, but does great in the house when left alone.
Leena really is a great girl. If you are looking for the perfect snuggle companion and a forever friend - look no further!
Due to Leena's previous history of anxiety and being in her current foster family, we believe Leena's perfect family will have at least one other dog in the home to help her with her anxiety.
Gender: Female Breed: Spaniel Mix Age: 10/14/2012 Dog friendly: Yes Cat friendly: Unknown House trained: In progress Adoption Fee: $500
History: Maddie arrived to rescue when she was removed from a horrible hoarding situation. She is extremely shy, but friendly. She will need a very patient family to welcome her home. She is very under-socialized and it could take months-years for her to grow into a well adjusted adult. She has a lot of potential, she just needs the right family. She will need a family with a fenced in yard.
A note from the foster: Maddie is a sweetheart. It took her months to warm up to her current foster mom, but she has revealed herself to be a snuggle bug. Maddie has been in foster care since November 2014. She is shy and undersocialized to humans and the outdoors, but she is increasingly becoming more confident. Maddie does well with other dogs, but isn’t usually interested in playing. She prefers to hang out with you while you are watching TV, reading or just doing stuff around the house - and if you have some time to pet her, that is even better. Maddie is an observer, but if the treats come out, she will quickly figure out what she needs to do to get one. Lounging on the couch and observing what is going on is a favorite activity for Maddie. She adores resting in her crate with a bully stick or something tempting to chew on. She loves to lay in bed and snuggle. Maddie acts like she is a real princess sometimes.
Maddie had a rough start, arriving into rescue from a hoarding situation in poor condition, underweight, and extremely under-socialized. Maddie will need some time to warm up to her new home. A quiet adult home would be best for Maddie. She has not had experience with cats. Her adopter should have some prior experience with dogs. Maddie’s family will need to continue to work with her using positive training methods. Patience is key, as Maddie is a work in progress. She is partially potty trained and uses potty pads indoors. She would do best in a quiet home, and would prefer to live with other calm dogs, though she might also do well as an only dog. Maddie currently takes daily medication to help her with anxiety and may need to continue that medication throughout her life. Maddie will need more work on gaining confidence outdoors, and should have a fenced yard. She is working on accepting a leash. She does allow her foster Mom to carry her, when necessary. Maddie deserves a home that will make her feel special. Maddie is not going to let a bad start in life set the tone for her future. She is gaining the confidence that she will need to be a great companion for the right home.
Gender: Female Breed:Golden Retriever & Labrador Retriever Mix Age: Est DOB: 2013 Dog friendly: Yes Cat friendly: Yes House trained: Yes Adoption Fee: $500
History: Momma Ariel arrived to rescue along with newborn puppies that had all been dumped at an overcrowded shelter. She has settled into a foster home and is doing great. Her pups were adopted months ago but she had to wait and undergo heart-worm treatment. She has completed treatment and is ready for adoption! She is super shy and skittish in new situations. She will need a patient and committed family to welcome her home-she is worth the extra effort tenfold.
A note from the foster: Ariel was a skinny scared rescue from Joplin, MO. Doesn't specify if she gave birth to eight (8) pups on the streets or in the shelter. She came to rescue with her five puppies, three died at the shelter. She is a very shy dog and only trusts a couple of people. Ariel worked with a specialist and her potential was recognized and is improving with her socializing. She is so very sweet and motherly. She loves all the rescues that come and go. She pays special attention to the puppies. There was a time when Ariel would not get into vehicles she was so scared, she has no problem now. She enjoys going for walks. She mostly enjoys attention....she can't ever get enough. Ariel doesn't need a crate and hates them! She used to have separation anxiety, but is much better now that she knows we're coming back home after work. She loves kids. She loves to nestle up close until you pet her. She is her foster mom's shadow.
History: Momma Princess Dottie is a pointer mix that needed rescue with her newborn family from an overcrowded shelter. She settled into rescue and has won our hearts She and her pups are doing great. They would each love to find a family of their own!.
A note from the foster: Momma is a sweet girl that likes to take her time to get to know you and trust you. She takes her time warming up to different environments and once she does she is a big goofball and really just wants to cuddle up and and get as many rubs as possible (especially behind the ears). After a proper introduction, she loves playing with other dogs and also my two cats as well. Her favorite toys are rope toys she can play tug with, anything you can throw across the yard to her, and chew bones she can naw on forever. She is house trained and likes to stay on routine with feeding time, play time, and rest time. We are working on getting comfortable in new situations with new people and sounds, learning basic commands, and personal space with food.
Gender: Male Breed: Maltese Age: Est. DOB: 2010 Dog friendly: Yes Cat friendly: No House trained: TBD (seems to be) Adoption Fee: $500
History: Prince needed rescue, he was an unclaimed stray at a local impound. He was very thin and tested positive for diabetes. We welcomed him to rescue, got him into the groomer, and into the vet. He is looking and feeling much better. He has started his insulin treatments and is slowly putting on some weight. He is extremely sweet and loves to be snuggled in close. He would love to find a family of his own!
A note from the foster: Prince is a charming seven year old (approximately) 8 ½ pound Maltese who has been searching for that one special and committed family which is willing to see through his special needs and appreciate the affectionate and loving little fellow he truly is. Prince was found to be diabetic upon rescue. With food formulated for diabetic dogs and twice daily insulin injections his diabetes is under excellent control. His insulin is VERY easy to give (and not expensive at all) and anyone can easily learn the simple technique, so don’t let that prevent you from offering your love to him! Blind in one eye and nearly blind in the other due to cataracts, it is amazing how fast he adapts to his environment and learns his way around the house and yard. In his own home he needs no supervision, but when out of familiar surroundings may need some supervision and cueing to avoid falls down steps or running into walls. If he does stumble or fall, he just picks himself up and brushes himself off and proceeds as if nothing happened! Prince indeed feels he is the “ruler” in the household and as such would be happy in a home with no other dogs (though given time he has adjusted well to his two foster “housemates”). His personality might be described as sassy, affectionate, energetic, cuddler, protector, in charge…… he bonds quickly with his humans. Prince has issues with bladder and bowel control which are managed with use of a “belly band”. It is helpful to let him outside frequently throughout the day to provide opportunities to relieve himself and combined with the belly band this pretty much prevents accidents (urination) in the house. He does have small bowel movements in the house which are easy to clean up (very dry and crumbly likely due to the diet he is on). There have been no “accidents” when he is crated. Though he prefers sleeping on the bed with his human, he is perfectly satisfied sleeping in his crate ate night. He also accepts being crated when left alone for more than a few hours. Prince loves road trips and behaves perfectly in the car. He has his own elevated basket/seat which enables him to see out the windows, but he is also happy just dozing on the car seat. He is the best traveling companion! Prince certainly has some physical limitations but just as we humans continue to need and desire a safe and loving home as we age, Prince needs and deserves his own loving family willing to overlook his short comings and see through to his true personality.
Gender: Female Breed:Shepherd & Australian Cattle Dog (Blue Heeler) Mix Age:Est DOB: 08/03/2014 Dog friendly: Yes Cat friendly: We wouldn't recommend living with cats House trained: Yes Adoption Fee: $500
History: Poor Sheba. She has obviously had a difficult past. She arrived to rescue as a stray off of a reservation, recovering from severe chemical burn wounds. She is a sweet girl hoping to find a family ready to give her all of the love and care she deserves.
A note from the foster: Hi friends, my name is Sheba. I may have been injured by hands of mankind, but I am not giving up on finding that special someone who will love me just as much as I'm willing to love them. I am tough, I am strong and I am on a hunt to a better life than my past. My wound may shy some away, but don't be fooled. I still enjoy running and playing with my dog friends, going for morning and afternoon walks with my foster parents, and shaking up all the cool toys I have. I am great on leash, but love squirrels, cats, and bunnies, so it is probably not smart for me to be in a house that has other four legged critters besides dogs. I get along with dogs of all ages, sizes, breeds, and gender and I have a very kind soul to everyone including kids. I may be shy around men at first, but I warm up to them quickly especially if they have a treat in hand and treat me with nothing but love. I'm looking for my perfect, active companion and I hope that special someone is you.
Gender: Female Breed: Labrador Retriever & Boxer Mix Age: Est DOB: 2014 Dog friendly: Yes Cat friendly: Unknown House trained: Yes Adoption Fee: $500
History: Shirley is incredibly sweet and pretty easy to have around. She needed rescue from an overcrowded shelter when she had been overlooked for several months. She is settling into rescue and a volunteer favorite. She is hoping to find a family of her own!
A note from the foster: In the short time Shirley has been with us, she has quickly stolen our hearts! I just can't say enough great things about Shirley. She is the epitome of the gentle giant. Shirley is goofy and playful one minute and then ready to snuggle on the couch the next. She gets along great with both dogs and kids of all sizes. Shirley is housebroken, crate trained and knows basic commands. She walks fairly well on a leash and responds well to redirection! She has picked up on our daily routines quickly and has been a fast learner. Coming from the South, she was apprehensive about the snow at first, but now completely loves it! Given how quickly she has settled into our home, I am confident in saying she would be a great fit for most anyone looking for a well adjusted, super sweet adult dog!
Gender: Female Breed: German Shepherd Dog & Shepherd Mix Age: Est DOB: 11/2014 Dog friendly: Yes Cat friendly: Unknown House trained: Yes Adoption Fee: $500
History: Momma Tessa was pregnant and living outdoors on a reservation- she was trying to survive the bitter cold. She found a foster family and we were able to welcome her to rescue. Tessa settled into their home and hearts- and delivered 7 beautiful puppies. They are doing wonderfully and are each ready to find a family of their own!
Gender: Male Breed:Chihuahua & Boston Terrier Mix Age:Est DOB: 2011 Dog friendly: Yes Cat friendly: Yes House trained: Yes Adoption Fee: $500
History: Tiny will melt your heart. He is a sweet boy that just wants to be loved.
A note from the foster: Tiny joined us from a hoarding situation. After months of patience and love, Tiny has grown into the perfect little man!Tiny is a sweetheart who is very shy at first, but warms up fast and is very interested in greeting new people! He loves being outdoors where he can just hang out in the sun while you do yard work or sit on the deck with you while you relax. Tiny stays in the yard, and comes when he is called. We like to take him to the lake where he has a blanket we take with and he lays down next to me and seems to just enjoy the finer things in life. He even loves pontoon rides! Tiny LOVES food! Every morning and evening he gets green beans with his meal and enjoys an afternoon snack of either a bully stick or half of a greenie. Of course he also gets healthy human snacks such as carrots, peas, asparagus, etc. and he LOVES every single thing you give him. Tiny is not protective of his food or bones and you can easily take these things from him at any time. He will get sudden urges to play with toys, or his foster brother, however, normally he would just like to snuggle wherever you are. Tiny can also “dance” on his back legs, while begging for a treat, which he takes very gently from you. We have worked on trying to “sit” but he would rather dance and I haven’t forced him to do to many things he isn’t comfortable doing, given his history. Tiny has been doing great with going to do his business outside. Originally, he was not housetrained at all and it took us a few months to get a schedule down that worked for him so he would not have accidents. With lots of praise and rewards, Tiny has not had any accidents in the house for months! When we are only gone for short periods of time, 1-2 hours, we do not kennel him, and he does just fine. However, we do kennel him if we know it will be a longer period. We do leave the kennel door open and have a bone in there and he will go into his kennel to just “hang out” if he feels like it. Tiny is a professional snuggler and takes his job VERY seriously! He loves to go under the blankets, or just lay beside you. We also let him sleep in bed with us, and he sleeps under the blankets and won’t get out of bed until you do. Originally, he would never give you kisses and would give you signs when he was not comfortable with something, Now, he is all about kissing you on the nose and giving you hugs! We are so proud of how far he has come since he arrived and love him to pieces!
Tiny has been around other dogs and cats, and does great with them; he even tries to snuggle with his foster brother. He does not have any interest in the cat, in fact is more frightened of them if anything. Tiny has also been around younger children, however because he is very shy at first, I think a home with older children or without children would be the best fit for him. He does great with allowing them around him, but the kids that come into our home, I remind them that they need to let Tiny greet them, and to be calm around him.
Tiny would be a great asset to any family looking for a snuggling, little guy or a dog that does not “run”. He loves attention that he clearly missed out on for so long and would really enjoy a family who would love to give him a lot of belly rubs, green beans, snuggles and kisses
Gender: Female Breed:Shepherd Mix Age: Est DOB: 2014 Dog friendly: Yes Cat friendly: Afraid of them! House trained: In Progress Adoption Fee: $500
History: Tiny and her puppies needed rescue from an unfortunate situation. They are all doing great and would each love to find a family of their own!
A note from the foster: Tiny is an absolute sweetheart with the gentlest spirit. She loves nothing more than to quietly follow me around from room to room, tail wagging in contentment, to watch me do my daily tasks. She is so easy to be around and so quiet. She will practically fall asleep standing up while you rub her ears which is her all time favorite. She loves my 7 and 8 year old kids and has started to offer them sweet little kisses. She is house trained and will pace in front of the door to be let outside. She befriends everyone she meets but is not demanding of affection or attention and sits quietly waiting for someone to scratch the top of her head or rub her ears. Tiny would make a great addition to any home that would appreciate her quiet nature and kind soul.
Gender: Female Breed: Spaniel Mix Age: 2012 Dog friendly: Yes Cat friendly: Unknown House trained: In progress Adoption Fee: $450
History: Willow arrived to rescue when she was removed from a horrible hoarding situation. She is extremely shy, but friendly. She will need a very patient family to welcome him home. She is very under-socialized and it could take months-years for her to grow into a well adjusted adult. She has a lot of potential, she just needs the right family. She will need a family with a fenced in yard.
A note from the foster: Willow weighs 17 lbs. She is very active and curious. She is very brave and will try new things daily. Willow loves to get attention – getting her ears rubbed is one of her favorite things. She likes playing with toys and other dogs. Willow has a very submissive and sweet personality. She is just getting to know a lot of new things but is picking them up very fast. She is a very smart dog. She is not leash trained yet and therefore would prefer to be fenced in. The family or persons adopting Willow should be: moderately active, willing to put in time and patience, want a single or multiple dog home, live in the city, country, apt or house, work in or out of the home, research skittish dogs and how to handle them before adopting, should preferably have a fenced in yard.