Available Dogs

Fifi

Fifi came to us with her sister when their owner developed dementia and could no longer take care of them. The two girls were clearly in need of some TLC. Fifi is about 8 years old and could stand to put on another pound or two. Her hair is also fairly thin in places, but she is starting to look and feel much better. Even though she is a tiny little girl, Fifi can be quite bossy around other dogs, especially when it comes to food. She is very sweet with people though and would like nothing more than to ...
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Noel

Noel is adorable and bouncy. She is friendly and sweet with people and likes to jump up to get attention. She enjoys a warm bed or being on the couch with you, but she is not a fan of this weather (who could blame her, right?). Noel is a 3-4 year-old Rat Terrier who was transferred to us from another shelter. We don’t know much about her past, but she doesn’t seem to be a big fan of all of the dogs and the noise at the shelter. She would much rather be in a quiet home where she can be ...
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Ace

Ace was surrendered to us when his owners became unable to take care of his medical needs. He needed emergency surgery to remove bladder stones. Even though he has healed and is doing great now, he will need to be on prescription food for the rest of his life. Ace is a nice boy who has done well with other dogs. He can be a little shy around men at first. His previous owners described him as a couch potato – and, from what we have seen at the shelter so far, he enjoys a brief romp through the snow, ...
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Baby Girl

Baby Girl is about as sweet as they come. This little Shepherd mix spent the first 8 ½ years of her life outside on a chain. When she was first surrendered to Pet Refuge, Baby Girl was terrified of everything. However, she is slowly starting to get used to the idea of being an inside dog and living with a family. She still has her shy moments and sometimes flinches when you reach for her. There are lots of things that are new to her – like toys, soft beds, couches, or a TV – and she will need a ...
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Sassy

Sassy came to us from a shelter in Indianapolis.  She and her litter mate "Sammy" are 10 year old Pomeranians.  Sammy got adopted by a wonderful family and we want the same for Sassy.  She is a lovable little girl who likes to cuddle, go for walks or run at the dog park.  She gets along with other dogs but would prefer to be the only dog.  She gets along with kids and loves everyone she meets.  She needs Thyro-Tabs twice a day for a Thyroid issue.  She easily takes a half pill, if you wrap it in cream cheese or peanut ...
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Smokie

Hi, Smokie here,  ( not the bear )  but the most handsome 9 years, young dog, so they tell me. Come and let me impress you with all of my skills of obedience . I can sit, down, wait, shake, high five, heel, walk well on a gentle leader and given a chance I can more than likely warm your feet and very possibly warm your bed too.  I love to "make out" (cuddle) on the couch but if I must  I can also sleep in my crate . My vision is not what it use to be, but there ...
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Morty

Hi my name is Morty, and I am a 7 year old lab/shepherd mix. I am an older dog with the spirit of a puppy at times. I have excellent manners and enjoy cuddling up with my humans and other fur-siblings. I've got all the basic commands down but I will need a fenced in yard. I do well on the leash, though I may pull you when I see something really exciting. I very much enjoy meeting new friends, and though I'm a larger pup, I'm conscious of my size! I'm a sweet soul looking for my very own ...
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Kodak

Kodak is about 4-5 years old and he is a German Shepherd mix. True to his breed, Kodak is a highly intelligent and very loyal dog. He loves to learn, excels at K9 Nose Work, and knows many commands. He would make a great companion to an owner who has experience with training and is committed to giving Kodak opportunities to exercise both his body and his mind. He responds best to positive reinforcement based training and will act defensively if you try to force him to do something that he is not comfortable with. Yet while it can be ...
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Panda

Introducing Panda! Panda is a 2-year-old Staffordshire Terrier. This handsome boy is a charmer and loves to entertain our volunteers and say hello to everyone. He is a big, muscular boy who loves to run and jump and would thus not be the best match for young children. He would make a great companion for an active individual who likes to go running or hiking and who enjoys throwing a ball. We require a securely fenced yard for him. Please note: If you would like to meet Panda, please send us an e-mail ahead of time.  Read More

Bogart

Handsome like Humphrey Bogart, our Bogart is a 5-7-year-old Catahoula Leopard Dog mix. With his gorgeous spotted fur and soulful brown eyes, Bogart is popular with the ladies (2- and 4-legged alike). Bogart has done very well around our female volunteers, but he can be leery around men. He has a protective nature and will let you know if there is a stranger approaching his territory. We believe that he would do best in a home without young children and too much commotion. Bogart also requires a fenced-in yard. Update (October 2017): Bogart was recently diagnosed with Ehrlichiosis (a disease ...
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Frito

Looking for a little lap dog that will cuddle with you all winter? Look no further! Frito is a 3-5-year old Chihuahua who loves to be with people. He is a happy, friendly dog and has done well when we introduced him to a cat and a dog. However, he can also be a bit bossy around other dogs and would most like prefer to be the only dog in the home. Frito is more than ready to find a forever home that will continue to work with him on his housebreaking… even on cold days where Chihuahuas prefer to ...
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Journey

When this sweet 5-6 yr old lab  mix came to us heartworm positive,  we knew she had a journey to complete,  so we named her Journey.  She has completed her heartworm treatment and is ready to find her forever home. Journey is looking for a home with older children and a fenced yard. She loves to play fetch with tennis balls and will probably do best in a home as the only pet. Journey would like to remind everyone how important heartworm preventative is and to please make sure your dogs are kept on it, so they don't have to ...
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Opossum

Opossum is a Shepherd mix of about 7-8 years old. He originally came to us from another shelter and it was thought by them that he had a knee injury that needed repaired because of the way he walked and moved around. After some testing by our Vet, it was determined he was in need of a lot more medical attention. He does have bad knees but they were already healing from old injuries and his hips are not so great either. Opossum is currently on a nice cocktail of pain management medicines, glucosamine and is currently going to underwater treadmill ...
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Twinkie

Like big mutts? Then look no further! This adorable freckle-faced girl can’t wait to find her own forever home. Twinkie is an approximately 5-year-old Mastiff-Bulldog mix. She has an old knee injury, but that doesn’t slow her down very much. If she wants to go somewhere, you better brace yourself – at well over 100 pounds, Twinkie is quite strong. We require a fenced yard for her and we believe that she would do best without young children. She has done great with all of our female volunteers, but is leery of men - so she will need continued socialization ...
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Heidi

This cute little Labrador mix only weighs about 50 pounds. At only about 1.5 years old, Heidi is a little bundle of energy and enjoys playing fetch and doing agility. She is an enthusiastic player and, like many young dogs, she enjoys jumping up on you. Heidi will need some continued training and a fenced-in yard to burn off her energy. Heidi is a great girl and can’t wait to snuggle up with her new family. We have also started introducing Heidi to other dogs and while she has done well on some occasions, she will need continued work on ...
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Kasey

Well Hello! Thank you for taking a minute to learn about me. My name is Kasey and I'm 5 years old! I love to run in the yard and relax in the sunshine. Squeak toys are my number one leisure activity. Do you like squeak toys? I sure know how to make them sing. I really like playing fetch inside the house where I can jump over obstacles and test my skills. I live in a foster home with young kids and other dogs.  Kids are great, don't get me wrong. But why do they get so loud when I ...
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Lyla

Lyla came to us via another shelter who requested our help.  She needed a lot of medical treatment and time to allow her skin to heal.  Her severe skin condition was due to untreated demodex mange with secondary infection.  She required medicated baths about 3 times a week and continues to eat a special food. As you can tell from the pictures, she looks like a different dog these days. After many months of treatment, we started to see a much happier and more playful side come out. Lyla is only 2.5 years old and, true to her breed, she LOVES to ...
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Buggs

Buggs is a darling little boy who always has a smile on his face and is just so happy that he is finally getting the care that he so desperately needed. He was originally found by another shelter with a severe skin infection and a harness that was much too tight. We also discovered that he has some other medical needs that we have started to address. Yet even though Buggs will need some ongoing care, he will more than make up for it with his sweet and sunny disposition. He doesn’t seem to want to share his space with ...
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Chip

My name is Chip. I am 2 years old.  I am a speedy little Chihuahua mix that loves to run in the yard just as fast as I can.  I can be a little shy when I meet you and I don't kiss on the first date.  In fact I am not a big kisser but I do like to sit next to you and enjoy being petted.  Looking for that one special person to share a forever home. (*)(male)(under 15 pounds)   ...
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Grammy

Grammy is a 9 1/2-year-old Labrador mix who was returned to Pet Refuge after spending her entire life in the same home. Needless to say, Grammy is confused about this dramatic change in her life, but she is beginning to make new friends with our volunteers. Grammy has a protective nature about her and will need some time to get to know you. She will have to be an only dog in a quiet home without young children. However, if you are willing to give Grammy a chance, she would love to be your one and only. (60 pounds) Read More

Nacho

When you see Nacho hopping through the yard with a twinkle in his eye, you just know that this is a dog with a sense of humor. Nacho is a big 4 year old mutt who still has his puppy moments. Nacho loves to play, jump and will happily put his paws on your shoulders to give you a big, slobbery kiss. Not the best habit for an 80-pound dog, but still endearing when you see Nacho in action. Nacho is a big, high-energy boy who will require a fenced-in-yard. He has also done well around some dogs, but can be ...
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Zack

When I came to Pet Refuge I was afraid of everything and everyone.  Someone had not been very nice to me and left me at an area shelter and I was so very scared that I tried to show everyone how tough I was by smiling with my teeth. My foster mom has tried to reassure me that not all people are scary and that it is ok to be nice to them.  I am still not sure so sometimes and I go back to my old ways. I do love to play with my canine buddies and I am ...
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Tessa

Tessa is a very well-trained 9-year-old mixed breed dog. Her previous owners started taking her to obedience and agility classes when she was still a puppy and as long as you have a treat in your hand, you have Tessa’s full attention. She has good house manners and likes to be told what a good girl she is. Tessa is a laid back dog that likes to hang with her people and go for a nice walk through the neighborhood. However, she is reactive around other dogs and small animals and will need to be an only dog in her ...
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Pooh

Pooh is a 3 year old, Terrier mix who is awaiting just the right person to come in and provide him a special home.  He has a spunky-ness about him that we know someone will just adore.  Little Pooh needs time to get to know you and trust you.  For our cleaning volunteers, many have won him over with patience and lots of praise and of course...treats!  Pooh would do best in a home with teenage or older children and a fenced yard.  He was in a home with other dogs and did ok with some.  He might do best ...
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