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Bo

This handsome boy with the striking green eyes is Bo (or as I call him BoBo)! He is a basset hound probably mixed with beagle. He weighs 35 lbs., but it is a STRONG 35 lbs! He wants nothing more than to be a loyal companion to someone he can love.....is that you??  Bo is house trained and kennel trained. He is only a year old so he still has that puppy energy and will need some more manners training. Once he's tired of playing he likes to sit with you and watch TV. His favorite toys are his ball ...
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Max

Adoption debut at our shelter on May 24th! Meet Max. He is 1 1/2 yrs old chihuahua mix.  He is a very nice dog.  He is house broken and likes other dogs.  However, he likes to chase cats. We don't know how he does with small children. He would benefit from a fenced yard and an owner with breed experience. (*)(male)(12 pounds)     ...
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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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Precious

Precious is a Papillon of 5 years old. She came to us from someone who could no longer keep her after she had a brush with a car. Unfortunately the car definitely won in that deal and she had to have her front leg amputated. She has been healing in a foster home and is currently ready to find her forever home. Precious is housebroken and will tell you when she needs to go outside to potty. She needs a home with teenage or older children. A fenced yard is required because of her love to chase anything that flies ...
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Honey

This little Labby-girl was named very appropriately! Honey is a 4-5 year old Labrador who is just as sweet as her name suggests. As a matter of fact, Honey would prefer to never leave your side. She sticks close to her people and soaks up all the attention she can get. She does get a little anxious when you are not around and can be quite vocal when voicing her displeasure. She would probably love to find a family that is home quite a bit. Honey is a medium energy dog who has an old injury on her leg that ...
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Roo

Adoption debut May 18th at our shelter! This is Roo.  She is a 4 month old Doxie mix.  She loves people and other dogs.  She is a ball of energy that loves to run in the yard and play with anyone that will play with her.  She will require a fenced in yard and is still working on her house training. (*)(growing)(female) ...
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Sunny

Sunny

Available May 4th, accepting applications anytime. Sunny is a 6 month black lab mix. She is great with kids and loves to play with other dogs. She is working on house training.  A fenced yard is preferred.  (*)(female)(30 pounds and growing)   ...
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Holler – pending adoption

Holler is feeling so much better now that his itchy skin has healed. We are not sure what had caused his hair loss and skin infection, but allergies are a likely culprit. Holler is a very handsome 4-5-year-old Shepherd. He loves to play fetch and requires a fenced yard. We have also started introducing him to other dogs and he has done well so far. Come and meet him today!      ...
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Hollywood – available soon

For all the Husky lovers out there: stay tuned for updates on this gorgeous boy. Hollywood came to us heartworm positive and is not quite available for adoption yet while he recovers. However, he will be ready for his forever home soon. Hollywood is a friendly, young dog who is quite the little escape artist. He requires a home with a secure 6-foot fence. Please consider donating to help us take care of Hollywood while he is going through treatment. ...
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Allie

Allie is a 1 yr old terrier/beagle Mix. With her momma days behind her she is ready to find her forever home! She believes she is a small lap dog and loves to cuddle. Allie is definitely a people dog and wants to be with you wherever you are.  She is making good progress on her housebreaking and leash skills. A home without cats is probably best as she has shown very strong interest in the neighborhood outdoor cats that cross her path! She has done very well with children in her foster home and never turns down a hug ...
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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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Marley

Marley is a sweet old guy that recently became blind.  We are still researching the cause of his blindness but it appears to be related to his retinas.  He is still adjusting to his new situation and foster home.  He is becoming more comfortable but these type of life changes are very scary.  In the past two months he was in two different shelters and another foster home before coming to Pet Refuge and in his current foster home.  We were asked to take him in as a special request from another shelter where he was not adjusting to his ...
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Heidi

This cute little Labrador mix only weighs about 50 pounds and should be almost fully grown at 10 months old. Heidi is a little bundle of energy and enjoys playing fetch (even though she is hilariously clumsy as she is trying to catch her toys). She is an enthusiastic player and, like most teenage pups, she enjoys jumping up on you. Heidi will need some continued training and a fenced-in yard to burn off her puppy 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 ...
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Maya

Maya was so happy when she was adopted in February 2016. She had wooed her family with her impressive ball-playing skills and her sweet nature and she was thrilled to be their one and only. Maya never cared for the other dogs at the shelter and was very stressed during her initial stay. Unfortunately, she was recently returned to the shelter. We hope that Maya’s stay at Pet Refuge will be short this time. If you promise her that she will be your one and only furry friend, Maya will be your loyal companion. Maya is a 3-year-old Labrador mix ...
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Bella

  1. Bella is a 5 1/2 year old Min Pin/Rat Terrier mix who is full of sass and spunk! She loves squeaky toys and playing fetch. When she's tired she is ready for lap sitting and snuggles. Bella takes a few minutes to decide that a stranger is a friend, so it is best to slowly introduce her to new people. Bella is potty trained, but may have a couple of accidents in the transition to a new home. She is a vocal dog who will tell you what she wants and will alert you to strangers. She ...
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Kingston

"Kingston" I was lucky to find my way to Pet Refuge because I was heart worm positive. They treated me and made me all better!!  I am eager and ready to find my new home. I can be a little shy at first because I couldn't visit anyone while I was being treated so strangers are a new thing for me.  I have lots of energy!!  I would like to have a fenced yard to play in. No feline companions please.  (*)(male)     ...
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Kasey

Kasey is a very loving and attentive 4 yr old rott/shep mix. Kasey loves to be around people and be part of what ever you are doing! Kasey's foster mom is working closely with the vet, Kasey has significant food and environmental allergies. Kasey is really hoping this winter gives her skin a nice break although she's not looking forward to the cold part! It's not fun being itchy all the time. Kasey is on a prescription dog food and medication to help her body heal.  Once she is all better she will be available for adoption.  (*)(female) (85 pounds) Would ...
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Ruger

Meet our wild child Ruger! This 1-year-old Weimaraner-Chocolate Lab mix is a force of nature. He is full of bouncy energy and goofy personality. Unfortunately, his previous owners were not quite prepared to raise a puppy and surrendered him after he ate a foreign object and needed surgery. Ruger will need continued training and an active home with a fenced yard. At this stage in his life, he would do best in a home with older children and without other dogs or cats. Update: Ruger has recently been on a few outings to local parks and would make a great ...
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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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Gizmo

Hi, my name is Gizmo, and I am the luckiest dog alive. You may wonder why an elderly dog with scads of health problems who cannot see, hear, or walk very well is lucky. I'll tell you why! Because the volunteers at Pet Refuge chose me. I thought for sure I was the end of my life in a kill shelter. Who would want a dog as sick as I was? It was an effort to even lift my head. I was covered in mats, and those things REALLY hurt!  When I arrived at Pet Refuge, I met the cutest ...
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Bertha

Look at that adorable underbite! Bertha is a Boxer mix of about 7 years old. She was transferred to us from another shelter and she is sweet as pie. She is a medium energy dog who enjoys her walks around the neighborhood and would love a fenced-in yard. She likes to be close to you and thinks of herself as a lap dog. If you sit down on the ground, Bertha will climb in your lap and shower you with affection. (~50 pounds) Update: We have recently started introducing Bertha to other animals and while she didn't do so well with a ...
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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 might 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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Shiloh

Shiloh is a handsome little Beagle boy with one blue and one brown eye. He is about 5 years old and arrived at Pet Refuge with a painful ear infection. He is feeling a lot better now and is ready to find his very own forever home. Shiloh is in many way your typical Beagle. He likes to follow his nose and will need a secure fence to keep him and his hunting instincts safe. When he is in the mood, he likes to play fetch for a while, but he is generally a medium energy dog. We also recently ...
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Jackson

Even though Jackson is technically a senior, he has quite a bit of energy and his favorite pastime is playing fetch. He was adopted as a puppy and returned 11 years later when he didn’t like the child in the home. Yet despite the shock of finding himself in a shelter after so many years, Jackson has adjusted well and loves entertaining our volunteers and getting belly rubs. In his new home, Jackson would prefer to be your one and only as he has not done so well around other dogs and cats. We would love for him to have ...
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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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Penny Lane

Penny Lane is 6 months old.  She loves to play so she will need another dog in the home.  She is nervous of new people and things.  She is currently working on housebreaking.  She will need a securely fenced in yard.  She is a great dog and would love for you to come meet her!  (*)(female)   ...
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Dee Dee

Dee Dee thinks that it’s a really silly idea that people want to contain little houndy girls. Chain link fences? No problem for this determined canine athlete! A friendly dog in the kennel next to her at the vet’s office? Why not stop by and say hello (after an impressive climb over the wall that divides the kennels). If you like dogs with a lot of personality and a sense of humor, Dee Dee is the girl for you! Dee Dee is about 3 years old, active and playful.  (~50 pounds) Update (July 2016): Dee Dee recently had a few ...
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Turkey

Turkey is a big, silly 2-year-old Terrier-Hound mix looking for someone to show him how great life in a forever home can be. He warms up quickly and becomes a wiggly love bug. Turkey loves to explore the world and go on adventures. He'll make a great companion for an active person, but he still needs to work on his doggie manners and would not be a good fit with another dog or a cat. He loves to play fetch and does a great job entertaining himself with toys. If you take him home, he promises to entertain you with his ...
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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
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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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Daisy

Daisy is a 9 year old Jack Russell who is looking for that right person who enjoys receiving lots of kisses and a poochie on their lap because that is where she really likes to be!  She is 99% housebroken (occasionally will have an accident), has nice house manners in general. She lived with her brother, Bubba, and enjoys his company but does not seem to like too many other dogs.  True to this breed, even with her age, she is still very active and would appreciate having a fenced yard to run in or would need several, good daily ...
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Delila

This spunky little Puggle is Delila who is 5 1/2 years old and seeking that special home that will have some time to spend with her and provide her with some good exercise. Delila needs to the only animal in the home as she just doesn't want to share the attention. This little girl has become very settled in her foster home and does very well there.  Please consider sponsoring her to help with her care ...
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Mya

Mya is a Husky/Shepherd mix of 10 years old. She came to us with Luke.  She is learning quickly how great it feels to receive love and attention and especially LOVES to be brushed. Not a mean bone in this body. She has done well hanging out with Luke, but has been known to be pushy around other dogs. She is only available to be sponsored at this time ...
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Luke

Luke is a loving, smaller Lab mix of 10 years old. His buddy, Mya, is pictured below and that is who he came to us with. We believe Luke has had a tough life before coming to us and has a few minor medical issues and is only available to be sponsored ...
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Abby

Miss Abby is a Treeing Walker Coonhound of about 9 years old. She is in a foster home and doing better. Miss Abby did not come from the best situation, so our foster home is giving her lots of love and attention! She does well around most other dogs her size but no felines please! Soon after coming to us, we learned that Abby had seizures and is on medication to keep that under control. Please consider sponsoring her to help with the care and medication ...
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Lacey

Lacey came to us from another shelter and is a Treeing Walker Coonhound of about 11 years old. Lacey enjoys being around people, exploring in the yard and basically being a Hound-girl. She may do well around some other dogs but felines are not in her future! After several years at various shelters, Lacey is now enjoying herself in a loving foster home. She is only available to sponsor at this time ...
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Bailey

Bailey is an 10-year-old blue tick Coonhound. She is a very sweet girl who loves to be with her people and give doggie hugs. Unfortunately, she experiences some separation anxiety when she is home alone. Bailey is house broken and has good house manners. She likes most other dogs. Bailey is known to climb even 5-foot chain link fences.  Bailey is doing very well in her foster home and it is felt that is the best place for her.  Please consider sponsoring her to help with her care ...
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Ranger

Ranger is a husky mix who has been adopted and returned multiple times. He has some behavioral and housebreaking issues and hasn’t adjusted well in new homes. After so many years in the same foster home, it was agreed it would be best to let him stay where he’s comfortable in his surroundings. Ranger is 8 years old ...
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Eddie

Eddie is a gorgeous 5-year old Chow. Unfortunately, his previous owners did not socialize Eddie very well and he will need continued training and socialization. Eddie is comfortable in his foster home and it is felt that is the best place for him.  Eddie likes other dogs but does not play well with children.  Please sponsor Eddie to help with his care and training ...
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Luke

Luke is a very young, 12 year old, Terrier mix who came back to us due to his owner passing away. He has been known to be shy with men in his past but has done well with our "male" volunteers at the shelter. Luke is very sweet and loves to sit on your lap! Unfortunately, he has some heart conditions that have him on medical hold. Please consider sponsoring him for his continued medical treatment. Update (February 2015): Luke has been on our sponsorship page for a while.  He is still a happy fellow in a foster home.  He is ...
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Oscar

Lights, Camera, Action!  This guy is sure to win your heart!  Oscar is a very sweet older gentlemen.  He is blind and has many health issues so he will live out his golden years in his foster home where he is comfortable .  He is a10 year old Maltipoo.  Please consider sponsoring him to help with his care and medical needs ...
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Junior

Junior is a Rottweiler/Shepherd mix of 12 years.  Junior would appreciate your sponsorship to help with his medicine and medical needs.  This handsome boy has seizures and is currently on medicine to control them.  He has had dental work done and surgery to remove a few growths in his mouth. Unfortunately, one of the growths did come back as cancer. So, for now, we spoil him as much as we can.  He loves to go for car rides and walks.  But you have to be on your guard as he has words for every car that passes us on the walk! ...
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Honey – pending adoption!

This is Honey and she is going to need a very special home. She is house broken and will love you forever once she knows you.  She was never socialized so her foster mom is spending a lot of time teaching her that she is safe and there are good people in the world. She is learning how to play and loves to run from room to room then "slide into home" on the couch. When she's ready to rest she loves to curl under a comforter and peek her nose or head out. She likes routine and will need ...
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Grissom

Grissom is a Treeing Walker Coonhound mix with serious stranger issues. He came to Pet Refuge from a kill shelter so we don't know what his life was like before he came to us. We do know that he takes a really long time before he decides that a stranger is a friend. Right now he lives in a foster home in the country where he can spend his days chasing squirrels and biting trees (yes, he has killed full-sized trees). He has significant allergies and requires special food and medication. We would love to have some help paying for ...
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Tessa

On Medical Hold 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 ...
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Lucy

Lucy is a super sweet 5-6 year old Yellow Labrador mix.  She is a smart, active girl who needs both physical and mental exercise. Lucy is food-motivated and very focused on people. She is eager to learn.  As many smart, people-oriented dogs, Lucy gets anxious when she is bored and left alone. We try to keep her busy with interactive, treat-dispensing toys and puzzle toys. We have also started introducing her to other dogs and while she clearly doesn’t know how to play quite yet, she is very interested in making new friends. (~60 pounds) (*) (female) Lucy has been ...
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Zandra

Zandra has been patiently waiting for the perfect home to come along for quite some time!  She is a Terrier mix of about 8 years old.  Zandra wishes her new home to be one that has her as the only canine.  She really enjoys playing fetch with a tennis ball unfortunately; she is limited in doing this due to some knee and hip issues.  Neither of these issues really bother her as she is on daily glucosamine which helps with both.  She goes along with the idea when a few of our volunteers feel she needs to be dressed up in ...
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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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Fenway

Fenway is a sweet 7-year-old Labrador-Chow mix who was recently returned to us when the child in the home proved to be too much for him. Once our vet evaluated Fenway, it became very clear that Fenway suffers from severe hip dysplasia and has been is pain for quite a while. After starting him on pain medication and supplements, we have already seen a dramatic improvement. Fenway enjoys hanging out in the yard with his foster sister and going on slower walks. We would much appreciate some financial assistance with his ongoing medical care ...
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