Dogs

Dogs Available for Adoption

 

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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Tootsie

Toot Toot Tootsie Goodbye! Come and see this energetic 5 month old pug mix before it's too late. That face is so cute and she hasn't met a person she doesn't like. Great with kids and gets along with dogs. Not so sure about cats. She would do best with another dog to help expend her energy. Fenced yard is also required. She knows sit and come but still needs a lot of work with her housebreaking. Female, 11#. (*) ...
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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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Bobbie – pending adoption

Bobby is a tiny 12-week-old terrier mix who is crate trained and well on his way to being potty trained. He loves playing chase with his foster sister and running big loops in the yard. He will alert you to strangers by barking, even at this young age. He needs a home with no young children (he is still in the play-biting/chewing stage) and a loving and patient owner who is willing to show him how to be a good puppy (using positive reinforcement techniques). Even though he is wearing a British flag sweater, he promises he is an All ...
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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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Buckaroo – HW+

In the past few months, our shelter has taken in 7 dogs that have tested positive for heartworm. Heartworm is a dangerous disease that is easy to prevent with just one affordable monthly pill. However, many of the dogs that come through our doors have not received prevention regularly and now need treatment. If left untreated, heartworm disease is deadly. While the preventative is safe, easy, and inexpensive, the treatment for heartworm disease is costly and dangerous. The treatment consists of three injections over the course of the several months. It takes even longer for all of the heartworms to ...
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Cotton – HW+

***On medical hold*** Cotton is one of our other heartworm positive Harvey rescues. Please consider donating towards her care. ...
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Tex – HW+

***On medical hold*** This is little girl is another heartworm positive rescue from Texas. Tex is currently going through treatment and would appreciate everyone’s support ...
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Dallas – HW+

***On medical hold*** Our fourth heartworm positive Harvey rescue is Dallas. Please help us pay for her treatment through a one-time donation or a monthly sponsorship. ...
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Bolt

Bolt is a fun loving 8-month-old puppy who has lots of energy. Due to Bolt’s surgery for a snapped growth plate he has spent the last few months on crate rest. Now that he is finally able to run and play, he is trying to make up for lost time. Bolt will need a home who will have the time to continue working on basic obedience training and socialization. Bolt will do best in a home without young children as he works on socialization and training. He also requires a fenced yard. (8 months)(male) ...
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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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Olivia

Olivia came to us in terrible shape. She was covered in open sores, her skin was infected, and she had almost no hair. And her previous owner must have cropped her ears at home – there is almost no ear flap left. Yet despite all of that, Olivia has been a model patient. She has done very well for her medicated baths and will even lift her paws to let you wash them off after she comes back in. We recently discovered that Olivia is allergic to a number of environmental allergens as well as food. One of the things ...
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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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Lily

Hey Everyone! I am Lily and Pet Refuge is taking care of me because my heart is broken. The doctor will tell you that I have a severe heart murmur.  I take three expensive medications multiple times a day to help my heart work. I am only seven years old and will need to be on these medications for the rest of my life. That's a lot of medication to keep my little heart ticking, but Pet Refuge is convinced that I am worth it!! I just love these people!   So if you think you could sponsor me to help with my ...
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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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Marley

Marley is a sweet old (9 or 10) guy that recently became blind.  The blindness appears to be related to his retinas.  He has adjusted well to his new situation and foster home.  He has became more comfortable but these type of life changes are very scary.  In two months he was in two different shelters and another foster home before coming to Pet Refuge and in his current foster home back in January 2017.  We were asked to take him in as a special request from another shelter where he was not adjusting to his blind & deaf foster ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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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Lucy

Lucy is a super sweet 9 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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