Dogs Available for Adoption


021617 Twinkie2


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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021717 Owen


We can’t believe that Owen has been with us for almost two years! Owen is a volunteer favorite and a pro ball-player. If you throw a toy, he will make sure to bring it back to you. Even though he would prefer to be your one and only 4-legged-companion in the home, he has excellent manners in public and walks very politely on leash without ever even paying attention to other dogs. He is much more interested in following his nose. He also loves to go on car rides. Owen is an 8-year old brindle mix of maybe a Hound ...
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021617 Olivia1


Who wouldn’t love such a sweet grey face with big, soulful eyes? Olivia is a senior hound-girl whose laid-back personality matches her looks. Olivia is an easy-going dog that is happy to hang out with other dogs that match her speed. We think that she would prefer a quiet home without overly energetic dogs or young children. But if you are looking for a companion to take a stroll through the neighborhood and watch TV, Olivia is the girl for you! (50 pounds) ...
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Adoption debut Saturday 25th Moose is all heart, with the nonstop motor of a 6-month-old puppy. If this 23-pound (and growing) pug mix is awake, he is desperately trying to shower you with affection or roughhouse with one of his canine housemates. Moose will be a perfect addition and steal the hearts of a family who matches up with some of his particular needs. *Moose in non-stop energy and absolutely needs an active family who can get him adequate daily exercise. *Because of his size and clumsy excitability, Moose is not  a good fit for a small child. *Moose needs a fenced yard, and ...
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Say hello to your next furry friend. Nixie is a 5 month old shepard, border collie, hound mix. This little bundle of joy will grow up to be a fairly large dog. But don't let that discourage you! She is the sweetest little thing on four paws. Nixie is very human oriented, doing everything in her power to make you love her. That being said, she also does very well with other dogs and even better with children. She will pick someone in your family and be their shadow. She does well on a leash and is nearly potty trained ...
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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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Regis – pending adoption

"Look into my golden are getting an want to adopt me!" Regis is a 6 yr old beagle that just wants to cuddle with his person. He is house broken and crate trained. He gets along well with other animals. Due to the nature of beagles...they follow their nose...a fence is highly recommended. Because he was found as a stray and taken to another shelter (so we don't know his background) we prefer that he goes to a home with teenagers or older in the house. Regis really just wants to sit on your lap and sleep next ...
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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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Gypsy is an 11 year old Chinese crested hairless, 8 pounds. Just too cute for words and just as sweet a personality. She is housebroken and crate trained and just loves to cuddle under the comforter on your lap or inside your bathrobe! She will keep you laughing with her silly antics when she gets wound up. She came to us with Paco. They can be adopted together or separately. She is the jokester, always sticking her tongue out at you. (*)(female)(8 pounds)   ...
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Meet Paco. Is he too cute or what? Paco and his friend Gypsy came to us from another shelter who asked for our help. He is a Chinese crested hairless, 11 years young, 10 pounds. He loves laps and naps but also loves his squeaky toys. He is housebroken and crate trained, just an all-around good boy. He gets along well with other dogs and cats. Paco and Gypsy came to us as a pair. They would like to be adopted together, but are independent enough to be adopted out separately. He is looking for someone to cuddle under the ...
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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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  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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Zeke is a sweet, handsome, hound mix that is just a ball full of energy. He loves to run and play, but can also be a snuggle bug at times. Sometimes his energy is so great he gets carried away and will jump a short fence, therefore must have at least a 6 foot privacy fence. He love to chew on nylabones and antlers! Also, he is friendly with young children, cats and other dogs.  He is 5-6 years old. (*)(male)(47 pounds)   ...
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Willie – pending adoption

Willie Nelson is a 1.5 year old hound mix who is the friendliest boy you will ever meet!  Willie seems to love everybody and does very well with other dogs, as well as cats.  Willie is housebroken and does well with children of all ages.  Willie is also crate-trained. Given his strong hound senses, Willie will need a fenced in yard or else his nose will lead him astray.  Willie can also be talkative, so an apartment might not be the best fit for him.  (*)(male)(57 pounds)   ...
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021917 Sadie


Sweet Sadie came to us via another shelter that we helped out due to them being overcrowded.  She is 4 years old and was surrendered to them due to anxiety issues.  She also is heartworm positive.  We are currently having her go through treatments and she is doing very well through them so far.  She received her final treatments at the end of November.  With her anxiety, we have seen her chew up some stuffed toys and her blanket from time to time but nothing too bad. She has done well with other dogs in the past and we recently started introducing ...
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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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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. He has a very sweet personality and is highly food motivated. He also likes other dogs who match his energy level, but we believe that, at this stage in his life, he would do best in a home with ...
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Lyla came to us via another shelter who requested our help.  She will need a lot of medical treatment and "time" to allow her skin to heal.  We will be sharing her health progress with you. When she first came to us, she must have been pretty painful and just feeling very crappy because she was a little growly and I will tell you I was a lot concerned about how this treatment regiment was going to go.  Her severe skin condition is due to untreated demondex mange with secondary infection.  So...she requires medicated baths about 3 times a week!  Luckily, after starting some ...
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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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Bella – pending adoption

Bella is a 2 1/2 year old Shepherd/Lab mix who came to us from another shelter.  She had been hit-by-a-car and had a fractured pelvis and a dislocated hip on the other side.  She has had a surgery to repair her hip and her fractured pelvis has healed.  We had hoped she would be ready to go on our adoption floor and find her forever home.  But when we started to try to work with her in getting her out for walks, we discovered she has a still deep-seeded fear of moving cars.  We are taking baby steps to try to work ...
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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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This little wiggle-butt is Fiona! Fiona loves people and being the center of attention. As soon as you take her for a walk, she is convinced that her main purpose of being outside is to make new friends.  Just looking at her wag and wiggle will put a smile on your face. Fiona – or FiFi, as she likes to be called – is a 2-year-old Pit Bull. She will need a fence in her new home and would love to have someone take her for walks and car rides. She also loves to cuddle with you on the couch ...
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Lilly is a beautiful Labrador mix. She came to us when her owner couldn’t take care of her anymore and has had a hard time adjusting to life in a shelter. She doesn’t seem too fond of the dogs around her and can be protective of her kennel. However, as soon as you take Lilly out, she turns into a different dog. She enjoys going for walks and she is also a great soccer player and likes chasing the ball around. At this point, we believe that Lilly would do best as an only dog in a home with a ...
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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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Lexi is a very loving Jack Russel Terrier. She is approximately 2 years old. She loves to be around people and is very social. She has done very well kids.  She is crate trained and mostly housebroken. She enjoys car rides! Lexi would do great as only dog or in a home with a laid back dog, she has not been a big fan of playing with the other dogs in her foster home. She will also needs a home without any feathered friends that may fly free, her hunting desire is strong for them! Please contact our shelter to set up ...
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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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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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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

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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031216 Bubba1


Bubba is a 10-year-old Jack Russell Terrier.  He has some allergy issues and is currently on a special diet. This diet has been the answer for his very itchy skin problem so he would need to continue on this in the future.  He is very sweet and enjoys every person that he has met.  Even though he has done well with Daisy (who was recently adopted), he can be selective with other dogs and will do best as an only dog. A home with a fenced yard and older children is preferred.  (about 15 pounds) Read More
041416 Turkey4


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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072216 Grammy1


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
071316 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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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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031216 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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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 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. So, if you already have one, she would need to meet him/her!! A fenced yard is required ...
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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 which we would love to tell you about. His happy and loving personality is well worth it! A fenced yard is required ...
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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 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! She should do fine around older children and a fenced yard is required. After several years at various shelters, Lacey is now enjoying herself in a loving foster home. So much, in fact, that she just doesn't understand why she would have to ever attend another adoption event in her life ...
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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 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 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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Rosie (one of the Fab 5)

We are VERY happy to say that Rosie has been adopted! Big Rosie had a huge mammary tumor which was removed and she had 20 teeth removed because they were being worn down and causing her pain.  I can honestly say that besides Bear, she was one of the hardest dogs to try to work with in the beginning.  I can only compare her to an alligator whenever you tried to touch her, she just started snapping.  Oh, and Big Rosie also has limited vision.  Not totally blind like Archie but probably 50% loss of eye-site. Big Rosie was also an older ...
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Roxie (one of the Fab 5)

We are very happy to say that Roxie has been adopted! Roxie is a smaller Lab mix of about 8-10 years old. Roxie first came to us with a lot of medical problems. She had a huge lump under one of her eyes, terrible teeth and also a mammary growth. She had two dental sessions and 18 teeth removed, but is able to eat well now. Unfortunately, the lump under her eye is cancer and could not be removed entirely, but right now does not seem to bother her. She also went through the slow-kill heartworm treatment. Roxie is now in a ...
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We are VERY happy to say that Archie has been adopted! Archie is a Shepherd mix of about 7-9 years old. After being examined by our Vet, it was determined that he is almost totally blind but he does see some shadowing. He also has a very keen sense of smell because he knows when his buddy, Boss is near. He is finally becoming much more comfortable around people and doing excellent with his leash walking work. He has just the sweetest puppy looking face! He went through the slow-kill heartworm treatment and would appreciate any help you can give towards ...
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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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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 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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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 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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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 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 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 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 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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