Luna is a high energy 2-year-old Hound mix that would love to find an active home with a fenced yard. She has done well with some dogs, but can be reactive on leash. We are still in the process of getting to know her, but please don’t hesitate to come in and meet her in person!


For all the Husky lovers: Meet Leo! This handsome pup not only has the striking blue eyes and the good looks of a Husky, he also acts like one. Leo loves to talk, he is very active, bouncy and he is a known escape artist. According to his previous owner, Leo not only jumps over fences, but he also digs under them when he is left unsupervised. If you don’t want this boy to run halfway to Alaska before you catch up with him, you need a secure 6-foot fence and have an eye on him at all times. Leo has done well with some dogs, but needs a cat-free home. If you have a Husky-proof home, please come in and meet this handsome boy!

DOB 5/25/18, 60 pounds



Jones is a Labrador Retriever mix with the shiniest black coat. He is an active pup that loves to chase toys and proudly carries them through our yard. We are still in the process of getting to know Jones, but please don’t hesitate to apply today.

DOB 3/9/19, 46 pounds


Finnigan is your typical Michiana mixed breed dog: he has a gorgeous greyish coat with various shades of brown and white, he is on the smaller side (weighing in at 32 pounds), and your guess about his breed is as good as ours (Lab? Terrier?). Yet even though his breed might be a mystery, what we do know is that Finnigan is friendly, outgoing, and LOVES to play with other dogs. He would do best in an active home with a fenced yard.

DOB 2/26/19


Randa is a 4-year-old Shepherd that loves toys and will happily throw balls in the air to catch them and race through the yard with them. She is a happy, active girl and has so much fun in our yard that she sometimes enjoys a nice game of "catch me if you can." Randa thus requires a securely fenced yard in her new home. Randa already knows how to sit and is easily motivated by food, but she will need some more work on her basic manners. And even though Randa has a fun-loving, goofy side, she is also your typical Shepherd in many ways and has a protective nature. She would do best in a home without other pets or young children and with a person that is committed to working with her. In return, she promises that she will be your loyal companion and love you forever!

DOB 4/4/2016, 60 pounds


Wilder is a little bundle of energy who loves life, crawling into your lap and playing with his doggie friends. He can be a bit nervous around men though. Our best guess is that he is a Rottweiler-Cattle Dog mix – but at 32 pounds, he is certainly much closer in size to a Cattle Dog. He is an active boy and would love a fenced yard in his new home.

DOB: 2/26/2018 (32 pounds)


Prancer is young, active, and loves to play with other dogs. He is about 9 months old and we believe that he is a Labrador-Terrier mix. What we do know for sure is that he has a gorgeous chocolate-colored coat and soulful brown eyes. He is working on his basic manners but will definitely need a refresher course in his new home. Just like many teenage puppies, he loves to put his teeth on everything and everyone and would not be the best fit for young children at this stage of his life. Prancer requires a fenced yard.

DOB 2/14/2019


Henry the Hound is young, active and has the most infectious smile. He loves other dogs and would probably enjoy having a playful companion in his new home. He also requires a fenced yard. Henry truly is a diamond in the rough and with a little bit of training, you will have a gem of a dog.

DOB 08/24/2018, 57 pounds


Dasher is a 1-year-old Min Pin-Dachshund mix that loves to play dress-up (which is a good thing since he doesn't care for the cold that much). Dasher can be a bit shy at first and it takes him a little while to warm up to men. Once he knows you, he is very sweet! He would not be a good fit for a busy home with young children, but would probably do just fine with another dog. He requires a fenced yard.

 DOB 12/21/2018


Luna is a high energy 2-year-old Hound mix that would love to find an active home with a fenced yard. She has done well with some dogs, but can be reactive on leash. We are still in the process of getting to know her, but please don’t hesitate to come in and meet her in person!


When Tegan originally came to us during the holiday season, she weighed a whopping 91 pounds. We are happy to report that she has lost over 20 pounds (by March 25)! She still needs to lose a few more pounds and is looking for a family that is committed to following through on her weight loss journey. Tegan is an 8-year-old Border Collie-Lab mix and is a pretty laid back gal. However, now that she has shed some pounds, Tegan is turning into a much more active dog that loves to chase balls through the yard. Tegan is a sweetheart and really enjoys affection, but she should go to a home without young children and without other dogs.

DOB 12/21/2011


Shiloh will need a dog-savvy owner that is willing to deal with his quirks. He would prefer to be an only dog in the home, but he does fine though when passing a dog on the street. Shiloh is in many ways 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 little while, but he is generally a medium energy dog and happy to take long naps.

DOB 7/24/2010


Momo is an adorable 4 year old chihuahua. He has lived with kids as young as 12 months old in the past and did well. He LOVES other dogs and his new home must have another dog. He would probably be okay with cats. He is shy at first but very loving when he gets to know you and gives kisses. He loves to play but then tires out and takes a nap. Momo is available for adoption now. He is pictured playing with his foster sister.


Pooh is a 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 as an only boy though.

DOB 6/28/2013


Kodak is a German Shepherd mix and, true to his breed, Kodak is an intelligent and very loyal dog. He loves to learn 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. Kodak would not be a good choice for a home with young children and he is much more comfortable with people who let him approach slowly. He also requires a fenced yard. (*)

DOB 3/28/2011



Dottie is the sweetest girl you’ll ever meet. She was adopted from Pet Refuge as a puppy and has been in the same home her entire life. Unfortunately, her owner was unable to keep her when he had to move. Dottie is a versatile senior dog as she loves to cuddle, snuggle, and take long naps, as well as go on long walks/short runs and play with her toys. She is fully housetrained and has never had an accident in her foster home. She is working on some basic commands like sit and stay. She is definitely the exception to the rule, “Can’t teach an old dog new tricks”! She does well with adults and older children alike and is not a barker. Dottie can’t wait to be in a home where she can match your personality and get lots of love.(*)

DOB 10/12/2007 About 60 pounds


Justin (tan dog) is a 3-year-old terrier/shepherd mix who was rescued from a hoarding situation. He only weighs around 40 pounds and looks like a pocket German Shepherd to us! He is good with other dogs, but he is afraid of people (even the people that he lives with), so he needs a home with patient, experienced owners and a securely-fenced (no underground fence) yard. Justin spends his days running and playing with Wallace (black dog in picture). They enjoy one another’s company, but do not need to go to a home together. Justin is a bit of a thief, many socks, shoes, and sweatshirts have been retrieved from his cage where he stashes them. Justin would do best with a confident, people-loving dog to serve as a role model in his forever home. (*)

DOB 4/8/2017


Mallory is a shy Labrador-Terrier mix that still needs some convincing that the world isn’t such a scary place. She is sweet and playful once she warms up to you. She loves yummy treats and soft voices and would not be a good fit for an active home.

DOB 2/26/2019 (44 pounds)

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Zani is a little bundle of energy and loves to play with other dogs that match her energy level. She is looking for an active home with a fenced yard. Our best guess is that she has some Terrier in her, but with her floppy ears and her charcoal-colored coat, it is safe to say that she a mix of different breeds. She is and still working on her leash-walking skills and learning basic commands.

DOB 12/21/2018


Hi, my name is Tinsley. I came from another shelter where I was turned in for escaping the yard. I am very people-social, so maybe I was wanting attention. I had a growth on my right rear foot and from my right shoulder area removed shortly after coming to Pet Refuge. Unfortunately, both came back as two different cancers. This made the shelter volunteers very sad. However, I am not sad since I am still full of energy and feeling good! I do not know when any growth might come back or when my health might start declining.

DOB 4/8/2012


Miss Marlee is a Boxer-Terrier mix. She loves people more than anything in the world and will soak up all the attention she can get. Marlee already knows some basic commands and figured out our agility obstacles very quickly. We would love for her to have a fenced yard in her new home

DOB 9/2/2017.



Billie Jean has had to listen to a lot of terrible singing from our volunteers in the last few weeks. But, I guess, that’s what happens when you are named after a song. Luckily, Billie Jean doesn’t care one bit and will happily dance and bounce as soon as she hears “her song”. Billie Jean is a Boxer-Terrier mix. She’s a happy, active girl who would benefit from some more leash training and obedience work. She does a great job entertaining herself with toys and would love a fenced yard in her new home.

DOB 10/5/2018


For all the hound lovers: meet Warren! This Plott Hound has beautiful brindle markings and soulful brown eyes. He also has a lot to say and, true to his breed, loves to bay at the world. This handsome boy would not be a good fit for an apartment and needs a fenced yard to make sure that his nose will not get him into trouble. He really enjoys playing with his sister, Willa. (*)

DOB 7/31/2018


Olivia is looking for that special family to adopt her. She hardly had any fur on her body when she arrived at Pet Refuge in July 2017, and she was miserable from feeling so itchy. We discovered that she is allergic to many kinds of grass and foods. It has taken a while to get her on the correct medications and food, but she is finally feeling better. Olivia is a pit bull mix. She gets along with people and most dogs, but will need a home without young children. 

DOB 8/24/2015


Scout is a tall and lanky Shepherd-Retriever mix that looks like a puppy who hasn’t quite grown into his ears yet. The thing is though that Scout will most likely resemble a goofy cartoon character for the rest of his life. If you ask him what he wants to be when he is all grown up, he’ll probably tell you that he wants to be a soccer star. Scout is a playful, high energy pup who loves pushing a big plastic ball through the yard. 



My name is Liberty and I am a fun-loving Pit Bull mix. I was originally rescued by Pet Refuge shortly after I gave birth to the most adorable litter of puppies and I thought I had found my forever home shortly after my pups were old enough to get adopted. Unfortunately, my family's circumstances changed and I am once again in need of a new home. I LOVE people and other dogs as long as I get to play with them.

DOB 3/31/2014


Allie is a Pit Bull mix (maybe with a little bit of Shar Pei). Allie is a friendly and affectionate girl with people, but she tends to forget her good manners when she sees other animals and will have to be your one and only. She needs to have a securely fenced yard and be on a leash whenever she is out in public. However, if you are a one-dog family that is looking for a great, snuggly addition that will be excited to see you and is eager to hear how your day went.

DOB 8/18/2017


Wallace is a terrier/border collie mix (but we’re really only guessing from looking at him) who weighs around 20 pounds. He had a rough start in life because he was owned by a hoarder (of dogs, not a hoarder of stuff). Like most hoarded dogs, Wallace is great with other dogs, yet terrified of people. We are getting him used to people, but it is likely a long process that will have to be continued in his forever home. Wallace loves other dogs more than anything and he must have a dog-friendly dog in his forever home. (*)

DOB 4/8/2017


This little Beagle-Terrier mix sure has a lot to say! Gus is a vocal player and loves to run through the yard and wrestle with other dogs. He still needs some finishing work on his leash skills and would benefit from a fenced yard. But, most of all, Gus needs a forever home.

DOB 2/26/2018 (34 pounds)


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