SPECIAL NEEDS DOGS

This page is dedicated to our dogs with special medical or behavioral needs. As a no-kill rescue, we make a lifelong commitment to every animal that comes through our doors and some of these animals require ongoing care and treatment. While some of these dogs are happiest in their current foster homes or at our shelter, others are available for adoption to the right home. Please see their individual descriptions to learn more about each dog. In the meantime, all of these dogs are available for you to “sponsor”. The Sponsor program helps us to continue to provide for their future medical care.  All of these dogs hold a very special place in our hearts. 

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JUSTIN

Justin (the tan dog) is a 4-year-old mixed-breed dog who came from a hoarding situation. We don’t know his breed mixture, but he looks like a “pocket” German Shepherd (30 pounds) and is likely to have some terrier in there. When Justin came to us he was semi-feral. He has learned to tolerate people a little better in his year and a half in a foster home. He is not potty trained (will have both types of accidents regularly) but he is crate trained (no accidents in his crate). He enjoys the company of other dogs and might be a good companion for a playful or calm dog. He does not want to be touched by people and he cannot be caught, either in the house or in the yard. The only way of catching him is to ask him to go into his crate, crawl into the crate behind him, and leash him while in the crate. Justin requires a secure, physical, structural fence (no underground fence). He is considered special needs, and should go to a home with an experienced dog owner. (*)

JACQUES & YVETTE

If you have a fenced yard, plenty of patience and love, you may like to welcome these two special friends into your home. Jacques is a 4 year old miniature poodle who is extremely dependent on Yvette, a female 3 year old miniature poodle. Both dogs need a home that is quiet, and they must go together. They are both a beautiful apricot color, and are sweet as they can be. It is obvious they have not had much experience with the world around them, so they will require someone who is willing to take their time to gain their trust.

They are not housebroken, but working on it!

They would not be a good match with children, or apartment living. (*)

Jacques weighs 5 1/2 pounds and Yvette is 9 1/2 pounds