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Dogs Available for Adoption


Daisy is a sweet, 50-pound, four-year-old catahoula hound, cattle dog, Dalmatian, and whatever mix. She is, like Mary Poppins, practically perfect in every way. She might not be able to fly with an umbrella, but she is calm, quiet, gentle on a leash and has great house manners. She is a quick learner and learned the commands, "come" and "sit" in one day. She almost has "stay" down also. Daisy was an owner-turn-in whose owner couldn't care for all of her six dogs when her husband died, so Daisy is used to being in a house with other dogs, cats and children. She loves being around people and everyone loves being around her. She doesn't chew, counter-surf, or shed. Best of all, she is totally housetrained. Did I mention that she is also beautiful and has the most soulful eyes, ever? Daisy is what her foster mom calls "an easy dog." Whoever adopts this lovely dog will be gaining a very special new member of the family.
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Chipper is a 6-year-old male Chihuahua mix. He loves everybody and walks well on a leash. We'll have more information about him soon.
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Zep is a 7-to-10-year-old rat-terrier mix who came to SARG after being found as a stray in Anderson County. He is a funny, quirky, chatty little guy who is what we call in rescue an "easy keeper." He is almost the perfect dog and no trouble at all. He is housetrained and doesn't bother anything at all in the house. He likes to go for walks but does not need to go all that far nor all that fast. He's more interested in checking out the scene. He rides well in the car and is always ready to go. He does like to "talk" to you while he is in the backseat. We think he is asking if we can go by Dairy Queen for a pup cup. (Yes, Dairy Queen will give out a "pup cup" of vanilla ice cream.) He will let you know when someone new comes into the house, but he settles down quickly and will soon be up on his haunches being cute. He does that, a lot. We are not quite sure why he does it, but he does it quite a bit along with some grunts, like he is trying to tell you something. The foster home thinks he is one very special guy who is very deserving of a great home. He does not ask for much: some cushy dog beds, good food, some walks and a little bit of attention. He gets along fine with other dogs and would probably be OK with older kids. At adoption events he has completely ignored cats.
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Hi, I'm Dixie! I'm a one-year-or-so-old mix of some sort. Everywhere I go there is plenty of discussion on what I might be, mountain feist/cur/doberman/miniature pinscher mix of some variety. My foster mom says, though, that I am 20 pounds of legs and cuteness. I have not quite figured out what all to do with these long legs and sometimes I'm a little uncoordinated and hit the wall when playing inside. I was found wandering in Anderson County, so I don't have much to say about my life before SARG but I sure am glad to be in a foster home! I get fed regularly, I learned a doggie door in seconds, and I have foster siblings to play with. Life is pretty good now. My foster mom walks me pretty regularly and I keep hearing her tell people I'm a 'dream' on a leash. I think that must be a good thing as I usually get pets after that. I LOVE to go for walks. Foster mom says I would be a great walking, jogging and/or hiking buddy. I'm always ready to go, even at 6 in the morning! I like to ride in the car and will jump in, sit down in the dog bed and not make a peep til we get "there," wherever "there" may be. I really enjoy playing with other dogs and I like to run, so a fenced yard is the best bet for me. I am housetrained, but SARG really recommends I go somewhere with a doggie door so I can go outside when needed, or have someone home with me so they can let me out. I like to go outside a lot. I'm still a bit of a pup, so my attention span is sometimes that of, well, a pup. I can be a little timid with strangers and new dogs, but it doesn't take long for me to warm up and then I'll be your best friend!! Did I mention I like to play and take walks? I need plenty of exercise to relieve some of my puppy energy, but then I like to take naps. My foster mom says I'm highly food-motivated and easily trained. All I know is, I like food, and occasionally I have to do stuff to get treats. That's OK, it seems to make my foster mom happy. Please contact SARG if you think I might be your new best friend.
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Nayla is approximately 80 pounds of sweetheart! She's mostly housetrained with very few accidents -- usually only if she's left alone for a good while. Her foster dad spends a good amount of time working on her training. She gets a 2-mile walk 4-5 days a week and does excellent on a leash. She does still dart after a squirrel, but she's a great walker. Nayla gets along great with the foster family's dogs and cats. She does all the things any young dog does and will need plenty of exercise -- long walks, playing fetch in the back yard, or trips to the dog park each day to use up her youthful energy. She grasps anything you teach her quickly when you get her to concentrate. She wants to learn, please you and be right by your side (or in your lap). Nayla is going to be a big dog. She dwarfs the foster family's 80-pound pit bull mix (see her gallery). She's as sweet as they come and a wonderful dog -- wrapped up in a big box.
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Barkley is a super-sweet, 5-year-old beagle mix, who weighs 16.6 pounds. Barkley is housetrained. He gets along well with other dogs and appears to get along with cats. He loves to play with his toys, although some of them don't live very long. Barkley's favorite game is tug-of-war. When he is not playing, Barkley loves to snuggle up next to his human to read or watch television. Barkley has some food allergies and is on a special diet. He will need to be kept on a limited ingredient food to prevent ear infections and skin issues from recurring. Barkley is looking for a special home that he can call his own, and he promises to be a loyal and loving companion.
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Elvis is a sweet and loving Chihuahua mix who is approximately 13 years old. He has a few health issues for which he is taking some medications; but despite his issues, he is a spry and happy little boy. He loves to run and play, but he is a cuddle bug too. Elvis lives in a a foster home with several other dogs and he gets along with all of them. He appears to be housetrained, but he does have an occasional accident. Elvis is looking for a loving forever home and a human companion with a big heart.
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Happy Tails -- Dogs Adopted or Pending


Gracie is an 11-year-old, spayed Dachshund. She weighs 19 pounds. SARG rescued her from a local veterinary office where her owner intended to have her put to sleep. She was wetting in the house a lot and was being treated for UTI. However, it turned out, once our vets examined her, that her bladder was filled with bladder stones. Since her surgery to remove the stones, she has not had one accident in her foster home, and she lets her foster mom know when she needs to go out. Gracie also had a dental, and a few teeth were removed. She is on a special diet for the bladder stones, and she will eat moist and dry food. She gets along very well with both of the 70-plus-pound dogs in her foster home and is sweet, loving, wags her tail all the time, and likes to give kisses.She also loves walks and car rides. Gracie will lie down with you as long as you'd like, but she does have a doggie bed and sleeps in it all night long without a peep.
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Rachael and Ryder
Rachael and Ryder are Yorkie mixes who were rescued from a house where they had been abandoned together for three weeks with an open bag of food to sustain them. They are very much bonded with each other and need to find a home together. Rachael is 4½ years old and weighs 14.1 pounds; Ryder is 2½ and weighs 10.4 pounds.
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Wanda is a small Chihuahua-mix female who was found wandering down the road by herself with a collar that was much too tight for her. She had no tags, and no one looked for her at the shelter. We currently do not have a foster home for this little girl, so if you could give her a temporary home until the forever one comes along, please do let us know. She is staying at the vet's office for now and is learning to walk on a leash. She loves to snuggle, and she truly does not like being in the cage at the vet's office.
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Other Adoptables

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***"Other Adoptables" (when listed) are NOT in the SARG program, but they still need love and a forever home. Please contact the owners directly by clicking on the link. Please do not contact SARG. SARG offers no guarantee in any way related to any non-SARG animal -- the rescues, shelters, or owners involved provide their own descriptions, terms, and guarantees.

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