Oak Ridge, TN
Dogs Available for Adoption
Beaker was adopted a few months ago, and is much loved, but his
adopter's situation has changed unexpectedly, so that he will not
have enough time to spend with Beaker and making it best for
Beaker to find another home. He has written the following detailed
description for this good boy.
More pictures of Beaker.
Beaker is a special little guy. He’s a 2-year-old collie/shepherd
mix, really smart, well-behaved, friendly, and energetic, with a
quirky personality. He weighs about 28 pounds. He absolutely loves
walks and car rides (he can’t get enough of either). He also likes
hikes, being outside, looking out windows, his cow toy, the dog
park (he likes to herd the other dogs), being hugged and held,
sitting on the back of the couch (he’s like a cat). He knows basic
commands (sit, down, stay, drop it, off, break). He’s good at
staying in his crate all night to sleep. And he enjoys figuring
out puzzle feeders. He can be indifferent to a few things, like
other dogs while on walks, children, or large crowds. He doesn’t
like cats. He will stare at them and whoever makes the first move,
he will try to chase them. He can have bad separation anxiety if
he is left in the crate while his owner is gone. However, he is
totally fine if he’s left out, and usually just snoozes on the
couch while waiting.
He absolutely hates having his ears cleaned and flushed. For the
time being, it has to be done, especially his right ear. But he
will squirm, run away, and spend the next 15 minutes trying to
shake the fluid out and whining and whimpering.
He needs: someone that is home a lot, whether working from home
or like a regular schedule (e.g., 9-5). I think he could do well
in a family home, where he can be given a lot of attention. He
does well with other dogs, so a multi-dog home could work. He
will benefit most from formal training, as well.
The biggest issue: as mentioned above, he has calcified ear
hematomas. His ears are rough and folded over, and prone to more
ear infections. Consequently, he is scheduled to have
a total ear canal ablation in mid-February. This procedure
should help him long-term. He is now available to meet potential
adopters, but he will be ready for his new home only after he
recuperates from this procedure.
He comes with a crate, bed, toys, food, treats, leash, harness,
car seat cover, car leash/seatbelt, medication, vet history
Our Paul Hollywood isn't much of a baker, but he
is a wonderful couch potato and snuggler. His
favorite thing is belly rubs. Paul is about 5
years old and weighs just under 27 pounds. He
loves his foster companion dog Rory, and he
would like to have a home with another friendly
dog for company. He is housetrained and likes
short walks, but he is soon ready to head
back to the couch for some rest. Even so, he
has a tendency to dart out the gate when it opens
and has to be watched carefully in that situation.
He also likes to run for the door when it opens,
so for his safety he needs to have a fenced yard
to keep him from dashing out into the street.
His foster family are working to train him to
wait for permission. Paul is usually very
laid-back, but he does get excited meeting someone
new and could sometimes be a bit too exuberant for
a small toddler.
More pictures of Paul Hollywood.
Meet Chester, a 2½-year-old Boston terrier. He is
a lovely brindle with white socks. He does well with the other
dogs in his foster home. He has learned to use a doggie
door and, although he walks pretty well on the leash, his
foster mom believes that, as a young dog, he needs the
freedom to run in a fenced yard. Chester
definitely wants to play and will chase a ball or other
toy and also enjoys a good game of tug. He would probably be
a bit much for young children but might be good with older,
respectful kids. He has good energy and would make a great
hiking or jogging companion. He would also do well with
another dog his size or larger who was interested in
playing. Chester is a pleasant chap who will make
a great companion.
More pictures of Chester.
Thumper is a friendly male Jack Russell/beagle mix. He
is 5 years old and weighs around 25 pounds. Thumper
mastered the doggie door in his foster home after just
a day or two, and he is housetrained. Thumper likes to
ride in the car; he would
be happy in a moderately active home and would be a good
hiking or jogging companion. A fenced yard would be best,
where he can run and play, maybe with a doggie playmate.
He is people-oriented, and we believe he would be good
with older children, but possibly too active for toddlers.
More pictures of Thumper.
Happy Tails -- Dogs Adopted or Pending
Except for the slightly grey muzzle, it's easy to
mistake 20-pound, active Riley for a pup. But Riley
is an eleven-years-young, incredibly adorable, sweet.
lively senior who has many more years of life to give
to some lucky adopter. He is affectionate, good with
dogs, cats, and children, and is housetrained, calm,
and not a barker. Riley
loves to go on walks but also to relax on the sofa
next to his person. His tail never stops wagging. And
those big brown eyes and huge ears make him even more
irresistible. Riley's former owner was unable to take
her beloved dog into the nursing home with her. Won't
you please give this wonderful dog his new forever home?
More pictures of Riley.
Meet Mikey, a 6-year-old, neutered male standard poodle. Mikey has
recently lost his human mom – he's been grieving and a bit confused
about his future. He is a very active dog who has had a fenced area
to romp and entertain himself since he was a pup. He grew up with
teenage girls and cats, and he always happily met other dogs his own
size. He is current on vaccinations, heartworm-negative, house-trained,
and microchipped, and has recently had a dental cleaning.
Please note: We have closed applications
early for Mikey, as we have received a large number already from which
we expect to find a good home for him. We do not wish to put additional
people to the trouble of applying at this time. Thanks to everyone for
the interest in this beautiful boy.
More pictures of Mikey.
How could anyone resist those liquid brown, soulful eyes
of Mac, a 35-pound, 6-year-old mix of hound, terrier, Lab,
and goodness knows what else--in other words, your basic
sweet-tempered mutt. He is housetrained, doesn't shed, is
great with other dogs, and ignores cats, but is a little
skittish around young children. So he would probably do
better in a house with older kids or adults. Mac is calm,
walks well on a leash, and is not much of a barker, although
he does emit a kind of adorable hound yelp when he is excited
to see someone. Mac also loves to play and would make a
wonderful playmate for another dog. If you are interested in
adopting this delightful furry companion, please contact
SARG for more information.
More pictures of Mac.
Rufus is a 10-year-old male Pomeranian mix. He is
friendly and seems to like lap-sitting and having
human attention. He came from an elderly owner who
passed away, and we believe he would do best in a
home without small children or other dogs. Rufus
is small, just under 17 pounds, even though
his fluffy coat makes him appear larger. We think
he will make an excellent cuddle-buddy and companion.
More pictures of Rufus.
Sheamus is a senior terrier mix who came into SARG to a foster home
and never left. He has been adopted by his foster family, who know
a good thing when they see it!
Another picture of Sheamus.
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