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Dogs Available for Adoption


Scout is a 1-year-old Pekachi (Pekingese-Chihuahua mix). He is active, playful, and loving all in one. He gets along well with other small dogs. He doesn’t appear to be familiar with cats and seems afraid of them, but his foster mom has confidence this will improve. He is working on fine tuning his housetraining skills. He loves to run, jump and play with his foster dog siblings, and he likes to cuddle with his foster mom. When his foster mom loves on him, he practically melts into her. His foster mom has not observed him around children yet. Scout is hoping to find his forever home.
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Missy is probably about a year old and has a lot of energy. She needs a home where she can get plenty of regular exercise, with walks and referably a fenced yard. She also could benefit from some obedience training. She is very sweet and friendly and just full of exuberance. She was tried in a home with cats, and she showed too much interest in them, so any placement with cats would require time, patience, and training.
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Bree is a tiny Chihuahua/Dachshund mix, a "chiweenie." She is housetrained and is getting used to sleeping in a crate at her foster home. She seems to have a bit of separation anxiety so would not be best left alone for long periods. She also is a bit protective of her person, particularly when being held, so we do not think a home with small children would be appropriate for her. We are still evaluating her interactions with other pets, although she does growl at the cat in her foster home if she's sitting in a lap and he comes near. She's quite happy to sit in her person's lap and be a great little companion. On the leash, she seems more like a hound ... she loves to put her nose down and follow a scent. Bree weighs ten pounds, and the vet thinks she is about 3 or 4 years old.
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Sassy, AKA "Little Bit," is one of two senior Chihuahuas whose owner turned them in because he could no longer care for them. She weighs 8.2 pounds and is about 11 years old. Her bonded companion, Paco, passed away in January, 2019. She has been a permanent foster for some time, but she has now been adopted by her foster family!
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Bandit is a 3-5 year old Chihuahua and probably miniature pinscher mix. He weighs about 17 pounds. He is housetrained, does not bother anything in the house, and loves to go for walks. He is currently in a foster home with 5 other dogs and is doing just fine. He likes to play with other dogs and would do well with another dog, but he is definitely motivated to be with his people. Bandit can have moments of being anxious, which is not much of a surprise considering his mix. He would do best in a home with structure, discipline, and plenty of exercise. We are certain if he were to get more exercise that would help him be more calm. His foster home is doing the best they can. They have found that he walks better with his foster dad than he does with his foster mom, so it would be good to find him a home where he can have a good amount of interaction with a male. While he does great in his foster home with other dogs, he gets a bit concerned when he meets dogs outside the house. Bandit was found as a stray, so we have no idea of his history, but we are fairly certain he did not have proper socialization as a youngster. Bandit is not a dog for young children, as he's not a fan of little ones getting in his face, but he would do just fine with a teenager and adults. We think he would do well in a home with another dog or two where the dogs are calm, so they can show him that the world is OK. Bandit is a really nice dog who deserves to someone who can give him the socialization, structure, exercise, and security he deserves, and they will be richly rewarded with a devoted companion.
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Alice is a Chihuahua mix; she weighs about 10 pounds and is approximately 2 or 3 years old. She is very athletic and loves to be outside, although she hasn't been walked on a leash yet by her foster family. At the moment, she is still a special-needs dog. She is very loving and wants all the strokes and attention she can get. In return, she is totally devoted. At the same time, she is timid and fearful. Each new person or circumstance frightens her and it takes time and consistency to gain her trust. All that we know about her previous home is that she was taken in by a family member after her owner died, and she was then turned in to a shelter because other dogs in the home had attacked her. Alice is house-trained and loves to go outside. She learned to use the doggie door very quickly, and her foster mom is working with her on "come." Although she seems to trust her foster mom, she still sometimes backs away. Over time, she will probably become more confident, but it will definitely take time. She rarely lets her foster mom out of her sight and gives a shriek of joy when she returns to the house, even when she's only been gone 10-15 minutes. Alice's foster mom likes her and believes she is totally worth the effort, but she will need a family who will work patiently to give her confidence and gain her trust.
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Peaches is a female terrier mix, about 8 years old and weighing 32 pounds. She is very friendly and well-behaved.
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Betsy is a small beagle female. We think that she and Maggie are sisters. Betsy is about a year old, weighs 21 pounds, and is sweet and friendly. She is also a typical beagle who puts her nose to the ground and follows it.
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Maggie is a beagle who, like her sister Betsy, has a great, friendly personality. She is about a year old and weighs 15 pounds and loves to follow a scent. Both these girls have beautiful markings.
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Chance is a cute little 10-pound Chihuahua/Dachshund mix thought to be about 6 years old. He is new to his foster home and still getting acquainted with his surroundings, but he appears to be getting along with the 4 other small dogs and the cat in the home. He has been seen playing chase in the back yard with one of his doggy foster brothers. Inside, he likes to snuggle with his foster mommy or nestle under a nice warm blanket. He appears to be housetrained, although has had a couple of accidents. He has not been observed around children at this point.
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Scrappy is a happy girl, with lots of energy. She weighs almost 23 pounds and is just over a year old. She was turned in by a lady who was allergic to her. She is housetrained and is a good car-rider. She is being boarded at our vet’s office, and they tell us she has a good disposition. She was very good during her medical exam and, even though she was not happy about giving blood for her heartworm test, she tolerated it okay. They did discover she has a tick-borne disease called Ehrlichia. Scrappy gets along with children, other dogs, and cats. The one thing that bothers her is not being able to get outside and play. If you are interested in adopting sweet Scrappy or fostering her until her forever home comes along, please do contact us.
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Joey is a Yorkie mix weighing in at just under 10 pounds He is a very young 1-year-old dog. He still has a lot of puppy energy, but he loves to cuddle next to you or lie in your lap. He is not aggressive toward other dogs, but his play still includes the puppy nipping. Our guess is that he had no indoor experience where he came from. He had to be carried over the threshold several times and was quite startled when the TV was turned on. He will follow you around, as the saying goes, like a puppy dog! He is going to make someone a very lovable, devoted companion.
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Say hello to Charlotte! She is a 20-pound, two-year-old, hound-mix bundle of sweetness and spunk. Calm and affectionate, great on a leash, and fine with other dogs, cats, children etc. etc. She is crate-trained and doing beautifully with house-training. She also doesn't shed, chew or bark -- well, most of the time! A perfect all-around canine companion. And how can anyone resist those soulful, big brown eyes?
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Thelma Louise

Thelma and Louise are miniature pinscher sisters who are 6 or 7 years old. They weigh about 8 and 10 pounds each, and as they are bonded with each other, we would very much like to find them a home together. They seem to be typical min pins -- alert and responsive to their environment and friendly with people. They can be active but also like to settle down and be held. As of 3/5/2020, they are in the process of being spayed and getting any other needed care by the vet and should be ready for their new home soon. We don't know much about their housetraining or relationship with cats or children, as they haven't moved to a foster home yet.
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