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Dogs Available for Adoption


Thumper is a friendly male hound mix. He is 2 to 4 years old and weighs around 25 pounds. He is active and happy to be in a new foster home with a very playful foster pal, Chester. Thumper has mastered the doggie door in his foster home after only a day or two.
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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.
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Bobby is a pug mix who weighs almost 20 pounds and is between six and seven years old. He is very timid and needs patience and love to give him confidence and help him overcome his fear. He has heartworms and will be undergoing treatment for them. SARG will be taking care of his treatment to get him healthy again, but what he really needs is a quiet, loving home where he can recuperate during his heartworm treatment, which occurs over a period of a few months and requires that he remain quiet and not exert himself.
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Update, March 12, 2021: Jasper looks so much better than he did when he first came to us. His coat has grown back beautifully, and he has lost some weight. He is no longer staying in his foster home, but at the vet's office, because he was very resistant to having his daily eye drops put in. However, the vet techs say he has gotten better, as his eyes have improved, and they have learned how to do the drops without upsetting him. The process just takes a minute now. We have also learned that he wants to be the only pet in his home and would not do well with small children.

Jasper is absolutely a lap dog! He slept well in the crate with a nice new dog bed the first couple of nights in his foster home. Now he sleeps in his foster mom's bed. So far he’s been good with her daughter. He has another dog bed close to her desk in her office, so that he can sit near her during the day. He will scratch at her legs when he wants to sit in her lap. She has built him a makeshift steps off her one-step back porch to help him get to the ground. He does have a few bursts of energy where he likes to play with his small soft toys! He is a little hard of hearing, and his vision isn’t what it used to be! He is a 13-year-old Shih Tzu. He has dry eye and requires drops in his eyes daily. He currently weighs 20 pounds, but he is on a diet to get some weight off of him. He is doing better on going potty outside, but his new family will need to continue working with him!!
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Happy Tails -- Dogs Adopted or Pending


According to his former owner, Mac is one of the most laid-back animals she has ever seen. He is about 10 years old and weighs about 15 pounds. He is active, loves people, is good with children and other small animals, including cats. However, he does not like any dog that is larger than him. He is a former HABIT dog and is easy-going, cuddly, and sometimes entertaining. After all, how many dogs do you know that can dance? He knows several commands such as "sit," "stay," "dance," and especially "NO." He is house-trained, but he gets nervous in new places so will need to be taken out or walked frequently by new owners. Mac is definitely leash-trained and loves walks. However, he hates going out in the rain and is afraid of snow. He sleeps well at night but sometimes snores, like the part-pug he is. He loves food and will attempt to eat whatever he finds. He also loves to check out small waste cans. Neither is an issue with supervision. His only health issue has been allergies. Mac loves to cuddle and be petted, and will make someone a wonderful companion.
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Buddy has had a few names, including Pepe and Taco, but we think Buddy is going to stick. He is a 7-year-old male Chihuahua mix. He is very small, weighing 10 pounds, and is house-trained. He likes to lap-sit and may have some separation anxiety. His foster family says he's a door-dasher, (No, he doesn't deliver food, just makes a break for it when the door opens!) so a situation where he can't dash out into the street is essential.
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Fred Ginger

Fred and Ginger are a pair who do their best work together. They are 8-year-old siblings who have never been separated, and they do need to stay together. They are a mixture of Bichon Frise and Cavalier King Charles spaniel. Fred weighs about 37 pounds, and Ginger about 25 pounds. They are friendly and appear to be easygoing little furballs.
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"Hi, my name is 'Scruffy' (aka Buddy). My name might be a little in transition as there is also a Buddy in my new foster home. It's been an exciting week for me as I've been in a couple of homes over the past several days and I've been quite the little trooper. Mostly I just want to play with toys and stay busy. I like to ride in the car, and I will jump in the car, let you tether me in, and I will sit quietly or look out the window.

"I like taking walks and do well on the leash. Did I mention I like to PLAY? I got to pick out some new toys, and I love to play. There are some dogs in my new foster home, and I like them fine, but I'd really rather play with my people. I like to run and fetch my toys and have you throw them over and over and over.

"I'm not much for cuddling in my foster home just yet, but I definitely like being with my foster mom and dad. They have thrown my toys and feed me good food."

Scruffy's foster home says he is a good, smart boy who's adapting well so far. He is learning the doggie door and adjusting quickly to a new environment. While Scruffy is doing fine with other dogs, he does not seem particularly interested in them. He would do well with someone who's active and wants a furry friend to go places and do things. Scruffy at times acts like he'd like to be the boss, so someone who's good with little dogs would be a good match. He looks like a Yorkie/doxie mix who's going to need a little regular grooming and brushing. He is about 8 years old but is quite the active little boy. He's a cute little guy ready to find his forever home.
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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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