These animals have been waiting at our shelter for over 6 months for their forever home!
That’s 6 months too long!
Come down and meet these loves. Please consider adopting one of these dogs over the others, as the need for them to be adopted is much more urgent that others.
Hazel has been at the shelter since June of 2013. Hazel has grown up at the shelter. She came to us a scared little girl around 6 to 7 months old. She’s spent over a year being overlooked. She’s now about a year and a half old, and she isn’t getting any younger! Hazel is tired of being in the shelter. She has changed a lot over the months and needs to get out of her cage and into a home setting where she came be comfortable. Hazel knows her commands – sit, down, come, and stay. She also walks nicely on a leash with a little leadership. Though Hazel started off enjoying the company of other animals, over the months she has become more dominant and has decided she would like to be the only animal in the home. She would do best with older children, if any.
Keller has been at the shelter since July of 2013. He has spent over a year being ignored because he is deaf and no one wants a deaf dog. Keller is roughly 5 years old now. Keller is the most well behaved dog in our shelter right now. He is calm in his cage, and very focused on his handler. He knows commands through hand signals – sit, down, come, and stay, and is in the process of learning more. He walks beautifully on leash and stops and sits down when his handler stops. He does get along with other dogs and children, but because he is deaf, we would prefer he go to a home without any other animals or small children who may startle him.
Nyx has been at the shelter since August of 2013. She has grown up here. She came to us as a kitten, just barely six months old, and has been here over a year waiting for someone to ignore the black cat stereotype. Nyx has a ton of personality, though she hardly gets to show it. Since we don’t have blessing of having a “cattery” our cats rarely get time outside of their cage. Nyx has spent most of every day in a small cage for over a year now. She would love a home to stretch out and a family to love.
Mark has been at the shelter since September of 2013. He is only about a year and a half to two years old. He is still young and active and would love a yard to hang out in. Mark doesn’t enjoy being in his cage, but as soon as he gets out, he is well behaved and a happy boy. He knows some commands and is learning more, and he walks nicely on a leash with a little leadership. Mark gets along with select dogs and would be good with older children.
Ranger has been at the shelter since September of 2013. He’s now about 6 years old and is tired of waiting for a home. Ranger is a big goofball. He is full of personality. Though he is a strong boy, after a few minutes of exercise, he tires quickly and then becomes a big lazy lump. Ranger knows some commands – sit and come, and is working on more. He is also learning to walk nicely on the leash. Ranger has waited over a year, being overlooked by everyone who walks by. Ranger would love a happy home, so long as it doesn’t have cats in it.
Astro has been at the shelter since October of 2013. He is a handsome boy who has grown up at the shelter. He came to us at only 6 months old. Now, almost a year later, he is full grown and still has all his puppy-energy. Since never properly socialized as a puppy, Astro is just now learning how to be social and interact nicely without jumping or pulling. He has a little bit of a way to go still, but he is learning more each week and with consistent training, he could be an all-star. Astro currently knows sit and down and come. He’s working on his stay. Astro is still very excitable around other animals, so he would do best as an only animal for now until he’s more used to being around others. Due to his strength, he’d do best with older children.
Sandy has been at the shelter since November of 2013. She hates being in her cage, and often gets overlooked because of that. Once Sandy is out of her cage she is a happy girl who is eager to please. Sandy knows some commands, like sit and down, and she is learning how to walk nicely by your side on a leash. Sandy would rather be in a home without other animals but would be just fine with children.
Polly has been at the shelter since November of 2013. She is overlooked mainly because of her size. Polly is an American Bulldog mix, and is a very big girl. She is a big goofball though. Polly is about three years old and would really love some space to stretch out. She loves her toys and play time and is always looking for a belly rub. Polly knows sit and down. She needs someone who will be dedicated to training her leash manners and who is strong enough to handle her.
Chelsea has been at the shelter since December of 2013. She came to the shelter with a terrible bought of fear aggression. Over the months, with some consistent love and attention, she has overcome most of that. Chelsea prefers women to men and needs to be the only animal. Due to her strength and size, she needs a home without children. We know she is a hard adoption, but she is a good girl and we’d love to find her the right home.
Carmen has been here since January of 2014. She is a little bit sassy, and can be picky with who she chooses to like, but once she likes you, she loves you. Carmen is full of energy even though she’s roughly 5 to 6 years old. She loves to run around outside and go in the pool. She enjoys the company of other dogs, especially those her own size, but she needs a home without cats. She’d do best with older children.
Scrabble has been at the shelter since January of 2014. This dog has come a very long way. He came in as a puppy, around 7 months old and was a little crazypants. With a lot of attention and training, he is now well behaved and knows his commands. He also walks well on a leash with a little guidance. Scrabble still hates being in his cage, so please ask to see him out of the cage. He gets along with other dogs and select cats. He would do best with older children.
Buttercup has been at the shelter since January of 2014. She came to the shelter after being tied up outside on the concrete. She has sores on her hind from sitting on the concrete for so long. After being treated, she finally recovered. Buttercup is about three years old. She is overlooked because of her size typically. Though she is a bigger girl, who can be strong, she is a sweetheart who wants to play and wants belly rubs. Buttercup is on the more dominant side with other dogs, but could go to a home with a very submissive dog. She’d prefer a home without cats.
Miss. Patti has been at the shelter since February 2014. She spent her life tied up in a backyard and neglected. Miss. Patti is a strong girl who was never properly socialized. She is a friendly girl who, with a little training, has a ton of potential. She just needs a chance. She formerly lived with other dogs, so she should be dog friendly, and tested well with cats so far. She needs a home with older children just due to her size and strength.
Ziva has been at the shelter since February of 2014. She was one of the other dogs Miss. Patti lived with, tied up and neglected. Ziva is a strong girl but loves everyone she meets. Ziva is learning her manners. She knows sit and is working on her other commands. She is a little ball of energy at first, but will soon be rolling over for belly rubs. Ziva is dog friendly and tested well with cats. She would do best with older children due to her size and strength.
Floki has been waiting since March of 2014. He is a total goofball who gets overlooked due to his size. This American Bulldog mix is a big guy, but he is a total love. Floki loves being outside, loves going in the pool, and loves playtime. He enjoys the company of anyone he meets, including other dogs and cats. He would do best with older kids because he can be extremely clumsy and accidentally run right into things, including people.
If any of these animals fit the description of what you’re looking for, we ask you to please come down and ask for these dogs by name. Please always see a dog out of the cage to see its true personality. And please consider that these animals spent most of their lives in a cage – when they get out at first, they will be over-excited and hyper. Give them some time to let that energy wear off. Then see them for who they really are.
If you can’t adopt, please share these dogs and their stories.
We are their only chance at a life worth living.