Gender: Male Breed: Jack Russell Terrier Age: Est DOB: 2003 Weight: 18 lbs Dog friendly: Yes Cat friendly: Unknown House trained: Yes Adoption Fee: $500 + tax
History: Abraham is a super handsome and adorable senior Jack Russel Terrier who was surrendered to rescue when his owner was no longer able to care for him due to personal medical reasons. He is a bit shy at first but has so much love to give. He is hoping to find a family to "retire" with as he would make a great addition to a lucky family.
Gender: Female Breed: Chihuahua Mix Age: Est DOB: 12/12/2005 Weight: 5 lbs Dog friendly: Yes Cat friendly: Yes House trained: In Progress Adoption Fee: $500 + tax
History: Chiquita is a beautiful and special senior chihuahua who needed help from an overcrowded shelter. She is a "confident woman" who is very social, friendly, and just a fun girl to be around. She loves dressing up in cute outfits (for the season of course), going for "outings" in the car, and being spoiled even with a bath. This girl would make a fantastic companion for someone looking for a loyal buddy. You'll love her!
Gender: Female Breed: Pug Mix Age: Est DOB: 2010 Weight: 20 lbs Dog friendly: Yes Cat friendly: Unknown House trained: Yes Adoption Fee: $500 + tax
History: Emma is a beautiful 8 year old pug mix who was surrendered to rescue after her owner was unable to keep her due to personal medical reasons. She is a very friendly, happy girl who loves attention and getting up close. She is hoping to find a family to call her own soon!
Gender: Male Breed: Cocker Spaniel Age: Est DOB: 2009 Weight: 35 lbs Dog friendly: Yes Cat friendly: Unknown House trained: Yes Adoption Fee: $500 + tax
History: Jasper is a super handsome Cocker Spaniel who needed help from an overcrowded shelter. He arrived very shut down and scared with terrible ear infections. He is very sweet and doesn't have a mean boy in his body. He is hoping to find a patient and loving family willing to help him build confidence and live the good life.
A note from the foster:Jasper has been with us for two weeks now and is really coming out of his shell. When he first arrived, he was very scared and withdrawn. He spent the first few days at our house exploring out in our fenced in yard. He did not come very close to us, but was very excited to see our resident dog.
Now, Jasper will come in the house and sleep on the dog bed on his own terms. He is still a little hesitant of humans and prefers to keep a little distance, but he is interested in us and wants to be where we are. He will let me pet him when he is in his dog bed which seems like his safe space. He prefers not to walk on a leash, so I do occasionally have to pick him up and carry him if I need him to go somewhere. He is fine with me holding him, I actually think he likes it a little.
Jasper spends most of his days napping and running around the yard. We took him to the lake last weekend and he loved it! He even jumped in the lake twice! He is also great with other dogs, his little tail wags frantically when he see them. He has some accidents in the house, so his potty training is a work in progress. I believe Jasper would do great in a home with other dogs who are playful. Also, a calm household with a family that is willing to be very patient with him would be best. I am confident that with a little time and consistency Jasper will be a wonderful pet!
Gender: Male Breed: Shar Pei & Labrador Retriever Mix Age: Est DOB: 4/2/2007 Weight: 50 lbs Dog friendly: Yes Cat friendly: Unknown House trained: Yes Adoption Fee: $500 + tax
History: These sweet dogs needed help following hurricane Irma. They were in a shelter that needed help to make room for the dislocated pets. They are settling into rescue and each hoping to find a family of their own!
A note from the foster: He may be a senior, but Jerry is spunky, funny and LOVES to be around people. I have never had to kennel him. Only "trouble" he causes is eating tissues. He had his cherry eye fixed and seven front teeth removed, which I assume he broke foraging as a stray. He gets along just fine without them. In fact, he is happier!
Jerry LOVES having a home! He gets along well with my female dog and likes to explore the yard and go for walks. He is now used to being around my grandkids (8,6,4) but I would recommend teaching all children how to approach an older dog. Jerry doesn't seem bothered by sudden touches and hugs now, but I think it's an important lesson to teach kids in general.
Jerr-bear has won a very special place in my heart. He makes me laugh every day! He would make a wonderful addition to any household.
Gender: Male Breed: Miniature Poodle Age: Est DOB: 06/2008 Weight: 10 lbs Dog friendly: Yes Cat friendly: Unknown House trained: In Progress Adoption Fee: $500 + tax
History: Opie is a handsome 10 year old Miniature Poodle who needed help from an overcrowded shelter when he was originally surrendered due to the family moving. He arrived in very rough condition- matted, covered in fleas, and very thin. He was welcomed to a temp foster placement who nursed him back to health. He is very friendly with people and other dogs and would make a great addition to a family looking for an older gentleman who has a lot of love to give.
A note from the foster: Opie is a good old boy. He just swallows up all the love he can get! Opie has a 10 year old body, but about a 4 year old attitude! He sure seems to be in great shape for his age.
He gets along well with the other 2 dogs in the house, and has interest in the cat, but they have gotten used to each other now.
Opie loves to play, run in the yard, bark at squirrels, nap in the sun, and cuddle up for a good show on TV. But I think his favorite thing in the whole world is the attention from a loving human.
Opie came from an unfortunate situation, he was brought to a shelter at the age of 10. Probably not understanding what he did to deserve his new found fate. Thankfully, the shelter felt he was worth saving!! Long story short, Opie made it to Wisconsin to start another chapter in his life and find the home he so desperately wants.
If you want a dog that will be totally devoted to loving you and cherishing the very ground you walk on, then Opie is the one for you!
Gender: Female Breed: Bichon Frise Age: Est DOB: 01/2012 Weight: 12 lbs Dog friendly: Yes Cat friendly: Unknown House trained: In Progress Adoption Fee: $500 + tax
History: Pinky is an adorable and super sweet Bichon who arrived to rescue after a breeder surrender. She has so much to offer but is a bit shy at first and warming up in her foster home. She is hoping to find a family to call her own!
A note from the foster:
Princess Pinky Pie (aka, Pinkerton) is a super sweet, gentle little lady with an adorable spunky streak that is guaranteed to put a smile on any face. She was extremely shy and skittish during her first few weeks in foster care but now she is so full of joy that she runs around the house with her tail wagging and the biggest, happiest smile! She is adorable beyond all words and the process of helping her unlock her personality has been so rewarding. :)
Pinky absolutely loves it when you talk to her and encourage her— she'll perk up her ears and wag her tail. One of her funniest quirks is that she LOVES to watch TV. If you put her on your lap she’ll sit very attentively and cock her head at every move the characters on the screen make. It’s super cute! She also loves chewing dog bones and her peanut butter kong toy.
Pinky still needs patience when approached. It is best to get down on the ground and let her come to you using encouraging words. She is very friendly and sweet and greets everyone with a wagging tail, she’s just apprehensive initially when the focus turns to her. Once Pinky is comfortable with you she adores belly rubs and ear scratches. She can’t seem to get enough and will paw your hand for more if you stop petting. :)
Pinky is still working on her potty training and does just fine if she is let out every two hours or so. She does okay in the kennel at night as long you can get her to potty right before going in. She is currently sleeping in a gated off portion of our laundry room and really seems to prefer that over a kennel— she used to howl a little in the kennel but does great in the laundry room!
Overall Pinky is a super sweet little girl with a lot of potential. Its so fun to wake up every morning to her smiling face! She just needs a patient family willing to give her a few weeks to adjust and learn to trust them.
Pinky does great with dogs of all sizes and would love to have another dog friend in her new home!
Gender: Male Breed: Maltese Age: Est. DOB: 2010 Weight: 7.5 lbs Dog friendly: Yes Cat friendly: No House trained: Yes Adoption Fee: $500 + tax
History: Prince needed rescue, he was an unclaimed stray at a local impound. He was very thin and tested positive for diabetes. We welcomed him to rescue, got him into the groomer, and into the vet. He is looking and feeling much better. He has started his insulin treatments and is slowly putting on some weight. He is extremely sweet and loves to be snuggled in close. He would love to find a family of his own!
A note from the foster: Prince is a charming seven year old (approximately) 7 ½ pound Maltese who has been searching for that one special and committed family which is willing to see through his special needs and appreciate the affectionate and loving little fellow he truly is. Prince was found to be diabetic upon rescue. With food formulated for diabetic dogs and twice daily insulin injections his diabetes is under excellent control. His insulin is VERY easy to give (and not expensive at all) and anyone can easily learn the simple technique, so don’t let that prevent you from offering your love to him! Blind in one eye and nearly blind in the other due to cataracts, it is amazing how fast he adapts to his environment and learns his way around the house and yard. In his own home he needs no supervision, but when out of familiar surroundings may need some supervision and cueing to avoid falls down steps or running into walls. If he does stumble or fall, he just picks himself up and brushes himself off and proceeds as if nothing happened! Prince indeed feels he is the “ruler” in the household and as such would be happy in a home with no other dogs (though given time he has adjusted well to his two foster “housemates”). His personality might be described as sassy, affectionate, energetic, cuddler, protector, in charge…… he bonds quickly with his humans. Prince has issues with bladder and bowel control which are managed with use of a “belly band”. It is helpful to let him outside frequently throughout the day to provide opportunities to relieve himself and combined with the belly band this pretty much prevents accidents (urination) in the house. He does have small bowel movements in the house which are easy to clean up (very dry and crumbly likely due to the diet he is on). There have been no “accidents” when he is crated. Though he prefers sleeping on the bed with his human, he is perfectly satisfied sleeping in his crate ate night. He also accepts being crated when left alone for more than a few hours. Prince loves road trips and behaves perfectly in the car. He has his own elevated basket/seat which enables him to see out the windows, but he is also happy just dozing on the car seat. He is the best traveling companion! Prince certainly has some physical limitations but just as we humans continue to need and desire a safe and loving home as we age, Prince needs and deserves his own loving family willing to overlook his short comings and see through to his true personality.
Gender: Female Breed: Labrador Retriever Mix (medium sized) Age: Est DOB: 11/2004 Weight: 42 lbs Dog friendly: Yes Cat friendly: Unknown House trained: TBD Adoption Fee: $500 + tax
History: Princess arrived to rescue and melted our hearts with her big eyes. She is a senior gal who deserves a warm place to rest her head and stay out of the cold. She has a very laid back, calming personality that would make for a great addition to a family looking for a laid back senior dog!
A note from the foster: As foster parents, we are very aware that you, as a possible adopter, wants to know all there is to know about the dog that might become part of your family. That is why we always make sure the dog has input into what we put here. Princess is very keen on making sure you know she is one amazing dog!
I will fill you in on basics, and Princess will embellish as necessary!
Princess is a small, stocky 13 year old lab mix something. (I prefer buxom and nicely proportioned, P.) She has plenty of grey around her muzzle and legs and has the cutest, petite ears you have ever seen! (Agreed, P.) They flop over just perfect! She has cute little feet that curl up under her when she is sleeping.
Princess has not needed a crate the entire time she has been with us, finding the orthopedic dog bed to be a nice place at night. (I prefer a king size bed, but a dog bed will do. I don’t move during the night if I sleep with mom and dad right now. P.) During the day, the couch is a good fit too.
She is house broken, BUT does have some incontinence issues :( . She is currently being treated for this, and within a couple of weeks, the vet believes we will see a huge improvement. For the time being, we use a discreet diaper to avoid accidents. (I am a little embarrassed by this, but I have a really pretty sweater to cover up the diaper. I am really trying to get over this, and I hope you understand this does happen to ladies of a certain age. P.) She does let you know when she has to go out. She doesn’t mind other dogs, we have a resident dog, and she is okay with cats. (I am really nice to that resident monster err, I mean dog.)
Her eyes are BIG AND ROUND and can peer right through your skin and suck you in. I mean it, she looks at you and you are completely under her spell. In her younger days, I bet she was a catch for some male dogs with those eyes! (Oh the stories I could tell YOU about my wild and carefree younger days with the gentlemen callers! P.) She does have some arthritis in her hips, (hey, I am 91 in people years, you would have some too!), It is managed with anti-inflammatory medication as needed. Her teeth are a little rough and she is going to the vet for some maintenance for that. Overall, she is the kindest, most loving dog who wants nothing more than to be loved. She had a rough life before she was brought here, so a warm house, a warm bed and a warm heart are going to do the trick to keep her happy.
***Thanks for reading what my foster mom wrote. I am really a mellow, mature lady who would love a family who doesn’t need a dog to run their marathons with them, but rather be there when you get back. I am happy being around my humans and you can bet I have a lot of years left of love to give you. Thanks for reading, Princess
Gender: Female Breed:Boxer Mix Age: Est DOB: 2008 Weight: 66 lbs Dog friendly: Yes Cat friendly: Yes House trained: Yes Adoption Fee: $500 + tax
History: Shira is a beautiful girl-inside and out. She has had a neglectful past but we are excited to help give her the love and care she deserves. She would love to find a family of her own!
She is one SWEET, gentle girl. House trained, great with other dogs and did not seem to mind the vets cat either.....
A note from the foster: Shira is a gentle older gal who loves affection and is content to nap in her bed or in the warm sun in the grass. She is convinced she is a tiny lap dog but at 66 lbs, she is a lap full:) She gets along great with any size dog or cat and is so gentle with kids. Shira has some arthritis and does not do a lot of steps easily and prefers not to be in a crate but does fine without one. Fully house trained and knows commands. Very quiet lovely girl.
Gender: Female Breed: Chihuahua Mix Age: Est DOB: 10/2010 Weight: 7 lbs Dog friendly: Yes Cat friendly: Unknown House trained: In Progress Adoption Fee: $500 + tax
History: Zoey warms our hearts as she tries so hard to be brave. She is a bit shy and reserved at first but enjoys being held and petted. She is a beautiful chihuahua mix that needed help out of the cold and now will never need to be cold again. Zoey is hoping to find a family to call her own!
A note from the foster: Hola! My name is Zoey, but my foster mom calls me Chiquitita (littlest one), since the cat’s name is also Zoey and it can get very confusing at times. They say I’m a senior gal since I’m 6 years old, but I sure don’t feel senior. I’ve still got plenty of spunk left in me. I love hanging with the resident dogs at the house, and really I could just care less about the cat…she likes to smell me sometimes and that’s ok. I have 3 loves in life…food, snuggling, and blankets. I feel like I should add food twice, so make that 4. I am very (and I mean very) treat motivated, so it’s pretty easy to train me or get me in the kennel. However, I would just be happy sitting in someone’s lap all day long, and you can bring me anywhere and just carry me along, I’m pretty chill and low maintenance. I may be just a little timid with new people at first, but I warm up pretty quickly (especially if they have treats and give me snuggles). I’m great on a leash and love to go for walks with the other dogs. I’m also really good about going potty outside when I’m told to, you just might have to take me out a little more often since I’ve got a tiny bladder. I would make a great companion for anyone that wants a low maintenance dog and loves snuggles!! Te Amo!!