Gender: Male Breed: Jack Russell Terrier Age: Est DOB: 07/2003 Weight: 14 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: Male Breed: Labrador Retriever & Shepherd Mix Age: est DOB: 10/2010 Weight: 85 lbs Dog friendly: Yes Cat friendly: Yes House trained: Yes Adoption Fee: $500 + tax
History: Bart is a super sweet and handsome senior boy who needed help when his owner could no longer care for him. He is very smart and reportedly knows many commands from sit, stay, down, fetch, drop it, etc. He is a very happy boy and don't let his age fool you, Bart loves to play fetch and get up and go!
A note from the foster: Bart is a sweet loving dog who loves to play fetch. He is good with other dogs and cats and we have heard he's good with kids too. He is so cute with his unique ears! We love Bart so much and hope he finds a forever home soon.
Gender: Female Breed: Labrador Retriever Age: Est DOB: 10/2008 Weight: 54 lbs Dog friendly: Yes Cat friendly: Yes House trained: Yes Adoption Fee: $500 + tax
History: Belle is a beautiful senior lab who needed help when her elderly owner was moving into an apartment that did not allow pets. She is very friendly with dogs and cats and loves to play catch. Belle is the sweetest girl with a loving and affectionate personality who is hoping to find a family of her own again soon, you will not be disappointed!
A note from the foster: There are a couple very important thing you need to know about Belle when considering adopting her- she is obsessed with her tennis ball, loves playing fetch, and adores any type of affection. I always find her laying around the house with a ball in her mouth, and even takes her ball with her every time we go outside, just in case we play fetch. She loves any time of affection, and could spend hours just being pet by her human.
Belle is 100% potty trained, and is very good at letting you know when she has to go. Once outside, she immediately goes.
Belle is used to being in the kennel during the day while I am at work, although she had some anxiety with this when we first got her-she would drool large amounts. Due to this she does take anxiety medication, although it would not be needed if she was not left alone for large period of times.
I am unsure how Belle is around cats, but she does do well with older children in my experience.
Overall, Belle has a wonderful and easygoing temperament, yet still unsure of the extent she will let humans love her. She will cuddle up with us on the couch or bed, and let us pet her, however if we start to get in her face too much, or try to hold her, she gets overwhelmed and hides in her kennel. Even with her hesitations about how much she will let humans love her, we adore her and her personality.
Belle is just looking for a nice, quiet home to spend the rest of her life. Although she may be considered "senior", every person she has met agreed she has so much more life left in her. She could play fetch until she collapsed from exhaustion, yet knows how to spend the evening curled up on the couch next to us watching tv. She would make a wonderful addition to any home.
Gender: Female Breed: Old English Sheepdog Age: est DOB: 11/2010 Weight: 85 lbs Dog friendly: Yes Cat friendly: Unknown House trained: In Progress Adoption Fee: $750 + tax
History: Dolly is a beautiful Olde English Sheepdog who arrived to rescue recently after needing help from an unfortunate situation. She is a very sweet and social girl who does well around other dogs. She arrived very matted and in need of a grooming and TLC. She will make a great addition to a lucky family!
Gender: Male Breed: Chihuahua Age: Est DOB: 10/2006 Weight: 6 lbs Dog friendly: Yes Cat friendly: Yes House trained: TBD Adoption Fee: $500 + tax
History: Edward is an adorable senior fellow who needed help from an unfortunate situation. It always makes us so sad when the older dogs arrive to rescue at their age but we see the bright side- Edward is safe and in the best of hands with his foster family. We know Edward's forever family is out there for him. Edward is a very sweet, sweet boy who loves children and would be a great companion and buddy for your family!
A note from the foster: Hi,
I'm Edward, and I'm hoping to meet my forever family soon! I came from an overcrowded shelter in Louisiana, where luckily a kind rescue lady discovered me and thought I deserved a family. Everyone who helped me at the rescue in Louisiana fell in love with me. They called me their "little man" and an "old soul" and were very sad to let me go. But they wanted to make sure I found my forever home as quickly as possible, and so they sent me off on the long journey to Wisconsin with the help of the nice people at "Save an Angel" transport. Some things you should know about me, I am very serious about wanting to cuddle with you at every opportunity. My foster mom thinks that wherever I lived before going to a shelter I was very much loved and spoiled. I will follow you around and look up at you with my big beautiful eyes, quietly begging you to pick me up. I rarely bark (my voice is quiet and raspy). But my eyes say a lot. I am happiest when I'm in your lap, but if you're really super busy with something I am also content to make a cozy nest under a blanket or cuddle up with another dog. I get along very well with other dogs of all sizes and with the resident cat. I don't go potty in the house if I have regular opportunities to go outside. But it is pretty urgent that I get outside immediately in the morning or after I have been napping for a while or I might have a little accident. I'm doing pretty well with adjusting to Wisconsin weather, though I get cold pretty easily. I like to wear my little fleece jacket and that keeps me from shivering. When it's sunny I'll sometimes spend a little time outside sniffing around. But if it's cold I do my business really quickly and run back inside. Foster mom and dad take me for walks with the other dogs. When it's cold they bundle me up and carry me, but if it's warm I like to run around on my leash a bit. I'm very alert and interested to see what's going on in the world around me. I am currently taking a medication to control some dry coughing fits that I have occasionally throughout the day and night. I had a chest X-ray done, and the vet did not see any masses in my lungs, so he thinks it might be irritation to my trachea related to aging. If that is the case, I will need to take medication permanently to control the coughing fits. Foster mom and the vet are still working to find out what is the best solution for me, and I don't mind to take the medication if it is hidden in a yummy treat. My health is otherwise very good! I have a lot of energy and feel very good and happy about my life (as you can tell by my happy little tail). Oh, and did I mention how much I loooove people? I have yet to meet a person that I do not want to cover with kisses. I think kids are great and was super excited when kids came to our house for trick-or-treating. I let them pet me and gave them lots of happy kisses, even the little boy who thought I was a cat and meowed at me. Foster mom thinks I would be a terrific therapy dog or ESA because of how loving and social I am. I hope I'll get the chance to meet you soon (and give you some kisses)! Sincerely, Edward
Gender: Female Breed: Golden Retriever Mix Age: Est DOB: 09/2009 Weight: 23 lbs Dog friendly: Yes Cat friendly: Yes House trained: TBD Adoption Fee: $500 + tax
History: Ginger is a beautiful senior golden mix who a petite little girl. She is under 30 lbs and is just a bundle of love. She has been through so much and is reported to have vestibular disease. We are thankful she arrived to rescue and look forward to giving her the care she deserves. Please stay tuned for future updates as she visits our veterinary clinic soon. In the meantime, Ginger is hoping you will consider her to be a permanent member of your family!
A note from the foster: Hi, my name is Ginger. I am a sweet 9 year old lady and everyone who sees me loves me! (I know cuz my foster mama told me).
I am very easygoing. Nothing bothers me (except when the vet put that temperature thing up my rear). But seriously, who likes that!! I pretty much ignore all dogs and cats. Even puppies that knock me over! I LOVE every person I meet, even my foster mama’s grandkids (and they’re kind of wild).
I have a little trouble going up the stairs but I only weigh 25 lbs so my foster mama just carries me. I’m attempting to go up the carpeted stairs lately. My foster mom lets me because they are padded when I tumble. I’ve made big strides, I couldn’t go up or down stairs a month ago. Who says you can’t teach an old dog new tricks? (I’m really not THAT old though!)
I don’t like to be in a kennel so I’m very careful not to cause any trouble when my foster family is at work. All I want is a nice cozy comforter on the floor so I can sleep when they’re gone. I don’t need bones or toys or fancy beds! At night I like to sleep on a little doggy bed with a blanket right next to my foster parent’s bed. I sleep all night long!
I have a hard time hearing and sometimes my foster parents sneak out of the room on me. I can usually sense they are gone and go in search of them. They have fun sneaking up on me when they get home from work too. I let them have their fun, I’m just that kind of girl.
I’m really hoping to find someone to live with and love forever and ever.
Gender: Male Breed: Chihuahua Age: Est DOB: 08/2010 Weight: 5 lbs Dog friendly: Yes Cat friendly: Yes House trained: In Progress Adoption Fee: $550 + tax
History: Gus is a super adorable 8 year old long hair chihuahua that needed help from a breeder release. He is super sweet and a goofy boy who is hoping to find a family to call his own!
The adoption fees for these dogs that arrived together in August are higher than usual in an effort to help recover the costs involved in this rescue effort. It was a very expensive effort but we believe each life is priceless.
A note from the foster: Mr. Gus is the sweetest little guy who has been breaking hearts all over MN. Gus has been slowly coming out of his shell and acting more like a dog each day. Gus has clearly spent his life in a cage so he's a little lopsided but that doesn't stop him from exploring and running around like the little Chihuahua that he is. Gus is very good with his potty training but he does have a tendency to still mark his place. Gus would make a great companion for someone looking for a small and cuddly pup who doesn't require much exercise. He can't wait to meet you!
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 made so much progress since we have had him as a foster. He has a very sweet demeanor and loves to be around me and my dog, he follows us around everywhere! He now enjoys short walks and does great on a leash. He is very mellow and loves sleeping on a cushy dog bed. He sometimes is playful and runs around the yard, which is so adorable. He likes affection and being pet, but is still a little shy, especially around men.
His potty training is getting much better. He still has occasional accidents in the house, but if I am good about taking him out regularly they are much less frequent. Jasper is a little hard of hearing, so potty training and learning commands has taken some time. Overall, Jasper is a wonderful companion and would excel in a calm environment with a family who is patient. He is most content when my resident dog is around, so a home with another dog would be ideal.
Gender: Male Breed: Maltese & Poodle Mix Age: Est DOB: 01/2006 Weight: 13 lbs Dog friendly: Yes Cat friendly: Unknown House trained: Yes Adoption Fee: $500 + tax
History: Mocha is a handsome senior maltese/poodle mix who needed help when his owner passed away and he need a place to go. He is a happy, fun loving little guy who warmed the hearts of our volunteers with his sweet and playful personality. He is hoping to find a family to call his very own again soon!
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: Male Breed: Australian Shepherd & Retriever Mix Age: Est DOB: 10/2011 Weight: 53 lbs Dog friendly: Yes Cat friendly: Yes House trained: Yes Adoption Fee: $500 + tax
History: Socks is a super sweet and adorable senior aussie/retriever mix who needed help from an overcrowded shelter. He is a laid back and well mannered boy who would make a great addition to a lucky family looking for a sweet and mature dog.
A note from the foster: Loves being socks.
Loves car rides,
Does well with goats, cats, turkeys.
Doesn’t seem to mind horses and cattle.
He likes going to town, he likes being in the country. Just always relaxed, so easy going. Greets everyone with a paw shake.
Very well mannered, house broken, understands all basic commands.
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!!