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Dogs for Adoption
AGE CATEGORIES:

Puppy:  

0-6 months old
Young Adult:   6 months-2 years old
Adult:   2-6 years old
Mature Adult:   6-8 years old
Senior:   8+ years old

Welcome to Heading Home K9 Rescue!

Did you see a dog that caught your eye? Ready to start the adoption process? Happy to help! Feel free to email the dog's listed contact with any questions you have...the dogs live in our homes with us so we know them very well. Please also download and fill out the preadopt application (Heading Home K9 Rescue Preadopt Application) and email it in to the listed contact for the dog(s) you are interested in. We read through the application, check references, and once approved (we aim for 24-48 hours to approve or deny), we set up a visit with you and the foster home or direct you to an adoption event to meet the dog(s). Fosters are more than happy to answer questions that arise. We all want a good match the first time, and a successful experience for the adopter and the dog.
After meeting, you can choose to outright adopt, or do a foster to adopt, where you complete an extra form and gain a 1-2 week period to see how the dog adjusts, and if the fit between the dog and your home is right. We encourage adopters to give it a MINIMUM of 3 days. Returning a dog before that period means it never had a chance to settle in and show you what the true personality is like. Moving dogs between homes is stressful and not in the dog's best interests. We are here to support you after adoption also, answering questions and helping make the process as positive as we can. We highly recommend you read the tips in this packet (Adopting 101) before bringing your new dog home...it will help greatly ease the transition and make it a positive experience for everyone!

Our adoption fees are non-negotiable and average about $350 which includes their vet work-spay/neuter, vaccinations, heartworm testing (if old enough), and deworming. Often the vet costs far exceed the adoption fee, especially on our special needs dogs. We rely on adoption fees to be able to continue to rescue more dogs in need.

NEXT PET ADOPTION-- Our next pet adoption will be on Saturday April 30th from 12-2 at the Bloomington Chuck and Dons

REMINDER: It is always a good idea to email the contact listed in each dog's bio to find out of s/he will be attending an adoption event before making the drive. Many dogs do not attend the adoption events.

Want to help support the dogs of Heading Home K9 Rescue without ever leaving your house....not even leaving your computer?!--- Check out our Amazon.com wish list here! We have compiled a short list of our favorite and most used supplies like toys, leashes/collars, bones, etc. You can purchase online and it will ship right to us. Thank you for helping make the holiday special for all the wonderful dogs at HHK9!

HEADING HOME DOGS LOOKING FOR HOMES:



Name: Ashley
Breed: Lab/ Pit Bull Cross
Age: Young Adult
Gender: Female
Description: Ashley is a young adult female Lab/Pit Bull? mix, a gentle soul who is happiest when she is snuggling her people or playing outside with a dog friend. Fostered with dogs of multiple sizes, she gets along with everyone-- big dogs, small dogs, and has a healthy respect for cats as well. She is lovely with children, her gentle sweetness shines through. She can be a little shy at first but her curiousity and desire to make friends means it doesn't last long. She is house trained, crate trained, and would be thrilled to find a home with a fenced yard and another dog-- playtime with a canine companion is when she's happiest, followed second by snuggle time on the couch.

Requirements: Adopter must own home due to breed mix. Fenced yard.

You can email kladams4545@gmail.com with questions and for a preadopt application. This dog has been spayed/neutered, vaccinated as age appropriate, tested for heartworm disease if age appropriate, and dewormed.

For more information about Pit Bulls, please read: Pit Bull Information
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Name: Ava
Breed: English Bulldog
Age: Adult
Gender: Female
Description: Ava is an adult female English Bulldog seeking a very specific home. Very cuddly and affectionate, she is seeking a home familiar with the breed to give her a 1:1 home with a lot of attention- she is used to someone home most of the time. Best with dults, she is very dog aggressive, so needs a home as a single dog and a fenced yard. She is very very friendly and loving with people and as a single dog with a fenced yard she is the perfect companion dog. She is house trained, healthy, vetted, and used to sharing the couch and the bed. Ava has been very loved and well cared for, and is looking for a new home due to not getting along well with the young kids/other dog in her current placement.

Requirements: Fenced yard. No other pets. No young kids.

You can email kladams4545@gmail.com with questions and for a preadopt application. This dog has been spayed/neutered, vaccinated as age appropriate, tested for heartworm disease if age appropriate, and dewormed.

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Name: Bane`
Breed: Akita
Age: Adult
Gender: Male
Description: Bane is a stunning Akita who defines the Akita breed…loyal, watchful, a dash of a stubborn streak, and incredibly beautiful. Bane’s tough dog exterior (and his big bark!) hides a soft soul who loves his people beyond measure. Once he bonds, you have a best friend for life. Bane is housetrained on a schedule, crates for the workday (though hates the crate and it’s a bit of a fight to get him in there), and minds his manners well in the house. He is a barker when appropriate so is not suitable to a home with shared walls (apartment, townhome, etc). Bane is an active dog who loves his walks and playtime but settles nicely once he is tired out. He is not good with cats or small animals. He is tolerant of other dogs though would be best in a home as an only dog or with a submissive, female who will respect his space. Like most Akitas, Bane has a stubborn, dominant streak and needs an experienced handler who will firmly, yet lovingly set the rules and boundaries for him. He toes the line perfectly once he knows what is expected of him but he needs a handler who can control a powerful, intelligent dog. Please do your research on this breed before considering adopting Bane, Akitas are fabulous companions in the right home but they are not the dog for everyone. Bane is a beautiful representation of his breed in both looks and temperament.

Requirements: No cats. Experienced Home Required.

You can email laurahhk9@gmail.com with questions and for a preadopt application. This dog has been spayed/neutered, vaccinated as age appropriate, tested for heartworm disease if age appropriate, and dewormed.

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Name: Betsy
Breed: Shepherd Cross
Age: Adult
Gender: Female
Description: Betsy is a middle aged female Shepherd mix who was found in miserable condition. She had been carrying fleas for so long that she lost a lot of hair and had skin damage, her teeth are worn to the nerves, and she was a skeleton. What remained whole and intact was her cheerful good nature. She's very gentle, calm, polite, and well mannered. Betsy LOVES kids and does very well with pets of all sizes and types. She's house trained, quiet, not a chewer, walks politely on the leash, and is a low key, easy dog to live with. She also loves men. Betsy's fleas are gone, her skin is healing, she's clean and gaining weight. We are tossing up having the teeth pulled, which puts her jaw at risk, or leaving the teeth be, depending on her comfort level with eating. She's worth the happiest ending ever after what she's gone through.

Requirements: No special requirements

You can email kladams4545@gmail.com with questions and for a preadopt application. This dog has been spayed/neutered, vaccinated as age appropriate, tested for heartworm disease if age appropriate, and dewormed.

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Name: Blitz
Breed: German Shepherd
Age: Adult
Gender: Male
Description: Blitz is a handsome German Shepherd boy with a love of playing with toys.  He is happiest with a ball in his mouth and some space to run around and burn his energy off. Blitz found his way into a local impound the result of lack of training and an open fence gate causing him to chase and bite a child in play. Shepherds are herding breeds after all and he was doing what he thought was all in good fun! He needs a home with no kids due to his size, lack of training, and previous bite. Blitz is housetrained, crates well, minds his manners well in the house, and is working on learning his basic commands. He is a very smart boy and it shows in how quickly he picks things up...he learned he needed to drop the tennis ball and sit for it to be thrown again in about 10 minutes. His last owner loved him and cared for him well but skipped the training and shepherds need both love and training to be successful, well-mannered companions. He would do best in a home with shepherd experience, time to train, and the ability to manage his wild side with training and exercise. He does require a physically fenced yard or a home outside the city with acreage he can be trained to stay on.  He is not good with cats and would be best placed as an only dog.

Requirements: Experienced Home Required. No cats. Physically fenced yard or acreage

You can email laurahhk9@gmail.com with questions and for a preadopt application. This dog has been spayed/neutered, vaccinated as age appropriate, tested for heartworm disease if age appropriate, and dewormed.

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Name: Bosco
Breed: German Shepherd/ Rottweiler Cross
Age: Adult
Gender: Male
Description: Bosco is a big, handsome 3-4 year old Rottie/Shepherd mix who is loyal, loving, and quite the goofball. He is happiest following his person around for hours on end, finding some funny mischief to get into, and always is ready for a scratch and some love. Bosco came into rescue with serious hip issues that made it difficult for him to lead a normal life. We expected him to need surgery but as it turned out his issues are too severe even for surgery to correct. He has little to no muscle in his back legs making surgery a poor choice.  Bosco is on lifelong pain management, joint supplements, and injections of Adequan (synthetic joint medication). Now this sounds like a pretty poor quality of life, nope, not for Bosco! He is so happy to be pain free for the first time in a long time that he plays like a puppy, he runs, he fetches, he counter surfs (naughty boy!), and is overjoyed for every minute he gets to spend having fun. We don't know what his life holds long term. He might eventually be a surgery candidate, he might not. He might live a shorter life due to the severity of his injuries or he might live a normal lifespan. We simply cannot predict so he needs an adopter who is willing to commit to whatever his life brings and willing and able to emotionally and financially commit to continuing to manage his pain and hips so he can live pain-free. Bosco is excellent with other dogs, adores people of all ages, and has never met a stranger, only new best friends. He does need a cat-free home. He is housetrained, crates well for the workday, loves to chew on bones and toys. (Photo courtesy of Ciao Bella Photography)

Requirements: Medical special needs. No cats

You can email laurahhk9@gmail.com with questions and for a preadopt application. This dog has been spayed/neutered, vaccinated as age appropriate, tested for heartworm disease if age appropriate, and dewormed.

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Name: Bounce
Breed: Pit Bull Cross
Age: Adult
Gender: Female
Description: Bounce is a happy, social, loving 3 year old Pittie girl. She found herself at a local impound after she was let unsupervised with a toddler and the toddler sustained a nip/scratch. Bounce was blamed, and she was no longer wanted. Bounce is ready to put the past behind her and is facing her future with her typical happy-go-lucky attitude! She loves other dogs and is fine with cats. She is extremely friendly, loves people, is a champion snuggler, and loves her walks and playtime but equally loves her couch time. She is housetrained (though please expect accidents as she transitions), crates for the workday, and minds her manners as well as any young dog can. Because of the unknown circumstances of the nip on the small child, we are seeking an older child (8+) or adult home for her just as a precaution though we have seen her be absolutely nothing but a complete love. If you are looking for a snuggly, adorable companion to share your home, your couch, and your adventures, please consider Bounce. She will bring so much happiness to your life.

Requirements: Adopter must own home due to breed mix. Kids ages 8+

You can email laurahhk9@gmail.com with questions and for a preadopt application. This dog has been spayed/neutered, vaccinated as age appropriate, tested for heartworm disease if age appropriate, and dewormed.

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Name: Cato
Breed: Shepherd/ Rottie/ Terrier Cross
Age: Young Adult
Gender: Male
Description: Cato is a 40 lb, 2 year old mixed up three-legged mutt who will look like a puppy forever.  He is determined as well to never leave his puppy joy behind either!  This sweet boy can find fun in anything.  He loves playing with other dogs, loves toys, loves to go out and about meeting people, and then happily collapses for a nap on a dog bed once his energy is out.  He is housetrained on a schedule and minds his manners well in the house (though occasional things still fall victim to being chewed!).  Cato's biggest hurdle for finding a home and what has kept him in rescue for over a year is his separation anxiety.  He needs an extra sturdy, reinforced crate to contain him when his people leave as well as a home experienced (or willing to learn!) in managing and working with separation anxiety behaviors.  Cato loves his walks and playtime, missing a leg doesn't slow him down in the slightest, and would love an active person/family to pick him as theirs.  (Photo courtesy of Ciao Bella Photography)

Requirements: Home committed to training and working with the separation anxiety.

You can email laurahhk9@gmail.com with questions and for a preadopt application. This dog has been spayed/neutered, vaccinated as age appropriate, tested for heartworm disease if age appropriate, and dewormed.

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Name: Christina (Adoption Pending!)
Breed: Black Lab Cross
Age: Adult
Gender: Female
Description: Christina is a mini Lab, a new designer dog.. no, just kidding. She's just a petite Lab mix. At one year of age she weighs 30 pounds. Christina is very people and dog friendly, curious about cats but not aggressive. She loves walks, is used to having a yard, and is very smart and eager to please. At a year old she's still young, but a solid start to her training. Christina is available April 22nd.

Requirements: No special requirements

You can email kladams4545@gmail.com with questions and for a preadopt application. This dog has been spayed/neutered, vaccinated as age appropriate, tested for heartworm disease if age appropriate, and dewormed.

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Name: Cora (Adoption Pending!)
Breed: Black Lab/ Pit Bull Cross
Age: Young Adult
Gender: Female
Description: Cora is an energetic, outgoing Lab/Pit Bull mix who makes friends instantly wherever she goes.  She loves other dogs and loves to play, loves people with a passion, does well with kids though best with older kids who aren't as easily knocked down, and greets everyone she meets like they're her long lost best friend.  She is good with dog-savvy cats though she tries to play with them. She is housetrained, crates well for the workday, barks appropriately, and has been good about chewing on toys/bones only.  She keeps getting passed over because her manners when she first meets someone are atrocious.  She jumps up for hugs, wiggles all over, pulls like a truck on the leash, and acts like a complete wild child.  She needs some training and some time spent with her but she is sharp minded, food motivated, and incredibly responsive to training.  She would be the absolute star of an obedience class.  Cora is an active girl and loves nothing more than a good run/walk and some playtime.  She goes silly for toys and loves to play.  If you are an active home looking for a little love and fun in your life, please consider Cora. 

Requirements: Adopter must own home due to breed mix.

You can email laurahhk9@gmail.com with questions and for a preadopt application. This dog has been spayed/neutered, vaccinated as age appropriate, tested for heartworm disease if age appropriate, and dewormed.

For more information about Pit Bulls, please read: Pit Bull Information
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Name: Crimson
Breed: Chocolate Lab/ Retriever Cross
Age: Adult
Gender: Female
Description: Crimson is a sweet, people loving, absolutely beautiful 6 year old female Lab/Retriever mix. She just easily fits herself right into any situation and makes friends easily with all people and dogs. She has not been with cats that we know of, and while we don't predict she'd be aggressive, we want adopters to know we don't know if she has experience with them. Crimson is all Lab.. likes to fetch, loves walks, loves to swim and wade, and is all about making her people happy.

Requirements: No special requirements

You can email kladams4545@gmail.com with questions and for a preadopt application. This dog has been spayed/neutered, vaccinated as age appropriate, tested for heartworm disease if age appropriate, and dewormed.

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Name: Crystal
Breed: Shepherd Cross
Age: Adult
Gender: Female
Description: Crystal is a lanky, long legged, smiley 3 year old Shepherd mix who got her ticket out of the shelter due to being a staff favorite. She's curious, always loving, gets along great with other dogs and people. Crystal is doing well with house training, crates for the workday, and would love a home who can commit to daily walks/runs to feed her sense of adventure. She's a sweet dog who is patiently waiting for a home of her own. She has never been around cats but being a Shepherd mix, we assume she'd chase them.

Requirements: No special requirements

You can email kladams4545@gmail.com with questions and for a preadopt application. This dog has been spayed/neutered, vaccinated as age appropriate, tested for heartworm disease if age appropriate, and dewormed.

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Name: Daisy
Breed: Dalmatian Cross
Age: Young Adult
Gender: Female
Description: Daisy is a young adult female Dalmation mix, looks to be Dalmation/Pointer, and she is a sweetheart. She's good with kids, dog and ignored the office cat in favor of more pets being doled out. She can be a little shy at first but always soft and sweet. Daisy is a people pleaser and works hard to watch you and predict what you want from her. She is a very nice dog who works hard to make you happy.

Requirements: Home with yard space

You can email kladams4545@gmail.com with questions and for a preadopt application. This dog has been spayed/neutered, vaccinated as age appropriate, tested for heartworm disease if age appropriate, and dewormed.

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Name: Dewey
Breed: Pit Bull
Age: Young Adult
Gender: Male
Description: You know those bad Pit Bull stereotypes you have heard? Well, Dewey here puts every one of them to shame with his exceptional personality and sweetness. This boy is set on changing everyone's mind about the big, bad Pit Bull and he's going to do it by kissing and loving on every person he meets. Because that's Dewey. Dewey loves everyone instantly. Dog or person, Dewey thinks whoever he meets is his newest best friend and he's so excited to meet them and start playing and getting cuddles. Speaking of cuddles, Dewey is a champion snuggler. If medals were given out for best snuggler, Dewey would win gold! He loves his walks and playtime and is hoping his forever home will commit to a lot of toys and walks/runs along with the cuddles. He's young still so has energy to burn and a bit of a mischievous streak when he doesn't get his energy out...somehow the kleenex box exploded in the living room while his foster mom was in the shower, Dewey doesn't know what happened but its lucky he was there to keep anything else from spontaneous combustion. :) Dewey is housetrained on a schedule, crates for the workday well, not been a barker, and minds his house manners well. If you're looking for a sweet-as-can-be, energetic buddy to keep you warm on cold nights and active and having fun, consider Dewey. We are all in love with him.

Requirements: Adopter must own home due to breed.

You can email laurahhk9@gmail.com with questions and for a preadopt application. This dog has been spayed/neutered, vaccinated as age appropriate, tested for heartworm disease if age appropriate, and dewormed.

For more information about Pit Bulls, please read: Pit Bull Information
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Name: Emma
Breed: Terrier Cross
Age: Adult
Gender: Female
Description: Emma is a 35 pound female Terrier mix about a year old who is just an easygoing girl. Good with kids, dogs, and cats, she is very smart and responds to training very well. Emma was an unclaimed stray who wants to belong somewhere so badly. She loves walks, loves meeting people, and enjoys walks. Emma is available April 8th to adopt.

Requirements: No special requirements

You can email kladams4545@gmail.com with questions and for a preadopt application. This dog has been spayed/neutered, vaccinated as age appropriate, tested for heartworm disease if age appropriate, and dewormed.

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Name: Ethan
Breed: Shepherd Cross
Age: Adult
Gender: Male
Description: Ethan is an adult male Shepherd mix, about 45 pounds full grown. This guy has enormous ears, the better to hear every time you tell him what a good dog he is. He's a pretty patient, low key dog who walks well on the leash and enjoys kids quite a bit. Ethan does however love to play with other dogs, and that's when his puppy side comes out. He likes to run and chase and wrestle and have a great time out in the yard with the dogs. Ethan was previously an unclaimed stray and wears some battle scars from a long time on the street without care, but his marshmallow soft heart remains true to his desire to be a house dog in a family. He is learning the house training well, needs a crate or gate when nobody is home as he adjusts, and is going to make someone a heck of a dog. He has no cat experience that we know of.

Requirements: No special requirements

You can email kladams4545@gmail.com with questions and for a preadopt application. This dog has been spayed/neutered, vaccinated as age appropriate, tested for heartworm disease if age appropriate, and dewormed.

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Name: Ethel
Breed: Beagle Cross
Age: Adult
Gender: Female
Description: Ethel is a vivacious, outgoing, always cheerful 3 year old female Beagle mix. Life is an adventure she'd love to enjoy with you. Ethel loves kids and other dogs, has not lived with cats. She's active and athletic, yet loves to cuddle up at night and share the couch. She is heartworm positive and will be treated prior to going home. She is otherwise very healthy. Ethel would be happiest in a home with a yard to play in, and someone to join her on walks, hikes, dog parks, and social times.

Requirements: No special requirements

You can email kladams4545@gmail.com with questions and for a preadopt application. This dog has been spayed/neutered, vaccinated as age appropriate, tested for heartworm disease if age appropriate, and dewormed.

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Name: Faber
Breed: Heinz 57
Age: Adult
Gender: Male
Description: Faber is a special senior boy of ten years who is looking for his forever home.  He has such a gentle sweet spirit and loves everyone he meets.  He had a tough ten years of life chained up and we are looking for a wonderful forever family who can spoil him for the remainder of his years.  Instead of developing a tough exterior as one might expect, he has remained as sweet as can be!  Faber is housetrained, is fine uncrated while you are not home, and loves a nice leisurely walk.  He is good with people of all ages, and has a calm easy going demeaner.  Due to his age though, a home that does not have young children is preferred.  We would also like to see him find a home with a fenced in yard that he can explore the outdoor world after a life on a chain. Luckily, Faber’s issues are minor.  He is currently being vet treated for some skin issues- previously untreated mange) that should clear up over time and a bad ear infection.  He also has very few teeth, but he can eat regular food that comes in small bites.  He does need some work on the leash as he likes to pull, but is still manageable.  Faber is a true gem that would bring your family lots of warm cuddles on the couch, a companion that is truly grateful for your love and attention, and would go with the flow no matter what you had planned for the day

Requirements: No special requirements

You can email kladams4545@gmail.com with questions and for a preadopt application. This dog has been spayed/neutered, vaccinated as age appropriate, tested for heartworm disease if age appropriate, and dewormed.

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Name: Hedwig
Breed: Shepherd/ Husky Cross
Age: Adult
Gender: Female
Description: Hedwig is an adorable husky/shepherd mix who came to us from down south. Her and her sister Minerva came into the pound down there severely undersocialized. Her and a few other dogs had lived their lives in an outdoor pen, and had no idea how to interact with people or live in a house before coming into rescue. Since coming into foster care, Hedwig has been learning just how much fun life is. She has learned that dog beds are the best place to lay, that toys are so much fun to play with - and that nylabones are the best things EVER (in her mind at least)! She is fostered with other dogs and cats and does well with both, though she is more of a hang out buddy than a play mate. With people she is a little slower to show her trust, but patience, treats, and a few kind words are enough to make her tail start to wag and the goofy grin to come out. And then you get to see her puppy-like enthusiasm while she tosses her toy and rolls around on the carpet like it's the most amazing invention. Once you've earned her trust, Hedwig will give you her everything. Hedwig is house trained on a schedule, meaning she will hold it but doesn't know how to ask. She is crate trained, and views it as her safe place (she will go there to nap or hang out on her own). Hedwig does need to go to a home with another dog and a fenced yard.

Requirements: Fenced yard. No kids. Another dog in the home.

You can email laurahhk9@gmail.com with questions and for a preadopt application. This dog has been spayed/neutered, vaccinated as age appropriate, tested for heartworm disease if age appropriate, and dewormed.

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Name: Kona (Adoption Pending!)
Breed: Yellow Lab/ Chesapeake Cross
Age: Adult
Gender: Female
Description: Kona is a 2 year old female Lab/Chesapeake mix who was sadly surrendered by her owner due to not being able to care for her. She did come to us heartworm positive, which is being treated. Kona is used to living with kids, dogs, and cats, and is house trained. Kona loves walks and car rides, and has an easy going attitude with meeting new people and other pets. Kona has permanent worry wrinkles on her face that are absolutely adorable.

Requirements: No special requirements

You can email kladams4545@gmail.com with questions and for a preadopt application. This dog has been spayed/neutered, vaccinated as age appropriate, tested for heartworm disease if age appropriate, and dewormed.

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Name: Linda
Breed: Yellow Lab Cross
Age: Adult
Gender: Female
Description: Linda is a 3 year old, 45 pound female Yellow Lab mix who has an easygoing nature and gets along with everyone. She met the office cat and was good, and is happy to share her time and space with kids and other dogs. Her house training is going well and she is confined for the workday. Linda is a medium energy dog whose tail never stops. She is available May 6th.

Requirements: No special requirements

You can email kladams4545@gmail.com with questions and for a preadopt application. This dog has been spayed/neutered, vaccinated as age appropriate, tested for heartworm disease if age appropriate, and dewormed.

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Name: Lollipop
Breed: Shepherd/ Chow Cross
Age: Adult
Gender: Female
Description: Lollipop is a sweet shepherd/chow mix with manners, good looks, smarts, and a lot of love to share with a forever family. She is housetrained, crates for the workday well in a reinforced/sturdy kennel (she can escape the regular ones), minds her manners well in the house, gets along well with dogs, and is good with older kids. Lollie has one drawback...she's terrified of storms. However, she does very well when given a prescription anti-anxiety medication shortly before a storm and is given a safe place in the basement to call her own during stormy weather but needs a home committed to this otherwise she is destructive. Lollie loves to go for walks, loves to hang out in the yard (fenced), but is overall a calmer more laid-back girl. She is just about the perfect dog and we can't say enough good things about this little love. Lollie is about 4 years old, 50 lbs.

Requirements: Home willing to work with the storm anxiety

You can email laurahhk9@gmail.com with questions and for a preadopt application. This dog has been spayed/neutered, vaccinated as age appropriate, tested for heartworm disease if age appropriate, and dewormed.

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Name: Lucky
Breed: Pit Bull Cross
Age: Young Adult
Gender: Female
Description: Lucky is a 35 pound young adult female Pit Bull mix who always has a look on her face as though she's waiting to hear what adventure is next. Outgoing, always happy, friendly, she loves to play and is excellent with other dogs and people of all ages. Previously an outside dog, she is learning the house training, and crates for the workday. She'd thrive in an active home wanting an playful young dog. She has a permanent scar down her back from chemical burns from a cheap flea prevention that burned her skin. It doesn't hurt, and doesn't affect her at all. She also had a fracture on her pelvis below the hip socket that we will not be fixing as it has healed and does not affect her mobility nor cause pain She can still run like the wind and leap like a gazelle. Lucky is available after May 6th. She has not been with cats that we know of.

Requirements: Adopter must own home due to breed mix

You can email kladams4545@gmail.com with questions and for a preadopt application. This dog has been spayed/neutered, vaccinated as age appropriate, tested for heartworm disease if age appropriate, and dewormed.


For more information about Pit Bulls, please read: Pit Bull Information

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Name: Luki
Breed: Black Lab
Age: Mature Adult
Gender: Female
Description: Luki is a 7 year old female Lab mix with a lot of heart, a curious nature, energy for walks and playtime, a strong hunting drive to keep the yard free of critters, and a sense of humor. This dog makes us laugh all the time. Luki was dumped at a high kill shelter and luckily that grey muzzle was taken in by a foster home. When she got here, we realized she also has cataracts, likely had them since a juvenile, so very used to making her way around with them. She does the steps carefully, sometimes bumps into things, but it sure doesn't slow her down. Luki loves other dogs, is well trained in the house, not a chewer or barker. She would thrive in a home with a fenced in yard for her, and she sure loves toys. Luki does not do well with cats. She transitions hard, so her next home needs a very patient adopter willing to hang in there with her for a couple days of pacing and crying as she adjusts... she really bonds hard, and given a few days will easily change that bond to you. She's worth the couple days wait. 

Requirements: Fenced yard preferred. No cats.

You can email kladams4545@gmail.com with questions and for a preadopt application. This dog has been spayed/neutered, vaccinated as age appropriate, tested for heartworm disease if age appropriate, and dewormed.

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Name: Luna
Breed: Weimaraner/ Lab Cross
Age: Adult
Gender: Female
Description: Luna is a 1 year old silver Lab mix girl who absolutely loves people of all ages, including kids, and is a smart, pretty mellow dog for being only a year old. Rescued from an over crowded pound, she is experiencing some stress from her experience and is showing dog reactivity right now, so needs an adopter willing to work with her on learning to like other dogs again. She has not been with cats. Luna is doing well with house training, crates for the workday, loves to play with toys and be with her people. She's very smart and responds well to training.

Requirements: Fenced yard. No other dogs.

You can email kladams4545@gmail.com with questions and for a preadopt application. This dog has been spayed/neutered, vaccinated as age appropriate, tested for heartworm disease if age appropriate, and dewormed.

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Name: Mary (Adoptio Pending!)
Breed: Black Lab Cross
Age: Young Adult
Gender: Female
Description: Mary is a sweet adolescent Lab who will forever look like a mini Lab at about 35 lbs close to fully grown. She is shyer at first but warms up with some treats and love. She loves other dogs, fine with the kitties, and has a soft spot for the kids. She is housetrained, crates quietly for the workday, and minds her manners well in the house despite the house being very new to her. She is in her element playing in the yard and loves to hang outside with her people. Mary loves her walks and playtime but balances her energy nicely with a snuggly side that is always up for some love. She is about a year old so young still and needs some confidence building but she is smart and eager to please so training her is an absolute breeze.

For more pictures of Mary, check out her DropBox here!

Requirements: No special requirements

You can email kladams4545@gmail.com with questions and for a preadopt application. This dog has been spayed/neutered, vaccinated as age appropriate, tested for heartworm disease if age appropriate, and dewormed.

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Name: Midnight (Adoption Pending!)
Breed: Black Lab Cross
Age: Young Adult
Gender: Male
Description: Midnight is a young adult male Black Lab mix who has been patiently waiting in a pound to be a chosen dog. His prior owners never came for him after animal control picked him up patiently waiting by a school, and he hopefully wags his tail at every visitor who walks through animal control. A caring volunteer asked our rescue to take him, and we agree he deserves a chance. He is great with kids and dogs, and while we don't know how he is with cats, he's so passive and gentle we suspect just fine. He is medium energy and smart, eager to do the right thing so he can have some praise. Nobody has spent time training or loving him, and he is so looking forward to someone choosing him who will. Since he came from a rural area, we are looking for a home with yard space for him rather than an apartment, since he's used to some space outside.

Requirements: Home with yard

You can email kladams4545@gmail.com with questions and for a preadopt application. This dog has been spayed/neutered, vaccinated as age appropriate, tested for heartworm disease if age appropriate, and dewormed.

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Name: Milo
Breed: Coonhound
Age: Adult
Gender: Male
Description: Meet Milo! He is a four year old, 85 pound coon-hound. Milo is a sweet, sensitive, smart boy. He loves to play and be active. He gets along with most other dogs, but does not do well in a large group play setting (dog parks are usually fine, doggie day care is too overwhelming). Milo has not been used for hunting, but no doubt would be an amazing hunting dog (witnessed by the number of squirrels he has caught). He currently does not have a dog-sibling, but would love it if he did. Milo struggles with anxiety and does not do well with a lot of transition and unpredictability. He would do best in a quiet home with NO KIDS. He is a good watch dog and protective of his space, and makes a great security system. The other side of this is, it takes him some time to settle when new folks come to the home. Milo has responded well to training and can sit, stay, lay down and shake a paw. He is in good health, neutered, and up to date on all shots. We would love to stay connected to Milo and still be a part of his life. If his future adopted parents were willing, we would love to take care of him if they were to go out of town and help out when needed.  Milo is a courtesy posting and not a part of Heading Home K9 Rescue.

Requirements: Quieter, Adult home. No cats

You can email agwiaz@yahoo.com with questions and for a preadopt application. This dog has been spayed/neutered, vaccinated as age appropriate, tested for heartworm disease if age appropriate, and dewormed.

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Name: Minerva
Breed: Shepherd/ Husky Cross
Age: Adult
Gender: Female
Description: Minerva is a sweet, shy gal who came to us from down south. She and her sister Minerva came into the pound severely undersocialized. She was terrified of life - and when you got her out of the kennel run she turned into a lump, refusing to move. She had lived her life in an outdoor pen, and had no idea how to live in a house when she came into rescue. To say that's changed since coming into foster care is an understatement! Still shy yes, but happy! Treats have been the key to her success, she'll do just about anything for a couple of Bil-Jacs. She has been learning how to play, what toys are for, and how's it's okay to sleep on the comfy dog beds. Every day she comes out of her shell a little more, and her personality shines. Silly, playful, and puppy-like, it's obvious she is trying to make up for lost time. Minerva is fostered with other dogs and cats and does fine with both. With her submissive personality, she would prefer a calmer canine companion to hang out with rather than roughhouse. Minerva is house trained on a schedule, meaning she will hold it but doesn't know how to ask to go out yet. She is kennel trained, and will dive into it on command. We do require her to go to a home with another dog and a fenced in yard. She's great with all sizes of dogs, and even cats, but no young children because of how much their movements would frighten her. Minerva may be a dog that takes a little bit of work, but she's worth it. You can see her gratitude with every gentle lick, with every happy expression you catch on her face when she's realized how much fun something is. Sharing her successes and triumphs is a reward like no other. If you have a little time, a little patience, and a few kind words, Minerva will make you smile every day that she is with you.

Requirements: Fenced yard. No kids. Another dog in the home.

You can email laurahhk9@gmail.com with questions and for a preadopt application. This dog has been spayed/neutered, vaccinated as age appropriate, tested for heartworm disease if age appropriate, and dewormed.

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Name: Mona
Breed: Doxie Cross
Age: Senior
Gender: Female
Description: Mona is a hoot! This grey faced middle aged Doxie mix has two speeds, fast and sleep. It's hard to judge her age due to her varying speeds so we are guessing somewhere between 8 and 13. She is like teenage girl who loves to hear herself talk. Mona has the quirkiest bay that she does, like a beagle so no shared walls for this girl. She is housebroken but often times needs to be coaxed outside. Mona does need a fenced yard because when she is outside she loves to explore. She rides well in the car. Mona thinks cats are the best toy there is because they run, so she needs a home with dog savy cats. Mona prefers her bed rather than snuggling with her human. We guess it's her southern belle independent streak. She likes the company of other dogs but would also be fine as an only dog. Food is Mona's favorite thing in the world and she will stop at nothing to get it. She will definitely keep you on your toes. Mona has had a dental, spayed, mammary tumors removed, up to date on her shots, and housebroken. She does have some old lady lumps and bumps but they only add to her charm. Mona is looking for an adopter who needs a little fun and laughter in their life along with the most reliable and loving companion there is.

Requirements: Fenced Yard

You can email kladams4545@gmail.com with questions and for a preadopt application. This dog has been spayed/neutered, vaccinated as age appropriate, tested for heartworm disease if age appropriate, and dewormed.

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Name: Nikki
Breed: Chocolate Lab Cross
Age: Young Adult
Gender: Female
Description: Nikki is a 1 year old female chocolate Lab mix, daughter of Crimson, and also so very Lab.. all the traits people love. She's comfortable with kids, great with other dogs, meets strangers politely, loves to swim and fetch and walk and go for car rides. As long as she gets to go, she'll travel anywhere with you. Nikki was previously an outside dog and is learning her house training, doing very well. She is crated for the workday and young enough to need a good walk when you get home after a day away. She's a very agreeable dog. Nikki is used to yard space so a home with a yard is preferred, fenced or unfenced. She is available to adopt April 22nd.

Requirements: Home with yard space

You can email kladams4545@gmail.com with questions and for a preadopt application. This dog has been spayed/neutered, vaccinated as age appropriate, tested for heartworm disease if age appropriate, and dewormed.

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Name: Nola
Breed: Black Lab Cross
Age: Young Adult
Gender: Female
Description: Nola is a high-energy, ball-crazy, happy Lab mix. She takes loving the tennis ball and loving fetch to a whole new level. She would play fetch until she collapsed or your arm fell off, whichever came first.  This girl needs a job or a highly active home to keep her mind and body busy. She is young, needs some manners taught but she is sharp minded and so eager to work and please her owner. She learns things in a flash. Nola is excellent with other dogs, cannot be placed with cats or small animals, and best suited to a home with older kids only because of her energy level and lack of awareness when she is chasing a ball or playing (she WILL knock people over!). She shows absolutely no aggression whatsoever, just really doesn’t understand to be gentle with the little ones. Nola would excel in a home who wanted to do a dog sport with her…dock diving or flyball would be absolutely right up her alley but she would likely do equally well in hunting or agility with training. However, she first and foremost would like to be a companion. Nola is about 1-2 years old, 50 lbs.

Requirements: No cats. Home dedicated to tiring her out physically and mentally

You can email laurahhk9@gmail.com with questions and for a preadopt application. This dog has been spayed/neutered, vaccinated as age appropriate, tested for heartworm disease if age appropriate, and dewormed.

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Name: Paisley
Breed: Anatolian Shepherd/ German Shepherd Cross
Age: Young Adult
Gender: Female
Description: Paisley is a big puppy in both size and in personality! Initially a little wary with new experiences, as her shyness sheds off, out comes a puppy ready for adventure! She loves to run in the yard (fenced), loves to play, and recently discovered just how much fun toys are. Paisley is good with other large dogs and is absolutely in her element wrestling and running around with them. She would love a home with another active dog who can show her the ropes. Paisley seems to have been an outdoor dog before and many things are new to her….being in the house, walking on a leash, meeting people, etc. She needs a home with the patience and experience to continue her training and build her confidence in new situations. She is housetrained on a schedule and crates well for the workday.. If you have the patience and time for continued training and confidence building and are looking for a big, active puppy to join in on your adventures, Paisley is your girl!

Requirements: Fenced yard

You can email laurahhk9@gmail.com with questions and for a preadopt application. This dog has been spayed/neutered, vaccinated as age appropriate, tested for heartworm disease if age appropriate, and dewormed.

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Name: Peanut
Breed: Terrier/ Pug Cross
Age: Adult
Gender: Male
Description: Peanut is an adorable Pug/Terrier mix ( best guess) who came to rescue when his owner passed away, and he is grieving him. He was his best friend and protector for about 4 years and now hhe's a little lost. He is house trained, not been a chewer, and has always lived with another dog, Squirrel. Visiting grandkids were welcomed by him, and he has had experience living with a cat also. He is very unsure of what's going on and will need a patient adopter willing to allow him some grief time as well as adjust to a new home. He's sweet but shy, and brave yet unsure. One thing he's really, really good at is bonding to a person and being their constant companion. He would do best in a home with yard space.

Requirements: Home with yard space

You can email kladams4545@gmail.com with questions and for a preadopt application. This dog has been spayed/neutered, vaccinated as age appropriate, tested for heartworm disease if age appropriate, and dewormed.

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Name: Pirate
Breed: Husky Malamute Cross
Age: Young Adult
Gender: Male
Description: Pirate is a one-eyed, fluffball of a husky/malamute mix with a true passion for life. This dog loves everything life has to offer…toys, treats, swimming, walks/runs, playing in the yard, other dogs, and then happily curling up on a fluffy dog bed to chill with his people. He is a high-energy dog, typical husky so needs an active home who will tire him out physically and mentally. He loves to learn tricks and commands when there are treats involved otherwise, typical husky, he’s hit or miss depending on what he wants to do. He’s stubborn, silly, and has a naughty streak a mile long that makes his foster family laugh. His cute face saves him from trouble every time though. Pirate is working on his housetraining, crates for the workday but needs a shove to get him in there, and is working on learning how to behave in a house. He is excellent with other dogs, needs a home without cats or small animals, and is best suited to a home with older, respectful kids who will take an active role in his training otherwise he tends to be too bossy and pushy with them. He does require a fenced yard due to his sight limitations. Pirate came into the pound with a dead eyeball caused by severe lens wasting that is likely the result of genetics. His other eye is a good health at this point and he can see fine, just has a minor cataract that is being treated, but because of the potential for the eye issues to be genetic, he may lose sight in the other eye someday as well. Pirate is hoping for an owner who will commit to him and love him no matter what the future holds for him.

Requirements: No cats. Fenced yard.

You can email laurahhk9@gmail.com with questions and for a preadopt application. This dog has been spayed/neutered, vaccinated as age appropriate, tested for heartworm disease if age appropriate, and dewormed.

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Name: Prince
Breed: Sheltie/ Spaniel Cross
Age: Adult
Gender: Male
Description: Prince is a 2 year old Spaniel/Sheltie mix guy, medium size, and a gentle, quiet, completely overwhelmed by rescue guy. He just tries to blend in and do the right thing. Prince was a backyard dog before, so is now learning the creature comforts of being in a home. He is learning the house training, respects what he is asked to do, and gets along well with people and other pets. He'd benefit from a home with another dog to show him the ropes, or a person patient enough to continue teaching him what being a house dog is like. He's a fast learner. Due to being in a yard before, he doesn't like to potty on leash walks so would do best in a home with yard space.

Requirements: No special requirements

You can email kladams4545@gmail.com with questions and for a preadopt application. This dog has been spayed/neutered, vaccinated as age appropriate, tested for heartworm disease if age appropriate, and dewormed.

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Name: Rex
Breed: Pit Bull/ Shepherd Cross
Age: Young Adult
Gender: Male
Description: Rex is a young male Pit Bull/Shepherd mix who wears his heart on his sleeve. A sweet, gentle boy this guy hands out kisses and cuddles to everyone he comes across. He’s never once met a stranger, only his newest best friends. He sure has a lot going for him…housetrained, smart, knows basic obedience and a few tricks, minds his manners well in the house, and has incredible social skills. Rex is a social butterfly, happy to play with every dog he meets and greet every person. He is excellent with other dogs and loves to play with them. He’s active and playful without being hyper and is happy to relax on the couch after he gets a long walk and some playtime. Rex does have a downside…he has pretty severe separation anxiety. What that means in a home for Rex is that we are looking for someone who is home more often than not, willing to invest in a sturdy, reinforced crate for when they are gone, and someone who is willing to continue the training to minimize the anxiety when they leave. This is a tall order, we know, but Rex is extremely worth it. He has one of the kindest hearts we’ve ever come across in rescue. He is everyone’s best friend. Photo courtesy of Ciao Bella Photography.

Requirements: An adopter who is home home more often than not, willing to invest in an "indestructible" kennel, and will continue training for the separation anxiety.

You can email laurahhk9@gmail.com with questions and for a preadopt application. This dog has been spayed/neutered, vaccinated as age appropriate, tested for heartworm disease if age appropriate, and dewormed.


For more information about Pit Bulls, please read: Pit Bull Information

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Name: Ria
Breed: Belgian Malinois/ Shepherd Cross
Age: Young Adult
Gender: Female
Description: Ria is a young adult Belgian Malinois mix with a soft nature, a serious side that makes training her a breeze, and an equally energetic, silly side that's always up for some fun!   She makes a fantastic running/walking partner and never turns down the chance to run around and be a goofball in the yard.  She is learning what toys are and is fascinated with them. Ria loves to learn and picks up training in a flash. She thrives on knowing what is expected of her and hearing that she is a "good girl". She is a young girl still at about 1-2 years old so she's got energy to burn but she works hard to remember her manners in the house. She is working on her housetraining and picking it up quickly. She crates for the workday though is an expert Houdini at escaping the typical wire/plastic crates so needs a reinforced crate. Ria is excellent with other dogs but needs a home without cats (they're far too fun to chase!).  She would love an active home who wants a dog to take with on all their adventures.  

Requirements: No cats.

You can email laurahhk9@gmail.com with questions and for a preadopt application. This dog has been spayed/neutered, vaccinated as age appropriate, tested for heartworm disease if age appropriate, and dewormed.

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Name: Riley
Breed: Yellow Lab Cross
Age: Adult
Gender: Female
Description: Riley is a 35 pound female Yellow Lab mix, 3 years old, who came to rescue when her owner's lifestyle changed so that she could not care for her any longer. Riley is house trained, crate trained, excellent with kids, dogs and cats. She is used to daily walks and would love a home to continue those, although she does pull on the leash and needs training with that. She's very well behaved and very social.

Requirements: No special requirements

You can email kladams4545@gmail.com with questions and for a preadopt application. This dog has been spayed/neutered, vaccinated as age appropriate, tested for heartworm disease if age appropriate, and dewormed.

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Name: Sage (Adoption Pending!)
Breed: Lab/ Shepherd Cross
Age: Adult
Gender: Female
Description: Sage is an adult female Lab/Shepherd mix, great with kids, dogs and cats, and an unclaimed stray. She picked up on the house training at her foster home very quickly, and is crate trained for the workday. Sage loves walks, car rides, hiking, and hanging around outside and inside with her people. She's medium energy, smart, and aims to please. She is heartworm positive and will be treated prior to finalizing an adoption.

Requirements: No special requirements

You can email kladams4545@gmail.com with questions and for a preadopt application. This dog has been spayed/neutered, vaccinated as age appropriate, tested for heartworm disease if age appropriate, and dewormed.

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Name: Salsa
Breed: Pit Bull Cross
Age: Young Adult
Gender: Female
Description: Salsa is a young adult Pit Bull who might have a little bit of sea lion and Tigger the Tiger mixed in. She has the sleak, pretty look of the sea lion and the springs in her legs like Tigger! This girl is all about having a good time and finding the fun in everything. She loves walks, playtime, running with the other dogs, and is learning the fun and joy of toys. She equally knows how to settle down and mind her manners in the house (as well as any young dog can!). Salsa is discovering what being a house dog means. She's clearly never been in a house and while she's a little unsure, she is handling it so bravely and excited to learn what its like to be a loved pet for the first time in her life. Housetraining is a work in progress but she is learning it super fast and crates quietly for the workday. She loves other dogs and is an excellent playmate and is fine with cats. Salsa is looking for a bully breed loving home who will finish up the training with her and will promise her a forever of being a loved member of the family.

Requirements: Adopter must own home due to breed mix.

You can email laurahhk9@gmail.com with questions and for a preadopt application. This dog has been spayed/neutered, vaccinated as age appropriate, tested for heartworm disease if age appropriate, and dewormed.

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Name: Sandy
Breed: Yellow Lab/ Hound Cross
Age: Young Adult
Gender: Female
Description: Sandy is a young adult female Lab/Hound mix, a cuddly dog who loves kids and other pets. Sandy is smart, silly, stubborn-- she does need a physically fenced yard as she runs through Invisible Fence to bring herself to town or chase the neighbors chickens, and she really enjoys spending time outside, so a fenced yard is required. Kids make her very happy. She is not good with cats or small caged animals, she wants to hunt them. Sandy is house trained, crate trained for the workday, and sleeps on the couch at night. Being a southern dog originally, she is longing for hot summer days and shady spots outside, she didn't love the cold winter. Sandy will bring some sunshine to your lives every day.

Requirements: Fenced yard. No cats

You can email kladams4545@gmail.com with questions and for a preadopt application. This dog has been spayed/neutered, vaccinated as age appropriate, tested for heartworm disease if age appropriate, and dewormed.

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Name: Sara
Breed: Lab/ Pit Bull Cross
Age: Adult
Gender: Female
Description: Sara is a 2 year old Lab/Pit Bull mix type mix, a laid back and super chill girl whose absolute favorite pastime are naps in the sun. If you are ever looking for her, check the nearest cozy place and you'll find her all cuddled in. Sara loves walks and any attention and time from people of all ages as well. She has the Lab smarts and desire to please, combined with the Pit Bull trait of being a little mellower and VERY snuggly. She has never been around cats. Due to her breed mix, we are asking that her adopter owns their home. If you're looking for a good family dog or ideal first time dog, please let us know.

For more pictures of Sara, check out her DropBox here!

Requirements: Adopter must own home due to breed mix.

You can email kladams4545@gmail.com with questions and for a preadopt application. This dog has been spayed/neutered, vaccinated as age appropriate, tested for heartworm disease if age appropriate, and dewormed.

For more information about Pit Bulls, please read: Pit Bull Information
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Name: Sly
Breed: Sheltie/ Terrier Cross
Age: Young Adult
Gender: Male
Description: Sly is an adolescent male Sheltie/Terrier mix, about 30-35 pounds, and poor guy was left at the pound with his dad, Prince. They were totally overwhelmed and scared and clung together for security. Sly does best with another dog to follow, he likes to have another dog help him know what to do. He's gentle, quiet, shy and so loving. Nobody has ever shown Sly love and attention and it shows, he doesn't even know to expect it. We are hoping to find a foster and adopter with patience to build confidence, another dog to help, and preferably a fenced yard. He is learning the house training and is crated for the workday, and does well with kids, cats, and dogs. He likes to creep across the floor on his belly and make his way into your lap and then just settle in for pets. We hope he someday gets to have the puppyhood he missed and learn to play with toys and go for walks.

Requirements: Fenced yard. Another dog in the home

You can email kladams4545@gmail.com with questions and for a preadopt application. This dog has been spayed/neutered, vaccinated as age appropriate, tested for heartworm disease if age appropriate, and dewormed.

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Name: Squirrel
Breed: Lab/ Shepherd/ Terrier Cross
Age: Adult
Gender: Female
Description: Squirrel is an adult female Lab/Shepherd? type mix, but full grown at about 40 pounds. This quiet girl came to us when her owner passed away. She is still trying to make sense of all that happened, but she sure is being brave and trying. She is house trained, not a chewer or barker, and seems to prefer a more low key, quiet home that fits her personality. She likes walks but is a mellow, easy going dog. Squirrel is used to having a canine companion and is fine with the cat at her foster home. She is cautiously polite to the visiting kids but when they get too rowdy, she puts herself in her crate-- she is used to a more predictable adult home. This girl is such a good dog who has so much to offer. She is used to a yard and would prefer a house with yard space to an apartment please.

Requirements: Home with yard space

You can email kladams4545@gmail.com with questions and for a preadopt application. This dog has been spayed/neutered, vaccinated as age appropriate, tested for heartworm disease if age appropriate, and dewormed.

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Name: Star
Breed: Black Lab Cross
Age: Mature Adult
Gender: Female
Description: Star is a mature adult Black Lab who acts like a dog much younger than her age would suggest!  She is all about walks, adventures, and having fun with her people.  She has a silly side that comes out when she sees her leash come out for walks or when toys come out.  Yes, show this middle aged lady a toy and watch her turn into an instant puppy!  She is good with older, respectful kids who mind her space...she, like many dogs, isn't a huge fan of hugs or little ones getting up in her business.  Star is well housetrained, crates for the workday well though probably doesn't need it with her great manners, and knows a few basic commands.  She is smart and very food-motivated so training her is a breeze...whoever said old dogs can't learn new tricks clearly never met Star!  Star does not care for other pets so she needs a home who wants her to be their one and only.  She is not a dog to take to the dog park or to bring to a friend's for a doggy playdate, she simply doesn't enjoy the company of other canines or felines.  She would much prefer the peace of her own home as the one and only furry friend and what a devoted friend you have in Star.  It doesn't get much more loving than her happy dance when she sees you or her wiggles of joy for absolutely any scrap of attention paid her way. She radiates love and joy for her family and for all people she meets.

Requirements: No cats. No other dogs. Older kids/adults

You can email laurahhk9@gmail.com with questions and for a preadopt application. This dog has been spayed/neutered, vaccinated as age appropriate, tested for heartworm disease if age appropriate, and dewormed.

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Name: Stella (Adoption Pending!)
Breed: Border Collie/ Terrier Cross
Age: Adult
Gender: Female
Description: Stella is a 2 year old, 25-30 pound Border Collie/Terrier mix whose owner brought her to the pound after selling all of her puppies. Poor dog was full of milk when she came, and sad and nervous about being left at the pound. Previously an indoor dog, she had been relegated outside to be a farm dog, and although she loved riding the 4 wheeler and assisting with farm chores, she really wants to be a house dog again. Stella is good with dogs, cats, and has lived with kids ages 10 and up. She’s smart, quiet, unsure of all the changes going on, but making the best of it

Requirements: No special requirements

You can email kladams4545@gmail.com with questions and for a preadopt application. This dog has been spayed/neutered, vaccinated as age appropriate, tested for heartworm disease if age appropriate, and dewormed.

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Name: Stitch
Breed: Black Lab Cross
Age: Adult
Gender: Male
Description: Stitch is a young Black Lab mix with a passion for fetch!  He is smart and loves to learn...as long as you have a ball in your hand, Stitch will do anything for you. He is housetrained with a schedule, crates for the workday, knows what is appropriate to chew/what isn't, and minds his manners in the house well as long as he gets plenty of exercise. Stitch's biggest hurdle to adoption...he was run over by his owners as a puppy causing a broken hip that's been repaired with FHO surgery but also loss of bladder control. He can only hold his bladder about 4-5 hours max so needs a home with a doggy door, an outdoor setup, or a home willing and able to accommodate his potty needs. Stitch is excellent with other larger dogs, not good with kitties (he thinks they're fun to chase), and better with older kids who can take a role in his training. He would do best in a home who will show him firmly but lovingly that they are the boss otherwise he tries to test the limits a bit (typical teenager!). Stitch wants nothing more than to be loved. He loves to snuggle up on the couch, loves his people, and his favorite place after a nice long game of fetch is right by his foster mom's feet. He is a loving, smart, social Lab who has been waiting for a home for far too long.  

Requirements: No cats. No young kids.

You can email laurahhk9@gmail.com with questions and for a preadopt application. This dog has been spayed/neutered, vaccinated as age appropriate, tested for heartworm disease if age appropriate, and dewormed.

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Name: Striker
Breed: Pit Bull
Age: Senior
Gender: Male
Description: Striker is a 9 year old male Pit Bull who came to rescue after spending 11 months in animal control, which says a lot about his character... not many dogs can maintain a friendly attitude and their sanity after that long in a kennel, but something about him persevered and during that, he charmed everyone he met. Now in a foster home, he is thriving. He loves blankets, lots of them, and is very mellow and relaxed in his crate but behaves himself equally well when left loose. Striker is house trained. His favorite toys are tennis balls, and he plays a mean game of fetch. He's about 60 lbs and is treat motivated which helps with training. He has not been around cats so would do best in a cat free home, and has done well with canine siblings at his foster home. 

Requirements: Adopter must own home due to breed, no cats

You can email kladams4545@gmail.com with questions and for a preadopt application. This dog has been spayed/neutered, vaccinated as age appropriate, tested for heartworm disease if age appropriate, and dewormed.

For more information about Pit Bulls, please read: Pit Bull Information
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Name: Tally
Breed: Yellow Lab/ Hound Cross
Age: Adult
Gender: Female
Description: Tally, otherwise known as Sissy Talladega, is a gentle 45 pound Yellow Lab/Hound mix. She has the smarts of a Lab combined with the mellower Hound attitude. At a year old, she has some puppy to her still, but also quickly caught onto the house training routine at her foster home. Tally is used to a rural home, so does need a home with yard space for her. She is available May 6th. Tally is good with kids and other dogs, has not ever been with cats that we know of.

Requirements: Home with yard space

You can email kladams4545@gmail.com with questions and for a preadopt application. This dog has been spayed/neutered, vaccinated as age appropriate, tested for heartworm disease if age appropriate, and dewormed.

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Name: Titan`
Breed: German Shepherd
Age: Adult
Gender: Male
Description: Titan is a handsome German Shepherd who is everything this breed should be...smart, social, loyal, watchful, and very driven. He loves to be trained, to be given something to do, and to be worked with. Titan loves his walks and playtime and being a high energy boy absolutely needs an outlet for his energy. He is tolerant of other dogs with proper, slow introductions but would do best as an only dog as he prefers to be the top dog. No cats, small animals, or birds for him please! He would do best in an adult/older chilen home who will firmly and lovingly set rules and boundaries for him. He loves and needs to know what is expected of him otherwise he tries to 'rule the roost'. Titan is housetrained, crates well for the workday, minds his manners in the house well as long as he is tired out, and is overall a well-behaved, well-rounded dog. He is about 2 years old, 80 lbs but very tall and lanky.  

Requirements: No cats. Fenced yard or acreage

You can email laurahhk9@gmail.com with questions and for a preadopt application. This dog has been spayed/neutered, vaccinated as age appropriate, tested for heartworm disease if age appropriate, and dewormed.

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Name: Twix
Breed: Golden/ Lab Cross
Age: Adult
Gender: Male
Description: Twix is a personable, friendly, active young male Retriever mix, likely Lab and Golden, and he looks like a beautiful chocolate Golden. Previously a stray, we are still learning about him, but we know he likes dogs and kids, and has never been around cats that we know of. He is learning the house training, crated for the workday, and would do best in a home committing to an hour or two of active play every day, either walks or runs or playing with him in the backyard. He loves to snuggle and can become quite compact to fit neatly into the space next to you.

Requirements: No special requirements

You can email kladams4545@gmail.com with questions and for a preadopt application. This dog has been spayed/neutered, vaccinated as age appropriate, tested for heartworm disease if age appropriate, and dewormed.

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Name: Ziva
Breed: Shepherd/ Collie Cross
Age: Adult
Gender: Female
Description: Ziva is a sweet, soft-hearted Shepherd mix who is looking for a forever home who understands the meaning of "forever" this time around.   Usually we try to focus on the future and the amazing qualities a dog has (and Ziva has plenty!) but with Ziva being abandoned the way she was turned her whole life and personality upside down. Her owners left her in their house when they moved. Just left her. It broke Ziva’s heart and it has made her terrified to be abandoned again.. She bonded hard and fast to her foster family and is blossoming into a more confident, happy dog every day.  Because of being abandoned, Ziva is quite an anxious dog with change or with new experiences..  What that means is any type of change or new thing, even a small change in her routine or expectation, makes her a ball of nerves and fear expecting the worst.  She is on a low dose of Prozac right now and does VERY well so needs a home willing to continue that as well as providing her the training and predictability she needs.  Ziva needs a person/family with a very stable, predictable home who will show her love and stability without encouraging her anxiety. She thrives on knowing what is expected of her, she loves having rules and boundaries in place and needs a home who is willing and able to balance that with giving her the love and attention she needs. Ziva is tolerant of other dogs but prefers to be your one and only or with a dog who will respect her space.  She is not good with cats. She is housetrained, cratetrained, minds her house manners like a dream, and knows a few basic commands. She is extremely smart and willing to learn anything and everything you would ever want to teach her. She is high energy and loves to play fetch and loves her runs/walks.  In the right home, she settles in nicely and the fear of being abandoned dissipates but she needs a home willing to solidly commit to sticking with her through the transition and through her adjustment.

Requirements: Experienced, stable home required. No cats.

You can email laurahhk9@gmail.com with questions and for a preadopt application. This dog has been spayed/neutered, vaccinated as age appropriate, tested for heartworm disease if age appropriate, and dewormed.

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Name: Zoi (Adoption Pending!)
Breed: Pit Bull/ Lab Cross
Age: Young Adullt
Gender: Female
Description: Zoi is a 10 month female Lab/Pit Bull?/Boxer? mix, house trained and crate trained, been very loved and well cared for. She is seeking a new home due to a move. Zoi was raised with kids, is great with other dogs. She is young, so needs an outlet for some puppy energy to go for walks and play, but then is very happy in true bully breed form to come inside and cuddle. She is used to sharing the bed and enjoys the company of people quite a bit. This is a fantastic girl.

Requirements: Home with yard space. Adopter must own home due to breed mix.

You can email kladams4545@gmail.com with questions and for a preadopt application. This dog has been spayed/neutered, vaccinated as age appropriate, tested for heartworm disease if age appropriate, and dewormed.

For more information about Pit Bulls, please read: Pit Bull Information
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