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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 Sunday, February 26th from 12-2 at the Edina 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: Axel (Adoption Pending!)
Breed: Anatolian Shepherd Cross
Age: Young Adult
Gender: Male
Description: Axel is an 11 month old, 95 pound Anatolian Shepherd mix who is a giant teddy bear. This guy is already house trained, does need a puppy proofed space to be home alone in, and does very well with people of all ages and other dogs. He has no idea he's not a lap dog and at 11 months old we're not ready to burst that bubble yet for him. He's a goofy, playful, very affectionate dog.

Requirements: Home with a 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: 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: Barbie
Breed: Chihuahua
Age: Adult
Gender: Female
Description: Barbie is a 10 month old smaller female Shepherd mix, about 45 pounds right now and a gentle soul. Even being so young, she gently passes out kisses and enjoys playtime, but is a mellower girl. She loves walks, especially melts around kids, and does very well with other dogs. All we have right now is her shelter picture, and she sure knows how to work those eyes. Barbie is learning the house training and is a smart dog, picking it up quickly, and is crate trained for the workday. She is young and needs more training, but is a sweet soul who loves to please.

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: Ben
Breed: Lab/ Newfie Cross
Age: Adult
Gender: Male
Description: Ben is a handsome, friendly, loving Lab mix (maybe with Newfie given his size and fluffy coat?). He is about 3 years old, 75 lbs, and a total love bug. He loves other dogs, he loves people, he loves strangers...he loves everyone! He is good with cats though has given chase a time or two in good fun, lives with other dogs and does well, and is used to living with older kids (10+). Ben is housetrained on a schedule (meaning expect accidents as he transitions and he relies on you to let him outside rather than him asking), crates well, not a barker, and minds his manners well in the house. He absolutely loves his walks and playtime though his leash manners leave something to be desired but he's working on it. His desire to please his people and his smarts are showing with how quickly he is picking things up. If you are looking for a smart, social, big buddy who is up for any adventure to join your life, please consider Ben. He is something special already and with a little more polishing with the training, he’s going to truly shine.

Requirements: Kids ages 10+

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: Betty (Adoption Pending!)
Breed: Black Lab
Age: Adult
Gender: Female
Description: Sweet Betty is an adult female black Lab who surrendered herself to the pound--- yes, you read that right, when animal control saw her roaming in the street they slowed down, opened their door, and she jumped happily right in. Betty is never one to turn down a car ride, even if it does bring her to dog jail. Betty is one of the friendliest dogs you will ever meet, gets along beautifully with other dogs, kids, strangers. She needs some more training in the house, it's new to her to be an inside dog, but she learns quickly and hates being in trouble so doesn't make the same mistake twice. She'd prefer an active home with a yard ( fenced or unfenced, but yard space) and someone to enjoy the fun naughty a young Lab brings to a home as they learn. She's got an absolute heart of gold.

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: Blue
Breed: Black Lab Cross
Age: Adult
Gender: Male
Description: Blue is a 4-5 year old male Lab mix who loves dogs of all sizes, and people of all ages. Previously an unclaimed stray, he is a very friendly dog who seeks out kids and playmates of the canine variety every chance he gets. Blue is learning the house training, crates for the workday, and is a very smart, eager to please dog. He does chase the outside cats. Blue is going to make an incredible family member.

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: Bosco
Breed: German Shepherd/ Rottweiler Cross
Age: Adult
Gender: Male
Description: Bosco is a big, handsome 2-3 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 a few months ago 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 at this time. For the time being, 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 tolerant of other dogs but his first love is people. 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: Bowzer (Adoption Pending!)
Breed: Beagle
Age: Young Adult
Gender: Male
Description: Bowser is a young adult male Beagle who showed up at someone's house New Years Eve and howled at the door to be invited in for the party. His owners never came forward to reclaim him, so he is now seeking a new home. At 25 pounds he's a sturdy size yet portable. Bowser is doing well with house training, crates for the workday, and enjoys the company of other pets. He is available mid Feb. 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: Brian (Adoption Pending!)
Breed: Shepherd Cross
Age: Young Adult
Gender: Male
Description: Brian is a 9-10 month male Shepherd mix, a smaller guy at about 40 pounds right now, and he has a nose for kids. If there are kids around, he wants to be with them. Brian was an unclaimed stray who is in foster care right now and quickly learning the house training, and is crated for the workday. He is submissive with other dogs, happy to let them be the boss. He has not been with cats. Brian wants so badly to please people and make them happy. He's still young, but with training and time is going to be an exceptional dog. He'd do best with a yard to play in

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: Bruce
Breed: Black Lab/ Shepherd Cross
Age: Adult
Gender: Male
Description: Bruce is a 2 year old, 80 pound Lab/Shepherd who brings a smile to your face the instant you see him. His clumsy enthusiasm, the friendliness, the bog floppy ears that swivel every which way to hear anything you say to him are just some of the characteristics we love. House trained, crate trained, excellent with kids and other dogs, Bruce reminds us of a giant trained puppy. His leash manners are coming along nicely with practice, and he loves to learn. Bruce has a sample of basic commands he knows already, and favorites past times of his are walks, dog parks, playtime, and curling up 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: Callie
Breed: Terrier/ Lab Cross
Age: Young Adult
Gender: Female
Description: Callie is a 6 month old Lab/Terrier-- not sure if its Rat Terrier, Pit Bull Terrier, etc- who is about 30 pounds at 6-8 months old. Her ears make us smile, they go every which way. Callie is pretty dependent on the other dogs, she enjoys their company quite a bit and really takes her lead from them. She also loves kids, and gets along very well with cats. She is crate trained for the workday and overnight, is very quiet and relaxed in there. Callie is learning to walk on the leash, it scares her a little bit, and her house training is going well. She appears to have been mistreated before, she ducks and flinches if you move quickly or raise your voice at all. Never has she shown any aggression though, just closes her eyes and waits for the suspected hit. We are loving her up and showing her people can be kind, and she loves to be petted and praised. She'd do best with a yard to be in for outside time rather than an apartment.

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: Cato
Breed: Shepherd/ Rottie Cross
Age: Young Adult
Gender: Male
Description: Cato is a shepherd/rottie type mix who is mixed with something smaller. At about 40 lbs and 8 months old he will forever look like a puppy. Cato is a snuggly, sweetheart of a pup with a love of cuddles and playing. He is active, social, and smart...everything a pup should be! He is excellent with other dogs, fine with cats, and good with older, respectful kids. He is housetrained with a schedule. Cato has been bounced around a lot in his young life and it's left him with a bit of anxiety when he is alone. He is working on his cratetraining but needs a home willing to commit to getting him an extra sturdy crate and has the training experience (or willingness to learn!) to continue to work with his separation anxiety. He loves to chew on bones and toys, play with other dogs, and once he is tired is content to snuggle up on the couch next to his family.. (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: Chester
Breed: Beagle
Age: Adult
Gender: Male
Description: Chester is a 2 year old male Beagle who was previously a stray, and with his couch potato tendancies and coming from the south, its likely he was a failed hunting dog. He can hunt out treats, an open hand to pet him, and maybe sniff out a dog friend nearby, but that's about it for him. He LOVES other dogs and his mellow attitude endears him to other dogs. He's been good with cats at the shelter but has not lived with them. Chester's ideal home would have a fenced yard to play in or someone to go for walks, and another dog.

Requirements: Preference given to home with another dog

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
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: 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: Dash
Breed: Cur mix
Age: Young Adult
Gender: Male
Description: Dash is a young adult male red Cur mix ( best guess), about 35-40 pounds and a character. Rescued from a life of extreme neglect, he house trained like a dream and learned house manners easily, which speak to how smart he is. He enjoys kids, does very well with other dogs, and is fine with cats. Change is hard for Dash, so we suspect when he leaves this foster he is attached to he'll have an adjustment, but we know he'll go back to being Dash the wonder dog. He has a goofy sense of humor, loves play and cuddles, and would be happiest in a home with another dog.

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: 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: Digit
Breed: Black Lab/ Heeler Cross
Age: Young Adult
Gender: Male
Description: Hi I'm Digit! I'm a 1.5 yr old lovable black lab/blue heeler mix who has a lot of energy, but also likes to relax and cuddle on the couch. I also love to give kisses, some have even called me Gene Simmons. I'm looking for a home with someone who can help me work through my separation anxiety (currently on anti-anxiety medication) and has space for me to run around. If in a fenced in yard I need to be monitored as I can jump a six foot fence! When introduced properly I can interact with another dog, but living with one is too much for me. I need to be in a one dog household. I know sit, stay, off, down, bed, and can walk on a leash well. I've gone to 5 dog class! (Admittedly I had to take a couple twice.) Despite my owners best efforts I do NOT like my crate. They aren't sure how I would do with small children. I do tend to get jealous if I don't have all the attention, so may not do well with young children. If you are capable of working on my anxiety I will be the dog of your dreams and love you forever! **Digit is a courtesy posting and not a part of HHK9**

Requirements: Experience with separation anxiety. Single dog. Adopter must own home

You can email julianaward27@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: Dodger
Breed: Yellow Lab Cross
Age: Young Adult
Gender: Male
Description: Dodger is a 6 month old male Yellow Lab mix who is very comfortable with kids and other dogs. Previously a stray, he is so happy to have attention and love. Dodger is quickly picking up on the house training, crates well for the workday, and is used to a home with some yard space. He's still very much a puppy, but with a solid start to his house training.

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: Ducky (Adoption Pending!)
Breed: Yellow Lab Cross
Age: Young Adult
Gender: Male
Description: Ducky is a young adult male Lab mix who is hoping to find a good home with time to train, explore, walk and run, and adventure together with someone. He's a very smart dog who is outgoing and friendly. He loves kids, is great with other dogs. Ducky is house trained, crate trained, knows some basic commands. Ducky REALLY likes other dogs, and is a little pushy when meeting them... he's quite sure every dog he meets loves him when in fact they'd prefer to meet him first. He rooms with a cat he does well with, although he will sometimes harass him to play. He especially likes off leash hikes, has a good recall, and is very responsive to positive reinforcement, even more than treats. Ducky is used to sharing the bed with his human at night, which is only fair after a day in the crate, right? He does require a higher quality dog food to maintain his nice skin and coat, right now he eats Wellness Core available at PetSmart. This dog has a lot to offer and is asking for a family with time to give him. He has a hard time with big changes so will be tough the first week or two learning a new house training routine, needing a lot of extra exercise, and someone with patience to help him adjust-- he's so worth it.

Requirements: Home with a yard, would love 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: Emily
Breed: Mountain Cur Cross
Age: Young Adult
Gender: Female
Description: Emily is a young adult female Cur mix ( best guess, she's a medium size female mixed breed) who is about 25-30 pounds and close to full grown. She is very gentle with the kids, a little on the quieter side herself, and does well with cats and other dogs. Big rowdy dogs make her nervous, she likes to predict what comes next. She is very sweet and affectionate. Emily is learning the house training well and is crated for the workday.  She walks politely on the leash and works hard to be a good dog.

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: Harvey
Breed: Doxie Cross
Age: Adult
Gender: Male
Description: Harvey is a young adult male Doxie/Terrier mix who loves having dog playmates to wrestle and romp with. He is excellent with people, enjoys attention and company, but really comes alive with another canine to play with. He is house trained with a routine, needs a crate when left alone or he finds trouble, and would do best with an active adopter to do walks and dog playtime. He's a little shy at first meeting new people but always polite, and within 10 minutes he's comfortable with new people also. Harvey does not do well in an apartment setting and would be happiest in a home with a fenced yard and another dog to play with, and someone who can laugh at the naughty a terrier finds.

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: Hayley
Breed: Lab/ Boxer Cross
Age: Young Adult
Gender: Female
Description: Hayley is a 1 year old female Lab/Boxer who has a super soft spot for middle aged kids. She is head over heels in love with the 12 year old at her foster home, to the point she waits outside the bathroom door while he showers even. Reliably housetrained and very friendly with other dogs, Hayley is an active girl who loves walks, wrestling with her boy, playing chase, and playing with other dogs. She has not lived with cats so we don't know how she'd do. Hayley does get panicky in a crate, so her foster leaves her behind a closed door or loose and she does just fine when they are gone for a 6 hour workday. Hayley is reliable off leash once she is attached also. Previously a stray, this sweetheart wants nothing more than to belong to someone and be a companion.

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: Joy (Adoption Pending!)
Breed: Jack Russell Terrier
Age: Adult
Gender: Female
Description: Joy is a 6 year old, 12 pound female Jack Russell Terrier who was left at a pound. This little dog gets along with cats, kids, and other dogs, and is well house trained and past the chewing stages. She's a very easy, affectionate little dog who would make a perfect ready made, already trained companion dog.

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: Julie (Adoption Pending!)
Breed: Pit Bull/ Lab Cross
Age: Adult
Gender: Female
Description: Julie is an adult female Pit Bull/Lab mix (?), a gentle girl who plays nicely with the kittens in the shelter lobby and gets along very well with other dogs. We are guessing at one time someone loved her, she appears to be house trained and comfortable in the house. Julie is a medium energy girl who doesn't know why her owners didn't come find her at the pound. She enjoys walks, car rides, dog time, and is an excellent snuggle buddy.

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: Kerra (Adoption Pending!)
Breed: German Shepherd Cross
Age: Adult
Gender: Female
Description: Kerra is a 2 year old, 60 pound female Shepherd mix with a laid back attitude about meeting new people and making friends... she likes to meet people when out and about, and does very well with other dogs. She has not been with cats, and is known to chase livestock, so no farm homes for her. Kerra loves kids. She is doing very well on her house training, crates when left alone, and would do best in a home with a yard and a commitment to daily walks for her mental and physical health.

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: Kimmie
Breed: Terrier/ Lab Cross
Age: Young Adult
Gender: Female
Description: Kimmie is an adolescent female Lab/Terrier mix who was found as a stray. Very concerned about her eyes, she immediately saw the vet, who told us it was from her immune system working against her due to lack of malnutrition and filthy conditions. She got a dose of treatment and with good food and care, the hair around her eyes and face is coming back nicely. She's not going to be very big, at about 9 months of age she is 20 pounds. Kimmie is very bright, learned the house training quickly at foster, and is used to a crate for the workday. She's active but knows when to settle down, loves walks and runs, and plays nicely with cats and dogs. She is used to and comfortable with kids. Kimmie is available to adopt Feb. 19th.

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: Leonard (Adoption Pending!)
Breed: Beagle
Age: Adult
Gender: Male
Description: Leonard is a 4 year old Beagle with a round body on stubby short legs... and his huge normal beagle size head, and he looks so silly! He's a very easygoing and good natured dog, loves people and other dogs, and is pretty mellow. He loves walks, sunbathing in the sun, finding treats and being near 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: Lliza
Breed: Newfie/ Retriever Cross
Age: Adult
Gender: Female
Description: Liza is a 5 year old female Newfy/Retriever mix who came to the shelter very skinny, and a little shy-- life has not been kind to her. She maintains a dignified, gentle, very loving personality in spite of what her past was. Gentle with cats, good with other dogs, tolerant of kids, Liza is an easy going dog who doesn't ask for much. Patience as she builds some confidence, a little help with learning the house training in a new place, and a peaceful home would be wonderful. She is used to yard space and needs someone to show her the ropes of what to do, either a person or a dog. She's worth every second of investment. Right now she is 70 pounds but underweight.

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: Lorna
Breed: Saint Bernard/ Pyranees Cross
Age: Adult
Gender: Female
Description: Lorna is a 5 year old, 75 pound female short coated Pyranees?/Saint Bernard?/something mix, a very sweet girl with a soft and sensitive personality. Lorna is doing well with the house training, not been a chewer or barker, low key energy and gets along well with cats, dogs and kids. She's a big girl but her calm personality offsets her size. She's a little shy at first, but warms up with some treats, time and patience. Lorna is used to yard space in her home and has always had another dog around.

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: 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: 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: Molly (Adoption Pending!)
Breed: Beagle
Age: Senior
Gender: Female
Description: Sweet Molly was surrendered due to circumstances beyond her control and is now looking for a home in which to spend her golden years. She is a well trained, healthy, sweet girl who adjusts easily and is very loving. She shares her foster home with 2 other dogs whom she is very submissive toward, and 2 cats whom she is quite afraid of. Her foster mom notes that she loves walks and has good leash manners. She loves it when her humans get on the floor and play with her; and when one of them returns home from work she is over the moon with joy and can't wait to shower them with kisses. If you are looking for an enormously sweet companion dog with minimal needs please consider this girl!

Requirements: No 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: 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. 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: Peggy
Breed: Chihuahua
Age: Senior
Gender: Female
Description: Peggy is a senior Chihuahua who was dumped as a stray, and she is anything but--- quite the little diva she is. loves her pillow and her couch and her treats, thinks every open lap was created for her to sit in, and likes to boss the other dogs around as much as she can. This 9 pound girl is healthy but older, looking for a retirement home. She's house trained and lots of tail wags to share. Peggy doesn't share her food or treats well with others so does eat in another room, but is otherwise good.

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: Phineas (Adoption Pending!)
Breed:Beagle/ Basset Hound Cross
Age: Adult
Gender: Male
Description: Phineas, called Phin by his foster mom, is a mellow adult male  Beagle who prefers to play outside with his canine friends and then come inside and just chill out. He's a gentle, loving, good natured dog who would be happiest being adopted to a home with another dog. He is used to kids and does well with cats. Phineas is learning the house training and his foster is amazing, so he is a quick study and picking it up. He crates quietly and comfortably for the workday. Phin enjoys walks, sniffing out the fenced yard with a buddy, car rides, and cuddles. 

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: 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: 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: Shepherd Cross
Age: Young Adult
Gender: Female
Description: Ria is a young adult Shepherd mix with a soft personality, a serious side that makes training her a breeze, and an equally silly side that's always up for some fun! She came into a shelter down south with her puppies. All her puppies were adopted but no one wanted her and she narrowly escaped being euthanized. We sure are glad her life was spared and she got to come up here because she is one heck of a nice dog! Ria loves her walks and playtime. She is learning what toys are and is fascinated with them. She is a young girl still at about 1-2 years old so she's got energy to burn but she balances it nicely with a sensible side that knows to mind her manners in the house as well. 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. Ria is excellent with other dogs but needs a home without cats (they're far too fun to chase!).

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: Sheba (Adoption Pending!)
Breed: Aussie/ Pit Bull Cross
Age: Puppy
Gender: Female
Description: Sheba is a 3-4 month female Pit Bull/Aussie mix puppy, about 20 pounds of cheerful good nature. She is excellent with other dogs and kids, used to living with cats, and has a solidly good start to house training and crate training. She's lower to medium energy, enjoys play but sure settles down nicely. She is a watcher, always watching to see what you might ask her to do. She's a very sensible puppy.

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.


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

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Name: Shyann
Breed: Shepherd Cross
Age: Adult
Gender: Female
Description: Shyann is an adult female Shepherd mix, full grown at about 40 pounds. Shyann is a quiet, polite, somewhat cautious dog who was stranded in a shelter and so lonely, just waiting for her owner. She melted the hearts of the shelter staff, who worked hard to get her to rescue. Shyann is currently in a foster home, doing very well with house training, crate trained for the workday. She is medium energy, loves other dogs, fine with cats. Shyann will be shy with a change to a new place, but remains very sweet even when nervous. She is a heart stealer, this one. Shyann is available early March to adopt. Since she is used to a more a rural place, we are seeking a home with a yard for her please.

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: 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: Stitch
Breed: Black Lab/ Great Dane Cross
Age: Adult
Gender: Male
Description: Stitch is a young Black Lab/ Great Dane mix with a passion for fetch!  He could seriously fetch until your arm fell off and then he would just fetch you your arm!  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.  Stitch's biggest hurdle to adoption...he was run over by his owners 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 Stitch 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: 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: Tumi
Breed: Rottie/ Shepherd Cross
Age: Senior
Gender: Female
Description: Tumi is a beautiful Rottie/Shepherd girl who doesn't act her age. She is supposedly 13 but don't let that fool you into thinking she doesn't love to squeak a toy or run in the yard or take a long walk! Tumi was reluctantly surrendered by her owner after her owner's own failing health caused her to be unable to care for her any longer. She has been loved her whole life and it shows in her constant wagging stub tail, her ready willingness to love everyone, and her impeccable manners. Tumi is housetrained, crates for the workday well but doesn't need it, and knows her basic commands. She is excellent with other dogs but needs a cat-free home. Tumi recently had an extremely large mass removed from her abdomen. We were hoping it wouldn't come back with the dreaded "c-word" but it did. Tumi has cancer. Tumi has cancer that has spread very far, already reaching her lymph nodes. What that means is that we are looking for an adopter who will give Tumi her final retirement home, who knows her time might be short, and who will love her enough to let her go when her quality of life diminishes. We know this is not an easy thing we are asking. We are asking someone to love and welcome Tumi into their home for however long she has, knowing that it will end in the ultimate heartbreak. It will take a very special person to be willing to adopt Tumi but we think that special person is out there. If you are willing to offer a soft bed, a loving home, and some walks/playtime for our Tumi girl to enjoy until the end, please email.

Requirements: No cats. Hospice home needed.

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: 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
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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