Adoptable Dogs


This is a list of dogs currently available for adoption at Family Dogs New Life Shelter.
We do keep this listing very current, so all dogs listed here regardless of the post date are still looking for homes. Because FDNLS is a no kill shelter all dogs who come into our care have a safe place to live until they are adopted, so some of our residents have been in our care for months or even years.
All photos taken by FDNLS photographer Bob Libby . To enlarge photo just click on it 🙂

April

Australian Cattle Dog + Pit Bull Terrier + Shepherd Mix
1 year old
Female
57 pounds

April here, to remind you there can be an endless spring… and you’ll find it in me! I am just like a blossom about to bloom: full of life and overflowing with possibilities. You see, I am a 12-month-old bundle of love, and I am just waiting for the whole world to open up for me. I imagine new friends sprouting up all around me since I do great with other big dogs here (but let’s be honest, I need some work on leash with other pooches), and sturdy children, too. But things aren’t so sunny when kitty cats are around! I am already housebroken and my crate training is going great and would love to continue that since I tend to be a bit of an escape artist from time to time, but there’s no doubt I’m just a youngster in need of nurturing and guidance.  Oh, how I would love to be your little spring flower, all year round!

1 year old-57lbs. My adoption fee is $220 and includes microchip & registration, spay, reduced-cost training class, free veterinary exam, 1 month pet health insurance, leash/collar, food sample, toy & treat packet.

 

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BG

Dalmatian + Pointer Mix
12 years old
Female
80 pounds

You like girls with beautiful curves, right? A little padding for the petting? I know when I see a Greyhound I’m like “someone get that dog a milk-bone”, you know what I’m saying?!? I got all the filling in all the right places- both inside and out! Good looks and a great big personality to match! I get along great with other bigger dogs, but I am not a fan of cats or small critters…I’m a chill girl who doesn’t like to be pestered, so I prefer furry friends who just want to hang out and cuddle; no running, romping, yappin or funny business.  And respectful children 12+, I don’t mind them one bit as long as they understand how a Queen like me should be treated. I want to be treated with respect, I want everyone to know that I am the Queen of the castle. I may be a lazy lady, but I do still like to work on my fitness, so walks around the neighborhood or strolls through nature would be good for me. And you best believe that I’m not only takin’ pride in myself but in my house too…so you know I keep my place clean. I also keep my place safe, real safe, my family too; call me Queen Protector. Once you seen all the rest, come meet the best and get some of this Big Girl love.

12 years old- 80lbs. My adoption fee is $80 and includes spay, microchip, reduced-cost training class, free veterinary exam, 1 month pet health insurance, leash/collar, food sample, toy & treat packet.

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BG has been in our care for 3 years, please consider making a donation to Sponsor her and help us continue to provide a happy, healthy and enriched environment for her.
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Daisy

Carolina Dog Mix
5 1/2 years old
Female
50 pounds

He loves me…he loves me not…he loves me…oh, I hope that you will love me! I want to be loved so much I can taste it! It is sweet and sugary like a doggie gingersnap! But I want forever flavor, not just a sample. I had a really nice home for the past year, but sometimes things happen in life that turn your world upside down. I feel like Alice when she fell down the rabbit hole—I know there is a Wonderland waiting for me. I love to play! I know all sorts of tricks! I love to go for runs! I am very active and want to find a forever home that can keep up the pace! I am house trained, crate trained, love to play with other dogs (but don’t like to share my ball), can cuddle like nobody’s business, and am very loyal to those I love. I am wary of meeting New people and can be very protective of My people, so I will need  an adult-only, low traffic home where I will be allowed plenty of time to warm up to strangers, but when the feeling is right we will be bubbling with love in no time. The one thing I can’t seem to do is get along with cats, but who wants to be friends with those snooty butts anyway? They say if you love a flower to let it be, for if you pick it, it will cease to exist. But if you pick this flower then we will exist together!

5 1/2  years old-50lbs. My adoption fee is $180 and includes: spay, microchip, 1 month pet health insurance, reduced-cost training class, free vet exam, leash/collar, toy & treat packet, food sample.

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Daisy has been in our care for 2 years, please consider making a donation to Sponsor her and help us continue to provide a happy, healthy and enriched environment for her.
 
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Dolly

Black Labrador Retriever + Pit Bull Terrier  Mix
2 years old
Female
53 pounds

What is a sweet, playful, beautiful Doll like me doing hanging out in a shelter? Beats me, but I can tell you I will not be hanging out long. I am on my way to a bigger and brighter future where I can take walks to the park, go for rides, and cuddle on the couch. Add a little training time, plenty of treats, and a whole lot of love and you’ve got my dream home. I have been known to be a little selective of my doggy friends in the past but I sure do love playing with all of the other dogs here in my play group and am used to sharing my home with a well matched pal, but cats just don’t fit into my fairy tale. A family with kids would be fabulous, as long as the youngsters are old enough to understand that I am a lady and must be treated as such. A little respect is all I ask, and in return I’ll give you the same….I’ll keep my crate clean and tidy, walk nicely on leash and sit when asked. I’ve got a good amount of energy but not toooo much. Ya know, with enough attention and adventure I think I’d be well suited for apartment living or a rural life—I’ll love whatever life brings me, and as long as I’m cherished, I’ll be happy.

2 years old-53lbs. My adoption fee is $200 and includes spay, microchip & registration, reduced-cost training class, free veterinary exam,1 month pet health insurance, leash/collar, food sample, toy & treat packet.

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Georgia Isa Peach

Rhodesian Ridgeback + Shepherd Mix
2 years old
Female
58 pounds

Gosh darn it, don’t I just have the cutest little name? My mama done good with that! It matches my cute little face, my cute little rump, and my pretty little eyes. Yup, I’m just a sweet little ‘ol Georgia Peach! True to my Ridgeback instincts I am also very loyal and very protective of the ones I love, so I will need an adult only, low-traffic home where I will be allowed plenty of time to warm up to strangers. I’m young, active, and when I’m in my playgroup I do love playing with the other dogs almost as much as I hate kitty cats! With proper introductions, I may be able to share my home with the correctly matched dog but going to the dog park is a bit more than I can handle. I am already crate trained and housebroken too – Sure, I could use a bit more in the training department, but I’m smart, pick up new things really quickly and am super eager to please my person, so that should be fun! I am lacking in the confidence department so a good confidence boost will do wonders for me! This whole rescue business has my head spinnin’, and I can’t tell which way is up! But I promise, you help me find the surface, and I’ll promise you to be the sweetest companion I can.

2 years old-58lbs. My adoption fee is $200 and includes spay, microchip & registration, 1 month pet health insurance, reduced-cost training class, free vet exam, leash/collar, toy & treat packet, food sample.

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Hooch

American Bulldog + French Mastiff (Dogue De Bordeaux) Mix
2 years old
Male
very thin at 77 pounds

I am so very sweet and affectionate with people, boy o boy, I love people, people are soooo great, I am the best dog ever with people…..ok, ok I’m just trying to beat around the bush here, trying to sweeten you up a bit…the truth is, I am trying avoid telling you that I just don’t like other dogs. Nope, I insist on being the boss. People and me we’re tight. Kids 8+ who are big enough to handle my energy level and tendency to give hugs are cool too, but living with other dogs or cats is a no-go. I still promise to make an awesome best friend, the biggest personality you could ever ask for. I am fun and goofy and oh-so snuggly. I am also crate trained, love to go for walks, am super lovable and… did I say affectionate?

2 year old-77lbs (very thin). My adoption fee is $200 and includes neuter, microchip & registration, reduced-cost training class, 1 month pet health insurance, free veterinary exam, leash/collar, toy & treat packet, food sample.

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Jojo

Chihuahua + Toy Fox Terrier Mix
9 1/2 years old
Male
12 pounds

Hi! I am Jojo! Wake me up before you go-go! Don’t leave me hanging on like a yo-yo. Cuz that’s a no-no! Just kidding, except for the part about my name. You know how Jojos go so well with chicken strips? Well, that’s what I am looking for…the chicken strip that will go perfectly with this Jojo! It’ll have to be a special recipe, since I am a pretty special lil potato. I’m longing for an understanding, loving, and patient person who will help me become the best dog I can possibly be. I have a long road ahead of me, but I will try my best. With consistency and positive reinforcement I will be on my way to learning to trust again in no time. I get along with other dogs very well, and cats don’t bother me, but I will need an adult-only home—grabby hands and the youthful energy of children is just too much for me. I do love to get gentle scratches behind the ear and snuggle in the blankets, and I will stick by your side like glue…just give me a little time to trust you. I also love to play with my toys, I enjoy going for brisk walks around the neighborhood, and my crate training is top-notch! So what do you say? Wanna be my chicken strip?

9 1/2  years old-12lbs. My adoption fee is $120 and includes neuter, microchip, reduced-cost training class, free veterinary exam, 1 month pet health insurance, leash/collar, food sample, toy & treat packet.

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Krystal

Rottweiler Mix
2 1/2 years old
Female
70 pounds

If you looked into a Krystal ball you know what you’d see? You’d get a glimpse of yourself lounging around the house with me…your new companion. I am a laid-back girl with enough energy to join you on all of your adventures…truly a gem who deserves to be cherished, a lady looking for a patient and loving family to take me in. I am a loyal lady and can be protective of my person so I would do best with someone who can give me the reassurance and training I need. I do well with other dogs as long as they know I’m the boss and we don’t hold our meetings on leash, I adore affection from sturdy and respectful kids 6+, and I really enjoy tormenting cats…  so it’s best I don’t share my home with them. I am already crate trained, housebroken and since I am a full-grown woman I am surely past all that puppy nonsense. I promise that I will try my hardest to be a seamless addition to your home, a new best friend who will bring a sparkle to your day for years to come…Now look into my Krystal ball and see our beautiful future together!

2½ years old-70lbs. My adoption fee is $180 and includes spay, microchip & registration, reduced-cost training class, free veterinary exam, 1 month pet health insurance, leash/collar, food sample, toy & treat packet.

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Lucky

Labrador Retriever + German Shepherd Mix
6 years old
Male
90 pounds

I got my rabbit’s foot, my horse shoe…Let’s see, I have my four-leaf clover, and my acorn… The penny I found on the sidewalk, my bamboo, I licked a frog and counted to seven, seven times… All right! I think I am ready! Let’s get me adopted!! What’s that? You think I am an amazing specimen of canine and you don’t think I will need all this stuff? You think my loyal personality, mature demeanor, big brains, and 90 pounds of handsome looks is enough for anyone to scoop me up? (Metaphorically lifting with the legs and a proper back brace) Well, thank you! I was a little worried. I mean, I get along great with all the other dogs here, am crate trained and housebroken, and won’t mind sharing my love with respectful older children 12+. I’m also very food motivated and eager to learn new things, but not always eager to trust new people…especially the doctor! I feel uneasy about being overly handled, so I ask that you take things slow and easy at first. You know something? I just may be all the luck I need to find myself the forever home I’ve been dreaming of!

6 years old-90lbs. My adoption fee is $160 and includes neuter, microchip & registration, 1 month pet health insurance, free vet exam, reduced cost training class, leash/collar, toy & treat packet, food sample.

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Orlando

American Eskimo
12 years old
Male
55 pounds (very overweight)

Oh man, life is ruff. People are always stopping me on the streets, asking for my autographs. They just keep getting me confused with Orlando Bloom. I can’t blame them though, I know I am just as handsome as he is. However I can be shy with new people because the truth is, I am a bit self-conscious about my weight.  I’ll need a patient family willing to deal with my super star demeanor, one with respectful kids 10+ that understand how to treat me with respect.  I am more than willing to share my home with another pooch or even a cat but I also love to be in the spot light!  I’m just looking for a family that will treat me like a celebrity and give me all the TLC I deserve. So if you think that might be you, come on in and meet me for an autograph and some forever love!

12 years old-55lbs. My adoption fee is $100 and includes neuter, microchip & registration, reduced-cost training class, free veterinary exam, 1 month pet health insurance, leash/collar, toy & treat packet, food sample.

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Oso

Black Labrador Retriever + German Shepherd Mix
6 1/2 years old
Male
65 pounds

So I hear you’re looking for a new best friend? Someone who is a real sweet heart…well, I may be just who you’re looking for! I am O-so affectionate and O-so loving. If you’re looking for someone to accompany you on your daily walk or jog, a buddy to tag along on your weekend hikes, or a pal to take to the beach, I’d be more than happy to join since I am O-so playful and enjoy a good time. How about a friend for your other dog? I am O-so lovable and affectionate, I’ll make a wonderful companion for your other dog or respectful older children, but I am not O-so willing to share my home with cats. Some people say I’m O-so quirky; I had a really rough puppy-hood that left me with a neurological condition called epilepsy , but don’t worry, aside from an occasional love obsession with going after my tail (I’m pretty sure its playing hard to get) you’d never even notice! I’m keeping my crate O-so clean and tidy, such a great start to all the other awesome stuff you can teach me…since I am O-so smart. So how about it… don’t I sound O-so right?

6 1/2 years old-65lbs. My adoption fee is $180 and includes; neuter, microchip & registration, reduced-cost training class, free veterinary exam, 1 month pet health insurance, leash/collar, food sample, toy & treat packet.

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Oso is on daily medication for epilepsy that costs $50 per month, he has been in our care for over a year, please consider making a donation to Sponsor him and help us continue to provide a happy, healthy and enriched environment for him.
 
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Peanut and Lucy

Australian Cattle Dog + Jack Russell Terrier Mixes
10 years old
Male & Female
25 & 35 pounds

Peanut & Lucy went to FDNL to fetch forever love. Lucy fell down for belly rubs, and Peanut brought kisses and laughter! Oh, the future is wide open for us, and we can’t wait to have a forever home of our own. A family that will give us lots of love and a place to retire. One with other dogs or gentle children would be a fairy tale come true, but cats we just can’t do. We may be in our golden years, but these Cattle Dog/Jack Russell genes just don’t fade! There are still plenty of fun times to be had without all the puppy nonsense those younger pups can bring. Peanut & Lucy went to FDNL to fetch forever love…can you help us complete our story?

10 years old-25 & 35lbs. Our adoption fee is $160 and includes microchip & registration, spay/neuter, reduced-cost training class, free veterinary exam, 1 month pet health insurance, leash/collar, food sample, toy & treat packet.

 

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Peppa

Siberian Husky + German Shepherd Mix
3 years old
Female
75 pounds

You wanna spice up your life? Put a little Peppa on it! Your days seem bland and tasteless? Put a little Peppa on it! Tired of the same old same old? Put a little Peppa on it! I could keep going if you want me too…..but I think you get the point. Hey, if you want a list of all the reasons you should liven up your lonely life with a little canine spice I’m happy to oblige, just say the word. Anything I can do to make you happy, I promise to put in my very best effort. I’m just that type of gal. Us Husky types  are pretty loyal but can take some time to warm up and that’s me, I’m a little nervous at first but once I get to know you I can be a pretty sweet Peppa …I could even learn to love the kids that are  8+ as long as they are respectful of my space? Or not….just be sure to give me plenty of direction, love and patience. I have all the making of a top notch companion…big brains, good social skills with other dogs (although I am bit in your face at first) , a desire to be loved. Is your heart feeling a little blasé…put some Peppa on it!

3 years old-75lbs. My adoption fee is $180 and includes microchip & registration, spay, reduced-cost training class, 1 month pet health insurance, free veterinary exam , leash/collar, food sample, toy & treat packet.

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Poppy

Australian Cattle Dog + Beagle Mix
2 1/2 years old
Female
20 pounds

Just a timid flower, waiting to take root in a place I can call home. What do you think? Are you willing to take me in and let my heart blossom? In turn I promise to be your devoted companion. I will be pleased to sit by your side, receiving the occasional pat on the head. I will be eager to go for a morning walk or have a fun day playing in the back yard. I will make friends with your other dog, but I might insist on being boss, but I do mind sharing my flower bed with cats- I’m a pretty bossy gal and like to pester them! Calm respectful children 12+, are welcome too. I also keep my little flower pot, aka crate, free of debris or refuse. It may take me a moment to trust, but if you are patient and seeking a new best friend I will root myself right in your heart!

2 1/2 years old-20lbs. My adoption fee is $180 and includes spay, microchip, reduced-cost training class, free veterinary exam, 1 month pet health insurance, leash/collar, food sample, toy & treat packet.

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Sparky Beach

Shiba Inu Mix
5 years old
Male
11 pounds

Life’s a beach, so why not let the sparks fly! I’m all revved up and ready to go, I am a lil Sparky plug, and I am firing on all cylinders to give you some love! Feisty and full of fun, just looking for some fine tuning. A Shiba mix no doubt, I’ll need a person familiar with our intelligent, lively, and brave nature! I’m loving and loyal, very people focused, super affectionate and I adore attention. I do not, however, adore cats or sharing my goodies—so keep your paws outta my food bowl, ok?! That also means a home with no children for me. I do love to romp and rough house with other dogs and won’t mind sharing my home with a well-matched canine companion. I may have attitude to spare and energy to burn, but I also have some excellent house manners, am already crate trained, ride well in the car ,and know my basic commands. So come on, let me show you what it feels like to be loved!

5 years old-11lbs. My adoption fee is $180 and includes microchip & registration, neuter, reduced cost training class, 1 month pet health insurance, free veterinary exam, leash/collar, toy & treat packet, food sample.

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Vonnie

Staffordshire Bull Terrier Mix
3 years old
Female
57 pounds

I’m Vonnie, and I’m on the run. On the run from the law! The law of loneliness, that is. Loneliness is the lamest law in the book, and I intend to break it!!! I am a super-affectionate young lady who will make one heck of a companion. I’m happy to make friends with other dogs of any size, with sturdy kids, and but no cats for me! I love a good long walk, a jog around the block, or some play time in the back yard followed by a good nap… you know, livin’ the good life. So maybe you can be my new partner in crime!

3 years old-57lbs. My adoption fee is $200 and includes microchip & registration, spay, reduced-cost training class, 1 month pet health insurance, free veterinary exam , leash/collar, food sample, toy & treat packet.

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Walker

Yellow Labrador Retriever + Great Pyrenees Mix
10 years old
Male
60 pounds

These paws were made for walking, and that’s just what I’ll do, one of these days this boy is gonna walk right next to you! I would love to take easy strolls by your side, or just lounge around on the couch by your side, or hang out in the backyard by your side…I think you get my drift: you’ll never get too far without your Walker! I get along with other dogs, but if you got cats they better run when they see me coming! I make no apologies; I just can’t stand those critters. Dog-savvy kids 12+ will be best for me because I take a little time to trust new people and grabby hands are no match for me. As far as my crate training, I have that down. House manners, too; got those covered. But that doesn’t mean there isn’t plenty more I want to learn, so I got the time to dedicate to learning all you want to teach me if you are game! Sound like a pretty good deal? Then come on and walk with me!

10 years old-60lbs. My adoption fee is $120 and includes neuter, microchip, reduced-cost training class, free veterinary exam, 1 month pet health insurance, leash/collar, food sample, toy & treat packet.

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Walker has been in our care for a year and a half, please consider making a donation to Sponsor him and help us continue to provide a happy, healthy and enriched environment for him.
 
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