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 🙂

Atlas

Rhodesian Ridgeback + German Shepherd + Labrador Retriever Mix
 1 1/2 years old
Male
63 pounds

Are you looking for a little direction in your life? Maybe something to help navigate this path of loneliness and reach the road of love? I think I may be able to help! You see, I am a wealth of knowledge and insight on all things pertaining to love and friendship. I can provide you with the coordinates to all the doggy snuggles and youthful energy you could ever ask for, and when it comes to playing with other dogs and sturdy children 8+, you could say I’m on a course bearing straight for fun fun fun! Cats, on the other hand, really throw the whole thing off axis! If love is what you’re looking for, head straight for 45.4574 , -122.604. Just remember: even though I’m 1 ½ years old, there is still a lot of puppy in me, and I will need your guidance on plenty of things. So, have you reached your destination?

1 ½ years old-63lbs. My adoption fee is $200 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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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 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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Ginger

Pit Bull Terrier
2 years old
Female
78 pounds

Can you imagine, beautiful ol’ me, a castaway? Floating through loneliness without a love raft in sight? Now I am left searching for my next big break. Will I ever star in my own series? All this uncertainty can really make a girl’s head spin! All I know is that I got the chops to make one family happier than they could ever imagine. Being a TV star, you have to be flexible and willing to work in all sorts of conditions with all sorts of people. I just love to play with my props and toys but sometimes get a little over zealous in so even though I just adore children it’s best I find a family with kids who are old enough to handle my rowdy play, let’s say 7 or 8+.  I love to play improv with dogs my size, but I will not share the spotlight with cats. I generally prefer to have my own dressing room (aka crate) when my family is away because it really helps me to feel safe and secure. Are you looking for a new leading lady? Because I am ready for my close-up!

2 years old-78lbs. My adoption fee is $200 and includes microchip & registration, spay, reduced-cost training lass, free veterinary exam, 1 month pet health insurance, leash/collar, food sample, toy & treat packet.

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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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King Arthur

German Shepherd + Keeshond Mix
4 years old
Male
74 pounds

Hear ye, hear ye! To all interested parties: you are cordially invited to join me at the mighty round table of my heart. I have had many victorious battles, but I have called you here to make announcement of a battle I cannot seem to win…that of finding forever love. I seek to find comfort and stability in these uncertain times. It has been foretold by a prophecy that I will find love and admiration from a family as yet unknown to me. In return for this priceless gift, I vow to serve you and pledge my loyalty and honor to you. I seek a family that is patient and understanding, one that will allow the time I need to trust. A family with children 12+ who know how treat a king with respect will do, but I simply cannot pledge a peaceful existence with felines. I will, however, favorably stand by my dog brethren, so long as they know that I rule the castle. I have completed training in the intricacies of crate navigation, and seek the comfort of my own chamber. I also know how to respond to many basic commands. I hereby beseech you to join me in a call to arms to fight the lonely days and loveless nights.

4 years old-74lbs. My adoption fee is $200 and includes microchip & registration, neuter, reduced-cost training class, 1 month pet health insurance, free veterinary exam , leash/collar, food sample, toy & treat packet.

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Lil Lydia

Beagle + Pointer Mix
3 years old
Female
42 pounds

A Lil bit of loving goes a long way. I have more than a Lil bit to spare, but it will take a Lil bit of effort. I am pretty shy and nervous in new situations, so I need someone to help build my confidence with things like positive-reinforcement training, lots of praise, and continued socialization. I want to learn so many new things about love and life with the help of a confident but patient instructor. Gentle children 8+ would be okay to have around the house, I get along with other dogs but would prefer to live without cats. I have been crate training since coming to the shelter, and I would really like to continue it into the future since I feel safe there. I like have a quiet Lil place to chill out if things get too stressful. I got a bunch of Lil bits that make up a pretty great Lil Lydia. Come see a Lil for yourself!

3 years old-42lbs. My adoption fee is $200 and includes spay, microchip, 1 month pet health insurance, free vet exam, reduced cost training class, leash/collar, toy & treat packet, food sample.

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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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Maddix

Great Dane
5 years old
Male
100 pounds

Maddix here. Not only am I a Great Dane, I am also a great buddy, a grand companion, and a lap dog stuck in a great big body! You are sure to be impressed by my stunning good looks and my long, long legs … but let’s get one thing straight—I am not the dog for everyone. I am looking for a special place, with a special person. Someone who understands my breed, for starters…Us Danes are awesome dogs, but you must be prepared for all of what we have to offer. I need someone who can handle my size, and most importantly I need someone who can help me work through my anxieties. I am a loyal fella, a stick-by-your-side best friend, a keep-you-safe-at-night, protect-you-from-the-mail-carrier type of fella. I am not the most confident dog in town, and I get nervous in new situations, so a low-key environment where I can always be by your side is just what I am looking for. I get along well with other animals, and won’t mind the gentle affection of children 8+. I really am just looking to be your best friend….so I hope you are looking for a dog who is devoted, and playful, and loyal, and goofy, and devoted, and playful, and loyal, and… I am just a great big buddy looking for a person to keep safe and make happy, could that be you?

5 years old- 100lbs. My adoption fee is $220 and includes microchip & registration, neuter, 1 month pet health insurance, free vet exam, reduced-cost training class, leash/collar, toy & treat packet, food sample.

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Mercy

Pit Bull Terrier + Bulldog Mix
8 years old
Female 
62 pounds

MERCY a: A blessing that is an act of divine favor or compassion.
Goodness, I sure wish I could finally be offered the blessing of a forever home. A family looking to offer me the divine favor of true love. A compassionate person I can trust …maybe someone like you? I could be the furry companion that you cherish, the one that will always be by your side. Truthfulness and loyalty are the qualities I possess: I don’t hesitate to tell you how I feel, and once I find someone I can rely on, I’ll be their best friend for life. If we are being open and honest with each other, and I’d like us to be, then I will tell you I can be a bit touchy when it comes to grabby hands. I don’t like surprises or being jostled around, so respectful children 7+ are more my speed, which I prefer to keep slow and steady with occasional walks around the neighborhood… I am, shall we say, a refined female. I am house trained and crate trained, I get along with other dogs well and am open to the idea of living with cats. So what do you think? Can you help me understand the meaning of Mercy?

8 years old-62lbs. My adoption fee is $160 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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Molly

Pit Bull Terrier
3 years old
Female
56 pounds

Knock, Knock. Who’s there? Tail. Tail who? Tail all your friends Molly is looking for new home! Better yet, just come on in and meet me yourself. I bet we can make a love connection. I am a super-duper friendly girl but sometimes my sense of humor fails me…. Like when it comes to cats. I just can’t stand them! I do have a bright and happy personality, and I am very intelligent and super athletic—man, I love to play! I won’t mind playing with a well matched boy dog, and I just love to play with my people: hiking, swimming, running marathons—you name it!  I just adore children, I mean I really Love them! But sometime I get too excited and knock them down…so sturdy kids (probably those who are 5+) who can handle my size, and all the exuberant love I have to offer would be great!  You know what else is great? My crate training and housebreaking skills! I have been waiting long enough, so knock, knock—come on in!

3 years old-56lbs. My adoption fee is $180 and includes spay, 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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Mr Darcy

Labrador Retriever + Pit Bull Terrier Mix
10-12 months old
Male
59 pounds

I am just a good dog. They type of dog who gives you kisses, wags his tail with all of his might, and never gets tired of hearing “good boy!” I love nature, going for jogs, wrestling with children, hanging with my dogs, and giving cats something to hiss about. I have never met a person I didn’t like or a treat I wouldn’t eat (only cats I don’t like but would be willing to eat). I may still be young, but I think I have a good head on my shoulders, and I am looking to increase my knowledge with a nice family. I am already catching on to this crate training thing, and I would say it is going pretty good. I get to play all day in the yard with my dog friends, and at night we swap stories about all the happiness and love we are going to share with our new families. I may be a dog, but I am not just a dog. Let me show you how truly wonderful I am, then let me hear you say my favorite words: “Good boy!”

110-12 months old-59lbs. My adoption fee is $240 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

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 2 years, 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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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 14+, 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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Scout

Bull Terrier
2 years old
Male
40 pounds

What a face! You guessed it, I am the cutest boy in this joint. I am a solid boy, born with striking good looks, extra charm, and plenty of smarts. And somewhere along the way I developed a dislike of children. I just can’t quite tolerate those grabby hands! I do enjoy playing with other dogs and won’t mind a well-matched canine friend in my new home, I love meeting new people and won’t hesitate to clear the yard of pesky neighborhood cats. I am also already housebroken and crate trained and just love to play play play! A Bull Terrier–experienced person would be my ideal match, so if you want a chance to wake up to this face every morning, you best come in and meet me!

2 years old-40lbs. My adoption fee is $260 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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Sebastian

Silky Terrier
7 years old
Male
16 pounds

There you see them, sitting across the way. They don’t got a lot to say, but there’s something about them, and you don’t know why, but you’re dying to try. You wanna kiss that family. Yes, you want them. Look at them, you know you do. It’s possible they want you, too. There is one way to ask them, it don’t take a word, not a single word. Go on and kiss that family! Oh man, do I want a family of my own to shower with love! It’s true, I get a little overexcited at times, but a patient and loving family with a willingness to invest in positive training methods, plenty of playtime, and more socialization is just what I need. You know, all the things a good dog needs! I am getting the hang of this crate training, and I get along with other dogs and cats fantastically well. I’d also be happy to share my sea with respectful children 6+. So swim on over and let me kiss the family!

7 years old-16lbs. 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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Spark

Plott Hound + Shepherd Mix
2 years old
Male
65 pounds

I can feel your love awakening from its slumber! It hungers for fur, and your need to quench it is insatiable! What, oh what, is a poor dog to do! I know there is no fighting it, so I must present myself as an offering. But before I am lost forever to the warm grip of your eternal love, you must know these things: I enjoy the affection of sturdy children, I get along with other dogs very well, I despise cats, and my crate training is electric! So you want to kick-start my heart? Well, watch out! Cuz my love is danger, danger high voltage! Let the Sparks fly!

2 years old-65lbs. My adoption fee is $200 and includes neuter, 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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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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