Come on in and check out our pooches that missed the photo shoot this week!
This is a list of dogs currently available for adoption at Family Dogs New Life Shelter.
All photos taken by local photographer Bob Libby . To enlarge photo just click on it
Labrador Retriever + Pit Bull Terrier + German Shepherd Mix
3 years old
The last frontier of love is just over the horizon… Journey on until the sky reflects visions of friendship, and waters of companionship pour over the river’s edge. Then you will know you have arrived at your destination- Alaska; your new best friend. Adventures of the heart must be thoughtful and exact. One step off the path and love could be lost in the current of loneliness. That is why I take things slow—hearts are resilient but fragile. I don’t want the tragedy of a broken heart laid at my paws, and I may be slow to warm up to people because I want to make sure that they can trust me and I can trust them. That is what love is about, isn’t it? Trust. I trust respectful children 8+ to be considerate of my feelings. I know the affections of other dogs readily, but I have no interest in extending myself to cats anytime soon. I think about all the wonderful things I might be able to have one day, and it gives me hope for the future. I want to better myself so I can in turn enrich someone else’s life with only the best canine companionship. I have taken my crate training very seriously, and this frees up my time at night to rest and think about all of the adventures we can take together. Can you hear the calling? Are you up for a challenge of love? Greatness doesn’t come easily, and ease doesn’t beget greatness. Let us find the greatness of love, together.
3 years old-77lbs. My adoption fee is $180 and includes: microchip, spay, reduced-cost training class, free veterinary exam, 1 month pet health insurance, leash/collar, food sample, toy & treat packet.
8 years old
Everyone has a story to tell. For some it is comedy, for others it is drama, but some of us have lived through our own little horror. If you have heard about, or worse, seen the pictures from the O.A.S story, then you know of what I speak. But my story has a very happy ending, I can just feel it! I know I will find someone to love me and take care of me, help me work past my transgressions, and give me the forever home I dream about. I am not perfect, nobody is, but I will try my best to be your perfect. Kids 12+ will be my ideal match as I do have a tendency to guard what I hold dear (like a lot of us Rotties do), and know that older kids will be respectful of my boundaries. I despise cats, and don’t mind other dogs one bit but let’s be honest: people really are my main focus. That, and playing with my kong. I am already housetrained and am very accustomed to sleeping in my crate, I feel quite comfortable in there and look forward to having my own little bungalow in my new home! My story started out in despair but I hope it turns into the happily ever after I have been dreaming of. Can you help me write the last pages of my life’s novel?
8 years old-75lbs. My adoption fee is $100 and includes; neuter, microchip, reduced cost training class, free veterinary exam, 1 month pet health insurance, leash/collar, food sample, toy & treat packet.
Dalmatian + Pointer Mix
8 years old
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 well with other dogs like me, but I am not a fan of cats or little dogs… They always be in my business and I be like “listen cha-huahua, I will step on you!”. And respectful children, 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. Don’t be fooled, I’ve still got energy to burn and I do like to work on my fitness, so walks around he neighborhood or some easy trail hiking 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. Once you seen all the rest, come meet the best and get some of this Big Girl love.
8 years old- 95lbs(overweight). My adoption fee is $100 and includes; spay, microchip, reduced cost Training Class, free veterinary exam, 1 month pet health insurance, leash/collar, food sample, toy & Treat packet.
Scottish Terrier Mix
6 years old
Hi y’all! Baxter Cash here! Four lovely gents from across the pond once said “You can’t buy me love”. Never a truer sentence has been uttered. But you can sure win the affection of a happy-go-lucky hombre such as myself, with the right kind of belly rubbing and treat tossing. I know a wise canine connoisseur such as yourself already knows all about that though, right? Being the dog centric virtuoso that your are, I know you must share the same aversion to felines that I harbor. So a cat free environment would do us both a world of good! I am a crate trained master just to let you know and I love playing with the other dogs here at the shelter. Small children on the other hand I do not like playing with. I would prefer a home with kids 12+ as they are more respectful of gentlemen such as myself. Let Baxter Cash here sweeten the pot and brighten up your dwelling! I’ll be the cuddliest dinero you ever set your mitts on!
6 years old-21lbs. My adoption fee is $160 and includes; microchip, neuter, reduced cost Training Class, free veterinary exam, 1 month pet health insurance, leash/collar, food sample, Toy & Treat packet.
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Terrier + Shih Tzu Mix
3 years old
♫My Buddy, my Buddy, my Buddy, my Buddy and me!♫ That will be the song in your heart when you find me in your life! I mean just look at this face! This is the kinda mug that makes Buddy material….And Buddy Boy material makes a suit of love that is prêt-à-porter! Buddy Boy also make a great little protector…my small stature won’t keep me from acting like the toughest guy in town when strangers intrude. Like any good Buddy should I love going for walks, playing fetch, going for car rides or playing tug-of-war. Or we can just canoodle on the couch and watch seasons of Cake Boss on Netflix. I like cake, and other people named Buddy making a difference in the world through cake! I know sit and down, I am house trained, and my crate training is coming along great. I don’t like being over handled or roughed around, so only kids 12+ can be my buddies. I will be the best Buddy Boy that you ever did know! ♫Your Buddy, your Buddy, your Buddy, your Buddy and You!♫
3 years old-20lbs. My adoption fee is $180 and includes; microchip, neuter, reduced cost training class, 1 month pet health insurance, leash/collar, food sample, toy & Treat packet.
3 years old
Do you like to play? Well I like to play! We can play all day! Rope tug, chase, fetch, red rover; you name it and I would love to do it! I guess I never grew out of my puppy phase because I have enthusiasm for days! I love playing with other dogs especially, so if you already have a furry buddy I would love to meet them. Furry felines are a different story though…I don’t think they would be quite as excited about the type of games I’d want to play! I don’t play around in my crate though, that is serious business and I could be employee of the month. Same goes for my housebreaking- my skills could be winning awards! A home with kids 12+ would do me good, as I can be rambunctious and it takes me a little to warm up to some folks. If you need some love in your life and have your heart in a cage, just call on me and I can be your love Buster!
3 years old-65lbs. My adoption fee is $180 and includes; neuter, microchip, reduced cost training class, 1 month pet health insurance, free veterinary exam, leash/collar, toy & treat packet, food sample.
German Shepherd + Akita Mix
8 years old
Gimme one shot and I know I can hit that bull’s-eye on your heart. My name ain’t Cupid, but I reckon I have just as much love to throw around as that chubby baby. I been down a long hard road in this life, but I never let it break my spirit. Sure I can be cantankerous at times, but when you get to be my age you just don’t put up with as much guff as you used to. That is why children around me should be respectful of their elders. Same goes for my fellow dogs—they should be respectful as well. In my book, you get what you give and I don’t give cats any love, so I expect the same from them, which is fine by me. My crate training has been going really well and I am pretty excited about having my own little den of solace. I mosey at my own pace and don’t have too much giddyup, so low and slow is how I like to roll. I don’t really have any marathons in me anymore. But I still like to get out and throw the old ball around. If you can see it in your heart to give this old soldier one more tour of duty, I will pledge to you my heart, my love, and my honor.
8 yrs-102lbs. My adoption fee is $120 and includes: microchip, neuter, reduced cost training class, 1 month pet health insurance, free veterinary exam , leash/collar, food sample, toy & treat packet
Chihuahua + Basenji Mix
3 years old
Are you a little cheeky? I’m a little Chiki! You may not know it at first because it takes me a little bit to warm up to people. But once I feel I can trust you I will totally show you my loving, goofy spirit. I love to run and play with all sorts of toys. I can cuddle like nobody’s business and really enjoy lap time. But like I said, I don’t warm up to people easily, so don’t get discouraged if it’s not fireworks at first sight. Kids 10+ are better suited for me since they know how to go slow and be gentle. I just want to be honest and up front with you. I am housetrained and my crate training is coming along nicely. I don’t mind being around the other dogs here at the shelter, but I would really like to be the center of attention in my new home. I like to chase cats, just for fun, though—what dog doesn’t? If you have the patience to watch the magic unfold, I promise you I’ll be the Chiki little monkey you have been looking for to warm your heart.
3 years old-10lbs. My adoption fee is $180 and includes: neuter, microchip, 1 month pet health insurance, reduced-cost training class, free vet exam, leash/collar, toy & treat packet, food sample.
Australian Kelpie + German Shepherd Mix
1 year old
Don’t you want to be hangin’ with Mr. Cooper? I thought so! What are you waiting for? We can play some t-ball, learn positive life lessons, and exchange words of encouragement. I know I could use some of those lessons and words—I am still young and no one has invested in my future yet. I have herding blood in my veins so I can be a little bossy at times. That is hard for some people to understand. I get along with the other dogs here just great! And as long as you have a cat who knows the doggy drill, I could totally live with one. I am house trained and my crate training is coming along nicely. I would really be best in a home with children 12+ that can see when I’m getting over stimulated, before I start to get nippy. Smart, energetic, and sympathetically suave? Sounds great? Let’s start hangin’!
1 year old-53lbs. My adoption fee is $200 and includes: microchip, neuter, reduced-cost training class, free veterinary exam, 1 month pet health insurance, leash/collar, food sample, toy & treat packet.
Carolina Dog Mix
3 years old
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!
3 years old-49lbs. 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.
Longhair Chihuahua+ Pomeranian Mix
4 years old
Welcome to my laboratory! I like to perform all sorts of experiments in the name of science. I don’t like to be bothered with nonsense whilst conducting my analyses ‘cause I put my full focus and attention into that which I cherish most. Very selective efforts are made to find suitable lab partners. Only the most serious of adults are allowed to observe my work and possibly provide limited assistance. I don’t mind having other dogs or cats around: I find they can be very useful in acquiring certain materials that may otherwise be hard to come by. For extra-super-top-secret experiments I prefer to retire to my crate for the quiet and extra concentration it affords. After a long hard day of scientific investigation, I like to curl up in a nice lap and have my ears rubbed. If science is a passion for you, too, maybe we can exchange research notes! I am getting really close to breaking the love genome and any input you could provide will be well rewarded with my heart.
4 years old-8lbs. My adoption fee is $180 and includes: microchip, neuter, reduced cost training class, free veterinary exam, 1 month pet health insurance, leash/collar, food sample, toy & treat packet.
Pit Bull Terrier
5 1/2 months old
So I am thinking of starting a Boy Band. Well it would be a Puppy Band, but we would harmonize, have sweet dance moves, and just be generally cute. It sounds like a pretty sweet gig, and some of the other dudes around here are down with the idea. Our first single is going to be I Wanna Pup You Up; I got the melody down I am just working on the harmonies. I am only 5 ½ months old but I got lots of ambition! Maybe you would wanna be my manager? I am going to need someone to give me guidance, teach me to be the best puppy I can be, and keep me away from all the negative aspects of the industry. You don’t wanna see me end up another sad “Where Are They Now” documentary do you?
5 ½ months old-45lbs. My adoption fee is $240 and includes: microchip, neuter, reduced-cost training class, free veterinary exam ,1 month pet health insurance, leash/collar, food sample, toy & treat packet.
Doberman Pinscher + German Shepherd Mix
2 1/2 years old
Sweet and neat as a Georgia Peach! I’m also real smart, super-duper loyal, a little protective, and ready for whatever adventures lie ahead. I’ve enjoyed my journey so far—playing with all these other doggies, meeting kitty cats, and learning all about this crate training business. There’s a lot more I’d like to learn—not only would training classes help you and me bond, but they would be great socializationsince I get a little nervous around lots of new people. A good confidence boost should do wonders for me! That means that I will do best in a home with a patient, active family without really young children. This whole rescue business has my head spinnin’, and I can’t tell which way is up! But I promise, if you help me find the surface, I’ll promise to be the best companion I can.
2 ½ years old-54lbs.(underweight). 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.
Pit Bull Terrier
3 years old
Are you ready to take a ride to the danger zone? Love is a dangerous place and the stakes are high, but if you’ve got the guts to see it through, you’ll reap the greatest rewards there are. Take control of the stick and I’ll be your wingman. I will intercept all your feelings of loneliness and fire them back at you with love missiles locked! No one can shake our dynamic duo, except maybe other animals—they know just how to push my buttons to make me abort a mission! But sturdy kids 7+ can go through engagement exercises with me all day! Can you feel the g-force pulling on your heart? That means our love is about to take flight! I study love mission operations in my crate at night and would love to continue my training into the future. I’ll take you right into the danger zone—of love!
3 years old-62lbs. My adoption fee is $180 and includes; neuter, microchip, reduced-cost training class, free veterinary exam, 1 month pet health insurance, leash/collar, food sample, toy & treat packet.
Labrador Retriever + American Pit Bull Terrier Mix
3 Months Old
Come on and love me just a little bit, come on and love me just a little bit. I’m gonna teach you how to sing it out. Come on, come on, come on, let me tell you what it’s all about. Reading, writing, and arithmetic are all branches of the learning tree. But without the roots of love every day, your education ain’t complete. Teacher’s gonna show you how to get an “A,” how to spell “me,” “you,” add the two. Listen to me, baby. That’s all you got to do! ABC, it’s easy as 123, as simple as do re mi, ABC, 123, baby, you and me! It really is that simple—just look at my face! You will be in love before you know it! And as long as you are totally prepared for all the training, time, love, and dedication it takes to raise a puppy, I think we will have a beautiful life together!
3 months old/18lbs. My adoption fee is $260 and includes: microchip, neuter rebate, reduced-cost training class, free veterinary exam, 1 month pet insurance, leash/collar, food sample, toy & treat packet.
German Shepherd Mix
8 Months old
The name Jenny means “fair one.” I hope to find some fairness soon—my life has been very much the opposite of fair so far. No one has dedicated their time to love and train me, so I am a little behind the curve when it comes to manners and discipline. I am shy and insecure from a life without anyone to help me gain confidence and set me on the path to proper doghood. If you can look past my stunted training, I have a mouth full of kisses coming your way and pure devotion to shower upon you. Respectful kids of all ages would love to cuddle up with me. I am respectful of cats and other dogs, and I have a lot of love to share with the right family. My crate training is coming along very well. If you promise to be fair and loving to me, I can promise you more than your fair share of love in return!
8 months/47 lbs. My adoption fee is $240 and includes: microchip, spay, reduced-cost training class, free veterinary exam, 1 month pet insurance, leash/collar, food sample, toy & treat packet.
12 Years old
Stick ‘em up! This is a robbery! If anyone moves, they’ll have heck to pay! Now give me all your love! Hurry up and hand it over and no one will get hurt. No one needs to play the hero unless it is the hero of my heart—giving me a new lease on love will put you right smack in the hero category. It’s true I have had a rough life and it has led to a life of love robbery. But the way I figure, if no one is gonna give you what you need, sometimes you just have to take matters into your own paws. I am a little hard of hearing—actually, a lot of hard of hearing because I’m deaf. It doesn’t hinder me much, except for listening. I am house trained and know how to signal to be let outside, and my crate training is going very well. I would prefer a home with respectful children 10+—I just don’t have the patience for little ones anymore. I get along great with other dogs, and cats are fine by me. Funny us running into each other like this, huh? You with all that love in your heart and me looking to relieve you of it. Keep your hands where I can see them and don’t try anything funny!
12 Years/21 lbs. My adoption fee is $80 and includes: microchip, neuter, reduced-cost training class, free veterinary exam, 1 month pet insurance, leash/collar, food sample, toy & treat packet.
6 years old
They call me Big John Studd. I came here to the Portland metro area with forever love on my Studd list. I am going through the contenders one by one, crossing names off my list, and have yet to meet a contender who can match my expertise. Without a body and brain like mine, it will be hard for anyone to match my skill level. So I am issuing a challenge: If there is any punk out there that thinks they can out love me, I will lay 15,000 on the line! 15,000 kisses go to the challenger that can best me in a love match. And I will go anytime or anywhere—we can do this in the street, we can do this in a crate, or we can do this in the dog park. If you think you got the heart to challenge Big John Studd, step on up! No one can match my heart or determination! Once I get you in my love clutches, they will need to be calling the ambulance and taking you out on a stretcher. I can love kids 10+. I can love cats. I can love dogs of any love. No one can out love me! I train myself every night in my crate, going over love holds and working out new love moves! Big John Studd will out love anyone that thinks they can take me. So put your love where your mouth is if you think you got the talent and determination, but just expect to go crying home to mommy, because no one is going to best the love machine called Big John Studd!
6 years old-14lbs. My adoption fee is $140 and includes: neuter, microchip, 1 month pet health insurance, reduced-cost training class, free vet exam, leash/collar, toy & treat packet, food sample.
Pit Bull Terrier Mix
8 weeks old
Can you believe it? You could have the Malibu Puppy Dream House you’ve always desired, without having to venture to Malibu! Either my sister or I will provide all the play time you could ask for, and all you have to do is promise to invest in my future. I know that Barbie is usually the star of the show, but I too can do anything I set my mind to… I can be an astronaut, a farmer, a devoted sidekick. But what I really want to be is your puppy! You show me how to be the best dog you could ever want, teach me lots of neat stuff and give me all theTLC I need- which currently includes some special care for my skin- and in return I will bring all the cute you could ever want! Let’s make this fantasy play world a reality!
8 weeks old-7lbs. My adoption fee is $260 and includes: microchip, spay/neuter, reduced-cost training class, free veterinary exam, 1 month pet health insurance, leash/collar, food sample, toy & treat packet.
8 years old
I love Lucy and she loves me.
We’re as happy as two can be.
Sometimes we quarrel but then
How we love to make up again.
Lucy gives kisses like no one can
She is my missus and I’m her man
And life is heaven you see.
Cause I love Lucy,
And she loves me.
Do you love Lucy? Of course you do! Just think of all the zany adventures we can have! Life is just a ball; you either dance to the music or watch from the sides and I’m the kind of lady that wants to waltz into the moonlight with you. After a night of elegance we can cuddle up and drift away to dreamland. I can tango with kids of any age, and I salsa with all the dogs in my play group. I just don’t partner with cats, so don’t ask me to mamba with meowers. I have been learning about crate training while I have been here, and would like to have my own little dance studio where I can practice my moves while you’re away. Come in and see why all the people say I Love Lucy!
8 years old-72lbs. My adoption fee is $120 and includes: spay, microchip, reduced-cost training class, 1 month pet health insurance, free veterinary exam, leash/collar, toy & treat packet, food sample.
Pit Bull Terrier + Bull Terrier Mix
2 years old
Have you heard of that Parker Lewis guy? Apparently he was a big deal in the 90s and he couldn’t lose. In the spirit of that Parker, this Parker is here to recapture that victorious spirit and share it with my new forever family! I’m even gonna add a little more ‘wow’ by adding some class, so call me Mr. Parker. That’s right! We will be the tragically hip kids in the neighborhood that just can’t help being awesome! Everyone will wonder how it’s possible for one family to be so cool. Then that’s when you hit them with the Buddha breakdown, and let them know that you are only the sum of your ability and energy at your current moment in time. Then they will be like “whoa,” and we’ll just meander into the sunset having blown someone’s mind. I like to have fun, and I love to play with kids of all ages. I can get a little over stimulated pretty quickly, so I like to keep my dog-on-dog interactions fewer and mellow. I like to keep my cat interactions null and void—can’t stand those smarmy little jerks. I mean, it’s one thing to be cool, but it’s another to try to convince everyone you’re cool. Cats are just try-hards. After a long day of living the dream, I like to cozy up in my crate and reflect on the day’s happenings. You should join me in the winner’s circle and enjoy the grand prize of love with me, because this Mr. Parker Barker Can’t Lose!
2 years old-52lbs. My adoption fee is $180 and includes: microchip, neuter, reduced-cost training class, free veterinary exam, 1 month pet health insurance, leash/collar, food sample, toy & treat packet.
Chihuahua + Miniature Pinscher Mix
3 years old
I know, I know, once you see my adorable face and soft loving eyes you will be transfixed like a sailor to a siren. But hark my lovelorn admirer; I am cautious to just hand over my heart. I need a family that will understand me fully; my ambitions, my dreams, my desires. Can you dream a little dream with me? Will you walk with me hand and paw, build me up, give me the life I have so longed for? A life of stability and security. A life of love and understanding. I can be reluctant at times, I know. But that doesn’t mean my love diminishes. My love for other dogs is indiscriminate, the heart wants what the heart wants, and the brain has nothing but conjecture. My love for children is solely placed on those of the 10+ category. My love for my crate has its good days and bad, but even with my reluctance to enter, once I am curled up and and comfy inside it brings me much comfort and security. My love for other creatures such as dogs is joyful and robust! But cats, no thank you! With time I feel we can foster a love and understanding that not many have the joy to experience. Will you dream with me?
3 years old-14lbs. My adoption fee is $180 and includes; microchip, spay, reduced cost Training Class, free veterinary exam ,1 month pet health insurance, leash/collar, food sample, toy & Treat packet.
Italian Greyhound + Dachshund Mix
5 years old
I may be sweet and sugary, but I have to get to know you before you can just reach into my cookie jar. I may be small but I that doesn’t mean I ain’t mighty! I won’t hold back from protecting the people I know and love. I guess that can be a problem when strangers come over to my residence. Like in my last home, this weirdo would come to our house 6 days a week leaving mysterious envelopes of paper. He’d push them through the door slot, or leave them in the box out front. I mean ,who knows what strange or scary things he was trying to get into our house! And just like any loyal family member would do, I let him know he was not welcome! I thought I was doing the right thing, but I’m the one that got in trouble. Now I have the opportunity to spread my special brand of love to others more accepting of my personality. I am house trained and crate trained. Once I get to know you, I will love cuddling with you. Kids 12+ are more my age range because they know how to be respectful, and I take respectfulness very seriously. I get along very well with the other dogs here, and I can get along with cats as long as they are familiar with dogs. I might just be the sweetness you have been looking for, but the only way to find out is to come take a nibble.
5 years old-12lbs. My adoption fee is $160 and includes: neuter, microchip, reduced-cost training class, 1 month pet health insurance, free veterinary exam, leash/collar, toy & treat packet, food sample.
Border Collie + Terrier
Hey, kids! It’s me, Patchy! Your favorite good time dog pal! Just when you thought things were getting humdrum and boring, here I am to the rescue! Turn that frown upside down, pal! With Patchy around there is never a dull moment and frowny faces are not allowed. Every day is an adventure with Patchy! What will we do next? Imagination is our only obstacle, good buddy! We can go noodling for catfish, moonwalk in moon boots, or maybe bake a strawberry rhubarb pie for one of our super bestest friends. Whatever it is, I want to be doing it with you. I love everyone I meet—kids, cats, dogs, penguins, space aliens, everyone is a-o-k to Patchy! More friends just means more good times! When I am tucked in my crate at night practicing my solamente fandango, I think how wonderful it is going to be to make my future family happy. What do you say? Are you ready for an extended vacation in Awesome Town? Let Patchy be your guide!
3 Years/40 lbs. My adoption fee is $180 and includes: microchip, neuter, reduced-cost training class, free veterinary exam, 1 month pet insurance, leash/collar, food sample, toy & treat packet.
Jack Russell Terrier + Pug + Chihuahua Mix
1 1/2 years old
Are you looking for someone to give your heart to, but fear they will take your precious gift in vain? Well, if you remember a little story called The Odyssey, Homer’s wife Penelope stayed true and faithful during his long absence, and I can promise you that level of commitment to your heart, as well! I ask only that you provide me with three things: Patience to give me the time and care I need; Understanding that I have a great undertaking to become a truly magnificent dog, and may at times be protective and unsure of strangers; and Love, unabashedly sharing every ounce of your heart with me and knowing you have mine in return. I am housebroken already and crate trained, too plus I know all kinds of tricks. Wonderful with other dogs and older children, and very playful and affectionate with the people I trust—but there is always more to learn. If you can promise me these three things then you will find my faithfulness at your beck and call. Come, let us create our own Odyssey, and see where the future takes us.
1 ½ years old-19lbs. 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.
Chihuahua + Dachshund Mix
10 months old
What’s the old saying? Ah yes, “A Penny saved is a Penny earned.” Save this little Penny and you’ll earn yourself a friend for life! I am real lap-dog material, super-duper sweet and super-duper shy, too. But there are just so many other things I am good at: sleeping in my crate, enjoying the company of other doggies, respecting kitties, and enjoying the gentle affection of children 6+. I’m sure you get the point—I am a fragile lil Pipsqueak. No surprise there, I am only 6 pounds and still just a pup, so I’ll need a home where I will get all the love, patience, and socialization I need to blossom into a confident best friend. Hurry in and meet your new lucky charm!
10 months old-6lbs. My adoption fee is $220 and includes: microchip, spay, reduced-cost training class, free veterinary exam, 1 month pet health insurance, leash/collar, food sample, toy & treat packet.
Labrador Retriever + Shar Pei Mix
5 years old
Hi! My name is Pete and I am pretty sweet. I keep my house neat, I have four feet, and sometimes I get grumpy when I eat. Children 10+ would be best around me. If you have love in your heart then I think we should meet! I get along great with other dogs (unless I am on leash) and indoor cats are neat. I have been crate training since I arrived here and it’s so rad I could write a tweet! But I don’t have thumbs so my texts are pretty weak. I really want to find a forever family I can keep. I have a lot of my heart seeds to sow, and look forward to what I reap. Am I on your radar? Did you hear a bleep? Let’s talk about our dreams and wishes before we go to sleep. Am I getting ahead of myself? Maybe you should come meet me before I get in too deep!
5 years old-50lbs. My adoption fee is $160 and includes: microchip, neuter, reduced-cost training class, free veterinary exam, 1 month pet health insurance, leash/collar, food sample, toy & treat packet.
2 1/2 years old
“Little pig, little pig, let me come in!” “Not by the hair of my chinny chin chin!” It’s true, I can be shy and shut out strangers, but all I really want is love. Oh, cruel world, why must you torment me so! I know, I know, I must learn to trust others if it is love that I seek. But it is just so hard sometimes! How am I supposed to know who will be the person of my dreams? Maybe you can help me? Show me that there are good people out there. Show me that children over the age of 8 can be trusted to play nicely and treat me with respect. Can you give me the time to let my heart warm up to you? I get along well with the dogs and I have lived with cats before and get along just fine. I am house trained and my crate training is coming along great. Can you show me that not everyone is a big bad wolf? Then maybe we can build a happy little home together!
2 ½ years old-20lbs. My adoption fee is $180 and includes: microchip, neuter, reduced-cost training class, free veterinary exam, 1 month pet health insurance, leash/collar, food sample, toy & treat packet.
Jack Russell Terrier + Dachshund Mix
1 year old
Think you’ll be glad to meet lil Ralphie? Oh, you definitely will be! I am one adorable little dude with a big personality, and pretty darn sweet once I get to know you—I just need you to take things slow at first. I was found as a stray, so not much is known about my past. I figure that with my good looks and endearing personality it shouldn’t be too hard to find a family that is willing to learn things as we go. I am already crate trained and housebroken, too. I do well with other dogs but can’t stand kitty cats, do well with respectful kids 10+ and am a real quick learner who’s truly eager to please. I’d say I am well on my way to becoming a wonderful little canine companion, now I just need your help!
1 year old-12lbs. My adoption fee is $200 and includes: neuter, microchip, 1 month pet health insurance, reduced-cost training class, free vet exam, leash/collar, toy & treat packet, food sample.
Shiba Inu + Australian Cattle Dog
I love to be the bearer of good news, ‘cause I think you just found the newest member of your family! It would be the wisest decision, I would say, since Sofie means wisdom and all. Now look at you all pole positioning for love! I do declare I will not offer my heart to just any family that happens to walk on by; they must be a family of long-term-loving snuggle masters! Oh, and they should dislike cats as much as I do, and like to balance active journeys with rebooting canoodling. These are just some of things I see me and my dream family having in common. As for me, I have the gentle disposition needed to engage children of all ages. I get along quite amicably with the other dogs in my play group, as well as coming with a little bit of ingrained wisdom myself. Things like crate training are a breeze, and with some positive reinforcement training you will have the cattle dog in me passing the SAT! Get out your camera, because it’s time to stop and take a Sofie!
1 ½ years/38 lbs. My adoption fee is $200 and includes: microchip, spay, reduced-cost training class, free veterinary exam, 1 month pet insurance, leash/collar, food sample, toy & treat packet.
Labrador Retriever + Husky + German Shepherd Mix
You don’t want just a slice of love, right? You want “TolTol” love! A love so complete that you can’t understand how you ever existed without it! That is what I bring to the table. It will take a bit for it to be discovered, but it is there. Like a diamond in the ruff! Sorry, dog pun. But I am “TolTol-ly” serious when I say I can be fearful when meeting new people. I am young, but I wasn’t brought up in the loving, supportive environment doggies deserve. I would do better in a home with children 8+ because they know how to be slow and gentle with sensitive souls like me. Cats I can handle, but they still weird me out. I mean, have you ever looked at a cat? They’re creepy, man! I really do love my crate training! I love to have a place all my own and all for me! A place where I can unwind when things get “TolTol-ly” overwhelming. I get along well with other dogs and they bolster my confidence, so I wouldn’t mind sharing a home with a new fur buddy! Like a puzzle, I may be slow to put together piece by piece, but once you see the “TolTol” picture I think you will fall in love.
If you’re you interested in meeting me please send and email to email@example.com to set up an appointment.
1 year old-65lbs. My adoption fee is $180 and includes: neuter, microchip, 1 month pet health insurance, free vet exam, reduced cost training class, leash/collar, toy & treat packet, food sample.
Siberian Husky + German Shepherd
4 Years old
Are you a winner? Sure you are! And no one knows winning like Winston—it’s in my name—so let me escort you and your family to the winner’s circle where we belong! I know it won’t take long for me to win your heart so you can’t even remember a time in your life without me—your boy is here and reporting for duty! I like the sound of that, “your boy.” I have a pretty good head on my shoulders and confidence to match. Sturdy kids 5+ would be great comrades out on the winning field; they could help me patrol the home front and keep the feline threat off our property. I know you aren’t a kitty sympathizer; it’s a wag and purr world out there and you have to know where to draw the line! However, my fellow canines are always welcome after proper introductions. I even rank at the top of my crate training class group division! Let’s combine our wonder winning powers and have the fantastical forever family of our dreams!
4 years/68 lbs. My adoption fee is $180 and includes: microchip, neuter, reduced-cost training class, free veterinary exam, 1 month pet insurance, leash/collar, food sample, toy & treat packet.
Labrador Retriever + Husky + German Shepherd Mix
1 year old
I have a thirst for love. Ironic, since my name is an Aboriginal word meaning water. Like water, you can’t hold it or mold it without the proper tools. I was given a pretty bum start to my life. Neglected by my first family and never showered with the love and attention a new puppy seeks. I am still young and have a lot of life ahead of me, but I am basically back to square one. It will take a strong commitment from you to help me become the dog I know I can be.. Only the most respectful children 10+ will be helpful in acclimating me to the new loving home I have pictured in my head. I see myself on a lush green lawn, laughing and playing with my loving family, soaking up the sun. But when I meet new people, dark clouds roll in and my anxiety takes over. I get along great with other dogs and would really like to have another to show me around and kinda lead the way for me. And I really like that I have been crate trained ‘cause it’s nice to have a place to chill out when things become too much. It won’t be easy, and it won’t be quick, but the love I have buried within me will be the greatest reward for my true, loving, forever family.
If you’re you interested in meeting me please send and email to firstname.lastname@example.org to set up an appointment.
1 year old-64lbs. My adoption fee is $180 and includes: spay, microchip, 1 month pet health insurance, free vet exam, reduced cost training class, leash/collar, toy & treat packet, food sample.
I was saved by the bell just like Zack Morris—huh, maybe that’s how I got my name. But I know there is more to life than good looks and suave conversation stylings. You need to have a general gusto for life and self-centric yet good-natured personality traits. Maybe you and I could film our own sitcom! How about where you’re the young up-and-coming advertising exec, and I’m your crazy new boss that transferred in from corporate. I’ll be all gruff, demanding the morning reports, and you’ll do a wonky sing songy “He hasn’t had his coffee!” line and the audience will throw toast! Or we can play it straight—however you want to do it is cool. I look forward to taking a lot of cues from you about navigating this whole “life” thing. I promise to give you all the love I can if you can raise me right and show me how to be a wonderful dog. I think we would make an excellent team, or poltergeist crime-fighting detective squad!
2 Months/7 lbs. My adoption fee is $260 and includes: microchip, neuter rebate, reduced-cost training class, free veterinary exam, 1 month pet insurance, leash/collar, food sample, toy & treat packet.