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 🙂

Buddha Buddy

Pit Bull Terrier + Boxer + Rhodesian Ridgeback Mix
3 years old
Male
47 pounds

I have descended from the heavens into this handsome body of mine to win over your love. It was lonely in the skies looking down upon the earth and watching all the dogs and their masters loving each other, so I decided it was time to come down and hang with the common folks for a change. So far I enjoy playing with toys, receiving lots of attention from humans, going for walks, and I think playing fetch is the best thing ever!!! I enjoy roughhousing with other dogs here, and I do well sharing my home with cats;  but I have a bit of an issue sharing my goodies, so don’t expect me to share my food, treats, or toys with others. This means a family with children 12+ will be best for me. I’m just a young adult, so I act mostly like a grown-up, but I still have a playful puppy side. Overall I’m a very, very sweet, sensitive, handsome, and playful guy who would love to bring a little spirituality into your life. Did I mention I’m housebroken and crate trained too? Would you expect anything less?

3 years old-47lbs. 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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Daisy

Carolina Dog + Australian Cattle Dog Mix
6 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! I promise I am the most loyal girl in town, and the most protective. There is nothing that I love more than my person, and boy am I a devoted guardian.  I just know that there has got to be someone out there who can appreciate this special skill set. Someone with a low traffic home where I will be allowed plenty of time to warm up to strangers. I am house trained, crate trained, love to play with other dogs (but don’t always like to share my ball), can cuddle like nobody’s business, and am very loyal and obedient to those I love. 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 forever.

6 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
65 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-65lbs. My adoption fee is $180 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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Gracie

Pit Bull Terrier + Staffordshire Terrier Mix
6 1/2 years old
Female
60 pounds

When you think about the world today, it can sure feel like a lot is missing. It isn’t like it was when I was a pup. Sure, you could say “Gracie, you are just old fashioned.” That may be true, but what is wrong with chivalry? What is wrong with a young man opening a door for a young woman? What is wrong with showing someone you care in person as opposed to a computer message? If you ask Gracie, I say “Nothing”….I think people need to remember the good old days when life was a little simpler and people were a little kinder. I can tell ya, I sure am longing to show and share my kindness with all I meet… aside from kitty cats. But other canines, respectful children 5+, and gentle adults, you betcha! Well, I said my piece, and I probably showed my good manners (which also include relieving myself outdoors and superb crate training skills) and old-fashioned morals… but I am not concerned. I just want to spread some of the love and joy of the old days.  So if you got a nice family and wouldn’t mind this pretty gal trotting by your side for that morning walk, riding shotgun to the grocery store, and lounging at your feet awaiting a pat on the head…Gracie here wouldn’t mind obliging you.

6 ½ years old-60lbs. 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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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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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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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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Simba

German Shepherd Mix
7 years old
Male
70 pounds

I can be your little lion king, and I will keep watch over all that I survey. For a king should be the chief authority over his people. I, however, put more stock in being the chief authority on love. Respectful children 12+ , adults, and other canines will be well cared for in my pride—no loving heart will go without reciprocation.. that is unless you are a cat. As a king, even a furry one, I know that my castle is a place of reverence, so I keep my crate and bed fit for royalty. I am royalty and get what I want, I was born that way. I hope that you can see what a regal canine you have the opportunity to love and don’t miss your chance. Invitations into high societies such as mine do not present themselves often, and you wouldn’t want to miss out on all the love and affection this little lion king has to offer.

7 years old-70lbs. My adoption fee is $160 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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Sparky Beach

Shiba Inu Mix
5 years old
Male
11 pounds

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 (although they may need some refreshing after spending so long in the shelter), 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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