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The dogs listed here are dogs who are in need of a new home but are not actually available for adoption through Family Dogs New Life shelter. These dogs belong to individuals who are no longer able to keep them.
This is just our way of helping dogs find their way to a new life when we are not able to take them into our care. These dogs have not been evaluated by Family Dogs staff.
If you are interested in adopting one of the dogs listed here please contact their person directly.
If you have a dog that you are looking to re-home and you would like us to place them on our website please send us an email.

Adonis

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2 year old male nurtured American Pit Bull. Adonis is a beautiful healthy dog. He is house trained, crate trained and loves people. He can be timid around men but after a minute or so of introductions he’s good. He loves going on walks, hikes, car rides and romping around outside with his people.
Adonis lives with a cat and is respectful. In the house Adonis is the perfect dog. He knows to lay on his bed, sit, go lay down, leave it, no, etc. (basic commands). He would prefer to sit on the couch and sleep on the bed with you but will get down if you ask him to.
Adonis is not good around other dogs. Although, he is a great around my friends female dog (playing, eating, sleeping, left alone). I am an active on the weekends and go hiking, boating, car trips, etc. Adonis loves all those things too, except when he sees another dog. He goes from great dog to a very reactive dog. I have not be able to train and correct him of this. He barks, screams, and pulls. If I am really honest about his reaction I would say its an 8/10 on the scale. I believe this is coming from excitement and insecurity rather than aggression, regardless its something I haven’t been able to correct (I have had several pit bulls).
The good:
House trained
Is relaxed and calm in the house and minds.
loves affection
active (car rides, walks, hikes, runs)
good with my cat
Likes people (will need a minute or so introduction to men, but is fine after that)
What you need to know:
He is not good with other dogs. He will need someone experienced to work with him on this.
I would have him around young children mostly because of his size not because I believe he would purposely hurt someone.
He will need a strong experienced owner
If you believe Adonis could be a wonderful addition to your home please contact me.
Portland, Oregon
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Crash

Meet Crash.  The Wonder Dog. 
Crash is 10.5 years young. He is an Australian Cattledog that is true to the breed’s traits. He is beyond smart & lives to please.  He is loyal, active, observant, intuitive, & strong willed. He knows many commands (sit, stay, lay down, roll over, get in your bed, settle, leave it, up) along w/some tricks. Crash has filled the last 10 years actively hiking, going on daily runs/walks, road tripping, & his favorite adventure has been running on the beach. Frisbee, ball, or stick…he will fetch anything for hours.  Crash has spent his entire life w/one family. He has been spoiled w/treats, rawhides, toys, & an insane amount of attention & love. 

Crash is set in his ways & our family dynamic has changed. It is no longer safe for him to be in our home.  His innate cattledog traits are no longer manageable for us. He needs more attention than we can give him.  This is an extremely hard decision that has been discussed w/a behaviorist & our vet.  We believe rehoming Crash is best for all involved. We can explain this further to anyone considering taking Crash into their home. 

We are looking for someone who is familiar w/the breed & has a true love & passion for cattledogs. Someone that can give Crash the second chance that he deserves.  He must be the only dog in the household. And it must be a house no young children.  (He is fine w/cats.) Crash needs an active lifestyle or room to roam. 

Thank you for your consideration. Please contact us w/any serious inquiries asap. 503-819-4656

 

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James

James found himself in an untenable situation about 2 years ago. A dog with severe hyper-reactivity, he was taken in by someone who gave him what he badly needed. A second chance. James has received the best of care, that care being intensive training and intensive medical therapy to help in combating the worst of his challenges. 

He finds himself in another situation now, facing another challenge. His owner has had a catastrophic, life-changing injury, that will prevent her from caring for James in the way that she has in the past. He needs a new home. But not just any home. He needs understanding, patience, and commitment from someone with a big heart to share with him. Please consider if you, or someone you know, has the capacity to take on this huge, but rewarding, responsibility. The alternative is not one we want to think about. 

Here’s a little information about James: He is a 2 1/2 year-old, 50 lb, Heeler/Pitty mix.
Here’s a little information about hyper-reactive dogs. More information can be provided if desired.
http://www.canineuniversity.com/articles/behavior/behave_12.html

Contact Lisa Johnson for more information about James. Please hurry. Every day is of the utmost importance. 310-913-2055, or lisaj3664@gmail.com

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Turbo

Turbo, is a 3 1/2 year old male terrier mix. He is about 20 pounds, possibly has a running dog breed like an Italian Greyhound, whippet or rat terrier in him. He truly needs a home without kids to be happy and relaxed, preferably a women-only family with other dogs. He has lived with a couple for 3 years, with 2 young boys, and he growls at the boys and my husband. He only really likes the mom. He loves to take walks anytime, and run… he makes an excellent running partner! He loves the dog park, dog day care, and most other dogs. He even really likes cats! He is house-broken, very tidy, and has a silky short, non-shedding coat. He is prone to running out gates and open doors, so you must be careful with that.

He is an excellent snuggling companion for reading, watching movies, and sleeping by your feet. This sweet soul deserves to be happy in a less stressful home. We don’t know his history, but we adopted him from a southern California rescue operation, where he stayed in a group dog foster home for several months. He thrives with other dogs, in a small pack. He needs an alpha dog. He has had training on leash, sits, lays down, shakes and is very smart!! He just leans to the nervous side of life, has fears, is skittish with loud noises. He hides under a bed all day when mom’s not home, so he would love someone who works from home, or has other dogs to comfort him.

Text or email Liz any questions or if you’d like to meet him! He’s very a sweet boy, just not happy around kids.
503-819-6972 or lrubin75@gmail.com

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Delorian

Hello, I have a wonderful boy ready for his new home. Meet Delorian!!!
Delorian was a rescue pup surrendered by the owner due to a family crisis and his skin allergies the owner was unable to control. I work at a vet clinic and took him in to get his skin back to health and give him a chance at a new start. He is back to a healthy shiny coat and has stolen my heart. Being a foster mom isn’t easy, but he’s meant to move on to steal someone else’s heart.
He is an approximately 5 year old playful, snuggly, intimate fellow. He does require a single dog home as he is unpredictable with other dogs at meal times. He’s been good with humans, children, cats, dogs on hikes, chickens, horses, goats.
He’s an athletic guy who is always down for an adventure or a relaxing day on the couch. He’s great on a leash and loves to swim or hike in the woods.
He will require a willingness to work with a veterinarian to maintain his skin allergies and a strict prescription diet. He can be strong headed and there is a high likelihood he has pitbull in him, so someone experienced with that breed is preferred. He may also be part catahoula leopard dog suspect by his gorgeous coloration. He’s only 60ish lbs, but displays some lovely Great Dane traits.
He’s neutered. Microchipped and vaccinated. Rehoming fee does apply to ensure new owner’s willingness to invest in this special guy and to help some of the expenses of Foster care.
Please contact his Foster mom for a meet and greet. Kellyerinmakenzie@gmail.com
This is one special boy!
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Jax

Name: Jax

Breed: German Shepard/Dane Mix
Age: Eight
Sex: Neutered Male
Weight: 120 lbs
Jax is House broken and leash trained, loves walks and play time, and always likes having a bone to chew. He doesn’t do well with other animals. Very opinionated and stubborn sometimes. Loves to sleep next to you.
The problem is that his owner was an elderly gentleman, who passed away Dec. 17th. I was the live in caretaker and my final responsibility is to try and find a good home for the dog. I can’t take him where Im moving, but don’t want to shelter him if I can help it.
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Moses

Name: MOSES aka “MoMo”
Sex: Neutered Male
Breed: Siberian Husky
Coloring: Red/Auburn
Age: DOB—11/2007
Weight: 80+ lbs.
Reason for Re-Homing: I had to move for work and can no longer accommodate him. I really wish I could, but it’s best for him that I find him a better home.
1.       Crate Trained. Moses has received extensive trainings to learn “heel, wait, down, sit”- and during these trainings he was also crate trained. Although we do not crate him often at all, it’s on his resume J. I would be happy to see about arranging a walk-thru training “show” with his former obedience trainer, Cheryl for SERIOUS candidates.
2.       Food Motivated. Being that huskies have a reputation for not listening, we taught him the words “cookie” and “dinner” right away. We will often use the words as motivation for him to listen when we want him to do something. However, sometimes he doesn’t care how many “cookies” you have, he will do what he wants and you have to wait or find another way to manipulate him into doing what you want him to.
3.       Not Aggressive Toward People. Moses isn’t much of a guard dog, as he is very friendly with people. The older he gets, it seems the friendlier he becomes. He loves to give “kisses” and would not be aggressive toward children. He doesn’t jump up at all unless he hasn’t seen you in days and is very excited to see you. On a daily basis, we never experience problems with jumping.
4.       Not Your Typical “Noisy” Husky. Unless Moses is barking at someone threatening his home, or expressing his excitement for an upcoming walk, he is really very quiet for a husky. He will get super whiny and howl when he sees my brother for the first time in months, but on a regular basis, he is quiet (there may be a little noise at dinner time).
5.       Micro-Chipped.
 
6.       Vaccinations Up-to-date.
 
7.       No Health Concerns.
 
8.       Requires entirely FENCED yard with room to roam.
 
9.       Knows Commands: Sit, Wait, Stay, Cookie, Dinner, Off.
 
10.   Eats “Grain Free”.
 
11.   Afraid of Gunshots and Fireworks!!! I am always very mindful of this come holidays like the 4th of July or New Year’s. Moses is fine if he’s in the living room watching TV during these times, he just doesn’t like to be left alone when there are loud noises like this going off in the area.
 Know the BREED…If you have not had experience with a husky in the past, please educate yourself on their needs as this is not an easy breed to manage. I want the very best for Moses, which in part means that the family I join him with is educated, prepared and realistic in their expectations.
I love Moses SO much and it pains me to even have to draft this notice. At the same time, I care for him so much that I believe finding him a new home is really the best thing to do. Work has already moved me away from the home where Moses is, and I am no longer able to give Moses what he needs in a home or owner. Because of my love for him, I will be plan to play a very active role in the re-homing of this dog—so be prepared to answer questions and please be flexible. I want the very best for him and I need to be able to trust whoever I choose to place him with. I will require that I see the home in which he will be living, and will not blindly hand him over to anyone. I want to make absolute certain that he finds a forever-home.
 Please let me know if you have ANY questions regarding Moses. You can call Emily at 503-349-7397
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Casey

Sadly we have to find a new home for our two year old female dog, Casey.  She is up to date on all immunizations and spayed.  She house trained and kennel trained and usually very quiet while in her kennel.  She can sit, lay down, go to her spot, go to kennel,  wait at the door, and wait for her food.  She does well with these commands with consistency.  She is high energy and need to be walked or ran daily.   She has a good balance of energy and the ability to relax and chill when her excersie needs are meet.  She has been through basic dog obedience and we have worked with a personal trainer.   She has some issues that should be able to be corrected with continued training,  as she is very smart and has made tremendous progress in the year we have had her.  She responds well to possitive training.  She should go to an adult only home and should be the only animal.  She does good with dogs at doggie daycare and while kenneled,  but is protective of her family once she is attached.   She is NOT good with cats.  We are hopong to find  someone who will love her as much as we have.  Please contact me for more information.    Thank you!

If interested in Casey please contact Valerie at:
brianandval@hotmail.com

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Fonzie

Name: Fonzie
Age: Soon to be 7 in January
Breed:  Lab/Pit Mix Mutt 🙂

Needs:  Home without small children.  Older kids are OK.  Needs a fenced yard or land, because he is not the best on a leash and becomes protective if a large dog is around.

He is so loving and has been with my small dog the past 6 years and has been wonderful with her.  He has some food issues, but as long as he is fed outside alone, then he happily eats and come backs inside just fine.  He is crate trained, micro chipped, fixed, and up on all shots.

If interested in Fonzie please contact Andrea at: 503.819.1367 or andrea.s@woodresidential.com

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Annie Oakley

Her name is Annie Oakley. She’s a 2 1/2 year old pitbull mix. She’s about 60 pounds and is fairly small and short for her breed. She is fixed. She’s an absolute sweet heart and just needs a lot of love and attention! She was rescued from a dog fighting ring in Los Angeles where she was going to be used as a bait dog on July 4th of 2015. She is my emotional support animal. She’s 100% person friendly, even with kids. She’s also cat friendly. She has some issues with other dogs but those behaviors just recently developed and I know she’s absolutely trainable and very smart. She’s a huge cuddle bug but also has lots of energy and loves to play. She needs a good loving home with people that can dedicate time and patience with rehabilitating her and giving her the love she needs! I was just a young naive kid that fell in love at a dog shelter and thought I absolutely needed Annie in my life but realized I cannot give her what she needs. I work full time and have a small apartment so it’s not fair to her. Annie Oakley has so much love to give! Please email me at alekpcaswell@gmail.com if you’re interested in her or if you have any questions, and thank you!

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Tyler

Tyler and I met about 10.5 years ago in Maryland when he was just 6 months old. He was the cutest lil pup in a crazy pack of dogs that lived outside. I was told the people I got him from were running a rescue but I later realized it wasn’t an ideal situation for those pups (nor was it truly a rescue). They were of various ages, breeds, colors and temperaments. I found one of the shyest guys and just felt like I wanted to give him a home. I wanted to make him warm, well fed and brave. I have spent almost 10 years trying to do that. There have been many life changes that Tyler has seen me through and each one a new hurdle for him.

Tyler is all white with black spots. He has an especially adorable black spot on his left eye, a tear drop under his right eye and a heart shaped spot on his butt. His under bite will win just about anyone over despite his horrible doggy breath. Tyler loves to go hiking and walking on trails or the beach. He loves to be the center of attention and will be cuddling with you on the couch (and in bed) if you let him. His signature move is falling asleep while sitting up. Tyler loves head rubs and belly scratches.  When we come home we are greeted with a toy and a wiggly tail.

As I mentioned earlier, Tyler has always been timid since I brought him into my home. He lacked any socialization prior to meeting me. He warmed up to me mostly when it was dark outside and he felt safe. Now he has mellowed out more but is still nervous in certain situations. He is medicated to help ease some of his worries. He likes to play guard dog but will scale it down with some gentle redirection. He will walk on a leash but is hesitant when he starts out on a walk. As soon as he is in nature his tail pops up and all of  his cares subside.

About a year ago we had a baby and Tyler has become very uneasy around our now toddler. He is not comfortable in his own home and we are concerned for everyone’s safety.

He hates doorbells, fire works, little kids, puppies and most other dogs. He has a difficult time meeting newcomers in our house and will greet you with concern and a lot of barking. If he senses you’re a dog person he will chill out much quicker.

Tyler is a complex boy with a very big heart. He loves to be near you and sometimes will sit in my lap. He is my fur baby. He deserves a better life. One with low stress that’s filled with love, patience and a soft touch.

Please email Sarah at  neonflo@gmail.com for more information.

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Goofy

His name is Goofy he’s 6 years old black half great Dane and Labrador. He was from the Oregon humane Society. He’s up to date on his shots. He is neutered. The reason why we can’t have him is because we live in a two bedroom apartment and our manager dies not allow dogs over 20 pounds.. We helped a friend out while they were moving and then we never heard back from them. He is nice with other animals after he gets to know them. He’s sweet but has a little anxiety when left alone. We would work with him but our apartment managers will not allow him to stay let alone we are a family with no income at the moment.

Please contact: Trinasherburn@gmail.com for more information

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Jack

Some people call me one eyed Jack because a long time ago I was hit by a car and lost one of my eyes. I can still see really good and get around just fine. I am a lazy guy. I like to sleep by the feet of my owners. I don’t really do much except give you lots of love and companionship. My previous dad had to go to assisted living and he couldn’t take me with him. I’m looking for a new family I can be a part of. I look forward to meeting you.
If interested in adopting Jack please contact Chris Lee at 503-449-2311 or chrisruck@aol.com
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Blue

I am looking to re-home a beautiful, well-tempered brindle colored Staffordshire mix. Her name is Blue, and she is a very loveable girl who is loyal to her owners. She knows her basic tricks like sit, stay, off and lay down. She loves to go on long walks/runs and play with her tug rope during the day, and snuggle up to her owners at night. We have all of her vet records through PetSmart, and have a fresh new bag of food treats and toys to send her with. She is up to date on all of her shots and was given a clean bill of health through Banfield. Please call Jessica at (360) 773-5975 if you are interested. I am willing to travel throughout the Portland/Vancouver area to find her a good home as soon as possible.

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Bella & Momo

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We are Bella and Momo. Bella is my Mom and she’s around 4 human years old, and about 4 lbs.  I’m just a little tidbit.  Maybe I weight 2 lbs and I’m about 2 human years old. My Momma and I are very close.  She is the best Mom in the world and takes super good care of me.  She treats me like I am a princess.I may have some physical limitations but I am happy and vital.  My two back legs don’t work so well, but I think I get around just fine. I hear that my Momma and I are well behaved, good tempered, sweet little Chihuahuas. We need a good home where someone has time and wants to hang out with us and play with us – a human who will take good care of us.

Would you like to meet me and my Momma?  Contact this nice woman below, please: juliecawa@gmail.com

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Connie Lilikoi

Pitbull/Lab Mix
Spayed Female, black and white
Age: 2.5 Weight: 56lbs.
We are looking for a new home for our beloved pitbull mix, Connie Lilikoi. Connie was born in Hawaii in January 2014, so she will be 3 this January. She was found as a stray on the island of Kauai. We adopted her from the Kauai Humane Society when she was 6 months old. She was the only one of the dogs we met that went to greet us, people, as soon as she entered the meeting area. We brought her to Portland with us. She attended a series of basic obedience classes at Petsmart and learned fast. 4 months later we got her a playmate – Simba, who became her best pal. Unfortunately, becoming friends with our 4 cats never worked out and is the main reason we want to rehome Connie. Right now we are forced to keep our cats in a closed room, except for the couple of hours a day when we put Connie in her crate and let the cats roam free in the house. The “cat” room used to be my husband’s office and now he is deprived of it and extremely unhappy. We love our cats and would really prefer to have them roam the house freely as they used to before Connie came aboard. We are also planning to get chickens and with Connie present this is going to be problematic. Connie worked with a dog trainer on several occasions and he got good results reducing her aggressive barking at strangers, but nothing helped with her dog selectiveness and aggression toward dogs she doesn’t like. Ideally, she requires constant rigorous training, something that our family is not able to provide.

She is housebroken, crate trained, knows sit, leave it, off, comes when her name is called. Has medium energy, healthy, up to date on shots, heartworm and flea preventative, nails trimmed regularly Loves her people, always ready to snuggle and play. She is good with some dogs – either just loves them, or lunges at them. Loves her dog sibling – Simba, a Husky/Pom mix Not good with cats & small animals – very high prey drive and best for family with children over 8 years old –  can get overexcited when children play and may nip them Barks at strangers and people she doesn’t like Connie is selectively dog reactive especially on the leash. Can chew toys, shoes, grab food off tables, digs in the yard if not supervised

Please contact Vita at kriuka@sonic.net

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Carmen

Carmen Needs A Home!

This lovely dog (I named her Carmen) was dumped in a park near my house. She is desperately in need of a loving, permanent home. Carmen is a wonderful, gentle, young, healthy, playful, well adjusted American Bull Terrier. She learns quickly, gets along really well with other dogs, and has a really cute sense of humor. She is eager to please and a real joy. I am unable to keep her, so I am looking to rehome her as soon as possible. A home with a yard would be the ideal situation for Carmen.

For more information on Adopting Carmen,
call Lisa @ 310-913-2055

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Jasper

Jasper- Approximately 15 months old. Neutered male, brindle, approximately 65 pounds. Up to date on vaccinations.  Due to instability over the last few months he has started showing barrier and leash reactivity, but I’m confident with a positive experienced handler this can be worked through. Jasper loves people and mostly loves other dogs. Not good w/ under 12 both because he jumps on people and he is nervous around kids.  Good w/ dogs who like to rough house and are tolerant, especially females.  He will respond poorly if another dog reacts strongly to him. He is not good around intact male dogs and will charge them.  He loves to train and knows many basic commands.He has been well socialized to objects and places and loves to cuddle.  He is crate trained, house trained and in general a sweet dog.  I am confident his anxiety will settle and ease once he is in a more stable environment. His world has been very unstable the last 6-9 months
Contact Kayse at kaysefletcher@gmail.com
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Raven

Meet Raven,
She is a beautiful pointer mix, with cattle dog and the smartest dog I have ever owned. I rescued her from a Salem shelter at age 2. She is now 12 and super healthy. We hike and walk whenever we can. She is very social with other dogs and great around other animals. She loves the dog park and to walk, hike and just be part of life. However, she needs to be with someone who can be with her more than I can and would be a great second dog or addition to a family. She never barks without a reason and has been kept indoors all of her life.

The only reason I am looking for a better home for her is that I am widowed living alone and selling my home getting ready to travel abroad.
If you would like to consider meeting her or have questions please contact me.

Don 503-819-7756 or email dcinspdx@gmail.com

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Harper

Harper is a 6 year old female Pit Bull looking for a loving family to become a part of. She loves walks, playing fetch, kisses and cuddles! Is great with kids! She is fully potty trained and is not destructive when left alone. Harper is dog selective with who she gets along with and should be the only dog in the house. No cats either. Must have fully fenced backyard. She’s a great family dog and can’t wait to join your family!

Please contact Isaiah at (360) 609-8214 if interested.

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Harley

 Harley is 8 years old. He is a Pit Bull and is tan in color. He loves people and other dogs,
 is extremely friendly. He is housebroken and a big lover. If you want more specific information
 let me know what it is you can reach me at 360-957-3316

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Jazz

Meet Jazz.  She is 3 years old. She is current on all her shots and has been spayed.  She’s a medium size dog who loves kids, other dogs, and loves to be loved.  She has a great smile. In fact, she is smiling all the time.  She knows how to sit, shake, and jump really high.  She is a mix of part Catahoula, Australian Shepard, and Heeler.  Jazz is needing to be rehomed because she just can’t resist her inborn nature.  She is NOT good with chickens or goats.

Thank you!  Any questions, please contact me, Jody  (360) 903-2287

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Koa

 

  • Koa has lived with other dogs, he is safe and well-mannered if there is no food, the play is off-leash, and not confined where he will not get cornered since he is small. Koa is has snarled to warn a dog that might be pressing his body on him but he is surprisingly very good in pack play, at the dog parks and turns into this little wieney that isn’t so tough anymore.
  • Right now, we moved to an apartment until we get our house which we are buying and moving into in a month-or-so but he has always had an apartment for all of his growing up.
  • Koa knows a lot of commands and words. He responds well to some of them: Sit, Stay, Stop (stop walking when off-leash), Down/No Jump (on legs when we/people come in), Walk, Easy (when giving him food or treat, he will be gentle or even for when he needs to be calm and easy on the walk), Lay Down (with head all the way down too) /All OK (as in proceed), Come, Get Out (out of the kitchen or area), Go in your bed, Go in your cage, Jump!/Up Up, No Barking/Quiet, No bite/No teeth (when he is being too mouth or shows his teeth), Get ____ (run to a certain person whom he knows, or a squirrel, or his favorite, ‘Get the bug’, he will relentlessly catch and kill any bug or insect in sight at this command.
  • Koa can fetch any Frisbee, hard or soft, so long as he feels like it (or ball or any toy, especially if it resembles an animal) He will retrieve it but loosing it from his mouth takes force and a strong pull, he has never learned ‘Let Go’ very well.
    Koa knows what Leash/Walk/Park mean, and when I or my boyfriend leaves and Koa has to stay, he knows it will be a while when we say to him ‘You Have To Stay’ and ‘No bark’ when we leave which seems to work and calm his separation anxiety.
  • I have been training Koa for the last 3-6 months to be off leash at no-fence parks and on trails or paths. He will listen when I say stay, stop, run, come/OK come back. I initially used a 3-setting collar using the beep and vibrate setting when I said ‘Come’ and he didn’t listen and only the shock when he would run to the street or run away. It taught him to listen to my voice and obey immediately. He does not have a problem like he did before with running away but if he were to get out of a fence before knowing it,he will just follow his nose and is not afraid of cars. If/when he would get out I say ‘Koa Stop!’ and he will actually not run away from me like he did before I shock collar-trained him. I no longer need to use the collar.
  • Koa does growl and jump away if you touch his paws, nails, tail, hind legs, and butt.
  • He loves his chest, neck, face, ears, and back rubbed, and scratched. He loves being brushed head-to-tail.
  • Koa growls at outside sounds, especially kids and anyone yelling. And he will certainly bark if he hears a dog and a very funny howl at sirens.
  • Koa hides his resources and is very attached (to me, mostly) and this leopard blanket that he chews/suckles regularly and also humps (haha); I think he definitely did not get enough of his mother or litter as a baby and now has so much anxiousness – or maybe it’s his breeding.
  • Koa knows hoe to ride in a kayak and a bicycle rack (on a blanket and with a leash still secure, Koa did jump out at a guy that approached me and Koa ‘felt’ threatened by, so leash tightly)
  • Koa gets a walk every day and has and food put down at a certain time of day, otherwise he will hide his pieces of food all over the place if I leave it down; I also read not to leave the food down all day.
  • I use a harness or the holy grail Gentle Leader for walks, he has always growled but never bitten when someone outs this on him.
  • Koa is cage trained, yard trained, and apartment trained but he marks like crazzzy on walks/dog parks and when living with dogs or cats.
  • AT home when it’s just him and me working remotely, Koa is very independent but also affectionate, cuddly and sleepy. During the afternoon or evening, he is playful, always wanting to play tug and run or fetch.

If interested in Koa please contact Heidi at 503-409-0328

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Max

Street Savvy Dog Rescue, a nonprofit corporation and pending 501(c)3 is in search of a kind, knowledgeable and POSITIVE TRAINING METHOD trainer who is interested in adopting MAX, a 3 year old PROJECT DOG!
EXPERIENCED ADOPTER NEEDED FOR HANDSOME MAX!
Max is approximately 3 years of age, weighs 45-50 lbs, is a handsome black and tan Kelpie!
Max has many good attributes including: he is SUPER RESPONSIVE to training, is crate trained, he’s treat motivated and he gets along well with a cat that he currently lives with. He loves to chase a ball and retrieve it! He is fun and energetic!
Max needs an owner/trainer who is willing to work with him on an ongoing basis with POSITIVE TRAINING METHODS ONLY (no prong collars, E collars, shock collars, citronella spray are allowed or tolerated within our rescue). All empirical evidence points to POSITIVE TRAINING METHODS having the best end result for animal training (just as it is does with people)!
Max needs to wear a muzzle while around others and needs to be the kind of dog that lives at his human’s house and doesn’t go places, just exercises and uses his brain in the house and in the backyard/on property.

He has SO MUCH POTENTIAL and has received basic obedience training, he’s crate trained and he’s VERY treat motivated. He loves learning through the use of FRESH PET wet food or cheese. We worked with him this week on scent training and he was learning it very quickly. Max could be a fantastic dog for that person wanting to give back to the rescue community and to a special dog who needs the love, time and commitment that he so deserves.

If interested contact Barbette cell 503 208 1423
Max’s adoption fee is $50 and includes muzzle and leash. We can even loan you a crate for the next month or so if needed!

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Kedah & Tanner

We are looking to place Kedah & Tanner in a new home. Kedah is 8 years old and Tanner is 7 years old and they have been together for the last 7 years.

Kedah is chocolate lab mix and she loves to play with balls, she loves her “baby” ( stuffed animals) she gets a long with children, adults, and other animals, she is very loving, she likes to talk ans she has no allergies.

Tanner is a Pit Bull mix and is a loving dog. We rescued him from an abusive environment. He is good around children and adults. Tanner loves to play ball ( is a ball hog though) and he loves playing with his pull rope. Tanner does have food allergies, fleas, and he does have hip issues, from being hit by a car 3 different times.He is also very loyal and caring. He gets along with big dogs but not little dogs.

I can be reached via email: Halona_s@yahoo.com ( preferred) or 503~209~3757. Thank you…

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Pacha

Pacha is a 2.5 year old pitbull/lab mix. He needs to find him a good home! He is a big and strong pup! His ideal home would be a farm and someone who can be by his side most of the day. He is a good boy with pretty good manors. He’s been trained by Barkbusters and has this for his whole lifetime. He does have the tendency to be a little aggressive. I would not recommend him with other dogs or children. He needs to have lots of love and someone with lots of time to spend with him! He loves to run, hike and go for walks. He needs a new home by this Friday July 22nd.
Contact: Amanda Furbee
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Luna

This beautiful young pup is Luna! Luna is about 2 years old and weighs about 50 lbs. She is full of kisses and wiggles and cuddles…unless you are a cat or other small animal…then, no!

We adopted Luna from a rescue in CA who, sadly, misinformed us on many of her traits. Most we were able to work with but when she and my other female dogs began to show some competition, we had a hard decision to make 😥. She seems to do ok with other male dogs, though.

She has been great around adults and my 11 year old daughter but I am not sure how she would be around younger kids. I do know that she can play a bit rough so probably best in a home without wee ones. Luna is kennel trained and does really well in her kennel. She is also up to date on all of her vaccinations, is house broken and microchipped.

Luna is very smart and an eager and quick learner.  She has had some training but could use a bit of work in walking with a loose leash.

This “love pup” deserves a home where she can be the center of your attention and she will reward you with her adoration.

Adoption fee is $100 and includes her kennel. If you think you can offer her the loving home she deserves, please contact Amy at amyepperson@msn.com

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Omar

Loving, loyal and smart, Omar is the kind of dog that will be your friend for life. He is a special needs dog, and by that we mean he has some quarks, mainly that he suffers from situational anxiety. We want to be up front about his needs so that he finds a new home that is an excellent fit. While Omar is very loyal, it takes him a while to become comfortable with new people. We have had him since he was 10 weeks old and over the course of 5 years have come to understand his needs very well. He exhibits fear based aggression when nervous around new people or children. When given time and proper introductions, he is able to get to know new people and once you are in his “inner circle” he is relaxed and happy. He has never bit anyone but he can be intimidating when he lunges and barks. We have worked with a behaviorist and trainer for the past 3 years and he has made excellent progress. Due to a new addition to our family we can no longer keep him. Our son is 16 months now and we’ve tried to make it work but in the end we can’t trust him fully with our child who is unpredictable and makes Omar nervous. We are heartbroken that we have to say goodbye to Omar as he has been a dear part of our family. We know what a wonderful companion he can be when in the right household. To help with the transition we would like to pay for the first session with the behaviorist and trainer.

Omar is very sweet with those he trusts and is really smart. He responds well to training, loves to play ball and go on hikes and short runs. He does well with most dogs and we aren’t sure about cats. He needs a stable home without kids and caring owners.

For more information call Jonathan at 503-860-5047

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Obi

Obi is a wonderful big fella and a favorite of staff and volunteers here at the Animal Protection Society of Friday Harbor!  We think he is about 7-9 years old.  He is neutered, up to date on vaccines and has no apparent health issues.  He gets along wonderfully with dogs of all sizes and has lived with cats before.  Obi likes to chase tennis balls and have his belly rubbed.  He loves people and is a giant teddy-bear of a dog, weighing in at just over 100 pounds.  Obi’s last owner became homeless and as the result of living in cars and other “un-safe” areas, Obi needs to be properly introduced to new people as he has become a bit of a watch dog.  If you can find room in your home and heart for Sweet Obi, please contact APS-FH at (360) 378-2158 or pets2homes@interisland.net

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Corky

Corky is a 44 lb, lovable, higher energy 20 month old, female, Heeler Mix. She is house trained, crate trained and has had 3 one on one obedience training sessions with a professional dog trainer.
She is very smart and knows basic commands such as sit, lay, come, stay and go find it.
She’s happiest outside and will not wander off the property. She likes to patrol her land and is getting better at playing fetch. She gets along with other dogs very well off leash. She doesn’t seem to have a preference for male or female dogs. One of her favorite doggie friends is Penny, a 2 year old female black labrador. She also loves the little Beagle, Constance, down the street.
 She does have guarding instincts and will attempt to herd other dogs away from her human family members.
She will chase cats. We have two cats, she’s never had any success catching them. She will stop chasing and come when you call her. This is a big improvement from 2 months ago.
She is spayed, current on all vaccinations, and microchipped. I have trained her to walk on the left and she does best when walked on a harness.
She is NOT a city dog as trucks, motorcycles and bicycles cause her anxiety and she will bark at them. She doesn’t care if a bike, motorcycle or truck goes by on our road. She makes no attempt to chase them. But she will react if she’s in the car and a motorcycle comes up behind her and she can see it. If out in a city park she will get anxious and distracted as the amount of activity is overwhelming to her.
She loves to run around our yard and will play for hours at a time by herself.
She is highly food motivated, and does show some tendency towards food guarding but not toy guarding.
If you are interested in meeting her or want to learn more about this sweet young pup, please call Megan at 503-267-5682 or email me at megannum@yahoo.com
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Blue

Blue was surrendered to a high kill Southern California shelter by his family. Hard to believe that this very sweet house-trained dog, that is good with kids, lost his home.
Blue is 8-9 years old, UTD on vaccines, chipped and neutered. He is mature enough to be easy and mellow and young enough for the occasional romp and play, belly rubs, kisses, car rides and easy walks with his person. Blue is great with people, but needs to be an only pet. He loves human companionship  and is well behaved in the house. Nothing is better than having him look up at you with his goofy smile, while he rolls on his back doing the happy dance! Blue is a very lovable senior looking for a home in CA or OR.
For more info or to apply to adopt Blue please text/ call (917)862-7948 or email at Sara_Renaud@Yahoo.com
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Pele

Pele is 5 years old, was finally fixed after six litters of pups. She is UTD on shots. The dog’s owner moved to another state and couldn’t take a dog, and the owner’s mom wound up with her but also is leaving the state and cannot keep her. The mom says she is a wonderful dog, minds and is loving.
If interested in Pele please contact Hope 4 Paws: Grant County number at 541-575-0500
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Mila

This is Mila. We rescued her from a shelter a little over two years ago and she quickly found her way into our hearts. We think she is an Aussie/Border Collie mix (though we can’t be certain) and weighs about 50 pounds. She loves going on walks and being outside in general. Mila knows commands such as sit, lay down, shake, go, come and get-in-crate. She is incredibly loyal and always willing to please. She is super sweet, though a bit reserved, needing slow and steady introduction to new people, especially men. Mila needs a loving, single dog household, without small children or other pets. She is housebroken and crate trained (she loves her crate!).

We are heartbroken to have to re-home our dog, but after two years together she is no longer getting along with our two other dogs, especially our other female. It has taken us a while to come to terms with this decision and to finally seek a new home for her, but we think it is in her best interest.

We are asking a rehoming fee of $200, which will include her harness, crate, collar, microchip and remaining 4 months of Sentinel (heartworm & flea preventative). We can provide her vet history as well. Please contact us for any additional info or questions you have about Mila.

If interested please email or call:
magenroccaforte@gmail.com
409-748-0423

dmpallanez@gmail.com

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Outlaw

I recently adopted a male Pitbull (I have his adoption paperwork to prove he is legally mine). His name is Outlaw. He’s a great dog. I’m sad to see him go, but I know he could have a better home.
Pros:
– loves playing fetch
– knows his commands – sit, lay down, roll over, drop it, get it, wait, jump, shake, high five, come, this way
– very well housebroken
– very sweet and cuddly and loves to give kisses
– good with kids
– in good health
– loves car rides
Cons:
– can not be around other animals – This is why I am choosing to rehouse him. I was told he grew up on a farm with other dogs and was very dog friendly, but somewhere along the way this has changed. He recently bit my friend’s dog, nothing too serious, but he did attack. I do not have the time, money or resources to give him therapy.
– separation anxiety
– barks at men, not all, but has a hard time trusting them
– can be overwhelmed in busy environments and is nervous
– allergic to corn
– has allergies, but Benadryl helps
General Info:
– about 70lbs
– 6 years old
– neutered
– updated on all his shots
I would like to see Outlaw go to a home where he is THE ONLY animal. I’d like him to live somewhere with enough private land where he can run. Outlaw is a big lovable, handsome goofball. I love him a lot and will not just give him away. While I do not require an adoption fee, I do require to see your home. I will also give you all his toys, food and other dog things. If you would like him to become your loyal best friend, then please feel free to set up a time to meet with him.
*** Please keep in mind that Outlaw will require lots of dedication. He needs patience and work. He isn’t just a normal dog. He has had a “dodgy” past. He has great potential, but only for someone who can put in the effort. ***
You can reach me at (503)789-0247 or sydneyalj@gmail.com
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Rocko

Rocko is only 9 years old and he is still active but also knows when to chill out. He sounds like a perfect buddy! Please help us get the word out about Rocko.

Rocko was abandoned at a vet office when his previous owner brought him in to be euthanized for no other reason than “he was inconvenient.” At 9 years old, though it’s clear he was not socialized with other dogs or many people, he was lucky enough to find a caring foster family. They have been able to show him love and comfort like he has never known. Unfortunately, their household is too busy for Rocko and he just doesn’t know how to act with so much activity. He’s a quiet, sweet, and easy going “young senior”, very treat-motivated and really likes going for walks. He’s content most of the time to be lounging on his bed or sleeping in his crate.

Rocko’s ideal home would be a quiet, single person home with no other animals. He can get along with mellow dogs, but he can be a little jealous. He also likes to bond with one person and can be a little protective. Rocko is a sweet soul who just needs a second chance in an understanding, supportive home.

Rocko is posted for Shadow’s Fund and is fostered in Graham, WA. Please contact info@shadowsfund.org for more information or call Moe at 360-901-4730

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Duke & Jett

I want to introduce Duke and Jett to you. Duke, by breed, is a combination Gordon Setter and something else. My wife wanted a large dog for protection when I was away from home. Well, Duke is large, all 105 pounds of him. We adopted him at a rescue facility south of Fresno, California, when he was about 1 year old. He was a handsome guy, full of energy, playful, — and a lousy guard dog. He loves people, including children. He still is handsome, and has developed a sage look about him as he approaches his 10th birthday.

Duke knows a few tricks and commands; he is quite intelligent. At feeding time, he goes to his end of the room and sits. If he does not sit, I simply point a finger at him and – he sits until his food dish is placed on the floor. In non-feeding situations, a softly whispered (nearly inaudible) command to sit is all he needs to sit. When it is time to go outside on the leash, he immediately sits to have the leash attached to  (and taken off from) his collar. He is an easy walk on the leash. We farmed him out to a professional dog trainer for three months after we brought him home to corral some of his energy.

Duke gets along quite well with other dogs. He thinks cats are playthings. We have two housecats. In the beginning, they were intimidated by Duke, and stayed away from him. When Duke was allowed in the living part of the home, we connected him by his 6’ leash to a doorknob. Over time, he and the cats became quite friendly. Both cats would approach him, touch noses with him, rub against him. Ever cautious, I do not let him off the leash when the cats are present. When I put the cats in a bedroom, I remove Duke’s leash and he wanders about the house, checking it out, and then winds up lying on the floor next to where I am sitting or lying, quite peaceful.

So, why am I seeking a home for him? I am 77 years old, and my agility is compromised: bad knees and lower back. Duke needs periodic free exercise, running on the mountain where we live, and I cannot keep up with him. It is all I can do to just walk him two to three times a day “to do his business.”

Duke has a companion, Jett, a beautiful black female dog of unknown (to me) origin. We drove from Portland, OR to Vancouver, BC to adopt her about nine years ago. We took Duke with us to check for compatibility (Yes!). She is about a year younger than Duke, and still has lots of energy. Jett likes people, including kids. She also is very intelligent, and responds to commands much as Duke does. One major difference with Duke: she is not cat-friendly! She is fine off-leash in the home when the cats are in a bedroom. If I am at my desk, she often comes to me, and I know she is there when she gives me a gentle lick on my forearm. She has a very sweet disposition.

She, too, needs to run the mountain. She is a bit more free-ranging than is Duke, but she always comes back, especially when she knows I have a bit of dog bone for her. If she is off foraging somewhere when I am ready to take the dogs back home, she usually will come when called. If not, I drive Duke home, then back to the quarry, and she will be sitting there, waiting for me.

Neither Duke nor Jett have much in the way of street sense. They just like to run. On those occasions when the manage to get loose from the house or yard (my carelessness), they at least know where they live, and will appear on the porch or in the carport.

Both dogs are in good health. Duke had one major problem in 2015. As old as he was becoming and as large as he is, we thought he had arthritis. When we took him to the vet, she found no evidence of arthritis. Instead, she found that Duke had a tumor in his spleen, and it needed to be removed immediately, lest it burst. She removed the tumor – it weighed 14 pounds (same as my last Thanksgiving turkey!). He has fully recovered, and has regained much of his old energy.

Jet has had two major problems over the years. When she was about 3 years old, she began losing much of her fur and a lot of weight. The vet was not sure of the cause, but put her on prednisone and an antibiotic, and she fully recovered her beautiful self.

The second problem Jett had (in 2015) was what I always feared when she managed to get free and run off. Her lack of street sense and her dislike of cars did her in. I could not find her with the car, so I returned home. Soon thereafter, she appeared – and attacked a passing car. She lost. She was lying on the pavement, then dragged herself to the side of the road. I was not sure whether she was alive. She was, and appeared to have an injury to her left hip. She lay still. Even when we picked her up (she weighs 65 pounds) to place her on a blanket in order to put her in the car, she did not whimper, yelp, or attempt to bite anyone. The vet determined that she had no broken bones, gave her some meds, and sent her home, where she eventually recovered.

Otherwise, both dogs always have been in excellent health. They never have had to have their teeth brushed.

I want to find a caring, loving home for Duke and Jett. My first preference is a home in a rural setting where they have the opportunity to run free and without the fear of a nearby street or highway. This need not be continuous freedom; a well-fenced large yard would do fine between runs.

I understand that such a placement for both of them together is a stretch, especially if there are cats in the picture. (It can be do-able, as I found, but still….) A second choice would be to find a home for each of them, alone (and with the same need for space to run and be safe from cars). Jett is in more need, still, of being able to run off some energy, more so than is Duke. Duke has become a laid back, easy going, dude, who would appreciate a run or a leashed walk.

Duke and Jett, in the 9 – 10 years we have had them, have known only one vet. She is Kristen Shaw DMV, owner of Southgate Animal Clinic, 7851 SE King Road, Milwaukie, OR 97222-2734 (503-771-0857); located near the intersection of King and SE 82nd near Office Max. She and her staff of vets and technicians are outstanding. And they have love affairs with Duke and Jett. If it is not convenient to continue with Southgate for Duke and/or Jett, medical records are available.

Both Duke and Jett have the capacity to touch your heart, as they have mine and my late wife. I hope you might see yourself open to take them in and give them and yourself that opportunity.

If interested in Duke and Jett please contact Thomas Layne, Brightwood, OR at tomuslayne@wavecable.com

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Kobe

HI, I’m Kobe.  I’m a 8 year old, neutered male, Husky mix.  I love people and most other animals.  I suddenly didn’t get along with another male dog in my family and now need a loving, safe home.   I love kids, belly rubs and being outdoors.   I do have hypothyroidism and allergies and take medications for both.   I am up to date with all my vaccinations.   If interested please contact my owner Melissa at 503-443-0028

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Tommie

I have had Tommie since January 2011. My son in law found him at a truck stop when he was just a baby. We tried to find his owners but no one ever claimed him. I took him home to be a companion to my West Highland Terrier and they have loved each other ever since.

He is a very loving and well behaved dog. Can put him in his crate and he will be so good. He loves to cuddle too and will give you “kisses” in the morning if you let him sleep with you.

I am feeding him Science Dog food-chicken and rice for small breeds and he seems to like it. He also likes treats.

Loves family, friends and people. More adults than children it seems but he is good with children too if they do not pester him.

Loves to cuddle and seems ok if you leave him for a while to go shopping and etc.

On his own does not bark much-if with dogs that do – he will.

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If interested please contact Billie Elkins at 503-491-3592

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Sparky

Sparky was found in July 2007 wandering the streets in a neighborhood in Gresham, Oregon.

Attempts were made to locate owners but he was never claimed. I took him in because I had a big yard and doggy door and I had just lost my Golden Retriever that I had for 10 years the year before.

I have had him nearly 9 years and have to give him up because I have moved to a retirement home in Gresham and can no longer keep him.

Sparky can be a very loving dog. He gets along best with adults. He has been around smaller children but they seem to pester him and he is more comfortable with adults. He has had a companion – a yorkshire terrier whom he loves for over 5 years.

He likes to cuddle in a blanket and keep warm or sit on your lap for hours while you watch T.V. or etc. He also likes to sleep with you but will be ok sleeping somewhere else if he has a blanket and the door is closed. He also is content to just lay on his blanket.

He loves, loves, going for walks and will get so excited when you have his leash in hand. He enjoys car rides but will jump out if window left too low.

He loves attention and is very protective of his “home”. He may seem weary of someone new at first but give him a minute and he will be fine. He will bark at the mailman and delivery people so best if he does not see them.

He does like someone with him most of the time-gets anxious when left.

At this time I am feeding him Science Diet dog food-chicken and rice for small breed dogs-I have fed him other brands but he seems to do better with this. He of course likes treats.

He is “fixed” and his rabies shots and license are good until July 2017. I have a call in to a vet to get his shots all updated. He is full of energy at times and seems to be in good health and he was groomed about two weeks ago now- his hair will be curly when gown back in. He does snore.

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If interested contact Billie Elkins at 503-491-3592

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Annie

Annie is all packed and ready for adoption!!

Annie is a great girl full of love and snuggles and her favorite place is in your lap with a blanket.

She loves to play, especially with balls of any kind. She loves to chew on an antler for hours. She has a HIGH prey drive and will chase cats, dogs, chickens, squirrels and anything she thinks needs to be chased so a fenced secure yard is required. She does walk well on a leash but she should be walked in quiet areas without a lot of other animals or busy traffic.

Annie needs to be the only animal in the house including any critters!! She can be a little mouthy, so she needs someone who can understand her excitement when playing or just excited.

She requires a mellow home with not a lot of change, company or young kids. She just wants to be a companion and a lap warmer for someone. She is not fond of leaving the house for car rides so she needs someone who does not want to take her a lot places.

She is over all healthy but does have mild allergies and needs to be on Claritin 5mg a day. A premium grain free food is required.

She is trustworthy to be left loose when left alone for short periods of time. She has excellent potty manners and is non-destructive. She knows what are her toys and chew sticks and knows to leave other stuff alone.

Annie loves to talk and howl at you, especially if she thinks she needs some attention and loves!!

We will be extremely picky about where Annie goes, so if you think you are the perfect fit for her please have an application on file before contacting Gracian at 503-769-9969 or via email at gracianhoward@hotmail.com

App link: http://www.rescuebulldogs.org/adopter/index/index

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Duke & Jett

I want to introduce Duke and Jett to you. Duke, by breed, is a combination Gordon Setter and something else. My wife wanted a large dog for protection when I was away from home. Well, Duke is large, all 105 pounds of him. We adopted him at a rescue facility south of Fresno, California, when he was about 1 year old. He was a handsome guy, full of energy, playful, — and a lousy guard dog. He loves people, including children. He still is handsome, and has developed a sage look about him as he approaches his 10th birthday.
Duke knows a few tricks and commands; he is quite intelligent. At feeding time, he goes to his end of the room and sits. If he does not sit, I simply point a finger at him and – he sits until his food dish is placed on the floor. In non-feeding situations, a softly whispered (nearly inaudible) command to sit is all he needs to sit. When it is time to go outside on the leash, he immediately sits to have the leash attached to  (and taken off from) his collar. He is an easy walk on the leash. We farmed him out to a professional dog trainer for three months after we brought him home to corral some of his energy.
Duke gets along quite well with other dogs. He thinks cats are playthings. We have two housecats. In the beginning, they were intimidated by Duke, and stayed away from him. When Duke was allowed in the living part of the home, we connected him by his 6’ leash to a doorknob. Over time, he and the cats became quite friendly. Both cats would approach him, touch noses with him, rub against him. Ever cautious, I do not let him off the leash when the cats are present. When I put the cats in a bedroom, I remove Duke’s leash and he wanders about the house, checking it out, and then winds up lying on the floor next to where I am sitting or lying, quite peaceful.
So, why am I seeking a home for him? I am 77 years old, and my agility is compromised: bad knees and lower back. Duke needs periodic free exercise, running on the mountain where we live, and I cannot keep up with him. It is all I can do to just walk him two to three times a day “to do his business.”
Duke has a companion, Jett, a beautiful black female dog of unknown (to me) origin. We drove from Portland, OR to Vancouver, BC to adopt her. We took Duke with us to check for compatibility (Yes!). She is about a year younger than Duke, and still has lots of energy. Jett likes people, including kids. She also is very intelligent, and responds to commands much as Duke does. One major difference with Duke: she is not cat-friendly! She is fine off-leash in the home when the cats are in a bedroom. If I am at my desk, she often comes to me, and I know she is there when she gives me a gentle lick on my forearm. She has a very sweet disposition.
She, too, needs to run the mountain. She is a bit more free-ranging than is Duke, but she always comes back, especially when she knows I have a bit of dog bone for her. If she is off foraging somewhere when I am ready to take the dogs back home, she usually will come when called. If not, I drive Duke home, then back to the quarry, and she will be sitting there, waiting for me.
Neither Duke nor Jett have much in the way of street sense. They just like to run. On those occasions when they manage to get loose from the house or yard (my carelessness), they at least know where they live, and will appear on the porch or in the carport.
Both dogs are in good health. Duke had one major problem in 2015. As old as he was becoming and as large as he is, we thought he had arthritis. When we took him to the vet, she found no evidence of arthritis. Instead, she found that Duke had a tumor in his spleen, and it needed to be removed immediately, lest it burst. She removed the tumor – it weighed 14 pounds (same as my last Thanksgiving turkey!). He has fully recovered, and has regained much of his old energy.
Jet has had two major problems over the years. When she was about 3 years old, she began losing much of her fur and a lot of weight. The vet was not sure of the cause, but put her on prednisone and an antibiotic, and she fully recovered her beautiful self.
The second problem Jett had (in 2015) was what I always feared when she managed to get free and run off. Her lack of street sense and her dislike of cars did her in. I could not find her with the car, so I returned home. Soon thereafter, she appeared – and attacked a passing car. She lost. She was lying on the pavement, then dragged herself to the side of the road. I was not sure whether she was alive. She was, and appeared to have an injury to her left hip. She lay still. Even when we picked her up (she weighs 65 pounds) to place her on a blanket in order to put her in the car, she did not whimper, yelp, or attempt to bite anyone. The vet determined that she had no broken bones, gave her some meds, and sent her home, where she eventually recovered.
Otherwise, both dogs always have been in excellent health. They never have had to have their teeth brushed.
I want to find a caring, loving home for Duke and Jett. My first preference is a home in a rural setting where they have the opportunity to run free and without the fear of a nearby street or highway. This need not be continuous freedom; a well-fenced large yard would do fine between runs.
I understand that such a placement for both of them together is a stretch, especially if there are cats in the picture. (It can be do-able, as I found, but still….) A second choice would be to find a home for each of them, alone (and with the same need for space to run and be safe from cars). Jet is in more need, still, of being able to run off some energy, more so than is Duke. Duke has become a laid back, easy going, dude, who would appreciate a run or a leashed walk.

Duke and Jett, in the 9 – 10 years we have had them, have known only one vet.

She is Kristen Shaw DMV, owner of Southgate Animal Clinic, 7851 SE King Road, Milwaukie, OR 97222-2734 (503-771-0857); located near the intersection of King and SE 82nd near Office Max. She and her staff of vets and technicians are outstanding. And they have love affairs with Duke and Jett. If it is not convenient to continue with Southgate for Duke and/or Jett, medical records are available.

Both Duke and Jett have the capacity to touch your heart, as they have mine and my late wife. I hope you might see yourself open to take them in and give them and yourself that opportunity.

Please contact Thomas Layne at tomuslayne@wavecable.com or Cara Layne at bug_n_yum@yahoo.com

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Dexter & Simba

I am looking to re-home my 2 dogs. I have a blonde Pomeranian/Chihuahua (hair is medium, not too long) and a black and white Terrier/Chihuahua, they are 2 years old. These two are the best of friends, I am really looking for them to go to a good home. I have had them since they were puppies, and only re-homing as I work a lot and am not able to give them the attention they need. I would request a re-homing fee of $250 for both, it is important they stick together. They have all their vaccinations and just had a wellness exam last month, both dogs are neutered as well.

These guys will curl up and nap with you or love to go on walks or out to play. They are very happy dogs! The dogs love to play, they play with each other and can keep themselves pretty entertained. They are not aggressive, their tails are wagging constantly. Both dogs are crate trained, they have a large cage they share. They need some minor training as far as basic commands, and a little further assistance with potty training, they are trained for the most part but have a hard time letting you know when it’s time to go again. As long as they are taken out ever 3-4 hours while out running around they are fine, they are crate trained. Unfortunately, I am unable to spend this time with them. They are great with other dogs and people, even kids. They are shy at first but warm up quick, and love everyone they have ever met!

Dexter is the black and white Terrier/Chihuahua and Simba is the blonde Pomeranian/Chihuahua

The re-homing fee includes:
Large crate (big enough for full grown Golden Retriever or German Shepard)
Toys
Harnesses & leashes
Proof of vaccinations and wellness exam done 2/15/16
Flea treatment done 2/11/16

Please send me an email or text if you have any additional questions. If you could also include information about yourself and your living situation. I will be wanting to have people meet the dogs and I will need to ensure it is a good fit before letting them go. I am very attached to these dogs, they just need a home and someone who can spend more time with them. This has been a very hard decision, but these little guys need more than what I am able to give them at this time.

If you are interested in them contact:
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Lucy

Lucy is a 3-5 year old Pitbull / blue heeler / white shepherd mix. She’s an extremely loving and affectionate dog. She gets along well with other dogs and children. She lives with another dog and a cat right now. Unfortunately, I don’t have time to take care of her properly and give her the attention she needs, so I’m seeking a new home for her where she will be taken care of in the way that she deserves.
She’s had a rough life, and lived with someone in a homeless shelter for a while, where she had to wear diapers.  Because of this, she has issues with peeing inside and peeing when startled. She’s also nervous around strangers. However, she is an incredibly sweet dog and gets attached quickly. She is spayed and vaccinated
If you are interested in giving Lucy a loving new home, please contact me at rabbitmcq@gmail.com
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Peanut

Peanut is a 9 year old male Parsons Russell. He has been a good and loyal dog. He is extremely loving, house broken and up to date on all his shots. I’m looking for a home with a fenced yard and a family without young children. Peanut currently lives with another dog and a cat, but I can not guarantee that he will get along with other animals. I do know that he does not get along well with children. He loves walks, runs, chasing after balls, and going to the dog park. I love my dog very much, but I now have a toddler and I need to make sure that both Peanut and my toddler are safe and happy.
If you are interested in being the new family members for Peanut please contact me at jmartinez143@gmail.compeanut
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Rascal

Rascal is a 12 year old Lhasa Apso; up-to-date on shots, he has typical of the breed/age health issues. Weepy eyes that need daily attention, lower back arthritis. None of this gets in the way of his day to day activities. He is professionally groomed monthly. His records are at Hayden Meadows Pet Clinic.

Rascal was purchased for the sole purpose of being a companion to my Dad; who could no longer work or drive due to dementia. Rascal spent all of his life at my Dad’s side, in the house, napping off and on throughout the day. He was free to come and go outside in their fenced yard, but for the last 6+ years has not been walked regularly due to my Dad’s failing health. My Mom works outside of the home – my Dad was responsible for 90% of Rascals daily care. Their home has one indoor/outdoor cat that Rascal didn’t bother at all. Their days were extremely quiet and predictable. My parents are not active at all. Lots of reading and TV watching.

In July 2015 my Dad passed away at home after a few days of hospice. Rascal was right there the whole time. Afterwards my Mom was unable to properly care for Rascal and while she was at work he hated being in the kennel for up to 6+ hours a day. We fenced off the kitchen for him, but he chewed through the gate. Rascal has never been alone so what we tried to come up with at her house just wasn’t working. His anxiety was clear. He urinated frequently on the kitchen floor, my Mom ended up slipping in it, falling and spraining her ankle. She was getting frustrated, overwhelmed and stressed. She’s not exactly a “dog person” and this was more than she could handle; particularly while grieving.

My husband and I work from home, someone is always here. We have two children; 17 and 10. We have an 11 yr. old cocker spaniel (Riley), 3 cats and 4 chickens. After a family discussion we decided we couldn’t bear to rehome Rascal – it felt like another loss of my Dad. We brought him to our home in late Sept. Rascal and Riley have spent weekends together over the years and never had one issue with each other. Rascal adores my youngest child in particular and has always been protective of her since she was born. We thought this would make everyone happy.

Rascal immediately began urinating all over the house, sometimes clearly intentionally. He would be mad and urinate right in front of us. We started walking him up to three times a day; hoping that would help, he enjoys the walks but it didn’t help. We discovered he had a bladder infection – we got that cleared up and the urinating has minimized. But now he has begun instigating and biting my dog Riley; seemingly unprovoked. Riley is losing his vision and his hearing so to be suddenly attacked by Rascal is clearly causing him stress and anxiety. It’s also become very disturbing for my 10 year old to witness.

We have a LOT more activity in our household than Rascal has ever been exposed to, I believe he is over stimulated by all the activity. He spends his days under someone’s feet trying to sleep. When we move he follows. He’s always ready for someone to sit down so he can get back to sleep under their feet.

He would do best in a home with 1-2 older, less active adults that could solely focus on him. No other dogs. Much less activity, quiet, calm….this is what I think he needs. I know he misses my Dad. This has been an impossible decision for our family. We want to do right by Rascal, for him and my Dad. It’s become clear that our home is not what’s best for him – much to everyone’s dismay.

He’s adorable and has a very sweet disposition. In 12 years he has had no behavioral issues, but he’s clearly grieving now and in need of a quiet space to heal and be spoiled without other distractions.

If you or someone you know is that special person who may be interested please message me directly; serious inquiries only. He will need to be groomed every 4-6 weeks and walked regularly.

For more information on Rascal you can email michellemoses@technetez.com

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Scout

Meet Scout, a 6+ year old 80 pound black Labrador mix. He is a rescue dog that my daughter gifted me when he was only a couple months old.
Scout has been a great companion and watch dog. Scout does well around close family and friends. Loves to run and play fetch with sticks, his ball or anything else you toss his way. Sleeps inside, snuggles on the couch and generally stays close laying next to my feet.
At times, Scout, has difficulty getting along with some smaller insecure dogs, and is typically very protective when introduced to strangers.
When approaching Scout, its’ best to proceed with caution, maintain a safe distance and allow him personal space before getting too friendly. It takes him a while to warm up to people and to build a level of trust. Once a consistent level of trust is built, he will show his affection.
cout recently bit the mailman and this led to him being deemed “un-adoptable” and slated to be euthanized.
I would like to find a quiet home for Scout, with adequate space for him to run and play, preferably with a larger alpha dog and plenty of new owner love and attention.
Positives:
Insanely Loyal
Attentive
Neutered
Vaccinated
Indoor/outdoor
Potty trained
Responds to basic commands
Healthy
Trainable
Enjoys car rides
Does not chew furniture
Protective
Negatives:
Some fear aggression, not generally aggressive
Not Vet friendly
May nip or lunge at strangers
No kids or small pets
Sheds
Needs :
More socializing
More leash training
Stronger Alpha
I can provide more information. If interested please contact me at ScoutsK9@gmail.com
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Fossil

This is Fossil a

Border Collie/possible Shepherd 1.5 year old fixed male. The kids and I got him at 8weeks in the town of Mitchell OR. So I have all the background info and can answer any questions that anyone might have. I had never intended to rehome him when we got him and was 100% committed but he has some ‘issues’ that I’m just not equipped nor have the right kind of time to help him get through his doggie ‘therapy’.

I’m no dog expert but have done a ton of research, contacting dog trainers, consolation with my vet, and have talked to many people about Fossil and this is what I’ve come up with…..
POSITIVES

* Smart

* Young enough to still be trained

* Great size

* Beautiful brindle handsome guy… 🙂

* Fixed, chipped, up to date on shots

* Healthy (eaten Blue Wilderness since day one)

* He is potty trained but has had access to a dog door since a very early age and can come and go as he’s pleases

* Doesn’t damage or chew house up when left alone for the work day

* Wants to do well

* Loyal- almost to a fault. He’s a bit protective of me and his property

* Loves ball time and could probably be trained for tricks and or agility

* Knows wait, leave it, sit, down, stay- almost all the time when under calm and controlled situations

* Treat driven/training

* Loves his puzzles, toys, ball time

* He has never tried to dig or jump out of his fenced yard;

* Will come when called in his own fenced yard

 

NEGATIVE

* Smart 🙂

* Hit and miss with other dogs; ALL depends on the situation. Some dogs he will pull and lung with shackles up and other nothing

* Our cats haven’t come in the house in over a year

* He has some fear aggression but not an aggressive dog (says my vet) he has bitten me once when he was stressed out and trying to get to another dog. I have all details of need be

* Some of the fear aggression comes from his low self-esteem and low confidence. He needs confidence building and trust with his owner.

* Would probably not do well with kids

* Still jumps up

* Meet and greet is tricky for him

* Pro or con- he is not crate trained but does have a crate that he knows is his

* Doesn’t do well at dog parks; way to overwhelming for him, to much stimulation and this is where is low confidence will get him in trouble. I noticed at a very early age he didn’t care for the dog park. I used to take him when he was young to socialize him and he would for the most part just kept by my side

* The only object he has ever guarded were his bones and some ball guarding at the dog park in the early months

* He needs to learn how to just ‘BE’ – probably comes  with training and age

* He does fine in the car but will bark here and there at a passing person/dog not to often though
I AM NO TRAINER OR VET BUT FROM MY RESEARCH, REACHING OUT TO OTHERS, ETC. THIS IS WHAT I THINK HE NEEDS:

* Stronger alpha

* Vocal control

* leash skills

* Good timing; watching his body language upon new situations and try to redirect

* Agility training would be great for him; could he be trained for herding? Not sure…probably

* More time to be on him and help him through his ‘issues’

* No kids or cats; not sure about another dog in the house

* Ideally property would be great for him; maybe if he had more opportunities to get out his energy some of his issues would subside

* He’s an indoor/outdoor guy- sleeps inside at night with us….warm and cozy. 🙂 has the freedom to go in or out due to the dog door

* Someone with patience, time, love, and understanding of his fears, earning and showing him that he can trust you, calm balanced household,

It’s been difficult journey for me….I’m in over my head and honestly have lost my confidence at the end of the leash; yes I know this transfer through and  I’m having a hard time reading him.  We don’t take him on weekend trips due to his hit and misses and MY uncertainty. I’m guessing and hoping it’s more me than him and with the right person Fossil will thrive and some of his issues would subside. I was 100%committed to getting a dog and never thought I’d be trying to re-home him, I just think it would be best for him and I do this out of love for him and wanting the best for him.  The kind of time that he really needs, I just don’t have.

Please feel free to pass this along and or contact me with any questions at: mamadancex2@gmail.com

I live in Portland and am happy to bring him to you for any meet and greets. I will do anything to make the process smooth and successful for Fossil and any person that might be willing to bring him into their world.  I’d love to see where he might be for his next leg in his journey and want to help in any way possible.

 

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Sid

 You see you wouldn’t ask why the rose that grew from the concrete had damaged petals. On the contrary, we would all celebrate its tenacity. We would all love its will to reach the sun. Well, we are the rose – this is the concrete – and these are my damaged petals.” ― Tupac Shakur, The Rose That Grew from Concrete

We would like to introduce Sid, a 4-5 year old 50 lb. hound mix who arrived in Portland from Kaua`i on Christmas Eve in search of his forever home. One look at Sid and it is apparent his life had been rough. His tail was crudely cut off and two deep scars around his neck are evidence of a life on a chain. Sid, who likes to go as Sidn’t Vicious, does not let his rough beginnings get him down, and thinks his scars make him rather edgy and cool.  He loves affection from humans and would make a faithful companion who would be happy to accompany you on walks, jogs, and hikes.  Sid is residing at Dogtribe Doggy Daycare where he has met all sorts of dogs…he does particularly well with females and mellow boys.  He is very smart and enjoys obstacle courses and would love to try lure coursing.  Sid was most likely used as a hunting dog prior to his rescue, so we do not recommend him cohabitating with cats or other small animals.  Just one look into his soulful eyes, and you will see that Sid wants to please.  He knows basic obedience commands- heel, sit, down, place- and has had positive interactions with the other dogs in boarding.  He is neutered and current on his vaccinations. Sid is a rose who has risen from the concrete; we celebrate his tenacity to live and love humans despite his difficult beginnings.  For more information about Sid, please contact Dinah at dinahchao@gmail.com or call Toni at Dogtribe 503-238-0737.  Sidn’t Vicious would love to meet you!

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Rudy Tudy

I am rehoming my beautiful pup. I am a single dog owner and just do not have the space, time, or resources to help Rudy. I rescued her from the shelter a few moths ago right before she was about to be put down. She bonded with me and my family immediately and even began ‘defending’ the house within the first two days. I have owned a variety of dogs throughout my life and I have never felt so bonded to or adored by any of them before miss Rudy Tudy.
Rudy is great, however, she does have some flaws. She was taken in as a stray with signs of abuse and had at least one litter of puppies behind her. The vet discovered that her left hip had been broken and never set properly. Due to this she has a hilarious seated posture and a minor limp that can go bad with a long hike or run. Because of this she MUST keep her weight down otherwise her hip will get progressively worse. I have been keeping her on a limited diet, multiple short walks a day with a visit to the dog park or a few miles walk/run; all this has kept her weight constant and paired with a supplement her hip seems to be improving.
The hard past shows in her behavior more than in her hip. Rudy is selectively dog reactive especially on the leash. She is protective of smaller dogs and her person from dogs as big or bigger than she. She LOVES chasing things (of course squirrels) but can be a bit of a bully and plays pretty rough with dogs she gets along with but can also just casually run around with dogs she likes. There is no sex preference (Hates being humped…) but she tends to like males better. So if you have a dog and are interested a very slow introduction would be required.
Rudy is aggressive towards men, which apparently manifested itself while living at the shelter. My brothers were able to make her comfortable with them by acting very submissive and letting her take a lot of time and treats to get comfortable with them. She can get used to anyone if she feels they are part of her pack but patience is required.
She has had an introduction to a kennel but we assume she has been caged for a portion of her life because it took us quite a while to get any bit of success with her. If you want to kennel her it would be best to start at the beginning.
I obviously have a lot of information on her and want to answer all your questions. I have exhausted all my resources for giving her a good life and although she is such an amazing cuddle bug and companion I cannot provide for her.
I do not know how she does with children but I play pretty rough with her and she just mouths but never bites. An ideal candidate would have someone home throughout the day and plenty of patience and experience with dogs.
I plan to visit the home and to help introduce her to everyone, if that’s a problem let me know but I need to know that she is comfortable and can handle the new environment.
There is a $100 rehoming fee as she will be coming with plenty of food and other supplies. She is completely up to date on shots and healthy as of our last vet visit a few weeks ago.
Please text me, leave a message or email me at any time.
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Budd

I’m looking for a home for my best friend.

His name is Budd. He is a 6 year old Lab/Retriever/Heeler/Chow mix. He weighs about 50-60 lbs.

I first got Budd when he was a puppy. I was about 22 and taking a break from school to work, so I figured it was a great time to get my first dog. I can’t quite explain how much joy Budd has brought to my life over the last six years. He came to me at a time when I was pretty lost, and allowed me to find joy in the small things that puppies do like getting excited at the first sight of water or snow. He was there to comfort me when my Grandpa passed away, which was the first time I experienced a death of someone close to me.

Budd has always been by my side. He moved down to school with me when I finally decided to go back and he became best friend’s with a 90 lb pit bull named Mio that belonged to my roommate. He has a long history of getting along with other dogs, other pets, people, and kids. He has always been a very obedient and playful dog, and has always been excited to greet visitors that would stop by the house.

Unfortunately, over the last couple of years I haven’t been able to give him the attention that he needs. It started when I got a job that required 15-16 hour days, which meant that I wasn’t giving Budd adequate exercise. He has since been staying with my family over the last year and a half while I was living in a place with my girlfriend that didn’t allow pets. During this time he wasn’t getting the exercise and discipline he requires, which has allowed him to become territorial (I think the lack of exercise leads to Chow tendencies to come out).

Most recently, I have moved to California with my girlfriend while she takes an internship, but we weren’t able to find housing that allowed pets. My family is unable to care for him any more, so he has temporarily been staying with a family friend, but I would really like to find a more permanent situation for this great dog. He has had a rough go at it over the last couple of years and really deserves someone who can give him the love and attention he needs.

Budd would do best with an owner that doesn’t have any other pets or kids. He has always done fine around my youngest brother Miles who was a baby when I first got Budd, but should really be in a household without kids while he is rehabilitated. He likewise has been social with other dogs, but really should be in a house of his own until he gets his mind right.

I don’t want to take Budd to the humane society or a county shelter due of recent aggressiveness, because I know that this behavior is only a result of lack of regular exercise and discipline, but will most likely be met with euthanasia. Budd is such a great dog. I really wish that I could be the one to give him the love he deserves, but since I can’t, I’m hoping someone will.

If you are looking for a loving, playful, and loyal companion, please look no further. Budd is as good as they come. Won’t you give him a good home?

If you are interest in Budd please email kcastille05@gmail.com
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Jackson

Name: Jackson

DOB: 5/27/2004 (11 years)

Breed: German Shepherd and Plott Hound mix (best guess).

Jackson is a fairly independent dog, although still enjoys snuggling and being near his family. He is incredibly loving and still a bit playful, even though he clearly has some pain developing in his joints. He enjoys some toys and chewing on sticks or bones, but doesn’t really like to play fetch. He loves taking walks on his gentle leader and knows basic commands like sit, stay, and come, but he is strong willed and may not follow the commands. He is a runner and needs a securely fenced yard and to be on leash while outside. He has been an indoor dog his entire life (was often allowed to sleep on our bed), so while transitioning to outdoor life may be very difficult for him, both his breed mixes are compatible with being outdoor dogs.

 

He generally doesn’t get along with other dogs, although he lived most of his life with Sammy, our female chocolate lab mix (passed away in 2013), and had a few other dogs he got along with – these were generally larger breed dogs that have all passed on or moved away. He also thinks most other types of animals are meant to be chased, although we do have chickens and he learned to leave them alone after the first time he tried to chase them. He can now be left alone with them in the backyard without incident.

 

My husband and I adore Jackson; we are heartbroken by this entire situation and having to re-home him. We adopted him from the Oregon Humane Society at about 8 months old and he was truly a part of our family from that moment forward. Until the incident in which he bit my one year old son in the face, he had a perfect track record with children and adults, and he was actually very loving and protective of our son. The biting incident with my son was unprovoked, we were both right next to and watching our son when it happened, so in our opinion Jackson can never be allowed around children again, just in case whatever set him off happens again. It is really important to us that Jackson finds a home with loving adult(s) who will not have children coming around, or will keep Jackson away from visiting children at all times.

If interested, please contact Alex Gund at alexandergund@gmail.com

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Momo

Name: MOSES aka “MoMo”
Sex: Neutered Male
Breed: Siberian Husky
Coloring: Red/Auburn
Age: DOB—11/14/2007
Weight: 60-70 lbs.
1.      Crate Trained. Moses has received extensive training to learn “heel, wait, down, sit”- and during these trainings he was also crate trained. Although we do not crate him often at all, it’s on his resume J. I would be happy to see about arranging a walk-thru training “show” with his former obedience trainer, Cheryl for SERIOUS candidates.
2.      Food Motivated. Being that huskies have a reputation for not listening, we taught him the words “cookie” and “dinner” right away. We will often use the words as motivation for him to listen when we want him to do something. However, sometimes he doesn’t care how many “cookies” you have, he will do what he wants and you have to wait or find another way to manipulate him into doing what you want him to.
3.      Not Aggressive Toward People. Moses isn’t much of a guard dog, as he is very friendly with people. The older he gets, it seems the friendlier he becomes. He loves to give “kisses” and would not be aggressive toward children. He doesn’t jump up at all unless he hasn’t seen you in days and is very excited to see you. On a daily basis, we never experience problems with jumping.
4.      Not Your Typical “Noisy” Husky. Unless Moses is barking at someone threatening his home, he is really very quiet for a husky. He will get super whiny and howl when he sees my brother for the first time in months, but on a regular basis, he is quiet (there may be a little noise at dinner time).
5.      Micro-Chipped.
6.      Vaccinations Up-to-date.
7.      No Health Concerns.
8.      Knows Commands: Sit, Wait, Stay, Cookie, Dinner, Off.
9.      Eats “Grain Free”.
10.     Afraid of Gunshots and Fireworks.
Beware of the BREED…former Husky-owners will be given preference as I receive interested applicants. This is not an easy breed to manage, and I want the very best for Moses, which in part means that the family I join him with is educated and realistic in their expectations.
Moses is a Siberian Husky. For this reason, there are some standard things to be expected- things that will not change, as they are rooted in who he is:
1.      He Sheds. We take him monthly to Petco Groomers for the “de-shed” package and we also own a Furminator. Moses remains outside most of the day, but has a washroom with linoleum flooring that he enjoys sleeping in. He likes the cool floors at night and in the summer when it warms up (we have AC). Right now he is not shedding as much as he does in the summer, and his coat is a bit “fuller”.
2.      He can NEVER be left off-leash. HE WILL RUN. I am extremely serious about this. He has gotten loose a few times since he was a baby, and he has NEVER come when called. He has only come out of necessity (water) or due to being “tricked” or out of his own will. He is extremely stubborn and smart—so his owner(s) need to know his tendency and be extremely pro-active. I am so grateful that he hasn’t been hit by a car, as he still doesn’t know that they can harm him.
3.      He needs exercise. Moses is not fit for an apartment as he needs to live in a home that can accommodate his needs. For this reason, I will be looking for a family/individual that 1) has an entirely FENCED yard with room to roam, 2) enjoys getting outside with Moses on a regular basis for walks/hikes/runs.
4.      Moses should not be trusted around small dogs/cats. Moses is very “wolf-like” in that his instinct will take over when it comes to interacting with smaller breeds/animals. He loves to dig outside and hunt moles with his friend, a Standard Poodle.
5.      Moses is Alpha. Moses will most likely take over the role of “Alpha”, if placed in a home that already has another large dog. For this reason, I do not want to home him in an environment where the challenging of another dog may bring chaos or harm to any other dogs. If there is already another dog in the home, there would definitely need to be an introductory period and I am happy to play whatever role necessary to facilitate a smooth transition. He has been to Doggy Daycares and had proven that he is not aggressive, but it is about finding a certain personality or behavior in potential “brothers” and “sisters”.
Speaking of transition…
I love Moses SO much and it pains me to even have to draft this notice. At the same time, I care for him so much that I believe finding him a new home is really the best thing to do. Work will be moving me away from the accommodations I have now, and I will no longer be able to give Moses what he needs in an owner. Because of my love for him, I will be playing a very active role in the re-homing of this dog—so be prepared to answer questions and please be flexible. I want the very best for him and I need to be able to trust whoever I choose to place him with. I will require that I see the home in which he will be living, and will not blindly hand him over to anyone. For this reason, I am requiring a re-homing fee of $250.00. I want to make absolute certain that he finds a forever-home.
Please let us know if you have ANY questions regarding Moses. You can call Emily at 503-349-7397 or Rebecca at 503-310-0359
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Yoda

Yoda is a rescue dog that has an extremely sweet disposition. He is best for a calm home with 1 or 2 people with no cats. He has lived with other dogs but usually takes him a couple of weeks to get used to it. He is crate trained and has several items of clothing– for winter and out on the water. He loves to walk, but, needs to always be on a leash. He loves to run and is stubborn about obeying commands when off his leash. Indoors, he is very compliant. He does not bark- or it’s very rare he barks. He is a Pekingese & Cavalier King Charles Spaniel mix. Yoda is almost 4 years old, weighs about 10 lbs. We’d love for him to be a part of your home. We will miss him greatly and deeply regret having to re-home him. He is fixed and just delightful. Knows some tricks and loves his treats. Kristi- almostdaily@icqmail.com  Tell us about your interest and living environment and any questions you may have. THANKS so much!

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Armani

Hi, I’m Armani! I am an 8 year old, male, red-nose pitbull and I am in need of a new home. I am a well-trained, friendly sweetheart and have a deep love for people. I am a good protector. I can sit, stay, come when called, and “leave it” when I’m told. I am smart and silly, and love to do tricks like sit pretty, roll over, crawl, shake hands, and play dead!

My family and I are attached and we have been together for over six years. We are very sad that I need to be rehomed, but due to space and financial circumstances, we have no choice. So I need a new home with a yard or nearby outdoor space, and a loving, active person or family who can provide walks, food, and shelter. I do best without other animals around, and I can be dog-reactive. I can get used to other female dogs close to my own size, if we take lots of walks together. I don’t mind babies and toddlers pulling on me and crawling on me, but I just need a quiet spot to decompress when I get overwhelmed. I am generally an easy-going boy and will provide you with unconditional love if you can take me in!

If you are interested in a loving companion, please email missymcmahan@gmail.com

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Fenway

This is my baby girl Fenway.  She is a little 40 lb. pit mix.   She has been with me since she was 8 weeks old.  She is chipped and spayed.  She is the biggest lover and will sneak in to spoon every chance she gets.  She spends a lot of the time hamming it up and laying on her back and sits like a human most of the time.  She loves hiking and jumping through the brush exploring.    She is very smart, a little too smart sometimes.  She is very intuitive and knows when you are having a bad day and need extra loving from her.   She has even waked me up from nightmares, to make sure I was ok.  She is a quick learner and willing to please.   I was doing training with her and a trainer for a while and even the trainer was surprised at how well she took to it and changes she saw.  Some things only took one try for her to catch on.  She can be a little unsure of herself but with training has learned confidence and it shows.  She used to run and hide even when I put a pan on the stove.  Now she will sit next to me when I am out shooting or even vacuuming.  She is crate trained and loves being in her “house”.  She gets along with other dogs great.  She was raised with cats for the first year but has not been around them for over 2.

Unfortunately I did not get to socialize her with very many people due to PTSD issues and living in a new area and not knowing many people, and she has never been around kids.   Sometimes it takes a bit but everyone she gets to know loves her but she can be weary of strangers in the house.    She has become protective of me.  She feels the need to be my protector when we are at home or in my truck.  She acts totally different when away from home.  We have gone to dog parks many times with no issues and on walks with strangers with no issues.  Only when I am home with her.   She needs a forever home with a family that can create a structured environment for her.  She also needs to be in a home with NO KIDS.   She can get nervous with screaming a playing.  It may improve with more training.

Her 4 legged brothers and I will miss her more than anything and this is very difficult.  But I will be getting married and gaining a wonderful daughter.   We started including her in training but after the second session I let my daughter walk to close when I wasn’t paying attention and Fenway nipped her hand.  She did not break skin and as soon as it happened she looked as scared as my daughter.   When she was younger she has a serious dog attack and is already Leary of dogs.  I can’t have her uncomfortable in her own home.    Please help me find my baby girl a loving home.   I can give my trainers info to anyone interested and pay for a few sessions too.    She really is an amazing girl and has done so much for me.  Now I owe it to her to find her a loving family.  Feel free to text/call/email me with any questions.

Jake
541-974-3011
alexander.jacob99@yahoo.com

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Brak

We are in need of a loving home for our beloved Dog Brak. He is 9 years old and a mutt though we believe he has German Shepard, Lab and Husky in him. Brak is incredibly smart and does well with reward training! He loves doing tricks for treats, running, playing fetch, hiking, swimming, camping, snow, being sprayed with the hose and getting some love. He is loyal and a great guard dog. He is almost 70 lbs. He is fully house broke, neutered and does not tear up anything in the house. He is a great dog! We are searching for a new home for him because he has not adjusted well to our baby.  Kids have always made him nervous because they’re so unpredictable. He would do best in a home without children or other pets. He is selective with other animals and usually doesn’t get along well with other dogs, though he is great with our other dog, so it depends on the situation. We love him so much and want the best for him. A loving home with lots of land for him to roam would be his ideal! If you’re interest please contact me, Allison, at am306403@gmail.com or 503-804-8422

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Paco

Paco (an approximately 8-year-old Jack Russell Terrier mix) is so unhappy in my home. He is anxious and whining all the time no matter what we try to help improve his quality of life (including training and medications). He’s a complicated pup and it seems as though city living is just not for him. Currently his home includes two other small dogs and a human baby. He’s playful at times with the other dogs but terribly afraid of the baby (or any other small people). He is unpredictable around unknown dogs but nonreactive around cats or other creatures like chickens.
Paco, when relaxed and unafraid, is friendly, cuddly and wants to be near you all the time. He would have a much happier life living with a person or family who could spend lots of time with him and provide him with some room to roam. He would do best in a home without small children. I’ve had him for about 6 years and seen him become progressively more distressed by the typical urban world (loud noises, busy streets, etc.). I would love to see him happy again in a setting that would allow him to relax and be a normal dog. It seems unfair to keep trying to fit him into a world that is just not working for him.
Paco is neutered, fully vaccinated and microchipped. He’s about 16 pounds and pretty darn cute! He’s been a beloved family member for a long time and is used to lots of attention, sleeping in bed with his people, snuggling up on the couch and riding shotgun in the car. He loves being outdoors.
To be clear, I will keep this dog until a more fitting home becomes available. If that home doesn’t surface, he will stay with me and we’ll plug along to keep him as content as possible. I can’t help but hope that there might just be a happier future for Paco if he’s in a different setting.
Please email me at leah.brookner@gmail.com if you would like to learn more about Paco. Thanks for reading!
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Julius

Julius is going to be about 4.5 in September. He is a chihuahua mix. I hesitate to even call him a chihuahua, he reminds me more of a shrunken pitiful in looks and loyalty.

He is neutered and weighs about 9 lbs.

I’m trying to get Julius a new home because I live an erratic artist life, where I am often out of town, broke, and working three jobs. He is an angel-dog and deserves to have a little more time with people.

Julius is great with kids, is potty trained, crate trained, and an altogether low maintenance guy. He has to warm up to other dogs, but does pretty quickly if left to it. I’m sad to see him go but can’t get more time for him and hate to see him be lonely.

Let me know if you would like to meet him! Text or phone call is the best way to reach me (801)  725-7562.
Email is doable but not preferred at katyknowlt@gmail.com

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Dakota

Akita/German Shepherd mix
Male
5 years old

Dakota Loves:

  • ·         Training—is a pleaser, and VERY food motivated!
  • ·         Running
  • ·         Walking
  • ·         Playing fetch
  • ·         Being brushed/bathed
  • ·         Swimming
  • ·         Hiking
  • ·        Snowshoeing

Dakota Needs:

  • ·         Exercise
  • ·         Training with socialization (can poorly greet dogs)
  • ·         Lots of love!
  • ·         No cats
  • ·         No small dogs (or injured larger dogs)- he is prey driven
  • ·         No young children (is fine around children, but can demonstrate guarding behavior around bones)

Up to date on all vaccinations, neutered.

We are in love with this boy, but it is becoming unfair to him to keep him when we cannot give him the training/exercise that he needs.  I’ve never had more compliments on a dog than I’ve gotten on this handsome boy–he is one of a kind!!

More information can be provided—have met with several dog behavior specialists who have provided a write-up of Dakota’s behavior tendencies. Please contact 541-760-7082 for adoption information.

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Abu

Abu is looking for a home with no cats. She does well with other dogs off leash and the dog in our home, but mostly does her own thing. She’s happiest cuddling on a couch and getting lots of pets, your attention will make her the happiest dog int hew world!

  • Our vet said 7 years old based on teeth and eyes.
  • 70 lbs (needs to lose around 10lbs, she’s on a diet)
  • She is spayed
  • Blend of golden retriever and chow
  • Was a momma dog.
  • Eager to please, curious, gentle, and sweet.
  • Enjoys a good walk (sniffing is a good time for her) and a game of fetch/play with her stuffed toys (she needs some stimulation, because she can get bored), but also enjoys a good couch session. She is probably a medium-low energy level.
  • Crate trained. We put her in her crate whenever not supervised, she does great. We’ll give you the crate we have for her.
  • She has been very trainable with us, learning to sit and stay before coming in the house. Knowing the command “come.”
  • She lets us wipe her paws, clip her nails, brush her teeth, brush her, clean her ears, and bath her with no complaint.
  • She is reactive (pulling, whining) towards dogs on walks.
  • Up to date with her veterinary needs, aside for the eventual need to have at least one tooth removed.
  • We were told by the shelter she would guard food and toys from dogs, we didn’t actually encounter it our home. But we only fed her in her crate and supervised play time with the dogs and toys closely. We didn’t leave food or toys out ever.
  • Not sure how she is with kids.
Overall, Abu is a very good dog and none of her reactivity on lease aside from with our cat fazed us much, it was manageable and we were making progress. However, living with a cat was stressful for Abu and stressful for our cat. We fell in love with her sweet nature immediately and hate having to give her up, but the situation just isn’t fair to either of them.
If you are interested in Abu, please get in touch through text 920.246.5646 or through e-mail sieminski.j@gmail.com. We’d be happy to give you more information on Abu!
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