This is a list of dogs currently available for adoption at Family Dogs New Life Shelter.
We do keep this listing very current, so all dogs listed here are still looking for homes. Because we are a no kill shelter all dogs who come into our care have a safe place to live until they are adopted, so some of our residents have been in our care for months or even years.
New adoptable dogs are posted to the site every Thursday evening, dogs who have been adopted are removed from this page (and moved to the Happy Endings page) at the end of each day.
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Rhodesian Ridgeback + Labrador Retriever Mix
2 1/2 years old
Are you looking for a little direction in your life? Maybe something to help navigate this path of loneliness and reach the road of love? I think I may be able to help! You see, I am a wealth of knowledge and insight on all things pertaining to love, loyalty and friendship. I can protect you and our home like nobody’s business and I’ll provide you with the coordinates to all the doggy kisses and youthful energy you could ever ask for, and when it comes to playing with other dogs and sturdy children 12+, you could say I’m on a course bearing straight for fun fun fun! Cats, on the other hand, really throw the whole thing off axis! If love is what you’re looking for, head straight for 45.4574 , -122.604. Just remember: even though I’m 2 ½ years old,already housebroken and crate trained there is still a lot of puppy in me, and I will need your guidance on plenty of things. So, have you reached your destination?
2½ years old-75lbs. My adoption fee is $200 and includes neuter, microchip & registration, reduced-cost training class, free veterinary exam, 1 month pet health insurance, leash/collar, toy & treat packet, food sample.
Australian Cattle Dog + Pointer Mix
4 years old
So yeah, I guess you could describe me as a scaredy cat. I am not afraid to admit that I am afraid. That is the first step to recovery, right? Admitting the problem. Hello, my name is Bonnie, and I am a scaredy cat. Wow! That really feels a lot better! I feel like I am really opening up here. I think that is all I really need, someone to open up to. Someone that won’t judge me, someone that will listen, someone that will give me the time to actualize my true potential. Someone to give me the TLC I am craving. I am already crate trained, good with respectful and gentle children 12+, and would love to have a canine friend to keep me company! I might even tolerate a kitty cat if you have one who sticks to themselves. Wow! Just letting all this out I feel like a new dog already! Will you give me the opportunity to become the best dog I can be?
4 years old-32lbs. My adoption fee is $180 and includes spay, microchip & registration, reduced-cost training class, 1 month pet health insurance, free veterinary exam, leash/collar, toy & treat packet, food sample.
Rat Terrier + Basenji Mix
6 years old
I have taken a lot of hard knocks in my short little life. Hit the ground and bounce back up, because the show must go on. I feel I would do my namesake proud. The sacrifice that you endure for what you love makes happiness so much sweeter. I want a family that will love me and appreciate me, and know that through all of life’s twists and turns I will be there for them. I might be a little rough around the edges, but some people find diamonds in the rough. I am already housebroken and my crate training is going well- I really do like to learn new things! I probably won’t learn how to live with cats or chickens, so that lesson might as well go out the window. I think I would get along well with respectful children 12+ that know proper pet etiquette and I love to play and roughhouse with other dogs (but I might not share your lap with them). As I said, the show must go on, so how would you like a starring role in my life?
6 years old-11 lbs. My adoption fee is $180 and includes microchip, neuter, 1 month pet health insurance, free veterinary exam, reduced-cost training class, leash/collar, toy & treat packet, food sample. leash/collar, toy & treat packet, food sample.
Australian Cattle Dog + Boxer + Staffordshire Bull Terrier Mix
3 years old
You have been good, right? You deserve a little treat, right? How about a sweet little love snack that will pad your heart and not your midsection? I just might know a little lady who wants to be your dessert—me, Cookie! I am a real loving, affectionate and loyal little lady, and once I get to trusting you, my shyness melts away like warm hot fudge! I enjoy hanging out with all the other doggies here; they are really helping to boost my confidence! But I did not enjoy meeting those pesky cats, so a home without them is best. Being that I am a sensitive and gentle lady, I would prefer a home with children 12+ to be sure your little ones know how to treat a little girl like me with patience and respect. Rumor has it I am fully housebroken, and I have even been receiving some crate training lessons here—I think I got a pretty good understanding what it’s all about! If you have a low traffic home and craving for a BFF then come get a taste of this sweet treat, cuz I am fresh out of the love oven and looking to warm things up!
3 years old-42lbs. My adoption fee is $180 and includes spay, microchip & registration, reduced-cost training class, free veterinary exam, 1 month pet health insurance, leash/collar, food sample, toy & treat packet3
Carolina Dog + Australian Cattle Dog Mix
8 years old
He loves me…he loves me not…he loves me…oh, I hope that you will love me! I want to be loved so much I can taste it! I promise I am the most loyal girl in town, and the most protective. There is nothing that I love more than my person, and boy am I a devoted guardian. I just know that there has got to be someone out there who can appreciate this special skill set. Someone without children, who appreciates a homebody and has a very small social circle- a low traffic home where I will be allowed plenty of time to warm up to strangers. I am house trained, crate trained, love to play with other big dogs (but don’t always like to share my ball), can cuddle like nobody’s business, and am very loyal and obedient to those I love. The one thing I can’t seem to do is get along with cats, but who wants to be friends with those snooty butts anyway? They say if you love a flower to let it be, for if you pick it, it will cease to exist. But if you pick this flower then we will exist together forever.
8 years old-60lbs. My adoption fee is $180 and includes: spay, microchip, 1 month pet health insurance, reduced-cost training class, free vet exam, leash/collar, toy & treat packet, food sample.
Daisy has been in our care for over 4 years, please consider making a donation to Sponsor her and help us continue to provide a happy, healthy and enriched environment for her.
Border Collie + Labrador Retriever + Pit Bull Terrier Mix
1 ½ years old
Behold the wonder of Floyd! Calm and collected I will stand by your side and proudly call you my family. Just tell me you will always love and care for me and I will pledge myself to you eternally. I will bring you my unending devotion and lay it proudly at your feet. Yes, happiness is all I seek. I’m a pretty smart boy who is affectionate, exuberant and soooo playful. Sturdy children are gladly accepted in my family, and let me tell ya, I really enjoy playing with other BIG dogs (as long as they can handle me and know who is boss!) Cats- not so much. What I need is someone who is interested in teaching me new things (cuz boy do I want to learn!) - especially when it comes to my leash manners. See I have this thing called leash reactivity which means that I can get pretty defensive and excited if other animals get too close when I am out on a walk. But listen here, I am doing excellent with my crate training and ready to learn more! So grab hold of you heart and walk with me into a forever friendship!
1 ½ year old- 53lbs. My adoption fee is $240 and includes microchip & registration, neuter, reduced-cost training class, free veterinary exam, 1 month pet health insurance, leash/collar, food sample, toy & treat packet.
German Shepherd Mix
3 years old
Hello there, I'm Frankie. Welcome to Frankie's Emporium of Love. I am overstocked on love and am passing some crazy deals on to the public! For the low low introductory price of your home and heart, you can take all the loving friendship I have to offer home with you today! This deal won't last long, and certain models like me are in limited quantities... well, actually, I'm the only one! If you know another canine companion who is ready to be active and work on some basic manners and training, digs other dogs who know who’s boss, sturdy children 8+ to run around with, is already crate trained, AND eyes that speak to your soul, then I will eat my hat (if I had a hat)... Just no cats for me! But seriously folks, come on down to Family Dogs and take a look at our new models of fur-ever love and affection. Tell them Frankie sent you, and you won't be disappointed!
3 years old-76lbs. My adoption fee is $200 and includes neuter, microchip & registration, reduced-cost training class, free veterinary exam, 1 month pet health insurance, leash/collar, toy & treat packet, food sample.
Sheltie + Labrador Retriever Mix
9 months old
Who’s lookin’ to sink their teeth into some companionship? Cuz I am on the hunt for love! My puppyness will devour your heart whole, and I’ll win you over with just one bite! Plenty of training, guidance, and commitment will be in store, but I promise the more you put in, the more you get out. I am a shy fella, so plenty of socialization will be needed to help me feel more comfortable and relaxed in new situations. I get stressed pretty easily, so a low-traffic home with children 10+ is more my speed. I do love to play with other sturdy dogs, but no cats for me! My crate training is quite impressive, and I’ve got a great start on housebreaking too. So think it through: if you’ve got the proper habitat and room in it for a family addition, then dip your toes in and hurry in to meet me. Hope to see you later, alliGator!
9 months old-28lbs. My adoption fee is $280 and includes spay/neuter, microchip & registration, 1 month pet health insurance, free vet exam, reduced-cost training class, leash/collar, toy & treat packet, food sample.
Jill & Milkyway
Pit Bull Terrier & Border Collie + Basset Hound + Pit Bull Terrier Mix
1-2 years old
Jill & Milkway went to FDNL to fetch forever love. Jill fell down for belly rubs, and Milkyway brought kisses and laughter! Oh, the future is wide open for us, and we can’t wait to have a forever home of our own. A family that will give us lots of love and exercise and fun! One with other dogs or gentle children would be a fairy tale come true, but cats we just can’t do. We may just be young pups, but these pooches are just ready to learn and be great additions for your family! Jill is sweet soul and a bit shy at first but don't let that scare you and Milkyway helps so much- ooey gooey sweetness ready for fun! We just need a family that’s patient who will understand that we need time to adjust to new things. See, we had a home but ended up getting out and they never came to pick us up. We are a cute pair- a low rider and a pocket pitty ready for our fairytale endings. There is so many fun times to be. Milkyway & Jill went to FDNL to fetch forever love…can you help us complete our story?
1-2 years old-40-48lbs. Our adoption fee is $340 and includes spay/neuter, microchip & registration, reduced-cost training class, 1 month pet health insurance, free veterinary exam, leash/collar, toy & treat packet, food sample.
Toy Fox Terrier Mix
11 years old
Hi! I am Jojo! Wake me up before you go-go! Don’t leave me hanging on like a yo-yo. Cuz that’s a no-no! Just kidding, except for the part about my name. You know how Jojos go so well with chicken strips? Well, that’s what I am looking for…the chicken strip that will go perfectly with this Jojo! It’ll have to be a special recipe, since I am a pretty special lil potato. I’m longing for an understanding, loving, and patient person who will help me become the best dog I can possibly be. I have a long road ahead of me, but I will try my best. With consistency and positive reinforcement I will be on my way to learning to trust again in no time. I get along with other dogs very well, and cats don’t bother me (but I might bother them from time to time), but I will need an adult-only home—grabby hands and the youthful energy of children is just too much for me. I do love to get gentle scratches behind the ear and snuggle in the blankets, and I will stick by your side like glue…just give me a little time to trust you. I also love to play with my toys, I enjoy going for brisk walks around the neighborhood, and my crate training is top-notch! So what do you say? Wanna be my chicken strip?
11 years old-12lbs. My adoption fee is $100 and includes neuter, microchip, reduced-cost training class, free veterinary exam, 1 month pet health insurance, leash/collar, food sample, toy & treat packet.
Jojo has been in our care for nearly 2 years, please consider making a donation to Sponsor him and help us continue to provide a happy, healthy and enriched environment for him.
English Bulldog + Shar Pei Mix
4 years old
Excuse me? Do you have some attention you could spare? Like, a lot of it? I could really use a lot of attention, and if you have some you were saving up, might I make you a proposition? OK, here is my offer: you give me all the attention you have lying around and I will give you my unwavering love and affection. Sounds like a pretty good deal, yes? Great, I’ll see you soon! What’s that? Oh, silly me! Hi, my name is Maynard, and as you can see, I am one handsome hunk, graced with some of the stunning good looks and enduring personality of the beloved English Bulldog. But before you fall head over heels for me, I must tell you a little bit about myself. I am an ultra-cute dude, very affectionate, playful, outgoing, doing stellar with my crate training, rumor has it my housebreaking skills are pretty great too and I'm very loyal. I love playing with other big dogs (no little critter for me though) and am really good at keeping my person safe- see, I loved my last family so much that I figured they didn't need anyone else in their life. So, I decided not to let strangers get too close, especially when we are out on walks- see I have this thing called leash reactivity which means that I get really defensive if people get too close when I am on lead. I will enjoy playtime with sturdy 12+ children and look forward to learning all sorts of other things! Was that a pretty good introduction? Great! Now you can come on in and tell me all about yourself!
4 years old-49lbs. My adoption fee is $200 and includes neuter, microchip & registration, reduced-cost training class, 1 month pet health insurance, free veterinary exam, leash/collar, toy & treat packet, food sample.
Giant Schnauzer + Std. Poodle Mix
4 years old
Why not take Ollie me? Ollie me home, that is! Ok, I admit that was a bit silly…but humor is a good ice-breaker, and I need something to help me feel a bit more at ease in new, stressful situations. I just need someone patient and gentle to help me feel more secure. I do love to play with other dogs, so I wouldn’t mind sharing my home with them. And if you have a cat, make sure they stay away from my food bowl! I have lived with cats before, but we did have to be kept separate cuz he just wouldn’t stay out of my dinner! Truth is, I don’t like to share my food with anyone—try to take it away and I’ll tell you all about how I feel. A family with older children or teens who can understand how to give me my space while eating is just what I need. I may not have learned to share yet, but there are so many other things I know: crate training, housebreaking, basic commands, riding in the car… I excel at it all! I’m super affectionate and I love the heck out of my people. I just need guidance, patience, and a forever home…and the opportunity to love you. Ollie you!
4 years old-60lbs. My adoption fee is $180 and includes neuter, microchip & registration, reduced-cost training class, free veterinary exam, 1 month pet health insurance, leash/collar, food sample, toy & treat packet.
Black Labrador Retriever + German Shepherd Mix
8 1/2 years old
So I hear you’re looking for a new best friend? Someone who is a real sweet heart…well, I may be just who you’re looking for! I am O-so affectionate and O-so loving. If you’re looking for someone to accompany you on your daily walk, a buddy to tag along on your weekend hikes, or a pal to take to the beach, I’d be more than happy to join since I am O-so loyal and enjoy a good time. How about a friend for your other dog? I am O-so lovable and affectionate, I’ll make a wonderful companion for your other dog or respectful older children 8+, but I am not O-so willing to share my home with cats. Some people say I’m O-so quirky; I had a really rough puppy-hood that left me with a neurological condition called epilepsy which causes me to have seizures when I get too over stimulated. But don’t worry, aside from these occasional manifestations of an intense love obsession with going after my own tail (I’m pretty sure its playing hard to get) you’d never even notice! I’m keeping my crate O-so clean and tidy, such a great start to all the other awesome stuff you can teach me…since I am O-so smart. So how about it… don’t I sound O-so right?
8 1/2 years old-65lbs. My adoption fee is $120 and includes; neuter, microchip & registration, reduced-cost training class, free veterinary exam, 1 month pet health insurance, leash/collar, food sample, toy & treat packet.
Oso is on daily medication for epilepsy that costs $50 per month, he has been in our care for over 2 years, please consider making a donation to Sponsor him and help us continue to provide a happy, healthy and enriched environment for him.
Australian Cattle Dog Mix
2 1/2 years old
Have you ever wanted to run free like wild horses? Across the plains and valleys, feeling the rush of wind in your hair as you take in the sights of the wilderness. Mi amor, that is how my heart feels. Mi corazón wants to run entangled with a forever family, feeling the pure joy of acceptance and giving my love and tail wags in return. Oh how I long for a family to call my own. One with other dogs or respectful children 8+, but not cats. One who wants to give me love, guidance and training for years to come. I do have a great start; already housebroken and crate trained too but I need to work on impulse control- I am a Cattle Dog through and through and get stimulated quite easily! I have made it this far in my journey for a new life, maybe you will help me find my reward of love?
2 1/2 years old-58lbs. My adoption fee is $200 and includes neuter, microchip & registration, free veterinary exam, 1 month pet health insurance, reduced-cost training class, leash/collar, toy & treat packet, food sample.
Australian Cattle Dog + Beagle + Rat Terrier Mix
4 1/2 years old
Just a timid flower, waiting to take root in a place I can call home. What do you think? Are you willing to take me in and let my heart blossom? In turn I promise to be your devoted companion. I will be pleased to sit by your side, receiving the occasional pat on the head. I will be eager to go for a morning walk or have a fun day playing in the back yard. I ‘ll share my flower bed with other dogs, as long as they respect me of queen of the garden but cats must be weeded out! Calm respectful children 14+, are welcome too but know that my strongest trait is my desire to protect those who I hold dear. I also keep my little flower pot, aka crate, and home free of debris or refuse. It may take me a moment to trust, but if you are patient and seeking a new best friend I will root myself right in your heart!
4 1/2 years old-20lbs. My adoption fee is $180 and includes spay, microchip, reduced-cost training class, free veterinary exam, 1 month pet health insurance, leash/collar, food sample, toy & treat packet.
Poppy has been in our care for nearly 2 years, please consider making a donation to Sponsor her and help us continue to provide a happy, healthy and enriched environment for her.
PRESLEY HAS A PENDING ADOPTION!
German Shepherd + Australian Shepherd Mix
1 year old
I’m caught in a trap. I can’t walk out. Because I want to love you so much, baby! Why can’t you see, that we’re meant to be. It will be hard to believe at first, since I am so darn shy, but believe me, I’m fired up to find the Graceland of my dreams, complete with a forever loving family! One with other dogs, dog-savvy cats, or gentle children 8+ sounds great. So, do you have what it takes to raise a King? I’m no doubt going to need a lot of patience, time, consistency, and understanding. But we will be adorable along the way, and one day soon you’ll call me your hunka hunka burning love! But until that day, let’s have a little less conversation and a little more action, please!
1 year old-67lbs. My adoption fee is $260 and includes microchip & registration, neuter, reduced-cost training class, free veterinary exam, 1 month pet health insurance, leash/collar, food sample, toy & treat packet.
Beagle + Jack Russell Terrier Mix
3 years old
It’s been a long and winding road, but I can see happiness on the horizon. Even a shy boy like me deserves a shot at true love. Can we walk this road together? I will happily share my home with other dogs or cats, but I ask that children be 10+ and very respectful of me. I am nervous boy, and I need to trust people before I feel comfortable with them getting all handsy. I am eager to love and eager to trust but a home with another dog will certainly help boost my confidence, and more socialization will do wonders. I am crate trained already, but I will depend on you to teach me lots of other great stuff. So what do you say, can you help lead the way to a better future?
3 years old-17lbs. My adoption fee is $180 and includes microchip & registration, neuter, reduced-cost training class, free veterinary exam, 1 month pet health insurance, leash/collar, food sample, toy & treat packet.
Chihuahua + American Eskimo Mix
5 years old
I know, I know, once you see my adorable face and soft, loving eyes you will be transfixed like a sailor to a siren. But hark, my lovelorn admirer, I am cautious to just hand over my heart. I need a person that will understand me fully: my ambitions, my dreams, my desires. Can you dream a little dream with me? Will you walk with me hand and paw, build me up, give me the life I have so longed for? A life of stability and security. A life of love and understanding. I can be very reluctant at times, I know. But that doesn’t mean my love diminishes. My love for children is solely placed on those of the teens+ category. I have plenty of companionship to offer but I am very uneasy about being handled, especially around my collar. My love for my crate is grand; I feel comfy inside and it brings me much security. My love for other creatures such as dogs and cats is joyful and robust! With time I feel we can foster a love and understanding that not many have the joy to experience. Will you dream with me?
5 years old-11lbs. My adoption fee is $180 and includes microchip & registration, spay, reduced-cost training class, free veterinary exam ,1 month pet health insurance, leash/collar, food sample, toy & treat packet.
Basset Hound + Boxer + Labrador Retriever Mix
2 years old
I’m a stone cold lover, let’s hop in the ring! I’m gonna stun you with my charming, goofy, playful and people-focused personality. I’ll smash your loneliness into submission with my DDT! You guessed it—I just adore people, enjoy the company of sturdy children 8+, and I get along great with other dogs. I play rough and get stimulated easily, so tiny dogs and cats are no match for me. I’m super sweet, adventurous and have plenty of practice being a champion friend…I should have earned myself a belt by now! So what does scare me, you ask? The doctor! Wanna step in the ring with this low rider…we’ll go toe to toe and I’ll win you over before you can say 1-2-3! Now that’s the bottom line!
2 years old-50lbs. My adoption fee is $220 and includes neuter, microchip & registration, reduced-cost training class, free veterinary exam, 1 month pet health insurance, leash/collar, food sample, toy & treat packet.