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Quincy

ADOPTED! October 17, 2017

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Arrival Date: 9/28/17
Breed: Shih Tzu
Gender: Male
Age: 3 years
Weight: 20#
Personality:
Fully Vaccinated: Yes
Microchipped: Yes
Spayed/Neutered: Yes
In foster Home: Yes
Dog Social: Yes
Crate Trained: Yes
House Trained: Yes
Kid-Friendly: Not recommended
Cat-Friendly: Yes
Origin: Owner Surrender (Richland County)
Adoption Fee: $200

ShihTzu_maleBelieve it or not the dog pictured to the left is the same dog as the one on the top of this page thanks to the Amanda at The Mutt Hutt Grooming Salon who donated her time to make Quincy feel and look better. Quincy is a 4 year old Shih Tzu. He was surrendered to a shelter with his yorkie sister and she was adopted. Quincy was unable to be on the adoption floor at the shelter due to his “cage aggression” so he was networked to rescues and we stepped up and took him in. We will not sugar coat a thing: he does have aggression in his cage. However, it’s all show and talk because once he is out he is a gentleman. We will never know what kind of life Quincy once had or if he spent a lot of time quarantined or in a kennel but that life is over and he’s on to better and brighter things. He has moved into a foster home and is looking for a forever home. He is sensitive when he is picked up so we are not recommending he live in a home with small children. Quincy is in a foster home living with two dogs and a cat and he is social with all of them.

Quincy is up to date on vaccines, microchipped, heartworm negative and neutered.

Email us if you would like to meet Quincy

FOSTER HOME REPORT:

Quincy is an awesome dog! He got attached to me very quickly and he is completely house trained. Quincy does not chew anything or have destructive behavior. He is a good listener…. except a couple of mornings…he runs out the door with me because he doesn’t want me to leave and then I’ve got to get him back in the house. He is sensitive about being picked up and can be snappy but has never tried to bite me. He is super excited to see me when I get home from work and he will lay right next to me when I relax.  Quincy is a great lap dog, but he does have a lot of energy that needs to be worked off by walking him. He has no issues with food or treats…takes treats out of my hand very gently. He is also attentive to letting me know if someone is at my front door. 

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Frahlein Hilga

ADOPTED! September 22, 2017

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Arrival Date: 9/5/17
Breed: Chihuahua
Gender: Female
Age: 2-3 years old
Weight: 5#
Personality: Confident
Fully Vaccinated: Yes
Microchipped: Yes
Spayed/Neutered: Will be prior to adoption
In foster Home: Yes
Dog Social: Yes
Crate Trained: Unknown
House Trained: Unknown
Kid-Friendly: Unknown
Cat-Friendly: Unknown
Origin: Stray – Richland County
Adoption Fee: $200

 

Hilga_sideFrahlein Hilga or Hilga for short is a small, female Chihuahua. Hilga was picked up as a stray and taken to the shelter in Richland County. Her owners did not come claim her and we inquired taking her and one other dog (Spirit). One of our dedicated transport volunteers offered to pick both dogs up and they headed northbound for the new life to begin. As you can see from the picture below she enjoys car rides.

Hilga is fearless when it comes to darting around a room or getting where she needs to go. She is a SuperWoman of Chihuahua and can leap up 4′ to get where she needs to go. She loves to look out the window and be in her persons lap. These are our early observations at our facility, we will know more from her foster parent after she spends time in a house.  She had her extremly long nails trimmed and she did very well for Amanda at The Mutt Hutt Grooming Salon. She got a bath and warmed up by wearing a sweater after her bath.

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Hilga is up to date on shots and microchipped. She will be spayed prior to her adoption. Please read up about this breed as they are not for everyone. Hilga will “alarm bark” when strangers come into a room but once she knows who you are she no longer barks or carries on. Hilga is very friendly with people she knows in a short time and she has no problem being picked up and held.

Email us if you would like to meet Hilga.

FOSTER HOME REPORT

Coming soon!

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Ringo

ADOPTED! October 16, 2017

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Arrival Date: 7/21/17
Breed: Doberman Pinscher (black/rust)
Gender: Male
Age: 2 years
Weight: 80#
Personality: Confident/Dominate
Fully Vaccinated: Yes
Microchipped: Yes
Spayed/Neutered: Yes
In foster Home: Yes
Dog Social: Yes, but still learning appropriate play
Crate Trained: Not necessary
House Trained:  Yes
Kid-Friendly: 12+ as we get to know him better
Cat-Friendly: Unknown at this time
Origin: Owner Surrender – Tuscawarus County
Adoption Fee: $250

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Ringo was surrendered by his owner after he took a job in southern Ohio and moved her from Colorado. His landlord would not allow him to keep Ringo and he had no other choice but to take him to the small, rural shelter in Tuscawarus County. We were able to pick him up and bring him back to Cleveland. He rode very nicely in the car for the drive home. We had very little information to go by from his former owners notes he left with the shelter other than his name and that he didn’t like male dogs and may not like cats. We have a very experienced foster home for Dobermans in Grafton and we slowly introduced Ringo to the Grafton pack of male Doberman. He got along with all of them, he loves to play (and can play a little rough so supervision is necessary) and has a very confident personality. Ringo also met some horses and a donkey and at this time not having a full understanding of the importance of command work we would hesitate to say he is “farm animal friendly”.

Ringo_packRingo is going to be extremely loyal to whomever is lucky enough to adopt him and provide him with companionship. We are adamant that his new owner provide Ringo with professional dog training to learn and master his commands providing him with much needed structure and consistency. This is imperative with dogs who are confident and he must have owners who are more confident than he is. Ringo is a young dog and needs plenty of exercise. The Doberman Pincher breed does not really grow up until they are close to 3 years old and many dogs in this breed category have energy for up to 8 years of age. Ringo is naturally protective and has a very demanding bark when he is in the home (again, common for the breed). Ringo will need to continue socializing with dogs of all sizes and genders to become a socialite. He is not quite ready for pack play in a daycare or dog park setting….this comes with time.

Ringo_bodyRingo loves to play tug and is a great walker. He does know his basic commands (sit, stay, heel, down) but needs continued polishing of those commands. Shortly after staying on the Grafton farm with his doberman friends we moved him to a home with a single male so that we could learn more about him in a different environment. Ringo loves staying on the 10×10 screened porch. He goes for 3 walks a day, eats like a champion and his foster dad admits does some counter surfing. Apparently he loves people food and this is something his foster dad is working. Oh boy!

Email us if you would like to set up a meet and greet.

FOSTER HOME REPORT

Coming soon!

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Neptune

ADOPTED! October 20, 2017

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Arrival Date: 8/22/17
Breed: Doberman Pinscher (blue/rust)
Gender: Female
Age: Estimated 3 years
Weight: 54#
Personality: Submissive (with people)
Fully Vaccinated: Yes
Microchipped: Yes
Spayed/Neutered: Will be prior to adoption
In foster Home: Seeking Foster Home
Dog Social: Working on this!
Crate Trained: She may escape!
House Trained:  Yes
Kid-Friendly: 12+ as we get to know her better
Cat-Friendly: Cat Curious! Will need some re-direction
Origin: Stray – Tuscawarus County
Adoption Fee: $250

Neptune BodyNeptune is a 3 year old blue and rust Doberman Pinscher female. She has natural ears and a docked tail. She is on the smaller side weighing in at 54# and we anticipate she will stay below 60#. She was found as a stray and picked up by animal control in Tuscawarus County and kept on a stray hold. The shelter always hopes owners will come claim their dogs but that was not the case for Neptune. She was transferred to our rescue to start her life over. She is not spayed but will be spayed prior to her adoption. She has a lot of cute quirks including hoarding toys, smiling with a big teeth smile when she greets people, flopping over on her side to expose her belly and she will grab her leash and bring it to you when she is ready for a walk.

Neptune is a little apprehensive around dogs and will need more time to acclimate to meeting dogs and learning how to socialize. For now she would do best as an only dog and my what a great only dog she will be for whomever adopts her.  Neptune has been spending time decompressing in a quarantine space. She will be slowly introduced to dogs and then acclimate to the daycare pack when she is ready. Neptune had a short stay in a foster home with a cat and other dog and was not quite ready for sharing space with another dog and is now looking for a new foster home until we place her in a forever home. She is cat curious and will need some more supervision as we get to know her and oversee her behavior toward cats.

Check back for an update on Neptune or email us if you would like to set up a meet and greet.

FOSTER HOME REPORT

 

Here is the “cat report” from her 24-hour cat test trial: 
When she first came into the house, she walked around investigating (on leash) and came upon Storm sitting on my bed.  Storm hissed at her and she backed off, but then kept going back to the bedroom to look for Storm, even staring under the bed for  minutes at a time when Storm wasn’t even in the room. She walked past Crush sitting under a table a bunch of times before she noticed him and backed off at first, but after that she started what I would call stalking behavior.  She would catch sight of him under a table or down the stairs and would walk out if his line of vision, but then start creeping towards him very slowly with her head hanging down staring at him.  I would get in front of her at this point and say no and redirect her to a toy, which worked for just a little bit and then she would go back looking for him.  He did run away from her at one point and she did follow at a pretty quick pace, but he made it to the other side of the dog gate before she caught up and then stared him down until I got over to her to redirect.

 

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Rudy

ADOPTED! August 14, 2017

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Arrival Date: 7/13/2017
Breed: Terrier Mutt
Gender: Male
Age: 6
Weight: 20# approx
Personality: Scared/Fearful but warms up
Fully Vaccinated: Yes
Microchipped: Yes
Spayed/Neutered: Yes
In foster Home: Seeking Foster Home
Dog Social: Yes
Crate Trained: Unknown
House Trained: Yes
Kid-Friendly: Not recommended
Cat-Friendly Unknown
Origin: Owner Surrender
Adoption Fee: $200

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Rudy is a product of “convenience euthanasia”. His owners took him to their veterinarian for care about his severe skin issues and did not want to or could not afford attend to his needs and opted to euthanize him instead. Luckily for Rudy and our relationship with local veterinarians they were able to reach us and asked us if we could spare some room and safe his life. We agreed to take him in and now we are seeking a foster home until we find him a forever home.

Rudy is a great passenger in the car as you can see from his picture on the left. He was pretty nervous when we first met him and were greeted with some growls of fear. He responds well to females and high pitched tones and with a little coaxing he was leashed up and taken out for a walk with one of our volunteers. Once comfortable he got his “freedom ride” to our facility. Rudy met a few dogs and did well but seems to like being around people more and did bark to get our attention. He is slowly being integrated into the pack of dogs at daycare and should be ready to find a foster home in 3-5 days.

Rudy_backRudy has a severe case of flea dermatitis. The vet treated him with all the medicines he is able to take to help stop the discomfort and kill the fleas and eggs immediately. In time his hair will grow back but it could take months. It is recommended that Rudy remain on a non-liquid flea preventative in the future (we recommend Nexguard). Rudy is up to date on shots, neutered and microchipped. Rudy is a dog that will not require regular grooming services but a dog that would benefit from oatmeal baths every 8 weeks and a trim if his new owners see fit to trim him. We like his shaggy look though!

We can’t wait to see how Rudy looks in 6 months!

Check back for an update on Rudy or email us if you would like to meet him.

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Coming soon!

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Rogan

ADOPTED! September 12, 2017

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Arrival Date: 7/8/17
Breed: Beagle Mix…. Pom/Beagle/Lab…Mutt!
Gender: Male
Age:  1-2 years
Weight: 20#
Personality: Scared, Shy, Curious, Playful
Fully Vaccinated: Yes
Microchipped: Yes
Spayed/Neutered: Will be prior to adoption
In foster Home: Seeking Foster Home
Dog Social: Yes
Crate Trained: Yes
House Trained:  Yes
Kid-Friendly: 10+ (for now as he makes progress)
Cat-Friendly: Yes
Origin: Owner Surrender
Adoption Fee: $200

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Rogan WVRogan was picked up as a stray in Boone County, WV and taken to the local shelter. The shelter in this rural area is congested and overrun with dogs and the dogs there are all at risk of being euthanized. Rogan was especially fearful of people during his stay but not so much as to show any aggression when he was approached. Only a few volunteers could handle him and they saw a dog that should be given opportunity. One of our most rewarding types of dogs to take in are those who are scared and desperately need to be socialized. We are able to provide scared dogs with stability, decompression and other dogs to communicate with and show them the way to happiness. Rogan is a welcome addition to our program and we are excited to watch him transform and find a forever family when the time is right.

Rogan has been spending his time decompressing in a quarantine space. He has met a few dogs including Ted and Big League Chew (our long time resident and welcoming committee dog). Rogan perks up when he’s around dogs and comes out of his shell. Humans must approach him quietly and he will allow a soft touch but in most cases look away cautiously. He is very curious and we know that in time he will come full circle. Rogan will continue to meet dogs and then acclimate to the daycare pack when he is ready and then we will move him to a foster home.

Check back for an update on Rogan or email us if you would like to meet him.

 

FOSTER HOME REPORT by Julie M., Brunswick Ohio

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Rogan does extremely well in the house. He exhibits no destructive behavior or excessive barking; I’ve only heard him bark twice. He is also house trained. He has no food aggression issues. While Rogan doesn’t mind being crated there’s really no need. While I am at work he enjoys spending time with his foster brother, Bulleit, sitting in the bay window watching the neighborhood action. That’s where both of them can be found when I arrive home.

Rogan loves other dogs. He’s become very attached to Bulleit. Wherever Bulleit goes, Rogan follows. Whether it’s inside the house or within the fenced yard he keeps very close to Bulleit. He has been exposed to other dogs and does well with them. I have not yet cat tested him.    

Rogan is very slowly coming out of his shell with me. Although he remains hesitant and afraid when approached, as previously mentioned, he never shows signs of aggression. Instead, he puts his head down and looks away or rolls over on his back although he’s exhibiting less of the rolling over behavior. He cautiously takes treats now and happily greets me at the door when I arrive home. He is allowing more “pets,” particularly if Bulleit is receiving them at the same time. When he is relaxed and feeling “protected” by Bulleit in those moments, he is very loving, curious and playful. He enjoys the affection and even nudges Bulleit out of the way for more attention but then often quickly backs away because he becomes frightened again. He still doesn’t trust his human (me). Bulleit and I are slowly working on it.

Rogan is a joy to have in the house. Updates to come as Bulleit and I keep working to socialize him and show him the “doggie” ropes.

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Xena

ADOPTED! July 26, 2017

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Arrival Date: 7/8/17
Breed: Labrador Retriever
Gender: Female
Age: 6 months
Weight:
Personality:  Happy-Go-Lucky
Fully Vaccinated: Yes
Microchipped: Yes
Spayed/Neutered: Will be prior to adoption
In foster Home: Seeking Foster Home
Dog Social: Yes
Crate Trained:
House Trained: Yes
Kid-Friendly:
Cat-Friendly
Origin: Owner Surrender
Adoption Fee: $200

Xena-outsideXena’s owner could no longer care for her and was worried she may be abused by someone living in her home. She spent most of her time chained outdoors when nobody was home – craving attention but maintaining her gentle spirit. A neighbor reached out to inquire about her care and suggested she find her a new home and that is when a connection was made to our organization. We were happy to evaluate Xena for our program and she did well and admitted her the same day she was dropped off. We are currently seeking a foster home for Xena to move into so we can get to know her better and match her up with a loving adopter.

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Check back for an update on Xena or email us if you would like to meet her

FOSTER HOME REPORT

Coming soon!

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Honey

ADOPTED! July 28, 2017

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Arrival Date:  5/29/2017
Breed: Golden Retriever
Gender: Female
Age: Senior (10, maybe)
Weight:  7# (As of 5/2/17)
Personality:  Happy-Go-Lucky
Fully Vaccinated: Yes
Microchipped: Yes
Spayed/Neutered: Yes
In foster Home: Yes
Dog Social: Yes
Crate Trained: Not Necessary
House Trained: Yes
Kid-Friendly: Yes
Cat-Friendly Yes
Origin: Owner Surrender to Vet Clinic
Adoption Fee: $200

 

Hone_bedHoney is a golden oldie and boy is she a special one. She was surrendered by her owner to a Pennsylvania veterinary clinic, then taken in by a rescue and transferred to one of our committed fosters and we agreed to take her in and find her a home. Honey is as happy as they come, she is eager to please, she loves other dogs, kids, cats and attention! She has some minor medical issues including a skin infection that we are treating with weekly medicated baths, an eye lid that requires entropian surgery and arthritis that will require pain medication to manage her throughout her life. If you are looking for a dog that will be your constant companion and you have the funds to afford an older dogs care and needs please let us know. The seniors don’t and won’t disappoint!

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Honey is currently in a foster home with 2 adults and 2 kids (pre-teen and teen) as well as a Flat Coated Retriever mix and 2 cats. She gets long well with everyone. Honey is up to date on shots, she is spayed and her eye surgery will be covered with her adoption as we have not yet set a date for surgery.

If you are interested in meeting Honey please fill out an application or email us. Look for her at upcoming events too!

Can’t adopt? Consider contributing to The Extra Mile fund and make a donation in Honey’s name. Each dollar raised helps us keep our bank account in the positive to help more dogs who need us for medical crisis, heartworm treatment, behavior training and more.

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CiCi

ADOPTED! June 12, 2017

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Arrival Date: 6/6/17
Breed: Chihuahua
Gender: Female
Age: 3/13/2017 (date of birth)
Weight: 3#
Personality: Outgoing!
Fully Vaccinated: Yes
Microchipped: Yes
Spayed/Neutered: Will be prior to adoption
In foster Home: Yes
Dog Social: Yes
Crate Trained: Workign on it!
House Trained: Working on it!
Kid-Friendly: No exposure yet
Cat-Friendly Unknown
Origin: Owner Surrender
Adoption Fee: $225

CiCi is a 3 month old female Chihuahua. She was being put up for sale/adoption online and one of our staff members intervened to make sure she would end up in a great home. She has been around other dogs and is quite comfortable and outgoing. She is young and will need proper socialization with humans of all sizes and ages to insure she grows up well rounded. Chihuahua’s are typically afraid and fearful so it’s extremely important for her to grow up where she will get lots of attention, affection, socialization and structure.

If you are interested in meeting Cici please fill out an application online.

 

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Corbett

ADOPTED! June 29, 2017

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Arrival Date: 6/3/17
Breed: Chihuahua (Long Hair)
Gender: Male
Age: 7 years
Weight:  7# (As of 5/2/17)
Personality:
Fully Vaccinated: Yes
Microchipped: Yes
Spayed/Neutered: Yes
In foster Home:
Dog Social: Yes
Crate Trained:
House Trained:
Kid-Friendly:
Cat-Friendly Unknown
Origin: Transfer from Cuyahoga County Kennel
Adoption Fee: $200

Corbett is a transfer from the Cuyahoga County Kennel. We work with local shelters who sometimes get inundated with dogs and don’t have cage space for new arrivals. We were asked if we could take a few little dogs and while we are seeking additional foster homes to help a few other dogs move out we were able to make room for Corbett. He is a 7#, 7 year old long hair Chihuahua. We do not know his full story yet but assume he was a stray (that’s how they usually end up at the county kennel) and nobody claimed him. He arrived there in late April and has been overlooked by adopters for over a month. Corbett is up to date on shots, tested negative for heartworm and he’s neutered. He did have some blood work done at the laboratory that indicates he may have some vision issues and we are going to explore that diagnose further.

fosterhomeWe are actively seeking a foster home for Corbett to relax in now that he’s out of the shelter environment. As we get to know more about him we will fill in the blanks on his profile above.

If you are interested in meeting Corbett please fill out an application or email us. Look for her at upcoming events too!

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Our Adoptables Are
  • Socialized in a cage-free dog daycare environment
  • Dog-Friendly
  • Cat Tested (upon request)
  • Fostered in real homes
  • Spayed or Neutered
  • Temperament tested
  • Veterinary Health Checked
  • Fully Vaccinated
  • Distemper Vaccinated
  • Rabies Vaccinated
  • Bordetella Vaccinated
  • Heartworm Tested
  • Microchipped
  • Flea Preventative
  • Heartworm Preventative
  • Groomed prior to adoption

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