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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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Luca

ADOPTED! June 8, 2017

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Arrival Date: 5/31/17
Breed: Labrador Mix
Gender: Male
Age: 5 weeks
Weight:
Personality:
Fully Vaccinated: Will be prior to adoption
Microchipped: Yes
Spayed/Neutered: Will be prior to adoption
In foster Home: Yes
Dog Social: Yes
Crate Trained: Learning!
House Trained: Learning!
Kid-Friendly: Aren’t all puppies?
Cat-Friendly Unknown
Origin: Good Sam Intervention
Adoption Fee: $225

Luca is going to have a much better life than what he expected….he was a product of a drug deal trade and thanks to a Good Samaritan who had some common sense to intervene he’s in good hands now. Luca is a 5 week old Labrador mix. He is currently in a foster home living with an adult female dog. He is learning all good things that puppies need to learn including crate training and house training.

Luca will be neutered sometime in the next 4-6 weeks. He is receiving his puppy booster shots and he is microchipped.

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Jonny Legs

ADOPTED! June 9, 2017

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Arrival Date: 5/13/17
Breed: Labrador/Terrier Mix
Gender: Male
Age: 6 months
Weight:  35# (5/3/17)
Personality: Happy-Go-Lucky
Fully Vaccinated:  Yes
Microchipped: Yes
Spayed/Neutered: Yes
In foster Home: Yes
Dog Social: Yes
Crate Trained: Yes
House Trained: Yes
Kid-Friendly: Yes
Cat-Friendly
Origin: Richland County Animal Shelter Transfer
Adoption Fee: $225

Jonny_face_carJonny Legs is a happy-go-lucky Labrador/Terrier mix pup! He was dropped off at a shelter in Richland County with a presumably broken rear leg. The shelter reached out to us to see if we could take him in and care for him. We agreed and our awesome volunteers scrambled and made the 3 hour round trip drive to pick him up and deliver him to a foster home in Brunswick. He spent a couple nights there and then arrived in Cleveland to get his leg checked out and move into a new foster home.

Jonny Legs has a broken bone that can’t be fixed with surgery or casting. The leg has healed too much to treat it so he is on strict cage rest and keeping weight off his leg. Being a temporary tri-pod is not stopping Jonny from getting around though! In a few more weeks he should be able to put weight on his leg and later in life he may need pain medicine if he shows signs of arthritis. Swimming would be a great activity to get Jonny involved in.

He loves other dogs and is currently living with a female bully mix in his foster home. He is crate trained (necessary for his recovery and any young pup) and house trained. We are looking forward to finding this sweet soul a forever home. Unfortunately he has been restricted from living in cities with Breed Restriction Legislation (BSL) and is not permitted to live in local municipalities: Garfield Heights, Parma and Lakewood. Please check with your city laws on pitbull terrier restrictions. Phoey on those cities who are missing on on allowing their residence an opportunity for a wonderful canine resident.

Jonny Legs is up to date on shots and will be neutered prior to his adoption. If you are interested in adopting Jonny please fill out our adoption application online or email us to set up a meet and greet. Jonny_body

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Sofie

ADOPTED! June 2, 2017

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Arrival Date: 5/13/17
Breed: Siberian Husky Mix
Gender: Female
Age: 2.5 Years
Weight:
Personality:
Fully Vaccinated:  Yes
Microchipped: Yes
Spayed/Neutered: Yes
In foster Home:
Dog Social: Yes
Crate Trained: Yes
House Trained: Yes
Kid-Friendly: Yes
Cat-Friendly  Unknown
Origin: Owner Surrender
Adoption Fee: $200

Sofie was surrendered to us by her owner who had a difficult time making the decision. However, the decision was made because it was the right thing for Sofie to have a full life. There was a job change and the hours Sofie would be left alone at home were too long and was unfair to her given how active she is. Sofie is 2.5 years old and was raised by her owner since she was a pup. She is very social with other dogs, kids and adults. Sofie knows basic commands but could use a little brushing up on her skills. She loves to fetch, she can catch balls mid air and may be an excellent dog for agility training.

If you would like to meet Sofie please email us to set up a meet and greet.

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Rugar

ADOPTED! May 12, 2017

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Arrival Date: 4/23/17
Breed: Great Dane
Gender: Male
Age: 1 year
Weight:
Personality: Shy, Calm
Fully Vaccinated: Yes
Microchipped: Yes
Spayed/Neutered: Yes
In foster Home:
Dog Social: Yes
Crate Trained:  Not necessary
House Trained: Yes
Kid-Friendly: Yes
Cat-Friendly Unknown
Origin: Owner Surrender
Adoption Fee: $300

Reese and Rugar were surrendered together by their owner due to a change of life. She was unable to keep the dogs and wanted them to have a better opportunity and find a home through a reputable rescue. They do not need to be placed together.

Rugar has been through a big change losing his owner and coming to our facility and we are glad that he has his brother here. He is making new friends quickly both dogs and humans.  We prefer to place him in a home with someone who has owned or has Great Dane experience. Rugar is a calm spirited dog, a little shy at first and only knows a few commands. He had lived in a home with a 5 and 7 year old child. Great Danes of his age eat 8-10 cups of food per day (divided into two meals). This is a dog that could break your budget if you don’t plan a budget. He should be eating a high quality grain free food.

If you would like to meet Rugar or both Rugar and Reese please email us to set up an appointment.

FOSTER HOME REPORT

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Reese

ADOPTED! May 18, 2017

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Arrival Date: 4/23/17
Breed: Labrador/Rottweiler
Gender: Male
Age: 3 years
Weight: 65#
Personality: Happy-Go-Lucky, Outgoing
Fully Vaccinated: Yes
Microchipped: Yes
Spayed/Neutered: Yes
In foster Home:
Dog Social: Yes
Crate Trained:  Not necessary
House Trained: Yes
Kid-Friendly: 8+
Cat-Friendly Yes
Origin: Owner Surrender
Adoption Fee: $200

Reece_faceReese and Rugar were surrendered together by their owner due to a change of life. She was unable to keep the dogs and wanted them to have a better opportunity and find a home through a reputable rescue. They do not need to be placed together.

Reese is up to date on shots, microchipped and neutered. Reese’s known history dates back to 2015. He was brought to Ohio from a Missouri high-kill shelter and taken in by REAL Rott Rescue. Reeses’s owner did notify the rescue she needed to surrender him and we have a working relationship with this local rescue and we all agreed it would be best to have the dogs stay together with us while we find them homes. Reese was placed with his former owner in 2015. He knows sit, shake and stay. He gets along great with other dogs and lived in a home with a 5 and 7 year old. Reese loves peanut butter! He does not need a crate and he is great with people and strangers. Reese has been trained on invisible fence in the past.

His paperwork does indicate that he “nipped a kid”. We do not know the circumstances of the nipping incident or the environment he was living in to properly assess if he would be okay in a home with little children. At this time we would recommend kids 8+.

UPDATE: Reese has met some children via his foster mom and has shown no indication of having issues with kids.

FOSTER HOME REPORT

Reese is an absolutely wonderful dog. He’s usually calm, quiet, and laid back. He knows basic commands and walks pretty well on a leash. He’s good in the car and enjoys going for rides. He’s friendly and sweet, gets along with other dogs well, and does not overreact to other animals (likes cats and chickens!). He likes to chill out with his human and canine companions. Reese is house trained — zero accidents. He is not destructive at all and has “good manners”. He’s a foodie so he’s easily treat motivated.
I have seen him interact with little kids and he was great. He sat down and let them pet him and he responded with a few gentle licks. 
Something to be aware of is that he tends to be very fearful of loud noises and of unfamiliar situations. He will pull back and even start shaking a bit. Once he figures out what’s going on, he’s fine.
You really can’t go wrong with this dog.
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Fenway

ADOPTED! May 15, 2017

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Arrival Date: 4/21/17
Breed: Wheaton Terrer
Gender: Male
Age: 2 yers
Weight: 35#
Personality: Confident
Fully Vaccinated: Yes
Microchipped: Yes
Spayed/Neutered: Yes
In foster Home: Yes
Dog Social: Yes
Crate Trained:
House Trained: Yes
Kid-Friendly: Yes
Cat-Friendly NO – No exceptions
Origin: Gallia County Animal Shelter
Adoption Fee: $250

nocatsFenway is a 2 year old Wheaton Terrier. He was surrendered to the shelter for being cat aggressive (he reportedly killed a cat). He is a confident, playful dog and likes other dogs. He is getting along well with big and little dogs. He is currently in a foster home with two other dogs and one adult and doing well. As we get to know Fenway more we will update his profile. He was recently groomed at The Mutt Hutt Grooming Salon and his shaggy coat is all cleaned up thanks to Jaimie.

Fenway is up to date on shots, microchipped and neutered.

FOSTER HOME REPORT

Fenway has a cute personality and is very playful. He loves running around the yard and the house with my two mutts. He sometimes gets carried away and can be a little overwhelming for them, maybe because he’s bigger than they are. When he’s the only dog, he’s much more mellow and laid back. Fenway is crate trained and he’s good in the car. He doesn’t bark much. He’s house trained and has only had two accidents, which were my fault because I wasn’t paying attention to his signals to go out. He is very food/treat motivated so bribery works!

He does need leash training and more work on basic commands. He can be stubborn when he doesn’t want to do something and he will growl if he gets startled. The biggest negative is food possessiveness and theft. He will go after the other dogs’ food and treats if they’re not done eating, which causes spats. He will jump up to see what’s available on kitchen counters/tables. We are working on all of this but it’s a process that will need continued reinforcement.

Fenway’s positives far outweigh the negatives. He would do great in a home where he will get a lot of attention, play time, and exercise. Older kids would be recommended since he can be a bit feisty. He’d be a wonderful and fun companion.

 

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Eirene

ADOPTED! April 27, 2017

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Arrival Date: 4/17/17
Breed: Aussie Mix
Gender: Female
Age: 12 years
Weight: 22#
Personality: Mellow
Fully Vaccinated: Yes
Microchipped: Yes
Spayed/Neutered: Yes
In foster Home: Yes
Dog Social: Yes
Crate Trained: Yes
House Trained: Some Accidents
Kid-Friendly:
Cat-Friendly Unknown  – Assumed Yes
Origin: Gallia County Animal Shelter
Adoption Fee: $200

IreneSHM_bedEirene is a senior who was abused and neglected by her owner. She was taken away by the county shelter and a plea was made to us and we agreed to take her. Irene has been through enough and deserves to spend the rest of her life where she feels safe and loved. She quickly moved into a foster home (thank you Chris!!!) where she is living with a miniature Poodle (former Secondhand Mutt) and being pampered and getting the peace and quiet she deserves. Eirene has had a few accidents in the house (transitional or could be from age or a recent surgery) and we recently learned she has a heart murmur. We will continue to monitor her health while we seek the best home possible for her. She would do best in a home where she can get undivided attention, love and affection.

Eirene is up to date on vaccines and preventatives, spayed and ready to find a forever home. Irene has been through enough and deserves to spend the rest of her life where she feels safe and loved.

 

FOSTER HOME REPORT

Eirene is still settling in, but I see a little more of her personality every day. She was named after the Greek Goddess of Peace.  This girl needs peace in her life.  She is so sweet and deserves a loving home for her senior years.   Loving, patient people need apply. 
She is a gentle old soul.  I’m not sure if she hears very well but when she sees me, she wags her tail and her eyes light up.   For all this lady has been through she still trusts.  No signs of aggression. I don’t think she knew about stairs before, but we are working on it and she is learning..  who said you can’t teach an old dog new tricks.  She walks slowly on the leash with me and Chance (former and adopted Secondhand Mutts and superstar mini poodle) and they are fine together.  I have not seen any negative behaviors towards people or other dogs. She is fine in a crate.  Has accidents in the house and we are working on house training. 
She would be great in a quiet household.  I’m not sure she would do well with kids as she is timid.  

 

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Harley

ADOPTED! June 3, 2017

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Arrival Date: 2/19/17
Breed: Doberman Mix
Gender: Male
Age: 1 year
Weight: 48#
Personality:
Fully Vaccinated:  Yes
Microchipped: Yes
Spayed/Neutered: Yes
In foster Home: Yes
Dog Social: Yes
Crate Trained: Yes
House Trained: Yes
Kid-Friendly: Recommended 12+
Cat-Friendly Unknown
Origin: Owner Surrender
Adoption Fee: $200

Harley (formerly Ross) arrived in February and was adopted in March by a local family. He was returned due to being too protective and “nipping” at the children in the home. The family sought training and Harley is highly trainable but will need someone who can continue to work through his protective ways and provide him with a home that is better suited for his personality.

Harley is a one year old, playful Doberman mix. He was originally surrendered by his family in West Virginia to a local shelter for “getting too big”. His picture is very deceiving and he is only 50# now and we don’t expect he will get much bigger. He also has a very serious look on his face and when you meet him he’s really just a playful funny guy!

He loves to play fetch and bring the ball back. He is getting along great with the other dogs here and has started beginners obedience. Based on the former owners feedback as well as the trainer (Paramount Dog Training) he would do best in a home with older (teenage) children or no children at all. We do believe with more training and exposure he will be able to overcome his issues being around small children. Harley will need plenty of exercise and is a working breed mix and is eager to work for his owner. 

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Diamond

ADOPTED! May 12, 2017

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Arrival Date: 4/17/17
Breed: Siberian Husky
Gender: Female
Age: 2.5 years
Weight: 50#
Personality: Anxious, High Energy
Fully Vaccinated: Yes
Microchipped: Yes
Spayed/Neutered: Yes
In foster Home:
Dog Social: Yes
Crate Trained: Yes
House Trained: Yes
Kid-Friendly:
Cat-Friendly Unknown
Origin: Fayette County Animal Shelter
Adoption Fee: $250

Read about Siberian Husky‘s before applying! Husky’s are not suited for just any family or individual. They require an active owner who can keep them occupied and burning off their energy for the first 5 years of their life. They also required grooming either at home or professionally.

Diamond is a 50# (smaller than usual) red and white Siberian Husky female. She is your typical husky full of energy and has lots to talk about. Diamond was surrendered by her owners to a rural shelter in southern Ohio and transferred north to find a home through our rescue. She will be moving into a foster home so we can get to know her a bit better and match her up to an adopter.

Diamond is up to date on vaccines and preventatives, spayed and ready to find a forever home. She would do best in a home with a fenced yard (but that is not a requirement).

FOSTER HOME REPORT

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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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