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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.

fosterhomeFOSTER HOME REPORT

Coming soon!

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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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Magic

ADOPTED! July 24, 2017

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Arrival Date: 6/1/17
Breed: Schipperke Mix
Gender: Female
Age: 3 years
Weight: 14#
Personality: Happy-Go-Lucky
Fully Vaccinated: Yes
Microchipped: Yes
Spayed/Neutered: Yes
In foster Home: Seeking Foster
Dog Social: Yes
Crate Trained: Unknown
House Trained: Yes
Kid-Friendly: Yes
Cat-Friendly Unknown
Origin: Owner Surrender
Adoption Fee: $200

 

Magic is a three year old Schipperke mix. She is quite active and has an upbeat personality. This is a dog that loves a good lap and getting all the attention. She was surrendered by her owners who had to give her up because they were moving and couldn’t afford the pet fees associated with the new rental. She has been around kids. Magic is 14# and in great health. She has been spayed and received all of her vaccinations and microchip. We are actively seeking a foster home for her to hang out in until she is placed in a forever home.

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

 

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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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Luke

ADOPTED! July 24, 2017

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Arrival Date: 5/15/17
Breed: Doberman Pinscher
Gender: Male
Age: 2.5 years
Weight: 100#
Personality: Happy-Go-Lucky, Energetic, Playful
Fully Vaccinated:  Yes
Microchipped: Yes
Spayed/Neutered: Yes
In foster Home: Yes
Dog Social: Yes
Crate Trained: Yes
House Trained: Yes – But not necessary!
Kid-Friendly: Yes
Cat-Friendly Unknown
Origin: Rescue Transfer
Adoption Fee: $250

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heartworm_positiveLuke is a nearly 3 year old Doberman Pinscher. He is black and rust and weighs just over 100#. He was transferred to us from Gentle Ben’s Giant Breed Rescue in Pennsylvania. Noreen, Gentle Ben’s director took him in and he’s been with her for quite awhile. He was easy to fall in love with and it was very difficult to give him up. However, his health came first and the rescue was unable to secure a foster home for Luke to recovery in after his heartworm treatment which is necessary for any dog going through the injections. A volunteer reached out to us knowing we specialize in Dobermans and have ‘The Extra Mile‘ fund for dogs like Luke and we agreed to take him. It took us about a month to secure a foster home but once we did we arrange his transport. Thanks to our volunteers we were able to transport Luke from the Pittsburgh area to Cleveland over Mother’s Day weekend. Gentle Ben’s Large Breed Rescue took care of all of his medical needs leading up to his transport including his neuter and vaccines. We are very grateful for the care they provided and consider them ‘rescue family’ now! Please consider making a donation to our Extra Mile Fund or Gentle Ben’s to help offset the hundreds of dollars spent on Luke prior to his arrival.

Luke is a very strong boy and ended up being surrendered to a rescue after escaping from his previous home. He was on the run for two week before being apprehended and when he was he had lost a lot of weight but is now back to a healthy (well, he could use to loose a few pounds) 102#. Luke is extremely social with people and he absolutely loves other dogs. He is great with kids but due to his size and former history of escaping we feel a home with children younger than 10 may not be the best choice (kids have a tendency to come and go and leave doors open and we’d hate for him to get out again). We would also recommend he live where he has a solid wood fence so he does not have the ability to climb or see out of the fence and jump it. A six foot fence is idea but we are open to screening applicants to find the best home/yard for his needs.

Luke_fosterLuke should continue to socialize with dogs as that is his favorite activity. Enrolling him at a daycare would be an excellent idea or having a second dog in the home is even better. He loves big and small dogs and has no issue with any dogs. He is more on the submissive side and has respect for others. He needs some work on his basic obedience. Dobermans are loyal and working breeds and they thrive on working for their owners. If he is given the opportunity to take a training class and polish his skills on sit, stay, down, heel and come he will be an Ambassador for the breed!

Michelle and John are fostering Luke through is heartworm recovery process.

Michelle and John are fostering Luke through is heartworm recovery process.

Luke started his first heartworm injection treatment on May 18th and is now recovering for a month in a foster home. He has to remain calm and he is not allowed to play with other dogs. He is crate trained and will be walked for exercise and potty breaks. He goes back for his second treatment which is a bit harder on dogs sometime mid-June. We are open to placing him and providing the treatment while he’s in his forever home as long as the home provides him with solace and peace to recover.

If you are interested in adopting Luke please fill out our adoption application. We tend to have lots of interest in Dobermans due to our experience with the breed. Ultimately we will screen and select the best home for Luke.

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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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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

Services provided by
Gateway Animal Clinic

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Dunks for Dogs

8/30/2017

Wednesday, August 30, 2017 Join us for a fun night! Dunk some of Cleveland’s favorites! All proceeds benefit Friends of the Cleveland Kennel/City Dogs and Secondhand Mutts. All are welcome to attend, admission is free! Raffle prizes, 50/50 raffle and lots of fun at the Dunks for Dogs event!   Step on up, give a […]

Secondhand Stuff: Flea Market & Rummage Sale

9/23/17

Saturday, September 23, 2017 Interested in selling your stuff? pots are first-come, first-serve until they are gone. Contact Leah Kubiak by August 30, 2017 at lmkubiak@secondhandmutts.org for seller information and reservations.

Just Add Salt+: A Fine Dining Experience to Benefit Secondhand Mutts

10/1/17

Sunday, October 1, 2017 SAVE THE DATE! Join us for a fine dining experience at one of the “hottest new restaurants in Cleveland”. There is limited seating available for parties up up to 15. Co-owners Jessica Parkison and Chef Jill Vedaa will serve up an amazing five courses paired with wine. Cash bar cocktail hour […]

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