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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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Mable

ADOPTED! April 21, 2017

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Arrival Date: 4/4/17
Breed: Shih Tzu / Poodle
Gender: Female
Age: 10+
Weight: Under 15#
Personality: Shy, Curious
Fully Vaccinated: Yes
Microchipped: Yes
Spayed/Neutered: Scheduled prior to adoption
In foster Home: Yes
Dog Social: Yes
Crate Trained: No necessary
House Trained: Yes
Kid-Friendly:
Cat-Friendly
Origin: Abandoned / Neglected
Adoption Fee: $200

Our rescue takes in all kinds of dogs from puppies to seniors to medical cases and we don’t discriminate. We are an equal opportunity rescue if you will. For the last decade we have helped out the folks at the Richland County Animal Shelter many of times taking in dogs when they were over populated, dogs that were getting ready for the euthanasia list, dogs with heartworm, dogs with tumors (most recently Bob the Bloodhound) and this week we took in a senior toy breed. After reading a post from Lori, one of the volunteers we work closely with at the shelter, and we knew we had to step up and help.

“This little old girl breaks my heart. She was left in the outside cages at the shelter. She was so matted that there was nothing else to do but shave her down. Her legs and feet were the worst I have ever seen. I have never come across toenails as long and curled as hers. There is no way she could even walk. She doesn’t seem to see, either.  Susan sent me a text to see if I was coming to the shelter today, so that I could groom her. I couldn’t even imagine how bad she looked. Rachel helped me get her groomed. We are hoping someone may recognize her ‘before’ picture so that the Dog Warden can talk to her previous owner. Rachel and I decided to name her Mabel. I am taking her home over the weekend to spoil her.”

Mabel is a senior Shih Tzu/Poodle mix. Abandoned at a rural shelter. Blind. Confused. Alone. Neglected. Her skin unable to breathe due to all the matting. Her nails curled (and we mean curled) and curled and curled making it impossible for her to walk.

This was the no name dog left behind in the dark of the night:

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Thank you Richland County Animal Shelter for being there for Mable.

Shame on her owner for not asking for help. We hope you are caught and ‘Goddards Law‘ finds you.

mabel-after2This is our Mable. Maybe your Mable?

Luckily for Mabel we have terrific, fast acting volunteers and within an hour of hearing about her we had a volunteer signed up to drive to Richland the following day and bring her up to Cleveland. Another volunteer from our Foster Provider network stepped up and picked her up that very night so she could stay in a home and have companionship. She went to Gateway Animal Clinic this morning for a check up, vaccines and heartworm test. Mable is now up to date on shots, she is heartworm negative and she will be spayed in the coming weeks. Her teeth are in need of a good cleaning which we will take care of through donations made to The Extra Mile fund. She is unable to produce tears and will remain on eye drops for the rest of her life.

Mable is sweet senior and she is looking for a crash pad to call home. She likes dog beds, dogs and being held or on your lap. If you are looking to give an old gal a fresh start for the remainder of her time (and we hope it’s years!) please apply to adopt her.

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Griff

ADOPTED! April 3, 2017

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Arrival Date: 3/23/27
Breed: Beagle
Gender: Male
Age: 7 years
Weight:  45
Personality:
Fully Vaccinated:  Yes
Microchipped: Yes
Spayed/Neutered: Yes
In foster Home:  Yes
Dog Social: Yes
Crate Trained: Not Necessary
House Trained: Yes
Kid-Friendly: 12+ Recommended
(he’s stressed around little ones)
Cat-Friendly
Origin: Owner Surrender
Adoption Fee: $200

Griff is a middle aged beagle. His owners wanted to do what was best for him and remove him from the home where he was stressed out by small children. Griff has been with the family since he was a puppy and sometimes when life change at home dogs have tough times adjusting. This was a very difficult decision for the couple who have owned him his entire life but out of respect for the dog they decided to enlist us to help them find him a home. Griff will be moving into a foster home with two other dogs and a quite atmosphere. We will report back how his adjustment period goes and then be sure to match him up with a forever family.

Griff would do best in a home with older children and no cats. A fenced yard is a plus!

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FOSTER CARE REPORT

Griff is a really great hound, a pure-bred 7 year old with beautiful markings and that loud beagle howl. He is super friendly with people and other dogs. Since he’s gotten over his initial nervousness, he is starting to enjoy playing with my two and they love chasing each other around the house and the yard. He also loves relaxing in a recliner and taking long naps. He is pretty good on a leash, just pulls a bit when he first starts on a walk. Like most dogs, he does react to squirrels running around but doesn’t really try to chase them. He’s also okay in the car and likes sticking his head out the window and seeing the sights. He’s mostly house trained and sleeps through the night (except when my two want to go out!). He will investigate waste baskets on occasion and he’s very interested in food, his or anybody else’s.

The biggest negative about Griff is his desire to always be with someone. He gets scared by himself and that’s when he will have an occasional “accident” in the house and entertain the neighborhood with his voice. He’s okay for short amounts of time but not if he’s alone for several hours. He can be inadvertently destructive and knock things down because he tries to look out windows to see if his humans are arriving home. I think Griff would do well in a home where people are around most of the time and there is another dog to run around with in a fenced yard.

Griff is a sweetheart and would be a wonderful companion.

 

FORMER OWNER REPORT

Grif-faceGriff is a very friendly, kind dog.  He loves people and is often very energetic and jumpy when he sees new people, even people that he already knows.  Often it takes him a while to settle down when someone comes over to the house (anywhere from 5-15 minutes).  He is housebroken and knows how to ring a bell on the doorknob when he needs to go potty.  He goes outside at our house on a tie-out.  If he gets outside on his own, he will run away (typical for the breed) so a fenced yard or tie out is recommended.  Which he has done at least 5-6 times here.

He is very good with children.  We have a 3 year old and a 6 month baby.  He is very patient and sweet with them, letting them climb on him, pull his ears, take his toys, etc.  I have never seen him show any signs of aggression.  However he does not like when either of them cry or throw tantrums.  I think it stresses him out and he hides under our bed.

He seems fine with other dogs, but he does not like cats.  He has never interacted with them personally but he definitely hates when the neighborhood cats get in our yard.

He can be very mischief still, he eats any and all food that is left unattended, even for a minute.  He gets into the garbage and the dirty diapers.  He doesn’t really chew stuff anymore, but he picks stuff up to carry it around, and thus some of my sons toys often have bite marks .  He definitely has separation anxiety, which started after the kids were born.  He also does not like to be separated from us at all, for example when we have company, sometimes we put him downstairs if it is too much, and he will cry and scratch on the door the whole time never calming down.  At our house he is allowed on furniture, He used to sleep in our bed with us, but now he mostly sleeps on our couch, or in our room underneath our bed.

He is very energetic and wants to play all the time and probably should have 2 walks a day, which we can not always do.  He used to be very affectionate and want to cuddle and lay on my lap.  But he has not done that recently. I think he is jealous of the kids.


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Tom Hanks

ADOPTED! April 26, 2017

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Arrival Date: 3/9/17
Breed: Terrier / Labrador Mix
Gender: Male
Age: 5 months
Weight: 25# and growing
Personality:
Fully Vaccinated:  Yes
Microchipped: Yes
Spayed/Neutered: Yes
In foster Home: Yes
Dog Social: Yes
Crate Trained:  In Training
House Trained: In Training
Kid-Friendly:
Cat-Friendly Unknown
Origin: Neglect Case – Vet Release
Adoption Fee: $225

TomHanks_face2Tom Hanks is a young puppy who’s life started out rough for no reason at all except his former owner sucks. He was thrown against a wall and broke his leg in the process. He was taken in by a veterinarian clinic in Lorain County where he received the care he needed and was released to us to find him a home. Tom is expected to have a full recovery from his broken leg. His cast was removed the first week of March.

Tom Hanks is extremely under weight but grateful for his new beginning. He is about 5 months old, a mix of Labrador and Pitbull Terrier. He is currently in a foster home living with another dog, getting crate training, structure and house training. TomHanks_body

We look forward to socializing Tom with the other dogs here as soon as he’s gained some weight and confidence. Please check back to read his foster report in the coming weeks.

FOSTER CARE REPORT

He just moved in to a foster home…..report will be coming soon!

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Racer

ADOPTED! April 4, 2017

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Arrival Date: 2/24/17
Breed: Terrier Mix
Gender: Male
Age: 5 months
Weight: 40# (and growing!)
Personality:
Fully Vaccinated:  Yes
Microchipped: Yes
Spayed/Neutered: Not yet – will be prior to adoption
In foster Home: Yes
Dog Social: Yes
Crate Trained:  In Training
House Trained: Yes
Kid-Friendly: Unknown
Cat-Friendly Unknown
Origin: Owner Surrender
Adoption Fee: $200

Stay tuned more in the coming weeks and update his profile accordingly. If you would like to meet Racer please email us to set up an appointment.

FOSTER CARE REPORT

He just moved in to a foster home…..report will be coming soon!

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Ace

Adopted! March 8, 2017

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Arrival Date: 2/24/17
Breed: Labrador/Shepherd Mix
Gender: Male
Age: 2 years (estimate)
Weight: 55#
Personality:
Fully Vaccinated:  Yes
Microchipped: Yes
Spayed/Neutered: Yes
In foster Home:
Dog Social: Yes
Crate Trained:
House Trained: Yes
Kid-Friendly: Reported Yes (not tested by SHM yet)
Cat-Friendly Unknown
Origin: Owner Surrender
Adoption Fee: $200

Stay tuned more in the coming weeks and update his profile accordingly. If you would like to meet Ace please email us to set up an appointment.

FOSTER CARE REPORT

He just moved in to a foster home…..report will be coming soon!

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Banana

ADOPTED! April 25, 2017

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Arrival Date: 2/20/17
Breed: Anatolian Shepherd / Border Collie / Newfoundland Mix (best guesses!)
Gender: Female
Age: Estimate 1 year old
Weight: 85# and putting on weight
Personality: Shy & Observant
Fully Vaccinated:  Yes
Microchipped: Yes
Spayed/Neutered: No – Will be prior to adoption
In foster Home: Yes
Dog Social: Yes
Crate Trained: Not Necessary
House Trained: Yes
Kid-Friendly: Unknown
Cat-Friendly Unknown
Origin: Owner Surrender (owner medical issue)
Adoption Fee: $200

Banana is a beautiful, gentle soul. Her owner had an unexpected medical issue that made it so he could no longer take care of her. Friends of the owner were keeping her until a rescue or home could be secured. We were happy to evaluate her and agreed to take her into our program. Banana has met some of the dogs in our program as well as some new friends of The Mutt Hutt. She is a bit shy (and unexpectedly overwhelmed with all the changes) and does not like the high activity of dogs playing right now. She has been staying in a low-key atmosphere with our administrative staff for some of the day and getting socialized in daycare for part of the day. She is moving into a foster home and there we hope she will have some peace and calm to decompress from the loss of her owner and former home and we can get to know her a bit better.

Stay tune more in the coming weeks and update his profile accordingly. If you would like to meet Banana please email us to set up an appointment.

FOSTER CARE REPORT

She just moved in to her foster home…..report will be coming soon!

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Gunner

Adopted! March 8, 2017

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Arrival Date: 1/25/17
Breed: Shepherd/Rottweiler Mix
Gender: Male
Age: 1 year
Weight: 68#
Personality:
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 Unknown
Origin: Owner Surrender
Adoption Fee: $200

Gunner is a 1 year old Shepherd/Rottweiler mix. He was adopted by his former family and was given up due to hard times. Gunner is well socialized with dogs and small children and would be an excellent member of any family who adopts him. He is very playful and loves toys. He is currently in a foster home and we hope to have a foster report soon to provide additional information. Stay tuned!

If you would like to meet Gunner please email us to set up an appointment or look for him at one of our adoption events held the first and third Saturday of each month. For event information click here.

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FOSTER CARE REPORT

Coming soon!

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Rosie

ADOPTION! February 10, 2017

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Arrival Date: 1/26/2017
Breed: Hound/Lab/Mutt Mix
Gender: Female
Age: 3.5 months (November 2016 DOB)
Weight: Expected Adult: 60# estimate
Personality: Outgoing, Happy Go Lucky, Playful
Fully Vaccinated: Up to date
Microchipped: Yes
Spayed/Neutered: Yes
In foster Home: Yes
Dog Social: Yes
Crate Trained: In training at foster home
House Trained: In training at foster home
Kid-Friendly: Assumed yes due to age
Cat-Friendly Unknown
Origin: Rescue Transfer
Adoption Fee: $225  – Adopt the pair for $350

Puppy_facesSuzi and her sister Rosie were taken in by a sister rescue we work with. Someone was giving them away for free and the rescue stepped in to make sure they would find safe refuge and a forever home. They did not have capacity in their foster network to keep the pups so they were transferred to us so we could help. Both dogs are playful and outgoing just as any young puppy would be. They are both spayed and currently on their scheduled vaccines. Suzi is a little more shy than Rosie but nothing we are worried about – she just has a different personality than her sister.

Both of the girls have moved to a foster home where they will continue to get socialization with adult dogs, crate training and house training along the way. We will keep their profiles updated as we learn more about them.

Puppies are normally adopted quickly and anyone who has put in an application may get preference for matching ahead of a new applicant. If you are interested in adopting please fill out our online application. If you would like to meet Suzi please email us to set up an appointment.

FOSTER CARE REPORT

Coming soon!
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We are not a traditional shelter, we are a cage-free facility. All dogs are temperament tested and must get along with other dogs to stay here. Appointments must be made in advance to meet our Secondhand Mutts. Please call 216-664-9660 or email rescue@secondhandmutts.org to set up a time. We are closed on Sundays. We prefer to adopt to local families but will consider long distance adoptions.

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Suzi

ADOPTED! February 7, 2017

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Arrival Date: 1/26/2017
Breed: Hound/Lab/Mutt Mix
Gender: Female
Age: 3.5 months (November 2016 DOB)
Weight: Expected Adult: 60# estimate
Personality: Shy, playful
Fully Vaccinated: Up to date
Microchipped: Yes
Spayed/Neutered: Yes
In foster Home: Yes
Dog Social: Yes
Crate Trained: In training at foster home
House Trained: In training at foster home
Kid-Friendly: Assumed yes due to age
Cat-Friendly Unknown
Origin: Rescue Transfer
Adoption Fee: $225  – Adopt the pair for $350

Puppy_facesSuzi and her sister Rosie were taken in by a sister rescue we work with. Someone was giving them away for free and the rescue stepped in to make sure they would find safe refuge and a forever home. They did not have capacity in their foster network to keep the pups so they were transferred to us so we could help. Both dogs are playful and outgoing just as any young puppy would be. They are both spayed and currently on their scheduled vaccines. Suzi is a little more shy than Rosie but nothing we are worried about – she just has a different personality than her sister.

Both of the girls have moved to a foster home where they will continue to get socialization with adult dogs, crate training and house training along the way. We will keep their profiles updated as we learn more about them.

Puppies are normally adopted quickly and anyone who has put in an application may get preference for matching ahead of a new applicant. If you are interested in adopting please fill out our online application. If you would like to meet Suzi please email us to set up an appointment.

FOSTER CARE REPORT

Coming soon!
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We are not a traditional shelter, we are a cage-free facility. All dogs are temperament tested and must get along with other dogs to stay here. Appointments must be made in advance to meet our Secondhand Mutts. Please call 216-664-9660 or email rescue@secondhandmutts.org to set up a time. We are closed on Sundays. We prefer to adopt to local families but will consider long distance adoptions.

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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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Events

Meet-Our-Mutts in May: Pet People

05/06/2017

May 6, 2017 19565 Detroit Road Rocky River, OH 44116 12:00 to 3:00 pm Join us for an afternoon of pet pampering at Pet People. Our volunteers will be chaperoning three lucky dogs to spend the afternoon with the customers and associates of Pet People.

Meet-Our-Mutts in May: PetValu

05/16/2017

May 16, 2017             Creek View Commons 8249 Chippewa Road Brecksville, Ohio 44141 12:00 to 3:00 pm Join us for an afternoon of pet pampering at PetValu. Our volunteers will be chaperoning five lucky dogs to spend the afternoon with the customers and associates of PetValu.

Meet-Our-Mutts in June: Pet People

06/03/2017

June 3, 2017 19565 Detroit Road Rocky River, OH 44116 12:00 to 3:00 pm Join us for an afternoon of pet pampering at Pet People. Our volunteers will be chaperoning three lucky dogs to spend the afternoon with the customers and associates of Pet People.

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