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Trixie

ADOPTED! September 13, 2017

Trixie

Arrival Date: 6/1/17
Breed: Jack Russell TerrierMix
Gender: Female
Age: 11 years
Weight: 32# (as of 6/2/17)
Personality: Shy at first, Outgoing when warm
Fully Vaccinated: Yes
Microchipped: Yes
Spayed/Neutered: Yes
In foster Home: Yes
Dog Social: Yes
Crate Trained: Unknown
House Trained: Yes
Kid-Friendly: Yes
Cat-Friendly Unknown
Origin: Owner Surrender
Adoption Fee: $200

Trixie is an 11 year old Jack Russell Terrier mix. She is a hefty 32# and is now on a weight loss regime to get her down to 20#. She is otherwise healthy and happy. Her owners had two dogs and were moving and opted to have Trixie euthanized. In the veterinary and rescue world this is known as a “convenience euthanasia” and lucky for Trixie the clinic intervened and bought some time while they networked to find her a rescue. We stepped up and the owners delivered her to us and signed her over. She arrived spayed and having some of her vaccines. She has been to our vet clinic and has all of her vaccines now up to date including her heartworm test. We are focusing on having her lose weight and have put her on a low calorie food to help that process. She will also have access to exercising more at daycare with her new friends. Trixie is a love bug so if you’re in the spirit of adopting a senior dog giver her the opportunity….she won’t disappoint!

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

FOSTER HOME REPORT

Trixie is a great dog. She’s friendly, sweet, and mellow. She loves to go for walks, ride in the car, and hang out in the yard. She gets along with my two mutts and enjoys playing with them.  She seems to prefer human company and spends time chilling or napping next to or on my recliner.
When I leave, I sometimes confine her in the kitchen, which has worked out fine. If I’m gone for a short time, she has the run of the house. She is housebroken so no need for a crate.
She is continuing to eat dry diet food which is helping her lose weight.  Her activity/play level is increasing. She’s pretty agile for an older gal and runs up and down the stairs and jumps up on the bed easily. She could probably use a little leash training but it’s not a big deal. She does bark, mostly when outside,  but not excessively. She’s well behaved, wants to please, and listens much better than my two!
Trixie really is wonderful  and would be a calm, easy to live with, and nice senior dog companion.  Trixie may be the one for you so please contact SHM and set up a meeting. She certainly deserves a new lease on life.
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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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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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Rosey

ADOPTED! June 28, 2017

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Arrival Date: 4/22/17
Breed: Doberman Pinscher
Gender: Female
Age: 4 years
Weight:  55#
Personality: Calm, Eager to Please, Shy
Fully Vaccinated: Yes
Microchipped: Yes
Spayed/Neutered: Yes
In foster Home: Currently Seeking
Dog Social: Yes
Crate Trained: Yes – Likes for Sleeping
House Trained: Yes
Kid-Friendly: Yes
Cat-Friendly Yes
Origin: Owner Surrender

RosieSHM_skinRosey was surrendered by her second owners so that she could the medical attention she needs along with a better life. Her second owners, who already have a household of dogs, took her in from someone in November 2016. Those folks were using her for breeding and discarded her.  When they weren’t able to breed her they left her outside and didn’t take care of her.  She was left, tied to a tree in a field without food or water. She was eating leaves to survive.

In January 2017 Rosey presented with poor skin and was given antibiotics and standard vetting from Save Ohio Pets, a local nonprofit group that helps people and pets. In March she returned to the clinic and she was still not in good health (skin and lethargy). In April she was rechecked for mange and those results came back negative. The volunteer veterinarian told her owners they needed to take her for further testing and the family was unable to afford it and surrendered her.

She was very easy to please and loves treats. All of the volunteers at Save Ohio Pets fell in love with her. We suspect given her symptoms and skin she could be hypothyroid so we had a full blood panel done and she is completely healthy. She did test positive for parasites and we are treating her for those. Rosey’s coat will improve now that she is eating high quality grain-free food as long as she continues with a good diet. She is getting medicated baths weekly and taking antibiotics currently (not for a lifetime).

Rosey is good with other dogs, big and little and loves people of all sizes!  She knows “walk with you”, “sit” and “take it easy”. She is house trained and does not need a crate but likes to sleep in one. She lived with dogs and cats harmoniously. She has natural motherly instincts and loves pitbulls and miniature pinchers are her favorite breeds to hang with. She loves belly rubs. She can be a little reserved meeting new people but once she knows you watch out: she is velcro! Rosey is up to date on shots, microchipped and spayed.

UPDATE: Rosey has been getting weekly medicated baths and you can see a huge difference in her coat:

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FOSTER HOME REPORT

She loves to cuddle and loves to sleep right next to you in bed, she bats at you with her paw to get attention and then loves to hold hands once she gets it. She took a bit to warm up to my dog, she was a bit jealous of him at first but eventually she warmed up to him. She’s vocal and likes to talk sometimes, and it’s adorable. She also needs someone who can keep her busy, I noticed she has started to chew on a few things around the house when she’s left alone. 

 

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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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