Rudy

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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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Rogan

Rogan

Arrival Date: 7/8/17
Breed: Classic Mutt
Gender: Male
Age:
Weight: 20#
Personality: Scared, Shy, Curious
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:
Kid-Friendly:
Cat-Friendly
Origin: Owner Surrender
Adoption Fee: $200

 

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 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.

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Coming soon!

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Xena

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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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Ted

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Arrival Date: 7/8/17
Breed: Tree Walker Hound
Gender: Male
Age:
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:
Kid-Friendly:
Cat-Friendly
Origin: Stray – Boone County, West Virginia
Adoption Fee: $200

Ted-carTed is a big old hunk of love…..and he has “happy tail” to boot! Ted was so excited to leave the county kennel in West Virginia he wacked his tail so hard it started to bleed (thus, “happy tail”). Ted was found as a stray and taken to the local shelter that is over run with dogs and forced to euthanized dogs when they are overpopulated. We were happy to add Ted and Rogan to our adoption family and help find them homes.

Ted just arrived and will be moving to a foster home where we will get a report about his at home behavior and update on how he is doing. He has acclimated well with the pack and is seemingly a happy-go-lucky fellow that loves other dogs and people. Hounds can be mischievous and tend to hunt for food and little critters but they are also excellent family pets. They do require a lot of exercise and Ted is no exception.

Ted is up to date on shots and will be neutered prior to his adoption.

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

FOSTER HOME REPORT

Coming soon!

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Honey

ADOPTION PENDING!

Honey

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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Christmas in July

Saturday, July 15, 2017

1:00 to 5:00 pm

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Our pantry is starting to look a little bare so we’re holding a donation drive! Our friends at Forest City Brewery are letting us set-up our drive in their party room. We’re going to bring some food and snacks (vegetarian friendly) and hang out for a few hours.
 

Suggested Entry Donation: $5

Buy your own beer, bring our dogs an item from our wish list and come hang out in the bar or beer garden. Your well-behaved, leashed dog is welcome at Forest City Brewery in the beer garden (any day, not just this day!). Dogs are not welcome inside. Please: no retractable leashes!

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We’ll also have a great raffle basket for the winner of the Ugly Christmas Sweater contest!
 
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Pull out your best, ugliest, most gawdy Christmas sweater now! You’ll need to upload a picture of you (or your pet!) in your sweater (we’ll spare you having to wear it day-of!) The picture with the most “likes” by the close of the event wins the gift basket!
*Wait for the post with directions before uploading any pictures!)*
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Forest City Brewery
2135 Columbus Road (Enter off Freeman Street)
Cleveland, Ohio 44113
(Street parking is available on Columbus Road and adjacent streets)
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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

Corbett

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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Trixie

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 darling little(sort of)dog. Once she gets over her initial nervousness, 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 but isn’t really interested in playing, at least so far.  She seems to prefer human company and spends a lot of 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–only a few accidents. No need for a crate.
I have been putting chicken broth on the  dry diet food which has helped. She’s used to it now and is eating fine. Her activity/play level is increasing as she loses weight. 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.
If you are looking for a calm, easy, and nice senior dog companion, Trixie may be the one for you. She certainly deserves a new lease on life
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Magic

Magic

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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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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