Meet-Our-Mutts at PetValu: May

May 20, 2017

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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.

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Luke

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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

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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
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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

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

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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
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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.

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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! May 9, 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.

FOSTER HOME REPORT

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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

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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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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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