Sofie

ADOPTED! June 2, 2017

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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
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
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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.

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

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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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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

ADOPTED! June 3, 2017

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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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Diamond

ADOPTED! May 12, 2017

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Arrival Date: 4/17/17
Breed: Siberian Husky
Gender: Female
Age: 2.5 years
Weight: 50#
Personality: Anxious, High Energy
Fully Vaccinated: Yes
Microchipped: Yes
Spayed/Neutered: Yes
In foster Home:
Dog Social: Yes
Crate Trained: Yes
House Trained: Yes
Kid-Friendly:
Cat-Friendly Unknown
Origin: Fayette County Animal Shelter
Adoption Fee: $250

Read about Siberian Husky‘s before applying! Husky’s are not suited for just any family or individual. They require an active owner who can keep them occupied and burning off their energy for the first 5 years of their life. They also required grooming either at home or professionally.

Diamond is a 50# (smaller than usual) red and white Siberian Husky female. She is your typical husky full of energy and has lots to talk about. Diamond was surrendered by her owners to a rural shelter in southern Ohio and transferred north to find a home through our rescue. She will be moving into a foster home so we can get to know her a bit better and match her up to an adopter.

Diamond is up to date on vaccines and preventatives, spayed and ready to find a forever home. She would do best in a home with a fenced yard (but that is not a requirement).

FOSTER HOME REPORT

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Blossom

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Arrival Date: 4/17/17
Breed: Hound/Shepherd Mix
Gender: Female
Age: 4-5 years
Weight: 50# Estimate
Personality: Gentle, Happy-Go-Lucky, Soft
Fully Vaccinated: Yes
Microchipped: Yes
Spayed/Neutered: Yes
In foster Home:
Dog Social: Yes
Crate Trained:
House Trained: Yes
Kid-Friendly: No Small Children (defensive of food and toys)
Cat-Friendly Unknown
Origin: Gallia County Animal Shelter
Adoption Fee: $200

Blossom is as sweet as they come but she needs to learn some obedience (she likes to jump up!). She is a larger dog, brindle in color and her personality is gentle and sweet. She is most likely a Plothound/Shepherd/Labrador Retriever mix. She was transferred north to us from a rural shelter in southern Ohio. Blossom is up to date on vaccines and preventatives, spayed and ready to find a forever home. She recently had a fatty tumor removed from her belly and is a healthy middle aged dog. Blossom is estimated to be between 5-7 years old. She does like other dogs but is a little overwhelmed in a large pack environment. She would do best as an only dog or a second dog in the household baring we have a good match for her. Blossom loves toys, she will collect her toys and entertain herself for hours throwing toys around. At this time given her excitement jumping we would not recommend her for a home with small children.

FOSTER HOME REPORT

Current Foster Home:
Blossom is awesome!!  She is so sweet….except while eating.  While eating she is defensive of her food (something to watch in a home with other dogs or small children).  She eats her food immediately.  She drops a few pieces here and there but cleans up the floor after she eats everything out of the bowl. She loves to be outside.  A fenced in yard or invisible fence would be great for her.  She spends a ton of time in my backyard.  She periodically comes in to get a drink and goes right back out.  We have gone for at least two walks per day for a total of 3-5 miles.  She is strong out of the gate for about five to ten minutes and then slows down.  She really likes going for walks.  She tried to chase a Mack truck yesterday.  I explained to her the truck would win that fight but I do not think she was listening.

She is house trained and has not have one accident.  She met my parents and could not have been better.  She walks up to people and sits.  Just wants some love.  She will get petted until your arms fall asleep and then will play with her toys or lay down.  She is very independent yet just clingy enough.  She follows you around the house and likes to be wherever you are.  But she also likes her space and has no trouble being alone outside for a while.  
She is high energy and needs her exercise.  She barely ever barks.  She chases my neighbor’s car along the fence line and barks at it, but that is it for her making noise.  She is indifferent to people and dogs while on walks.  She will chase squirrels periodically and almost always goes after chipmunks.  She is not destructive.  She roamed free in my house and did not cause any damage.   She is treat motivated.  She is very playful and loves to be active.  

I do not know how she would be with small children [Secondhand Mutts is recommending a home without small children].  She has food aggression and may be possessive of her toys.  If she brought a toy over I would throw it or play with her.  However, most of the time she chases her toys and flings them around the room on her own.  I petted her while she was eating and she growled.  So I just let her eat in peace.  I had her sit and stay before I fed her.  She is very good at that.
She is very affectionate and very sweet.  She is a fantastic dog. 

Foster Home: 4/20/17 to 5/11/17
Blossom arrived in our home a pretty anxious dog — not sure how long she had been outside of home life, but it was easy to see that she wanted to like and trust us. Within the week she was hopping up on beds to sleep with various members of our family (depending on who went to bed and when) and snuggling in like she’d been there all her life. She is an affectionate dog.

Not too long after her arrival, she also found her bark and took it upon herself to protect us from the squirrels and birds that frequent the back yard, as well as the neighbors who would come and go. It was a notification bark though, not a threatening one. This was her spot and we were  her pack — interlopers should just keep moving. Her favorite spot to keep watch was the window seat in the front of our house. It was a bit of a jump for her, but she really enjoyed watching the comings and goings of the neighborhood.

Blossom is clearly a hound and is interested in scoring people food if/when she can. At family meals she would make a tour of the table, nosing around everyone’s space (told at each one, ‘No, your food is over there,’), and then, resignedly, she’d head to her bowl and eat her kibble.

It doesn’t look like Blossom has had had much obedience training. She would sit on command if she saw you were holding a treat, but not with any consistency. She will also need leash training. She would need a harness on walks to prevent us getting our arms pulled off. (We have one that slips under her front legs and joins together behind her shoulders — that worked pretty well.)

My teenage daughters absolutely adored this dog and she was very sweet with all of us.

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Scarlett

ADOPTED! May 2, 2017

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Arrival Date: 4/6/17
Breed: Doberman Pinscher
Gender: Female
Age: 5
Weight: 75#
Personality: Happy-Go-Lucky, Shy, Nervous
Fully Vaccinated: Yes
Microchipped: Yes
Spayed/Neutered: Yes
In foster Home: Yes
Dog Social: Yes
Crate Trained: Yes, not necessary
House Trained: Yes
Kid-Friendly: Yes – All ages, raised with an infant
Cat-Friendly  No
Origin: Owner Surrender (Military Deployment)
Adoption Fee: $250

Scarlett is a 5.5 year old Doberman. She was born on July 4th, 2011.  Her owners are a military family and are unfortunately unable to bring her to their next duty station where Dobermans are not allowed. Scarlett has been with the family since she was a puppy and was rescued from a bad situation at a puppy mill when she was 10 weeks old. This was a very difficult decision for the couple who have owned her her entire life but out of respect for the dog they decided to enlist us to help them find her a home. 

Scarlett lived with a Yorkie her whole life and does well with other dogs.  The owners also have a 16 month old daughter that Scarlett does well with, with supervision (of course).  She has also done well at family gatherings with nieces and nephews of varying ages 6 months-10 years.  Scarlett would do best in a home no cats as she does not understand that they do not always want to be her friend. A fenced yard is a plus!

FORMER OWNER REPORT

scarlett_bodyScarlett is a very friendly, kind dog.  Although she can initially be nervous around strangers, especially men, upon proper introduction she loves people and loves nothing more than being around her family as much as possible.  When introducing new people to the house make sure she sees you let them in and being friendly to them.  She may take 10-15 minutes to warm up to men especially, and she may growl as she walks up to smell the person, but she has never shown actual aggression during an introduction.  She is housebroken and will bark and whine at the door she is accustomed to going out of.  She is used to going out by herself in a fenced yard, or accompanied on a leash if no fence.  She also will bark or whine at her food or water bowl when at meal times or when she is thirsty.

She is very good with children, with supervision (all dogs should be supervised around children).  We have a 16 month old, and she has also regularly been around school aged children.  She is very patient and does not show aggression when our daughter goes near her toys, bones, or food.  She may move suddenly and try to get away if she is tired of the attention from the toddler and wants to be left alone. 

She has lived with a Yorkie her whole life and would love the company of another dog, but she does not do well with cats.   

She is not a chewer unless she is extremely bored or nervous and does not having anything appropriate to distract her.  She has stayed at kennels and boarding facilities while we were out of town and always has a good time.  We receive very positive reviews from the boarding facility staff when we pick her up.  She is very high energy when she is not exercised properly.  She would do best with walks every day, a big yard to play fetch, and trips to the dog park.  She will steal unattended food that she can reach.  We do not crate her when we leave the house, but we she enjoys hanging out in her crate and treats it as her own little house.  She is a huge sweetheart and softy and would be very happy to play all day and then cuddle with her people all night. 

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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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