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

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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

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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

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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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

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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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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Events

Meet-Our-Mutts in Brecksville: Pet Valu

8/19/17

Saturday, August 19, 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. Trixie & Ted

Dunks for Dogs

8/30/2017

Wednesday, August 30, 2017 Join us for a fun night! Dunk some of Cleveland’s favorites! All proceeds benefit Friends of the Cleveland Kennel/City Dogs and Secondhand Mutts. All are welcome to attend, admission is free! Raffle prizes, 50/50 raffle and lots of fun at the Dunks for Dogs event!   Step on up, give a […]

Secondhand Stuff: Flea Market & Rummage Sale

9/23/17

Saturday, September 23, 2017 Interested in selling your stuff? pots are first-come, first-serve until they are gone. Contact Leah Kubiak by August 30, 2017 at lmkubiak@secondhandmutts.org for seller information and reservations.

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