ADOPTED! September 12, 2017

Rogan smiling

Arrival Date: 7/8/17
Breed: Beagle Mix…. Pom/Beagle/Lab…Mutt!
Gender: Male
Age:  1-2 years
Weight: 20#
Personality: Scared, Shy, Curious, Playful
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:  Yes
Kid-Friendly: 10+ (for now as he makes progress)
Cat-Friendly: Yes
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 Ted and 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.


FOSTER HOME REPORT by Julie M., Brunswick Ohio


Rogan does extremely well in the house. He exhibits no destructive behavior or excessive barking; I’ve only heard him bark twice. He is also house trained. He has no food aggression issues. While Rogan doesn’t mind being crated there’s really no need. While I am at work he enjoys spending time with his foster brother, Bulleit, sitting in the bay window watching the neighborhood action. That’s where both of them can be found when I arrive home.

Rogan loves other dogs. He’s become very attached to Bulleit. Wherever Bulleit goes, Rogan follows. Whether it’s inside the house or within the fenced yard he keeps very close to Bulleit. He has been exposed to other dogs and does well with them. I have not yet cat tested him.    

Rogan is very slowly coming out of his shell with me. Although he remains hesitant and afraid when approached, as previously mentioned, he never shows signs of aggression. Instead, he puts his head down and looks away or rolls over on his back although he’s exhibiting less of the rolling over behavior. He cautiously takes treats now and happily greets me at the door when I arrive home. He is allowing more “pets,” particularly if Bulleit is receiving them at the same time. When he is relaxed and feeling “protected” by Bulleit in those moments, he is very loving, curious and playful. He enjoys the affection and even nudges Bulleit out of the way for more attention but then often quickly backs away because he becomes frightened again. He still doesn’t trust his human (me). Bulleit and I are slowly working on it.

Rogan is a joy to have in the house. Updates to come as Bulleit and I keep working to socialize him and show him the “doggie” ropes.

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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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