Aberdeen Area Humane Society
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AAHS Shelter

Other Animals

Shelter Hours
11:30 am - 5:00 pm
Monday - Saturday
1 - 4 pm Sunday


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Featured Dog


Here is our little miss Honey.  She is probably 5 to 7 years old.  She weighs 40-45 pounds and is only as tall as your knees.  She is a sweet little gal.  She has a very gentle side to her but is still learning to trust that we are ok here!  She is so nervous about being here but will warm up quickly.  She likes to pick a certain person and then follow them around! She seems to be especially bonded with Sky (pictured below) so we'd like to find them a home together if we can. 



Saturday, 4/19/14, 10:00 a.m. - We should have phone service back on today. Doing some electrical work in connection with the construction, so phone/electricity will be off again Monday for a while. Thank you for your patience.

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5 to 6 year old female heeler mix. She is a very sweet girl who loves to get out and run around. She's lived with kids (0-5 years old) also lived with cats and dogs. She is not housetrained but can be trained to be a house dog. Loves to play with toys. Seems to be particular about which dogs she likes to be around. Not much of a barker.




4 to 5 year old female red heeler. She is very friendly and sweet. Lived mainly outside all her life. She's had two litters of puppies over the years. Loves to play with toys and be wherever the people are. Not sure how she would do with cats and she's quite particular about which dogs she'll hang with and and play with.



8 year old male Australian Shepherd. He is super friendly and very lovable. He's lived outside most of his life so he is not housetrained. He lived with kids (8 years old and older); also lived with cats. He seems to be a loyal dog. We have had him with a few dogs out at the shelter and seems to do great with them. Every once in a while he'll jump up on you for a hug. Loves to be where people are and will ask for attention.


Reno is a young mixed breed.   He came to us as a stray.  He is super friendly but he can climb kennels.  We think this is how he got away from his home but he hasn't been claimed.  Reno is outgoing and likes to jump up for kisses and hugs.  Seem to be crate trained. 



Sky is a beautiful German shepherd mix. He came in with Honey. They seem to be pair-bonded, although he's not as dependent on her as she is on him. He is a timid and shy dog. We think he is used to running around free and is a bit scared of the human touch yet. Uncertain on his age.


 1 or 2 year old male mix--maybe heeler and shepherd. Teddy came to us as a stray.  He is very sweet and knows basic commands.  He knows sit, stay, and down.  A timid little guy.  He needs a companion that he can trust.  He seems to be ok with our other smaller dogs but has not been around big dogs yet.  We are unsure on cats at this point.  Teddy is about 30-40 lbs so he would make a great indoor/outdoor dog.



1 year old yellow lab/white German Shep mix. He is a sweet boy. He is a bit scared about being here. He was dropped off with a home for doggie sitting and the owners never came back for him. He is confused as to why he is here. Harley is a lot of dog but is sure eager to please and is definitely treat driven! We are unsure on other dogs or cats.


6 year old Jack Russell.  This guy is one of a kind!  He likes to be able to look out the house windows.  He has to know what's going on at all times!  Jack also likes to go for walks and he would love to do the walks every day.  He is partially house trained but we would recommend that he does not stay home for long periods of time as his curiosity may get the best of him.  He seems to do well with kids and other dogs but we are not sure on cats as anything fast moving really catches his eye!


Nelly is about 1 year old.  She is a heeler mix.  She lived in a semi truck with her owners so she is learning to adjust to the change of being here.  She is very timid around new people but once she trusts you, she is a playful, loving dog.  Nelly enjoys going for walks but she pull on the leash. With a little training, she will catch on quickly!  Nelly will need a fenced-in yard, as she doesn't understand her boundaries and will travel off if left unattended.


Thor is about 1 year old.  He is a rottie mix.  He came to us as a stray.  We do know that he likes kids and was around children under age of 5 and did alright.  We think that he was used to being outside but he could learn to be an inside pet.  Thor is doing alright with other dogs, but he does best with more submissive dogs.  We are unsure on cats.


9 year old male German Shorthaired Pointer. He may be old but he has a lot of life left in him. Likes to run around and play ball. He LOVES to go on hikes and to go hunting. Hes been around kids of all ages and lived with dogs and cats. He is house broken and crate trained. Hank can also climb fences.


Female yellow lab mix. She's around a year old. Definitely has a lot of puppy energy. Loves to play with toys. Does well with other dogs and kids. Not sure if shes been around cats at all. She came in as a stray with Jobey; he is now adopted, so she's ready to go too!



1 year old male chocolate lab. This guy is very energetic and eager to please the human! He likes other dogs; we aren't sure on cats. He would do best with older kids as he may knock the little ones down. Cowboy would make a great farm dog or would like a large fenced in yard to run around in to play. With a little structure and discipline, this guy would make a great best friend!





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