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Featured Dog


Bernie is a 3-1/2 yr old male beagle/basset hound. He has the sweetest face! He is house broken but may have accidents if left alone for too long. He came to us from a farm where he was around many different animals and he didn't mind at all! Bernie loves children and absolutely LOVES car rides! However, he may wander if left unattended outside without a fence to investigate the world. Come check him out!



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Pup on far right adopted!

Heeler Mix Pups

5 weeks old and adorable! Probably a mix, but sure have plenty of heeler in them!


3 year old lab spaniel mix.  This guy has a lot of energy!  Burton has never been around dogs, cats or kids but is learning the ropes out here with all the animals. We think once he is neutered, his attitude will change drastically.  He can be a bit temperamental with the other dogs here but everything is quite new to him. He was an inside/outside dog and we were told he is house trained. He will need a family that can give him structure and guidance to help insure a great life for him!




Young male.


Rory is approx. 1-2 years old. She is a yellow lab mix maybe? She was found as a stray and brought to the shelter. We have noticed that she can get a bit testy with other dogs so maybe being an only pet might be what she likes best! She loves everyone who plays with her and she definitely loves her rawhides. Rory enjoys going for walks and cuddling with you. She only weighs about 35 pounds and seems to be full grown.


Kingston is a chocolate lab and might have a little mix in him. He is approx. 3 years old and was found on our road wandering around. This guy is just about as sweet as they come. He is loves other dogs and does great with kids of any age. Kingston likes to go for walks and car rides. This guy won't disappoint you. He was fostered for a few days and did great with their big dogs and young kids and free roamed and never went potty in the house! He would be a great starter dog for anyone!


Jack is a black lab mix. He was found on the reservation and is now looking for a new home. He is a sweet young boy, approx. 1 years old. Jack enjoys meeting all the dogs here and he loves kids playing with him. He enjoys his raw hides and squeaky toys too! Jack is a pretty special boy and has the cutest face ever! He has these paws that are almost too big for him and he just doesn't quite know what to do with them yet! What a sweet heart he is.



Lucky is a Jack Russell mix. He was found as a stray so we do not have the background on him. He is approx. 2-3 years old. Lucky is very timid at first but he does warm up quickly. He seems to be more open to you when he is in a quiet environment. We are not sure how he does with cats or dogs yet. We do know that he loves to go for walks and doesn't mind getting bathed every once in awhile!


Kahlua is a black lab mix. This guy is a riot. He is 4-1/2 years old and is a solid boy. He probably weighs in around 60-70 pounds and it's all muscle. He absolutely loves playing with other dogs. He knows how to sit, stay, shake with both hands and if you put you hands up by your chest and tell him "give high five", he will! He is completely house trained and always had the run of the house and never bothered anything. Kahlua is a big cuddle bug and is always looking to make new forever friends!


Sweet girl Riley is a 10 year old Springer Spaniel mix. She’s timid around men. She has lived with other dogs and with cats in the past. She tends to be a runner, so she needs a fenced yard or someone who will keep a close eye on her.

Do you have room in your heart for this darling old gal?



Star is a 3 year old sharpei mix.  Star has had a rough start to life.  Star has been through such a rough time that she deserves something so much better.  She was extremely thin, had mange, and was full of worms when found.  Her foster mom kept her for 2 months and nursed her back to health.  She is all cleared up from the mange and worms and has gained back her weight.  She is fully house and crate trained.  Star lived with an 11 year old in her foster home and did well with him.  She can be a bit taken back by other dogs, so there would need to be a slow and proper introduction to any other pets. 




3 to 4 year old beagle mix. She came to AAHS as a stray. She is such a sweetheart. She enjoys playing with the other dogs here and does really well with kids that come to visit her here. We believe that she is probably house trained as she does not go in her kennel here--she will wait until she gets let out to go potty. Sasha would need a yard or walked often as she does have some energy and likes to release it by running around in the grassy runs here.



3-1/2 year old female retriever/setter mix. She is just as sweet as can be.  Emma is house-trained and likes other dogs.  She does have some energy so she would need an active family or somewhere with a large fenced in yard for play time.  Emma knows her basic commands of sit and stay and would make a great addition to any family!


Sassy is a young, spunky mix. She is approximately a year old and lived in a foster home on a farm for quite awhile. She does really well with children of all ages and is learning to adjust to all the dogs here. We think with proper introduction to dogs, she will do fine. Sassy likes to go for car rides but she has to ride "shot gun" or she isn't very happy! This little gal is such a sweetheart and will melt anyone's heart the moment they meet her. She has these soft eyes that speak to you like no other! Sassy is very smart and is a fast learner. She would love to live somewhere she can run around and play fetch. Such a beautiful girl.



Buddy is a 7 year old Schnauzer. He is so stinking cute, its almost unbearable! Now that Buddy has reached the ripe ol' age of 7, he has decided that young kids just aren't his thing. Buddy has always been an only pet so he would need a proper introduction to any other animals that would live in his new home with him. He is fully house trained and is used to being home alone for 5-8 hours and he would usually free roam during that time. Buddy enjoys sleeping in the bed with someone all snuggled up!


6 month old heeler/shepherd mix. Came in with mama Penny and brother Kelly. Sweet boy; very timid at this point.  Stop by soon to see this darling pup!



1 year old heeler/shepherd mix.  Still a bit timid, but she is definitely warming up to us. Are you ready to give this girl a new beginning?


2 year old mixed breed. He has always been an only pet but we think that he would adjust ok with another furry friend. Bo knows how to sit and play dead. He is a bit scared right now as he is so new but he will warm up quickly. Bo is house trained and likes to sleep in bed with you. He has not been around kids so maybe older children (or a slow, careful introduction to small children) would be best.




2 year old Mastiff. He lived with another Mastiff (his mom) and does great with her. Gabe may do alright with other dogs that are close to his size but we do know that small dogs and cats are a definite NO for him! Gabe is approximately 130 lbs and still growing. He likes to go for walks and car rides and will sit pretty for any treat he can get his chops on. 

Be prepared if considering adopting him as he is such a big boy that it takes a lot of food to feed him and a large yard and house for him to play in. He is fully house trained but was never left longer than about 5 hrs at a time. Gabe does like to instigate the other dogs out here but we think it is just the environment and he is trying to find his place yet.


Annie is a pitbull that has brought with her 4 pitbull mix puppies. She is very sweet and gentle. Annie is not very fond of the other dogs here but, with time, we think it will get better. We are uncertain on her age as she is a stray. Her past life was not the best and we are very surprised that she likes the human so much after all that was done to her!

Crunch and Yoda

2 year old chihuahua mixes. We would like these guys to go together as Yoda likes to be wherever Crunch is. Yoda is a bit more reserved and just kind of sits back and lets Crunch check things out. As long as Crunch says its all good, then Yoda will participate! Crunch is definitely more outgoing than Yoda. This little guy hops right up in your lap and likes to give kisses.  They have not been around other dogs and we recommend only older children as they aren't the type of dogs that like to be carried around. Yoda and Crunch cannot live where there are chickens due to, well....let's just keep it at that...no chickens! These two are a riot, you just have to meet them!




Female Yellow lab. We are uncertain on her age. She is very sweet but is extremely timid of everyone. She seems to have a hard time trusting people so she would need someone who has a lot of time to devote to her to help her understand that humans can be good to her. We know that she likes other dogs but then she becomes so attached to the other dog that she strays further from the human and only trusts the dog. We do not know the background on Mya so it is so hard to tell right now why she is so shy of people. We highly recommend a fenced in yard as she will take off if left unattended. Once she gets to trust you, she can be the sweetest dog!









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