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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.



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Maddie is a 15 month old husky mix. She is a love bug and likes to cuddle and snuggle. Maddie does not seem to get along with cats or rabbits. She has never been around dogs but sure seems to like the ones here that she is rooming with. Maddie lived with young kids temporarily and did fine with them. She does need help with house training but she is a smart pup, so it should be no problem for her!


CoCo is a 2 year old miniature sheltie. She is a bit timid of people. She is a smart dog and would probably do well with house training as long as she is kept on a schedule. CoCo is good with other dogs and does really well with children ages 8 and up. CoCo is pretty quiet but will bark if someone comes to the door. She is very sweet and gentle and needs someone she can trust.

Adoption Pending


Shiloh is approx. 5 months old. In the picture, it seems like she is a big dog but she is very small--maybe 15 lbs. Someone had dropped her off at a friend's house and never showed back up for her.

We are told that she is a Jack Russell/heeler mix. She is darn tootin' cute. She likes other dogs and does well with children. She does have a lot of energy so she would need a family that can keep up with her!


Bud is a coonhound mix.  He came to us as a stray.  This guy seems pretty friendly and does well with other dogs and children.  He does have a bark on him and is not afraid to use it but if you are looking for someone to help entertain the family...this is your guy!  We are unsure on the age just yet but will know more after his first vet visit!


1 to 2 year old female mixed breed.  This gal is looking to please anyone that she can.  She is spayed and ready to go.  Emma has a lot of energy and likes to have her chew toys and bones to help keep her busy. Please, no cats for her..she likes to chase them far, far away...


Harley is a 2 year old husky mix. This guy is the sweetest dog you will ever meet! He does so well with other dogs and kids of any age. His biggest downfall is he cannot be around cats. But that's not all that bad when he makes up for it in every other way. Harley loves to "man the fort" and let you know if anyone is there that shouldn't be. This guy is an all- around lover and would make a great first pet.


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!



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!



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!


Jasper is approx 1 1/2 years old.  He loves playing with other dogs and likes having his time outside to run around a play!  Jasper may even do well with hunting but most of all, he would make a great family pet.  He enjoys going for walks or runs and absolutely loves to go swimming in the pools.



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!

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. 


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.


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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