Regina (ID# A 1667238) is a 3 year old, female, white & brown, Boxer and Australian Cattle dog mix. She is an alert curious dog by nature. Fun is the best word to describe this girl. She is pretty good on leash and loves to go for walks. She knows the cue for sit very well and is eager to comply. Regina is a very playful girl. She has participated in our doggie play groups. She has played well with all the dogs in group. She has good social skills an appropriately corrects a dog if it starts to do something she does not like. She enjoys a good game of chase. Regina’s very favorite thing to do is fetch tennis balls. She will fetch, bring the ball back and wait for the next throw all day. We have to end the game so she does not overexert herself in these warmer temperatures. We have found that adding a kiddie pool to the mix is really fun. Tossing tennis balls into the pool she will eagerly jump in and then run around the pool grabbing or pawing at the balls. This is so much fun to watch and even more fun to play with her. She is a delightful happy dog that enjoys petting and attention almost as much as fetching. Regina is a great size approximately 35-40 pounds. Her picture captured her curious nature and shows what a cutie she is. She too is located at the Eastside shelter location.
Blackie (ID# A1076318) is an 8 year young, female, black Border Collie mix. Blackie is a real sweet girl. She is not a typical high energy Border Collie and she is smaller too. She is approximately 35 pounds. She is a little shy adjusting to her new surroundings but she is eager to come out for a walk and get some attention. She does seem to be house trained so training should go fairly easy once she is acclimated to a new home and routine. She is easy on leash and a great walking partner. She loves to be petted and is an affectionate girl. She knows the cue for sit. She might prefer a calmer home. We have noticed she does get excited when children pass her while walking around the shelter. Since her previous family reported she did well with their cat that should go well too. When she arrived we found she needed a tooth pulled and a dental cleaning which was performed. When she is adopted a medical waiver will need to be signed acknowledging she had some dental issues we found necessary to take care of. Like any other pet she may need further care in the future. Blackie will make a wonderful companion and would love to be your constant companion and cuddle partner. Although she is a fairly new arrival to our shelter volunteers have fallen in love with her and we are praying this time around she finds her TRUE forever home with people that will be as devoted to her as she is sure to be with them. Blackie is located at our Eastside shelter location. Her picture does not do her justice so please come in to meet her and see what a pretty girl she is.
Our first sweet girl was adopted from us years ago and had a home and family. They surrendered her on May 10th because they “go on too many vacations and she does not do well when they are gone”. They reported that she is house broken, good with children, good with cats, and good with other dogs but when they are gone she has separation anxiety and won’t eat. Later we found out that she had not had her vaccines renewed since 2010 so it appears that they just gave up on her some time ago.
Shilo (ID# A1665846) is a 1 year & 2 month old, female, red merle Australian Cattle dog mix. As you can tell by her picture Shilo has a very expressive face. She is a tall long legged beauty. She is approximately 60-70 or so pounds. She has a very cute curly-q tail and a very soft coat. She would love to be a walking partner. Shilo walks fairly well on leash and just needs a little reminder once in a while by her walker by stopping or changing direction—loose leash walking practice. Then she will come back and walk right by your side. She is a very affectionate girl that really enjoys petting and cuddling. She is a smart young girl and knows the cue for sit. Shilo has been around other dogs and behaves well but she just does not enjoy playing with them. We have had her with a softer dog and she greeted them but she was a little fearful when the other dog tried to encourage play by pawing at her face. She might be happiest being the sole canine companion in her home. Shilo was adopted and her owners reported that she was a wonderful loving girl but she tried to “herd” the resident cat. Sometimes those “herding” qualities can come out when small animals are around. We have not observed any herding qualities with people or other dogs. Volunteers report that most often Shilo just wants to be in the company of a person to give and receive affection and attention. Shilo resides at our eastside shelter. She is a bit frustrated with kennel life and at times gets lonely seeking attention from those passing her by. You really must have her taken out of her kennel so you get a true picture of this people loving sweet heart. Be prepared to fall in love at first sight. Shilo would be an excellent companion.
Claire Bear (ID#A 1669365) is a 2 year old, female, black Pit Bull Terrier mix. She is quite small only about 35 pounds or so. She has a lovely gleaming short black coat that is soft as velvet. She is a very playful girl and acts very much like a puppy. She loves to play with toys running around making them squeak. Claire Bear has participated in play groups and is a joy to watch. She played very well with a group of 8 dogs. On occasion she can be timid around loud noises that it seems she may not have been exposed to before. It appears that Claire Bear may well be on the way to house training. She is one of our potty brigade dogs. If taken out early in the morning and after each meal she always takes care of business. After she has acclimated to her new home and once she learns your routine and the proper time and place to go she should be fairly easy to house train. She is a fairly energetic girl and loves to go for walks. She is pretty good on leash but a little practice always is good. She would love to be your daily walking companion and afterward she will shower you with affection. She has a bubbly personality and you can not help but smile being in her company. She is a very smart young girl. She knows the cue for sit well and would love to learn new things. We have found that when she sits for a milk bone she likes to hide the treasure in a corner of the play yard. Later she can make a game of finding her treasure. It really is quite cute watching her bury the bone, she is quite proud of her self for doing so. After finding just the right place to hide it she struts over to you for some petting or perhaps another request for a sit and a treat. Sweet little Claire Bear is at our eastside shelter waiting for her forever person.
Slate (ID# A 1665575) is a 9 month old, male, white & brown, Australian Cattle Dog mix. He has time to grow just a bit more but now is approximately 30 or so pounds. Slate came to us a shy boy that had never been on a leash and it appeared he had not received much attention from people. His two volunteer advocates have worked faithfully with him and of course fallen in love with him. He now walks quite well on leash especially for a puppy although every once and a while may grab the leash more out of playfulness. He has become quite the cuddle bug and just loves to be petted or sit with his head and paws in your lap for some special loving. He is an intelligent dog with a mind that does best being challenged whether that is through play, learning new commands/tricks or some other challenge. He has a playful personality and loves toys. He also loves to play with dogs although we have noticed sometimes it takes a few minutes for him to become comfortable with a new play mate. He is most comfortable with those that are a little smaller than he is. One of his favorite volunteers has taken him to play dates with their rat terrier that has energy to burn and they thought could not be worn out. Slate loves to play with this dog and is a bit like the energizer bunny, he keeps going. Of course some of this is due to puppy hood although many cattle dog mixes can be full of energy and enjoy an active family life. We also have had him in play groups at the shelter and he was a bit nervous with new dogs that encouraged play by pawing at him or were larger than he was. He was more playful with the puppies. This speaks to the point that he is more comfortable with dogs that are a bit smaller than he is. He may have had an unfortunate experience with a larger dog. We have also noticed that Slate is a little fearful of hoses and perhaps that is due to cleaning time at our shelter. The spray from the hose against their guillotine door can make a sound that is frightening to many dogs but it is quite easy to help them overcome this. After all when he came to us he was a puppy that perhaps had never been around a hose or even water in his early life. Slate can be a bit shy with new people at first but as with many of our shelter dogs they just need some time to get to know you and acclimate to a new home. The effort a person puts into this important time is well worth the lifetime of love and devotion your new companion will offer you. Slate’s two favorite volunteers have noted that he is good riding in the car and also has behaved well with the resident cats in the home. He also does not lift his leg so your trees will be safe. Slate is located at our eastside shelter. He would love to have your undivided attention but if you have a smaller dog that would enjoy a play mate please bring them to the shelter for a meet and greet. Also please ask for the sheet we have available to help you acclimate the two dogs together. If you are looking for an energetic dog to match your active lifestyle as well as enjoying a cuddle bug while you rest this is your boy.
The Westside shelter is located at 11800 Sunset Gardens Rd SW
The Eastside shelter is located at 8920 Lomas Blvd NE
Please remember that any dog may take time to acclimate to their new home. Even though a home is what they long for it is another change for them. Do not be surprised if they hide a bit from you. Just sweetly call them to you, get down on the floor and let them approach you. There is also a chance that your new companion may not eat well for a few days. If this is the case you might consider cooking some chicken broth and rice. If you can, add a little cooked chicken to the mixture. Then when they start to eat this gradually add the dog food you want to use and lessen the rice and broth mixture. Give them a safe quiet place for refuge while they are adjusting to your home and family members. Often this place will continue to be the place they go when they need rest or and also if they have a day they are not feeling well.
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