Baloo was brought in to us by the police after he was discovered living on a very short chain outside with no relief from the sun. His owner decided to surrender him to us because he had been tossed out of the house for fighting with his unneutered male offspring. He is 9 years old and he was an inside dog prior to being chained outside. He pulls on the leash, he knows his basic cues, and he likes to push and pull his way around to go where he wants to go. He does guard his food from humans, so he will do best being fed in a secure location and left alone to eat. He likes treats for the most part and will give nice eye contact and focus, unless there is something more interesting going on, then he acts like the human isnt really there! Baloo's adoption fee is $125 and includes neuter, current vaccines, microchip, free vet visit, 30 days free pet health insurance, and custom engraved ID tag.
Adult, Male, Large
Jake came to us along with housemate Bella as an owner surrender. Seems they are losing their home and cant find a place that accepts pets. Jake is a darling 10 year old Pom that is housetrained, great with other dogs, and is good with children. Allthough he may bark at a cat, he wont chase or do harm. He is used to regular grooming, he is well behaved, and he knows his basic cues as well as "shake." He is reliable when he is left alone indoors, but he is afraid of fireworks. He's a very sweet dog that doesn't know why his owner left him at a shelter. Jake's adoption fee is $65 and includes neuter, current vaccines, microchip, free vet visit, 30 days free pet health insurance, and custom engraved ID tag.
Senior, Male, Small
Bella came to us as an owner surrender along with Jake. The owner said they were losing their home and couldn't find a new place that would take pets. She is 3 years old and was born in their care. She is housetrained, crate trained, and prefers to sleep in her crate with the door open. She is reported to be good with children, she is great with other dogs, and although she will bark at a cat, she will do them no harm. She is used to being groomed and this girl loves to be held! She is definitely a Pomeranian/Long Haired Dachshund mix. She enjoys playing with stuffed toys, but has a fear of fireworks. Bella would do best in a home with another dog or one where there is a human home alot of the time. Shes a real lover girl. Bella's adoption fee is $200 and includes spay, current vaccines, microchip, free vet visit, 30 days free pet health insurance, and custom engraved ID tag.
Young, Female, Small
Gus came in with his mom and littermates and spent the first few weeks in a loving foster home getting uber socialized with lots of other dogs, children, cats, and people. He is about 14-15 weeks old, and he is well on her way to being housetrained. He is crate trained, knows how to sit, and he is eager to continue force free, positive reward based training. All adoptions begin with an application. Please call the shelter to arrange a meeting as he is currently in foster. We have included a photo of his mom. Gus's adoption fee is $375 and includes spay, current vaccines, microchip, free vet visit, 30 days free pet health insurance, and custom engraved ID tag.
Baby, Male, Small
Poppy came in with her mom and littermates, and spent the first few weeks in a loving foster home getting uber socialized with lots of other dogs, children, cats, and people. She is about 14-15 weeks old, and she is well on her way to being housetrained. She is crate trained, she knows how to sit, and she is eager to continue force free, positive reward based training. All adoptions begin with an application. Please call the shelter to arrange a meeting as she is currently in foster. We have included a photo of mom. Poppy's adoption fee is $375 and includes spay, current vaccines, microchip, free vet visit, 30 days free pet health insurance, and custom engraved ID tag.
Baby, Female, Small
Cal Naughton, Jr. came to us along with his brother as a stray. Brother is already spoken for, but Cal is shy and will need just the right home to raise him into a balanced and well-behaved adult. We are suggesting no children as he is timid around adults and is just beginning to make good progress approaching, taking yummy treats, and feeling more confident. With another happy and outgoing dog in the house Cal will progress even more quickly. We can give you lots of tips and information on how to raise a shy pup with confidence. One thing we can guarantee, if you do nothing and dont work to help this handsome sweetie, he will not grow up to be the best he can be. Now is the critical period! He shows no aggression through his timidity. Cal's adoption fee is $300 and includes neuter, current vaccines, microchip, free vet visit, 30 days free pet health insurance, and custom engraved ID tag.
Baby, Male, Large
Octavius was brought in as an emaciated stray covered in ticks and scars. He is about 1.5 years young but he has lived a tough life already. He was very wonderful for all the tick pulling, manipulation, and recovery he had to endure, and his hair grew back and he put on weight. When he was feeling well enough to get up, move about, and go outside to be with other dogs, we noticed him with a significant limp. X-rays revealed that Octavius had been shot in the elbow and never received any treatment. Its too late to remove all the shrapnel left without causing extreme difficulty. He is already showing arthritis, and there has been calcification around the bones, but he is very stoic and brave. He loves female dogs! Males, not so much. Maybe all the scars on his muzzle and body explain the reason for that. Octavius is well loved by staff for his gentle, although somewhat shy, nature and this grateful dog may need pain therapy later in life. We are glad we could save this handsome boys life. We are recommending no small children in the home since we feel they may be too much for him if he's not feeling well and they dont leave him alone. Pupdate - Octavius has really made great progress in weight gain and haircoat, not to mention he is so happy to see us now and enjoys petting and treats. He walks so nicely on a leash and he loves laying in his pool. Octavius adoption fee is $150 and includes neuter, current vaccines, microchip, free vet visit, 30 days free pet health insurance, and custom engraved ID tag.
Young, Male, Large
Leela was brought in as a stray and not claimed by an owner. At not quite a year old, we dont know much about her. She was scared and growly at first, and although staff have no issues with her at all now, she didnt take to the trainer very easily. She gives clear indication of whether she feels safe with you or not, and she likes playing with other dogs of both sexes. She likes treats and she was more approachable by the trainer when she was with other dogs who were all very comfortable with the trainer. We will post more as we get to know her better. Leela's adoption fee is $175 and includes spay, current vaccines, microchip, free vet visit, 30 days free pet health insurance, and custom engraved ID tag.
Young, Female, Medium
Petrie was born in our care to a wonderfully temperamented mom and was quickly adopted as a young pup. He was recently returned because he was "too big", as the landlord put it. He came back very subdued and shy and the trainer was able to "peel back the layers of the onion" to find this wonderful, sensitive, affectionate young dog that is great with other dogs, loves children, and was good with the cat. When he was allowed to sniff and approach at his own comfort level, it wasnt long before Petrie formed a quick bond with the trainer. He is about 13 months old now and he is housetrained, crate trained, and will need an experienced home that will patiently, lovingly, and with lots of treats show him that the world isnt a scary place at all. He will also do best with another dog in the home that will speed up his social learning. Petrie has these adorable goofy ears where one looks smashed straight up, and the other is semi-erect. It gives the boy character! He hadn't been taken to the vet and may not have been adequately socialized when it counted, but the fact that he loved the kids and the cat in the home is a great sign! The trainer loves this dog and wants nothing but the best in his new home. We will give you advice and support because we see the great potential! Pupdate - Petrie is a gem! He is so loving and sweet, giving gentle licks and even sometimes thinking he is a lap dog, and his skill with other dogs is wonderful. He loves playing with squeaky toys and will self entertain, but its even better if his favorite human plays along with him! Petrie's adoption fee is $200 and includes neuter, current vaccines, microchip, free vet visit, 30 days free pet health insurance, and custom engraved ID tag.
Young, Male, Large
Bear came to us after his owner was diagnosed with a disease that rendered him unable to care for a pet. He is 8 years old, he was good with their grandkids, other dogs, and cats. He has anxiety (exhibited by panting, pacing) that is well managed by a very inexpensive, low side effect, anti-anxiety medication, which the owners stopped giving him for some reason. We have had him back on the meds and he is doing so much better! He enjoys affection, he knows his basic commands, and he was housetrained in his previous home. He is a very sweet dog that shows zero aggression. Bear's adoption fee is $125 and includes neuter, current vaccines, microchip, free vet visit, 30 days free pet health insurance, custom engraved ID tag, and the remainder of his meds, which we recommend you confir with your vet to keep him on.
Adult, Male, Large
Abby was originally adopted from us as a puppy back in 2015. She was recently returned at the age of 3 years old. Abby is a cautious canine and doesn't like it when male strangers force themselves on her. She is house trained, she knows her basic commands, and when she is given the opportunity to sniff and get to know you at her pace, she is affectionate, loyal, protective, and well behaved. Within a short period of time and some yummy treats, Abby moved in to the trainer and gave her lots of solicitous and sweet licks to the neck and chin. Abby loves to play with toys and especially tennis balls. From puppyhood up to about 1.5 years old she lived with other dogs and cats and did great. Then she lived for half a year with the parents dogs. She is particular about playmates here at the shelter so we think whether she gets along with other dogs now is solely dependent on the temperament of the other dog and how introductions are conducted. She may have some residual fear aggression towards stranger males from past experiences. Abby needs an experienced owner, one who will help her work through any stranger dangers, and one who will always be her advocate. Pupdate - Once Abby trusts you, she is over-the-moon happy to be with you and displays affection, adoration, lots of happy licks, and definitely is your best friend. If you are looking for a loyal and protective dog, Abby is your girl! Abby's adoption fee is $150 and includes spay, current vaccines, microchip, free vet visit, 30 days free pet health insurance, and custom engraved ID tag.
Adult, Female, Large
Nola came to us as an owner surrender. She was very nervous of the children in the home and was nipping them in fear. She is a youngster, and we are getting to know her better, but she is very food motivated, so we are using it to earn her trust. Its scary for her here but she has warmed up to some staffers and has shown them she loves squeaky toys. She is jumpy at quick movements so a calm, experienced and low key home will be a much better fit for her. We will post more as we get to know her better. Nola's adoption fee is $175 and includes spay, current vaccines, microchip, free vet visit, 30 days free pet health insurance, and custom engraved ID tag.
Young, Female, Small
Abacus has a quite unusual story! During the middle of the night directors got a call that there was a German Shepherd trying to get IN to the shelter. Sure enough, Abacus was a stray out front, trying hard to get in. He hasnt been claimed by an owner. He is about 1 year old, he is friendly with women, but a little worried about men. His haircoat is in terrible condition and probably has not had good nutrition or care. He was good for his temperament testing, he appears to know some basic cues, and he walks fine on a leash. He is great with female dogs, not tested with males yet, but he shows no fence aggression. He was neutral with the test cat, but the test cat is stationery. He shows a nice confidence and allowed a good brushing. Pupdate - Abacus is housetrained, he is becoming more and more comfortable with men, and has good house manners. He will, however, need secure fencing as he likes to climb or dig to go exploring. His upcoming neuter will also help curb this desire. He is a joy to watch dunk his toys in the pool and then go and get them again. If he seems aloof, give him a chance! He's had too many changes in a short period of time, and he really would love a human to bond with. Abacus' adoption fee is $325 and includes neuter, current vaccines, microchip, free vet visit, 30 days free pet health insurance, and custom engraved ID tag.
Young, Male, Large
Dolce was adopted from us a year and a half ago and was just returned for aggression towards her roommate dog and the cat. Yes, she does have a prey drive, but she does not start trouble with dogs on the other side of the fence unless they are barking and lunging at her. Then she barks back. Dolce is an absolute people lover! She is great with strangers, she is good in the car and likes to go for rides, she has a nice confidence, and she is very food motivated, making any training a breeze. Housetrained, this girl is ready to go to her new home. Although Dolce would prefer not to live with a cat or another dog, nor should she go to a dog park, she is very safe with neutral dogs. This girl is totally trainable and we find her easy to redirect away from other dogs or cats. She is a terrific medium size and if you want a snuggly companion, she's your gal. Dolce's adoption fee is $175 and includes spay, current vaccines, microchip, free vet visit, 30 days free pet health insurance, and custom engraved ID tag.
Adult, Female, Medium
Meet Sammie! She is a 1 + year old Kelpi mix. Sammie is observant and a bit cautious, but will thrive in an experienced home with a consistent and predictable routine. She loves to be petted and get affection, but only when she is given the chance to approach at her own pace. Sammie does well with other dogs her size and loves to play fetch. She needs a home without small animals as she tends to think they're toys and has a high prey drive. She is crate trained, housetrained when given consistent opportunities to potty outside, she loves to ride in the car, as well as on a boat, and knows all her basic commands. She mildly guards her food bowl from humans, so she probably would be best in a home with no small children. Dont get us wrong, Sammi is not unfriendly, she just isnt a social butterfly and doesn't want to be put in a position where strangers force themselves on her. Sammie's adoption fee is $175 which includes her spay, microchip, up to date on all shots, a free vet visit, 30 days of pet insurance, and a free i.d tag.
Adult, Female, Medium
Disco came to us as a transfer from a shelter in Salem. This handsome boy has quickly become a staff favorite. He easily meets strangers and bonds quickly. He is affectionate and well behaved, and he did great for his body handling and food bowl testing. He was curious about the test cat, but results were inconclusive, if not indicating that he was more worried about the cat than anything. He knows his basic cues and knows how to "shake". He is eager to please and he is smart. He does best with female dogs rather than males. He enjoys romping around the play yard and playing with toys although he does show some barrier frustration (growling and posturing) with male dogs. He displays a nice confidence level and we know he will make someone a loyal companion. Pupdate - Disco seems to show some reactivity towards the shelter cat, so lets be safe and say "no" to cats. Disco had great play dates with several different females today and did fantastic with them. Disco's adoption fee is $175 and includes neuter, current vaccines, microchip, free vet visit, 30 days free pet health insurance, and custom engraved ID tag,
Adult, Male, Large
Biggie Smalls came to us as a transfer from a Goldendale rescue. He was in playgroups there with other dogs and was reported to have done very well. Biggie is about 2 years old and he is friendly and outgoing, but he is strong as an ox, so you better be strong enough to handle him on leash. He is used to pulling wherever he wants to go sniff and explore, so he will need work on that. We are recommending a "no small children" home because he does guard his food from us and we dont feel a baby or toddler can understand to let him eat in peace. He was very affectionate and sat at our feet, leaning in for petting, and he enjoyed a good brushing. He met a young female dog today and wasnt all that interested in her. He did fine and showed no aggression, but preferred to enjoy all the wonderful new smells in the yard. He will benefit from force free training to learn that he can get all the things he wants if he shows us good non-pulling behaviors. Guarding a food bowl is an easily modified behavior, but is not for the faint of heart or for someone who will use force and "dominance" to assert their superiority over a food bowl! We can show you how we work on it as well as encourage you to leave him alone at his food bowl while he eats. He does enjoy treats and will take them very gently from our fingers. Pupdate - Biggie was adopted for a short while but returned for resource guarding with the other dog. He is reliably housetrained and, without the other dog around, was very well behaved. Biggie needs to be the only dog in the home and is not a dog park candidate. Biggie Small's adoption fee is $175 and includes neuter on June 7th, current vaccines, microchip, free vet visit, 30 days free pet health insurance, and custom engraved ID tag.
Adult, Male, Large
Xena was brought in to us as an owner surrender after family decided that Xena deserved a much better life than what she had. She had been living in the back of a pickup or on a chain, so this doll isnt housetrained and hasnt been taught her basic cues. She just had a huge change in her life today, and at 1.5 years old, we know the best is yet to come for her! At first she was preoccupied and a bit nervous around new dogs, but within a short period of time, and having met lots of nice dogs of both sexes, she just opened right up and played! Being restrained for testing was difficult and she yelped, but she never offered to bite. She wasnt interested in food or treats, but she does love to play with squeaky toys! She has been around younger children, but may be too worried about toddlers who grab at her or try to climb on her. We will post more as we get to know this active and energetic girl better! Pupdate - Xena has gotten much more comfortable here and she displays a sweet temperament, as well as being less energetic. She is a playgroup superstar and loves all the other dogs she has met. She has also gotten more affectionate as she has "detoxed" from her prior experiences living in that pickup truck bed. Xena's adoption fee is $175 and includes spay, current vaccines, microchip, free vet visit, 30 days free pet health insurance, and custom engraved ID tag.
Young, Female, Medium
Moody came to us along with her 4 darling little puppies as a transfer from a Washington shelter. She is a petite little Dachshund mix about 4 years old. Her pups are weaned and now its her turn for some pampering. She is a bit shy on first meeting, but once you know this doll and give her some time to adjust and some yummy treats, she is sweet and affectionate. She has been hanging out with other little dogs and does very well with them. We dont know much about her past, but we do know she was a good mom and she's come a long way from the scared little mom we first met. Pupdate - Moody has made huge progress here at the shelter and she loves staff, but even sometimes she still reacts with fear at things like being restrained for a harness fit, or things over her head. We approach gently, slowly, and at her pace. The wrong thing to do is manhandle her before she trusts that you are safe. She is a cautious canine and would be perfect with an experienced dog owner. We don't recommend her to a home with children that may try to pick her up or handle her when she isn't feeling safe. Force-free training and handling is a MUST, because she will bite when scared. Moody's adoption fee is $175 and includes spay, current vaccines, microchip, free vet visit, and 30 days free pet health insurance.
Adult, Female, Small
Dalary came to us as a stray along with 2 other female dogs. At first she was stand-offish but we soon realized she has something going on in her eyes and probably can't see crisply. The vet diagnosed her condition as pannus and she will need eye drops or she may go blind later in life. She is about 3 years old and she is fantastic with all other dogs. She enjoys yummy treats and petting, but only when you have been patient and let her come to you and get to know you at her pace. She will give an alarm bark at strangers, so if you are looking for an alert dog , then Dalary will be a great choice. She has great leash manners and a lovely energy level. We will post more as we get to know her better, Dalary's adoption fee is $150.00, It includes spay, current vaccines, microchip, free vet visit, 30 days free pet health insurance, and custom engraved ID tag,
Adult, Female, Large
Schmitty came to us as a transfer from another shelter. He is a young adult and he knows his basic cues like sit and down. He is very food motivated and takes treats rather roughly. Schmitty would not be appropriate for a home with small children because he is very aroused by quick motions, grabbing, and manipulation. He needs gentle, calming reassuring touch, then he just melts into you. He may have been handled roughly in his past, because he becomes defensive and mouthy when paws and tail are handled. He initially guarded his food bowl, but some of that is because he is hungry and food motivated, and he has already shown great progress in his resource guarding training. The shelter is a very stressful place, and in the right home we think he will blossom. If Schmitty were to live with another dog in his new home, it would definitely need to be a female dog. We require any potential roommates to meet here at the shelter. Dog parks would not work for Schmitty. Handsome Schmitty is not suitable for every home but if you have skills in force-free training, Schmitty will flourish. Pupdate - Dare we say it? Schmitty gets the award for most improved behavior!!! He is now obedient, affectionate, playful, and great with all the female dogs he has met. Schmitty's adoption fee is $175 and includes neuter, current vaccines, microchip, free vet visit, 30 days free pet health insurance, custom engraved ID tag, and consult with our trainer.
Young, Male, Large
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