New adoptable dog: GUS

Gus

Gus

Gus is a Black Labrador Retriever (according to his former owner, he is purebred, but has no papers). He is 2 years old, and was surrendered to the shelter because he kept chasing his former owner’s new goats. Unfortunately, Gus has spent his first 2 years living outside, without any training or direction. He is already benefiting from his time at the shelter, where some of the volunteers are working with him on leash training and manners.

Gus is beginning to understand “play” a bit, and will chase a ball (though not always bring it back). One thing we all notice about him is that he is very attentive – he wants to know exactly what you expect of him, and then will try his hardest to give it to you. Because of this, we think he will be . . . → Read More: New adoptable dog: GUS

 

Rosie went home today!

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Rosie

Every adoption day is a day for us to CELEBRATE! YAY for Rosie, who has joined her new parents Fred and Jana, for a lifetime of being spoiled and loved. We hope to see Facebook updates on her frequently!

Now it’s her sister Daisy’s turn… we know her new person is out there somewhere (maybe you?).

 

New adoptable pets: DAISY and ROSIE

Rosie and Daisy

Rosie (black/white) and Daisy (black/brown)

Daisy and her sister Rosie were reluctantly surrendered to the shelter; their owner loved them, but picked them up as “free pups” outside a big box store in a neighboring county, and THEN found out their landlord doesn’t allow dogs. Big box stores’ return policies don’t include pups picked up from random strangers, so Daisy and Rosie are with Forget Me Not now, and we are looking forward to finding them terrific homes.

See their full listings, including a cute video, on our Dogs page (just click on their photos to bring up the full listings).

 

New adoptable dog: DUQUELLA

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DuQuella

DuQuella is named for one of our adopters/facebook friends; we chose this name because it rhymes with our other juvenile black dog, Ella – too cute! (We’ll occasionally be stealing facebook friends’ names for our pets; ideas are hard to find, ha).

DuQuella looks like a LeMutte dog, we can only guess that she may have some black Labrador and some sort of shepherd in her mix; she’s much smaller than a full Lab, approximate weight right now is 35-40 pounds, and we are guessing she was born around 12/1/10, so she’s just over 6 months old right now. She has some brown fur on the backs of her legs and her feet.

More photos and information

 

Weekly Update for the week of October 10, 2010

New adoptable dogs: None.

New adoptable cats: None.

Re-adoptable dogs: None.

Re-adoptable cats: None.

Dogs on “adoption pending”: None.

Cats on “adoption pending”: None.

Dogs on “hold” for medical treatment: None.

Cats on  “hold” for medical treatment: None.

Adopted dogs (see at 2010 Adopted page): Bear the Labrador Retriever mix (adoptable 9/8, adopted 10/16) Luna the Pug mix (adoptable  9/8, pending 10/8, adopted 10/16) Molly the Australian Shepherd mix (adoptable 10/5, pending 10/7, adopted 10/11) Rhianna the Border Collie/Irish Setter leMutte (adoptable 9/25, pending 10/1, adopted 10/16) Fianna the Border Collie/Irish Setter leMutte (adoptable 9/25, pending 10/9, adopted 10/16) Brannagh the Border Collie/Irish Setter leMutte (adoptable 9/25, pending 10/9, adopted 10/16) Sinead the Border Collie/Irish Setter leMutte (adoptable 9/25, pending 10/1, adopted 10/16) Enya the Border Collie/Irish Setter leMutte (adoptable 9/25, pending 10/1, adopted 10/16) . . . → Read More: Weekly Update for the week of October 10, 2010

 

Dogs adoptable since September 8th, 2010: Bear the Labrador Retriever mix and Luna the Pug mix

Bear and Luna

Bear is an extremely handsome black Labrador Retriever/Chow mix boy, about 4 years old and 65 pounds. He came to the shelter on 9/8, after spending most of his life being neglected and ignored… consequently, he is a real affection hound! To Bear, having people rub his belly is the most AMAZING and WONDERFUL thing, you can tell he actually feels lucky to be a shelter dog, awwwwwww. He is very attentive and treat-motivated, and has already learned to sit for liver chips!

The people who brought him to the shelter said he was cat-aggressive, but he seems completely indifferent to the cats at the shelter – he sniffs noses with them when they are out on their “kitty condo” porch, but doesn’t fixate or lunge, and in fact, seems mostly uninterested. To be safe, we’d recommend a home without cats, just in case . . . → Read More: Dogs adoptable since September 8th, 2010: Bear the Labrador Retriever mix and Luna the Pug mix

 

Does Doggy DNA Deliver?

Booduh

You may have heard about “doggy DNA tests,” which promise to tell you the breed composition of your mutt when you mail in their cheek cells, collected using a specialized swab. But do these tests really work?

In 2004, our Executive Director Kim adopted Booduh [left], an all-out mutt. To date, Booduh has received three separate doggy DNA tests, the proprietors of which shall remain unnamed.

All of these tests delivered wildly different results.

The first test was the most basic, returning Siberian Husky and Labrador Retriever [right].

The next test returned the most breeds of all, but none of them were shared with the others. The breeds it returned were:

German Pinscher

Black and Tan Coonhound

Boxer

Field Spaniel

. . . → Read More: Does Doggy DNA Deliver?