New adoptable puppy: PEPPERONI

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Here is another pup in our “meaty pups” litter of Great Dane/Australian Cattle Dog/LeMutte pups!

Pepperoni (a girl whose nickname is “Gecko” because of the shape of the white on her chest) is one of the smaller pups. She is vocal, likes to be at the center of attention, and is playful with the other pups but also very human-oriented.

See her full listing, including video, on our DOGS page.

 

New adoptable pup: BRATWURST

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Bratwurst and siblings arrived as a Stop the Cycle litter; Forget Me Not has spayed the mother dog (a Great Dane/Australian Cattle Dog mix) and returned her to her owner, and we will now find great homes for the pups. They were born on March 22, 2013. Father is unknown (may be more than one for this litter). Some of the pups look like they may have some Labrador Retriever or Pitbull in the mix, along with a healthy dose of “who knows what” – they are true “LeMutte” pups!

The entire litter is very well socialized, and the pups are currently together in a foster home where they are encountering adult dogs, cats, and chickens. They are all curious, outgoing, and very happy, and should do well in every type of home and family.

Bratwurst (a girl) is one of the bigger pups, and she shows the . . . → Read More: New adoptable pup: BRATWURST

 

Newly adoptable puppies: The Toy Story Litter

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TOP ROW: Buzz (male), Hamm (male), Woody (male), Jessie (female). BOTTOM ROW: Bo Peep (female), Lotso (male), Rex (male), Bullseye (male)

These pups are a Stop the Cycle litter; Forget Me Not will spay the mother dog, and find these cuties new homes. They were born 9/11/11; mom is a pit bull, and the litter appears to have had a few different dads; some of the possible influences we see are Labrador Retriever, Border Collie, and Shepherd. We are calling them the Toy Story litter

All of these pups are affectionate, happy pups; they play hard, then nap hard (ha). They are incredibly cute, but please do your breed research before applying to adopt one of them; because they are half pit bull, there are many areas where they will be banned, no matter how cute, cuddly, and well-behaved they . . . → Read More: Newly adoptable puppies: The Toy Story Litter

 

New Adoptable Puppies! Rocky, Eddy, FiFi, CeeCee and GeeGee

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LeMutte Pups Rocky, Eddy, FiFi, CeeCee, GeeGee

Our latest puppy arrivals are super-cute LeMutte pups, with some Australian Shepherd on the mother’s side, and who knows what else.  They were born 5/22/11, and will be ready to go home by mid-August. You can see all their individual listings, and a video of all the pups, on our Dogs page.

 

Bringing Home Your New Dog

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Yay, a new toy!

One key to making successful shelter dog placements is managing the expectations of their new people. Here is some information, gleaned from various websites and the personal experiences of our adopters and volunteers, which we like to share with each dog adopter before the day they bring their new family member home. Have other ideas to help make the transition easier? Send us a comment below! You can never have too much good advice.

Welcome home!

Finding the dog of your dreams may have been easy, but fitting a new canine friend into your household usually requires a little patience and time.

To make your dog’s transition as comfortable as possible, we recommend keeping your new dog on a leash or at your side at first.  Show him where his water and food dish are kept. . . . → Read More: Bringing Home Your New Dog

 

Underweight Pets

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Underfed Oatmeal at her January 15, 2011, arrival at the shelter.

If your pet looks like this, make sure that you’re feeding them enough; check the package on their food and make sure that you’re meeting or exceeding the feeding recommendations. If you are, check with your veterinarian: weight loss can be caused by parasites, thyroid disorders, diabetes, and other serious but treatable conditions.

Oatmeal on January 23, 2011, after gaining weight from proper feeding at the shelter.

Since her arrival at the shelter, Oatmeal has filled out nicely and has been adopted!

 

Weekly Update for the week of November 21, 2010

Nothing happened in the week of 11/14. Oh, well.

Two new dogs were listed: Sissy and Freckles, both ~50-pound females. Sissy is an adorable ~1-year-old border collie mix, and Freckles is a cute ~2-year-old Walker Hound.

In addition, six new leMutte puppies were listed: three males and three females. The males are Baloo, ShereKhan, and Mowgli. The females are Kaa, Nagaina, and Bagheera. They were all born on September 24.

For the (almost) latest updates, check out our Cats and Dogs pages.

 

Ringworm outbreak at shelter infects eighteen adoptable pets

An October ringworm outbreak at the shelter has left eighteen of our twenty-one adoptable pets infected. Infected pets include:

Alameda Adriano (adopted after infection) Acosta Aguafria SilverBelle ChiangMai Siobhan Wasabe Lambert Fantasia Doolittle Melinda Six unnamed leMutte puppies

This leaves only Cupid (who is on “longtimers discount”), Surat (currently on “adoption pending”), and Zorro uninfected.

All of these pets (except, of course, Adriano, since he’s already with his new owner) entered treatment on Monday, November 1.

It is important to understand that ringworm is nothing to be afraid of. It is, in fact, even less serious of an infection than athlete’s foot or those mushrooms in your lawn. Stay tuned for a blog about ringworm and why it’s nothing to fear.

 

Biweekly Update for the two weeks starting October 31, 2010

Three cats and a dog were adopted: Slinky on Tuesday 11/2, Cavil on Wednesday 11/3, Chili on Friday 11/5, and Adriano on Saturday 11/6. Wish them long, happy lives with their new owners!

In addition, Surat the Siamese mix is on “adoption pending” status as of Thursday 11/11.

A ringworm outbreak at the shelter has left all our adoptable kittens and six new leMutte puppies infected. They are all in treatment as of Monday 11/1. Stay tuned for more details.

For more recent information, see our main site.

 

Weekly Update: Week of October 3, 2010

NEW ADOPTABLE DOGS: None.

NEW ADOPTABLE CATS: Slinky (adoptable 10/6)

RE-ADOPTABLE DOGS: None.

RE-ADOPTABLE CATS: None.

ADOPTION PENDING DOGS: Molly the Australian Shepherd mix (adoptable 10/5, pending 10/7) Luna the Pug mix (adoptable 9/8, pending 10/8) Enya the Border Collie/Irish Setter leMutte (originally adoptable 9/25, adoption pending 10/1, fell through 10/4 and re-adoptable, adoption re-pending 10/9) Fianna the Border Collie/Irish Setter leMutte (adoptable 9/25, pending 10/9) Brannagh the Border Collie/Irish Setter leMutte (adoptable 9/25, pending 10/9)

ADOPTION PENDING CATS: Cally (adoptable 6/21, pending 10/9) Agathon (adoptable 7/2, pending 10/9)

DOGS ON HOLD FOR MEDICAL TREATMENT: None.

CATS ON HOLD FOR MEDICAL TREATMENT: Jackson (adoptable 9/25, on hold 10/6) Yokozawa (adoptable 9/25, on hold 10/6)

ADOPTED DOGS (see at 2010 Adopted page): Gizmo (adopted before listing 10/8)

ADOPTED CATS (see at 2010 Adopted page): Dionysis (adopted before listing 10/3)

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Seven pets now on “ADOPTION PENDING” status

Simon, Abdula, and Adama, the kittens; Honshu the Siamese kitten; Rhianna and Enya the Border Collie/Irish Setter leMuttes; and Sinead the blind Border Collie/Irish Setter leMutte have been matched with their new homes and are now on “Adoption Pending” status. Wish them the best of luck in their new lives!

 

New adoptable dog: Sinead the blind Border Collie/Irish Setter leMutte

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SPONSORS NEEDED – BLIND PUPPY – We’d like to take her to an eye specialist in Spokane, to see if anything can be done for her sight

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New adoptable dogs: Fianna, Brannagh, Enya, and Rhianna the Border Collie/Irish Setter leMuttes

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Clockwise from upper left: Brannagh, Enya, Rhianna, Fianna

Fianna, Brannagh, Enya, and Rhianna are Border Collie/Irish Setter/Unknown “leMutte” pups, born 7/27/10, who came to us as a “Stop the Cycle” litter (we spayed the mother dog at our expense, and took the litter to find them great new homes).

We expect these fuzzy gals to be pretty energetic, and probably between 40# – 55# when full-grown, though it is impossible to guarantee adult size of “leMutte” pups! They are happy, friendly girls who were kept with their momma dog until weaned; they will now stay together until we find their forever homes, and are doing all the right “puppy play” things to help them become well-socialized family pets. They are currently in a foster home together.

These pups will be ready to . . . → Read More: New adoptable dogs: Fianna, Brannagh, Enya, and Rhianna the Border Collie/Irish Setter leMuttes

 
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