New adoptable dog: MEEKO



Meeko is a gorgeous boy who looks like a husky/shepherd mix; he arrived as a stray and has gone unclaimed. We are guesstimating his date of birth at about 4/26/2012 – he has those gangly “teenager” legs and the playfulness of a pup!

He has lots of boisterous energy and loves to chase just about anything, so we wouldn’t recommend him for a home with kitties that run away… but he has a soft, cuddly side too, and will sit for long periods just snuggling with the volunteers.

He doesn’t seem to be an overly dominant dog, though will stand up to a challenge, so would fit best with an easygoing dog companion (probably a female would be best), or as the only dog.

He’d love to have a family that will give him lots of time to play and run with . . . → Read More: New adoptable dog: MEEKO


New adoptable dog: Romeo



Romeo is one of a pair of dogs recently found by hunters, on top of a remote mountain 20 miles from the nearest house. He has started to put on weight and is a happy and grateful boy. We are guessing he is about 2 years old; he seems to be housetrained, and has a sunny personality. He looks to us like a shepherd/husky mix, maybe with some Pyrenees or Samoyed in there.

Romeo seems to like other dogs and all people; he doesn’t entirely understand “fetch” yet – he’ll go run to the ball, but not bring it back – but he DOES love a good game of “chase the grasshoppers” and will leap up into the air trying to catch them. He is pretty good on leash, and should be a good fit for most homes and . . . → Read More: New adoptable dog: Romeo


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: BROWNIE



Meet Brownie – He’s an older dog, we are guessing around 8 years old, who has the heart of a puppy! We think Brownie is some sort of retriever/shepherd mix. He was originally a stray dog, who was never claimed from Republic city impound, so we decided to take him in and give him a chance to find the retirement home he deserves.

You can see all his photos, his video, and read all about him on his listing: Brownie


New adoptable dog: TRUDY



Trudy is a sweet mid-sized dog who is a definite “LeMutte” original creation! The vet called her a golden retriever mix, but she looks more like a hound/shepherd mix overall; she came in as a starving stray, all her ribs and her hipbones are prominent (but we’ll fatten her up in no time). She seems very grateful for the soft place to sleep and the regular meals.

We are estimating Trudy’s birth date as 2/8/09, making her about 2 1/2 years old – though her teeth are very white, so she may be a little younger. Trudy has an odd little “hitch” in her gait – when she gets moving fairly quickly, her rear legs sort of swing to the right side, and when she runs, she sort of “hops” with her hind legs while running normally with her . . . → Read More: New adoptable dog: TRUDY


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

LeMutte Pups 8-4-11

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.


New adoptable dog: 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


New adoptable dog: CRASH



Crash is a dramatic-looking mix that appears to be part Rottweiler, part German Shepherd (yes, just a guess – no one knows exactly what’s in Crash). He is a bit over 2 years old, and was surrendered by his owner because she had too many pets; Crash was dumped on her property as a puppy, and she never really wanted him; poor Crash lived chained up outside until now.

This will be GREAT news for someone out there, because Crash is really ready to be wanted! He has lived with other dogs and with cats, and even a chicken, without incident. He was scared to death on his first day at the shelter, but sought reassurance by leaning into every person he got close to, awwwww. He has lived a pretty sheltered life up until now, so everything is . . . → Read More: New adoptable dog: CRASH


Prince and Teague updates


Prince and Teague (photos by Lance Young)

Today was an interesting and emotional day around the shelter.

After returning Prince yesterday, his adopters spent a terrible 24 hours mourning the loss, and realized they had made a terrible mistake by giving him up. They are speeding back to the shelter to reclaim him in the morning, and are now prepared with a super puppy class at Diamonds in the Ruff, and a renewed sense of forever commitment. We can’t wait to see how excited Prince will be when he sees them!

Just when you thought today couldn’t get better… Teague has found his new home! He will be joining his forever-person on April 25 (or possibly a bit earlier), and he gets to be the only pet with a retired person who will be with him every day for the . . . → Read More: Prince and Teague updates


New RE-adoptable dog: Prince


Prince (photo by Lance Young)

Poor Prince – He was adopted back on 4/2, but he is back with us again now. He’s back because his adopters had forgotten how challenging juvenile puppy training can be… they (and we) thought they were fully prepared, but they realized after about 10 days that they weren’t up for the challenges of the chewing stage, and didn’t have the time or energy to have to supervise and teach him what things were appropriate chew items and what things were not.

He does appear to be housetrained – they had a few accidents the first couple of days, but quickly realized that he needed to go out about every 4 hours during the day, and the accidents stopped. Prince did NOT enjoy the concept of crate training, so we recommend against that for him . . . → Read More: New RE-adoptable dog: Prince


New adoptable dog: Prancer



Prancer is a chow/husky/shepherd mix boy, born about October 2008. He is a shy, sensitive boy who spent some time with a person who yelled at him a lot, before he found a temporary home with the person who eventually brought him to us. He is so grateful for every kind touch and sweet word, we know he will be a wonderful companion for anyone who lets him into their heart.

Prancer would probably blossom fastest in a home where he is the only dog, but adding him to a home with an existing dog should be fairly easy, as he is definitely not an alpha dog. His last, temporary home had cats, and reports that he was fine around them. Preliminary weight estimate on Prancer is about 60 pounds.

We are slowly working on grooming his thick coat, . . . → Read More: New adoptable dog: Prancer


Prince: ADOPTED!


Today Prince begins his 30-day trial adoption with his new family. He will have a “sister” dog to play with, and a big fenced back yard where he can romp and play. Every day with an adoption is a day to celebrate!

Prince (photo by Lance Young)


New adoptable dog: Prince


Prince (photo by Lance Young)

Prince is a stunning German Shepherd/Labrador Retriever mix, who was born 10/26/10. His family had him since he was about 8 weeks old, but never had time to train him or give him the attention he deserves. Prince is now looking for a new forever home, where he can “start over” with patient, affectionate people who will have lots of time for him.

Prince is smart – he does already know “sit”. He is also extremely excitable and energetic – so sometimes, even though he knows “sit,” he can’t quite calm down enough to do so. He does pretty well on leash, once you get him to sit down long enough to get the leash on (ha). He loves everyone he meets, and is interested . . . → Read More: New adoptable dog: Prince


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


Weekly Update: Week of October 3, 2010


NEW ADOPTABLE CATS: Slinky (adoptable 10/6)



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)


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)

. . . → Read More: Weekly Update: Week of October 3, 2010


Weekly Update: Week of September 26, 2010

NEW ADOPTABLE DOGS: Zorro the Labrador Retriever/Australian Shepherd mix (adoptable 10/2)

NEW ADOPTABLE CATS: Silverbelle (adoptable 10/2) Kiki-ko the Siamese mix (adoptable 10/2)




ADOPTION PENDING CATS: Kara (adoptable 9/25, pending 10/2)



ADOPTED DOGS (see at 2010 Adopted page): None.

ADOPTED CATS (see at 2010 Adopted page): Clarkson (adoptable 8/25, pending 10/2, adopted 10/2)