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Bliss

Bliss
Bliss is a darling, knowing exactly how to find a way into your heart! She literally smiles and wags her ears in happy greeting to see you, and she blinks coquettishly when she wants something from you. She is so full of joy, despite a difficult life up to now. She came from a hoarding environment, where it is believed she was caged with other dogs the majority of the time. When she arrived, she had callouses on her feet, was malnourished and was clipped down because of her matted condition. She is currently being fostered and is experiencing all the things of life that she was earlier deprived of...a soft place to sleep, good food, toys and lots of affection. She has absolutely blossomed, with playful energy exuding from her! Bliss likes everyone -- including kids and all sizes of dogs -- and is willing to experiment. She now LOVES many things that frightened her before -- baths, stairs, car-rides, having her face touched -- and has learned to do things that were before foreign, such as walking on a leash, fetching and playing with toys. She is reliably crate-trained and has responded extremely well to house-training, with a strictly enforced schedule of being taken out (instead of a doggie-door). She doesn't yet know how to tell you she needs to go out; so her person has to determine the timing, but she is prompt on voice-command to do her business. She has also mastered "sit" and is getting better and better with "place, down, stay, come." Bliss has mixed energy, engaging full-on in play, but loving long periods of time "bliss"fully lying in a lap watching old "DogTown" episodes! This girl is small, at just over 6 lbs. She will be happiest in a home with at least one other dog, preferably her size. We would also like to see her in a home without small children, since her build is quite delicate.

Adopt a senior - Swayze

Adopt a senior - Swayze
Swayze has a "complex personality" -- He gets very attached to "his" people, LOVES playing with kids and is fun to watch as he entertains himself with his jolly ball and tries to get the attention of visitors with his squeaky toys. He's also good with other dogs. Meanwhile, when bonded with core people, he can become protective of his family and their space and can act suspicious and guarded where strangers are concerned. He would only be a candidate for adoption to the right person: someone who is very dog-savvy and would offer consistent and appropriate training and guidance around Swayze's guarding behaviors.  The ideal setting would be a low-bustle, predictable living situation, with few comings and goings of non-core people.  Swayze is around 8 years old. UPDATE: Swayze was recently diagnosed with Pemphigus Erythematosus.
Age: 
Senior
Size: 
Large
Adoption Status: 
Adoptable

Blacky

Blacky
Blacky is a recent arrival who came to us from an out-of-town shelter after his owner had to go into a nursing home. He is a 12 year old, mini-dachshund, weighing in at about 10 lbs. Of course, with the loss of his companion, Blacky's life took a sudden turn; then, more difficulties followed: Blacky was over-anesthetized while being neutered, and his little life was a bit iffy for a while. After stabilizing, an oral infection required attention, and he received much needed dentistry (thanks to the Eagle Animal Protection League!). But, Blacky has come through all of this like the trooper that he is!! He does not seem to experience any ongoing physical complications from these difficulties, other than the fact that he has few remaining teeth and requires a soft or soaked diet. Blacky is good with other dogs and appears to be okay with cats, although he enjoys barking at them. He would be a very good match for a less active individual or a channel-surfer who enjoys good company.

Sam

Sam
Sam is a large, ginger-colored, 9 year old, full-bred Chihuahua boy. He and his doggy friend needed placement when their aging companions moved into assisted living, and Annie's was called, since the family hoped to avoid any risk that the beloved pets might be euthanized. While a tad stand-offish initially with strangers, Sam gets very attached to "his person," is quite friendly/sweet and listens well.  Since his arrival here, he has slimmed down and his coat has taken on a healthy sheen.  While he has lived for years as a housetrained pet, Sam may need a "refresher course" on the subject following adoption.  He will be happiest placed in a home with a gentle, small, female dog, since he loves playing the role of "big brother." Sam is microchipped.

Polly

Polly
This girl is SOOO cute! Polly was found as a stray, living with her sister and another small dog under a dumpster and managing to subsist on scraps from a nearby restaurant. She is crate-trained, and her sister proved to be house-trained upon placement, so there's that possibility for Polly as well; however, since we've never put that to the test, it is not a certainty. She is 2 years old or under and weighs 10 lbs. Because of her life experiences, she came to us very shy, but is getting more comfortable daily. While she warms up sweetly in someone's arms, she is still difficult to catch and is not yet at ease on leash. She is a healthy-looking weight, fully vaccinated and spayed and is patiently waiting for her new life-companion to visit!

Tatum

Tatum
Tatum is still looking for her life-time person. She is a "tom-boy," not into holding and petting, but a good watch-dog and a fun-loving companion. Tatum is a little ginger-colored girl, who was picked up as a stray, scared and alone. She is at a stable weight and in good form, after her time of having to scrounge for food and hide from dangers. Due to unknown experiences, she came into our shelter skittish/nervous and has made some headway in that area. Still, she will need a patient and loving handler -- someone with whom she can develop trust, who can accept her for her good qualities and not require a lap-dog. She is best suited for a quiet living situation, a household with no children. "Tater" is a part of a "pack" of small dogs out here, loves her pals and playtime and would most likely do quite well with another small household dog. She is probably 6 years old, around 5 to 6 pounds and infinitely cute!!
Age: 
Adult
Size: 
Small
Adoption Status: 
Adoptable

Sampson

Sampson
Sampson is a cute and wonderful boy who needs a little more confidence to overcome his shyness. He has, however, made lots of progress. He is great with other dogs and is always ready to play. Sampson is good on leash and is learning his commands well. He just needs a stable family to show him that not all people are mean and nasty. He is 3 years old. A fenced yard will be an absolute necessity. Email your inquiry and come see this active boy play!

Geena - IN FOSTER HOME

Geena - IN FOSTER HOME
Geena is protective, and she also has a defined preference for females. Geena came to us as an out-of-state stray. She is strong-minded, but responsive to training. Very fun-oriented, she has cute antics and is delightful to watch. Geena is an attractive dog, with very nice markings. The best placement for her will be in a household where she will largely be with the person or persons familiar to her -- not a lot of "stranger-traffic" and no children. UPDATE: Geena is currently being fostered and is receiving training and special attention from her foster mom!
Age: 
Adult
Size: 
Small
Adoption Status: 
Adoptable

Tootsie

Tootsie
Eagerly awaiting her new family, Tootsie has gone through a transformation! With the help of a good foster home, she has left her formerly shy, uncertain self behind and is now showing up with confidence, energy and playfulness! She LOVES water-play and is good with other dogs and cats. Understandably, due to her size, she is not comfortable with small children, so a home with young kids would not be a good match. Tootsie is around 8 years old, which for a Chihuahua, is considered only early middle-age. She's patiently anticipating a call or email from "her person."

Clancy

Clancy
Clancy has returned to our shelter: He was adopted out as a puppy and -- now, three years later -- was returned due to injuring a small dog living nearby. Clancy is believed to be a mix of Shepherd and Carolina Dog, but also looks as if he may have some degree of wolf included in the mix. Due to the reason for his return, there is the question of how he might behave with small dogs, in general; but at our facility, he has seemed receptive. The same receptivity has been true of cats upon initial testing. We will be looking for a home with no small children. Clancy is very friendly and engaging with people and walks great on leash (but is evasive with being leashed-up, a behavioral issue around which he's currently receiving training). He is a beautiful, regal-looking guy of red-sable and white coloration. Clancy is around 5 years old.
Age: 
Adult
Size: 
Medium
Adoption Status: 
Adoptable
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