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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 - Annie & Squirt

Adopt a Senior - Annie & Squirt
Annie and Squirt have experienced some difficult life events of late: First, they lost their adoptive mom; then, their adoptive dad; during temporary placement in another home, the resident dog attacked ~~ so, these confused and sad little ladies are looking for a home TOGETHER that they can peacefully share with someone who loves them. They are around 8 or 9, and the most apt physical description is that they're cute, little butterballs. While they were trained to doggy-door, the recent transitions -- and absence of a doggy-door -- have led to house-training failures; they will need re-training in that area.
Age: 
Senior
Size: 
Small
Adoption Status: 
Adoptable

Eragon

Eragon
This boy is gorgeous, but has had a tough life. He is a little shy and pretty good with other dogs. Needs socializing with people, kids and dogs in order to progress. Interested persons will need to have dog experience to help this boy get over his abusive previous life. Now that he knows and trusts us, he is the most loving guy. And he gives the biggest smile when we baby talk to him.

Nico

Nico
Nico is especially loving. No background information came with him, but he is probably 4 or 5 years old. Little Nico has a heart-condition, for which medication is necessary. He would be a great companion for an older person.

Abigail/Abby

Abigail/Abby
Once she gets to know you, Abigail is a very friendly, 3 year old Doxie. She is good with cats and fine with dogs, although she is more dominant in approach to the latter. She enjoys car-rides and is crate trained/house-trained, as well. She has no known health issues, other than carrying a bit too much weight. She is a food-monger and will "climb" in order to get out-of-reach food, so she will do best with someone whose work/life is centered from home.

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.

Murdock

Murdock
Murdock is such a happy boy -- which says much about him, for his life has not been an easy one. He and his brother were picked up as stray puppies, both having experienced physical trauma, deduced to have come from abuse. The outcome of that, for Murdock, is what appears to be trauma-related brain-damage, with resulting developmental delays and visual "miswiring." Murdock is now one year old and, as the months pass, he is showing clear signs of improvement; but he has special needs and will require a home that can both accommodate his differences and support his potential. In return, this fellow will delight you daily with his unwavering optimism, innocence and absolute lovability. (See more about Murdock on Annie's Orphans home-page.)
Age: 
Young
Size: 
Medium
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.

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
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