specialNeeds

Swayze

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 7 years old. UPDATE: Swayze was recently diagnosed with Pemphigus Erythematosus.
Age: 
Adult
Size: 
Large
Adoption Status: 
Adoptable

ADOPT A SENIOR - Traveler

ADOPT A SENIOR - Traveler
Traveler has been waiting for "a person of his own" for a very long time. He has lived his entire life at Annie's Orphans, having been found as a stray with his mother when he was about 5 weeks old. They were both starving and close to freezing on the 5 degree morning of their rescue. As a quiet boy, he has been repeatedly overlooked. Traveler is a shy fellow and takes time to warm up, but is able to bond. He is good with most dogs. His preferred placement is a calm, quiet environment with no children. Traveler is on the small side of medium and is 10 years old. UPDATE: Recently, Traveler had a tumor removed from his tongue. His paradoxical reaction to the surgery has been amazing, in that he is acting like a kid again -- animated, full of energy! Give this "seasoned" boy a chance for a great home!
Age: 
Senior
Size: 
Medium
Adoption Status: 
Adoptable

Luke

Luke
Luke is 1 year old and is receiving socialization and training. He is dog- and kid-friendly, but has recently shown some fear with men. Applied behavioral training and gentle handling have proven to be very successful with him. While a bit on the submissive side, this, too, is responding well to training. We have recently discovered that Luke has a hip-socket issue, which will require medical intervention. We are looking into treatment options and funding, at present.
Age: 
Puppy
Size: 
Medium
Adoption Status: 
Adoptable

Adopt a Senior - Cubby!

Adopt a Senior - Cubby!
This beautiful girl is an owner surrender, and we were told that she is 10 years old; however, the vet says she can't be any more than 8 years of age (AND SHE HAS THE CUTE ANTICS OF A 2 YEAR OLD)!! Cubby is a lean and active dog and seems quite healthy, with the exception of pannus (an issue of the cornea) -- for which she is receiving treatment and has responded fabulously. She is great with other dogs and kids, calm and sweet in temperament, overall an excellent dog. UPDATE: Cubby's issue with pannus has reverted and her vision is worsening, at present. Updates will be given as status changes.
Age: 
Senior
Size: 
Medium
Adoption Status: 
Adoptable

Toto

Toto
This senior Chiweenie will need a special home. He is overweight and needs gentle exercise on a regular basis. Toto is good with other dogs and loves lap-time. He would like a female caregiver, as he is not very good with men. A home without small children is also needed. He is between 10 and 11 years old.
Age: 
Senior
Size: 
Small
Adoption Status: 
Adoptable

Zoe

Zoe
Zoe is around 5 years old. When she arrived here, she was in her final days of pregnancy and had been traveling, as a stray, on a busy Utah highway. She loves people (sometimes, with a bit more enthusiasm than is necessary). Zoe will need a secure yard, as she has exhibited some pretty impressive Houdini-skills. She also has shown some destructive patterns/chewing in the past. She will need a companion who can be with her a lot --someone who works from home or is retired -- and has the patience for redirecting these behaviors. Another doggy companion would also be ideal.
Age: 
Adult
Size: 
Medium
Adoption Status: 
Adoptable

Adopt a Senior - Carmen

Adopt a Senior - Carmen
Carmen has been receiving increased training, and this focus - along with extra exercise and socialization - has helped her with her extreme shyness. She has experience living in a household, and the ideal placement for her will be with a single, quiet individual. She was probably house-trained, but will need a tune-up in that area after placement. She will require lots of patience and love, as well as continued effort toward training and socialization. Carmen is 8 years old.
Age: 
Senior
Size: 
Medium
Adoption Status: 
Adoptable

Wolfie

Wolfie
Wolfie was born at Annie's Orphans, to a pregnant mother who was accepted from an out-of-state shelter prior to being euthanized. He was adopted out as a baby along with his sister Bailey. He is 6 years old and was returned within the first year of his life for joint (with his sister) aggression toward another household pet. Additionally, Wolfie develops a strong bond with a person and has shown protective/guarding behaviors when other people approach the primary individual. Adoption is a possibility to only the right individual who has knowledge of the breed and of handling challenging behaviors in dogs. The necessary living arrangement would include a quiet setting with a solo person.
Age: 
Adult
Size: 
Large
Adoption Status: 
Adoptable

Adopt a Senior - Salty Dog and Pepper

Adopt a Senior - Salty Dog and Pepper
This "Chug" (Chihuahua/Pug) is probably around 10 years old and came to us as an out-of-state transfer with his buddy, Pepper (with whom he needs to find placement, since they are inseparable). He is a very cute boy, but gives every indication that he is completely deaf. He has also been diagnosed with prostatitis, which we have reason to believe should be alleviated by his recent neuter. Salty is a bit shy in personality; therefore, quite dependent on Pepper. He is patiently waiting for his person to call for him and his buddy!
Age: 
Senior
Size: 
Small
Adoption Status: 
Adoptable

Pounder

Pounder
This little man will need a special home, with someone who understands and has the patience for old dogs. He is a 15 year old schnoodle, with a very sweet disposition, but some mental weaknesses due to old age. His vision and hearing are also failing at this point. He was originally brought in to Annie's Orphans after his owner was stricken with Alzheimer's.
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