Dogs Available for Adoption

Updated February 14, 2023


FRANKIE

 


Frankie is older puppy who is still under one year old. He is neutered, up-to-date on vaccinations and ready to start his new life with a family. He’s fine with cats and likes other dogs. He is a bit under- socialized to the hustle and bustle of human life and so he’s not a “party dog” who will enjoy a crazy level of energy at home. But he would very much enjoy life with his familiar humans and another dog. Another dog is a must- he will enjoy life much more that way. He likes to go for walks, and he rides fine.
Right now Frankie lives in a multi-aged pack, continuing to learn lots of things, practicing basic obedience, and he has shown us he has good house manners.
He’s a sweet little labby mix (there might be some spaniel in there) and he’d love to be given a chance to be your hiking buddy and companion to your dog social dog.

DAHLIA

Dahlia is a 5 year old stafforshire terrier who is healthy and fun and just needs to be shown once and for all that she won’t be abandoned again.
She lived successfully in a home with other dogs and was a daily doggy daycare attendee, playing without issue with 30 dogs at a time, until her humans decided to euthanize her for “drooling too much”. The daycare staff loved her so much, they took her in, in order to spare her that awful, unfair fate.
Well, she hasn’t drooled at all with us. But we can’t imagine causing such emotional trauma to anyone for the crime of drooling.
She is a big dog weighing in at over 65 pounds. She has a big blocky stature. She is a giant teddy bear. She loves to play with toys and she is somewhat of a Velcro dog. She has been good with most of the dogs at the sanctuary, although we can tell when she is in pack she gets a little nervous and confused- she’s gone through a ton of change in a very short period of time.
She will fit right into a loyal home-  snuggles, rides and just chilling will help heal the scars on her great big, soft heart.
We are looking for a home for her where she can be the only dog for atleast a little while she gets acclimated and learns to trust that she isn’t going to get bounced or moved again for the 3rd time this year.
She walks awesome on leash, has great obedience, and knows how to be a BFF.

CAROLINE

This cute little beagle girl we named Sweet Caroline wants to be everyone’s best friend. She loves other dogs and loves to play. Everyone she meets gets a playbow.

Caroline is spayed and ready to go. She is at or under 2 years old and boy does she love fetch! She is the best fetcher we’ve ever had in the history of our animal shelter! She is so much fun and so easy to keep entertained. She will play with her toys for hours.

She’s a sweet little gem of an upbeat dog who would do well in any setting. She is crate trained, knows how to “sit” and would love to continue learning to do fun things.

She does get a bit overwhelmed with new situations outside of the home- but slow, safe exposure with a supportive caretaker will get her over that hump. It’s not very noticeable unless you are walking her in public settings which she is interested in but not completely comfortable with. Not a big deal. She just needs a soft spoken human bff to show her she will never be home insecure again.

DIAMOND

Diamond (who we nicknamed “Dido”) is a supremely intelligent German Shepherd mix. We named her Diamond because she is just that- an absolute diamond in the rough.
She definitely would love to have a job, even if it was just going out into the fence to do some “nose work”- it’s just what a dog like her thrives on. She is spayed, crate trained and really eager to please. She knows how to “sit” and how to “come”. She is working on leash manners and is a very quick learner.
She needs to find someone who understands that she has the temperament of a working line dog. She will need to be partnered with someone who does not expect her to just lie on a couch all day, although she does like a good cuddle. Her perfect person will be someone who is attracted to her because they like the idea of spending a lot of time with a dog each day, building a close connection, doing simple activities which are meant to play on her strengths, develop her confidence and the bond she has with a person, while giving her a healthy connection with her skills and busy mind.
She isn’t a difficult dog at all but she certainly isn’t for the average family in that she won’t do well to develop herself if she is an afterthought expected to just sit on the couch or in a crate all day. Some dogs are fine with that. She won’t be fine like that until she is much older and already who she is meant to be.
For the right person with even just a little bit of experience, she is going to be quite an amazing companion.

 


MADDIE LOU

Maddie Lou is a 11-12 year old 30 pound female dog who’s spayed and ready to go. She’s sweet-sweet-sweet and loves other dogs.
Even though she is an older dog she loves to play and she’s so agreeable with everyone she meets. She has an upbeat personality and is so easy. She’s also happy to be crated with a blanket and a toy and has good house manners.  She was definitely a beloved family member at some point. We were told that she lived with someone who died and she was found in very poor condition. She is now gaining weight and waiting for someone to love her through her golden years.
We hope she’ll find someone to take her home and treat her like family for whatever time she has left- if her enthusiasm for life is any gauge of the time she has left she will be with you for a long time!

LOKI

Loki  Is a 3-ish year old neutered Shiba Inu.
He is extremely playful, fun and energetic.
We are looking for an adult only home for Loki and one that understands that he has one issue that needs to be managed- Loki gets very reactive around medical procedures,  and grooming of nails. In these situations he needs to be lightly sedated or muzzled and this is a must. He will bite if someone comes at him with nail clippers or needles and he thinks he’s going to be forced to do something that he perceives as extremely scary. That’s literally his only issue- we know about it, we work around it here at the shelter, and we want to find someone who wants to take that on whole heartedly because even in spite of that issue, he is a really fun, sweet little dog.  Making arrangements to adopt a dog like Loki will also mean that you have a veterinarian and/or groomer who is willing to work with a dog like him.
Loki could do well in a home with cats that are used to being around playful dogs. He tries to initiate play when they’re at his level, but moves on if they don’t reciprocate it. However, a nervous cat may not appreciate Loki’s presence. He also likes other dogs as well, although some dogs think his antics are extremely annoying.
He would be the perfect dog for an adult only home, where he has a little fence to run around to get his sillies out, with people who truly don’t mind making arrangements when it’s time for him to have procedures performed.

GIDGET

Gidget, who we call Gidgy for short, is a 3 to 4 year old spayed dog who is so loyal and sweet and pleasant to spend time with. Want someone to keep you warm at night? Play ball with you in the back yard? Keep you company in the office? This is your girl!
She is a great listener and has pretty good basic obedience, including this cute little “beg” pose that she does when she’s offered a treat. She definitely had a home that spent some time with her as a puppy and she’s wondering where the heck they went.  As we understand it, she got loose and was picked up by animal control but sat waiting for her family to come and get her, which they never did.
Gidgy is fine around other dogs in passing,  but she doesn’t necessarily trust or enjoy all of them and so we are looking for a home where she can be the only dog. She has met cats at the sanctuary -she seems to think they are toys to play with. Although we believe she could learn overtime to cohabitate with one- to keep it simple for her,  we’d like to find a home where she can start out as the only animal and just get settled again. The less she has to figure out the less chance she gets bounced-  the last thing this poor loyal dog needs is to get her heart broken again.
She would be a great dog for a home with kids, as she loves people of all ages (kids who, as we always say, are well behaved).

RAFFEY

Raffey is a neutered 3-ish year old Dane mix. He’s a beautiful, dog social dog, who definitely lived in a house with a family at some point. He came in with a little bit of basic training; he knows how to “sit” when asked, he’s crate trained and he loves to play out in our fence with our other dogs, like Charlie. But he mostly loves to lay on his bed and be at his human friend’s side.

His trust in humans seems to have been a little shaken when he got dumped at the very full, very busy shelter we took him from.  He had been a staff favorite for the couple of months he had been housed at that shelter- it’s the only reason he made it off of the euthanasia list when the shelter decided they needed to euthanize long termers because of space constraints.

He has settled well in our environment. We are looking for a home for him that is on the quiet side so he can get used to another move without too much stress from a ton of hustle and bustle. We are also looking for a home specifically with no small children around because he is a very big bouncy boy.

Although he came into us a little shell shocked and nervous, it wasn’t a barrier by any means- he warmed up and is back to being the goofy dog we assume he always was.  He can still get a little nervous when someone new comes to the door and he needs to be told when meeting people that it’s OK. In this way, we’d like to find him a home with a person who knows how to be a good leader and doesn’t expect him to be meeting tons of strangers constantly who want to be hands on. We say that specifically for Raffey here,  but we strongly believe that any dog should enjoy being out in public without people bombarding the dog’s personal space asking to touch. Raffey definitely would not like to be touched by a lot of strangers.

He is healthy and back to a good weight now that he is with us.  He is a darling companion,  loyal guardian of your home and truly loyal, fun friend.


LUCKY

Lucky is an 8 year old mix, full of fun loving affection. Well trained and loving to be part of anything social- she mastered basic obedience 1-3 and was class superstar!

She is good with some dogs but can get too excited and a little noodgey. She is great on leash and is polite in pulic social environments. She can meet other dogs nicely, but she’s a bit too quick to overreact if another dog gets up in her grill in a way she doesn’t understand.

We’d love to find her a home where she can be the only animal- not because she absolutely has to be, but because it would be nice for her to have all of the attention while she gets used to a new routine, settles in and finally reacclimates to homelife.

She loves kids, toys, people, couches, car rides, and adventures.


CHARLIE

This dude is Charlie. We picked him up at a stray holding in Ellsworth, Maine. He is a large, 2-4 year old dog with a funny personality (he sits when asked for “down” and throws himself down exuberantly when asked for “sit”…total goofball). He’s a playful boy, and he loves to hang out and chill, go for rides, and he walks great on a leash now – especially since being recently neutered!

He’s been good with other dogs here. Charlie has been introduced to cats and seemed to be very curious about them albeit he didn’t know exactly what to do. We felt it would be a workable situation in an environment where there was supervision especially at first.

Charlie is up for adoption now! He’d love to have a family. He likes people so much and would love a fenced backyard where he can play with the (well-behaved, non-obnoxious) kids! We did a DNA test on Charlie to see what breed mix he is, and as expected he is 60% Boxer! He has all of the fun loving goofiness those of us with Boxers appreciate- really he is comical and easy going, and other dogs seem to appreciate that as well. He’s the most popular play-date dog here. Our other dogs love him

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BAXTER

Our sweet little poodle dude is such a loyal, sensitive, intelligent boy! Really, this dog has a shining personality. He is the director’s favorite, greeting her with enthusiasm and giving joyful affection when he sees his favorite people. Bax is somewhere between 3-4 years old. We believe he is a poodle/schnauzer mix- and what a great mix that is! He is smart, and very trainable, and loves to go for rides and long walks. He’s so happy to sit by your chair and relax and just watch the sky. He can be energetic but loves to settle down for a snuggle. He doesn’t bounce off the walls, but he will pick up and motivate if there is an exciting adventure offered, like water play pondside- which he loves.

Baxter is crate trained and walks well on a leash, but he is learning not to pull- pretty easy to teach through the stop and change direction technique. He pays close attention to his caretaker and takes direction easily- this is the kind of dog tricks trainers look for when they train for movies. He’s really quite the little character.

Bax likes some other dogs, but he needs to be told not to be a little stinker with some. Chill dogs are his favorite, other high-strung dogs are not a great match at all as he can be reactive when forced to be around other reactive dogs, and it does not bring out his best side. But he communicates clearly- so it’s easy to judge and really, there is no need for him to be forced to interact with situations he isn’t equipped to deal with. His cat tests also make us feel like a no-cats home would be best.

We will miss this little man, and all of his affectionate kisses and enthusiasm for life. Click here for more information & to fill out an adoption application


BONNIE

 

 

Bonnie is a 3 to 4-year-old husky mix who came in with puppies and was a very very playful, kind, and attentive mama. She is spayed and ready to find her own home. “Bonbon” as we call her, likes other dogs and she’s also fine with cats. She is a really pleasant companion, loves to play, has a funny sense of humor, is polite at meal time and also happy to settle down and lounge. She is a very quiet, observant and patient dog. She’s also strikingly gorgeous.
She is crate trained and actually likes her crate, knows how to “sit” and is a pretty easy dog. Her only issue is that she absolutely can never get loose. She will run like a wild woman and you’ll never see her again.

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SCOUT

Scout is a lively younger dog, between 2-3 years old. Not sure of the mix, but she is 40 pounds, and may have some Catahoula in her mix. She is pretty good with other dogs who are dog social and like to play.

Scout is an athletic dog who would love to learn how to be a jogging buddy. She came in pretty green, and she needs to learn how to walk on a leash without turning it into a “keep up with me” marathon, but she does love to go for walks. She is totally freaked out by the prospect of having to go into a vehicle- and we can tell it’s because she got dumped off at the scary shelter where she almost died during her last ride with her family. See, she is definitely not an under-socialized dog. She is already familiar with so many things, and besides being unsprayed, she came into the shelter we found her in pretty good health overall- including being heartworm negative, in good weight, and with no fleas- which is unheard of in the area of her origin, unless a dog was a family housedog.

She is very trainable; she is food motivated and also responds well to general praise and encouragement. She won’t enter her new home knowing all the things that might be expected of her, but she will be worth the investment of time. She is crate trained and knows to potty outside.  She’d enjoy a life where she can have access to a fence or regular rigorous walks- really the combination of the two would be perfect, but one or the other is fine.  She loves the water, loves to play fetch the stick, and her favorite treats are whimsies. She is a no-cats dog. Click here for more information & to fill out an adoption application