Below are some of the dogs we have available for adoption.
If you are interested in adopting a dog from our rescue, please complete an adoption application.
Say "Hey there" to Kiefer! This happy healthy boy is 8 months old. His previous owners were moving and could not take him along but he appears to have been well loved. This big puppy is active and playful but also settles down for couch cuddles. He would enjoy having another companion or at least regular playdates. He is strong so will need some training to be his bestest self. That's easy cuz he's treat and toy motivated. Check back as we learn more details about this handsome sweetie pie!
Shasta is an 84 pound, 7 year old, eager to please Golden Retriever. He came into rescue with his sister, Whitney, as an owner surrender. His family loved him greatly, but the pandemic created a change in their circumstances and they wanted him to have more attention than they were able to give. Shasta is on medical hold at the moment until he has surgery to remove two growths on his gums and, once recovered, he will start reviewing adopter applications. In the meantime he is being fostered in a wonderful home where he gets all the love and attention he deserves. We will provide an update after his surgery soon.
Shasta update, October 2022: We finally received the good news we were hoping for! Shasta's pathology report showed that the growths were benign...no sign of cancer. He is thriving in his foster home, has lost a few pounds and his skin issues have completely cleared up due to a healthy diet and living inside vs outside. He is house trained, is getting along really well with two non-sibling resident dogs and a cat, and has the stereotypical affectionate Golden Retriever temperament. He and his sister, Whitney, are now ready to review applications for families who are interested in a pair of very sweet Golden Retrievers.
This sweet face belongs to camera shy Whitney, the most persistent ball retriever on the planet. Seriously! She would chase balls 24/7 if we let her. She tells us being 7 years old is just a number that doesn't keep her from staying active. She came into rescue recently with her brother, Shasta, and has settled into her foster home with high energy and excellent house manners. Whitney is spayed, chipped, vaccinated and healthy at 70 lbs. She has asked to stay by her brother's side, at least until he recovers from surgery, and then the two of them will consider what their next move should be. We'll keep you updated as we learn more about Whitney's preferences.
Update on Whitney, October 2022: Whitney is showing us how adaptable she is more and more every day. She is house trained, is getting along really well with two non-sibling resident dogs and a cat, and she loves, loves, loves to go for walks with her brother, Shasta. She does pull a bit on leash, but she is a smart girl who will be easy to train with positive methods. Whitney took excellent care of Shasta while he recovered from his surgery, making it clear that they want to stay together in their forever home. Families looking for a pair of happy, well adjusted Golden Retrievers should not hesitate to send in their applications.
Somehow Penelope missed the memo that said dogs are supposed to become couch potatoes in their senior years. This spunky girl doesn't know that she is 10 years old and frankly, her energy level is making us wonder. She takes the stairs in her foster home with ease and loves the great outdoors so much that the day after she went on her first hike she was ready for more. This is a good thing because she could benefit from trimming a little weight off of her 65 pound frame.
Penelope was an owner surrender to a local shelter and her sweet temperament would lead us to believe she came from a family that loved her and treated her well. She adores people, walks easily on leash without pulling, appears to be housetrained and shows all the signs of being a curious and intelligent girl. Her foster family has two cats and are taking introductions slowly so we are not sure yet if she would do well with feline companions, however at the shelter she got along great with other dogs.
Penelope has only been with us for a short time and we have lots more to learn about her, so we will update this bio as she reveals more of her personality to us.
Update from Penelope's foster Mom, October 2022: Penelope is proving to be a very easy dog to have around. She is smart, listens well, is responsive and is a fast learner. She is toy and treat motivated, making it easy to teach her new behaviors. A true retriever, she loves to play fetch and will bring it back and drop it for you to throw again. If your throwing arm gets tired, no worries, she has figured out she can continue the game by dropping the ball down the stairs in our home and running down to retrieve it, then go back to the top and do it all over again. She gets pretty excited when it's time for walkies, but she settles down quickly and does not pull on leash after a minute or two. This girl is ready for a family that wants a dog with a terrific temperament and a lot of zing in her step so don't let her age deter you, just fill out an application!
This freckle faced cutie, Nate, revealed his sweet side quickly after coming into our rescue. He is about one year old, a Lab mixed with we don't know what, neutered, vaccinated, chipped and he rides well in the car. He is the perfect ambassador dog for us as he loves playing fetch! He loves belly rubs, treats and the people who dole them out. Nate has started to settle into his foster home and is showing what a great temperament he has. He needs to learn to walk better on leash and not to jump up in his glee to greet you, so his fosters are working with him every day to help him learn the ropes. Because of his energy and enthusiasm, we think it's best for Nate to go to a home that has older kids who won't be bowled over by his enthusiasm. When introduced to another sweet dog much smaller than he is, he was happy to engage and wanted to play. He just needed some guidance about dialing down his energy a bit. Nate loves, loves, loves his toys and his food, so training this smart pup is going to be cinch.
Summer Update: Nate has made great strides with the training his fosters have provided and is doing much better walking on leash and not jumping up in greeting. He has been introduced to the basics of K9 scent work and loves the game. He waits patiently while his foster loads treats into a food puzzle and only moves to uncover them when given the OK signal. He is going to make an active family that is committed to his training and love of learning a terrific companion.
Sunny - Adoption Pending!
Sunny was found as a stray and was skin and bones, but very friendly. Now after a couple of months in a foster home, this petite one-year old girl has put on some much-needed weight, learned some house manners, loves playing with her foster doggy siblings, and loves her walks. Her ideal home will have her humans home more often than not to continue with her manners and training. Sunny would thrive in a family who love the outdoors too. For being a smaller girl (around 35-39 pounds), she has a big appetite, a lot of energy, and will keep her family busy! She loves playing with other dogs, so her ideal forever home will have another playful canine companion who enjoys playing all day long.
Sunny is keenly aware of her surroundings and will let you know through her bark when someone/something is nearby. She does not hesitate to jump in your lap and will greet you with lots of kisses when you wake up in the morning or return home. Proper introductions are important as she can be a little bossy when meeting new dogs and/or with her toys and food. Sunny is very motivated by treats and will bring you many indoor and outdoor gifts. She is a wonderful girl who has so much potential being a forever friend to another canine and her people!
Ellen - still available for Adoption
Ellen is a joyful youngster. She is now 42lbs at 6 months and still growing. Every day is met with gleeful enthusiasm. Her favorite toy is ALL toys. She loves playing and snuggling with her foster siblings. Prepare to laugh out loud when she sits on her fur sibling, stuffs her mouth with ice cubes from her water dish or steals toilet paper and runs like the wind. She is very motivated by toys and food but also just wants to please you. She knows sit and waits to be fed. She does not jump on others and is potty trained. "Ellie" is improving on leash walking and enjoys walking with a buddy. Her new buddy is a look alike gal but you can always tell who Ellen is with her distinctive white mark on top of her head. Kids, young and old are fine with her. She would do well with an active family willing to continue with her training and preferably a doggy companion. If that family is you and you are up for this sweetheart, give us a bark!