I am a toy hog! I take my afternoon nap in the toy box, so none of the other chihuahuas can play while I snooze. I am a foster dog with the Animal Rescue Foundation in Mobile, Alabama. I am looking for my forever home and a gigantic toy box filled with the best toys ever! Check me out here!
Posts Categorized: Adoptable Fridays
I stole the dustpan. I only LOOK guilty.”
This is Party Girl. She is smart and extremely fast! The minute you turn your head she grabs something and runs away with it. In addition to the dustpan, she has stolen a loaf of bread, a box of leftovers, socks, tupperware, fish food, stuffed animals, pants, recycling, balls of yarn, fortune cookies, a bird feeder, a pizza box, and countless pillows. Any food she steals is usually washed down with a big drink from the toilet. She has the most sorry face in the world when she gets caught, but she is NEVER sorry! Her greyhound brother has been recording her antics on his Twitter feed.
Party Girl is a 7 year old retired greyhound and is available from Rescued Racers in Missouri. In addition to being smarter than all of the people in the house, she is very sweet and loving. She is content to snuggle on the couch with you…up until the point where she runs off with the pillows. She is quiet and takes her retirement quite seriously. Party is also kid friendly, cat safe, and quite petite for a greyhound.
“I let them dress me up in silly outfits and take embarrassing photos of me. They say it will help me find a home. I’m so ashamed.”
Sweet, tolerant Daisy has been looking for a home for several months. She’s available from Humane Society Silicon Valley in Milpitas, CA. To help her get more exposure, she’s started modeling different outfits on our twitter feed. While she’s always a good sport, she rues the loss of her dignity. Daisy is eleven and a very active senior. She’s housebroken and good with kids, knows a host of cute tricks but would prefer to be an only dog. She’s definitely a staff and volunteer favorite – she helps out with the kids in our Education programs sometimes – but she really deserves a home of her own.
Cooper is our two year old foster dog. He is a hoarder. We can look past it though because he doesn’t chew up any of it…just collects it! Cooper is from No Dog Left Behind Rescue in Brooklyn Centre, MN. Cooper is a fun, quirky little cuddle bug. He likes to be next to or on whoever is willing to give him some love. He enjoys being picked up and held. While he can initially be a little timid, once he warms up he is a happy fun-loving dog. He loves to be outside playing with other dogs or just walking around the yard. Cooper loves rawhides, and anything else he can put in his “nest.” He is happy in his crate, but good when outside of it. He is house-trained and works very well with a schedule that changes slightly from day to day. Click here to view his profile.
Little 9 pound Leo is the ultimate playmate! Big dogs, small dogs, kids of all shapes and size will find him ready to play anytime! He is available through A.A.R.F. (All About Rescue & Fixin’) in Cookeville, TN.
Leo’s favourite game is pushing his 60 pound foster sister off Momma’s bed. He has a high energy level, and needs a home where he will have lots of play and exercise. Don’t be fooled by his small size, this happy boy makes a great walking companion, and is ready to curl up beside you while you read or watch tv. He would be a great addition to a young family or an adoring companion to an active retiree.
Please help him find his forever family. You can learn more about Leo here.
Leo is currently fostered in Cookeville, TN but transport is available to the Northeast and Chicago areas!
Bailey is a 3.5 year old Border Collie/Shepherd Mix that managed to infiltrate the ranks of a Jasmine’s House Pit Bull Rescue. In fact, she is so exceptionally well-mannered, bright, and regal that she hitched a ride with them from Utah all the way to her foster mom (me) in Frederick, MD!
Here she is patiently helping me clean my room and demonstrating her beautiful sit while looking only the slightest bit worried that we might be on to her (don’t worry, Bailey; we’re entirely on to you, but we love you anyway!)
She would absolutely thrive in a home that will continue to focus her intelligence and focus with positive reinforcement based training and consistency. She’s already been clicker-trained with hand signals and would love a chance to build on that in advanced classes (you’ve heard the joke about Border Collies and a light bulb, right–that’s Bailey!).
Being as she’s a Shepherd/Border Collie, she has a tendency to try to “herd” other small animals including the neighbourhood stray cats, so a cat-free household would probably best, and there would have to be a meet and greet with other dogs.
One of our readers, Bailey, sent me an email telling me that her lovely rescue pup, Osiris, had recently eaten her Big Bang Theory DVDs!!!
Here’s what Bailey wrote:
“This is my rescue Osiris. I was cleaning the house the week we brought him home. The house was silent and of course that means no good so I went on a dog hunt. Lo and behold little Osiris was wedged behind the recliner chewing my Big Bang Theory DVD…… I was not impressed…
We adopted him from Adoptapaw Pet Haven in Saskatoon, SK, Canada. He is originally from Los Angeles where he came into the shelter as a stray. He was pulled, and transported North, to Saskatoon. We then drove from Airdrie, Alberta (7-hour one way) and adopted him on the spot…. “
Thank you Bailey for rescuing Osiris, you’re awesome!
My foster mom put me in the cone of shame because I tried to eat my tumor. I AM NOT ASHAMED! I am protesting by refusing to move while wearing the cone!
– Jake, 13-year- old diabetic terrier mix whose owner relinquished him to the Animal Protective League in Springfield, IL. The tumor on his leg appears to be benign and isn’t causing him discomfort. But, he won’t stop licking and chewing at it. We hope it will heal up on its own now that he’s wearing the cone.
I refuse to use the dog stairs next to my Foster Mom’s bed, forcing her to pick me up like a baby every time I want to get in the bed to cuddle! I have no shame! – Janet is a 2-3 month old Weimaraner mix with a deep chocolate coat from Mobile, AB. She is doing great with potty training, and sleeps well in her crate at night and while her foster mom is at work. She shows no food aggression towards other dogs and does not mind cats. If you are interested in giving Janet the forever home she deserves, please click here.
Chloe is 7-year-old terrier/warthog mix available for adoption through Dog & Kitty City in Dallas, TX. She has been in the shelter for two long years, which is two years too long! She is spayed and micro-chipped, fully house-broken and walks great on a leash. She is very picky about her dog friends, so we recommend that she be the queen of the single-dog household. Chloe will do best with an experienced dog handler who will confidently take her on regular walks but will also be patient with her transition into a well-rounded and loved dog.