Cole is approx. 6-7 months old and just a very sweet, kind puppy. You can read more about this adorable boy under our “adopt” section!
Star is a tiny Pom and is 9 years old. She is a very sweet girl who just loves to follow her foster mom around. Star is a bit nervous of large dogs and young children. She is fine with small dogs and pretty much just does her own thing. Star will require an extensive dental and recovered before she can be adopted. We are looking for a quiet home for Star where she can spend her days enjoying life and relaxing. If you think Star would make a wonderful companion in your home, please fill out an application.
Silas is a 2 ½ year old American Staffordshire Mix who loves human affection. He adores being close to his people and will wiggle his way into any space beside you. He also loves going for walks, and is still learning not to pull on a leash. He loves car rides and gets very excited if he thinks he is going somewhere fun like a fenced field to run in.
While Silas loves all people, he is a little more particular about his furry friends. He plays really well with his foster brother and sister and has made some doggie friends but has also overwhelmed some pups with his initial “hellos”. He does calm down nicely after a couple minutes and can enjoy some play time.
Silas has been great around the house, he is crated while we are out, mostly because he is eating special food to help with his tummy troubles and he will get into his foster brother and sister food given the chance.
Silas has some food allergies which are still a work in progress. He is currently on a high quality kibble and we are introducing new foods and treats as he is able to tolerate them. Long term it probably means he will need to stick to a high quality diet. Luckily, he does not require any medication for this.
Silas is available for adoption!! If you think he would make a great companion for your home, please fill out an application!
From: Modern Dog Magazine
Coco – a former ASDR foster dog.
Spring is the season for being outdoors. For many that means slipping on their rubber boots and gloves, grabbing their shovel, and planting seeds in the hope of an ample garden in the near future. While preparing your plot, it’s important to take steps to ensure that it’s safe for your pets to enjoy as well.
“When planting your garden it is important to note that there are numerous house and garden plants which can be toxic to animals,” said James Barr, Assistant Professor at the Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. “Some include brunfelsia, oleander, and even lilies.” Brunfelsia, also known as the “yesterday, today & tomorrow” plant, causes convulsive seizures in dogs, while cycads, low growing palm trees used indoors and outdoors, are toxic to the liver of dogs and they trend to chew on the roots. “When the liver is contaminated, the dog’s body stops producing the normal clotting factors and the dog starts bleeding excessively. This can progress to the point where the dog bleeds to death,” said Barr. While brunfelsia and cycads have not been known to cause problems in cats, lilies are especially harmful to them. Once ingested, cats develop symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, depression, and will stop eating altogether. “Once ingested, the cat must be treated by a veterinarian, preferably within 24 hours and not later than 48 hours,” said Barr. “The toxin(s) present in the lilies are very toxic to the kidneys.” Kolanchoe is a house plant that is known to be toxic. It contains a chemical which is similar to the human heart medication, digoxin. “The garden plant oleander also contains digoxin-like compounds. Both kolanchoe and oleander can be toxic to all animals, including dogs and cats, if ingested,” said Barr.
Spring is a great time to enjoy the outdoors. Taking the time to make sure that everything you put in your yard is safe for your pet will ensure this time is special for the entire family.
Diego came as one of the dogs from California – he’s 2 years old and is very human focused – he was in the shelter there since October and arrived here in February – so he was in the shelter there for a long time – he was an owner surrender and we don’t know know why he was surrendered.
He is house trained and very sweet but is dog selective. Some dogs he loves, some he doesn’t. He has not been tested with cats or children. Diego loves to be held and cuddled. He would be very happy if he had someone’s lap to sit in just about all the time – he also likes to cuddle in the bed all the time and sleeps on his foster mom’s pillow.
Diego is very small – he is under 10 pounds. He has some issues around collars and he doesn’t walk well on a leash, he just freezes up, but he loves to be carried around.
*****DIEGO HAS BEEN ADOPTED*****
Dillon is an approximately 2 year old Chihuahua who weighs in at 14 lbs. He will chase cats and is scared of large dogs, but is ok with smaller ones. He will not go to a home with young children as he has fear aggression issues.
Dillon will need a home who understands his fears and is willing to work with him on them. He likes to go on walks, and will go down stairs, but not up them! He is house trained, but will mark his territory when he first arrives.
Are you the kind, understanding a patient person that can give Dillon the love he needs?
Spike is a sweet intelligent 6 month old long haired chihuahua/pom. He is a ball of energy whose curious antics keep us laughing. He spends his days playing with toys and loves his daily walks. He will play with you or will entertain himself, but he does like to be with his peeps. He starts the night tucked in our bed and then likes to go to his crate in our room so he can rest comfortably in his own space. He travels well in the car and has not met a peep, pup or kitty he does not like. Spike is currently working on his toilet training in his new home and is responding well. Prepare to turn to jelly when he wraps his little spotted paws around your neck and proceeds to kiss your face all over. Spike loves to “use his voice” so apartment dwelling is not for him. Although he likes children he can only share his home with children over 12 due to his 3 kg size. Spike is neutered, micro chipped, needled and ready to go to his forever home.
*****SPIKE HAS BEEN ADOPTED*****
As the warmer weather is coming (we promise) here is an article from Modern Dog Magazine.
DIY Eat: Treat Pops
Make your own healthy, dog-approved frozen treats
Fill small paper Dixie cups three-quarters full with desired filling:
• For Fish Pops: just use the water from tinned fish, such as tuna or salmon
• For Fruit Pops: cut up a couple of different fruits (such as apples, bananas, apricots, peaches cantelope) and blend. Optional – mix in a bit of yogurt
Place a dog cookie in the cup for extra fun.
Freeze until solid.
Peel off the paper cup and feed the frozen “pop” to your canine friend.
Matty is a 6 month old boy who just a wonderful kitty! He was found on a doorstep, he was freezing cold and very thin. Matty was taken in by a volunteer and has been given lots of yummy food to help him grow and is now a healthy boy. He is currently being fostered with a small dog and loves to play with her. He can be a bit shy upon meeting but he warms up very quickly. Matty is litter box trained, has had his boosters and is also neutered. Matty’s adoption fee is $50.00. If you think you could be Matty’s forever home, please email: email@example.com.
Simba is well-behaved in the house and LOVES his crate. He naps in a crate (with the door open) all the time in his foster house. He even runs into his crate to watch from a safe spot when someone enters the house and the rest of the dogs all run to the door. Like many Pomeranians, Simba likes to bark when he is excited. He comes when called and can sit and shake a paw on command.
Simba is not used to being brushed and is learning to overcome his fear of grooming in his foster home. Although he has NOT bitten that we know of, he easily could unless his new family continues to GENTLY work on grooming him a little bit every day. Being a Pomeranian, this task cannot be avoided and will be absolutely necessary on a constant basis. Knotted fur hurts!
Although we believe Simba is house trained in a basic sense, he has been ‘marking’ every now and again in his foster home. He was neutered very recently and had been living with other intact dogs before coming into care, so we believe that the marking will disappear over the next month as his hormones dissipate.
Simba is a quirky, interactive, cuddly dog who will bring joy to the right family.