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May ~ Southern Belle! - Black and Tan Coonhound / Doberman Pinscher / Mixed (short coat) Dog For Adoption
Black and Tan Coonhound-Doberman Pinscher Mix Dog For Adoption in Caldwell, NJ, USA

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Organization Name: Rescue Haven Foundation
Location: Caldwell, NJ
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Breed: Black and Tan Coonhound-Doberman Pinscher Mix
Gender: Female Female
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May ~ Southern Belle!

Age: Adult
Color/Markings: Black with Tan, Yellow or Fawn
Size at Maturity: Large
Availability Date: 06/03/2017
Location: Caldwell, NJ 07006
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Tags: Black and Tan Coonhound-Doberman Pinscher Mix Dog For Adoption in Caldwell, NJ, USA
Physical Attributes
Coat Length Short
Altered Yes
Behavioral Characteristics
OK with Kids Yes
OK with Dogs No
OK with Cats No
Activity Level Moderately Active
Obedience Training Has Basic Training
Other
  • Crate Trained
  • Good in a Car
  • Likes to Be in Your Lap
Personality
Personality Characteristics
  • Playful
  • Affectionate
  • Eager to Please
Additional Information
Was the Dog Found No
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Posted Breed: Black and Tan Coonhound / Doberman Pinscher / Mixed (short coat). May’s Woof-Facts Adores people and is amazing with children - great family girl Perfect balance of playfulness and cuddle-bug Practices ideal household etiquette Prefers to be the only pet in the home Some Things About May Hi y’all, my name is Mayberry – but they call me May for short. We think the nickname May is just darling, so we are sticking to it. I’m a 5-year-old, 60-lb hound mix, who has an irresistible smile. I’m as pretty and well-mannered as a debutante. And I love being around people and will be a great fit for a home that has children. I’m described as having the perfect energy level. With an equal admiration of playing and snuggling, I make sure that my day is balanced with them both. May’s Background So I’m FernDog’s exclusive Southern gal! I was rescued from a high-kill shelter in rural Georgia, where I was a volunteer favorite. I’m small town girl who was found as a stray, roaming those old country roads by my lonesome. When the shelter became full and my future was uncertain, FernDog gave me the gift of a new life -- bless their heart! It seems like I had a family of my own in my past, as I was spayed when I ended up at the shelter, but we’re not sure what happened. Great thing is, this made it very easy for me to adjust to my new FernDog foster family, and I’ve been winning everyone over in the Northeast with my Southern Hospitality ever since. Here’s What My Foster Family Says About Me I’ve truly bonded with my foster family. Adoringly, they say that sometimes I like to invade their personal space -- in a precious way, of course, which they truly enjoy. I LOVE all people! And I am AMAZING with children! When the kids are playing, running around and making noise (like kids do), it doesn’t bother me one bit – I just stay calm and simply CHERISH them. I walk nicely on a leash but can get a bit excited when I see another doggie. I do currently live with two dogs in my foster home, and I enjoy their companionship. In my forever home though, I’d prefer to be the only canine in the house (this way, you’ll only have one space invader (lick-lick). Having a fenced-in yard for fun and frolic would be just my icing on the cake. When I get super enthusiastic, I use all the will-power I have to keep all four of my paws on the ground, and I act like a perfect lady. And when I receive a compliment, I beam with a respectable pride! My foster mom thinks this Southern Charmer may have even taken ballet lessons while living down south because whenever she brings me my meals, I do these adorable 360-degree spins with incredible finesse (woof-woof). May’s Forever Family Are you ready to have this Southern Belle become part of your family? I promise to make your heart go pit-a-pat every day! Finding my forever home would make me so ecstatic, that I’d show you my ballet spins, keeping all four of my paws on the ground, while looking into your eyes and beaming with pride! Please contact FernDog if you’d like to see a preview of my performance!

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    • Boxer-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Caldwell, NJ, USA

      Petunia ~ F...

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      Breed: Boxer-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Female Female
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Boxer / Mixed (short coat). Petunia’s Woof-Facts: Female, boxer-mix, two-three years old, 56 lbsKisses and belly rubs a must! And playtime with my toys (love them)!Enjoys making friends with humans and other caninesHas interacted wonderfully with children over ten years oldHigh energy, thrives on having a routineCrate trained — no messes and rarely barksKnows commands, such as paw, sit, stay and high-five – needs continued trainingWalks well on a leash, yet can get excited and start to pull and nip at the leash – learning how to strut her stuff with finesseCheck me out at #pickpetunia   Quick Introduction to Petunia I’m Petunia – a total doll-face who’s addicted to love! When I first meet people, it takes only a minute for me to sniff them out, make sure they’re soon-to-be friends, before I lay on some of my flower-power loving. Before you know it, I flop right on my back, begging ever so sweetly for my favorite thing of all time – BELLY RUBS! A close-and-running second to belly rubs are KISSES, but like any good girl, kisses may not happen after knowing you for only one minute. Don’t fret though, they’re not long behind, and they are also required (both giving and receiving) as part of our ever-lasting relationship. I’m full-of-fun-and-energy, smart, and sweet. I’m also an expert at the sport of zoomies! Keep reading to learn more about me and all my favorite things (hint: TOYS!).     Petunia’s Background I had a family once, and they gave me up – brought me to an inner-city shelter when they found out they were having a baby. I was scared and nervous during this transition, yet still remained sweet and snuggly. This Petunia started to bloom again when I was taken under the wings of Rescue Haven Foundation. A volunteer from the organization saw my photo and story on the animal shelter’s web site, wanted to help, and soon became my foster mom. What’s followed since have been hearts full of love and a home full of care as we’ve embarked on this journey together of finding my real forever home. Petunia’s Typical Day in Foster Home In addition to my foster mom, I live in a home with a canine foster brother named Jaxon, and we get along well. I sleep in my crate at night and am a really good girl –- I enjoy having some crate-time in my routine as it gives me time to relax and refresh. In the mornings as soon as we wake up, we go outside to take care of business – I actually do my peeps and poops at the same time (I guess I’m trying to be efficient, LOL). Then my foster mom, foster furry brother and I take a 40-minute walk. (Note to self: bring more bags on our walk because I may poop again). When we get home from our walk, we chill out for about a half hour, and during that time, I’m happy to follow my foster mom around the house and admire what she’s doing – although our house is always full of sunshine, it’s fun being her shadow sometimes. Next it’s breakfast, and we also use this time for training and/or enrichment toys – to continue my learning. It also tires me out a bit to prepare me for crate time. Right before my foster mom gets ready to leave for work, she takes me out for one last peep before I go into my crate with a yummy stuffed Kong while she’s at work. I do just fine in my crate, and when she returns, we do somewhat of a replay of our morning routine. However, our walk takes about half the time, and we use the other half for a different type of exercise, like playing fetch (oh boy) – burns off some of my girl-power energy — prior to eating dinner and winding down for the evening. I do enjoy our walks, but playtime overrules for me – I love my toys (every single one of them)! Sometimes I can get a bit overexcited when playing with my furry foster brother, so my foster mom closely watches us and uses treats to divert me when needed. She’s set up a great routine for me, which I really thrive on, and would need to continue to have a routine in my forever home. As mentioned earlier, I shyly admit that I do love kisses… to be truthful I’m kind of a kiss monster. Yup, I’ll beg for belly rubs and kisses from my loved ones… especially when we are relaxing on the couch at night and watching TV. Don’t fret, if you don’t initiate the belly rubs and kisses, I’ll take my paw, make contact with your hand or arm, and quite frankly, place my face right near yours. All of these are BIG HINTS for: I WANT BELLY RUBS AND KISSES! So, please oblige, and note to self: Planting a kiss on my forehead and muzzle are the way to go! Petunia’s Forever Home One of the symbolisms for my name is: Our desire to spend time with someone because you find their company soothing and peaceful.Those are certainly things we can bring to each other’s lives. I will also offer you lots of energy, love, cuddles and more! I’ll need my forever person to continue with my training and help make it a fun experience. I’m a smart and fast learner and excel with positive feedback, so it can be fulfilling for both of us. We feel I’d do well in a home with or without another doggie friend so I’m flexible there. We found that I like being part of the action, so a household with lots going on could be just fine, or I can plant myself easily at a home similar in activity to my current foster home. Again, I can fit and grow into a number of household environments. If it’s me you pick as your very own precious flower, we want to make sure you’ll provide me with a lifetime commitment of the nurturing I deserve – including some of my favorite things, like belly rubs, kisses, toys and then some. If all you’ve read here is bringing sunshine to your life, please fill out an adoption application with Rescue Haven and ask for your flower girl, Petunia.
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    • Bull Terrier-Pointer Mix Dog For Adoption in Caldwell, NJ, USA

      Griff ~ Boyf...

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      Breed: Bull Terrier-Pointer Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Bull Terrier / Pointer / Mixed. Griffin’s Woof-Facts Male, pointer/bull terrier-mix, approximately 3 yrs old, 65 lbsUrgently needs a foster and forever homeExuberates happiness; friendly to every person he meets; kisses and hugs, most def!Handsome as heck, oh my!Tons of fun! Tons of energy! Tons of love!Longs to by you one and only!Shows off his commands like a rock star!   Quick Introduction to Griffin Hey there, I’m Griffin, and you can call me Griff if you’d like (that’s what all my peeps call me)! I’m currently in need of a foster home and a forever home, so I’m here to let you know more about me so we can make that happen! I’ve been in boarding at this wonderful full service pet center called K9 Nanni (k9nanni.com), and they are taking amazing care of me. They’ve come to find that I’m a great doggie guest! I love all the people I meet, enjoy going on our walks, and keep a very clean kennel. Despite all this good stuff, I’m really looking for a foster or forever home so I can have a place of my own to call “home” and be the center of someone’s universe!   As we all can see, I’m one handsome doggie. But keep in mind, I’m not one of those shallow guys who’s all fluff and no stuff. I have a lot of depth that goes along with this George Clooney exterior. If I were a human, I could see women describing me as “the guy they’ve been waiting for all their lives” or telling their friends that I’m “boyfriend material”. And here are some of the reasons why…   I’m open and accepting, pretty much right off the bat. I’m happy and truly love life. I’m friendly to people, one and all. I love hugs and kisses (giving and getting). I’m smart. I respond well to training – just make sure to give me a little praise, and I’m all yours! When I’m with you, I’m not distracted (like thinking of my fantasy football league or something). I am always present in the moment. And I’m very comfortable making eye contact. When I look at you, it’s like I’ve known you forever.     Griff’s Foster or Forever Home So after reading this quick synopsis of me, what do you think? Seriously, how can you resist? A guy like me may only come around once in a lifetime. Do you think I’m your Mr. Right? If so, and you’d like to welcome me into your home for a foster or forever situation, please contact Rescue Haven as soon as possible and fill out an adoption application. Make sure to let them know that you’re asking about Griff, the soon-to-be center of your universe!
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    • American Staffordshire Terrier-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Caldwell, NJ, USA

      Baby Boy ~ B...

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      Breed: American Staffordshire Terrier-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: American Staffordshire Terrier / Mixed (medium coat). Baby Boy’s Woof-Facts Male, staffy-blend, approximately 3 ½ years old, 45 lbs Absolutely loves little dogs; gets along well with cats; learning to be comfortable around big dogs Happy go lucky and sweet boy — loves women, currently a wee-bit nervous around men Crate-trained and house-broken Super smart — listens well, knows some commands, needs to continue with his training Super affectionate – enjoys both giving and receiving Had a really rough past; this is the beginning of his rebirth into a great future — needs someone to give him his chance for the life he truly deserves Loves activity like walking, running, and playing – things all new to him Quick Introduction to Our Baby Boy Hi, my name is “Baby Boy”, and even though that name may have a common feel to it, I’ll tell you this — I’m not at all a commoner – I’m one exceptional dog! And I’m not a baby either — I’m actually a 3 ½-year- old, well-behaved boy on the path of learning how to be a perfect gentlemen. (PS: I actually got my name because my rescuer felt I was as sweet as a baby.) I’ll let you know that I had a really rough past, and now, thanks to a Good Samaritan who literally saved me from a terrible situation, I’m starting my life all over again. So this is my official birth announcement, as I feel I’ve been born again. And even though I’m actually not a baby, I’m excitingly learning what the good life has to offer me, and I feel like I’ve been born again — being loved and cared for; going on walks, runs, and to the park; and SQUEAKY TOYS, OH BOY, WHAT A JOY! I have so much love to give, and I’m looking for my forever mamma or dadda (or both) to help me adjust to my newfound life, provide me with the love and care I absolutely deserve, and for us to have the opportunity to become completely goo-goo-ga-ga over each other, forever and ever! This Baby Boy is here to tell you my story. But first, make sure to watch my most precious video – it’s me and my Chihuahua foster sibling, already goo-goo-ga-ga over each other – I’m sure it will make you coo just like a happy baby! Baby Boy’s Background I’m so thankful that a Good Samaritan happened to cross my path while she travelled through the big inner-city where I resided prior. She saw that my living situation was tragic, and she didn’t turn a blind eye. She took action and got me out of harm’s way so this braveheart could experience a future filled with only happiness. You see, I lived my life chained up outside. I was only 24 pounds upon my rescue –only a skeleton of where I should be – and one of my paw pads was missing. Please know that, although I’ve come from a difficult background, to say the least, I’ve actually come around really well in only a short period of time, and it’s only getting better. Welcome to my rebirth, the start of my journey to a lifetime of joy! Baby Boy’s Typical Day in His New Temporary Home I’m currently living with the Good Samaritan who saved me – I call her my Rescue Mamma! It’s only been a few weeks since we’ve been together, and she says I’m already doing great! She has a couple of jobs and works different shifts, and I’ve adjusted to her schedule real quickly. When she’s home, I have free roam of the house, along with the other small doggies that I currently live with. I love those little critters, and I’m told I’m very tender and caring with them. When Rescue Mamma is at work, I stay in my crate like a really good boy – I like my crate and go right in it when she tells me to. I’m eating well and have gained the weight I’ve needed (I’m now up to 45 lbs – YAY). {Betty, did he go from 24 to 45 lbs in only three weeks?} When we are home, we all hang out on the couch, play, and give and receive our combined lovin’. We also go on walks and to the park – I really enjoy experiencing these things, and getting regular exercise is great for me as I like the activity. I’m so happy to be learning all about what life actually feels like being with amazing people and affectionate furry friends in a wonderful home-life situation. Baby Boy’s Medical I’m neutered, up-to-date on vaccinations, and have received treatment for my injured paw. It felt so good to finally receive proper medical care. My pediatrician (oh, I mean my veterinarian – hee-hee) told me that I was very friendly and such a good boy while he was caring for me. I’m all healed up and ready-to-go to my forever home. Oh, I’m missing my two front teeth, but that doesn’t trouble me in the least. They weren’t my baby teeth, they were my big-boy teeth – but I still eat my food plenty okie dokie without them! Living with Baby Boy As mentioned previously, I love small dogs, and I get along well with cats. I’m a ladies man, as I especially love women! I’m a wee-bit nervous around men, and I’m learning to be more comfortable amongst large dogs — we are working on these things and making progress. My Rescue Mamma hasn’t seen me around children yet because she doesn’t have any little humans in the home – her children are adult-age, and I get along well with them — but we can have me evaluated in that situation and let you know – check back for an update! Baby Boy’s Forever Home As you’ve read, I have so much love to give, and I’m ready to look for my forever parent(s) who will love and care for me all around… continue to teach me things, take me on walks and hikes, engage in playtime together, and help me adjust to my rebirth into this miraculous new life! If you become my lucky parent(s), Rescue Haven’s volunteers will make an announcement kind of like this: “Congratulations on your new Baby Boy!” And instead of handing out baby rattles and cigars, we can give out Kong’s and yummy doggie treats in celebration of “ME”, your bundle of joy. And I promise, you won’t have to do that baby-talk thing with me… (but, if you insist, I really won’t mind, goo-goo-ga-ga, such a good boy)! Please fill out an application with Rescue Haven, and make sure you put my name, Baby Boy, on the birth certificate (woof)!
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    • American Pit Bull Terrier-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Caldwell, NJ, USA

      Spring ~ Sun...

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      Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier / Mixed (short coat). Spring’s Woof-Facts Female, mixed breed, 8 years old, 55 lbs Triple-A-Amazing: Affectionate, Athletic, Academic Buddha-belly rubs a MUST! Well-behaved, housebroken, knows many commands; prefers having free roam of designated area of house but can stay in her crate if needed Does well with other dogs of comparable size with slow introductions; no cats or small animals A home with teenagers is recommended as fast movements of younger kids can cause her to be confused and bark a bit Quick Introduction to Spring Spring is always in the air when I’m by your side, and that’s because my name is actually Spring! I’m a really good girl, and when I say that, it’s not just smoke and mirrors — I’ve been the recipient of a Good Citizens Certificate. But don’t fret, I’m not just a boring goody-two-shoes. I have a spunky and goofy side too. You know that song, “Sunshine in my eyes, makes me happy” – well those lyrics really speak to me. Sometimes, when my foster family is cleaning the house, they’ll peak around to see what I’m doing, and they’ll find me in my bed, in the upside-down position on my back, basking in the sun – feels so radiant! At night, when my foster family is relaxing on the couch, I make it a point to flop myself on my back and then rest my head right on their legs – my sign for “belly rubs please!” Oh, and I guess you can tell that I’m somewhat or a back-sleeper! So please read on to learn more about my sunny-side-up-self. Spring’s Background I lived in a home with my incredibly loving human mommy and my canine boyfriend for several years – she had rescued me from a shelter, and I was living the good life! Then my world was completely turned upside down when my mom suddenly passed away and I lost my canine pal too. At first, I didn’t understand what was really happening. My mom’s family helped me through a transition process, and little by little they explained everything to me. I stayed in our home, and one family member would visit me every day to take care of me, while simultaneously trying to find me a new forever family. After months of waiting, there was no sign of a new family for me (terribly sad!). Rescue Haven stepped right in, and a miracle happened – they had a foster family who was willing to move into my house in order to care for me. And they promised to find me a forever home. My deceased mom’s prayers were answered when this happened, I know that for sure! Spring’s Typical Day in Foster Home I guess you can say I’m a morning person – I wake up raring to go! The first thing I do is give my foster family a big smile – in doggie language, that’s my way of communicating a delightful “GOOD MORNING!” Next, I eat my breakfast with gusto, and then it’s time for our morning walk — I truly enjoy getting fresh air on our walks and exploring the world around me. When we return, I lounge around while my foster family gets ready for work and school. I know my beloved mom who crossed over the rainbow bridge is looking down on me with relief and pure joy that I am living a wonderful life together with my foster parents. After a long day of work and school, I greet my foster family at the door upon their return with a tail wagging with glee. Once they settle in, I shower them with lots of hugs and kisses before venturing out for our second walk of the day – I love our walks! When we return and after I eat my dinner, I sit with my human foster brother while his mom and I help him with his homework. I’ve gotten straight A’s for knowing my commands, so why not try to help my li’l bro with his homework — makes perfect sense to me! Then one more walk of the day before night-time cuddles and nighty-night. I have to say that by living with my foster family after several months of uncertainty, I can now rest my head peacefully. Living with Spring I live with my foster mom and dad, and a super-cool 5-year-old human foster brother. Through the process of slow introductions, it seems I’d do well in a home with another dog about my size or larger, who is well socialized. The fast movement of little kids can confuse me and cause me to bark a bit so it’s best to not go in that direction. However, we feel I’d thrive in a home with teenagers, so that could be an awesome experience for all of us! I do have this thing for chasing squirrels and small animals, so a home with no cats or small animals is the way to go. Spring’s Medical I’m one of the spunkiest 8-year-old doggies you’ll meet, and my health is tip-top! I’m accustomed to a K/O diet, eating the yummy Zignature Kangaroo brand. Spring’s Forever Home Spring is always in the air when you’re with me! I’ll bring all kinds of warmth to your life with my sunny-side-up personality! My morning-person gusto will kick-off each day with pure joy. I love to walk, love to play, love to learn and love to love. Sounds like the perfect combination! Will you be the one to make my dreams (and my deceased mom’s) come true by giving me a forever home? I sure hope so! If you feel we’re the perfect combination, love plus me and you, please fill out an adoption application with Rescue Haven Foundation.
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    • American Pit Bull Terrier-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Caldwell, NJ, USA

      Domino ~ A G...

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      Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Pit Bull Terrier / Mixed. Domino’s Woof-Facts: Male, mix-breed, ~3 years old, and 75 lbs Fun and enthusiastic fella; active yet controlled lifestyle would be ideal Sits well, gives paw, walks great on a leash (watch my video!) Needs person who’s ready to provide continued training and socialization; he’s a smart boy who loves to learn Keeps his kennel clean while in boarding Needs adult-only home and be your one and only true canine love. Tough exterior, mushy interior (like most men – ruff!) Loving foster home needed. Quick introduction of Domino Oh-oh Domino here! How ya doin’? I’m real good! Much better now that the Rescue Haven volunteers are giving me this crazy little thing called love every day. Boy, does that feel nice! I’m a studly guy – kind of bold and beautiful – you know what I mean? So even though I can come across as having somewhat of a tough exterior, I do have a softer side. You see, I didn’t receive much love in the past, but now that it’s being incorporated into my daily life, it feels great, and we’re working on breaking down my walls and transforming me into more of a mush as time progresses. I’m kind of like this: friendly but not overly affectionate, macho outside with a softer inside; independent but like having my people around; need training but am smart and thrive with guidance.: I’m a real guys-guy, I know you get it!} To that point though, we feel an ideal forever home would be for me to find my best bud — a bromance – you know, a best-friend male-bonding experience. It would be so cool to hang with my forever buddy, and his friends too – we can go on walks, take trips to the park, play controlled fetch, and hang out at home watching football (or your sport of choice). I’m a strong fella, and I know my best bud will be too, so that works out perfectly when we are engaging in our excursions of life. So now what we need to do is find the right best buddy for me – my guy! We’ll have some work we’ll need to do together, but I’m ready, willing and able! My enthusiastic, goofy and smart characteristics will all make it exciting, fun and productive. I’m up for the game, are you? Domino’s Background My past is kind of hard to believe. I was found all by myself in the basement of an abandoned house in an inner-city – how I got there is everyone’s best guess. Some neighbors saw me there and were throwing food through a window so I wouldn’t starve – this went on for about a month (big ugh). Then some construction workers saw me and quickly took action. They contacted Rescue Haven, and I was immediately rescued and brought to their partner animal hospital. To everyone’s surprise, I was in excellent health! I was overly energetic, kind of like bouncing off the walls (not literally, but you know what I mean). I think a lot of dogs who were left in that situation would have reacted in a similar fashion… I was lucky to have lived through that experience. Thank God for windows and construction workers, is all I can say (woof)! Living with Domino As mentioned above, I’ll need to live in an adult-only home and be your one and only canine pal. Since my rescue, I’ve been boarding at Rescue Haven’s partner animal hospital and am getting lots of attention and walks from the staff and volunteers. I’m doing well there, however, we feel that once I’m in a real-home environment, I’ll continue to blossom into the He-Man we all know I’m capable of becoming with the love, care and stability I will receive from my forever buddy. Domino’s Forever Home Here’s a guy’s favorite part of an equation – closing the deal, so I’ll get right down to it. Do you think I can be your best buddy for life? Are you up for some of the challenges as we both work together, as well as all the fun we’ll have together being guy’s guys? If so, please fill out an adoption application with Rescue Haven. You can let them know that you are one typical guy looking to spend his life with another (doesn’t matter that your human and I’m canine – boys will be boys)!
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    • American Staffordshire Terrier-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Caldwell, NJ, USA

      Kale ~ Faith...

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      Breed: American Staffordshire Terrier-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: American Staffordshire Terrier / Mixed (short coat). As I started saying, I came from a very unhappy and unhealthy situation where I wasn’t taken care of at all. It was the recent animal hoarding case in Hopatcong, NJ– you may have heard about it. I was rescued amongst 46 other dogs. It was such a huge relief to get out of that environment when FernDog took me and some of my furry housemates under their wing (one other dog they rescued, we think is my daughter, Chickpea — we look a lot alike and are both super-cute). FernDog had a DNA test done for me, and it showed that I’m part staffie, part sheltie, and a 50 percent mix of some others. Now, even though I’m still very afraid of a lot of things given my background, I also have a peace and happiness about me, knowing that I am safe and on my way to a life filled with good health, great care and loving people. Kale in his Foster Home I’ve recently been living in a foster home, and I’ve already fallen in love with my foster mom. I feel so good when I’m right by her side, and I like to give her my affection, with cuddles and sweet kisses. I’m learning to be comfortable with the other humans in my household and those who come to visit. I’m adjusting to it all, as it’s a work-in-progress. My foster mom says it’s heartwarming to see me beginning to trust new people more and more. I have canine companions in my foster home too, and I’m so happy to have these furry friends around me every day. I learn from them, and they seem to give me the additional confidence that I need as I adjust to my new life and my foster home. I’m learning how to play with them, we go on walks together, and I even take afternoon naps with them sometimes (by the way, I do have my own bed, but at times it’s just more cozy to share a bed with one of my furry pack members). I’m learning commands quickly; I’m just about housebroken; and I’ll do just about anything for a yummy treat (how did I go through the first three years of my life without them!). My walking-on-a-leash skills are good; I love to run and play fetch, and I get so much joy when my foster mom takes me in the yard, so I can run around and play. It was a first for me to feel the wind in my face and the grass at my feet, and it was totally awesome! My little curly tail wags more often each day as I move ahead with my progress. As you can tell, my new world is so exciting, but everything is very new. Therefore, I need an understanding and dedicated owner and household, who can continue to lead me into a life of learning, adjusting and moving forward – we’ll be in this work-in-progress together, building a wonderful forever! Living with Kale I’ve only been in a foster home for a short while, so we’ll tell you what we know so far and then add to this as time progresses. I like other dogs and would seem to thrive in a home with furry siblings, as they can help show me the way. I need a cat-free home, and at this point we think a home without children is preferred. As far as my forever person, I’ll need an experienced dog owner who is committed to my ongoing training so I can continue to learn more things about this great new world and understand how I fit into the whole picture. A home environment with a fenced-in yard would be ideal so we can run and play and get additional exercise together. And great news, FernDog training support is available by phone or face-to-face (depending on the adopters location) by our certified volunteer dog trainers Medical Needs FernDog brought me to their awesome vet right after my rescue to make sure my medical needs were taken care of. I was a good boy there, and I was neutered so that’s behind me. I am taking some anti-anxiety medication to help me assimilate into my new life. We find this also assists me with my progress in training and has been a helpful tool. It may simply be a temporary need until I adjust more fully to my new routine. Kale’s Forever Home Could I be your little wonder, your sidekick? I’m an incredibly deserving dog who desires to move away from my past and thoroughly embrace the present as well as the future with someone who understands me and realizes that life is a work-in-progress for us all. Are you my angel, the one who is the perfect match to take this journey with me… someone who will make the commitment of showing me the way? If so, please contact FernDog. I’ll surely be your faithful and loving companion, dedicated to you — now and forever. Neither of us will ever be lonely and unloved again.
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      American Staffordshire Terrier-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Caldwell, NJ, USA