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

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Organization Name: FernDog Rescue Foundation
Location: Caldwell, NJ 07006
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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: 12/31/2016
Location: Caldwell, NJ 07006
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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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    • American Staffordshire Terrier-Jack Russell Terrier Mix Dog For Adoption in Caldwell, NJ

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      Breed: American Staffordshire Terrier-Jack Russell Terrier Mix
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Young
      Location: Caldwell, NJ
      Posted Breed: American Staffordshire Terrier / Jack Russell Terrier / Mixed. Hera’s Woof-Facts Female, American Staff/Russell-mix, ~3 years old, 35 lbs A sweetheart, affectionate and easy-going Displays nothing short of royal etiquette while walking on a leash Well-trained and housebroken; prefers not to be confined to a crate Has attended pack walks, adoption events and met other dogs while on-leash Has met gentle children aged 4 to 12 while she was on-leash and has done well, but has not been assessed in a home with children Quick Introduction to Hera Greetings, I’m Hera, and I have an interesting name. It conjures up so many powerful personas. It refers to the goddess of marriage and family, to a queen, a hero and even more. Of course, it would be delightful to be called your goddess, your queen and your hero – and I can be all that! But when you get right down to it, all I really want is to be your love. So please make sure to check out my photos and videos on this web page – and take a close look at my right-side-view – you’ll see I have these super-adorable markings on my fur. They’re two big brown circles (au natural), and I call them my circles of love. One circle is for you, and one is for me. Now, all we have to do is find each other. Then, together, we will form our full circle of love. P.S. Look a bit closer, it’s not a coincidence that those two brown circles of love I just told you about seem to join together to form the shape of a heart! True story… I am a goddess who has LOVE written all over me. (Oh, one more thing, as if I didn’t have enough circles in my world already—see how simply beautiful I look in my polka-dot dress the volunteers bought for me—I call it my goddess wardrobe ~woof!) Hera’s Background The day after Thanksgiving, I was found as a stray and brought to a large inner-city shelter. The staff soon fell in love with me. My tail was always wagging for them, and I was excited to see them each and every day. After about a month, my Christmas miracle happened. Rescue Haven saved me from a future that was becoming uncertain, and I thank my lucky spots that I became part of their rescue. I was such a good girl right from the start that I kept hearing the volunteers say, “She must have been someone’s dog.” Well, we have absolutely no idea how I ended up at the shelter, but we are certain that with Rescue Haven, I’m now on the path to a phenomenal future. Some Things About Hera We are urgently searching for a foster home for me until we find my forever home, so that I can become accustomed to living in a home environment. In the meantime, I’m boarding at a wonderful doggie daycare facility. The staff there gives me attention, playtime (fetch is one of my favs) and love. They say I’m a sweetheart, who’s fairly mellow and loves to snuggle, and they would all like to see me have a home of my own. I’m smart, too, and already know many commands -- like sit, drop it, wait -- and I strut my stuff when walking on a leash like I’m on the red carpet (smooth as silk) with no pulling at all. I redirect my attention to the person who is walking me easily when needed (rather than fixating on distractions), and I love food and toys (absolutely no issues there). When I’ve stayed at a volunteer’s home, one of the first things I’ve done is jump right into a doggie bed that she had for me – it’s was like having my very own comfy throne, and I enjoyed it! I have been to a few adoption events recently, and everyone said my inner-goddess shone through (meaning, I was a very good girl)! I’ve also been well-behaved while integrated with other dogs on pack walks and meeting them at adoption events. I’m still learning to master the art of play around other canines so if you have another dog at home, we’d have to do a meet-and-greet to see if we were a match. I’m not a big fan of being crated, as it scares me, but we are working on this and seeing progress. Currently, I feel much more comfortable and do better without confinement. And finally, not to boast about my good looks, but seriously, can you resist all my distinct markings (in addition to the big spots mentioned earlier) – my white-and-brown fur-patterns, my many small spots, my ears, my two-faces of fabulousness – you just can’t make this stuff up! Living with Hera So far, the interactions I’ve had with other dogs while I have been on-leash have been positive. I have gone on a pack walks with many other dogs my size and enjoyed that controlled environment. I am working on off-leash play manners. I enjoy the company of my foster brothers & sisters at adoption events, as well as all the volunteers & day care family that watch over me while waiting for my forever home. I lean in for neck scratches & snuggles every chance I get! I was recently featured on News 12’s The Pet Stop, they caught news of how special I am & now I’m a local celebrity! (Yes I was wearing my outfit from my goddess wardrobe!) I was spayed and am all healed from that! I have mild hip dysplasia and a heart murmur. Rescue Haven’s vet has taken wonderful care of me, and I’m feeling great! Rescue Haven’s volunteers will tell you all about my medical history if you are interested in learning more – that stuff is a little bit over my head! Hera’s Foster and Forever Home To bring us back to where we began, another origin of my name comes from the word “haireo”, which means “to be chosen”. And that’s exactly what I’m waiting for at this point in time – to be “chosen” by someone who will make me part of their home, their family. I’ll be their goddess, their queen, their hero… ultimately, their love. If you find my big brown spots and all my other qualities simply irresistible, please submit an application to Rescue Haven immediately, and together, we can form our heart-shaped circle of love.
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    • Bullypit Dog For Adoption in Caldwell, NJ

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      Breed: Bullypit
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Young
      Location: Caldwell, NJ
      Posted Breed: American Bulldog / American Pit Bull Terrier / Mixed (short coat). Lydia’s Woof-Facts Female, American Bully/Pitbull-Terrier mix, 11 months old, 45 lbs Gets along well with other dogs, likes to engage in play Enjoys being around children — gets a little excited so working on keeping all four paws on the ground Crate-trained; just about house broken — super smart and getting the hang of things super-quick Would do well in a variety of situations; family with activity in the household would be ideal Loves cuddling in your lap, belly rubs and playing with her toys – tennis balls are her fav! Quick Introduction to Lydia Hi, I’m Lydia, and I’m like laughter in the rain (happy emoji). You see, I’m known to bring joy to those who come into my world. And even though I can’t speak a word of English (note: I’m very well versed in doggie talk), they say I’m really funny and that I excel at making my human companions laugh. I’m not only Rescue Haven’s resident comedian, I’m also a sweet-snuggler, lap-cuddler and sports enthusiast (tennis is my preferred sport). I’m a big fan of tennis balls, and when the U.S. Open decides to use doggies to retrieve balls instead of the typical ball boys (as they excitingly debuted at the Brazil Open), I believe I will be the perfect candidate! Would you like a canine companion who will bring joy and laughter into your life, day-in and day-out? Come on, I know you have a good sense of humor! So please read on… as they say, “laughter is the best medicine” (snort, snort)! Lydia’s Background I was given to a local inner-city shelter by my owners (sad emoji). Why, you ask? Well, as a puppy, I was left in a crate for extended periods of time every day and never trained properly. So my prior owners felt they couldn’t house-break me because of their busy schedules. When it comes right down to it, all I really needed was proper structure, guidance, and quality time with loving humans, and in a snap, I’ve pretty much got this house-breaking thing down-pat – in record-breaking time, I may add. Also, when I was first rescued and doing normal doggie things, my paws were bleeding because I wasn’t used to being walked (another sad emoji) – I had just been cooped up in my crate for most of my days! So it was pure joy when Rescue Haven found me, and I was able to transition to a better life! Now, my paws are all better, I love exploring on our walks, and spending time with my humans is simply awesome! We enjoy each other’s company immensely, and again, as they say, “life is truly better when you’re laughing”! Lydia’s Typical Day in Foster Home When my day begins, I start if off with a big smile and a tail wag (OK, it’s more of a full body wag, let me reveal the whole truth)! I’m pretty wiggly-jiggly and filled with puppy energy, and I’m super happy to see everyone in the family and give them my fun-filled “good morning” greeting. We spend a few minutes outside so I can do my morning business, and then we’re ready to begin the day with some playtime! Tennis balls (of course, my fav!), a game of tug, chew toys — love all of these activities! After about an hour, it’s time for a breakfast of champions. And I eat my breakfast as only a tennis champion would… I swear, it doesn’t take too long for my food to completely disappear (I know I’ve been called a comedian but a magician too? (poof, it’s all gone)! Now, it’s off for our morning walk. I live with a canine foster brother, and he joins us on our escapade. I’m learning to walk really well on a leash, and while we’re on our adventure, I like to spread my joy with the people we meet along the way, always giving them nice greetings! Sometimes, I walk with a stick in my mouth, and I have to admit, it’s pretty adorable, and people get a kick out of it! After all these fun-filled activities, I have to say, I’m ready for a recharge, so I go into my crate and take a nice nap. In the afternoons, it’s more play time for us, then later on, another disappearing food act at dinnertime, and then a nice long walk in the park or around the neighborhood. In the evenings, I enjoy playing with my toys and hanging out with my foster family. While they read or watch TV, I love to be with them, right by their feet – or even better – right in their lap, getting a belly rub (yup, I’ve also achieved the title of lap-dog). I have some toys that I chew on while chilling out with the family (point to note, I don’t chew on anything else in the house – just my chew-toys – such a good girl)! When it’s bedtime, I sleep in my crate very peacefully until our next joyful day begins. Living with Lydia I like dogs! As mentioned previously, I live in a foster home with a canine foster brother, and we get along well. He doesn’t like to play too much, but that’s OK, I don’t hold it against him, as we all have our own styles. In my forever home, if you have another dog, it would be ideal if he/she were playful just like me (and that would be awesome fun)! I really like kids, I’m just super excited when I first see them, so currently, I’m learning that I need to keep all four paws on the ground (jumping is only for when I’m retrieving my tennis balls). I haven’t been cat tested yet, but if you have a purring-feline at home, please let us know, and we can make sure I’m evaluated in that type of setting. Oh, I do like chasing squirrels, but don’t fret, I’m not a big puller on my leash (good girl, again, Miss Lydia)! Lydia’s Forever Home In closing, I’d like to sing one of my favorite tunes to you in hopes of spreading my joy and bringing you laughter. “Joy to the world, all the boys and girls now, joy to the fishes in the deep blue sea, joy to you and me.”Could you be the forever family I’m looking for? Each day, I’d love to bring you joy, make you laugh, cuddle with you, get belly rubs, and have our playtime together. I yearn for a family who will love and care for me, in a way I truly deserve. And all I want to do is to make someone happy. Could you be my happy person? If so, please fill out an application with Rescue Haven, and ask for Lydia, your “Joy to the World”.
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    • American Bulldog-American Staffordshire Terrier Mix Dog For Adoption in Caldwell, NJ

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      Breed: American Bulldog-American Staffordshire Terrier Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Young
      Location: Caldwell, NJ
      Posted Breed: American Staffordshire Terrier / American Bulldog / Mixed (short coat). Vito’s Woof-Facts Male, staffy/bulldog-mix, 4 years old, 62 lbs Affectionate, sweet-loving, well-behaved boy Plays footsie; purrs while being rubbed; loves his doggie bed Lives in foster home with another dog, and they are besties! Crate-trained, otherwise loves to be near his people Fairly low-energy level, a few walks a day work well for him Quick Introduction to Vito Ciao! I’m Vito, the Italian Stallion of Rescue Haven. Although my name is Vito, I’m not actually from Italy (I’m originally from Brooklyn-in-da-House, so I guess that’s close enough – woof)! I happen to have all the quintessential traits of a Son of Italy: I’m handsome-as-heck (beefcake status), I love great food (kibble and treats, molto buono!), my charisma is off-the-charts, and my touchy-feely affectionism has people falling head-over-heels for me! Please don’t think I’m a love-em-and-leave-em macho man, I’m quite the opposite. I guess you can say I’m more of a mamma’s boy — because I’m the kind of dog who truly loves and is devoted to his famiglia! If you haven’t fallen for me yet, here are two more things that will hopefully seal the deal: I play footsie with my foster mom (proof is in the pudding, see photo here – Vito’s version of footsie); and when she gives me doggie rubs, it feels so good that I actually purr (I guess I’m in touch with my kitty-side). We are currently looking for my purrfect family so please read on to learn more about me. Vito’s Background Unfortunately my Brooklyn experience wasn’t all that it’s cracked up to be. I somehow ended up at a large animal shelter in that borough, and I wasn’t looking or feeling my best at the time. Sadly, I was emaciated and had pneumonia. That’s when Rescue Haven found me and brought me to safety. Pronto, my new-found rescue friends got me the medical care I needed and have been feeding me well — like any good Italian mommas would! I’m feeling much better and on my way to living la dolce vita! Vito’s Typical Day in Foster Home We start our day with some exercise – my foster mom and I go on a 15-to-30-minute morning walk every day. I live with a foster doggie sister too, and she’s my DFF (doggie friend forever). Sometimes, we even go on pack walks with multiple dogs, large and small, and I love it! When we return home, it’s buon appetito-breakfast time. I’ll admit, I eat my meals with gusto (hey, if some crumbs or water happen to fall on the floor while I’m eating, I’ll make sure to slurp it up right after I’m done with my main course). While my foster mom gets ready for work – I like to stay near her and kind of be her shadow, so I can get some special time with her before she leaves for six-to-seven hours. I do fine in my crate while she’s at work for that time period, and she gives me this delicious marrow bone or another kind of treat to keep me happily occupied. When she gets back home, we enjoy our time together by going for another walk, and sometimes we go to the park. Afterward, it’s buon appetito-dinner time. In total, we go on about three walks a day – this amount of exercise seems to be an ideal balance for me – it works with my fairly low energy level and also helps with a bit of anxiety I’m currently working through where I sometimes bark and cry just a little when I miss my foster family. It’s only ‘cause I love being with them. I’m such a good boy that I never mess anything up in the house – everything is always in the right place. By about 8:30-9:00 p.m., I enjoy lounging peacefully around the house until our official bedtime comes around. At that point, I place myself comfortably on my doggie bed, right beside my foster mom’s bed, and I sleep straight through the night (buona notte)! Living with Vito I’m a lover of all people and get excited when I see and meet them. I just want to get really close to them and give them a big Italian hug, so I’m learning to keep all four paws on the ground and give nose rubs and kisses instead. I’d do well in many household situations given this loving personality — a family who is home more often than not seems to be better suited. As I mentioned briefly above, I currently live in a foster home with a canine companion. She’s a large, female, 11-year-old dog, and we get along really well. My foster mom says that I’m really good with her, as well as the other dogs I’ve met so far. So I’d do well in a home as the only dog or with a canine companion. I’m not the type of dog who loves to “play” too much with other dogs – I prefer to just “hang out” with them as well as my humans. Vito’s Medical I am just about fully recovered from my bout with pneumonia, and I’m on the mend and feeling much better. When Rescue Haven’s vet examined me thoroughly, he looked into my ears with this diagnostic tool called a “video-otoscope” (I nicknamed it my “Vito-scope” – ruff ruff). Apparently, he found out that I don’t have ear drums – most likely due to past ear infections. Since dogs are able to have sound waves transmitted through their lower jaw bone into the inner ear (so amazing, don’t you think), I will still have adequate hearing and can hear vibrations. In general, I hear my foster mom just fine, but sometimes she’ll use a higher-pitched voice or touch me to get my attention. When I was going through this medical care, my doctor said I was a champ, and always my happy self. My foster mom says that even when taking my medicine, I’m as sweet as ever. Vito’s Forever Home So, here we have it… I’m a big teddy bear looking for a forever famiglia who will love and care for me in a way that I truly deserve. My humans, who can provide me with all the love they can muster. The love I have to offer is through the roof, and we are excitingly looking for the right family deserving of my affection. If you happen to have a lifestyle that allows you to be home often, that would make this beefcake of a boy even happier! So if you are ready to play footsie, hear me purr, watch me eat my food with gusto, and give each other the mutual affection of a lifetime, please fill out an adoption application and ask for Vito, your PURRscription for happiness.
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    • American Staffordshire Terrier-Bulldog Mix Dog For Adoption in Caldwell, NJ

      Lucy ~ The L...

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      Breed: American Staffordshire Terrier-Bulldog Mix
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: Caldwell, NJ
      Posted Breed: American Staffordshire Terrier / English Bulldog / Mixed (short coat). Lucy’s Woof-Facts Female, approximately 3 years old, American Staffordshire Terrier/English Bulldog-mix, 55 lbs Loves people — has been wonderful with all adults and children she has met Specialty: smooches, butt wiggles and tail wags Eager to please and food motivated which will help in continuing her training Requires daily exercise as she is a young and athletic girl Good with dogs but can be overly playful for some No cats (unless in complete separation) – she has a prey drive! Quick introduction to Lucy Hi, I’m Lucy! You can call me Lucy Loo, Loosey-Goosey, Lucy the Love, or any other endearing name. Just make sure you say it in a high-pitched voice, and I’ll come running right to you, giving you my three favorite things: smooches, butt wiggles and tail wags. And just so you know, my smooches are especially unique, and here’s why… I have this adorable underbite, so when I attempt to plant a kiss on your face, you’ll actually feel my chin before you feel my tongue. It’s actually super-cute — my chin gets in the way just a bit at first. But don’t fret, the kiss is not too far behind, and it will be the kiss of your lifetime (big lick)! If you’d like to see lots more photos and videos of me you can follow my foster mom on Instagram at @ourpitstop, and check out my hashtag on social media: #MakeLucyLucky – you won’t be disappointed! Lucy’s Background I was wandering the streets alone, scared and hungry. I happened to see an open doorway to a building — some type of warehouse — so I decided to wander inside. There I found some nice people, and it only took 20 minutes for me to realize that I had found new friends who could provide me with care and safety. That’s when my tail started wagging and my kisses started flowing, and neither has stopped since. And I mean that literally… every photo my rescuers have taken of me features a blurry tail, which basically means it’s always in motion. I’m as happy as a clam that one doorway closed and another one magically opened when I found the people in that warehouse who came to my rescue—I am one Lucky Lucy. Lucy’s Typical Day in Foster Home I am currently living in a foster home with my foster parents, a male dog who is older and larger than me, and a cat who keeps to herself (which is a good thing because I go a little crazy chasing her when I get the chance!). In the mornings I wake up with my doggie foster brother, get out my “morning zoomies” in the yard, gobble up my breakfast (but I like my foster mom to stand there while I eat – otherwise I get bored and try to find my foster brother to initiate a play session!), and then it’s time for our morning walk! I’m energetic (not too high-energy), but since I’m young and athletic, I do need a good amount of exercise every day. I pull a bit on the leash (especially when I see other dogs – so exciting!) but my foster parents are working on that with me. I would love to have some more training on this in my forever home – I love to learn! After our morning walk I’m a good girl and snooze the day away while my foster mom works from home. If she has to go out, I’m perfectly content to snooze in my crate with a tasty frozen stuffed kong that she leaves for me. In the evening I enjoy another walk, or a run with my foster dad! So far my farthest is 5 miles – it’s so fun! After dinner it’s time for snuggles – I love to snuggle! And at bedtime I sleep in a dog bed next to my foster parent’s bed with no problem. Living with Lucy I am very playful with other dogs, but my old, wise doggie foster brother is teaching me how to play it cool and I’m starting to get the hang of it. I think I would do very well in a home with another dog, either with one who will wrestle and play with me or with one like my doggie foster brother who is patient, tolerant, and a good teacher. If you have another dog at home, I’d love to meet them to see if we could be a match! I’m also living in a house with a cat, but she lives separately from the dogs in my foster home. When I have laid eyes on the cat, though, I chase and vocalize and have trouble settling down. For this reason, I think it would be best if I my forever home did not have any cats. As far as people, I have LOVED, LOVED, LOVED everyone I’ve met – the rescue introduced me to children aged 7 and 13, and I did well with them. I must admit, though, that I can be a bit jumpy at times (but I’m told I correct well). Lucy’s Forever Home I’m truly a good girl who will fill a home with pure joy. My kisses, butt wiggles and tail wags will bring smiles and love to the entire family. Will you give me the love and care I deserve? And make sure I get the exercise and training I need? If you feel we are the right fit, please fill out an application and be sure to say, “I Love Lucy”!
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    • American Pit Bull Terrier-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Caldwell, NJ

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      Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: Caldwell, NJ
      Posted Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier / Mixed (short coat). Spring’s Woof-Facts Female, pit-bull-mix, 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 (vs. being crated) and does so with no incidents Lives with, and deeply loves, her bonded canine brother, Ernie (we’d LOVE to be adopted together!) 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 part of a Ying-and-Yang sibling pack – Couch Potato Ernie (my pet-name for him; fits him to a T) is my other half, my big brother, and I love him to the MAX! To start, we are social media icons. You can follow us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Help-Find-Forever-Homes-For-Spring-Ernie-1102811546407558/?fref=ts and on Instagram #springandernie. You’ll find photos and videos that our caretakers have taken of us over the past several months. You’ll see how pretty in pink I am in my new winter coat. You’ll learn how much I love lounging on the couch covered in my blankie. And you’ll watch my canine brother Ernie and I having much-enjoyed playtime in our yard. 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 positon 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. And be sure to follow Ernie and me on social media because this brother-and-sister act blows Donnie & Marie completely away (woof)! Spring’s Background My brother and I lived in a home with our incredibly loving human mommy for several years – she had rescued me from a shelter, and we were living the good life! Then our world was completely turned upside down when our mom suddenly passed away. At first, we didn’t understand what was really happening. Our mom’s family helped us through a transition process, and little by little they explained everything to us. We stayed in our home, and one family member would visit us every day to take care of us, while simultaneously trying to find us a new forever family. After months of waiting, there was no sign of a new family for either my brother or myself (terribly sad!). Rescue Haven stepped right in, and a miracle happened – they had a foster family who was willing to move into our house in order to care for us – we’d all be in our own private Idaho together. And they promised to find us a forever home. Our deceased mom’s prayers were answered when this happened, we 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 our walk is complete, it’s time for my canine brother Ernie and me to having our morning sibling-snuggle-time while our foster family gets ready for work and school. I love Ernie so much, and I know my beloved mom who crossed over the rainbow bridge is looking down on us with relief and pure joy that we are living a wonderful life together with our 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 knowing that after everything we’ve been through, all is right with the world for my Ernie and me, and things are only going to get better! Living with Spring I live with my canine brother, 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. Of course, I’d prefer that dog to be my beloved-canine brother Ernie (hint, hint, just sayin’!). 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 Even though it’s cold outside, 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? I sure hope so! The icing on the cake would be if you’d also like to adopt the Ying-to-my-Yang, my big canine brother. I love him so much, and even though it’s not a requirement, what we really want is to be together – it would be our ultimate dream-come-true. So if you feel we’re the perfect combination, love plus me and you, please fill out an adoption application (and if you would, give special thought to keeping me together with my big bro, Couch Potato Ernie (he’s got this kangaroo hop that’s simply irresistible)!
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    • American Pit Bull Terrier-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Caldwell, NJ

      Ernie ~ Couc...

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      Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: Caldwell, NJ
      Posted Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier / Mixed (short coat). Ernie’s Woof-Facts: Male, pit-bull mix, 8 years old 54 lbs Happy boy who loves the company of people; couch snuggles a must! And treats (yum)! Intelligent, knows commands, is housebroken Ideal in home with adults, and teenagers aged 15+ preferred due to his excitement Very bonded with his sister, Spring Other than being with his canine sister, prefers to be only pet in the home, as he’s learning to control his excitement around other dogs Quick introduction to Ernie Hi, I’m Ernie, a scholar, a lover and an incredible big brother! I’m part of a dynamic duo — Spring Fever (that’s my pet-name for her) is my other half, my little sister. First off, we are both social media stars! You can follow us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Help-Find-Forever-Homes-For-Spring-Ernie-1102811546407558/?fref=ts and on Instagram #springandernie. You’ll see the great photos and videos the paparazzi have taken of us! You’ll learn how I’ve mastered the art of going down a sliding pond (weeee!), opening a kitchen cabinet (wow!), and my knowledge of commands (way-to-go!). You’ll also share in the softer side of me when I’m all cuddled up in a ball right next to my sweet canine sister in our favorite doggie bed. You’ll see why I’m known quite well for my couch-potato charm, as that’s my favorite place to get lovin’ from my foster family — who endearingly call me Kangaroo Kid or Hop-Along Cassidy. They joke that I may be part kangaroo – it’s OK (and really not true) – it’s simply because I have this adorable “hop” in my walk. So cute, me and my li’l sis — we are full of fun and fabulousness — so please read on. And make sure to check us out on social media because this brother-and-sister act blows Donnie & Marie completely away (woof)! Ernie’s Background My sister and I lived in a home with our incredibly loving human mommy for 8 years – she had rescued me from a shelter, and we were living the good life! Then our world was completely turned upside down when our mom suddenly passed away. At first, we didn’t understand what was really happening. Our mom’s family helped us through a transition process, and little by little they explained everything to us. We stayed in our home, and one family member would visit us every day to take care of us, while simultaneously trying to find us a new forever family. After months of waiting, there was no sign of a new family for either my sister or myself (terribly sad!). Rescue Haven stepped right in, and a miracle happened – they had a foster family who was willing to move into our house in order to care for us – we’d all be in our own private Idaho together. And they promised to find us a forever home. Our deceased mom’s prayers were answered when this happened, we know that for sure! Ernie’s Typical Day in Foster Home Each morning, I lounge on the couch patiently waiting for my foster family to wake up so we can start our day. I understand how important it is to get a good night’s sleep, and I don’t make a peep all night – just sweet dreams for me! I Breakfast time makes me happy too and we follow it with a brisk walk. When we return, I relax on my comfy blankets and watch my foster family as they get ready for school and work. While they’re out for the day, I’m such a well-behaved boy – they come home to a house that looks exactly like it did when they left – not a thing out of place! They shower me with smiles, kisses, and hugs upon their return, and we venture out for another walk followed by playtime in our yard with my canine sister Spring! After we work up an appetite, it’s dinnertime, and as usual, I’m on my best behavior as I await my food. After dinner, my main goal is to get snuggle-time with my humans – it’s the perfect way to top the day! Then off we go on one more walk to sniff a bit more of the world before it’s time to call it a night. Each night, I always make sure to give my foster family a smile – it’s my way of thanking them for such the special opportunity they’ve given Spring and me – every day for us is now enveloped with love, care and hope. I know my beloved mom who crossed over the rainbow bridge is looking down on us with relief and pure joy. The finale of our evening is when I fall into a deep sleep on the couch as my foster family listens to my snores – it’s just a sign that I’m completely at peace. Living with Ernie I live with my canine sister, my foster mom and dad, and a super-cool 5-year-old human foster brother. I love humans and do well with my little human foster brother. We’re recommending a forever home with children aged 15+ only due to my excitability, and sudden movements can scare me a bit. I can get excited around other dogs too (not by my sis—we’re like Frick and Frack). You see, I wasn’t around other dogs growing up, other than Spring, so we feel it would be best for me to be adopted into a home with no other pets unless, of course, it’s with my beloved canine sister (an ideal scenario). Ernie’s Medical I have some allergies so as long as I continue to eat my special food (“Signature Kangaroo” brand – isn’t that name ironic (hop-hop), my allergies will be under control. In my past, I had a mass cell tumor which had been removed and was medically treated. I’m one healthy boy who’s feeling great! Ernie’s Forever Home As you can tell, I’m happy, smart, well-behaved, attentive, a perfect balance of relaxed and playful – all packaged in one amazing doggie! I have so much love to give, and I’m searching for the home who will give me their forever love right back. We can go on walks, hikes, and enjoy snuggle time while we’re being evening couch-potatoes. Will you be the one to make my dreams (and my deceased mom’s) really come true? I sure hope so! The icing on the cake would be if you’d like to adopt my other-half, my li’l canine sister Spring too. It’s not required that we go to a forever home together, but I love her so much, that I had to mention it here, just one more time. Please fill out an adoption application with Rescue Haven Foundation if you’d to experience all of my love, and of course, my kangaroo hop, each and every day!
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    • Chihuahua Dog For Adoption in Caldwell, NJ

      Monkey & Tan...

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      Breed: Chihuahua
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Young
      Location: Caldwell, NJ
      Posted Breed: Chihuahua (short coat). Male Chihuahuas mixes, 3 years old, under 10 lbs. Cutest monkeys ever! (Not literally, silly, we’re bonded canine companions, and we’d love to stay together) Love wearing sweaters, and a must when it’s cold Dog-friendly Harness use mandatory due to pulling Good household manners; learning basic commands Quick introduction to Monkey & Tango Hi there, from Monkey and Tango. We are a bonded canine pair – a dynamic duo — we even have matching capes (well, there more like Varsity sweaters, but we love them just as much, and they keep us warm and toasty! We love to play and cuddle with each other, and we are a great balance — Tango’s the easy-going, confident type, while Monkey is a bit more vocal and needs a little time to warm up to new people. Although our personalities are somewhat different, we are equally adorable, well-behaved, low-key and full of monkey love. Monkey & Tango’s Background All we know is that we were adopted together as puppies a few years ago and have been together ever since. Our owners recently surrendered us to an inner-city shelter — we have no idea why. We were terrified at the shelter even though we thankfully still had each other. Even more thankfully, FernDog got word of our situation and instantly came to our rescue. Their Typical Day in Foster Home We’ve gotten super cozy in our foster home… so much so that we LOVE sleeping in bed with our foster mommy. It’s not something that we must do in our forever home, but we would enjoy it immensely! Hint: Monkey needs a little help getting up on the bed – he’s a half-pint (mini-monkey), and surely, a very cute one! Our day goes something like this: We wake up in the morning and go out to potty right away (yes, we must do our business first-thing). We then have our breakfast, and about a half-hour after we eat, we go for a walk, at which point, we go potty again. While my foster mom is at work, we are very good boys who stay in our crates for about six-to-seven hours. Then when she gets home, we go potty, have our dee-lish dinner, and afterward go out for a walk for one last potty before it’s night-night, cuddle-time. We’re learning basic commands, and with the right approach, we’ve been picking up quickly – we are food-motivated, so treats are helpful with our training (and yummy)! We listen to our foster mom, and she thinks we both have a good energy level. Other than when we see squirrels, then our energy level gets kicked up a notch, so hold on to our leashes tightly because we have a tendency to go a little bananas at this point (wink wink)! Oh, we like car rides, and stay in the back seat of the car all polite and stuff. Living with Monkey & Tango We both get along well with other dogs. We’re not sure how we are with cats, as we haven’t been exposed to them since our rescue. Tango gets along well with children; for Monkey, we are not quite sure yet how he’d be in a home with kids – it might be a bit overwhelming for him… more to come on this as he adjusts to his new life with his foster mom. Their Forever Home We are searching for our forever family, full of cuddles, play, love, care, sweaters (hee hee) and some more basic training. Ideally, we want to live our lives together, forever — so please consider adopting us as a pair! Monkey and Tango — we hear no evil, see no evil and speak no evil — just pure monkey love x2, just for you! Please contact FernDog and ask about the Dynamic Duo!
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    • Chinese Shar-Pei-Staffordshire Bull Terrier Mix Dog For Adoption in Caldwell, NJ

      Adelaide ~ S...

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      Breed: Chinese Shar-Pei-Staffordshire Bull Terrier Mix
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: Caldwell, NJ
      Posted Breed: Shar Pei / Staffordshire Bull Terrier / Mixed (short coat). Adelaide’s Woof-Facts: Staffy bull/ Shar-Pei blend, female, 4 years old, 52 lbs. Crate trained and housebroken Recommended to be the only dog in the home – currently learning to control her excitement around other canines Needs a few minutes to warm up to new people. After that, a cuddle queen who thinks she’s a lap dog (size doesn’t matter for her – wink) Sweetest girl, loves and butt wiggles to the max Quick introduction of Adelaide Hello there! I’m Adelaide, and it’s a pleasure to meet you! I love the name “Adelaide” which was recently bestowed upon me. It has French roots and means “noble” – ooh la la, I’m a very distinguished mademoiselle! Pardon moi, that was my Shar-Pei side talking. My down-to-earth Pit side keeps me very much in balance and lets me know… yes, my face is exquisite; yes, I’m tres chic; and yes, I may have a little fancy-pants in me; but the most important thing of all is that I’m on this planet to give love, get love and in my spare time, wiggle my butt as much as possible. I’ve been told my butt-wiggles are incredibly endearing. I’ve also been told that I’m the most loving dog my humans have ever come across. No wonder I think I’m all that – it’s ‘cause I am! Unique name, unique look, unique love… looking to find my perfectly balanced unique-self an everyday-normal, loving forever family where I can be the one-and-only canine of the castle. Adelaide’s Background I was rescued by FernDog from an inner-city shelter. Prior to that, someone used me just to make pretty puppies (sadly, I guess you can say I was their puppy-mama). When these people got what they wanted from me, they tossed me aside like a paper bag, and that’s how I ended up at risk at the shelter. I was so scared there. What’s even sadder is that I have no idea where my beautiful babies are – I can only hope they ended up in good loving homes. Despite all this, while at the shelter, they named me “Sweetie” because I was so sweet, affectionate and gentle. My heart was broken, but I didn’t let that break my disposition. I’m a lover, through and through. Addie’s Typical Day in Foster Home I’ve been in my foster home for only a short time, but I’m coming out of my shell more each day. I start my morning by going for a half hour walk/jog combo with my foster mom, which is followed by breakfast. Then if you so desire, I can partake in cuddles all day long, however, I realize you have other things that you need to accomplish throughout the day. Therefore, I’m perfectly content taking siestas on the couch while you’re occupied. Shhh, during these siestas please don’t mention that I have a slight tendency to snore (how adorably gauche). At midday sometimes my foster mom takes me for an afternoon walk, but I’m perfectly capable of waiting until dinnertime if she’s busy at work. As far as keeping myself occupied throughout the day (other than taking my naps), I have a lamb chop stuffed animal, a Kong ball and a Kong bone, but quite frankly, I couldn’t care less about any of them. I haven’t mastered the art of play, so that’s something we can work on together (how fun will that be to practice how to play!). Each time my foster mom gets home, I’m happily awaiting her at the top of the stairs, with my butt and tail wiggling with joy. When we are ready for our evening’s couch and cuddle time, I’m so ecstatic, that I’ll hop right up and sit in her lap, completely forgetting that I weigh over 50 lbs. (yes, I’m in denial about my weight – wink). In all honesty, my foster mom loves the fact that I think I’m her lap dog, but if this is not something my forever family feels is appropriate, you’ll need to teach me to sit next to you vs. on top of you (woof!). Oh, and I just learned an amazing fact: I can jump high enough to get on top of a bed too! It may take me five minutes to gain the courage to take the leap, but I have recently succeeded! So watch out for me at bedtime too! Living with Adelaide I live in a quiet foster home, and when my foster mom has visitors come by, it may take me a few minutes to warm up to them, as I’m a bit nervous initially. Next thing you know, there I am, just a super-friendly bundle of love! There are no pets in my foster home, and we feel I’d be best finding a forever home with no pets as well. You see, I’m currently learning how to control my excitement around other canines. When we pass by dogs on our walks, for some reason I start to cry a bit and then hesitate to continue our walk. Once you show me, and I realize that we won’t be stopping our walk to have playtime with the doggie of the moment, I do resume our walk; but I admit, I will continually look back at the other doggie (just can’t get him out of my head at that moment). I currently live in an apartment, and it’s been a nice fit. We feel I’d also thrive in a home with a fenced-in yard. Although I’m not the type of dog who likes to run around like I’m training for a 5K, I’d like to be able to continue to work on my not-so-lap-dog-type figure by walking, jogging and learning to play so having a yard to do that would be icing on the cake but not required. My foster mom doesn’t think I’ll be a US Open tennis champion (haven’t yet mastered fetch with our tennis ball), but she does think I could become a great soccer player (soccer has always been big in Europe and is becoming all the rage in the US now, so I fit right in). Adelaide’s Medical: I was recently diagnosed with hypothyroidism, and I need to take medication for that now and going forward — I feel great, and the medication is very inexpensive. I’m also temporarily on an anti-inflammatory for a collapsed disc in my neck. You may know that my breed can be prone to yeast infections between my paws, so my forever family will need to be mindful of that – observing whether I’m licking or biting my paws. If this happens, we’ll use a special shampoo to treat it. Just think, we can have quasi mani-pedi nights together – shampooing my paws, and then polishing your nails, just you and me! (See, there’s a silver lining to everything!) Adelaide’s Forever Home Does this beauty sound like the perfect balance for you? I’m tres chic, yet ready to jump in your lap and chill (and maybe even snore) at any given notice. Can I be your one-and-only canine of our castle, filling your life with a bundle of love, walks, and butt wiggles? Are you willing to help train me so I can get more comfortable with new people and canine friends? Please contact FernDog and let them know that Adelaide, the Down-to-Earth Noble Beauty, has that “je ne sais quoi” you’ve been searching for.
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    • American Staffordshire Terrier-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Caldwell, NJ

      Kale ~ Faith...

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      Breed: American Staffordshire Terrier-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: Caldwell, NJ
      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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    • Mutt Dog For Adoption in Caldwell, NJ

      Chickpea ~ B...

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      Breed: Mutt
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Young
      Location: Caldwell, NJ
      Posted Breed: Terrier / Mixed. Chickpea’s Woof-Facts Female, terrier/sheltie mix, 1-1/2 years old, 18 lbs. Healthy, up-to-date on vaccines, spayed Bonds quickly with her caregivers; loves being right by your side Needs owner who is home often and willing to continue training Adores kitty-cats; could live with a low-key dog Quick Introduction to Chickpea Hi, I’m Chickpea – I’m a cute and sweet little bean head (other than the ears – they are quite large, yet still quite adorable). I recently got this incredible chance to start a new life – one that’s full of amazing people and things. I’m now experiencing a world made up of love and cuddles – how incredible it is to feel these things for the first time in my life. We are now ready to take it to the next level and find my person, my other-half. Someone who will relish in the fact that I get an A+ at being a lap dog, and that I enjoy going on walks, exploring the world together. My someone will preferably have a lifestyle that allows them to be at home a good part of the day, so I can become their other-half, their ball of love – and they can embrace me and teach me the ways of my wonderful new world. In return, I will be completely bonded with them, and they’ll have a living Chickpea to call their very own (not just the kind they put into their salads – woof!). Actually, I don’t really “woof” much – I’m a quiet li’l Chickpea. Chickpea’s Background You may have heard in the news about the recent animal hoarding situation in Hopatcong, NJ. Well, I’m one of the dogs rescued from there, amongst 40+ others. FernDog took me and some of my furry housemates into their family – a big hooray for us! They also had a DNA test done on one of my most-likely furry brothers, and results revealed that he is a terrier/sheltie mix, so we think I might be just the same (although I do look a bit foxy if I say so myself – wink!). Chickpea in her Foster Home Since my rescue, I’ve stayed part of the time at the animal hospital that helps FernDog — where I got to spend my days with a number of different people who cared for me — and I’ve also been in a foster home. Great news is, I’ve quickly bonded to my caregivers – each and every one of them. I’m a bit shy at first, so I start by giving them some sniffs; then they get right down to my level; next thing you know, I’m all over them (in a good way), giving and getting lots of lovin’! I’m coming out of my shell more and more each day. We’ve found that I really don’t like being in a crate, so it’s best for me to be confined to an area of the home – that’s more comforting to me. I’m told I’m a smart girl who loves to learn, and I’m proud to say that I’m making progress at my house breaking, and I’m walking on a leash (I never had one of those either). So, my caregivers take me to places with them. One is a location with lots of grass and trees – it’s called a “park” – have you ever been to one? OMG, it’s breathtaking! We stroll together – it’s so interesting to explore our surroundings – and sometimes we just like to sit and look at all the people. I’m told that’s called “people watching” – it’s so fun! Overall, I really enjoy lying on my caregiver’s lap or right by their side (whichever works best – just love to use my sense of touch), as well as being loved and forming an unbelievable bond with my people. Living with Chickpea So I absolutely adore cats — we’d cohabitate purrfectly together and be fast furry friends. I like dogs too, as long as they are low key. We feel that I would do fine in a home with or without a canine companion. If my forever home has another dog, my canine sibling would need to be on the mellow side – I’m not into that kind of play they call “rough-housing.” As far as my forever person, we’ll need someone who is interested in carrying on with my training. This way, I can continue to learn more things about this great new world each day and understand how I fit into the whole picture. Medical Needs While I was staying at the animal hospital, to help keep me calmer while in my crate, I was taking some anti-anxiety medication. It really helped me as I began to assimilate into my new world and assisted in my progress with training. I’ve had absolutely no side effects from the medication – it’s only been a helpful tool. This may simply be a temporary need until I adjust more to my new life and routine. Other than that point, I’m a healthy Chickpea (is there really any other kind – lick-lick)! Chickpea’s Forever Home Are you ready to be my other half, my bonded-pair? To bring this li’l ball of love into your home, forever and ever, so I can be your lap dog, your walking buddy, your everything? Idea: You can make a nice salad that’s full of chickpeas, and while you’re eating your dinner, you’ll also have your very own living and breathing Chickpea sitting right next to you — your loyal companion, your Bond Girl. Other times of the day, I’ll simply lie by your side and be your circle of love. Now that I know what love feels like, I never want it to end. Please contact FernDog and let them know your choosing ChickPea as your li’l ball of good health!
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