Bear *DEAF**LOCAL* - Cattle Dog / Boxer / Mixed (short coat) Dog For Adoption
Boxer Mix Dog For Adoption in Wakefield, RI

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Organization Name: Save One Soul Animal Rescue League
Location: Wakefield, RI 02880
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Breed: Boxer Mix
Gender: Male Male
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Bear *DEAF**LOCAL*

Age: Young
Color/Markings: White
Size at Maturity: Large
Availability Date: 02/24/2017
Location: Wakefield, RI 02886
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Physical Attributes
Coat Length Short
Grooming Needs Low
Likes to Vocalize Quiet
Altered Yes
Behavioral Characteristics
OK with Dogs Yes
Energy Level High
Activity Level Highly Active
Exercise Needs High
Fence Required 6 foot
Obedience Training Well Trained
Other
  • Yard Required
  • Leash Trained
  • Crate Trained
  • Good in a Car
Personality
Personality Characteristics
  • Obedient
  • Playful
  • Affectionate
  • Eager to Please
  • Intelligent
  • Even-Tempered
  • Goofy
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Posted Breed: Cattle Dog / Boxer / Mixed (short coat). Age: 3 Years Weight: 48 lbs Location: CT This dog has been spayed/neutered, is up to date on shots, on heartworm preventative and is microchipped. This handsome, handsome boy is also known as Mr. Fabulous by his foster mom, and rightly so, as he is just amazing in every way. This is Bear and Bear is deaf. He looks to be a Cattle Dog/Boxer mix and is approximately 3 years old. His tail takes a left turn due to being broken in the past. He has black spots on his skin that show through his fur and on his ears and belly - they are like polka dots! He also has some black hair on his back, like an Appaloosa horse. He is SUPER handsome and just a sweet, HAPPY dog. Bear is good-natured and friendly - there's not a mean bone in him. He is always happy and always ready to play. He has a sparkling personality that is sure to bring his new family many, many smiles. Though he started life being dealt a difficult lot - he is deaf and his owner moved away and left Bear and another dog (adopted locally) without food and water - he has found his way into a very special situation. A local trainer who is a friend of SOS was looking for a deaf dog to foster and fully train on and off leash...and Bear fit the bill. This opportunity truly saved his life and has given him the chance he has always deserved, to become the dog he is meant to be. Bear has now completed his training - he is leash trained, fully trained on basic commands, trained with solid recall - an essential skill for an active deaf dog - and also trained on a vibration collar. Our trainer has offered to support him with complimentary training for life in his new adoptive home. Do not let Bear's deafness stop you from considering to adopt him, as deaf dogs make wonderful family members. Just like any dog, however, he does have specific needs in order for him to lead a full life. A large fenced-in yard is a must. Additionally, he is very social and playful with other dogs, so another medium/larger breed dog with a similar play style (rough and tumble) is essential. He also needs a family who is committed to learning his training language and being consistent (free RI-based training support for life will be provided). Last but not least, Bear has a lot of love to give and energy to share - he will need to be provided with plenty of daily mental and physical exercise. Bear is not special because he is deaf, but because of who he is despite his deafness! Please remember, dogs do not love through their ears...they love through their hearts! If you have room in your heart and home for a dog like Bear and welcome him into your pack, we promise you that you will wonder how you ever existed without him. Medical Note: Bear was treated for generalized demodectic mange while in the SOS program. Bear responded well to this treatment and fully recovered now. Please note that there can be a hereditary component to demodex, and it can flare up in any dog in times of stress (eg, transport, transition to a new home, etc). As such, the adopter is advised to discuss this condition and best next steps with their veterinarian. Please see here for more information on demodectic mange: http://www.vcahospitals.com/main/pet-health-information/article/animal-health/mange-demodectic-in-dogs/741 . Please discuss any concerns with your veterinarian. Medical Note: Bear tested positive for exposure to ehrlichia while in SOS foster care. This does not mean this dog had ehrlichia. Bear is/has been asymptomatic while in SOS care and was preventatively treated with a 28-day course of doxycycline. Please see here for more information on ehrlichia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ehrlichiosis_(canine). Please discuss any concerns with your veterinarian. Adoption Fee: $425 To apply for this dog, fill out an adoption application on our website: www.sosarl.org/aa/ **Additional info you should know - For most of our dogs, we are only guessing at predominant breed or breed mix. We get to know each of our dogs as an individual and do our best to describe and place them based on personality not breed label. Some dogs may not yet be in New England, nor ready for immediate adoption. There may be additional vetting, quarantine, waiting periods and/or fees depending upon your state of residence. If you have questions or concerns on any of this, you can discuss this with your Adoption Counselor.

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    • Labrottie Dog For Adoption in Wakefield, RI

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      Breed: Labrottie
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: Wakefield, RI
      Posted Breed: Labrador Retriever / Rottweiler / Mixed (short coat). Age: 4-5 yrs Weight: 51 lbs This dog has been spayed/neutered, is up to date on shots, on heartworm preventative and is microchipped. We are pleased to introduce...Martin! Martin appears to be a 4 to 5 year old Lab/Rottie mix. He was found dodging traffic on a busy street in Mississippi. Luckily for him a kind volunteer stepped in to help and...you guessed it, Martin has bought a bus ticket north to join SOS! He is an extremely sweet, happy, and outgoing dog. He is moderately active and would love a fenced-in yard to play in with you. Martin loves adults, kids, dogs, and cats. He is leash trained and crate trained, but did manage to sneak out of his cage while at the shelter when he got bored! Martin's house training status is unknown, and he will need obedience classes to brush up on his house manners. Obedience classes are a great way to get to know and bond with your new family member. What do you think...is this great dog the one for you?? Medical Note: This dog tested positive for exposure to ehrlichia while in SOS foster care. This does not mean that this dog had ehrlichia. This dog has been asymptomatic while in SOS care and was preventatively treated with a 28 day course of doxycycline. Please see here for more information on ehrlichia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ehrlichiosis(canine). Adoption Fee: $425 To apply for this dog, fill out an adoption application on our website: www.sosarl.org/aa/ **Additional info you should know - For most of our dogs, we are only guessing at predominant breed or breed mix. We get to know each of our dogs as an individual and do our best to describe and place them based on personality not breed label. Some dogs may not yet be in New England, nor ready for immediate adoption. There may be additional vetting, quarantine, waiting periods and/or fees depending upon your state of residence. If you have questions or concerns on any of this, you can discuss this with your Adoption Counselor.
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    • Black Mouth Cur-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Wakefield, RI

      Bradley (aka...

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      Breed: Black Mouth Cur-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Young
      Location: Wakefield, RI
      Posted Breed: Shepherd / Black Mouth Cur / Mixed (medium coat). “ARF Wiedersehen, Winter!” Adoption Event!!! Come meet me on Saturday, March 25, 2017, at Rumford Pet Center in Warwick RI 02886, 1000 Bald Hill Rd., from 2-4 p.m. But don't wait! Fill out an application at least three days in advance to be pre-screened and gain exclusive entry to the event from 1-2 p.m. I can help you chase the winter blues away! ;@ Age: 2 Years Weight: 70 lbs (should lose 10lbs) Location: RI This dog has been spayed/neutered, is up to date on shots, on heartworm preventative and is microchipped. Bradley (affectionately know as "B-Rad" by his SOS family) is a loving boy who appears to be a large Shepherd/Black Mouth Cur mix who needs to lose about 10-15lbs (but don't we all?!). He's affectionate, likes to ride in cars, tolerates baths, and will swim when coaxed. A fenced-in yard would be great so he can run and play safely but it is not required; he does not seem to enjoy being outside unless you or his canine buddies are out there with him. He's house trained, crate trained and leash trained. He enjoys walks, as well as playing with other dogs in open spaces, and he particularly loves play time with toys. He has lived with older children and other dogs, but we are looking for an adult only household in which he will be the only dog. He has shown some resource guarding tendencies with other dogs and people, and he has completed a board-and-train program to reduce these tendencies. This training will need to be continued in his new home, but his issues can be well-managed by implementing consistent structure, rules and routine in the house. He's a smart boy - he knows "sit," "down," "paw," "stay," and "wait" to eat. While he already has many skills, we recommend that Bradley's new parents plan to take him to a basic training group class, as this will help them form a lasting bond, as well as learn each others' "language." B-Rad needs a home that is also committed to continuing to work on counter-conditioning with his food guarding, and will ensure total respect of his space when he is eating. Importantly, his new people also need to be observant of his body language and pro-active to manage situations with food and small or confined spaces with other dogs. B-Rad is currently on Prozac to reduce his general anxiety. This should be continued for at least the first three months after adoption, but may be able to be discontinued as he settles into his new home and routine. He has a tendency to hyper-bond with one person, so interactions with several folks on a regular basis will be good for him. Last but not least, his new people should continue to reinforce his basic commands and structure to continue to build his confidence and give him a sense of security and what is to be expected next. B-Rad is a good dog - he is loving, eager to please, relatively low maintenance - he will make a fabulous companion for the right home. If you think you have the home that B-Rad is looking for, fill out a application today! Bradley's History: Bradley was adopted as a young puppy to a RI family in 2015, but he is looking for a new home that is a better match for him. He has some resource guarding tendencies so we are looking for an adult-only household for him. Adoption Fee: $425 To apply for this dog, fill out an adoption application on our website: www.sosarl.org/aa/ **Additional info you should know - For most of our dogs, we are only guessing at predominant breed or breed mix. We get to know each of our dogs as an individual and do our best to describe and place them based on personality not breed label. Some dogs may not yet be in New England, nor ready for immediate adoption. There may be additional vetting, quarantine, waiting periods and/or fees depending upon your state of residence. If you have questions or concerns on any of this, you can discuss this with your Adoption Counselor.
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    • American Bulldog-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Wakefield, RI

      Dodger *LOCA...

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      Breed: American Bulldog-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Young
      Location: Wakefield, RI
      Posted Breed: American Bulldog / Mixed (short coat). “ARF Wiedersehen, Winter!” Adoption Event!!! Come meet me on Saturday, March 25, 2017, at Rumford Pet Center in Warwick RI 02886, 1000 Bald Hill Rd., from 2-4 p.m. But don't wait! Fill out an application at least three days in advance to be pre-screened and gain exclusive entry to the event from 1-2 p.m. I can help you chase the winter blues away! ;@ Age: 1 Year (as of 3/15/17) Weight: 56 lbs (as of 1/15/17) Location: RI This dog has been spayed/neutered, is up to date on shots, on heartworm preventative and is microchipped. Dodger is a HANDSOME BOY who appears to be a year old American Bulldog mix. He's your typical American Bulldog! As for his mix, we are going for sweet and awesome. He is muscular and built like a Mack truck. While he may look imposing, he is extremely good natured with people. True to the American Bulldog breed, he thrives on vigorous exercise to stay fit and happy. Dodger's perfect home would be an active adult household that is interested in developing his athletic abilities in weight pulling, obedience, agility, hunting, or farm work. Dodger would also enjoy being outside and provided a variety of activities including walking, jogging, chasing balls, and advanced obedience. Dodger is looking for a home that will keep him active - being left home alone for a full workday would probably not sit well with him. Similarly, mental stimulation is going to play an important role in his well-being, so he should be given lots of durable "busy toys". Consistent exercise and stimulation are going to be very important in his new home, as will consistent basic and manners training to help ensure that he is a welcome addition to your family. As they say, "A tired dog is a good dog" and this is especially true with Dodger. Dodger learns quickly and will respect an owner who is equally confident and consistent. Active and playful, he loves people and craves constant attention. He can be dog selective. He is not reactive on a leash towards other dogs, but can get himself into trouble if he is off leash with other dogs; he is not a dog park candidate. Dodger can work or play all day long, and will happily curl up at your feet for a nice belly rub at the end of the day. Dodger is working on crate training, walks on a leash and will need a refresher in house training. Dodger has started treadmill training and seems to be a natural; this is something that could be continued in his new home to help give him an outlet for his busy body. He has a sleek, easy-to-groom coat. While Dodger has been around children at events, he is just a bit too big and goofy for a home with small or young children. He has been around cats and seems curious about them. If he were to live in a home with cats, there would be a transition period and he would need firm guidance about boundaries. Obedience classes will be critical for Dodger and his new people, as these classes are a great way to bond as well as learn communication. If you're ready to make the big commitment to Dodger, then he's waiting to hear from you! Fill out an application today! Medical note: Sweet Dodger was hit by a car while he was running in traffic as a stray in Texas in October. He was lucky in that his injuries were mild. He had a mild shoulder fracture and road rash, which has healed with crate rest. Now he is looking to...well, get out of Dodge! He seems to have fully recovered from his injury and has no activity restrictions. As with all historical orthopedic injuries, pain medication or management therapies may be warranted in the future as the dog ages. Adoption Fee: $425 To apply for this dog, fill out an adoption application on our website: www.sosarl.org/aa/ **Additional info you should know - For most of our dogs, we are only guessing at predominant breed or breed mix. We get to know each of our dogs as an individual and do our best to describe and place them based on personality not breed label. Some dogs may not yet be in New England, nor ready for immediate adoption. There may be additional vetting, quarantine, waiting periods and/or fees depending upon your state of residence. If you have questions or concerns on any of this, you can discuss this with your Adoption Counselor.-+++
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    • Mutt Dog For Adoption in Wakefield, RI

      Imogene *LOC...

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      Breed: Mutt
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Young
      Location: Wakefield, RI
      Posted Breed: Hound / Mixed (short coat). “ARF Wiedersehen, Winter!” Adoption Event!!! Come meet me on Saturday, March 25, 2017, at Rumford Pet Center in Warwick RI 02886, 1000 Bald Hill Rd., from 2-4 p.m. But don't wait! Fill out an application at least three days in advance to be pre-screened and gain exclusive entry to the event from 1-2 p.m. I can help you chase the winter blues away! ;@ Age: 1 Year Weight: 43 lbs Location: RI This dog has been spayed/neutered, is up to date on shots, on heartworm preventative and is microchipped. SOS is excited to introduce you to Imogene, who appears to be a brown and tan hound mix who's almost a year and a half. This beautiful girl was found as a stray in Arkansas...she doesn't know how she ended up there, but she does know that she would love a home and family to call her own! She has worked hard on her house manners and is house trained, leash trained, and crate trained. Imogene is a champion tail wagger! She rides well in a car and has a very friendly and calm disposition - and she would love to show you how she can "sit" on command! She has been tested with kids ages 6-18 and loves them. Imogene does have a high prey drive and when outside she tries to go after whatever she catches scent of, but is easily redirected when on the leash. She does not like cats and will definitely go after them even if they don't run from her! Like all dogs, Imogene could benefit from obedience class to help her brush up on her manners. These classes are also a great way to bond and get to know your new pup. Imogene is waiting...fill out an application now!! Medical note: This dog has been treated for heartworm disease with melarsomine injections. Once treatment is completed and the dog is negative for microfilaria, the dog will be cleared to resume normal activity and be adopted. Untreated heartworm disease can cause lasting damage to the heart, lungs, and arteries, and can effect the dog's health and quality of life even after the parasites are gone, possibly presenting as medical complications and/or new conditions in the future. This dog showed no symptoms of heartworm disease before or during treatment. A good resource for more information on heartworm disease is: https://www.heartwormsociety.org/pet-owner-resources/heartworm-basics. Please check with your vet if you should have any questions or concerns about this condition, and discuss any concerns you may have with your SOS Adoption Counselor. Medical note: This dog has been diagnosed with a Grade II heart murmur. No treatment or further action is needed at this time, though further diagnostics and/or blood thinner medications may be pursued in the future. No activity restrictions are needed. Imogene's history of heartworm disease may have played a role in her developing this murmur or not. Grade II is the lowest detectable murmur, and many dogs live with this grade murmur for their entire lives with no issues. This is a good website for more information on this condition: https://vcahospitals.com/know-your-pet/heart-murmurs-in-dogs Adoption Fee: $425 To apply for this dog, fill out an adoption application on our website: www.sosarl.org/aa/ **Additional info you should know - For most of our dogs, we are only guessing at predominant breed or breed mix. We get to know each of our dogs as an individual and do our best to describe and place them based on personality not breed label. Some dogs may not yet be in New England, nor ready for immediate adoption. There may be additional vetting, quarantine, waiting periods and/or fees depending upon your state of residence. If you have questions or concerns on any of this, you can discuss this with your Adoption Counselor.
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    • Australian Shepherd-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Wakefield, RI

      Miguel *LOCA...

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      Breed: Australian Shepherd-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Baby
      Location: Wakefield, RI
      Posted Breed: Australian Shepherd / Shepherd / Mixed (medium coat). “ARF Wiedersehen, Winter!” Adoption Event!!! Come meet me on Saturday, March 25, 2017, at Rumford Pet Center in Warwick RI 02886, 1000 Bald Hill Rd., from 2-4 p.m. But don't wait! Fill out an application at least three days in advance to be pre-screened and gain exclusive entry to the event from 1-2 p.m. I can help you chase the winter blues away! ;@ Age: 11 Months (est. as of 3/4/17) Weight: 41 lbs (as of 2/20/17) Location: RI This dog has been spayed/neutered, is up to date on shots, on heartworm preventative and is microchipped. This ball of fun is Miguel! Miguel appears to be a Shepherd/Cattle dog mix about 11 months old. He has beautiful thick coat, gorgeous coloring, and the cutest bobbed tail that keeps wagging. He's very playful, affectionate, even-tempered, smart, and a bit of a goof-ball. He's good with other dogs who enjoy engaging with dogs. No kitty cats for him - in Miguel's mind, they are there for chasing. He is friendly to all new people he meets. He is interested in new dogs, and interested but a bit timid in new places. He is eager to please, and while he has not been exposed to much in his young life, he adapts relatively quickly to new environments and people. Miguel is looking for an active but well-balanced and structured household. He likes to swim, play fetch, likes toys and is good in the car, so...did someone say, road trip or hiking adventure!??! He will need consistent reinforcement to learn good house manners. He would be best with no children or older children, as he may inadvertently knock over small ones with his higher energy and activity level. He's house trained, crate trained and walks well on a leash and is working on "down," and doing well. He sleeps out of his crate at night and when his fosters aren't home he's in his crate so he doesn't get into any trouble. He LOVES to play and can be very vocal while playing. Though a fenced yard is an ideal place for your puppy to romp and play safely, if that’s not an option then he will need regular daily leash walks and opportunities to play off-leash in a dog park. A tired dog is a good dog and this is true in Miguel's case! Dogs of all ages also benefit from mental stimulation – think puzzle toys and games. Miguel and his new family will benefit from group training classes, where they can learn commands together, and build his confidence and social skills. These classes can also be lots of fun, and a well-mannered, obedient dog will be welcomed most anywhere you take him. If you are looking for a new adventure buddy, and have the time, patience and energy to devote to helping Miguel realize his full potential as an adventure dog, fill out an application today! Throw in some love, jogs and tricks training, and Miguel will be a very happy boy! Miguel's Backstory: Miguel was dropped off on a back road in Arkansas, and a kind person brought him to the shelter. Adoption Fee: $550 To apply for this dog, fill out an adoption application on our website: www.sosarl.org/aa/ **Additional info you should know - For most of our dogs, we are only guessing at predominant breed or breed mix. We get to know each of our dogs as an individual and do our best to describe and place them based on personality not breed label. Some dogs may not yet be in New England, nor ready for immediate adoption. There may be additional vetting, quarantine, waiting periods and/or fees depending upon your state of residence. If you have questions or concerns on any of this, you can discuss this with your Adoption Counselor.
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    • Pointer-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Wakefield, RI

      Rodeo Singer...

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      Breed: Pointer-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Baby
      Location: Wakefield, RI
      Posted Breed: Hound / Pointer / Mixed (short coat). “ARF Wiedersehen, Winter!” Adoption Event!!! Come meet me on Saturday, March 25, 2017, at Rumford Pet Center in Warwick RI 02886, 1000 Bald Hill Rd., from 2-4 p.m. But don't wait! Fill out an application at least three days in advance to be pre-screened and gain exclusive entry to the event from 1-2 p.m. I can help you chase the winter blues away! ;@ Age: 10 Months (as of 3/12/17) Weight: 42 Lbs This dog has been spayed/neutered, is up to date on shots, on heartworm preventative and is microchipped. This gorgeous stud is a very special dog: Rodeo Singer. Rodeo looks to be part Hound and part Pointer. This handsome fella has above-average intelligence. He is house trained, crate trained and leash trained. He does "counter surf" but with some training and a treat in hand, he will catch on quickly that this is not an accepted sport. We recommend obedience training for all our dogs, and Rodeo is no exception. He may be very smart and easy to train, but obedience training is also a great way for socializing with other dogs, and a fun way to bond with each other. Rodeo is good with other dogs and kids, but he hasn't had a chance yet to meet any cats. A home with a fenced yard would be great for him, as he likes to run and likes to follow with his nose to the ground. He can climb or jump over a 3-foot rock wall, so he will need a tall fence with supervision. We think Rodeo would make an excellent hiking or walking partner. He is a sweet guy that just wants love and affection. He loves cuddling and will crawl on his foster mom's lap and give her wet, sloppy kisses. Toys are a hot commodity with him - he loves to play, but he destroys squeaky toys. He'd love to show you one of his tricks: He will walk on his hind legs when his foster mom holds his food bowl up. He also knows how to do the two-step - check out his videos! Rodeo earned his last name "Singer" because he sometimes likes to bark and howl in a very fun (but not obnoxious) way. This handsome boy is a total joy to be with and will make someone very happy. If you would like to give Rodeo a loving home, please fill out an application and get ready for lots of his wet, sloppy kisses! Medical Note: This dog was treated for heartworm disease with multiple staged melarsomine injections and has tested negative for microfilaria. He is cleared to resume normal activity and ready to be adopted! SOS exclusively supports the American Heartworm Association protocol for heartworm disease. Before coming to SOSARL, heartworm treatment was attempted on this dog following another protocol, but was unsuccessful. Following AHS protocol takes more time and costs more money, but this dog is a living testament as to why that protocol is the standard. Untreated heartworm disease can cause lasting damage to the heart, lungs and arteries, and can affect the dog’s health and quality of life even after the parasites are gone, possibly presenting as medical complications and/or new conditions in the future. This dog has shown no clinical symptoms of heartworm disease before or during treatment. Please check with your vet if you should have any questions or concerns about this condition, and discuss any concerns you may have with your SOS Adoption Counselor. A good resource for more information on heartworm disease is: https://www.heartwormsociety.org/pet-owner-resources/heartworm-basics. SPONSORSHIP: This dog's heartworm treatment expenses have been made possible by a collaborative effort between the Humane Society of Independence County, Arkansas, and the Martha Decker Memorial Fund for Animals' special Heart Help project. Proper treatment for heartworm disease can take hundreds of dollars and several months - two precious resources that can be very hard to find for homeless dogs. To follow this dog's treatment story, and those of other Heart Help dogs, visit www.facebook.com/HWHeartHelp. Please consider supporting heartworm treatment of SOS dogs by donating today via PayPal.com to dogs@sosarl.org. Adoption Fee: $550 To apply for this dog, fill out an adoption application on our website: www.sosarl.org/aa/ **Additional info you should know - For most of our dogs, we are only guessing at predominant breed or breed mix. We get to know each of our dogs as an individual and do our best to describe and place them based on personality not breed label. Some dogs may not yet be in New England, nor ready for immediate adoption. There may be additional vetting, quarantine, waiting periods and/or fees depending upon your state of residence. If you have questions or concerns on any of this, you can discuss this with your Adoption Counselor.
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    • Labrador Retriever-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Wakefield, RI

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      Breed: Labrador Retriever-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Baby
      Location: Wakefield, RI
      Posted Breed: Labrador Retriever / Mixed (short coat). Age: 10 months (as of 12/18/16) Weight: 57 lbs (as of 10/15/16) This dog has been spayed/neutered, is up to date on shots, on heartworm preventative and is microchipped. This beautiful puppy is Skipper, and just like on Gilligan's Island this Skipper is looking for his "Little Buddy"! Skipper appears to be an 10 month old chocolate lab mix - check out these pictures! He was found as a stray on the streets of Arkansas and he has asked SOS to help find him his furever home - we are happy to help! He is a friendly, smart, affectionate puppy who is working on his leash training. He has not been house trained or crate trained, and like all lab mix puppies he is active and needs daily exercise. Puppies are a big commitment but in return they will reward you with years and years of friendship, love, and kisses - Skipper is no exception! Skipper's new family should be prepared to spend time training him and exercising him - a tired dog is a good dog and this is especially true for Skipper. We recommend obedience training for all puppies to help socialize them and teach them good house manners. Obedience classes are also a great way to get to know and bond with your new best friend. Skipper will make a great addition to an active family. He is always ready for the next adventure and has the typical lab "let's go" happy-go-lucky attitude. Can you make Skipper's dreams come true and give him the family he deserves? Medical Note: This dog tested positive for exposure to ehrlichia while in foster SOS foster care. This does not mean that this dog had ehrlichia. This dog has been asymptomatic while in SOS foster care and was preventatively treated with a 28 day course of doxycycline. Please see here for more information on ehrlichia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ehrlichiosis(canine). Please check with your vet if you should have any questions or concerns about this condition, and discuss any concerns you may have with your SOS Adoption coordinator. Adoption Fee: $550 To apply for this dog, fill out an adoption application on our website: www.sosarl.org/aa/ **Additional info you should know - For most of our dogs, we are only guessing at predominant breed or breed mix. We get to know each of our dogs as an individual and do our best to describe and place them based on personality not breed label. Some dogs may not yet be in New England, nor ready for immediate adoption. There may be additional vetting, quarantine, waiting periods and/or fees depending upon your state of residence. If you have questions or concerns on any of this, you can discuss this with your Adoption Counselor.
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    • German Shepherd Dog-Pointer Mix Dog For Adoption in Wakefield, RI

      Freckles

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      Breed: German Shepherd Dog-Pointer Mix
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: Wakefield, RI
      Posted Breed: Pointer / German Shepherd Dog / Mixed (short coat). Age: 7 Years (as of 12/25/15) Weight: 44 lbs (as of 1/18/16) This dog has been spayed/neutered, is up to date on shots, on heartworm preventative and is microchipped. This stunning beauty is Freckles! Freckles' mom was very pregnant when she was rescued after years of trying to catch her and then gave birth to Freckles and her litter mates two weeks later on Christmas Day. What more beautiful gift on Christmas than life! Freckles appears to be a Pointer/German Shepherd mix (her mom was a Shepherd). Because she's not known any life outside of the shelter, Freckles will need to be house trained, but she is already crate trained and walks well on a leash - she loves a brisk walk! She also loves to play and romp but isn't demanding of large amounts or long active events. Freckles is good with other dogs though she tends to want to be the alpha dog, and she has a healthy respect for cats, but isn't actually overly interested in them. She has done well with meeting people at various outings and would probably be fine with children. A fenced yard is recommended (6-ft. wooden) for Freckles, but she will climb a fence if left alone and gets bored. She also exhibits storm anxiety and tries to escape when there's bad weather. (She managed to get out of a 10x10 metal pen with a roof recently during a thunder storm.) Freckles loves toys and LOVES water! She would definitely be an ideal beach buddy! She will play fetch, but doesn't always bring the object back. She's affectionate, eager to please, smart and even-tempered. An obedience class is recommended, not just for the bonding aspect of it, but it helps with confidence building and socialization. Summer's almost here so fill out an application for Freckles today! You'll want to have some time to get to know one another before beach season hits! And Freckles is waiting just for you to take her there! Adoption Fee: $425 To apply for this dog, fill out an adoption application on our website: www.sosarl.org/aa/ **Additional info you should know - For most of our dogs, we are only guessing at predominant breed or breed mix. We get to know each of our dogs as an individual and do our best to describe and place them based on personality not breed label. Some dogs may not yet be in New England, nor ready for immediate adoption. There may be additional vetting, quarantine, waiting periods and/or fees depending upon your state of residence. If you have questions or concerns on any of this, you can discuss this with your Adoption Counselor.
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    • Mutt Dog For Adoption in Wakefield, RI

      Huey Lewis

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      Breed: Mutt
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: Wakefield, RI
      Posted Breed: Belgian Shepherd Malinois / Shepherd / Mixed (short coat). Age: approx. 7 Years (born Fall 2009) Weight: 73 lbs. This dog has been spayed/neutered, is up to date on shots, on heartworm preventative and is microchipped. This absolutely stunning dude is Huey Lewis! Huey has more than just stunning good looks going for him! Though he will need to be house trained since kennel life is all he's known, he's crate trained and walks well on a leash. He plays great with other dogs and loves people. He's good with kids, but because he's so big, he might inadvertently knock over smaller children. Huey's good in the car and totally LOVES to play and run in the yard! A fenced yard (6-ft. preferred) is recommended so that he can do all his running and playing safely. An obedience class is also recommended, not only for the owner/dog bonding aspect, but because it can help build confidence and aids in socialization. Huey is very smart, even-tempered, gentle and can be a bit goofy. He hasn't been cat-tested yet. This is a dog that needs a person - he's very affectionate. Someone to love him, care for him, and comfort him. Huey is full of love and for the right family, he can provide a lifetime of companionship. Like his brother, Louie, he has a very unique coat and coloring. His top coat is a beautiful golden chestnut with black highlights, but his under coat is light in color. Occasionally, under the right light you can see both. His tail actually looks as though it's outlined in black! If you think you'd like Huey and his stunning good looks to be part of your life, fill out an application today! Huey's waiting just for you! Huey and his two siblings, Louie and Dewey, were found in downtown Jackson, MS, living in the underground world below the streets. The dogs were just pups then, but have since grown to be large in stature and personality. Though his early days on the streets made his brother a little anxious, Huey is just a large, playful goof. Update from our southern partner, May 2, 2016: Huey has always been an outgoing and playful guy, but somewhere in the past year he is suddenly timid and shy. I am thinking it is "shelter syndrome." While he had been going out in the large play yard I think he became insulated and now the new things thrown at him have him confused and scared. I did have a trainer coming and working with the dogs but as often happens with volunteers she has had life get in the way. I am hoping another girl can come up more regularly on weekends and help with some of the timid dogs. Adoption Fee: $425 To apply for this dog, fill out an adoption application on our website: www.sosarl.org/aa/ **Additional info you should know - For most of our dogs, we are only guessing at predominant breed or breed mix. We get to know each of our dogs as an individual and do our best to describe and place them based on personality not breed label. Some dogs may not yet be in New England, nor ready for immediate adoption. There may be additional vetting, quarantine, waiting periods and/or fees depending upon your state of residence. If you have questions or concerns on any of this, you can discuss this with your Adoption Counselor.
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    • Mutt Dog For Adoption in Wakefield, RI

      Louie Lewis

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      Breed: Mutt
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: Wakefield, RI
      Posted Breed: Black Labrador Retriever / Shepherd / Mixed (short coat). Age: approx. 7 Years (born Fall 2009) Weight: 65 lbs This dog has been spayed/neutered, is up to date on shots, on heartworm preventative and is microchipped. This beautiful smile belongs to Louie Lewis! Louie has so much going for him! Though he will need to be house trained since kennel life is all he's known, he's crate trained and walks well on a leash. He plays great with other dogs and loves people. He's good with kids, but because he's so big, he might inadvertently knock over smaller children. Louie's good in the car and totally LOVES to play and run in the yard! A fenced yard (6-ft. preferred) is recommended so that he can do all his running and playing safely. An obedience class is also recommended, not only for the owner/dog bonding aspect, but because it can help build confidence and aids in socialization. Louie is very smart, even-tempered, gentle and can be a bit goofy. He hasn't been cat-tested yet. This is a dog that needs a person - he's very affectionate. Someone to love him, care for him, and comfort him. Louie is a big lug full of love and for the right family, he can provide a lifetime of companionship. Louie has a very unique coat and coloring. His top coat is black, but his under coat is light in color (like his brother Huey). Occasionally, under the right light you can see both. If you think you'd like Louie and his beautiful smile to be part of your life, fill out an application today! Louie's waiting just for you! Louie and his two siblings, Huey and Dewey, were found in downtown Jackson, MS, living in the underground world below the streets. The dogs were just pups then, but have since grown to be large in stature and personality. The early days on the streets have made Louie a bit anxious. When we took him out of his pen for photographs, we were worried his nervous energy wouldn't allow us to get the photos that he so rightly deserved. Reaching the play yard, however, Louie took off, letting his long strides carry him in wide circles around the camera. But a strange and great thing happened next - we realized that as long as someone was touching Louie and providing him gentle reassurance, he'd show his bright smile for the camera and the world. Louie is just waiting for his human to find him - could that be you? Update from our southern partner - May 2, 2016: Louie has always been an outgoing and playful guy, but somewhere in the past year he is suddenly timid and shy. I am thinking it is "shelter syndrome." While he had been going out in the large play yard I think he became insulated and now the new things thrown at him have him confused and scared. I did have a trainer coming and working with the dogs but as often happens with volunteers she has had life get in the way. I am hoping another girl can come up more regularly on weekends and help with some of the timid dogs. Adoption Fee: $425 To apply for this dog, fill out an adoption application on our website: www.sosarl.org/aa/ **Additional info you should know - For most of our dogs, we are only guessing at predominant breed or breed mix. We get to know each of our dogs as an individual and do our best to describe and place them based on personality not breed label. Some dogs may not yet be in New England, nor ready for immediate adoption. There may be additional vetting, quarantine, waiting periods and/or fees depending upon your state of residence. If you have questions or concerns on any of this, you can discuss this with your Adoption Counselor.
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