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

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Date Listed: 04/29/2017
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Organization Name: Save One Soul Animal Rescue League
Location: Wakefield, RI
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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: 04/29/2017
Location: Wakefield, RI 02886
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Tags: Boxer Mix Dog For Adoption in Wakefield, RI, USA
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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Was the Dog Found No
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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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    • Mutt Dog For Adoption in Wakefield, RI, USA

      Huey Lewis

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      Breed: Mutt
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Belgian Shepherd Malinois / Shepherd / Mixed (short coat). Adoption Fee: $425. 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. Do You Believe In Love? Huey Lewis has more than just stunning good looks going for him! Huey is house trained, crate trained and walks well on a leash. Once you take the leash out you better be ready to go out the door, as he gets VERY EXCITED! He plays great with other dogs but doesn't like to be overly sniffed. Huey 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 can get into the car on his own by accessing the floorboard and then getting onto the seat. He 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. Obedience classes are a must, as he is a wonderful dog but mostly knows shelter life. It will also help with the owner/dog bonding aspect and help build confidence and aid in socialization. Huey is very smart, even-tempered, gentle and can be a bit goofy. He is good with adult cats who will stand their ground with him. This is a dog that needs a person - he's very affectionate and yearns for 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. Huey seems to prefer to eat in private without his person, but shows no food aggression. He does bark, but not nuisance barking, such as barking at the random squirrel. When in the yard he will let you know if a stranger is walking up to your home. He does not shed and enjoys being brushed. 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 believes in The Power Of Love! Huey and his two siblings, Louie and Dewey Lewis, 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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    • Labrador Retriever-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Wakefield, RI, USA

      Randy

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      Breed: Labrador Retriever-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Baby
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Labrador Retriever / Hound / Mixed (short coat). Adoption Fee: $550. Age: 10 Months (as of 5/19/2017) Weight: 50 lbs (as of 3/19/2017) This dog has been spayed/neutered, is up to date on shots, on heartworm preventative and is microchipped. Say hello to Randy! Randy is a happy go-lucky kind of boy. Randy looks to be a Lab/Hound mix who is around 10 months old. He's sweet and loves everyone including other dogs, cats and kids. He has high energy and would be great for an active family. A fenced yard would be best for his energy level, however if one isn't available he will need leash walks and other forms of off-leash exercise. Randy is leash trained and crate trained, we do not know if he is house trained. We recommend he attend obedience classes. He has a lot to learn and it's a great way to get to know each other. He's going to make a great friend for a family to love. If you would like to add Randy to your family, please fill out an application...Randy can't wait to meet you! Randy's Backstory: Randy was found as a young puppy on the side of the road near a Mississippi shelter, starved and scared. Sadly, his sibling had been hit by a car and was deceased. Randy was sitting by his sibling waiting for help. Lucky for him, our partner rescue found him and brought him into the SOS program! Medical Note: Randy is being treated for heartworm disease with melarsomine injections. Once treatment is completed and the dog tests negative for microfilaria, he will be cleared to resume normal activity and able to be adopted. He is expected to be ready to travel in late May/early June, but he is available for adoption now. 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 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. 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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    • Boxer-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Wakefield, RI, USA

      Goldy Solis ...

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      Breed: Boxer-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Young
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Boxer / Shepherd / Mixed (short coat). Adoption Fee: $425. Age: 1 Year Weight: 54 lbs Location: RI This dog has been spayed/neutered, is up to date on shots, on heartworm preventative and is microchipped. A big SOS welcome to Goldy, who appears to be a boxer and shepherd mix about one year old. Goldy has asked SOS to find her an active, fun forever home and we are happy to oblige! She is eager to learn new things and to please, and always ready for the next adventure. She likely lived a very sheltered life prior to coming to SOS, so she is still learning about, and becoming comfortable with, the active human environment. She is making great progress, but is still easily overstimulated by new things; her new home should plan to take things slow with her, and manage all new situations carefully so that she can continue to create positive associations and learn proper responses to new things. She would do best in a home with one or several adults who are strong leaders, and offer a consistent routine where she will get at least one hour of focused exercise per day - think hikes, walks, runs, tricks, agility. Inside the home after her walks, she's a calm, well-mannered girl. She loves to cuddle up and watch a good movie! She LOVES to play with toys and will entertain herself for hours with a ball, tossing it to herself! She would enjoy the company of a playful canine sibling, but would also likely do very well as an only dog so she can have all your attention and affection. She's doing well with house training and leash training. She is very strong, but does not pull and walks nicely on an Easy Walk harness when she is given clear guidance. Goldy does not require a yard but does need regular daily exercise and mental stimulation. Group training classes are a must for Miss Goldy, and will also help her understand what is expected of her, help her bond with her new family, and help both learn how to effectively communicate with each other. She would also thrive with additional training like brain games, scent work, agility, etc. She has a very active mind, and is very eager to please and do whatever you want her to do - she just needs to be told what that is! With training, patience, and a regular schedule, she will thrive and blossom into the fun adventure dog she is meant to be. Can you give Goldy the commitment and adventure she needs? This lovebug will reward you with endless love and friendship for years to come! Apply now! Goldy's Backsto ry: Goldy w as brought to an Arkansas shelter as a stray early in January 2017 by the Sheriff's Department and Animal Control. When she arrived at the shelter, she was skin and bones, but she has filled out nicely and is an ideal weight at 54 lbs. 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 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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    • Basenji-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Wakefield, RI, USA

      Ernie Sesame...

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      Breed: Basenji-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Baby
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Basenji / Terrier / Mixed (short coat). Adoption Fee: $550. Age: 6 Months (as of 7/1/17) Weight: 23 lbs (as of 6/13/17) Location: RI This dog has been spayed/neutered, is up to date on shots, on heartworm preventative and is microchipped. "Can you tell me how to get, how to get to..." Ernie Sesame Street! This AMAZING boy can be found right here with SOS! Ernie is a beautiful golden red with tan highlights, a black muzzle, white on his chest, feet and the tip of his tail - his right front lower leg is white with tan spots. He looks to be a Basenji/Terrier mix but we can't know for sure. Ernie is a sweet boy, who loves to run and play outside, play fetch, and enjoys being with other dogs. He was interested in his foster's cat at first, but the novelty has since worn off. He would do best in a home with at least one other confident dog who he can look to for doggie guidance. He LOVES chew toys and playing tug-of-war. He is allowed on the couch and loves to nap there. Once he is comfortable in his home, he's a real sweetheart and a huge cuddler! He is friendly with children as young as 15 months, but would do best in a household with one or several core individuals who are relatively quiet and mature, don't have a constant flow of new people coming and going, and don't create a lot of noise or erratic movements. He would do best in a home where someone is around a fair amount of time as he craves human engagement with those he trusts. He can be quite shy at first when meeting new people, either out on a walk or in the home, and needs some time to get comfortable. He will also whine softly and continuously until he feels comfortable. Continued work on socialization is a must for Ernie to build his confidence and become the confident dog he is meant to be. He is crate trained and loves his crate. He feels safe there so his new people should be comfortable with using a crate. He rides okay in the car (he will whine, but settles down), and is house trained - with a consistent schedule he mastered this skill quickly. He's still not confident while on leash, and being an active little guy, he would do best having a secure fenced area to play in or an adopter who's very active and can get him out frequently during the day. He barks when he's playing outside, or when someone walks by the fence. Occasionally he barks at the cat but has gotten much better about that. Though Ernie is very active during the day, he crashes at night. We strongly recommend that all our dogs attend obedience classes because you get to learn commands together, and it offers an opportunity for confidence building and socialization for the dog, and it also helps to strengthen that ever-important bond between the dog and his human family. It’s lots of fun, too! A well-mannered, obedient dog will be welcomed most anywhere you take him, and a tired dog is a good dog! Dogs of all ages also benefit from mental stimulation – think puzzle toys and games. Puppies are a lot of work and require a strong commitment to teaching them obedience, socializing them with other dogs and people, playing with them and loving them to pieces. It takes a lot of time, energy and patience to help a shy puppy become the dog he is meant to be, but we promise you that Ernie is totally worth it! Ernie's Back Story: Ernie Sesame Street came into the shelter with four siblings - three of whom sadly didn't survive and one brother who has since been adopted. This little love bug would seriously like you to consider adding him to your family. Fill out an application today and prepare yourself for some serious cuddling! 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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    • Pug-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Wakefield, RI, USA

      Moe (LoBo) *...

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      Breed: Pug-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Pug / Mixed (short coat). Adoption Fee: $425. Age: 5 Years Weight: 18 lbs Location: CT This dog has been spayed/neutered, is up to date on shots, on heartworm preventative and is microchipped. Meet your new little buddy Moe (he came in with the name LoBo, but we are calling him Moe). Moe looks to be a Pug mix that is approximately 5 years old. He is a four-legged casanova! He loves women and will seek them out for attention when he's out and about. He loves to cuddle with his foster mom and will put his head on her neck to snuggle up. In LoBo's previous foster home he had limited exposure to men. He displayed some nervousness and growled when uncertain. In his present foster home he has been great with his foster dad from day one. We feel that if you go slow at the start and offer some tasty chicken nuggets or hot dogs he will be anyone's best pal. He may still need extra work to desensitization him with strange men with counter-conditioning training to help him feel more comfortable around unknown men. Obedience training will help Moe and his new owner ways of teaching him to be less stressed and more trusting of men. He does well with the other dogs in his foster home. He is fine with cats, as long as they don't run, if they do he will chase after them. He was nervous at first with the elementary-school-aged child that came to visit, but warmed up very quickly and willingly took yogurt from her within minutes. He LOVES car rides (especially to get doggy ice cream) and his size makes him very portable. He can be protective over the car, when someone walks by he will bark. During a storm, he was scared and found away to escape his previous foster's yard. Luckily he was found safe, but extra care should be taken of him escaping especially during storms. He has low energy, but he still plays with toys and the other dogs in his foster home. A fenced yard would be a plus, but he also wouldn't mind going outside on a leash. There's a perfect home out there for Moe. Is it yours? If so, please fill out an application and you may be getting a new love in your life named Moe! Update 1/29/17: Moe went to an adoption event and he was very nervous. A positive note is that Moe did okay with men that approached him slowly, he didn't even growl. He also met some school-age children and had no issues with them. His favorite part of the day was the car ride and the drive-thru for an ice cream cone! Update 4/9/17: Moe is definitely making progress in being comfortable around men. He really just needs someone who'll let him settle in. He spent a couple of nights in a different foster home while his foster mom was out of town and after some growly behavior the first night, he let the male roommate walk him, feed him and even pet him some! Update 4/29/17: Moe is now doing really well at adoption events! He likes to have a hiding place or someone to cuddle with. He's interested in children of all ages, but we would be hesitant about kids who would get in his face. He's also letting strangers come up and pet him, including men! 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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    • German Shepherd Dog-Pointer Mix Dog For Adoption in Wakefield, RI, USA

      Freckles

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      Breed: German Shepherd Dog-Pointer Mix
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Pointer / German Shepherd Dog / Mixed (short coat). Adoption Fee: $425. 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 appears to be a Pointer/Great Pyrenees mix (her mom was a Shepherd mix). Freckles came into the shelter as a puppy seven years ago, and is still waiting for her family to find her. For whatever reasons, she has been overlooked, but what a gem she is! Though she has not been in a long term foster home, she has spent several long weekends and nights in foster care recently and has done great. She appears to be house trained, calmly interested in new situations and visitors, very responsive to guidance and training, and good with older children. Inside the shelter, Freckles displayed pretty severe storm anxiety but she has pleasantly surprised us by showing no symptoms of storm anxiety while in foster care - she couldn't care less about thunder or lightening while in a home. Freckles has had fun in foster care with other, smaller dogs, and has natural maternal instincts with puppies (a puppy's toe got stepped on and he squealed and Freckles rushed over and started licking his face to comfort him!). At the shelter, Freckles has been spending quite a bit of time in the shelter cat room and done well, so we think she would also live very nicely with dog savy cats. Because she does not have much experience with life outside of the shelter, Freckles will need a family who will be patient with her and take things slowly. She may need house training reinforcement, though she has not had a single accident while in her foster home. She is 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 has shown mild resource guarding of food from other dogs. This can be managed by feeding her separately and she listens to correction well, so there is room for improvement. A securely fenced yard is recommended (6-ft. wooden) for Freckles if she is to be outside off leash, as she can climb a fence and also knows how to open a front door! Given her history with storm anxiety and proneness to escape a yard when unattended, we think that Freckles might start to display mild separation anxiety in her new home. Someone who is home more than not would likely be the best fit for this sweet girl - once she finally connects with her person, she is going to want to spend as much time with you as possible! 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 strongly recommended, not just for the bonding aspect of it, but it helps with confidence building and socialization. Freckles has been waiting a long time for the right home to find her. Could that be you? Freckles Backstory: 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! 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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    • Miniature Pinscher-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Wakefield, RI, USA

      Coco *LOCAL*...

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      Breed: Miniature Pinscher-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Young
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Miniature Pinscher / Mixed (short coat). Adoption Fee: $425. Age: 1 Year 11 Months (as of 7/8/17) Weight: 9 lbs (as of 3/26/17) Location: RI This dog has been spayed/neutered, is up to date on shots, on heartworm preventative and is microchipped. This sweet little guy is Coco! Coco appears to be a Miniature Pinscher mix almost two years old. He's a yummy chocolate color and as sweet as his name! We still need a bit more information on him, but here's what we know: he's crate trained and walks on a leash, and he's good in the car. He's fine with other dogs, though he prefers dogs more his size, and with kids who give him his space and don't chase him - he previously lived with children as young as six months of age with no issues. He would do well as an only dog or with another small doggie, but mostly he prefers to be with his people and he will bark if other animals start rough-housing near him. We don't know about kitty cats. According to his previous owner he's house trained, however it seems he'll need help remembering what that's all about. He doesn't require a yard or a fence, just daily leash walks for exercise and to do his business. He probably wouldn't mind having a yard though or daily jaunts to the dog park to play fetch - one of his loves. He LOVES toys, is affectionate and playful. He's friendly in a shy way when meeting new people. He doesn't growl, just shakes and licks his lips. A calm, relatively quiet house would be ideal for him. He's obedient, eager to please, smart, even-tempered and gentle. We strongly recommend that all our dogs attend obedience classes because you get to learn commands together, and it offers an opportunity for confidence building and socialization for the dog, and it also helps to strengthen that ever-important bond between the dog and his human family. It’s lots of fun, too! A well-mannered, obedient dog will be welcomed most anywhere you take him. He can be a barker, so an apartment might not be the best home for him. Coco was an owner surrender and though we don't know the circumstances, we do know that he will make some family a wonderful little companion! If you're looking to add some very cuddly sweetness to your home, please fill out an application today for Coco! He's eagerly waiting to hear from his forever people! Medical Note: Under clinical exam, this dog appears to have entropion(s) with no clinical symptoms; no medical action is recommended at this time. Entropion is a genetic condition in which a portion of the eyelid is inverted or folded inward. This can cause an eyelash or hair to irritate and scratch the surface of the eye, leading to symptoms such as tearing, light sensitivity and discomfort, and in some cases, corneal ulceration or perforation, or dark-colored scar tissue to build up over the wound (pigmentary keratitis), which could lead to a decrease or loss of vision. Entropion is fairly common in dogs and is seen in a wide variety of breeds, including short-nosed breeds, giant breeds, and sporting breeds. Surgical correction is an option, but not recommended if no symptoms present. 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. 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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    • Labrador Retriever-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Wakefield, RI, USA

      Skipper

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      Breed: Labrador Retriever-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Young
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Labrador Retriever / Mixed (short coat). Age: 1 Year (as of 4/18/17) 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 a year 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! His 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? Fill out an application today and he may soon set sail for your home! 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: $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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    • Labrador Retriever-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Wakefield, RI, USA

      Adam Solis

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      Breed: Labrador Retriever-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Labrador Retriever / Mixed (short coat). Age: 4 Years Weight: 66 lbs This dog has been spayed/neutered, is up to date on shots, on heartworm preventative and is microchipped. Handsome and shy, that's Adam Solis! He quickly overcomes that shyness though once he's been around you for just a couple of minutes! And though he never loses his cool and collected demeanor, he looks up at you once every minute to make sure you're still there. He LOVES being petted on the head and under his chin, and he loves to lean against you! Adam appears to be a Labrador Retriever mix about 4 years old. He's good with other dogs and with children - kitty cats are an unknown as of yet. He walks on a leash and will need to be house trained and crate trained. We strongly recommend that all our dogs attend obedience classes because you get to learn commands together, and it offers an opportunity for confidence building and socialization for the dog, and it also helps to strengthen that ever-important bond between the dog and his human family. It’s lots of fun, too! A well-mannered, obedient dog will be welcomed most anywhere you take him. Adam's already mastered "sit" and can't wait to learn some more commands! A fenced yard would be ideal for him, and it should be a high fence since he has shown himself to be a jumper and a climber. In all fairness, he only seems to try escaping if his kennel mate tries - Adam's definitely a follower. If a fenced yard isn't an option he will need lots of daily walks and opportunities to play off-leash in a dog park which is the next best thing. A tired dog is a good dog! Dogs of all ages also benefit from mental stimulation – think puzzle toys and games. Adam does like toys, is playful and can be a bit of a goof. He's really looking forward to finding his forever home with all the love and stability that he never had. If you can provide all the things that he's been dreaming of, fill out an application today! Adam's waiting just for you! Adam's Backstory: This sweet dog is one of several dogs rescued by SOS's partner, the Humane Society of Independence County, Arkansas, in August of 2016 from an outfit that claimed to be a "wildlife rehabilitation and rescue organization." Adam was confined in a very small cage with several other large breed dogs. The only access door to his cage had been barricaded and there was a ladder leaning against it so that someone could climb up and dump food onto the ground for the dogs to eat. Their water was infested with mosquito larvae and their pen was nothing but feces and mud. In addition to the rescued dogs, officials found a python, bobcats, coyotes, raccoons, and other wildlife housed on the property. The owner got 19 counts of misdemeanor for cruelty to animals, community service, fines, restitution, and jail time. Medical Note: This dog is being treated for heartworm disease with multiple staged melarsomine injections. Once treatment is completed and the dog tests negative for microfilaria, the dog will be cleared to resume normal activity and able to be adopted, estimated for mid-April 2017. 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, AR, 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. Medical Note: Adam was accepted into the SOSARL program in early November after being rescued from a hoarding situation at an "animal sanctuary" in Arkansas. He came to us with a reported history of seizures as well as being heartworm positive. Once in our care, we observed these seizures approximately 2-5x/month and started Adam on 60mg of phenobarbital - we wanted to see if he could be controlled on this dosage level and the shelter schedule prior to implementing something different. (Many dogs will have break through seizure activity if their dosing is not exact. Fortunately, Adam is atypical and currently controlled with this dosing schedule.) Adam has been seizure free on a low dose (90mg) of phenobarbital twice a day at 7:05am and 5:25pm. The ideal administration of phenobarbital is every 12 hours, so this schedule should be adjusted to 7am and 7pm, if at all possible. We expect that Adam will always need to be on this medication, but he has been well controlled even at this sub-therapeutic level while in our care. Our goal is to slightly increase his medication to have him in the lower end of the therapeutic range while continuing without side effects (unusual sedation or depression/lethargy - none have been seen to date). In addition to twice daily medication, Adam's phenobarbital level should be routinely tested every annually for monitoring, and 2 - 4 weeks after adjusting medications. Phenobarbital can "induce" liver enzymes, so blood chemistry should be done annually to monitor for elevated liver enzymes. Sam-e or milk thistle can be given as a supplement as a liver protectant. Pricing of phenobarbital is hard to pin down but can be from $0.30-0.80 per 60mg tablet (for Adam at his current levels, this is approx $25-60/month). Medical Note: This dog tested positive for exposure to ehrlichia while in SOS foster care in early 2017. 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). 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. Adoption Fee: $200 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, USA

      Louie Lewis

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      Breed: Mutt
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      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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