4 Luv of Dog Rescue in Fargo, North Dakota

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Organization Name: 4 Luv of Dog Rescue
Location: Fargo, ND 58106
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(701) 205-0190

4 Luv of Dog Rescue

Species: Dogs, Cats
Breed(s): Pure and Mixed Breeds
Organization Type: Rescue
Organization Status: Non-Profit

4 Luv of Dog Rescue Organization currently has 26 dogs for adoption and rescue. If you are considering adopting a dog, please read the Adoption Tips to learn more about what it takes and what to expect. Visit our website or call us to learn more about the adoption process. You are always welcome to support our effort by sponsoring one of our dogs or donating directly to our organization. Your help is greatly needed and appreciated!

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  • American Pit Bull Terrier-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Fargo, ND

    Durand

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    Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier-Unknown Mix
    Sex: Male Male
    Age: Adult
    Location: Fargo, ND
    Posted Breed: Pit Bull Terrier / Mixed (short coat). {s3829code380/} If you would like to provide this dog a loving home, please fill out a pre-adoption application. Have a question? Please read our Frequently Asked Questions and Adoption Processed Explained documentation. FOSTER HOME NEEDED Statistics Name: Durand Breed: Pit Bull Terrier Mix Age: 1 Year Size: Large 73 lbs. Adoption Donation: $75 (applicable sales tax included). Adoption fees may be paid with cash or check. Other: Neutered Male, Vaccinations current, Microchip, Older considerate children, No other pets in home Durand would love to go for a run with you! Give him your love! Foster Home Feedback * Older considerate children / No other pets in home 4/8/17 Volunteer Feedback: Durand is such a big goofy boy! He has the most beautiful coloring and a big blockhead. He has come a long way with the help of some pretty amazing volunteers. Even though Durand doesn't enjoy other dogs in a home that just means he wants to be your one and only love. Durand loves to go for long walks and play in the back kennel run at the building. From my time with him, he enjoys meeting new people and getting lots of squishes. He is easy to leash up and is well behaved in his kennel. Durand is kennel trained and always keeps it clean, and is happy to enjoy a frozen Kong while hanging in the office. Durand is very smart and treat motivated which has helped him develop his manners and continue on his training path. Please consider giving Durand a shot at a forever home. 4/1/17: Now that spring is here, Durand is looking for someone to enjoy the outdoors with! Durand is such a sweet boy! He is really starting to grow up from puppy to dog. He is kennel trained and has come a long way in walking on a leash and training in general. He has, however, decided that he needs to be the only pet in the home. Durand does well with supervised play dates, and in general he gets along with other dogs. But in the home, he doesn't like to share the attention. Durand loves to cuddle and loves people and will make a great addition to the right home! 1/26/17: Durand is such a sweet and smart guy, and so cute! He reminds me every day, with his energy, that he is indeed a puppy. As a result, he needs daily mental and physical challenges with training and exercise to help release his energy in positive ways. Durand LOVES people and does great around new people. He especially loves his people; however, due to this, he can get competitive with other pets in the home. This has caused some resource guarding issues at meal and treat time. It may partly be the puppy in him, but it is something that we are currently working on. He will need further training and attention to try to reduce this behavior. Did I mention he is a ROCKSTAR when training? We go to a foster training class every week which focuses on treat-based/clicker training (positive reinforcement). He listens very well during training sessions and has caught on quickly; including stay, which is a hard one. He is fully kennel trained and does very well when it's time to go into the kennel; it's definitely his space where he can have time to himself. This "Durand' time usually includes a frozen peanut butter Kong and I turn the radio on for him as well; classical of course as he's very refined for his age! He really is a special guy and he's just looking for the right home to grow up in. 11/29/16: Freedom has made Durand a new puppy! He is such a quick learner and has done very well with treat-based training. We started using a gentle leader on walks and it's made all the difference; he's really becoming a rockstar and corrects easily if he starts to pull. Durand does want to meet the dogs that he sees, in a playful way, that's his biggest distraction... that and people; he LOVES people!! He still needs some reminders when walking but he's unrecognizable from when he first started. He will jump when first meeting someone so I instruct people to simply turn their backs to him until he stops. Also, the mouthing (play biting) has reduced significantly as he realized he gets more people time if he isn't mouthy. He's gone full days without doing it at all! Durand kennels well during the day and gets a break when I come home for lunch. He sleeps quietly in a dog bed at night but I know he'd rather be on the bed as he is a cuddler. He is such a lover and is going to be the perfect addition to a very lucky family! 11/8/16: Durand is such a sweet puppy who has had a hard time the last couple months. He spent 5 or 6 weeks in a regional pound with only one short walk a week. He is currently in a foster home with a yard to stretch his legs and is settling in, but as a puppy, he has a lot of energy. He's a very smart guy but he needs a patient home to help him learn puppy manners including leash walking and to stop mouthing (play biting). Durand would love a playmate to help him manage his energy and because of his size and the mouthing, he would do best in a home without children. To view additional dogs available for adoption, please see our website: www.4luvofdog.org
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  • Mutt Dog For Adoption in Fargo, ND

    Gretta

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    Breed: Mutt
    Sex: Female Female
    Age: Adult
    Location: Fargo, ND
    Posted Breed: Shepherd / Mixed (short coat). {s3829code380/} If you would like to provide this dog a loving home, please fill out a pre-adoption application. Have a question? Please read our Frequently Asked Questions and Adoption Processed Explained documentation. FOSTER HOME NEEDED Statistics Name: Gretta Breed: Shepard Mix Age: 6.5 Years Size: Large 65 lbs. ~Large range: 60 - 100 lbs. Adoption Donation: $75 (applicable sales tax included). Adoption fees may be paid with cash or check. Other: Spayed female, vaccinations current, microchip, needs to be the only pet in her adoptive home. Gretta is a long legged beauty who loves to go for long walks and snuggle in front of the TV - Won't you give her a chance? Foster Home Feedback * No other dogs in home; No Cats ~Gretta is nervous around new people-- adopters should be aware of when their company is coming so that precautions can be made to crate Gretta or take steps to introduce her to strangers in a positive way (We'll show you how!). A quiet home without a lot of people coming/going would be best for Gretta. 4/8/17 Volunteer Feedback: What a wonderful girl Miss Gretta is! I know from seeing that she does not like other animals on her profile that it can be a little disheartening, especially after you see how beautiful she is. However, while this is an important thing to note, don't let it stop you from learning more about her first. I have a dog who is not always dog-friendly so I thought I would share things that work for us because some things can be concerning when looking into a dog with some small issues. If you're concerned about going to the vet with her? Advise your vet office you have a dog who is not dog-friendly. They will let you into a room right away to wait and help you leave when the office is empty. Concerned about going for a walk where you might run into other dogs? Don't walk during peak times. We often walk during the day, over dinner time, or later in the evening when there aren't so many people out and about. Gretta would also be a great candidate to learn how to walk on a treadmill. Concerned about what to do if you go out of town? There are affordable pet sitters who come into your home to care for your dog to avoid the stress of being in a kennel. We've had great luck with many in town. Concerned about her meeting new people? Kennel her if you are unsure of your company and her getting along. Or help her with slow and positive introductions. Gretta is very treat motivated and has come a long way with the help of some great volunteers. Gretta loves to play fetch, chew on bones on the couch, give very nice kisses, and get belly rubs.She is such a sweet and loving girl who I have so enjoyed getting to spend time with. If you're interested in Gretta or have more questions please fill out an application and consider giving her the loving home she so deserves. 2/21/17 Volunteer Feedback: How has this lady not found her forever home yet?! Just LOOK at her...she is adorable, well mannered, just a perfect one and only companion. Gretta enjoys her exercise but she is perfectly capable of being lazy as well. Gretta has been at 4 Luv's shelter for some time now. Although, us volunteers give her as much love as humanly possible (and I mean a lot of love since she has gained some weight)! Gretta DESERVES a home, where she can receive endless amounts of love because that's what she deserves. Her eyes captivate you. You can see her soul and how she desperately wants to find her person. Give this lady a chance, I promise you won't regret it. 1/26/17 Volunteer Feedback: I had Gretta over for a building break and she was very well mannered. She couldn't stop wagging her tail! She loves treats and playing ball. She will keep dropping the ball in your lap. She isn't a high energy dog. She even walked into a warm shower and loved being dried off with a towel! She is very easy to please. We did a slow intro and she was fine meeting my husband. If you have no dogs, she would love to cuddle with you! 1/4/17 Volunteer Feedback: This girl is the absolute sweetest dog! I am a building volunteer and have always enjoyed my shifts with Gretta and recently I have been taking her for kennel breaks and am falling even more in love with this girl! She rides great in the car, knows sit, shake, down and stay; she is so eager to please. Gretta isn't overly energetic, loves to play but also just likes to be by your side. This sweet girl needs someone to give her a chance. Taking the extra precautions will be well worth it as she will be a great companion. 11/13/16 Volunteer Feedback: Oh Gretta... she is a tall beauty who wants to be your one and only. She needs to be the only pet in the home (this is also the same outside of the home in public). She needs respectful distance from other dogs/cats and should not be interacting with them. Gretta is so smart and eager to work with you!! I had so much fun walking with her and just doing basic obedience commands. Gretta will require daily walks in a safe area where you won't run into a bunch of dogs that are not in control. She would probably love going for long hikes in nature (on leash only). Right now we are working on her fear reactions of moving vehicles but as I stated, she is smart and eager to work/please. With some good work with a trainer, Gretta would be so great to have around. 10/20/16 Volunteer Feedback: Gretta is a sweetheart. She seems a bit cautious when you first meet her, but she warms up to you very quickly. I am used to stubborn dogs in my household so having her constantly follow me around was a real treat. She LOVES her companions and will go wherever you want to go (Now that’s loyalty). Gretta deserves the best in life as do all of our shelter dogs that come and go. But there are always certain one’s you never forget.. she has definitely fallen under that category for me. If you are looking for a great dog who will relax when you want to relax, will play when you want to play, who will love you unconditionally after the first 20 seconds of her laying eyes on you.. she just might be the dog for you, just remember Gretta is very special, so she wants all of the attention for herself with no other dogs. To view additional dogs available for adoption, please see our website: www.4luvofdog.org
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  • American Pit Bull Terrier-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Fargo, ND

    Gideon

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    Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier-Unknown Mix
    Sex: Male Male
    Age: Adult
    Location: Fargo, ND
    Posted Breed: Pit Bull Terrier / Mixed (short coat). {s3829code380/} If you would like to provide this dog a loving home, please fill out a pre-adoption application. Have a question? Please read our Frequently Asked Questions and Adoption Processed Explained documentation. FOSTER HOME NEEDED Statistics Name: Gideon Breed: Pit Bull Terrier Mix Age: 1 Year Size: Medium 45 lbs. ~Medium range: 26 - 60 lbs. Adoption Donation: $180 (applicable sales tax included). Adoption fees may be paid with cash or check. Other: Neutered Male, Vaccinations current, Microchip Gideon is super sweet and laid back. Foster Home Feedback 3/1/17: Gideon is such a sweetheart! We love having him as part of our family! He loves to cuddle and relax, but also has a playful side. He enjoys running around with our dog in the backyard. Gideon does well on a leash for walks and sleeps great in his kennel. He also does a great job in the car...doesn't make a peep and usually sleeps! Gideon is fully potty trained and stands by the back door to let us know that he needs to relieve himself. He does well with female dogs but seems to not favor other male dogs. He can be resource aggressive; in a multi-dog home, I recommend feeding them separately. As an only dog, I truly believe he would be the best dog ever! Gideon just wants all of the love. He can also be shy around Human males and tends to gravitate towards females. Total ladies man! However, with time Gideon warms up. He has been amazing with our young nieces and nephews. Gideon listens to commands well and would be easily trained. He would be a great addition to a loving and special family. We will be a little sad to see him go, but very happy to find Gideon his forever family! 1/15/17 Volunteer Feedback: Oh what a handsome man! Gideon was a bit shy when I first meet him at my volunteer shift but by the end of my shift we were best friends. He is a very well-mannered dog when it comes to walking and every once awhile he would turn around and jump on me for some cuddle time. He would benefit from some positive obedience training just to help keep his mind working and most important, work on socialization skills that he will need to become a more confident balanced dog. To view additional dogs available for adoption, please see our website: www.4luvofdog.org
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  • Mutt Dog For Adoption in Fargo, ND

    Merlin

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    Breed: Mutt
    Sex: Male Male
    Age: Adult
    Location: Fargo, ND
    Posted Breed: Manchester Terrier (short coat). {s3829code380/} If you would like to provide this dog a loving home, please fill out a pre-adoption application. Have a question? Please read our Frequently Asked Questions and Adoption Processed Explained documentation. Statistics Name: Merlin Breed: Manchester Terrier Age: 6.5 Years Size: Small 20 lbs. ~Small range: up to 25 lbs. Adoption Donation: $180 - $20 * donation = $160 (applicable sales tax included). Adoption fees may be paid with cash or check. Other: Neutered Male, vaccinations current, microchip * Adoption Donation to help Merlin find his forever home from Dorothy! Thank you! Merlin want to have a magical forever home! Foster Home Feedback 1/3/17: Merlin is still searching for a home he can call his own. Merlin still gets around like a champ with the help of Dasaquin and Lubri-Syn once a day. This will have to be continued indefinitely. Merlin also needs to avoid a lot of activity like a lot of stairs or high furniture. We have doggy steps that he uses to get up and down off our couch/bed, and he is happy to use those. As long as Merlin has a lap to snuggle on, he's a very happy, content little guy. Merlin's ideal home would be one without a lot of stairs and a very laid back home without a lot of visitors. He will approach my husband and let him know he wants to snuggle with him, but it took a lot of time and patience to get there. Even with this colder weather, Merlin still goes outside to do his business but is happy to get back into the warm house and find a spot with my other dogs in front of a vent to warm up. If you're looking for a snuggle buddy to keep you warm on these cold nights, let Merlin work his magic on you! 4/27/16: Merlin is still patiently waiting and is hoping he'll be spending summer with a family he can call his own. While warmer weather usually means a lot more activity, Merlin is still happy to just lounge around the house. Now that we're getting some warmer days, Merlin likes to show off how great he is at multitasking by "supervising" me while I do lawn work AND soaking up the sun at the same time. While Merlin does enjoy a walk, he's happy that I'm not too much of a runner, as he's happy to go at a nice, leisurely pace. His favorite place to be is still curled up next to me, but when I have things to do, he'll crawl into his crate with his blanket and is very content in there. Merlin may take a little more time and patience, but once he feels secure and knows you're all right, he'll give you his heart and be your buddy for life. 12/16/15: Merlin has his paws crossed that he'll get a wonderful forever home for Christmas. Merlin has done excellent with his potty training and will now tell us, sometimes quite adamantly, when he needs to go out (even with this colder weather). However, I would recommend an adopter crate or keep a close eye on Merlin when bringing him into their home. I still do slow introductions to people with Merlin but have noticed that Merlin seems to do better with women than he does with men. While he is able to be around men, it does take time for him to learn that he can trust them and so I now let men know not to overwhelm Merlin, give him some time and patience, and to let him come to them. I am a huge supporter of positive reinforcement, and this would definitely need to be the case with Merlin. Merlin is still getting around like a champ, but he is on a daily joint supplement and anti-inflammatory. We just stick them in with his breakfast, and he chows them down. Merlin is definitely my snuggle buddy and takes his job of keeping my legs and feet warm very seriously. If you have the patience to let Merlin come out of his shell, you will see an extremely loyal and delightful little guy. 8/27/15: Merlin is a wonderful, happy little fellow who has fit right into our home. He is doing very well with his potty training and will remind us that he needs to go out. He's a talkative little guy, so I would recommend no apartments for Merlin. He does very well with our dogs - big and small. We only have two who are interested in playing with him, and he's always up for a good game of chase. Merlin does have subluxating patellas (common in small dogs), so we are careful to make sure he doesn't get too crazy in his play. When our own dogs play, he either wants to join in the play or tell them to settle down. Merlin would do well in a calmer home as he likes to run a tight ship. While he does enjoy meeting new people, he also wants to make sure they understand no shenanigans. Merlin loves to crawl up into my lap and rest his head on my shoulder. At night, he crawls under the covers and keeps my legs warm. Merlin does well in a crate but definitely enjoys being around his people. To view additional dogs available for adoption, please see our website: www.4luvofdog.org
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  • Labrador Retriever Dog For Adoption in Fargo, ND

    Tanner & Pat...

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    Breed: Labrador Retriever
    Sex: Male Male
    Age: Adult
    Location: Fargo, ND
    Posted Breed: Labrador Retriever (medium coat). {s3829code380/} If you would like to provide this dog a loving home, please fill out a pre-adoption application. Have a question? Please read our Frequently Asked Questions and Adoption Processed Explained documentation. Statistics Name: Tanner & Patches (Bonded Pair) Breed: Labrador Retriever Age: 4.5 Years each Size: Medium & Large 49 lbs & 69 lbs. ~Medium range: 25 - 60 / Large Range: 61 - 100 lbs. Adoption Donation: $180 - $25 Donation* = $155 for pair (applicable sales tax included). Adoption fees may be paid with cash or check. Other: Neutered Male, Vaccinations current, Microchip *Thank you for the anonymous adoption donation! Tanner & Patches are a bonded pair; They are buddies for life and they will keep you in smiles! Foster Home Feedback 1/28/17: These two amazing dudes would LOVE to be your forever valentine. They just finished up their doctorates in "Snuggling"! Super playful, hilarious, sweet, and easy-going dogs. They enjoy walks on the sidewalk, sunbutter kongs, and the finest tap water that Moorhead can provide. We've been working on our commands and manners, and are making daily progress. They love their kennels and go in willingly when it's time.Tanner & Patches have even made some breakthroughs with "stranger danger" and trust issues! They hope to find someone with a lot of love in their heart and LOTS of patience, understanding, and willingness to work with them. Oh, and snugz. Lots of snugz! 12/19/16: Merry Christmas from Tanner and Patches! These two beautiful boys are thriving together! Both are off of their anxiety meds. Both are so much more confident. Patches is doing great at classes. Walks are easy. They constantly play together and are always right next to each other. So snuggly and lovey! 11/7/16: Tanner and Patches are a bonded pair that are looking for a loving and patient home that they can go to together. Tanner and Patches got a bad start in life and as a result can be very shy, nervous, and unsure of meeting new people. Tanner warms up very quickly, especially with treat bribes and lots of pets. Patches, on the other hand, is very nervous around new people. The first day at my house, he stayed in his open kennel most of the day, until he felt comfortable enough to come explore. With enough love, patience, and work, they can be amazing companions. We tried to adopt them out separately, but this did not have great results. These brothers have separation anxiety issues and are much better off staying in a household together. Tanner and Patches constantly play together. Both are crate trained, especially when bribed with a filled Kong! They have shown great results in training classes, making great strides in their development. Both are very treat motivated, and also thrive on positive interaction. We have our basic commands down, and working on refining them. In the couple of months that Tanner and Patches have been in my home, they have gone from very timid, unsure, and shy dogs, to confident, playful, and loving pups. Both love snuggles and being by their person nonstop. We are great at walks, especially while using an EZ harness. Tanner and Patches would be an amazing addition to any family. They are looking for someone who is patient, and willing to work with them to gain confidence and to know that they can be loved and give love unconditionally. Tanner: 10/5/16: Tanner has been with me for about three months now. He is very shy at first but warms up very quickly. We bonded within the first couple days at my house, and he is now my shadow. The easiest way to his heart is with treats and lots of pets. Tanner is very loving, loyal, snuggly, and a giant goofball. He has a master's degree in snuggling. For the most part, he is very low-key, but he loves walks and loves to run laps around my backyard. Tanner is crated during the day at my house, as he does have some separation anxiety. I do have to bribe him with treats. I think once he is comfortable in your home, he could be left out in the house. We had some issues with anxiety accidents, but he never chewed or destroyed anything. He sleeps in bed with me and the other dogs, and we have not had any issues. He gets along great with other dogs and loves to engage in friendly play. I have an alpha dog, and he has never had any issues with that. Tanner listens very well and is very eager to learn. We have gone to a couple obedience classes at Down Dog Studio, and he made remarkable progress within the hour lesson. I think he would do great in a weekly class. Tanner has had zero issues with children. At adoption events, toddlers have walked up to him and hugged his face, and he has reciprocated with gentle kisses. Tanner needs to go to a home with another dog. He gets anxiety being alone at home during the day. He also needs another dog to show him how to be a dog. Patches: 10/9/16 Volunteer Feedback: We've had Patches this weekend and he is a super sweet boy. He does need a full day to warm up and get used to you; however, once he does, he will follow you everywhere and you'll become his comfort. We have two dogs and he seems honestly indifferent to them. He's more concerned with where his person is than anything else. We have a fenced yard and I think that would be the best for him as he likes to wander around the yard and take in all the scents. We don't have a super quiet neighborhood due to construction around us and he's grown used to the noises already, so he does get accustomed to his surroundings given a little time. Patches would do best with a quiet home with no young kids because sudden noises and movements do startle him. He is super gentle and his fur is incredibly soft. Are you able to give this sweet guy a forever home? Fill out an application today! He's waiting to call you his own. To view additional dogs available for adoption, please see our website: www.4luvofdog.org
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  • American Pit Bull Terrier-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Fargo, ND

    Jinxy

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    Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier-Unknown Mix
    Sex: Female Female
    Age: Adult
    Location: Fargo, ND
    Posted Breed: Pit Bull Terrier / Mixed (short coat). {s3829code380/} If you would like to provide this dog a loving home, please fill out a pre-adoption application. Have a question? Please read our Frequently Asked Questions and Adoption Processed Explained documentation. Statistics Name: Jinxy Breed: Pit Bull Terrier Mix Age: 2.5 Years Size: Medium 40 lbs. ~Medium range: 26 - 60 lbs Adoption Donation: $180 (applicable sales tax included). Adoption fees may be paid with cash or check. Other: Spayed Female, Vaccinations current, Microchip, No Cats Jinxy just wants to cuddle! Foster Home Feedback * NO Cats 2/23/17: Jinxy has certainly settled into our home and hearts. She is a very affectionate girl who wants to please (and gets easily distracted). We have been working on "dog to dog" behaviors and she is learning to throttle back some when playing with our dogs. Since she gets distracted easily, she can sometimes forget to do both 1 and 2 potty when she is outside. If we monitor her though and remind her by going out with her, taking away distractions, and telling her to go potty, then she does great and can be allowed free roam of the house (when we are home). Jinxy is working on crate training and has a little anxiety. She knows sit and stay, lay down, and more soon! She has also been around kids, ages 4 and 6, and been great. She seems to have a prey drive with cats so not recommended to be around cats. She has tolerated being switched to Zignatures dog food. Her skin is still very sensitive, for example, to the cold, irritates easier from scratches, etc. Jinxy LOVES playing with the jolly ball. She is quick, driven, and has a great vertical jump; she is a wonderful candidate for agility. She sometimes skips an entire set of seven stairs (!) at our house when she is running her "hot laps"...She is such a hoot. 12/18/16: Jinxy has been with us for a couple of days. She seems to be kennel trained and potty trained, so far. She requires slow intros to dogs, as she can sometimes be intense on leash- we are working on it though and have very high hopes she can learn to control herself. Jinxy loves to play and is a great cuddler when she is tired. She is only about 40lbs too, so great size to share the couch with! Currently, Jinxy is on special dog food (ZD) for her sensitive stomach and skin. To view additional dogs available for adoption, please see our website: www.4luvofdog.org
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  • American Pit Bull Terrier Dog For Adoption in Fargo, ND

    Ava

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    Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier
    Sex: Female Female
    Age: Adult
    Location: Fargo, ND
    Posted Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier (short coat). {s3829code380/} If you would like to provide this dog a loving home, please fill out a pre-adoption application. Have a question? Please read our Frequently Asked Questions and Adoption Processed Explained documentation. Statistics Name: Ava Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier Age: 5 Years Size: Large 84 lbs. ~Large range: 61 - 100 lbs. Adoption Donation: $180 - $105 donation* = $75 (applicable sales tax included). Adoption fees may be paid with cash or check. Other: Spayed Female, Vaccinations Current, Microchipped, No children * Thank you for the $105 anonymous adoption donation! Ava is looking for a non-child home with lots of love! Foster Home Feedback * No Children 2/8/17: Ava has been a part of our home for two months and she is quite the cuddle bug! Snuggling with her humans and giving kisses are her favorite activities. She would make a perfect companion for someone looking for a cuddly couch potato. Ava gets along well with my 9 year old Labrador. She loves to be the center of attention, though, so she would probably get along best in a household with a more submissive dog that will allow her to hog the spotlight. She has not shown any resource guarding around toys or food and waits patiently while my Lab's meals are being served. Then stands up and spins in excited circles a couple of times while she watches me fill her dish. Ava has been really great when meeting new people at the Adoption Days events at PetSmart, but needs slower introductions to new animals. She also needs slower introductions to new people coming into her home. She has great watchdog instincts and needs to be sure that her people are okay with the stranger before letting her guard down. She can put on a show of being tough but is really a big teddy bear. She is easily startled by loud or unexpected noises and responds very well to 'pet corrector' if needed. Ava is crate trained and will willingly "kennel up" when told. She will sleep there willingly as well, although she prefers to fall asleep snuggling with her human. Ava loves walks, toys, and taking long naps. Whatever you're up for, she is too. 12/3/16 Volunteer Feedback: I picked up Ava up a couple of days ago from our facility to take her on a kennel break since she had unfortunately been in boarding for a couple of weeks. She is amazing!! She was a little stressed and anxious the first day, but she has been through a lot of changes recently so I don't blame her. It was nothing awful, she just paced and panted for a while, and just seemed overwhelmed by the new surroundings. But once we all sat down to hang out for the night, she curled up right by my feet and settled down nicely. She likely will be a bit anxious anytime she goes into a new place, so just something to be aware of, but she does settle down nicely. I have two female Pitties and she gets along with them really well. She is super playful and hasn't had any negative reactions to them at all. My dogs are not overly playful, but she has been trying her hardest to get them to play with her! Ava is totally potty trained - hasn't had one accident and knew right away to go to the door when she had to go potty. She is also kennel trained and actually seems to like her kennel. The very first night I did have to coax her into it with some treats, and she did bark/whine for about five minutes but then was quiet the rest of the night. The next morning, I said "kennel up!" and my dogs went into their kennels and Ava went right into hers and laid down. She was in there while I was at work for about 9 hours with no break, and she kept it clean and was happy and calm when I got home. Ava has pretty good manners; she knows how to sit and lay down. She won't get on the furniture unless invited up. She LOVES to snuggle and have her belly rubbed. She can be a bit shy with new people at first, particularly men. When my boyfriend got home, she did bark at him but not at all in an aggressive way. She seemed more scared of him than anything. After he gave her some yummy treats, he was her new bestie. I had a person come over to my house to meet her and she greeted her very appropriately and was sitting her lap after about 15 minutes. She brought her dog as well, and she was very friendly. She does get very excited to see new dogs and can be vocal, but it's not aggressive. Ava responds really well to redirection with Pet Corrector or a treat if she gets amped up and bark-y. Ava was actually adopted from the rescue as a puppy and was just recently returned for not being good with little kids. Because she can be shy/nervous/anxious, I can see how kids could be very overwhelming for her. Because of this, she obviously should not go to a home with kids. Ava is an amazing dog who will be perfect for just about any home. She is the perfect mix of active and lazy. Please consider giving her a chance! 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  • Labrador Retriever-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Fargo, ND

    Marty McFly

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    Breed: Labrador Retriever-Unknown Mix
    Sex: Male Male
    Age: Senior
    Location: Fargo, ND
    Posted Breed: Labrador Retriever / Mixed (short coat). {s3829code380/} If you would like to provide this dog a loving home, please fill out a pre-adoption application. Have a question? Please read our Frequently Asked Questions and Adoption Processed Explained documentation. Statistics Name: Marty McFly Breed: Labrador Retriever Mix Age: 10 Years Size: Large 73 lbs. ~Large range: 61 - 100 lbs Adoption Donation: $180 (applicable sales tax included). Adoption fees may be paid with cash or check. Other: Neutered Male, Vaccinations current, Microchip, No cats ** Marty McFly qualifies for our Seniors for Seniors Program. This program places senior dogs (age 8 or older) with senior citizens (age 65 or older) at a reduced adoption fee of $65.00. If you qualify and are interested in participating in this program, please fill out an application online and type "SENIOR" after your name. Marty McFly is back from the future and wants to have his great forever home to apply today (please?)... Foster Home Feedback * NO Cats 1/28/17: Marty is still looking for his forever home!! We've slowwwly been transitioning from his prescription food to a healthy limited-ingredient formula dry dog food. We've been doing this slower than usual because we didn't want prior digestive issues to pop up again. We are happy to say that half-way through his transition, he's been doing wonderful and there have been no issues! We would expect for this to continue and for him to be on his new dog food completely in another 2 weeks. His weight is normal but his appetite is still ravenous! We are still feeding 3x a day, but have cut back his noon-time portion. Other than that, there isn't much to report! He has been a very laid back dog to foster. Once he finds a routine, he's a very happy camper 12/28 Update: Marty's intestinal issues are largely under control. In January, he will start to wean off of his prescription food! Marty is a sweet older guy that's had a rough couple of months and is looking for his forever home! 10/15/16: We've had Marty almost 4 months now and is getting very comfortable in our home. He listens very well to us and knows to come, sit, stay, and no. He has learned boundaries, and which rooms I don't allow him in and when I go into that room, he stays outside the door and waits. He sleeps in his big dog bed, next to our bed, comfortably all night long. At first, he wanted to jump up into the bed. With persistence and consistency, he knows where to go now when it's time for bed. During the day when I'm working from home, he naps in my office and keeps me company all day. He rarely bothers me at all, but when he does need something, he will nudge my arm or go and stand in the hallway. He loves to keep a close eye on me so whenever I get up and do something, he will be sure to follow! He loves watching TV with me! He is very curious at the sounds and the moving pictures and will perk up and tilt his head at certain parts of the program, or he will even get up from his comfy cuddle place and go check out the TV closer. It's the cutest thing! In our home, we have stopped kenneling him and he has settled down and relaxed a ton. When we are gone, he roams in a limited area between the kitchen and living room, and as long as the garbage and food on the counters are put away, we have had zero issues with him getting into things he shouldn't, and zero accidents! We have learned that in new environments without us around he can be a bit mischievous, so a close eye on him is recommended. Marty is still looking for his cuddle buddy and best friend. He will do best in a home where someone is with him most of the time. Marty is such a sweet guy, he's waiting for your love and affection! 9/19/16: Things with Marty the past couple months have been only been getting better! (Back in the early part of June, he had to have some rotten teeth removed, and that surgery on top of being in the shelter really stressed him out. He was having some major issues with his loose stools, and he had also lost about 15 pounds of weight, but we thought once he was in a home with lots of love things would get better. However, not much had improved in terms of gaining weight or forming stools so the Vet switched up his food to a strict hydrolyzed protein diet plus other medications for Irritable Bowel Syndrome.) It has taken a few months and another hospitalization but I can honestly say things are SO MUCH BETTER! He's back up to a healthy weight and his stools are firm. We currently have him on hydrolyzed protein dry food, a dry herbal supplement sprinkled over his food, a steroid that he takes once every 3 days, and a fatty acid supplement, which he will be done with soon. For treats, he gets his dry food for now because we don't want to upset his tummy too much, but honestly he doesn't know the difference. Marty's happy with ANY food and he even has quite the happy dance when he knows it's time to eat! He loves catching his treats up in the air in between meal times... he is really good at it too! As for the kennel... it is NOT his favorite. The poor guy has some serious abandonment issues and will happily follow you around the house all day long, but as soon as he goes in the kennel, he gets pretty worked up and barks. In fact, the ONLY time he ever barks is when he's in the kennel or left alone outside. I have had some success using treats and food as a reward, but even as food-motivated as he is, he still does not like going in the kennel knowing that he will be left alone. I have left him inside my house with my other dog while I'm gone for short periods and he seems to be fine. He is an older dog and does need to go outside to relieve himself every few hours so him being left in a kennel or inside the house would be best if only for shorter periods at a time. Marty is the absolute happiest and best dog when you are able to spend time with him cuddling on the couch or just hanging out at home. He loves to go for walks, to get outside and smell all the smells and chase squirrels. He his quite strong and fast for his age so we use training collars or an easy walker to reduce the pulling and that does help. He does great with other dogs, he actually ignores dogs altogether because all he cares about in his entire world is you! There have been times where other dogs have been barking in the neighbor's yards and he won't blink twice at them. He absolutely loves every person he meets and has such a friendly personality. Marty is the certainly one of the most lovable, affectionate dogs I've known! He's totally stolen my heart! 6/25/16: This guy is such a lover! All he wants is to be right by my side at all times for pets and snuggles. It's pretty adorable, if you didn't know any better you'd think he's been here his whole life! I haven't been crating him at night because he's much happier sleeping in our room on our bed or floor. He loves sniffing out rabbits and squirrels in our backyard too. He hasn't caught any...yet! So Mr. Marty Snuggles has been doing pretty great overall! He's very happy! 6/1/16 Volunteer Feedback: Marty McFly is the most laid back dog I have had the opportunity to spend time with in awhile. He was so easy-going; all he wanted to do was sit next to me, get pet, and give a few gentle kisses. He is the sweetest old man, but he doesn't act his age! He is still a spry young pup inside and his body doesn't seem to slow him down much at all. He is a happy fellow. I don't have any major concerns with Marty, I haven't seen any bad behaviors from him at all. He has met a few dogs at the shelter and has done fine, but because of the environment, more dog testing should be conducted outside the shelter before we can say he is bomb proof. I have not seen him jump up at all, and he doesn't have an over abundance of energy. He really is just a sweet, older guy looking for a nice home to live out his golden days. He does have a specific type of food he eats and is on some meds for some digestive issues, but those are expected to dissipate once he is in a home environment and away from the stress of the shelter. Please consider giving Marty a chance. He is a great, loyal companion that just wants a nice bed or couch to snuggle on. He has totally won my heart, and will no doubt steal yours too! To view additional dogs available for adoption, please see our website: www.4luvofdog.org
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  • Beagle Dog For Adoption in Fargo, ND

    Boston

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    Breed: Beagle
    Sex: Male Male
    Age: Adult
    Location: Fargo, ND
    Posted Breed: Beagle (short coat). {s3829code380/} If you would like to provide this dog a loving home, please fill out a pre-adoption application. Have a question? Please read our Frequently Asked Questions and Adoption Processed Explained documentation. Statistics Name: Boston Breed: Beagle Age: 3 Years Size: Medium 26 lbs. ~Medium range: 26 - 60 lbs Adoption Donation: $180 (applicable sales tax included). Adoption fees may be paid with cash or check. Other: Neutered Male, vaccinations current, microchip, No Children, Fenced yard required Boston is timid and needs time to adjust. He needs to go to a home with no kids. It may take multiple times meeting Boston for him to feel comfortable, so a home within the Fargo-Moorhead radius is preferred. Foster Home Feedback * No Children 1/26/17: Boston is a wonderful dog and a gorgeous beagle. He is very loyal in his home to his people. He kennels well when we leave the house – I grab a treat and he heads for the kennel. He loves to run and play ball outside. A fenced yard is a must for Boston as he gets nervous when strangers approach while he is on a leash and will lunge. He is definitely a Beagle and does make it known with his bark. Boston also gets nervous when strangers or people he doesn’t see often come into the house so it is best for all to just plan on kenneling him when someone he hasn’t learned to trust comes in the house. Boston’s issues with strangers have improved over time but he has a long way to go with his stranger danger. If you want a loyal dog and have a quiet house with a fenced yard, Boston might be the dog for you! 9/7/16: Boston is still here waiting for his permanent home. He is an awesome guy to have around. He loves to play ball, kennels well and is loving to his people. He does need a fenced yard as he is very scared of strangers and will lunge at them, so I am very careful when people come to the house. Boston is just the sweetest little guy to the people in the household that he considers to be friends. He will get used to a small amount of people and will be very loyal to his companion so a single person or a couple with not a lot of company and no children around would be ideal for him. 6/29/16: Boston is still here! Boston is the perfect dog for someone that has a quiet household and a fenced yard. He is so lovable. Although he loves to play with other dogs, he might be best as an “only dog” as long as he has a person to call his own. We enjoy having Boston. He knows in the morning when I am ready to leave, I head for the treats and he heads for his kennel. Boston is potty trained and his favorite pass time is playing ball. Boston still has issues with strangers, so I am very cautious when people come to the house. I do have a dog of my own that Boston plays with, but Boston is easily triggered with a growl and will become aggressive, so they are not left unsupervised alone. As Boston’s “person” I can say that Boston has never turned on me as he is very loyal to me, so once you take over my roll, he will be your best friend. If you have any questions about Boston, please feel free to ask. If you do have the perfect home for this special dog, we can make sure you get to know him and can become friends before taking him home. 3/6/16: Boston has been with me for 3 months now. He is a very loving and loyal dog to “his person”. Boston does have a fear of strangers and needs to be kenneled or leashed to someone he trusts, when people come to the house. His safe place is his kennel. He kennels very well when I leave him for the day. He knows when I reach for a handful of treats and toys, it's time and he races me to the kennel. He has a dog companion at my house but supervision is required when they are together as Boston can get too amped up, become very rough and dominate quickly. He has been going to training where he is getting exposed to strangers and learning simple commands. He is very motivated with treats so stock up! If you are interested in Boston, please make sure you are willing and have the time required to work with him. I feel Boston will do best in a 1 or 2 adult person household without children. 2/24/16 Feedback From Kish Hilmert (dog trainer with Down Dog Studio): Boston is a sweet dog but because he was not exposed to many new people or situations when he was a puppy he is fearful of new people and new environments. His ideal home would be one with a quiet environment with a limited number of new people visiting and a playful doggie friend. He enjoys rambunctious play with other dogs so a canine companion would be great. Boston 's foster has done a great job working with him to associate new people with positive things. He has come along way with general training and working on his stranger danger but he still has progress to make. His new home would need to continue working with Boston on training and getting him comfortable with new people. 12/1/15: Boston is very timid and will take some time adjusting to his new people. He does get better every day and will now follow us around wherever we go and will get on the couch and sit next to us. He gets very scared and freezes when we pick him up, but that too has gotten better since the first day he was with us. Having other dogs has helped him; he follows them outside and does what they do. He would benefit from having a dog buddy to show him the ropes. His new home needs to have a fenced in yard to keep him safe since he is so timid and scared to come to people. He loves running outside in the yard and throws himself around like he's having the time of his life. He likes to play with toys and has recently started playing with our dogs. Boston is as cute as they come, but he does need plenty of patience and time to adjust to his new home. 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  • American Pit Bull Terrier-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Fargo, ND

    Phinneas

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    Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier-Unknown Mix
    Sex: Male Male
    Age: Adult
    Location: Fargo, ND
    Posted Breed: Pit Bull Terrier / Mixed (short coat). {s3829code380/} If you would like to provide this dog a loving home, please fill out a pre-adoption application. Have a question? Please read our Frequently Asked Questions and Adoption Processed Explained documentation. Statistics Name: Phinneas Breed: Pit Bull Terrier Mix Age: 2.5 Years Size: Medium 52 lbs. ~Medium range: 26-60 lbs Adoption Donation: $180 (applicable sales tax included). Adoption fees may be paid with cash or check. Other: Neutered Male, Vaccinations current, Microchip, Older considerate children only Phinneas would love to have a forever home. Foster Home Feedback * Older considerate children only 1/28/17 Volunteer Feedback: Phin has been at our building for some time now but always has a wiggle butt and some piggy noises for me when it his turn for one on one time. Phin would do best in a home that is low key and not so busy with people coming and going. He loves to be with his people. He always seems up for a walk or snuggles on the couch but as long as it is with you, he will be content. He can get mouthy at times which all the wonderful volunteers have been working on with him. He has only tried to mouth once with me, but he redirected perfectly with his special treats. He has not tried again, but I do not play in his face or tug of war with him. He does have some allergy issues which he has to be on special food and treats, but his love for you in return will be so worth it. I like seeing Phin when I volunteer at the building, BUT I would love it even more, to see him in a foster home or forever home. 1/27/17 Volunteer Feedback: I always look forward to seeing Phin on my shifts at the shelter; he has quickly become one of my favorites. He has such a great personality and fun to be around. He is very smart and eager to please. It's hard to see him be stressed at the shelter, so I took him home for a couple hours and he was such a good house guest! He played a little bit but was much more interested in snuggling and looking out the window. This guy loves his people and truly deserves a family of his own. Please consider fostering or adopting this guy! 11/7/16: Phin can't believe this nice fall weather we have been having lately. He loves to romp around the yard and check to see if his neighborhood friends are outside frolicking about. Phin has enjoyed a couple of bonfires and did great with our company. He keeps hearing us talk about what is on the menu for Thanksgiving day and is becoming anxious to see what's in store for him. He wants everyone to know that while he loves going for his daily walks to burn off energy, his all time FAVORITE thing to do is cuddle right up next to you! He is looking forward to the winter months as he knows everyone will be begging him to snuggle on their laps to keep them warm! 9/14/16: We have been attending Down Dog Studio to work on Phin's obedience training using the positive reinforcement method. He has done really well in such a short amount of time. He understands sit, down, and touch. We are working on stay, release, etc. and loose leash walking. He is very treat motivated! I highly recommend continuing his training efforts after adoption. He loves proving himself to you and it is great for his confidence and the expectations of the family. Phin does well on his walks. We use the Freedom Harness to avoid pulling as much as possible, and it's also easier on his skin as it has a velvety touch. So far he doesn't mind dogs across the street or behind a fence, however, we use caution as he is reactive with our neighbors male dog through the fence. He should have daily walks/runs to burn off built up energy as he can become hyper with the "in house zoomies"/mouthiness otherwise. Letting him roam the backyard is not quite enough stimulation. We have been working hard to get Phin's allergies (diet and environmental) managed. He is now on a new diet, Zignature brand with White Fish formula, which is a limited ingredient food. He had a recent re-check appt with his Doctors for his skin issues, which overall has improved. We're also working on clearing up his ears from yeast, which is most likely a secondary issue due to his allergies. He requires a daily prescription Apoquel year around to keep itchiness at bay. He can also take Benadryl. He takes his pills like a champ using peanut butter! Phin understands there are cats who also reside with us. We have let him briefly meet one our more sociable cats while he is on his leash. He was overall good, however, when he tries to initiate play, he doesn't understand his size and strength. I wouldn't recommend cats, but maybe that is something you can work with him on over time. Interactions should be supervised at all times. He is a very big old baby who loves to snuggle on your lap whenever possible! 8/25/16: Ruff! Phin here! Now that I have been in foster for a few days, I'm coming out of my shell more as well as feeling a bit better after takings my meds and having a soothing medicated shampoo/conditioning bath... I find myself wanting to play and interact more with people. I've been told I need to watch my mouthiness during play as it is not appreciated. We are going to start dog obedience training classes soon. I have a favor to ask, whomever adopts me, will you please continue my training classes so I can be the BEST dog I can be? I just want to make you happy! 8/23/16: Hey, Phinneas here! You can call me Phin for short, my foster calls me "Phinnie Winnie". I don't mind, as long as the dogs in the neighborhood don't catch wind of this. I just moved into a great foster home while I wait for my perfect furever family. Feels great to not stay at the building anymore as now I get more freedom. There are two small dogs in this home. Apparently, the female Chihuahua mix is the alpha... Hopefully my buddies aren't reading this, how embarrassing, I'll never hear the end of it!! Nonetheless, we get along great. The other dog, is a bit shy of me yet, so we'll take it slowly. I am a total ham, I know how to play the "cute card" to get my snuggles in.... Oh, I gotta go for now. Time for my daily meds, my skin itches! I'll journal more later... Sending lots of licks! 8/23/16: Meet Phin! Phin is a handsome, muscular, laid back, mellow dog for only being two years old and change. His favorite thing to do is lay fully across your lap while we Netflix and chill. I am jealous for whomever has him during those harsh winter months. He does well with our two mellow, laid back small dogs. I'd say Phin is low to medium energy dog. When outside, he generally likes to find somewhere comfy to rest and take in the sunshine and the many different smells of the outdoors. He would do best in a yard with a wooden fence (does require fence of some type) as he can become a little mouthy/forceful if there is a reactive dog nearby. Phin is currently being treated for an ear infection and possible allergy to food or environment. He does very well inside our home. He keeps quiet and waits his turn at meal times. We do have cats, but he hasn't been tested yet as he is learning the routine of our home first. He is potty trained and kennel trained. He doesn't wine or bark in his kennel, unless he hears something out of the ordinary. He also does great on car rides! We are currently working on some general commands. Phin is very food/treat motivated. 5/22/16: Phinneas is a total lap dog - he loves to cuddle. He is good with other dogs. He hasn't been around cats while with us. Phin is a great partner when playing fetch. He likes to check out what you've got on the kitchen counters, but he listens well and will get right down when you tell him no. He is potty and kennel trained. Phinneas will be a fun dog to play with in the summer, and a great lap warmer in the winter! To view additional dogs available for adoption, please see our website: www.4luvofdog.org
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