Amaya *LOCAL* MEET ME! - Shepherd / Red Heeler / Mixed (medium coat) Dog For Adoption
Mutt Dog For Adoption in Wakefield, RI

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Organization Name: Save One Soul Animal Rescue League
Location: Wakefield, RI 02880


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Breed: Mutt
Gender: Female Female
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Amaya *LOCAL* MEET ME!

Age: Adult
Color/Markings: Tan/Yellow/Fawn with White
Size at Maturity: Large
Availability Date: 11/28/2016
Location: Wakefield, RI 02886
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Tags: Mutt Dog For Adoption in Wakefield, RI
Physical Attributes
Coat Length Medium
Grooming Needs Low
Likes to Vocalize Some
Altered Yes
Behavioral Characteristics
OK with Kids No
OK with Dogs Yes
Energy Level Moderate
Activity Level Moderately Active
Exercise Needs Moderate
Obedience Training Needs Training
Other
  • Leash Trained
  • Crate Trained
  • Housetrained
  • Protective/Territorial
  • Likes to Play with Toys
Personality
Personality Characteristics
  • Playful
  • Timid
  • Independent
  • Affectionate
  • Eager to Please
  • Intelligent
  • Gentle
  • Goofy
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Posted Breed: Shepherd / Red Heeler / Mixed (medium coat). “Photos with Santa Paws” Adoption Event!!! I’ll be there on Saturday, December 3, 2016, at Bow chika Wow Town in Warwick RI 02886, 27 Meadow St., from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Bring your pet(s) to be photographed with Santa Paws and come meet me – I could definitely fit under your tree! But don't wait! Fill out an application at least three days in advance to be pre-screened! A furever home’s at the top of my Christmas list! ;@ Age: 2.5 Years Weight: 65 lbs Location: RI This dog has been spayed/neutered, is up to date on shots, on heartworm preventative and is microchipped. Here we have beautiful Amaya! Amaya appears to be a gorgeous Shepherd/Red Heeler mix who is approximately 2.5 years old. Amaya is one of the goofiest, playful dogs we have met. We are convinced that she thinks she is 6 months old and 15lbs. She loves to romp and play with other playful dogs, and is game for snuggles and cuddles with her humans. Her favorite play-buddy is her 9 lb chihuahua foster brother; he is pretty scrappy, but Amaya also does a fabulous job toning down her play style to match his size. Amaya can be unsure of new people and in new situations, but once she trusts you, she is a very sweet dog. She enjoys cuddles and pets, but is also not overly demanding for attention and is content on being in the same room or adjacent room as her people. Amaya seems to be a quick study. She has picked up on "sit," "down," and "wait" very quickly; further reinforcement is needed with these commands to master them. She wants to please, and enjoys rewards of high value treats and verbal praise. Amaya enjoys being petted, getting ear scratches and belly rubs. She is quiet and not a busy body - she can often be found laying on the floor while her foster mom works on her computer or cooks dinner. She has found her favorite lounging spot to be on the cushions on the back of the sofa, but also enjoys large dog beds on the floor, as well as the cool floor during the summer. Amaya has some watchdog tendencies. She will watchdog-bark if new people enter her property; this can be shut down by disagreeing with her, having her back away and asking for a "sit, down, and stay." With the right guidance, Amaya settles relatively quickly and accepts the new-comer as long as they do not demand her attention or insist on giving her attention. This management must be continued in her new home to reinforce that people can be trusted, and Amaya does not need to take on that role. Amaya needs a new family who will be kind, patient and consistent with her. She may be unsure and aloof her first few days and the best response to this behavior is to give her space and ignore her. By the third day in her foster home, Amaya was seeking affection, playing with the other dogs, and being a big goof in general, and she continues to blossom as she is exposed slowly to new things. Amaya's new home needs to be patient with their expectations, provide her with consistent leadership, and manage her environment so as not to overwhelm her and keep her experiences gradual and always positive. Amaya will need basic training and gentle leadership in her home and once this has been started and she has developed a bond and trust with her new humans, she will further blossom with a small group training class. She is very well socialized with other dogs, but is still learning to trust humans. She will need continued reinforcement that people are friendly and can be trusted and experiences should be introduced at her pace. Amaya was likely not exposed to much related to the human world as a puppy. She has come a long way thus far, and she has shown to adapt very quickly. She will continue to gain confidence with further leadership, training and patience. Amaya would do best in a household with relatively few new people coming and going, no children under 15, a fenced yard and with another playful dog. Amaya is relatively submissive to other dogs but not overly so. Amaya is house trained and a perfect house guest. She is currently left loose in the house overnight with the other dogs and also when her foster leaves home and she has done well. She is not destructive and does not pace; in the morning, she will wake her foster mom with a few gentle kisses on her hand or face - whichever is closer to the side of the bed. She can be trained to live in a home without a fenced yard, but there will likely be a transition period with some accidents. She is also crate trained, though she would prefer not to be crated. Amaya is a gentle lady on the leash - minimal pulling and she walks right at your side. She loves the company of other dogs and another large, well-balanced, playful dog in her adoptive home will be essential to give her guidance and help her feel comfortable. With love, patience, time and training Amaya will reward her new family by blossoming into a confident and loyal companion. She will be a true joy to have in your life! Amaya's Backstory: Amaya was picked up as a stray in Arkansas in the summer of 2015. Upon first coming in to rescue, she was shy and unsure but she has blossomed in her RI foster home. Amaya was likely not exposed to much related to the human world as a puppy, so she will need a home that is patient, understanding and willing to work with her. Check out Amaya's videos here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKw-MvqsV34 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5lPCP2GLeBU https://youtu.be/u02nVO__s88 Medical Note: Amaya tested positive for exposure to ehrlichia while in SOS foster care. This does not mean this dog had ehrlichia. Amaya is/has been asymptomatic while in SOS care and was preventively treated with a 28-day course of doxycycline. A 4Dx SNAP test should be repeated 6 months after completed treatment to confirm negative results. 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.

A.K.A. : A mongrel, mixed-breed dog
Overview: A mongrel, mutt, or mixed-breed dog, is a dog that is not the result of breeding within an existing breed or to modify or create a breed and belongs to no breed. In the United States, the term "mixed-breed" is a favored synonym over "mongrel" among many who wish to avoid negative connotations associated with the latter term. The implication that such dogs must be a mix of defined breeds may stem from an inverted understanding of the origins of dog breeds. Pure breeds have been, for the most part, artificially created from random-bred populations by human selective breeding with the purpose of enhancing desired physical, behavioral, or temperamental characteristics. Dogs that are not purebred are not necessarily a mix of such defined breeds. Therefore, among experts and fans of such dogs, "Mongrel" is still the preferred term.
Breed Group: Unspecified
Country of Origin: Unknown

More About Mutt Breed
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    • American Bulldog-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Wakefield, RI

      Dodger *LOCA...

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

      Bear *DEAF**...

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      Breed: Boxer-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Young
      Location: Wakefield, RI
      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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    • Black Mouth Cur-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Wakefield, RI

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      Breed: Black Mouth Cur-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Young
      Location: Wakefield, RI
      Posted Breed: Shepherd / Black Mouth Cur / Mixed (medium coat). “Furever Pawpals!” Adoption Event!!! Come meet me on Saturday, April 22, 2017, at Rumford Pet Center in Warwick RI 02886, 1000 Bald Hill Rd., from 2-4 p.m. But don't wait! Fill out an application at least three days in advance to be pre-screened and gain exclusive entry to the event from 1-2 p.m. I’d LOVE to spend my furever with you!!! ;@ Age: 2 Years Weight: 70 lbs (should lose 10lbs) Location: RI This dog has been spayed/neutered, is up to date on shots, on heartworm preventative and is microchipped. Bradley (affectionately know as "B-Rad" by his SOS family) is a loving boy who appears to be a large Shepherd/Black Mouth Cur mix who needs to lose about 10-15lbs (but don't we all?!). He's affectionate, likes to ride in cars, tolerates baths, and will swim when coaxed. A fenced-in yard would be great so he can run and play safely but it is not required; he does not seem to enjoy being outside unless you or his canine buddies are out there with him. He's house trained, crate trained and leash trained. He enjoys walks, as well as playing with other dogs in open spaces, and he particularly loves play time with toys. He has lived with older children and other dogs, but we are looking for an adult only household in which he will be the only dog. He has shown some resource guarding tendencies with other dogs and people, and he has completed a board-and-train program to reduce these tendencies. This training will need to be continued in his new home, but his issues can be well-managed by implementing consistent structure, rules and routine in the house. He's a smart boy - he knows "sit," "down," "paw," "stay," and "wait" to eat. While he already has many skills, we recommend that Bradley's new parents plan to take him to a basic training group class, as this will help them form a lasting bond, as well as learn each others' "language." B-Rad needs a home that is also committed to continuing to work on counter-conditioning with his food guarding, and will ensure total respect of his space when he is eating. Importantly, his new people also need to be observant of his body language and pro-active to manage situations with food and small or confined spaces with other dogs. B-Rad is currently on Prozac to reduce his general anxiety. This should be continued for at least the first three months after adoption, but may be able to be discontinued as he settles into his new home and routine. He has a tendency to hyper-bond with one person, so interactions with several folks on a regular basis will be good for him. Last but not least, his new people should continue to reinforce his basic commands and structure to continue to build his confidence and give him a sense of security and what is to be expected next. B-Rad is a good dog - he is loving, eager to please, relatively low maintenance - he will make a fabulous companion for the right home. If you think you have the home that B-Rad is looking for, fill out a application today! Bradley's History: Bradley was adopted as a young puppy to a RI family in 2015, but he is looking for a new home that is a better match for him. He has some resource guarding tendencies so we are looking for an adult-only household for him. Adoption Fee: $425 To apply for this dog, fill out an adoption application on our website: www.sosarl.org/aa/ **Additional info you should know - For most of our dogs, we are only guessing at predominant breed or breed mix. We get to know each of our dogs as an individual and do our best to describe and place them based on personality not breed label. Some dogs may not yet be in New England, nor ready for immediate adoption. There may be additional vetting, quarantine, waiting periods and/or fees depending upon your state of residence. If you have questions or concerns on any of this, you can discuss this with your Adoption Counselor.
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    • Australian Shepherd-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Wakefield, RI

      Miguel *LOCA...

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      Breed: Australian Shepherd-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Baby
      Location: Wakefield, RI
      Posted Breed: Australian Shepherd / Shepherd / Mixed (medium coat). “Furever Pawpals!” Adoption Event!!! Come meet me on Saturday, April 22, 2017, at Rumford Pet Center in Warwick RI 02886, 1000 Bald Hill Rd., from 2-4 p.m. But don't wait! Fill out an application at least three days in advance to be pre-screened and gain exclusive entry to the event from 1-2 p.m. I’d LOVE to spend my furever with you!!! ;@ Age: 11 Months (est. as of 4/4/17) Weight: 41 lbs (as of 2/20/17) Location: RI This dog has been spayed/neutered, is up to date on shots, on heartworm preventative and is microchipped. This ball of fun is Miguel! Miguel appears to be a Shepherd/Cattle dog mix about 11 months old. He has beautiful thick coat, gorgeous coloring, and the cutest bobbed tail that keeps wagging. He's very playful, affectionate, even-tempered, smart, and a bit of a goof-ball. He's good with other dogs who enjoy engaging with him (he can play a little rough so there may be some refereeing necessary), however he may do best as an only dog because he feels he needs to be Number One. When his foster mom is petting the resident dog, Miguel tries squeezing his way in. No kitty cats for him - in his mind, they are there for chasing. He is friendly to all new people he meets. He is interested in new dogs, and interested but a bit timid in new places. He is eager to please, and while he has not been exposed to much in his young life, he adapts relatively quickly to new environments and people. Miguel is looking for an active, well-balanced and structured household. He likes to swim, play fetch, likes toys and is good in the car, so...did someone say, road trip or hiking adventure!??! He will need consistent reinforcement to learn good house manners. He would be best with no children or older children, as he may inadvertently knock over small ones with his higher energy and activity level. He's house trained, crate trained and walks well on a leash, and has learned "down" (with treats); he also sits and waits for his food. He sleeps out of his crate at night and when his fosters aren't home he's in his crate so he doesn't get into any trouble. He LOVES to play and can be very vocal while playing. Though a fenced yard is an ideal place for your puppy to romp and play safely, if that’s not an option then he will need regular daily leash walks and opportunities to play off-leash in a dog park. A tired dog is a good dog and this is true in Miguel's case! Dogs of all ages also benefit from mental stimulation – think puzzle toys and games. Miguel and his new family will benefit from group training classes, where they can learn commands together, and build his confidence and social skills. These classes can also be lots of fun, and a well-mannered, obedient dog will be welcomed most anywhere you take him. If you are looking for a new adventure buddy, and have the time, patience and energy to devote to helping Miguel realize his full potential as an adventure dog, fill out an application today! Throw in some love, jogs and tricks training, and Miguel will be a very happy boy! Miguel's Backstory: Miguel was dropped off on a back road in Arkansas, and a kind person brought him to the shelter. Adoption Fee: $550 To apply for this dog, fill out an adoption application on our website: www.sosarl.org/aa/ **Additional info you should know - For most of our dogs, we are only guessing at predominant breed or breed mix. We get to know each of our dogs as an individual and do our best to describe and place them based on personality not breed label. Some dogs may not yet be in New England, nor ready for immediate adoption. There may be additional vetting, quarantine, waiting periods and/or fees depending upon your state of residence. If you have questions or concerns on any of this, you can discuss this with your Adoption Counselor.
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    • Boxer-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Wakefield, RI

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      Breed: Boxer-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Young
      Location: Wakefield, RI
      Posted Breed: Boxer / Mixed (short coat). “Furever Pawpals!” Adoption Event!!! Come meet me on Saturday, April 22, 2017, at Rumford Pet Center in Warwick RI 02886, 1000 Bald Hill Rd., from 2-4 p.m. But don't wait! Fill out an application at least three days in advance to be pre-screened and gain exclusive entry to the event from 1-2 p.m. I’d LOVE to spend my furever with you!!! ;@ Age: 1 Year Weight: 37.8 lbs This dog has been spayed/neutered, is up to date on shots, on heartworm preventative and is microchipped. Here's Molly Java Solis! Molly appears to be a Boxer mix about a year old, and her middle name isn't Java for no reason! This girl is high energy, super strong, very active, and has high exercise requirements! She's definitely looking for an active individual or family who's into running or hiking or anything with lots of movement! She LOVES toys and loves to play fetch - she'll need some work on the actual return of whatever she's fetching though! She's also a lovely pup looking for a second chance at happiness. Molly and her brother Tiger came from an abusive situation where they were tied to a tree and not fed. In spite of that, Molly is very loving and listens well. She's good with other dogs and children, although no kitty cats for her - they're for chasing! She will need to be house trained and is crate trained. She will also need some leash training. She's playful, affectionate and eager to please. She also has a wiggle butt that never stops moving! 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 her human family. It’s lots of fun, too! A well-mannered, obedient dog will be welcomed most anywhere you take her. Though a fenced yard is an ideal place for Molly to romp and play safely, if that’s not an option then she'll need lots of daily leash walks and opportunities to play off-leash in a dog park - which is the next best thing. A tired dog is a good dog, especially in Molly's case! She is quite the adventurous spirit - when her foster mom came home from work one day, Molly was nowhere to be seen! She had climbed out of her run, as the door was still latched. Mom found her down the hill at an autobody shop where she'd been playing with a young Lab all day - she was grimy and dirty, but an extremely happy girl! We're sure she'd LOVE to have a K9 companion to play with all day! Dogs of all ages also benefit from mental stimulation – think puzzle toys and games. Molly will also need some help learning that it's not polite to jump on guests, and that counter surfing is not an acceptable sport. Molly is just looking to experience life - a pink squeaky toy can enthrall her. Just give her love and she's going to be one absolutely wonderful dog! If you're high energy and looking for a high energy pal, fill out an application for Molly Java Solis today! She can hardly wait to hear from you! 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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    • Rottweiler-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Wakefield, RI

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      Breed: Rottweiler-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: Wakefield, RI
      Posted Breed: Rottweiler / Mixed (short coat). Age: 5 Years Weight: 65.8 lbs This dog has been spayed/neutered, is up to date on shots, on heartworm preventative and is microchipped. Check out this handsome dude! Duke looks to be a Rottweiler mix that is around 5 years old. He loves people of all ages. Duke is gentle and is a 65 pound lap dog. He is very playful and has high energy. An ideal home for Duke would be a home with an active family and the only dog, as he is an alpha and doesn't get along well with most dogs. He also doesn't get along with cats and he has a high prey drive. Duke is very intelligent, he is house trained, crate trained and leash trained. A home with a fenced in yard would be best for his energy and activity level, but when he's outside he will need supervision at all times, as we said he is very smart and can unlock door and gate latches and then escape. He knows a few commands like "sit", "down", and "shake". This is a good start, but we still recommend obedience training for a few of his unacceptable manners like: counter surfing, jumping on guest, barking and his stubbornness. Obedience training will also help his new family understand what it means to be alpha and give advice and show great methods to play and train an alpha dog like Duke. Duke was found running down a highway, luckily he did not get hit. If you would like to give this awesome boy a home, please fill out an application...You will be glad you did! Medical Note: Duke is being treated for heartworm disease with multiple staged melarsomine injections. Once treatment is completed and Duke tests negative for microfilaria, Duke will be cleared to resume normal activity and able to be adopted, estimated for mid-March 2017. SOS exclusively supports the American Heartworm Association protocol for heartworm disease. Before coming to SOSARL, heartworm treatment was attempted on Duke 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. Duke 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: Duke'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. Adoption Fee: $420 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

      Skipper

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

      Freckles

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

      Huey Lewis

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

      Louie Lewis

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