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

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Date Listed: 11/28/2016
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Organization Name: Save One Soul Animal Rescue League
Location: Wakefield, RI
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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, USA
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
Additional Information
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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

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    • American Bulldog-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Wakefield, RI, USA

      Dodger *LOCA...

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      Breed: American Bulldog-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Young
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: American Bulldog / Mixed (short coat). COME MEET ME! I will be at the Always Adopt event on June 4, 2017, at Balise Toyota in Warwick, RI - unless I am adopted sooner. If you want to adopt me, don't wait - fill out an application now and you could take me home sooner! ;@ ALWAYS ADOPT 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 crate trained, 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 may be 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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    • Labrador Retriever-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Wakefield, RI, USA

      Skipper

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      Breed: Labrador Retriever-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Young
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Labrador Retriever / Mixed (short coat). Age: 1 Year (as of 4/18/17) Weight: 57 lbs (as of 10/15/16) This dog has been spayed/neutered, is up to date on shots, on heartworm preventative and is microchipped. This beautiful puppy is Skipper, and just like on Gilligan's Island this Skipper is looking for his "Little Buddy"! Skipper appears to be a year old chocolate lab mix - check out these pictures! He was found as a stray on the streets of Arkansas and he has asked SOS to help find him his furever home - we are happy to help! He is a friendly, smart, affectionate puppy who is working on his leash training. He has not been house trained or crate trained, and like all lab mix puppies he is active and needs daily exercise. Puppies are a big commitment but in return they will reward you with years and years of friendship, love, and kisses - Skipper is no exception! His new family should be prepared to spend time training him and exercising him - a tired dog is a good dog and this is especially true for Skipper. We recommend obedience training for all puppies to help socialize them and teach them good house manners. Obedience classes are also a great way to get to know and bond with your new best friend. Skipper will make a great addition to an active family. He is always ready for the next adventure and has the typical lab "let's go" happy-go-lucky attitude. Can you make Skipper's dreams come true and give him the family he deserves? Fill out an application today and he may soon set sail for your home! Medical Note: This dog tested positive for exposure to ehrlichia while in foster SOS foster care. This does not mean that this dog had ehrlichia. This dog has been asymptomatic while in SOS foster care and was preventatively treated with a 28 day course of doxycycline. Please see here for more information on ehrlichia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ehrlichiosis(canine). Please check with your vet if you should have any questions or concerns about this condition, and discuss any concerns you may have with your SOS Adoption coordinator. Adoption Fee: $425 To apply for this dog, fill out an adoption application on our website: www.sosarl.org/aa/ **Additional info you should know - For most of our dogs, we are only guessing at predominant breed or breed mix. We get to know each of our dogs as an individual and do our best to describe and place them based on personality not breed label. Some dogs may not yet be in New England, nor ready for immediate adoption. There may be additional vetting, quarantine, waiting periods and/or fees depending upon your state of residence. If you have questions or concerns on any of this, you can discuss this with your Adoption Counselor.
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    • Boxer-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Wakefield, RI, USA

      Goldey Solis...

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      Breed: Boxer-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Young
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Boxer / Shepherd / Mixed (short coat). COME MEET ME! I will be at the Always Adopt event on June 4, 2017, at Balise Toyota in Warwick, RI - unless I am adopted sooner. If you want to adopt me, don't wait - fill out an application now and you could take me home sooner! ;@ ALWAYS ADOPT Age: 1 Year Weight: 41 lbs This dog has been spayed/neutered, is up to date on shots, on heartworm preventative and is microchipped. A big SOS welcome to Goldey, who appears to be a year old boxer and shepherd mix. Goldey was brought to an Arkansas shelter as a stray early in January 2017 by the Sheriff's Department and Animal Control. When she arrived at the shelter, she was skin and bones (see picture). She filled out quickly and was adopted by a couple from Tennessee but sadly was returned shortly thereafter because she was an alpha dog and their older dog did not adjust. Goldey has asked SOS to find her a loving forever home and we are happy to oblige! She is very friendly and great with kids; however, she would be overwhelming at this point with small children. With training, patience, and out-of-the-shelter time, she will likely be a great dog in any environment and with kids of any age. Right now we are seeking an adoptive home for Goldey with adults and/or adults with children 8 years old or older. She loves other dogs but may come on a little strong in her efforts to play with them. She is working hard on her house training and leash training. She does not require a yard but does need lots of daily exercise and mental stimulation. She is also very strong and needs an adopter prepared to work with her - she's doing well with a harness like the one in the photo. As always, obedience classes are recommended and are a great way to get to know and socialize your new pup! Can you give Goldey the commitment and love she needs? She will reward you with endless love and friendship for years to come! Apply now! Adoption Fee: $425 To apply for this dog, fill out an adoption application on our website: www.sosarl.org/aa/ **Additional info you should know - For most of our dogs, we are guessing at predominant breed or breed mix. We get to know each of our dogs as an individual and do our best to describe and place them based on personality not breed label. Some dogs may not yet be in New England, nor ready for immediate adoption. There may be additional vetting, quarantine, waiting periods and/or fees depending upon your state of residence. If you have questions or concerns on any of this, you can discuss this with your Adoption Counselor.
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    • Collie-Labrador Retriever Mix Dog For Adoption in Wakefield, RI, USA

      Joey Bucket ...

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      Breed: Collie-Labrador Retriever Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Young
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Labrador Retriever / Collie / Mixed (short coat). COME MEET ME! I will be at the Always Adopt event on June 4, 2017, at Balise Toyota in Warwick, RI - unless I am adopted sooner. If you want to adopt me, don't wait - fill out an application now and you could take me home sooner! ;@ ALWAYS ADOPT Age: 1 Year (as of 3/14/17) Weight: 45 lbs (as of 3/24/17) Location: RI This dog has been spayed/neutered, is up to date on shots, on heartworm preventative and is microchipped. This sweet, little guy is Joey Bucket Solis! Joey appears to be Labrador Retriever/Collie mix a little over a year old. He came in as part of an abandoned litter of nine puppies. He's working diligently on his house training and doing well. Crate training and walking on a leash are now part of his skill set. We strongly recommend that all our dogs attend obedience classes because you get to learn commands together, and it offers an opportunity for confidence building and socialization for the dog, and it also helps to strengthen that ever-important bond between the dog and his human family. It’s lots of fun, too! A well-mannered, obedient dog will be welcomed most anywhere you take him. Joey is good with other dogs of any size, with children and with kitty cats. He was a bit cautious and timid with new people, but under the loving care and guidance of his southern foster dad, he's now a greeter to anyone stopping in for a visit! He recently attended the Horseshoe Bend Fair and had a great time! He walked around, met dogs, met people, got pets from strangers, chilled out in a cool tent, and went home with his "Aunt Susan." He remained calm throughout, and at the end you could tell he was proud of himself (see the pic of him in the car). He was separated from his foster dad and didn't put up a fuss, just enjoyed himself! He showed us that he's friendly to people and dogs, and all in a strange situation with music, loud voices and strangers reaching out to pet him! He's very playful, likes toys and is learning to play fetch! Though a fenced yard is an ideal place for your puppy to romp and play safely, if that’s not an option then lots of daily leash walks and opportunities to play off-leash in a dog park is the next best thing. A tired dog is a good dog! Dogs of all ages also benefit from mental stimulation – think puzzle toys and games. Joey will need an individual or family to continue with the stuff he's working on now, and to continue helping him build up his confidence. He is affectionate and a smart little guy so this should be a breeze for him. He'll proudly show you that he already knows "sit." Does Joey Bucket sound like your kinda little guy? Fill out an application for him right away and soon you'll be learning all kinds of good stuff and going on great adventures together! Adoption Fee: $425 To apply for this dog, fill out an adoption application on our website: www.sosarl.org/aa/ **Additional info you should know - For most of our dogs, we are only guessing at predominant breed or breed mix. We get to know each of our dogs as an individual and do our best to describe and place them based on personality not breed label. Some dogs may not yet be in New England, nor ready for immediate adoption. There may be additional vetting, quarantine, waiting periods and/or fees depending upon your state of residence. If you have questions or concerns on any of this, you can discuss this with your Adoption Counselor.
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    • Mutt Dog For Adoption in Wakefield, RI, USA

      Jupiter Soli...

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      Breed: Mutt
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Shepherd / Hound / Mixed (short coat). Age: 3 Years Weight: 80 lbs This dog has been spayed/neutered, is up to date on shots, on heartworm preventative and is microchipped. This boy is so out of this world we had to name him Jupiter! Jupiter is a big handsome hunk weighing in at 80 pounds! Who says a dog has to be a little tea-cup size to be a lap dog? Not Jupiter! Jupiter says he can be a 80 pound lap dog! Jupiter is definitely a gentle giant, he does have an intimidating bark, but he's just saying "hey look at me". Jupiter appears to be a Shepherd mix that is approximately 3 years old. He is a fun, playful boy that is very eager to please. He is good with other dogs but does not like cats. He will make a great family companion and he is already house trained, crate trained and leash trained, WOW! Jupiter likes to run and would love a home with a fenced in yard, if not he will need lots of walks and trips to a dog park. We suggest that all our dogs attend obedience training and that goes for Jupiter too. Why not show off the best dog in the world? Jupiter is looking for a loving home but he's not quite ready yet, as he is undergoing heartworm treatment. If you're interested in Jupiter please fill out an application. You will be the world to him! Medical Note: This dog has been treated for heartworm disease with melarsomine injections. Once treatment is completed and the dog tests negative for microfilaria, the dog will be cleared to resume normal activity and able to be adopted. Untreated heartworm disease can cause lasting damage to the heart, lungs and arteries, and can affect the dog’s health and quality of life even after the parasites are gone, possibly presenting as medical complications and/or new conditions in the future. This dog showed no symptoms of heartworm disease before or during treatment. A good resource for more information on heartworm disease is: https://www.heartwormsociety.org/pet-owner-resources/heartworm-basics . Please check with your vet if you should have any questions or concerns about this condition, and discuss any concerns you may have with your SOS Adoption Counselor. Medical Note: This dog tested positive for exposure to ehrlichia while in SOS foster care in early 2017. This does not mean that this dog had ehrlichia. This dog has been asymptomatic while in SOS care and was preventatively treated with a 28-day course of doxycycline. Please see here for more information on ehrlichia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ehrlichiosis_(canine). Please check with your vet if you should have any questions or concerns about this condition, and discuss any concerns you may have with your SOS Adoption Counselor. Adoption Fee: $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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    • Pug-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Wakefield, RI, USA

      Moe (LoBo)

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      Breed: Pug-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Pug / Mixed (short coat). Age: 5 Years Weight: 18 lbs This dog has been spayed/neutered, is up to date on shots, on heartworm preventative and is microchipped. Meet your new little buddy Moe (he came in with the name LoBo, but we are calling him Moe). Moe looks to be a Pug mix that is approximately 5 years old. He is a four-legged casanova! He loves women and will seek them out for attention when he's out and about. He loves to cuddle with his foster mom and will put his head on her neck to snuggle up. We have observed him in limited situations with men, and he displays nervousness, growling and uncertainty in those situations. As such, we are thinking that a female-only household might be best for him, along with a commitment to desensitization and counter-conditioning work to help him feel more comfortable around men. Obedience training will help Moe and his new owner ways of teaching him to be less stressed and more trusting of men. He does well with the other dogs in his foster home. He is fine with cats, as long as they don't run, if they do he will chase after them. He was nervous at first with the elementary-school-aged child that came to visit, but warmed up very quickly and willingly took yogurt from her within minutes. He LOVES car rides and his size makes him very portable. He can be protective over the car, when someone walks by he will bark. He has low energy, but he still plays with toys and the other dogs in his foster home. A fenced yard would be a plus, but he also wouldn't mind going outside on a leash. There's a perfect home out there for Moe. Is it yours? If so, please fill out an application and you may be getting a new love in your life named Moe! Update 1/29/17: Moe went to an adoption event and he was very nervous. A positive note is that Moe did okay with men that approached him slowly, he didn't even growl. He also met some school-age children and had no issues with them. His favorite part of the day was the car ride and the drive-thru for an ice cream cone! Update 4/9/17: Moe is definitely making progress in being comfortable around men. He really just needs someone who'll let him settle in. He spent a couple of nights in a different foster home while his foster mom was out of town and after some growly behavior the first night, he let the male roommate walk him, feed him and even pet him some! Update 4/29/17: Moe is now doing really well at adoption events! He likes to have a hiding place or someone to cuddle with. He's interested in children of all ages, but we would be hesitant about kids who would get in his face. He's also letting strangers come up and pet him, including men! Adoption Fee: $425 To apply for this dog, fill out an adoption application on our website: www.sosarl.org/aa/ **Additional info you should know - For most of our dogs, we are only guessing at predominant breed or breed mix. We get to know each of our dogs as an individual and do our best to describe and place them based on personality not breed label. Some dogs may not yet be in New England, nor ready for immediate adoption. There may be additional vetting, quarantine, waiting periods and/or fees depending upon your state of residence. If you have questions or concerns on any of this, you can discuss this with your Adoption Counselor.
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    • German Shepherd Dog-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Wakefield, RI, USA

      Chloe

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      Breed: German Shepherd Dog-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Young
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: German Shepherd Dog / Mixed (short coat). Age: 1-2 Years Weight: 45 lbs This dog has been spayed/neutered, is up to date on shots, on heartworm preventative and is microchipped. Hello new family! My name is Chloe and the nice people here say that I could be a German Shepherd mix who is around 1-2 years old. I was found as a stray at 6 months old and was brought to a shelter. About 3 months ago I was taken to a foster home to learn how to be a house dog. Since then I have learned so much. I am house trained, crate trained and leash trained. My foster home has many dogs and cats, I even met some horses. I am incredibly smart, as well as strong willed. As such, my new family needs to be prepared to give me a real and regular job. I will not be happy as an average pet companion. I am looking for a confident, dog-savy person who really wants to work with me and teach me new things. I do well with most dogs when introduced slowly and one-on-one, but some dogs and I just don't click. I do best with non-reactive and submissive dogs. As such, I am not a dog-park candidate, and I would be most easily integrated into a home without other dogs. If there is just the right family interested in adopting me with another dog, a dog-dog meet-n-greet will be critical to help us assess the match. I get along with most cats that are dog friendly, but I don't like to be challenged. I love to cuddle but I will only go on the furniture if invited. When in public places, I can be a little reticent at first, but so long as I get consistent guidance from my person, I am confident and am interested in meeting new people and seeing new things. I'm very loyal and attentive to my foster family and will also be to my fur-ever family. I need a strong leader, and someone who understands my personality, as well as my need for structure and rules. My new family will need to be committed to me and continue obedience training. So far, I have learned the commands "sit", "down" and "wait", and I can't wait to learn more. More training and continued structure in the home will also build my confidence. A s you can see in my video, I love to run and would love to have a safe place to run around in my new life. If you would like to be my fur-ever family, please fill out an application. It will be great to finally have a place to call home! Adoption Fee: $425 To apply for this dog, fill out an adoption application on our website: www.sosarl.org/aa/ **Additional info you should know - For most of our dogs, we are only guessing at predominant breed or breed mix. We get to know each of our dogs as an individual and do our best to describe and place them based on personality not breed label. Some dogs may not yet be in New England, nor ready for immediate adoption. There may be additional vetting, quarantine, waiting periods and/or fees depending upon your state of residence. If you have questions or concerns on any of this, you can discuss this with your Adoption Counselor.
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    • German Shepherd Dog-Pointer Mix Dog For Adoption in Wakefield, RI, USA

      Freckles

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      Breed: German Shepherd Dog-Pointer Mix
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Pointer / German Shepherd Dog / Mixed (short coat). 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, USA

      Huey Lewis

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      Breed: Mutt
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Belgian Shepherd Malinois / Shepherd / Mixed (short coat). 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, USA

      Louie Lewis

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