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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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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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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
Was the Dog Found No
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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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    • Blue Lacy-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Wakefield, RI, USA

      Blu Bourbon ...

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      Breed: Blue Lacy-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Young
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Blue Lacy / Mixed (short coat). Adoption Fee: $425. “THANKFUL for DOGS” Adoption Event!!! Come meet me on Saturday, November 18, 2017, at Bow chika Wow Town in Warwick RI 02886, 27 Meadow St., from 2 to 4 p.m. Don't wait! Save time and take me home sooner! 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. You’ll be so THANKFUL you came to meet me! ;@ Age: 1.5 Years Weight: 53 lbs Location: RI This dog has been spayed/neutered, is up to date on shots, on heartworm preventative and is microchipped. Say hello to Blu Bourbon! This handsome hunk is a Texas Blue Lacy mix. Born sometime in January 2016, Blu is still very much a puppy at heart. His unique coloring is specific to his breed: his coat is a sleek gray-blue with a white pattern across his chest and let us not forget about those beautiful, piercing yellow eyes! Blu is an active fellow who enjoys walks and jogs, playing with rope (or any) toys, swimming, and chewing on his bones. He walks well on leash and has been working diligently on remaining calm when bikers, joggers, and other dogs pass. He has done well with a multitude of other dogs in small play groups but is not great with on-leash interactions or in large, high energy play groups. He enjoys wrestling and playing "bitey-face" with some dogs, and not all dogs enjoy his play style and intensity. Blu has lived with and does well with cats who can tolerate a playful pup. He can be unsure of some new people or dogs, so proper introductions with solid leadership from his humans will always be important. He can get a little protective of his people if he is in an unfamiliar and busy place. His new people will need to be comfortable and confident when giving him the proper guidance. He is very treat motivated and eager to please, which is always helpful with the training process. He has learned sit,” “down,” “stay,” “come,” and “leave it.” Blu is high energy and easily stimulated, so regular exercise as well as consistent routine and expectations will be key to keeping everyone happy in his new home. For these reasons, he might not be the right pup for all households with children. While he is always ready for the next adventure, he can also be a snuggle bug and couch potato. If you're looking for a partner in crime, and have plenty of love and attention to spare, please fill out an application on Blu today. He's ready and waiting for his forever family! Medical Note: Blu is currently on Prozac to help him focus and reduce his underlying anxiety. This prescription costs about $4-10/month (depending upon the pharmacy), and his new family should expect to keep him on this for at least 3-6 months after adoption for consistency. He will likely always need to be on this, or he may be able to be gradually weaned off this under the supervision of a veterinarian behaviorist. Medical Note: Blu [PCR] tested positive for canine distemper (CDV) the day after he was given his first distemper vaccination in a Texas shelter (4/19/17). He showed mild symptoms of diarrhea, lethargy, green eye discharge from his right eye, and mild coughing for one day, all of which resolved 24 hours after he was moved to foster isolation. It is hard to know if Blu actually had distemper, as his symptoms were so mild and vaccination can alter PCR test results for up to two weeks. He has not shown any concerning symptoms since this episode, and has since been retested and is negative for distemper. It is thought that dogs can shed CDV for up to four months post infection although most do not shed the virus much beyond two weeks. Neurological signs can develop during or months after the infection. Blu has been examined, shows no concerning symptoms, and is cleared for adoption at this time; he is ready to find his fur-ever home! If you ahve any concerns, please discuss this situation with your trusted 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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    • Labrador Retriever-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Wakefield, RI, USA

      Ritz *LOCAL*...

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      Breed: Labrador Retriever-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Baby
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Labrador Retriever / Mixed (short coat). Adoption Fee: $550. Age: 10 Months (as of 11/5/17) Weight: 28 lbs (as of 8/1/17) Location: RI This dog has been spayed/neutered, is up to date on shots, on heartworm preventative and is microchipped. Hey there...What's up? I'm Ritz and I'm super happy because they tell me that I'm ready for a home of my own. Unfortunately I had a "ruff" start to life. I was left in a sketchy part of a town to fend for myself. I knew if I kept on going up to people and showed them how sweet and outgoing I really am that someone would help me. Sure enough someone did! They all love me here and say I'm their favorite. They say I look like a Lab mix that was probably born earlier this year. I like playing and rough housing with the other dogs here and I like to be naughty and bark at the kitties. I haven't lived with young children but when I meet any I love to play with them. I am young still though and when I get excited I tend to jump up on people, so I might accidentally knock little ones down. I haven't been house trained yet but I am quiet and keep my crate clean. I like to take walks but my leash walking skills are just not there yet. I tend to zigzag but I'm getting better everyday. It will be great if you can take me to obedience training so I can grow up to be a well behaved canine citizen. Trust me, when I was on the streets I seen some messed up dogs with attitudes and that's not cool! I know raising a puppy can be a lot of work but think how much fun we can have playing and my favorite - CUDDLING! Hurry and fill out an application! I can't wait to find what the humans here call my "forever home." They say I'm just too happy and sweet not to love! I'll make a great addition to any family! Can it be yours? 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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    • Beagle-Pointer Mix Dog For Adoption in Wakefield, RI, USA

      Mister B *LO...

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      Breed: Beagle-Pointer Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Baby
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Pointer / Beagle / Mixed (short coat). Adoption Fee: $425. “THANKFUL for DOGS” Adoption Event!!! Come meet me on Saturday, November 18, 2017, at Bow chika Wow Town in Warwick RI 02886, 27 Meadow St., from 2 to 4 p.m. Don't wait! Save time and take me home sooner! 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. You’ll be so THANKFUL you came to meet me! ;@ Age: 1 year old Weight: 51 lbs Location: RI This dog has been spayed/neutered, is up to date on shots, on heartworm preventative and is microchipped. Mister B's looking for you! This handsome dude appears to be a Pointer/Beagle mix about 1 year old. Don't be fooled by his pictures - he is actually smaller than he appears. He's a quiet, sensitive boy. He loves to play with other dogs, and doesn't hold grudges or take cheap shots. He plays very nicely in daycare groups daily, and enjoys romping with others his size. He would love to have a canine buddy in his new home, and would make a great side kick for a well-settled dog. Mister B is unassuming and sweet. He is gentle and affectionate with people, and can be shy at first. He can be very shy of men, but will warm up with time and gentleness. Daily exercise and stimulation of about 1-2 hours will help keep his mind fulfilled, and he would love daily cuddles, too. He is looking for a sensitive leader who can also convey confidence and help him build his confidence in men, strangers and the world. He hasn't experienced too much, so his new people should be patient and prepared to help him learn new things in small doses and with lots of great treats. He would probably do best in a home without kitty cats. He barks whenever he sees his fosters' cats and attempts to chase them. He may be just curious to check them out, but they run and hide so we can't be sure. He would likely do well in a household with respectful, quiet children, though he has never lived with children. He does tend to get "mouthy" and so would probably not be a good fit for a home with small children. He would not do well in a very busy household with lots of people coming and going. He does appear to be house trained, he's totally crate trained, and walks decently on a leash. He hasn't shown much interest in toys, but he's affectionate and gentle, and loves gentle pets and cuddles from his humans. He rides nicely in the car when crated (he does NOT ride well uncrated), and is interested in going to new places once he has had a little time to adjust. He has been working on his "sit" and would love to show you. A fenced yard is not required for him, though that would be a great safe place to practice his skills and run zoomies. He would benefit from several daily leash walks and regular opportunities for off-leash play in a dog park - a tired dog is a good dog, they say! Puzzle toys and games can provide some of the mental stimulation that Mister B enjoys. He's very suspicious of recirculating water dishes, so just an old-fashioned water bowl will do for him! Mister B's History: Mister B and his two canine siblings (already adopted) were left in the house when his previous owner moved away. He'd like some assurance that you'll be his forever people, and he promises to love you forever. If you can do this for him, fill out an application today! Mister B promises he'll be your forever buddy. Medical Note: This dog tested positive for exposure to ehrlichia while in SOS foster care. This does not mean that this dog had ehrlichia. This dog 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 check with your vet if you should have any questions or concerns about this condition, and discuss any concerns you may have with your SOS Adoption Counselor. Adoption Fee: $425 To apply for this dog, fill out an adoption application on our website: www.sosarl.org/aa/ **Additional info you should know - For most of our dogs, we are only guessing at predominant breed or breed mix. We get to know each of our dogs as an individual and do our best to describe and place them based on personality not breed label. Some dogs may not yet be in New England, nor ready for immediate adoption. There may be additional vetting, quarantine, waiting periods and/or fees depending upon your state of residence. If you have questions or concerns on any of this, you can discuss this with your Adoption Counselor.
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    • Labrador Retriever-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Wakefield, RI, USA

      Hilda *LOCAL...

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      Breed: Labrador Retriever-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Labrador Retriever / Mixed (short coat). Adoption Fee: $425. “THANKFUL for DOGS” Adoption Event!!! Come meet me on Saturday, November 18, 2017, at Bow chika Wow Town in Warwick RI 02886, 27 Meadow St., from 2 to 4 p.m. Don't wait! Save time and take me home sooner! 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. You’ll be so THANKFUL you came to meet me! ;@ Age: 3-5 Years Weight: 42 lbs Location: RI This dog has been spayed/neutered, is up to date on shots, on heartworm preventative and is microchipped. This outgoing, playful young lady is Hilda! She appears to be a Labrador Retriever mix about 3-5 years old. Hilda loves everyone! Kids, cats, other dogs - and she'll be the one leading the race around the yard! She wants to be the tour director and organize the party! She needs ample time to meet new doggie friends 'cause she'd really like to be boss. She's a little behind in reading social cues from other dogs, so would probably do best as an only dog, though she may also do well with another well-balanced dog in the home. Though she doesn't necessarily need a fenced yard, either a yard to run around in or daily leash walks with opportunities to play off-leash in a dog park would give this high energy girl the exercise she needs. A tired dog is a good dog, we always say! She'd also love to attend obedience classes with her new family so she can show off her "sit" and y'all can learn lots more cool stuff together. She'd be a great candidate for agility or nose work classes - she's smart and very energetic! Because she can play rough, she could inadvertently knock down small children. She is crate trained and walks on a leash - she's working diligently on her house training. She likes playing with toys and a good game of fetch! She also likes splashing around in the kiddie pool so she may enjoy trips to the beach! She rides well in the car so road trips just might be in order. Hilda's affectionate and cuddly and hopes that her new people are, too! She has been observed stalking squirrels like she's a lioness, so a home with small, farm-type animals may not be for her (think chickens). Hilda came into rescue as a puppy in 2014 and is ready to pack her bags and join her forever family. If you'd like to be considered for this position, fill out an application today! Hilda's people are waiting to hear just 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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    • Mutt Dog For Adoption in Wakefield, RI, USA

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      Breed: Mutt
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Black Labrador Retriever / Shepherd / Mixed (short coat). Adoption Fee: $425. Age: approx. 7 Years (born Fall 2009) Weight: 65 lbs Location: RI 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! He's house trained, 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. He'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 and 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 lives in perfect harmony with his foster's three kitty cats. This is a dog that needs a person - he's very affectionate. Someone to love him, care for him, and comfort him. He's a big lug full of love and for the right family, he can provide a lifetime of companionship. He 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! He's waiting just for you! Louie and his two siblings, Huey and Dewey, were found in downtown Jackson, Mississippi, 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 - August 10, 2017: Though Louie was initially quite shy with his foster, his confidence has grown over time (greatly aided by the presence of another dog) to appreciate being petted. He now wants to be where his foster is and follows her around the house. He comes when called and wants to be petted. With time and patience, Louie will be your best bud! 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

      Sadie

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      Breed: Labrador Retriever-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Labrador Retriever / Mixed (short coat). Adoption Fee: $425. Age: 3 Years Weight: 67-70 lbs This dog has been spayed/neutered, is up to date on shots, on heartworm preventative and is microchipped. Whoever said blondes have more fun was obviously talking about Sadie! This beautiful blonde girl is happy, super friendly and loves people and other dogs. She appears to be a Lab mix between 3 and 4 years old. She has all the traits and energy of a Lab - outgoing, eager to please, LOVES to play, and loving. Sadie's family will need to be committed to continue all her obedience training needs, as well as work on house- and crate-training. Ideally she would do best in a home with another well-balanced dog and a fenced-in yard, so she can romp and run around. If not, lots of walks and playing at a dog park would also make her happy. We do not know for sure how she is with young children but with her energy level and size she could accidentally knock over little ones. With lots of love, attention and exercise, she should do well in most situations. If you're looking for a great gal who will bring years of fun and happiness then fill out an application...and let the fun begin! Sadie's Backstory: Sadie was picked up as a stray by animal control in Mississippi and was taken to a kill facility, then placed on the euthanasia list due to lack of space. Luckily, she was rescued and is now eager to find her furever home. Medical Note: This dog has been treated for heartworm disease with melarsomine injections. Treatment is completed and the dog has tested negative for microfilaria; she is cleared to resume normal activity and able to be adopted. An antigen retest is due in December to confirm successful treatment. Untreated heartworm disease can cause lasting damage to the heart, lungs and arteries, and can affect the dog’s health and quality of life even after the parasites are gone, possibly presenting as medical complications and/or new conditions in the future. This dog showed no symptoms of heartworm disease before or during treatment. A good resource for more information on heartworm disease is: https://www.heartwormsociety.org/pet-owner-resources/heartworm-basics . Please check with your vet if you should have any questions or concerns about this condition, and discuss any concerns you may have with your SOS Adoption Counselor. Adoption Fee: $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

      Mrs. Bucket

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      Breed: Mutt
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Shepherd / Mixed (short coat). Adoption Fee: $425. Age: 3 Years Weight: 51 lbs This dog has been spayed/neutered, is up to date on shots, on heartworm preventative and is microchipped. Meet Mrs. Bucket! She's an affectionate, playful young lady who loves to cuddle and is happy to chill. She appears to be a Shepherd mix about 3 years old. She was pregnant when dropped off at the shelter, but because she was so skinny it was not apparent. She delivered nine puppies and sadly only one of them survived. Charlie Bucket was adopted and now it's Mama's turn to find her forever home! She's great walking on a leash - house training and crate training will be needed. She hasn't been introduced to cats yet and when she sees children, she gets very excited and wants to be with them. She's even-tempered and gentle so she would probably do fine with kids. She loves to go for car rides and look out the window. She also loves squeaky and chew toys, going for walks, playgroup, meeting new people, and playing chase with the other dogs. She'll follow the crowd and if a dog gets up in her face, she does bark back but doesn't engage it. We strongly suggest that all our dogs attend obedience training. It's great for learning cool stuff together, which helps strengthen the canine/human bond, building confidence and for socialization. Dogs of all ages also benefit from mental stimulation - think puzzle toys, busy feeders and games. Though Mrs. B may not need a fenced yard, she will require daily leash walks and opportunities to play off-leash in a dog park. This outgoing sweetheart can't wait to settle into her forever home, so let's not keep her waiting! Fill out an application today and make Mrs. Bucket's dream come true! 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

      Cheyenne

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      Breed: Mutt
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Cattle Dog / Mixed (short coat). Adoption Fee: $425. Age: 3 Years Weight: 45 lbs This dog has been spayed/neutered, is up to date on shots, on heartworm preventative and is microchipped. Cute, active and friendly - that's Cheyenne! Cheyenne has a dynamic personality and will be a great companion for an active person or family who likes to run or take hikes. She appears to be a Cattle Dog mix that we estimate to be around 3 years old. She was surrendered in 2014 by an 80-year old woman whose grandson gave her to her as an active puppy. She is crate and leash trained, and will need to be house trained. She will need a family who will be willing, and who have the time, to dedicate to her high energy needs and basic training. She's so loving of human affection that it's her biggest motivator. She's learned that the command to "sit" gets her all the ear scratches she wants. Although she is good with kids, she will most likely be too much for a household with young children. She was okay with the cats she met while at the shelter and she loves other dogs, but some didn't appreciate her high energy and made them reactive. In spite of that, she's actually a "don't mess with me and I won't mess with you" type girl. A fenced yard would be helpful in addition to running or hiking, and long walks. Agility training would also provide her with an excellent outlet. Once she gets her required exercise and play, she quiets down nicely. She likes to play fetch but likes to have you chase her instead of returning whatever was thrown. Being a herding breed, she will not only need physical stimulation, she will also need mental and cognitive stimulation. There are toys that can be purchased to keep her mind busy, for instance: treat mazes, puzzle toys, and Kongs. Keeping her energy and mind in balance will likely keep her free of trouble and make her a happy dog that everyone will love to have around and welcomed wherever she goes. Cheyenne will make a great addition for someone who is looking for a fun companion. She is sure to add a lot of great memories for years to come! Adoption Fee: $425 To apply for this dog, fill out an adoption application on our website: www.sosarl.org/aa/ **Additional info you should know - For most of our dogs, we are only guessing at predominant breed or breed mix. We get to know each of our dogs as an individual and do our best to describe and place them based on personality not breed label. Some dogs may not yet be in New England, nor ready for immediate adoption. There may be additional vetting, quarantine, waiting periods and/or fees depending upon your state of residence. If you have questions or concerns on any of this, you can discuss this with your Adoption Counselor.
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    • German Shepherd Dog-Pointer Mix Dog For Adoption in Wakefield, RI, USA

      Freckles

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      Breed: German Shepherd Dog-Pointer Mix
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Pointer / German Shepherd Dog / Mixed (short coat). Adoption Fee: $425. Age: 8 Years (as of 12/25/16) Weight: 44 lbs (as of 1/18/16) This dog has been spayed/neutered, is up to date on shots, on heartworm preventative and is microchipped. This stunning beauty is Freckles! Freckles appears to be a Pointer/Great Pyrenees mix (her mom was a Shepherd mix). She came into the shelter as a puppy eight years ago, and is still waiting for her family to find her. For whatever reason, she has been overlooked, but what a gem she is! Though she has not been in a long term foster home, she has spent several long weekends and nights in foster care recently and has done great. She appears to be house trained, calmly interested in new situations and visitors, very responsive to guidance and training, and good with older children. Inside the shelter, Freckles displayed pretty severe storm anxiety but she has pleasantly surprised us by showing no symptoms of storm anxiety while in foster care - she couldn't care less about thunder or lightening while in a home. She has had fun in foster care with lots of other dogs of all sizes, and has natural maternal instincts with puppies (a puppy's toe got stepped on and he squealed and Freckles rushed over and started licking his face to comfort him!). She went to a dinner party with her fosters where there were nine other dogs and she was perfect! Her first reaction is always wagging tail, confident and interested, but not overly so. At the shelter, she has been spending quite a bit of time in the shelter cat room and done well, so we think she would also live very nicely with dog savvy cats. Because she does not have much experience with life outside of the shelter, Freckles will need a family who will be patient with her and take things slowly. She may need house training reinforcement, though she has not had a single accident while in her foster home. She is crate trained and walks well on a leash - she loves a brisk walk! She also loves to play and romp but isn't demanding of large amounts or long, active events. She has shown mild resource guarding of food from other dogs. This can be managed by feeding her separately and she listens to correction well, so there is room for improvement. A securely fenced yard is recommended (6-ft. wooden) for her if she is to be outside off-leash, as she can climb a fence and also knows how to open a front door! Given her history with storm anxiety and proneness to escape a yard when unattended, we think that she might start to display mild separation anxiety in her new home. Someone who is home more than not would likely be the best fit for this sweet girl - once she finally connects with her person, she is going to want to spend as much time with you as possible! Freckles loves toys and LOVES water! She would definitely be an ideal beach buddy! She will play fetch, but doesn't always bring the object back. She's affectionate, eager to please, smart and even-tempered. An obedience class is strongly recommended, not just for the bonding aspect of it, but it helps with confidence building and socialization. Freckles has been waiting a long time for the right home to find her. Could that be you? Freckles' Backstory: Freckles' mom was very pregnant when she was rescued after years of trying to catch her and then gave birth to Freckles and her litter mates two weeks later on Christmas Day. What more beautiful gift on Christmas than life! Adoption Fee: $425 To apply for this dog, fill out an adoption application on our website: www.sosarl.org/aa/ **Additional info you should know - For most of our dogs, we are only guessing at predominant breed or breed mix. We get to know each of our dogs as an individual and do our best to describe and place them based on personality not breed label. Some dogs may not yet be in New England, nor ready for immediate adoption. There may be additional vetting, quarantine, waiting periods and/or fees depending upon your state of residence. If you have questions or concerns on any of this, you can discuss this with your Adoption Counselor.
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    • Mutt Dog For Adoption in Wakefield, RI, USA

      Huey Lewis

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      Breed: Mutt
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Belgian Shepherd Malinois / Shepherd / Mixed (short coat). Adoption Fee: $425. Age: approx. 7 Years (born Fall 2009) Weight: 73 lbs. This dog has been spayed/neutered, is up to date on shots, on heartworm preventative and is microchipped. Do You Believe In Love? Huey Lewis has more than just stunning good looks going for him! Huey is house trained, crate trained and walks well on a leash. Once you take the leash out you better be ready to go out the door, as he gets VERY EXCITED! He plays great with other dogs but doesn't like to be overly sniffed. Huey loves people! He's good with kids, but because he's so big, he might inadvertently knock over smaller children. Huey's good in the car and can get into the car on his own by accessing the floorboard and then getting onto the seat. He totally LOVES to play and run in the yard! A fenced yard (6-ft. preferred) is recommended so that he can do all his running and playing safely. Obedience classes are a must, as he is a wonderful dog but mostly knows shelter life. It will also help with the owner/dog bonding aspect and help build confidence and aid in socialization. Huey is very smart, even-tempered, gentle and can be a bit goofy. He is good with adult cats who will stand their ground with him. This is a dog that needs a person - he's very affectionate and yearns for someone to love him, care for him, and comfort him. Huey is full of love and for the right family, he can provide a lifetime of companionship. Huey seems to prefer to eat in private without his person, but shows no food aggression. He does bark, but not nuisance barking, such as barking at the random squirrel. When in the yard he will let you know if a stranger is walking up to your home. He does not shed and enjoys being brushed. Like his brother, Louie, he has a very unique coat and coloring. His top coat is a beautiful golden chestnut with black highlights, but his under coat is light in color. Occasionally, under the right light you can see both. His tail actually looks as though it's outlined in black! If you think you'd like Huey and his stunning good looks to be part of your life, fill out an application today! Huey believes in The Power Of Love! Huey and his two siblings, Louie and Dewey Lewis, were found in downtown Jackson, MS, living in the underground world below the streets. The dogs were just pups then, but have since grown to be large in stature and personality. Though his early days on the streets made his brother a little anxious, Huey is just a large, playful goof. Update from our southern partner, May 2, 2016: Huey has always been an outgoing and playful guy, but somewhere in the past year he is suddenly timid and shy. I am thinking it is "shelter syndrome." While he had been going out in the large play yard I think he became insulated and now the new things thrown at him have him confused and scared. I did have a trainer coming and working with the dogs but as often happens with volunteers she has had life get in the way. I am hoping another girl can come up more regularly on weekends and help with some of the timid dogs. Adoption Fee: $425 To apply for this dog, fill out an adoption application on our website: www.sosarl.org/aa/ **Additional info you should know - For most of our dogs, we are only guessing at predominant breed or breed mix. We get to know each of our dogs as an individual and do our best to describe and place them based on personality not breed label. Some dogs may not yet be in New England, nor ready for immediate adoption. There may be additional vetting, quarantine, waiting periods and/or fees depending upon your state of residence. If you have questions or concerns on any of this, you can discuss this with your Adoption Counselor.
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