Last Updated: March 9, 2014
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Amelia,Spayed Female,Akbash Est. DOB 1/06--Amelia was found as a stray,and it seems she was a discarded sheep dog, no longer needed to guard the flocks of sheep. Amelia came to us in rough shape- she was severely underweight, her coat was in poor shape and it was clear she had had multiple litters. She has since gained weight nicely, looks great after being bathed and brushed, and now that she is spayed we will not have to worry about her having more unplanned litters. Amelia is currently living in a foster home, as life at the Shelter was proving to be quite overwhelming for her. She is completely housebroken, friendly with other dogs, walks nicely on a leash and fine when left home alone. Amelia is a bit independent. While she loves to be pet, she is also quite happy lounging on her bed. She is incredibly calm and laid back inside, but loves to go for a run or hike when she is out. Amelia is not a large white Labrador. Adopters should be familiar with the Akbash breed and understand why we do not recommend a home with small children for her. If you are looking for a nice dog who doesn't require much in return, please come meet Amelia, she deserves to spend her golden years in a loving home.
Annie,Spayed Female,Pit Bull Terrier,Est DOB 5/13--Annie's story is like so many great dogs in shelters. She's been passed over time and time again, because she isn't as colorful or striking as some of the other dogs she competes for a home with. But we are here to tell you that Annie is a REALLY great dog. (And we only save caps lock for the REALLY great dogs..) Annie loves to play with other dogs and she hasn't met a person she doesn't love. In fact, she is what we call a Breed Ambassador, a Pit Bull who is as wonderful and true to the breed as one could hope for! Annie is still a puppy, and she has lots of energy, so a home that will give her daily exercise and continue her obedience work would be ideal. If you are looking for an all around dog, who is sick of being passed over, come meet Annie!!
Neutered Male,Lab/Pit Bull Estimated DOB 9/10--Beckham is a large and boisterous boy who is ready for any adventure! He is still a puppy at heart, and he is eager to learn. With proper guidance he is learning his manners and proving to be a delight when taken out and about. He is a large, strong dog, and will still try some of his old tricks, like jumping on people, if not managed. Because of his size and puppy like behaviors, we are recommending a home without children under 13 and with an adopter who has experience in positive reinforcement training.
Neutered Male,Pit Bull Terrier mix,Estimated DOB 6/11--Bronco was a man about town when his owners left him behind, until an animal control officer brought him to us, hoping he would find a true home and family to call his own. Bronco is a great dog. He's got lots of energy and lots of personality. He loves playing with other dogs, but he's got a rough and tumble play style, which some more reserved dogs may not appreciate. He is quickly learning all his manners and proving to be a smart boy who is eager to please. We feel Bronco would do best in a home where he'd receive daily exercise and some more work on his obedience training. He'd love to join a group obedience class or try his paw at agility. Because of his size and high energy level we are recommending a home with older children who can handle his strength. Bronco is ready to show you what a great part of your family he can be!
Neutered Male,Golden Retriever/Setter mix,Est DOB 3/13--Handsome and gentle Carson had a rough start to life, but he is eager to find a loving forever home where he can blossom! Carson was a stray who eluded capture for almost a month! Once he was caught he made it obvious that he wanted nothing more than to be with people and make them happy. Carson is a bit of a velcro dog, he'll need some confidence building and an adopter who will continue his training. A consistent routine and perhaps a home with a friendly canine would be great for him. Carson means well and is eager to please and we feel he would be a great family dog. He has a moderate energy level and he would love daily outings, and to be with his family as much as possible.
Cece,Spayed female,Terrier/Dachshund Mix,Est. DOB 3/13--Cece is a cute dog who is ready to find a home dedicated to loving her for all her years to come! She is still young and would benefit from a home that can help her build her confidence as well as make sure she gets plenty of time to play. In her foster home she is outgoing and friendly, and we feel that is how she will be as soon as she settles into her new home. She is great with other dogs, and reportedly friendly with cats as well. Cece is a bit possessive of her food and toys, so we are recommending a home with older children and a home dedicated to helping her understand that she does not have to guard her food. The Shelter has already begun a food program with her and she is responding well, we feel that if the program is continued in her home she should have no problems in the future.
Neutered Male,Labrador Retriever,Est DOB 2/12-- Champ is a very handsome dog who is looking for an adopter who will commit to teaching him how to be a gentleman. He is well intentioned, but still very much a puppy. He is eager to learn and we feel he would be a quick study with consistent reward based training. Champ will need daily exercise, and he would make a great hiking companion. He is a bit pushy with other dogs, and would probably do best as the only dog, or with another puppy like canine in the home. Because of his exuberance and size we are not recommending a home with young children.
CORA-I'VE BEEN ADOPTED!!!
Cora,Spayed Female,Treeing Walker Coonhound,Est DOB 2/10--Cora is a very nice dog who enjoys being with people and is very affectionate. She was found wandering a neighborhood which wasn't hers, and may have gotten lost while out on a hunt. She appears to be well taken care of, and she has an easygoing personality that we feel would make her suitable to living with a family who have young children. She is very friendly with other dogs, but she seems a bit too interested in cats. She will need daily exercise and she is a hound, so adopters should expect a dog who follows her nose and may not have great recall when let off leash. Come by and meet this sweet girl!
Neutered Male,Pit Bull Terrier,Est. DOB 7/13-- This handsome fellow is looking for a home where he can show you just how great he is! Derp is smart and eager to learn, two of the best qualities you can find in a dog! He's still a pup, and hasn't been taught much yet, but here at the Shelter he is proving to be a joy to work with and he is already becoming a well mannered young dog. Derp is friendly with other dogs, but he may try to chase a cat. Because he is young and strong we are recommending a home with children above the age of 8 years. We feel he would do best in a home where he would get daily exercise and his learning would continue into adulthood.
Spayed Female,German Shorthaired Pointer,Est DOB 8/12--When most people think of German Shorthairs they envision an attractive dog who is a bit independent, has lots of energy, quite smart and will need a home who will get them daily exercise. If you look the definition of a German Shorthair up in the dictionary, it may be followed by a picture of Ellie, and the above description fits her perfectly. That said, Ellie can be quite calm and cuddly too, a trait most people don't think of when thinking of her breed. Ellie is friendly with other dogs, but it is unknown how she will be around cats. She is smart and eager to learn and we think training her will be incredibly rewarding. If you are looking for an active dog who will be loyal and fun, stop by to meet Ellie and see if she is the one!
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Spayed Female,German Wirehaired Pointer/Lab mix Est. DOB 1/12--Emma is a sweet dog who is happy go lucky and always ready for a new adventure. She is very friendly with dogs, but cannot be in a home with cats. She is well mannered and eager to please. She will need daily exercise, her breed mix indicates that she will do best in an active home that takes daily exercise seriously. That said, after a good workout she is more than happy to cuddle on the couch or hang out at home. Emma has lived in a home with children and done well with them, and we feel she would make a great family dog.
Neutered Male,German Shepherd mix,Est DOB 6/12-- Finnick was originally found as a stray and brought to a neighboring shelter for safe keeping. When he wasn't able to find a home in a timely manner we decided to give him a chance. Finnick is a very nice dog. He's still young, and he'd do best in an active home, and with someone who would like to continue working on his manners and obedience. He is very playful with other dogs, and we feel he would do best in a home with another young and playful pup. He really enjoys being with people and he is eager to please, making us believe he'll be a quick study and very fun to have around!
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Gene Kelly,Neutered Male,Pit Bull,Est DOB 12/15/03-- Gene Kelly has been waiting for his forever home for quite some time. He was at a neighboring shelter for over 6 months without any interest. Sure, Gene is an older gentleman, but he would like you to know that 10 is definitely the new 5. Gene is playful, active and always ready for an adventure. He loves to go for hikes, is friendly with other dogs, and loves everyone he meets. He likes cats a bit TOO much, so can't go into a home with them, and we actually feel he would prefer a home as the only dog as well. Gene Kelly is a wonderful dog, and we're hopeful he will find the perfect adopter now that he is here in the Wood River Valley!
Hank,Neutered Male,Basset Hound/Australian Cattle Dog mix,Estimated DOB 07/13-- Hank was not reclaimed by his former owner and he is now ready to find a true forever home! Hank is a great young dog who is active and playful. He is good with other dogs, but it is unknown how he feels about cats. He'll need an adopter dedicated to getting him daily exercise and continuing to work on his manners. Hank has the loyalty and smarts of a Cattle Dog, and the goofy, good natured personality of a hound. He is an interesting mix that made for an all around nice dog!
IDA MAE-I'VE BEEN ADOPTED!!!
Spayed Female ,Border Collie mix,Estimated DOB 1/13--Ida Mae was found as a stray and never reclaimed by her family. She is an exuberant and social dog who loves being with people. Ida Mae is desperate for someone to give her some direction-she is eager to please and very smart. She is a high energy dog and will require an adopter who will give her daily exercise. She is friendly with other dogs, but can be a bit bossy with other females her age. We are recommending a home with children over the age of 8 years due to her energy level and exuberance.
JACKSON-I'VE BEEN ADOPTED!!!
Neutered Male,Lab/Boxer mix, Estimated DOB 6/12-- Jackson was a long term resident at a neighboring shelter and we felt he might have a better shot at finding a home here with us. Jackson is a very nice dog. He can be quite gentle and calm, and he absolutely loves being with people. He is eager to please and looking for an adopter who can show him the ropes and help him build his confidence. Jackson has a moderate to high energy level, he'd make a great hiking, running or xc skiing partner. He loves other dogs and we feel he would do well with another dog in the home. Jackson has spent long enough being homeless, he's ready to find an adopter who will see what a fabulous dog he is!
Neutered Male,Labrador Retriever,Estimated DOB 7/05-JJ was recently returned to the Shelter when his adopter was no longer able to care for him. Sadly, JJ returned to us about 30-40 pounds overweight, so we have made it our mission to get him fit and trim once again. JJ is a very nice dog. He is very social and loves being with people. He is well mannered, completely housebroken and fine when left home alone. He is very friendly with other dogs, but he has never lived with cats. JJ has chronic ear infections, but with regular cleaning it is not hard to take care of his ears. Because of his sensitive ears he doesn't love having them handled and adopters should be aware of this sensitivity. We think he would make a fantastic family pet, as he loves being with people and is great in just about any situation. His adopter will need to be dedicated to helping him lose weight and stay at a healthy weight, as well as keeping his ears clean. If you are looking for an amiable, goofy dog, JJ may be just right for you!
LENNY-I'VE BEEN ADOPTED!!!
Lenny,Neutered Male,Husky/Lab mix,Est DOB 2/13--Lenny is a gorgeous dog who loves to be around people and shows potential for being a great family dog. He has lots of energy, and will need an adopter dedicated to getting him out for daily exercise. He is still young, but has many of his manners in place. It seems that when he gets excited he has a bit of a tough time remembering his manners, but with consistency this should be an easy thing to teach him. He is still a puppy with dogs as well, and some more refined canines may not enjoy his puppy antics. In a home dedicated to working with him and fine tuning his manners he is sure to be lovely companion!
Spayed Female, Border Collie mix,Est DOB 2/06--Lupine is an energetic and active dog and despite her age of 8 years, she still has lots of pep in her step. Lupine will need a home where she gets consistent exercise and consistent direction. She is smart and does best when she knows what is expected of her. She has lived with both cats and dogs, and while she can be a bit bossy with dogs, she is friendly with them. She enjoys her food and treats and can be a bit intense with them, so we are recommending a home that does not have children under the age of ten years. Lupine will make an excellent companion for an active home looking for a smart, fun dog.
Mickey,Neutered Male,Chihuahua mix,Est. DOB 1/13--Mickey arrived at the Shelter as a stray and so nothing is known about his past. When he first arrived he was quite shy and nervous about being here. But over time his fear has subsided and he is now proving to be quite a friendly and sweet dog. Mickey is still nervous in new situations and we feel he would be best in a quiet home and with an adopter who does not have small children. He is very friendly with other dogs and a home that has another dog who can help show him the ropes may be best. Mickey is a sweet dog who needs someone to take him home and show him how great life can be.
Nova,Spayed Female,Lab/Pit Bull mix,Est DOB 2/12-- Loveable and goofy Nova is more than ready to find her forever home! Given up when her family moved and couldn't take her along, she is ready to show a committed family what a great dog she is. Nova is great with dogs, but chases cats. She is friendly with everyone she meets and we feel she would do well in a home with children over the age of 6 years. She is eager to please and easy to train and she would love a home where she could get daily exercise. Sweet Nova is proving to us what an adoptable and great dog she is, take her home and let her show you, too!
Spayed Female,Australian Cattle Dog mix,Est DOB 7/13-- Pixie, with her one floppy ear, is just as cute as can be! She has an energetic and outgoing personality and she loves everyone she meets! She is friendly with dogs, a champion cuddler and great in the house. She does have a high energy level, so we are recommending a home that will give her both mental and physical exercise every day. She is smart and eager to learn so training should be fun and rewarding! If you are looking for an active dog who will be lots of fun and get lots of compliments on her cute looks, stop by and meet Pixie!!
RUDY-I'VE BEEN ADOPTED!!!
Neutered Male,German Wirehair Pointer/Lab/Chow mix,Est DOB 1/13--Rudy is a social and outgoing dog who loves everyone he meets and is always ready for a new adventure! He is still young and hes very eager to learn and we think he would be a quick study. He enjoys playing fetch and also loves to go for walks. He has a moderately high energy level, and would do best in an active home that will get him out everyday. He is very playful with dogs, and when introduced slowly, he is appropriate with cats, but may still try to chase them. Rudy will need an adopter dedicated to teaching him to be a well mannered dog, and we think that with some consistency and patience he will prove to be a loyal and loving companion.
Sable,Spayed Female,Shepherd/Husky mix,DOB 8/11/12--Sable is a lovely dog who is looking for a quieter home with a confident canine who can show her the ropes. She is gentle and well mannered and is wise beyond her young years. She hasn't been exposed to much of the world, and gentle guidance by her new adopter will help her confidence and help her become a great family member. She loves other dogs, and seems to gain confidence being around them. She has a tendency to chase cats, so a feline free home would be preferred. She has a moderate energy level and would love daily outings.
Spayed Female,Shepherd/Lab mix,Est DOB 8/12--Sara came to the Shelter with her sister Sable, after their elderly owner was no longer able to care for them. They are both very nice dogs, Sara being the more reserved and introspective of the two. Sara enjoys being around other dogs and seems to gain some confidence being with them. She is gentle and well mannered and with some gentle guidance we feel she has lots of potential. Sara is a bit overweight, so she would love a home that would give her daily exercise and keep her on a bit of a diet. Still young, she has many years to show her adopter just how great a dog she is.
Scarlett,Spayed Female,Australian Kelpie mix Est. DOB 4/13--Scarlett and her brother were abandoned and then brought to the Shelter for safe keeping. Scarlett is absolutely beautiful and she has a lovely personality as well. She is outgoing and curious and enjoys being with people. She can be a bit independent and we feel she will bond strongly to her new family but may always be aloof around strangers. Because of this we are recommending a home with children 13 years and older as well as a dog experienced home. Scarlett is friendly with dogs albeit a bit bossy, so she may do best as the only dog in the home.
Neutered Male,Labrador Retriever,Est DOB 2/06--Shadow is a lovely dog who enjoys being around people and is eager to please. While considered a senior pet he still has lots of pep in his step and he still loves to go for walks and get some exercise. He has some manners in place, walks nicely on leash and appears to be housebroken. Shadow was part of of Paws for Life program, where he was adopted from a shelter and used as a blood donor at a local veterinary hospital. He is now ready to find his forever home, and we hope he doesn't have to wait long! Shadow is an all around great dog, and a canine hero, and is deserving of a great life in which to spend his golden years.
Spayed Female,Australian Cattle Dog mix,Est. DOB 08/13--Goofy,outgoing and adorable, Sheila is great pup! She's got lots of energy, and would make a great hiking, running or xc skiing buddy. Sheila is smart as a whip, and she'd love to learn lots more obedience and really perfect her manners. Sheila loves to play with other dogs, and she wouldn't mind living with another canine. Her adopter should be ready for a young dog who will need consistent training and daily exercise. Because she is a herding breed, we are recommending older children.
Neutered Male,Pit Bull Terrier,Estimated DOB 3/11--Stuey arrived as a stray and he is eager to find a forever home where he can show what a great dog he is capable of being. Stuey is large and energetic. At times he uses his size to his advantage,but he is eager to learn and with the right tools, such as a Gentle Leader, he is easy to walk on leash. Stuey knows some tricks and he is always happy to show off. He is very playful with other dogs and has made lots of canine friends here at the Shelter. We are unsure how he would be with cats. Because of his size and energy level we are recommending a home with children over the age of 13 years.
TESSA-I'VE BEEN ADOPTED!!!
Spayed Female,Border Collie/Aussi mix,Est. DOB 9/13--Tessa is a sweet and adorable pup. She can be quite shy in new situations, but she is quickly gaining confidence and becoming a lovely dog. She'll need an adopter dedicated to helping her continue to gain confidence and keep her mind and body active. She will need daily exercise and would make a great running or hiking buddy. She is friendly with other dogs and not fazed by cats. If you are looking for an adorable pup with lots of potential, come meet Tessa!
TIMBER-I'VE BEEN ADOPTED!!!
AVAILABLE 2/24 Neutered Male,Malamute mix,Est DOB 7/12--Timber is a large and incredibly handsome dog who is looking for a forever home that will give him plenty of attention and love! Timber is friendly with dogs and he is good with children as well. He is a bit of an escape artist and will jump most fences that try and contain him. Daily exercise and plenty of family time are a must for him, he won't want to spend long hours alone. Northern breed dogs are independent and strong willed at times, and Timber is no exception. We are recommending a home with children 8 and over, and an adopter with northern breed experience would be ideal. While we are sure Timber will get lots of potential homes because of his good looks, we want to make sure his new home fits with his personality as well.
TRUFFLE-I'VE BEEN ADOPTED!!!
Truffle,Spayed Female Chihuahua mix,EST DOB 10/13-- Sweet Truffle is looking for a quiet home who will give her lots of affection and love. She is a great cuddler and once she gets to know you she loves to sit in you lap and get lots of attention. Truffle needs some confidence building, and like many dogs her size, the world can be a big scary place. She is friendly with dogs her size, but may chase a cat. Unless of course the cat stands up for itself, then she will happily trot away. If you are looking for an adorable young pup who is certainly teacup size, come by and meet Truffle!
Spayed Female,Border Collie/Australian Cattle Dog mix,Est. DOB 8/13--Still young, Tutu is still a puppy at heart! She is very sweet and eager to please and she is seeking a home with someone who can gently show her the ropes. Tutu hasn't seen much of the world yet, so she approaches all new experiences with a bit of hesitation, but the more she is exposed to the more likely she will grow up to be a confident and well socialized dog. Tutu is friendly with both large and small dogs and we think she would be fine with a dog in the home. She has shown no interest in the cats here at the Shelter but a proper introduction with cats should be done prior to taking her into a home with felines. Tutu has a moderate energy level and would love daily outings. Because she is a herding breed, mental exercise will be equally as important as physical.
TWINKIE-I'VE BEEN ADOPTED!!!
Spayed Female,Corgi mix,Est DOB 2/13--Twinkie is a shy girl who desperately wants a home with structure and lots of love. She is absolutely adorable, and with her long,soft coat and short legs, she seems to resemble a Corgi mixed with a spaniel. Twinkie was very shy when she first arrived, but her confidence is growing and we feel that in a home she will settle in nicely and bond quickly to her adopters. Twinkie is a bit possessive of her food and she would do best in a home that will keep her on a behavior modification program so she can overcome this behavior. We are recommending a home with children over the age of 13 years old due to her resource guarding and shy temperament. She is friendly with dogs and we feel a confident dog in the house will help her blossom.