Senior Sunday: Snappy

Meet Snappy! She’s our Senior Sunday featured rescue!

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Black Labrador Retriever & Pit Bull Terrier Mix • Adult • Female • Medium

Snappy is a sweet, loving dog. If you have a heart for pit mixes and would like a nice one, make it Snappy! 🙂 She has a calm temperament, likes people and wants to please. She enjoys brushing, tummy rubs, treats — any positive attention. We hope there is that special someone who will open heart and home to Snappy, She so deserves to be a valued family member.
Snappy has been around a variety of people, including a grade school child. Besides standard shots, she is heartworm negative, vaccinated for bordatella and microchipped. Her estimated birthdate was in the last half of ’08.

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Snappy wants to be the only pet, and might prefer to be in the country since that’s what she’s used to. She will need a fenced area for exercise and safety.

The Positives of Adopting an Older Dog:

  • Adult and older dogs almost always have excellent bladder and bowel control (senior dogs can be an exception) so they need less potty breaks, can stay in their crates longer, and are less likely to have ‘accidents’ indoors.
  • Even adolescent and young adult dogs are close to the height/weight they’re going to be when mature, so there’s very little guess-work involved as to their eventual size. It’s pretty much ‘what you see is what you get’. With puppies, especially mixed-breeds, this is NOT the case!
  • Most mature dogs have lower energy levels than they do as puppies, so exercise requirements are lower and they’re not as likely to be bouncing off the walls. But terrier and herding breeds are high-energy even when mature, and some breeds (such as the Boxer) can be eternal puppies.
  • Many dogs waiting for adoption are housebroken and have some basic training. Of course this depends on their previous home (and some are lifelong strays or haven’t even been taught the basics). In a new home these lessons will need to be reinforced within a predictable daily routine to prevent a relapse in training.
  • Older dogs seem to have a sixth-sense and theyknow when they’ve been given a second chance at happiness – and appreciate every minute. They also often bond very closely with their new owner and the relationship is priceless.
  • Puppies are adorable, but they’re also destructive and exhausting! An older dog is unlikely to chew up your shoes or drapes, hang on your pant legs or run rings around the sofa in the evening (but I won’t say it’s never happens).

Apply to adopt Snappy.

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Today’s Featured Rescue: Frisky

Check out our shelter newbie, Frisky!

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Shepherd Mix • Young • Male • Medium

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Frisky is brand new here at the shelter. He’s aptly named as you can see by his pose. He gets along with other dogs and loves people, loves to play. Come by and visit Frisky !
Besides standard shots, dogs are de-wormed, vaccinated for bordatella, heartworm tested, and microchipped!

Apply to adopt Frisky.

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Today’s Featured Rescue: Pippa

Say hello to Pippa!

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Pit Bull Terrier & Terrier Mix • Adult • Female • Medium

Perky Pippa is pretty and feisty, and will be overjoyed to have a good home with a fenced area for exercise. She has love to give–and getting is nice, too. She has golden-brown eyes and is marked with white on her face, neck, chest and all her toes. It’s cute the way she cocks her left ear. Naturally slender, she was probably born in 2010.

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As you may know, the pit was once America’s favorite breed. They can be as loving and loyal as any other dog!

Besides standard shots, dogs are de-wormed, vaccinated for bordatella, heartworm tested, and microchipped!

Apply to adopt Pippa.

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Today’s Featured Rescue: Cushman

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Hound & Pointer Mix • Adult • Male • Medium

How would you like to see this smile all the time? And notice his artistic markings. Cushman is a happy guy and will be extra happy with a home. He gets along with his pen mate, so a canine companion should also be okay. He has graduated from the ‘leash on life’ training program in manners and commands. He was born in early 2012.
Besides standard shots, dogs are de-wormed, vaccinated for bordatella, heart worm tested, and micro chipped!

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Today’s Featured Rescue: Lawrence

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Shepherd Mix • Adult • Male • Large

Lawrence is a gentle male doggie who likes people. His breed is a best guess and weighs in at 60 pounds. He loves to visit and walk with volunteers at the shelter.

Besides standard shots, dogs are de-wormed, vaccinated for bordatella, heartworm tested, and microchipped!

Click here to apply to adopt Lawrence.

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Today’s Featured Rescue: Goldie

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Labrador Retriever & Boxer Mix • Adult • Female • Medium

Goldie’s a lover with a great smile. In fact, her special thing is putting her teeth together and smiling while nodding her head! This pretty girl would probably do well with older kids and maybe a similar type dog.
Goldie will need a fenced area where she can safely run and play, which she loves to do. She also enjoys a kiddie pool on hot days. 🙂 The breed mix is a best guess. She was probably born in 2009. Besides standard shots, she’s de-wormed and vaccinated for bordatella and is microchipped!

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