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Adopting a Dog: discovering man's best friend

It's no secret that having a canine comrade can bring immeasurable amounts of love and joy to your life. Now that you have decided to bring a four-legged friend into your home, what type of dog is right for you? Make sure you consider all the possibilities before selecting a pet that will be with you for a lifetime. And remember, we are always getting new dogs into the shelter; so check back often for your perfect match.

Hello, I'm Primrose ( Longest Resident )

Adult
Female
Large

Hi There! My name is Primrose, and I am a spayed female American Staffordshire Terrier that was brought to the shelter…

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Hello, I'm Petey

Adult
Male
Extra Large

Woof, oh, don't be afraid; I know that I have a loud bark and I am built rather like a Mack truck, but I am really a…

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Hello, I'm Piper

Adult
Female
Medium

A big HELLO to everyone out there! My name is Piper and I am in need of a home without children or cats. I do fine with…

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Hello, I'm Cassy

Adult
Female
Large

Hi There! My name is Cassy and I am a 5 year old spayed female Plott Hound mix that was brought to the shelter as a…

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Hello, I'm Tebow

Adult
Male
Large

Hi There! My name is Tebow, and I may have already broken the record for how many employee/volunteer hearts I have…

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Hello, I'm Blue (plays fetch)

Adult
Male
Large

Hello There! My name is Blue and I would like to thank you for reading about me. I am a 6 year old German…

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Hello, I'm Gizmo

Senior
Male
Medium

Gizmo is a 15 year old neutered male Schnauzer mix. He LOVES people and is good with cats, kids, other dogs - you name…

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Hello, I'm Chi Chi

Adult
Male
Small

Chi Chi is a very cautious but loving Chihuahua mix that was brought to the shelter as a stray. This male is energetic…

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Hello, I'm Jangles

Adult
Female
Large

Jangles is a very beautiful light brindle female that was brought to the shelter as a stray. She is an adult Plott Hound…

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Hello, I'm Knox

Young
Male
Large

Knox is a young male Labrador Retriever/Shepherd mix. He was born on 12/29/13. He is super friendly and loves to run. He…

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Hello, I'm Tiny

Adult
Female
Large

Tiny is a spayed 8 year old female German Shepherd that was brought to the shelter as a stray. She is a little shy at…

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Hello, I'm Dudley

Adult
Male
Large

Dudley is a 5 year old neutered male Hound mix. He is a very sweet dog that was surrendered to the shelter as he was not…

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Hello, I'm Ghee

Adult
Male
Large

Ghee is a 6 year old Labrador Retriever mix. This big neutered male is very cuddly, quiet, housebroken, and easy-going.…

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Hello, I'm Hank

Adult
Male
Medium

Hank is a neutered male Schnauzer mix. He is 3 years old and knows sit and shake. He loves to play and will be a…

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Hello, I'm Ronnie

Adult
Male
Large

Ronnie is a 4 year old male Pit/American Staffordshire Terrier mix that was brought to the shelter as a stray. He is a…

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Hello, I'm Sadie

Young
Female
Large

Sadie was 5 months old when she was surrendered to the shelter on 11/04/14 due to her previous owner moving. She is a…

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