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Mountain Pet Rescue Asheville

9 Old Pisgah Highway , Candler, NC, 28715

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Asha

Domestic Medium Hair

SPECIAL NEEDS:  Hi, my name is Asha. I love butt scratches and being held securely and getting belly rubs. I may take a week or so to wa... show more

SPECIAL NEEDS:  Hi, my name is Asha. I love butt scratches and being held securely and getting belly rubs. I may take a week or so to warm up to you for this though. I also love giving light head nudges to you after you wake up or get home. I like the top of my head kissed. I am not super-playful yet, but I have only been in my foster home a few  weeks, so I am still getting adjusted.  I enjoy laying around  near my people and have playful spurts.  I am not a huge fan of dogs. I am CRAZY for catnip. I could be with some chill, laid-back cats given slow introductions but I really do need slow introductions. I am very chatty at times, though normally I am not very loud unless you leave me in a room with the door shut. I do not like that, and I am not yet a fan of jumping up on things very much as most cats do. Overall I am a chill, cute, lovey cat that just wants to be loved and lounge around. I do like laying in the window on a pillow at my foster mom's house. Pick me and give me lots of love and let me bring chill cuteness to your life.  It has been discovered that Asha has a little bit of a limp and isn't a cat to climb up high.  Xrays showed she had a fracture in her left leg (possibly even both) that has healed on its own.  She has a luxating patella (knee cap shifts in and out of socket) but it isn't really bothering her.  It will be important to not let her get overweight and it is possible she could need expensive surgery in the future but at this time, a third party vet advised that it wasn't really bothering her.  It is something to be aware of and consider though.  Will you have the budget to handle a 4 figure surgery if needed in the future?           Apply to adopt to schedule a meet and greet with Asha or visit her at PetSmart, Bleachery Blvd, on Wednesday, 6-8pm or Saturday, 12-4pm.   All cats and kittens have been spayed/neutered, FELV/FIV tested, microchipped, vaccinated (whatever they can have in the period they are in our care, some will still need additional vaccines after adoption), given dewormer and flea preventative and provided care for any known illnesses during their time with us.     show less

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Atticus

Labrador Retriever

Attention: This is a courtesy posting only! This pet is NOT available through Mountain Pet Rescue.  Please do NOT contact MPR for inform... show more

Attention: This is a courtesy posting only! This pet is NOT available through Mountain Pet Rescue.  Please do NOT contact MPR for information about the pet or apply to adopt this pet on the MPR website.  Contact fordsydney51@gmail.com for more information or to adopt the pet. I have had Atticus since he was 6 weeks old, and he recently turned 3 on March 31st. He is a 70 lb LabraDane, and is the most vibrant, dynamic, stubborn & intelligent dog I’ve ever crossed paths with. I consider myself lucky to have been his momma thus far. He is very energetic, loving, loyal, happy, anxious, excited, and smart. Atticus LOVES to swim, run, hike, go on walks, ride in the car, and just be with people in general. He is a huge lover and has never exhibited aggression towards humans before. He can become territorial with his food. He is very food-driven and easy to train, especially with treats handy. Atticus is crate trained, and I have in the past let him roam free in the house when at work for a full day, as he is not destructive (unless a trash can is in his reach) and he is fully house trained. He has been house and crate trained. Leash walking is somewhat complicated, as he knows what is expected of him, though he struggles containing his anxiety and excitement of meeting other dogs and requires his attention to be redirected. I waited until he was about a year and a half old to have him neutered. Up to the point of neutering him, I prioritized socializing him with other dogs and never had issues with aggression. When walking on the leash, it initially seems as though he is very excited to meet and greet other dogs. Though upon getting closer, he will bark and attempt to lunge at other dogs, despite not doing this with every dog. It is seemingly males he has a primary issue with, and acts as though the protection of who he is with is being threatened. He IS able to acclimate to most dogs *off-leash* after a brief introductory period, though still occasionally has issues with male dogs, perhaps intact males. On the subject of anxiety, Atticus has exhibited separation anxiety since he was a pup. Though it has gotten significantly better over time, it’s still existent, though manageable. He takes Fluoxetine (Prozac) on a daily basis, and has for about 1.5 years now, which helps his anxiety/hyperactivity levels TREMENDOUSLY. He has skin allergies for which I do not know the culprit. The only medication I have found to work effectively for him is Apoquel, which he takes ½ tablet/day for and works VERY well for his allergies. They are virtually nonexistent when consistently on the medication. Atticus has had Lyme’s Disease twice now from tick bites, so a flea/tick preventative is essential for him. Seresto collars work wonders for him. Atticus’ ideal new owner and living situation would be someone who has owned large dogs before and understands the importance of catering to high-maintenance and high-energy dogs that require more attention. Someone who is able to engage with Atticus and stimulate his need to play. He needs a LOT of space to run outside, and to explore in general. Someone who works minimally, works from home, is retired, or could take him into the office is ideal, though Atticus is capable of staying home alone for periods of time. He has never lived with small children, though has been good with kids. He is very strong and hyper, so I would recommend households with children at least 10 years old. It is possible for Atticus to live with other dogs, though we would need to meet several times beforehand to ensure this possibility. Atticus thrives best in a stable living environment with ample outdoor time. Atticus is a beautiful soul and having him in my life has been enriching in many regards, and I know he will have the same effect on the right person. He has taught me many valuable lessons on patience and what it means to unconditionally love and care for another being. I request only serious inquiries and will require meeting several times, a house check, a trial period, and a small rehoming fee to ensure the right placement for Atticus. My primary goal is to find the perfect home for Atticus in which he will live out the rest of his days happy and peacefully just as he deserves. Atticus is up to date on vaccinations, fecal testing, and has been neutered & microchipped and has all necessary records. Contact me today at fordsydney51@gmail.com to learn more about Atticus! show less

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Cecil

Pit Bull Terrier

Attention: This is a courtesy posting only! This pet is NOT available through Mountain Pet Rescue.  Please do NOT contact MPR for inform... show more

Attention: This is a courtesy posting only! This pet is NOT available through Mountain Pet Rescue.  Please do NOT contact MPR for information about the pet or apply to adopt this pet on the MPR website.  Contact keoghms5@gmail.com for more information or to adopt the pet. Cow or dog?!  Either way, Cecil has many talents. Cecil is playful, friendly and an expert cuddler. He enjoys being outside rolling in the grass and doing zoomies, then relaxing inside with his family. Cecil knows basic obedience too!  (Sit, shake, down, and come!) He is house- and crate-trained. He likes to play with other dogs. Cecil is a 'go anywhere' type of dog. He enjoys meeting kids through the car window of the middle school pick-up line. He likes walks through the neighborhood. And nice quiet evenings at home. Cecil would enjoy a semi-active to very active home. He prefers a close relationship with his humans and a canine sibling would be a huge plus! Cecil can be too much for timid cats who won't let him know their boundaries. Playful with dogs his size and smaller; unsure about larger dogs. Respectful of little dogs 'telling him off' and will leave them alone. Loves humans, has only closely interacted with children over 12. He gave sweet kisses to a small baby he met briefly. Cecil is a well-rounded gentleman seeking some love. 3-years-old, weighs about 40 pounds, neutered, heart worm negative, up to date on vaccines and microchipped.  Reason for rehoming: I adopted Cecil from a shelter where his time was up, with the intent to find him his permanent family.  Contact: keoghms5@gmail.com 828-276-2749 Adoption fee: $50 (negotiable to the right fit family) Located: Hendersonville NC show less

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Gianna

Domestic Short Hair

Gianna has made so much progress during her time with us.  She loves her foster parents...both sets.  She completely trusts them and run... show more

Gianna has made so much progress during her time with us.  She loves her foster parents...both sets.  She completely trusts them and runs out for attention the minute they enter the room.  Gianna moved to a new foster recently, after a year with her previous foster family.  We wanted to see how quickly she would adjust to a new home and she did great!  She was very nervous the first day but even during that first day, she accepted and appreciated pets from her new foster mommy.  Only a week later, she was sharing her best bedtime purrs and snuggles with her new foster mom and after two weeks, she was even okay with her foster mom's calm but curious bigger cats sharing the bed with them.  She wants to hide when new people come into the home but she loves, loves, loves people once she settles in a bit.  She will take all the petting and love she can get, climbs into their laps and purrs non-stop.  She even gained the confidence to reach up and give loving nose bumps.  She needs a quiet forever home where she can be given all the time she needs to settle in and feel safe.  She has been fine with the resident dog in the house as well as other cats that are nice to her if she has slow introductions but she would really rather be the only cat in the house.  She should not be in a home where a cat will bully her becasue she is shy and nervous at first. Apply to adopt to schedule a meet and greet.  She is in a foster home and that would be where the meet and greet will occur as she would be too frightened at a store event.         She is spayed, up to date on vaccines, FELV/FIV tested (negative), microchipped and given dewormer and flea preventative. show less

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Kuma

German Shepherd Dog

Kuma is currently being trained in an 8 week program called New Leash On Life at the Craggy Prison in Asheville, where the dogs learn ba... show more

Kuma is currently being trained in an 8 week program called New Leash On Life at the Craggy Prison in Asheville, where the dogs learn basic obedience, house-training, crate-training and a few neat tricks. Local dog trainer, Jenny White, of Dog-Ed, supervises the training. Check out Kuma! Not only is she beautiful, but she is super-smart as well.  She is young - we are estimating about 7 months - and was found as a stray. Kuma has a few scars on her nose, and according to the vet, one of her eyes has some damage, but that definitely has not slowed her down. She has excelled in the New Leash On Life program and will need an owner who is willing to put time and energy into continuing her training. Applications for Kuma will be screened very closely to assure a good match for both of you! If you are interested in learning more about any of the dogs in the program, please email pets@mpravl.org.  If you are interested in meeting a dog in the program, please fill out an application at www.mpravl.org/adoption-application-dog.  Meet and greets can be arranged before a dog graduates.   The adoption fee for dogs in this program is $250, and they are all spayed/neutered, microchipped, up to date on vaccinations, dewormed, tested for heartworm, and kept on monthly flea/heartworm prevention.  We would love for the dogs to go straight from graduation to their forever homes. show less

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Mocha

Mixed Breed

Mocha is currently being trained in an 8 week program called New Leash On Life at the Craggy Prison in Asheville, where the dogs learn b... show more

Mocha is currently being trained in an 8 week program called New Leash On Life at the Craggy Prison in Asheville, where the dogs learn basic obedience, house-training, crate-training and a few neat tricks. Local dog trainer, Jenny White, of Dog-Ed, supervises the training. Mocha is about 18 months old and a beautiful chocolate lab mix topping the scales just under 50 pounds. She will be completing the New Leash on Life basic obedience program at Craggy Correctional the first week of June and will be ready to find her forever home. Mocha is a little wary of new dogs at first and may growl, but as soon as she sees the dog is friendly, she is fine. Like all lab mixes, Mocha loves to go into the water while she is hiking, so be prepared to get wet when she shakes herself dry! If you are interested in learning more about any of the dogs in the program, please email pets@mpravl.org.  If you are interested in meeting a dog in the program, please fill out an application at www.mpravl.org/adoption-application-dog.  Meet and greets can be arranged before a dog graduates.   The adoption fee for dogs in this program is $250, and they are all spayed/neutered, microchipped, up to date on vaccinations, dewormed, tested for heartworm, and kept on monthly flea/heartworm prevention.  We would love for the dogs to go straight from graduation to their forever homes. show less

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Nicolas

Domestic Shorthair

SPECIAL NEEDS:  DIABETIC SENIOR.  This good-looking senior dude is the epitome of feline awesomeness. Nicolas is charismatic and inquisi... show more

SPECIAL NEEDS:  DIABETIC SENIOR.  This good-looking senior dude is the epitome of feline awesomeness. Nicolas is charismatic and inquisitive; adapting readily to new surroundings. Food-motivated, Nicolas would be the perfect companion to try out all those new recipes you downloaded from the Food Network! This debonair fellow has certainly not lost his interest in slaying toy mice or hunting lost crinkle balls. With his charming personality, quirky crooked tail and dulcet, deep purr, this boy is simply irresistible! Nicolas has a heart of gold and is ready to share it with a human who appreciates his many virtues.  Nicolas has no teeth as they were removed by Asheville Humane Society about 5 years ago.  This gives him no trouble, and he is healthier because of it.  His family's home was flooded and he went to a temporary caregiver, but that wasn't working out any longer, and his family home has yet to be liveable so his loving family asked us to find him the perfect home.  Might you be his new family?  He was recently diagnosed with diabetes and is now taking 2 simple insulin injections per day (very tiny needle) like a champ.  He is gaining weight and seems to be a happy boy!   Apply to adopt to schedule a meet and greet.  Nicolas is microchipped, current on his vaccines, neutered, FELV/FIV tested (negative), given dewormer and monthly flea preventatitve.  show less

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Praline

Domestic Long Hair

Praline is such a gorgeous long haired tabby! She is also a very shy girl who is hoping for a family who will be patient with her as she... show more

Praline is such a gorgeous long haired tabby! She is also a very shy girl who is hoping for a family who will be patient with her as she is still learning to trust humans. She was born feral and has come around to being loved on by her foster mom if she moves very slow and isn’t too eager… which is hard to do because Praline is SO cute and fluffy! Her sister, Beignet, is more confident, and Praline finds comfort in her shadow, but her foster mom is certain that she just needs time and patience to come out of her shell. Praline would do best in a home with no young children due to her current state of shyness.  It is also important she be started out in a small space (like a small bathroom) without deep hiding places like under a bed or dresser...until you have earned her trust.  Although normally, two siblings would make a great pair, in this case, we feel Praline would bond better with her new human family if there were no other kitten to find comfort in.  This means she would be best to go to a home with another playful pet that she can eventually play with, after settling into her new home and getting comfortable with the people.   All cats and kittens have been spayed/neutered, FELV/FIV tested, microchipped, vaccinated (whatever they can have in the period they are in our care, some will still need additional vaccines after adoption), given dewormer and flea preventative and provided care for any known illnesses during their time with us.     show less

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Puffy

Domestic Medium Hair

Puffy....a work in progress.  This girl is so frightened at first but given slow and loving care, she flourishes.  New places will scare... show more

Puffy....a work in progress.  This girl is so frightened at first but given slow and loving care, she flourishes.  New places will scare her though and definitely new people.  She has come so far but she needs the perfect adopter.  A quiet home and patience will be key to gaining her trust and letting her love you.  Once she does, she approached for pets, meals, talks to you and is ready for all the pets.  She will need to be started in a room where there are not hiding places (a bathroom would be great or an empty bedroom (with no bed or dresser to hide beneath).  In that space, you sit and talk and earn her trust before you open up the rest of your home.  I went through this with her and it was so rewarding to see the progress she made.  If I didn't already have a full house, she would be staying!  She really, really likes other friendly cats, I do not know how she would be around dogs.  She has a sister, Fluffy, but we do not feel they should be adopted together as they feed off one another's nervous energy and it slows down the transition process with new people in a new place.   She will be attending the adoption events on Wednesday, 6-8pm and Saturday, 12-4pm. Puffy is current on vaccines, spayed, has been microchipped, FELV/FIV tested negative, been given dewormer and monthly flea preventatitve.    show less

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Raya

Pit Bull Terrier

Attention: This is a courtesy posting only! This pet is NOT available through Mountain Pet Rescue.  Please do NOT contact MPR for inform... show more

Attention: This is a courtesy posting only! This pet is NOT available through Mountain Pet Rescue.  Please do NOT contact MPR for information about the pet or apply to adopt this pet on the MPR website.  Contact maryjames@hswctn.org at Humane Society of Washignton County, TN, for more information or to adopt the pet. Hey, I'm Raya.  I am not sure how I ended up with the Humane Society of Washington County, TN, but here I am.  They are taking excellent care of me, but I am looking for a more permanent arrangement.  To be honest, a lifetime commitment.  I know, at first glance you might think, oh yea, here's another petite pittie gal looking for a home, but you need to meet me to appreciate all that I can add to your life.  The most important being LOVE.  I wouldn't mind a canine brother or sister . . . well, as long as they are about my size.  I can be a bit bossy with little dogs.  Oh, dare I forget to mention that I am not a fan of cats.  Their aloofness and air of superiority drive me crazy.   And, just for the record, I am about 3 years old, give or take, and on a good day weigh around 40 lbs.  I also have been spayed, microchipped, vaccinated and wormed.  What a deal!  You can go ahead and just complete an application at this link https://hswctn.org/dog-adoption-application/   Or if you want to know a bit more about me, email my gal pal maryjames@hswctn.org. More about Raya Good with adults: All Reaction to new people: Friendly Adoption fee: 135.00 Available date: 2/19/2022 Activity level: Moderately Active Moderate energy level Exercise needed: Moderate Requires fence: Not Required Has Basic Training Owner experience needed: None Likes to vocalize: Quiet Grooming: Low Indoor/outdoor: Indoor and Outdoor Microchipped show less

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Salem Sev

Mixed Breed

Salen Sev is currently being trained in an 8 week program called New Leash On Life at the Craggy Prison in Asheville, where the dogs lea... show more

Salen Sev is currently being trained in an 8 week program called New Leash On Life at the Craggy Prison in Asheville, where the dogs learn basic obedience, house-training, crate-training and a few neat tricks. Local dog trainer, Jenny White, of Dog-Ed, supervises the training. Salem, a 43 pound bundle of love, is a sweet three-year-old boy who lived with his mom and dad until recently. When they had to move, the new landlord said absolutely no dogs, so he is looking for a new family to love him. He loves people, gets along well with other dogs and is a favorite with the hikers at the New Leash on Life program, where he will graduate the first week in June. Salem rides well in a car and looks forward to his hikes twice a week. He is doing well learning all his commands in his obedience program and would love to show them off to you! If you are interested in learning more about any of the dogs in the program, please email pets@mpravl.org.  If you are interested in meeting a dog in the program, please fill out an application at www.mpravl.org/adoption-application-dog.  Meet and greets can be arranged before a dog graduates.   The adoption fee for dogs in this program is $250, and they are all spayed/neutered, microchipped, up to date on vaccinations, dewormed, tested for heartworm, and kept on monthly flea/heartworm prevention.  We would love for the dogs to go straight from graduation to their forever homes. show less

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Scout

Pomeranian

Hello!  This is Scout, isn’t he adorable?!  He LOOKS like a miniature Australian Shepherd, but frankly, his breed is more accurately cla... show more

Hello!  This is Scout, isn’t he adorable?!  He LOOKS like a miniature Australian Shepherd, but frankly, his breed is more accurately classified as “miniature norwegian horntail dragon.”  Being a dragon, Scout does have a bite history.  However, Prozac and love have lulled him into the belief that he can mostly get his way through cuteness and good behavior.  And dang it, if he isn’t right about that!  Scouts new family will need to set good boundaries. If you’re up for earning a loyal companion, Scout would like to get to know you, sleep on your couch and in your bed, and accompany you on walks.  He doesn’t want to meet your friends at the bar (he was social distancing before it was cool), and he doesn’t want wild parties at your/his house every weekend.  He does want a routine, a quiet home, a good supply of stuffies and a nice rug or carpet to rub his belly on.  In return, Scout won’t damage your home or things, will DEFINITELY let you know when the UPS truck arrives and promises to greet you at the door with his current favorite stuffie each time you arrive home. Scout rides well in the car and is housebroken. He also loves walks and we suspect he would enjoy some agility. Scout has A LOT to say, especially when he is left alone or separated from you, so apartment life is not where he belongs. Please consider taking our Scout-a-roo and loving him to bits and pieces.  Fill out an app at mpravl.org  show less

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Scout

Domestic Short Hair

Meet Scout! This little lady had a rough start (being born outside, living under a porch, and having a litter of kittens before her firs... show more

Meet Scout! This little lady had a rough start (being born outside, living under a porch, and having a litter of kittens before her first birthday), but over the past 6 months, in two foster homes, she has decided that she quite likes the housecat lifestyle. She is going to need a special adopter, though - one who is patient and open and understanding. Scout is very shy at first, but will warm up fairly quickly. She is very, very food-motivated; treats are definitely the key to this girl’s heart. She is also very active and playful. She really wants to snuggle and play with my two cats, but when they aren't interested, she entertains herself.  She seems to really enjoy the kittens that have passed through her foster homes.  Any toy with feathers on it is her favorite! Scout was very quiet when she first came to us but recently has been vocalizing a lot - she will serenade you in the kitchen as you prepare food, and she cheerfully chirps at the other cats and her toys when she’s feeling frisky.  A household with one or more friendly cats and a human who won’t expect too much lap time initially would be a good fit although she is getting better and better about being picked up and set in a lap and is starting to really appreciate it. Scout is a sweet, sweet kitty who deserves a safe and happy home!  Apply to adopt to schedule a meet and greet with Scout.  She will be attending the adoption events on Wednesday, 6-8pm and Saturday, 12-4pm. Scout is spayed, current on vaccines, has been microchipped, FELV/FIV tested negative, been given dewormer and monthly flea preventatitve. show less

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Taco

Plott Hound

Attention: This is a courtesy posting only! This pet is NOT available through Mountain Pet Rescue.  Please do NOT contact MPR for inform... show more

Attention: This is a courtesy posting only! This pet is NOT available through Mountain Pet Rescue.  Please do NOT contact MPR for information about the pet or apply to adopt this pet on the MPR website.  Contact bvlocke@gmail.com for more information or to adopt the pet. Taco is a goofy, gentle QUIET giant who is eager to please! This big boy is 100% house-trained and loves a good squeaky toy and a nice comfy bed. Taco was recently rescued from euthanasia and is set on making his remaining years the best yet. Saved from an untimely end, he is truly just happy to be alive (even if he doesn't know how close he was). Taco is approximately 8-9 years old and weighs 89 pounds. There is some debate on his breed. Due to his brindle coloring, the shelter said he was likely a Plott Hound mix. Plott Hound owners and lovers have hotly contested this, so unless Taco submits to a doggy DNA test, we won't know for sure. He is, without a doubt, completely house-trained and does not bark! Taco is not a fan of cats, so please keep them away from him. As for other dogs, Taco is unsure. Sometimes he wants to play/go see them, other times he is indifferent. As for kids, it was noted that Taco doesn't like them, but if this is true, it's probably the younger ones. Taco would likely do well with older children.  Taco loves to be where his foster mom is. Even though they live in a smaller apartment, he must be right there behind her. He loves to sleep on the big human bed, and sleeps well all through the night. Taco enjoys a good treat and does not beg for human food. He would do well with some basic training, just so he doesn't pull on the leash quite so hard.  Taco is up to date on all of his vaccines and is neutered. He is currently living in Winston-Salem, NC, but can be transported pretty much anywhere (within reason), including Asheville, NC. He invites you to check out his instagram at www.instagram.com/itsalwaystacotuesday where you can see his personality shine. Taco truly is a wonderfully well-behaved dog and would make such a fun addition to anyone's life. If you're looking for your next best friend and Taco is it, please contact taconeedsahome@gmail.com! show less

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Tonto

Mixed Breed

Tonto is currently being trained in an 8 week program called New Leash On Life at the Craggy Prison in Asheville, where the dogs learn b... show more

Tonto is currently being trained in an 8 week program called New Leash On Life at the Craggy Prison in Asheville, where the dogs learn basic obedience, house-training, crate-training and a few neat tricks. Local dog trainer, Jenny White, of Dog-Ed, supervises the training. Priscilla Hill Thu, May 12, 5:03 PM (20 hours ago)   to Pat Just look at this boy! Tonto’s only about a year old and a little over 50 pounds, which hesays is the perfect size to cuddle! We don’t know much about his heritage or how he spent the first year of his life, but we know he smiles when he is around people and wants to make you happy. Tonto is finishing up basic training through the New Leash on Life Program out at Craggy Correctional in just a few weeks and would love to move in with you and be your dog! Tonto will hike, go on adventures and wow your friends with the tricks he has learned. If you are interested in learning more about any of the dogs in the program, please email pets@mpravl.org.  If you are interested in meeting a dog in the program, please fill out an application at www.mpravl.org/adoption-application-dog.  Meet and greets can be arranged before a dog graduates.   The adoption fee for dogs in this program is $250, and they are all spayed/neutered, microchipped, up to date on vaccinations, dewormed, tested for heartworm, and kept on monthly flea/heartworm prevention.  We would love for the dogs to go straight from graduation to their forever homes. show less