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Female Adult Yorkie, Yorkshire Terrier / Terrier (Unknown Type, Medium)

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911: Buckley

Labrador Retriever

All of our dogs are spayed/neutered, shots current (DHPP, Bordetella and Rabies where applicable), dewormed, flea and tick treated and m... show more

All of our dogs are spayed/neutered, shots current (DHPP, Bordetella and Rabies where applicable), dewormed, flea and tick treated and microchipped.  * If you are interested in a dog, please first read the biography on the dog (keep scrolling down for the bio!) and then go to our website, www.dpsrescue.com for an application. Our adoption fee is $400-$800. Each biography will specifically list the adoption fee.Adoption Fee: $700 The 911 puppies are 10 week old Labrador x Dutch Shepherd mix puppies who range from 13-19 lbs currently (but they are growing fast)! They are expected to be around 50-60 lbs when fully grown. The 911 puppies are all super affectionate pups who are incredibly silly, but each have their own little quirks that make them unique.  Buckley is the biggest of the litter, but don’t let that fool you! While he may be big, he is an even bigger sweetheart who is a bit more reserved than some of his litter mates. That being said, he enjoys a good wrestle with his siblings! Eddie is the most active of the group. While he may be smaller than his big brother Buckley, he is by no means short of passazz! Next, Bobby is quite the opposite of his two brothers. He is the smallest and sweetest pup of the litter and is a total cuddler. He would much rather be in a lap, than wrestling with his siblings if given the chance. Chimney, with his adventurous nature is the gutsy one of the group! He is very talkative and loves to explore. Finally, the girls of the group are Maddie, May and Hen. Maddie is the leader of the group, and often bests her big brothers in intelligence and skill. She gives off serious girl power vibes! May, just like her namesake, is the embodiment of springtime. She is relaxed and loves the outdoors! Last, but definitely not least is Hen. She is the perfect mixture of sassiness and sweetness, and would make a wonderful companion for just about anyone. In between napping, snuggling, playing, and eating, these puppies are working on some basic training and have established a routine. All of the puppies are pretty active and go outside to play 3 times a day for at least a half hour to 45 minutes. They can entertain themselves for a while but after a few hours, they want to run around and be active. They can all go up and down stairs and all have gone through the dog door (but some get it better than others). The puppies are on a free feeding schedule and eat puppy kibble in their pen. They have all been held by men and women. They have been around a vacuum, heard fireworks and saw a metal cutter in action. None have been scared by any of it. They love toys, balls, tug o war and tearing up cardboard boxes. Just like their mother, these puppies have been tough as nails!   Furthermore, each of the puppies have their own personalities that we absolutely adore: Buckley is the biggest of the litter. One of the “Brindle boys”, he and his brother Eddie are practically twins. He’s a little more reserved and sometimes likes to just sit and watch. But he can be a rough and tumble active guy. When his fosters open up the puppy pen and everybody else makes a run for the outside, he will sometimes turn and head for the puppy bed. Too cute! If you, like Buckley, are not a morning person, he might just be the pup for you! Eddie is only slightly smaller than his big brother Buckley. He loves to wrestle and play with toys. He is the most active of the group and last to go down to sleep. He is always up for some tug- o-war. He has just learned to come over and ask for pets and snuggles, then it's back to running and playing. If you would like a pup full of piss and vinegar to keep you active and on your toes, or live a very active life, Eddie is your match! Bobby is the smallest of the puppies but the sweetest of them. He is a total cuddler and has a gentle heart. He loves to play with his brothers and sisters, but if he gets the chance, he would prefer to sit in your lap and watch the rest wrestle. Think of him more as the referee of playtime, who sometimes falls asleep during the action. This cutie pie is also very affectionate, he loves to give kisses when he can, so get ready for a love attack!  Chimney has the cutest pink hairless belly and loves to get scratches. But more than anything else he is an adventurer. He is the best at pouncing (at nothing) and then taking off running across the lawn. He can also be talkative when he wants you to pay attention to him. He is super playful and is very curious about new things, making him susceptible to occasional acts of cute naughtiness. He just figured out how to climb over the puppy pen as well. Chimney is ideal for a forever home that will take him on all of their wonderful adventures Maddie is the leader of the group and an escape artist. She was the first to learn how to climb out of her pen and has taught the other puppies how to use the doggy door. Smart girl! She is curious about everything and is the first to check something out. She will keep her owner on their toes! If you would like an empowered young puppy to join the family, Maddie is the dog for you. She will probably become the CEO of PetSmart when she grows up.  May is the lightest in color of the litter and has the softest fur. She likes to sleep spread eagled on her back and will sometimes eat while lying down with her head in the bowl. So it’s fair to say that she is a relaxed girl... She also likes to be outside and is almost always the last to come inside from playtime. If you have a big backyard, she will love you forever! Hen is the perfect mix of sass and sweet. She loves to jump on and wrestle with her big brothers. Then she will come take a break, sit in your lap and give you kisses. She is also a bit mischievous and a toy hog. Her personality is a good combo of all the best dog characteristics, making her the perfect pup for a wide range of homes. We will only consider a home that has had a dog in the last three years. We believe our puppies need the homes with the most experience. This requirement is not met by fostering/pet sitting, roommate's pets, or having a family pet while growing up that remained at home. We will consider households with children who are over the age of 6.         show less

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Athena

Belgian Malinois

All of our dogs are spayed/neutered, shots current (DHPP, Bordetella and Rabies where applicable), dewormed, flea and tick treated and m... show more

All of our dogs are spayed/neutered, shots current (DHPP, Bordetella and Rabies where applicable), dewormed, flea and tick treated and microchipped.  * If you are interested in a dog, please first read the biography on the dog (keep scrolling down for the bio!) and then go to our website, www.dpsrescue.com for an application. Our adoption fee is $400-$800. Each biography will specifically list the adoption fee.Adoption Fee: $650 Athena is a 2 year old female Belgian Malinois x Dutch Shepherd mix. who weighs around 47 lbs. She recently gave birth to the 911 litter and is now ready to find her forever home! This pretty girl has all the best qualities you could hope for in a pup. She is cuddly, loving, and affectionate, yet also a bit playful and quirky. Just like her namesake, she is quite impressive. We think it’s fair to say that whoever ends up getting to take care of Athena is quite a lucky person!  Athena is great with most people and dogs she meets! In fact, she loves new people so much that she will often try to jump up on new friends. Of course, this is something that training can easily address. Her fosters describe her as a people pleaser who seeks approval from those around her. She is also quite playful, and despite being a doggy mama, loves to show her puppy energy. She often will play with toys and her foster parents. That being said, she is also quite content to lay around the house in the sun with foster friends or snuggle with her people on the couch in the evenings. She loves to get pets and belly scratches on the couch each night while her foster parents relax. Overall, she has a well balanced disposition of both playful and relaxed qualities.   In between cuddling with her fosters and taking care of her puppies, Athena has been doing some basic training. She knows how to use the doggie door in her foster home and goes out during the day on her own to do her business. When she comes to her forever home she should be almost completely potty trained initially, but may need a few days to adjust to a new routine and a new backyard. Furthermore, she is not a nuisance barker or chewer. She’s a good girl overall. Her one area for improvement is her counter surfing tendencies. She does try to sneak a snack if she is given the opportunity, so she might need some help with that habit.  Athena has done well with all the animals she has met in her foster home. While she does like to bark at dogs she sees through the window, she has never shown any discomfort/aggression around animals when interacting with them. She currently lives with two dogs in her foster home, who she loves to sunbathe with during lazy afternoons. And, of course, this girl has had a ton of experience with puppies, as she recently had a litter! She would do very well in a forever home with another friendly pup.  Athena will do great in a wide range of homes because of her versatile personality and disposition. That being said, she would be ideal for a medium-energy level home that will give her a balanced life with time to both romp around, and nap. However, above all else she needs a home that will give her all the attention she deserves and craves. After all, this people pleaser’s mission in life is to find a person to love her unconditionally. If you would like to be that person for a pup, Athena is the dog for you! Athena is only an option for those who have had a dog of their own before. If there are children in the home they need to be over the age of 8.    show less

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Brody

Border Collie

All of our dogs are spayed/neutered, shots current (DHPP, Bordetella and Rabies where applicable), dewormed, flea and tick treated and m... show more

All of our dogs are spayed/neutered, shots current (DHPP, Bordetella and Rabies where applicable), dewormed, flea and tick treated and microchipped.  * If you are interested in a dog, please first read the biography on the dog (keep scrolling down for the bio!) and then go to our website, www.dpsrescue.com for an application. Our adoption fee is $400-$800. Each biography will specifically list the adoption fee.Adoption Fee: $700 Brody is a 2-year-old purebred Border Collie who weighs 39 lbs. Unfortunately, Brody’s owner became ill and could no longer care for him. Luckily, he came into our rescue and is now ready to find his new home. Once Brody gets to know you, you have a friend for life! He is sweet, affectionate, loyal, smart, and simply a love. He loves playing - catching tennis balls is his favorite - and he also loves cuddling up on the couch. He’s looking for a loving, patient home who loves to play and snuggle and will help him feel more confident in the world.   Once he’s comfortable, Brody is an absolute cuddler. He loves jumping up on the couch next to you and pawing you if you stop petting him. He will jump straight into your lap. That said, he’s not a velcro dog; he’s perfectly fine hanging out on the couch downstairs while you work and is happy to hang out alone. Brody is definitely wary of strangers. He will bark or hide for a while until he feels comfortable. He warms up much faster to women than men.   When it's playtime, Brody is an absolute joy. He's a speed demon chasing the ball around the yard and loves every second of it. He never wants to stop and could go all day; his fosters have to hide the tennis ball from him to stop him from dropping it on their lap when they’re sitting on the couch! He’s incredibly smart and loves to learn.  When he first arrived in his foster home, Brody was frightened and tentative. However, he warmed up to one of the women in the foster family within a few minutes of arriving. He was a little frightened of being inside the house that first night, but after some exploring, he settled into his new home. It took a day or so for him to get comfortable with the men. When he first meets people, especially men, Brody will may hide or bark for about an hour before he warms up. So a new adopter has to be ready to give him this time.  Brody wakes up around 6:45am and goes outside. He has breakfast at 8am, then hangs out around the house for a while with regular trips outside to chase a tennis ball. He likes to hang out on the couch or by his foster’s feet as they work. He gets a long walk after work, followed by dinner at around 6:30 pm and more tennis ball time. Finally, he goes to bed at 10 pm in a room on his own. Brody is great on leash when there aren’t any distractions. He normally doesn’t pull. When other dogs pass by, Brody will pull, so he needs continued training. He can get nervous and bark at other dogs or men running by. He needs a confident handler who can help him feel confident on leash. Brody is completely house trained and not a nuisance digger or chewer. He does bark when strangers come over, but 99% of the time it's only when they come in the house.  Brody has lived with another dog and done very well. He also has lived without a dog so we know he's versatile.  Brody’s fosters report that he’s an absolute treat to have around! They say he’s so much fun and really such an easy dog to take care of. There's nothing like the look of joy in his eyes when you bring out the tennis ball launcher and he starts bounding out toward the yard in anticipation.  Brody's new home will need to have had a dog as an adult. We will specifically look for an owner that understands herding breeds and their activity level needs. If there are children they need to be over the age of 10-12 and be dog savvy (having owned dogs their whole life, etc). show less

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Excalibur

Australian Cattle Dog

All of our dogs are spayed/neutered, shots current (DHPP, Bordetella and Rabies where applicable), dewormed, flea and tick treated and m... show more

All of our dogs are spayed/neutered, shots current (DHPP, Bordetella and Rabies where applicable), dewormed, flea and tick treated and microchipped.  * If you are interested in a dog, please first read the biography on the dog (keep scrolling down for the bio!) and then go to our website, www.dpsrescue.com for an application. Our adoption fee is $400-$800. Each biography will specifically list the adoption fee.Adoption Fee: $650 Excalibur is a 12-13 week old ACD-Shepherd mix who weighs under 15lbs. He was rescued from Mexico, where we work with a fabulous organization that rescues the abandoned, abused, and neglected who are often discarded. Our wonderful partners step in, save them, and we work together to find them the best forever homes. Excalibur has been in the US for the past 6 weeks. He has lived with dogs, cats and kids. He is snuggly, cuddly and so loving. He is almost completely housetrained. His foster home has worked with him diligently. We expect he will be in the 40-50lbs range when full grown. Look at his beautiful unique eyes! His foster also reports that he is low shedding! That is huge for our folks who don't want to be cleaning up fur off everything. Excalibur starts his day by being carried from his crate to the backyard (to insure no accidents on the way). Play time is followed by breakfast, another trip to the yard, and then nap time. Currently, he is being crated every two hours on and off all day, as he is still young and need lots of naps. After dinner, it’s lounge time. He loves to snuggle on the couch with his fosters while they watch TV. After a serious cuddle session, he heads back to the crate for the night. He sleeps through the night and rarely complains about being in the crate. Excalibur is great at sitting when it's meal or treat time. He loves to soak up the sun on the porch and find adventures in the yard. He is super loving and playful. He's very much the puppy who has a blast playing and is into all kinds of mischief. He will keep you laughing and bringing life to the party! He is super welcoming to visitors and hasn't met a strange yet! Excalibur is sensitive and kind. He loves being near his people and heads straight towards his fosters when playtime makes him sleepy. He’s a bit dramatic as well if he bonks into something; he will cry for a few minutes and needs to be consoled. Actually he has just figured out that's what gets him extra cuddles so it works for him! We will only consider a home that has had a dog in the last three years. We believe our puppies need the homes with the most experience. This requirement is not met by fostering/petsitting, living with roommate's pets or having a family pet while growing up that remained at home. We will consider children who are over the age of 8. show less

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Harmony

Scottie, Scottish Terrier

All of our dogs are spayed/neutered, shots current (DHPP, Bordetella and Rabies where applicable), dewormed, flea and tick treated and m... show more

All of our dogs are spayed/neutered, shots current (DHPP, Bordetella and Rabies where applicable), dewormed, flea and tick treated and microchipped.  * If you are interested in a dog, please first read the biography on the dog (keep scrolling down for the bio!) and then go to our website, www.dpsrescue.com for an application. Our adoption fee is $400-$800. Each biography will specifically list the adoption fee.Adoption Fee: $500 Harmony is a 5-year-old Scottie mix who weighs approximately 10 lbs. She was a stray who was picked up pregnant and taken to the shelter.  We took her in from the shelter and now she’s ready to find her own forever home! Harmony will be sure to bring just that to your life - harmony. And so much more! This adorable snoozer absolutely loves to be near her people. She’s a mellow sweetie who just wants to keep you company. She will make an awesome companion on any errand (she’s already been to Target, home visits, and the farmer’s market). She is the dog who just hangs out while you're working either from home or at the office. She isn't likely to interrupt but rather be a great office buddy. Harmony is dog and cat friendly. She is not a barker. She is housetrained. She is an excellent option for a senior person wanting a low energy, cuddle up with you, kinda friend. She also envisions herself living the life of luxury with a single person or couple who aren't in need of an athletic companion. She likes to think of herself more of the Queen Elizabeth type sipping tea and enjoying lazy days at home in her castle. Harmony had a leg injury at some point. It's unknown exactly what happened. However, there is no structural damage. It's possible it's nerve ending but it's not something that can be medically 'cured'. There's a possibility with time that she'll regain full use of her leg but for now she’s perfectly happy to go on walks on 3 legs or to be carried. She uses the leg at times and other times she doesn't. Harmony is 100% a couch potato and lounger! She absolutely loves to curl up on the couch; it’s even better if there is a blanket or pile of clothes to snuggle into. She sleeps most of the day. She definitely reads the energy of the room; if her people are on the couch working, she's happy to just curl up and nap all day. But once they get up to take her out, she will get excited and grab a toy to play for a bit. Her energy has increased since she was first brought home, but it's still fairly low! This could make her an ideal senior companion or someone who isn't looking for an outdoor adventure buddy. When Harmony first arrived in her foster home, she basically just curled up in a ball and tried to be as small as possible. She was nervous and would shake. She was shy but not afraid of her people. She found her comfort and confidence curled up on the couch next to her people. For the first couple of days, she only went from her pen to the couch and then back to her pen. After a couple of days and a bath, she started to perk up a bit more, and her tail started to wag! And that began the love affair in her home with her people. Now she prances around when she gets excited (it looks like tap dancing), especially when she sees her fosters putting on their shoes for a walk. She loves to curl up on any pillows or blankets - even piles of clothes - and get extra cozy. She can snuggle up and sleep for hours. She's a velcro dog, and definitely wants to be with you. She's also just recently started having fun chasing a little plush toy, and sometimes even playing with the resident cat. With the right people, Harmony will continue to gain confidence and can be successful in a variety of situations. She’s even been taken to a crowded farmer's market, and she did very well there. In her foster home, Harmony gets up around 9 am and goes straight outside. It’s breakfast next, but she usually doesn’t eat until later. She likes to graze. She naps on the couch for most of the day, with a few breaks in between for a short walk. She heads to bed in her crate (with a treat, of course) at around 11 pm.  Harmony is perfectly house trained. She sleeps in a pen that has enough room for an extra warm bed and blankets because she gets cold. At first, she would cry or bark when put in the pen by herself, but she has been learning that the pen is her space and she's okay. She is gaining confidence every day! Harmony loves walks and exploring and does well on leash - no pulling from this lady! When passing other dogs, Harmony does fine. If they bark at her, she will bark back, but is mostly just curious and wants to sniff them. Harmony lives in her foster home with a friendly (and bossy) cat, and she has been excellent with the cat. Harmony does not chase her and is not aggressive towards her. If the cat is getting too bossy, gets too close to Harmony’s food, or gets too close to her when she's in her pen, then Harmony will growl or bark to warn her to back off, and that's usually the end of it. They often nap together on the couch!  Harmony’s ideal home is a quiet one with someone who wants a constant companion. Stairs are difficult for her due to her leg so a single story home or one with an elevator. Harmony says, she has no problem with the Penthouse suite and riding the elevator up there! She also humbly requests lots of extra cozy dog beds and blankets! Being allowed to sleep with her people in bed at night would be a bonus.  Harmony is only an option for a home that has had a dog previously. If there are kids they need to be over the age of 12.  show less

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Hot Pocket

Pomeranian

All of our dogs are spayed/neutered, shots current (DHPP, Bordetella and Rabies where applicable), dewormed, flea and tick treated and m... show more

All of our dogs are spayed/neutered, shots current (DHPP, Bordetella and Rabies where applicable), dewormed, flea and tick treated and microchipped.  * If you are interested in a dog, please first read the biography on the dog (keep scrolling down for the bio!) and then go to our website, www.dpsrescue.com for an application. Our adoption fee is $400-$800. Each biography will specifically list the adoption fee.Adoption Fee: $700 Hot Pocket is a 2 1/2 year old Pomeranian who weighs 6lbs. He was a rescue from the shelter. In search of an errand buddy? Need some low maintenance company while you work? Not enough affection in your life? Hot Pocket to the rescue! This fluffy guy is super sweet and can’t wait to accompany you on your everyday adventures, keep you company while you work from home, and give you lots and lots of love. He’s an easygoing pup who loves to snooze as much as he loves to play! When Hot Pocket first arrived in his foster home, he was nervous and scared, not wanting to be touched or picked up. Once he came out of his crate, he marked several places in the house. However, within a few hours, he started to open up, and once he trusted his foster family, he was a completely different dog! He never marked again after the first day. He loves to be picked up; in fact, the moment he is, he turns over for a belly rub. Once he’s comfortable, Hot Pocket is playful and affectionate.  In his foster home, Hot Pocket wakes up whenever the family does, usually between 8 am and 9 am. If they sleep in, he happily sleeps in; if they wake up early, well, he’s happy to join them to start the day! Immediately upon wake up, Hot Pocket heads out to either the yard or for a walk. He takes three 1 mile long walks a day. But he’s also happy with shorter ones. After his morning walk, he has breakfast. Dinner is around 6 pm. During the day, he’s perfectly content sitting near his people while they work. At night, he sleeps on the couch until his people are ready for bed, then goes directly into his crate - no whining or hesitation!   Hot Pocket is a good walker on a leash. Although he does like to stop and sniff things a lot. He definitely enjoys meeting other dogs on walks. He could join another dog in his new home. He also has proven he doesn't mind being the King of the Castle and soaking in everyone's love. Hot Pocket is crate trained and house trained. He has only one or two accidents since he has been with his fosters. He has chewed some holes in blankets, but he doesn’t seem to chew anything else and is not a digger. Hot Pocket is a typical Pom and they like to talk. So his family has to be ok with a vocal dude. He barks at strangers, when people hug or even when the oven timer goes off. But even with this, he's still a great option for hanging out at home with parents who are working. He's not a barker if they're on the phone or zoom calls or just working away. There's usually a trigger. But put him in an office and he'll just hang out. Hot Pocket is only an option for a home that has had a dog as an adult. If there are children they need to be over the age of 10. show less

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Iridessa

Boxer

All of our dogs are spayed/neutered, shots current (DHPP, Bordetella and Rabies where applicable), dewormed, flea and tick treated and m... show more

All of our dogs are spayed/neutered, shots current (DHPP, Bordetella and Rabies where applicable), dewormed, flea and tick treated and microchipped.  * If you are interested in a dog, please first read the biography on the dog (keep scrolling down for the bio!) and then go to our website, www.dpsrescue.com for an application. Our adoption fee is $400-$800. Each biography will specifically list the adoption fee.Iridessa is a 5 month old Boxer x Dutch Shepherd Mix. She was a rescue from a shelter where she was found as a stray. She weighs 41 lbs and will likely be 60-75 lbs full grown. She is a big, goofy, smartie pants! She is so good motivated and very eager to please. She picks up on things so quickly. She loves to give kisses and soaks up all the attention she can get. Her first reaction to seeing new people is to wiggle her whole body in excitement and prepare for lots of pets and love.  She currently is waking up 2-4 times during the night, sometimes from boredom and sometimes because she needs a potty break. Then she officially wakes up around 7 am and immediately goes outside to relieve herself and play in the yard with her big foster sister. She is then at work with her foster mommy from 9-4 give or take. She goes on potty walks 4 times while she’s there. She gets dinner at around 6-7 and is in her crate for the night at about 11. This girl wants to be busy all the time! She is really to join an adventurous family and go on all the amazing hikes and runs with her new pawrents. She plays/wrestles with her foster sister 4-6 hours a day. The little dogs find her to be too much for them at times, but the big lab in the home is all about it. When she’s not romping with her foster sister and having a blast playing she is snuggling with her foster mom or chewing on her favorite chews like bully sticks & no-hides. She also absolutely loves belly rubs! She LOVES water! Get a kiddie pool and she will be head over heels. She will be a total beach dog. She know sit and is working on down, shake, go to bed, kennel, and off. She walks well on leash when there are no distractions (dogs, squirrels, etc) and loves going on walks. She wants to say hi to all the people and sniff all the flowers and plants. She is working on crate training and sleeps majority of the night. She is working on potty training but will need to continue that in her forever home. She is very interested in what her people are doing and loves to be involved. Because she is so big and has so much energy still, kids can be overwhelmed by her energy. She would be best with teens and adults. She loves to play with toys, especially ones that squeak! But, she’s still learning that sharing is caring with other dogs. She is continuing to learn what is food and what isn’t, sticks for example are still food in her opinion. She is a lover and wants to snuggle and be with you. She loves chews like no-hides and pig ears. She is currently eating out of a puzzle feeder bowl so she doesn’t scarf down her food. When it comes to dogs she needs a proper introduction before meeting and playing off leash. Her foster mom is working very hard with her and she is making strides and tons of progress. She needs a person who is willing to put in the work for this amazing girl to become the best girl she can be! Iridessa is only an option for a home that has had a dog of their own recently. If there are kids in the home they need to be teenagers and over.   show less

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Judy Garland

Shepherd (Unknown Type)

All of our dogs are spayed/neutered, shots current (DHPP, Bordetella and Rabies where applicable), dewormed, flea and tick treated and m... show more

All of our dogs are spayed/neutered, shots current (DHPP, Bordetella and Rabies where applicable), dewormed, flea and tick treated and microchipped.  * If you are interested in a dog, please first read the biography on the dog (keep scrolling down for the bio!) and then go to our website, www.dpsrescue.com for an application. Our adoption fee is $400-$800. Each biography will specifically list the adoption fee.Adoption Fee: $650 Judy Garland is a 10 month old Shepherd mix who weighs 43 lbs. She has typical energy for a puppy. She is a happy-go-lucky, busy, high-energy dog when she is awake but will also snuggle up close and chill out with her foster family. Her foster describes her as a 'joyous beast who loves to engage with the world'. She loves her tummy rubbed which is guaranteed to bliss her out. She takes several naps during the day. When Judy arrived in her foster home, she was super high energy and ready to romp and love her foster family with a happy smile on her face. She wasn’t shy or nervous at all and joyfully ran around checking everything out. She seemed very adaptable, confident, loving, and comfortable from the beginning and still is. She loves to be around her people! Judy wakes up early and goes straight outside to use the bathroom. After she gets breakfast and then it's playtime! She loves to play with her toys, plays fetch or just relaxes in her crate with a bone. She also trains with her foster family several times a day. She cycles through playtime, relaxing, and training throughout the rest of the day. She loves the older teen in her home, and needs an active forever home so may be a good fit for a high energy family! Her foster family has been working very hard with Judy to help her become a well-trained pup! They are working on not pulling on leash. Once she has mastered this skill, she will make the best hiking or jogging buddy. She has also been diligently working on housetraining as well as crate-training.  She occasionally barks when she hears a new noise and she has not been known to dig. Judy needs a home that is prepared to continue her training. She is completely housetrained and crate trained. Judy is only an option for homes that have had a dog of their own in the last three years. If there are any children in the home they need to be over the age of eight.  show less

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Lola Bunny

Boxer

All of our dogs are spayed/neutered, shots current (DHPP, Bordetella and Rabies where applicable), dewormed, flea and tick treated and m... show more

All of our dogs are spayed/neutered, shots current (DHPP, Bordetella and Rabies where applicable), dewormed, flea and tick treated and microchipped.  * If you are interested in a dog, please first read the biography on the dog (keep scrolling down for the bio!) and then go to our website, www.dpsrescue.com for an application. Our adoption fee is $400-$800. Each biography will specifically list the adoption fee.Adoption Fee: $650 Lola is a 4-5 month old Boxer mix. She will be in the 40-50lbs range when full grown. She was a rescue from Mexico, where we work with a fabulous organization that rescues the abandoned, abused, and neglected who are often discarded. Our wonderful partners step in, save them, and we work together to find them the best homes. This curious, energetic explorer loves the sun, the great outdoors, and snuggling. Could you ask for anything more? This darling could eventually make a great hiking companion. Once she’s given a little time to come out of her shell, Lola is a happy, loyal puppy! Lola is a wonderful mix of energetic puppy energy and a big napper. She likes fetch, but really loves playing tug of war with you with a stuffed animal. Lola loves being outdoors and can spend all day sunbathing in the yard and running around sniffing sticks and plants. When Lola first arrived in her foster home, she was very shy. She ducked away from her fosters and did not want to play or eat much. Within the next day, however, she became much more cuddly and affectionate. She loves to be next to her people but won't whine too much when they need to close the door and she is in a different room. She likes to sleep on your feet (she’s an excellent foot-warmer) when you're working. She is now very energetic and playful!  'Lola usually wakes us up with around 7:30 am. She goes out into the yard for a quick break, then heads back inside for another hour of sleep. After this, Lola gets breakfast and has another session outside. She runs back inside for spirited playtime; she loves fetch and tug-of-war. At noon, Lola goes for a walk; she loves running around on the grass field and playing with sticks and leaves. She usually naps at least two times throughout the day and then is ready to play again. She eats a lot throughout the day (around 3 cups) so her foster family makes sure to refill the bowl every time it empties. Just before bedtime, around midnight, she has one more trip outside, then sleeps through the night.' Lola is now housetrained. When she needs to go, she'll sit next to the yard door and bark or whine to let you know she wants out. Now that she's becoming more confident, she's starting to go on walks and not just in the backyard. She will need continued leash training, as she is curious and therefore likes to pull. On walks (she has 2-3 a day), she is shy around other dogs generally, but if they are gentle, she is very curious and likes to sniff them!  Lola is currently losing her puppy teeth, so she likes to chew on a lot of things: sticks, cardboard, toys, and sometimes she nibbles on hands if you are playing with her. Lola does dig a lot in the yard, and generally gets herself in trouble in the garden, so she will need continued training to curb this behavior. She doesn't bark very often, only if you are playing with her.  Lola is a super communicative dog in the best way possible! When she settles into sleep, she makes little grunting noises, and if you pet her when she sleeps, she'll give you a drawn-out grunt. Also, if she wants to go out and starts whining, and you talk back, she'll have a 'conversation' with you. Lola is super cute, affectionate, and playful! She also knows how to sit and lay down and is super food-motivated, which makes training easier! Lola’s ideal home is an active one who can’t wait to play, train, and snuggle with her! We will only consider a home that has had a dog in the last three years. This does not include family pets that remained at home when kids moved out or petsitting/fostering or a roommate's pet. We believe that the youngest puppies need the most experienced homes and those are folks who have successfully raised dogs. If there are children they need to be over the age of 8. show less

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Lone Star: Carlos

Shepherd (Unknown Type)

All of our dogs are spayed/neutered, shots current (DHPP, Bordetella and Rabies where applicable), dewormed, flea and tick treated and m... show more

All of our dogs are spayed/neutered, shots current (DHPP, Bordetella and Rabies where applicable), dewormed, flea and tick treated and microchipped.  * If you are interested in a dog, please first read the biography on the dog (keep scrolling down for the bio!) and then go to our website, www.dpsrescue.com for an application. Our adoption fee is $400-$800. Each biography will specifically list the adoption fee.Adoption Fee: $700 The Lone Star puppies are all 10 weeks old. They are a litter of 9 who were rescued (along with their Mom) from Mexico. We partner with an incredible organization that rescues the abandoned, abused and neglected dogs in Mexico. They have an incredible group of people who selflessly give so much to save animals who would otherwise die painful, horrific deaths. We are grateful to be a partner with them. When the litter came into our rescue almost 2 months ago, we divided them into multiple foster homes with 2-3 of their siblings. They have all been exposed to adult dogs, cats and lots of human love! Judd, Carlos, and Tim are 10-13 lbs currently (but they are growing fast)! They are expected to be around 40-55 lbs when fully grown. These three puppies are all incredibly silly, cuddly, yet also independent. They are confident puppies that are sure to blossom into wonderful adult dogs. They also each have their own unique little quirks that we love! Tim, with his spunk, energy, and adventurous personality, is the type of pup that will energize you with his intoxicating excitement. Judd, with his loving and cuddly personality, is the type of dog that will be a wonderful couch companion, but be sure to leave plenty of room! And last but not least is Carlos. Carlos is super affectionate. He is just looking for a person who will give him all the love and attention he deserves and craves. In between napping, snuggling, playing, and eating, these puppies are working on some basic training and have established a routine. The puppies take naps throughout the day, and sleep well through the night consistently (usually from 9pm to 7am). They are taken out to the backyard quite often, and if kept on a schedule rarely have accidents. They normally eat dry puppy food and get bully sticks (which they love) as treats. Finally, they have been well socialized with humans and another dog. The puppies think… the more the merrier! In terms of training, they have already started to learn verbal communication and have learned the meaning of “no” quite well   Furthermore, these puppies each have their own unique personalities that we absolutely adore   Tim: Tim may be the smallest of the group but is by no means lacking in personality. He is considered the “leader” of the three and is very active. He is adventurous, the first to try a new toy or explore a new space, and always ready for a good romp with his siblings. If you are looking for a pup to join you on all of your hikes and adventures, Tim is your guy!   Judd: Judd is described as “huggable”. It doesn’t get much better than that! This loving guy may be a bit more reserved than his brothers and less of a leader, but he is super sweet and silly, making him a wonderful companion for just about anyone. He is always ready for some cuddles! He is also sure to be a big boy once he grows up, so make room on your bed!   Carlos: Carlos is described as “the lover”. With his affectionate nature and loyal disposition, he is the type of dog that will brighten up a bad day with his attentiveness and willingness to cuddle. He loves his people so much. All he needs is a person to shower him with as much love as he emits every day. We will only consider a home that has had a dog in the last three years. We believe our puppies need the homes with the most experience. This requirement is not met by fostering/pet sitting, roommate's pets, or having a family pet while growing up that remained at home. We will consider households with children who are over the age of 6.         show less

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Lone Star: Grace

Shepherd (Unknown Type)

All of our dogs are spayed/neutered, shots current (DHPP, Bordetella and Rabies where applicable), dewormed, flea and tick treated and m... show more

All of our dogs are spayed/neutered, shots current (DHPP, Bordetella and Rabies where applicable), dewormed, flea and tick treated and microchipped.  * If you are interested in a dog, please first read the biography on the dog (keep scrolling down for the bio!) and then go to our website, www.dpsrescue.com for an application. Our adoption fee is $400-$800. Each biography will specifically list the adoption fee.Adoption Fee: $700   The Lone Star puppies are all 10 weeks old. They are a litter of 9 who were rescued (along with their Mom) from Mexico. We partner with an incredible organization that rescues the abandoned, abused and neglected dogs in Mexico. They have an incredible group of people who selflessly give so much to save animals who would otherwise die painful, horrific deaths. We are grateful to be a partner with them. When the litter came into our rescue almost 2 months ago, we divided them into multiple foster homes with 2-3 of their siblings. They have all been exposed to adult dogs, cats and lots of human love!   Grace, Marjan, and Owen are 9-12 lbs currently (but they are growing fast)! They are expected to be around 40-55 lbs when fully grown. These three puppies are all super affectionate, cuddly, and intelligent but each have their own little quirks that make them unique. Grace, with her silly and quirky personality, is the type of pup that will brighten your day with her funny behaviors. Marjan, with her snuggliness, assertiveness, and intelligence, is one of those dogs with a perfectly blended personality of all the best characteristics. Finally, Owen is a total sweetheart. Though not as cuddly as Marjan, he loves to velcro himself to other dogs. He is a total mama’s boy and is often fighting for his mothers attention. Too cute!   In between napping, snuggling, playing, and eating, these puppies are working on some basic training and have established a routine. They currently sleep in a pen from around 10:30 pm to around 7:30am and eat their food throughout the day. They are on a grazing feeding schedule. In terms of socialization, they have been doing very well. They have met many different people and love playing with anyone of any age. They have met cats and chickens and did fine with both (although they do like to have fun chasing the chickens). They also met one small dog and had fun with her. Overall, they are on track to become confident adult dogs if they continue to receive the training and socialization they need.   Furthermore, these puppies each have their own unique personalities that we absolutely adore:   Grace: Grace is the silly one. Among other things she likes to nibble on her fosters feet, likes to play tug of war with her toys and sticks, and chew on her siblings ears if given the chance. She also likes to carry her favorite tennis ball around like a little trophy. We think it's fair to say that Grace will make you laugh with all of her cute quirks. That being said she is also quite intelligent. She will come when called.   Marjan: Marjan is the snuggliest of the three. She is happiest when sitting on or next to her fosters on the couch or when she is being picked up. She is also quite assertive and sticks up for herself. She is the boss and the leader. Finally, Marjan is very smart and comes when she is called. Overall, she has a funny and very sweet personality. She will lie on her back and let her mother nuzzle her. Fun fact: her favorite toy is a little stuffed duck. So cute!   Owen: Owen is a sweetie, and is probably the most independent. He loves his mama, and is often found having some alone time with her when he sneaks away from his siblings to be with Gwen. We wouldn’t be surprised if he velcroed himself to a dog friend in his forever home. Although he is very sweet with people, he isn’t the biggest cuddler compared to his siblings. He would much rather play with sticks in the yard than sit in someone's lap. It’s also important to note that Owen, Marjan and Grace are all teething currently, so they do tend to nibble if not given chew toys. We will only consider a home that has had a dog in the last three years. We believe our puppies need the homes with the most experience. This requirement is not met by fostering/pet sitting, roommate's pets, or having a family pet while growing up that remained at home. We will consider households with children who are over the age of 6.     show less

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Lone Star: Judd

Labrador Retriever

All of our dogs are spayed/neutered, shots current (DHPP, Bordetella and Rabies where applicable), dewormed, flea and tick treated and m... show more

All of our dogs are spayed/neutered, shots current (DHPP, Bordetella and Rabies where applicable), dewormed, flea and tick treated and microchipped.  * If you are interested in a dog, please first read the biography on the dog (keep scrolling down for the bio!) and then go to our website, www.dpsrescue.com for an application. Our adoption fee is $400-$800. Each biography will specifically list the adoption fee.Adoption Fee: $700   The Lone Star puppies are all 10 weeks old. They are a litter of 9 who were rescued (along with their Mom) from Mexico. We partner with an incredible organization that rescues the abandoned, abused and neglected dogs in Mexico. They have an incredible group of people who selflessly give so much to save animals who would otherwise die painful, horrific deaths. We are grateful to be a partner with them. When the litter came into our rescue almost 2 months ago, we divided them into multiple foster homes with 2-3 of their siblings. They have all been exposed to adult dogs, cats and lots of human love! Judd, Carlos, and Tim are 10-13 lbs currently (but they are growing fast)! They are expected to be around 40-55 lbs when fully grown. These three puppies are all incredibly silly, cuddly, yet also independent. They are confident puppies that are sure to blossom into wonderful adult dogs. They also each have their own unique little quirks that we love! Tim, with his spunk, energy, and adventurous personality, is the type of pup that will energize you with his intoxicating excitement. Judd, with his loving and cuddly personality, is the type of dog that will be a wonderful couch companion, but be sure to leave plenty of room! And last but not least is Carlos. Carlos is super affectionate. He is just looking for a person who will give him all the love and attention he deserves and craves.   In between napping, snuggling, playing, and eating, these puppies are working on some basic training and have established a routine. The puppies take naps throughout the day, and sleep well through the night consistently (usually from 9pm to 7am). They are taken out to the backyard quite often, and if kept on a schedule rarely have accidents. They normally eat dry puppy food and get bully sticks (which they love) as treats. Finally, they have been well socialized with humans and another dog. The puppies think… the more the merrier! In terms of training, they have already started to learn verbal communication and have learned the meaning of “no” quite well   Furthermore, these puppies each have their own unique personalities that we absolutely adore   Tim: Tim may be the smallest of the group but is by no means lacking in personality. He is considered the “leader” of the three and is very active. He is adventurous, the first to try a new toy or explore a new space, and always ready for a good romp with his siblings. If you are looking for a pup to join you on all of your hikes and adventures, Tim is your guy!   Judd: Judd is described as “huggable”. It doesn’t get much better than that! This loving guy may be a bit more reserved than his brothers and less of a leader, but he is super sweet and silly, making him a wonderful companion for just about anyone. He is always ready for some cuddles! He is also sure to be a big boy once he grows up, so make room on your bed!   Carlos: Carlos is described as “the lover”. With his affectionate nature and loyal disposition he is the type of dog that will brighten up a bad day with his attentiveness and willingness to cuddle. He loves his people so much. All he needs is a person to shower him with as much love as he emits every day. We will only consider a home that has had a dog in the last three years. We believe our puppies need the homes with the most experience. This requirement is not met by fostering/pet sitting, roommate's pets, or having a family pet while growing up that remained at home. We will consider households with children who are over the age of 6.         show less

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Lone Star: Marjan

Shepherd (Unknown Type)

All of our dogs are spayed/neutered, shots current (DHPP, Bordetella and Rabies where applicable), dewormed, flea and tick treated and m... show more

All of our dogs are spayed/neutered, shots current (DHPP, Bordetella and Rabies where applicable), dewormed, flea and tick treated and microchipped.  * If you are interested in a dog, please first read the biography on the dog (keep scrolling down for the bio!) and then go to our website, www.dpsrescue.com for an application. Our adoption fee is $400-$800. Each biography will specifically list the adoption fee.Adoption Fee: $700   The Lone Star puppies are all 10 weeks old. They are a litter of 9 who were rescued (along with their Mom) from Mexico. We partner with an incredible organization that rescues the abandoned, abused and neglected dogs in Mexico. They have an incredible group of people who selflessly give so much to save animals who would otherwise die painful, horrific deaths. We are grateful to be a partner with them. When the litter came into our rescue almost 2 months ago, we divided them into multiple foster homes with 2-3 of their siblings. They have all been exposed to adult dogs, cats and lots of human love! Grace, Marjan, and Owen are 9-12 lbs currently (but they are growing fast)! They are expected to be around 40-55 lbs when fully grown. These three puppies are all super affectionate, cuddly, and intelligent but each have their own little quirks that make them unique. Grace, with her silly and quirky personality, is the type of pup that will brighten your day with her funny behaviors. Marjan, with her snuggliness, assertiveness, and intelligence, is one of those dogs with a perfectly blended personality of all the best characteristics. Finally, Owen is a total sweetheart. Though not as cuddly as Marjan, he loves to velcro himself to other dogs. He is a total mama’s boy and is often fighting for his mothers attention. Too cute!   In between napping, snuggling, playing, and eating, these puppies are working on some basic training and have established a routine. They currently sleep in a pen from around 10:30 pm to around 7:30am and eat their food throughout the day. They are on a grazing feeding schedule. In terms of socialization, they have been doing very well. They have met many different people and love playing with anyone of any age. They have met cats and chickens and did fine with both (although they do like to have fun chasing the chickens). They also met one small dog and had fun with her. Overall, they are on track to become confident adult dogs if they continue to receive the training and socialization they need.   Furthermore, these puppies each have their own unique personalities that we absolutely adore:   Grace: Grace is the silly one. Among other things she likes to nibble on her fosters feet, likes to play tug of war with her toys and sticks, and chew on her siblings ears if given the chance. She also likes to carry her favorite tennis ball around like a little trophy. We think it's fair to say that Grace will make you laugh with all of her cute quirks. That being said she is also quite intelligent. She will come when called.   Marjan: Marjan is the snuggliest of the three. She is happiest when sitting on or next to her fosters on the couch or when she is being picked up. She is also quite assertive and sticks up for herself. She is the boss and the leader. Finally, Marjan is very smart and comes when she is called. Overall, she has a funny and very sweet personality. She will lie on her back and let her mother nuzzle her. Fun fact: her favorite toy is a little stuffed duck. So cute!   Owen: Owen is a sweetie, and is probably the most independent. He loves his mama, and is often found having some alone time with her when he sneaks away from his siblings to be with Gwen. We wouldn’t be surprised if he velcroed himself to a dog friend in his forever home. Although he is very sweet with people, he isn’t the biggest cuddler compared to his siblings. He would much rather play with sticks in the yard than sit in someone's lap. It’s also important to note that Owen, Marjan and Grace are all teething currently, so they do tend to nibble if not given chew toys. We will only consider a home that has had a dog in the last three years. We believe our puppies need the homes with the most experience. This requirement is not met by fostering/pet sitting, roommate's pets, or having a family pet while growing up that remained at home. We will consider households with children who are over the age of 6.     show less

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Lone Star: Mateo

Shepherd (Unknown Type)

All of our dogs are spayed/neutered, shots current (DHPP, Bordetella and Rabies where applicable), dewormed, flea and tick treated and m... show more

All of our dogs are spayed/neutered, shots current (DHPP, Bordetella and Rabies where applicable), dewormed, flea and tick treated and microchipped.  * If you are interested in a dog, please first read the biography on the dog (keep scrolling down for the bio!) and then go to our website, www.dpsrescue.com for an application. Our adoption fee is $400-$800. Each biography will specifically list the adoption fee.Adoption Fee: $700   The Lone Star puppies are all 10 weeks old. They are a litter of 9 who were rescued (along with their Mom) from Mexico. We partner with an incredible organization that rescues the abandoned, abused and neglected dogs in Mexico. They have an incredible group of people who selflessly give so much to save animals who would otherwise die painful, horrific deaths. We are grateful to be a partner with them. When the litter came into our rescue almost 2 months ago, we divided them into multiple foster homes with 2-3 of their siblings. They have all been exposed to adult dogs, cats and lots of human love! Mateo, Tyler, and Paul range from 8-12 lbs currently (but they are growing fast)! They are expected to be around 40-55 lbs when fully grown. These puppies are all incredibly affectionate, cuddly, and loving, but each have their own little quirks that make them unique. Mateo with his independence and intelligence, is the perfect pup for someone who wants a dog that is intuitive and fun to train. He is a smarty pants! Paul, with his silliness and adventurous personality may not be as witty as Mateo, but is ready for anything you send his way. He wants to come with you on all of your adventures! And last but not least is Tyler. While Tyler may not be as independent or gutsy as his older brothers he is by far the most affectionate, loving and cuddly of the group. If you want a dog to love you unconditionally, Tyler’s your man!   In between napping, snuggling, playing, and eating, these puppies are working on some basic training and have established a routine. The puppies are adjusting well in their foster home. They have a regular daily routine: Breakfast around 8am, followed by playtime in their playpen (indoor) until around 1pm. Then they play in the backyard until about 5pm. They have their lunch/dinner between 2-3pm in the backyard. After 5pm they play/sleep in their playpen. They sleep quietly in their crate from about 10pm-7:30am. Each puppy needs to eat about 2.5 cups/day or else they are not settled (they will try to eat papers, plants, other stuff to fill their tummies). When they are not eating, all 3 love to get their belly rubbed while they are in someone’s lap. Too cute! In addition, they prefer to play with their toys near humans instead of by themselves. And while they do try very hard to play with their foster’s 2 old small terrier mix dogs, they are usually ignored. Instead, they love to play tug of war with their rope toy and play with their favorite rubber chew/teething toys.   Furthermore, these puppies each have their own unique personalities that we absolutely adore:   Mateo: Mateo is described as the “independent” one. He is content to just play with a toy by himself away from his siblings, but (of course) also enjoys a good romp around with his brothers from time to time. He also likes to sleep by himself. That being said, he is still cuddly and affectionate despite his less attached tendencies. If anything, his independence will make him a potential pup for a single-dog household. Furthermore, he is very intelligent and has been the easiest to train. He is a smart guy!   Tyler: Tyler is the lovebug. He is the one who always flops on top of his siblings for a nap, and the one who will lay on someone's lap for hours without moving an inch. He is friendly, cuddly, and loves to be carried around the house. You can imagine how nice rainy days would be with Tyler snoozing on the couch next to you. But he is more than just cuddles… Tyler is also super silly. He loves to play with water, and will put his head under the water hose while drinking.   Paul: Paul is the “leader” of the pack. He has always been the adventurous one… the first to find a new toy and the first to explore new environments. He is also the silliest of the bunch and is super quirky. One of his favorite things is picking up the water bowl and trotting around the backyard with the bowl in his mouth. If you want a hiking buddy or just a silly pup to make you laugh, Paul is your guy. We will only consider a home that has had a dog in the last three years. We believe our puppies need the homes with the most experience. This requirement is not met by fostering/pet sitting, roommate's pets, or having a family pet while growing up that remained at home. We will consider households with children who are over the age of 6.   show less