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Male Senior Miniature Pinscher

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$100 of Archie's adoption fee is sponsored by the Mack family!Personality: Archie is a very sweet and calm boy who loves ear scratches and belly rubs. He is very polite and a great companion. Archie pretty well house-trained but will need to be let out every 2-3 hours. He is great with new people and will warm up to them almost immediately.History: Archie is great with children as well as other animals. He has been living with a child, a teenager, two adults, and another small dog. He is very patient with kids especially younger ones. Although he isn't one to play, he is good with other dogs.Dog/ Cat Skills: Archie is pretty good around other dogs. When meeting new dogs he is very calm. While he has been living with another small dog he has mostly kept to himself. He has seen some garden cats and other small animals around our neighborhood and has barely reacted. He is mostly pretty calm around other animals.Leash Skills: He walks very well on a leash and almost never pulls. He enjoys going on shorter walks as he gets tired pretty easily.Medical: Archie has a significant heart murmur and cardiac enlargement. he has been to a veterinary cardiologist and diagnosed with degenerative mitral valve disease which is a common and age-related disease. His risk of developing congestive heart failure is low to moderate. We have placed him on a cardiac medication designed to improve heart function. The adopting family is strongly advised to have him rechecked every 6 months by a veterinary cardiologist. A monitoring and treatment plan is likely to significantly improve his quality of life and possibly his life-span.Archie has dental disease. This is very common in older dogs and Archie had a dental cleaning while in our care. Any unhealthy teeth were removed. Dental care is an on-going process that will need to be addressed for the remainder of his life. We also noted that Archie has a stiff gait in his rear legs. X-rays show that in the past, he had a fracture of his right hip that has since healed. At this time, he does not appear acutely painful in this leg and we are not recommending treatment at this time. The adopting family is encouraged to discuss this condition with their family veterinarian or a veterinary surgeon to determine the best course of treatment to keep him comfortable.Ready to meet Archie? Fill out the form to request an appointment Primary Color: Black Secondary Color: Brown Weight: 13.2 Age: 12yrs 3mths 0wks

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Name
Archie
Age
Senior
Gender
Male
Size
Small
Shots up to date
Not Sure
Ok with kids
Not Sure
Housetrained
NO
Hypoallergenic
Not Sure
Spayed / Neutered
YES
Ok with dogs
Not Sure
Ok with cats
Not Sure
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Archie

Miniature Pinscher

$100 of Archie's adoption fee is sponsored by the Mack family!Personality: Archie is a very sweet and calm boy who loves ear scratches a... show more

$100 of Archie's adoption fee is sponsored by the Mack family!Personality: Archie is a very sweet and calm boy who loves ear scratches and belly rubs. He is very polite and a great companion. Archie pretty well house-trained but will need to be let out every 2-3 hours. He is great with new people and will warm up to them almost immediately.History: Archie is great with children as well as other animals. He has been living with a child, a teenager, two adults, and another small dog. He is very patient with kids especially younger ones. Although he isn't one to play, he is good with other dogs.Dog/ Cat Skills: Archie is pretty good around other dogs. When meeting new dogs he is very calm. While he has been living with another small dog he has mostly kept to himself. He has seen some garden cats and other small animals around our neighborhood and has barely reacted. He is mostly pretty calm around other animals.Leash Skills: He walks very well on a leash and almost never pulls. He enjoys going on shorter walks as he gets tired pretty easily.Medical: Archie has a significant heart murmur and cardiac enlargement. he has been to a veterinary cardiologist and diagnosed with degenerative mitral valve disease which is a common and age-related disease. His risk of developing congestive heart failure is low to moderate. We have placed him on a cardiac medication designed to improve heart function. The adopting family is strongly advised to have him rechecked every 6 months by a veterinary cardiologist. A monitoring and treatment plan is likely to significantly improve his quality of life and possibly his life-span.Archie has dental disease. This is very common in older dogs and Archie had a dental cleaning while in our care. Any unhealthy teeth were removed. Dental care is an on-going process that will need to be addressed for the remainder of his life. We also noted that Archie has a stiff gait in his rear legs. X-rays show that in the past, he had a fracture of his right hip that has since healed. At this time, he does not appear acutely painful in this leg and we are not recommending treatment at this time. The adopting family is encouraged to discuss this condition with their family veterinarian or a veterinary surgeon to determine the best course of treatment to keep him comfortable.Ready to meet Archie? Fill out the form to request an appointment Primary Color: Black Secondary Color: Brown Weight: 13.2 Age: 12yrs 3mths 0wks show less

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Badger

Personality: Badger is a very sweet guy who will bond with his people very fast and be a loyal companion. He is an energetic boy and enj... show more

Personality: Badger is a very sweet guy who will bond with his people very fast and be a loyal companion. He is an energetic boy and enjoys long walks on beach, hikes and runs. Badger has shown to enjoy a company of a well matched canine companion that can be his buddy so they can navigate life together. Badger is known to have some barrier frustrations and leash reactivity towards unfamiliar dogs that will need to be worked on using positive reinforcement techniques. Badger knows basic commands and is potty trained. Badger has a training scholarship funded by the Pedigree Foundation.History: Badger came to us from another shelter and spent some time in a foster home with two small dogs. He was then adopted for few months where he lived in adult only household with another large male dog.Dog/Cat skills: Badger can be tentative at first when meeting new dogs and he does best with polite, playful canines. Once he knows the dog he will bounce in play, run around and wrestle. He would do best with a canine companion who respects his boundaries, is loose in meeting and likes to play chase.From his previous home we learned that Badger will chase a cat if they run. He would do best in home with no cats.Leash Skills: Badger pulls on leash and would benefit from wearing a 'front-clip' harness. Medical: Badger had a dental in our care. It showed he may have some poor enamel quality due to a congenital condition (he was born with this tendency) or due to exposure to a medication or a virus when he was very young. The poor enamel will make him more prone to dental disease. He had 2 incisors (front teeth) removed due to crown fractures. Primary Color: Brown Secondary Color: White Weight: 68.2 Age: 4yrs 5mths 0wks show less

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Camille

31 Flavors Mixes

Hi, my name is Camille. I am an affectionate, playful dog looking for a loving home. I enjoy long walks, lounging in the sun, and playin... show more

Hi, my name is Camille. I am an affectionate, playful dog looking for a loving home. I enjoy long walks, lounging in the sun, and playing fetch or tug. I get along just fine with older children and other dogs. While it is great fun to romp around with my canine friends, I am also perfectly content to be the one and only dog in your house. I am potty trained, crate trained and know some basic commands. I'm motivated to learn more - you just need to teach me! When you first meet me, I may not be able to hold back my excitement, but give me a day or two to adjust to my new surroundings and you'll be amazed at how much I settle down. I like my routine and as long as I get in enough exercise / outdoor play, I am perfectly happy just relaxing by your feet.Camille is potty-trained. She goes out for a pre-bedtime walk around 8:45 pm and then not again until about 6:45 am the next morning. She let us know she has to go during the day by sitting in front of the back door or pacing in a circle. She sleeps in a crate overnight with no issues (doors closed), and voluntarily goes into her crate for her afternoon nap (door opened). She seems fond of her crate, especially if the treat fairy shows up.We left her alone 1 time for about 2 hours. She was crated during this time, with no complaints and settled into nap mode immediately. Prior to crating, we made sure she went potty and had plenty of exercise. While introducing her to our house, we left her in the kitchen while in the next room for small blocks of time. Once she settled down she did fine. As she was taught what was okay to do and not okay to do, she earned the privilege of being able to roam throughout the house. She loves being around people and other dogs.Off leash, Camille played beautifully with my dog. They took turns chasing each other, tugging on ropes and sniffing around the yard together. On leash, Camille walked past dogs of all shapes and sizes without any pulling or reactivity. She politely greeted other dogs that approached her on leash with standard tail wag and sniff. Camille would gladly chase squirrels or cats given the opportunity! Camille played nicely with my two children, age 10 and 12. They did a lot of chase and fetch. Camille is very affectionate and loves belly rubs, under the chin rubs and snuggle time. She does best when play was at or above her height. She is not a big fan of delivery people or people that surprise her; likely correctable with more exposure and training. Camille is not a big barker. When she does bark, it is at a volume & tone that is very tolerable. She is super motivated by food, play and toys. She knows sit, touch and wait (she is working on "down") when using combined verbal & hand signals. She has learned to sit and wait (up to 15 seconds) for the "ok" before going in/out of doorways or eating her meals.Ready to meet Camille? Fill out the form to request an appointment Primary Color: Brown Brindle Secondary Color: White Weight: 40.32 Age: 4yrs 1mths 3wks show less

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Caroline

Pit Bull Terrier

What should your foster's bio say? I am a sweet Pitbul mix who loves to get a lot of petting but when my caretakers are working or busy,... show more

What should your foster's bio say? I am a sweet Pitbul mix who loves to get a lot of petting but when my caretakers are working or busy, I'll sleep on my bed or close to them without making any trouble.What did you implement for house training? Do you think it's working? We setup a penn with her bed, food and water bowl. She feels safe and comfortable in her space and would go back to her bed when playtime is over.Have you introduced them to a crate? If so, what kind of crate and what was their reaction? Yes, a medium sized crate 6x4 feet works perfectly. Didn't have to lock the crate, she goes to her crate on her own when there's no fun activity going around herHow many hours did you leave them home alone? What was their behavior like when left alone? We left her alone for 4 hours. She is absolutely fine being alone by her own. If there's walking space in the house, she walks around for sometime and loves watching outside every now and then.What is their behavior like with other animals? She gets a little excited and pulls the leash aggressively if she sees other dogs. We did not let her get close since we were not sure how she would behave with the smaller dogs.What is their behavior like with new people and/or children?She is extremely gentle with her owners and other people walking by. She wants people to pet her and play with her as long as they can.Is there anything else that you would like the new adopter to know about this dog, such as any special tricks or adorable traits? She loves to go for walks and is potty trained. As long as she is taken out for a walk 3 times a day, she will be at her best without making any mess inside the house. She is extremely food motivated so it is easy to distract her with some treats. When it's time to sleep, she goes around the house to keep a check before getting herself comfortable on her bed. Seems to look after the house. She could be the best companion for anyone looking for a loving and affectionate dog with less work to do.My care has been sponsored by Troop 61142!My adoption fee was sponsored by my Foster Family! Ready to meet Caroline? Fill out the form to request an appointment Primary Color: Fawn Secondary Color: White Weight: 52.8 Age: 8yrs 2mths 0wks show less

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Dorothy

Personality: Dorothy is a timid, gentle dog that needs some time to settle in when she's around new people and places. Once she is comfo... show more

Personality: Dorothy is a timid, gentle dog that needs some time to settle in when she's around new people and places. Once she is comfortable, she will follow her people around and eagerly explore. When transitioning, Dorothy does best with space and time to adjust before being handled. In a quiet, experienced home with time to adjust and a confident dog role model, Dorothy will seek out her people and show her playful self. She would do best in an adult household with experience helping shy dogs gain confidence.History: Dorothy came to us from another shelter nursing puppies.Dog/Cat skills: Dorothy does well with other small, calm dogs and can get overwhelmed around forward and rowdy dogs. Dorothy will likely benefit from having a confident, calm canine role model in the home. We have no history on how Dorothy is around cats.Leash skills: Dorothy needs to learn how to walk on leash. She can be tentative if there is a leash tension. She will benefit from having access to an enclosed yard for leash and potty training. Medical: Dorothy appears to be significantly hearing impaired. Dogs with hearing loss appreciate gentle fore-warnings that someone is approaching to avoid being startled. This could include patting the bed or cushion next to the pet, standing where the pet can see you before you touch her, or touching her very lightly before you pet her or pick her up. Deaf dogs can be taught hand signals instead of voice commands and can make wonderful pets and lead full and rewarding lives. For her own protection, she should not be allowed off leash in an unenclosed area.Dorothy is currently being treated for an ear infection caused by a foxtail foreign body in the ear and ruptured ear drum. Her course of treatment includes ear cleanings and the application of ear medication daily for 10 days; the ear drum will take up to 3 weeks to heal. The ear treatments should be followed by a recheck with your veterinarian. Ready to meet Dorothy? Fill out the form to request an appointment Primary Color: Black Weight: 14.2 Age: 3yrs 0mths 2wks show less

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Duncan

Terrier (Unknown Type, Small)

Personality: Without a doubt, Duncan is full of drive and determination. Smart as a tack, quick as a fox, Duncan has a zest for life tha... show more

Personality: Without a doubt, Duncan is full of drive and determination. Smart as a tack, quick as a fox, Duncan has a zest for life that cannot be deterred. He has enough energy for the whole family and loves cuddles on the couch, Duncan is a joy to have in a household. He is extremely social, loves to meet everyone, and enjoys exploring all the world has to offer. With love, attention, and dedication, Duncan can become your most loyal companion. While in foster Duncan was potty trained and learned sit, down, roll, jump, and we are working on shake, he is semi- crate trained. His favorite spot is in your lap or foot of your bed. Duncan has been trained to be left alone in the crate for several hours, but of course, will need exercise and potty time before and after to keep up good behavior in the crate. Duncan LOVES people but can be mouthy at times in play. He absolutely adores licking and playing with kids and people of all kinds. He loves EVERYONE! He may get excitable and jumpy upon meeting. I think this is something that can be turned into a neat trick upon greeting (like teaching him to high five!) Duncan is an extremely smart and high energy boy. If you're looking for a dog that loves adventure he's the one for you! He is still a puppy and is working on not chewing when board but with lots of toys and exercise he is doing great! He is extremely loyal. He is happiest when he's with you, curled up on the foot of your bed after a long day of fun. Dog/Cat Skills: Duncan is a bit barky around other dogs, but he really just wants to play! He did get to hang out with a large friendly Pitty from time to time for doggy play dates and participates in doggy playgroup where he is the party. Just anticipate him to bark at dogs on the street, and refocus his attention, (sit!) he is in the middle of training for this and I've gotten the barking down by 50%. He's a quick learner!Ready to meet Duncan? Fill out the form to request an appointment Primary Color: Tan Weight: 14 Age: 1yrs 0mths 3wks show less

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Frost

Siberian Husky

Personality: Frost is a handsome blue-eyed fluffy boy who loves life to the fullest! He is large, strong and active boy. Frost is the ha... show more

Personality: Frost is a handsome blue-eyed fluffy boy who loves life to the fullest! He is large, strong and active boy. Frost is the happiest when able to run around big (fenced) spaces, he enjoys long walks, hikes and would make a great jogging partner. Frost would do best in a home with active lifestyle that can meet his needs for physical activities and mental enrichment.History: Originally Frost came to us from another shelter. He was adopted and returned due to his energy and need for mental and physical exercise.Dog Skills: While at HSSV Frost has been participating in playgroups with other large breed dogs. He has shown us that he enjoys running around and playing with female dogs as well as young male dogs. He can be more sensitive with mature male dogs. If his future home has or would consider another dog, Frost would prefer that it was a female dog or a young pup.Cat Skills: Frost has shown interest in chasing cats (typical for most Nordic breed dogs) and would do best in a home with no cats.Leash Skills: When excited, Frost pulls on leash somewhat and would benefit from wearing a 'front-clip' harness to relieve the pressure on his neck and make it more enjoyable for his human.Medical: Fractured tip of lower R canine tooth #404. This dog presented to HSSV with the tip of this canine tooth broken off. On closer examination, it was determined that the tooth is viable and healthy at this time. It is possible over time that this tooth could become painful and/or infected and need to be extracted. The adopting family needs to watch for signs of not wanting to pick up food, eat or play and If questions or concerns arise, the adopter must be willing to consult with their veterinarian regarding diagnostics and treatment Primary Color: White Weight: 70.2 Age: 2yrs 0mths 2wks show less

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Gary

Pit Bull Terrier

Personality: Gary is a sweet boy waiting to find his forever home. He loves attention and will lean in for more petting. He has a laid b... show more

Personality: Gary is a sweet boy waiting to find his forever home. He loves attention and will lean in for more petting. He has a laid back demeanor but will bounce around when he's in the mood. Long leisurely walks where he can sniff until his heart's content are his idea of good time. He knows "sit" and is working on learning some other commands. History: Gary came from the central valley where he was found roaming the streets with some injuries. Dog/Cat Skills: Gary does well with other dogs and briefly lived in a foster home with two other dogs. He enjoyed their company but was quiet and didn't play much. He has participated in playgroup in the shelter and will engage in play bows with a few dogs but then often just shifts to exploring casually and peacefully coexisting. Gary has a history of chasing cats in multiple homes. He is recommended to a home with no cats. Leash Skills: Gary walks politely on leash.Medical: When Gary was found, he had an injured eye which needed to be removed. Gary has adapted to well to living with one eye. Gary is currently being treated for an ear infection. We have applied a medication into each ear to treat this infection. The medication will remain in the ears for 14 days and then should be followed by a recheck with your veterinarian. Ear infections are common in dogs. Gary has arthritis in his left carpal (wrist) and metacarpal-phalangeal (toe) joints. Arthritis is the breakdown of cartilage in a joint due to a previous injury: he has an old healed fracture of his 2nd metacarpal bone in this area. We have placed him on a joint supplement and pain management medications (Gabapentin, Metacam). Many dogs with arthritis do very well when their pain is controlled with medication (such as Metacam, Gabapentin, etc.). However, you may see him favor the leg or limp, especially after exercise. Primary Color: White Weight: 68.4 Age: 3yrs 0mths 4wks show less