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Female Domestic Short Hair

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Annie

Cockapoo

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: $750 Annie is a 2 year old Poodle-Cocker-Lhasa-Shih Tzu who weighs 14.6lbs. She has a non-shedding coat that is an option for those who have allergies or simply want a dog who doesn't shed. She will require regular grooming. She came into our rescue desperately needing to be groomed and had to be shaved down. We have included both before and after pictures so you can see how she will be with a full coat. Annie was an owner surrender to us. No sooner than she came into the rescue she had puppies. We were all caught off guard as she didn't appear pregnant. She just looked slightly chunky... Annie has lived with dogs of all sizes the past two and a half months she has been with us. She has had a blast playing with the medium size Doodle in her foster home and hanging out with the Shih Tzu's at her doggy day camp, er, Director's home when Mom is working long hours...She lives with cats. She gets along with them or at the very least respects their boundaries. When she has gotten excited they let her know she needs to sit back down and relax...and she does. Annie is looking for a home that has the energy to match hers. She is full of life and ready to go go go. She may initially present as nervous but that lasts but a second. When she fully knows you, she is everything great that the Poodle breed offers and that is like the Energizer Rabbit...She is looking forward to playing with kids, going to the dog park, dog beach, taking long walks at sunset, running and hiking beside her new people. She walks well on a leash. She loves being Dora The Explorer and out in the community. Annie alert barks. Whether that is just a casualty of having pups or whether it will continue beyond is unknown. It tends to be when strangers come into the home. Annie only chews when she isn't given anything to chew. She loves to chew on Water Buffalo Horns (sold at your local Pet Food Express, use our code to order: https://petfood.express/?p=DPSRES) or Smart Bones, No-Hides or Bullysticks. She will stick to just chewing on her designated treats if she has them and if not, then she's likely to search for any tupperware that might be within range. (Don't ask. We don't know why she chooses what she does...) Annie's day starts usually around 7-7:30am. She goes outside and spends about 15 minutes playing and sniffing. She eats breakfast and then usually from 8-10am she plays with other dogs, goes for a walk and then hangs out in her crate. She takes a nap for a few hours and then is up again early afternoon to go outside and play at bit more, longer walk usually mid to late afternoon, and at least 2-3 times a week she is off to the dog park to get out her energy. Dinner is usually around 5-5:30pm. She has zoomies sometimes in the evening and then usually ready to calm down for the rest of the evening chewing on her favorite chew and hanging out with foster mom. Annie is a velcro kind of dog who doesn't need to be directly next to you but likely to follow you from room to room. She is not a nuisance in that sense but likes hanging out with her people. She is crate trained and housetrained (has never had an accident in her foster home). Annie 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 8.  show less

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Asher

Domestic Short Hair

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.Asher is an 8 month old young man. He was rescued by one of our volunteers in a known dumping area for unwanted animals. But he hasn't let the rough start to his life dictate how the rest will go. He is a sweet boy and we can tell he is appreciative of being rescued and loved. But he is going to need a home that is cat experienced and willing to give him an ample amount of time to settle in. He is not what we would consider a lap cat but the potential is there. We think he just has some trust issues that need to be worked through. He is currently being fostered in a home with a dog, a few resident cats and older kids. He gets along with everyone. He loves sleeping on the cat tree and also hanging out on the couch during TV time. He loves his toys and will spend hours playing, he is very self entertaining! Also he has perfect litterbox skills and uses his scratching post like a champ. Asher can join a home with another pet or he can be your one and only.  Because of his initial shy demeanor we are willing to do a foster-to-adopt program with an approved home. We want him to be loved and accepted for who he is and his next home to be his forever one. If you are interested in either the foster to adopt option or committing to a full adoption from the start, please fill out an adoption application either way. Do you want to give him the life he deserves? Apply for him today. He has been neutered, vaccinated, tested negative for FIV/FeLV, dewormed, flea treatment applied and microchipped. His adoption fee is $150. 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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Eloise

Pit Bull 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: $550 Eloise is a 2-year-old Pitbull mix who weighs approximately 42 lbs. She was picked up as a stray by a shelter and is now with us, ready to find her forever home. This petite bundle of wiggles and kisses loves everyone and everything! She’s a playful, happy girl who is as happy snoozing next to you on the couch as she is playing in the backyard. Eloise is still somewhat unsure of new things, so she’s excited to find a family who will help her build confidence. Believe us, you’ll get plenty of affection in return! Eloise loves to meet dogs and humans. When she first arrived at the foster home, she was happy but somewhat timid of the humans and resident dogs. She was also startled by many different common environmental sounds (pot and pans, gardening equipment, automobiles, cabinet doors, etc.), and when startled, her tendency is to get away first and ask questions later. Since she’s been in foster, she has bonded with the resident dogs and humans, although she still tends to shy away when a human first moves a hand to pet her on the head; she prefers to meet the hand with kisses instead.  She has become more comfortable with environmental sounds and is always ready to play, go on an adventure, or sit on the couch next to you. She will also lie calmly or play with toys by herself when nothing is going on. She’s always ready to be part of the action but is not demanding.   In Eloise's original foster home she lived with 2 small dogs and a dog savvy cat. She got along with everyone including the cat and had zero issues. Eloise is being fostered with three dogs: a large 3-year-old, a medium 4-year-old, and a medium 10-year-old. They all get along great; Eloise has active play with the two younger dogs and peaceful, tail-wagging coexistence with the elder dog. Because of Eloise’s shyness and timidness, there have been only a few minor corrections from the resident dogs, and she appears to understand and has modified her behavior accordingly. She has met other dogs, and those interactions went well - she says ‘hi’, tries to engage in play where appropriate, then moves on. She is interested in meeting other dogs, and she’s happy to meet humans as well. Eloise wakes up about 7:00 am and goes on a 3-mile walk with two younger resident dogs. She plays with toys or the resident dogs in the back yard until breakfast at about 8:30 am. She goes on a longer walk/hike later in the morning with all three resident (large) dogs, followed by more playing and napping for the rest of the day. Dinner is at 7 pm, then it’s more napping and playing until bedtime, which is 11 pm. Eloise sleeps quietly in her crate all night. Eloise is moderately energetic and always ready to play and/or go on an adventure. Her playstyle is run-and-chase and moderate rough-and-tumble wrestling with the resident dogs. She will get an occasional bout of the zoomies, and sprint around the back yard. She will play a bit with dog toys but will also quietly hang out on the floor or couch. She’s great on car rides, happy to both get in and get out. She is also very content to snooze next to a human on the couch.     Eloise is a good leash walker. Because everything is so interesting to her,  she pulls a bit and will tend to veer towards things she finds interesting, but a simple correction will bring her back.  She will try to lurch towards squirrels along the way but has improved in responding to the “leave it” command and a leash tug. She has shown to be wary of loud/fast vehicles, scooting away from them when they pass. Eloise generally has access to the back yard and/or is taken outside on schedule (e.g. after waking up from a nap), and will go outside.  She does have an occasional accident in the house when the humans lose track of time. Eloise will easily go into her crate when prompted with a treat, especially when the resident dogs are crated next to her, and she seems to be quite comfortable there. She has been occasionally crated during the day without issues.  At night, she enthusiastically goes into her crate and will sleep quietly there quietly until morning (although she does let out a few quiet, adorable chirps and squeaks when it gets light).  Eloise likes to chew on toys and soft blankets, and she does enjoy dragging shoes out into the backyard. She will dig at things on hikes (e.g., gopher holes) but doesn’t dig in the backyard. She’s not a barker. She eats at a normal pace and is learning to be respectful of the other dogs when they are eating. She takes treats very gently from your hands.  Eloise’s ideal home is with people who are patient and consistent with training to help calm some of her excitability and build her confidence, as she is still timid with new situations. Eloise 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 6. 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 14 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!  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  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. His foster calls him an angel. He is a playful, sweet, snuggly pup who loves to cuddle up on your lap and fall sleep, sometimes snoring softly. He can’t get enough affection. His fosters have a small 7 year old dog who can be alpha and grumpy, but Carlos managed to wiggle his way into her heart, and they are playful together. He tries to get close to her and cuddle with her too, and hes making a little bit more progress every day. He definitely prefers to be around people and loves snuggles, but he can also be independent, sniffing his way around the yard and laying on the patio sunning himself. He’s very attentive and respond when called, wagging his tail while running to you. There are lots of kids in his fosters neighborhood who adore him. He is happiest sitting on someone's lap. 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 14 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

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Macadamia Nut

Yorkie, Yorkshire 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.Macadamia Nut is a 2 year old, Yorkie-Norfolk Terrier mix who weighs under 15lbs. She was abandoned at a horse farm and they kept her for a few months in case she had escaped and someone was looking for her. When no one claimed her, they called our rescue and asked for our help. This little lady is a sweet, happy girl who while she was a bit shy when she first met her foster it only lasted the first day and has blossomed into a loving, gentle pup. She gets along with everyone she has met and adapts to new situations fairly easily.   Her foster describes her daily routine as follows:   Macadamia Nut wakes up between 7-8am. She enjoys her morning walk and is great to do her business while on leash. During the day she hangs out with them and follows them from room to room. She loves being with her people. She goes out for a short walk in the afternoon and then again at night before bed, usually around 8-9pm. During the day, she always has access to food and water.   She loves to walk on the leash and walks really well. She does not pull on the leash. She currently is not fostered with other dogs, but always is friendly with the dogs that she meets while on her walks.  However, Macadamia Nut has lived in two foster homes with other dogs. She lived with big and little dogs previously. She is very social with them. She also has lived with cats in two of her foster homes. She did well around livestock and horses on the ranch when she was first found. She adapted to just about every kind of environment and she's had quite a few in her little short life! She also enjoys meeting human friends when they come to the house to visit.   She feels the emotion in the home and is quick to lick your face if she feels tension between the family members. She likes to be with her people and prefers not to be left alone. She loves to cuddle and is playful, although doesn't play with toys much. Rarely barks and has not chewed anything that she shouldn't.   She is not a fan of the crate, but does like to sleep under the bed.     Macadamia Nut is an option for a home that has had a dog as an adult. If there are any children in the home they need to be over the age of 8.   show less

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Macaron

Husky

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 Macaron is a 4 month old female Husky mix who weighs around 23 lbs. She will be in the 45-55lbs range when full grown. She was an owner surrender to our rescue. This girl is just as sweet as her name suggests. With her constantly wagging tail, friendly, affectionate, and borderline “jolly” disposition, she will (without a doubt) make just about anyone fall in love with her. She is sure to brighten up any bad day with her cuddles, and she can’t wait to meet her forever family!   When Macaron initially meets new people she might be a little bit tentative, but within 24 hours she will get used to any new home. She is one of those pups who is just always happy and friendly with everyone she meets. She is also super cuddly and snuggly with her people if given the chance, but is quite content to curl upon her own. Her tail is always wagging, and like any puppy, likes to goof around when in a playful mood. She is expected to become more and more energetic over time, and she already is learning to fetch ping pong balls! Finally, if all her cute personality traits were not enough she also LOVES sunbathe. Too cute!   In between naps, cuddles, and playtime Macaron is working on some of her training. She will need a bit of leash training at her forever home. While she doesn’t pull, she sometimes gets tangled because she walks too close to her people. That being said, it's nothing that can’t be addressed with some basic training. Furthermore, she is around 80% house trained. She can have accidents, but mostly when she isn’t let outside enough. When it comes to the crate training, she is perfectly comfortable being inside the crate. But, she will always prefer to be outside of her crate (with her people) if given the chance. She just doesn’t want to miss out on the action! Finally, she does like to dig in the yard if given the chance, so if this is an issue, she will most likely need some basic training to remove the habit.   Macaron has also established a daily routine with her foster: Macaron gets her first meal served at 9am and another one at 6pm (1 full cup of dog kibble each time). In between meal times she likes to spend time snoozing in her crate, visiting the backyard, or going on short walks. Her foster takes her out to the backyard around an hour after every meal, and she walks around 10-15 minutes twice a day. Because she has been recently fixed/spayed, her energy level has been a bit lower than normal (for her) at her foster home. However, her energetic side is already starting to come through!   While Macaron has not had extensive experience with other dogs in her foster home she is very dog friendly. She has passed by other dogs on walks and is usually very excited to make new friends. She came from a home with other dogs.   Macaron is only an option for a home that has had a dog in the last 3 years. This requirement is not met by petsitting/fostering, a roommate's dog or a family pet that remains in the family home. If there are children in the home they need to be over the age of 8.     show less

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Mandalay Bay

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 Mandalay Bay, affectionately called Mandy, is a 5 month old Shepherd mix puppy who weighs approximately 15lbs. Mandy was a rescue from Mexico. We work with a fabulous organization that rescues the abandoned, abused, and neglected, who are often discarded. Our wonderful partners step in and save them, and we work together to find them the best homes. Mandy has been in the US for the past 2 months. While this cutie pie may be a bit shy right now, Mandy is a resilient girl who is ready to discover just how wonderful the world can be. She shows promising signs of being affectionate, playful, and incredibly sweet; she just needs the right person to improve her confidence and show her what it feels like to be loved unconditionally. If you want to be that person for Mandy, she is the pup for you! When Mandy initially meets people, she is typically very shy. In fact, she stayed in her crate for the first few hours with her foster family. She is generally very sensitive to loud noises and sudden movements. But don’t worry, while Mandy will take her time to open up, it will happen eventually if you are patient and trusting. Once trust is established, her personality blossoms. She loves pets from those she trusts and is a velcro dog to those she connects most with in the home. She is also quite playful and LOVES her toys. Her favorite part of the day is playing with her balls and toys in the backyard. She shows a lot of potential for being an outdoorsy dog that can join her people on hikes once she gains confidence. She also shows so much potential for having a vibrant personality; she just needs someone to help her overcome her fears. In between pets and following her foster people around, Mandy is working on some basic training. She is working primarily on house training because she tends to have accidents. She is working with potty pads currently and is establishing a schedule. Her forever family will need to continue her training and solidify her skills. Similarly, she does display a lot of typical puppy behaviors. She does chew but is very easily redirected to chew toys. She will benefit from a home with another confident adult dog to show her the ropes and an experienced dog owner. Mandy has also established a daily routine with her foster: “We are trying to establish a routine in the morning between 7 AM through 8 AM as Mandy's time to go the bathroom. We put her in her puppy pen, where she uses the potty pads. (Typically she does this only 3 times - Morning 7-8 am, afternoon 12-1 PM and evening 8-9 pm). 9 AM-10 AM is when we feed her food. Afternoon we let her play outside her pen. Mandy sleeps in her puppy pen through the night.” Mandy is dog-friendly and lived in Mexico with other dogs. It is with other dogs that she finds confidence the most. Therefore that will be a priority when placing her. Mandy is only an option for those who have had a dog in the last three years, and priority will be given to those who currently have a confident dog. If there are children in the household, they need to be over the age of 10. show less

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Papi Chulo

Chihuahua

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 Papi Chulo is a 1-year-old Chi mix who weighs approximately 9 lbs. He was a stray picked up by a shelter and is now with us, ready for his forever home. This energetic, happy boy is friendly with other dogs and people. Watching Netflix? Reading? Papi Chulo’s super content to keep you company - as long as you promise a walk later! Papi Chulo is an absolute sweetheart who was friendly from the very first day he arrived in his foster home. He absolutely loves being around people, and he'll usually hang out in the room where most folks are. He is not a velcro dog, per se, but more like an equal opportunity love; you got cuddles? Papi is yours. Over time, Papi has gotten more comfortable being in another room or out in the yard without his foster family. He is a very happy dog; he enjoys his walks and loves chew toys. He is not a huge fan of dog food and loves to have other treats mixed in. He is usually quite excited and loves to follow people around from room to room. He will chill on laps if they are ever offered up and has served as a TV and reading companion for everyone in the house at various times. Papi Chulo sleeps in his crate. He is taken out around 7 am and let out in the yard, but he does not really 'use the yard' and likes to wait for his walk. He then gets his breakfast. He goes for a short walk around 8.45 or 9.00 am. He hangs around with his fosters when they work, taking short breaks in the yard to chase squirrels. He then goes for a short walk around noon a few days a week. Next meal is around 4:00 pm. He goes for a longer walk around 6.30ish, then off to bed at 8:30 pm.  When Papi Chulo is left alone in a crate or pen, he whines for a few minutes but soon settles down. When he first arrived at his foster home, he had a few instances when he was so excited that he urinated a bit, but that has become much better since.  Papi Chulo is wonderful with the resident foster kids; one likes to carry him around when she is playing with him, and he is very patient with her. He is learning not to use his mouth when playing with humans. He went on a doggy playdate with other DPS dogs; he did very well and had the best time playing with other dogs.  Papi Chulo is fine on walks; he pulls a little but can be guided quite easily. He can walk for quite a while! His biggest challenge is that he barks if he sees or hears other dogs. His foster family is working on this behavior. He also barks when he hears the neighbor's dog.  Papi Chulo is house trained. He sleeps in his crate at night and will only use the restroom on walks, rather than in the backyard, so walks are essential. Papi Chulo will bark when he sees strangers, but it’s because he’s excited.  Papi Chulo is really easy-going and wonderful; he responds to commands like stay, hush etc. He’s a gentle, sweet-natured dog who is looking for a loving family! Papi met a cat in his original foster home. He didn't mind the cat at all. Papi Chulo is an option for a home that has had a dog or hasn't had a dog. If there are children in the home they need to be over the age of 6. show less

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Periwinkle

Boston 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: $550 Periwinkle is a 9 year old Boston Beagle mix. She was a stray from a shelter. Her sweet smile is a sight to see, and while she was a bit shy when she first met her foster it only lasted a few minutes and she has blossomed into a loving, goofy pup.  Her foster describes their schedule as follows: 'We are up early and go for a walk around 5:30 or 6. About every two hours, I take her out for a walk with the last one being about 8 PM. She sleeps in the bed pretty much all night. She’s not a big eater and I just put the food out and leave it there all day and she nibbles when she feels like it. She does drink a lot of water so you need to constantly be filling up the dog dish.' She is very friendly and loving and just wants to be with people. She loves her belly rubs and will give you a paw if you dare to stop. She has two speeds, full-on and off. She will lie near her foster momma when she is working but will jump up and run downstairs at the thought of a walk or if she is leaving the room. She would be happy in a house by herself or one with other pets, she doesn't mind either way! She is mostly housetrained, and is very smart. She knows sit and up. She sleeps through the night, and is a very sweet and loving companion to her foster momma.  Periwinkle is an option for homes with a variety of experience levels. If there are any children in the home they need to be over the age of eight.  show less

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Pumba

Corgi

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 Pumba is a 3-year-old Corgi mix who weighs approximately 29 lbs. This sweet pup was rescued from a hoarding situation in Korea and is now ready to find his forever home. Unlike his namesake, Pumba is no speed demon! He’s a super relaxed, mellow guy who likes to relax, observe, and snooze. He’s a well-behaved, laidback dog who would make a fantastic work-from-home companion and so much more! When Pumba first arrived in his foster home, he was reticent but easy-going. He was cautious with letting his fosters touch or pet him, but he was polite in communicating his nervousness. He is easy-going, sweet and an observer. He likes to be in the same room/proximity as his fosters, but he is never under their feet and appreciates his space. He approaches his people when he is comfortable, and they respect that. His most willing and available times are in the morning and when they come home from an errand. He eats well, sleeps through the night, is potty trained, doesn’t bark, and wags his tail all day. What more could you want in a canine companion? He is still cautious and slightly reticent. He does not jump on people or furniture. He is food motivated and good on a leash - no pulling and he’s relaxed and calm. Training makes him a bit nervous, but the food motivation should make it easier. Being low energy, he’s happiest relaxing, observing, and simply hanging out.  Every morning, roughly at 7 am, starts with a hello and wag of his tail. He and his foster-siblings go outside to go potty and then come in for breakfast - with his tail wagging. He loves to lounge in the sun in the yard but never barks. He moves from lounging in the sun to observing what is happening indoors - whether it be cleaning, cooking, kids watching tv, or doing school work. He is not afraid of the vacuum, kitchen sounds, or the mailman. He likes to watch everything. After a few naps throughout the day and lots of exploration in the house and yard, he is ready for dinner, more playtime and bed by 9 pm. Pumba currently lives with three other dogs: an 11-year-old medium-sized Lagotto Romagnolo, 2-year-old medium mix breed, and 1.5-year-old smaller sized mix. He holds his own with other dogs and while he gets along well with others, he is not a pushover. It’s been incredibly easy with him in his foster house. He has bonded most with the smaller mix, who is most interested in attention and play. It seems that Pumba is entertained by his goofiness! He does not interact much with the oldest dog, and he and the other mix ignore each other.  Pumba is house trained, uses a doggie door, and has slept in the crate the first night, but was not thrilled about it. He is currently sleeping on a dog pillow.  Pumba would be fine as an only dog and also fine in a home with another dog. He would likely do best in a calm environment that supports him feeling safe and enables him to learn basic skills training. He’s not a needy dog and would likely do best in an environment where this trait is appreciated! Pumba is only an option for a home that has had a dog as an adult. Shy, reserved dog experience is a plus. If there are children they need to be over the age of 10. show less

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Road Runner

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 Road Runner, or Roady for short, is a 4 month old male Shepherd mix who weighs approximately 18 lbs. We anticipate that Roady will be in the 35-45lbs range when full grown. This pup is the definition of a snuggly happy velcro dog. With his affectionate, energetic, loving, and cuddly disposition, combined with his constantly wagging tail and endless kisses, he is the perfect playmate for just about anyone who wants a dog to romp around with. If you are looking for a running buddy or just a friend for long walks on the beach, Road Runner is your guy!   As his name suggests, Road Runner is incredibly energetic. Therefore, he will require plenty of time to get out his energy and run around. That being said, Road Runner is more than just an active dog that will keep you on your toes. His personality is the perfect combination of all the traits we absolutely adore. So while he may be active, don’t let that trick you! He is a huge lounger when he isn’t in a playful mood and is fully ready to join you on the couch for movie nights and lazy days. Furthermore, he is a major velcro dog. He just loves his people! In fact, the first time he met his foster, he immediately fell asleep in their lap and continues to do just that whenever they sit down to relax. He just loves having physical contact with his people. However, for this reason, he will do best in a home that doesn’t leave him home alone all that often, or has another friendly pup to keep him company. Also, he is incredibly affectionate! He is always ready to give kisses and wiggles up to anyone he meets, very eager to make new friends.   In between long walks, snuggles, and nap time Roady is working on some basic training. Because he is so energetic, his foster has noticed that if not given enough opportunities to get out his energy he can sometimes get a little overboard with the puppy nipping. That being said, he is very responsive to discipline. When he is overdoing it, his fosters just ignore him and he stops. Overall, this habit is characteristic of energetic puppies and will likely disappear with age and maturity. In addition, he LOVES to run and explore, but is still learning how to walk on a leash (pulls a bit but is getting better). He is very intelligent, and will be easy to train if given proper instruction. Finally, when it comes to housetraining, Roady is excelling! He has had a few accidents, but is coming along smoothly. With continued positive reinforcement training he will solidify his skills in his forever home. Last, Roady displays typical puppy behavior. He is currently teething, so it is important that he has access to chews.   Roady has also established a daily routine with his foster: “Roady wakes up around 7am and goes out for potty. Then he nibbles some breakfast or goes back to bed for some continued snoozing (he doesn’t get his burst of energy until late morning, usually 9-10am). Then we go for a long hike or run since he has plenty of energy. Then we play fetch with his ball or favorite squeaky toy (he loves to race back and forth after the ball). He usually nibbles his kibble throughout the day and gets extra hungry in the evening when he eats the most voraciously. He usually naps throughout the day (he has two modes—crazy energetic puppy play time and coma-style sleepy time).”   Roady generally does very well with most other dogs. He has never had any issues. That being said, he will be most compatible with other dogs that have higher energy levels who are willing to play with him. Overall, Roady is ideal for a home that is high energy and has energetic dogs. Furthermore, as he is still quite young, his family will need to be committed to finishing up his training. As an added bonus, he will most likely be happiest in a home that has at least one person home most times. He is a major velcro dog! However, most importantly, he just needs a family that will give him all the love and attention he deserves and craves.   Roady is only an option for those who have had a dog in the last three years. If there are children they need to be over the age of 6.   show less

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Rosetta

Dachshund

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 Rosetta is a 10-12-month-old Dachshund-Beagle mix who weighs approximately 13 lbs. This adorable girl was taken into the shelter as a stray, and we now get to find her a forever home. This smart, affectionate sweetie is looking for an active forever family who wants a canine companion for all their new adventures. She’s ready to be your running or hiking partner, and she’ll keep you accountable! She loves learning new tricks and can’t wait to show you how rewarding it is to help a timid pup find her confidence.  Rosetta is a very smart, affectionate, active dog that will give you a lot of love. At the same time, she’s a timid girl who needs help to blossom in the world. When she first arrived in her foster home, it took almost 20-30 minutes to coax her out of her crate. She didn’t eat much for the first 3-4 days. However, she opened up and now happily moves from room to room, jumping on her foster’s bed or couch and constantly asking for her foster’s attention. She also now eats well. She is definitely a velcro dog who sticks to her foster all day and is becoming more affectionate and playful by the day. She has two modes: a play mode and a snuggle mode. When she is in play mode, she goes all out. She’s very quick and wants to jump around and chase after toys. When she is in snuggle mode, she will do anything to get in your face to know that she wants to be loved, licking your face non-stop. She is still very timid with others though. When she goes on walks or is introduced to others, she will hide behind her foster and bark.  On walks and with new things, Rosetta is very unsure still. She is scared of other dogs on walks, though she will interact with calm dogs who know to give her space. She’s very comfortable in the foster’s house but will need to be introduced to new environments slowly. She is currently learning to feel comfortable in the foster’s yard. Rosetta may very well open up with another confident dog. We see many of our shyer dogs who find their confidence with another dog in the home. In her foster home, Rosetta wakes up around 7:00-7:30 am and heads outside. Then they come back in and play, as well as do some basic training (about 20-30 min total of play and training). Breakfast comes next. The foster mom brings the crate into the room she works in, and Rosetta goes into the crate on her own. The foster leaves the door open so Rosetta is free to come in or out, but she usually likes to lie in there and nap. While her foster parent works for 3-4 hours, Rosetta stays in there nicely. Around 12-1 pm, she heads outside again for a short walk and another playing and training session. The foster parent goes back to work, and Rosetta goes back to her crate, hanging out there until 5-6 pm when she has a longer walk around the neighborhood or nearby hiking trail. After the walk, Rosetta eats dinner. She doesn’t eat all at once and kind of grazes throughout the day. After the walk, she will generally hang around her foster while they make dinner. While her foster has dinner, they bring the crate out next to the dining table, and she goes in on her own after a minute or two of jumping on the table. If you don’t bring the crate out, she will continue jumping on the table throughout dinner. After her foster finishes some work, they have another play session for about 20 minutes before going to bed. Rosetta sleeps in her crate in her foster’s bedroom. The foster generally leaves the crate door open and brings her water bowl into the bedroom room so she has access at night. She sleeps nicely until the foster parent wakes up the next morning. On Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, her foster has been bringing Rosetta over to their relative’s place around 5-6pm. When they are there, they generally have dinner first before bringing her on a walk to a nearby park. She loves going to the park and running with them. They follow a similar routine at the relative’s place, and she’s been doing well there too. Rosetta is playful and energetic - in spurts! She knows how to be calm in her crate when you are busy with other things, but you have to make sure to let her out of her crate and get her energy out, as she will find other outlets otherwise (she likes getting socks if you don’t pay her enough attention). If you run with her, she runs very fast and doesn’t want to stop. She absolutely loves running. She also loves to learn new tricks and is very food motivated. She knows sit, down, stand, look at me, bow, and sit pretty when there are treats around. She has also been working on recall, leash training, and staying in the crate until she’s invited out. Rosetta is working on her leash skills with her foster and making progress. Rosetta is crate-trained. She’s also house trained, so long as she is taken out every 4-5 hours. She is able to sleep through the night. She will chew on socks when she is bored. She likes chewing on tennis balls and should be supplied with appropriate chew toys. She barks if she sees people walk by outside the window or hears strangers’ voices. She doesn’t tend to bark on walks.  Rosetta’s ideal home would have someone who is home quite a lot. She isn’t a fan of being left alone and just wants to be around her people. She’s looking for an active home and loves to be outside. She will also do well with people who like to teach their dog tricks. She’s super smart and has fun learning new tricks; training is easier because she’s food motivated. Finally, she is looking for someone who is willing to put in the time to socialize her so that she can start to learn that the world is not a scary place to be in. Rosetta is only an option for a home that has had a dog previously as an adult and having shy dog experience is a plus. If there are children they need to be over the age of 10. show less

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Sir Mix-A-lot

Dachshund

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 Sir Mix-a-Lot is a 2-year-old Dachshund-Chi mix who weighs approximately 15 lbs. He was a stray picked up by a shelter and is now with us, ready for his forever home. This gentle, loving guy is happy to be your loyal, affectionate friend once he trusts you. The world is his to explore, and he goes about his life ready for the next adventure. If you’re looking for a sweet companion, Sir Mix A Lot may be just your pup! Sir Mix A Lot is a very kind and sensitive dog who is friendly but a little timid. He needs to know you before he trusts you enough to come up for an ear scratch or a cuddle, but once he feels comfortable with you, he is a loving friend. He is a happy, quiet dog with a sweet demeanor and a big smile. He loves trotting around the yard, going on walks, napping, and getting tummy rubs. He is happy with other dogs.   Sir Mix A Lot is currently being fostered with Sombrero, and they really love each other. Favorite activities include playing, barking at squirrels, chewing bones, going on walks, and exploring the yard. They love to be together and take cues from each other. They sleep together in their crate at night.  Sir Mix A Lot sleeps through the night in his crate and emerges with a stretch and a shy smile to meet the day. He loves walks, chasing squirrels, and playing. He also loves cuddles and scratches around the ears. He eats well and goes to sleep again around 9 pm.  Sir Mix A Lot absolutely loves to go on walks. He comes as soon as the leash appears and jumps over Sombrero to get “hooked up” to his leash. He can walk for long distances without a break and loves to smell, explore, and trot along. He can do with some training in not responding to squirrels, as he does tend to pull on the leash when he sees one. He has been trained by his foster family not to bark at other dogs, so he is definitely trainable.   Sir Mix A Lot is house trained, crate trained, almost leash trained. He loves other dogs and would benefit from a backyard to explore, a walkable neighborhood, a couch or a dog bed to sleep in, and a friendly home.  Sir lived with a cat in his original foster home. Sir Mix A Lot is an option for a home that has had a dog before. If there are children they need to be over the age of 10. show less