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Adopt Stella

Female Adult N/A

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About Stella

Stella is a sweet, gentle, timid dog. She was found living under a truck with her 5 healthy four week old puppies in the central valley. It became clear that Stella was likely a backyard dog and is uncomfortable being inside a closed building/room for long periods of time. She becomes nervous and tries to find a way out. With time, Patience and positive reinforcement she should become used to spending time indoors. Stella would benefit from a home with free access to a safely enclosed yard. In foster home Stella spent time around resident dogs and was soliciting polite play. She is very eager to learn new things especially when yummy treats are involved and has already mastered 'sit', 'down' and 'stay'. A training scholarship has been funded by The Pedigree Foundation."Ready to meet Stella? Fill out the form to request an appointment Primary Color: Tan Weight: 68.2 Age: 3yrs 1mths 2wks

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Name
Stella
Age
Adult
Gender
Female
Size
Large
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!$75 of Archie's adoption fee is sponsored by the Laita/Bradely Family!Pers... show more

$100 of Archie's adoption fee is sponsored by the Mack family!$75 of Archie's adoption fee is sponsored by the Laita/Bradely 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 1wks 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. Great energy level, mostly quiet although he does occasionally bark at strange noises, does great and walks, and loves human attention! He LOVES chasing squirrels in the backyard. Overall an awesome guy! 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.My care had been sponsored by Martin Estrada!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."Ready to meet Badger? Fill out the form to request an appointment" Primary Color: Brown Secondary Color: White Weight: 68.2 Age: 4yrs 5mths 1wks show less

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Caroline

Pit Bull Terrier

Personality: Caroline is a very sweet girl who enjoys a laid back life. She loves to go on walks followed by lots of cuddles and belly r... show more

Personality: Caroline is a very sweet girl who enjoys a laid back life. She loves to go on walks followed by lots of cuddles and belly rubs. Caroline enjoys meeting new people especially if it comes with snacks and lots of pets. She is looking for a home to call her own where she can be loved and treated like a princess that she is. History: Caroline came to us from Madera shelter back in March. She has been in couple foster homes where she has done great with all the residents and is a very sweet and low key girl. Caroline was adopted once by a first time dog owners and returned two days later. She is known to take couple days to get comfortable in new environments so giving Caroline her own space where she can decompress is recommended and once she has warmed up she will be your little shadow and feet warmer.Dog Skills: Caroline can be selective about her canine friends. She prefers to peacefully co-exist with calm, confident male dogs. She hasn't shown any interest in playing with dogs, she prefers to just hang out. Caroline can be little bossy with young and/or timid dogs and she has shown strong focus towards small dogs. It is recommended that she goes home as an only dog or with a well matched confident, calm adult male dog.Cat Skills: Caroline has shown strong focus and willingness to chase cats. She is recommended to a home with no felines.Leash Skills: Caroline pulls on leash when excited. She is recommended to wear front-clip harness and would benefit from training on loose leash walking.Medical: Periodontal disease. This patient has been diagnosed with periodontal disease (also known as gum disease or dental disease). This disease is extremely common in dogs and cats, especially as they age. Periodontal disease occurs when bacterial plaque causes inflammation of the gums and eventual destruction of the bone in which the teeth are anchored. This patient had a dental cleaning recently at HSSV. Dental care is an on-going process that will need to be addressed for the life of this patient.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 requ Primary Color: Fawn Secondary Color: White Weight: 52.8 Age: 8yrs 2mths 1wks show less

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Dorothy

~ * ADOPTION FEE HAS BEEN SPONSORED BY LAITA/BRADLEY FAMILY * ~Personality: Dorothy is a timid, gentle dog that needs some time to settl... show more

~ * ADOPTION FEE HAS BEEN SPONSORED BY LAITA/BRADLEY FAMILY * ~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 with 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 walks on leash but she can be tentative if there is too much of a leash tension. She will benefit from having access to an enclosed yard for gaining confidence with leash walking and potty training. Medical: Dorothy is currently being treated for an ear infection caused by a foxtail foreign body in the ear and ruptured ear drum that might have affected her hearing somewhat. 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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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.If you're interested in me, I'm available to be met with daily from 10am to 1pm at our Milpitas location. Primary Color: White Weight: 68.4 Age: 3yrs 1mths 0wks show less