Available Dogs - Midatlantic
PA, NJ, DE, MD, VA, WV
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Oso 7 years old and 41 lbs is from Puerto Rico and wants a great new home in the US. He had a hard start, picked up stray in the street but saved by his rescuer with some much needed surgery. He is all healthy now and very social with other dogs and people. He will be fostered in Collegeville PA
Right now we are waiting for temperatures to cooperate so we can fly him to Philadelphia or D.C. Regulations require that ground temps be below 80 at all points where the flight lands or has a layover. NS3745
Please check back for updates.
Karo is a 6yr 40lb Aussie Mix Female. She is a cuddler and loves attention and a good belly rub. She has got along with our other pups in our household with no issues. She loves to play with our full size aussie and is very submissive towards him. She enjoys going for walks and running around the backyard with her playmates. Karo enjoys her food very much, so much, she doesn't like to share it very well. She is fed separately and knows her boundaries as long as she is corrected. Karo will not try to steal any food from our other dogs. She just does not want them near her food. We can pick up the bowl while she is eating with no problems. Karo knows to sit before eating and waits for her command.
Karo tends to get very anxious when we are going to go out the door. Did we say she loves car rides! She has to be corrected and we are still working on her manners at the door, but it's not her fault she LOVES car rides. Karo will pull on the leash but she is manageable. She does listen on recall off leash. But let's not test this around other strange dogs or people. Karo loves to chase small animals and children if running around. So Karo will not be ideal for young children at this time. Karo may be best with a larger, more dominant dog as a companion. Or in a household all to herself with her master. She knows her crate very well but she will sleep on a dog bed beside you. Or if you allow she will be a neck pillow!
Karo needs a strong leader to guide her and mold her into the dog she will eventually become. Which will be a loyal and fun companion to go on adventures with.
Karo is fostered in Roanoke, VA
Apply here for her. NS3710
This dear girl is 3 years old, and a red merle, with true working type dark liver red. No tail and two bright blue eyes. She's 46 lbs which is a good weight for her, but she appears smaller. Her coat is a little threadbare right now because she had puppies in the recent past.
Right now she is pretty nervous about indoor living—we suspect she was always an outdoor dog. She lets herself be handled with no problem so she's nervous with people but not hostile. She passed her cat test at the shelter, and is lovely with other dogs. She is quiet in a crate and comes when called now in a securely fenced back yard, which is a necessity for her as she gets scared and avoids human contact sometimes.
She needs to be walked on leash even in a securely fenced area for at least the first week in a new home, and as with any dog new to your house, will need to be leashed to you or crated when you are opening and closing doors to a non-fenced area.
Bailey Blue has gotten the hang of doors now and comes in when called from the fenced yard and has figured out which way the door opens. This is nice progress for her. Being scared of coming inside and doorways and not getting which way doors open is a classic tip-off to a dog that has never lived indoors.
Bailey Blue does love her food and, after feeding her in the crate so other dogs didn't steal her food when she wasn't eating right away the first few days, she now comes to the kitchen when she sees dinner dishes being handed out and will eat closer to the other dogs and doesn't need to have her dish sequestered-- the food disappears fast!
This girl is a flower waiting to bloom and it will just take some common sense management till she learns no one is going to hurt her and she doesn't need to bolt out an open door or leap over a gate and escape. She may never be a very social dog with people she doesn't know but it's clear she will learn to love and trust at least one or two people.
Bailey Blue is fostered in Collegeville PA.
Apply here for her. NS3780