Available Dogs - Southeast
NC, SC, GA, FL
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Penuche is an adorable low rider, she is an aussie/corgi/?? mix. We pulled her mother a few months ago, Wiglet, who was a corgi/aussie mix (dad was aussie/mom was corgi). Penuche is around 1 1/2 yrs old. She is very terrified of people as she was pretty much ingnored and left to her own devices. She does well with other dogs and is trying to play with the foster's dogs! Her foster parents are working with her and she seems to be doing better with the husband (her former owner was a woman). We will update when we have more. She is fostered in Thonotasassa, FL NS2745
Kozmo is 5 yrs old, he's an Aussie/Border Collie cross. Kozmo is a bigger boy, weighing in at 70 lbs.
He is fostered in a home with 2 other dogs; he's having a blast with one but the other is deaf/blind and pushy, something Kozmo isn't appreciating.
According to his previous owner he's good with men/women/children and cats (foster doesn't have cats). He is still new to us so more info as we get to know him. Kozmo is fostered in Tampa, FL NS2938
BearBear came in as a stray from a local shelter; he's pretty timid but we can tell he'll come around. He's already trusting his foster parents and is acclimating into the pack (2 other dogs). Shelter says he's about 4 but we feel he may be a bit older. BearBear was so matted the shelter couldn't even tell if he was neutered or not. Thankfully they had him shaved down and bathed for us and found that he is neutered!! He has been vetted all except a heartworm test. Right now BearBear is just taking it easy. He's not thrilled with a leash so his foster home is just letting him drag it around and be chill. They will start working with him once he's decompressed. We think he's going to be a sweet heart of a Bear! BearBear is fostered in Ormond Beach, FL NSXXXX
Rocky Red Rocky
Rocky Red Rocky is a neutered doubled red merle male, weighing in at 60 pounds, 8 1/2 y.o. You will immediately fall in love with this shy, anxious loving guy. Rocky believes that he is the size of a lap dog, so he cant understand why he has problems fitting on your lap. His blue eye are piercingly beautiful and expressive.
He is fine with dog savvy cats and plays well with my other dogs. He would be most comfortable with a passive older dog as his companion or as an only dog in a quiet older owner home. Rocky is very high level velcro. His energy level is mid level. He walks fairly well on a leash. He needs more time learning good leash skills. Housebroken and crate trained. He is not crated at night or when I leave the house. He has good house manners. Rocky does well with adults. I will not place him with in a home with children.
Rocky needs a fenced yard, his recall is terrible. He doesn't show much interest in squirrels but would love to catch a rabbit. This shy anxious guy hides from strangers. He will socialize after awhile. He is currently taking Prozac for his anxiety. The perfect home for this loving senior gentleman would be stable, quiet, and loving with plenty of patience as he readjust to a new home.
Fostered in Granite Falls, NC
Apply here for him. NS3773
Koa Bear is a high energy, low Velcro 45lb Aussie who is 20 inches tall. He knows lots of tricks (high five, shake, sit, lie down, etc.) He has anxiety, but it is manageable with his medication, crate time, and structure. His anxiety stems from the unknown, so apartment life is not for him. He would be a great companion or family dog and would love another dog to play with. He was surrendered by a family of 3 that loved him dearly but recognized that their changed situation was not good for him. He does well at day camp, the dog park and is lorded over by a 14lb Aussie. We have been working on leash manners. He also fetches and is very treat motivated. He responds well to strong commands and if he has a few chew toys, will probably not bother with chewing on footwear. He would make a great running or hiking partner with some work.
Koa Bear has a pretty high prey drive, so probably would not do well with cats. He has met a few neighborhood cats and was not impressed. He is on medication for anxiety but manages it beautifully. He seems a little reactive to strangers, but not something that isn't easily corrected with redirection. His previous family did a lot of work with him from the beginning. He just needs a strong leader to cuddle up with on the couch or play with.
He can be a bit vocal when he gets amped up or wants something. He really needs a fenced in yard - his recall tends to be a bit conditional.
Koa Bear is fostered in Atlanta, GA.
Apply here for him. NS3813
Nova 22 Pretty Nova was dumped in a yard with no ID and no explanation. She shared a house with 3 dogs and a cat for about a month. The family loved her but she has a medical condition they didn't know how to handle. Some of her traits are: loves riding in the car; wants the navigator seat; major love bug; looks for lots of sofa time; loves walks on leash; greets all the neighbors; not bothered by sirens or fireworks; crates well but only crated in foster home at mealtime as a resident dog can be a food thief; has never met a stranger; sits nicely;
loves bones. Nova as a senior dog has developed epilepsy. We are working to balance her meds and then can be available for adoption. Fostered in Trenton SC. NS3708
Yogi Cute little 29lb 4 yr old blue merle male. Very timid, will take a while to warm up (days). He's very sweet and wants to be on your lap once he earns up. Seems to hear and see fine. Fostered in Thonotasassa, FL NSXXXX
Charleston Gorgeous 19 month old black tri male approx 50lbs. VERY active! More info as we get know him. Fostered in St Petersburg. FL NS3829