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Dogs Available for Adoption

CODY

Cody
Cody is a nine-year-old male Shih-Tzu. He likes to have his belly rubbed and be petted, and he plays with some toys, but he is sensitive when you try to pick him up. Cody rides very well in an automobile and a golf cart. He likes other dogs, and we assume he would be good with cats; however, there is no cat in his foster home. Cody does have heart problems and is on medications and low-sodium dog food to help manage his condition. Cody likes to go for short walks in the neighborhood and is friendly to everyone he meets. He is also very alert and attentive. We are working on his house training, and he is getting better. Cody is crate-trained but does like to be on the sofa with his foster mom and dad. He would probably be best with a fenced yard and older children.
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ROMAN

Roman
Roman is a handsome, tricolor male Dachshund mix. He is about 1½ years old and weighs 16 pounds. Roman came back into our foster program after his adoptive parent was injured and not able to care for him. Roman is a playful and moderately active boy. He is crate-trained and appears to be housetrained. He currently lives with 4 other dogs and gets along well with everyone in his foster home. There are no cats in his foster home, but his former parent reports that he made friends with a cat in his neighborhood. Roman likes all the people he meets and he loves to give kisses. Roman likes taking walks, playing chase and snuggling while watching television. Roman is looking for a forever home with a loving family.
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SCOOBY

Scooby
The Webster dictionary definition of "adorableness" is "Scooby." This particular Scooby is a two-year-old, fifteen-pound mix of terrier? Chihuahua? and basenji? -- based on his very curly tail; but quite frankly, only a DNA test could tell what his genetic makeup really is. Scooby is smart, friendly, quiet, relatively calm, great on a leash, wonderful with cats, dogs, children, etc. etc. etc... and best of all -- totally housetrained! He is not a chewer. Scooby also already knows the commands "sit," "stay," and "paw" and is eagerly working on several others. He is truly a very easy dog to fall in love with.
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ROXY

Roxy
Roxy is a female Australian cattle dog mix who weighs around 30 pounds. She was very overweight, but that issue was resolved quickly with proper diet and lots of fun at doggy day care. This older soul who is around nine is the perfect companion for anyone and is in great health. She's even had a recent dental cleaning to ensure her teeth are in good shape. Roxy has lived with extra-large, rowdy dogs, but she prefers to play and have fun with the little dogs at doggy day care who play less roughly than the big guys. At home she has a history of being toy-possesive, but not at day care. Roxy enjoys day care very much, but she is also very laid-back and a giant couch potato who enjoys watching TV and is the best bedtime snuggler ever. She is a people-pleaser and always wishes to be at her human's side helping with everyday tasks. In one foster home she lived with several cats ranging from old to young. She respected the cats' space and did very well living with them. She even allowed one of her foster kitten friends to snuggle with her on random nights. Roxy listens extremely well, and it's clear she has been very much loved all her years and trained well. She knows most basic comands: "sit," "down," "no," "come," and "outside." She could use a little work with walking on leash, but she is very easy to handle -- she's not too large, and she calms down very quickly once the initial excitement has passed. She does great on car rides is completly house-trained. Roxy is really a great dog who just needs the right home to make her life perfect.
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ZEP

Zep
Zep, or Zeppo or Mr. Zippy, is an approximate 8-year-old terrier mix, most likely rat terrier and something. He weighs about 15 pounds, but needs to put on a little weight. Zep is adapting incredibly quickly to his foster home, settling in with 4 new dogs and learning a doggie door. He is a super easy keeper! He loves to be petted and to be in the same room with you, but is not demanding. His foster home has nothing but good things to say about him. He walks very nicely on a leash and could probably stand to go for some walks to get out and about. Zep would do great in a relatively calm home where he can be safe and loved.
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Happy Tails -- Dogs Adopted or Pending

ADDIE

Addie
Addie is a young terrier mix who weighs about 20 pounds. She is about a year old. She's friendly and active and likes to be with people.
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GINA

Gina
Gina is a 5-year-old female Chihuahua mix who weighs 12.6 pounds. Her foster mom describes her as a little lover girl, because she loves to be held and snuggled. She currently lives in a foster home with 4 other dogs and 2 birds. She gets along well with the other animals in her foster home, but she seems more interested in playing with her foster mom than with the other dogs. She is a well-mannered little girl. She doesn't bark much, but will call attention to things that are out of the norm. She is housetrained and does not need or like to go into a crate. Gina would make an excellent companion for someone with a laid-back lifestyle.
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BREWSTER

Brewster
Brewster is a 60-pound border collie/shepherd mix -- both of which are very intelligent breeds. He has had his vaccines and is heartworm-negative. He is about a year old and a happy-go-lucky guy who hasnít met a stranger. In the cat room at the shelter, he just went over and sniffed the cage and was not aggressive toward any of them -- even the ones that hissed at him. Either he has had some training, or he is a very fast learner; he learned to sit very quickly to get a treat. He seems to be food-motivated and will be easy to train. Brewster is mild-mannered, but he may be a little too exuberant to be around a toddler. We believe he is housetrained, but we'll know more definitely once he is in a foster home.
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SAM

Sam
Sam is a 3-year-old beautiful golden retriever/ husky mix. He weighs 42 pounds and is a funny, loving bundle of joy. He likes to take walks and hikes and loves to ride in the car. He likes to play tug with his rope toy. He is good to alert if someone comes to the door, but doesn't continue to bark. He is smart and responds to several commands.

Sam came to us as a stray from Roane county. He was placed in a foster home and was quickly taken out of state for a trial, but he didn't fit into their lifestyle, so he was returned to us. He became too much for the foster to handle and was placed at the kennel because of a lack of available foster homes. He was placed in his current foster home in August. Because of his lack of training and no routine or stability he didn't trust anyone. SARG had a trainer work with Sam and his foster, and as a result he is more trusting and calm. His foster continues to use the training methods with him, and this will need to continue in his forever home. He can be nervous in new situations, but love and patience have calmed him.

He will need to be in a home with no children under 10 and no cats. He is with another dog in his foster home and gets along well with her, but would also do well as an only dog. We also recommend that the adopter have a couple of training sessions. This will help to build a bond and trust with Sam.
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Video of Funloving Sam!



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