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Dogs Available for Adoption


Meet Rudy, a pointer mix; just check out his pictures and you’ll see he loves to strike that "pointer pose"! Our veterinarian says he is approximately one year old and weighs 40 pounds. He is a little timid and unsure of himself due to lack of socialization, but he is very sweet and willing to please with some human reassurance. When he came to us he was in poor condition. Because of a lack of care he will soon be in the fight of his young life. He has been diagnosed heartworm-positive, which means several treatments of a drug called "immiticide." You can look it up on your own, but we will tell you the treatment could go either way -- good or very bad. We plan to report regularly on Rudy’s progress here, so please check back in about six weeks for the next update. Rudy deserves the chance to find the perfect fur-ever home after he makes the heartworm-treatment journey. If you feel that you are the person/persons to help him through this ordeal, please put in an application, and we can start discussing his future. If you have a little time and are looking for a wonderful dog friend in your life, Rudy is the one!
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Slick is a small Dachshund mix who weighs about 10 pounds. He has the long Dachshund body and short legs, but the coat of a wire-haired terrier. He is incredibly cute and likes to be held, and that's about all we can say about him until he gets to his foster home so we can get to know his personality.
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Cody is a nine-year-old male Shih-Tzu. He likes to have his belly rubbed, be petted and play with some toys, but he can be sensitive when you try to pick him up. Cody is an independent dog who is also a very alert and attentive. He likes to roam the allowed areas in the house, but he is not a big cuddle dog. He 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. Along with ‘Newman's Own’ dog cookies, Cody also likes small pieces of carrots for treats. He like to go for short walks in the neighborhood and is friendly to everyone he meets. He is house-trained now and is also crate-trained and will go into his crate during the day just to nap. He also likes to be on the sofa with his foster mom and dad at times. Cody would probably do best with a fenced yard and older children, and he likes men best and would be happiest in an all-male household.
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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, relatively calm, great on a leash, wonderful with cats, dogs, and children. 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. Scooby is very well housetrained, but he is not a dog who can be crated. He would most likely be fine left in a blocked-off, tiled area such as a kitchen, but he does not tolerate being confined in a crate. He also still has some puppyish behaviors that do make it necessary to keep him in a limited area when left alone. For these reasons, he is not best suited for apartment living.
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Happy Tails -- Dogs Adopted or Pending


Kipper is a little 13-pound senior Shih Tzu, about 9 years old. He came to us from the Oak Ridge Animal Shelter on October 25 and went directly to his new forever home the next day. He is now named Zaxby and is well established as head of household in his new home.
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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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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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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 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 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 hasn’t 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 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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