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Dogs Available for Adoption


Ms. Polly looks to be a Chihuahua/beagle mix. Put a Chihuahua head on a little bitty beagle body and that is Polly. She is brand new to the group, so we don't know too much yet. The vet clinic reports she has been very clean in her kennel while there. So far she walks really nicely on the leash and seems very interested in people. She isn't quite sure what to think of all the dogs at her foster home, but she has been respectful. She was not at all intimidated by the doggie door. We will update her profile as we learn more about this cutie!
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Trudy is a super-friendly little pug. She seems to like nothing better than to roll over and have her tummy rubbed. She is about 7 years old and weighs 10 - 12 pounds. Trudy's right eye is missing, but that does not seem to affect her happy attitude in the least; and she will be glad to share that happiness with her new forever family.
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How can you resist this face? Benji, named after the movie star dog by the same name, is a sweet, affectionate 38-pound, 2-year-old terrier mix. He has just gotten over treatment for heartworm and is now healthy, happy and ready to find his forever home. Benji is easy on the leash, great with cats and dogs and totally housetrained. He does not like being in a crate, but truthfully, he doesn't need to be in one. Benji can be a little skittish until he gets to know you, and then he becomes a totally devoted companion. But because he can be a little scared with strangers and sudden movements, he would probably be most relaxed in a home without very young children. Benji needs to be an inside dog, since he can jump a high fence. But he is such an easy house dog, that shouldn't be a problem for anyone. Whoever makes this dog a part of their family will have a loyal, loving companion.
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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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Maisie is a sweet little female terrier mix, about 5 months old as of June 18, 2017. She is good with kids and loves to give doggie kisses to everyone.
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Bentley is a young, possible rat terrier mix about 5 years old and weighing around 12 pounds. He has beautiful, tri-colored short hair and cute long ears. He was an owner surrender to the Anderson County shelter when his family could no longer care for him. He's up to date on shots, neutered and on heartworm preventive as well as flea and tick prevention. He's a new guy to SARG so we don't know much about him yet. We have discovered that he is not fond of being crated so hopefully we can find a situation where that is not needed. He does appear to be housebroken and does very well on a leash. Bentley is in a foster home with other dogs and is doing fine but we think he would do very well as an only dog or with another low key dog. Bentley likes to sit with you while you watch TV but is also ready and willing to go for a walk.
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A small package containing maximum cuteness -- this is Penelope, a Maltese/miniature poodle mix who is about 3 years old. She loves kids, but is shy with new adults and other dogs. She just needs time to warm up to them. She is housetrained.
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Sassy is a female Shih Tzu. We'll add more details later.
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Hello everyone. My name is Dixie. My foster mommy calls me "Sweet Baby Girl" because I give her big smiles and huge wiggles when she walks in the door. I've been a good girl by not having any accidents in the house or chewing on things I shouldn't. Mommy doesn't have to crate me when she goes out, and when she does crate me, I go right in because she gives me a treat. Mommy rescued me from the Anderson County Holding Facility when my previous family could no longer keep me. Now I'm looking to find a new family who will want to keep me forever. Just a little more about me, I'm about 3 years old, weighing about 55 pounds, and get along with other dogs. Mommy says she likes how laid-back I am, which sounds like a good thing. Please put in an application on me if you would like to meet me in person. Hope to see you soon!
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Rosie is a small, 8-pound or so Chihuahua mix, 2-4 years old. She is a nice little girl who seems to like people and so far has been very good with other dogs. We have not had her very long, so we are still getting to know her. Rosie was found as a stray, so we do not know anything of her background. While she has been good with the kids she has met, she would do best with older children due to her small size. She has come into her foster home and adjusted very quickly although the doggie door has been a bit scary. She seems to be house-trained and enjoys going for walks. Rosie does really, really well in the car. Over all, Rosie is a happy little girl looking for her forever home. Update: Good news from the foster home that Rosie has conquered the doggie door! This is a really nice Chihuahua mix who loves playing with her foster brother. She loves going for walks and is great in the car.
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Roman is a handsome, tricolor male Dachshund mix. He is about 1½ years old and weighs 16 pounds.
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Katie is a senior Shih Tzu female. We feel sure she is housetrained, and she is a little sweetheart who would be a lovely lap-companion for someone who would like to have a pet to snuggle with. She was turned over to us by the family several months after her elderly owner's death. She is 11 years old and has a number of health issues, including a mild heart murmur, dry eye, and cataracts, and she is somewhat overweight. We are still in the process of evaluating her health and treating her for the conditions that have been found. She will need to be given daily medication and have checkups by a vet on a regular basis to monitor her ongoing conditions.
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Paco is a sweet little 2½-year-old Chihuahua mix. He is housetrained, although he might have a rare mistake on occasion. He seems to like children. He gets along well with other dogs. Paco doesn't have any cats in his foster home, but he has done well when being introduced to cats at rescue events. Paco is pretty laid back and has an easy-going temperament. Paco's favorite pastime is snuggling with his human, while watching television or reading. Paco would make a wonderful addition to a loving family.
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This is Dexter, a mixed breed who looks like he could have some husky, border collie, and/or spaniel in his background. He weighs 26 pounds and is about 1-2 years old. He seems to be housetrained and gets along well with cats, people, and small dogs. We haven't really tried him with large dogs, though he didn't seem to have a problem when walking past them at the animal holding facility.
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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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