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Dogs Available for Adoption


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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Happy Tails -- Dogs Adopted or Pending


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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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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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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Little Bit
Little Bit is a purebred male Shih Tzu. He was surrendered by his owner at the Anderson County Animal Holding Facility. He is 1½ years old as of 4/25/17 and weighs 10½ pounds. Little Bit seems to be housetrained, having spent the weekend in a foster home, and appears to get along with other dogs. We have not introduced him to cats yet. He likes to sit on a lap or cuddle at your feet, and he rides well in the car.
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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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This sweet young dog needs a loving home. Amora is a beagle mix about 1 year old, sweet, eager to please, and playful. She has been an indoor/outdoor dog, and she loves attention and company. Amora weighs about 55 pounds, and is spayed and up to date on shots.
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Bowie is a lovely little 6-year-old Yorkie/Chihuahua mix. He's well house-trained, sweet-tempered, affectionate, and gentle. He likes to play with toys and "hands" them back very gently. He is energetic; his foster dad took him for a 1½-mile walk, and he loved it. He wanted to be carried sometimes, not because he was tired, but because he wanted contact. He appears to be in very good shape, is agile and quick. He knows his name and comes when called. He needs a home with people who are also active. He and his brother Desmond lived together for most of their lives, and they also lived in a home with another dog. We did not feel that the brothers would mind being separated, and Desmond has been adopted, while Bowie seems quite happy in his new foster home. His foster mom says he he needs to go out about every 4-5 hours during the day, but doesn't like cold or wet so has to have firm encouragement to do his business, and he will. She says he is anxious and startles at loud noises and unexpected movements, but is sweet, affectionate, and relaxed when sitting with her and being petted.
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Bucky is a young Dachshund mix, approximately 1-2 years old. We haven't had him very long, but so far he has been a nice fellow who is getting along quite nicely with his new foster brothers and sister. He seems very interested in playing and has quickly mastered the doggie door. More to come on this cute chap as we get to know him.
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Buddy, an adorable, affectionate 4-year-old, 15-pound beagle/dachshund mix, was surrendered to the Oak Ridge Animal Shelter when his family was moving and realized they couldn't have pets in their new living situation. He is safe now in a SARG foster home and just waiting for his forever family to fall in love with him. Buddy is quiet and sweet, house-trained, crate-trained (but really doesn't need a crate) good with children, other dogs and cats and everyone else he meets. He loves to go on walks and have fun at the dog park, but most of the time he just likes to chill at home. He will make a fantastic, easy-going companion in any kind of household. Please help find a new home for Buddy!
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