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Dewey Adopted!

Three cheers for Dewey!


Dewey was here for more than a year. Some of us were getting a little worried that no one would want Dewey. He was such such a good boy and well-loved here at the shelter.

Here’s Ashley:
“Dewey is a very handsome four-year-old male Pit-Bull Terrier Mix. He seems to be good with other dogs and people of all ages. Dewey likes to chase cats, so a home that is cat free would be best suited for him. He will also need a fenced yard.
Dewey came into the shelter because his people didn’t have the time needed for him that he and all pets need and crave. Dewey is very playful and loves interaction with all.
Dewey has a lot of energy and would do best in an active home. He would make a great beach walking, hiking dog and a great companion. (Some further leash training would benefit Dewey for a perfect fit).
Dewey loves to play ball with people. Dewey knows basic commands and has learned (while in the shelter) how to “High Five, and Shake Paws.”
Dewey is a very affectionate and one of our volunteer favorites. If you are seeking a companion for walks, hikes and life’s adventures, please come and meet our awesome, gorgeous, smart “Dewey.” ❤❤❤❤

Nate, shown here with Dewey, wants us to know that “Dewey is a handsome boy that’s currently living at the shelter. He is very playful and listens to you. He really likes playing with balls, and will allow you to snuggle him and hug him and tickle him. Dewey is looking for a home where he will be treated kindly and is played with. I had a very fun time playing and taking pictures with Dewey.”

Chewie Adopted!

Chewie is an intelligent cat with distinguished markings and curious eyes. His absolute favorite thing to do is jump high in the air to chase his toys. This good boy is ready to find a home that will have plenty of toys and a warm lap to snuggle. He loves to chat and chirp, so we can only assume he would love a window to sit in and watch the birds. He’s smart as a whip, being the only cat that figured out how to remove drain covers in the shelter and put his toys down the drain! Chewie is a energetic and entertaining cat that will make someone happy for years to come. Chewie doesn’t really appreciate other cats, so he will be happiest as an only cat. He is good with children, but can be a tad rambunctious when he plays.

Shelly Adopted!



Amanda, who also took this picture, tells us, “Shelley is quite the character and is very much a herding dog! She is goofy, yet extremely focused, intelligent, sweet and loyal. Like most herding types, she is high energy and wants a JOB so badly! Whatever she is doing, she is doing it as if her and your life depend on it!
A bored dog is not a happy dog and that is especially true in Shelley’s case. She is VERY active and would do best in a home with room to run, with a human who understands how to fulfill her breed needs, and is willing to keep her stimulated both mentally and physically. With the proper environment, herding type dogs are some of the most rewarding dogs to own. They will give you what you give them times 100!! Are you the human for her?”
Shelley needs a fully fenced yard and a home with no kitties (she loves to chase them.)

Gertie Adopted!



Our dear friend Gertie went home. We all fell in love with this senior girl the minute we saw her.

Gertie came in as a stray, so we don’t know her age, but we think she’s around twelve.  In spite of having bad back knees and spinal issues, she is the friendliest, sweetest girl imaginable. Gertie will need to be on pain meds for the rest of her life and will need a home with no steps.

Congratulations to Gertie and her new family!

Bean (aka Bruno at the shelter)

Bean’s pet parents sent this terrific update early in July:

We wanted to send a happy update about our Bean. If you remember, we adopted Bean (then Bruno) almost a year ago knowing he had some bad habits. We understood that dogs in the shelter are under a lot of stress and often lose their manners. Bean was very selective with the dogs he could be in contact with and could become aggressive if we weren’t watching him. But I knew that those big brown eyes had more than enough love to share with the world. We adopted Bean with the intention of making him a therapy dog for folks going through sad times. Pit bulls are wonderful cuddle bugs who are very people oriented. This makes their breed a wonderful choice for a therapy dog for hospitals. Even though Bean was insecure he had the makings for amazing cuddleness so we brought him home. 
In less then a year, Bean has completed a Reactive dog class (a.k.a keeping cool under pressure class) and now, the American Kennel Club’s Canine Good Citizen class. Bean can now play with everyone he meets and is only one class away from helping comfort people in hard times. 
But don’t worry, Bean isn’t all seriousness and business. Oh no! This boys still loves his ball and rope and his sassiness is tough to match. But he’s proving that just because you fall on hard times, doesn’t mean you’re down for the count! 🙂
Thank you for giving us our boy. I’ll end with my favorite quote “dogs will often l fill a hole in your heart you didn’t know you had.” – anonymous