Will eventually be great companion for outdoorsy person. Unsocialized because of neglectful upbringing, but is coming around fast. She is very affectionate and seeks comfort in people. Usually she is quite a happy, playful, busy, and curious pup.
Will eventually be awesome dog for an active or outdoorsy person. Field bred but little training or handling before coming to rescue. Active, sweet, affectionate, playful, smart girl who loves kids, people, dogs, and cats. Big, stocky boy that loves people, gets along with other dogs, and tolerates cats. Loves watching for birds and squirrels, and gets along with dogs and cats. Sensitive and does not do well with loud noises. Would do best with older children.
Active outside but settles well indoors. Really just wants to be with his people. Does well on a leash. Owner Surrender with Sage, below. Past owner said they took them out once and they pointed birds. Owner Surrender with Boss, above. Super sweet, cuddly, energetic, settles down great in the house, working on crate and house training, loves to watch birds and squirrels, will chase cats if they run.
Not a barker but previous owners had him debarked. Found by shelter as stray. Sweet, travels well, doesn’t appear to be a barker, very focused. More info to come once he’s been in foster longer. Gets along with other dogs. Pick up in Utah and now being transfered out of a shelter to Idaho.
Small, very sweet, with prey drive so is cat intense, but attentive to people. Abandoned then taken to shelter. Appears birdy and interested in the outdoors. She is currently in a foster home in Portland, OR. History: Owner died, daughter abandoned all dogs, neighbor contacted rescue. Application, home visit, and fee required. We’ll have a recommended book list posted soon, too.
If funds are tight, contact your local or regional shelters for training —many offer low cost classes and consults, as well as free behavior helplines. Don’t underestimate the need for physical and mental exercise—many behavior and training issues can be solved by increasing both. If your dog is an outside dog, bring him inside! It will give them more training opportunities and interaction. Most dogs don’t self-exercise when left on their own in a yard and will get bored. Having trouble keeping him home? Is your property fully fenced?
If you aren’t bound by neighborhood property requirements and have a tight budget, you can use as inexpensive material as field fencing—there are a variety of options available and can all look nice if you do a neat job. Many dogs require at least a five foot high fence. Other solutions for digging out are burying wire vertically along the perimeter of the fence, or similarly pouring a concrete foundation, using landscaping stones, pressure treated lumber, or railroad ties. Some charities for humans, like Salvation Armies and Agape Houses, food banks, or soup kitchens may also have pet food banks. Also, some stores and dog food manufacturers offer frequent buyer discount programs. Yes, you can take your pets when you move! If you are worried about a change in housing type or space, give your dog a chance to adjust because jumping to the conclusion that he won’t be happy in the new home. Most dogs adjust fine and even hunting dogs can live happily in apartments, provided you still give them enough exercise. Moving to a new home with the family is usually a lot less stressful than moving to a new home with a new family. A little preparation goes a long ways when it comes to bringing your baby home when you have pets.