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Featured Dog


Oliver is 10 years old. He is a mix breed and weighs about 35 pounds. He came to us because his human is dealing with a very serious medical issue. This is a hard adjustment for him and he is pretty nervous about being here. 

Oliver is such a sweet guy and very loving. He is house trained as long as he stays on a schedule and will promise to be nothing but good for you, love you and be a best friend in exchange for a warm bed and gentle hand.


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9 year old male dachshund.  This little guy might be 9 years old chronologically, but he's just a puppy in his own mind.  He loves, loves, LOVES toys! He listens well and he loves to play fetch.  He seems to be house trained. What a cutie!


4 year old male yellow lab. This energetic boy loves to be with his people, so he would do best with someone who had a lot of time for him. He's great with kids, cats, and dogs of all sizes.  He would make a great farm dog, especially if there are other dogs around.


3 to 4 year old male lab/rottweiler mix.  This boy has the curliest tail ever!  Crate trained and does a good job on house training, too.  He might not be good with other dogs in the house; we're not sure about cats.  Sweet boy with lots of energy!


3 or 4 year old English setter/hound mix. She's a bit timid but warms up to you once she's around you for a while.  Very sweet girl.  She seems to get along with other dogs. She would probably be good with kids and cats but, as usual, a slow, supervised introduction is best.  Stop by soon to meet this little treasure!




Luke is a 6 year old German Shorthair Pointer. He is looking to be a forever family pet as hunting just wasn't his thing. Now, most pointers will have a lot of energy but not Luke...he is very mellow and quiet. He knows basic commands of sit, shake, and stay. He is completely house trained and likes to be indoors more than outdoors. 

Small dogs or cats are a no-go for him but maybe a bigger dog if introduced properly. Luke has never lived with kids so we would need a family with children that are maybe 10 and up that understand he may need space sometimes. Luke loves to please people, and will walk beside you where ever you go and loves to go for vehicle rides!


1 year old spaniel.  She's the size of a Springer Spaniel. This sweet girl would like a fenced yard with room to run. She tends to play a bit rough with kids and cats, but she gets along fine with other dogs.  She knows sit, lie down, and shake.  Stop in to say hi to this beautiful girl!



Big boy Pogo is a 6 or 7 year old Shepherd cross. He is a gentle giant but we were told that he does not do well with small animals. Pogo has a deep bark and will let you know if someone has come onto your property! He was mainly an outside dog but would come indoors occasionally. Gorgeous boy!



Jack is a black lab mix. He was found on the reservation and is now looking for a new home. He is a sweet young boy, approx. 1 years old. Jack enjoys meeting all the dogs here and he loves kids playing with him. He enjoys his raw hides and squeaky toys too! Jack is a pretty special boy and has the cutest face ever! He has these paws that are almost too big for him and he just doesn't quite know what to do with them yet! What a sweet heart he is.


Star is a 3 year old sharpei mix.  Star has had a rough start to life.  Star has been through such a rough time that she deserves something so much better.  She was extremely thin, had mange, and was full of worms when found.  Her foster mom kept her for 2 months and nursed her back to health.  She is all cleared up from the mange and worms and has gained back her weight.  She is fully house and crate trained.  Star lived with an 11 year old in her foster home and did well with him.  She can be a bit taken back by other dogs, so there would need to be a slow and proper introduction to any other pets. 


Jasper is approx 1 1/2 years old.  He loves playing with other dogs and likes having his time outside to run around a play!  Jasper may even do well with hunting but most of all, he would make a great family pet.  He enjoys going for walks or runs and absolutely loves to go swimming in the pools.


Annie is a pitbull that has brought with her 4 pitbull mix puppies. She is very sweet and gentle. Annie is not very fond of the other dogs here but, with time, we think it will get better. We are uncertain on her age as she is a stray. Her past life was not the best and we are very surprised that she likes the human so much after all that was done to her!

Female Yellow lab. We are uncertain on her age. She is very sweet but is extremely timid of everyone. She seems to have a hard time trusting people so she would need someone who has a lot of time to devote to her to help her understand that humans can be good to her. We know that she likes other dogs but then she becomes so attached to the other dog that she strays further from the human and only trusts the dog. We do not know the background on Mya so it is so hard to tell right now why she is so shy of people. We highly recommend a fenced in yard as she will take off if left unattended. Once she gets to trust you, she can be the sweetest dog!

Adoption Pending


3-1/2 year old female retriever/setter mix. She is just as sweet as can be.  Emma is house-trained and likes other dogs.  She does have some energy so she would need an active family or somewhere with a large fenced in yard for play time.  Emma knows her basic commands of sit and stay and would make a great addition to any family!

Adoption Pending


Connor came to us as a stray. He is a black lab and he is approx. 6 years old. This guy is a ton of fun. Playing, running, and chewing toys are some of his favorite things to do. He is not a jumper, just a whole lot of love! He does pretty good with the other dogs here and he does so well in his overnight kennel that we would bet that he is good with house training.


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