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SAMPSON (Adoption Pending)
Hi everybody! My name is Sampson D. Wellington and I’m about 2 years old. I was pretty famous around Shilito and Wellington Park (where I got my name) a few weeks ago. I was hanging out there without any people to love on me and feed me and I was pretty thin and scared. I’m still a little nervous around new people, but once I get used to you, I won’t want you to leave my side!
I’m a good boy and already know how to sit, lay down, and shake. I will also give you a big hug pretty much any time you want. I’m still working on putting some weight back on, but I’m a really big boy- even for a Dane. Like most big dogs, I eat a lot, but I will sit and wait for my food and will even let you wipe my mouth so I don’t make a mess.
At night, I really like to sleep next to you, but I’ll stay on the floor unless you want me in your bed. I’m house trained and will let you know when I need to go out. I’m not a fan of crates because I hate being alone. Luckily, my foster family gets to work from home right now so I always have somebody to love on me!
Since I’m so big and still a little scared, I would do best with a family with older kids (younger kids kind of freak me out- especially if they run around or scream). My foster family doesn’t have any other pets right now, so I haven’t had much experience with other fur babies lately. I would be the perfect addition to a family with lots of time to spend snuggling or taking me for walks. I would also love a fenced yard to run and play, but need close supervision since I’m big enough to hop most any fence. I’m up to date on vaccinations and neutered. Apply to adopt me here!
TUCKER (Pending Adoption)
Tucker is a 3-year-old, 122 pound beauty! He is sweet, affectionate, curious, smart, bold, and playful . All who meet him fall in love with him. He knows lots of commands including sit, stay, down, shake, speak, leave it– he even knows “get in the bathtub!” He is patient and lets us trim his nails with a dremel, he’s great in the car, and sleeps quietly in his crate at night. He absolutely loves holding plush toys in his mouth and trotting around the house just to prove how adorable he is- as if we didn’t already know! Tucker loves being close to his humans and will make sure to follow you around the house so you never have to be alone. He also REALLY likes other dogs– a bit too much, at times. He does not realize how big he is, and might do better as an only-pet or with other large dogs/dogs that can clearly tell him when they are done playing. Tucker was around infants and children in his previous home, though I suspect he might be at risk of knocking little ones over. He is prone to “happy tail” but is pretty good about keeping his bandages on so his tail can heal. Tucker is going to need a very special kind of home. He was heart worm positive when he entered the rescue, and is currently being treated with oral medications. His future family is going to need to be extremely diligent in keeping up with his medication regimen and vet checks. Because he is heart worm positive, he is also on an extreme exercise restriction which will need to remain in place for up to a year minimum!! It is very important that his future family be prepared to keep his heart rate down for the entire duration of treatment (i.e., no play dates with other dogs, no walks, no zoomies…). Tucker is up to date on vaccination.
GYPSY (Pending Adoption)
DEXTER (Pending Adoption)
Meet Dexter! Dexter is 2 years old. He enjoys walks around the neighborhood and does well while on a leash. He’s very inquisitive and playful. He thinks he’s a lap dog and looks for any chance to cuddle. He has been around our cat but hasn’t paid any attention to it. He can entertain himself but prefers when others play along. He wants nothing more than someone to love him and spend time with him though he can be very clingy. He is house trained and knows several basic commands. He is a great dog! Dexter is up to date on vaccination.
MOOSE (Pending Adoption)
Hello my name is Moose! I not only reflect my name in size and stature, but I’m also a pretty lazy boy. At 3 years old, there is nothing I enjoy more than lounging across the couch and looking out the window, pretty much all day long! I’m not a total lazy bum though. I love going on walks and when you grab my leash, I’ll show you how ready I am! I do pretty well on a leash, except when I see another dog and want to go play with them. I might try to slip out of my collar & that trick earned me this harness thing my foster parents make me wear now! I’m still learning what toys are, but I love running around the backyard with my foster dog sister, Molly as well as lay on the deck and catch some sun! I might be big, but I get pretty nervous when I meet new people, especially people wearing hats (those things are scary!) It takes a while for me to warm up to people, but once I fall in love with you, I’ll follow you everywhere you go and expect puppy massages while I lay on the couch. Since I am easily scared by people, I would prefer older children or a home with no kids. I have only been with my foster dog sister, Molly, so I don’t know how I would react to cats since I haven’t met any yet but open to meeting them! Even though I’m 3 years old, I am learning how to be in my crate, but luckily I am a good boy and can stay out of the crate all day with no problems! I’m an easy going boy and ready to meet my forever family! I am neutered & UTD on my vaccinations! Also, I’m not sure why but my hind legs are shaky when I lay down but that doesn’t stop me from running around the backyard & going for long walks!” Apply to adopt Moose here!
RAIDER (Pending Adoption)
Fun, fun, fun … that’s what you are signing up for with Raider. Raider is a 10 month old Great Dane/Pit mix puppy. He gives the best kisses ever – you will never get enough. This sweet pup has tons of energy but often needs redirection due to his energy level and age. Raider has gotten along very well with his foster brothers and would do best in a home with another playful pooch. He also enjoys playing with children (it would be recommended that children be over 10 years old). He is crate trained and housebroken. Raider has been neutered and is UTD. Apply to adopt Raider here!