Some Available Dogs for Adoption
Has hind end weakness. Loves to suckle on blankets and carry stuffies in his mouth. He will shred bedding and his toys so will need to be supervised with them. Enjoys going for walks or playing in yard with his person. He is a wonderful companion to the person he bonds with. Nino is suspicious of strangers and takes time to warm up and trust. Not fond of having his feet touched or touch in general. Will need an experienced owner who will provide him with structure and boundaries, as well as a quiet home.
Athena arrived at DRU with her housemate, Zeus, as the outcome of an Animal Control case in her town. Young, full of energy and completely lacking in any sort of manners, Athena didn’t exactly live up to her namesake, the Greek goddess of wisdom, during her early days at the shelter. Instead, she spent her considerable energy waging war on her kennelmates and pummeling her caretakers with what she probably intended to be affectionate body-slams. All of these tendencies put her on the fast track for DRU University, where she made an almost instant turnaround and has emerged as the star pupil in the current class of DRU U dogs.
Beneath that hectic exterior there was a brilliant, biddable young Dobe girl who just needed structure and guidance to help her forge a strong connection with humans. After only a couple of weeks in DRU U, Athena’s handlers reported that she was much more affectionate, responsive and obedient when they took her out: heeling politely at their side, sitting at doors before going through them and seeking gentle eye contact from trusted human friends. This girl still has plenty of get up and go, though, and requires a home where her training will continue and keep her busy mind active.
She would be a great candidate for competitive or Rally Obedience, and maybe even Agility, as long as her new handler keeps her “brakes and steering” tuned up to go with the big engine that is her heart. Athena has played successfully with some of the male residents of DRU, but can tend towards “snippiness” if they get too pushy. We believe she can live with another dog, provided he is respectful of her and the owner. Athena is NOT a good candidate for a home with cats or small critters as she is definitely a predator around them. Her excellent obedience skills allow her to work around our resident cats without incident, but once released from work, her first order of business is to Search and Destroy the kitties. We would love to see Athena take her rightful place as someone’s fun-loving canine sport partner.
OZZIE is a 3 year old, black and rust, natural and docked male who was too protective for the busy horse barn where he lived. And while Ozzie may never get his picture on the “Pet of the Week” wall of fame, once he trusts, he craves the attention, affection and time spent with his person. Ozzie’s passion is running, running, running! He’ll chase a tennis ball ’til the cows come home. Ozzie’s obedience is good, however he needs management with reactiveness towards moving cars, perceived menacing strangers, potential stealers of his food and dogs that surely mean him harm. He needs structure and responds best to kindness and nurturing. Ozzie Pawsbourne, Prince of Darkness, is not a starter model but will be a super affectionate dog for someone, perhaps a homebody with a fenced yard. It’s no surprise Ozzie doesn’t like cats, but if correctly introduced to the right female dog, romance could bloom!