Find Your New BFF!
But for those of you who want a REAL dog, one that will be your loyal companion and lifelong protector, one that will love you unconditionally until its last breath, we have some wonderful dogs who would love to meet you!
The simple truth is -- no dog is instantly perfect. If you want a dog that will never bark, jump, dig, chew, has perfect manners, and is 100% house-trained on day one, then please adopt Fluffy (or one like her).
A rescued dog can bring a lifetime of love and devotion, but in the beginning some may require a little extra effort on your part. Some of these dogs have been abandoned, abused, starved, hit by cars, or simply neglected by the humans they once trusted. Their worlds have been turned upside down beyond their ability to understand, and most will require some time to adjust. Some may need a refresher course in house-training. And, after being abandoned, some may have separation issues and will need help to feel secure.
It may take two weeks or it may take six months, but these issues can all be overcome with a little love and patience (and we're always here to help in any way we can). You will then have your perfect dog, and a true Best Friend Forever.
If you wish to sponsor Fluffy (who is stuffed), your donation will help the real dogs in our care, and is tax deductible. (Donate) Thank you for your support!
If you've ever wondered what a bichon looks like with no hair -- well, now you know! :) This is Fitz (short for Fitzgerald because his foster mom knew he deserved a 'proper' name).
Fitz was picked up by a good samaritan and taken to the vet after being hit by a car. Fortunately, he had no broken bones. But he also had no identification and no microchip. Usually the vet is the last place a dog wants to be, but in Fitz's case it was a blessing. Fitz's heartless owners had either neglected him and/or deliberately dumped him by the side of the road. Luckily, the nice vet took a shine to him and promised she would find him the best home possible. And that's where you come in!
I just can't imagine how anyone could neglect this little angel -- Fitz is one of the sweetest and most beautiful pups I've seen. And so brave too -- he let the vet examine him and x-ray him and he never complained.
Fitz is about 3 yrs old and weighs 11 lbs. He was very matted when he arrived at the vet so he got the ol' shave-down (we'll just call it his summer cut), but his hair is really beautiful and once it grows out he will be absolutely stunning!
Fitz is a sweet and gentle spirit. He loves people but he's a little timid at first until he knows you. He gets along fine with other dogs, but he's wary of the cats and pretty much leaves them alone. As long as he can be near you, he's happy. He is very responsive and eager to please. All he wants is someone who will love him and let him know that he is safe.