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!
AbbyABBY (Adopt) Transportation provided to Abby's forever home (within CA)
** ABBY'S ADOPTION FEE IS $100 **
Abby is at the perfect age -- young enough to be playful and active (she LOVES playing with her toys), but past all that puppy nonsense. She had a complete veterinary exam and passed with flying colors. She also had a dental cleaning, so her smile will be shiny bright when she meets you!
Small dogs like Abby can live up to 20+ years, and Abby is ready to find her forever home. She likes to play with toys and is active so she would be ideal for a family who wants to include her in all their activities. She gets along with other dogs, but she may be happier as an only dog so she can have all the attention (and toys) for herself! :)
MARCI (Adopt) Fostered in Roseville
Marci is a 14 lb silver-white maltese mix, about 5-7 years old. Marci is a long-haired dog, but the shelter shaved her very close because her hair was so tangled when she arrived. It will take a few months to grow back, but when it does she will look adorable!
Marci is in great health, strong and active, and not real barky unless she wants something. She is a good communicator, potty-trained, and absolutely loves going on walks! She would do well in a home that is active and includes her in their activities as much as possible. She does OK with kids and some dogs, but has not yet been tested with cats.
** Eligible for Senior Discount **
Darwin is a senior with some minor problems, mainly some weakness in his legs, but he gets around well. He drags his front paws a little when he gets tired, which will cause them to become bloody if he is on pavement without shoes or protection. Otherwise, he is a sweet and loving little guy. He has bonded with his foster mom and he 'talks to her' when he wants something or is unhappy about something... like his dinner is late. (Smiles). He would make a great dog for a senior who does not want to 'walk' their dog more than a very short distance. He does not jump up on the couch on his own, you have to lift him up, but he can jump down. His strength is improving a lot in his foster home.
Darwin is sweet, loving and loves his foster mom and seems to like women in general. His eyes express his appreciation now that most of his pain has gone away. He does bark at strangers (like all schnauzers do) but if you tell him to go to his crate, he will obey with no barking.
He tends to be an alpha personality if he's around shy or weak dogs, but his need to be boss has reduced since arriving in his foster home. He has had three male puppy roommates that he tends to ignore now. He does get jealous when his people pet or pay attention to other dogs, but as his confidence grows, the better he gets. We think he would do best in a home with no other dogs or with another nice dog who is very calm and confident.
Darwin does well with no potty in the house as long as you pay attention to his potty times and watch for when he sits near the door to go out. He knows how to use a free-swinging dog door, but the ones with a magnet closure he does not try to push open. We are working on that.
Darwin is a wonderful dog who is easy to care for. Like all schnauzers, he is very loyal and forms a strong bond with his people. Darwin is looking forward to a loving home and a human he can love and call his own.