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Please fill out an application form. DON'T fill out the email or other choices here. http://awos.petfinder.com/shelters/ON258.html has the application link on the front page. If we do not receive an application your email will be deleted. Our time is spent caring for these dogs, sometimes as many as 30 - 40 dogs at a time, and you show us serious intent to adopt when you take the time to fill out the application. Thank you for your understanding.
If there is a date next to the dog's name that is the expected arrival date. EVERYTHING we know about these dogs is on their bio. Please don't email asking for more info - we don't have any.
Please bookmark the site so YOU can check on the dog's status, updates if any etc. That's where we put everything we know about them.
We do not adopt to homes with no fenced area for the dog. They are a flight risk in the early weeks and we have the same goal - a safe, happy, healthy dog.
Oct 11/16 from the fosters!
We have had Eddie in our home a little longer now, and he continues to be a well-behaved happy dog. His walks are a great source of joy for him, and as we predicted, he loves chasing a laser pointer beam!
Eddie barks a little bit now, but only when someone is knocking on the front door. There isn't any nuisance barking from him.
Eddie is a very cheerful pal. He is always interested in what his family is doing and wants to be part of it. Eddie is so alert! He responds to the smallest cues, even finger snapping or finger pointing. At the dog park he is fairly social with the other dogs, and is very good about coming over when called. He's learning to sit and stay before his meals, and he knows he has to wait to jump down from the car or up into the car until I command him to do so. Eddie catches on quickly. I look forward to finding him a family, because he is a wonderful companion. When we are out on a walk, many people stop to pet him and he loves it.
Eddie is very affectionate with his family. When he rolls onto his back for a belly rub, you know you've won his heart and trust.
Eddie continues to chase cats, squirrels and raccoons out of our backyard. He loves the chase and I really can't believe he is 11 years old. When he is not chasing a laser beam or a small animal out of our yard, Eddie likes to lay at my feet. This is not a mopey, loner dog - he loves his people.
sept 16/16 This is what his fosters have to say 3 days in:
Eddie is a well behaved, medium energy dog who was clearly raised in a loving home. He is our friendly assassin, quickly and quietly dispatching any squirrels, cats, birds, or raccoons that might cross his path. As long as Eddie is around, your yard will be free of creatures! This dog loves to chase anything, and plays fetch and tug of war until his tongue is hanging out. I've taken to throwing his toy up the stairs, to get more exercise per throw. He's fine with other dogs at the dog park. Sometimes he plays and sometimes he doesn't.
I love that he is so quiet. I haven't heard him bark even once.
I love that he is fully house trained.
Eddie has blended into our household so easily! Ok, our mini dachshund would beg to differ but the humans in our house already consider him part of our family.
Things to note about Eddie:
He knows the Sit command. He knows No too.
He is very food motivated and smart. However, he is not interested in helping with the dishwasher pre-rinse and he doesn't seem to search for crumbs in the kitchen or dining area.
He is very physically fit! He is not what I expected in an 11 year old dog. Not at all. He gracefully jumps into the back of the car, up onto the bed, and leaps over sewer grates with ease.
Eddie loves a good back scratch and belly rub, and it doesn't matter who he gets it from.
He follows someone around the house at all times, and he's not picky about who he follows.
Playing shadow games with him is fun, because he is FASCINATED with his shadow and any reflected light. If we had a laser pointer I bet we could have some fun with him!
Sept 13/16 We sent Eddie to a foster home to get a better idea of what he is like. This is not an old dog lol https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6vtnLOI-G7g&feature=youtu.be
Aug 8/16 This is a sweet dog! i am not a fan of terriers - he is likely wire haired parson not fox terrier - but this one is cute and nice and HE LOVES SWIMMING!! He came into the yard and jumped into the pool, swam and came back out, Maybe thats why i like him , he has the soul of a lab ! The pool is a 4ft high horse trough we use for the dogs and he had no problenm getting in or out.
We were told he didnt like big dogs but was fine with small ones lol - my yard, you get along with everyone end of story and he does. He can be grumbly but most small dogs can be in a yard not wanting to be stepped on.
He is definitely medium energy needing a good solid hour twice a day of playing and running plus walks. He is NOT old by any stretch of the imagination
Aug 26/16 Milo arrives tmo and all we know at the moment is that he is a nice dog, not sure he likes toddler age kids and his owner has cancer and can't keep him
We DO know however that this is not an old dog, they can go to 17, 18 yrs old. Please watch for updates after he arrives
ALL our dogs are HW tested neg (HW TREATED dogs are marked as such), have full vetting paperwork and obviously get along with other dogs since there are about 40 of them here on any given day.
We do a microchip clinic the first Sunday of each month for $40 to raise money to pay the bills for the rescues but will chip on day of adoption.
The Adoption Donation you give includes spay/neuter (except puppies under 6 mos), all shots, Heartworm test, deworming/parasite by us at least once and is $500.
NOTE: Puppies too young to fix are adopted out ON A 'FOSTER TO ADOPT' BASIS ONLY UNTIL S/N COMPLETED and proof is required to have the contract changed to ownership. You are responsible for spaying or neutering at the 6 mo point.
Please, if you want to adopt a dog - we require you take up to 24 hrs 'think about it' time and when an aggreement is reached you take the dog home as within 24 hrs. We can not 'hold' adopted dogs "til the weekend" or you "are back from holidays" UNLESS you wish to make a $40/night donation to cover their stay as there are many, many other dogs dying in shelters who need that space.
For coonhounds and beagles only :
If the dog you just looked at is a Coonhound or Beagle here's a little more info - A lot of people think Coonhounds and Beagles are stupid but they're not! They are just joyous dingbats for sure but very trainable. They are funny, happy clowns. They also do NOT spend all their time howling or baying. They are extremley quiet dogs but when they let one rip everyone knows it ;-)) and the sound is beautiful! So much nicer than a high pitched yap any day.
If you need proof watch this https://www.facebook.com/welovemboro/videos/vb.100267825266/10152657892365267/?type=2&theater
Rude owner of the company. She is vile and is completely unprofessional in her communication. If it wasn't for the animals, I would say to never give her money.