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Elroy ~ Namaste ~

Male Adult Bulldog Boston Terrier (mixed)

Elroy ~Namaste~   Elroy’s Woof-Facts -Male, Boston Terrier/Bulldog-mix, 5 years old, 50 lbs. -Big personality—from silly antics to warm... show more

Elroy ~Namaste~   Elroy’s Woof-Facts -Male, Boston Terrier/Bulldog-mix, 5 years old, 50 lbs. -Big personality—from silly antics to warm and fuzzies with his human -Best smile (teef)!  -Crate-trained, housebroken, knows some commands, good house manners -Needs time to trust due to fear-based behaviors—then he steals your heart -Adult-only home required -Is more comfortable with women -At this time needs to be the only pet in the home -Walks well on leash; can display leash reactiveness    Introduction to Elroy My name is Elroy… you can call me Bubs (that’s my amateur wrestling alias, wink)! I say that because I have a BIG personality. Sometimes I’ll show it by, starting with a happy wag of my tail, strategically throwing my body into a solo-suplex right onto the living room rug (WrestleMania-style)—all in preparation of getting a full-body rubdown from my foster mom, or sometimes it’s just when I decide it’s time for some zoomies. After acting as a class clown to gain the affections of my foster mom, I make sure to steal her heart even further with my good manners and gentleness. My foster mom will be the first to tell you that despite having some behavioral flaws (I mean, who’s perfect?), I’m entirely manageable and an absolute delight. I do, however, require a patient, mature household who respects my space and understands that I need time to feel comfortable and to build trust. She’ll also tell you that when she recently became my foster mom, after about an hour of giving me space, and following our first walk together, I completely broke out of my shell. I sit nicely while I wait for my food and am gentle when receiving treats. And when I wants me some lovins, I lightly rest my paw on her arm or leg to let her know. I am timid with new people so slow introductions are necessary for me to flourish. Some people get too close too quickly, so keeping me on a shorter leash, especially around small children, is important, as some people, and mostly kids, have no concept of personal space. I’m eager to learn and follow the direction of my human. While I prefer a quiet environment (I happen to partake in yoga activities, “Namaste”), I don’t mind jamming to some trap music when my foster mom is in that groove. I’m an excellent supervisor of chores (don’t even mind the vacuum), and recently, I’ve taken my supervisory chores outdoors and oversee the gardenscaping activities that are happening in our yard. I enjoy chewing on my Nylabone and playing with my rope toy. I must warn you, a good game of tug of war will throw me over the edge of excitement into full WrestleMania mode (or full zoomies)! BTW, I LOVE an evening ice cube and am very skilled at catching treats that are tossed my way.  Elroy’s Background I was adopted several years ago through Rescue Haven Foundation (RHF). Sadly, I was returned, and RHF found that I am less trusting now due to things that I experienced in my prior home. However, I am currently getting all the TLC that I need and want. So my inner spirit is more apparent, and my soul is more at peace. Elroy’s Typical Day in Foster Home Our daily routine consists of a morning walk before breakfast. Although I am housebroken and have not been destructive in the home, I currently stay in a crate when my foster mom is out for the day, and I do great with that situation. As a matter of fact, some mornings after I’ve eaten, on my own, I go back in my crate to get some more rest. When my foster mom is home for the day, I’m mostly right by her side, wherever she is. And sometimes I rest my face right on her foot while she’s working in her home office—feeling connected to her brings me peace and joy. We go for another walk later in the day or early evening. While I walk great on a leash, I can display reactiveness with some dogs, loud, large trucks, motorcycles, joggers and bicycles. I respond best when you can get ahead of it so I wanted to make you aware of this. Evenings, I have dinner, and then I’m pretty chill, mostly relaxing or vegging with my human. We go outside once more so I can do my business before bedtime, and then tomorrow, it’s basically “rinse and repeat”, same routine. Elroy’s Forever Home If what you’ve read above has made your heart feel warm and fuzzy, RHF will gladly speak with you to answer any questions you may have and provide you with further information. RHF is also offering support from our positive-based training network to guide my new human(s) while I acclimate to my new home. We want to make sure I am happy and safe. I will surely become your BFF, provide silly antics to keep you amused, and show my gentleness to steal your heart. Please fill out an adoption application and ask for Elroy (you can also use my WrestleMania name, Bubs—RHF will know who you are asking about). I’ll perform a solo-duplex in preparation of my full-body rub down! Just make sure you have an ice cube for my nightly treat. show less

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Tiana

Female Adult Pit Bull Terrier (mixed)

Meet Tiana! A dog In need is a dog in need, that's just how we feel.  When we got an urgent plea for help from a very small and dedicate... show more

Meet Tiana! A dog In need is a dog in need, that's just how we feel.  When we got an urgent plea for help from a very small and dedicated rescue in Puerto Rico, Souls of Sato, about a severely neglected dog there was no way we could say no after seeing her horrific life. Tiana is an 8 year old pittie mix who has lived her life on a rusty chain 24/7. She has had multiple litters that according to the owners of the property, were from random dogs that would just come in the yard and impregnate her. She has a extremely large ulcerated tumor hanging from her belly, she is severely anemic, her collar tightly fitted and her body emaciated. Her rescuer's would go visit her and pet her through the chain link fence and she craved all the attention she could get.  Vivian, from Souls of Sato has been nothing but incredibly kind and appreciative of our help and she quickly unchained Tiana as soon as we said "go get her!" She was taken to their vet where she will stay until she is healthy enough to get her here.  She will need a heart worm test, spay, ultrasound, chest xray, tumor removal, and before all that, a transfusion for being severely anemic. Vivian even brought her family dog Oreo to donate the blood! She has offered nothing but tail wags to everybody who has helped her, a true sign of a dogs natural ability to forgive.  To think of her life for probably the entire 8 years of it is devastating, but it's that resiliency that allows us to focus on her future. Now she is safe in the arms of angels and we will never let her suffer another day of her life. Once Tiana is healthy enough we will fly her to NJ and we can not wait to welcome her with open arms!  Since donations have been scarce due to Covid we are in need of funds for her medical care, surgeries and her flight to New Jersey. Please any amount will help! show less

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Woody

Male Adult Redbone Coonhound

Woody ~Sweet Guy, Lots of Feelings~     Woody Woof-Facts -Male, Redbone Coonhound (possibility purebred, possibly a mix), 4 years old, 7... show more

Woody ~Sweet Guy, Lots of Feelings~     Woody Woof-Facts -Male, Redbone Coonhound (possibility purebred, possibly a mix), 4 years old, 70lbs. -Barn Hunt competitive sport prospect -Very sweet towards people, neutral towards dogs (*read whole bio for more info on Woody's feelings about dogs*) -May not bring home the blue ribbon in flashy obedience skills, but a savant in his hound ways. -Crate-trained, housebroken, good house manners (does not jump on counters or people or chew household items) -Very strong on leash, will likely display leash reactivity (big hound sounds!) towards other dogs.    Introduction to Woody My name is Woody I'm unsure how much working hound blood I have, but I must have some. As a hound lover (which you must be since you're reading about me heehee), you know we can have big voices and like to say everything on our minds! (I am told it's a part of my charm.) That characteristic may not be for everyone though! I am generally pretty quiet actually! I don't bark at people or sounds. I just have really big feelings when I see dogs or critters (or smell critters) and when I ride in the car. I can’t help that all those thing excite me so much. Although I will downright carry-on when I see another dog, it's just because I really want to say hi! I'm quite friendly towards other dogs and met a lot of different dogs in foster-boys, girls, big, small- am good with pretty much any dog. Usually I do my own thing after I meet a dog. Occasionally I will join in the fun with rough and rowdy play and a few times I've been reminded to calm down. One time I got into a yelling match with my dog friend over a piece of kibble so I'll need to eat and enjoy bones separately from other dogs (don't worry, we're still friends!). The human says I have another quirk - sometimes I get the urge to pursue and try to steal dogs holding toys. They turn and run and boy is that fun. The human has worked on different approaches to reduce these occurrences.  Additionally, the human has tried several approaches to quell my car barking, toy stealing, and critter searching especially because critter searching from inside a fenced in yard might make me feel frustrated and like I'm not living my best hound life. You can ask my human about these approaches! One thing we have done is nature walks on a long line which gives me a chance to use and soothe my hound blood.  Where I really come alive is at barn hunt! I search in hay bales for rats in plastic tubes (they are totally safe and trained for this!). I don't even need treats to do the work! The barn hunt trainer has called me fabulous and special. If you ever wanted to get into the sport of barn hunt, I would LOVE to offer my skills and services. I hear we can earn pretty ribbons and titles too! Talk to my human though, because one at barn hunt I was more interested in dogs than rats so I'm not sure how I could compete with dogs around-maybe you could help with this so we can still earn all the colorful ribbons?  In foster I really thrive on working for my meals through frozen Kongs, shredding boxes, and hunting meals hidden in the yard. I also love to naw on a raw knuckle bone a few times a week-that really helps soothe me.     Woody's Background Woody was found as a stray in the south. He had a scar on his shoulder from a previous injury, but otherwise the first few years of his life are unknown. Woody was in a home for some time and at first was anxious. He would pace and whine, unsure of where he was. After some time in a home, he showed dog reactivity and barking on car rides. He tested heartworm positive, likely from before they adopted him, and his previous family provided all treatment (they cared for him very much). Woody went to stay with a trainer while his family tended to a significant life event. At that time, his family was already unsure if they could keep him due to his behavior being the complete opposite of what they were looking for in a pet dog and opposite how he was described to them. While with his trainer, Woody's behaviors and feelings were analyzed and his trainer developed and tested some theories and remedies for his behavioral needs. His previous family did everything they could to keep him, but at the end of the day it was not fair to either Woody or his humans for him to remain in the home. Woody is still living with his trainer currently as a Rescue Haven foster dog.    Woody's Forever Home While we are always refining the best remedies for his behavior concerns everyday, we will do our best to describe his forever home as it currently stands: -Doesn't mind his houndy baying at times (no apartments) -Securely fenced yard for him to sniff and explore daily (ideally large) (his foster mom doesnt always recommend this, but it is very important for Woody) -Ideally interested in continuing his barn hunt training as a frequent hobby or for competition or substitute with daily, long walks in nature or other comparable substitute -Does not take him for neighborhood leash walks. Rather, long walks in nature on a long line/leash where he can stretch his houndy muscles and avoid his trigger of seeing other dogs that he can't say hi to. It's realty just too hard for him at this time. -Will continue to offer high levels of daily meal/food enrichment (helps reduce critter searching and car barking). -Will continue the current approach to keep car barking to a minimum.  -One of the current remedies for Woody's behavior concerns is pharmaceutical behavior medications. If it is determined that such medications offer the best quality of life for Woody, his future human would need to be committed to keeping him on his medication and/or following any plan for next steps.  show less