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Adopt By Owner

Welcome to the Adopt By Owner page. This page was created for uncertain circumstances faced by owners of all animals that are no longer able to care for their pets. This page is an option for people outside of surrendering pets to a shelter in their area that euthanizes. This also allows pets to be in an environment they are comfortable in. If you would like to post a dog on this page, please reach out to our contact here. Also, visit Get Your Pet! They are an online community that connects people who want to adopt a pet with people who need to find their pet a new home. 

If you are interested in adopting any dogs on this page or for more information, click on the "Contact" button.

Eliza

I sadly need to rehome my dog Eliza. Eliza turned 3 in March. She is spayed and weighs 40lbs. All shots up to date. I have had her since she was 8 weeks old, I was her foster mom. She knows how to sit and is okay on a leash but not formally trained. She is housebroken and uses a dog door to go outside.  She has not had any other training (except to work on her behaviors with my other dog). She is fine in a crate. She will lay in there during the day when it's her turn to be separated from the rest of us and she will sleep in there at night. Sometimes she sleeps with my daughter when she is home from college. She is never the one to wreck things - shoes, furniture, toys... I trust her. Unfortunately, she does jump up on people, but the trainer did say she picks things up easily.  

She hasn't been around cats but we used to have a chinchilla and the only time she paid attention to it is when it would "chirp". She never barked at it or tried to get in the cage. She hasn't been around little kids so I can't say how she would be. She will jump on anyone who walks in the door. 

She has always been alpha over my dog Carl, he used to submit but now that he has stopped, they will fight. Since October I have to keep them in separate parts of the house - if they see each other they will fight. She is not like this with any other dog. I do have a third dog, Kevin, and currently she gets along great with him.  She is vocal when they play, my friend said she sounds like a cow. I also dog-sit for a friend and she gets along fine with that dog as well.

She likes to be outside and since I've been working from home will lay at my feet or on the couch. She is not big on toys. Likes treats - "Busy Bones", rawhide, milkbones, pupperoni. She likes outside and will lay out in the yard on her own for a while. She's pretty easy going at home or in the car.  She likes going for walks but since I have 3 dogs it doesn't happen often.  

It breaks my heart to rehome her, I want her to have a loving owner who will be kind to her. She really is a perfect dog except for her attitude towards Carl.  

 

Bo

Hello all.. This is Bo. He will be 2 in August and is a Lab/Pitbull mix. Bo is a very sweet boy, treat motivated, excited to learn and experience new things and energetic. Bo gets along with the girl dog in his home and with other dogs outside of the house like when he was in the board and train program. He does get excited because he wants to meet everyone.

However, Bo is currently in training with his brother because both boys want to be Alpha. For them to both thrive and have the best doggy life, they would be better in separate homes. Preferably for Bo to be the only dog in the house, but could do well with another girl dog as long as he gets a lot of attention.

He is potty trained, knows how to use a doggy door or ask to be let out. He knows how to sit, down, stay, Let’s go, heal and Free which releases him from his climb. He is very treat motivated so he is interested in learning. He is kennel trained but prefers to hang out on his climb.

He is good with kids, teens especially. Bo loves to be the center of attention, loves everyone he meets and needs that special someone to have patience and time to devote to him.

Video of Bo: https://youtu.be/IgPocWx--X4

Video 2 of Bo: https://youtu.be/m2NDQHd-Yys

COOPER

  

Cooper is 3 years old and 65 pounds.

 

He is a sweet cuddle bug once he is comfortable with you and when he initiates it. He is hilarious and such a goofy dog with a strong personality that will make you laugh everyday. Someone will be lucky to have him as a part of their life. He will need the right person to take it slow.

When he is in a quiet environment, he is very calm and loving. When he is uncomfortable or feels cornered, his defense mechanism is to bite. He needs a very slow introduction to strangers (especially men). He does best on a leash or separated from strangers when first introduced so he can get some time to warm up to them, then do a slow introduction.

He has lived with another dog the past 3 years and gets along with him great. He is a very excited dog who loves to play and play and at some point can need to be told to calm down so the other dog can rest.

He needs someone who is patient and willing to work with him. He has been through basic, intermediate, and advanced obedience classes and is very smart and a quick learner. 

He is potty trained and knows the commands: Sit, Down, Stay, Come, Wait, Heal, and Place. He walks well on a leash with a prong collar. He does not do well in a crate so he will need some help getting used to one.

 

Required to adopt Cooper:

No homes with children

Must have experience with biting dogs (preference will be given to certified trainer)

Must be familiar with or willing to muzzle train

He does much better with women than men when first meeting

  • Likes: Sunbathing, Chest Pats, Couch Snoozin with Pillow and Blanket of course, Sniffing the Mail, Treats, Cuddling
  • Dislikes: Feeling cornered, people not respecting his space, loud noises
  • Temperament: Cooper is a higher energy dog when he’s nervous/anxious. But when he’s comfortable in his environment he loves cuddling, napping, and lounging.

Video of Cooper: https://youtu.be/fWw-SSVswy8