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GEMMA

Just over a year old, Gemma has always been told she was “too much” her whole young life, and is desperately seeking the right home this time around.

As a young pup, it was too much effort to get her properly vaccinated, so she became deathly ill with parvovirus when she was just 4 months old. It cost too much for her owners to treat her, so she found her way into rescue. She was hospitalized and made a full recovery, but being cooped up and isolated as a pup left her with too much energy and enthusiasm. She was too excited meeting people, too mouthy, too jumpy… just too much happy friendly puppy energy with no proper outlet.

Gemma’s good nature and love of life is her downfall, but for the right home willing to put in the time to training and exercising her she has the potential to be an amazing best friend and jogging or hiking partner. Everything is a game to this silly girl who never outgrew her puppyhood. She LOVES to play with other dogs and a we think a well matched playmate would be a great help in tiring her out. We admit, she’s too much dog for many people- meeting her can be a full contact sport and walking her will build your upper body strength better than pull-ups or weight lifting. Gemma is just too excited to meet new friends but it’s all in good fun in her mind. She doesn’t know strangers don’t want to be jumped on and head-butted so she can give them kisses.

She’s responded well to training, but it must be followed through consistently so as not to confuse her and reward her when she’s actually being calm. She’s too much for a home with children and does best with a firm but calm handler. Gemma is crate-trained and we will assist with follow up training post adoption to help give her the best chance of success. Please submit an application from www.rbari.org for an appointment to meet our infectiously happy forever puppy!!

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MEATLOAF

Meatloaf was alone and afraid in a crowded shelter on the scariest holiday of the year for pets (4th of July) Meatloaf was stressed to the gills and needed a safe place to crash and decompress. Luckily one of our amazing fosters stepped up and we were able to spring him from the shelter.

Meatloaf is estimated to be about 2 years old. He weighs 50 pounds and has tested really well with other dogs his size (he is currently in foster with another dog as well). He is sweet as can be and knows several commands. He listens well and absolutely loves all people and playing with his foster sister Luna. 

He is a young strong dog and would do extremely well with an active family and/or a home with another young active dog. If you are looking for an active young dog to join your family, Meatloaf is the one for you!

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HIPPO

Hippo was recently pulled from our local shelter partner and we are obsessed because he is absolute perfection!!

This frosted face gentleman is at least ten years old. He arrived at the shelter after being picked up as a stray by an animal control officer. He sure is the ladies man! All of the shelter staff is absolutely smitten in love with Hippo! This boy is cuddly, insanely lovable, loves treats and loves to nap. Hippo has tested well with both dogs and cats at the shelter and is currently in foster with 3 dogs. He also loves children and is just the most gentle and wonderful boy.

He is a low maintenance older dog who is looking for a great home and family to live out his golden years with. Please apply today! 

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PATCHES

ur happy, spotted boy, Patches is finally feeling better and is ready to start looking for a forever home of his very own! He has been doing incredibly well in foster learning what it’s like to be loved, well cared for, and finally having the opportunity to be a carefree puppy.

Here is what his incredible fosters have to say: “This little guy has had quite the rough start to life after being dropped at a vets office in a rubber bin seizing, but has made a full 360 since! At not even a year old yet, Patches hasn’t had much exposure to the world around him and is looking for a bully breed savvy family to continue to help him build his confidence in the outside world and build his love for exploring. He can initially take a few minutes to get comfortable with new people, but can easily be won over with treats and then is a complete lap dog! Patches does have bursts of puppy energy at times, but mostly goes with the flow—he’s happy as can be going for a long walk, but also content finding a spot to sit out and sun or watch a movie! He is crate trained, housebroken and also walks well on leash! He does take medication twice daily for his seizures (he’s been seizure free for almost a whole month now!), that he takes without any issues at each feeding! Patches is still very much learning what life as a dog is about, he would likely do best with older children and may be willing to share his home with another mellow pup!”

If you're looking to adopt Patches, please apply today!

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KANE

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Kane was surrendered to a local animal control facility experiencing a prolapsed rectum that his family left untreated. He has since received the required medical attention and is cleared for adoption! Kane has remained so sweet and yearns for affection despite all he’s been through.

Kane is about 8 years old, but don’t let his age fool you, he is such a playful goofy pup. He would love to cuddle on the couch with you or go for a walk. He desperately craves companionship and will be the most loyal friend you could ever ask for. Kane is about 45 pounds and walks nicely on leash. He is now thriving in foster and is eager to find his forever home and family. Could it be you?

Kane is looking for a quiet, low traffic, adult only home. He prefers to be your one and only pet in the house. That’s okay because he promises to provide all the love you could ever need, and more!