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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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ROYAL

Meet Royal, she is as sweet, affectionate and velvety soft in person as she is in the these photos. She came to us from a shelter in South Jersey who found her as a stray in January. Our vets estimate her to be about 2 years old and she weighs 40 pounds. 

 

She is settling into her foster home nicely with all the food, pets and spoiling she could want. Currently in residence with two other dogs, Royal loves to romp and play around the house with her new friends. Royals favorite daily routine is taking all of the dog toys out of the basket and leaving them around the living room. 

 

Royal loves her daily walks and sniffing everything! Throw a ball her way and she will be your best friend and play catch with you! She is potty trained and currently working on commands sit, down and stay.

 

When the sun is shining you can find Royal sunbathing. Royal loves being with people and will follow you around the house to make sure she isn’t missing out on anything. Sitting on the  couch you can expect to have no personal space, Royal wants to be next to you or on your lap. You also can find her curled up sleeping in bed with humans. 

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JACK

Sweet Jack joined us as an emergency medical case from our partner shelter. He is about 9 years old, weighs 65 pounds, and is the most loving pittie ever!

 

Here is what his kind, selfless and compassionate fosters have to say about his recovery so far: “Jack is like the little engine that could! He is so resilient and has been through a lot the last few weeks. Shortly after he was getting settled with us his abscess pocket that was drained unfortunately pooled with blood. We took him to AERA where they did testing and helped him recover from the bleeding. The testing showed he was positive for heart worm, Lyme disease, and ehrlichia. He’s on proper treatment including antibiotics and steroids and is on full rest mode. He is recovering and doing extremely well with his foster sister by his side. He is the most mellow and chill dog ever— he’s a big teddy bear! We love him and it’s been an honor to be on this journey with him!” Jack is super people friendly, dog friendly, kid friendly. We are unsure about cats.

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TEDDY

Teddy is an 8 year old land seal and he is the perfect gentleman. His incredible fosters have described him as the ideal house guest who loves to be around people and is super affectionate. You would never know he is blind as he quickly maps out wherever he is. He loves other dogs his size and quickly bonds to those around him. He needs liquid added to his food (bone broth, wet food, water or goats milk etc) as a part of his special needs. He has not had to use a special feeding chair for the last month and has also been off all medications and doing great. He is house trained, crate trained and walks well on the leash. His fosters also describe Teddy as an incredibly loyal sous-chef who loves helping them cook!

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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!