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It is our job as well as our passion to unite deserving pets with appropriate families. Here is a sampling of some of the wonderful animals yearning for permanent homes with local families. Please visit us at the Adoption Center to meet these sweet animals. We are always pleased to arrange trial adoptions to see if one of these dogs and cats, or any of the many others ready for adoption, would fit into your home.


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Bear's philosophy: Why waste money on toys when there are STICKS? Bear is 4 years young and is happiest when he stretches his Pointer mix legs and uses up some of his boisterous energy. Twigs, limbs and branches have met their match!











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Bear

Just throw a stick and watch Bear go! Bear needs to learn some manners regarding how to show his enthusiasm. But he is a hoot to watch and the volunteers that work with him love him dearly.

From the beginning, Bear has been, well, a Bear. If he was smaller, his exuberant antics would be cute. But at 80+ lbs, Bear is a real handful of canine energy. As a volunteer, I took him on because it is clear he needs exercise and attention and I have learned to love him dearly. He tries so hard to be a good boy. And the thing he has with sticks is so funny. When Bear feels happy, he expresses it by grabbing the nearest stick and wrestling around with it. He's also a great swimmer and will chase a stick far out into a pond.

For dogs with very high energy, like Bear, the kennel is a stressful environment. The noises, smells and confinement cause him anxiety which Bear exhibits by "spinning" in his kennel and jumping on people. He intimidates other dogs because he will run right up to them and want to play. But if the other dog lets him know he's too rough, Bear will retreat.

When he is in a class environment, Bear shines. He knows sit, down and heel. He loves the discipline and attention. When Bear is on a walk, he is easy to handle once away from the shelter grounds and if he gets too excited, a stick or cookie helps him to find his focus again. Bear needs consistent daily training and someone to keep him up on his manners. He needs a active home and due to his high energy might do best in a only dog household with older respectful kids.




Lennox

Lennox is a real big sweetheart. This French mastiff is easy to train and is learning new things all the time. Lennox loves attention and his big kisses and engaging eyes will make you fall in love with him.





Lennox would love a family with older kids that he can call his own. He is selective with the dogs in our playgroups; likes some but not others. Cats? with proper introduction.









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Coretta has a very sweet personality. She is affectionate and enjoys company. Coretta is a bit shy at first but warms up quickly and is eager for human attention.




Coretta

She would like a quiet home with older children and we recommend her to be an indoor only Kitty due to her coloration. Coretta came to MCHS as a stray and approximate her age at 5 years old.







Lily

Lily really enjoys one on one human attention. She has a laid back demeanor with a very affectionate personality.

Lily is a little purr machine and would be a great feline companion. She would probably do best in an only Kitty home with well behaved kids. Lily came to MCHS as a stray.



Tank is in the Buddy Program: In-house obedience Training where he is learning sit, down, and heel. He is easy to train and in one walk learned turn around.



Tank

Tank loves to play catch: he will go and go and go and tire himself out with chuck-it throws. However, you need two balls because he will not release one unless there is another to chase. And leave time to wrangle the balls from him with a treat when it's time to go because he won't release it without another option, and will try very hard to snatch the ball back up in his mouth. Tank doesn't show well in his kennel, but he's lovable as soon as he gets to know you. He is selective with dogs, likes some but not others.



Pat

Pat at 10 years old is laid-back, calm, independent, and undemanding gentleman whose favorite thing is a quiet lap and sofa time - sitting next to you soaking up attention.









Pat would enjoy some outdoors time, but is probably more apt to want to spend his time indoors. He's okay with older respectful children, but cannot tolerate small fast moving children and dogs. He needs a quiet home and gets along with other cats well after careful introductions. Pat's ongoing weight problem requires him to be on a portion controlled canned food diet to lose additional weight, then a carefully monitored diet so he can maintain a healthy lower weight. Pat came to MCHS as a stray.





Griz is friendly and loves getting his head scratched. He knows sit, but will need a strong person who will stay on top of his manners.



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Griz

Griz is not sure of strangers and other dogs on a walk, but he will listen to commands. He is selective with dogs in our playgroups: likes some but not others. Griz will play with Mel for a little while and once tired he will just lay in the sun for the rest of the morning.



Samantha

Samantha is a senior Kitty that really appreciates attention and immediately lets you know it by coming to sit on your lap. This 10 year old is superbly happy to see you.



Samantha has a laid back and relaxed demeanor and would do fine in a home with other non-aggressive cats. She has severe allergies so needs to be an indoor only Kitty.



Kual (10) and Luna (6) were a bonded pair who shared everything. Then we lost Luna. Kual is a little shy and got courage from big sister Luna, so now he needs a loving home even more than ever.

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Kual

Kual loves to linger and smell everything. Kual is laid back waiting for someone to tell him if it's worth the trouble of getting up. He is both gentle and sweet.  — MD Kual does have hypothyroidism and will need to be on lifelong thyroid medication. Cats? With proper introduction.


Mel

Mel has always been a people dog and we love taking photos of her because her face is so expressive. Mel will do great in a family with older children, but just remember she is a strong girl who needs someone to keep up on her manners. She has had a DNA test that came back with: American Staffordshire Terrier, Bulldog and Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier.




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Don't let a girl named Mel give you the wrong idea.  Mel is the most beautiful girl you will ever see.  With her adoring and engaging eyes and infectious smile, she makes it clear that you are the center of her world. At first, she can't restrain her enthusiasm and has to jump for joy when you arrive.  After getting to know you, she will sit and wait for you to give her a treat and leash her for a walk.  She loves to go for walks, chase balls and swim.  She is easy with most other dogs, but would love to chase a cat.  Your wish is her command, as she desires so much to please.  In exchange for your love and attention, she will give you her devotion and prove it with her look and smile.  — JS




Dixie will make a great addition to a fun-loving family. Win her heart by tossing sticks for her. Dixie's volunteer dog walker brought her home and she seemed to like her fenced garden and understood when the house cat told her, No. She didn't have an accident inside and she did not beg.




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Dixie

Dixie is in the Buddy program: In-house Obedience Training - knows sit, down, heel, loose leash walking, recall (comes when called) and on desensitizing her for fearful behavior. She is timid with new people and just needs some time to get to know you. Dixie is asking for a patient, loving someone with a quiet home. Cats? With proper introduction.







Cocolita

Cocolita is going on 6 years old and will do best in a family with older children. After a meet and greet might also enjoy younger kids. She plays well with dogs she likes, but she's selective. Cocolita knows sit and plays with balls like a puppy. She's so cute! Cocolita does need some basic leash obedience.










Leo loves playing with other dogs in our playgroups and was in the Buddy program: In-house Obedience Training- knows sit, down, heel, loose leash walking and recall.

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Leo

Leo is timid with new people, but once he gets to know you he is a sweet, lovable dog. Volunteer dog walkers are working on desensitizing Leo's sometimes fearful behavior. He doesn't seem to mind cars and likes older children. A patient and sensitive home would brighten Leo greatly. Cats? With proper introduction


Geo

Once Geo's away from the noise and chaos of the kennels, she's the most cuddly and affectionate 5 year old around. She flops on her back for belly rubs. Geo loves walks and does well with other dogs in play groups at the Adoption Center, but won't tolerate cats.




Geo is in the Buddy program: In-house Obedience Training: treat motivated, knows sit, down, heel and recall. Her dream is for someone to claim her sensitive and loyal heart.







George loves playing with other dogs, but selective liking only some. He also likes to chase anything that moves. He is friendly and lovable. George does need basic obedience and his new owner will have to keep up on his training.


George

George needs proper introductions since he is unsure of strangers and will sometimes jump and snap at them.



Sierra

Sierra is a Mastiff/ Catahoula mix. She has a high toy drive, would be easy to train since she is food motivated and would be a great jogging partner. She might even like being a working dog.









Sierra makes a growling noise when playing with other dogs, but all in fun. She will do best in a family with older children.




Tatum is friendly, full of energy, and loves playing with other dogs. He is selective with the dogs he plays with. Tatum does needs some Basic Obedience Training; He gets so excited and will jump up on you sometimes.


Tatum



Lucas

Lucas is a friendly and very active Lab/ Boxer mix. He loves attention and would do great in a family with older children.







Lucas is so happy to meet other dogs he sometimes is too much for them. He is a fast learner, has learned sit and makes eye contact. He will need a strong handler to keep up basic obedience. Cats? With proper Introduction.

Tia never met a human she doesn't like; she's a very sweet lap cat, extremely affectionate, easy going, active and playful.



Tia

Tia is a 4 year old who needs to be an indoor kitty requiring a hypoallergenic diet and regular flea control. She'll thrive only in a low stress environment.

Bedillia (bedi)

Bedillia is an 8 year old with an independent, active and playful personality. She enjoys attention, likes being held, and is outgoing and friendly. Bedillia does like to talk when feeding time comes around.









Bedillia has a medical condition called feline idiopathic cystitis which require her to be exclusively on a high quality canned food diet. If she gets agitated, she may nip to let you know she is disturbed, would probably do best in an only kitty home but other non-aggressive cats are OK with careful introductions. She lives peacably with other cats in our Kitty Cottage, and would probably manage older children, not small fast moving children. Bedillia did go outside during the day in her previous home. Dogs? With proper introductions.


Jas is a total indoor-only lap kitty who needs a quiet home with lots of quiet human interaction. She is laid-back, relaxed, loving, and affectionate.








Jas

Jas is okay with other non-aggressive cats after careful introduction. Older children OK, but not small fast moving children. Jas came to MCHS as a stray and estimated to be about 10 years old.



Sienna

Sienna is very sweet, friendly and affectionate, but very shy. She will need a lot of considerate, gentle extra attention and socialization in a quiet home with lots of human interaction.





Sienna will do well as an indoor only cat without dogs or fastmoving small children because of her shyness. Older, mindful children would be OK. Sienna came to MCHS as a stray and is estimated to be about 5 years old.






Lux is a lovely black and white short-haired girl. Her name means "light" and she loves being petted. At first she appears a little shy, but will find her way into your heart in no time at all. She's waiting for your visit.

Lux

Lux is an indoor cat who tolerates other non-aggressive cats after careful introductions. She is loving and affectionate, and handles older children OK, but not small fast moving children. No Dogs.


River

River is an all around good dog and easy to walk. He is friendly and full of energy. He loves to play with other dogs. River would do great in a family with children.










River does ask for you to be patient with him so he can get to know you. Cats? With proper introduction. River came to MCHS as a stray.

Barney would do great in a family with children. He is friendly and lovable. He loves playing with other dogs and is crate trained and house broken. He is a Pointer who is smart and willing. Within 1 walk learned sit and showed he definitely likes treats.


Barney






Nala

Nala is an outgoing, friendly and feisty 4 year old. She is confident and very expressive vocally - has a big voice. If she doesn't like something, she will let you know. She has high energy and will need a lot of activity and attention. She is OK with older children and Dogs OK with proper introductions.




Archie would do great in a family with older children. He is high energy and will need lots of exercise. Friendly once he gets to know you.





Archie

Archie is selective with dogs in our playgroups: likes some but not others.




[ Contributors to this page: SB = Susan Burke MD = Michelle Deering, JS = Jim Swallow, PT = Peggy Templer ]

Please note that this page is updated once a week, and pets shown here may have been recently adopted. Please visit us at the Adoption Center for up-to-the-minute access to available pets.


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Some of our favorite Success Stories
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