Keller

* Approximate Age 1 Years * Dog-Friendly * Child-Friendly * Up To Date On Vaccines * Neutered * House-trained * 
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BACKSTORY:
A young squishy faced boy was surrendered to CACC so sick with respiratory issues that blood and mucus were covering his face, and it was reported that he wasn’t eating. In addition to looking like a sick toddler who doesn’t know how to use a tissue, he was covered in urine and feces. None of this broke his spirit! He ate like a champ, responded well to antibiotics, and quickly became a cuddle favorite of volunteers. All the while we had been looking for a foster family, one who was truly dedicated and committed to training. Not just any training...one that is experienced with deaf dogs. Yep. You read that right. On top of all the hardships this young boy's body show he’s endured, he’s also deaf. Does that stop him? Nope. And it didn’t stop one of our foster families, they couldn’t have been more excited to step up for the undertaking
EDUCATION:
* Average energy
* Learning hand signals
* Sit
* Down
* Paw
* Working on other manners
ACTIVITIES THIS CUTIE ENJOYS:
* Playing with other dogs
* Cuddling
* Butt scratches
* Jumping into your lap
* Chewing on appropriate things
* Toys: Kong, Nylabones, ropes, chewies, the Kong Wobbler
* Treats: whipped cream, followed by peanut butter
* Food: did we mention whipped cream and peanut butter?
SKILLS:
* Dogs: friendly but overexcited
* Kids: loves them but needs time to warm up
* People: cautious and needs time to warm up
* Cats: unknown
CHALLENGES:
* Learning to love the crate
* He's deaf, needs consistent training
* Working on his confidence. The backyard is a little scary
* He nibbles on people to show his love
* Needs a long walk or run daily to keep his energy in check
* He's learning to be better on a leash. He gets excited to see other dogs and people
* Must have fenced yard
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Burr

* Approximate Age 9 months *  Dog-Friendly *  Child-Friendly * Up To Date On Vaccines * Neutered * House-trained * 
BACKSTORY:
We got word that a chocolate nugget of puppy goodness ended up at an area animal control due to no fault of his own. That’s no place for any dog to be, let alone a youngin. He’s young, goofy, had absolutely no manners, and needs to grow into his legs. Basically, he’s a perfect crazy puppy!
EDUCATION:
* Sit
* Down
* Stay
* Leave it
* Come
* Paw
* Touch
* Crate trained
* House trained
* He knows 'show me' and he'll play bow at the things he wants like bowing at shoes for walks, the door for potty breaks, and the water bowl for a refill
ACTIVITIES THIS CUTIE ENJOYS:
* Treats: not picky and he loves carrots
* Food: he'd like eggs and spinach, please
* Toys: Westpaw brand toys, bones, Chuck-It balls
* Walks: superstar on leash and he likes his walks, don't forget 😉
* Sleeping
* Playing
* Chewing on stuff
* Playing tug
* Fetch
* Head and ear rubs

SKILLS:
* Dogs: friendly
* Kids: overexcited, he doesn't realize how big he is, we recommend ages 10+
* People: friendly, overexcited
* Cats: unknown

CHALLENGES:
* Not a fan of the regular vacuum but the Roomba is ok
* Normal puppy behaviors like chewing, jumping, and mouthiness
* Not a fan of getting his nails clipped or his ears cleaned, he just needs 2 people and treats to get the job done
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Jake

* Approximate Age 2 Years-Old *  Dog-Friendly * Up To Date On Vaccines * Neutered * House-trained * 
BACKSTORY:
Blue-eyed Jake and two other dogs landed at an area animal control due to no fault of their own and kept getting overlooked for some reason or another. But not by us, we had been searching for foster families for these dogs for a couple of months. Each time we struck out we’d feel defeated that they’d have to spend another day in a cage. We knew how amazing each of these dogs were and we wanted others to have the opportunity to see it too. Our interaction team took another group of fosters to meet the trio and we were so hopeful that this was the miracle we were wishing for. Guess what? Dreams do come true!
Jake's foster dad says Jake is the life of the party and needs to be included in everything! He says he is smart, eager to please, and responds to positive reinforcement with treats and petting.
EDUCATION:
* Sit
* Stay
* Down
* Come
* House trained
* Crate trained
* Working on the rest of his manners
* Responds well to redirection when needed
ACTIVITIES THIS CUTIE ENJOYS:
* Treats: not picky with treats, enjoys deli meat on special occasions
* Food: Honest Kitchen Turkey flavor, Stella & Chewy Chicken
* Toys: balls, tug ropes, smart toys with peanut butter
* Cuddling, especially on your lap
* Loves to be outside
* Loves attention
* Likes to dig and zoom before he poops!
SKILLS:
* Dogs: friendly
* Kids: overexcited, recommend older kids
* People: overexcited
* Cats: unknown
CHALLENGES:
* Not a big fan of getting his paws cleaned
* Is mouthy, especially when playing. Working on that!
* Has been known to run off with shoes, slippers, towels and bras but he doesn't chew them
* Pulls hard but eases up on the leash
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Boba

* Approximate Age 2 Years-Old *  Dog-Friendly * Up To Date On Vaccines * Neutered * Child- Friendly*  House-trained * 
BACKSTORY:
A bunch of dogs were surrendered to an area animal control when a family came on hard times and could no longer care for them, none of the dogs were bonded, they were just housemates even though 3 of them were related. This entire bunch was under socialized, never walked on leash, and had a hard time navigating the outside world. Our hearts absolutely broke and we made it our mission to get them into foster care where they could be surrounded by love and dedicated people who would help them learn to be successful companions, but more importantly to be dogs. Two such foster families stepped up to be those people!
Boba's foster family is working to help build his confidence, and lessen his anxieties as well as helping him learn the manners he was never taught.
EDUCATION:
* Sit
* Paw
* Touch
* Manageable on leash
* Working on the rest of his manners
ACTIVITIES THIS CUTIE ENJOYS:
* Treats: cod skins, peanut butter, hot dogs, Zuke's training treats, Answers brand goat cheese bites
* Toys: hasn't shown an interest in toys yet
* Walks: he enjoys long walks
* Running in the yard
* Chasing bunnies and squirrels
* Training sessions
* Snuggling
* Ear, chin, and belly scratches
* Been known to yodel
SKILLS:
* Dogs: friendly, overexcited, needs slow introductions
* Kids: friendly but we recommend kids 10+ years or older
* People: friendly, overexcited
* Cats: unknown
CHALLENGES:
* Learning to love his crate
* Has an occasional accident in the house
* Can be mouthy when excited
* He's a jumper
* Has some separation anxiety
* Higher energy
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Carmelo

* Approximate Age 8 Years -Old * Dog-Friendly * Up To Date On Vaccines * Neutered * Child- Friendly*  House-trained * 
BACKSTORY:
Carmelo was surrendered with his housemate Callie due to landlord issues. They enjoyed each other's company but were not a bonded pair, regardless we made it our mission to get them both out.
EDUCATION:
* Sit
* Down
* Stay
* Place
* Come
* House trained
* He can catch the treats you toss
ACTIVITIES THIS CUTIE ENJOYS:
* Treats: All non-fishy treats, prefers soft but he'll suffer thru crunchy ones too. He enjoys whipped cream, chicken, cheese, peanut butter
* Food: daily kibble with wet food
* Toys: Wubba, tennis balls, ropes, soft toys, snuffle and licki mats
* Walks: pulls hard at the beginning but eases up
* Cuddles
* Playing in the yard
* Napping
* Watching TV
* Putting his head into your chest for rubs
* Head scratches and kisses, please
SKILLS:
* Dogs: selective
* Kids: friendly
* People: friendly
* Cats: unknown
CHALLENGES:
* Learning to like the crate
* Not a fan of being left alone
* Can be mouthy
* Needs to urinate often
* This boy is gassy
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Lulu

* Approximate Age 8 Years -Old * Dog-Friendly * Up To Date On Vaccines * Spayed * Child- Friendly*  House-trained * 
BACKSTORY:
Lulu was surrendered because her owner, unfortunately, lost their job & housing due to the pandemic and had to move in with a family member. There was a resident dog in the new housing who relentlessly bullied and started fights with Lulu. This sassy redhead never fought back, she just wanted to get along. This senior girl deserves a good life where she can be the life of the party surrounded by loved ones. We think Lulu is a pittie/pointer mix.
EDUCATION:
* Sit
* Come (sometimes 🤦‍♀️)
* Working on the rest of her manners
* Crate trained
ACTIVITIES THIS CUTIE ENJOYS:
* Food: not picky, likes chicken
* Treats: not picky
* Toys: chewies, tennis balls, squeaky balls and toys, ropes and she has a hedgehog toy she really loves.
* Walks: manageable
* Lounging on the couch
* Sniffing the backyard
* Joining in with the barking neighborhood dogs
* Car rides
* Scratches of the butt and back variety
* Belly rubs
SKILLS:
* Dogs: friendly and can be overly excited
* Kids: friendly; We recommend older children
* People: friendly
* Cats: Not a fan of the felines
CHALLENGES:
* Working on her house training
* Not a fan of the leaf blower
* Can be mouthy when over-excited
* Afraid of thunderstorms
Has shown aggression and reactivity to other dogs on walks
* A little bit of a ninja and escape artist
* Not a big fan of baths
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Bernie

* Approximate Age 10 Years -Old * Dog-Friendly * Up To Date On Vaccines * Neutered * Child- Friendly*  House-trained * 
BACKSTORY:
Sometimes people don’t include arrangements in their wills, or other documents, for the care of their pet in the event they pass away. And unfortunately, this was the very case. A 10+-year-old boy with stunning good looks landed at an area animal control when his owner passed away and there wasn’t any other family to take him in. Life doesn’t look like it’s been easy for him...he’s extremely underweight, there were pressure sores and missing fur, he’s not too stable on his legs, and he’s got a mouth full of rotten & broken teeth. Being stuck in a kennel at animal control is no place for a super senior...they should be lounging on the furniture, getting all the pets possible, and surrounded by unconditional love. Well, we were able to make that happen thanks to a selfless foster who has a soft spot like us, for elderly pups. Bernie is looking for a loving home to nap in for the rest of his days.
EDUCATION:
* Sit
* House trained
* Lower energy
* Superstar on leash
* Doesn't need to be crated
ACTIVITIES THIS CUTIE ENJOYS:
* Treats: not picky except he won't eat carrots
* Food: his foster says sausage biscuits?!
* Toys: a blue nylabone and a white bear he sleeps with
* Walks: superstar
* Enjoys affection
* Loves to sleep
* Snuggling
* Belly scratches
* Wagging his tail all day long
SKILLS:
* Dogs: friendly
* Kids: unknown
* People: friendly
* Cats: unknown
CHALLENGES:
* Needs a home with little to no stairs
* Isn't a fan of the healthy food he's supposed to be eating
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Sasha

* Approximate Age 1.5 Years -Old * Dog-Friendly * Up To Date On Vaccines * Spayed * Child- Friendly*  House-trained * 
BACKSTORY:
Sasha was surrendered by her owners either when they were moving and couldn't take her with them or because they couldn't afford her, it is all a blur at this point since so many dogs came into animal control when she did. They did state Sasha was very shy and unsure of dogs, people, and life in general. We saw this exact same thing, except when she would see another dog she lit up like a Christmas tree and gained confidence. This solidified the fact that we needed to get her into a foster home, and one with a confident dog so they could help her navigate the world.
EDUCATION:
* Sit
* Stay
* Come
* Higher energy
* House trained
* Crate trained
* She doesn't seem to be much of a barker
ACTIVITIES THIS CUTIE ENJOYS:
* Treats: cheese, peanut butter
* Food: Honest Kitchen with powdered goat's milk and Gerber organic yams baby food
* Toys: she likes soft toys
* Walks: pulls hard at the beginning but eases up, manageable
* Cuddles
* Playing with her foster dog brother
* Fetch
* Giving kisses
Walks
* She enjoys getting attention
SKILLS:
* Dogs: cautious, friendly
* Kids: unknown
* People: cautious, needs time to warm up
* Cats: unknown
CHALLENGES:
* Coming into contact with new things can be a little scary at first
* She will want to follow you everywhere
* Not a fan of the vacuum and loud noises
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Gotti

* Approximate Age 9 Years -Old * Dog-Friendly * Up To Date On Vaccines * Neutered * Child- Friendly*  House-trained * 
We were hoping this would be the most amazing welcome post ever since we have been waiting over 3 months to get this boy out of animal control. Gotti was surrendered to an area animal control when his owner moved and couldn’t take him with him. One of our interaction team members was there on the very day he was surrendered and committed to getting him out, animal control is no place for any dog, let alone a 9-year-old boy. He was very sick with an antibiotic-resistant upper respiratory infection and suspected bladder infection so he was put into iso and we weren’t able to bust him out. However, we checked on him regularly and kept asking when we could take him. Finally, 3 months later the AC vet said we were able to take him!!! We couldn’t be more excited to have this guy leave the building and be in a loving supportive foster home and out of a cage.
Unfortunately, the “suspected” urinary infection is looking like it’s way more than that. Gotti is literally urinating and leaking blood every time he moves. His hindquarters are also lethargic and tender to the touch, in addition to swelling in his anal area. He was rushed to our vet who will be doing a complete exam, blood panel, urinalysis, running diagnostic tests, and possibly ultrasound & X-rays. The coughing he’s still got going on is minuscule in comparison to everything else.
Please keep Gotti in your thoughts and send him well wishes, he can use all the positive vibes he can get right now. As soon as we know more we will update everyone
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Maddox

* Approximate Age 9 Months -Old * Dog-Friendly * Up To Date On Vaccines * Neutered * Older Child- Friendly*  House-trained * 
BACKSTORY:
Late on a Friday night we got a message from a rescue friend asking if we had room for a 6-month-old pup, the owner reached out to her but they didn’t have a foster home available. The next day we contacted the owner to get all the details and our hearts were heavy as we could hear the sorrow in his voice. He was having to surrender a pup he’s had since he was a baby due to housing circumstances beyond his control. He didn’t want him in a cage at animal control, he wanted him in a home so rescue was his best shot. We put out a plea to our fosters and within minutes we had a transport team and a foster coordinated.
EDUCATION:
* Sit
* Paw
* Touch
* Higher energy
* House trained
ACTIVITIES THIS CUTIE ENJOYS:
* Treats: Whimzies, fish skins, wild weenies, hot dogs if you remove the casing
* Food: can be a bit picky
* Toys: hard chews and anything that makes noise
* Walks: pulls hard at the beginning but eases up, pulls when he sees something he's interested in
* Playing with toys
* Going on walks
* Shoulder blade scratches
SKILLS:
* Dogs: overexcited, rough and tumble player
* Kids: 10+, he is a bull in a china shop
* People: takes time to warm up
* Cats: unknown
CHALLENGES:
* Learning to love his crate
* Not a fan of the vacuum, doorbell, and loud noises
* Normal puppy behaviors like chewing and mouthiness
* He enjoys singing the song of his people.. he's a barker.
* He doesn't realize how big he is
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Sonnie

* Approximate Age 2 Years -Old * Dog-Friendly * Up To Date On Vaccines * Neutered * Older Child- Friendly*  House-trained * 
More info as he settles in.
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Madeline

* Approximate Age 3 Years -Old * Dog-Friendly * Up To Date On Vaccines * Spayed * Child- Friendly*  House-trained * 
More info as she settles in.
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Chewbacca

* Approximate Age 2 Years -Old * Dog-Friendly * Up To Date On Vaccines * Neutered * Child- Friendly*  House-trained * 
A couple of days ago we received notice that a roly-poly chunk of wrinkles and squishy goodness was surrendered to an area animal control when his owner was moving and could not take him with. He was super hand shy, shut down, and scared of the world. He needed to get out and into a foster home Asap, and we had an experienced foster looking for her next foster.
More info as he settles in.
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