Dogs Available for Adoption

Welcome to our most popular page.

Although the bulk of our work is centered around education and advocacy, we would be lost without our rescue focus to keep us tied to the souls of the dogs. Our foster dogs remind us every day why it's important to keep pushing this project into the future. The faces in this gallery all came from crisis situations but are eager to show you why dogs live in the present instead of dwelling on the past. A small team of dedicated volunteers stay busy shining up their halos while they wait for new homes.

Interested in adopting? Great! Visit our Adoption Process page to find out what's next. 

Want inside scoop? Our Barn Dog Blog is worth watching for up to date photos and stories.

Available:
Manny

Sweet, gentle, low-key Manny. He joined our program on November 7 and is just getting his neuter and basic vetcare needs sorted. Soon, he'll be rested and ready to look for his new home. He's already telling us that he likes other dogs, and people are a favorite addiction. Check back soon for more info on this gorgeous boy.

Talk to Donna about Manny

Adoption pending:
Enzo

Handsome Enzo (on the right) was lost and lonely in Oakland when he was found by a volunteer. He decompressed at the Rescue Barn while watiing out his stray hold period. Sadly, we were unable to find his original home. 

Lucky for him, he's been absorbed into a foster home who hopes that he'll settle in and become a permanent part of their family. We're considering him 'Adoption Pending' for now and hopefully for keeps.

Talk to Donna about Enzo

Adoption pending:
Felix the Pup

ADOPTION PENDING!

Born around mid-June, Felix is the just a kid. He's a very cool little guy; healthy, happy, extremely affectionate and connected. He'll plop his butt into a quick 'Sit' when you ask him and gaze right into your eyes, waiting to see what else you're going to say. Smarty pants! He's been playing with the big dogs since landing at the barn and is getting some great social skills under his belt. Let us know if you'd like to meet him. He would enjoy living with another dog or two, and kids are a big Yes. We imagine he's ready for cats, too. 

Yay Felix! Check out our Facebook page for PHOTOS and updates.

Talk to Donna about Felix the Pup

Adoption pending:
Badda-Bing!

ADOPTION PENDING Big bodacious Badda-Bing. All seventy pounds of him is oozing with good vibes. We learned he's a hopeless touch junkie when we gave him his first bath - he turned to mush; absolutely loved it. This boy is addicted to rub downs and cuddling and will beg for more if you haven't given him his fill. 

Total family dog; Bing is being fostered in a home with two kids and enjoys their little training sessions. He's very interested in pleasing his people and is a sponge for direction. He tends to be on the low-energy end of the scale. He enjoys his walks, but right now, he tends to go into lazy mode once that need is filled. He's comfortable with dogs, and would enjoy sharing his home with one or more.  More PHOTOS.

Bing comes to our Saturday Pit Ed classes and would love to show you his brand new leash manners. If you'd like to stop by and see him, just drop us a line. Thank you!

 

Talk to Tim about Badda-Bing!

Available:
Chiquita

Adorable, right?
Little Chiquita has quickly become one of our favorite go-to dogs when we want to laugh out loud and have a good time. The video shows our first meeting with her in Jackson County Animal Shelter in Mississippi. She was silly then and she's a HOOT now that she's settled into our Rescue Barn and making new friends. She loves to collect her toys around her and sit on them like an Emperor Penguin, watching over her brood. She's kookie for a good game of fetch, and even though her little front leg was broken at some point, she still powers forward, full of determination - limp and all. She's also incredible affectionate and full of gentle confidence. Ooooh how we love this little dear one!

VIDEO

Talk to Tim about Chiquita

Adoption pending:
Preston

That's not a pit bull!

Preston is a tag-along from a case we worked on in Mississippi. How could we say no to that face? He's a youngster at about 10 months old and is likely a mix of Catahoula (with the lovely merle coat) and possibly a husky? Who knows! What matters is that he's fantastic dog. True to his age, he's bouncy, curious and full of fun. Very connected with his handlers and eager to be a good boy. He's also a great pal for the dogs, and he loves to play ball.

VIDEO

Preston is doing a good job on his leashed walks. He's still in the thievery stage inside a house and will search out and steal socks - the smellier, the better! We've grown so fond of this boy and look forward to seeing him with a family.

Talk to Donna about Preston

Available:
Maude

Maude: the goggly-eyed heart throb of the summer! She's a little low-riding lover girl. Happy. Very social and affectionate. Calm. She's great with dogs and we imagine cats are going to be a big 'Yes.' VIDEO of Maude at play.

Maude is a healthy girl, but won't be up for much hiking or hard core exercise. She was born with a funky knee cap that pops out at odd times (ew!) - a luxating patella, to be exact. Our vet tells us that she doesn't need knee surgery, but her next home will need to be committed to strengthening exercises (Sit-Stand-Sit-stand) and monitoring her activity so she doesn't overdo it. For this reason, a home with super rambunctious dogs may be too much temptation for this wanna-party girl. 

We'd be happy to answer your questions about her knee, so drop us a line!

Talk to Donna about Maude

Available:
Good Times Gwennie
 
We first fell for her for her sense of humor, but we didn't realize how much FUN we'd end up having with this little stinker. Gwennie is just itchin' to be somebody's full time clown. If you want a dog who can learn a hundred parlor tricks to entertain a crowd of admirers, she'll insist that you teach her more, more, more please! Tiny sized (40+ pounds) and near two years old. Gwennie is a big flirt with dogs and appreciates a play buddy who can keep up with her go-go-go! play style. More PHOTOS.
 
Quick witted, connected, BUSY and comical - Good Times Gwennie is ready for a human who's as much fun as she is.

Talk to Donna about Good Times Gwennie

Available:
Melbs!

Adorable, silly, snaggle toothed Melvin. His underbite is worth writing love songs about, and his big brown eyes were sent to melt the coldest hearts. 'Melbs' is learning about the world of dog fun thanks to K9 pals Alma and Jimmy and their two awesome humans. Helping a sometimes shy-ish dog learn how to boogie again is one of Life's greatest pleasures. Want to be part of this? We'd love to meet you.

Check out his very own facebook page for a daily dose of this handsome mug. We can't get enough. MELBS!

Talk to Donna about Melbs!

Adopted:
Reverend Al

ADOPTED!

Awesome little man! Al likes to preach about the power of love to whoever will listen. 

Great with dogs, flirtatious and velcro with every human he meets: Al is all about creating a little heaven on earth. He's tiny and looks to be about four years old. He'd be very happy to share his home with a dog friend or two. We vote 'Yes' for cats, too.

Playful, sugar-sweet, gentle and ridiculously happy - this boy is the total package.

 

Talk to Tim about Reverend Al

Available:
Dogs in the Wings

At any given time, we have a small handful of dogs who are not listed on the website. These may be dogs with medical issues or basic behavior challenges that are getting sorted out, dogs who are part of custody holds or compassion hold cases, OR dogs who are waiting for a foster home or barn space before they can come in our program.

Please let us know if you'd like to discuss...

Finding a dog of a specific age, size or personality style that you don't see here

Being a foster parent to a shelter dog

Providing a safe, temporary space for a dog that needs a gentle end (compassion hold)

Talk to BADRAP about Dogs in the Wings

Adopted:
Monkey

ADOPTED!

This gentle, soulful girl is an especially good pick for a family with children or someone who wants a playful, but altogether low-key dog to keep them company. Warm-eyed and social with just the right amout of an independent streak. Monkey is about five years old.

VIDEO of Monkey with her boyfriends.

PHOTOS of Monkey during her first few days in our program, and NOW. And don't miss Monkey's very own FACEBOOK PAGE.

Talk to Donna about Monkey

Adoption pending:
Skippy

ADOPTION PENDING!

How much happy can you pour into one tiny little body? Skip is IT: Cheerful, fun, social ... Adorable! Great with dogs. Housetrained. 

She's brand new to us and acted a teensy bit shy at times, but we expect that to fade quickly thanks to her good nature and sense of fun. We believe she could fit into just about any home, although she'd probably be thrilled to have a dog friend or two and kids, too.

Talk to Donna about Skippy

Adopted:
Beast

ADOPTED!

Beast is ready for adoption. He's about 2 years old and is a lovely soul. He's dog friendly and helped raise a litter of kittens as a young guy so cats are mighty fine by him. Very sociable, full of smiles and happy vibes. 

Talk to Tim about Beast

Adopted:
Molly!

Gorgeous, gentle, soulful Molly. She's about one year old and learning how much fun the world can be. She's calm and gracious, silly and flirtatious. We love how affectionate and hopeful she is.

Molly can also be very bashful and needs a Life Coach (both human and dog) as she matures to show her the workings of the world. She's done great here at the Rescue Barn, but she's ready for real life experience.  If you enjoy helping shy dogs find their path, Molly will reward you with the warmest gratitude. Feel free to poke us with questions and/or a meeting to learn more about her personality. Thank you!

See her in action in this VIDEO.

Talk to Donna about Molly!

Adopted:
Jamie

ADOPTED!

This lovely girl is a tiny-sized dynamo. Sporty and fun, sensitive and whip-smart. She's brand new to us and is enjoying every minute of being a foster dog. She plays well with Eddie (a male dog on-site) and is eager to fit in. Jamie is a full breed American Pit Bull Terrier with the best ears ever. About four years old. 

Talk to Tim about Jamie

Adopted:
Widget

ADOPTED! Widget is a tiny sized comedian, with a great sense of humor and a big lust for life. We love her itty bitty size, her crazy-cute underbite and her unstoppable happy dance. Everything is fun! Every human is her very best friend! She's quite fond of dogs and will prance at their feet inviting a chase. We have the idea she's lived a nice life in a house before - She's neat and clean and loves the big armchair in her kennel. What a darling little sweetheart. Some lucky adopter is going to hit the lottery with this pumpkin. 

 

Talk to Donna about Widget

Adopted:
Joon

ADOPTED!
Warm, hopeful, incredibly affectionate Joon. She's about two years old and promises to be the apple of her adopter's eye. A great play partner with her dog friends and nearly perfect leash manners - Joon is connected and eager to make you (and everybody else!) happy. She's a touch junkie and oozes into dreamy purrs when you offer a belly rub. She also loves to use those long legs of hers to sprint like the wind: ears blowing back, big smile on her face. We just love that Joon is one of our first rescues of 2014. She reminds why we love pit bulls so much!

See Joon's VIDEO

Talk to Tim about Joon

Adopted:
Tip Little

So Fast - ADOPTION PENDING!

Tip is three-ish years old and built like a little fire-hydrant. A cheerful guy - he's smitten with people and a friend to dogs. More photos coming soon!

Talk to Tim about Tip Little

Adopted:
Kasbah - Puppy Dork

ADOPTION PENDING - Woof!

We always seem to have a least one 'dork' in our program, and Kasbah is happy to fill the bill. He's a warm hearted youngster (under a year) with a great attitude and strong desire to please. Right now, he's in his bouncy, playful stage and keeps us laughing with puppyish antics. Friendly to all, Kasbah makes fast friends with dogs and does what he can to win them over. He's a mixed breed boy with long legs, floppy lips, goofy ears and big warm eyes. Our team is just loving this dog!

Photos of Kasbah at PLAY.

And don't miss this VIDEO

 

 

Talk to Donna about Kasbah - Puppy Dork

Adoption pending:
Loredo

Dogs: yes. Cats: yes.

Loredo is a tender hearted soul who is especially appreciative of what Life has to offer. His foster mom tells us that he tends to be a mellow and happy to sleep at your feet but also enjoys a good game of playing flirtpole in the yard.  He can be a little clumsy, and bounces and jumps like a flea when he plays with other dogs. Around three years of age, this handsome fellow will steal your heart.  He wakes up every day with a smile on his face, never looking back. With just that right combination of playfulness and calm, this bright eyed fellow is ready for a place to call home. 

Smiling: PHOTO

Talk to Donna about Loredo

Securing the future of the American Pit Bull Terrier as a cherished family companion.