American Bulldog enthusiasts praise her breed as “loyal, reliable, alert and self-confident, with a genuine love for children,” and indeed lovely Charlotte fulfills each of these definitive traits, in her own sublimely beautiful way. At a little over a year old she’s an immaculate example of family dog talent; she’ll romp the yard, toss a ball,
Her cool was as flawless as her warm response to the crowd at the recent Pet Smart event; but then well-rounded — and fun loving — perfection is Paula’s downright model-dog trademark. Her curly-tailed 17 lb. Terrier/Chihuahua/mix composure is ginormous, even when engulfed by noisy kids and mastiff-sized canines; and she seems to be house-trained,
He stands just knee high to his roommate but there’s nothing small about Hambone’s pet-stature; his heart alone could fill half our kennels, and his love of life — and YOU — the rest. This 3 year-old Chihuahua/mix BFF was found stray near Frank’s car wash, either trying to help or just enjoying the crowd;
His vivid smile and jubilant outlook will boot the gloom from a winter’s day; Harry’s 38 lbs. of light-hearted athlete — an outsized handsome but small built Amstaff/Retriever mix who displays the soundness of temperament and willingness to please for which for both breeds are prized. Harry’s only a year and a half old,
She’s all that autumn has to offer without the blazing colors; 2-year-old Fall wears swatches of orange, gold and tan as muted as her meow, and she’s as cozy as a fire on the first chilly night, too. Fall was turned in by her owner and she’s a little shy at first, but scratch her back and she’ll reward you with a gentle head butt,
Meet Chanel (pictured with HSOG volunteer Jenny LeMoine) and you’ll learn that she’s affectionate, energetic, intelligent and loyal; and, yes, she’s playful too. Chanel is a Blue Heeler/Pointer mix and working man’s best friend in the making. She works hard during the day and relaxes at night. She’s two years young and full of fun.
Wilma loves making waves, but not the irksome kind — this enchanting little inventor with the pastel tri-color stripes will drag her heavy water bowl just enough to make the water slosh inside, then drink while it’s still moving, delicious! Four-year-old Wilma was found stray but now she’s ready for high-society; she’s full grown, forever small,
Tiny’s no longer tiny! He was so named because of his “teeniness” when he and his two siblings came to the shelter. Both his sister and brother have been adopted and now, at 5 months old, Tiny feels he’s ready to leave the nest. He has not had any exposure to the outside world and feels more comfortable hanging out inside where he can easily access the people of the house and their most comfortable furniture.
He looks like an Emperor Penguin but his vibrant purr gives him away, that and his funny short-form meow that comes out “Me Me Me Me Me!” Alas, handsome six-year-old Frasier was turned in by a loving family because he couldn’t learn to share — he needs to be your only cat, but he’s the only cat you’ll need.
You can see her gentle brown freckles clearly through her white coat and her personality’s just as transparent — 2-year-old Akeela’s feminine, vulnerable and authentically eager to please; a stellar Terrier/American Pit Bull companion whose owner moved away and abandoned her; but somehow left her tender heart more receptive than ever. Akeela’s way too well-mannered to jump on you,