As an introvert, I tend to stay home a lot, but this weekend it will be a different story. Best Friends Animal Society invited all the Best Friends Ambassadors to come out and visit the Sanctuary. While I am feeling a little anxious about leaving my comfort zone, I am so excited to see this fantastic place in person and meet some great pet bloggers.
Best Friends is so much more than a shelter for cats and dogs. In addition to helping farm animals, horses, birds, and rabbits, Best Friends is the leader of the No Kill Movement, and networks with other organizations to help homeless pets. I know that I’ll be learning a lot this weekend!
Of course, I am really looking forward to meeting some of the awesome dogs available for adoption including these cutie pies.
Arizona is a Cattle Dog/Blue Heeler puppy who is only three months old. Adorable Boxer pup, Star, was found as a stray.
Champ is a Mastiff/Akita mix who thinks he’s a tiny lapdog. He loves people and will always roll over for belly rubs. A legitimate hero, he’s earned his name. While he and another dog were abandoned in a state park, the other dog became injured, and Champ sought help from the park ranger, who saved them both.
Champ was born in 2011. He walks great on a head halter and loves training, especially when there are yummy treats involved. He enjoys going for hikes and has gotten used to car rides. Champ does fine with other dogs his size, especially females, but will need a home without cats. He’ll also need someone who understands that he’s very strong, but he’s also a gentle giant.
Ollie is an Anatolian Shepherd, who is shy with strangers, but once you’re his friend he’ll show you only the deepest dedication. He overcomes his worries quickly, so all he needs is a little time to become someone’s best bud. Ollie was born in 2013 and loves the great outdoors. He walks perfectly on a leash, enjoys having some space to roam around in and would make a fantastic running partner.
Grace is a sweet girl who is dreaming of having someone to hike with. She was born in 2011 but hasn’t lost the energy she had in her younger years. Car rides are one of her favorite things, and because she is so smart, she also really enjoys her training sessions.
Rainey wants love and affection. She likes to go on walks and to dog parks, though she gets along much better with male dogs than other females. She is a hound who likes to bay, and may try to escape if left alone too long.
Labrador mix Griffin is still somewhat shy, but he’s made some great progress since coming to Dogtown. He’ll now allow pets from people he knows, and sometimes kisses, too. Born in 2011, Griffin loves walks, and is starting to like car rides. He gets along well with other dogs and likes to swim and play with them. This sweet, mellow boy is just looking for a place to chill. If you think he could do that with you, Griffin would love to meet you.
Frankfurt the Chihuahua mix is a fast learner. People jokingly say that’s why his head is so big. But while that may not make him any smarter than he already is, it sure does make him more adorable.
This fun little guy was born in 2014. He’s still full of energy, but when it’s quiet time, he’s always down for a good cuddle. Frankfurt is very eager to please and makes friends quickly, whether they be people or other dogs. He has some mild anxiety issues, but settles down nicely and is ready to learn and grow in his own home.
Lordes is a Pit bull who is house trained and walks nicely on a leash. She needs to be the only pet and qualifies for free adoption and a free flight home.
Zeek is a snuggly boy who loves being with his people. He appears to have good house manners, but he loves to go outside for walks. When he’s not walking, this happy-go-lucky boy is snuggled up on his bed, snoring away. Although Zeek is a huge fan of people, he is picky with other dogs. Born in 2011, he’d do best in a home where he can be someone’s one and only. Zeek’s adoption fee is waived, and he is also eligible for a free flight to his new home.
Lydia is a shy lady, but with time and patience, she’ll come around and learn to trust you. Because she tends to run when she is afraid, she will need a watchful person and a secure enclosure to keep her safe. Lydia gets along well with other dogs and often relies on the more confident ones to help her feel more confident herself. She’d love a home with a patient person and a buddy dog, or two to show her the ropes.
Oh if Wilson could only speak human! He wants so much to get to know you and play. He’d also like to tell you how he passed with flying colors his AKC Canine Good Citizen test. Then he’d be sure to tell you about how much he loves friends, car rides, and long runs, and how much he how he likes to wear his backpack. Then he might mention how much he loves to play with other dogs his size.
But there are a couple of things he might not mention, like chasing cats is fun, digging holes is a guilty pleasure, treats work magic, and he’s been told he needs to stop guarding his food and toys so much. (Because of that guarding, he needs a dog-savvy home!)
Born in 2009, we don’t think that Wilson has ever really had a home before. So, if you’d like to take this boy under your wing, please consider giving him a happy, loving home.
If you are interested in adopting any of these dogs, you can find more information here. If you are looking to adopt a dog that is closer to your home, check out these organizations that are Best Friends Network Partners.