Justin

16th November 2016 by admin Comments Off on Justin

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Justin is a sweet, gentle boy.  He is a bit shy at first, and may bark at strangers when nervous.  Once he realizes you aren’t going to hurt him, he is full of love and tail wagging joy.  Justin is about 6 years old.  He is deaf, but seems to hear some high pitched noise.  He is friendly with friendly dogs, and does his best to ignore the not so friendly dogs.  We have not introduced him to cats.

Justin has the most adorable personality.  He is mischievous and will steal things and hide them.  His favorite game is to steal the dish towel while I’m looking, so I can chase him to get it back. Sometimes he steals toys from the other dogs and hides them in boxes in the garage.  He moved my shoes to another room and hid them under stolen towels.   He also grabs things and hides them in his crate when I’m not looking.  He occasionally chews up the things he takes to his crate, but most of the time he is just gentle and playful.  He will make a wonderful companion for someone who shares his sense of humor.

We are working on getting Justin to a healthier weight.  He lost 5 pounds after arriving, but has been holding steady since then.  He is neutered, microchipped, and current on his vaccinations.  He also had a recent dental cleaning.  He is in a foster home in Lake Stevens.  If you would like to meet him, please fill out our adoption inquiry form, and a volunteer will contact you to arrange a meeting.

Sadie

20th July 2015 by admin Comments Off on Sadie

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Miss Sadie is a 3.5 year old Dalmatian/American Bulldog mix.  She first came to rescue as a puppy in 2013.  We had hoped she was in her forever home, but life does not always go the way we hope.  Sadie is a silly girl who loves to be with her people.  Sadie is a wonderful dog! She is sweet and loving and just wants to cuddle. She is smart and very food motivated, she has a slight stubborn side to her but is very loyal to her people. She would do wonderful in a single dog household. She does great in the car and is good on the leash, she does well on hikes and laying around the house. She hasn’t met a person or kid she doesn’t like.  She is crate trained, so she will not get into mischief while you are not home.

Sadie has been living with another dog, but recently they have been fighting, and it has escalated to the point where it is clear they cannot continue living together.  While it is possible that she might be fine with a male dog, instead of a female, the ideal home would be one where she can be the only dog.  We are not sure about cats, since she hasn’t been around them recently.

Sadie weighs 55-60 pounds. She is spayed,  and current on her vaccinations.  She is currently in Gold Bar, Washington.  If you would like to meet Sadie, please fill out our adoption inquiry form.

Chyna

13th September 2016 by admin Comments Off on Chyna

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Chyna is returning to rescue 6 years after being adopted, due to the death of her adopter.  She was very bonded to him, and is confused about why she is now living with strangers.  She is very sweet and willing to let us comfort her with lots of pets and belly rubs.  She hasn’t felt much like eating, but she can afford to miss a meal or two.  Chyna lost the sight in one eye due to glaucoma.  She is currently on antibiotics for a cough.  Chyna is spayed, and current on her vaccinations.  Other than blindness and the cough, she is in good health.

If you are interested in helping Chyna, please fill out our foster inquiry form.    You will have the option of adopting her, but we want to give her a little time before we make a permanent commitment.

Sarge

25th August 2016 by admin Comments Off on Sarge

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Sarge is an 8 year old male Dalmatian.  He a happy, friendly guy who loves to run.  He gets along well with female dogs, but does not do well with males.  He is good in the house, and knows how to use a dog door.

Sarge is currently in eastern Washington.  If you would like to meet Sarge, please fill out our adoption inquiry form.

Ichiro

4th June 2016 by admin Comments Off on Ichiro

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Ichiro is a beautiful, but troubled young male.  He has a history of biting family members, and injuring small dogs in his home.   He can be resource protective, and reactive to the point where he can’t safely be handled.  However, under the right conditions, he can relax a bit, and become a charming companion.   The progress he has made in the last few weeks is encouraging, but, we think he will always require special handling.  In order to keep him calm and in control of his behavior, he needs a very structured life, including space where he can spend time alone.
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Because of his level of anxiety, and his history of hurting small dogs, we have not introduced him to other dogs.  He might be OK for supervised interaction with an extremely well balanced dog that is his size, or larger.   He spends time in proximity to other dogs, and occasionally shows a desire to interact.   He would not be safe around cats, smaller dogs, chickens, or children.

Ichiro has trouble trusting and respecting people.  He also has limited tolerance for having people in his space.  He is more tolerant outside, than indoors.  He is very bright, and responds well to many commands.  He enjoys activities that are mentally stimulating.  Because he is resource protective of toys, we play fetch the stick.  I keep a supply of sticks, because I do not trust that he won’t decide to guard the stick he is playing with.    We also play fetch the treat, where I throw a treat into the bushes, and he has to hunt for it.  He enjoys walks, and has improved his leash behavior, but still needs a lot of work in that area.

Ichiro has the potential to be a wonderful companion for the right person.   The right person will have a history of working with challenging dogs, and a calm, but authoritative demeanor.   We are not offering him for adoption at this time, but we are looking for a person who will work with him, and with us, with a long term goal of adopting him when we all agree he is ready.   If you think you could be the right person, and you live in Snohomish, Skagit or King County, please use our adoption inquiry form to initiate contact.

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Chance

19th March 2016 by admin Comments Off on Chance

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Chance is an 1.5 to 2 year old male Dalmatian/shepherd mix.  He loves people, and like most Dalmatian types, just wants to be with them and getting attention.  When not with his people, Chance stays in his crate.  He enjoys pizza, so if you leave one on the counter, you might want to keep an eye on it, or him.

Chance was around cats and other dogs when he was younger, and got along well.  He has not been around other dogs, or cats in the last year, so he may be excited upon meeting them.  He adores children, but has too much energy and not enough self-restraint for smaller children.  He needs a home where his energy can be directed into an activity shared with his family.

Chance is neutered and current on his vaccinations.  He currently with a family in Snohomish.  If you would like to meet Chance, please fill out our adoption inquiry form, and a volunteer will contact you.

Wyatt — adopted

11th January 2016 by admin Comments Off on Wyatt — adopted

Handsome Wyatt is a liver gentleman of 7.5 years.  Like most Dalmatians, he bonds to his people and wants to be with them as much as possible.  He is a good sport about waiting in his crate while they aren’t home, but it has reached the point where they are rarely home, and it isn’t likely to change.  They can’t change their busy life, so his family would like to help Wyatt find a home with someone who loves and understands Dalmatians, and is has time to share with him.

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Wyatt gets along well with other dogs.  He thinks cats are fun to chase, but we don’t think he would hurt one.  He prefers a home without children.  Wyatt is in the greater Portland area.  He is neutered and current on his vaccinations.  If you are interested in meeting Wyatt, please fill out our adoption inquiry form.

Blaze — adopted

16th November 2015 by admin Comments Off on Blaze — adopted

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Blaze is a sweet senior citizen, who hasn’t slowed down much.  He is 12 years old, and keeping up nicely with the younger dogs in his foster home.  He gets along well with dogs and people.  We are told he also gets along with cats.  Blaze enjoys running around, but he also enjoys a nice nap on a comfortable bed, preferably yours.

Blaze is neutered and current on his shots.  He is currently in a foster home in the Yakima area.  If you are interested in meeting him, please fill out our adoption inquiry form.

Pecas — adopted

11th October 2015 by admin Comments Off on Pecas — adopted

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Pecas is a sweet, older gal looking for a warm bed. She’s been losing weight and gaining energy but has a few pounds to go. She’s been living with other dogs of all ages and a cat and two kittens. Her motherly instincts sends her after the kittens as they wander the house.

She LOVES attention and will show you her belly any time for a rub. When she’s not getting the attention she wants, she’ll give you a funny little face — she shows her teeth and “bites” at the air. Adorable!

Pecas is house trained and takes correction easily. She walks well on a leash. She is spayed, and current on her vaccinations.

The perfect house will have a bit of downtime and lots of love. Pecas is currently with a foster in Oregon.  If you would like to meet Pecas, please fill out our adoption inquiry form, and a volunteer will call you to arrange a meeting.

Tex (aka Pongo, aka Oscar Wilde) — adopted

2nd September 2015 by admin Comments Off on Tex (aka Pongo, aka Oscar Wilde) — adopted

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Like many of our Dalmatians, Tex arrived from the shelter with the name “Pongo”. He came from Texas, and he is a rather large fellow, so Tex is the name we are using to distinguish him from the other Pongos. He is a young guy who is agile enough to climb over a 6 foot fence if left unattended in the back yard. He wouldn’t go out seeking adventure, but he would go out looking for you. Like most Dalmatians, he wants to be with his people. He is a very social guy who has charmed pretty much everyone he has met.

He has lots of energy, is great with other dogs, and loves to play. He is sharing his foster home with a cat, who does not appreciate his efforts to play. Tex needs a home where he will get regular exercise. He knows the command sit, but needs work in most other areas of obedience. He is house trained and will wait patiently in a crate while you are not home. This is recommended because he is still young enough to show interest in chewing.

Tex is currently in a foster home in Boise. Adopters outside the Boise area will be considered, but will be expected to travel to Boise to meet him. His adoption fee is $150. If you would like to meet Tex, please fill out our adoption inquiry form. A volunteer will call to arrange the meeting.

Della — adopted

24th July 2015 by admin Comments Off on Della — adopted

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Della is a lovely lady who came to us from rural California.  We don’t know her age but it is in 2-5 range.  She has some tartar forming on her teeth, and a bit of a callous on one elbow.  Those are the only signs of age.  She has been calm and quiet since arriving, but she is a bit shy, and may become more outgoing after she has becomes more comfortable with her surroundings.  She is very gracious with people, but is mostly avoiding the other dogs.  She has not met cats or children since coming to rescue, so we don’t know how she will respond.

Della is a delicate girl.  She weighs about 45 pounds, and has a slender build.  Her coat is longer than the typical Dalmatian, but very silky and soft.  She would make a wonderful companion.  We think she might prefer a quiet home.

Della is spayed, and current on her vaccinations.  She is currently in Lake Stevens, Washington.  If you would like to meet Della, please fill out our adoption inquiry form.