SQUIRREL

Mixed breed male, 2 years old and 64 pounds.

Squirrel is a very friendly and happy dog. We took him out for his photo shot, and he was easy to leash up in his kennel, though he did pull a little on leash. Squirrel is VERY playful, and loves to run around with a stuffy toy and entice any humans around to play with him. His coat is thick, soft, and lustrous. We think Squirrel is housetrained (yay!)

Squirrel is very athletic, lithe, and clever. This guy loves to get his belly scratched, and he will rull over for rubs. Squirrel did not want his rear end scratched. We enjoyed Squirrel A LOT. CHECK back soon for more information about this handsome dog, as staff and volunteers get to know him.

DUKE

DUKE is one of four absolutely adorable puppies, whose Mom, Juno, is also a shelter guest. The puppies are 8 weeks old. The male pups are 14 pounds, and Lulu, the one female, is 12 pounds.

Puppies are wonderful and sweet and...they take a lot of work! Please be sure you have plenty of time to train and love your puppy!

These pups are currently in foster care, but will return to the shelter on February 27. (UPDATE! Spike and Tank are now adopted.)

LULU

Lulu is one of four absolutely adorable puppies, whose Mom, Juno, is also a shelter guest. The puppies are 8 weeks old. The male pups are 14 pounds, and Lulu, the one female, is 12 pounds.

Puppies are wonderful and sweet and...they take a lot of work! Please be sure you have plenty of time to train and love your puppy!

These pups are currently in foster care, but will return to the shelter on February 27. (UPDATE: Spike is adopted.)

WATSON

Plott Hound (?) NEUTERED MALE, 4 years old and 63 pounds.

Watson was adopted from the shelter several years ago. Back then, he was known as Goofy. His family surrendered him to the shelter because Watson decided he did not like his canine housemate. We took him out for his photo session, and we enjoyed the heck out of him. Watson is a real hound dog, and enjoys sniffing around, and he's very athletic. Watson's past family gave us two pages of notes about him, and below are some hilites about this very handsome, dapper dog:

• Watson can walk on ladders if he spies his favorite human on the roof! He likes to climb onto structures, like the potting bench, lounge chairs etc. He likes to be on the furniture inside, but he will be obedient if told to stay off. • Like any good hound, Watson is a "talker", aka--he bays. • if Watson hears a horse whinny on TV, he will howl along! • He is always happy to see his people, and he'll howl his delight when his family comes home. • Watson's favorite toy is a tennis ball--he likes to pull off the fuzz! • Being a hound, and a scent hound, Watson loves to play hide and seek (a GREAT way to bond, train, and have fun with your dog!) • Watson knows basic commands like SIT, SIT STAY, DOWN, DOWN STAY. He enjoys training for treats. • He likes to dig, and his past family let him have a certain section in the backyard to play in the soil. • Watson drools! • Watson likes walks, and he's ok in the car, though he does whine. • Watson lives harmoniously with two cars. • Watson enjoys getting scratches on his chest and under his chin. • ABOVE ALL--WATSON IS A GOOD DOG!

ALASKA

Shepherd/Malamute/Akita?????, male, 4 years old and 83 pounds

Alaska is a stunning dog. He's quite the social butterfly with people, and loves to gtive kisses. Alaska knows sit. When he met our big, fluffy tester dog during his evaluation, Alaska was aloof. Watch this space, as we will be updating Alaska's bio with information from staff and volunteers, as we all get to know him better!

DESTINY

Shepherd X, SPAYED female, 1 year old and 52 pounds.

Destiny came to the shelter in early February with two very seriously infected mammary glands. Her life was saved by our astounding clinic staff--Julie and Jessica--and our vet, Dr Humphrey. Destiny has now been cleared for adoption. We find Destiny to be very affectionate with people, and she was happy to meet our tester dog, Chipper. With some strangers, Destiiny can be slightly worried until she has an opportunity to sniff them, and for this reason, we suggest children in her new home to be over 12.

LUCAS

German Shepherd Dog, male, 3 years old and 79 pounds.

Lucas is a handsome dog, and right now he's slightly skittish and nervous. Lucas is curious and we think he knows the command, "Heel." Shelter staff and volunteers will be taking Lucas out for walks, and for multi-dog play groups, and we will update his bio as we learn about him. We do think that any children in Lucas' new home should be over 16.

TEDDY

Please check back for Teddy's bio.

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JUNIPER

Mixed breed SPAYED female, 1 year old and 40-ish pounds.

Juniper finds loud and abrupt noises scarey. She wants to connect with people, but is too timid. Life is hard for her here at the shelter. She shows no aggression, but she is nervous about being out in the world. BUT, LUCKY JUNIPER cuaght the eye of one of our dedicated rescue partners, Jon from Rocket Dog Rescue, and he took her home for the weekend. We've included a photo of Juniper and a doggie playmate cavorting around in the great wilds of Mendocino County! What's very obvious is how much softer Juniper's looks outside of the shelter! We'll have lots more to tell you about Juniper as staff and volunteers work with her and get to know her.

DAFFODIL

Mixed breed SPAYED female, 5 months old and 38 pounds.

Our FLOWER puppies sweet, calm and shy. Come and meet them at the shelter Tuesday through Saturday!

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POPPY

Mixed breed SPAYED female, 5 months old and 36 pounds.

Our FLOWER puppies sweet, calm and shy. Come and meet them at the shelter Tuesday through Saturday!

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JAKE

Daschund NEUTERED male, 3 years old and 21 pounds.

Jake is a wonderful litte dog who is very sweet, and a real people lover. He enjoyed getting some cuddle time with the shelter's volunteers during his photo session. And as you can see from his photos, this guy just loves playing fetch. When he's excited, and when he wants to get the ball, he can be nippy, but it is not aggressive. The photographer and his helper fell in love with this gentle, adorable dog, and we think you will, too.

Weiner Dog lovers! Jake is a cute, short-legged little dog who is sweet and happy. He was fine when he met Chipper, the shelter's tester dog, during his meet and greet evaluation. We would like any children in Jake's new home to be over 10 years old, because Jake can get nippy when he's excited--and he gets very happy when he sees his people!