Dogs


Maxwell

Maxwell is a CATCH! Don’t miss out on this big boy looking for a new companion. He is 5 years old and weighs 85lbs. Maxwell is a gentle giant presumed shepherd mix or Great American Shelter dog who can’t wait to find a new family! His former family included middle-school aged kids, cats, and dogs. He is described as being a bit skittish, but protective of his home and family. He is potty trained and crate trained, and used to spending most time in an outdoor kennel. He loves to play and run and go on car rides! Maxwell can be a bit excitable around other dogs, but if they can hang with his antics, then he can make new friends (easier with females than males). When first meeting people, Maxwell can be a bit nervous, but once you’re ‘in’ he’ll be your BFF!

Available at the Josephine County Animal Shelter, 1420 Brookside Blvd. Grants Pass/Merlin, across from the Grants Pass Airport. Hours: 10 AM – 4 PM Monday – Saturday.
You are encouraged to visit and bring your dog to the shelter for a meet and greet where staff is ready to assist on the walking trails and play yards. With few exceptions, all adoptable adults are spayed or neutered, up to date on vaccines and microchipped. 541 474-5458

Adoption fee for dogs are $125, for seniors over 7 years $50, for Veterans with presentation of government issued ID $62.50.

Note: unless otherwise noted, we can not say if dogs do well with other dogs, livestock, chickens or cats.

Chevy

Chevy is a male who weighs 60lbs and is about 1 year old. Chevy is a young Aussie mix, looking for someone to provide him with love and guidance to help raise a wonderful canine citizen. He’s well on his way! This boy is smart, responsive, and looking to please. He is a young pup, though, so sometimes can be a bit excitable and distracted easily, but what puppy isn’t? Chevy is VERY social with people and wants to make friends with who whoever comes his way. He has lived with young children, and is friendly with them, but a bit exuberant, so toddlers beware. He also is experienced with cats and is very playful with them! He is selective with dogs–some he likes, some he does not (mostly little dogs are a no go). He still gets into some puppy mischief–like chewing and digging, but he already has potty training down pat. An active home who can keep him stimulated physically will reap the rewards of his balanced behaviors mentally!
Available at the Josephine County Animal Shelter, 1420 Brookside Blvd. Grants Pass/Merlin, across from the Grants Pass Airport. Hours: 10 AM – 4 PM Monday – Saturday.
You are encouraged to visit and bring your dog to the shelter for a meet and greet where staff is ready to assist on the walking trails and play yards. With few exceptions, all adoptable adults are spayed or neutered, up to date on vaccines and microchipped. 541 474-5458
Adoption fee for dogs are $125, for seniors over 7 years $50, for Veterans with presentation of government issued ID $62.50.
Note: unless otherwise noted, we can not say if dogs do well with other dogs, livestock, chickens or cats.

Cocoa-

Meet Cocoa. Some of you may remember seeing posts that found a small dog with a rear leg injury. Well, no one ever came forward for her and she entered our custody. Shelter Friends – Josephine County Oregon sponsored the amputation surgery needed to take care of her leg, and now she is thriving in foster care and not looking back! Cocoa has had a long journey already and is very close to finding her new family–after her spay on 5/31, she is ready to move on!

“Hi, I’m Cocoa! I’m about 2 years old and weigh 8 pounds. If you’re looking for the perfect companion, then look no further! I’m your girl. I’m a new tripod, but you wouldn’t know it by watching me play, run and jump. I am smitten with my foster family and spending time with my people is what I enjoy the most. I am the perfect lap dog and can spend hours getting pet, sleeping and cuddling with you, but don’t stop petting me for long as I will give you some gentle nudging to let you know to keep going. I enjoy playing with the other dogs in the household and have fine manners with cats. I am house trained, crate trained, bark on alert and get excited when my people come home. Not much is known about my past, as I was found on the side of the road with a broken leg which had to be amputated. What is known now is that I’m ready to start the next chapter of my life being your best friend and constant companion. Do you have the lap of my dreams?”

Available at the Josephine County Animal Shelter, 1420 Brookside Blvd. Grants Pass/Merlin, across from the Grants Pass Airport. Hours: 10 AM – 4 PM Monday – Saturday.
You are encouraged to visit and bring your dog to the shelter for a meet and greet where staff is ready to assist on the walking trails and play yards. With few exceptions, all adoptable adults are spayed or neutered, up to date on vaccines and microchipped. 541 474-5458
Adoption fee for dogs are $125, for seniors over 7 years $50, for Veterans with presentation of government issued ID $62.50.
Note: unless otherwise noted, we can not say if dogs do well with other dogs, livestock, chickens or cats.

Remo

Remo a one year old presumed American Staffordshire, here!  Looking to find a home who will welcome all 95lbs of me! I’m a big boy, but still have very nice manners. I’m a bit reserved–you usually won’t see me goofing around like some of the other pups, but once I know you, you’ll see my true colors: a polite gentleman with all I meet, including other dogs.

Available at the Josephine County Animal Shelter, 1420 Brookside Blvd. Grants Pass/Merlin, across from the Grants Pass Airport. Hours: 10 AM – 4 PM Monday – Saturday.
You are encouraged to visit and bring your dog to the shelter for a meet and greet where staff is ready to assist on the walking trails and play yards. With few exceptions, all adoptable adults are spayed or neutered, up to date on vaccines and microchipped. 541 474-5458
Adoption fee for dogs are $125, for seniors over 7 years $50, for Veterans with presentation of government issued ID $62.50.
Note: unless otherwise noted, we can not say if dogs do well with other dogs, livestock, chickens or cats.

 

Wallaby

Meet the gracious Wallaby a seriously senior Australian Shepherd weighing 53 pounds who came to the Josephine County Animal Shelter with a serious skin irritation;  his fur is so sparse except for his sweet bushy head and tuffs on his toes with a giant rabbit-like stubby tail that wiggles non stop delighted to receive all the attention he can get. This lad is blind,  but this doesn’t stop him from assimilating into home life. Currently in a loving foster home with other pets, his foster mom has this to say about sweet Wallaby.

“He is a really lovely dog that I suspect was raised with a cat- as he loves our black cat Inky. He gets around wonderfully and follows voice commands beautifully as long as you ask him nicely and help him see what he is supposed to do. He loves to sleep on the couch and adores  a kitty friend. I cannot say enough of just how lovely he is. Although his skin is smooth, his fur is sparse.”

Wallaby is blind, his foggy blue eyes follow your voice with love, appreciation and adoration. He  is a quiet gentleman looking forward to a patient doting family to call his own.

Up to date on all vaccines, neutered and micro chipped. Please contact the Josephine County Animal Shelter at 541 474- 5458 or Raleigh at Raleigh@savethewhiskers.org

Gaston

Bonjour! My name is Gaston. No, I’m not a brute who wants to kill the Beast, but rather am a dashingly good-looking, charismatic boy who is looking for that special someone. I’m 3 years old a presumed pit -shepherd mix weighing about 70lbs. I’m a quiet, easygoing fella with wonderful manners. I love to make new friends–both canine and human! I’m the newest member of the Heartworm Heroes club and am undergoing treatment for heartworm. Don’t worry, that won’t hold me back from being ready to become your loyal companion! I’m ready to go home with someone who can make sure I get my meds and make it to my vet appointments. Shelter Friends – Josephine County Oregon is sponsoring the cost of my heartworm treatment, so all I need is some support at home to get my through this little speedbump. My adoption fee is $125. If you are a Veteran with government issued Id the fee is $62.50

Making Application for a Heartworm Hero dog.

Why we treat heartworm dogs? Historically, dogs in shelters across the country euthanize dogs with heartworm for 2 main reasons: 1) cost, which can be $800 to $2000 to treat. 2) space restrictions to house dogs with heartworm. The dogs that have been accepted into this program have been identified as adoptable pets,- but for heartworm. We are excited that the dog you are considering for adoption has been accepted into this innovative program.

If you make application to adopt a dog that has been diagnosed with heartworm from the Josephine County Animal Shelter you should be well prepared to follow treatment outlined by the veterinarian assigned to your pet and funded by Shelter Friends. We will consider your veterinarian on a case by case bases. Additionally, that you will agree to a home visit by one of our Heartworm Team Designates. Further, that upon Adoption you agree to work with your designate during the course of treatment. We have had a 100% success rate for our benefactors of the Heartworm Heroes Program, because of the strict adherence to protocol set forth for his/her treatment plan. Our hope is that your pet continues this success and lives a normal healthy life as your companion.

Please inquire about this program at the Josephine County Animal Shelter. 1420 Brookside Blvd. Merlin Or 541 474-5458. Hours to the public Monday through Saturday 10 am – 4pm Alternate contact: raleigh@savethewhiskers.org