Dogs in Foster


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.

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

Patrick Chase

I call this regal boy Sir Patrick Chase- although he likes to be called Chase a 2-3 year old handsome lab mix weighing approximately 70 pounds. For a young dog, he is very quiet, gentle and well behaved. On a leash he walks calmly past geese, ducks, people and dogs without pulling. In the yard, his neighbor’s cat visits him daily. When in the house, he longs to cuddle. In short, he is a perfect companion in search of his perfect furever home! Chase came to our shelter as a stray and was diagnosed with heartworm disease. A loving, eager to please young man- he was accepted into our Heartworm Heroes Program a joint effort of the Josephine County Animal Shelter and Shelter Friends- an all volunteer not for profit charitable organization supporting the animals of the JOCO Shelter. This program finances this expensive and rigorous 4 month long treatment with long term foster home during treatment and recovery. He is almost ready to be our 4th graduate! He will be ready for a new home after his neuter surgery August 10th. Available at the Josephine County Animal Shelter, 1420 Brookside Blvd. 1.5 miles off I-5. in Merlin. Oregon. hours: Monday -Friday 10-4:30pm Saturday 10-4pm. http://www.co.josephine.or.us/SectionIndex.asp?SectionID=106 copy into your url follow instructions … click on PET ADOPTIONS and scroll to adoption application. With few exceptions Dogs are current on vaccinations, rabies, spay or neutered, and microchipped upon adoption PLEASE READ ENTIRE NOTATIONS BELOW. The most common question is ‘Good with Cats?’ If we know has lived with cats or farm animals will be stated above in biography. Otherwise- we don’t know. If you inquire by email- please tell us about you, your family, your yard, other animals, children, and your expectations of your new pet and what your new pet can expect from you. When you do so, we can better address your inquiry. Shelter number 541 474-5458 for status of availability as some may have been adopted since this post, and about any pending spay/neuter surgery if noted as sometimes spay/neuter appointment may be sooner if a cancellation is available. Dogs noted as a Great American Shelter Dog are noted as such because we are not sure of the breed and can only give out best guess. See more at: www.savethewhiskers.org Alternate Contact Raleigh@savethewhiskers.org or text 541 660 6578 name of dog. It is always nice if you send an inquiry about a specific adoptable guest via email to tell us about you, your family and other pets, your yard, and most importantly, your expectations of your new family member so we can answer your questions appropriately as best as possible. Please, if you email an inquiry, please understand that these animals are in the shelter for a variety of reasons: Their lives are upside down maybe because owner died, they got lost, were abandoned, owner lost home or had a life event that left their pet in need of a new home. We don’t always know how they will get along with all dogs, all children. Some won’t be a perfect family member right away! They will need love, patience, a strong owner who will let them know what is expected of them and what they can expect from their new family. It may take an afternoon or it may take a week or so! But they need homes and families who will bring them back to knowing what family is! Puppies: Please understand they are puppies; not potty trained; not good or bad with kids, dogs, cats. They are pliable puppies ready for you to imprint good manners, social skills, and training. You are encouraged to follow up with training after they are finished with shot series and or at the direction of your veterinarian. A happy healthy well socialized puppy is a happy family! You may be asked to make a refundable deposit for spay/neutering. Inquire at the Shelter. General Adoption Fees for Dog: Adult dogs and puppies- $125, Senior dogs 7 and over $50. Veterans are half price / $62.50 with presentation of government issued VA ID. For Josephine County fee includes first year licensing. Please visit the shelter or if need special arrangements for meet and greet please email me. If you have a dog- encourage you to bring also. Staff may be unable to answer calls right away, so you may contact me via email if you cannot get to shelter right away! You are encouraged to make your best effort to go during normal business hours. Note: Often times we are asked ‘what about cats’?’ Please be advised that we cannot guarantee a dog’s behavior with a cat; sometimes the dog is fine with a cat- but cat not so happy about his canine intruder! If we know emphatically that a dog could take issue with a cat, livestock or chickens- will be stated in body of biography! Shelter Friends editor is not an employee of the Josephine County Animal Shelter. The editor is a member of Shelter Friends Josephine County an all volunteer not for profit Charitable organization

Tara aka Treadmill Tara

We have the big reveal for our girl Treadmill Tara! Tara a 2 1/2-year-old Pit Lab mix was over the top no manners 56 pound, spayed girl. She had absolutely no discipline. But she was loving and eager to learn. She is now ready for the big reveal! 
Tara is ready for a new home. What will be the best fit is perhaps a moderately mature leader with no children; no children is the order of the day as children tend to be unpredictable; perhaps a Veteran that is active and wants just a “You and Me”  relationship to take hiking, running, maybe fishing on the banks of the river! A person that is willing to learn to keep her mentally and physically stimulated on a treadmill for 30 to 45 minutes a day- or even twice a day! She loves her treadmill. She has had some playmates- boys only- but can be a bit much – for them as she tends to play rough.  So a just a “You and Me” companionship really is encouraged. No small animals- maybe a goldfish would be ok. Shelter Friends, a non-profit organization supporting the Animals of the Josephine County Animal Shelter will provide the following: First- She would love to be the joint benefactor of our Pet to Vet Program. This program will subsidize her adoption fee. We look to offer follow-up support by providing a couple of one on one training sessions here in Grants Pass to teach her new leader Treadmill enrichment and direction and offer a gently used treadmill.  Additionally, 3 visits with John Parrett, local dog behaviorist if adopted withing 50 miles or one hour of Grants Pass. She will come with a new bed, leash, and starter bag of food. Treadmill Tara is seeking a dedicated adopter who will follow through and maintain the great progress she has made so she and her new adopter will continue to enjoy all each has to offer one another. These training sessions must be set in place immediately upon adoption to ensure a smooth transition for a long and full, life-long companionship.  For more information please contact Raleigh 541 660 6578 or Laura Milnes at the Josephine County Animal Shelter 541 474-5458

This is what her foster guardian that gave her structure has to say,- “and maybe a bit redundant,- 
“Tara is an amazingly sweet, female about 1 1/2 years old and is a beautiful black color with a white chest. Tara has a real zest for life and is hoping to find someone with an active dog life that is wanting a walking, hiking, running type companion.  As a special bonus, Tara has been treadmill trained so when life gets busy or the weather throws in a twist Tara still gets her exercise. This girl loves her treadmill time and will happily jump on requesting her “workout” each day.
 

Tara is current on vaccinations, spayed, crate trained, treadmill trained and has a good introduction to basic commands like sit, down, bed, wait and off. Although the first part of her life was not stable or structured and she ended up a little out of control and in the shelter. This incredibly loving girl has made some really positive changes and is ready to bring a lot of love and joy to her new person.

Tara has been around other dogs and has had play opportunities with some well behaved male dogs but isn’t usually a good match with other females. Not all dogs are a match for her as she plays rough. Her best fit would be a home as an only pet.

 Tara’s ideal home would be a kid-less  (she likes kids but her plays style can be energetic and rough and does best with the calmer consistency of adults) person or couple that is willing to continue Tara’s training. She’s had a great start understanding leadership and boundaries and needs someone to continue assuming this leadership role with her to help keep her relaxed and happy.”

If you think you can offer Treadmill Tara- or Tara a loving structured home, please call the shelter or email so we can arrange a meet and greet here in Josephine County.

Available at the Josephine County Animal Shelter, 1420 Brookside Blvd. 1.5 miles off I-5. in Merlin. Oregon. hours: Monday -Friday 10-4:30pm Saturday 10-4pm.

 

 

Woody

Are you ready for a big player! Here you go!  80 pounds of Happy BOY! Needs a good coach! Needs a good playing field! Get your whistle ready and he is ready to learn!
Wonderful Woody is waiting for a home! Woody is big Cattle Dog mix. He is an approximately 3 to 5 year old neutered big boy who is still learning all his manners. What he does already know well is how to LOVE! This fella is very friendly and just gets a little excited when he meets new people and dogs. With patient training and guidance, we have no doubt that Woody will make a great companion. Currently in foster his foster family notes he welcomes home life with gentle enthusiasm. He gets along beautifully with his foster brother – a senior German Shepherd. He has great recall and shows no desire to depart- but rather to stay at your side. He is a devoted well mannered boy eager to please. He isn’t much for balls, or toys- but absolutely loves cardboard! Like the child that delights in a card board box instead of high tech toys- he is so content with his cardboard!
Adopter should have willingness to follow through with good leadership so he can be all he can be!  This big boy has lived on a chain all his life. He came in with his collar imbedded in his neck. A Canine Angel will contribute half of his fee to a Hero will show him all humans are not bad!  Will provide new bed, bag of food and post adoption support. He will do best to be an only dog so he can be the King of his castle- and showered with love and leadership. To take advantage of this opportunity- please contact Raleigh@savethewhiskers.org
Available at the Josephine County Animal Shelter, 1420 Brookside Blvd. 1.5 miles off I-5. in Merlin. Oregon. hours: Monday -Friday 10-4:30pm Saturday 10-4pm.

Shelter number 541 474-5458 for status of pending surgery if noted. See more at: www.savethewhiskers.org
Alternate Contact Raleigh@savethewhiskers.org or text 541 660 6578 name of dog. It is always nice if you send an inquiry about a specific adoptable guest via email to tell us about you, your family and other pets, your yard, and most importantly, your expectations of your new family member so we can answer your questions appropriately as best as possible.

Please, if you email an inquiry, please understand that these animals are in the shelter for a variety of reasons: Their lives are upside down maybe because owner died, they got lost, were abandoned, owner lost home or had a life event that left their pet in need of a new home. We don’t always know how they will get along with all dogs, all children. They won’t be a perfect family member right away! They will need love, patience, a strong owner who will let them know what is expected of them and what they can expect from their new family. It may take an afternoon or it may take a week or so! But they need homes and families who will bring them back to knowing what family is!

Shelter Phone Number 541 474-5458 Alternate contact: raleigh@savethewhiskers.org
General Adoption Fees for Dog: Adult dogs and puppies- $125, Senior dogs 7 and over half price.. Veterans are half price with presentation of government issued VA ID.

Please visit the shelter or if need special arrangements for meet and greet please email me. If you have a dog- encourage you to bring also. Staff may be unable to answer calls right away, so you may contact me via email if you cannot get to shelter right away! You are encouraged to make your best effort to go during normal business hours. Note: Often times we are asked ‘what about cats’?’ Please be advised that we cannot guarantee a dog’s behavior with a cat; sometimes the dog is fine with a cat- but cat not so happy about his canine intruder! If we know emphatically that a dog could take issue with a cat, livestock or chickens- will be stated in body of biography! Shelter Friends editor is not an employee of the Josephine County Animal Shelter. The editor is a member of Shelter Friends Josephine County an all volunteer not for profit Charitable organization supporting the animals of the Josephine County Animal Shelter.