Dogs available for adoption
Hello everyone! My name is Choupette. I'm a 14 yr old Shih-Tzu with cataracts, almost deaf and I have kidney issues according to the vet of the folks who had me before as well as a hernia. I'm doing pretty darn good for a sweet old gal my age despite these issues. I still have a lot of love left to give. My beloved human passed away recently and I stayed with her lifeless body 2 days before she was found. My life was turned upside down all of a sudden but I still continue to be the loving sweet pooch that I've always been. I went to live with family for 18 months but did not get along with their dogs. According to them, I'm dominant with other dogs. I'm now looking forward to a nice retirement where my new human(s) will take me on shorts walks, snuggle up with me on the couch and keep me looking pretty and feeling happy. I'm extremely easy-going and happy-go-lucky. I made myself at home immediately when Sophie brought me to my foster home. If you'd like to give me that beautiful retirement I seek, please go to www.sophiesdogadoption.com and fill out the adoption form.
Senior, Female, Medium
Kara is a nine-year-old female miniature Schnauzer/Bichon and/or Jack Russell mix. She weighs about 13 lbs. Kara suffers from dry eye syndrome but it is a mild case that is well managed with daily drops. She is quiet inside the house but she will bark when the bell rings or when she sees people outside. She listens pretty well when asked to be quiet though. She has the brightest brown eyes inside the cutest little face. She is one smart cookie and is food motivated. You wouldnât know her age when sheâs out on a walk, she is spunky and curious and all over the place. She loves-loves-loves those walks. She is not the cuddliest of dogs but sheâll stay next to you on the couch and if allowed, sheâll sleep at the foot of the bed. She is trained to go potty outside. You simply have to show her where itâs to be done. Sheâs a little shy at first, but with patience and kindness, she comes around pretty fast. She really likes to socialize with dogs and the more the better for her socializing. She has somewhat of a prey drive with cats but never ends up aggressive with them. She just likes to scare them. She might need crating when left alone, that has to be determined by her future family. Overall, she is a bundle of fun and joy, with the cutest face on the block. If interested in becoming Kara's forever human(s), please go to www.sophiesdogadoption.com and fill out the adoption request form.
Senior, Female, Medium
Meli is a Bull Terrier mix approximately 7 years old. She was rescued from a puppy mill about a year ago when it was raided and all the dogs were seized. Meli was used to pop out puppies to satisfy the need of her greedy breeders. Needless to say, her living conditions there were awful. That's all behind her now thankfully. She's a goofy girl who loves nothing more than cuddling on the couch and giving kisses. She is now sterilized and clean in the house. Meli walks very well on leash and does not pull. She does not show any signs of reactivity when seeing other dogs and is curious and playful when meeting another dog while leashed. Meli needs to be in a home without other dogs as she guards her resources (food, treats, bed, couch, even human) with other animals; however, does not show any signs of guarding towards her humans. She is house trained and not at all destructive. Her current foster mom is a dog trainer and has been working with getting Meli comfortable in a crate. So far, so good. Meli has never lived with cats but was around a few at the vet clinic. She ignored them completely. Meli suffers from urinary incontinence and requires medication daily to keep it controlled which costs approximately $30 a month. It is very possible that her incontinence issue is caused by her excess weight and that the problem will cease once she's lost that extra weight. If you'd like to become Meli's new forever human, please go to www.sophiesdogadoption.com and download our adoption form.
Adult, Female, Medium
Hi there everybody! I'm Monkey, I'm a Bulldog/Boxer/Lab AKA a Heinz 57 male who was born the runt of the litter in my old home in April 2016. All the puppies were quickly sold away to people but I remained because my back legs were lame and nobody wanted me. That's how I ended up with SDA. I saw Sophie's vets and was sent to the DMV for x-rays which showed that I have a significant scoliosis as well as 2 or 3 fused vertebrae. The neurologist explained that surgery is not an option however. Physiotherapy and regular follow-ups are what's best for me at this point. Thanks to excellent nutrition, the loving care of my foster home and sharing my space with balanced dogs, cats and kids...I am a pretty well rounded puppy despite my health issue. I'm able to get around just fine but I hop like a bunny when I run (see video). I cannot control my bowels due to my compressed spine but I have no issues with urinating. I am house-trained when it comes to pee-pee time. Here is what my foster home had to say about me: "He's very affectionate and playful. He's used to big and small dogs, cats and love the kids. He's very smart! He learns quickly. He eats in his crate and sits and waits until we give him the OK command. He settles very well in his crate both at night and during the day" Monkey will probably not weigh more than 20 lbs once fully grown. His future human(s) should have good puppy training experience. If you think Monkey is the ideal pup for you despite his special needs, please fill out the adoption form located on our web site at www.sophiesdogadoption.com
Baby, Male, Medium
Nanna's Bio Sweet Nanna is an 11-year-old Shih Tzu lady who is spayed and UPT with her shots. Anybody that knows the breed, know that Shih Tzus are the perfect dogs: they donât bark unnecessarily, they donât shed, they are sweet and smart, obedient, loving and devoted. Now add an extra pinch of sweetness plus cuteness and you get Nanna. Nanna is the quiet type, she doesnât ask for much: the company of a loved one, good food and a leisurely walk once or twice a day. Not too long, not too far, because Nanna is not the sporting type. She would be the perfect companion for someone who likes to snuggle under the blanket and lounge around for hours on end. Nanna is the shy type. She doesnât like noisy parties or invading strangers. Sheâll leave you to your guests and find a quiet spot until the house returns to normal. Children make her uneasy. She wonât growl or bite, but sheâll try to leave. Nanna will play fetch with you and sheâll talk to you when she feels secure and happy. Her coat will need the occasional professional grooming and her eyes need special attention as they tend to get a fair amount of discharge. Breed lovers are aware of that and incorporate regular eye cleaning in the grooming routine. Nanna will let herself be groomed if done with a soft hand. Her weight should also be monitored. Nanna will do well as an only pet but will tolerate a respectful sibling. Nanna doesnât need much but she deserves the very best. Serious adopters are invited to download the adoption form located on her web site at www.sophiesdogadoption.com.
Senior, Female, Medium
Hello there! My name is Shiny. I'm a 4 year old Labrador Retriever mix in excellent health. I'm a big boy weighing 110 lbs. I was originally adopted at the SPCA when I was still a puppy by a retired couple in their golden years. According to them, they were told that I would weigh about 40 lbs once fully grown. Had they known IMd get so big, they would have chosen a smaller dog. Here we are about 4 years later and I'm just too much dog for them to handle. They sure love me a lot and it took them a very long time to come to the decision of re-homing me. I'm an energetic pooch so daily exercise and mental stimulation are a must for me. With the right handler, I will be much easier to train. My social skills right now are not so good. I'm dog reactive when on leash, I am unsure with strangers at first and I have a pretty high prey drive when I see cats, squirrels and other small animals. My ideal human (s) will need to be familiar with my breed, active and well-versed in canine psychology. I have a lot of great qualities too of course. I'm very bright and eager to please. I'm sweet and engaging with my people and I love to play. Typical to the Lab, I also love the water. If you think I just might be the ideal pooch for you, please go to www.sophiesdogadoption.com and fill out the adoption request form.
Adult, Male, Not known
Hello there people! My name is Romeo V. I'll be turning 3 in March 2017. I'm a Chihuahua. I'm very loving with my people but not a fan of being handled too much. I'll settle down on your lap but I don't liked being picked up or poked at. I'm crate-trained, house-trained, can be skittish with new people, I'm okay with cats and dogs. I'd be okay with calm kids over the age of 10. I can stay home alone, not a big barker. I enjoy going on walks. Like all dogs, I require a loving home with structure, stability and both mental and physical stimulation. As cute and little as I am, I need for you to see me as a real dog in need of your confident leadership, not a scared little baby. My potential adopters will need to allow me to settle in well in my new home before introducing me to friends. If you show excitement, I'll show excitement too. If you're calm and confident, I'll be calm and confident. If you think you've got what it takes to become my one and only, please fill out the adoption request form on www.sophiesdogadoption.com
Young, Male, Small