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IS A DOG THE RIGHT COMPANION FOR YOU?

Caring for a companion animal goes far beyond providing food, water and shelter. It also takes planning for expected and unexpected medical expenses. The average first year cost of owning a dog is over $1,000 and $500 each year after. It takes research and careful planning to bring the right pet into your home, and to make sure your lifestyle is the right one for your pet.

When adopting, you are making a commitment to care for an animal for the rest of its life—that could mean 10 to 15 years for dogs. Before adopting, consider the ways your life and circumstances could change such as moves, the birth of children, and new jobs; are you prepared for your pet to remain a permanent part of your life?

And is your home prepared for a new pet? Whether it’s tightly sealing your garbage cans or paying attention to dangerous decorations during the holidays, you’ll need to make your home safe before adopting. That includes keeping toxic foods,  pet-unfriendly plants, and dangerous household items out of paw’s reach.

RESOURCES:

ASPCA
Best Friends
Cesar’s Way
Petfinder

How Do You Pick Your Next Best Friend?

OK. You want a dog. Now you have to decide: Do you want an energetic puppy, an active adolescent, a calm adult or a snugly senior dog? Is a small, cuddly lap dog, a high-energy working breed, or a big comfortable couch potato the right match?

Yes, puppies are adorable and they have that sweet puppy breath, but they are also new to the world. You will have to teach them everything!  A young adult dog may give you the energy level you want without all the training involved with a puppy.  Adult dogs are settled and usually adapt quickly to your routine.  Senior dogs make great companions. They are usually potty-trained, know basic commands, and walk well on leash.

Energy is the most important choice when picking a dog. And size doesn’t always predict a dog’s activity level. Small terriers have high energy; big lab mixes can be low-key. Working/herding breeds like Aussies, heelers, and collies are intelligent and need lots of exercise and training.

Crate Training

AAR highly recommends crate training for all dogs. If you train your dog to be content in a crate, the benefits are enormous: the dog is safe, cozy & secure; no worrying about accidents or destruction; you can relax when guests visit and more! The basics: Give them a command to enter, such as “kennel.” Encourage them by pointing to the inside of the crate with a treat in your hand. After your dog enters the crate, praise them, give them the treat, and close the door. Sit quietly near the crate for five to ten minutes, and then go into another room for a few minutes.

 . Adele .
 . Adele .  . Adele .  . Adele .
  • Miniature Pinscher
  • Spayed/Neutered
Adele may not be able to sing but she can certainly hear you with those prominent ears! She was found running across a busy highway with a cute little Terrier. Est. DOB: 2013 13 lbs.
Adult, Female, Small
 . Barry .
 . Barry .  . Barry .  . Barry .
  • Labrador Retriever, Pit Bull Terrier
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
Barry's favorite activities are playing with other dogs and getting treats for performing his obedience skills. He has participated in our Dream Dog Training Program and is quite the success. Barry is seeking a family that will give him lots of attention, exercise, and TREATS! Est. DOB: 9/2013 45 lbs. .
Adult, Male, Medium
 . Bear .
 . Bear .  . Bear .  . Bear .
  • Staffordshire Bull Terrier
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Prefers home without cats
Bear is a short guy with a big head and personality plus! He was rescued by a family that fell in love with him. Sadly, Bear can't live in a home with cats, although he was fine with their small dog. He is a volunteer favorite. His favorite playgroup buddy is another Pit Bull named Coco. Come meet this delightful hunk of love! 41 lbs. 1/2016
Young, Male, Medium
 . Blossom .
 . Blossom .  . Blossom .  . Blossom .
  • Chihuahua
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
Blossom was rescued at an elementary school. This poor senior lady had horrible teeth and heartworms. She has had a dental and her heartworms have been treated; so she is now ready for her loving home. As a senior, she can be quite opinionated, so she would prefer a quiet home with adults. Do you have room in your heart and in your home for this mature lady? 10 lbs. Est. DOB: 2007
Senior, Female, Small
 . Candi .
 . Candi .  . Candi .  . Candi .
  • Pit Bull Terrier
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
Candi looks at you with that underbite smile and Blue eye and it will make you melt. Her tail wags with gusto! Due to no fault of her own, Candi has moved from home to home so she is truly looking for a forever home. Her owner for the past two years said she is house trained, easy going, loves kids and dogs, and doesn't have any bad habits. Come meet Candi! Est. DOB: 2011 46 lbs.
Adult, Female, Medium
 . Heather .
 . Heather .  . Heather .  . Heather .
  • Pit Bull Terrier
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
Heather just returned from a couple of weeks in foster while she recuperated from a minor injury. Heather's foster mom says: Heather is a people dog. She likes other dogs, but she loves people. When Heather looks at you, you feel a connection to her. She is kind, gentle and sensitive to your needs and moods. I was very sad one evening and Heather sought me out, laying her body across mine, snuggling into me. Heather has the heart of a puppy, ready to play, but the manners of an adult dog. This dog loves to learn! She gets so excited when it's training time, but gets right down to business giving you her full attention. Heather will make a great companion to whoever is lucky enough to adopt her. Are YOU ready to make today your lucky day? 44 lbs. Est. DOB: 2014
Adult, Female, Large
 . Heidi .
 . Heidi .  . Heidi .  . Heidi .
  • Labrador Retriever
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
Heidi is a lovely lady that thinks she is a lap dog. Due to health issues, her owner could not keep her.. Her former owner said she was good with kids and dogs. At the shelter, she enjoys hanging out with other dogs, long walks, and loving attention. Do you have the home for her? Est. DOB: 2007 80 lbs.
Adult, Female, Large
 . Jade .
 . Jade .  . Jade .  . Jade .
  • Boxer, Hound
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
Jade was one of five puppies found running on a country road. Jade a sweet girl that loves to play, chew, and be a typical puppy. She is a gentle girl that wants to have fun. Puppies take patience and love. Is Jade the pup for you? Est. DOB: 12/17/16
Baby, Female, Large
 . Keri .
 . Keri .  . Keri .  . Keri .
  • Chihuahua, Cattle Dog
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
Keri is eager to be held and gives you lots of kisses. She loves to run in the grass and play with her toys. Keri is a smart girl and ready to learn! She is almost house trained. Keri's foster mom reports that she is a happy playful dog with her tail always wagging especially when she’s with you. She was well behaved in the house and napped quietly while we were eating or watching TV. Come meet Keri! Est. DOB: 1/17/17
Baby, Female, Small
 . Lea .
 . Lea .  . Lea .  . Lea .
  • Hound, Shepherd
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
Gentle Lea was found and happily jumped into her rescuer's car. She entered her house without hesitation and made friends with her dogs. At the shelter, she loves all the volunteers and enjoys playing with her dog friends. Lea is a delightful girl looking for love. 44 lbs. Est. DOB: 2014
Young, Female, Large
 . Little Dude .
 . Little Dude .  . Little Dude .  . Little Dude .
  • Chihuahua
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
Little Dude is an energetic happy boy looking for love! He was found in an industrial park and happily went to his rescuer. Come meet this vivacious loving boy! Est. DOB: 4/2015 11 lbs.
Young, Male, Small
 . Max .
 . Max .  . Max .  . Max .
  • Terrier
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
Max lived with a family, but sadly, circumstances changed and the family could no longer keep the dogs. Max is skittish but has learned to trust the volunteers. This scruffy gentle guy needs a home with lots of love, patience and security. Est. DOB: 2007 19 lbs.
Adult, Male, Small
 . Millie .
 . Millie .  . Millie .  . Millie .
  • Cattle Dog
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
Sweet Shy Millie was rescued by a family. She loved their children and dogs. At the shelter, she is a cuddle baby. She doesn't really know that she is too big to be carried and sit in your lap. Come meet sweet Millie. Est. DOB: 10/2016 30 lbs.
Young, Female, Medium
 . Rover .
 . Rover .  . Rover .  . Rover .
  • Australian Shepherd
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
Gentle Rover is a timid, calm boy and needs to learn about living inside a home. He is kennel trained. With love, patience, and attention Rover will be the very best family dog. Will you provide Rover with his loving forever home? Est. DOB: 2014 38 lbs and hoping to lose a few ...
Young, Male, Medium
 . Ruger .
 . Ruger .  . Ruger .  . Ruger .
  • Shepherd
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
Ruger is a beautiful shepherd with lots of personality. He is house trained, crate trained, friendly, and playful. He is so friendly, he may try to escape the yard to find a playmate. Ruger would love a home with friendly dogs and happy people. Come meet this gorgeous guy! Est. DOB: 2013 64 lbs.
Adult, Male, Large
 . Sampson .
 . Sampson .  . Sampson .  . Sampson .
  • Mastiff, Hound
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Prefers home without dogs
Sampson was rescued by a local realtor and made himself at home in her office. He is a big strong boy that acts like he is tough but totally melts like butter if you brush him. Sampson loves humans. He is in our Dream Dog Training Class learning some basic skills and mostly enjoys the attention and treats. Socially, Sampson is a bit of a bully with other dogs so we recommend a home without other dogs. Due to Dream Dog Training, he can walk nicely on leash around other dogs. Sampson needs a family with a big heart and a big backyard. Would you provide Sampson with rules, expectations, and LOTS OF LOVE? Est. DOB: 2011 72 lbs.
Adult, Male, Large
 . Suki .
 . Suki .  . Suki .  . Suki .
  • Cattle Dog
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
Suki and her sister, Suri, wandered up to her rescuer's home before coming to AAR. At their rescuer's home, they were polite houseguests, playing gently with their 3-year-old son. Their foster mom reports that Suki and Suri were both great in their crates - never barking, crying or making a mess. As long as they were taken out regularly, neither girl did their business in the house. Suki is a gentle, sweet, well-behaved young lady who enjoys going for walks, learning her basic commands, hanging out with people and other dogs - big, small, young, old, male or female. Foster mom says that Suki would make a wonderful family dog. Can Suki be part of your family? Est. DOB: 5/2016 33 lbs.
Young, Female, Large
 . Terryn .
 . Terryn .  . Terryn .  . Terryn .
  • Terrier
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
Terryn wandered a neighborhood for days and then her rescuers started feeding her. She was waiting for them each day when they arrived home from work. She was shy and timid but warmed up quickly. Terryn has become a volunteer favorite with her easy going personality. She is craving her forever loving home. Est. DOB: 3/2015 12 lbs.
Adult, Female, Small
 . Tex .
 . Tex .  . Tex .  . Tex .
  • Jack Russell Terrier
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
Tex was brought to AAR in 2015 because his family was moving overseas. We quickly found him a new home, but now his adopter has experienced serious health issues and can no longer care for him. Resilient and adaptable Tex came back to the shelter and happily greets all the volunteers. Would someone please give this wonderful dog his forever home? Est. DOB: 2009 17 lbs.
Adult, Male, Small
 . Tiffany .
 . Tiffany .  . Tiffany .  . Tiffany .
  • Shih Tzu, Yorkshire Terrier Yorkie
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
Tiffany's breed of Shorkie, may be designer, and her name may be rich, but her personality is quiet, calm, and loving. Come meet this delightful girl! Est. DOB: 11/2014 12 lbs.
Adult, Female, Small
 . Trudy .
 . Trudy .  . Trudy .  . Trudy .
  • Shepherd, Shetland Sheepdog Sheltie
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
Trudy was rescued with her mom from a sad situation with poor living conditions. Amazingly, she is a strong healthy happy pup. After just one session in our Dream Dog Training Program, we were amazed at her intelligence and focus for a young pup. She will perform for a tasty treat. She loves to play with human friends and dog friends. Come meet this gorgeous girl! Est. DOB: 9/1/16 21 lbs and growing!
Young, Female, Large
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