Weighing in at about 17 pounds makes Duffy on the small side physically, but there is nothing small about his personality! Duffy is a senior terrier mix who takes pleasure in all the little things life has to offer. He loves food and will spend a good amount of time working a Kong or other food puzzle to earn his meal.
April showers don’t bother Ruth at all. This petite two-year-old little girl recently came to the Sanctuary from a partner organization in Tuba City, Arizona. She is settling into life at Dogtown and every day brings her a new experience. A sudden light snow squall isn’t anything new for the dogs here in the high desert. But a photographer in sandals who was unprepared for the cold was.
Happy, joyful, full of fun, all Lab. All these words describe Priscilla perfectly.
Priscilla must sport an e-collar to allow a spot on her flank to heal. The best guess is that she had a bug bite there that was itchy. She made it more itchy by chewing at it and couldn't leave it alone. The e-collar instantly prevented her from being able to reach that spot, and the healing began.
Congo knows how to lay on the charm. He has great manners, gets along with most other dogs and is a googly-eyed love bug who aims to please. Congo has been with us since 2012. He was in a prison dog program, but he was young, and that environment was a little too chaotic for this sensitive guy. He arrived with some behavioral baggage, but in the years since, he has worked hard to overcome them. He recently went on his first sleepover with a volunteer and it was a complete success.
Tabasco is a petite female hound. She’s about four years old and loves nothing more than to play fetch. She’s sweet, a bit silly and eager to please. She came to us from a neighboring community. Seems she’s been an outside dog, but we have high hopes that she’ll get the hang of life inside a home.
If you are looking for a lot of hound in a pint sized package, contact us to learn more about Tabasco.
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During the cold and gray winter months, you can find Chauncey and his best friend, Henri, cuddled up together in their warm cozy bed on top in the laundry room at Benton’s House.
This friendship is pretty special. Some might even say it’s magical.
Henri arrived with some pretty severe health issues and had been given only a few short months to live — three to be exact. That was more than three years ago.
“Can I help?”
“Hi, I’m Maddox”
Maddox is a lanky confident kitten with the brightest eyes and personality. The world is his playground and absolutely nothing slows him down. He would have crawled into my pocket if I had let him. This guy had his mind set on charming me. It worked. He is very much like a puppy. So if you want a black Lab masquerading as a cat, you should meet Maddox. I wouldn’t be surprised if he learned to fetch.
This cutie is brand new at the Sanctuary. She was an owner surrender and made her way to us just before the holiday, thus the festive name. The name suits her, but at the moment she needs a little dental care to make her more kissable. That doesn’t stop her from trying! Due to some lost teeth, her tongue is perpetually sticking out. I think it just adds to her cuteness.
*Update* Lady Mojo has been adopted!
Lady Mojo is all hound. If you love goofy, sometimes stubborn and always enthusiastic dogs, Lady Mojo may be the girl you’ve been looking for. It would be helpful if you had some hound dog experience. Lady Mojo is a loving companion, but when her hound kicks in, she might temporarily forget that just a moment ago she wanted to be with you and opt to chase whatever it was that caught her eye.
Bart has a full-time job. He and his friend Auggie work at the Best Friends Visitor Center. His job has quite a bit of variety. Sometimes he is a greeter, sometimes he’s a therapist (people naturally like to tell him their troubles), sometimes he is on security duty and he patrols the whole place making sure it’s up to scratch.
Update: Aster was adopted!
Sometimes you meet a dog that just makes you smile instantly. That's Aster. She came to us from a sanctuary in Texas that is closing.
Aster is a strange creature (in the most loving way). She is charming, a bit shy and just the oddest little dog. Those eyes and those bat ears give her an almost cartoonish appearance. But it's her attitude that makes her the queen of the Fairway (the Dogtown area that is her current home). She snorts, grunts and stomps around the place like she owns it.
When I park at Horse Haven, Titan makes his way to the fence line to see if maybe this time, I have a treat for him. He seems to enjoy the interaction and lives in the hope that soon I'll disregard all the signs that say “No treats” and give him something. He reminds me of a gigantic sweet-tempered mooch. I just love him.