Hi, I am Rocky, and I am about 1 1/2 years old now. I look like a Terrier mix, which means I am very handsome. I came from a less-than-ideal background – I was found, abandoned, in a crate in the woods. I can be shy at first, but I am sweet, for sure! I give lots of kisses and love to cuddle.
I love other dogs and I would like a family with at least one other dog so they can show me the ropes and teach me to become more confident. My new canine companion will need to love to play, since I love to play, and I have lots and lots of energy!
I am in a foster home and I’m doing great! I really like all the special attention I get there. I love my foster doggie siblings, and I can’t wait to meet my forever ones! I’m really looking forward to getting a home of my own soon! Come meet me so I can give you my paw! I know lots of commands.
Adrian came to the Monmouth County SPCA through our Law Enforcement Division as a cruelty confiscation. She was rescued from a large scale hoarding situation with close to 300 other dogs. Adrian is a Chihuahua mix and we believe she is between 1-2 years old.
Adrian is currently in a loving foster home who has been working to help socialize her with people. Here are some words from her foster parents:
“Adrian did not have the best start in life. Born in a hoarder home, she has never known the love of a human. This was a hard existence that got even worse when Adrian became pregnant before her first birthday! Thanks to the Monmouth SPCA, her eventual rescue meant she could get the medical attention she needed and could care for her puppies in the comfort and safety of a loving foster home. Now that her puppies have been adopted, it is Adrian’s turn to get the happy forever-life she deserves.
Adrian has built strong bonds with the other dogs in her foster home, but she is still working out trust issues with humans (and who could blame her??). However, her fears do not stop her from wagging her tail with joy when her foster parents come home or from snuggling with them at bedtime. It is obvious she wants desperately to get the same hugs and tummy rubs the other dogs do, but she needs more time to build the confidence to allow these things.”
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I came from a hoarding situation, and would love to have a patient family teach me that people are kind and loving. I look like a Boston Terrier mix, and I’m about 2 years old. I’m in a foster home and doing very well there. I like other dogs, and would benefit from having another dog in my new home. I am crate trained, and almost housetrained! I will take treats from my foster mom, and I will eat when she’s sitting near me (that’s a really scary thing for us shy dogs!) I am dragging a leash, which makes it possible for people to get me when they need me, without grabbing me and scaring me. The other day I climbed onto her to get close. I’m doing great! You’ll just need to be a little patient with me at first so I can get comfortable with you.
I went to another foster home for a vacation, and I’m pretty good about going in and out now when called. I love to run around the yard. I was very good for my first bath, too! I learned how to climb the stairs. I am so smart and brave!
There are others like me at the shelter! We are all very shy since we weren’t socialized much and never went outside. We would do best with a calm family that is willing to spend the time to help us to get over our nervousness.
My family had to move and, sadly, couldn’t take me with them. I’m about 4 years old. I love people, and will give you plenty of kisses. My family told everyone that I like to sleep under a blanket, and sure enough, I do! I love to play with squeaky toys. I weigh about 43 lbs. I know “sit”, and I might know some other commands – when they said “paw”, I went down! LOL. Perhaps I need a little more training!
This is what Angel’s foster mom said after only 2 days: Angel has only been here two days and I can already write a paragraph about this special girl. That, in itself, says a lot. Angel is loving, sweet, smart, playful and wants to please. Sunspots seem to be a favorite, as is squirrel-watching by the big old wild cherry tree. She loves treats and can find them even before you hide them to play a game. Red Barn bones, the bigger the better, are her favorite way to relax. Before I end, I must mention her very favorite thing…..being as close as caninely possible to her human. Velcro has nothing on her.
I look like a Terrier mix (and look at those ears!), and I’m about 2 years old. My family could no longer care for me, so I’m looking for a new one who would love to play with me. I am a sweet and petite little girl. I have a moderate energy level. I weigh almost 50 lbs. I am a smart cookie – I know “sit”, “stay”, and “come”.
I am always willing to greet my friends with some kisses and snuggles!
I am looking for a home with owners who will take me on nice long walks, trips to the beach, hikes, and other fun adventures!
I came from a hoarding situation, and would love to have a patient family teach me that people are kind and loving. I look like a Chihuahua or Fox Terrier mix, and I’m about 10 years old. I weigh 10 lbs. There are others like me at the shelter! We are all very shy since we weren’t socialized much and never went outside. We would do best with a calm family that is willing to spend the time to help us to get over our nervousness.
Here is what my wonderful foster family says about me”
“Hi, my name is Simon. It turns out that I’m a really happy, mellow dog. I was pretty cranky at the shelter but it was just because I needed a little peace and quiet. I really enjoy taking naps in the sun. My foster mom says I snore but I don’t believe her. I love treats and like to find them hidden around the house. I also am learning what it is like to be petted and look forward to sitting on someone’s lap really soon. I just need a little more time to get used to it. Right now I am staying with a family that has an 8 year old boy. He is funny and I will take treats from him, I really like when he talks to me in a kind voice. I’m sure I will find my forever home soon, how can anybody resist a face like this. Ha! It turns out I have a sense of humor too!”