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Puppies and dogs in Gilbert, Arizona

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These adorable dogs are available for adoption in Gilbert, Arizona. To learn more about each adoptable dog, click on the "i" icon for fast facts, or their photo or name for full details.
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Cowboy

Labrador Retriever Doberman Pinscher

Male, 9 yrs
PHOENIX, AZ
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Not good with cats, Spayed or Neutered,
Story
Cowboy came to us all the way from Mississippi. I ventured out east to work with one of our colleagues(Sky), and on our way home from delivering a family of pups to their foster, we happened upon 92 dogs, all chained to various cars, trailers and some in brokedown kennel runs, on a property off the side of the freeway. Cowboy was the first dog we saw as we pulled onto the property. He was chained to a trailer, and it was obvious his permanent home had been the hole he dug under the trailer. Out of 92 dogs, the owner of the property said Cowboy would probably be the only dog we wouldn’t be able to take, due to him being "human-aggressive". Two weeks later when we came back with Second Chances NY Rescue and a crew of 15 people to remove all the dogs, we figured out a way to make it work. Once I got Cowboy off the chain he had lived on for 7 years, I had a different dog in front of me. We made the trek back to AZ, and Cowboy is EASILY the happiest dog I have ever met! Every day he wakes up, bouncing and prancing like “Omg, it’s you! I can’t believe I get to see you again!!!” Cowboy would do best with someone who enjoys being active! He LOVES to run next to us on the bike, the skateboard, and is an all-star at the slatmill! I would say he’s making up for lost time! He would do best with female dogs his size, but no cats. Cowboy is shy, sweet, and has a very forgiving heart. Interested in adopting Cow? Fill out an application here: https://www.handoverrover.org/adoptionapplication
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Scarlett

Pit Bull Terrier

Female, 12 yrs
PHOENIX, AZ
Size
(when grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Details
Not good with cats, Spayed or Neutered,
Story
Scarlett caught herself in a bit of a jam, at 12 years old. Her owner that had adopted her at 1 years old, he decided she was no longer a fit for his family. No behavior or health decline, he simply decided, she was no longer welcome. Our friends in NY intervened, they were alerted of Scarlett’s situation thru a mutual friend. They quickly reached out to us and asked if we could assist in finding a temp foster for her, the owner was going to euthanize her the following day… but they would find placement and transport for Scarlett in NY. They just needed quick help. We couldn't help but to jump into action! Scarlett is the happiest, wiggliest, thickest little lass around! We decided to keep Scarlett here in AZ, she is so darling and easy, it didn’t seem fair to send her across the U.S. only to have to find another foster family, and start over again. She would do best with another male dog, her size. She is friendly to all, but does have a heavy interest in cats. So we are looking for a “no cat” home. Scarlett will greet you like you are her best friend she hasn’t seen in a few years!!! This girl is someone’s “once in a lifetime” dog! Interested in this lovely lady? Fill out an application for her here: https://www.handoverrover.org/adoptionapplication
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Walter

Pekingese

Male, 1 yr 6 mos
PHOENIX, AZ
Size
(when grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Details
Good with dogs, Spayed or Neutered,
Story
Meet Walter! We picked him up as a stray here in Phoenix. He was riddled with ticks and fleas. Clearly had never lived inside... Everything is new to him, he's very unsure of new people and needs a slow hand to help him learn that new people who aren't us, are ok! From our experience, he will be fairly quick to turn around given his temperament, though his new owner(s) would need to be aware and prepared to help him through the beginning! He does fantastic in public on leash. He marches in like he owns any store we've gone into! He's learning the crate but will whine for the first 10 minutes once you put him in. He follows a strict routine. Walter does great with the little dogs, he takes and gives fair corrections if another dog tries to hump him. He's a clingy dog, once he gets used to you, he's not going to stray far, which makes his leash skills A+! That being said, clingy dogs are not confident dogs. They are scared and stressed when you leave if you don't build their confidence. Little things like crate training, and teaching him basic obedience will drastically build his confidence. Walter is what we consider an easy dog. If you follow our guidelines, he will warm up to you, and be your muse in less than 48 hours- but you can't skip steps! *we do not adopt our dogs out to families with young children, regardless of temperament. If you're interested in adopting Walter, fill out an application here: https://www.handoverrover.org/adoptionapplication If you're interested in fostering Walter, fill out an application here: https://www.handoverrover.org/foster
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Hailey

Flat-Coated Retriever Papillon

Female, 13 yrs
PHOENIX, AZ
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Good with dogs, Good with cats,
Story
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Billy

Pit Bull Terrier

Male, 3 yrs
PHOENIX, AZ
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Not good with cats, Spayed or Neutered,
Story
Billy lived the first 2 years of his life on a 50 pound chain down the street from our house. I happened to be walking our dogs one afternoon, and decided to venture down a street I hadn’t been down before. I was knew to the area. There was Billy, barking and barking and barking, out of shear boredom, as he was aggressively pulling at the end of a giant chain attached to a tree. It took me a week to finally catch an owner that was home, and when I finally did, I asked him if I could walk his dog. He said no, he was far too strong, and “no one could walk that dog.” After talking to him about a million other things for 45 minutes, I asked again. Still a no. Finally after about an hour, after telling me “no” to walking his dog 3 times, I not only got him to agree to let me walk him, but he also agreed to surrender him to me!!! Billy was one of the toughest dogs I had worked with in my dog training career up until that point. He was WILDLY reactive, and rightfully so, he lived on a chain his entire life and was ready to be a dog!! I changed the way I trained dogs. It was no longer, “my way because I pay the bills”, it changed to “how can I help you trust me?” Over the next year, I worked relentlessly to train WITH Billy, so he could do cool things out in public. His transformation was incredible. About a year into his training Sarah joined the team, and she has cleaned up his obedience, taught him multiple new commands, and has taken him from a “pretty cool dog” to a “stellar, dialed in DREAM of a dog”!!! Sarah has taught Billy tricks and commands that I didn’t even know a dog could learn??!!! He is the best dog we have :) Billy will do best as an only dog. He lives with other dogs, and trains with them, but his play style is rough, and dominating. Which doesn’t pair well with most dogs. He is looking for an experienced owner that wants to continue working his obedience and teaching him cool things to do… so he can go on all the adventures!!! Interested in Billy? Submit an application here: https://www.handoverrover.org/adoptionapplication
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Bruce

Chihuahua

Male, 3 yrs
PHOENIX, AZ
Size
(when grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Details
Good with dogs, Spayed or Neutered,
Story
Leaving for an appointment in December, I pulled out onto one of our busiest streets, and saw little Bruce, running IN the road. Not on the sidewalk or darting traffic, but running directly into oncoming traffic. I quickly pulled over, and with the help of an amazon driver, we were able to get Bruce to turn down a street with less traffic. However, I couldn’t get within 100 feet of him, without him bolting. He took off before I could track him. I decided I would go to the appointment and come back to look for him after. Two hours later to my surprise there was Bruce on the same street corner, with the same petrified look on his face. It took us two days to catch him. He is FAST. He was also, totally lost, confused and scared. Like many dogs in this area, Bruce had no collar, tags, chip, he was not neutered, and had no one looking for him. We knocked on doors, and posted on lost dog sites, in hopes someone was missing their little dude. No one came forward. Bruce would do best with someone that loves to cuddle, and dote over their little critters! Bruce does fantastic with other dogs, and loves to be loved, but he needs a slow introduction as he still gets spooked with knew people, but warms up quickly. We don’t know how he is with cats, but I suspect due to his sweet, submissive behavior, he would be just fine. Interested in little Bruce? Fill out an application for him here: https://www.handoverrover.org/adoptionapplication

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Dog shelters and rescues in Gilbert, Arizona

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Valley Dogs

P.O. Box 364, Gilbert, AZ 85299

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Arizona English Springer Spaniel Rescue

P.O. Box 583, Gilbert, AZ 85299

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Rotten Rottie Rescue

Gilbert, AZ 85296

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Creative Contributions

Gilbert, AZ 85296

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ROAR, Inc

Gilbert, AZ 85296

Pet Types: cats, dogs

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Rare Breed Rescue

Gilbert, AZ 85296

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Rachel's Rescue

Gilbert, AZ 85234

Pet Types: dogs, farm animals

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Pittie Me Rescue

Gilbert, AZ 85295

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Back the Blue Pet Rescue

2487 S Gilbert Road #106-164, Gilbert, AZ 85295

Pet Types: cats, dogs

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