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Bonnie

American Pit Bull Terrier Mixed Breed (Medium)

Female, Senior
Lafayette, IN
Size
(when grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Details
Not good with dogs, Not good with cats, Spayed or Neutered,
Story
*Bonnie's adoption fee has been WAIVED if you are approved to adopt! Please come to the shelter and meet our sweet, ball-loving girl!*BonnieBreed: American Pit Bull Terrier mixHousetrained: Partially, will likely do well on a scheduleGood with cats: NoGood with other dogs: NoGood with children: Does best with older children Knows: Sit, her namePreferred home environment: Securely fenced-in yard requiredIntake date/origin: April 27, 2014, found strayVetting: Already spayed, microchipped, and UTD on vaccines including rabiesAdoption fee: WAIVED for an approved applicant Playful to the core, there is no doubt that Bonnie would engage in a game of fetch 24/7 if given the opportunity - but not with just any toy, of course. Bonnie's favorite toy is the good, old-fashioned tennis ball. You can often find this carefree girl blissfully rolling around on the ground with a ball in her mouth and her paws in the air. Sweet, athletic, and just a bit silly, Bonnie is ready to start a whole new game of fetch.That is, fetching for a new home.Unfortunately, life hasn't always been fun and games for Bonnie. In 2014, she was found as a pregnant stray. Even after her puppies were all adopted, no one came for Bonnie. Ever since then, despite our many efforts at finding her a home, no one has given Bonnie a second glimpse.Born in 2010, Bonnie waits daily for someone to give her a chance. Having spent time in foster care a few years ago, Bonnie does have some manners as far as living in a home is concerned. She is partially housetrained and will likely do well once on a consistent schedule. Bonnie's favorite things are spending time with people, enjoying Kongs filled with peanut-butter, and playtime. During fetch, she does well if you trade one toy for another. If Bonnie wants one of her toys or treats, she can be pretty determined to get it, so a home with no young children will be best. Bonnie also has a high prey drive, so she must be the only pet and have a securely fenced-in yard.Having spent many years in our care, Bonnie is more than ready to find her new family. Will you be the person to give Bonnie the chance she's been dreaming of? Apply to adopt her at www.lovingheartanimalshelter.org/adopt.
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Diego

Boxer Shepherd (Unknown Type)

Male, Adult
Lafayette, IN
Size
(when grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Details
Not good with kids, Needs special attention, House-trained, Spayed or Neutered,
Story
*Diego's adoption fee has been WAIVED if you are approved to adopt!*DiegoBreed: Boxer, Shepherd mix Housetrained: Completely housetrainedCompatibility with other animals: Best as the only petCompatibility with children: Best in a home with no children or children visitors Knows: Sit, shake, stay, touch, go-to-placePreferred home environment: Fenced-in yard requiredIntake date/origin: August 2015, transfer from an overcrowded shelterVetting: Already neutered, microchipped, and UTD on vaccines including rabiesAdoption fee: SPONSORED BY A GENEROUS SUPPORTERLocation: Shelter facilityMeet handsome, independent Diego. This guy is an amazing dog for the right person. What do we mean by amazing? Well, Diego can pretty much take care of himself - he is content just to play by himself and find the comfiest couch to lounge upon. Born in 2014, Diego hasn't come across the right person yet, but we're hopeful that there's someone out there for him.The right home for Diego consists of one person who wants a dog just to have the company of a four-legged friend. Ideally, this person would let Diego peacefully exist in the home and provide him with a few toys and access to a fenced-in backyard. While Diego does enjoy a back scratch here and there and an occasional "good boy," he really prefers to be left by himself most of the time. He also does not appreciate being restrained, making it very difficult to put a collar or leash onto him, so this is why he must have a fenced-in yard.Diego has befriended many other dogs here at the shelter. However, he can be possessive of his food, toys, and anything he claims as his (such as the couch), so he must be the only pet in a home with no children. On the plus side, Diego is completely housetrained, he knows an array of cues, and he is a highly-trainable dog.Diego has been neutered, vaccinated, and microchipped. If you are interested in adopting Diego, please fill out an adoption application for him at www.lovingheartanimalshelter.org/adopt.Will you be the person to love Diego and give him a chance at a home?
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Noel

American Staffordshire Terrier Boxer

Female, Young
Lafayette, IN
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Not good with kids, Not good with dogs, Not good with cats, Spayed or Neutered,
Story
NoelBreed: American Pit Bull Terrier, Boxer mixHouse trained: PartiallyGood with other dogs: NoGood with cats: NoGood with kids: NoPreferred home environment: Securely fenced-in yard (six feet high or taller) required Intake date/origin: December 2017, found strayVetting: Already spayed, microchipped, and UTD on vaccines including rabiesAdoption fee: $150Meet Noel. This girl has been with us ever since December 2017, when one of our staff members found her hiding under a dumpster. Noel is a medium-sized, active girl looking for just the right person.We're going to be honest up front - Noel has her issues. Before we go on to discuss those in detail, we want to share some positives about Noel. Noel has blossomed into a sweet, loving, playful, and happy girl. She has the knack of making her caregivers smile at her silly antics. She loves to spend time outside, whether that's running around, watching the world around her, or simply being by one of her caregiver's sides.Now to Noel's special needs. Since Noel has been in the shelter system since December 2017, she has developed some behavioral issues. She will need the right person to work with her to overcome these issues, and she may never be a "perfect" dog, but we are holding onto hope that there is someone out there who will help her become the best dog that she can be. Even if you are not the person who is able to provide for Noel's needs, please share her information far and wide in hopes that somebody else will step up and give her a chance.Noel's problem areas are the following: 1) Noel cannot live with other animals - at least, not for the time being. She has shown aggression toward other female dogs. She has had a male dog playmate in the past, but she does need to be the only pet unless otherwise determined. 2) Noel likes to jump high and climb. She will need a securely fenced-in yard, and the fence must be a minimum of six feet tall to prevent her from scaling it. 3) Noel is people selective. We don't know if her behavior has changed since living in the stressful shelter environment or if she was never properly socialized as a puppy. However, anyone interested in fostering or adopting Noel must meet her several times. Any home where Noel might be placed must have no visitors.The longer Noel remains in the shelter environment, the harder we know it will be for her to find a home. She will require much patience, time, and training to help her overcome her issues, or at least make them manageable. Perhaps, even with something as simple as a shift from living in a shelter environment to living in a home, some of her behaviors might improve.Will you help us help Noel? If you are interested in fostering or adopting her, please fill out the correct application on the corresponding page on our website. To foster, visit www.lovingheartanimalshelter.org/foster or to adopt, visit www.lovingheartanimalshelter.org/adopt.
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Porky

Australian Cattle Dog Mixed Breed (Medium)

Male, Adult
Lafayette, IN
Size
(when grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Details
Spayed or Neutered,
Story
Meet Porky! Porky arrived in our care as an unclaimed stray.Porky is barky with new people at first but warms up quickly. He is very independent and loves his food. We think he would make a great house alert dog because he loves to bark.Porky is house trained and crate trained. Porky would do best with older kids. He is indifferent to other dogs and cats, so he may be able to get along with them in his new home as long as they aren't in his face.Porky's adoption fee has been sponsored!Porky is a chunky boy! He weighs about 50 pounds and would love an owner who can make sure he gets regular exercise to help him lose some of his weight. Porky's adoption fee has been sponsored!
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Archie

Cattle Dog Pit Bull Terrier

Male, 4 yrs 3 mos
Battle Ground, IN
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Not good with kids, Not good with dogs, Not good with cats, Needs experienced adopter, House-trained, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
Meet Archie! Archie was found tied up to a tree on a back road. Thanks to a concerned citizen who called the sheriff's department, he found his way to us. He is estimated to be 2 years old and a pit/cattle dog mix. Archie is a very sweet boy. He can be a bit shy when first meeting someone but after a couple minutes of sitting and letting him get used to you, his goofy personality comes out. He loves playing fetch but doesn't quite understand he has to give the ball back for you to throw it again. Usually we end up having 2 or 3 balls out during his play time! He would do best in a home with older kids who understand to give him his space until he's used to his new surroundings. He gets along with some other dogs but would likely do best as the only pet so he can have all the attention! Upon adoption, Archie will be neutered, up to date on vaccines, microchipped, and heartworm negative. His adoption fee is waived. If interested contact ncisn.at.cc@gmail.com or (765)418-8846 and fill out an application here https://forms.gle/Ny2qURCYic5j4eCM8

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Loving Heart Animal Shelter

P.O. Box 4017, Lafayette, IN 47903

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North Central Indiana Spay & Neuter

7109 Goldsberry Road, Battle Ground, IN 47920

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Almost Home Humane Society

1705 South 2nd St., Lafayette, IN 47905

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Natalie’s Second Chance Dog Shelter

10 S 16th Street, Lafayette, IN 47905

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Happy Tails Adoptions-Petsburgh

Lafayette, IN 47905

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PawSwaP of Greater Lafayette

Lafayette, IN 47905

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Pet Savers No Kill Shelter

311 sagamore parkway, lafayette, IN 47909

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T. B. Dog Rescue

3461 Sibley Ln, Lafayette, IN 47909

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Dedicated to Dobermans Rescue

Lafayette, IN 47909

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All-Star Greyhounds

4414 South 100 East, Lafayette, IN 47909

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