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Puppies and dogs in Maine

Looking for a puppy or dog in Maine? Adopt a Pet can help you find a new best friend near you.

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Adopt a dog in Maine

These adorable dogs are available for adoption in Maine. 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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BERKLEY

Husky

Female, Adult
Portland, ME
Size
(when grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, Not good with cats, Shots are up-to-date, House-trained,
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Have you ever seen such an unusual Husky as this girl we call, Beautiful Berkley?   She looks like a cross between a Husky and a Wolf but that is all circumstantial but she sure does have that smoky, mysterious Wolf look to her face.  Her blue eyes definitely anchor her heritage in the Husky breed and she is young at just 2.5 years of age and 65 pounds.  This girl might look serious and formidable but she is a true lover who wants to romp and play fetch and then roll over for belly rubs and then will give you a kiss for treating to such special attention.  This girl has energy as you might expect from a young Husky.  She needs an exercise oriented human who can provide her with a fenced yard and who will work with time to play together.  Beautiful Berkley is wonderful with children and other dogs but does have the Husky prey drive and we will not allow her to go to a home with any cats at all.  We are so excited at what lies around the corner for Beautiful Berkley.  If you are interested in her please email us at ccrnewengland@gmail.com   PLEASE NOTE:   Our dogs and cats are fostered in Tennessee and can transport weekly up to the Northeast region.  Request an application and learn more about Critter Cavalry at https://www.crittercavalry.com/adoption.February 20, 2024, 9:03 am
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FIFI

Jack Russell Terrier

Female, Young
Portland, ME
Size
(when grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Details
Shots are up-to-date, House-trained,
Story
Fifi is a Jack Russell mix girl that is young at just 2 years of age and weighing approximately 20 pounds.   Goodness what an up and down life she has already had with a few different homes, at least one litter of puppies born and definitely has felt the sadness of being abandoned.  She is still nervous around new and strange people but with some time and reassurance she can feel differently about herself and will know that strange people are there to take her away or harm her.  She is with a family who said a friend abandoned her with them and they reached out to Critter Cavalry Rescue to help find her a good and forever home.  We see this girl working beautifully with an early retired single woman who wants to be adored and have a snuggle bug like Fifi to live with every day.  We also see her as a companion to an empty nester couple who has a husband that will work slowly and patiently with Fifi’s trust issues with men. Someone has NOT been nice to her in the past.  It can be overcome with consistency and patience.  CCR has the training tools to show you how.  Fifi warms up fairly quickly to women and children.  This sweet Jack Russell mix girl has the JRT energy but that can be run off outside in a dog park or a fenced backyard at a home.  She’s very affectionate with people she is comfortable with and she enjoys cuddling under blankets. It can take her awhile to warm up to other dogs but she will.   She doesn’t ever start a fight but she does have boundaries and she likes to eat her dinner without other dogs close by.  She doesn’t like the foster cat, but has learned to tolerate her well and she’s settled in an environment at home she gets along well with other animals. She needs more leash training, but does generally well on walks.  We are not going to say that this girl is a cakewalk dog to adopt.  She is a dog that NEEDS someone to work with her quirks that humans created by keeping her off balance in her first years and never giving her any confidence that life was forever where she lived.  She is worth the true rescue effort to help her jump the hurdles that were thrown in front of her by wishy washy people who decided they didn’t want her anymore.  Handing her around left her unsure of things and people.  Sad. Sad.  Sad.   If you are interested in this beauty, please email Critter Cavalry Rescue at ccrnewengland@gmail.com   We have skilled trainers that can speak with you on the phone on tips to implement in working with her reassurance.  If you are local to Nashville, TN we have in person training available.  PLEASE NOTE:   Our dogs and cats are fostered in Tennessee and can transport weekly up to the Northeast region.  Request an application and learn more about Critter Cavalry at https://www.crittercavalry.com/adoption.February 20, 2024, 9:03 am
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Aurora

Labrador Retriever/Pointer

Female, Young
Auburn, ME
Size
(when grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, Needs experienced adopter, Shots are up-to-date, House-trained,
Story
Aurora is one year old and a ball of energy and loves lots of attention. She loves to play outside with really anything-- sticks and rocks included. She is potty trained and even knows to poop only in the woods or tree line to keep your yard clean. If you play a YouTube video of a wolf howling, she sings right along. She has had her first heat and needs to be neutered.
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Russ

Golden Retriever/Poodle (Standard)

Female, Puppy
Kittery transport, ME
Size
(when grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website.Thank you for checking out our wonderful orphans. If you would like to find out more please email or call Diane at...diane@ulpr.org or 870-577-3744.   Please email us at  diane@ulpr.org  and request an application.Visit this organization's web site to see any additional information available about this pet.February 20, 2024, 1:16 am
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Cocoa

Australian Shepherd/Labrador Retriever

Female, Puppy
Kittery transport, ME
Size
(when grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website.Thank you for checking out our wonderful orphans. If you would like to find out more please email or call Diane at...diane@ulpr.org or 870-577-3744.   Please email us at  diane@ulpr.org  and request an application.Visit this organization's web site to see any additional information available about this pet.February 20, 2024, 1:16 am
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Rex

Golden Retriever/Poodle (Standard)

Male, Puppy
Kittery transport, ME
Size
(when grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website.Thank you for checking out our wonderful orphans. If you would like to find out more please email or call Diane at...diane@ulpr.org or 870-577-3744.   Please email us at  diane@ulpr.org  and request an application.Visit this organization's web site to see any additional information available about this pet.February 20, 2024, 1:16 am

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Shelters & rescues in Maine

There are animal shelters and rescues that focus specifically on finding great homes for dogs in Maine. Browse these rescues and shelters below.

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Animal Orphanage

Airport Road, Old Town, ME 04468

Pet Types: cats, dogs

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Star Bright Animal Rescue - ME transport

Glenburn, ME 04401

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Bangor Humane Society

693 Mt. Hope Avenue, Bangor, ME 04401

Pet Types: cats, dogs

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Lost and Found Shelter

156 Swan Road, Hermon, ME 04401

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Ratbone Rescues (ME Chapter)

Bangor, ME 04401

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SPCA of Hancock County

141 Bar Harbor Road, Trenton, ME 04605

Pet Types: cats, dogs

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American Pointer Rescue

Otis, ME 04605

Pet Types: dogs

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Carsons Animal Shelter

79 Hoxie Hill Rd, Orrington, ME 04474

Pet Types: cats, dogs

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Penquis Animal Welfare Sanctuary (P.A.W.S.)

39 Clinton Street, Milo, ME 04463

Pet Types: cats, dogs

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Australian Shepherds Furever - Maine (Plymouth) Chapter

PO Box 1676, Plymouth, ME 04969

Pet Types: dogs

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