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Puppies and dogs in Biddeford, Maine

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Adopt a dog in Biddeford, Maine

These adorable dogs are available for adoption in Biddeford, 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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Becky - in New England

Labrador Retriever

Female, Adult
kennebunkport, ME
Size
(when grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Details
Not good with cats, House-trained, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
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Newest update: November 2022 ​ ​ Becky is 8 yrs old but don’t tell her she’s looking for a retirement home because then she will tire out playing ball. her playing ball if you let her. We don’t think she has slowed down much at all, she is no couch potato! She is a beautiful 61-lb lab mix with a shiny coat and a desire for routine (and a ball!) Becky doesn’t love being crated but once she settles in we think she wouldn’t need one if she can be in a doggy proof area when you are not home. Becky is not kitty-friendly and she would prefer to live without other dogs because she likes her possessions and people to be just hers ; 0 ) If she’s out on a walk, she tolerates dogs just fine but doesn’t want to play with them. This girl can’t catch a break. She has been in and out of the rescue for far too long because of her dislike of chaos and kitties. Small children would not be a good match for Becky and frequent visitors or busy schedules are hard for her to adjust to. We think her ideal home has a fenced yard with one or two humans that don’t mind indulging her love for balls. Becky is staying with our friends at Kompletely K9 Dog Training and Rehabilitation and a new family would need to continue the training that has been set up for her so that she can be the fun and awesome girl that we know she is! ​ Here's a short video of pretty girl Becky: https://youtu.be/Bq6Vstv9CmU ​ ​ Interested in adopting Becky or any of our other sweeties? Check out our adoption application. ​ Please note: we do not have a physical facility where our dogs are housed; they are cared for in our wonderful foster network throughout New England.
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Fiona

Labrador Retriever Staffordshire Bull Terrier

Female, 7 yrs
kennebunkport, ME
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
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Newest update: March 2024 ​ Fiona is a sweet sweet girl who prefers life as an "only child". She is learning all kinds of good skills with our friends at Kompletely K9 Dog Training and Rehabilitation and she's ready now to find love once again. ​ Fiona would love to get all the snuggles and have all the outdoor adventures that a sweet girl like her deserves. She is 7 years old and her DNA test was super crazy – black lab, american staffordshire terrier, greyhound, boston terrier and some other small percentages of mixed breeds. She is only 42 lbs so a perfect medium size. Fiona walks well on a leash with the right tools and will be a wonderful addition to the right family - one who has good leadership and is willing to have just one dog. A neighborhood crowded with dogs or an apartment setting would not be the best spot for Fiona, but if you want an alarm barker for your window station, Fiona is your girl! ​ Fiona likes her crate and goes there easily with one command. She has some great obedience skills, and some of her favorite things are running around the fenced yard, curling up on the couch near (or on top of) her person, and showing off her smarts! She has a collection of sweaters because she does not love the rain and cold. Fiona never has accidents inside and will happily accompany you outside. If a new person comes in, she can be wary at first but then will check them out and eventually give kisses. She has never had aggression with humans, but has had limited access to children and we would not place her with young, fast-moving kiddos. She hasn’t met a cat but we think she has enough prey drive that she would not appreciate a feline buddy, or they would not appreciate her ; 0 ) ​ Fiona enjoys going in the car but does better crated in the car. With good management she can tolerate being around other dogs but doesn't always appreciate sharing resources. Fiona had to come back into the rescue due to her family's changing health circumstances, and we know this sweet princess has so much love to give! If you are thinking of adding a wonderful pup to your life, please contact us about Fiona. ​ If you have interest in meeting this pretty girl Fiona or any of our cuties, fill out the adoption application. Please note: we do not have a physical facility where the dogs are housed. They are cared for in our wonderful foster network throughout New England. It is our expectation that, once approved, a potential family will meet the dog(s) in the foster setting where they are feeling safe and loved. Thank you for considering rescue!
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Riggs

Labrador Retriever Mixed Breed (Medium)

Male, 6 yrs 6 mos
kennebunkport, ME
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
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Newest update: March 2024 ​ Fiona is a sweet sweet girl who prefers life as an "only child". She is learning all kinds of good skills with our friends at Kompletely K9 Dog Training and Rehabilitation and she's ready now to find love once again. ​ Fiona would love to get all the snuggles and have all the outdoor adventures that a sweet girl like her deserves. She is 7 years old and her DNA test was super crazy – black lab, american staffordshire terrier, greyhound, boston terrier and some other small percentages of mixed breeds. She is only 42 lbs so a perfect medium size. Fiona walks well on a leash with the right tools and will be a wonderful addition to the right family - one who has good leadership and is willing to have just one dog. A neighborhood crowded with dogs or an apartment setting would not be the best spot for Fiona, but if you want an alarm barker for your window station, Fiona is your girl! ​ Fiona likes her crate and goes there easily with one command. She has some great obedience skills, and some of her favorite things are running around the fenced yard, curling up on the couch near (or on top of) her person, and showing off her smarts! She has a collection of sweaters because she does not love the rain and cold. Fiona never has accidents inside and will happily accompany you outside. If a new person comes in, she can be wary at first but then will check them out and eventually give kisses. She has never had aggression with humans, but has had limited access to children and we would not place her with young, fast-moving kiddos. She hasn’t met a cat but we think she has enough prey drive that she would not appreciate a feline buddy, or they would not appreciate her ; 0 ) ​ Fiona enjoys going in the car but does better crated in the car. With good management she can tolerate being around other dogs but doesn't always appreciate sharing resources. Fiona had to come back into the rescue due to her family's changing health circumstances, and we know this sweet princess has so much love to give! If you are thinking of adding a wonderful pup to your life, please contact us about Fiona. ​ If you have interest in meeting this pretty girl Fiona or any of our cuties, fill out the adoption application. Please note: we do not have a physical facility where the dogs are housed. They are cared for in our wonderful foster network throughout New England. It is our expectation that, once approved, a potential family will meet the dog(s) in the foster setting where they are feeling safe and loved. Thank you for considering rescue!
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Hope

Mixed Breed (Large) Mixed Breed (Medium)

Female, 1 yr 1 mo
kennebunkport, ME
Size
(when grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
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Story
Newest update: December 2023 How gorgeous is Hope? She will be one year old very soon and now is 50-55 lbs. Mom was a smaller mixed breed dog, about 35 lbs, and Dad isn't talking. She is SO ready for a home of her own. Hope is an incredible survivor already. She and her 4 sisters survived parvo but sadly lost their brothers. The girls are happy and healthy now, loving life! ​ Hope is doing amazing in her foster home. Her energy level is medium and once she gets a good walk or some romping she will chill with you on the couch. Like most young dogs she will find her own ways to get her energy out like chewing, jumping etc. if she doesn't get exercise with her humans. Typical teenager dog! If she’s been crated for a long day you can expect a hyper pup when you get home. She likes cats but really wants to play with them so not every cat appreciates that. A playful dog friend would probably occupy her enough to leave the cats to their own devices. Hope enjoys playing tug, fetch, chase and soccer. Loves the flirt pole, and is an excellent paper/cardboard shredder. She likes to see the Amazon delivery guy as much as we do ; 0 ) Hope is food-motivated and cheese is her favorite. She can be nervous around new people, and small children in particular so we would recommend children 10 and older that are dog-savvy. Once she knows you, Hope becomes a champion snuggler and will be your shadow! Hope does well crated during the night and when her humans are not home. She is fed in the crate so it’s her happy place. A high value treat sends her running right to her crate for nap time. She is doing great with potty training but occasionally if the humans miss her signs she has had an accident so the crate is still useful. She enjoys car rides. Right now Hope is in foster as an “only” and doing well but we think another playful dog to wrestle with would be a bonus. She is very comfortable with other dogs. One thing to note is that Hope’s new family should plan on everyone being home at first for the first few days so that she bonds with her “core family” and doesn’t treat them as intruders. Continued training for this sweet girl to build her confidence would be a great investment! She is such a LOVE! ​ If you are interested in meeting Hope or any of the great dogs at Lucky Pup Rescue, please fill out the application form. ​ Please note: we do not have a physical facility where the dogs are housed; they are cared for in our wonderful foster network throughout Maine. It is our expectation that, once approved, a potential family will meet the dog(s) in the foster setting where they are feeling safe and loved.
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Puck

Corgi Cattle Dog

Male, 1 yr 3 mos
kennebunkport, ME
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
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Story
Posted Dec 2023 ​ Meet Puck! This 12-18 month old gorgeous boy appears to be a cattle dog/ corgi mix and he is looking for an adventurous home that embraces training and consistent activity as a lifestyle choice. This boy is food and toy motivated and channels the energizer bunny more so than a snuggle bunny. You dig outdoor activities? He would love to romp with you! Considering dog sports? He would thrive in obedience, rally, barn hunt, trick training, etc. This boy really wants to connect and do ALL the things. He is sweet, SUPER smart, and eager to learn. He is house trained , crate-trained and uses a pen for rest breaks. He will need a bit of "toddler-proofing" because he has not learned boundaries when it comes to coffee table offerings, electric cords and slippers. If he was bigger he would be a counter surfer ; 0 ) He is learning recall, sit, paws up, off, down and touch. He would be a perfect companion for someone who cherishes building a relationship with a pup through fun, rewarding training and adventures. Herders need to work and build close relationships and he is no exception. We don't feel confident with his cat test at the shelter where he formerly lived so if a family has felines, we may need to test him again in a home setting. Puck enjoys canine companionship and romps with a neighbor pup and while he can get a bit "spicy" he also listens when the other pup tells him to back off. He would do best with similarly energetic and balanced dogs. We think Puck would be too much for small humans and would only consider homes with dog-savvy children age 12 and up with herding breed experience. ​ Puck has required some medical intervention since arriving with us but he is doing great now, except is showing early signs of hip dysplasia. Cattle dogs and corgis are both prone to this and he drew the unlucky genetic card. Because this is caught early and he can be started on joint supplements now, he should do well with continued monitoring. It certainly doesn't slow him down, and he bounds around like a gazelle and has had some pretty epic zoomies in the yard. ​ Puck has his very own Facebook page that he set up with his foster mom. Check it out here: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=61553848664827 ​ If you have interest in meeting Puck or any of our sweeties please fill out the adoption application. ​ *Please note: we do not have a physical facility where the dogs are housed; they are cared for in our wonderful foster network throughout Maine. It is our expectation that, once approved, a potential family will meet the dog(s) in the foster setting where they are feeling safe and loved. ​
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Scout

Husky Mixed Breed (Medium)

Male, 1 yr 7 mos
kennebunkport, ME
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
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Story
This handsome lover boy is Scout. He has some energy to burn but is very eager to please and will walk on leash as long as you like! He is crate-trained, housetrained, and loves other dogs. He sleeps with all his dog buddies on the bed in his southern foster home. Scout is loving life indoors, and responds well to “ah ah” or “no no” if he’s exploring something he shouldn’t. He is great with the cat there, and has met outdoor cats with no issue. This sweet dude has been through a lot in his young life, he had an injury to his front leg and had to have surgery and a metal plate implanted. After 8 weeks of very quiet crate rest, he has come out firing on all cylinders and ready to play. He doesn’t have restrictions any longer and he feels like a new man! Scout is also a champion snuggler, and we can’t wait to meet him! He is 1 and ½ years old and weighs 48 lbs. We think he is a husky mix, and what the rest is, pure sweetheart! To apply to adopt Scout or any of our sweeties, please check out our application. Please note: We do not have a physical location, but we are supported by a network of wonderful foster homes that are primarily throughout southern Maine. A dog will need to be visited by a prospective adopter in the foster settomg where they are feeling safe and comfortable.

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Companion Animal Rescue & Education (ME)

Biddeford, ME 04005

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Lucky Pup Rescue

kennebunkport, ME 04046

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Animal Welfare Society

46 Holland Road, Kennebunk, ME 04043

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Paws From Afar

Kennebunk, ME 04043

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Rock City Rescue - ME chapter

Scarborough, ME 04074

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Friends Fur Life North East

Alfred, ME 04002

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Odd Dog ~NORTH

1053 N. Berwick Road, Wells, ME 04090

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Mainely Dog Rescue

229 Bear Hill Road, Hollis, ME 04042

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Little Paws Animal Shelter

27 Portland Road, Buxton, ME 04093

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