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We'll also keep you updated on Chyanne's adoption status with email updates.
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Chyanne

Pit Bull Terrier American Staffordshire Terrier

Female, Adult
Thomaston, ME
Size
(when grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, House-trained, Spayed or Neutered,
Story
Chyanne will capture your heart with her deep golden soulful eyes and her gentle sweetness. 4 year old Chyanne is shy around new people at first, but when she opens up, this brown beauty will melt your heart! She will give you a look of utter adoration and affection once you gain her trust. She will lovingly sit next to you on the couch, rest her front paws and head and nuzzle into your lap for cuddles and head rubs. As Chyanne gets accustomed to her surroundings, she will show you her fun & playful side. Chyanne likes to chase her ball around the room, playing with her chew toys and self-entertaining herself. During the day, Chyanne will mostly quietly lay on her bed watching the birds and squirrels through the window. She will occasionally come up to you pressing her wet nose to you to say hello before returning to her bed or chew toys. This beautiful girl is potty-trained and crate trained and will sleep throughout the night with no fuss. She barks only when there is a strange sound or unfamiliar noise outside the house, warning off any "intruders"! Chyanne is a foodie, who loves her veggies and fruits. Chyanne has started to enjoy walks around the neighborhood and gets super excited when she knows she gets to go on a car ride with her foster family. For  potty break, she will run in the yard before enthusiastically and excitedly running back to the house to be let in. Chyanne is currently the only dog in her foster home enjoying all the one on one attention. She wouldn't mind staying a solo dog but has also done well with other dogs who are just as easy going as she. Chyanne is a no fuss-no muss kinda girl, who can't wait to meet her forever family and shower them with kisses, cuddles and tons of love!  Are you Chyanne's furever? Send in your application today at https://underhoundrailroad.org/adoptionprocess/. Not only will you gain a loyal friend, also source of inspiration and joy!   Chyanne is currently being fostered in Cary, North Carolina. She may transport along the East Coast as far North as Maine to her adoptive home. July 12, 2024, 1:07 pm
We'll also keep you updated on Bruno's adoption status with email updates.
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Bruno

American Pit Bull Terrier American Staffordshire Terrier

Male, Adult
Thomaston, ME
Size
(when grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Details
Good with dogs, House-trained, Spayed or Neutered,
Story
This boy is a lover! Meet Bruno! He adores his humans and has never met a stranger. Bruno is exuberant and excited about life. At 65lbs, he's not really a lap dog but he would be if he could fit! Bruno gets along with other dogs, and loves to play with other dogs who are willing to play with him. Bruno has one of the most irresistible faces with is big smile and one ear that mostly stands straight up while the other ear flops. Bruno loves treats and toys. He loves staying cool in the South Carolina heat with frozen treats. Bruno loves to run after a thrown object, but hasn't quite grasped the concept of "fetching" just yet. Bruno walks fairly well on a leash and is currently practicing not pulling. More practice will be needed, as Bruno mostly potties and plays in the fenced yard in his foster home with little opportunity to practice walking on the leash. Bruno is already house trained and crate trained. Generally, his foster family has been able to leave Bruno loose in the house without him getting into any trouble. Due to Bruno's exuberant nature and lack of insight regarding his size, we do recommend children 10 years and older. Bruno's favorite place to hang out is the couch. He sprawls across his foster's sectional, but no worries, he happily makes space for his people! Bruno shows his love for his people with lots of sweet kisses and cuddles. Bruno is so excited to meet his future family! Is that you? Send in your adoption application today at www.underhoundrailroad.org. Bruno is currently being fostered in South Carolina and may transport along the East Coast as far North as Maine to his adoptive home. Bruno is currently being fostered in South Carolina and may transport along the East Coast as far North as Maine to his adoptive home. July 12, 2024, 1:07 pm
We'll also keep you updated on Tinkerbell's adoption status with email updates.
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Tinkerbell

American Pit Bull Terrier American Staffordshire Terrier

Female, Adult
Thomaston, ME
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, Not good with cats, House-trained, Spayed or Neutered,
Story
Ready to be your sidekick and your furever friend, meet Tinkerbell! Tinkerbell is a 4 year old pittie with a sleek black coat that shines just like her personality! Tinkerbell is the perfect blend of calm and playfulness! She is super playful, running around in a fenced in yard while entertaining herself by playing catch alone or eager to have the ball tossed to chase after. Tinkerbell is also super chill in the house. She thinks she is a lapdog and adores cuddling on the couch and giving her full attention to her humans. Tinkerbell would do best in a home with one other dog, or wouldn't mind being your one and only fur companion. She gets along with mild-mannered dogs, who are not dominant and who respect her cues to give her space. She gets a bit nervous and scared when dogs meet or run at her too quickly. Tinkerbell just needs a slow and steady introduction to other dogs, then she is ready to be friends. Tinkerbell playmates have included a 5 month old female puppy, and also several other adult aged female and male rescue dogs. Tinkerbell is great for her vet visits and knows that tasty treats are waiting for her. She loves meeting people and having visitors over, even has done well with kids. Tinkerbell is at the top of her game, she is crate and house trained. She has even undergone a professional dog training program. She enjoys going out for leisurely or brisk walks and does well on the leash. Her favorite treats include yogurt, peanut butter and all other treats besides veggies or fruits! Tinkerbell enjoys all enrichment toys and a Kong stuffed with delicious goodies! Tinkerbell has truly come a long way from being a stray and uncatchable for 8 months, until giving birth underneath a shed. At that time she was finally ready and trusting to be rescued. Tinkerbell has truly thrived in foster care, and is ready to make a lasting impression on the lucky family that adopts her. Come make Tinkerbell’s journey from rescue dog to furever home a reality by sending in your adoption application today at https://underhoundrailroad.org/adoptionprocess/. Tinkerbell is currently being fostered in Denver, North Carolina. She may transport along the East Coast as far North as Maine to her furever home. July 12, 2024, 1:07 pm
We'll also keep you updated on Chase's adoption status with email updates.
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Chase

Border Collie

Male, Adult
Thomaston, ME
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Good with dogs, House-trained, Spayed or Neutered,
Story
Chase is a handsome, well-mannered, 2 year old Border Collie mix. Chase can be shy upon first meeting someone, but quickly warms up and becomes your typical border collie velcro dog! Chase enjoys adventures, loves car rides, and loves playing with toys and other dogs. He has many typical Border Collie mannerisms, although he is a bit larger than the average border collie at 50lbs. Chase is a beautiful, loving boy, looking for a family to love! Chase is currently located in Laurens, South Carolina, but can transport along the East Coast as far North as Maine to his furever home. July 6, 2024, 10:22 pm
We'll also keep you updated on Chief's adoption status with email updates.
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Chief

American Staffordshire Terrier Boxer

Male, Adult
Thomaston, ME
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, Not good with cats, House-trained, Spayed or Neutered,
Story
Ready to be your new best friend! Chief is a charming 4 year old mix breed dog with a sweet bully face that will steal your heart. He's an inquisitive and loyal companion who loves to be with his person, whether you're hanging out at home, running errands, or going for walks. Chief would thrive in a family that is ready to include him in their daily activities and trips. He currently goes to work with his foster mom daily and enjoys their morning stops for puppuccino and mid-day walks. Chief is happy to cohabitate with medium to low energy level dogs and has gotten along with adult, seniors and little dogs! Chief does not care to engage in play with other dogs and would do best in a home without medium to large size male dogs. Chief is both house and crate trained, and he sleeps soundly at night in his big dog bed. His favorite toys include Kongs, balls, and rubber chew toys.  Chief does not know how big he is and may be too much for small kids and would recommend a home with kids aged teen and above.  He cherishes his people and delights in snuggles and belly rubs. If you're looking for a loyal and loving companion, Chief is ready to join your family and share in all the fun and adventures!  Don't hesitate to send in your application for Chief at https://underhoundrailroad.org/adoption-application/. Chief is currently being fostered in North Carolina and may transport along the East Coast as far North as Maine to his adoptive home.  See more about about the daily foster life of Chief with the following link!  https://www.facebook.com/BrittanysFurryFosters/July 12, 2024, 1:07 pm
We'll also keep you updated on Ronnie's adoption status with email updates.
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Ronnie

American Staffordshire Terrier

Male, Adult
Thomaston, ME
Size
(when grown) -
Details
Good with dogs, Spayed or Neutered,
Story
Meet Ronnie! A happy fella ready to fill your days with endless joy and love. Ronnie is a big, snuggly, lapdog with a huge smile. All this 2-year-old wants is to soak up as much love as he can, play, and eat treats. Ronnie loves strawberries and watermelon, but not green beans – just a FYI. Sliced apples are his favorite. This handsome fella loves to be the center of attention and sunbathing. Ronnie did not have a good start to life – pretty bad actually.  Yet, his huge heart will not let him hold any grudges. He loves everyone anyway. Ronnie does need some space to get to know new dogs, especially larger dogs like him. He had doggie friends in his past life and some he loved, unfortunately, some were not nice to him. Ronnie has got along well with several female and male dogs including a few rambunctious puppies. Though Ronnie is not dominant we do not recommend he goes to a home with a dominant dog in the home. Coordination is one thing that Ronnie should not put on his resume. Playing fetch – he gets the job done, sometimes, but the goofiness and enthusiasm make for top-notch entertainment. Ronnie is certainly deserving a furever home to show him endless love. Send in your adoption application for Ronnie today at www.underhoundrailroad.org. Ronnie is currently being fostered in North Carolina and may be transported along the East Coast as far North as Maine to his adoptive home. See what Ronnie's friends have to say about him below! "I am Ronnie’s current foster mom. He is AMAZING! He REALLY loves his foster dad. Honestly, anybody that sits on the couch with Ronnie becomes a bestie. If you talk to him, he listens with every ounce of himself. If you want to show him something or teach him something, he is more than eager to watch and let you show him over and over with his full attention. Ronnie is so exceptional. Am I biased? Yes. Because I have been honored to be his mom and thoroughly enjoy this boy’s unconditional happiness and love. Seeing him experience a situation when he knows he is safe, is so rewarding. Ronnie is potty trained, crate trained and knows sit and stay. UTD on everything medical." "I got to host Ronnie in my home for a quick sleepover. He was a good boy and settled in nicely. We enjoyed the day together by running errands around town which Ronnie did great for the car ride, jumping easily in and out at our stops. He walked nicely on the leash with minimal pulling. Ronnie did meet my female pittie and they did well wandering the backyard together. At night Ronnie easily went into the crate and slept soundlessly through the night. It was a little chilly during his stay so Ronnie let me dress him in doggie pajamas! It was so precious and he didn't mind at all. I know this boy will be such a great companion and hope he finds his furever home soon!" July 12, 2024, 1:07 pm

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Pope Memorial Humane Society of Knox County

P.O. Box 1294, Rockland, ME 04841

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Underhound Railroad Inc

Thomaston, ME 04861

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Catahoula Rescue of New England

30 Clements Pt Rd, Warren, ME 04864

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Miracle German Shepherd Dog Rescue of Maine

PO Box 245, Searsmont, ME 04973

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Pupp-A-Mutt Rescue

29 Pine Street, Farmingdale, ME 04344

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Bully Underground Rescue Network

Farmingdale, ME 04344

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Miracle Lane Farm & Sanctuary

Vassalboro, ME 04989

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Animal Rescue of Kennebec

PO box 16, Augusta, ME 04332

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New Life Boxer Rescue - ME

Augusta, ME 04330

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Kennebec Valley Humane Society

10 Pet Haven Lane, Augusta, ME 04330

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