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Puppies and dogs in Barnstable, Massachusetts

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These adorable dogs are available for adoption in Barnstable, Massachusetts. 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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Leo

Labrador Retriever

Male, 4 yrs 1 mo
Boston, MA
Size
(when grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Details
Good with kids, Not good with dogs, Not good with cats, Needs experienced adopter, Spayed or Neutered,
Story
Name: Leo Sex: Male Breed: Lab mix Age: 5 years Dogs/cats: Pet free see bio Adoptable in MA & NH My name is Leo. I am a 4 year old Lab mix who is extremely loyal, playful, and very smart. My favorite things to do is play fetch with the chuck it ball in the yard. I get so fixated on that ball that I could chase it all day. I love to be outside with walks or chasing the ball. I also love squeaky toys, and the lab in me loves the water. At the end of the day I will curl up at your feet, and when inside, I will follow you around the house, and watch tv with you. I do growl every once and a while when I see animals on tv but stop when I hear the command “enough”. I know some basic commands. Sit, wait, come, down, ball, enough, and go potty. The last command that I have been working on and am very good at now is “place”. When I hear that command, I go into my crate, and wait until things calm down. I am crate trained, and find that to be my safe space when things get hectic. This is where I eat my meals. I am not food aggressive. You can take my bowl away, and I will be fine. I will also let you know when I need to go outside and need to go potty. When someone I don’t know comes to the house I do bark but I am given the command place, and I go to my crate where I stay until the company is in the house and there is a more relaxed atmosphere. My previous owner had a 14 month old son, and I was very gentle with him. He would even give me his food, and I would gently take from his hand. Also, I got very close with children who I knew, and was very good with them. Once I get to know you and I feel safe, (treats help, I really love treats) I will follow you around, and am very loving. I do not do well with reactive/unstable dogs. I do not like cats. I had to leave my previous home because of this. I have been in a few dog fights. I need an owner who commit to my basic training and proper leash training so I focus on you and not be reactive to other dogs. On walks, I am told to sit, then wait as other dogs pass. I have lived with another dog before for 3 years (beagle mix), and we are fine together. But it took a few times of us being in the same area to get comfortable with each other. I need a slow, controlled introduction to other dogs. We are at this time looking for a pet free home for Leo. Leo is adoptable in NH & MA Please complete an application to foster or adopt on our website www.survivortails.org as well as email adoptions@survivortails.org with interest or questions.
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Fergus

Great Pyrenees Anatolian Shepherd

Male, 3 yrs 7 mos
Boston, MA
Size
(when grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, Good with cats, Needs special attention, Needs experienced adopter, Spayed or Neutered,
Story
Name: Fergus Sex: Male Breed: Great Pyrenees/Anatolian Shepherd Age: Born Sept 2020 Dogs/cats: Adoptable in MA & NH Stunning isn’t he? Meet Fergus! This boy is a 3 1/2-year young Great Pyrenees/ Anatolian Shepherd(+) mix, (DNA tested) and embodies the typical livestock guardian dog traits and personality. Fergus has never been a working dog. He is happy to live in a house with his humans, provided he has a fenced back yard to spend time in. He is house trained and presently shares space with a 13-year-old female dog and a 13-year-old cat. He loves his daily walks and thoroughly enjoys affection from his people. For a Pyr/Anatolian mix, he’s quite food driven and enjoys learning new things. He’s flawless on a leash, crate trained, and muzzle trained. What Fergus really needs is a home with people who understand AND appreciate LGD breed traits. What does that actually mean? That his behaviors are a feature, not a flaw. ~ Features such as barking when a car pulls up to the house, when strangers enter the home, or when alerting to perceived threats. IYKYK Fergus is open to having his trusted human help him navigate through who is actually a threat, and when you pair new things with a tasty tidbit, he’s happy to change his associations. ~ Fergus is protective of his meals (who isn’t?). This is easily solved by feeding Fergus in a gated area. ~ Fergus may be 100 lbs of stunning, but he’s actually a sensitive guy and would thrive with a family who wants that special bond with their dog. I promise you that when you meet him and look into those beautiful eyes, you’ll see his sweet soul in there. Fergus needs a family who is 100% committed to using humane, evidence based methods of training. He’s had some unfortunate experiences in the past, and we promised him that his new family would continue with the training he is currently receiving. At 3 years old, Fergus is just now hitting maturity, which every LGD breed lover has been waiting for. He’s working through his big feelings and is ready to be your steadfast companion and partner. Fergus is a very special boy who is looking for his special people. To be transparent, Fergus struggles with some handling issues resulting in him using teeth to get his message across. Recently, he has been learning to trust and be trusted and has made great progress. His future family will benefit from relationship-based training that focuses on consent and kindness. His wonderful trainer has offered to donate a pre-adoptions session to his next (forever) family! For questions, please email adoptions@survivortails.org. If you are interested in Fergus and fit the needs/requirements described in this profile, you can apply to adopt online at www.survivortails.org. NOTE: We can only adopt to residents of MA or NH.
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Jolene

Pit Bull Terrier Boxer

Female, 5 yrs 2 mos
Boston, MA
Size
(when grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Details
Not good with dogs, Not good with cats, Spayed or Neutered,
Story
Name: Jolene Sex: Female Breed: Boxer/Pit Mix. Age: 3 yrs Weight: 68 Needs PET FREE home We believe Jolene is a Boxer and Pit Bull mix. She has a litter of puppies who have all been adopted and now it’s her turn to find her own pet free home as she isn’t a fan of other pets. Jolene is a super sweet snuggler who loves to be near you at all times. In fact, she will literally sleep right on top of you! She's fully potty-trained and will let you know when she needs to go out – her way of saying “I got to go, I got to go” is by stomping her paws. If you are interested in adopting, please fill out an application at survivortails.org or email adoptions@survivortails.org with any questions.
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Wyatt

Labrador Retriever

Male, 5 yrs
Boston, MA
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Not good with dogs, Spayed or Neutered,
Story
Name: Wyatt Sex: Male Breed: Lab Mix Age: 3 yo Weight: 60lb Adoptable in MA and NH Wyatt is a social, playful three-year-old boy who comes to us originally from Tennessee! He was found in a barn with his mother, Whitney, and sister, Willow. Wyatt loves people and will be absolutely thrilled to see any of them! He loves to go to the state park for a quick jump in the pond. He is an excellent car rider and will let you fashion him to a seat belt so he can ride in style! Wyatt also loves the vet and will be a star whenever he goes due to his love for anyone he meets. He's a sweet, loving dog! Wyatt has lived with older children and done well, but may jump on the little ones and any strangers he's excited to see. While Wyatt has resided with other animals, he is looking for a pet-free home at this time, as he holds his toys, home and food near and dear to his heart! Wyatt will thrive in a high-energy home with lots of mental stimulation and things to do. He'll love any chance you give him for exercise, so he's a great running buddy! Wyatt has been crate-trained and quite enjoys spending time in his little den, and will likely benefit from being crated during times someone cannot be home, as he does tend to have wandering paws when he gets bored! He is completely housebroken. He knows his basic commands of come, sit, stay, paw, other paw, down, and up. He absolutely loves to learn, play, and just generally be a dog! If you're looking for a sweet, loving, high-energy dog, Wyatt would be a great addition to your pet-free home. If you are interested in adopting or fostering, please fill out an application at survivortails.org or email adoptions@survivortails.org with interest or questions. Thank you.
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Moses

Labrador Retriever Mutt

Male, Young
Scituate, MA
Size
(when grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Details
Not good with kids, Good with dogs, Not good with cats, Needs experienced adopter,
Story
Meet Moshe, (Hebrew for Moses) Approximately 2. His owner was injured and can no longer take care of him. Moshe is an energetic dog who loves to play fetch, go for walks, and be outside. He knows basic commands like sit, shake, and down. He appears to be a lab potentially boxer mix. He is both house-trained and kennel-trained.
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Lexi

American Pit Bull Terrier

Female, Adult
Weymouth, MA
Size
(when grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, Not good with cats, Needs special attention, Needs experienced adopter, Spayed or Neutered,
Story
Lexi needs a lot of loving Someone who works from home would be a perfect match. She has separation anxiety an HATES to be alone. She is extremely well behaved a gets along with other dogs an any people or kids just fine as she has always been around kids. She is housed trained a will let you know when she needs to go out. But if you’re thinking about running out to the store real quick think again a bring her with you because she will eat her way out of your home to try a find you. Lexi would prefer a big backyard so she can run around a get lots of exercise. If you have other dogs she possibly will be much better with her separation anxiety because she will have friends to distract her

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MSPCA - Cape Cod Adoption Center

1577 Falmouth Rd, Centerville, MA 02632

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New England Society for Abandoned Animals (NESAA)

89 South Main Street, Unit 1, Centerville, MA 02632

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Scargo Wags and Wiggles Rescue, Inc.

P.O. Box 812, Dennis, MA 02638

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East Coast Adoption Agency - Cape Cod, MA

East Sandwich, MA 02537

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Animal Rescue League of Boston - Cape Cod Branch

3981 Main Street, Brewster, MA 02631

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Rover Dog Rescue

PO Box 252, Buzzards Bay, MA 02532

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A Helping Paw

P O Box 387, Buzzards Bay, MA 02532

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Sunny Paws Rescue

36 FAITHS WAY, EAST FALMOUTH, MA 02536

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Adopt-A-Bull Rescue

Pocasset, MA 02559

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Friends of the Plymouth Pound

P.O. BOX 578 , Manomet, MA 02345

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