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Jack

Labrador Retriever Staffordshire Bull Terrier

Male, 2 yrs 7 mos
Poplar Bluff, MO
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Spayed or Neutered,
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Jack (DOB: 9/21) was brought to the shelter 9/22, as an owner surrender, at 1 year old. He was hit by a vehicle and suffered injuries requiring surgery which his owner could not afford. He has long since recovered from his physical injuries and wants nothing more than to find a special home suited to his needs. He weighs 70 lbs. Jack knows the basic commands of sit and shake. He is eager to please and has decent focus, so if someone is willing to work with him, he could definitely make progress in this area. Jack is a powerful dog who tends to pull on his walks, so his leash manners are also a work in progress. Jack is wonderful with humans and really loves people. However, due to his strength and size, placement with smaller children would not be advised. Jack does not do well with other animals, so Jack would need to be the only animal in the home. In the shelter, Jack resides in a calm, controlled room with a TV and music, away from other dogs as a result of his reactivity to other dogs. He is walked alone and exercises in a play area without other dogs. His very special adopter would need previous experience with large breed dogs who can have tendencies to be extremely strong, energetic, resourceful, agile, and determined. The preferred adopter will need to reinforce consistent structure, develop his obedience skills, and socialize him in new environments and work on his reactivity to other dogs. The reason we adore this boy is that he will reel you in with his soft eyes and adorable jowly face. If you sit in his room for five minutes, he will snuggle up against you like he just can't get close enough. Bring him a treat, and watch his eyes get the size of half dollars while he slowly takes the treat as gentle as a lamb. He is extremely attached to his emotional support squeaky toy so more of those in his new home is a must. Jack is the kind of dog who will be intensely devoted to his family; a true velcro dog. Jack is vaccinated, neutered, and microchipped. Jack has not been crate trained but only goes to the bathroom outside of his confined space. It's highly likely he could be house trained.
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Tank

American Staffordshire Terrier Staffordshire Bull Terrier

Male, 2 yrs 4 mos
Poplar Bluff, MO
Size
(when grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Details
Spayed or Neutered,
Story
Tank (DOB:1/22), was brought to the shelter most recently on 6/23 and weighs 91lbs. If you are looking for a dog that has been through a lot and welcomes all kinds of love, Tank may be your boy. He was brought to the shelter at 3 months old, after reportedly been shot, and was adopted out but bought back to the shelter nearly 1 year later for his high prey drive for cats and chickens, Tank is participating in the Wag 'n Train program learning basic obedience. He will need work on all other obedience training, including leash manners. He is a strong boy and pulls on his leash especially when excited. As with most dogs, he does better after he has had some exercise. Fortunately, he is very food/treat driven and is eager to please so he should do very well with additional training. He has been in our play group with some other dogs and has been fine with other dogs around. At two years old he doesn't play as much as some dogs but enjoys being out with other dogs. Tank is great with adults and quickly bonds to people. While he has been good with dogs at the shelter, careful introductions to another dog in the household will be required. No cats or chickens. He loves kids and has let children of all ages love on him at outdoor events, but due to his strength and size , it is recommended that his future home be adult only or an older children household. Tank has huge potential. He loves to ride in the car and travels great. He loves to be loved on and pet. He is really a "wanna be" lap dog in a big boy body. Tank would be a wonderful dog in just the right home. Tank's adopter needs to be fairly strong, be prepared to be firm and consistent with his training and as his pack leader to acclimate him to his new home. Tank is up to date on vaccinations, neutered, and microchipped.
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Rex

Terrier (Unknown Type, Medium) Mixed Breed (Medium)

Male, 1 yr 4 mos
Poplar Bluff, MO
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Spayed or Neutered,
Story
Needs to go to a cat-free home I have a strong prey drive
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Karn

German Shepherd Dog Mixed Breed (Medium)

Male, 6 mos
Poplar Bluff, MO
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Spayed or Neutered,
Story
My name is Karn. I'm assuming you are checking me out because you are looking for a furry companion. I would love to be your companion, forever and ever! I am 4 months old, my mom is a medium size German Shepherd mix. I don't know my dad, but that's ok. I'm a happy little dude and would bring great joy to your life. I'm learning basic obedience in our shelter dog training classes. I am well socialized with other dogs and pups, I am involved in our playgroups here at the shelter. It's so much fun! I love to play with toys, sometimes I make it a fun game of chase if you want to get it from me. I heard the trainer say she is going to teach me to bring it back and drop it. I'm pretty smart so I can learn about anything and I'm up for that. Bye for now, I hope someone will give me a home.
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Sylas

Mixed Breed (Medium)

Male, 4 mos
Poplar Bluff, MO
Size
(when grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Details
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Story
Hi, I'm Sylas and I am looking for my furever home. I'm three months old and have started basic obedience training. I have been introduced to playgroups that the shelter started. It's so much fun playing with other dogs and pups. I am on the list to be neutered, I'm vaccinated and microchipped. Please share so I can find a home. awasemo.org/adoptable-pets
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Ornn

Mixed Breed (Medium)

Male, 4 mos
Poplar Bluff, MO
Size
(when grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
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Dexter Animal Shelter

601 East Grant, 305 Cooper, Dexter, MO 63841

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The Sikeston Area Humane Society

PO Box 1428, Sikeston, MO 63801

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Animal Welfare Alliance of Southeast Missouri

1904 South Westwood Boulevard, Poplar Bluff, MO 63901

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Portageville Dog Pound

Portageville, MO 63873

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Rosies Rescues

1010 State Route 22, Tiptonville, TN 38079

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Caruthersville Humane Society

204 S. 4th Street, Hayti, MO 63851

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Humane Society of Southeast Missouri

2536 Boutin Drive, Cape Girardeau, MO 63701

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My Zouy Rescue

2412 W Main Street, Corning, AR 72422

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Safe Harbor Animal Sanctuary

359 Cree Lane, Jackson, MO 63755

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Piedmont Animal Control Shelter

115 W Green Street, Piedmont, MO 63957

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