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Puppies and dogs in Ilion, New York

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Wolfina (TX) NOT BLIND

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

Female, Adult
Utica, NY
Size
(when grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Details
Good with dogs, House-trained, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
Wolfina is being fostered in TX, UPDATE: Wolfina is very anxious when transported long distances; thus, short transports of less than 4 hours are advised. Please email adoption@blinddogrescue.org for more information or if you have any questions. Thank you. Wolfina is a sweet girl that just wants to be loved. She is a little shy at first meeting, especially with men, but warms up quickly. She really enjoys exploring the fenced-in backyard with her fur-siblings. She also likes taking walks with her foster mom around the neighborhood. Although she was not leash-trained when she came to live with her foster mom, she picked up on it quickly and gets excited to go on her walks when her leash is picked up. She doesn't seem to have much interest in toys, but really likes laying in her doggy bed, especially when it has a blanket or two to snuggle in. BDRA had voted against the use of electrical fencing effective immediately.
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Jessie: (FL)

Pit Bull Terrier Terrier (Unknown Type, Medium)

Male, Adult
Utica, NY
Size
(when grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, Good with cats, Needs special attention, House-trained, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
Jessie is being fostered in FL Jessie is doing great! He continues to be very sweet and gentle, and whenever his foster mom walks him, the neighborhood children love to come over and pet him. And if he hears people talking, he'll come over to say hello! Jessie also thinks he's part cat! His foster mom says he makes a noise like he's purring when she pets him. :) Please fill out an adoption application if you are interested in Jessie. BDRA has voted against the use of electrical fencing effective immediately.
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Sushi (PA)

Jack Russell Terrier

Female, Senior
Utica, NY
Size
(when grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Details
Good with kids, Not good with dogs, Good with cats, Needs special attention, House-trained, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
Sushi is being fostered in CT. Sushi loves to cuddle and would love to have her own person and family; however she would do best as an only dog so she can get all the love to herself. She travels great in the car and will either sit on your lap for a short trip or in the backseat with a doggy car seat. She is housetrained and will go to the door to let you know she has to go potty. She eats like a champ and takes her insulin well. She also does great at the vet and loves her vet clinic friends. She sleeps through the night and is very easy going. Sushi is not interested in toys but loves to chew on vet approved bones. She loves to sleep on the couch with a comfy blanket, and she uses dog steps to get on. She can safely jump down as long as the floor is not slippery. I have a dog stroller for Sushi and she happily will sit in it and go for a ride or sleep in it when I am sitting at the computer. She enjoys going for short walks and gets excited when you put her leash on! She also does a very funny trot out in the backyard. BDRA has voted against the use of electrical fencing effective immediately.
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Kristoff (TX)

Chow Chow Newfoundland

Male, Senior
Utica, NY
Size
(when grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Details
Needs special attention, House-trained, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
Kristoff is being fostered in TX. Kristoff's foster home would like you to know: That Kristoff is the embodiment of Happiness! This little man is filled with joy in everything he does. His tail waggle is ever present and he does a happy dance regularly. He truly is a joy and just wants to be where you are. Kristoff does shed. He has a shed similar to a husky or Shepard, where he has seasonal times where he blows his coat. Meet Kristoff (aka Kris, Little Man)! This precious pup is a chow mix, approximately 9 years old. But don’t let his age or blindness (he is blind due to cataracts) fool you, he is a spry, happy go lucky guy who can sure pour on the puppy dog eyes! When he wakes up he will do a happy dance to start the day (whether it is because he is so happy to greet his people or because it is time for breakfast is up for debate) and his joyfulness continues throughout the day (he is equally enthusiastic about bedtime!). Although his happiness abounds, he is mostly an easy going fellow and is content to enjoy the simple pleasures: his meals, leisurely strolls through the yard, chewing a bone, enjoying a cookie and most importantly, being near his people as much as possible. He is a low maintenance boy, doesn’t require a lot of walking and would thrive most in a laid back environment with someone patient, who doesn’t mind talking a lot (your voice will help guide him) and who can give him helpful hints to help him on his way (like “bump” warnings, etc). Kris can become a bit jumpy when scared or unsure, but trusting his people fixes that. The world can be a scary place when you can’t see, but most of the time he takes it in stride. He moves slowly to find his way and needs to build trust so he can feel safe. Luckily he is very smart and a fast learner (he learned how to find and use his foster’s doggy door within a day & lets himself in and out, and quickly learned “sit” and now enthusiastically sits on his own to wait for his meals). He doesn’t always love getting leashed, but he does follow along (happily, once he trusts the person on the other end) and he is definitely not a fan of car rides. Kris gets a little protective over food & treats and will give a warning grumble but he is otherwise ok with other dogs, he just isn’t too interested in them. Unsure about cats or kids. But we all have our things, right? This well behaved boy is content to sit in his room or crate, patiently waiting, and loves a routine that allows for lots of rests and doggy massages on request. The yard is his happy place. And above all else, this fellow is a pure joy to be around. If you have the time and patience to help this little man navigate the world, you will soon realize that you are very blessed to have this bundle of love by your side! BDRA has voted against the use of electrical fencing effective immediately.
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Sasha (PA)

German Shepherd Dog

Female, Young
Utica, NY
Size
(when grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Details
Not good with kids, Not good with dogs, Not good with cats, Needs special attention, Needs experienced adopter, House-trained, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
Sasha is being fostered in PA. Sasha needs to be an only dog. She does not like active dogs Sasha can ONLY be adopted to a home with older children or all adults. Sasha is NOT good with cats. Sasha is spayed. Christmas time is here, soon a new year will dawn, and I’m still patiently waiting for my furever home and that special family to give me lots of love and belly rubs. I enjoy walks and will do OK without a fenced yard if you take me out on walking adventures. If you have a fenced yard I will run and play with you. I just enjoy the company of peeps. I don’t care to be with other dogs, just be by myself with my humans. I am a good girl in the house…unless you leave tasty morsels of food on the counter. Then I may just have to help myself! I know Sit, Down, am learning Wait, but I don’t really want to wait, hee hee. I also do pretty well on a leash. I’m still working on some other things like no jumping up on my peeps. I just want to greet and say Hi and give kisses and hugs to my peeps. BDRA has voted against the use of electrical fencing effective immediately.
Special Needs
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Hope (LA) DEAF/Vision Impaired

Pit Bull Terrier Terrier (Unknown Type, Medium)

Female, Puppy
Utica, NY
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Good with dogs, Needs special attention, Needs experienced adopter, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
Hope is being fostered in LA. She has both some vision and hearing, but is both vision and hearing impaired. Update: Hope is doing really good I was worried when her sister left she’d be a little lost but she’s not. She loves playing outside and running around with her foster siblings. Her favorite game is chase and tug a war. She’s still a big snuggler and loves attention. Goes in her crate easily. She definitely can hear just not sure how well ( always seems to hear the snack bag opening). Hope would definitely love to be your lap dog. She likes to cuddle and sleeps right by her foster mother. Hope plays well with her foster siblings of all sizes and breeds. She likes to play with toys and hang out with her sister Faith. She loves running around outside. Hope is deaf.

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Brandy Keg Kennels

749 Ball Road, Frankfort, NY 13340

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Herkimer County Humane Society

514 Route 5 S, Mohawk, NY 13407

Pet Types: cats, dogs

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Road to Home Rescue Support - North

809 Broad St., Utica, NY 13501

Pet Types: cats, dogs

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Blind Dog Rescue Alliance - NY

Utica, NY 13501

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Stevens Swan Humane Society of Oneida County

5664 Horatio Street, Utica, NY 13502

Pet Types: cats, dogs

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Northeast Boston Terrier Rescue

404 Brody Dr, Uitca, NY 13502

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Traveling Tails & Ragamuffin Rescue

Utica, NY 13502

Pet Types: cats, dogs

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Help A Hound, Inc.

Dolgeville, NY 13329

Pet Types: cats, birds, dogs, farm animals

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Spring Farm CARES

3364 State Rt. 12, Clinton, NY 13323

Pet Types: cats, dogs

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