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Puppies and dogs in Dayton, Ohio

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Jovie

Australian Shepherd

Female, 1 yr 5 mos
Dayton, OH
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, Good with cats, House-trained, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
In Washington Courthouse Ohio - Meet Miss Jovie, aka your new best friend! We don’t know too much about her past aside from being dumped in southern Ohio to fend for herself before landing herself at a local shelter to then being rescued by ASF. How someone could dump this one-in-a-million dog is beyond me. But she hasn’t let her past affect her one bit! This sweet angel is estimated to be between 12 and 18 months old. She’s a 50 pound lap dog of true unconditional love. She looks and acts just like a big teddy bear. We call her the Golden Retriever of Aussies because of her laid back, super social personality. She has the softest fur and the fluffiest tail. She truly is a very special, one of a kind girl who deserves nothing but the best. Anyone that has met her has instantly fallen in love, stealing your heart instantly. Jovie gets along wonderfully with other dogs, dog-savvy cats, children and all people! She demands all the pets from whoever she meets. She loves going on car rides and the minute she sees her leash her excitement soars! An all-around happy go-lucky gal! Jovie loves giving kisses, getting belly rubs and being held like a baby and all you have to do is look at her and she’s instantly wagging her tail. Jovie is okay on the leash, she does tend to get distracted by everything around her so she will need someone who can dedicate the time to work on those leash skills. She’s getting better each time, but having another dog sibling to help her learn those skills would be best. She also likes to, very gently, jump up on you (she just wants to give you all the hugs and face kisses she can). We have been working on the no jump but she just can’t help herself - she’s got to show you how much she loves you and the only way to do that is to be right up in your face! Jovie will also pet you, she takes her paw and will pull your hand to her to get the attention and pets she is requesting - I mean hey, at least she knows what she wants! But she is very gentle with everything she does and never means any harm in her jumps and pets. She’s a big baby and the sweetest one at that! Jovie would be happy to go on walks or just lay on the couch with you. I’d say she’s a medium energy girl, when she does get too excited she can calm down very quickly with a look or a tone. And did I mention how well she listens and how smart she is? Jovie picks up on things very quickly and is the best listener. This girl is very expressive and if she has done something that she knows she isn’t allowed to do, the look she gives you will break your heart. We do think that having another doggie sibling for a playmate would be best for Jovie as she’s still a puppy and just wants to play. Jovie is more on the submissive side, I don’t believe she has an aggressive bone in her body! (Her 10 pound foster sister will put Jovie in line if she starts acting up.) She also doesn’t like being alone so someone who works from home or, like I said, a dog companion is best. A fenced in yard would also be ideal because she loves sprinting around the yard, especially in the snow! She is potty trained and crate trained. She likes to chew on her bones but doesn’t have too much of an interest in toys. She’s not destructive but wants whatever her foster brother and sister have and once they take their eye off their toy Jovie swoops in and takes it for herself. Jovie is spayed, UTD on all vaccines and on monthly flea/tick & heartworm preventatives. She is being fostered in Washington Court House, Ohio. If she sounds perfect for you, please fill out our application: https://www.australianshepherdsfurever.org/adoption-application There is an additional $20 microchip fee which includes registration and transfer to her new furever family. All adoption fees are used for future rescue efforts.
We'll also keep you updated on Millie's adoption status with email updates.
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Millie

Australian Shepherd

Female, 1 yr
Dayton, OH
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Good with dogs, House-trained, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
Courtesy Post: Owner Surrender/Rehoming- Dayton, OH Millie is an 1 year old Australian Shepherd mix (the other breed is unknown) and weighs 38 lbs. She is up to date on shots and on heartworm prevention, but isn’t spayed or microchipped. Millie is good with dogs! She hasn’t been tested around kids or cats. She was found as a stray. The current owner is unable to provide the attention and exercise she needs, due to their busy work schedule. If you think you can provide a great home for Millie, please contact the owner listed below. There is a $100 rehoming fee to assure good folks with good intentions. This fee will be donated to Australian Shepherds Furever for their assistance in placing Millie. Owner’s Contact Information: Lori at osborn2344@gmail.com.
We'll also keep you updated on Yona's adoption status with email updates.
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Yona

Plott Hound Mastiff

Female, Adult
Tipp City, OH
Size
(when grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, Good with cats, Needs experienced adopter, House-trained,
Story
Yona is a beautiful family oriented dog. Very playful spirit and always wants to help with any and all household tasks! She was born June 16, 2019. Her parents were purebred mastiff male and purebred plott hound female. Very high energy and loves to rough house. She’s grown up around cats and small children and does great with both. Sometimes she does forget her size so not recommended with little little kiddos. Loved playing with my ex’s son though who was around her from 3-8 years old. Very cuddly and affectionate. Her only flaw really is she has bad separation anxiety and must be crated or in an area without anything she can destroy while you are gone. I tried leaving a tv running, leaving her with limited access to the house, white noise machines, and medication but to no avail. Spaying could help but was never financially in the budget for us. She’s a beautiful animal and needs a loving active family!
We'll also keep you updated on Ben's adoption status with email updates.
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Ben

German Shepherd Dog

Male, Adult
Englewood, OH
Size
(when grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Details
Good with kids, Not good with cats, House-trained, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
Ben is a 7-year-old German Shepherd who loves going on walks and is very food motivated. He is very calm and sleeps a lot, but still has plenty of energy to play and go on walks. I rescued him about 2 months ago but now have to move for work and I am unable to take him with me I so am looking for a good home for him. He doesn't have any major medical issues, but he does seem to have some skin irritation that seems to be food allergy related. I changed his food to a sensitive skin diet and use a medicated shampoo and that seems to help. His medical records indicate that he was kept up to date on all vaccines and medications, but he does have Alopecia which causes him to shed a bit more than usual. The medicated shampoo is supposed to help with this.
We'll also keep you updated on Boss's adoption status with email updates.
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Boss

American Pit Bull Terrier American Bulldog

Male, 4 yrs 9 mos
Englewood, OH
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, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
Meet Boss! Boss is 4 year old medium to high energy (chills out well after a bit), loves other dogs and all the humans. This poor guy was left at the shelter for several months and was finally rescued by his foster mama! Boss loves hanging out with his foster family, and also loves meeting new people. He loves his puppy siblings and wants to be where they are! He loves snuggling up next to you on the couch, or laying on the floor chewing on his favorite bone. He absolutely loves being outside, either playing in the back yard or going on walks! He gets along great with other dogs but doesn't seem to like cats. He is potty trained and crate trained. Boss has such a happy personality and just wants to spend time with his people! He will definitely be ready for an adventure, but is okay with staying home with you! If you think Boss would be the perfect addition to your family, please fill out our adoption application. https://www.coopersafeplace.org/application-page
We'll also keep you updated on Thor's adoption status with email updates.
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Thor

American Bulldog American Pit Bull Terrier

Male, 3 yrs 10 mos
Englewood, OH
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, Good with cats, House-trained, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
Meet Thor! Thor is a 3 year-old Bulldog/pit mix who loves adventure! He want to be going somewhere and doing something with his people! He is very smart and pays close attention to his surrounding. He would thrive in a home that wants to teach him new tricks and take him new places! He is still learning to stay calm when he sees something that excites him, and will need continued training for this. Thor is a very friendly, playful pup, but does seem to prefer female pups. We always recommend a meet n greet with your current dog to ensure that they are a good match! He may be too energetic for small children, so he should be in a home with older children only. He has been around cats and doesn't seem to be bothered by them. He does love to cuddle and loves affection. He also loves going on walks and playing ball and does very well in the car. He can be easily distracted though, and will often bark at people or animals when he's looking out the window. Thor is working on crate training, which is a slow introduction to being in the crate when his people are home, leaving the door open with things that he loves inside, so that he sees the crate is a good safe place for him. He is potty trained and will let you know when he needs to go outside. He is neutered and up to date on his vaccinations. Exercise is important for Thor, as he loves to be doing something, with both his mind and body! He has a moderate to high activity level, so he needs 1-3 hours of moderate activity, like walking or playing ball, or 1-2 hours of high activity, like jogging, running and learning. Thor needs a fenced yard where he can run and play safely. If you think Thor would be the perfect pup for you, please fill out an application by clicking on the below link https://www.coopersafeplace.org/application-page Thor's adoption fee is $200 and due on the day of adoption.

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Australian Shepherds Furever - Dayton, Ohio

PO Box 1676, Dayton, OH 45377

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Montgomery County Animal Resource Center

6790 Webster St., Dayton, OH 45414

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Save A Kitty Rescue - Ohio Area Transport

Dayton, OH 45414

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Badass Bulldog Rescue

Huber Heights, OH 45424

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Corgi Rescue of Dayton

5006 Tewkesbury Drive, Huber Heughts, OH 45424

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Every K-9 Counts

Clayton, OH 45315

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Cooper's Safe Place Animal Rescue

Englewood, OH 45322

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Flying K9s Herd Dog Rescue

West Milton, OH 45383

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Brave Breed Rescue, Inc.

6030 S Wheelock Rd, West Milton, OH 45383

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Greater Ohio Boxer Rescue

P.O. Box 621, Dayton, OH 45405

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