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Bandit

Mutt

Male, Puppy
Chambersburg, PA
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, Good with cats, House-trained,
Story
8-month old mixed breed puppy looking for a new home. He’s a sweet boy but definitely a puppy and my new work schedule is making providing him with the best life possible difficult. He was given to me by a family that no longer had time for him and they refuse to assist in finding him the right home or provide me with his official vet records and he 10000% deserves the best. He has his rabies vaccine. He comes with a crate, dog bed, toys, puppy pads, sour apple spray and a container of food.
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Rajah

Great Dane

Female, Adult
Chambersburg, PA
Size
(when grown) X-Large 101 lbs (46 kg) or more
Details
Not good with kids, Good with dogs, Not good with cats, House-trained, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website.Fill out an Adoption Application RAJAH IS LOCATED IN KNOXVILLE, MD. Rajah, The Good, The Bad and The Loving Great Dane! Since coming to MTM, Rajah has been adopted twice, and returned within a month each time. Why? She’s a big, strong, and playful girl, who came into rescue because her owner died, and her owner’s next of kin kept her outside for 2 years before surrendering her to rescue in January 2021. In those 2 years, she had minimal training and human interaction, and she became infected with heartworm. MTM provided heartworm treatment and she is now negative. Rajah’s previous adopters expected too much, too soon. The first adopters allowed their cat in immediate proximity within the first hour, and Rajah chased. Days later, it wasn’t any better. The second adopter had no other pets, and no children at home. Rajah was adjusting well to the routine and the long walks and all the attention. But, when an adult child and dog visited, Rajah got protective, so she was returned. Her perfect home would have a confident and patient owner, no children, no other animals, and a yard that is fenced in with a physical fence.  Rajah could potentially have a K9 brother or sister as long as his/her demeanor was calm and not overly exuberant or aggressive and they were introduced properly, with decompression techniques used. Rajah needs time and consistency to learn her people are trustworthy. She doesn’t have good social skills with dogs. She chases cats and other small animals. She has been with the same fosterer since April 2021. Her fosterer has other dogs, and goats. Rajah is kept separated from the other animals, and her fosterer feels Rajah doesn’t get enough time with her. Her fosterer describes Rajah as a loving, bouncy seven-year-old Great Dane, a "picture-perfect dog that is just beyond beautiful. Her soul and spirit are truly a rare blessing." She deserves a home where she can enjoy her own space and her own people. Rajah knows basic obedience, just needs to be reminded. She pulls at times but also knows how to walk at a heel position. She loves her zoomies but then will get excited and will jump up to face greet. Putting her in a sit and giving a calm chest rub will calm her back down. She rides great in the car. She has no issues with people approaching, but she will bark at other dogs. Going to the vet hasn’t been an issue. Grooming; she is fine with nails trims, brushing, etc. She is fine by herself, so she can be left alone while someone works. Likes: Rajah loves having her face petted and leaning in for a Dane hug. She is so attentive and eager to please. She does well in a crate, but she will sing to you if she needs a potty break, a hug or attention. Dislikes: Strangers, dogs barking at her, unpredictable people or activity Personality: Rajah is playful and loving. Her facial expression is so soft. She just wants to get and give love. Energy level: Rajah is able to be calm in a crate, but when loose she is high energy. She loves her zoomies so would do best in a fenced yard. She runs the fence barking at the goats, and the other dogs. Favorite activities: Zoomies and hugs. Good with: Calm, confident and predictable adult humans, and positive training. She likes to please. Not good with: Energetic or loud dogs or cats. She is insecure, so is not trustworthy with children. Housetrained: Yes. Crate trained: Yes. Challenges: Rajah will need to have her obedience training refreshed. She is calmest in a home with a confident owner or she will take control. She does not have good dog-to-dog social skills and she chases cats, so would do best in a home with no other pets. She has done well with calm K9's, so that is a possibility and can be explored in discussion with her current foster. Any Medical issues? Rajah is now heartworm negative! Rajah would thrive in an experienced Great Dane home that understands the importance of ongoing training to build Rajah's confidence. Being an only dog would give her the attention and the time she wants and needs to become a happy-go-lucky Dane. A fenced yard would give her the thrill of the zoomies that she so loves. Rajah may be seven years old, but she isn’t ready to slow down, a typical Dane, she will enjoy going for a walk just as much as a nap. Meeting this girl will bring a joy to your life that only a Great Dane can bring.   Application Fees, Adoption Donations and Rescue Policy: Please know that 100% of our fees and donations pay for the costs of rescuing dogs. These include, but are not limited to: pull fees from shelters, veterinary examinations, vaccinations, medications and care, microchips, neuter/spay surgeries, heartworm treatments, behavior evaluations, and foster care, as needed. Our rescue policy requires the following: Adopters must have their primary residence in one of the following states: Pennsylvania, Ohio, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, West Virginia, Virginia, and parts of North Carolina. We will not adopt a giant breed dog to homes where the dog will have access to highly varnished hardwood steps inside the home. Any inside steps to which the dog(s) have access, must have carpeting, securely fixed stair treads, or a non-skid surface. We encourage you to remediate potential safety issues while your application is under review, prior to the home visit. Methods or devices using pain or force on the dog to control the dog, or to deter undesirable behavior is prohibited. Applications for giant breed dogs must be submitted by the property owner. Homes with children under 6 years of age will not be approved for adoption. Homes with children should have a fenced yard. Pets currently in the applicant's home must have a history of appropriate veterinary care. Veterinary records will be checked. All references must be checked before any visitation of the dog is permitted at the foster home. All family members must be present during the home visit to the applicant's home. Any dog(s) in the applicant's home must have an introductory meeting with the rescue dog being considered, before any adoption can be completed. Homes with intact dogs will not be approved for adoption. Exceptions to this policy can be found on the Adoptable Dog Page. Mastiffs To Mutts Rescue reserves the right to approve or deny any adoption that occurs through this organization without disclosure.  We reserve the right to make exceptions for special circumstances. For additional information please review our FAQs or contact mastiffstomutts@gmail.com **PA Kennel License: 05845 Visit this organization's web site to see any additional information available about this pet.May 25, 2024, 12:28 pm
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Lily

Presa Canario

Female, Young
Chambersburg, PA
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
You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website.Fill out an Adoption Application LILY IS LOCATED IN KING OF PRUSSIA, PA. Lily is an approximately 100lb Presa Canario female. She's a young lady at 13 months old, as of December 2023. She has a long slender build, but also folds herself up for easy storage. She has a soft silky dark brindle coat, and intact ears which is a rarity for a Presa. This lovely girl was found wandering the streets in North Jersey, so we don’t know much about her backstory. Likes: She enjoys hanging with her pack (human and otherwise) most of all. Other likes include receiving food rewards, belly rubs, bear hugs, being smushed, eating carrot and apple pieces, kong toys. Dislikes: Being alone, having her rear end petted (she will let you know by gently taking your hand in her mouth). Lily does not like unfamiliar people or dogs. Personality: She is energetic, playful, engaging, and athletic. She thrives on personal attention. She is mostly focused on her people and is extremely loyal. She is smart and food motivated, which makes training easy and fun. She is generally calm in the house, so long as she has her regular walks and exercise.  Temperament: Lily would benefit from developing more confidence. She is anxious in new situations or when overstimulated. Lily will test boundaries with familiar people and other dogs. Her owner must be consistent and attentive. She is very food motivated. She is not independent, she wants to be with her pack. No food or resource guarding aggression. Just a little jealousy over human attention. Energy level: Lily is a medium energy dog. She needs a 30 minute brisk paced morning walk and a 30 minute evening walk. She walks between 1 and 2 miles a day. She sometimes does zoomies and fetch in the backyard. Favorite activities: Going for walks and sniffaris, getting food out of a treat toy, puzzle, or Kong. Any training involving food rewards, jumping up for things like toys or sticks, rough housing with a dog. Hanging out watching tv with you on the couch. Good with cats, dogs, and kids (over 6)?:  Lily has a prey drive, and even though it is low, she would initially chase a cat or other small animals. However, she has learned to peacefully cohabitate with a chicken, so it is possible. She gets along well with her medium sized foster sibling dog, but Lily would need time to accept a new doggie friend. She would enjoy having an energetic dog her size to play with. She loves kids, particularly girls. She snuggled right up with her foster’s 7 year old niece. Not good with: She is suspicious of strange people, dogs, and sometimes cars. She will bark aggressively at people, dogs, and cars that come close on our walks. When a stranger tries to interact with her she will back away. With other dogs she tries to get to them. It is unknown if she would be aggressive with a strange dog or not. She sees these things as threats and is scared. She is also motivated to protect her family. Her foster has been working with her and a trainer to reduce these unwanted behaviors. With a familiar dog, she wants to play and will bark if a dog won’t engage with her. She will try to mount and dominance hump dogs too, but responds well to social cues and does not escalate. Housetrained: Yes, Lily is housetrained! The only times she has peed in the house is when she has been scared (vacuum cleaning, getting adjusted, etc.) Crate trained: Lily cannot be crated. Based on wear on her teeth, it is suspected that she was excessively crated at some point. Even with a filled Kong toy in there she gets anxious, drools, and licks the crate bars. When she first arrived her foster would confine her to the first floor with dog gates when leaving the house. She needs tall dog gates as she easily jumps the standard height ones. Now she is left her free in the home, but all food must be secured first. Requires a fenced yard (physical fence and/or invisible fence)? Yes, as a young athletic dog Lily needs a place for zoomies and playing fetch or chase. She doesn’t try to escape, she’s not independent like that. Walks well on a leash? Lily has made wonderful progress at loose leash walking. When she’s energetic, excited, or sees a deer she will pull. But mostly she is easy to walk. She gets lots of leash room to sniff and is rewarded for checking in with her handler. She knows how to heel with food rewards. Challenges: As mentioned above, she is stranger and dog reactive. She barks aggressively to scare people away.  Her foster has been working with a trainer to reduce these sensitivities using positive reinforcement and high value food rewards. Her prospective owner will need to continue work with her to discourage guarding behaviors both at home and on walks. When she gets excited, sometimes she will try to mount her foster or another dog. The behavior has lessened as it's been discouraged as she has integrated into her foster home over time. She can also be jealous of attention when another dog is receiving it, and will try to hump or block the other dog. She doesn’t like being left alone for long periods. Her foster often gives her a filled kong toy when leaving the house. She searches for food when she is left alone to manage her anxiety, so anything remotely edible needs to be put away. She is happiest in the presence of her human. She is an opportunist when it comes to food, so don’t turn your back on your plate or that loaf of bread on the counter. This behavior has lessened over the time she’s been in foster care, but it's a work in progress. If left alone in the kitchen, anything on the countertop is fair game to her. Any Medical issues? None!  She is spayed and up to date on vaccinations and preventatives. What would be the best kind of home? The best home would be one where Lily is not left alone for long periods. Her adopter should work part time or be able to take her with them to work. Her owner must be able to take her on walks twice a day and be consistent with her. Lily would enjoy being the center of attention or having the company of a similar sized dog friend. She would likely do best paired with a slightly older male who can help her with dog social skills. A nice sized fenced yard is a plus. She is suited to the suburbs or the country, and would not do well in an urban environment.   Application Fees, Adoption Donations and Rescue Policy: Please know that 100% of our fees and donations pay for the costs of rescuing dogs. These include, but are not limited to: pull fees from shelters, veterinary examinations, vaccinations, medications and care, microchips, neuter/spay surgeries, heartworm treatments, behavior evaluations, and foster care, as needed. Our rescue policy requires the following: Adopters must have their primary residence in one of the following states: Pennsylvania, Ohio, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, West Virginia, Virginia, and parts of North Carolina. We will not adopt a giant breed dog to homes where the dog will have access to highly varnished hardwood steps inside the home. Any inside steps to which the dog(s) have access, must have carpeting, securely fixed stair treads, or a non-skid surface. We encourage you to remediate potential safety issues while your application is under review, prior to the home visit. Methods or devices using pain or force on the dog to control the dog, or to deter undesirable behavior is prohibited. Applications for giant breed dogs must be submitted by the property owner. Homes with children under 6 years of age will not be approved for adoption. Homes with children should have a fenced yard. Pets currently in the applicant's home must have a history of appropriate veterinary care. Veterinary records will be checked. All references must be checked before any visitation of the dog is permitted at the foster home. All family members must be present during the home visit to the applicant's home. Any dog(s) in the applicant's home must have an introductory meeting with the rescue dog being considered, before any adoption can be completed. Homes with intact dogs will not be approved for adoption. Exceptions to this policy can be found on the Adoptable Dog Page. Mastiffs To Mutts Rescue reserves the right to approve or deny any adoption that occurs through this organization without disclosure.  We reserve the right to make exceptions for special circumstances. For additional information please review our FAQs or contact mastiffstomutts@gmail.com **PA Kennel License: 05845 Visit this organization's web site to see any additional information available about this pet.May 25, 2024, 12:28 pm
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Sky

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

Female, Adult
Chambersburg, PA
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Spayed or Neutered,
Story
Sky is a 7-8-year-old gal that if she could talk, we are sure she would have some stories to tell! She is 76 pounds of LOVE! Sky loves attention and enjoys getting all the pets and rubs she can! She is the sweetest girl you will ever meet! Sky did test positive for Lyme and Anaplasmosis which are both tick borne diseases and is currently on medication to treat them. Sky did have a small lump in her mammary glad that was found when she was being spayed and it has been removed and sent out for testing, we are currently waiting on her results. Sky would love to find a loving forever home where she can spend her golden years in being spoiled! She is still active for a somewhat older girl! She loves to go to the play yard and play with the jolly ball! Due to no past history an age restriction for children in the home may apply, please discuss this with shelter staff. She has been spayed, vaccinated, dewormed, Heartworm/lyme tested, and microchipped since her arrival at the shelter.Cumberland Valley Animal Shelter5051 Letterkenny Road WestChambersburg, PA 17201Kennel License# 2090
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Koda

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

Male, Young
Chambersburg, PA
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Spayed or Neutered,
Story
Koda was surrendered to the shelter when his owner could no longer care for him. He is a year old and weighs around 66 pounds. Koda can be shy at first with new people, but once he is comfortable with you, he is a very sweet guy! He loves to go out to the play yard and run! He did live with other dogs, but he will have to meet any dogs that reside in his potential adoptive home to be sure they are compatible. Per his previous owner Koda does chase cats so a home without cats would be best. Koda did live with children in his previous home but may be too much for smaller children. Koda would love to find his loving forever home soon! He has been neutered, vaccinated, dewormed, Heartworm/Lyme tested, and microchipped since his arrival at the shelter.Cumberland Valley Animal Shelter5051 Letterkenny Road WestChambersburg, PA 17201Kennel License# 2090
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Olivia

Labrador Retriever Mixed Breed (Medium)

Female, Adult
Chambersburg, PA
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Spayed or Neutered,
Story
Olivia is a smart, fun-loving girl that will need a strong leader. She is around a year old and weighs 60 pounds. She knows sit, shake, and sometimes down. She is an active, playful, sometimes stubborn girl. She is treat motivated and wants to please but can be stubborn at times. She loves to go to the play yard and run! She loves playing with the rope toys and loves to toss them in the air herself and then catch them! She does jump when excited and will need someone that can work with her with this and learning other manners. Due to this an age restriction for children in the home may apply, please discuss this with shelter staff. Olivia does have a high chase drive so a home without cats would be best. We have had Olivia meet with some dogs and with the right match she has a BLAST playing! A fenced in yard is highly recommended for Olivia. Olivia would love to find her loving forever home soon! She has been spayed, vaccinated, dewormed, Heartworm/Lyme tested, and microchipped since her arrival at the shelter.Cumberland Valley Animal Shelter5051 Letterkenny Road WestChambersburg, PA 17201Kennel License# 2090

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Better Days Animal League

Chambersburg, PA 17202

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Cumberland Valley Animal Shelter

5051 Letterkenny Road West, Chambersburg, PA 17201

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Mastiffs To Mutts South Central PA

Chambersburg, PA 17201

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New Beginnings Animal Rescue - PA

CARISLE, PA 17013

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Dixie Girl Dog Rescue PA Transport Stop

Carlisle, PA 17013

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Antietam Humane Society Inc

8513 Lyons Road, Waynesboro, PA 17268

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United Hound Shelters

Mt. Holly Springs, PA 17065

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Chesapeake Area Alaskan Malamute Protection

P. O Box 4145, Gettysburg, PA 17325

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