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Puppies and dogs in West Chester, Pennsylvania

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These adorable dogs are available for adoption in West Chester, Pennsylvania. 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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Cannoli

Boston Terrier

Female, 4 yrs 3 mos
Southeastern, PA
Size
(when grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Details
Needs experienced adopter, Spayed or Neutered,
Story
CANNOLI Female Boston Terrier 3-4 years old 20 pounds No known health issues Good with people Not recommended with other animals Needs to be an only pet Good for city living: undecided Cannoli is an energetic, fun-loving girl who is still getting to know what it means to live outside of a puppy mill. She is adapting to life indoors but still has some learning to do and needs training. Cannoli has discovered toys and loves to eat. She was used for breeding and given up for being a "bad mom." Likely because she is not trustworthy near other animals and has a high prey drive. Cannoli is going to thrive with a well-matched adopter who can give her all of the love and attention! To apply to adopt: www.findingshelter.org. Local adoptions only within 30 miles of King of Prussia, PA
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Shandy

Boxer Shar Pei

Female, 7 yrs 3 mos
Southeastern, PA
Size
(when grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Details
Needs experienced adopter, Spayed or Neutered,
Story
Shandy Female Boxer mix 60lbs 7 years old Good with older children Good with bigger dogs after careful introduction Not recommended with cats or small dogs Appropriate for city living? No Recognize Shandy? This is her second time looking for a home through Finding Shelter but through no fault of her own! Shandy is a loving, loyal, happy, protective dog. She loves the people she considers family with all of her heart, but she gets anxious on a leash sometimes when new people approach quickly. Unfortunately, in the first home that adopted her, Shandy was permitted to interact with a child who approached her while she was on a walk and she nipped the child. Not her fault, not the child’s fault. Despite supporting all our adoptions with a lifetime of behavioral consultations and advice from our trainer, we were not notified of any issues or the bite until two weeks before her adopters were moving and wanted to return her. Behavior and management help was offered and declined. Thankfully, Shandy is pretty much the same dog we have always known and loved she was just incredibly depressed to be without a family again. Dogs know what they are missing when they lose their homes and Shandy is no exception. She knows that she lost what we all thought was her family forever but for Shandy not all hope is lost. Shandy needs a very experienced and dog savvy home with people 100% committed to working with her and properly managing her at home and outside of her home. She is a good dog she just unfortunately had some very back luck. It’s time to turn that luck around. Will you be her lucky charm? www.findingshelter.org
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Lilly

Australian Cattle Dog Border Collie

Female, 7 yrs 3 mos
Southeastern, PA
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Needs experienced adopter, Spayed or Neutered,
Story
LILLY Breed: Border Collie Mix Gender: Female Approximate DOB: 3/1/2015 Size: Large Weight: 50 Color: Black/white Grooming Needs: Moderate Spayed/Neutered: Yes Good with Dogs: Yes Good with Cats: Not recommended Good with Children: Not recommended with children Appropriate for city living: No A secure, physical fence is required. Adopters must live within 30 miles of King of Prussia, PA. Lilly is a gentle soul who luckily made her way out of a puppy mill. She was kept as a breeder for six years but never produced any puppies because (unknowingly to the puppy mill operator) her uterus was filled with mucous. That is all resolved since she has been spayed and she also had a dental to remove worn down teeth from grinding them on wires in a cage. Now that she is in a foster home, she is enjoying soft, clean beds, belly rubs and sunning herself outside with her people in the fenced yard. Lilly loves to relax but also loves to go for walks. An adult only, calm home in a quiet neighborhood would be Lilly's dream place to spend the rest of her life. No high energy playmates for her but another chill dog is fine with her. She is quiet, clean in the house and just wants to be your loyal companion! For more information and to apply to adopt Lilly, please go to www.findingshelter.org
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Asha

German Shepherd Dog

Female, 3 yrs 3 mos
Southeastern, PA
Size
(when grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Details
Needs experienced adopter, Spayed or Neutered,
Story
ASHA Breed: German Shepherd Gender: Female Approximate DOB: 11/26/2019 Size: Large Weight (Potential): 50 (55) Color: Black/tan Health: Sub-aortic stenosis Shedding: Moderate/Low Grooming Needs: Low Spayed/Neutered: Yes Good with Dogs: Yes Good with Cats: Unknown Good with Children: Not recommended with children Cost to adopt: $300 A secure, physical fence is required. Adopters must live within 30 miles of King of Prussia, PA. Asha is a true survivor in every way. She was born in a filthy and horrible Pennsylvania puppy mill. When she did not qualify medically for a health certificate to be sold because of a severe heart murmur at just 8 weeks old, the puppy mill operator held on to her for another couple of months to see if she would grow out of it and considered using her for breeding purposes. He ultimately decided to release her to Finding Shelter and she was diagnosed with a serious heart condition called sub aortic stenosis. Asha’s litter was severely under socialized but with the help of her foster family, she has made progress meeting strangers. Asha needs a very special and experienced home who can handle her progressing heart condition (she takes daily medications and will need them for the remainder of her life) and be patient with her as she is nervous meeting new people. Asha loves toys, she loves to cuddle on the couch and would like to be high energy but her activity needs to be controlled because of her heart. She would do well as an only dog so she wouldn’t try to engage in high activity play. Asha is a wonderful girl with so much love to give and is extremely smart. She just needs to find her perfect match! *All dogs will go through a transition period after finding a new home and may need a “refresher course” in house-breaking. For more information and to apply to adopt Asha: https://www.findingshelter.org/portfolio-items/asha/
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Riley

Sheltie, Shetland Sheepdog

Male, 4 yrs 3 mos , Special Needs
Southeastern, PA
Size
(when grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Details
Needs special attention, Needs experienced adopter, Spayed or Neutered,
Story
RILEY Breed: Shetland Sheepdog Gender: Male Approximate DOB: 3/11/2019 Size: Medium Weight (Potential): 23 (23) Color: White/Brown Health: Has had total urogenital reconstruction surgery, and was born without a tail and with only a single kidney, prone to UTI's and needs blood work done every three months to check kidney values. Shedding: Moderate Grooming Needs: High Spayed/Neutered: Yes Good with Dogs: Yes Good with Cats: Not recommended Good with Children: Not recommended. Best in an adult-only home Appropriate for city living: No Cost to adopt: $300 A secure, physical fence is required. Adopters must live within 30 miles of King of Prussia, PA. Meet Riley! This puppy mill survivor has had quite an adventure since he was rescued at eight weeks old. Riley is a sheltie and was born without a tail and had two holes where he would pass urine. When our volunteer went to pick him up at the puppy mill, he and his very under socialized siblings were hiding in the corner of a cardboard box. Since the other puppies looked normal, they were put up for sale and given to dealers to resell at pet stores or online. The puppy mill operator refused to give up any of the other puppies or Riley’s mother. She had produced 12 litters of puppies in six years. He operates legally in Pennsylvania. Diagnostics showed that Riley was not just born without a tail, but he was also born with only one kidney. This is a genetic issue. Thanks to the very best care from Dr. Niles and nurse Tiara at Metropolitan Veterinary Associates, Riley had total urogenital reconstruction surgery, was treated for multiple urinary tract infections, has healed so well and since he is now UTI free for a few months is finally up for adoption! Riley is a typical sheltie. He likes to herd dogs and people, loves to play and is very smart. He can be a bit grabby and skittish due to his puppy mill background so an adult only home with a very secure fenced yard and another playful dog is best. Riley loves other dogs more than anything. Riley needs a very special and patient forever home. He has so much love to give and every day he blossoms into a more wonderful puppy. Riley is EXACTLY why puppy mill breeding for pet store sales is a problem and why we need Victoria’s Law here in Pennsylvania Riley is sweet, loving, and VERY playful! He will require basic obedience training. He is still just a puppy and is still working on his crate training and house breaking.* *All dogs will go through a transition period after finding a new home and may need a “refresher course” in house-breaking. For more information and to apply to adopt Riley: https://www.findingshelter.org/portfolio-items/riley/
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Mercury

Australian Shepherd

Male, 4 yrs 3 mos
Southeastern, PA
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Needs experienced adopter, Spayed or Neutered,
Story
MERCURY Breed: Australian Shepherd Gender: Male Approximate DOB: 3/11/2019 Size: Medium Weight (Potential): 40 (40) Color: White and blue merle Health: IBS, General anxiety and separation anxiety, crystals in bladder, on prescription food for GI issues and daily medications to manage anxiety. Shedding: Moderate Grooming Needs: Moderate Spayed/Neutered: Yes Good with Dogs: Yes Good with Cats: Unknown Good with Children: No Appropriate for city living: No A secure, physical fence is required. Adopters must live within 30 miles of King of Prussia, PA. Mercury is as sweet as he is handsome and at a young age he had to overcome quite a bit. He was born in a Pennsylvania puppy mill and rescued at 17 weeks of age. He was frightened and had no idea how to live in a home. Over time with a lot of veterinary care, we have found a diet that agrees with his GI system and have worked with our trainer and veterinary behaviorist to manage and treat his severe anxiety. He is a work in progress but has improved with the help of medication. H will likely need medication and prescription food for the rest of his life and will need someone to monitor the crystals in his bladder so he does not develop a blockage which can usually only be fixed with surgery if things get too severe. Mercury loves to play with toys and monitor the yard for "intruders" like birds and squirrels. He needs a very secure, solid 6-foot fence to contain him (he is a climber, jumper and digger) as he needs a yard to burn off his energy but gets a bit overwhelmed on leash walks (this is a work in progress, too). He will flash a huge smile when he greets you and will pretend that he is a tiny lap dog as soon as you sit down. He likes to watch TV but also is really good at catching a ball. Mercury needs a very loving and patient adopter who has an adult-only home and is willing to manage his medical and behavioral issues all while helping him build his confidence. He isn't a dog for the faint of heart, but he will make yours skip a beat as soon as he gives you a hug. *All dogs will go through a transition period after finding a new home and may need a “refresher course” in house-breaking. For more information and to apply to adopt Mercury: https://www.findingshelter.org/portfolio-items/mercury/

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Angel's Retreat

West Chester, PA 19382

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Adopt a Puppy Now - PA

West Chester, PA 19380

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Brandywine Valley SPCA - West Chester

1212 Phoenixville Pike, West Chester, PA 19380

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Arctic Spirit Rescue

West Chester, PA 19380

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Finding Shelter

PO Box 723, Southeastern, PA 19399

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Hinde's Animal Safe Haven

1109 Smith Bridge Rd, Glen Mills, PA 19342

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Rescue Animal Placements

P.O. Box 1174, Chadds Ford, PA 19317

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John Nelsen Moosedog Rescue Fund

P.O. Box 65, Mendenhall, PA 19357

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LaMancha Animal Rescue

PO Box 656, Unionville, PA 19375

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RayovLight Canine Rescue

Frazer, PA 19355

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