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Puppies and dogs in Des Moines, Washington

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These adorable dogs are available for adoption in Des Moines, Washington. To learn more about each adoptable dog, click on the "i" icon for fast facts, or their photo or name for full details.
We'll also keep you updated on Sassy's adoption status with email updates.
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Sassy

Rat Terrier

Female, Adult
Kent, WA
Size
(when grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, Not good with cats, House-trained, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
Sassy is a sweet and timid dog. She is very loving. I found her at an animal shelter in Puyallup about 7 years ago. Her breed is a rat terrier. Because she is timid I think she would be best with a family with older children (ones who would not pull on her ears or tail) or with an adult who would love to cuddle with her. I have had her since she was 4 months old. She is potty trained and well behaved. She will bark at other animals. She has been with one other dog for the past 7 years and I added a third dog about 18 months ago. I lived at an apartment complex that allowed me to have all 3 dogs. I have had to relocate recently to a different apartment complex due to a pending job relocation. A former friend was helping me by taking my oldest dog as her own. The friend has health issues and could not manage the dog due to her health issues so I have all 3 with me again. My new apartment will not allow me to keep all 3 dogs.
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ASH

Poodle (Standard)

Male, 2 yrs 2 mos
Kent, WA
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Spayed or Neutered,
Story
Hi! My name is Ash. I was surrendered to RASKC by my previous owner when they could no longer care for me.DUE TO SOME NAUGHTY BEHAVIOR, I AM UNABLE TO BE ADOPTED IF YOU RESIDE IN KING COUNTY. BUT IF YOU LIVE OUTSIDE OF KING COUNTY, COME GET ME! For more information on my circumstances, just come in and ask.I`m a relatively low key guy inside but once I get out in the yard I prove how fast I am! I love to run and play so a home that can provide plenty of exercise will be a good fit for me. I have a sweet disposition and really enjoy getting all the pets and treats. I was found by an animal control officer when I was causing trouble on a farm. Due to my history, I am not suitable for a home with small animals. I may do well with other dogs my size but it`s always a good idea to meet here first. I am an adaptable dog who loves to go with the flow! I am outgoing and carefree, and I just can`t wait to find my forever home!
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OSCAR

Australian Kelpie

Male, 8 yrs 3 mos
Kent, WA
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Spayed or Neutered,
Story
Hi! My name is Oscar and I am available for adoption.I was brought in by a good Samaritan on April 10th, 2024.I am considered a `medium breed` dog.I want to think that I am a very smart dog, but I get so destracted by everything around me that I need a little bit of training in order to show it.I am an affectionate lovebug who would love to show you just how much of a lover I am. Though I am more than happy to take my toys and just go play by myself. So i`m the best of both worlds, a cuddler and indepentant.I am full of energy and I love to play, play, play! I tend to calm down more when the people around me stay calm. I do best when I have lots of exercise and something to keep my mind busy.Due to my over excited behavior here in the shelter, the staff believe that I would do best in a home with older children who are dog savvy. I am a spirited dog with a fun-loving personality! I am still working on my manners, so I would do best with a family who is willing to work with me and help me become the best dog I can be!***April showers bring May flowers - and a lot of dogs at Regional Animal Services! Through May 31, you can `Pick Your Price` when you adopt an adult dog (six months or older). Adoption fees are $25, $50, $75, or $100, plus a pet license fee if applicable.***
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COCO

American Pit Bull Terrier

Male, 9 yrs 8 mos
Kent, WA
Size
(when grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Details
Spayed or Neutered,
Story
Hi, my name is Coco and I am available for adoption!Watch Coco`s adoption video!I am an affectionate love bug who likes to meet every person I come across, and if they let me, I will give them a kiss! My prior owners were seniors. They brought me to the shelter when they were no longer able to care for me and said that I was outgoing, loving, playful, and a true Prince.I was a bit chonky when I first came to the shelter on April 14, but now I am at a much healthier weight at around 69 pounds. I do love my food and will happily do (almost) anything you ask for a treat!I may be a senior dog, but I still have plenty of get up and go for adventures or play sessions! If you take me for a walk or let me enjoy a good chew toy, I am happy to hang out while you work or binge watch your favorite show. I prefer to do my snoozing on a comfy dog bed, couch, or on your bed with you!At my foster home, I like to look out the window and watch what is going on and if a dog goes by, I will bark and whine because I am excited to see them. I do not really like to see cats or squirrels so I will let them know that. I need a home with no cats or small animals.My prior owners said I was dog-reactive. I am showing some reactivity in my foster home, but when I was at the shelter, I participated in play groups with other dogs my size and seemed to really enjoy it! My foster caregiver tries to take me on walks early in the morning when there are less dogs out and about. I am working on seeing dogs without reacting. Sometimes I can do it, other times it is harder for me. Hopefully my forever home will continue to work on this with me as I love my walks!My foster caregiver thinks I would enjoy a home where my people are home more often than not as I really like spending time with people. I do not have to be by your side all the time, but I like to know you are there with me. I have been learning it is okay to stay by myself. At first, I whined and barked, but I am much quieter and relaxed now that I am learning my people will come back and also have access to the couch to snooze on while I am alone. I am a bit of a couch potato!My foster caregiver says I am the perfect mix of chill and silliness. She tells me I am such a sweet boy and hopes that I will find a forever home soon!
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ORO

American Pit Bull Terrier

Male, 2 yrs 1 mo
Kent, WA
Size
(when grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Details
Spayed or Neutered,
Story
Hi! My name is Oro and I am available for adoption.I was brought into the shelter by a good Samaritan on May 20th, 2024.I weigh 64 lbs and am considered a `large breed` dog.I am a very smart dog! At the shelter I am practicing how to `sit`, `stay`, `come`, and `down`. I`m very trainable due to my high food motivation; though I do need to learn some manners on how to take my treats gently.I am an affectionate lovebug who would be thrilled to cuddle up with you at home! I`m not the most independant fellow so it would be nice to have someone around most of the time. Although I love to be a cuddle bug, I am all muscles and all energy, so a family without young children would be a great home for me.I am full of energy and I love to play! I tend to calm down more when the people around me stay calm. I do best when I have lots of exercise and something to keep my mind busy.My caregivers have observed that I might not get along with other animals. I may do best as the only pet in my new home. I just want all of your love and attention please! So this means that dog parks are off the list of places to take me; but that`s okay because there`s something called Sniff Spots! This is like an AirB&B for doggies to hang out at all by themselves (with their people of course), without the worry of running into strange doggos. These kinds of places would allow me to get all of my energy out, sniff everything I want, and they even have doggy pools sometimes!! Isn`t that great?!I am a spirited dog with a fun-loving personality! I am still working on my manners, so I would do best with a family who is willing to work with me and help me become the best dog I can be!
We'll also keep you updated on DAHLIA's adoption status with email updates.
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DAHLIA

American Pit Bull Terrier

Female, 1 yr 7 mos
Kent, WA
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Spayed or Neutered,
Story
Hi! My name is Dahlia and I am available for adoption.I was brought in by an Animal Control Officer on May 24th, 2024. When I first came into the shelter I was a very nervous girl, but I warmed up to the staff very quickly.Just like my namesake I have different layers. I am a shy and fearful girl at first but once I bloom I am the sweetest and most wiggly lovebug you will ever meet.I weigh 43lbs and am considered a `medium breed`dog.I am full of energy and I love to play! I tend to calm down more when the people around me stay calm. I do best when I have lots of exercise and something to keep my mind busy.Because of my shy nature, I would do best in a calm, quiet home. Having a quiet house will also help with my seperation anxiety. Seperation Anxiety is something that can be helped in dogs with training and patience.It is important to be consistent with me and socialize me so I can have the best companionship with people and other animals. It would be great to have someone who can be home with me for the first couple of days to help me acclimate to my new home and to build confidence.I am a spirited dog with a fun-loving personality who likes to take things slow. I may get nervous in new situations, so I am looking for a family who understands that I might take some time to warm up. Once I get to know you, I will be a very devoted friend! I am still working on my manners, so I would do best with a family who is willing to work with me and help me become the best dog I can be!

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Regional Animal Services of King County (RASKC)

21615 64th Ave. S., Kent, WA 98032

Pet Types: cats, birds, dogs, rabbits, reptiles, small animals

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PVCA Seattle Washington

Seattle, WA 98188

Pet Types: cats, dogs

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Charlie's Foundation

Seattle, WA 98188

Pet Types: dogs

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The Puerto Rico Dog Fund - Seattle, WA Chapter

Tukwila, WA 98188

Pet Types: cats, dogs

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CARES

909 SW 151ST STREET, BURIEN, WA 98166

Pet Types: cats, dogs

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Animal Aid & Rescue Foundation

Seahurst, WA 98062

Pet Types: cats, dogs, small animals

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Useless Bay Sanctuary

P O Box 904, Seahurst, WA 98062

Pet Types: dogs

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Vashon Island Pet Protectors

PO Box 245, Vashon, WA 98070

Pet Types: cats, dogs

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