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Puppies and dogs in Charleston, West Virginia

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These adorable dogs are available for adoption in Charleston, West Virginia. 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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BUDDY

Dachshund Pug

Male, Young
Saint Albans, WV
Size
(when grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Details
Good with kids, Not good with dogs, House-trained, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
I have been fostering Buddy with the intent of keeping him however he does not get along with my other male dog. I have been caring for him since I found him back in August. He's friendly and loves people. He tends to be low key but enjoys exploring the yard, walks and playing. He is healthy and the vet thinks he's around 2 and half years old. He loves to snuggle as well. He would be a great for someone who doesn't have other dogs or a male dog. He does get along with my female dog. Please consider Buddy he has a lot of love to give!
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Kong

Labrador Retriever

Male, Young
Eleanor, WV
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, Good with cats, House-trained, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
Kong is very loving and sweet and has lots of energy and knows several commands. He is 9 months old and loves to play ball and chase a Frisbee and play with his toys. He is crate trained.
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Beau

Hound (Unknown Type)

Male, Adult
Ripley, WV
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Needs special attention, Spayed or Neutered,
Story
VOLUNTEERS : We need transport drivers who can do legs between WV and New England! Driver Application: http://form.jotform.us/form/50214993744156 More Info: https://groups.io/org/groupsio/ICanDrive   Please submit an adoption application if you would like to adopt me! http://form.jotform.us/form/51725688240156 Contact us: https://secure.jotform.us/form/51797057247162 Beau appeared curled up on a porch one morning and nobody knew where he belonged. The lady who found him sleeping on her property wanted to keep him safe, so she held him while he was being vetted.  Beau is about 8 years old, but he is very active, even rambunctious. Nobody has taught this 58-pound boy any manners, and he's like a bull in a china shop!  It's sad that nobody has paid him enough attention in his entire life to teach him the simplest commands.  He will jump up, pee on your shoes, wallow all over you, surf every counter he sees, and not respect personal space. Yet he is a happy boy and doesn't have a mean bone in his body!  He has been treated for lymes, kept up-to-date on flea/tick and heartworm prevention,, and was neutered and microchipped on Jan 9, 2024.  After his surgery, he went to a kennel at the shelter where he could be kept calm, warm, and dry inside while his incision healed.  He returned to his foster home Jan 18, 2024, where he has a heated dog house and a big fenced pen in which to run around. Anyone game for this sweet but wild and crazy boy who loves his climate-controlled man cave and large fenced area? ------------------------------------- Animal Rights Fur-Ever is a 501(c)(3) non-profit all-volunteer animal rescue located in Ripley, West Virginia. Donations are tax deductible as permitted by law. Donation checks can be mailed to ARF Inc, PO Box 264, Ripley, WV 25271. We are always seeking local volunteer help: foster homes, fundraising events, transport drivers, and people to assist us at the local animal shelter. Please contact us to inquire. Contact us: https://secure.jotform.us/form/51797057247162 &#226&#128&#139Volunteer Information: http://www.volunteermatch.org/search/org844727.jsp April 10, 2024, 11:29 am
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Tootsie

Australian Cattle Dog Labrador Retriever

Female, Young
Ripley, WV
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,
Story
VOLUNTEERS : We need transport drivers who can do legs between WV and New England! Driver Application: http://form.jotform.us/form/50214993744156 More Info: https://groups.io/org/groupsio/ICanDrive   Please submit an adoption application if you would like to adopt me! http://form.jotform.us/form/51725688240156 Contact us: https://secure.jotform.us/form/51797057247162 Tootsie, a female, was born October 31, 2023. She came to ARF with her brother Quincy, surrendered by a good Samaritan who kept them safe until there was room for them. Their mother was a red heeler and daddy a lab/hound mix, Tootsie weighed in at 23 pounds on 2/27/24 and 29 pounds on 3/26/24, so she's growing well. Tootsie is chocolate with dappled tan that makes her look like she's been playing in the mud.. As she gets older, her fur is changing and the tan color is spreading. When the pups first came, Tootsie was the food hog, and she still likes to eat but has realized that more food will come. She also is also more vocal. She sometimes barks at her own shadow, which is fun to watch. Because she is so vocal, she would not be a good apartment dweller. She's now more of a "demand barker," especially at food time, but she alerts to new sights and sounds, too. Once the pups learned what toys were, they collected them in a pile to have always ready. She loves to play in water, chase squirrels, gather sticks (her favorite toy), and bark at cows. She knows "sit," "down," "come," and "drop it" commands and is crate trained as well as people and dog friendly. She sleeps well in her crate at night and keeps it clean. She's learned to walk on a leash, but she still might pull a little now and then. She's not a couch potato but an active, growing pup who needs stimulation and exercise. On 2/27/24 she had her first vet visit and received shots, had a negative 4DX, and was given drontal for whip worms with additional follow-up doses scheduled. She was spayed on 3/11/24 and has recovered nicely. She would even sit for her foster mom to take her cone off and on. Tootsie has a microchip but prefers an above-ground fenced yard for safe play and containment. She'd likely think chasing a cat was a great game, though, but the cat probably wouldn't agree. She's a smart girl, funny and entertaining, fully vetted and really for her forever family.   ------------------------------------- Animal Rights Fur-Ever is a 501(c)(3) non-profit all-volunteer animal rescue located in Ripley, West Virginia. Donations are tax deductible as permitted by law. Donation checks can be mailed to ARF Inc, PO Box 264, Ripley, WV 25271. We are always seeking local volunteer help: foster homes, fundraising events, transport drivers, and people to assist us at the local animal shelter. Please contact us to inquire. Contact us: https://secure.jotform.us/form/51797057247162 &#226&#128&#139Volunteer Information: http://www.volunteermatch.org/search/org844727.jsp April 10, 2024, 11:29 am
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Mojo

Basset Hound

Male, Adult
Barboursville, WV
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, Good with cats, Needs experienced adopter, House-trained, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
Mojo has been a best friend for our family since we got him as a puppy at 10 weeks old. He is an amazing dog. He is so lovable and patient with (and tolerant of) children. My son is 6 now and Mojo has been beyond gentle with him since he was a newborn & loves playing with all the kids when my nieces and nephews come over. He loves cuddles and is fairly low energy now at 10. He likes to have bursts of play time like a puppy, but will enjoy a good rest after. He is well housebroken and never chews or messes with things while home alone. Currently he’s used to having time outside in a fenced yard and time inside, especially for nighttime. He loves walks in the woods (leashed because he has a strong hound nose that will find scent trails everywhere ). He’s a wonderful dog all around. We’ve just had some major family changes and unfortunately there isn’t a lot of time to properly have a dog and give the time, care, attention, and play like it’s been before, and we want him to be happy.
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Beau

Boxer

Male, Adult
Cottageville, WV
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Good with dogs, Needs special attention,
Story
VOLUNTEERS :  ARF needs transport drivers who can do legs between WV and New England! Driver Application: http://form.jotform.us/form/50214993744156 More Info: https://groups.io/org/groupsio/ICanDrive Click the image above or use this link to contact us: http://form.jotform.us/form/51806042497154 Boxer lovers - let me introduce you to Beau!! You will love his little toothy smile! He is a wonderful boy! He does have an ongoing medical condition that we can discuss if you are interested in Beau! Beau has a medical condition called Diabetes Insipidus, a disease that causes the body to make a large amount of urine and can lead to extreme thirst. Treatment for Diabetes Insipidus which Beau is currently taking, Desmopressin Acetate Tab 0.2mg. He gets 1 tablet every 8-12 hours. This medication has helped him greatly! We control his water intake, and he keeps a dry kennel at night. Beau walks great on a leash, is people and dog friendly! Jackson County Animal Shelter 86 County Farm Rd, Cottageville, WV 25239 Google map to our location: https://goo.gl/j2faZf&#226&#128&#139 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JacksonCountyAnimalShelter Shelter Hours:  Mon-Fri 11-4 or by appointment  Sat/Sun Closed Adoption Application: http://form.jotform.us/form/51408614450146 Rescue Application: http://form.jotform.us/form/51744619866165 For rescue or long distance adoption inquiries, please use this form to contact us: http://form.jotform.us/form/51806042497154 Phone (for local calls only): 304-372-6064 Rescues and long-distance adopters: We are rescue friendly and PA-licensed! Saturday transport is available to northeastern states on a regular basis thanks to the assistance of our local rescue partner, Animal Rights Fur-Ever. April 9, 2024, 1:16 pm

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Stepping Stones Canine Fosters

Charleston, WV 25312

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Ratbone Rescues (WV Chapter)

Charleston, WV 25321

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Kanawha Charleston Humane Association

1248 Greenbrier St, Charleston, WV 25311

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Helping Hand Pet Rescue of West Virginia

Po Box 461, Saint Albans, WV 25177

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Putnam County Humane Society

Box 461, Scott Depot, WV 25560

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Putnam Animal Relief Center

1 Sabre Road, Winfield, WV 25213

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All For The Animals, Inc.

7002 Charleston Rd., Gandeeville, WV 25243

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Little Victories Animal Rescue

3589 Wire Branch Road, Ona, WV 25545

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Tails of Courage - WV Chapter

589 Guy Mullins Road, Maysel, WV 25133

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Animal Rights Fur-ever

Ripley, WV 25271

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