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We'll also keep you updated on T-BONE's adoption status with email updates.
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T-BONE

Shepherd (Unknown Type) Hound (Unknown Type)

Male, Young
Slinger, WI
Size
(when grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Details
Spayed or Neutered,
Story
· Intake Reason: surrendered, owner was moving; Adopted for 2 weeks & returned due to not being good with catKnown with:· Cats: Chased and barked at· Dogs: lived with female APBT, does well in WCHS playgroups· Kids: previously lived with 9 & 11 yr old· Personality: energetic & LOVES to playHi there, my name is T-Bone and I am 60 pounds of exuberance and fun. I was adopted from WCHS as a puppy and lived with a family for about a year. I lived with a couple of kiddos and another pooch and was having a grand time. Unfortunately, my humans had to move and I could not go with them so I am in the market for a new home. I must confess that in my previous home I was a bit remiss in learning some basic manners, so I think it would be lovely if we could take a class or two. That way I could brush up on my social skills. I am a cheerful and lively guy who would love to be your constant companion so I would like to be welcome wherever we go. I am also still working on getting to 100% in the house-training department, so when I get to my new home, I hope we can set up a routine and give me plenty of opportunities to go outside. Lots of yummy treats and praise whenever I use the outside facilities will surely help me master that skill. I do know how to ‘sit' on cue and accept rewards more gently if you remind me to be ‘easy'. I enjoy going for walks but will need some practice so I do not pull so much. I get so happy exploring and sniffing that I just want to go, go, go and run all over the place. I must have some bird-dog in my ancestry because I do enjoy chasing birds. As soon as I get close, they always fly away and I do not think that is playing fair, but it is a jolly good time to run after them. Although I was comfortable in a crate when I was alone in the house, I had the luxury of sleeping in my person's bed at night; that was wonderful because we could snuggle all night long. I am an affectionate lad who is a lap-lover; tender scratches and cuddles are super nice. I am an amiable, playful and outgoing boy who enjoys making new friends; maybe you will be my new BFF. I hope you stop by and ask to meet Mr. T so you can experience my brilliance firsthand; I am sure you will be smitten.#2
We'll also keep you updated on HUNTER's adoption status with email updates.
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HUNTER

German Shepherd Dog Mixed Breed (Medium)

Male, Adult
Slinger, WI
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Spayed or Neutered,
Story
Hi, my name is Hunter; I am terribly sweet and looking for a family who is familiar with my breed and is committed to continue my training and build my confidence. Back in 2023 I travelled from an over-crowded shelter in Alabama to WCHS. I was adopted by a very nice family where I got to live with a couple teenagers, another pooch and even three cats that I was friendly to. I learned several cues, played in the yard with my family and practiced proper potty behavior because I was on a schedule. They brought me back to WCHS when they realized with all the plates they had in the air, they did not have the time needed to give me the exercise necessary. I fully understand house training but since I do not like thunderstorms, I sometimes balk at going outside in the rain. When it is raining, I might need you to come out with me and keep me outside until I do my business. I discovered that I did not like being in a crate when I was alone in the house; the current score is Hunter six and crates zero. I was comfortable in a crate at bedtime, however, because I could relax and snooze knowing my whole family was safe and sound sleeping with me. I definitely need plenty of physical and mental exercise each day because I do not like being bored. If I do not have enough structure with outlets for my energy it sometimes comes out in bouts of naughtiness. I did well with a senior St. Bernard in my previous home because he was calm and polite. I also have been participating in playgroups at WCHS and prefer tranquil and respectful dogs who are not all crazy and jumping on me; I am a shy guy who appreciates a slow and proper introduction to my playmates. It would be lovely to continue working on my confidence to help me curb my shyness a bit. Since mastering new skills can help boost a guy's self-assuredness, perhaps we could take some classes in obedience and manners, canine sports like agility, get involved in rally or even keep my magnificent schnoz busy with nose work. Speaking of phenomenal smelling ability, it might be fun and entertaining to use a foraging mat during mealtime; that way my brain gets a challenge while I eat. I am fully grown at 71 pounds so I may not fit on your lap but would love to have a place at your side during our snuggle sessions; I am a very affectionate lad. I have been described as friendly, playful, quiet and active; at times even a bit hyper. I am intelligent and gentle but also can be a smidge stubborn so I am looking for a calm, assertive leader who will help me be the best pooch ever. I know the cues for ‘sit', ‘down', ‘shake' and ‘come'; I am looking forward to learning more human words with your patient and positive guidance. I promise to be a devoted sidekick and will work hard to make you proud. I hope you stop by so we can get acquainted; I believe you will be smitten by my playfulness and charm.#1
We'll also keep you updated on FREYA's adoption status with email updates.
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FREYA

American Pit Bull Terrier Mixed Breed (Medium)

Female, Young
Slinger, WI
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Spayed or Neutered,
Story
·Intake Reason: Transfer from MADACC·Weight: Known with: ·Cats: Unknown ·Dogs: Unknown ·Kids: Unknown ·Personality: ActiveGreetings, my name is Freya; that name means ‘lady' and I am hoping to be your precious little lady. When I was a young and crazy pup, I came to WCHS from MADACC (Milwaukee Area Domestic Animal Control Commission) where I was a stray. I was adopted and lived with a person for about 6 months. There were a couple other pooches in my home and we got along fine and had fun when food or goodies like bones were not around. But if we were in the same room during mealtime, tensions got high and I felt I had to guard my goods. In order to keep peace in the house, my people decided it was best for me to come back to WCHS to find a home that might be a better fit for me. I am fine sharing valuable resources with people, just not other canines; this girl simply appreciates a little privacy when I am eating. I am a friendly and affectionate gal who may just fit on your lap since I weigh only 58 pounds; who wouldn't love extended snuggle sessions. In my previous home I was comfortable in a crate when I was alone so that I did not have to manage the whole house by myself; I could rest and relax in my comfy cozy little den. At bedtime, though, I got to share the bed with my person and that was fabulous. In my previous home I never had to develop a signal to let my person know I had to go outside because I was on a consistent and regular schedule. I have good house-training skills but still think it would be wise to give me plenty of opportunities to get outside until I understand the household routine; maybe I could even work on a nifty signal. I am an active lass who enjoys playing fetch and had a great time romping in my fenced yard. I do like to play with other pooches (as long as there is no food around); my mates do need to understand that I am a high-octane rough player who likes to have fun. I love car rides, Jollyballs and kiddie pools to splash around in on warm summer days. I am smart and like to learn; I already know the cues for ‘sit', ‘stay', ‘place/bed' and ‘gentle'. It would be lovely if we could take some classes together; perhaps we can practice obedience, rally, nose work, dog parkour or fun canine sports. I hope you stop by to make my acquaintance because I would love to meet you and start down the path of life together.#2
We'll also keep you updated on ELLIE's adoption status with email updates.
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ELLIE

Australian Cattle Dog Mixed Breed (Medium)

Female, Adult
Slinger, WI
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Spayed or Neutered,
Story
·Intake Reason: surrender·Weight: 40 lbs. Known with: ·Cats: Unknown ·Dogs: Unknown ·Kids: UnknownGreetings, my name is Ellie; I am very sweet and a bit bashful. I get a little nervous in new situations and with new people but once I have a chance to relax, I am quite affectionate. It would be lovely if you could help me learn new skills to help boost my confidence. I am a smart gal and think it would be fun to practice obedience, rally, agility, nose work, touch exercises or even try dog parkour. I already know the cue for ‘sit' and with your patient and positive training I think we could build on that. I am an athletic girl and I do like to stay active so I would love to go on long walks or hikes with you. I will be counting on you to keep me out of trouble and prevent me from running off if I get startled by something when we are out and about; I'd rather not become a stray again. Perhaps it would be best to keep me in a secure area or on a leash for a while until I have a little more confidence. Getting plenty of exercise each day will keep me happy and help maintain my 31-pound girlish figure. I have phenomenal eye-snout coordination and can snatch treats tossed in the air; it is quite an impressive talent. I love playing fetch and have a fondness for chasing and catching a frisbee. I think we can have a magnificent life together; I promise to be loyal and loving forever. I am cheerful, playful and quite beautiful to behold. Come by to make my acquaintance and I think you will agree that I can add sunshine to your home.#2
We'll also keep you updated on COCOA's adoption status with email updates.
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COCOA

American Pit Bull Terrier Mixed Breed (Medium)

Female, Adult
Slinger, WI
Size
(when grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Details
Spayed or Neutered,
Story
·Intake Reason: Surrendered owner passed away; Adopted for 1 month & returned due to aggression towards a friend's dog·Weight: 65 lbs.Known with:·Cats: lived with a 15 yr old neutered male·Dogs: Previously lived with 5 yr old neutered male APBTx and plays in WCHS playgroups well; Would do best as the only dog in the home.·Kids: Unknown·Personality: AffectionateGreetings, my name is Cocoa and I am a friend to all. I had a lovely life with a person for a couple of years where I lived with my good buddy, Ranger, and even a senior kitty-cat. Unfortunately, my person passed away so the whole gang came to WCHS to search for a new home. I used to have a great time playing with Ranger but he recently found his new forever home; I adore him so I am very happy for him. You might notice from my photo that I have something called a cherry-eye and I have been told that the nice folks at the shelter have plans to take care of it; it will be great to have my vision improve. My only complaint since coming to WCHS is they wanted me to get on a scale; as an enchanting and sophisticated young lady, getting weighed is not my favorite activity. I am an active gals and my eye issue does not slow me down a bit; I still enjoy a romp with other pups in the playgroups. I also love to go on walks and explore the fabulous world around us. I do need a little practice with polite leash walking because I get so happy and excited that I pull a bit. When it comes to manners, I was so polite and respectful of my person's things that I was allowed to roam freely about the house when I was alone. Although I had a comfy pet bed in my previous home, I had the opportunity to sleep with my human in their bed and that was grand. I am an affectionate lovebug so cuddling all night long was quite a treat. In my previous home I knew to go to the door and whine a bit to ask to go outside. When I get to my new home, we will need to figure out each other's signals and routines; until then I will need plenty of opportunities to go outside to use the facilities. I have been described as friendly, playful, quiet and gentle; I am a big fan of car rides and enjoy a rousing game of fetch. I am a wiggle-butt with loads of love to give and I promise to be loyal to you forever. Stop by and ask to meet Cocoa, I think we will have a magnificent life together.#1
We'll also keep you updated on DOLLY's adoption status with email updates.
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DOLLY

Beagle Mixed Breed (Medium)

Female, Adult
Slinger, WI
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Spayed or Neutered,
Story
· Intake Reason: transferred from LouisianaKnown with:· Cats: unknown· Dogs: unknown· Kids: unknown· Personality: playful & outgoing, tends to pull on leash, will take treats gentlyWeight: 45 lbsHello, I'm Dolly and I am sweet, adorable and charming. I originally came to WCHS from an over-crowded shelter in Louisiana, so I am a little southern belle. I was adopted by a very nice family who already had two other female pooches; they were mature like me. We tried to make it work, but after about a month it was clear that I was not happy living with the other dogs; I just did not like them getting in my space. So, to keep peace in the household, we all agreed that it was best I come back to WCHS to find a more suitable home. There was a 5-year-old child in the home and she was a blast; I did really well with her because I am a real fan of humans. When the people left and the pups needed to hold down the fort, I had a cozy little crate that I could relax in; it had a comfy bed and a blanket over the top of it so I could snooze in tranquility. At night when it was bedtime I could roam freely about the house and find a nice spot to get my zzz's. In my previous home I learned to run to the door and bark at my people to let them know I needed to go outside. When I get to my new place it would be wise to give me plenty of opportunities to use the outside facilities until we learn each other's signals and routines. Speaking of barking, in the spirit of full disclosure I feel I must tell you that I believe one of my jobs is to inform you of all that is happening around me. If I see wildlife outside, I think I should tell you about it; if we are out and about, I may be chatty because I like to talk to my humans. I do my best to communicate with you and my mode of communication is barking. That is why I would not be a good fit for communal living. I am friendly, playful and smart. I thoroughly enjoy a walk to explore all that Mother Nature has to offer; I feel it is important to get both physical and mental exercise each day. I am a smart girl and know the cue for ‘sit' and think it would be lovely to learn more words from you. I have a spectacular schnoz and would enjoy using a foraging mat or participating in nose work. I am not a fan of car rides because I get a little anxious and pant and whine. Perhaps we can work on me being more comfortable by taking some short car rides together to go to fun places like a park where we can walk or even a store to buy me a treat or toy. I am affectionate and think long snuggle sessions after a fun-filled day are a wonderful way to spend an evening. Just like the fun-loving character in the musical, I'm still glowin', I'm still crowin', I'm still goin' strong. I hope I sound like the kind of gal that would fit nicely in your family; I would love for you to stop by to meet me.#1

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Washington County Humane Society

3650 State Road 60, Slinger, WI 53086

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Seniors Rock! Saving the Seniors

3053 Beechwood Industrial Ct., Suite 1, Hubertus, WI 53033

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Buddy's Buddies Animal Rescue, Inc. MW

Hubertus, WI 53033

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Paws & Tails Lifetime Companions

3256 Evergreen Court, Richfield, WI 53076

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Heartstrings Dog Rescue

West Bend, WI 53095

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Lucky Mutts Rescue

Sussex, WI 53089

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Badgerland Gordon Setter Club

W28364 Ruby Circle, Hartland, WI 53029

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Homeward Bound Animal Rescue of WI

Cedarburg, WI 53012

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Labrador Education and Rescue Network (L.EA.R.N.)

PO Box 323, Pewaukee, WI 53072

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