Sam Needs A Home

Age:2 years
Male
Breed:Flat Coat/Lab Mix
Neutered:Yes
Intake date:6/23/2019
Post date:6/25/2019
Sam is just a wiggly butt playful pup…
    Sam is a cutie pie little guy who has come to us from a shelter in KY. He is full of energy and love. He gets along well with other dogs and will need a home that can give him the exercise and direction he needs to be a good boy.
    We are still learning about Sam, so please check back later for more info…

    Sally Needs A Home

    Age:4 years
    Female
    Breed:Golden/Lab Mix
    Spayed:Yes
    Intake date:10/14/2015
    Post date:6/25/2019
    Sally is a sweet and petite girl…
      Hi! My name is Sally!
      I am a 4 ½ year old yellow lab mix, likely mixed with some Shiba Inu and a bit of a shepherd. Here are some things that I just LOVE:
      -My pack. I think it is my job to protect them from strange people, strange dogs, and children. Once I trust you, I will be your loyal companion, ready and willing to follow you anywhere.
      -Tummy rubs, especially when asked, ‘Would you like some lovin’?’ I’ll roll over so that you can reach it easily.
      -To play. Especially with soccer balls, tennis balls, and frisbees. In that order.
      -Sweet talk. It makes me smile and wag my tail.
      -Big, neutral male dogs, after we have gotten to know each other.
      -Getting light exercise twice a day. I take a long walk on a leash in the morning. In the evenings, I walk off leash at the mostly empty park across the street. I can heel well off leash until I hear the word ‘free.’ I am very good at coming when called, whether you use my name or just whistle.
      -Perform for treats. I know a lot of tricks like shake, high five, wave, kisses, and target.
      -To play outside, even by myself. I wear a collar on my neck that keeps me in my yard. Which is okay, because I can sit out on the porch and watch for squirrels and chipmunks or just chill on the front porch for a while.
      -To relax with my pack or their grown up friends (as long as they don’t try to pet me) watching tv or sitting outside.
      -Cooling off in my baby pool. Drinking out of it is pretty fun, too.
      -Playing games. I like the Find It game, the Jump through the Hoop game, the Snuffle Mat game, and my puzzle.
      -My crate, when no one is home. I will go in there on command when left alone, but I only like it for about 30 minutes when someone is home; I DON’T like being left out of the fun! I do like to eat my dinner in there.
      -Chewing on sticks and nylabones. I spit all the yucky stuff out, so you may have to clean up the floor after I’m done.
      -Kisses between my eyes. I will hold still and put my nose up a bit when you tell me ‘I’ll give you kisses’, so that you can give me four quick pecks. I like affection, but let’s not get carried away.
      -Going ANYPLACE with my pack, as long as there aren’t too many people or dogs close by. I get a little anxious in those kind of places. I especially love going to the lake and being on the boat, as long as I’m wearing my life vest. It helps me stay afloat. (Don’t tell my retriever friends that I prefer to wear a vest.) I might try to jump in after the ducks.
      -My stuffed giraffe, Jiffy. It is the only stuffed toy I haven’t torn up. I use my soft mouth to carry it around and also give it kisses.
      -Chasing things. I will make sure the squirrels stay away from your feeders! When I hear the ‘geese’ command, I will chase them and even deer off of the soccer field across from my neighborhood. I also like for you to chase me, especially if I have a toy in my mouth that you pretend to want.
      I have been told that I am pretty smart, so I have learned lots of commands, like: sit/stay, down/stay, free, leave it, wait, place, back, on/off, quiet, that’s enough, under, and the all-important NO. I will also lay down on the rug at the front door to get my feet cleaned. I can also learn your name and those of your frequent guests.

      Otis Needs A Home

      Age:4 years
      Male
      Breed:Golden Mix
      Neutered:No
      Intake date:4/09/2019
      Post date:6/25/2019
      NEW UPDATE ON OTIS!!!!
        ‘Hi everyone! My foster mom calls me Buddy (Otis on the Grrand website). I am about 50 pounds and vet guesses me to be about 4 years old. I will be ready to go to my furever home in the middle of July. It is a bummer that I am going through heartworm treatment now, but in 30 days I should get a clean bill of health!! I love going for walks and I am learning commands like sit, down, crawl, heel, stay and cage… THAT is A LOT! And… my foster mom thinks that she is going to teach me to roll over! I usually don’t bark but if I do it is to go outside or ’cause I get hangry. I love belly rubs and my squeaky toys cause they are fun to toss to myself. Sundays are days to be lazy, but I love to meet other dogs and play too. At times I will be a lap dog but usually I just want to be near you as I love my people so much.’

        GRRAND was contacted by a shelter to see if we could help them with Otis, and how could we turn that face down? Otis was brought to the shelter by the local police department, found wandering with an open wound in his neck, probably from an embedded collar. It is healed now and his spirits are apparently above Happy!! Otis loves everyone he meets, does great with other dogs and is curious about cats… They say he gets a little scared when a cat might hiss or jump at him. We DO KNOW that Otis does not like Chickens!!!

        Special health requirements:

        Otis is Heartworm positive…

        Ollie Needs A Home

        Age:5 years
        Male
        Breed:Cocker Spaniel
        Neutered:Yes
        Intake date:6/23/2019
        Post date:6/23/2019
        URGENT!!! PLEASE READ!!!!
          It is with much sadness that we inform you of the passing away of our dear friend and GRRAND benefactor, Ellen Leslie, last night. Ellen developed pneumonia this past week and didn’t want to be hospitalized again. Hospice was called yesterday and she passed away within a few hours. Ellen’s executor of her will has given GRRAND until the end of the day tomorrow (Sunday) to find a foster home or foster homes for her dogs or they are going to be “taken somewhere”. We know that Ellen’s dogs were her greatest joy and her primary concern at her passing.

          We are seeking foster families for these 3 sweet cocker spaniels as soon as possible.

          This is Ollie…
          Ollie is a playful, black 5 yr old who Ellen adopted only about a year and a half ago. He is good with other dogs and would not need to be placed with Lucy or Tony.

          Tony Needs A Home

          Age:8 years
          Male
          Breed:Cocker Spaniel
          Neutered:Yes
          Intake date:6/23/2019
          Post date:6/23/2019
          URGENT!!! PLEASE READ!!!!
            It is with much sadness that we inform you of the passing away of our dear friend and GRRAND benefactor, Ellen Leslie, last night. Ellen developed pneumonia this past week and didn’t want to be hospitalized again. Hospice was called yesterday and she passed away within a few hours. Ellen’s executor of her will has given GRRAND until the end of the day tomorrow (Sunday) to find a foster home or foster homes for her dogs or they are going to be “taken somewhere”. We know that Ellen’s dogs were her greatest joy and her primary concern at her passing.

            We are seeking foster families for these 3 sweet cocker spaniels as soon as possible… this is Tony:
            Tony is a very sweet and affectionate 8 yr old who loved to sit on his mom’s lap. He could go to a home with or without another dog, we assume.