Less then 1% of the applications we get are for dogs over 50 lbs. Everyone wants a smaller dog or a puppy. Forgotten Paws specialized in the shy or socially deprived dog so many, not all, of our dogs are in need of special, patient homes. We also specialize in saving the black dog!
Foster Home Notes: Riley is a shy, giant, gentle soul. He love to play with other dogs but in general he is just a quiet dog who sits in the corner. He needs a home who will take him places and let him experience life. He needs some one on one attention from someone to help him realize people are full of treats, hugs, kisses and good stuff. He loves when our volunteers at adoptions get in the pen and pet him and he gives kisses. Riley is a big boy and is built like a german shepherd. He walks like one too. He loves toys and a soft bed and is completely housebroken.
Riley spent the first 4 months of his life living alone in the woods. He had his mother but she had moved onto a new litter of pups and so he was alone. I was trying to catch mom and the other pups when I saw Riley just walking around a yard in the nearby neighborhood. He just walked away from me slowly and hide under a chair in the carport. I picked him up and brought him home. He was very sick, sad and skinny when I got him but he was so sweet and full of love. He was just happy to have a home. Now it is time to find him a forever home!
Foster Home Notes: Jada is a sweet girl who just wants to be with her person. She listens well and is learning more with each passing day. She has spent the last 7 months on a runner in someone's backyard so she has had very little training. She chased and barked at squirrels and rabbits to pass the time so now she thinks all small dogs are rodents and will nip them in the butt. She needs someone with the time to put into her. She is a love bug and totally housebroken now. She needs training to walk on leash and someone to keep her away from small dogs, and work with her on this at the same time. The world is fasinating to her still.
Jada is now crate trained as well. She is great with all my larger dogs but will her socialization needs to continue.
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Foster Home Notes: Lucille was picked up as a stray and her owners never claimed her. We saved her the day before she was to be euthanized. She is a big girl and so happy to be out of jail. She listens well, loves pets, totally housebroken and like to lay beside me when I am on the computer. She has been fine with all my jerky dogs who aren't happy about a dog bigger then them. I have a 7 lb dog up to a 70 lb and she is so mellow and looks at them like they are nuts when they bark at her.
She gets happy when I come home and bounces around. I can tell that once she gets settled she is going to love being in a new home with someone to love her. Lucille has hair lose on her lower back and tail from neglect. She is underweight as well. We will start working on this now and I know in a month or two this girl will be so healthy and happy.
Foster Home Notes: Niko is a great dog. He minds well and is very smart. He loves to go on walks. We use a gentle leader on him and he behaves very well. Otherwise her takes YOU for a walk. :) He is housebroken, goes in his crate when told and love toplay outside. At night he lays on his dog bed and chews on a bone or toy while we settle down to watch television. NIko is exuberant and still wants to jump when we get home. He has learned to contain himself but will need someone willing to be firm and tell him no. He does not get on the furniture but he used to try that too. :) Niko will need an active person who runs or hikes. He would love that. If you have a fenced yard it has to be at least 6 feet tall b/c he can jump. Both these breeds are agile and intellegent. They are not happy just laying around the house all day long with nothing to do on weekends! He really is a great dog!!
Foster Home Notes: Baker is full of personality, almost like a human. He is very smart and very sensitive. He is shy of strangers at first and gets his feeling hurt easily. I almost forget Baker is here at the kennel house b/c he entertains himself with the other dogs all day. Baker loves to go for walks but needs a gentle leader b/c if he see's a squirrel he goig after it. He has a huge prey drive so no cats or squirrels, etc. If you have a fenced in yard, the fence must be at least 6 feet tall b/c he can jump a smaller one and will for playtime and a hunt. The same goes for dog parks you may visit. On leash, Baker is protective. He is leery of strangers and must be introduced to them or he will growl and back away. He just needs more socialization to be a wonderful perfect boy. We pulled him from a kill shelter the day before he was to be put down. He had been a stray that no one bothered to look for.
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Foster Home Notes: Dozier is a happy, outgoing, fun boy. He maybe 5 yrs old but don't tell him! He is very smart. He goes to the door to go outside and will bark or scratch at the door to come back in. He listens well and loves to play. He doe have a fair amount of energy so he will not be happy laying around all day. He loves to go for walks and he adores car rides. You can tell he is very dedicated to his person.
I was at the county shelter saving another dog when Doziers owner drove up to dump him there to die. She said he plays too much with the older dog and he is stressing her out. I could not let him go inside so I put him in my car. I do not regret that decision at all. He is a sweetheart.
Foster Home Notes: Steve was standing very confused and terrified in the HOV lane of I-75 just north of the Airport. There was a lul in traffic allowing me to lure him across the 5 lanes of zooming traffic. With the help of another car, we blocked him and as I approached, he pee'd submissively. I scooped him up and put him in my car. He is very sweet, listens well, knows how to sit. He is good with my other dogs and all people. He takes treats very gently and he seems to love kids.
At the vet he was very underweight, has a few scars on him from a rough life, was unneutered and is Heartworm Positive. Steve also had Pneumonia from his life in the cold and the rain. It has been 3 weeks now since we saved Steve. He is almost completely over the Pneumonia and has gained 5 lbs. He is a love bug, loves ot play with the other dogs and thinks he is as small as my 7 lbs dog to her annoyance of course. LOL He just looks at her like she is nuts when she growls at him. Steve wants to be a lap dog. He loves to sleep on the bed and he will try to lay on your chest if you don't move him.
Steve is hilarious. He does this clamping of his teth thing when he is happy. It is impossible to describe and anyone who didn't know him might be afraid at first but he is wagging, wiggling and clamping his teeth together making happy noises until he can get his tongue in your face! This is a wonderful boy who is very loyal and is never more then 6 feet away from me. He is smart and also knows how to sit and is housebroken.
5.6.13 - Steve was cleared of Pneumonia and had his heartworm treatment thre weeks ago. His coughing has been been getting worse and a few days ago he through up blood. We did more xrays only to discover the pneumonia never completely cleared as we thought and without his medications, it came back with a vengence. Poor Steve is not suffering from heartworm treatment and pneumonia. After $250 worth of medical care and new medications, Steve is back on the road to recovery. Please donate to offset this unexpected vet bill and for his follow up xrays in three weeks.
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Foster Home Notes: Stormy is a sweet, docile, laid back lab. She would rather lay around and chew on a toy then chase one. When I try to get her to play fetch she looks at me like I am insane b/c the toys right there close by and now she has to go get it!!! lol
These two will entertain each other while you are at work. They will listen well, follow each others leads and leave you alone when you are tired b/c they will have each other. If you have never had two dogs, you should see the dynamic. I will never have less then two b/c they are pack animals and they crave that partnership that most people don't have enough time to give them.
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Foster Home Notes: So smart and so sweet, Spencer is a love bug. He loves to play with the other dogs and can be a big baby. He is great wtih all people, a little shy at first but warms up quickly. He loves all dogs and was in a home with a cat for a couple of weeks when he was younger. I do crate Spencer when I am not home. He goes in his bed on his own and will bark when he needs to go outside. He is really good walking on a leash and is just an easy going little man.
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Foster Home Notes: Timber is smart and funny and obsessed with his tennis ball. He love to play ball and is fast as lightening. Once he is tired he will tear up the ball and we start all over the next day. His adoption comes with a supply of tennis balls! LOL Timber is crated at night and when I am not home. He is still a pup and I have many other dogs so I can't leave him free. He learns very quickly though so I feel once in a normal household, his crating time will be limited.
He has to go to a home who has time to train him. He listens well and is grea with other dogs but on occassion will get dominate with new dogs. He is very strong on leash and if he sees a new dog, he will ;aunch himself in that direction. With new people he is protective. BUT we just hand them a tennis ball which they give to him and he is their best friend. Timber is a great dog! He just needs to be out of this kennel situation where he competes for attention with 29 other dogs.
Did I mention he loves to cuddle and thinks he is a 10 lb dog when it is bedtime? LOL
Pointer Bulldog Mix (both parents left at shelter)
Foster Home Notes: Bunny is sweet, smart, funny and goofy all rolled into one. She absolutely loves people and other dogs. We have not met any cats yet. Bunny loves to run and play and really enjoys the outdoors. She is a puppy still and since she was in the county shelter from 3-6 months of age, she has a little pent up puppyhood. She absolutely loves her toys, ball, ropes, bones, she is not picky. She is a very good girl and makes me laugh everyday. She goes in her crate when told but if she doesn't want too, she will lay down submissively and kick her little leg out to the side and give me her best, "no mommy I am too cute" look. She is a great dog! Bunny needs to be crated for a few more months when unattended. She needs someone who wants a puppy to train and spend time with. She really needs someone to give her hugs and tell her what a pretty girl she is. You will love this girl if you meet her! (note: her brother is listed below: Clyde)
Foster Home Notes: Lola is a smart, happy go lucky, playful girl. She is only 5 years old, but has has a little gray running through her face for several years. I took her to a friends house today and she was in heaven. So much to see, do and WOW a creek, which she jumped in and then ran though! LOL At home, Lola is a doll baby. She spends most of her time laying on her bed in her crate (door open). She likes the security of her crate and she can chew on her toys or eat her food in peace away from my other dogs too. I call her my little hoarder b/c she will take every toys she can find and hide it in her crate under her blanket. It is like a treasure chest for the dogs when you pull her blanket out. LOL When I sit down, she comes up and puts her head in my lap and looks at me with her golden eyes. You can certainly see her soul through those eyes. She loves to go for walks and hikes in the woods. She listens well off leash as long as you keep your eye on her and she is not with a dog that will run off with her. If another dog will go, they are gone! Lola would make a great family pet or a companion for someone who just wants to spoil her.
Lola needs a very secure fenced yard or leash walking and visits to the dog park or hiking.. Electric fences are NOT acceptable as she was turned into Animal Control b/c she would not stay in the one her orginal home. .
Delilah is sponsored monthly by Nancy McH.. Thank you!
Foster Home Notes: Delilah is a great girl who spends most of her day snoozing in her bed but if she hears her squeaky toys or a treat bag, she is at your side before you know it. She will come
running from a mile away if she hears that toy squeak! She loves to bask in the sun but only if she can get back in the house. So if I close the door or the dog door, she is not happy and wants back in. If I leave it open, she is happy. She doesn't like to be outside
for long and prefers to be indoors where she is comfortable and spoiled. If you
leave her outside for long periods, she will dig out. Delilah loves to go for walks and has never met a stranger. She is great at the dog park but just prefers to sniff around and not be bothered by the other dogs. At home, I have a tough time keeping Delilah off the sofa where she prefers to lounge and await her belly rubs but she is a smart girl and listens well. . She needs a home alone or with
another large dog which she does great with. Please don't let her age deter
you...she is a playful love bug who really needs a place to live. At her current
foster home, she is very overwhelmed and stays in her open crate allot hiding from the youngsters.
3 3/4 years old (born 3.24.2009)
Good with Kids
Yes but prefer older children only b/c of her shyness in a new home.
Cookie is sponsored monthly by Sandra B. Thank You!
Foster Home Notes: Cookie is a very smart and sweet girl. She can sit, shake, come and walks
wonderfully on the leash. She is very aware of her surroundings when out on
leash and listens perfectly. At home, Cookie plays her heart out with her foster
siblings. They play chase, fetch and wrestle but her favorite time is love time
and nap time. She comes up and lays her head gently on my lap for attention. On
hot days I find her passed out in front of the air vents sleeping like a baby.
She loves toys and chew bones of course. We have a tall fenced yard that Cookie
loves to play in but she would prefer to be inside with us. We no longer crate
her b/c she is over it and can get out of anything. Cookie needs a home with an active person or a tall fenced yard. She
doesn't want to run away but she can clear a short fence without a second
thought. She would a great dog to take on hikes or camping as well as just to
hang around the house. She really doesn't care as long as she gets lots of love
and treats. Special Needs: Cookie is very shy of strangers and will need someone with dog experience and lots of patience to allow her to settle in and come to you in her own time. She has gone to two new homes and each time she is scared and refuses to come to anyone. She has never stayed more then a few days in these homes and needs someone to give her time and also spend time with her before I leave her with you so she knows who you are. She is so awesome, loving and loyal, I hope that special person is out there. We have been looking for them for 2 years.
Foster Home Notes: Katie is a very sweet dog who just wants to be loved.Her goofy grin and silly ears (I call them angel wings, I swear one day she’s going to flap them hard enough and become airborne!) will capture your heart. She has the playfulness of a puppy but the smarts of an adult dog.
She knows all of her commands and has never chewed on anything except her toys.She loves to be outside when the weather is nice but is perfectly content to stay inside and lay in her bed or on the floor near me.She is truly a people-oriented dog and absolutely thrives on attention.She loves carpet, she just rolls around with her feet in the air like she's the happiest dog alive.She also loves to have her back scratched and starts dancing around under my hand whenever she gets a good scratch. She walks pretty well on a leash but she does get excited. She likes to make sure she knows where you (her walker) are at all times and she likes to sniff, she would benefit from being able to go on more long walks.One of her favorite “toys” is the vacuum cleaner.Whenever I bring out the vacuum she tries to play with it by bowing and barking in front of it.Her playfulness makes house cleaning fun.Katie would be happiest in a home where she was either an only dog or was one of two pets. She is a busybody and gets a little anxious if there are too many other animals to keep tabs on. If you want a dog who wants to be near you, has a big, goofy grin and a sweet disposition this is the dog for you.
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Sponsor needed for Hailey's Thyroid medication
Foster Home Notes:Hailey is a very sweet girl who love to go for walks and put that nose to the ground. She has the stubborn hound streak in her that hound lovers love but she is very smart and I think in the right home she would be perfect. At this point, Hailey just lays around b/c she is 40 lbs overwieght. She has a thyroid condition which requires one pill a day and she needs someone to walk her to help her lose the weight. She has such a loving personality but is hard deaded like a hound. She doesn't listen very well but she makes up for it by keeping us laughing and with love.
Foster Home Notes: FEMALE ONLY HOME NEEDED- Max is a wonderful boy but he is fearful of men. Something in his past has made him afraid. On a great note, Max is a love bug to the ladies. He loves to go for walk and play ball. He runs like a deer and is amazingly fast. He is great with other dogs and runs, wrestles and rolls with the best of them. When hanging out in the house, Max loves to lay on his dog bed, look out the sliding glass door and chew on his bones. He listens well and is very smart.
Notes: We have tried to place Max in a new home with a husband. While initially Max was fine, after getting more settled, he started to get nervous and fearful of the husband. Max was adopted to be a buddy to the husband so this was not an ideal situation for either one. A new home would have to understand that he is a special case. He has never bitten anyone nor do I think he will but I would not want him put in a situation where his fears turned to aggression. EXPERIENCED DOG OWNERS NEED ONLY APPLY - thanks for understanding.