Imaginary Pet of the Week: Gunner

It takes a lot to handle a larger dog, and oftentimes, this is something that families consider when looking through shelters for a new companion. However, lack of research can lead to people taking home puppies that get bigger than expected. This is what happened to Gunner, an adorable Border Collie Bernese Mountain Dog Mix. Turned onto the streets by his family after he began to grow, this 3-month-old puppy wandered the streets for 3 weeks before he was found by a passerby and brought to the shelter. He was completely healthy, and continued through training quickly! Now, this smart, adorable pup is ready for a forever family. Gunner is going to be a larger dog, and he should be able to grow comfortably in a home experienced with dogs of his size. He also loves and gets along well with other dogs, but is unaware of his strength and should not go into a home with dogs that are (or are going to grow to be) 50 pounds or larger. Gunner enjoys swimming, running, and playing fetch, and his new home should have a large fenced-in yard and access to all of these fun activities! If you are interested in adopting Gunner and feel you meet the requirements listed in this article, please fill out our Adoption Form and we will get back to you as soon as possible. However, if you do not feel that you are ready for a permanent adoption but would still like to help out Gunner, please fill out our Foster Form.
-IPA

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Gunner, ready for a nap after a long day at the park on August 15th, 2017. He is so excited to be part of a great family.

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IMPORTANT!

Dear Readers,

Since our last article, so many people have jumped on the band wagon to help us save animals in need. With almost half of those featured adopted within a week, we could not be happier with the popularity this concept has gained, and all the people who are willing to help us. These next few weeks will be some of the busier in the year for us, so we are going to take a bit of a break from publishing and going over submissions for adoption until we can get our footing. We may send out confirmation emails and publish articles, but we will not be doing so regularly. We apologize for not being available, but we hope that you can understand. As always, thank you so much for all of your support, and until next time!

-Coda
Co-founder of the IPA

Our Mascot Contest Winners!

Thank you to all who submitted their beautiful artwork to our mascot contest! It was so hard for us to choose a winner, seeing as all of the mascots submitted were drawn so well! However, we did have to make a decision, and we would like to announce our first place winner, Katie Saunders! Her wonderful picture will be featured on our site as our mascot until next year’s competition! Please email us to claim your certificate!

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Katie’s wonderful entry! Congratulations!

Here are our runner-up entries!

2nd Place- Gabby Sennet
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3rd Place- Rainbow
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Again, thank you to everyone else who submitted their art, and we are so excited to hold our contest again next year!

 

 

Updates!

Dear Readers,

After writing such a large article, we are going to take a break from publishing adoptable-related articles, since so many animals are now available! However, we would like to announce some updates that you will be seeing on our site!

  • We will be waiting at least 3 days after an article is published to look over and accept adoption requests. This, we hope, will give more people a chance to look into the animal that has been published and decide if they want to adopt them. Fosters, however, will be reviewed whenever they are submitted.
  • Soon, we will make it possible for you readers to help animals here at the shelter, not just by fostering! That will be available as soon as we finish it!
  • There are only 2 more days for you to submit your drawings for our mascot contest! We have received so many amazing inputs and can’t wait to see what else you all have in store!

Those are all the updates we have for now! Please email us with any questions regarding any of them!

-Coda
Co-founder of the IPA

3 Years + Anniversary ‘Thank-You’ Special!

Dear Readers,

Today is the day! The day that, 3 years ago, we found our way onto the internet and shared the concept of Imaginary Pets with the world. We have come so far in terms of not only the quality of our work but also the number of people we have touched, adding up to almost 6,000 views and 600 visitors this year alone! But, of course, none of this would have been possible if it weren’t for you- the ones who adopted, fostered, rescued, and supported animals in need right alongside us. As a special thank you, we would like to dedicate this article to you by featuring the animals that you have sent in and finding them forever homes.

The Border Collie Triplets

Rescued By- Olivia

Moana -Adopted-

Name: Moana
Age: 6 months
Gender: Female
Species: Dog
Breed: Border Collie
Moana appeared in Olivia’s room along with her 3 siblings. She is the oldest of the four, and can sometimes be a bit dominant when playing, and can even come off as aggressive. We are working on training her, and she will be available for adoption on July 20th, 2017. She should be an only dog, though she gets along well with cats and rodents. Moana will also need a substantial amount of exercise, considering her breed’s herding instincts.

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Moana during a training session.

Picture credit goes to Bryning Border Collies

Astro -Adopted-

Name: Astro
Age: 6 months
Gender: Male
Species: Dog
Breed: Border Collie
Astro is the most mischievous of the three and has a tendency to get into things he shouldn’t. Though we have managed to train a lot of his naughty behaviors out of him, he still tends to slip up a bit sometimes. His new owners should be experienced with dogs of his nature, and have plenty of time to keep him up-to-date on his training and practice and keep up with his love of running and all exercise. Astro should not be left alone for too long, due to his tendencies, but gets along great with other pets, especially dogs.

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Astro, ready to play fetch.

Picture credit goes to Venron Border Collies

Courtney -Adopted-

Name: Courtney
Age: 6 months
Gender: Female
Species: Dog
Breed: Border Collie
Courtney is the youngest of the litter, and loves nothing more than to run and play with you! She behaves a bit like a baby sister and just wants to have fun. Unfortunately, little Courtney is socially challenged and has troubles in large crowds and with bigger dogs. Her new home should be free of dogs larger than herself and have no more than 4 people in it. She should also be able to get plenty of exercise and playtime in her new life.

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Courtney after a long walk.

Picture credit goes to Study Blue

The fourth addition to this litter, Kwana, was adopted by Olivia do to social issues similar to but more severe than Courtney’s. She is now living happily.

The Meadow Hills Group

Rescued By- Violet

Mickey, Sam, and Duke -Adopted-

Names: Mickey, Sam, Duke
Ages: 8, 3, 1
Genders: Male
Species: Dogs
Breeds: Wirehaired Jack Russel Terrier Mix, Jack Russel Terrier Mix, Golden Retriever
These three beautiful boys were rescued from the Meadow Hills Puppy Mill, along with hundreds of other dogs and puppies. They have grown very close, and spend barely any time apart. Mickey, the oldest of the group, is an 8-year-old Wirehaired Jack Russel mix, who acts half his true age. He loves to run and play with his younger pals, and, at the end of the day, to cuddle up on the couch with his four-legged companions and even his humans. Sam is a 3-year-old Jack Russel Terrier mix with boundless energy. This little guy could run 3 times ’round the world and go for a fourth try. He loves kids and other dogs, but perhaps his two best friends most of all. Finally, Duke is a beautiful, 1-year-old purebred Golden Retriever. Though he does not have as much energy as his smaller friends, he makes up for it in his loyalty and gentleness. These three should be adopted together, by a family of experienced dog owners. They should be able to get plenty of exercise and playtime in their new home, along with the endless love and attention that they deserve.

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(From left to right) Mickey, Sam, and Duke, resting after a long day of fun.

Picture credit goes to Dog Guide

Macy

Name: Macy
Age: 2 years
Gender: Female
Species: Dog
Breed: Cane Corso Mix
Macy is a sweet girl just looking for a home. She was rescued from the same puppy mill as many of these dogs but was found in terrible condition. Sick, weak, and neglected, she had been used 3-4 times to give birth to puppies, very unhealthy especially at her age. But, when she reached the shelter she came out of her shell and into her health. Macy has become a truly loving dog and a loyal companion, who is ready to become part of an accepting family. She needs plenty of exercise, but would enjoy any type as long as it is with you. She also requires much attention. Macy can’t wait to find a great new family to join.

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Macy, ready for a walk.

Picture credit goes to Pinterest

Summer -Adopted-

Name: Summer
Age: 6 months
Gender: Female
Species: Dog
Breed: Bloodhound/Catahoula Leopard Dog
Born and raised in the shadows of the puppy mill, Summer wanted nothing more than to breathe the free air. But, now that she has been rescued, she has shown us a whole ‘nother side to her. Summer loves to play with other dogs and people, whether it be fetch, tag, or anything in between. She is also quite the swimmer and is at home in the ocean as she is on land. Summer has shown us that she gets along well with children, and would love to have a few in her new home, along with other four-legged-pals for her to play with!

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Summer, digging for buried treasure!

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Star

Name: Star
Age: 1 year
Gender: Male
Species: Dog
Breed: Besenji
Star is truly one-of-a-kind. Stolen from his home and placed in the puppy mill, he lived a dark, hard life for the next 6 months. Once he was rescued, however, he sprung dove back into life. Star now enjoys long walks on the beach, chasing after squirrels in the woods, and playing with his people. Though he does seem to be alright with other dogs, he should not go into a home with any puppies or children under 10. His new family should also be able to give him plenty of attention and great exercise!

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Star, waiting patiently for a treat.

Picture credit goes to Animal Bliss

Rose

Name: Rose
Age: 9 months
Gender: Female
Species: Dog
Breed: Australian Shepherd Mix
Sweet, gentle, and adorable- put them all together and you’ll get Rose, a sweet little pup who just wants a home. Rescued from the puppy mill just as she was to be bred, she has grown into such an amazing companion. Little Rose loves walks, and knows plenty of tricks, including roll over, high-five, and beg! This awesome little dog needs a home where she will be loved and get plenty of attention, and where she will get as much exercise as she needs. Rose has proven to get along well with children and dogs alike and is just waiting for you to take her home.

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Rose hoping for a belly-rub.

Picture credit goes to The Daily Puppy

 

Ollie

Name: Ollie
Age: 1 year
Gender: Male
Species: Dog
Breed: Pointer Mix
Ollie is just a big goof in love with life. Born at the puppy mill, Ollie lived there for over a year before he was rescued, where he was starved, bred, and neglected irresponsibly. Now, this big, lovable boy is ready to try again. He loves the beach, the woods, and even the playground, but, by far, his favorite place to go is the dog park! All he wants to do is frolic with his friends, and his new home should have at least one other dog for him to share his days with. Ollie does well with children and needs a good amount of exercise, and we are sure he will find a great home very soon.

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Ollie, playing at the dog park.

Picture credit goes to Dog Breeds Listed

 

Molly and Max -Adopted-

Names: Molly, Max
Ages: 2 years
Genders: Female, Male
Species: Dog
Breed: Australian Shepherd
Molly and Max make quite the team. This brother-sister duo was rescued from the puppy mill, where, luckily, they had only lived for a few weeks. Now, the two remain stuck together like glue! Wherever Max goes, Molly goes, and if Molly runs off Max is sure to follow close behind. These two are a great pair and could live happily alongside other dogs in their new home, though they must be adopted together. Common in their breed, the two need plenty of exercise, but tend to be too energetic for kids under the age of 6.

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(left to right) Max and Molly out for a walk in the sunshine!

Picture credit goes to InezAmy4 on Youtube

 

Sophie’s Litter

Number of Puppies: 3
Names: Cody, Buster, Sasha
Ages: 12 weeks
Genders: 1 female, 2 male
Species: Dog
Breed: English Bulldog
Parent Status: Mother being held for adoption
Date Of Availability: July 18th, 2017
To inquire about these puppies, please email us.

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(left to right) Sasha, Cody, and Buster enjoying a day outside with their mother Sophie.

Picture credit goes to Unknown Site

 

Abby’s Litter

Number of Puppies: 3
Names: June (Adopted), Acorn, Winter
Ages: 10 weeks
Genders: 3 Female
Species: Dog
Breed: Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Mix
Parent Status: Mother being held for adoption
Date of Availability: July 20th, 2017
To inquire about these puppies, please email us

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(left to right) Winter, June, and Acorn ready for a nap.

Picture credit goes to Favim

 

Ruby’s Litter

Number of Puppies: 5
Names: Teddy, Lucky, Oliver, Hazel, Autumn
Ages: 5 weeks
Genders: 3 male, 2 female
Species: Dog
Breed: Havanese Mix
Parent Status: Mother available for hold
Date of Availability: August 15th, 2017
To inquire about these puppies, please email us.

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(left to right) Hazel, Teddy, Oliver, Autumn, and Lucky, posing for an adorable family photo.

Picture credit goes to Felici-Animali

All other litters found at the mill were adopted, and are now living in great homes!

 

 

The Doberman Litter

Rescued By- Olivia

Murphy -Adopted-

Name: Murphy
Age: 5 months
Gender: Male
Species: Dog
Breed: Doberman Pinscher
Murphy is just a big, goofy guy, who was rescued alongside his sister and two brothers. He is now living in a foster home, waiting for his new family to come along and take him home. Murphy loves to run and is currently being trained in agility, which he really enjoys. He also gets along very well with other dogs but does have a tendency to be a bit rough when playing.

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Murphy, relaxing outside his foster home.

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Marco

Name: Marco
Age: 5 months
Gender: Male
Species: Dog
Breed: Doberman Pinscher
Marco is a dog filled to the brim with excitement. As soon as he wakes up in the morning, the first thing on this big guy’s mind is to play play play! Even though he is a puppy and his constant need for exercise and attention may settle down a little bit as he grows older, Marco will remain a high-energy dog in need of plenty of fun. He enjoys the company of other dogs and would love a few in his new family.

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Marco cuddling with his foster parents.

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Patches

Name: Patches
Age: 5 months
Gender: Male
Species: Dog
Breed: Doberman Pinscher
Patches is a calm, playful fella, who would love nothing more than to come home with you! He spends his time at the shelter playing with the other dogs, but always enjoys his time with volunteers most. His new family should have plenty of time to give him the attention and playtime he needs, and continue his basic training, which he is currently excelling in! Patches gets along well with other dogs, but can sometimes be choosy with his playmates.

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Patches, ready for a morning drive with his foster dad!

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Lezzina

Name: Lezzina
Age: 5 months
Gender: Female
Species: Dog
Breed: Doberman Pinscher
Lezzina is the only girl in her litter, but she works hard to keep her brothers in line. The oldest and perhaps the most mature, she is a smart, calm, well-mannered dog. Lezzina enjoys long walks, and will even go for a swim if it’s hot enough. Sadly, she does not get along very well with other dogs, and should go into a home where she can be the star of the show!

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Lezzina, enjoying a day out with her foster family!

Picture credit goes to Holistic Vet and Pet Nutrition Journal

 

 

An Adorable Dalmatian Puppy -Adopted-

Rescued By- Olivia

Name: Ali
Age: 4 months
Gender: Female
Species: Dog
Breed: Dalmatian
Ali is a sweet little puppy, found in a room playing with another dog. Now that she is safely at the shelter, she spends her days chasing birds, rabbits, and anything else that moves. Though we are working on training this out of her, we do suspect that this is something she will carry with her for the rest of her life. Ali should go into a home with no small animals (rabbits, mice, birds, reptiles, etc.), and where her owner is either a first-time-adopter or someone who fosters since she does have social anxiety.

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Ali, waiting for someone to throw her ball.

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Beautiful Wolf In Need -Adopted-

Rescued By- Grace Myers

Name: Mobius
Age: 2 years
Gender: Male
Species: Wolf
Breed: Grey Wolf
Found injured and in need of immediate medical attention, Mobius was a lone male wolf who was discovered wandering the forest. After plenty of time for recovery and training, Mobius is ready to find the home that best suits him. Like all other wolves, he should have access to at least 1 acre of land, which he can roam either on his own or with other wolves. We suggest that Mobius’ new owner be experienced with wolves.

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Mobius, enjoying a summer day in the woods.

Picture credit goes to Humans for Wolves

 

 

The Senior Shepherd with a Golden Heart -Adopted-

Rescued By- Joy

Name: Mike
Age: 10 years
Gender: Male
Species: Dog
Breed: German Shepherd
Mike, a sweet old German shepherd, spent his entire life on the streets, where he foraged for food and battled countless hardships just to stay alive, one of these being a broken leg. Sadly, after he was rescued, his leg could not be saved, and, soon enough, Mike found himself in a wheelchair. But, he doesn’t let his disability slow him down, and lives his life to the fullest. The only thing he needs now is for you to give him the home he deserves. Seeing as he is an amputee, Mike should go into a home which is experienced in owning handicapped pets such as himself, and where he can get lots of love and attention. This big, lovable fella loves other dogs and would enjoy a few to keep him company.

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Mike, playing outside with his favorite volunteers.

Picture credit goes to Stars and Stripes

 

 

A Mutt to Love -Adopted-

Rescued By- Tyler

Name: Celeste
Age: 2 years
Gender: Female
Species: Dog
Breed: Irish Wolfhound/German Shepherd Mix
If you saw Celeste roaming the streets, perhaps you would mistake her for just another mutt, looking for a home. However, she is different. Found malnourished, dehydrated, and abused in an alleyway, no one could have predicted what a star she would become. Since her arrival at the shelter, Celeste has become a completely different dog- one who has space in her heart for everyone she meets, enjoys long walks and swims, and gets along with dogs as well as she does people. Her new family should be able to accommodat for her needs, and have room for a big, loving mutt in their household.

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Celeste, on a long hike.

Picture credit goes to Funny Junk

 

The Frenchie Twins

Rescued By- Tyler

Lila

Name: Lila
Age: 8 weeks
Gender: Female
Species: Dog
Breed: French Bulldog
Lila, despite her age, has gone through more trauma than some dogs do in their entire lifetimes. Found outside a Target, along with her brother Cooper, she was huddled next to her mother, who had died after being hit by a car. However, despite her struggles, Lila has been able to overcome her fears and become a wonderful companion. She enjoys brisk walks, snuggles, and chasing her tennis ball. She gets along with other dogs and children but should go into the same home as her brother.

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Lila, exploring outside.

Picture credit goes to Pinterest.

Cooper

Name: Cooper
Age: 8 weeks
Gender: Male
Species: Dog
Breed: French Bulldog
Cooper was found alongside his sister, Lila, who’s story you can read above. Though they get along very well, Cooper is a very different pup. More on the athletic side, he enjoys running, hiking, and, most importantly, defending his yard from squirrels. His new family should be able to fit Cooper’s energy into their schedule, including long walks and plenty of play time. He must be adopted with his sister, and they are both awaiting a great home.

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Cooper, eyeing a bird.

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A Pretty Little Puppy

Rescued By- Gabby

Name: Ace
Age: 5 months
Gender: Male
Species: Dog
Breed: Siberian Husky/German Shepherd Mix
Ace is an adorable little guy who aims to please. Found on the side of the road, he was already warmed up to people and showed his sweet side almost immediately. Despite a cut on his leg, Ace was completely healthy and is now looking for a home to call his own. He loves to tumble and play with his puppy friends and would love to join his furry brothers and sisters on long hikes and walks in his new family. Ace is currently working on his attention span, but his new family needs to be patient and willing to continue his training.

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Ace, ready to play fetch.

Picture credit goes to Westside German Shepherd Rescue

 

The Chihuahua/Border Collie Triplets

Rescued By- Willow

Zoey -Adopted-

Name: Zoey
Age: 12 weeks
Gender: Female
Species: Dog
Breed: Chihuahua/Border Collie Mix
Zoey, though she looks a bit different from her siblings, is just as spunky and upbeat as any other puppy. Found on the street, sick and alone, she and her siblings have changed since their arrival at the shelter. Now, little Zoey enjoys cuddles, hide-and-seek, and playing with her doggy pals! She can’t wait for you to adopt her!

Little Zoey, enjoying some fun in the sun!

Westside German Shepherd Rescue

Pepper

Name: Pepper
Age: 12 weeks
Gender: Female
Species: Dog
Breed: Border Collie/Chihuahua Mix
A shy little puppy, Pepper is a bit different from her siblings, Zoey and Salt. Though she likes to play with other dogs, she would much rather play, or even cuddle with you. Overall, Pepper is a total lovebug, and enjoys swims at the beach and chasing off birds from her yard. She would love a nice family where there are no more than 2 other dogs, and she can get the attention and exercise she needs.

Pepper, watching birds from her spot in the yard.

Picture credit goes to The Daily Puppy

Salt -Adopted-

Name: Salt
Age: 12 weeks
Gender: Female
Species: Dog
Breed: Border Collie/Chihuahua Mix
Salt is the sweetest puppy you’ll ever meet. She loves everyone she sees, and gets along well with all other dogs. Her dream home? One where she can play all day, and cuddle up with you in your bed at night. While she does need much exercise (she enjoys swimming, running, hiking, and playing), adopting Salt will add an amazing member to your family.

Salt, hiding in her basket.

Picture credit goes to We Heart It

 

 

A Puppy Needs a Second Chance -Adopted-

Previously Owned By- Lilian

Name: Raven
Age: 3 months
Gender: Male
Species: Dog
Breed: Black Labrador Retriever
Raven is a sweet, light-hearted lab who is on the lookout for a second chance at a forever home. Given to his previous owner as a gift, it was found that they could no longer care for them, and they turned to us to find him a wonderful new family. He enjoys long walks on the beach, swimming, and, most of all, cuddling! Raven even has a favorite teddy bear that he would like to take to his new home. He loves other dogs but is nervous around children.

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Raven, cuddled up with his favorite toy.

Picture credit goes to Pinterest

A Pug Puppy

Rescued By- Paige

Name: Bandit
Age: 12 weeks
Gender: Male
Species: Dog
Breed: Pug
Bandit lived a hard first week of his life out on the streets and even lost his mother after she was hit by a car. Left on his own for 5 days, the little pug developed an infection in his eye, which later lead to him becoming blind in one eye. But, now that he has had some time to recover, Bandit is ready to meet his new family. Though he can be a little shy at first, this puppy just loves to play, with both people and dogs! Perhaps Bandit’s favorite past time is spending time with you! His new family should be experienced with handicapped dogs like himself, and willing to be patient with him while he learns about and explores his new home.

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Bandit, enjoying a nap outside.

Picture credit goes to About Pug

 

Four Adorable Guinea Pigs

Rescued By- Cristina

Sunflower -Adopted-

Name: Sunflower
Age: 9 months
Gender: Male
Species: Guinea Pig
Breed: Abyssinian
Sunflower is a sweet little boy, found in the woods alongside 3 other guinea pigs. Supposedly abandoned, it took him the longest to trust volunteers here at the shelter. Once he opened up to us, however, he became a wonderful companion. Now, he is waiting here for you to take him home. Sunflower loves to play outside in his pen with bunnies, guinea pigs, and ferrets! He would be perfect as a first-adoption, and for someone with multiple rodents.

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Sunflower, spending some time outside in the warm summer weather.

Picture credit goes to Pinterest

Lilo -Adopted-

Name: Lilo
Age: 9 months
Gender: Female
Species: Guinea Pig
Breed: Abyssinian/American Mix
Lilo is a lively, loving young guinea pig, who wants nothing more than a forever home. Found alongside Sunflower, she was the first of the four to befriend and trust us. Lilo is now ready to find a new family! She opens up right away to people and rodents alike, but is very frightened of dogs and cats, and should go into a home without any. Other than that, she is adaptable to country, town, and city living, and needs only a responsible owner.

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Lilo, exploring the garden.

Picture credit goes to Emma’s Guinea Pigs

Oreo -Adopted-

Name: Oreo
Age: 9 months
Gender: Male
Species: Guinea Pig
Breed: Abyssinian
Oreo is just your average guinea pig, with a taste for adventure! He loves exploring his enclosure here at the shelter, and always finds something new and exciting to interest himself. Oreo would love a family that suits his taste for adventure, and who can allow him to be outside in a safe, fenced-in area. He gets along with other pets, but also does well on his own. He is, however, frightened by children under 5.

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Oreo, waking up from a nap.

Picture credit goes to Emma’s Guinea Pigs

Strudel -Adopted-

Name: Strudel
Age: 9 months
Gender: Male
Species: Guinea Pig
Breed: American
Strudel is a carefree little boy, who is great at snuggling up to you on a cold night. He also enjoys treats and playdates with friends. However, Strudel suffers from separation anxiety and can get very distressed when left alone for more than an hour at a time. His new family should be able to give him the love and attention that he needs.

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Strudel, munching down on a tasty treat!

Picture credit goes to Hobbyallatok

Maine Coon Litter

Rescued By- Rainbow

# of kittens: 5
Names: Thistle, Saturn, Cotton, Snow (Adopted), Pheobe
Ages: 10 weeks
Genders: 3 Female, 2 Male
Species: Cat
Breed: Maine Coon
Parent Status: Location Unknown
Date of Availability: July 30th, 2017
To inquire about these kittens, please email us.

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(left to right) Cotton, Thistle, Pheobe, Saturn, and Snow, posing for a photo.

Picture credit goes to DevianArt

 

A Sweet Little Homeless Pup

Rescued By- Joy

Name: River
Age: 9 weeks
Gender: Male
Species: Dog
Breed: Miniature Australian Shepherd
River is a wonderful little puppy who loves to play! Rescued after his mother was hit by a car, he has grown into a great young dog. Found with a broken leg, he soon healed and is now ready to find a great home! River loves other dogs, and would really appreciate an older brother or sister to look up to in his new home. However, young children make him very nervous, and there should be no kids in his new home under the age of 7.

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River, sitting for a treat.

Picture credit goes to Reddit

 

The Kitten With Blue Eyes -Adopted-

Rescued By- Katie

Name: Athena
Age: 3 months
Gender: Female
Species: Cat
Breed: Orange Tabby
Are you looking for a sweet little kitten to cuddle with you on rainy days, and play outside with you on sunny ones? Well, Athena sounds like the pet for you! This adorable little kitten was found underneath a dumpster near a restaurant, where she had spent presumably her whole life. Though it took her a while to warm up to the idea of being around people. Now she is ready to find a family of her own! Athena loves other animals and would love a few playmates (cats and/or dogs) in her new home. Other than that, all she needs is plenty of attention and a safe place for her to learn and grow into a wonderful cat!

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Athena, taking a nap.

Picture credit goes to Murzik

 

 

A White Retriever Puppy -Adopted-

Rescued By- Joy

Name: Gem
Age: 2 months
Gender: Female
Species: Dog
Breed: Akbash Retriever
Gem is a sweetheart, ready to go home with you! She arrived at the shelter with a hurt leg which had been put into a splint, which is yet to fully heal. Due to this, her new family should be able to care for her until her leg is well again. Gem loves other dogs, though cats frighten her, and her new home should not have any. Other than that, Gem does not need excessive exercise for the next 2 months due to her injury, and her new family should be able to provide her with the attention and care that she needs as a growing puppy.

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Gem, hiding in the grass.

Picture credit goes to Golden Touch of Cream Kennels

 

 

An Adorable Dog and Some Fluffy Chicks

Rescued By- Anna and Rachel

Mocha

Name: Mocha
Age: 3 years
Gender: Female
Species: Dog
Breed: Teacup Chihuahua
Mocha is a small dog with a big personality. She arrived at the shelter with very weak legs, due to being carried around for much of her life. During her time here, Mocha has regained some of her strength, but she will never be able to walk or run long distances again. However, she does not let this stop her from living life to the fullest. Little Mocha enjoys cuddling on the couch, chasing her ball, and taking short walks. She would love a new home where she can feel comfortable despite her disabilities and can live with other dogs to keep her company.

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Mocha, enjoying some play time outside.

Picture credit goes to Teacup Dog Daily

 

Peep

Name: Peep
Age: 3 months
Gender: Male
Species: Chicken
Breed: Silkie Chicken
Peep is not currently available for adoption but will be soon. To inquire about him, please email us.

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Peep, playing outside.

Picture credit goes to Bursa Zoo

 

Parsley

Name: Parsley
Age: 3 months
Gender: Female
Species: Chicken
Breed: Silkie Chicken
Parsley is not currently available for adoption but will be soon. To inquire about her, please email us.

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Parsley, exploring the forest play yard.

Picture credit goes to Wikipedia

 

Henrietta

Name: Henrietta
Age: 3 months
Gender: Female
Species: Chicken
Breed: Silkie Chicken
Henrietta is not currently available for adoption but will be soon. To inquire about her, please email us.

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Henrietta, ready to play!

Picture credit goes to Free Jinger

 

Chirp

Name: Chirp
Age: 3 months
Gender: Male
Species: Chicken
Breed: Silkie Chicken
Chirp is not currently available for adoption but will be soon. To inquire about him, please email us.

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Chirp, settling down for a nap.

Picture credit goes to Literary Reference Title

 

Chewy

Name: Chewy
Age: 3 months
Gender: Male
Species: Chicken
Breed: Silkie Chicken
Chewy is not currently available for adoption but will be soon! To inquire about him, please email us.

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Chewy, soaking up the sunshine.

Picture credit goes to Purely Poultry

 

 

A Lost Basset Hound -Adopted-

Rescued By- Jesse

Name: Pikachu
Age: 2 months
Gender: Female
Species: Dog
Breed: Basset Hound
Pikachu is an adorable pup who is ready to settle down in a new home. She was almost completely healthy when she came to us, suffering from only mild dehydration and neglect, and loved the volunteers from the start! Pikachu loves to run and play, especially with other dogs, and her new family should be able to provide her with plenty of exercise. She would also love to share her new home with other dogs.

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Pikachu coming when she is called.

Picture credit goes to Dog Breed Plus

 

 

All of these animals are looking for great homes! If you are interested in adopting any of them, please fill out our Adoption Form, and we will get back to you as soon as possible. However, if you are not ready for a permanent adoption but would still like to help these animals, you can fill out our Foster Form to become a foster home!
Thank you to everyone who has supported us for the past 3 years.

-IPA

(Note: This article was supposed to be published on the 17th, as an anniversary celebration, but it took us a bit longer to write. We apologize for the wait. If you do not see an animal that you sent in, they have been adopted, and you can email us for their adoption information.)

Something Big…

We know that a lot of you have been waiting for an article and for your adoption requests to be accepted. We are currently working on something very big which should be going up on our site either this weekend or next week. Thank you for your patience!

Imaginary Pet of the Week: Roxie -Adopted-

As many of you have heard before, Pit Bulls tend to get quite the bad rep; surrounded by myths of aggression and a thirst for dominance. Though we have published articles about several of these wonderful dogs in the past, some still believe these horrible myths. But, perhaps Roxie, an adorable 3-month-old Pitbull Terrier/Boston Terrier mix could change all of that. After being born and living under a dumpster for her short, innocent life, Roxie had never known the warmth of a real home or what it was like to have a loving family. One day, her mother left her and her siblings and never returned, leaving them to fend for themselves in the big, scary world. Lucky for them, they were soon discovered by a woman passing by, who called us immediately to help them out! It took about an hour and a lot of persuasion, but we finally managed to coax each of the puppies out from under the dumpster, and safely load them into crates. 5 of the 6 puppies were adopted soon after they were healthy, but Roxie, the youngest of the litter, is still yet to find a home. Like all puppies her age, she loves to run and play and enjoys the company of other dogs. Her new home should have an eager playmate for her to frolic with. Roxie also tends to get herself into quite a bit of mischief, and her new family should be able to keep an eye on her. Unfortunately, she does have separation anxiety and should be able to travel with her owners whether it be to school or across the world. If you feel you meet the requirements listed in this article and would like to adopt Roxie, please fill out our Adoption Form and we will get back to you as soon as possible. However, if you are not ready for a new pet but would still like to help Roxie out, please fill out our Foster Form to become her foster family.

-IPA

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Roxie, ready for a training session on July 15th, 2017. Will you  be the one to take her home?

Picture credit goes to Pinterest