Bailey

Quick Facts: Breed: Shepherd- Hound mix Gender: Female, spayed Age: 2 years old Size: 60 pounds Good with… Dogs? Maybe! Cats? Unknown Kids? Yes! Hello! My name is Bailey and I am the most adorable, playful dog around! History I had a rough first year of life and was surrendered to Herkimer Humane Society before my current mom found me. I was very anxious at the shelter, apparently the people who surrendered me were NOT NICE folks, but life has been much, much better since I got adopted. Clearly, the people who had me when I was a puppy did not treat me kindly, which has left me very skittish with men until I get to know them. I have been in my new home for a year now and they have really helped me to become less anxious and to discover my fun side! The kids in the home…

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Charlie

Quick Facts: Breed: Mexican Village Dog Gender: Male, neutered Age: 3 years old Size: 70 pounds Good with… Dogs? Yes…especially if they’re smaller than I! Cats? Yes! Kids? 12+ if calm! Hello! My name is Charlie and I’m a smart, curious, inquisitive 3 year-old male! History My pregnant mother was found stuck in a bear trap just over the Mexican border in southern Texas. Horrifying, right? She was rescued, thank goodness, and her puppies were adopted out all over the U.S.! I was adopted by my current family here in upstate NY and we’ve been a sweet pack for 3 years now. While I’ve been happy and healthy, living in a house with two little kids and lots & lots of action and commotion is too much for a pup like me who is happiest when things are calm, quiet, and predictable. Personality In a calm home environment: On most…

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Abe

Breed: St. Croix Island Dog Gender: Male, neutered Age: 4-5 years Size: 70 pounds Good with… Dogs? Yes! Cats? Limited exposure does not chase them. Kids? Will meet some soon! Large Livestock? Barks, but not aggressive. Smaller Livestock? (Goats) wants to herd them. Abe- Amazingly optimistic St Croix Dump Dog! History “Abe”  arrived at the St Croix dump scared and timid,  He came to ‘Ruff Start STX” hero Katie Nelson to begin is long journey to find his human family.  Abe is extremely social, loves all the people he has met at his new foster home in Ithaca.  Not shy with humans at all anymore.  He reminds me of the book “Are you my Mother?”  He looks at everyone he meets as if to say “Are you my person?…” Abe has had many long travels to arrive in Ithaca, he does great in the car, either behind a pet barrier…

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Violet

Quick Facts: Breed: American Staffordshire Terrier Gender: Female, spayed Age: 8 Size: 58 pounds Good with… Dogs? Not in the home! Cats? Probably! Kids? Yes, all ages! Hello! My name is Violet and sometimes I think humans are lollipops that need to be licked down to the center! Other times I like to keep your feet warm by sleeping under the blankets! History I came from a small litter of puppies that all looked identical! I got adopted by a terrific couple, and was the only dog in the home for the first two years of life. When I was almost 2, I was in a very bad vehicle accident and barely made it out alive. So very scary and painful, but thankfully I got good veterinary care and help with rehabilitation and got to have my whole life ahead of me! I am in great shape now! I am…

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Thea

Quick Facts: Breed: Doberman mix Gender: Female, spayed Age: 6 years young! Size: 65 pounds Good with… Dogs? Many! Cats? Nah, I’m too interested! Kids? 14+ Hi, I my name is Thea and I am an athletic, friendly, very good-natured and snuggly girl! History and Why I am Looking for a New Home I was adopted as a puppy by my current mom and have lived happily in my current home since. I’ve been a great girl, and have lived well with the male dog in my home, and also with the female dog in my current home until I came into heat. That was about 3 years ago, and since then, our fights have become more frequent, and more serious. Right now, I am recovering from wounds from the most recent fight and our mom has had to keep the other dog in a crate most of the time,…

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Snowball

Quick Facts: Breed: Toy Poodle Gender: Female Age: 11 years old Size: 9 pounds Good with… Dogs? Yes! Cats? Unknown! Kids? Yes! 12+ Snowball, aka “Snowy!” 11 year-old female toy poodle 9 pounds! Teensy! Loves people! Sweet, playful, adorable! Perfectly at ease with other dogs, very respectful, relaxed and kind. No info about how she feels about cats. ***Snowball (aka Snowy) is no longer up for adoption, but she does need donations for her medical care.  Due to her cancer diagnosis and prognosis, she will stay in her loving foster home (where she is ridiculously happy!) until the end of her life.  See story below.*** December 23, 2021 Some months after we took Snowy into our foster program, our vet found more than half a dozen mammary tumors. Since each one had a 50% chance of becoming cancerous, we decided that it wasn’t right to adopt her out, knowing that…

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Sammy

Sammy will be out of state for several months so please hold off on applying for him. Quick Facts: Breed: Lab/Terrier mix Gender: Male Age: 3 years old Size: 27 pounds Good with… Dogs? Yes! Cats? Sorry, no. Kids? 6+ My name is Sammy (aka, “Scampers”) and I am a delightful and adorable little guy! History I am the most delightful, adorable, sweet, funny, silly, loving, affectionate, and friendly little guy! I used to live in Katmandu, Nepal, on the streets (like a ton of dogs there), and life was awfully hard. I had no idea how much harder it could get, but then I was struck by a motorbike or motorcar and became paralysed from the waist down. Oh boy, that was really rough. But when faced with challenges, you just kind of figure it out, so I learned to drag myself around pretty well using my front arms!…

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