Maggie May

Quick Facts: Breed: Westie/Toy Poodle mix Gender: Female, spayed Age: 11 years old Size: 10 pounds Good with… Dogs? Maybe – see bio. Cats? No, sorry! Kids? Probably yes (6+) History My current family adopted me in May 2021 from the Tompkins County SPCA. Previously, I lived with another family in the area for 8 years. That family got me off of Craigslist when I was 3 and my history prior to that is unknown. Personality I’m a tiny bundle of love! I am truly the sweetest little dog in the whole world!! I just want to be in a home where I can be the center of attention (at all times, preferably!), have fun with you, share in your joy, and be each other’s best friends! I love to keep in sight of you at all times, sit near you, and occasionally snuggle on your lap! I’m not a…

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Chewie

Quick Facts: Breed: Pit Bull mix Gender: Male, neutered Age: 8 years old Size: 70 pounds Good with… Dogs? Yes! (had a dog ‘sister’ until Aug 2020) Cats? No. Kids? YES…all ages!! Hi! My name is Boss (aka “Chewie”….for my Chewbacca sounds 😊), and I’m a SUPER affectionate boy and a lover of ALL people, big small! History and Why I Am Looking for a New Home When I was about 1½ years old, I was just skin-on-bones, was heartworm-positive, and was about to be “put to sleep” the next day in a kill shelter in Georgia. But then…a kind young man rescued me and nurtured me back to health! But just a year later, his circumstances changed and he couldn’t take care of me anymore, so his mother became my foster mama. She loves me VERY much and would never willingly give me up, but she is changing jobs…

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Bo

Quick Facts: Breed: Bassett Hound/Black Lab mix Gender: Male, neutered Age: 11 years old Size: 41 pounds Good with… Dogs? Yes! Cats? Unknown Kids? 12+ (I like a peaceful home setting) Bo is a super sweet, Hilarious little guy. History I lived with a man for the last 10 years of my life. Nothing bad happened to me there, but not much all that good either. Then my person got a girlfriend and she didn’t like dogs, so my person took me to a high kill shelter in KY where he lived. Super scary and awful for me. Luckily, a wonderful KY rescue person reached out on my behalf to Cayuga Dog Rescue, and put me in a temp foster home until they could have me driven by a team of volunteers up to central NY to join their foster program. I was really unsure and shy when I arrived,…

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Otis

Quick Facts: Breed: Shepard/Husky mix Gender: Male Age: 7 years old Size: 75 pounds Good with… Dogs? Yes! (But I have little patience with puppies) Cats? Sorry, no! Kids? 6+ years Hello! My name is Otis and I am a devoted companion and a loveable goofball! History I am a rescue pup from the Tompkins County SPCA. I was adopted by my current family when I was 10 weeks old.. I’ve been in the same loving home since then. Personality I love ALL people!!!! I am super friendly and fun and cheerful and optimistic! I wag my tail, and often my whole body, and smile a huge goofy (and very toothy!) smile when I meet you. If you didn’t know me, you might think I’m baring my teeth at you, but nothing could be further from the truth…I’m grinning with delight!! I’ve never met a person I don’t like, but…

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Becky and Shaggy

Hi! We are Becky (white) and Shaggy (black) and we are adorable and so loving!! Quick Facts: Breed: Terrier mixes Gender: Female (Becky) /Male (Shaggy) Age: 10 years old Size: 20 pounds (Becky) /27 pounds (Shaggy) Good with… Dogs? Yes! Cats? Unknown Kids? Yes 12+ History We are local dogs who lived with a human mom and dad and 2 other dogs for most of our life. Both our human mom and dad got terminal illnesses, one passed away and the other had to go to the hospital and will not be coming out. All 4 of us needed to find new homes, and I’m happy to say that 2 went to a wonderful couple (parents of a CDR volunteer!) and we 2 got to join the foster program at CDR and they tell us that we will find our own person or people sometime soon. We can’t wait! Personality…

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Adopted: Teddy

Quick Facts: Breed: Pomeranian (aka fuzzy teddy bear) Gender: Male, neutered Age: 10? years old Size: 11 pounds Good with… Dogs? Yes! Cats? Yes! Kids? Yes 11+ Hello. My name is Teddy and I’m an adorable and loyal Pomeranian! ***Teddy is not a CDR dog and has not been evaluated by CDR. This is a courtesy posting for his momma who will make all decisions about his adoptive placement. *** History I was adopted by my current family from the Cortland County SPCA in May 2020. The shelter had very little information about where I came from or why I was there so I don’t know anything about my life before then. Personality I am a funny, quirky, adorable, friendly boy! Like most Pomeranians, I am little, cute, fuzzy and friendly, and sometimes quite vocal (barky-barky)! I love my people, you can tell that I get very attached to them…

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Adopted: Jocco and Jackie

Quick Facts: Breed: Jocco, Shepherd/Hound mix Jackie, Boxer/Hound mix Gender: Jocco, male, neutered Jackie, female, spayed Age: 6-1/2 years (siblings, same litter but different daddy?) Size: Jocco, 70 pounds Jackie, 50 pounds Good with… Dogs? Yes! Limited exposure, but always fine! Cats? Yes! Kids? Yes! Amazing! Jocco and Jackie are the epitome of “good boy!” and “good girl!” History We got the dogs when they were 4 months old. They’ve been great dogs the whole time. They started with us in an apartment and now live with us at our home with a fenced yard. We’ve never had any major issues with them. They really are great dogs! Personality These dogs are the epitome of “good boy!” and “good girl!” They are medium-energy,, and enjoy lounging around just as much as they do going for a walk or playing outside. They LOVE playing ball (see video)! Jackie could play all…

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Peanut

Quick Facts: Breed: Yorkie Gender: Female Age: 10-12 years old Size: 3 pounds Good with… Dogs? ? Cats? ? Kids? ? Peanut Only 3 pounds!! Senior (10-12 years) Might have limited or no vision (cataracts) Coming soon! Arrives Jan 2nd, needs full medical and dental work-up before we will consider applications. Stay tuned for updates! If you are interested in adopting me, please fill out an online adoption application and live close to Ithaca , Syracuse, Binghamton, Rochester, or Elmira. We do home visits on every applicant, and can’t do home visits where we don’t have local volunteers.

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Adopted: Toby

Quick Facts: Breed: Beagle mix Gender: Male, Neutered Age: 7 years old Size: 40 pounds Good with… Dogs? Yes! Cats? Yes! Kids? Yes! Hi, my name is Toby and I am incredibly affectionate, loving and sweet-tempered! History I landed in a high-kill shelter in Kentucky. The shelter didn’t note whether I was found stray or had been surrendered, but the rescue folks are guessing that I had been lucky to have had a nice owner, but that maybe I got lost or maybe he/she died or had to go into a nursing home and there was no one to care for me. I clearly have been treated very well by humans because I LOVE humans, and I show no fears or concerns about people, dogs, or cats. I just smile and wag-wag-wag at everyone! Personality I am silly and sweet and incredibly friendly and very affectionate! I wake up every…

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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.*** Late this past summer, we were contacted by a social worker in a southern tier county.  She was hoping that we might be able to take Snowball (aka Snowy) into our foster program.  Snowy’s owner had advanced dementia,  had been moved to a nursing facility…

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