Charlie

Quick Facts: Breed: Yellow Lab mix Gender: Male, neutered Age: 6-7 years old Size: 70 pounds Good with… Dogs? Yes, if introduced slowly! Cats? No, sorry! Kids? Yes, 9+! My name is Charlie, and I am the bestest boy ever! History and Why We are Looking for a New Home I was originally adopted from a shelter in Tennessee by my current owner’s ex-girlfriend. When they split up, she took me with her far away, as she was my official owner. Unfortunately, she was very unstable, and living with her was really rough. Not only did I have inconsistent access to food and water, but she would be gone sometimes (to jail or other places), leaving me homeless. When she went to jail, the police put me in a shelter, but then I went back to her when she got out. During this period, my current owner/dad did everything he…

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Willow

Quick Facts: Breed: Treeing Walking Coonhound/ Black Lab mix Gender: Female Age: 1 years old Size: 60 pounds Good with… Dogs? Yes! Cats? Yes! Kids? 16+ only! Hello! My name is Willow and I love hiking with my person and playing with other dogs! Maybe I can join your pack? History I was found on Craigslist! My mom was a breeding mom of purebred hunting dogs, but she accidentally got pregnant by a Black Lab neighbor dog. I was one of eight puppies and lived outside in a kennel during a treacherous summer of storms. I wasn’t handled much and may have been a low pup on the totem pole with not enough access to food and water, as I didn’t really trust people when I was adopted and was very concerned about access to resources. My family has worked hard with a wonderful positive trainer to help me learn…

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Adoption Pending: Louie

Quick Facts: Breed: Lab/Shepherd mix Gender: Male, neutered Age: Almost 3 years old Size: 95 pounds Good with… Dogs? Yes! Yes! Yes! Cats? Yes! Kids? Yes, 6+! My name is Louie and I am a big sweet loving pup ready to be your new best friend! History I was born in the farm country of eastern Washington and was brought to a shelter with my litter as tiny puppy. At 12 weeks old I was adopted into my current home. We lived on a little farm but was not a good farm dog because I have a strong prey drive, including for the chickens on our farm. I did love living there though with my big yard and fence to patrol. My family recently moved me all the way across the country to New York to a small house. I miss my yard but do get lots of walks and…

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Adopted: 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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Sage

Quick Facts: Breed: German Shepherd/Lab mix Gender: Female, spayed Age: 3 1/2 years old Size: 62 pounds Good with… Dogs? I’m scared of dogs I don’t know! (see more below) Cats? Not sure Kids? Yes! 7+ years Sage is now in the trusted care of the Tompkins County SPCA. Hello! My name is Sage, and I am incredibly sweet and playful girl who loves being outside and exploring new things! History We adopted Sage in April from a shelter in Tennessee where she had been for about 3 months after being surrendered by her previous owner. We don’t know much about her previous life, other than that she was surrendered. She is awesome, we love her, but without a fenced yard, we are unable to keep her safe (see details below). We hate to have to rehome her, she’s so wonderful, but want to be clear that it’s not her…

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Adopted: Millie

Quick Facts: Breed: Lab/Boxer mix Gender: Female, spayed Age: 3 years old Size: 50 pounds Good with… Dogs? Most! Cats? Yes! Kids? Yes! Hi there! My name is Millie! Coming soon…! Loves ALL people!! Incredibly smart!! Summary If you are interested in learning more about, or applying for, Millie, please fill out the online adoption application and the rescue folks will forward it to my current guardian, who will be in touch. Please live within 45 minutes of Ithaca, NY before applying for Millie as we will need to do a home visit. And please allow us 48 hours to respond to your inquiries.

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Adopted: Dia

Quick Facts: Breed: Black Lab mix Gender: Female, spayed Age: 3 years old Size: 60 pounds Good with… Dogs? Sometimes! Cats? Sorry, no! Kids? YES! 6 and over please! Hi! I am Dia, and I am incredibly loving and sweet! ***Dia is not a CDR dog and has not been evaluated by CDR. This is a courtesy posting for Pet the Pet program. To apply, send an email to Nancy Given at reverence@ottcmail.com.*** Personality Everyone has been telling me that I am a super special girl, have the absolute perfect personality to be a stellar family dog, and am adorable to boot! What nice things they say about me, I’m nearly blushing! The main thing to know about me is that I am fantastic, fabulous, and wonderful with all people (all ages and sizes) because I love people so very much. I love being near them, I love snuggling and…

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Adopted: Ayla

Quick Facts: Breed: Yellow Lab/Great Pyrenees mix Gender: Female, spayed Age: 6-8 years young Size: 80 pounds Good with… Dogs? YES! Cats? YES! Kids? YES! 6 and over please! Hi! I am Ayla (it means “moonlight”), and I am adorable, sweet, and loving! History I am one of the lucky ones, because even though I’ve had a number of very sad losses, and also a lot of physical discomfort, I had a lot of love in my former life in rural KY. I was found as a stray puppy by a really sweet guy who lived on a farm. He kept me, loved me, and I had a fine life roaming around the farm with him all day long. Tragically, he died unexpectedly, which left me orphaned. His parents were able to bring me to live with them on their nearby farm, and they took good care of me for…

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Adopted: Cedar

Quick Facts: Breed: Lab/Beagle mix Gender: Male, neutered Age: 9 months old Size: 45 pounds Good with… Dogs? Yes! Cats? Sorry, no. Kids? 12+ Hi there! My name is Cedar, and I’m a fun-loving, sweet-hearted, enthusiastic Lab-Beagle mix! History I’ve lived with my family in Ithaca for about 4 months. Before that, I had spent my whole life in shelters, which was very sad and scary for a tiny puppy! I was born in Alabama, landed in a shelter there, and then was transported at 4 months old to a no-kill shelter in Binghamton, NY. Whew! That was lucky! Then I got adopted by my current family and life started to get much better! I learned so much in the past 4-5 months! I got house-broken, learned how to walk on a leash, what kinds of furniture were ok to be on (couches) and what kinds weren’t (tables, haha!), and…

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Adopted: Milo

Quick Facts: Breed: Black Labrador mix (Boxer?) Gender: Male, neutered Age: 1 year old Size: 60 pounds Good with… Dogs? Yes! Cats? Yes…if they don’t mind my fascination with them! Kids? 10+ Hello, my name is Milo and I love my people, my toys, and playing with other dogs! ***Milo is not a CDR dog and has not been evaluated by CDR. This is a courtesy posting for his foster family who will make all decisions about his adoptive placement.*** History An elder in the family went into nursing care with dementia and when I was transferred into a temporary foster care situation, they found that I had unfortunately been severely neglected due to the dementia of my owner. My ribcage was sticking out an awful lot, and I was very dehydrated. When they found me, I was eating grass to try to keep myself going. It was very sad,…

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