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Picasso

Pit Bull/Lab

Gladwin, MI



  • Young
  • male
  • Medium
  • Black/tan
  • COAT LENGTH
  • Short
HOUSE-TRAINED
Yes
HEALTH
Vaccinations up to date, spayed / neutered.

Meet Picasso
Hello! My name is Picasso. I am around 2 years old. I am a very friendly little boy who loves every single person I meet. I am playful, outgoing and an all around great boy! 
I love to go for walks, runs, car rides and I even run along side of bicycles well! I enjoy any activity as long as it is with my people.
I am a very sensitive boy who takes it to heart if you scold me. But, I do need to be scolded every so often I guess when Im bad. But, honestly, I dont think Im ever bad. 
I am basic trained in my commands. I know how to sit, down, stay, leave it, wait and shake paws. I am highly intelligent and a VERY fast learner! I am VERY treat motivated which is great for training me!
I am not destructive in the home and I am a perfect young gentleman. I want nothing more them to be with my people and to be loved on. 
If you want a VERY sweet boy then look no further, here I am!

if you would like to fill out the meet and greet application to come and see me you are welcome to. It is located at www.fewstepsfromhome.com or if you have more questions about me please just ask! My foster mommy will happily tell you all about me!

Hope to hear from you soon!

Characteristics
  • Playful
  • Loving
  • Friendly
  • Energetic
  • Walks well on leash
  • Rides in car well
  • Runs along bicycles
  • Great jogging buddy
  • Knows basic commands
  • Loves all people
  • Housetrained
  • Great emotional support dog
Woofers

Faith 

Siberian Husky  

Gladwin, MI

  • Young
  • Female
  • Medium
  • Black , White / Cream / Black
  • About
CHARACTERISTIC
playful, energetic, knows basic commands, walks well on leash, likes car rides, treat motivated, friendly, talker, silly, loves water
COAT LENGTH
Long
HOUSE-TRAINED
Yes
HEALTH
Vaccinations up to date, spayed / neutered.
GOOD IN A HOME WITH
Other dogs.
PREFERS A HOME WITHOUT
Cats, children.








Meet Faith
Hello, My name is Faith. I am an energetic, talkative, funny Siberian Husky girl looking for my forever home. I am looking for a home that has experience in huskies, that is very energetic and that will keep up with my training.

My story:

I was brought here from Animal control down by Detroit MI. I was adopted once from there but brought back due to some pretty sever issues that landed me on what is called the Euthanization list. I am not sure what that means, all I know is that I have heard that it isn't a good thing. The person at animal control along with another individual did not feel I should be euthanized. They found this lady at the rescue I am at now, and the rest is history.
When I arrived here, I had absolutely NO training. I also had the "MINE" complex, meaning what is mine is mine, what is yours is mine and I owned everything. I certainly felt I did not need to do anything that was asked of me. I knew a few basic commands but I wouldnt do them unless there was something in it for me. Yes, some of this is husky behavior, however, mine was to the extreme. Should anyone have tried to take something from me that I felt was mine ( and everything was mine) I would behave badly and sometimes bite them. HOWEVER,
After a year of rehabilitation, leadership, training and desensitization with things I am a very well rounded girl. I know my basic commands such as, sit, wait, leave it, down, off, stay, bring it and shake. My foster mommy said I never had any direction in my life or leadership causing me to act out badly and develop the "mine" complex to the extreme. 
My foster mommy can now place her hand into my food dish with food and I will eat around her hand ( I also had issues with being possessive over my food while in the dish). She can safely take things out of my mouth like toys, bones and anything else I decide to put into it that she needs to fish out (yup, now that is my NORMAL husky behavior showing up). She has desensitized, me from everything she can think of, given me direction, training and leadership. 
I am playful, I love to play fetch although, there are times when the bring the toy back consists of me bringing the toy to my foster mom , me waiting for her to get close and taking off with the toy. Its a fun game!
I like to play with other dogs but I can be overbearing and dominant with some dogs. I do best with other male dogs but I can do well with other females with proper introductions. NO CATS or small animals (chickens etc) however, DO have a very high prey drive! 
I like to go for car rides, and I ride very well in a vehicle . I walk well on the leash now with minimal corrections unless I see something that gets me really excited. I know my basic commands such as sit, stay, down, off, leave it, shake and bring it (still working on that!). I also am a talker and most of the time I never shut up! 
If you would like to learn even more about me please contact my foster mommy through this site! Im sure she will talk forever about me! 

You can also apply to meet me at www.fewstepsfromhome.com and follow the link to the meet and greet/pre-adoption application.

Hope to meet you soon! oh, bring treats! Im VERY treat motivated!! 

PS. no young kids please
Woofers

Reilly

Shepherd Great Dane Mix

Bay City, MI



  • Young
  • male
  • Medium
  • Brown 
  • COAT LENGTH
  • Short
HOUSE-TRAINED
Yes
HEALTH
Vaccinations up to date, spayed / neutered.


Meet Reilly:

Hi everyone!! If you didnt already know, my name is Reilly. I am 10 months old and I am Great Dane/ shepherd mix. I am also considered to be special needs due to my back being broke when I was a mere pup. But saying that, I can do almost anything the other dogs can do. I walk and even run on my own! The vet didn't hold much hope for me because of where my back was broken at. But I showed all of them! 
I am a power chewer! That's my talent! so, I will need toys that will hold up to my ever so powerful jaws. Being just a pup I will chew on own toys but I will require some direction.
Im not able to scratch myself or groom myself due to my disability , so I like lots of loving to meet those needs. Oh, and stairs are pretty hard for me too, although I certainly try! I'm pretty determined!!
I have lived with other dogs since I was 4 months old and they have taught me a whole lot about how to move like them and how to "just" be a dog. However, I do tend to play rough so I need to be reigned in a lot. 
My favorite things DO NOT include car rides. I will consistently fall off the back seat. My foster mommy has a suburban and she folds the seats down for me but I still tend to look like Bambi on ice! 
I also need to be lifted in and out of the car since my coordination keeps me from doing it myself. 
I can urinate and empty my bowels on my own but I do have some control issues due to my broken back. 
I would do best in a household with children 7 and up, my balance isn't the greatest so I would hate to knock little ones over and hurt them. I love everyone and I love to have someone play with me. But, I also love to have my cuddle time too. 
I came into rescue at 4 months old. I walked very little and generally used my front legs to drag my hindquarters. Although, now my back legs tend to move without much coordination but I still am always up on 4 feet and moving.
I have my own pen in the house where I eat and sleep. That's just how special I am that I get my own special spot! This is good for me because it gives me a place to catch my breath and calm down. In a perfect world I would have my own access to the outside like a doggy door. I am very vocal when I need to go outside, which I hear is a huge plus!
I am up to date on my shots, neutered heartworm negative, treated for fleas, ticks internal parasites and on heartworm preventative. I am also microchipped. 
I know commands too! I sit (which is one of the things my foster mommy wasn't sure that I would ever do...showed her didn't I ?), lay down, go to your pen, breakfast and dinner, naptime, bedtime, outside, let's go in, cookies. I'm a super, duper smart guy! 
So if you can overlook my "disability", I promise I will make you one heck of a loving companion for years to come!

Ps. I was told anyone that would like to meet me should go towww.fewstepsfromhome.com and fill out the meet and greet application.

Love Always, 
Reilly

Woofers

Athena Pit Bull Terrier  Gladwin, MI

  • Young
  • Female
  • Medium
  • Brown / Chocolate\
  • COAT LENGTH
  • Short
HOUSE-TRAINED
Yes
HEALTH
Vaccinations up to date, spayed / neutered.





Meet Athena
Good day! I'm Athena! I've been through all of this before including writing these crazy dating profiles. But, my last home sadly, ended in divorce and I had to move out to start a new life again. 

I am a sweet good natured pit bull, female (my foster mom said to put that I'm female in. "Rolling eyes"..my name is athena. Does she really think people need the fact I'm female pointed out!!??) 

I'm young. I'm only about 3-3 1/2 years old. But I've grayed prematurely a lot on my muzzle in the last year. I hear stress can do that. 

I'm energetic, I love to play sports such as ball with that special someone. I also enjoy car rides and letting the wind blow through my hair. I also love to go for jogs or walks anything you would like to do I'll be thrilled to do with you. 

I love to cuddle. So, at night after a long day I enjoy sitting back with that special someone and watching a movie. I do tend to fall asleep however during them, but that's part of my charm. 

I am spayed so I will never have children of my own. So, if my new someone's have children I would be thrilled since I LOVE kids! 

I am all updated on all my vet care as well! And whatever that thing is called a microchip, I have that too. 

When I first meet you I'm a tad stand offish. But that's ONLY for a few minutes. I let out a small growl but once I smell you and you offer me a treat I'll love you forever and ever. 

I get along with most dogs. However, the opposite sex is always better to pair me with. I'm not a fan of smaller animals, I hope that's not a turn off to you. I have so many other wonderful qualities about me I hope you can overlook a few of my less redeeming ones. 

So, if you would like to get to know me better and meet me, please just ask. I do hear people interested need to fill out a meet and greet application (I call it the dating application ) so I can see if we might be the perfect match for one another! These are found at www.fewstepsfromhome.com

I can't wait to meet you! Can't wait for the dates to start rolling in!! 

Oh, please share me so I can find that that special someone to spend my life with 

Love always, 
ATHENA
Woofers

Labrador Retriever & Shar-Pei Mix  Gladwin MI

  • Adult
  • Female
  • medium size
  •  Black coat
  • COAT LENGTH
  • medium

HOUSE-TRAINED
Yes
HEALTH
Vaccinations up to date, spayed / neutered.
GOOD IN A HOME WITH OLDER
Children.
PREFERS A HOME WITHOUT
Other dogs.


Meet Boogie
Well hello!! My name is Boogie. Why the name Boogie do you ask? Well, let me tell you! My owner that named me said I danced like crazy when I was excited. So, she named me Boogie! 

Ok, now we have my name explained to you. The other dogs tell me it's routine to tell people about ourselves in hopes someone falls madly in love with us and adopts us. I personally think it sounds like a dating game. All the dogs giggled when I told them this. So, that's exactly what I'm going to do..... write a dating profile, so here it goes.

Eh hem...my name is Boogie (we have already covered that). I am a YOUNG 10 year old lab shar pei mix. I need to point out young because I still act very young for my age!! I am a Hawaiian dog. Yes, you heard that right! No, I don't wear those grass skirts to hula dance but I do know how to do a mean hula dance!! Not literally mean, I just meant cool. Can't have potential dates thinking I'm mean! I wound up in Michigan because the family that adopted me was in the military. 

I've had many people say that I'm an odd combination of breeds. Some have laughed at my ears not matching my head. I just say I'm very unique. Who wants an everyday floppy eared girl anyway! 

I love to go for car rides, walks by the water or by the moonlight. Even nice warm sunny days walking leash and hand is so romantic. Since I'm a Hawaiian girl I'm not a huge fan of the snow but maybe with that "right someone" we can learn to love snow days together! 

I love to cuddle. Oh my, if you let me do that all day with you I would be the happiest girl in the world. I'm also a furniture girl so please don't expect me to sit on the floor. I don't tend to get along well with others of the same species as me. Cats probably wouldn't be my cup of tea either. 

I don't like yelling. So, if you get involved with me don't yell at me please or get real loud around me yelling at others. So young children in the household would be too much for me, since I have no children myself. I'm also fixed so I will never be a mommy of my own pups. Here I must tell you I've been vaccinated against all harmful diseases, tested negative for heartworms and on medication for fleas, ticks, heartworms! Who wouldn't want a gal who has all her medical done with paperwork to prove it!! 

Last thing I need to mention, don't date me if you plan on putting me in a room when you leave and close the door. I hate small enclosed spots, but I'm actually coming leaps and bounds with that. I'm pretty much over it here but that doesn't mean I won't revert back when I get to a new spot. Just keep in mind what my foster mom tells you on how to work with me on things, and we will have a long, happy life together. 

So, please pick me, a fun loving hula dancing, crazy, loveable girl to come date! I'm well worth it!! 

Please share me too because sharing is caring (yeah, that's totally corny!) Please share me to help me connect with the love of my life (better, not so corny) 
Woofers
****TEMORARILY NOT AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION****

Woofers was brought to me by a friend who found him abandoned, without food, water or shelter. Woofers is about 7 yrs old. He is housebroken and has a great attitude! I took him to my vet for a check up. I was concerned about diabetes or kidney problems because of his excessive drinking and needing to go out to urinate and his weight. My concerns were unfounded! His blood work came back very good! The vet said the drinking is probably due to dehydration and could possibly be classified as a psycogenic drinker. That means that he possibly drank a lot of water when he was bored and it developed into a habit. Since he has been with me his drinking has decreased as has the need to go out and urinate. He is about 15 -20 pounds overweight and has a bit of a problem sitting and laying down due to this. He is on a regiment of 3/4 cup of Taste of the Wild along with 1 can of green beans 2 times a day. His walks need to be easy and somewhat short - no longer than 2 miles until he starts losing weight. His front leg - near as the vet could figure without x-rays - was very badly damaged at the elbow. While this will always affect his gate, it should present no real problems. There is some arthritis involved. He gets along with my dogs. I just have to watch him at "food time". He really likes people (the vet and techs thought he was really special and sweet natured). He really seemed interested in a small child at the vet's. He wagged and wanted to sniff and say hi to the little tyke. Also, he showed no aggression towards any of the other animals that came in. Please contact Few Steps From Home Animal Rescue if you think you could give Woofers a great new home.