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Meet Our Adoptable Dogs

Quinn  
Spaniel/Lab Mix
Male
Gladwin, MI

About​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
AGE:Young
  • Size: Medium

  • Coat color: Black 



CHARACTERISTIC
playful, energetic, loves people, friendly
COAT LENGTH
Medium 
HOUSE-TRAINED
Yes
HEALTH
Vaccinations up to date, spayed / neutered.
GOOD IN A HOME WITH
Other dogs.

MEET QUINN

Well, Hi there everyone! My name is Quinn. I am a young male setter/lab mix. My foster mommy decided to get me up for adoption so people could possibly come meet me prior to my neuter date next week. 
I am 6-7 months old. I have a TON of crazy energy so I will need a SUPER active family. I certainly will need to go through basic obedience. I do know how to sit and Im slowly learning to lay down. I will stay as well but not for a very long time. Im not treat motivated, however I am VERY toy motivated so training is pretty easy with me because I want that toy SO BAD that I will learn to get that toy! 
I do ok with other dogs but I can be pretty scary at times to them because I am SO super high energy.  But I do want to play with them! 
I CAN be a chewer so I need to redirected a lot when Im out and about in the home. I do get bored easily. But most of the time I run around like a crazy man with a toy in my mouth. If I have a toy in my mouth my world is GREAT! 
Foster mom has been working with me on the whole NOT jumping on people. That's going pretty slowly but Im certainly better then I was when I arrived here! 
Im untested thus far with cats. My foster mommy said she was told that I was temporarily living with kitties. They were scared of me because I chased them. I never hurt them, but I did chase them. But if anyone that may be interested in me and if they have cats she can test me herself to see how I do. 
to www.fewstepsfromhome.com and fill out the request for a meet and greet application.

I look forward to meeting you!

Love Quinn

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Deisel
Akita/Lab Mix
Male
Midland, MI

About​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
AGE: Senior
  • Size: Medium

  • Coat color: Black / white





CHARACTERISTIC
Loving, loves car rides, protector
COAT LENGTH
Medium 
HOUSE-TRAINED
Yes
HEALTH
Vaccinations up to date, spayed / neutered.
GOOD IN A HOME WITH 
Other dogs but would like to be an only pet
Meet Diesel
Hi Everyone! My name is Diesel! I hear that This is where I am supposed to tell you about my self. Bear with me. Im a dog and with the whole no thumbs thing, I need to use my nose to type and it gets pretty hard and I seem to make a lot of spelling errors and mostofmywordsevenruntogether...oops....see, typing with my nose is pretty hard! 
        Eh hem, Now, about me. let me mention before I start I LOVE to talk and talk about myself is even better.  I LOVE the sound of my own voice! I will definitely give you an ear full when I feel the need to! So, my name is Diesel. I don't know why these rescue people make us fosters restate our names! NO ONE is going to forget our names in the matter of a few sentences yeesh! I am a super awesome Akita Labrador mix. I was born August 2009. Now, let me first point out before you decide to pass over me because of my age. I am not old. Maybe to some I am but I act like a young whipper snapper most of the time! Heck, I can catch a ball both out of the air and and a  bounced ball too! I know young pups that when balls are thrown at them it bounces off of their faces! Not mine! Im just that good!!
       Despite what I just said about me NOT being old I can be  an old crank when the other foster dogs start playing in the house. I will bark at them until they get the message and go lay down. someone has to control those annoying youngins!  I can be a little distrustful of men and I will put them on ignore until I  warm up to them and that only happens in my own time.
      I know some basic commands such as  sit, I come and once I  know and trust you will I lay down on command, I also know the  “off” command.  I  also shake hands. What paw I choose to give you depends on which one I want to give you. But with some work I am  learning “other one” and I am starting to  give both paws for my treat. I'm smart like that! Plus, doesn't everyone know these basic commands? I know these young whipper snappers these days just run wild anymore. Oh, to go back to the good ol days! I DO HOWEVER expect cookies whenever I come in from outside and my foster mom has been working on that....I told her she doesn't need to that there is NO ISSUES with feeding me cookies haha!   She has been giving me  cookies when she deems it a good time which is  with good behavior. I insist I need cookies ALL the time cause Im always GOOD!  I also know the “nice” command since I used to snap treats out of people's hands. I must say I HAVE been a perfect gentleman when taking cookies!  Now, cookies please.....
       I am also crate trained and house trained. Again, isn't everyone??? I have  been very good about going to the door when I need to go outside or otherwise verbally telling my foster mom if I need to go out. I have had NO potty accidents. I get cookies now right????Oh, and I really have not been on a leash much so my foster mommy is working on my  leash manners...better manners = more cookies! 
      Now for the UN-fun stuff...medical....I will be going in for everything very soon. I will be chipped, neutered (how embarrassing at my age!!), updated on all vaccines, heartworm tested, and on prevention for fleas, ticks heartworms and internal parasites. There that was simple. My only issue so far that has been seen is my vision is getting a little darker....Meaning I have cataracts.  But that's ok I can still batt my eyes to get cookies!
I have  lived for 10 years of my life in a mostly quiet home and that is the lifestyle that I will do best in. I would like to be in  home with no small children. I get pretty  stressed around them. They are loud and move too quickly. Also, when I say no kids that includes adolescent dogs as well. They just have no respect for us aging boys anymore! Heck when I was their age, I was walking  knee deep up hills in snow to go outside to poop!  
      I don't  mind other female dogs and playing with them. Especially pretty ones! But saying that I am  only playful in short spurts. My  foster mom has a really super cute female dog. Her name is Addie. She's an  alpha female, she thought she would let me know that she rules the K-9 roost... I like women dogs that know what they want! But, if she gets to too much of an attitude I have NO issues with  dissuading her from being unkind to me with nothing more then a growl.  
      My foster mom says Generally the easiest way to quiet me with anything is to ignore me. I HATE to be ignored, but It eventually works. Oh, and  I really don't care for loud voices and yelling and I do much better if  treated kindly.... A simple correction of “no” in your normal speaking voice will get your point across perfectly to me...then you can give me a cookie, Because Im ALWAYS good remember?. 
I do like to be the door bell. If I hear a noise outside everyone will know about it. I  will bark and alert my foster mom and my k9 siblings. No one has to worry with me around!  I don't even charge much for my service...just a cookie or three.... I have also been around cats in the past and did ok with them. 
      I am the type who is a lay on the couch and sleep in your bed kinda dude. I totally  love attention and affection and  I am more then HAPPY to snuggle and be lazy with my peeps. Of course, this is after my short burst of energy going outside, up hills and in knee deep snow to poop. Yeah, Im exaggerating...but that's what it was like when I was a pup growing up!  We didn't have these fancy indoor dog grasses we could poop on back then. I swear society has become lazy....indoor toilets for dogs...what's next? I also don't care too much for the cold. I really need a jacket on me these days. too much hard winters back in the day of going outside to the bathroom I think. 
      Foster mom says I  can be a beggar. Has she NOT heard those young pups these days?!?!  always looking for a free hand out! Back in my days we WORKED for our food! Expect free food...what has this generation come to...
Im told that I must  tell you that I love the sound of my own own voice....that's pretty conceited don't ya think? But, foster mom insisted I add that in those EXACT words...how embarrassing!  I am not afraid to use my howls and barks and woofs if it will get me what I want...such as a pop tart... I LOVE pop tarts!  There are times when I will howl and bark for my own pleasure....Hey, I like to sing and talk!  I  will also, use those barks, howls, woofs, cute looks, puppy eyes etc.  to sweet talk my foster mom out of her food or to let her know that I expect her attention. Sometimes I will add a whine to further my cause...just in the event you missed all my other remarks I have suggested to you about giving me things I would like. But seriously, , as long as you are paying attention to me I will be happy and I certainly  will make it clear to you what I  want....pop tart...oh, did I say that?? oops!...subliminal message...pop tart....one more for good measure....pop tart...did it work yet?
      The other thing I MUST mention here is that I LOVE car rides! My foster mom promised me we could go for a ride over one of the weekends.  I waited and waited what seemed like forever..in all reality it was two days on the 3rd day I knew she would make her promise good and she did. I did happen to get so EXCITED that I nearly knocked my foster mom down onto her bum. She then got that scary look on her face that told me, unless I calmed down I was going to sit right in the spot I was in and NOT go anywhere. THAT look she gave me I KNEW she was serious. I was instantly calm. car ride now please.... 
      Im supposed to tell you here that if you may be interested in learning more about me you are welcome to PM the rescue on Facebook, email them at Dogrescue0146@gmail.com or you can even fill out a meet and greet request  application located at www.fewstepsfromhome.com
Im told I am a clown and there isn’t a day that has gone by that I have not done something to make my foster laugh. I LOVE to bring people around me joy and make them smile.  I'm told that I am that guy that would make the perfect companion. Im getting all teary eyed at all the niceness people telling me all the time! So, if you may be interested in adopting a pretty darn good dude like myself then here I am. 

Love Always, 
              Diesel  



**PENDING ADOPTION 
​​​​​​​Bear
Mastiff Mix
Male
Gladwin, MI


  • Medium
  • Black/Brown/Tan


CHARACTERISTIC
playful, energetic, knows basic commands, walks well on leash, likes car rides, treat motivated, friendly, talker, silly, Lves all people and children 
COAT LENGTH
short
HOUSE-TRAINED
Yes
HEALTH
Vaccinations up to date, neutered.
GOOD IN A HOME WITH
children
PREFERS A HOME WITHOUT
Cats, dogs
My name is Bear.  I am a Male , I am around 3 years old  and  I am a mastiff mix
     I am a people dog. I love my people. I love kids of all ages and  I love all adult people. I am a HUGE cuddler and I am one HECK of a good slobbery kisser. I love to go for car rides, go for walks, play and talk. Yup, Im a HUGE talker especially when I want something..Usually it revolves around food...I like food....a lot...just in the event you didn't catch how much I like food..I LOVE food... hope I was able to get the point across to you
     I know the following commands, sit, stay, off, leave it, wait, quiet, no, down (thats a hard one for me unless you have a treat...I LOVE food).  Im eager to please and will do anything for a treat...or two, or a few, maybe the whole box...yeah,  lets roll with the whole box. I also LOVE praise. If you tell me GOOD BOY! my face will light up and I will will get a look on my face of sheer joy. If I do something wrong however and you say bad boy (which I never am....oops foster mom just glared at me) my entire world comes crashing down. Im a very sensitive guy. But soon as Im offered a treat my world is good again. I love food...
     I am updated on everything with my vet care. The ladies that had adopted me from this rescue were very diligent with keeping all my vet care up to date. They took very good care of my sister and I. Im neutered (shhhh don't tell the ladies) and microchipped too (whatever that is...must be a government conspiracy)
      I needed to return to this rescue because I had a few run in's with other dogs. This stemmed from a few things. The first and foremost thing is lack of confidence. I do not have any.  The other thing was I was allowed to I fence run with the neighbors dog.  This caused a whole huge other plethora of issues for me.  I  even fought with my sister at the fence, something I NEVER did! I know I need to go to a home where I can have a human leader(s). That is so important. I need to keep working on my confidence building so I can become a well rounded dog. I do not want to always be in a state of panic.  Once my confidence comes, everything else will too.
      If you would like to meet me please go to www.fewstepsfromhome.com to fill out the short meet and greet application. Or you can PM the rescue on Facebook or email them at Dogrescue0146@gmail.com if you have any further  questions. Thank you for listening to me and my emotional rants.
 
   
         Love,
            Bear
     

     

Woofers

Faith 

Siberian Husky  

Female

Gladwin, MI

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Young

  • 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

Male

Midland, 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  

Female

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

Boogie

Labrador Retriever & Shar-Pei 

Female  

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****

Hey Everyone, It's Woofers! Can you BELIEVE what my foster mom did to all of us POOR dogs!??!! Dressing us up and then putting it on Social Media. I think Im going to sue her for defamation of charactor,,,I don't know...sounded good....I've been here in rescue for quite some time. The people here have been trying to find out what is wrong with me and why I am having certain symptoms with my health. Ive been tested for a TON of things and The last thing I'm getting tested for we are hoping will give us some positive answers. So, even though I'm not available right now I REALLY hope that I will be soon. Im going to tell you about me now. If that is OK with you... Im a Siberian Husky Male..The person that named me couldn't think of a good name so I was called woofers. When I was turned in the rescue people just kept it because the name just "worked" for me as generic of a name as it was. Im older around 10 years old.
       Im friendly, I like all other dogs, big, small doesn't matter I like them. Im playful, I love walks, I love to eat (we all do here in rescue it seems). Im not super over affectionate but thats common for my breed. I like attention when I want it. Im a REAL odd ball (foster mom said I am....I find that offensive...she said it's not meant to be) I am unique I much prefer that word. Uniquely beautiful...thats MUCH better! She's the odd one but don't tell her that I won't get those yummy treats she provides me every night at bedtime. I love all people, I do great with kids of all ages as well. I really need work on taking treats better however. If you value your fingers you'll want to place the treat on the floor.....We have been working on this for a long time but my foster mom said she isn't sure if I enjoy the food or the fingers...she's a dork.
       I walk around like with a perpetually surprised look on my face. I don't think Im always surprised....maybe I am....I don't know....wow that all just surprised me thinking about all that....I have all of my basic vet care done, and that whole microchip government conspiracy thing thats been going around with all the rescue dogs chatter I just sit back and look shocked. Im good at that. I don't even have to pretend! When I run I tend to hop or bounce or maybe its sort of a bounce hop. Just to point this out I am not a rabbit nor am I a pogo stick. I am a Woofers. I am an original breed of my own. I prefer to consider myself a designer breed called the "woofers" yeah that sounds pretty cool huh? I made that one up all on my own. I'm also a comedian! Foster mom says not to quit my day job.....boy, she really doesn't get out much...Im a dog, I don't have a actual 9-5 day job. If I did I would have all the treats in the world at my pawtips. 
      Ok, I regress, I must talk more about me and not aimlessly ramble on about odd things.... Mostly what I want to get across to you , my readers is two simple words...ADOPT....ME..... I know Im not ready because of that dumb medical test that needs to come back, but maybe if I could get some love going on then maybe people will remember to keep following and inquiring about me until results come back.
       So, all that being said If you would like to learn more about me or ask questions please feel free to PM the rescue or email Dogrescue0146@gmail.com I know my foster mom would love to chat with you! She's a little odd everyone just try not to poke too much fun of her, like us dogs do every day! 
                             Hope all of you have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
Love Always,
                        Woofers



GRIZZLY
ALASKAN MALAMUTE
MALE
10-11 YEARS OLD
SPECIAL NEEDS BEHAVIOR
GLADWIN, MI

Grizzly here. Almost everyone knows me and belongs to my fan club and those that don't I will be more then happy to let you join my "grizz" club!

Well, here is where I tell you a bit about me. I am a 10 pretty close to 11 years old male Alaskan malamute. I'm a big ' ol boy, I am a lover with people after I get to know and trust them. I do have trust issues. I went through some pretty bad stuff in the past, some which I just can't forget about. New people I am leery of. But I have got much better with meeting others. My foster mom knows exactly what to tell people to do when meeting me and she can read my body language very well to know when Im feeling uncomfortable. If I start to feel uncomfortable then I need to have my space and I need a lot of space cause Im a big boy! I do best with women as opposed to men. I do warm up to men, just not as quickly. Again people need to be able to read my body language and understand when I need my space. 

The type of home I would do best in is a quiet home. one that does NOT have a ton of people coming and going, maybe a middle aged couple that are retired, semi retired with no younger kids. I would love Somewhere I can live out my retirement days at. I would much rather be an only pet., although I do ok with some other medium to large dogs I would much rather have my people all to myself.... I would be so much happier. And absolutely NO cats. My prey drive is EXTREMELY high. Those furry little critters would not stand a chance with me. I would love a nice BIG fenced in yard with a privacy fence and APPLES, yes apples. a lifetime supply of apples. My foster mom has an apple orchard and I have discovered I absolutely LOVE apples!!! I guess I don't need a whole orchard, but if you could get me apples from the store even that would be awesome! 

I am a smart boy. Im not just a pretty face! I know commands such as sit, down (sometimes I will do this, mostly when food is near and there is something in it for me), shake although when I shake I slap...Im manly I have big powerful feet what do you expect!?

I am neutered I need to be updated on my rabies pretty soon coming up here and to be reheartworm tested, Ive been on heartworm prevention, flea, tick and internal parasite protection as well.Foster mom refuses to do distemper vaccines at my age. She says they will do me more harm then good at this point. I do have some hip dysplasia setting in, making stairs hard for me to do. I get down them just fine but getting up them sometimes is another story. As I said, going down is easier even when Im trying to go up....Foster mom tells me she feels the same way about stairs. Sometimes we roll down them together. She's soft so landing on her is great. Im currently on some medication for my hips that includes all kinds of good stuff in it likeMSM, Glucosamine, Tumeric, Green lipped Mussels and all kinds of other good stuff. I asked her to get the brand of medication for me because it was named Bayer....and I'm a Grizzly Bear!! 
I also get a fish oil tablet daily. I can move so much better with all of this and my coat is nice and shiny when its not covered in dirt from digging. I LOVE to dig...BIG...HUGE holes....Foster mom yells, I dig more. Im dedicated to my projects.
Im also microchipped. All the dogs here are so Weired. They all think it has something to do with a government conspiracy. That is insane. Im the one that injected them all with the chip so they can lead me to all the food!!! Abby was right when she said she thought it was a tracking device...but the government isn't tracking her with her chip...it's ME! I can keep close tabs on everyone and where they are going to steal food from. Works great in my favor. Just don't tell anyone I don't want my plan to be foiled.

I LOVE car rides, although tall vehicles, trucks, SUV's etc. are really hard for me to get into and out of. I really have HAD to love car rides since my travels started in California. From there I was adopted out from a rescue in that area to someone in British Columbia. A nice rescue took me in out there when they were contacted about me saying the adopter was not keeping me and wanted to shoot me because I bit him. They all searched for a rescue to help me overcome this and where I would be safe should I never be able to be adopted out safely. From British Columbia I traveled to Oregon where I stayed for awhile with a nice rescue lady then she brought me all the way to Michigan. She drove straight through with no breaks, other then for us to potty, eat and take a quick snooze here and there. It was a fun trip! 

I LOVE to sit on my foster mom. I don't seem to understand HOW big I am compaired to her. She will sit down with me and I sit right ON her. Then I will FLOP onto her more to lay down. I also pin her up against the wall when shes been gone even for a few minutes until I get the attention I feel I need and deserve. I WOO and I WOO a lot at times. although foster mom says I sound more like I am saying WHOOOO like a really deep voiced owl. She calls me her whoey bear. I like that she has little love nick names for me. She loves me a lot. I can tell. She told me that as Im typing this she feels very sad that she may have to let me go. She said every so often there is that dog that comes around that touches your heart to such a degree that she feels ill thinking about letting them go. I love her too a LOT but I think she will be ok without me...I hope. I tell her to be strong like she tells me that I am every single day. 

There is so much more to me... "The Grizz". And there is so much more to my story. But if anyone wants to know more I would be happy to have my foster mom tell you more. Like all the dogs here foster mom is being extremely careful where I go. I hear Faith the husky here she is being very careful with too because of her history as well. I have a tall order on me set for anyone that may want to adopt me, but that is the way it is and that is how it needs to be to help me stay and remain SAFE forever. Even with people's best intentions things can happen and that is precisely why I need special placement.

If you would like to know more about me please PM the rescue on Facebook or email at Dogrescue0146@gmail.com. We would like to talk more to anyone that has interest before any applications are filled out to set up meet and greets. Thank you for understanding since I am special needs due to behavioral needs. 

Thank you for reading my story 
Love,
Grizzly aka Grizz, Big Bear, Baby Bear, Whoey Bear, Whooey, Big G and MANY more nick names!