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Meet Our Adoptable Dogs

Diesel

Akita/Lab Mix  

Male

Midland, MI

Senior

Large

  • Black , White 
  • About
CHARACTERISTIC
 knows basic commands, likes car rides, treat motivated, friendly, talker, silly
COAT LENGTH
Medium 
HOUSE-TRAINED
Yes
HEALTH
Vaccinations up to date, spayed / neutered.
GOOD IN A HOME WITH
Other dogs and cats but would prefer to be only pet
PREFERS A HOME WITHOUT
young children.

Meet Diesel

Sweet Diesel , 

- 🐾Loves attention
- 🐾Has a sweet tooth
- 🐾Loves to be outside
in warm weather
-🐾Loves to hang out
with his person/
people
- 🐾Will share your bed
if allowed.
- 🐾Snuggles on the
couch
- 🐾Must he in a fenced
yard, on a tie out or
a zip-line as he is a
wanderer.
- 🐾Loves women but
requires time to
warm up to men.

🐾Diesel came into foster in November of 2019. He wasn’t neutered. He was spoiled and set in his ways. Since that time we have rocked his world. He prefers a quiet home and is adjusting to the ruckus that is often raised in a house with 2 playful pups just maturing into adults. Diesel has to be kept separated from the other dogs in the house as he has NO tolerance for them!

🐾Although Diesel has been around small children. He is not comfortable with them and only tolerated them. The loudness that comes with small children is a source of anxiety for Diesel.

🐾His previous veterinarian has said that Diesel has some changes in his vision due to age. During the day he seems to see quite well however at night his vision isn’t as clear. Otherwise Diesel is healthy. There haven’t been any signs of arthritis other then some stiffness after a long nap. Once he is up and has a good stretch he is ready to go. He is not fat, in fact his foster has brought his weight down a few pounds.

🐾If you are looking for a walking partner then Diesel could be the perfect fit❣️🥰

🐶 If you would like to know even more about Diesel please Pm us, email us @ 💌dogrescue0146@gmail.com or fill out our adoption application at 📤www.fewstepsfromhome.com

Diesel hopes to meet you soon❣️❣️

❤️, Diesel


Woofers

Faith 

Siberian Husky  

Female

Gladwin, MI

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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:

Reilly came into foster in December ❄️of 2018. He is a Great Dane/German Shepherd/Pitbull mix. 🐾🐾🐾🐾

In August 2020 he will be 2 years old.When he arrived we knew there was something wrong with his back and that was about it. At 4 months old he could hardly walk and generally was in a sitting position dragging himself wherever he went. When he was able to see a specialist we found out that what we thought was a broken back was actually a birth defect and once he quit growing the birth defect stopped getting progressively worse.

Reilly has learned how to be a dog 🐶in foster. He walks, he runs, he plays just like any other dog. He moves differently but he is a happy and confident young dog. 🦮Reilly has some incontinence issues that we continue to work on. In the last few months Reilly has gotten progressively better with grooming himself. At one point he could not groom himself at all.

Reilly is funny and seems to have a real sense of humor. He may not be perfect but has worked very hard to just be a dog and if he could tell you himself. I have no doubt that he would say that he is just like everyone else. 🐕Reilly does require a bit more work then your average dog but he is well worth it. He is as sweet 💖as the day is long. And would love to have his own family.

If you would like to adopt Reilly you can email us at dogrescue0146@gmail.com or go to www.fewstepsfromhome.com and fill out the 🐾DOG ADOPTION APPLICATION🐾... please bypass the meet and greet application at this time please.

❤️💕Reilly hopes to meet you soon❤️❤️💕


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

Summer is almost here and Athena is  for that special family to let her sit in wheelbarrows and wagons since she adores to do this! She’s that dog who would be up even for a good 4 wheeler ride with some training! ❤️ She also is looking for some nice people to cuddle at night with since she is a GREAT cuddle bug! 💕

She hopes to meet you very soon 🌺 and become a part of your family ❣️❣️

Apply for her today or email us for more information on this super silly, special gal!

❤️, Ms. Athena

Basic information 🌹
* 7 years old
* loves people and kids
* no cats or small dogs
* good with most dogs after proper time to get used to other dog. Best with opposite sex and non dominant dogs
* takes time to warm up to people and pets
* non aggressive

**FOOD MOTIVATED!!



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

 We realize older dogs are hard to place especially ones that shouldn’t be placed with other animals or super young kids like our girl here due to her eyesight but this gal is an amazing pooch with SO MUCH love and life to give yet.

This girl can keep up with the best of these younger pups and she is such a funny dog that adores to cuddle. Why she’s still here is beyond us.

🐾Boogies basic information 🐾

10 years old
Female
Sharpei lab mix
Should be only pet
Should be placed with older kids only
Loves to cuddle
Likes everyone she meets people wise
House trained
Great on leash
All vet care done and spayed
Super CUTE EARS!!!!

please inquire atoday with us or fill out our application to meet this sweet girl!🐾🐾

❤️We WONT rest or quit sharing until this deserving girl finds her perfect people❣️

Boogie looks forward to meeting you💕

❤️, Boogie




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
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!