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Barney

High Energy Companion

Hi I’m Barney and I have a favor to ask…just look into my eyes…keep looking…you’re getting sleepy…very sleepy…now, WAKE UP because you want to adopt me! I’m approximately 10 mos old, up-to-date on vaccinations, neutered, microchipped and my guess is I'm a Lab/Shepherd/herding breed mix. The vet told my foster mom, I’m going to be a big boy - probably 55+ pounds. I love playing with my foster dog & cat friends but I'm still a high-energy puppy so sometimes I get on the older dogs nerves and they don't want to play with me. When I’m not playing, I’m cuddling with my awesome foster mom and dad. I’m walking well on the leash, learning simple commands, crate trained and house trained. I’ve been thinking a lot about my perfect family and am now taking applications. The perfect candidate/s should be semi-active to active as I think I would enjoy a nice walk through a neighborhood park or playing at a local dog park. They should like the outdoors like me – maybe we can go running, hiking or camping, but I would also love chasing a ball in my very own back yard. If you think you’re my perfect match, please submit an application on the Adoption page.

Cappy

Love bug!

Meet Cappy, a 1 yr old, small Beagle/Basset maybe Daschund mix that weighs in at 24lbs. He has been neutered, is up to date on vaccinations, microchipped, and is heartworm negative. Despite having been neglected, Cappy is a confident boy. He loves to cuddle with his foster family and plays and plays with his foster brother, Beau. Cappy has shown no aggression towards cats.  He does need to be fed separate - unfortunately, this sweet boy has known hunger in his short life. He has not been tested with small children, but we don’t think he will have any issues. He is crate trained, house trained, and walks well on a leash. He would do fine in a home with other dogs or by himself. To submit an online adoption application for Cappy, go to http://www.dirtroaddoggiesrescue.org/adopt-me-adoption-application

Cole


Mellow Man

Cole acts and appears to be a pure-bred Walker Treeing Coonhound. He has been an absolute joy to have around the house with his loving and laid back nature. He gets along great with other dogs and family members. He has not been tested off leash with cats, but he knows when the cat has been nearby and looks for him. Be advised he has been trained to hunt and will become very intense when he gets on a scent and will want to follow it. For this reason, Cole, will be best suited for a family with a large backyard and a tall fence and does not plan to leave Cole unattended for long periods of time. Cole would be fine being the only dog in a family as he loves attention and the comforts of being indoors. He also loves to hang out and play with his foster pack. He has escaped once from his foster family but was easy to find by following his distinct bay. He was found at the base of a tree patiently waiting for his foster family, with his prey hoping we would get him and move along quickly. Cole is approximately 3 years old, altered, crate trained, micro-chipped, approximately 70 lbs. and up to date on all shots, but is heartworm positive. He begins his treatment soon and should be ready for adoption around the end of May or early June. For information on our adoption process, check out our FAQ page or adoption page to fill out an application. Don’t forget to mention Cole!

Jada

Little Miss

Jada is a fun loving little 10-month-old Staffie pup approximately 31 lbs and we believe she may max out to 35-40 lbs. She is up-to-date on vaccinations, spayed, and microchipped. She loves to play with her ball and is learning when she returns it, it will be thrown again for her to catch! Her foster mom & dad are working on skills & manners, such as walking on a leash and sitting, but it won’t be too long before she is a dignified young lady. Jada is crate trained and working on her potty skills. Her foster home has four dogs and lots of cats and for fun she occasionally takes the cats for a short run. She doesn’t like her kitties to be lazy!  We think Jada will excel with a family that has an active lifestyle since she is a very high-energy dog. A large fenced yard is suggested since there will be lots of daily fetching and playing. Jada would make a great companion for someone who likes to walk, hike, or run as she loves the freedom of being outside but also likes to hang inside with her humans watching a little tellie. Adoption applications can be submitted online at www.dirtroaddoggiesrescue.org Just mention you’re interested in Little Miss Jada! 

Marlow

Loyal and
Playful

Like most of DRDR’s pups, poor Marlow was dumped on a rural road. Luckily, a very observant person contacted us after seeing Marlow both morning and night on the same corner. She was patiently awaiting her family’s return. Marlow is a very loyal, super friendly, 1-2-year-old husky/heeler/shepherd mix who weighs 45 lbs. She is up to date on vaccinations, but at her initial vet appointment, we found out she is heartworm positive. Heartworm treatment is expensive, but it is also hard on an active dog as the dog must be crated for 30-60 days and kept calm while undergoing treatment. She will be spayed and microchipped prior to adoption. Her foster family feels she will make a terrific companion as she loves to be near her humans. She loves car rides and has never met a stranger. Marlow should be available for adoption around the end of June. She has not been tested with cats or small children – other than at adoption days which she did fine. Marlow prefers to be around smaller dogs or low energy bigger dogs.

Poco

Thinks he's
a lap dog!

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Poco, a beautiful SUPER SWEET Flashy Bully Breed, approximately two years old, was dumped on a dirt road. Poco is very grateful he has gotten a new chance at life.  He has had a tough few years.  He found himself in another county shelter in Georgia a few years ago after being dumped on a dirt road where he was adopted and microchipped.  Sadly that owner chose to rehome him and approximately a week after they did so, Poco was found dumped AGAIN on another rural dirt road.  

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The previous owner was contacted but they stated they moved and couldn't keep him and that they did not know the person they allowed to adopt and dump the dog they promised to love and protect from harm.  Poco has fully recovered from heartworms which was discovered after a trip to vet, is fully vetted, 55 pounds, and eagerly awaits his new forever family.  He has a lot of energy and is super sweet.  Due to his high energy level he will do best in a home with adults and big kids.  He loves playing with dogs.  He should not live with cats.

Roscoe

Just wants to
have fun 

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Roscoe is a happy, 10-month-old terrier mix who is looking for a family to call his own! He is on the small side weighing in at 30lbs. He loves to play with others dogs, gets along well with cats, and loves people- big and small! His adorable, radar-like ears will let you know when you've got his attention! He is working on his crate & house training. He’s well on his way but has a few accidents here and there, but we have no doubt he’ll master these skills soon! Roscoe came to Dirt Road Doggies Rescue when his owner could no longer care for him and it's our goal to find him his forever home!
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Rosie

Athletic
&
High Energy

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Rosie was dumped on the side of a rural road. She was terrified and didn't leave the area for days, but luckily, she had a guardian angel looking out for her. This angel found Rosie and sponsored her vetting costs which allowed DRDR to bring her in and get this gorgeous girl healthy! When Rosie came into DRDR’s care, she was malnourished, her coat was dull with hair falling out and had horrible skin. At that time, we had no idea how beautiful she would ultimately be. Her light brindle coat is very unique. Rosie loves attention and is crazy for her Kong. She will play fetch for hours if you let her! No doubt this girl had a rough life but we know her luck will change once the perfect forever family finds her. Rosie is approximately 3 years old, has been spayed, up-to-date on vaccinations, microchipped, and heartworm negative. Rosie plays with her foster family’s male pit mix, but would need to be tested with other females; however the foster family has seen no aggression towards other dogs or cats. Rosie is a high-energy girl. For adoption information, please go to: http://www.dirtroaddoggiesrescue.org/adopt-me-adoption-application


Willie

Playful & loving

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Willie and brother Waylon were surrendered to a rural Georgia animal shelter by their owner. DRDR was contacted and thankfully had some extra space so pulled them just before they were to be euthanized. These poor hound pups are only about a year old and have really had no training and not shown much love. They were a little shy at first but are quickly coming out of their shells and appreciating attention. In a very short time, these two have mastered crate training and leash walking so the foster family has moved on to teaching simple commands, house training, and confidence building. The boys have been neutered, are UTD on vaccinations, and weigh approximately 40 lbs.  Willie is the quiet one whereas Waylon wants you to know he is present. The foster family is seeing less anxiety as they get more comfortable with the routine of the pack – dogs and humans! We think they will do well in a home with other dogs but can also be an only pet. They have not been cat tested, but do not seem to have a prey drive.  These two cuties deserve a second chance and all that life has to offer. If you think one or both would make a great addition to your family, check out our FAQ page at www.dirtroaddoggiesrescue.org for adoption info. You can submit an application online.
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Ralph

Social Gentleman

Ralph is a friendly 7 year old Chocolate Lab Mix, approximately 45 lbs,  who was dumped on a dirt road.  Ralph loves chickens and is not afraid to take down a snake to protect his feathered friends.  If you are looking for a buddy to hit the road with, Ralph is your man!  You don't have to ask him twice to get in the truck, just open the door and he knows what to do! This good dog loves all friendly dogs and is just looking to relax and enjoy the day.  He loves to make friends and doesn't know a stranger. He is fully vetted, neutered, and gentle with kid​s.  



COURTESY POSTS
The animals below are looking for new homes but are not available for adoption through DRDR. They are only available through arrangements with their current owners or shelters. If you are interested in any of the animals listed below, please contact the owner directly. Contact information can be found in each animal's description.
DISCLAIMER: DRDR has not met or evaluated any of the animals under Courtesy Posts unless otherwise noted.  DRDR, its staff and volunteers are not responsible for these animals and makes no claim to their health, training, temperament, or other concerns.  DRDR does confirm vetting history prior to posting.  DRDR recommends that anyone interested in adopting one of these animals fully discuss the animal's health, history, and temperament with its current owner and obtain a temperament evaluation of the animal where appropriate.
 

Interested in Adopting from DRDR? 
Please read our Adoption Regulations
on our FAQ page FIRST !!!

DRDR proudly practices Responsible Rehoming
 
 

ADOPTION APPLICATION​
complete and submit electronically or download, and email to barb.drdr@gmail.com




Adoption Application
Adoption Applicant(s) Full Names This is applicable to all couples, spouses, and partners who share a residence. PLEASE LIST BOTH NAMES
Adoption Applicant(s) Email
Name, age, and occupation of all residents living in home:
Home Address
Home and Cell Phone
Personal Reference #1 (only one reference can be a relative) How long/do you know this person
Personal Reference #2 (only one reference can be a relative) How long/do you know this person
Veterinarian Reference: Shots must be up to date within 30 days for cats and dogs and all dogs must be on monthly HW prevention
Names of all pets treated there over the past two years
Are all of your pets on your property altered (spay/neuter)? If No, please explain:
In the past 5 years have you had pets that are no longer living with you? If yes, please explain
List names, breed, health, age , behavior of all pets that live on your property and where they sleep
Have you ever had to give up a dog? If yes, please describe.
Please describe the dog you are wanting to adopt.
Why do you want to adopt a dog?
What do you plan to feed your adopted dog? We use Wholesome Sportmix Fish
Where will your adopted dog sleep at night?
Do you have a crate that will comfortably fit your adopted dog? If no, are you willing to purchase one?
Who will care for your pet during vacations and family emergencies?
Are you willing to attend obedience training with your dog?
If you do not have a current veterinarian, how do you plan to find one?
Describe your home: Own/Rent, Apartment/ Single Family/Duplex/Townhouse, Acreage, ect
If you rent we must confirm your permission to have a dog. Please provide your Landlords contact:
Should you be chosen to adopt from DRDR, we will conduct a home visit before and after adoption
Is anyone in your home allergic to dogs of any kind?
How much money would be considered a major medical expense for your adopted dog?
Is your entire household supportive of this adoption?
How long do you plan to keep your adopted dog?
What are your plans for this dog: family pet, companion, guarding, hunting, breeding
Have you applied with another rescue within the past 3 months? If yes, whom and have you been contacted by them?
How many hours will your adopted dog be alone on average and where will he/she stay during this time?
How did you find out about DRDR?
*I agree that the above listed information is TRUE and CORRECT and understand this information will be included with my adoption contract. If ANY INFORMATION is found to be UNTRUE AT ANY TIME (EVEN FOLLOWING ADOPTION) THE DOG WILL BE RECLAIMED AT NO EXPENSE TO DIRT ROAD DOGGIES RESCUE. Type full name as agreement.
*By submitting my application I hereby give my Veterinarian, Personal References, and Landlord permission to disclose to Dirt Road Doggies Rescue information that pertains to adopting from Dirt Road Doggies Rescue. Type your full name as agreement.
*I understand that incomplete applications will not be processed. Type your full name as agreement.
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        PUPDATES
 

Murphy with his brother at Pooches in the Park.

Photos courtesy of Heart Spot Pet and Family Portraits
Muprhy with his siblings at Pooches in the Park.






Photos courtesy of Heart Spot Pet and Family Portraits
Nigel signing his thank you cards to all who donated to his meidcal bills.
Ralph having some fun on the farm, wishing for a family of his own one day.  
This first photo was taken of Jack about a month after he entered the protective arms of DRDR.  He was still very much underweight and slowly recovering from a severe flea infestation.  You can see the look of relief in his eyes, so grateful not to be hungry anymore.  The second photo was taken just two months later.  Jack so handsome and filled out.  He has come a long way in such a short amount of time.  
Poco and Goldie getting in some play time before Goldies HW treatment begins.  That's Jack in back!
Sadie Mae is enjoying being a house dog.  "All these blankets and beds sure are soft!"