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Monday, September 1, 2014

"GRETEL" nice companion Yorkie mix


here's my MCAS weblink

Gretel is a tan and silver female Yorkshire Terrier mix. She is approximately 5 years old and weighs about 13.7 lbs. All you need is to look into her adorable little face, you will be as charmed by her as we are. Gretel would like a home where she would be an only pet because she doesn't want to share her people with other pets.

 The shelter recommends a private lesson with a trainer so a new owner can properly work with Gretel to teach her to walk calmly past other dogs. Gretel is not suited to apartment living as she does bark at noises.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

"BENSEN" cute midsize senior bobbed tail Lover Lab Mix

here's my MCAS weblink

Hello, my name is Bensen! I arrived at the shelter as a mature gentleman and am ready for a fresh start! My shelter friends can't tell you what my experience in life has been but here I have been curious to explore and enjoy a good back scratch! My new home should be a patient and gentle family with no children under 10. Please come down to meet me and ask the staff about my medical needs. I am around 12 years old and weigh 62 pounds. He is currently enjoying life in a foster home. Please contact the shelter at 503-988-7387 or email!




Friday, August 29, 2014

"ELSA" pretty blue eyed mix

here's my MCAS weblink

Hello, my name is Elsa! I am a pretty girl who has landed herself homeless. My shelter friends don't know what my past experience has been like but based on the behavior I have been exhibiting here it seems I haven't had the best start in life. I have been shy of strangers, new environments and reactive to other dogs in the kennel. I have bonded quickly with my handler and will likely do the same with my new adopter.


An active family with no other dogs who is dedicated to keeping me safe and using reward based training to teach me good skills is what I'm seeking. Do you sound like a good match for me? I am around 1 year old and weigh 40 pounds

"ABBY" happy Lab teenager

here's my MCAS weblink  ( adoption pending for 9/5)

Abby is a young and active lab mix looking for a loving and dedicated home to help her grow into the best dog ever! She knows sit, but has a bit of a time staying in a sit and likes to jump up! Taking her to positive obedience classes will go a long way to helping her learn how to communicate with people and gain confidence!
 At 6 months old she is still a puppy. She weighs a long & lean 45 pounds. Please ask to meet her today!

"HENNESEY" mellow and lovely Pitmix

I'm a bit nervous at the moment in the shelter, but in a home I'm mellow and well behaved. I hope to meet you soon ~Hennesy

here's my MCAS weblink

Like a well aged brandy, I am a mellow and lovely lady. I have lived previously with kids but would prefer to be the only dog.

I am well behaved, can be a little silly, and I would love to go for daily walks. I am looking for a home where I will be a well loved member and indoor family member. 



 I am about 6 years of age and I weigh a chubby 62lbs. Ask about ME today!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

"CLEMENTINE" the Fabulous adorable Rottie/Boxer mix!

 Isn't it time to visit Clementine at Family Dogs? She's looking forward to meeting you! 
update -  8/31 YES! so very happy to see that sweet  Clementine was adopted today from Family Dogs Shelter !!!
"new Adopters"..  please take really good care of Clementine!


Rottweiler + Boxer Mix
5 years old
57 pounds

Oh my darling, Oh my darling, Oh my Darling Clementine! You are lost and gone forever, dreadful sorry, Clementine. I love that song! Mainly because it has my name in it, but it’s kind of a sad song. Oh well, life isn’t always rainbows and candy. It kinda makes you appreciate the good times you have when a little melancholy saunters through your life. But I could really use one of those rainbows about now. I feel a little lost and would love the opportunity to share all the love I have to give. I have had some ups and downs in my life, and I’d really like to walk on the straight path. I have never really had consistency in my life, so it’s about time I find some security. Someone that can be consistent with me. I really love treats and listen well, I just really wanna do whatever kinda stuff you want to teach me! I do get pretty nervous and uneasy when put in stressful situations, so I am looking for a home with children 10+. I have lived with cats before and don’t really mind it, so I can put that on my resume, I suppose. And I absolutely love to have other dogs to play with! I have been crate trained for a while so I have that down pretty well. Maybe someone out there can give this southern girl another chance at love? It sure would do me good, and I might just brighten your world in a way you never expected.
5 yrs-57lbs. My adoption fee is $180 and includes: microchip, spay, reduced cost training class, 1 month pet health insurance, free veterinary exam , leash/collar, food sample, toy & treat packet
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this is Clementine when she was still at MCAS, before being transferred.  Sweet dog!!
Hello, my name is Clementine! I have arrived at the shelter because my family is unable to take care of me. They report that I have lived with cats, can live with other respectful dogs after a slow introduction, and really like attention! Although I've already reached the age of maturity, I could use some guidance on house training and an active owner who can keep me out of trouble!


The shelter is asking that my new family have no children under 10 and can use reward base training methods only. Please come down and meet me! I am around 5 years old and weigh 60 pounds

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

"BLUTO" love ( spunky) Doxies?

Here's Bluto's MCAS weblink!

I am a special guy looking for a special home. I am loving, affectionate, and playful, and still just a young man. I do have training and behavior management needs that go above and beyond basic stuff. I am looking for a home with adult humans only or kids must be over the age of 12 years. I need a home as the only pet and preferably a neighborhood that does not have a have a high concentration of kids and other dogs. My adoption fee is $225 and includes three private training sessions. I am just over 1 year of age and I weigh 13lbs. If you meet the minimum requirements stated above, please contact please contact the shelter at 503-988-7387 or email


Monday, August 25, 2014

oh.... WHO is that very fabulous and HANDSOME GUY?

Abe and I had a nice visit today :) We both have a good feeling that his fabulous home is getting ready to meet him soon!

Please contact Roxanne his foster mom at 503-544-5684 for more info.



Friday, August 22, 2014

"CHEWEY - a mature tiny Chi gent - now in foster

here's my MCAS weblink

I am a studious and quiet sort of gentleman that is seeking the same in a new home. I would like nothing more than a comfortable lap, quiet strolls in your neighborhood and to be your snuggle buddy. I would prefer a home with no kids or at least respectful older kids and adults for that matter, who aren't interested in disturbing me. You see, I have some skin issues that are making me uncomfortable and a little intolerant of things like touching my tail and looking at my teeth. I however very much enjoy a good scratch along my back! With a good quality food and monthly flea control, my itchies will go away so my hair and skin can improve. Do we sound like a match?! I am around 12 1/2 years old and weigh 7 pounds. I am currently getting some TLC in a foster home, please call the shelter at 503-988-7387 or email to schedule a meeting!



Wednesday, August 20, 2014

"CHARLIE" goofyball youngster Pit/ choc lab mix

here's my MCAS weblink (Charlie has a pending adoption for 9/9)

If you are looking for a goofy, young, and energetic dude, then you should ask about me!! I am a pretty cute guy, I have some skills (but can always learn more), and I really like being close to my person.


  Like all young dogs, I will need continued training and playtime with dogs who will forgive my missteps. The shelter will require that we take classes as part of my adoption. I am about 1 year of age and I weigh 59lbs. Ask about ME today!

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

"GOOSE" a silly Pitbull boy

here's my MCAS weblink

You might say that I can be a Silly Goose at times but I will always be sure to put a smile on your face. Yes, I may look like a tough guy but I am definitely the soft and sweet type. I am looking for an active home and prefer women to men. I am best suited to a household with children at least 10 years and a family who will dedicate to helping me brush up on the basics.


  I am looking for a home as the only pet. I have good house manners and love my Kong and chew toys. I am about 4 years of age and I weigh 70 lbs. Ask about me today!

Thursday, August 14, 2014

"ABE" now in a foster home! YAY!

(8/29) Abe is now in a foster home! 

history.....Mar 2013, Abe  was transferred from MCAS to the Lincoln Cty Animal Shelter for a change of venue to get adopted (happy tails soon to come, right?) ...but Older dogs  like Abe often don't get adopted quickly, regardless of their big brown eyes, cute freckles, sweetness or talents!
So now ....July 2014, Abe  transferred back to MCAS....
Here's a quick video!

Hello, my name is Abe! My shelter friends are all wondering why I have landed at the shelter! It appears that my previous owners loved me very much since I arrived neutered and with good skills!! I know how to sit, shake, down, drop it, and I love to play fetch or tug! What I'm really looking for now is a patient family to give me a second chance at love! Do we sound like a match? Please come down to the shelter and meet me! I am a very spry 10 years old and I weigh 67lbs. The shelter recommends children in the home be 10 and up, until we get more information on him from his foster home. Please contact Roxanne at 503-544-5684 for more info.



Wednesday, August 13, 2014

" COOKIE DOUGH" big strong lovable guy

here's my MCAS weblink

Hello, my friends have named me Cookie Dough! I am a big squishy guy who is looking for an active new family to help keep me safe! I am not suited for a home with cats or other small animals, or dogs smaller than me. I am Social with my human friends, playful and I even already know a couple of tricks!


  I am also super athletic and will need above average attention paid to the height of my fenced yard, good supervision when outside, and I am best suited for on leash activities. Please come down and meet me. I am around 2 years old and weigh 81 pounds

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

"HALEY" maybe foster? sweetheart Shih Tzu mix


here's my MCAS weblink

I am sweet little lady looking for someone to be my friend and family. I came to the shelter in rough shape but the staff here have gotten a jumpstart on my care and I need someone who will take it from here. I will need an adopter who is financially comfortable taking care of my needs. 


 I am a sweetheart but I may find a home with children under 10 years a little overwhelming. I am about 6 years of age and I weigh a thin 10lbs. Please ask about adopting or FOSTERING me today!

"REEFE" darling pitbull/boxer mix


here's my MCAS weblink

Reefe is a sweet older gal looking for a loving home. We know she has had multiple homes in her life, and would like just one more! She was quite shy when she came in, but warmed up after learning the routine. 


All the other dogs are a bit much for her, she enjoys the quiet for sure. Please come down and meet her! She is about 9 years old and she weights 58lbs