Buck

Week 1

Buck came to us on 3-20. He was formerly called Houston. I'm from central Georgia so Houston sounds like House-ton. The name was confusing him so I changed it to Buck, which is short for Buckshot.

While washing buck and checking him for fleas, ticks, scars or what ever on his entrance day, I discovered a pellet under the skin of his right shoulder. He also has scaring down his right side and down his back leg. 

Buck has learned to leash walk and sit, although sometimes he is a little hard headed about it. He weighed 39 pounds when he came in and now with everyday feeding weighs 42. Buck is already neutered and loves to be petted and given attention.


Week 2

Buck is looking a lot better. he is now 44 pounds which is his optimal weight. We will balance his weight gain out here and balance the intake of food as well as treats to keep him from becoming over weight.

Training with Buck is going ok. His strength is leash walking, he is very good at it. He does well with give when asked to release a toy. 

Buck has had zero marking accidents in the dorm this week. I have worked on preventing him from marking outside to help him learn that there is no need to mark, this is all shared territory.  Buck has become great friends with Emma, her crate is right above his and they play well together as well. 

Buck has beautiful eyes , they are those huge brown sad eyes.

Buck loves to crawl in my lap and just love on me. I'm certain he will do the same for you.


Week 3

Buck has been with us for 3 weeks now and he loves to be petted and crawl up in my lap. Play appears to be a new concept for him but he is slowly coming around to playing with toys. 

Buck is very well mannered when it comes to his bed, pillow and blankets. He has never tried to chew them up. His training is going ok. We have introduced him to all 15 commands. The sit command is the one he "bucks" the most. 


Week 4

Buck has been with us for 4 weeks now and has learned all 15 of the basic commands. Now we are working on him performing them with only verbal ques. We are also working on better eye contact.

Buck has now found a new play buddy. He is now playing with Zazu (a young lab mix). He is one of the few male dogs he is comfortable with. He is much more a lady's man.

Buck is so affectionate towards me and I have to be out of site for someone or another dog to get his attention. If he came see me, he is stopping whatever and coming straight to me every time. Once you build a bond with him, he will forever be your best friend.


​**** Buck is still available for adoption but has left the training program and resides at the shelter no more blogs will be added

Oliver

5-15-23

Oliver is a good boy most of the time. He knows a few commands such as sit, down, bed, kennel and release. He plays well with other dogs, big and small. He does have a little toys aggression and we are surely going to work on that. Oliver loves to be petted and to cuddle. He loves to sleep on the bed and have his belly rubbed as well. His leash walking is pretty god but there is always room for improvement in that department. He is toy aggressive when there are other dogs around but if you take away the toys he gets along with and plays with all the dogs perfectly. He enjoys shower time and taking a bath. He is a very loving dog and loves to run and play. He runs around really fast when it is outside play time then comes in all tired and ready for a nap.


6-20-23

Oliver's favorite toys are squeaky toys and hard chew bones. He doesn't like for his toys to be messed with though. He loves cheese puffs more than the toys though. They are his favorite treat. He loves to cuddle and lay in bed as much as he can. He likes having his teeth brushed and bath time. He is full grown at about 46 pounds and is ready to fill your home with his love. 


7-24-23

Oliver is a very loving dog. He does not chew on his bed, loves a bath and doesn't mind having his teeth brushed or his ears cleaned. he is not fond of getting his nails clipped or his feet being touched much at all. Oliver is fully trained and knows all 13 of his basic commands we teach here at the training program. He loves to run and is sometimes a little hardheaded especially when you take him off leash outside. He thinks you chasing him is a game and he will run run run. We are currently working on a recall command for that.


9-12-23

Oliver has shown lots of improvement this week. Behavioral training has shown to be affective and he is getting better at listening to the commands he is given. Oliver is so smart and is learning new things every day. He is a great dog to work with and an amazing cuddle buddy. I have taught him two new commands this week in which he enjoys them both. The first one is the center command. This is where when I say center, Oliver comes and sits between my legs while I am standing. The other is the through, back through command. This is done as you are walking. If you give Oliver the command he will go through your legs while you are walking and then back through again. He enjoys doing both of these commands and will do then over and over if you tell him to.


​10-23-23

​This week has been a good one. Oliver has shown so much improvement in all areas. He is still having a small issue with the here command but I know he will get it soon. I have started with some off leash training and he is doing great. He stayed right there in the heel spot and did every command almost instantly. 

Oliver's favorite things to do is tug on a rope and run. We are working on knowing when it is time to play and when it's not.  He is doing better about walking past male dogs. Behavioral training has been a great thing for Oliver.


11/6/23

This week has been a good one in it's self. Going to new places and seeing new things, yes Oliver did it, and did it well.  O liver is a dog that truly loves to tug. If you find a toy that he loves he will retrieve it with no problem. Oliver has come a long way and is such a great dog to work with. He loves love and affection (love and hugs) once he trust you. He is still is still young and at times will get a little side tracked and need to be redirected but for the most part he will do whatever you command. Oliver loves to also lay in bed with you and just relax. Such a great family dog.


11/27/2023

This week Oliver has has some ups and downs but we have worked through them. Oliver is such a great dog and has an awesome cuddle side to him. We have been working on the left - right heel commands and he has been doing well there too. All other commands are good except heel which is still a work in progress. Leash walking is getting much better and his focus is starting to be more on who is walking him instead of everything else. Seen a strange toy this week and Oliver went crazy trying to get it which was a small set back but we worked through it together.


12/25/2023

This week Oliver has shown signs of truly bonding with me. The here command is much stronger and the loving side of Oliver is showing with me even more. We still have some rough times but we work through them together. Leash walking is getting better as long as other dogs don't come up behind him sniffing. Oliver loves to search for things. My nickname for him is "The Wild Pig" because he grunts like a pig when he gets excited. Also one of his favorite toys here is a pig. Oliver is learning a new trick and that is to heel backwards and as you walk forward he backs up in the heel position. He is doing well there too. Oliver is a great dog and I truly enjoy being around him.


1/15/2024

Oliver had a weird week where he seemed to be kind of skiddish towards things. He is a fast learner and has gotten over it after a few days of his favorite command which is jump (on my bed) and being covered up and going right to sleep. He will lay there all night long. He really is such a great dog.


2/5/2024

Oliver is a really great dog. He likes everyone but women more than men. He is not fond of people with hats or mask on. He is very treat motivated. He loves to spend time outdoors but then is very ready to come inside and cuddle up and take over your bed. He is doing well with commands and leash walking, sometimes I just have to remind him to keep the good eye contact.


 


Sissy

11/6/2023

Busy little girl but loves attention and people. Working on her leash training and a few commands. They are coming along slowly but surely. She is still rather young so it will take some time. 


11/20/2023

As you know, my name is Sissy. I have been here at the program for about a month. I haven't learned to much for right now because I am still just a young puppy. I do know how to sit and down. I am still a little hyper and love to play with other dogs but most of all I'm just still a puppy. I have a lot to learn and growing to do. 


12/11/2023

It's been a few weeks and Sissy has came a long way with her training. Things can still be a little rocky due to short attention span due to her young age. She has gotten better about not having accidents because of excitement. I think she would do wonderful in a home with other dogs, children, cats or even none of the above, as long as she can have play time and someone who loves on her and gives her the attention she craves. 


1/16/2024

Sissy is past the relaxing and time off from training holiday season and is ripping and raring to go.  She has started to learn the shake and high five commands and has started working with other people outside of her primary trainer. This keeps her from being super bonded with one person because we know some day she will be adopted and have to bond with her forever family. She has really started to mature and grow into herself lately. We know that she will find a great home. 

Wyatt

5-22-23

This was my first full week with Wyatt and we are getting off to a great start. We spent the week getting to know each other while bonding.  Right now I'm concentrating on leash walking, heel and teaching his his name. These things are the basics for our whole program and will continue this throughout his time here. Being a puppy still, Wyatt is very hyper and full of energy. He needs lots of simple play time with no structure. He is also one of the most friendly dogs I have ever had the pleasure of training. He loves to cuddle and crawl in your lap. So far, the best part about Wyatt is despite his young age, he is naturally kennel trained. He can hold his bathroom time until our outside breaks. Wyatt will make a great addition to any home.  


6-20-23

Wyatt is growing up fast and living life tot he fullest. He is around 5 months now and already over 40 pounds. If you have him in a quiet room with no distractions he knows all of his commands and will do them all every time. He even does some extras like shake and roll over. He still needs work with his leash walking as there is always rom for improvement with that, especially when they are still puppies. He is anxious to get where he is going all of the time right now but again he is still very young. Wyatt loves all dogs and plays well with all of them, big and small. He also loves all people he knows. He will shy away a little to strangers but not for very long. He can pick out people he knows in a crowd and will go straight tot hem. We are working on him meeting new people and not being shy.  Once he gets to know you though you are a friend for life and he will never forget you. 


7-24-23

Wyatt continues to work on his behavior issues mostly. The transition from puppy to adulthood always bring challenges. Through it all however Wyatt remains a happy go lucky dog as well as a friend to all dogs and people he knows. Some of the issues we are working on are being scared around new people and chewing on his bed. He doesn't really chew on other things, just his bed when he is in the kennel. He never gets aggressive in any way at all. I have started letting new people give him a treat before they try to introduce themselves any other way because he gets nervous. Giving him a treat first helps him know that you are a nice person. From there his trust will build. 


10/30/23

Today, Wyatt went through his first shakedown. Needless to say, he was not a fan. Intruders, new smells, new sounds, and negative body language turned his anxiety to the max , causing a state of panic. Then, with 29 other dogs, their handlers and other inmates, he had to sit in a dark room for hours until the ordeal was over. Despite that, he tried to interact with a hesitant offer (which is difficult for him) multiple times and didn't have any negative interactions with other dogs. Considering the situation and Wyatt's personal obstacles. I couldn't ask for much more from him as his handler. He is a great boy when just given the chance. 


11/6/23

Wyatt seems to have entered a rebellious stage again. Likely due to his primary handlers' preference for playtime over training. The finer points of Wyatt's discipline have began to slacken. This is also due to other humans imitating my actions or reprimanding without following through when consequences are necessary. It's been a solid reminder that dogs like people can and will push boundaries. Unfortunately, that means my role in his life has to reinforced often and firmly as he is going to challenge my commands vocally when he believes he is missing out on affection or playtime.

Which is to say all the time that training Wyatt has become more an endeavor of observing and mitigating my neighbors' impact on the dog, as they often give mixed signals, reward them for bad behavior, or attempt to verbally bully me into allowing Wyatt to idly destroy his belongings so he would be preoccupied. 

It's surely an entertaining and trying process... but Wyatt is worth it. Here's to hoping he finds a great home with a wonderful family.


12/04/2023

Wyatt's major developments this week was discovering that some female dogs scare him. He and Gracie played for the first time and Wyatt, while eager to play, nervously backed off from the are multiple times while she hilariously followed him like to say what is the problem. He continues to excel in training along with his leash walking.


1/8/2024

We have slowed things down a little this week because of the hormonal distractions going on in the dorm with the younger male dogs and the in heat females. We will give it a little time then revisit everything and learn a few new ones. He is working on the spin trick in the times that we can keep him focused.​​

Bo

Week 1

Hello future adopters. We have a really nice rescue dog for you. His name is Bo. Bo is solid black with a patch of white on his chest. Bo joined us this weak after being rescued. He came in looking like he had lost his family and was so sad. Sad and weak from living outside with nothing to eat. Fighting for every little crumb. Bo is in great hands now. We gave him a bath and cleaned him up. Bo just stood there enjoying it or was scared straight one. He has had two baths since then and has stood there the same way each time. Bo is getting plenty of food and rest on a comfortable bed this week. We haven't started any training yet so that he can just rest up and get use to the place first. We will get started soon on a few commands. If you would like to meet Bo just call and schedule a meet and greet. We will be keeping you updated.


Week 2

Hello future adopter! Bo is doing great. Not only does he look a lot better since he joined us here for training, but everything about him is better. His skin and coat look better and he acts happier than ever as well. He has had a great week with us and is very intelligent. He nailed his kennel routine. Upon being released, he will go into the heel position and sit at your side. He is learning very fast. Come in for a meet and greet soon and meet the wonderful Bo for yourself.


Week 3

Hello future adopter! Bo had a great week with us. Let me first say how sweet Bo is. Is one of the sweetest. He loves attention and gets so excited when he receives some. He worked on his basic commands this week. He knows sit really well. We are working on down, stay, bed and leave it. Bo continues to nail his kennel routine, once relaxed, he wait until he is told to release and then will sit following his heel. We will continue to teach Bo everything we know. He did excellent during bath time which included ear cleaning and brushing his teeth. He is such a great dog and would make a great addition to any family. Come on down for a meet and greet with him and I promise you will not be disappointed. He is waiting!


Week 4

Dear adopter,

Thank you for taking the time to read about Bo, the loyal companion. Beau is a very smart dog who enjoys the company of all dogs from medium to small. Bo enjoys playing and rolling around in some fresh cut grass and then shaking off to come in and relax on a nice soft bed. Bo does have some energy but not so much that it is overwhelming. He enjoys treats and is a healthy eater who leaves nothing behind. Thank you for taking a few minutes to read about the magnificent Bo and please consider him when looking for a new member to add to your family. Until next week......


Week 5

Bo is a lab/pit mix. with a very easy going temperament. He has a very black coat so black that it almost looks red in the sunlight. His kennel manners are excellent as well. Bo seems to have had some training some where down the line because he will already sit, bed and down. He also likes to be brushed and didn't mind it very much when we gave him his second bath. He does not like to have his teeth brushed though so that is a work in progress for him. Bo gets along with all of the other dogs in the program with the exception of two very dominate males. He will run and play with all of the other males, female, big and small. From looking at his teeth I would say he is around 1.5 to 2 years old. Beau and I plan to work on the rest of his basic commands in the coming week. So until next week Bo says "Woof".


Week 6

Bo is making very good progress on his leash walking which was fair when he arrived. He could already sit and down when he came which leads me to believe that someone has worked with him before. He is a very social dog that loves to interact with people and other dogs as long as they do not display dominant behaviors. His kennel manners are good and he has only had one accident in his kennel the whole time he has been here, which was of no fault of his. He was barking to let me know and I just didn't move fast enough.

Bo also loves to play fetch and will bring it back, (most of the time). He has zero food or toy aggression. Bo would make a great pet for someone with a fenced yard where he can have time to romp and play at some point during the day. 

In the coming week we plan to work on stay and here.

Set up a meet and greet with Beau! 


Week 7

Bo is doing well here at the K-911 program and is a fast learner. Bo will now sit, down, stay, jump and walk well on the leash. He also loves to play fetch and has become very good at it. Bo also loves to run on the big yard and becomes very vocal when he sees he is on his way to run. In the coming week, we plan to work on his here command which he will do most of the time, as well as reinforce the rest of his commands. Bo will make a great pet/ friend for someone. He loves to be brushed and petted as well as hang out on the bed. Set up a meet and greet with Bo, you won't be disappointed.


Week 8

Bo continues to do well with all aspects of his training. He is just a puppy at heart and loves to play with toys... all toys are his favorite. He will try to play keep a way from you for awhile and then bring it back to you for you to throw again. Bo plays well with smaller dogs and puppies. He will rough house with the puppies here and always let them "win".

Bo will make a great addition to anyone's family. Please call and set up a meet and greet with Bo.


Week 9

​Bo has spent the last week working on all of his basic commands of which he knows well. We also let a few "new" people pull him and run through his commands and he performed them just as well for the 'New" people. I plan to let this become a normal thing in which different people do his commands with him so that he will be ready to do them for anyone. Bo would be a great addition to your life/home. He is very eager to please and interact with people. He loves to lounge around on his dog bed or mine almost as much as he loves to run and play his version of fetch. Please set up a meet and greet and come out to meet this wonderful boy and give him the forever home he deserves!


Week 10

Bo is actively looking for a parole address. Bo is ready for his release back into the free world. During the time Bo has spent here, he has learned how to sit, stay, down, here, speak, shake, bed, how to go in and out of the kennel/crate. His kennel manners are perfect and he does not use the restroom in his kennel. 

Bo loves to romp and play with the other K-9s here at the K-911 Program. His favorite toy is a thick braided toy rope that he loves to play tug of was with. Bo does well with small dogs once the initial meeting takes place. If you like to take walks or go to the park and just stroll around  Bo is the dog to have along. His leash walking skills are excellent and he loves to walk as well. Set up a meet and greet and come meet Bo, I promise you wont' ne disappointed.


Week 11

Bo had yet another great week here at the program. He is still looking for a parole address to parole out to. His time here is done. He needs a forever home to call his own. He is a very social dog who loves to interact with people. He is small dog tolerant and loves all of the puppies that are here at the program. Bo will sit, stay, here, down, bed, and kennel. He is leash trained and has a very good walk. Bo would make a great addition to your family. Help Bo get out of prison and sign his parole papers today. 


Week 12

Bo is doing well here at Jenkins k 9-1-1 program. He performs his commands sit, down, stay, shake, speak and bed very well. A few of the other commands such as here and heel are a work in progress. Keep in mind that all of this is from a dog was abused. Bo does not have a mean bone in his body ands by all standards a "big baby" . He loves to pay with all of the dogs here. He doesn't care how bog or little they are. Bo just needs a home where he can romp and have some one to love him. Bo has never used the bathroom in his kennel and he walks well on a leash Help Bo get out and provide him a home where he can get the love and attention he deserves.


Week 13

Bo continues to do well in the program and has came a long way from the scared, timid dog he was when he first came in. Bo has a list of commands that he knows like the back of his paw as well as a list that are considered a work in progress. Bo needs a home where someone is going to love on him, he has a fenced in yard with room to romp and run. He likes to be brushed and to take a bath. Please set up a meet and greet and meet this wonderful dog.


Week 14

Bo continues to do well here at the k 9-1-1 program. He really has come a long way in the 4 plus months he has been here. The commands that he knows are sit, down, stay, shake, speak, bed, wait and here. This week we are learning to spin. We have started working on roll over and he has that one almost down pat. Bo is a very smart/ affectionate dog. He will make a great companion for someone. Please set up a meet and greet to meet Bo. He will not disappoint. He is ready for a home of his own with a fenced in yard to get some play time in and a nice cozy spot to rest in front of the tv and he will give you all the love and loyalty you want in return.


Week 15

Bo is a great dog that has came a long way since he entered our program. He is still a little timid of loud things like whistles, noisy crowds and thunderstorms. He is a great companion who walks great on a leash and knows his commands. He is looking for a forever home with lots o love to share. Maybe it's yours.


10/10/2023

Just a quick update on Bo. Bo is a great dog and knows all of his commands. He would do best in a home as an only dog. He needs a yard to run in and someone to love. He has been with us for awhile and is so ready to find his forever home.


10/30/2023

Bo is doing great and getting use to his new muzzle. It fits him well but he is still able to get it off if he works really hard at it. We are trying to get him use to it so that he can be exposed to more dogs and learn that they are nice and want to play with him and not hurt him. He is going to get better and not have this issue after some training. 


11/5/2023

Bo is doing great. He loves all the meat treats he has been getting and the big rope toy he gets to play with along with Zazu. He has been great at playing when toys are involved and you can keep him from biting the other dog. He really can be a great dog. He is just scared of encounters with the other males and feels he needs to protect himself. He hates crowds and is always unsure of new people. He loves attention when he gets to know you and if he doesn't know you most of the time he just ignores you. He is a good dog and will make the right person very happy. 


12/26/23

Bo is doing great. He has been playing great with one of the puppies here. He loves the big yard and has no issues as long as he has on his muzzle. He really enjoys getting chased and stretching out is legs. He is a little to fast and hard when running to be one the yard when the puppies are out because he will just run over them. He plays well in the dorm with Zazu. He has enjoyed all the new treats and special prizes he has gotten this week. 


1/8/24

Bo is doing great, He has been loving playing on the big yard and playing with Gabe in the dorm. He really is a good dog. He just doesn't do well around lots of new people at one time or new dogs suddenly. Once he finds another dog that he is ok to play with he is wonderful with them. He doesn't like other dogs that growl at him. He loves meat treats and will do any of his commands if he knows he is gonna get one. Bo would be an amazing pet and friend for the right person. 


1/29/24

Bo has spent the last few days getting use to Raven. I am not sure why but he doesn't particularly like small dogs. After he gets use to them being around he does get to the point where he just ignores them or decides it's ok to play with them like he does Lotto and Maddie. He loves attention from people. he loves to run around for awhile and then just crash on a nice soft dog bed. He will be great in the right home and would make them a perfect dog.


2/5/2024

Bo has been great. He has been getting more use to the new dogs. Roscoe, Snowball and Raven. He does really great around them. He loves Raven, she just doesn't know  how to feel about him yet. Bo has been doing great at playing with Zazu and Gabe this week. He loves to run in the yard and any hard chew toy. He has been doing roll over and spin but only for chicken treats. Bo s doing good with other people also. He barks but it is just to get their attention so he can get petted. He is a great dog and will be perfect in the right home.

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Zazu

Week 1

Zazu has been doing great, He is 45 pounds now. He is doing great with his commands. He still doesn't want to do the give command but we will continue to work on that. He just wants to play so much. He is getting a lot better at stay and bed. He only breaks when I walk out of his vision. This week I am going to work on that getting that better so that he will stay no matter where I go. I am also going to work on some off leash training with him. He is already picking up on it as he walks by my side when i let him out of the kennel and he isn't yet leashed up. He wonders off sometimes but that won't be hard to fix. At that point he will be pretty much fully trained. He knows all of his commands and does them for me as well as the two other people that work with him. He is a smart dog. He loves to bark when you give him commands as if to say ok and will also bark if he is left in his kennel too long. He does have a good energy level and like to play and receive constant attention. 


Week 3

Zazu has really come a long way. He does all of his commands for me. He even will walk off leash for me now. He still bucks on my secondary trainers. He doesn't give them as much attention as he does me.  We are working on that. He still barks a good amount. Just less than it use to be. He is 46 lbs now and plays great with any dog. He loves doing the bed command and just laying around with a toy. He is high energy and isn't shy to show it. He gets excited easily and jumps around. Toys will keep him busy though. He is very sweet and loves attention. He likes to lick a lot also. Mainly my face when i am letting him lay next to me and petting him. He is really a great dog and would fit into most any family.


Week 4

Zazu has been doing great. He is doing well with the off leash walking with me just not anyone else. All of his other commands are great with anyone who does them with him. He still gets excited and pees in the kennel. He still hasn't shown any aggression. He loves all people and dogs. He does try to bite on my hand with to much energy. we are working on that. The give command he does well for my team of trainers but not very many other people. Whoever gets him needs to know that he has German Sheppard in him and he can be very hyper and will need time to run and play or he will use that energy in chewing on thins like his blanket and toys. He sometimes even chases his tail. He is such a great dog and would be great with the right person that understands his breed and his sometimes over active energy.


Week 5

Za zu has been doing good. He will do all of his commands in the dog room. This is a good thing because there are so many distractions. He is a really sweet dogs that loves to run around and play. He really needs a fenced in yard to have run around time to play in or a lot of toys inside. He loves any toy and will stay up for hours in the morning after breakfast playing with his toys. We are still working on his chewing on his blankets and things that are not toys. He does still need several bathroom breaks a day. He will also use a pad if provided. I think that with age this will become less frequent. He is great at listening and makes good eye contact which helps with his commands. He will be an amazing family dog.


10-23-23

Zazu is such a great dog. He has all the characteristics of a black lab. He is young, energetic and playful. Fetch is his favorite game. While he still tugs on the leash when it is time to go outside, his indoor manners are excellent. He will stay by my side on or off leash and obey every command. Zazu also enjoys playing with his neighbor Gracie as well as some of the other bigger dogs, but he is also very gentle with the small puppies. He will make a great addition to any home.


11/3/2023

Zaza is such a joy to work with. He is about 1 year old he is still a puppy. He is  very energetic and easily excitable, but he calms fairly quick though. He loves playing fetch, tug or wrestling with other dogs. He plays well with all dogs large, small or even little puppies. He is comfortable in his kennel and he will stay even in my absence. He is great at bath time because he loves to get rubbed. This black lab would make a great addition to any family.


12/11/2023

Zazu is still doing well. He is such a big baby. He loves people and is very playful. He has lots of energy and loves to run, fetch is his favorite game. He also enjoys playing with dogs of all sizes. He is a gentle giant with small dogs and puppies, but he won't be bullied by any big dogs wither. He would make a really great fit for any home. 


12/27/2023

Zazu had a very nice Christmas. He got lots of treats and played plenty of fetch. While he is an energetic boy, he is still a good listener and very affectionate. He would make a great addition to any home.


1/16/2024

Zazu is a big black lab with lots of energy and an awesome personality. He knows all of his commands and is very treat motivated. Bath time is a breeze as he calmly stays in place as he gets washed. He loves playing fetch, tug- of- war or wrestling with other (non-aggressive) dogs. Zazu is looking for his forever home. Could it be yours?



Buzz

10/10/2023

Buzz is a white and greyish silver dog (puppy). He weighs 23 pounds and is in need of a home. He is a playful soul and loves other dogs as well as people. He is learning to leash walk, sit and stay right now. Leash walking is going to be a challenge, but with enough practice we know we will accomplish it. 


10/16/2023

If you are looking for a good dog, then Buzz can help you out.. He has been with us now for a week and two days, He is already showing so much potential and could become one of the greatest dogs I have ever cared for as a trainer. 

Buzz is around 4 months old. he appears to be a pointer and pit bull mix with more of the pointer appearance than pit bull. He has yet to meet a dog or person that he does not like. His demeanor is of a dog that wants to please his pack leader as well as play with the others. 

Buzz is learning so much. His potty training is going well. he hasn't had n accident in his crate at all. We have had a few in the day room but as soon  as he recognizes this area is part of his den, I'm certain it will cease.

Buzz is learning to take baths without any fuss. He already loves to have his ears cleaned and teeth brushed. We are prepping him to have his nails clipped and hopefully will get them soon.


10/23/2023

Buzz is doing great! He has already learned all 15 of his basic commands in just 2 weeks. We are now working on excelling at them with 100% on command with verbal only. He has also learned the fetch command and loves to play.

I was able to trim Buzz's nails. He did great I gave him a pork chop stick while I clipped his nails and he was so focused on it that he forgot I was cutting his nails.

Buzz wants to chase birds. I am sure that he would chase squirrels and other small animals because of the hunting dog in him.

Buzz has still not found a dog or person that he doesn't like. I expect that he would do great with children as well.  


11/7/2023

Buzz has now gotten in all of his adult teeth and is weighing 29 pounds Now that the weather is cooler he likes to snuggle with a warm body. He is a very easy dog to sleep with since he gets in one place and stays there. 


11/13/2023

Buzz has had another great week on becoming your best dog ever. He now weighs 30 pounds and may still have a little more growing to do. 

This week we have been working on how excited he gets around strangers. This is going to take some time, but i believe he will get there in time. He is already showing slight improvements on holding his sit position around strangers.

Buzz learned a lot this week bey, stick 'em up. bang from a bey position, spin, shake, high five, roll over & Hugs. We are now working on the perfection of these tricks as well as working on new ones. (As a note to remember, Buzz spends at least 4 to 5 hours a day in training and interacting with me . When you take him home he will be looking for the same from you). 


12/10/2023

Buzz has been with is for 9 weeks. He weighs 33 pounds and is very healthy. I'm guessing Buzz to be around 6 months old. He is starting to show signs of puberty. 

There are several people who give up their time and money to ensure that these dogs are not put down. The great folks at the shelter, the supporting staff here at the prison and financial supporters from across the state. I am personally thankful for everyone that gives and supports this great program. Not only are the dogs being rescued, but the inmates working with the dogs are as well. Please support the rescue center, make a difference for one of the previous puppies as well as change the hearts of convicted felons. 


1/29/2024

Buzz now weighs 39 pounds and is doing great. he sheds periodically, but with regular brushing you shouldn't have any issues. He is pad trained and will not eliminate in his crate. I highly recommend using a crate when you are not around since he is just a puppy (7-8 months). Buzz loves to jump so he not ideal for small children or feeble adults. Buzz would be great for an outdoor type person that loves to spend time with their dog. 

Luke

2/5/2024

Hi, my name is Luke. I weigh 10 pounds and am new to my primary trainer. We are working on how to sit. I am very and am not exceptionally treat motivated. I do however love attention. Stay tuned as I get more use to my new environment and start to learn new things. 

Lotto

11/7/23

Lotto is a good dog who has lots of energy. She loves to run around and play with the other dogs both big and small. She does have a tendency to get over stimulated and will pee a little bit. She also does this sometimes when she is scared. When she first meets you she is a little shy but that doesn't last too long. Right now her favorite activity is playing fetch and running around with the big dogs. She has no aggression issues, she doesn't bite and she plays well will all dogs. As far as her training goes she has learned sit, down, bed, jump, off, release and is currently learning heel. Is loves being a lap dog and since we are not sure of her breed, I hope she doesn't get too big to be in some ones lap because that is her favorite place to be.


12/4/2023

Lotto is an energetic girl who also has a timid side. She loves people and being petted but she has to get use to the person before she listens well tot hem. Lotto has learned almost all of her commands and almost has leash walking down pat. Lotto loves playing with other dogs, both big and small. She doesn't like to be bothered when she is in her kennel because that is her space and it doesn't need to be invaded.  Any other time she is good with whatever is going on at the moment. 


1/16/2024

Lotto has a very unique personality. She is still very young so she has puppy energy. Considering all of this she listens really well and is very adaptive to her training. When we bring out the toys she is in heaven. her favorite game is tug-a -war. You do have to watch her tough because she is a sore loser. We are working on that. She enjoys being love and giving love back. At this point she has proven to do well around all other dogs and people (except in her kennel). we are working on that as well. In my opinion Lotto would thrive in a home with kids that will older kids who would play with her and help her release some energy but then she is ready to cuddle so kids around 8 or older would probably be best since they know how to have chill time too.


1/29/2024

Lotto continues to show great learning ability. This week she has made major progress in disciplined leash walking and in remaining calm and just laying around calm wherever we "bed" her at in the dayroom. Even with other dogs out playing she watches, but stays put until directed to "release". When it is time to play she still has plenty of energy and excitement for the kids to enjoy. We are still working with her territorial outburst, but when we say no she immediately listens. Do you have kids? They will love her. Do you have other dogs? If they don't mind neither does she. Do you have a fruit basket? Put it where she can't get it :)

Her learned commands: kennel, fetch, release, shake, heel, high five, sit, down, stay and roll over.


2/5/2024

Lotto says hello. Lotto is a smart dog that is great with her commands. Her energy makes her a joy to work with and her personality has stolen the hearts of everyone in the dorm. She is patiently waiting to bring your family truck loads of smile and fun.

Codi

​Week 1

The first week with Codi has been a real treat. He is the most lovable dog that I have ever had the privilege  of training. He has had no problem making friends, so finding a human to scratch behind his ear or rub his belly is no problem. Codi prefers affection above all else. He is beginning to really take to his new environment and his training is progressing as expected. 

His leash walking is pretty good for such a big fella. he is playful but calms down very easily. Codi has an infectious personality that makes him irresistible. I think Codi will be a wonderful addition to our program and I look forward to training him.

Week 2

Codi is really beginning to come out of his shell. He has a lot of personality! He is so lovable. he seems to be everyone's favorite. He goes from person to person to receive affection. 

He is a very calm boy and well mannered. His leash walking is very good. He is also beginning to learn other commands. There has been much improvement on his entering and leaving the kennel, laying on a bed, and sit. I for see no problems with Codi mastering his training. He is very eager to please. Codi is going to make someone a really awesome pet. 

Week 3

Codi's ability to process and execute commands has really improved this past week. He is now becoming more detail oriented with his behaviors.

He is becoming comfortable with his obedience training. Codi is an excellent leash walker with the exception of having to really go potty. He has also learned heel, leave it, sit and stay. These commands are in addition to a kennel routine and a feeding routine.

Codi is a well mannered dog. He loves people. He has never met a stranger, everyone is his potential friend. 

He loves affection more than any dog I've ever trained. He greets me every morning like I'm the most important person in the world and can't wait for my attention. Codi really is a teat to have around.

Week 4

Codi has had a great week. He has really settled into his new environment and has came out of his shell. We have worked on some commands and he is really catching on. He is a really well mannered dog. He never jumps on people or counter surfs, and never tries to tear up or chew on things. Codi is pretty low key energy, although he loves to explore the dorm.

He is finally settled in enough to enjoy laying on the bed at my feet while I watch tv. He is currently working on several commands including stay, heel and a feeding routine. He is progressing very well.

Week 5

Codi has had another great week. He has conquered most of his commands. We are now working on "jump" so that her will be ready to jump into his ride to his forever home. He has become completely comfortable with his environment and we can see his full personality which is really terrific. 

Codi is a fun, sweet and loving boy. He can be very playful, but also settles quickly. He really enjoys lounging around and being loved on.

Week 6

Codi has finally learned "jump" so he has now mastered all of his commands. "Jump" had been an issue for awhile. Codi was unsure of being on a higher platform, but his favorite treats got him to conquer his fears. He is a wonderful dog who is full of love and always eager to please. 

Week 7

Codi has had a great time this week with playdates. We decided to introduce Codi to two new dogs during playtime and it worked out wonderfully of course they were both females because Codi is not a fan of other male dogs.


​**** Codi is still available for adoption but has left the training program and resides at the shelter no more blogs will be added​​​


Maui

10/30/23

Maui is a sweet 46 lb girl. She is kennel and leash trained. She knows commands sit, down, bed, leave it and jump. Maui loves to cuddle or play with her toys. She doesn't really like to share her toys though. She plays well with other puppies and big dogs as well. Some times it takes her awhile to warm up to new dos though.  Maui thinks she is suppose to eat every time you eat, no matter what it is , if you are chewing she thinks she should be too. She loves cinnamon rolls as well as peanut butter. She will make an awesome girl to add to your family.


11/6/23

THE GOOD, THE BAD & THE UGLY

there are several good things to say about Maui...

she's awesome

very lovable

plays well with other dogs and puppies

loves to cuddle

likes playing with her toys


the bad

doesn't like to share her toys

wants to eat everything you eat

little protective of her owner


the ugly

honest there's not one single ugly thing ... just look at her!


12/4/2023

Maui is the best. She is smart, a fast learner and loves snuggles. Maui knows all of her commands and is kennel and potty trained. She takes some time to warm up to other dogs but after awhile does and plays great with them. She loves attention and pop tarts. Maui is a little spoiled but will make an awesome pet for a deserving person.


12/25/2023

Maui is such a good dog. She loves attention and cardboard boxes. She like to play tug-a-war with the other dogs. When Maui first meets new people she is a little scared but will warm up to you in no time. She is a little spoiled and thinks she should eat every time you eat. She loves pop tarts and to sleep in your bed. She really enjoys hugs and belly rubs. Maui would be an awesome friend and new member to your family. 


1/8/2024

Maui is some where around a year and a half old and weighs about 54 lbs. She has spent the past week going over her commands and playing as much as possible. She enjoys play time but also enjoys being cuddled up and watching tv. She is a good snuggle buddy at bed time and will remain in the bed all night without getting up and wandering around. She loves belly rubs and all of the attention she can get.


1/22/2024

Maddie is just over 50 lbs and looks like a tiger. She is very smart and loves attention. She loves to be close to you and give you hugs. That's right Maui gives hugs. 

At first meeting Maui may seem a little scared and it may take her a few minutes but once she warms up to you you will have a friend for life. Maui knows her commands and is kennel, potty and leash trained. She does ok with other dogs when she warms up to them just like people. Once you make a bond with Maui, she is one of the sweetest most awesome dogs ever. 


2/5/2024

Maui would do best in a home with male siblings, she is very weary of other female dogs and becomes a bit protective. She will need a little patients at first warming up to you but once she does, she will be your life-long friend. She will make someone an amazing pet.

Maddie

10/30/23

Hello primary trainer here. This is the weekly up date on Maddie. She has been doing really good and playing well with others. We have been working on her commands and she is really hitting her learning curve. She knows down, stay, heel, and bed. We are still working on leash walking every day but she is getting so much better. She loves laying. around and eating popcorn. She likes hanging out and watching the game. She hardly barks and is very well house trained. She does not pee or pop in her kennel and she does not tear her toys up. If you are looking for a small dog that can grow with your family Maddie is the perfect choice. Please just give he a chance she is a really great dog. Thank you.


11//3/23

Hello once again, primary trainer here. This week on the Maddie show. Stairs! She has been working on going up and down on the stairs. She was a little scared at first. That is understandable because they are & so much bigger than her. But, now she is starting to see that there is nothing to be scared of. I put a special treat on each step and let her take her time to get use to them on her own terms. She is starting to go up and down a lot smoother now. I think a couple of days and she will be the stair master. She is so smart and loving. If you are getting a dog she is the best one you can pick. Just give her a chance and you will fall in love. Thank you 


11/20/2023

Hello primary trainer here. This is the weekly update on a great dog names Maddie. She is very smart and plays good with people and other dogs. She knows some of her commands already like sit, stay, down, bed and here. She loves her toys and laying around all day. If you are looking for a good first pet that is house trained and is very gentle, Maddie is the dog for you. She doesn't chew on her blanket and has a good understanding of what she is suppose to chew on and what she is not suppose to chew on. Please consider making Maddie a member of your family. She will be a great pet for anyone who is looking for a loving, well behaved.


12/18/2023

This is an update on a great dog named Maddie. She is well behaved and knows her commands. She is very sweet and loving. She never barks when she is in her kennel and she plays well with other dogs. She walks good on her leash and loves to be petted. She is really smart and would make a great dog for any family. She does well at bath time and never uses the bathroom in her kennel. 


1/16/2024

Maddie is still doing great here in the program, but is still looking for her forever home. She is ready to have a place to call her own. She does great in her kennel and loves attention. She is good with her commands and eating habits. She is a really good dog and is ready to show you how much love she has to give.


2/5/2024

Maddie's trainer here. Maddie is doing great and has been playing hard this week. She knows all of her commands and walks well on a leash. She really is a great little dog. She does well in the kennel and with other dogs. Se does well with other dogs and doesn't not bark at or jump on people. This is an important part of her training. If you are looking for a great dog, give Maddie a chance. 







​​​Charlie

​Week 1

Hello primary trainer here, I would like to tell you about a great new dog that just entered our program, His name is Charlie and he is a very loving and playful dog. He is golden brown with big pointy ears. He walks on a leash ok so with a little training he will be great at that. Charlie is very active and is also great with other dogs. He is good with people as well. He is very smart and knows his name well. I will do the best I can in training him so that his future adopters can have a loving dog that knows how to impress their friends as well. I think he will be able to pick up commands easily just from his great personality. I will keep you updated on his training. Until next time.


Week 2

Hello primary trainer here. this is the weekly update on a very active and playful dog. His name is Charlie. He loves being petted and getting lots of attention. He walks on a leash ok but is training to be better. He plays good with other dogs and loves all kinds of people. He is golden brown and stands about knee high. He is all muscle and full of energy. We go play with all the other dogs and he does great. He is just a very loving dog and will make a great pet for someone one day. Please consider Charlie the next time yo are looking for a good dog to add to your family.


Week 3

Hello primary trainer here. This is the weekly update on a great dog named Charlie. He is very active and always ready to play. He walks ok on a leash he is still kinda young and like to run after things. You can get him back right with a small jingle of the leash. We are working on that everyday, He will get better in time. Charlie is outgoing and gentle to all the smaller dogs. He plays well with all of the other dogs we have here when we let them run on the big yard. We are starting our training this week and we are working on the bed command. This may also help him to calm down a little. We will have to see. I will keep you updated on how his training is going. Until next week.....


Week 4

Hello primary trainer here. This is the weekly update on the great and powerful Charlie. A very happy and active dog. His leash waling has improved a lot, now all I have to do is jiggle or say east and he will slow down. We are working on bed. He has picked it up really well. He will run from bed to bed when I say bed and point., so he is getting better at that. He plays really well with all of the other dogs big and small. He loves being petted and laying in your lap. He will try to lick your face, which we are trying to get him to stop doing that so much. He takes a bath well and stays calm. He is a little active when you try to clean his ears but we will be working on that as much as we can. He also loves cheese puffs so any time you can give them some of those he will love you even more. Until nest time....


Week 3

Hello, primary trainer here. This is the weekly update on a great dog named Charlie. He has been getting better and better. He knows his name and he knows bed. His leash walking is getting better every day. We have been working on give with the toys tat he plays with. He is starting to understand the concept of it. When I say give, he will drop the toy and look up at me , so that is really good. We are going to start on sit this week and see how he does. he is very smart but also very active so it will be interesting to see how this goes. I am going to teach his stay as well, hoping this will calm him down a little for times he needs to be calmer. Today is bath say and he does really well with that. We are still working on r=cleaning the ears, which he doesn't really like to stay still long enough for that part. I will keep you updates on his progress. Until next time....


Week 4

​Hello primary trainer her again. This is the weekly update on Charlie. We are still working on leash walking. He is getting better all the time. He is just so high energy and every little thing he goes crazy over. He really is a great dog though. He knows bed and will run to it and lay down when I say bed. He loves playing and never gets worn out. He is really good with other dogs and even plays well with little ones. Charlie just needs a good home where he can run as long as he wants and play as hard as he can. He is very loving and kind. He will lay there and let you pet him as long as you will stay there. He will ,ale a great per and a wonderful addition to your family, so please consider Charlie as you pick when looking for a great dog!​


Week 5

Hello, primary trainer here. This is the weekly update on the great and powerful Charlie the dog. He is a great dogs who is very playful and has endless energy that he loves to use mostly in playing every chance he gets. He is always ready to go. When they call for dog run he is the first one to be out and back in. When they go out to the big yard he always runs a lap or two around the field before the others even get warmed up good. He is doing good with leash walking and his feeding routine. We are now  working on the give command with the toys he likes to play with and he is getting the hang of it. He has come a long way since he has gotten here and will continue to learn. Until next time....


Week 6

Hello. Primary trainer here. This is the weekly update on the great dog named Charlie. We have been working on sit, stay and down. He has been doing great. He knows sit very well and stay. we ae still working on down. He is starting to understand the concept. He will do good with toys and playing. He still struggles with the give command when he is playing with toys but we will get him where he needs to be soon. It's not that he is aggressive or anything he just gets to paying and forgets everything else. I have been using toys in his training so he calms down some what . Al in all the is s great dogs and will make a wonderful pet. He is playful and loving. always ready to run. Just give hi a chance and he will be exactly the kind of dog you are looking for.


Week 7

Hello primary trainer here. This is the weekly update on the great dog Charlie. He is showing a lot of improvement and doing everything he can do that I ask of him. He knows down, stay, sit, give and we are still working on leash walking. It's not that he is bad at it, it's just that he gets in front and loses focus on what he is doing and starts to wonder off course. All in all he does ok but we continue to work on it every day. He learns fast and is very smart. He is just a little hyper. He loves to play and run. I have seen zero aggression at any time and he is very loving.


Week 8

Weekly update on the great and wonderful Charlie. He is doing well and is extremely smart. He learns all of his command in less than a week. If you are considering adopting Charlie and would like to request a few commands for him to learn before his training is over please just let the shelter know. He shows zero signs of aggression to any do no matter how big or small. The little puppies we have here lick all over his face and he just plays with them. His leash walking has gotten much better and he is calming down some. He still loves to play so we do every chance we get. He is getting better at the give command . He will stay until i say go play before he goes for his toy. He is really just a great dog that deserves a loving home. Please consider his as your next pet. He won't disappoint.


Week 9

This is the weekly update on the great an wonderful Charlie. As you know we are still working on leash walking and he is getting better every day. He plays well with all other dogs no matter how big or small. He is a big playful ball of energy and love. He really deserves a loving home where he can be loved on and played with as much as possible. He is the absolute most amazing dog ever. I couldn't ask for a better relationship with a dog. He will return all the love and affection that you can give. Please consider making Charlie part of your family.


Week 10

This is the weekly update in the great Charlie. He has been doing really good lately. His leash walking is getting better every day. He still plays with all the other dogs really good. Charlie would Make a great inside dog,, He is just calm and loves being petted on. On the other hand he will run and play with his toys and run around outside for a while as well. We still work on commands like sit, stay and down. He does good with them all. He knows his kennel routine very well. He will come out very calm and sit and wait till I say kennel. Then he will go and eat. He is very smart and loveable. Things are going good with him so please think about him when you are ready for a good dog to add to your family. Thank you for your time.


Week 11

Hello Charlie fans, this is the weekly story about the good dog named Charlie. He has been doing great playing and learning. We try to make every day a learning experience and full of fun. His leash walking is getting better everyday. He plays with toys and other dogs very well. He is a little hesitant on giving up his toy but he will in the end. He does good with taking a bath and getting brushed. He really is a good dog. He knows basic commands and is always ready to learn new things. He knows sit, down, stay and his kennel routine. He is very smart, lovable and playful. He is just a joy to have around and hang out with. If you are looking for a good inside dog that will let you know when you have company in a non-aggressive way, Charlie is the way to go. He will bark just to let you know someone is coming but not in a scary way. Please consider him as your new pet. Thank you and tune in next week another story about this wonderful dog. 


Week 12

Hello primary trainer here. This is the weekly update on the great and powerful Charlie. He has been doing really good lately on the leash walking and his commands. He has been playing and learning every day. He is a very well behaved dog. As you know Charlie knows sit, down, stay, heel and his kennel routine. A very smart dog. He loves playing with his toys and running around on small yard. He plays very good with the smaller dogs. If he drops his toy and they pick it up he will just keep playing and let them keep it until they drop it. He shows no aggression to them at all. He looks mean in pictures but he is very gentle and loveable. He is very energetic and will play all day. If you are looking for a dog that is good inside, Charlie is your boy. He is house broken and never uses the bathroom in his kennel. He rarely barks and is always on watch. If you are in the market for a new dog that is ready to go in all the ways you are looking for give Charlie a chance. He needs a good home to go to. Thanks for your time. 


Week 13

Charlie is 60 pounds of exuberance and love. He is such a happy boy. Charlie loves people, all other dogs and toys. He is always looking for an opportunity to play. He does settle down easily and will hang out on a bed or in your lap. Charlie is a beautiful boy with a big heart.


Week 14

Charlie is such a sweet boy. He looks forward to our time each morning. I sit down on the floor and enjoy a cup of coffee while Charlie hangs out usually with his head in my lap. Charlie really loves a good scratch on the head or rubbing on his tummy. He is a really smart dog that loves playing won toys, people or other dogs. Charlie is going to make a great addition to someone's home.


Week 15

Charlie is a wonderful boy. I have really enjoyed my time working with him. He is very smart and has mastered all of his commands. He really loves playing with toys. Fetch is Charlie's favorite game. Although he hasn't quite figured out the whole part of bringing it back. Don't worry he will get there.


Week 16

Charlie is the best! He is 61 pounds of great dog. Just look at that face. He is very friendly and well behaved. He loves attention and is truly a big teddy bear. He is kennel trained and walks well on a leash. He loves to run and play. He plays well with other dogs and would be a great addition to any family.


Week 17

At 61 lbs, Charlie is just a big ol' baby. He loves attention and belly rubs. He loves his chew bone and his teddy bear. He is kennel and leash trained. He is also house broken. He enjoys baths and loves to play in water puddles. Charlie gets along with other dogs and all people. He loves to do things to get treats. Charlie will make a great friend for any family. His favorite things are chasing a tennis ball, tug-a-war and cuddles.


Week 18

Hello future adopter! if you don't know or haven't seen Charlie you are missing out on a great dog. First let me tell you how sweet Charlie is. Charlie loves to play and be loved on. He is so awesome. We got Charlie this week when it was time to swap trainers. He really is such a good boy. I know I keep saying that but it can never be said enough. He knows all of his basic commands. He even leash walks very well. If you are looking for a great new member to add to your family Charlie is surely your boy. He can sit on his backside with his front legs up and it is so cute. He is beyond ready to be with a family. If you are ready please consider my boy Charlie! Schedule a meet and greet, you won't be disappointed!


Week 19

Hey adoption world! Boy do I have some great news for you this week. We have a great dog names Charlie that needs a home. Charlie is very smart and very obedient. He is so well behaved. If you haven't seen Charlie please look at the photos of him or set up a meet and greet to see him in person.

Charlie does very well with his basic commands. He sits, bed, heal, release, hurry, jump and stays really well. We took it to the next level on leash walking.

We had Charlie walking at our side with no leash. When we would stop he would stop and stay there until we started to move and said let's go. Charlie will then walk with you at your side. He is really smart and would recommend him to any family. He gets along with all dogs and people. He is super playful and loving. He is surely an amazing boy. If you are looking for a new member to add to your family, please consider Charlie.​​​


Week 20

This week was a pretty easy week for Charlie. He got to just lay around and take it easy due to a cut on his paw. Next weeek he will be back to work on his commands. He knows all of them and can perform them all very well. 

Charlie is a very loving and friendly dog. He greets everyone he meets with a huge smile and lots of love. Charlie is like a celebrity around here at Jenkins. Anywhere he goes people love to get his attention because of how excited he gets to get attention back..

Charlie would make a great pet for any family. He is intelligent, friendly and loving. If you are looking to make an addition to your family, Charlie would be the perfect boy.


Week 21

Hello new owner! Boy do you have a great new dog in Charlie. Charlie is an awesome in so many ways. He loves to play with toys, he will chase them if you throw them. He  has a bone that he loves to chew on. This is a must for him. If you have a big yard Charlie loves to run as well. He doesn't play wide open for too long, he get tired fast. When playing with toys you have to keep an eye on him because it is his goal to find the source of the noise. Charlie is extremely smart. He knows all of his basic commands really well. The only one he sometimes has a hard time with is give. If you treat him in one hand while saying give with the other, it works every time. As far as other commands, like his name, sit, kennel, release, hurry, wait, down, stay, bed, here, let's go, jump, heel and leave it. Charlie knows all of these very well. The one thing Charlie loves to do more than anything is get up in bed with you and cuddle. He will sleep through the night with you and not move. While cuddling, Charlie likes his face rubbed. You should create a bond with Charlie first because then he will love on you as much as you love on him. Charlie is a really great dog and needs someone to show him love. Charlie is great about only using the bathroom outside and not inside or in his kennel. He does well with a bath and we use treats at nail cutting time. Give Charlie a chance, he is good with other dogs as long as toys are not involved. He is protective of his toys. I hope that you give Charlie the chance to touch your hearts like he has ours.


10/10/2023

Charlie showed major improvements this week with "give" and "leave it". Charlie has aggression only with playing with toys. We worked on that a lot this week. This is something you have to continue to stay on top of. At playtime, when Charlie comes out of the kennel with his toy, we have Charlie release , heel and sit. The give him a let's go to go to the dayroom. There we throw the toy and make Charlie wait to get it when he is released. He will bring it back and we let him play with it for a few minutes before giving the leave it command. We repeat this process a few times and he is doing great with it. He is such a smart and loving dog. He is well known and liked by everyone that comes in contact with him here at the facility. Whoever finally adopts Charlie and over looks his bred is going to be in for a treat. Just give him a chance to show you what a wonderful dog he really is. 


11/6/23

Charlie had a good week. He continues to impress. Charlie is such a happy dog. He gets so excited when someone calls his name and goes to wiggling. They call him wiggle butt. It's a must see if you haven't seen it. We continue to drill Charlie with all of his basic commands, which he knows extremely well along with some extras. Charlie is a very smart laid back dog!  Most of all Charlie just wants to chill. He will lay with you all day. He loves affection. He will give it back. If you want the best dog, just come an down and ask to see Charlie. This boy is awesome! Can't have the best if you don't come see the best. That's Charlie! 


12/27/23

Hello again! Charlie says hello! He also says that he is doing great. Charlie is a medium size dog weighing about 63 pounds. He has a light brown coat. Once you get to know Charlie you will see why we think he is such a great dog. He listens really good to you just calling his name. Every time he hears it he starts to wiggle from side to side. It is a must see how excited he gets just by hearing his name. He is really smart and catches onto every thing fast. He has been in the shelter since he was a small pup. Like any other dog in the world he is not perfect. He does have some toy aggression about his toys around other dogs. It's the one and only thing he doesn't like to share. He knows all of his commands and is ready to show off all he knows. If you are looking for a best friend, this is your guy.


1/29/24
​Not much different to say about Charlie. he is still here and still looking for a forever home. He truly deserves the best. He is a wonderful dog and best friend.


 Ruger 

8/22/2023

Ruger has been here for tow days and is scared of everything but loves all food. He came in with a lot of ant bites and some small scars. He is a sweet dog. He feels safe only walking around close to the walls. He doesn't really want to play or chew on toys. He has a long way to go but I will get him there.  He did use the bathroom in the kennel the first night but that way it. He should soon be easy to get adopted.


8/29/2023

Ruger has been doing great this week. He weighs 14 pounds and loves to eat. He is now walking in and out on dog runs without hugging the wall. He is doing great at not using the bathroom in the kennel and goes quickly when he is taken outside for potty breaks. He now plays with toys and has actually played with a few other dogs this week although he is still a little not sure what playtime is. I am just working on his leash walking right now and he is picking up on it fast. He loves all treats and people. He will sometimes whine in the kennel but not often. He is a fast learner and is going to be easy to train.


9/5/2023

​Ruger has been doing great. He is getting along with the other dogs great and getting better at playing back and not just running away. I have only worked on leash training with him and he is doing very well. He does still get excited sometimes and wants to jump around a little. When he is focused he does great heels and sitting by my side. He actually loves to sit. He is getting better at knowing his name as well as eye contact. He is a really sweet dog and very playful. I really enjoy being with him and training him.


9/12/2023

Ruger is 20 pounds now and is doing great. His leash training is doing well and he is playing well with other dogs even the ones that are bigger than him. He is finally jumping on the jump station and playing with all the toys. He is still young and gets excited and wants to be a little hard headed but treats help with that. He will be a great dogs for any home. He is pee pad trained and is doing great with going outside. 


9/19/2023

Hi there, primary trainer here with updates on the wonderful puppy, Ruger. I just got Ruger this past week so we are going to begin training from the ground up. He is very sweet and now loves to play. He will play fetch or with other dogs and shows no aggression at all. He has an amazing personality and would make a great addition to any family.


9/25/2023

Ruger is a very smart dog and catches on quick. He has shown major improvement in his leash walking and does well during bath time. He doesn't mind his ears being cleaned  or his teeth being brushed. We are going to start adding on some basic commands this week, so stay tuned for upcoming blogs.


10/3/2023

Ruger is a growing boy. He is now 30 pounds even though he still has the puppy behavior. He loves playing fetch and will spin around in a circle until you throw the ball. He knows his kennel routine and I have had him to train for three weeks and he has never once used the bathroom in his kennel. All in all he is a great dog with lots of potential. 


10/10/2023

We have been working on several commands this week with Ruger. H has been doing well with sit, stay, down, wait, kennel, release, hurry, bed, leave it and his leash walking. He is a puppy still so he wants to lead the way everywhere and will try to pull you where he wants to go if you let him. Once you correct this behavior he does well until something else catches his attention. He plays well with other dogs but is perfectly content playing fetch with his human and will do so until he falls out. 


Hi there, primary trainer here with updates on Ruger. He has been doing great with everything including his basic commands and leash walking. He is also improving with his behavioral issues. For the most part Ruger is a great dog that deserves a great home. He has an amazing personality and loves to play and thrives off of love and affection. Ruger needs a loving family and a yard to run around and play in. Stay tuned next week for more updates. 


10/16/23

Hi there! Primary trainer here with updates on Ruger. This past week we have been working on the same stuff. Mainly his leash walking. He is finally showing some improvement. He will drag you if you let him. He is full of energy and loves to play. All around Ruger is a good dog and deserves a great home and a family.


10/30/23

Ruger is young and has a lot of energy. He loves attention and affection but most of all he loves to play. While most of his training is disciplinary, like leash walking and kennel routines, he is now learning how to catch his ball, which is his favorite toy. He also loves to play tug-of-war and he never gets tired of playing fetch. Ruger is still growing. We can't wait to see how big he gets. One think that sets Ruger apart from other dogs is his noticeable jolly swagger, especially if he knows it is time to go outside and play.


11/6/2023

Hi there! Ruger is doing great with everything including his basic commands and leash walking. He is also improving with his behavioral issues. For most part Ruger is a great dog that deserves a great home. He has an amazing personality and loves to play and thrives off love and affection. Ruger needs a loving family and a yard to run around and play in. Stay turned next week for more updates.


11/20/2023

This past week we have been taking it easy and playing most of the time. Which is fine because he has been socializing with more dogs. That lessens the chance that he will be aggressive with dogs in the future. We have also been working on leave it. He is showing great improvement. Leash walking is something we work on every time the leash clicks onto his collar so with that being saying he is now walking decent on a leash.


12/11/2023

Can a dog wear out his nose? Ruger sure is putting a lot of miles on his. He sniffs and sniffs and sniffs. Ruger loves to use his nose so this week we have been putting it to the test. We hide his toys and let him search and sniff them out. He loves to find things and feels very rewarded when he succeeds, which is great for his self confidence. While finding his toys has become one of Ruger's favorite new games, he is also becoming very good at catching his ball. He is going to be a fun companion for a lucky person or family. 


​1/8/24

If I have learned one thing this week, it is that everyone loves Ruger. He is a jolly, warm, affectionate and downright friendly dog. Every morning when I venture outside with Ruger he holds his head high and genuinely seems ready to greet the day, as well as all the passer-bys. He absolutely loves to make friends. Anytime on of the guards or administration visit the dorm, it makes Ruger's day. He will be an amazing dog for anyone and will be quick to become their best friend. 


​1/21/24

Hi there, Primary trainer here with updates on Ruger. This past week we have concentrated more on leash walking. He has been improving slowly but surely. We have been playing with more dogs as well, both female and male to keep him comfortable with all other dogs so he is more social. 



Destiny

Week 1

Hi, my name is Destiny. i am about 5 months old and absolutely adorable. I love to snuggle and beheld. I am a happy an energetic puppy who would love to meet you .I need a good home with lots of love to share and attention to give. I'm doing great on my house training with no accidents and I am comfortable spending time in my kennel when I need to. I am working on my basic commands and showing progress. I hope you will consider adding me to your family today.


Week 2

Hi, Destiny again. I am a happy and loving puppy. I love to be cuddled and spending time with people. I can be a little shy at first but once I get to know you, I really come out of my shell. My training is ongoing so for now I know kennel, sit, down and stay. I'm working on my leash walking. I only use the bathroom outside so I am already house broke and I am quick to let you now when I have to go. I look forward to possibly meeting you and becoming the next addition to your family.


Week 3

Hi, I'm Destiny. I am a loving puppy. I am potty trained and comfortable in my kennel. I'm starting to get more and more of a personality. I am working on my leash walking and my basic commands. I am treat motivated and my favorite treat is captain crunch cereal. I am a loyal puppy who would love to meet you and for me to add me to your family. 


Week 4

Hi, Destiny here. I can be a little shy at first but that doesn't ever last too long. Once I am over that part I will be your friend for life. I am progressing well on my commands. I am still young so I do get a little distracted every now and then. I love to play fetch and am looking forward to going home and playing fetch with you.


Week 5

Hi, I am Destiny! I am a loving, cuddly and happy doggie. I love to play fetch and I get along with other dogs. I am potty trained and well mannered. My leash walking is progressing well and I enjoy my training time. I love treats and toys as motivational tools and have learned my basic commands. I can be a little timid around people I don't know and do take some time to warm up to them, but once I do I am happy to see them. Loud noises make me a little nervous sometimes but I recover quickly and move on. I also know some extra commands such as shake, high five, roll over, say my prayers. bow, crawl, speak and also know how many fingers my trainer is holding up. While I am not perfect at these new extra tricks, I am practicing and perfecting everyday. I would love to meet you and have a forever home with you.


Week 6

Hi Destiny again. I am a happy and loving dog who is eager to earn your love and affection. I enjoy playing fetch and get along great with other dogs. I am a fast learner and pick up on new tricks quickly. I know my 13 basic commands and also some extras. I can shake, high five, roll over, say my prayers, speak and am now learning to count how many fingers you are holding up. I love to play and run but I am also ok just lounging around with you. I am a little scared of new people but I do warm up, and once I do I make great friends. I would love to meet you and for you to consider taking me home to be a part of your family. 


Week 7

Hi from Destiny! Destiny loves playing with other dogs. She is very smart and learn new commands quickly. I am progressing well on my 13 basic commands. I am learning a few extras as well. Things like shake, roll over, hide and seek with my treats, bow and how to say my prayers. I don't know these commands perfectly yr but am getting better with them each and every day. I am a little shy and can be a tad scared around new people. I am loving and a all around happy dog. I would enjoy meeting you and getting the opportunity to be a part of your family.


Week 8

Hi, I'm Destiny! I'm a loving and affectionate dog. I am a quick learner and learning more and more everyday. I know my 13 basic commands and am now learning some fun tricks. I am learning high five, shake, roll over, bow, crawl, speak and to say my prayers. I am timid around new people and can take a little while to warm up to you. I am also scared around rolling objects until I figure out what they are. I love to play fetch and i also play well with other dos. I get along with every dog I have ever met. I would love to meet you and get a chance to join your family.


Week 9

Hello again from Destiny. I am a loving and happy good girl. I have learned all of my basic commands and some extras including roll over, shake, high five, say my prayers, hide & seek and am learning more. I am house broken and kennel trained. I love other dogs and my favorite game is fetch. I can be a little scared around new people and things but I get use to them pretty quickly. I'm still young so I am fully of energy and love to play. I would love to meet you and join your family today.


10/10/2023

Destiny is a smart and loving dog. She knows all of her basic commands and is a quick learner. She knows extra command like high five, shake, roll over spin and even how to say her prayers. She is a great and loyal dog that gets along with other dogs and loves to play fetch. She is very shy at first and can be really scared sometimes of anything especially the unfamiliar. She needs a loving home with lots of patience to help me get use to my new surroundings but once she trust you she is so loving and will be a great life long friend. 


Hi, I'm Destiny, a loving, happy and loyal doggy. I enjoy playing fetch and I get along with other dogs. I know all of my basic commands and I am trained for leash walking. I also know my kennel routine and am potty trained. I do have a few anxiety issues and get scared of new people and things. It can take awhile for me to warm up to you. I'm a great dog with a lot of love and loyalty to share. Please consider adding me to your family today.


​10/23/23

Hello from Destiny. Destiny is around 1 year old and is a loving, happy and loyal dog. She is potty trained and kennel trained. She knows all of her basic commands as well as many extras. She is shy at first and scared of new people and things but once she gets to know you she is a friend for life. She gets along great with other dogs and would make an amazing pet with a little time to get familiar. 


11/20/23

Hello, I am Destiny. I am a happy, healthy and loyal doggy. I enjoy playing with other dogs and playing fetch. I am very bouncy and love to jump. i can be a little hyper at times once I am comfortable and familiar with my surroundings. I need a good loving home with patience for me to adjust and become comfortable.


12/11/2023

Hello there! My name is Destiny and I am still waiting for my forever family to come and give me a loving home. I am a really good girl. I am loving and smart if I do say so myself. I am a little shy when I first meet new people but it doesn't take me long to open up. I know all kinds of commands like sit, stay, heel, wait, leave it and here. Those are a just a few but my favorite one is find it. That's where you tell me to wait and go hide a toy or treat and let me go find it. I love that game but my all time favorite is fetch. I could play fetch for hours. I am really good around other dogs. Set up a meet and greet and come visit me today.  


1/8/2024

Hello again from Destiny.. I continue to do well here and revisit all of my commands each and very day keeping them sharp for when I find my forever family. It may take me awhile to warm up to you to be my best self so I need a family that is loving and patient. I play well with other dogs and love hide and seek as fetch the most. 


1/29/24

Hi from Destiny. I am still searching for my forever home. I am very sweet and smart if I do say so myself. I am a little shy when I first meet strange people but I warm up to them pretty quickly. I know all of my commands like sit, stay, wait, heel, leave it and my all time favorite, fetch. I could play fetch for hours. I get along with other dogs of all kinds and sizes. young and old. I would make a good addition to any home so please set up a visit to come and meet with me.


2/5/2024

Hi, I'm Destiny, I am looking for a loving home with room for a happy, loyal and playful dog. I'm pretty trained and am comfortable in my kennel while you are at work or running errands. I know all of my basic commands and a few extralike spin, roll over, say my prayers, high five and a few more. My favorite game is fetch and I love to run and play,. I am a little affraid of new people but I do warm up to them. I am looking for a forever home with lots of love to shae.

Gracie

10/30/23

Gracie enjoyed the last of the warm weather playing every morning on the bog yard. The past week of colder weather, especially in the morning, not so much. Gracie wears her sweater and likes it, but does not like to take it off when we come back inside. We think it's the static from the cotton that scares her. She would rather lay on top of someone to keep warm.  We taught Gracie to "breakdance". She will do a couple of spins standing up then will drop down and roll over. It is fun to see and she likes to do tricks while playing fetch.

Gracie spends a lot of time playing keep a way with the puppies. She is like a fun Aunt to them. She continues to play daily with Destiny as well as her spirit brother Zazu, whom she beats up constantly. 

Gracie would love a family of any size with a yard for her to run in. She does amazing inside but needs some time outside to run off some energy. Her favorite toy right now is her rope toy with her rubber ball being a very close second.


11/23/2023

 Gracie loves to dance for everyone and they are so proud of her. We are trying to think of some new commands for her to learn because she enjoys learning so much.  Gracie now weighs 62 pounds. She likes to chew so good hard toys are a need. She likes the soft toys the best but needs to be supervised with them because she can destroy them fast. Her favorite food is whatever I am eating at the time.


12/5/2023

Gracie is eagerly awaiting her forever family to come and get her. She dreams of a yard to run and play in (with other dogs) and a nice soft couch beside her new best friend to lay on and rest. She enjoys fetch, tag and keep -a -way, a soft place to lay and lots of belly rubs. Gracie is extremely smart and willing to work. She loves training and playing and anything where she is the center of attention. 


12/27/2023

Dear potential adopters, Gracie is a great dog who loves to play. She plays with all of the puppies and loves them very much. She has a few other dogs she plays and wrestles with but she loves going on the big yard the most.  Gracie knows all of her basic commands as well as a few extras like sit pretty, roll, stand, break dance (which is her favorite) and spin. She is a wonderful dog who loves everyone she meets and loves belly rubs. She will make a great addition to any home and family. 


1/1/2024

Gracie is enjoying the new year by learning a few new tricks. We are working on ready, set, go and go long so she can catch whatever we throw. Her favorite activity now is to play keep a way with other dogs, especially her best friend Destiny and her favorite doggie buddies Zazu and Gabe. She is a princess who demands attention. Gracie likes every single person she has ever met and most other dogs as well. Her only down fall is she dislikes the nail clippers.


2/5/2024

Gracie does not like to be cold. She does not like the rain so she surly hated this week the cold and rain together. Gracie has learned "ballet" and will do a jump spin when told. Mostly this week she has been passed out on top of someone on a bed. She dreams of being adopted and warmer weather.  

Jojo

2/5/2024

Hi, my name is Jojo. I am about 6 weeks old and everybody loves me. I've been here 5 days and I weigh 3 pounds. I will soon be looking for my forever home. I am sweet and smart if I do say so myself. 

Dipsy

11/6/23

Hi there, Dispy here! I am doing well and know all of my commands but I am still training on them just to keep them sharp for my adopted family. I am learning the "BANG" command. I like it because when they say bang, I fall to the floor and pretend to die. After that, they give me lots of treats. We had no big yard dog runs last week and that made me a little upset because I enjoy running and playing with the other dogs really stretching out my legs. 

I wore one of my new sweaters this week for our bathroom break because it was really cold. About time for a new one though this one is getting a little snug.... ooops!


11/27/2023

Hi there, Dispy's secondary trainer here. All is well with young Dipsy. Very cute, very smart, very active are just a few ways to describe  this wonderful pooch. She knows all of her commands along with a couple of other tricks such as shake and bang. I along with Dipsy's alternate trainer, speak spanish, so this week we are going to incorporate Spanish into her training. We will say the commands in Spanish while using the hand signals she already knows in english. Let's see how fast she learns. 


12/27/2023

Hi, my name is Dipsy. Every day I am growing more and more. I now weigh 40 pounds. I am also learning Spanish. I know sientate, abajo and cama, which are sit, down and bed. My trainers are going to show me more commands next year. I enjoyed Christmas because they toot pictures of me. I am a big girl now. I don't go to the bathroom in the kennel. I hope to have a new home soon. If you adopt me, I promise I will make you proud owner.


1/8/2024

Dipsy now knows 4 commands in Spanish which are sientate (sit), abajo (down), cama (bed) and aqui (here). She knows all of her commands in english and the hand signals for each so using the hand signals we say the spanish word and she is able to recognize what it means. Dispy is a smart, loving girl who can't wait to find her forever home.


2/5/2024

We are continuing to work with outside trainers this week and she is doing really well. We try to get at least one or two extra trainers per week to work with her. My focus last week was giving her more off leash freedom and the leave it command with high distractions. I would give her the release command and allow her to go meet and play with people in the day room. Then I would tell her to leave it and call her back to my side. She is making progress even though it is still a challenge, especially if they have her favorite toy ball. It is hard for her to break her attention but we are working on it. I'm also trying to get her use to playing with other dos. She is high energy so we have to find dogs that can match her energy, I am also introducing some small puppies to her trying to teach her how to be gentle with them. This is really going to take some work.

Gabe

10/30/23

Gabe is such a sweetheart. He is growing into such a good dog. Even with all that he is growing he is still so cute & wrinkly. This week we are teaching him Spin & he has picked it up in one single day. I still have to coach him a little but he is responding to both signal verbal. He is such a quick learner. Gabe does most all of his commands both signal & verbal. He will sit stay, down, heel, jump, off, here, & sometimes even home from the day room. You are really going to enjoy this dog he is going to do better in a home them he does here. I think he will develop into the perfect companion.

11/6/23

Gabe is a growing boy! He grows each week in size & Intelligence. This week he learned how to spin & now that is all he wants to do. It is so funny to see him do it too because his feet are so big & he is so clumsy. Gabe is super sweet & plays well with all dogs of all sizes & ages. We still work on his on & off leash walking, heel, stay, here, sit, down, stay, & shake which he does very well. He is also working on roll over. Gabe still gets. excited over treats but we are working on calming him down. He is such a good dog & I know you are going to love him. I cant wait to see the amazing dog that he grows up o be.


12/4/2023

Gabe is in a new transition in his life. He continues to grow by the day. He is averaging close to 5 lbs a week. I think he has finally lost all of his puppy teeth and it starting to balance out a bit. Gabe plays good with dogs of all ages and we haven't found a dog that doesn't like him. Gabe is a very loyal dog, but he also loves everyone he meets and vice versa. Gabe is goofy and sweet, he likes to pile up on the bed or lay at your feet. He will play fetch and loves rope toys. Gabe is doing well with all of his commands. He knows sit, stay, down, roll over, jump, down and spin. Gabe is a really great dog with endless potential. He will make a wonderful loveable friend. come see for yourself. You will fall in love.


1/8/2024

New year, New Gabe! It's time to teach Gabe some new tricks. Gabe has been doing great with the basics like sit, stay, down, heel, roll over, jump, spin, down and shake. This year he is going to master things like beg, pray and play dead. He is a very smart dog and so goofy. Despite his size and weight he is still very much a puppy. 

Gabe is a sweetheart and gets along with any other dogs , male or female. He loves people and I'm positive I've never seen him growl or get upset about anything. Gabe  is strickly a lover. 

Gabe would be a wonderful dog for absolutely anyone or any family of any size. He is just am all around great dog. He is still under a year old and should still grow a little more but I don't for see him being anything other than a big baby. Schedule a meet and greet and fall in love with this big goofy guy for yourself.


2/5/2024

It's been another wonderful week here with Gabe. This is such a loveable dog. He has never met a stranger and loves all dogs as well. He will make friends with anyone. Despite his weight and size he is just a puppy. He is big and goofy and has a doofus personality that is sure to capture the hearts of all. Gabe is super fun, sure to be the life of any household.

He is also very smart and knows lot of commands. He is extremely treat motivated and quick to learn. He walks pretty good on and off leash. He can't wait to find his forever home and have a family of his own. 




Dakota

12/11/2023

Dakota is very new here and is still settling into his new environment. So far he likes beggin strips, milk bones and every dog and person he meets. He is terrified of the polished floor in the hallway, but that's normal for most dogs we get when they are new. He is loving and happy and likes to get in your lap. He is already neutered so that is a plus. He is pretty smart and knows kennel and we are working on sit. We should have a lot more to say next week. 


12/18/2023

Dakota is a smart dog and he is warming up to his new environment. He learns fast but can also have a stubborn streak, which comes from the hound in him. He is very loving and thinks that he is a lap dog who should be on my bed all day long. There are not many treats that make him go crazy or any toys either but it will be another couple of weeks before he opens up all the way. He already knows kennel, sit, jump and off and walks really good on the leash. If you are looking for a cool, low energy dog to chill out with after work, then Dakota is the dog for you.


12/23/2023

Dakota is well and settled in nicely now after a couple of weeks with us. He does a very good job with his kennel routine now and I already just about don't have to say heel or sit anymore. He runs great with the other dogs on the big yard and he listens good. His leash walking is already pretty good, even when going out on the big yard. Dakota is a very loving dog who wants to snuggle and lay with you and has a very chill demeanor. He will make a great family dog or companion for an older couple or single person. Come and see him for yourself.


1/2/2024

​Dakota is now very settled in here in the dog dorm. He knows the sound of dog run and big yard and gets very excited. He was probably house broken before because he has done really good the three weeks he has been here. He will only go to the bathroom outside. We are working on down this week. He isn't a big fan of it because it's a very submissive position but we will get there. He's got jump, off, sit, here and stay down pretty good. He is very loving and smart. He would love to come home and snuggle with you.


1/8/2024

​Dakota is very well behaved and completely adjusted now to life here with us at Jenkins. He loves to snuggle up for love with humans and eat meat treats and milk bones. His leash walking is great and he loves fetching his chicken-waffle and bringing it back to me. We found out the other day that he is not a fan of sharing a toy with another dog. We are now working on that. We accomplished an out-of-sight stay this last week, which is awesome, and we will work on reinforcing that as well as with the other stay commands like sit, down and bed. Dakota would love to have a new home and family. 


1/15/2024

Dakota is still doing well. He gets along with most of the other dogs here except Zazu, but he has a staring problem and most dogs don't like that challenging stare. I gave him a new chew bone this morning, so he's busy enjoying that right now. We are still working on down and bed. Those are his two least favorite to perform since they are very submissive positions and he is an older male dog. We will get there though. He does great with all the other commands. He will make an amazing family dog and he has a very calm demeanor, but he has energy to turn up and play when you want Come give him a visit and you will fall in love with him and his big floppy ears.


1/29/24

Another week has come and gone and Dakota has still not gotten his forever home. He is living it up here with lots of love and treats but would still like a place to call his own. Lavern even stops by and visits him from time to time. That's probably because his face looks like her best friend Bi;;y's that found his forever home a few weeks ago, but that's ok whatever the reason. Dakota enjoys her company. He pretty much knows all of hi basic commands but is still stubborn sometimes about doing down or bed. We will continue to work on these two. 


2/5/2024

Dakota is still here hanging out and enjoying life. He is 51 lbs of absolute adorableness, just waiting for you to come and adopt him. He loves people interaction more than anything and is still very playful at his older age. He really enjoys fetching his toys and bringing them back. He listens good and knows all of his commands. He will make a great family dog or a great companion for an older person or couple. He is great on the leash and won't try to pull your arm off. Come give him a visit and see for yourself. 


Enzo

Week 1

Zo has had another good week here at Jenkins, learning and playing. We have also found a new play partner, Panda. He is a male Sheppard mix that weighs about 10 pounds more than Zo. We introduced them first with the leashes in the training room. After two minutes we realized that there was no need for our precautionary measures. The two of them played for fifteen minutes non-stop, as if they had known each other for years. Panda and Zo definitely wore each other out. On an even better note a worn out Zo is submissive and compliant when leash walking. 


Week 2

Enzo has had another good week and is improving daily in his behaviors. In addition to the behavioral improvement, Zo's leash walking is getting better as well. For such an active dog, he calms quickly when he is being petted. Zo even went to sleep this weekend in my lap while I was petting him. Of course this angelic behavior comes with a price. Zo wants one hand to scratch him while he holds the other one in his mouth. Not biting, just holding. That's  all for Zo this week.


Week 3

Zo has had another great week in the Jenkins training program. He continues to improve on his leash walking, but Zo is really best after he has played for about 5-10 minutes to burn off some of his excess energy. He will play with toys or without. He plays well with Panda and Bo. Zo does not do well with smaller dogs and sees them as play toys (not in a good way). I am continuing to work with his socialization with people and smaller dogs but for now i do not believe he would be good in a home with small children or small dogs. Zo is a great dog but he does have these few major flaws that keep him from being appropriate for all families.


Week 4

Zo has had another good week of first. Zo has started wearing a mesh muzzle to correct a nibbling on people or other dogs problem that he has. This has had an added benefit of improving Zo's overall leash walking since it limits his ability to "sample" his environment. Additionally, if Zo is engaging in non stop barking to get out of his kennel when it is not his turn. 2 to 3 minutes with his muzzle quiets him and calms him down. Enough of Zo's muzzle training and on to his favorite thing, food! Zo is becoming a more well rounded eater. Not only does he enjoy hot dogs from the chow hall, he now has an appetite for mashed potatoes, dinner rolls and mixed vegetables. That's it for this week come back next week for a new update.


10/30/23

It's been awhile since anyone has heard about my little buddy, Zo, but he is doing great. Zo has mastered all of his basic commands, plus kiss, shake, high five, spin, roll over, speak and play dead. My personal favorite though is at bedtime when Zo sleeps at the foot of my bed and keeps an eye on me all night. Zo would be a perfect companion of an active outdoor family. Couch potatoes beware though, Zo would only be outside when you are outside and on the couch with you when you are there. If you are looking for a life long friend then look no further than Zo.


11/6/23

It's been another fun week here with Zo. He is well known around the dorm for his love of playtime, but his fondness for soft toys has been turned against him. We have a little plush grey squirrel that Zo is convinced is alive. It doesn't help him when we tie a string to it and pull it across the floor. Zo will send up to two hours just staring at the little squirrel. Nothing much else is going on this week with Zo except he is still searching for his forever family. He is 55 lbs and I am 260 lbs but somehow we share a twin bed every night. He always starts at the foot of the bed but 2 out of 3 nights, I end up sharing a pillow with him. I guess it's a good thing he likes having his teeth brushed! 


11/27/2023

Well folks, November is almost over and we all know what that means..... Christmas is right around the corner. I normally don't advocate adopting a pet as a present but we have some great catches here. Zo is surely the star of the show. He isn't a puppy anymore, but you can't tell him that when it's time to run. The bottom line is that there are no bad choices here as we have a dog fit for every family. Open up your hearts and your homes to a new family members this year. You won't be sorry.


12/11/2023

When we write blogs, they can become repetitive after awhile. This isn't the case with Enzo though every day is a new experience. Before we go any further, I have to be honest. We have been setting up Zo's favorite toys just out of his reach when he is in the kennel. Then we block his view of the toy with a blanket and move it. Sometimes we tie string to a toy and pull it out of his sight. The look on Zo's face is priceless!! He really believes that these toys are alive. After they have moved he will stare at them for a minute in disbelief. Then when his attention wanders, the toy will move again. There are so many ways to have fun with Zo.


1/8/2024

It's a new year and Enzo is looking for a new home. If you are looking for a high energy playmate/companion, then look no further. Got squirrel problems? No worries, Zo loves to catch the little tree rats. Basically if it involves playing, then o is your dog. Zo is not an appropriate pet for small children, he is way to active


1/29/24

Zo has had a great week in the dog dorm. His average day starts at 6 am with a training session. Then he gets to play with a toy by himself. There are usually 2-4 more training sessions throughout the day. When we have time there is a chance to play with a doggie friend in the day room. The highlight of Zo's day is when he gets to run on the small yard around 1 pm. He can fly and it sounds like a horse galloping when he is at top speed. The day ends between 9-11 pm when he hops into my bed and sleeps at my feet. He will then sleep the night aways.


2/5/2024

The past week with Zo has been a very good week. We have started to learn two new commands hug and crawl. he is progressing well on both of these while still retaining all of his other ones he has learned. Zo continues to be loving and smart and sometimes, more often than not, just plain goofy. Zo brings a smile to  her face constantly. He plays well with a few of the other larger dogs. His favorite is tug of war. Zo would be a good single dog home canidate, as he has lots of energy and absolutly loves all of the attention he can get. Allow Zo to bring a smile to your face as he so often does ours. 

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Murphy

5-22-23

Murphy is now entering his third week her at the training program. He is a quick learner. Murphy is a very loving dog and is energetic. He will pair well with a home with a fenced in yard to run around in. He is already completely kennel trained and has not had one accident since he has been here with us. Following is a list of commands Murphy knows so far. 

Kennel Routine

Sit

Lay

Bed

Jump

Off

Wait

Stay

Murphy will be a great choice for anyone .


5-30-23

Murphy is doing really good. He has been with us for three weeks now and has gotten comfortable and learned a lot. He doesn't get along with some of the other male dogs but plays good with some. When it is time to go outside he gets very excited and shoots out of his kennel like the roadrunner. He is doing ok with leash walking but he does continue to improve. When it is outside play time he hasn't really shown any interest with toys he just wants to run around and sniff things and play with the other dogs. He does like toys when he is inside however. He is a really cool guy and I'm sure he would love to share your home with you.  


6-5-23

Murphy is continuing to progress nicely. As for his personality he has come out of his shell more. He is not fond of the other male dogs. He does love the ladies though and does great with human interaction. He is energetic and loves to be loved on. If you want a loving fur pal and don't already have any male dogs, Murphy would be a great fit. 


6-12-23

Murphy is very well settled now and we are seeing the full Murph personality. He gets very excited about outside play time as well as time to eat. He just can't sit still and tap dances while you are getting his food ready. We are working with him on the release command and off leash training as well.  He would do best in a home as an only dog or with female canine companions. He has a great personality and is ready for his forever home. 


7-24-23

Murphy has been making great progress with his leash walking when it is time to go out for a dog run. So well that we should be able to leave the treat cup inside soon. Big yard dog runs are still a work in progress but we are seeing improvement there as well.  We are hoping when he is neutered that some of that alpha dog in him will fade out. He does wonderful with all people and loves to meet new humans. He also plays very well with female dogs his size. He is treat motivated and has a high prey drive when it comes to his toys. It has been wonderful watching him turn into this awesome well behaved dog. 


8-21-23

Murphy has been doing great as usual. Last week we had a big behavior breakthrough with him, on Tuesday that makes us very happy. When they call for big yard dog runs he usually goes nuts and makes loud noises , this time when he started that and was told bed, he listened and when to his bed and immediately calmed down. It was truly a big moment for us all. 

He is still doing amazing with the basic commands s we co0ntinue to reinforce them all the time. He is also learning extra ones like crawl, shake, spin and peek a boo. He is a very smart and loving dog and will surely make you smile with his wonderful personality and ninja quick 360 spins when he is excited.


9-18-23

Murphy is still doing great here at the training program. It is always great to see how fast he learns new things. He is very smart, loving and obedient. He loves to play with people more than toys or dogs (only females). He is potty trained and kennel trained and is doing much better with his leash walking going out on dog runs. He is a goof ball and will make you fall in love with him in a short period of time. 


10-23-23

Murphy is still doing great as expected because he is such an amazing dog. Someone donated some blankets to the shelter last week and he has really enjoyed his. He likes to make a pillow out of it. He is great with all of his commands and gets better and better every week with his leash walking. He would love to meet you and steal your heart and home.


10/30/23

Murphy and I have just been focusing on leash walking lately since that is his weakest point right now. We go outside for dog runs and big yard. We are slowly making progress and are going to continue to work at it. 


11/6/23

Murphy is now doing really good. He is finally over the stomach bug he had going on. He got his normal personality back and is trotting around like a freshly tuned car. His leash walking is slowly improving and still our focus right now. We still work the basics and extra commands in each day and those still look great. He is not a fan of having his nails clipped so we do lots of walks on the concrete to help with that naturally. Overall Murphy is a great dog with a personality that will leave you smiling and attached to him. Humans are his first love and he would love to meet you.


​****Murphy is still available for adoption but has left the training program and resides at the shelter no more blogs will be added.



Buddy

Week 1

Buddy is doing good. He now weighs 60 pounds. He is shedding a lot right now with the warmer weather starting and would probably need a good grooming this time of year. He knows all of his 13 basic commands, he just does them when he is ready to do them. We are working on this and teaching him to understand we are the boss. He is a little scared of sudden moves and does not like other male dogs. He is however becoming more playful. 


Week 2

Buddy is doing well. Still doesn't like other male dogs too much. He knows all 13 basic commands but he is kinda stubborn with them. I give him a command and then have to stand there and wait for him to get ready to do it. He doesn't mind taking baths. He is shedding really bad right now.


Week 3

Buddy is a gentle and loving canine. He loves to cuddle with people but does not like other male dogs. When in contact with them, he will growl and bark but can easily be redirected with a stern 'No". As far as his commands go, Buddy knows them all well. Most of the time Buddy will eat fine alone but sometimes he wants my company when he eats. As for other things he likes,  he likes to play chase and cuddle and snore like a pig. Buddy still don't like any type of toys. He loves duck bacon and chicken.


10-23-23

Buddy is such a sweet and loving dog. He loves people but no so much other male dogs. He wants to be the alpha. Buddy knows all of his basic commands and he knows a few more. He knows sit, down, bed, here, heel, jump, off, stay and he knows his kennel routine. Buddy does great with baths. Check back for hopefully an adopter update soon. 


10/30/23

Buddy is a great dog. He loves people and enjoys being petted. He does well with most female dogs but not so much with males. He always wants to be the alpha. Buddy knows all of the basic commands like sit, down, bed, leave it, heel, stay, jump, off, here and wait. Buddy is sometimes very stubborn and not give good eye contact. You have to show him you will wait it out and he will finally look at you. Tune in next week for more, or go fill out that adoption application and give this boy the home he deserves. 


11/6/23

As I always say, Buddy is such a great dog. He loves people and enjoys being petted and loved on. Buddy is a very smart dog. He knows all of his basic commands like sit, here, heel, jump, off, leave it and wait. He deserves a great home.


11/27/2023

Buddy is such a great dog. He loves people and enjoys being petted. Buddy does great with most female dogs but not so much other male dogs. He wants to be the alpha. Buddy is well trained and knows all of his basic commands from sit, down, bed, leave it, jump, off, here, heel and his kennel routine. He even knows a few extras. We have been working on spin and roll over. If you want a loving and lazy (most of the time) dog Buddy is the one.


1/15/2023

Buddy is a very smart and loving dog. He is very much an alpha dog though so he does great with female dogs but males not so much. He is great on all of his commands and walks well on a leash. He really would make someone an amazing pet and best friend. 


1/29/24

Buddy knows all of his commands and a few extras. He walks great on a leash. He is house broken and kennel trained (never had an accident in hi kennel). If you want a great , loving dog (and have no other males dogs) Buddy is your guy.


2/5/2024

Buddy is such a sweet and loving dog. Everyone loves him. He will just lay lay there and let you pet him all day. Buddy is very smart but sometimes stubborn. He knows all of his basic commands and his kennel routine. He is also potty trained and knows a few extra commands like, shake, high five and spin. I am working on getting him to do them all verbally an not just with the hand signals. If you want a good and loving dog for your home, Buddy is the one.