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Bosco
Dog, Adult, Male, Small

Chihuahua

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Marley
Dog, Adult, Female, Medium

Fox-Terrier

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  • German Shepherd Dog, Fox Terrier
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without catsPrefers home without small kids
06.30.20 Marley is a female 4.5 yr. old mixed breed weighing in at about 29 lbs. She looks like she might be a mix of German Shepherd, Fox terrier, and who knows what. Marley was surrendered to us after she and her family moved from the quiet suburbs to two different apartments in a short period. She did not do well with the transition. While she had experienced some anxiety in the past, the new environment intensified it to the point where she could not calm herself.. With a baby on the way, her family made the right decision to surrender her. Marley has been doing well in foster home. She spending most of her time in the mountains of Maine and occasional days in Cambridge. She does not do well in Cambridge as she is ultra sensitive to outside noises. Apartment living was a big stressor. She will alert you to the neighbor who walks down the hall as well as the one who just closed her car door at the other end of the block. We are happy to say that her hearing is just fabulous! Marley is living with four other dogs, older and younger, larger and smaller, less active and more active. She does quite well in the pack and they are helping her to relax. She absolutely needs consistent time outside to run and play. She hikes in woods, walks along river, and swims in river. She loves to explore the woodsy trails with the rest of the pack. She has some prey drive so she is on-leash unless in the fenced-in yard. Is Marley the right dog for you and your lifestyle? Est Age: 4- 5yrs old Gender:Spayed female Weight: a healthy 29 lbs. Fostered in: Newry, ME and Cambridge, MA Microchipped: Yes, including registration Adoption Fee : $375 Activity requirements:A lot! she needs mental and physical stimulation With other dogs: Does well but can get overwhelmed when more than one is playing with her. With cats: Sorry, but she sees them as prey. With children: Not a good match, she is a little too intense. In the car: Curls up and sleeps Walking on a leash: Pulls a bit when she sees prey, but otherwise does well. At the dog park: Okay if there are not too many dogs. Left alone at home: She prefers company, people or dogs, but can be left alone. Social butterfly or Wallflower?: She is sweet with new people, just don't touch her butt! City or the burbs? While she is active, she often reacts to the sounds outside (and on the TV) Don't fence me in: She has a bit of prey drive, she does not want to run away but will definitely run toward prey. WANT TO ADOPT Marley? Please copy and paste the following URL into your browser to complete an application. http://alldogrescue.org/adoptable-dogs/adoption-application/ Marley's foster mom will be in touch within 48 hours of receipt of your application.
Adult, Female, Medium
 . Bosco .
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  • Beagle, Chihuahua
Bosco is a 25 lb Beagle and Chihuahua mixed breed (we think). He is about 10 years old, found as a stray. He is active and vibrant and his foster mom thinks of him as 10 years young. He is a sturdy dog with truly awesome lower incisors.  Bosco knows how to sit, only comes up on furniture when invited, loves walks and is comfortable in his crate. (In fact, we think he might have been crate trained.) He gets along well with other dogs and takes their cues well. Loves all people and asks for hugs and scratches. No other dog could probably be a nicer, friendly and cuddly dog than Bosco. He is also a barker. Although the amount and intensity has decreased drastically in the short time while in foster care, His barking has been managed by walks, reassurance, when asked to go in his crate and through other means, but he is still a work in progress. He needs a compassionate adopter who will help him become more secure. Bosco relishes being loved. Although fine in a single-human household, his forever home would be great in with more people around, as this means more people to love on him. While in foster care has not been around kids but is a sturdy type who has never shown aggression, so we think he would be ok with school-age kids. Since he seems to have a prey instinct, as he is committed to making sure the back yard will not be infiltrated by bunnies and squirrels. As such, he would probably not be fitting in a household with cats Bosco is neutered and up to date on shots. He is being fostered in Somerville, MA.  His adoption fee is $250.  If you are interested, please go to Alldorescue.org and fill out an adoption application. 
Adult, Male, Small
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Adoption Process

To adopt a dog from us, you must be over the age of 21.  To begin the process, first fill out an adoption application. The foster provider will then set up a telephone interview to determine if you and the dog are a good match for each other. The next step is for you to come and visit the dog at the foster home.  Then we will do a home visit at your residence before finalizing the adoption. The final step is for you to pick up your new dog from the foster home. Ongoing contact will be maintained with you to see how it’s going and offer training suggestions and behavior advice.

The adoption fee

The adoption fee ranges from $250-$500 for most adult dogs (decided on a case-by-case basis). This is to help defray the costs of spaying, neutering, transportation and other medical expenses. All dogs are spayed or neutered, examined by a vet, given medical shots and treated for any medical condition they may have, prior to adoption. Donations above the adoption fee are always welcome!

Apply for a dog

To apply for one of our dogs, please fill out an Adoption Application.  A volunteer will respond to your application within 48 hours.  If you have a question about one of our dogs, you can contact us and we’ll be happy to try to answer it.