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Dog Breed Information

Dogs (and future cat breed information)

The information listed here is general.

Akitas

  • Good with teenagers or older
  • Independent, okay being left alone
  • Enjoys sedate environment in warm weather
  • Needs house with a yard

Australian Shepherds

  • Good with children six years or older and the elderly
  • Multiple dogs okay
  • Enjoys active environment
  • Needs house with a yard

Bassett Hounds

  • Good with children of all ages and the elderly
  • Multiple dogs okay
  • Enjoys sedate environment
  • Needs house with a yard
  • Very loyal and loving, not aggressive

Basenji

  • Good with children of all ages and the elderly
  • Does not bark
  • Needs house with a yard
  • Very clean dogs

Beagles

  • Good with children of any age
  • Multiple dogs okay
  • Enjoys active environment, needs daily exercise and a yard
  • Would love to go camping

Border Collie

  • Herding dog, not suitable for most families
  • Enjoys active environment, needs daily exercise, strict training and a yard

Boxers

  • Good with older children
  • Multiple dogs okay
  • Enjoys active environment, needs daily exercise and a yard
  • Would love to go camping

Chows

  • Not good with children of any age
  • Does not enjoy warm climate
  • Independent nature so they do okay being left alone
  • Enjoys sedate environment
  • Needs house with a yard

Collies

  • Great with children of any age and seniors
  • Herding animal, so will chase things
  • These dogs are barkers, be prepared for lots of noise
  • Multiple dogs okay
  • Needs house with a yard

Corgis (welsh corgi)

  • Not a good dog for young children
  • Herding animal, so will chase things
  • Usually well-tempered and happy in most situations
  • Multiple dogs okay
  • Needs house with a yard

Dalmatians

  • Most are not good with young children
  • Multiple dogs are okay
  • Needs active environment
  • Definitely needs room to run

Dobermans

  • Most are not good with young children
  • Multiple dogs are okay
  • Needs active environment, enjoys walking and jogging
  • Needs room to run

German Shepherd

  • Most are not good with young children
  • Multiple dogs are okay
  • Needs active environment
  • Definitely needs room to run

German Shorthair Pointer

  • Loves to run, good jogging dog
  • Multiple dogs are okay
  • Needs active environment
  • Definitely needs room to run
  • Needs daily exercise

Golden Retriever

  • Loves to walk
  • Multiple dogs are okay
  • Needs active environment as a pup, more sedate as an adult
  • House with yard
  • Would love to go camping

Husky

  • Most are not good with young children
  • Multiple dogs are okay
  • Needs active environment
  • Definitely needs room to run

Keeshond

  • Good with children six years and up
  • Multiple dogs are okay
  • Would do well in apartment or house with yard
  • Tends to be lazy in warmer weather

Labradors

  • Good with children of any age
  • Multiple dogs are okay
  • Enjoys active environment
  • Loves camping and swimming

Lhasa Apsos

  • Good with teenagers or older
  • Multiple dogs are okay
  • Enjoys sedate environment
  • Independent, so does well alone
  • Does fine in an apartment

Miniature Pinscher

  • Good with children older than 12 years and the elderly
  • Multiple dogs are okay
  • Enjoys active environment, apartments are okay
  • Good watch dogs, but will bark

Pomeranian

  • Good with teenagers and older
  • Multiple dogs are okay
  • Apartment living okay
  • Okay left alone if there is another dog for company

Poodle

  • Walkers, not runners
  • Multiple dogs are okay
  • Apartment living okay – house with yard is better
  • Good with all ages
  • Can learn almost anything, are very intelligent

Pug

  • Prefer to be inactive
  • Bred to be human companions so can sometime be protective. introduce multiple dogs carefully
  • Apartment living okay
  • Not recommended for all ages, older families preferred
  • Prone to medical complications due to over-breeding

Queensland Heeler

  • Herding dog – very active!
  • Multiple dogs are okay
  • House with large yard
  • Good with all ages, but might be too active for youngsters
  • Can learn almost anything, are very intelligent

Terriers

  • Good with children older than 6 and the elderly
  • May not do well with other dogs
  • Needs lots of love and attention
  • Needs house with a yard

Rottweilers

  • Good with teenagers
  • Multiple dogs are okay
  • Enjoys a more sedate environment
  • Needs lots of love and attention
  • Needs house with a yard

Schipperkes

  • Good with children 6 years and older as well as the elderly
  • Multiple dogs are okay
  • Enjoys active or sedate environment
  • Needs lots of love and attention
  • Needs house with a yard

Shar-Pei

  • Good with teenagers and adults
  • Does okay alone
  • Enjoys sedate environment
  • Enjoys house with a yard

Shetland Sheepdog (Shelties)

  • Herding class – loves to run, may chase bicycles
  • Multiple dogs okay
  • Intelligent, affectionate, responds well to training
  • May be reserved with strangers

Spaniels

  • Good with teenagers and the elderly
  • Multiple dogs are okay
  • Enjoys active environment
  • Loves camping
  • Needs house with a yard

Weimaraners

  • Good with teenagers
  • Multiple dogs are okay with some work)
  • Enjoys active environment (loves jogging)
  • Needs house with a yard

Yorkshire Terriers

  • Good with children older than 6 and the elderly
  • Multiple dogs are okay
  • Enjoys active environment
  • Apartment life is fine

Megan is a female, brown tabby Domestic Shorthair. She is about 1 year old, and she has been at the Humane Society since October 29, 2013. Megan loves to be petted!
Ashton is a male, gray tabby Domestic Shorthair, who is 1 year old. Ashton has been at the Humane Society since July 30, 2013. Ashton is easy to overlook because of his shyness, but if you are slow and quiet he warms up and enjoys a good scratch!

What makes this so special is the bond that these two cats have cultivated throughout the past 7-8 months. What we are requesting is to find a home that would take both of these sweethearts. Please help us spread the word and find that special person willing to give these two shy kitties a home. We guarantee that house will be filled with love!

We really want these two to go home together so their adoption fees have been cut in half – $120 for both of these sweet cats. The adoption fee of $120 includes spay/neuter, vaccinations, free veterinarian visit, and microchip implantation. For more information on Ashton & Megan,  or other adoptable animals, please call 805 646-6505. You can meet them Monday through Saturday from 10:00am to 6:00pm.

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