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Welcome to the Pairing Achievement with Service (PAWS) Alumni page.  All dogs on the page were enrolled in the PAWS program at the Ron Jackson State Juvenile Corrections Complex in Brownwood, Texas. 
PAWS is a unique program that uses the natural relationship that comes from the bond between humans and animals living together and being responsible for each other. 
The PAWS program pairs select TYC youth with K9 partners for 12 weeks. The dogs come from local animal shelters; learn basic commands and improved socialization skills. Youth learn responsibility, patience and how to care for another living being and benefit from the companionship. Unless otherwise noted, all the dogs listed for adoption have achieved or will achieve their American Kennel Club certification as a Canine Good Citizen (CGC). This certification is recognized as the gold standard for dog behavior.

During the 12 week program, youth are responsible for their dogs at all times. They must groom, feed, and train their K9. The dogs live on the dorm with their human caretakers.

Dogs can be adopted through the Corinne T. Smith Animal Shelter in Brownwood.  Additional information about adopting a PAWS dog can be obtained by contacting the shelter at (325) 646-0617.  All dogs come with current vaccinations and are on heartworm preventative.  Each dog is also micro-chipped.

Without the support of the following persons and organizations, the PAWS program could not function like it does.  The PAWS program wishes to thank the following for their support:

Corinne T. Smith Animal Shelter
Dr. Joe Speck, DVM
Kimberly Burgan Dog Training
Dr. Pepper
Premier Pet Supplies

If you are interested in providing a forever home to one of these fine, trained dogs, please contact the Corinne T. Smith Animal Shelter at: (325) 646-0617.

Donations can be made to the Brownwood Community Advisory Council for the Benefit of TYC Youth. For additional information on the PAWS program contact Holli Fenton (325) 641-4260 or Cris Burton at (512) 424-6049.





photo of Paris

Oui! Oui! – Bonjour! Jus suis Paris. I am a terrier mix; my coat is brown and I stand about 1-½ ft. tall with a curly tail. Was that a squirrel? When I first meet people I might be a little shy but after I figure out you are OK, I am very playful. Was that a squirrel? I am always looking for the next time you are going to play with me. “woo-hoo-- throw me the ball.” Was that a squirrel? Can you tell I get a little distracted? However, I am very loving and love to cuddle. I do not like to be left alone unless you leave me something in my room to help keep my attention. I’m really smart and I like playing with toys and solving puzzles, especially if there is food involved! I have learned a lot of skills like; sit, down, walking on a loose leash, and many others. I am very smart and eager to learn more. I’m working hard to learn all the elements of the Canine Good Citizen test and when I do, I’ll be ready for my fur-ever home. Will you be ready for me? SQUIRREL!!! You can reach me by contacting Holli Fenton (325) 641 4260 or Cris Burton (512) 490-7049.


photo of Jordan

I am Jordan. I am a black Labrador, I am about 1 ½ years old. I love to run and play and have lots of energy. You might say I am a happy-go-lucky kind of guy. If you like to do stuff outdoors like running, hiking, biking, swimming and having fun, I am your guy. I like toys but my favorite is a ball. I am still teething, so I chew on anything I can get hold of, so make sure you show me what I can and cannot chew and by all means leave me a good chew toy. I like to solve puzzles that have tasty treats in them too. I eat about 3 ½ cups of Taste of the Wild dog food. I am approximately 65-75 lbs. I am very friendly but sometimes do my own thing. I have learned many tricks such as; weaving through the legs, pray, left and right paw, high five and ten, and I know how to play fetch. I have learned all my CGC skills and I do a great recall. I am house trained and when I get thirsty I will let you know by barking. I recently passed all the elements of the Canine Good Citizen test so I am ready for my "fur"-ever home! Contact Holli Fenton at Ron Jackson or Cris Burton 512-490-7049.


photo of Queen

Here ye Here ye- The Queen is here- I am a Jack Russell Terrier mix and about a year and eight months old I weigh approximately 25 lbs. I eat 1 ½ cups of Before Grain food once daily. I really like to run and play. If you like to be outdoors doing anything, then I’m the partner you’ve been waiting for. I working to earn my Canine Good Citizen and other tricks like stand and roll over. I am very playful and loveable and love to be given lots of affection. My coat is very soft and I want to be with my two-legged friends wherever and whatever they might be doing. Let’s get going! You can reach me by contacting Holli Fenton (325) 641 4260 or Cris Burton (512) 490-7049.


photo of Luna

My name is Luna. I am a 1 year and 3 month old Louisiana Catahoula Leopard dog, the State Dog of Louisiana. I am very smart but sometimes have a mind of my own. I really need clear instructions from someone who knows about dogs and especially my kind of hound dog breed. I am very playful and friendly with people and I am mostly calm around them. I get distracted easily whenever other dogs are around. I can be left alone but when you leave the room, make sure I have something to entertain me until you return. I am approximately 68lbs. I recently passed all the elements of the Canine Good Citizen test. I am ready for my fur-ever home! Contact Holli Fenton(325) 641-4260 or Cris Burton (512)490-7049.


photo of NicoMy name is Nico. I am a "Chi–weenie" (Chihuahua/Dachshund) I can be mellow at times. I like to cuddle and bundle up with my handler. I’m about 3 yrs. old and I’m crate trained, but I would rather be with my 2 legged friends having fun and showing what a great companion I can be. I can sit and down on command. I am becoming a Canine Good Citizen, which means I have very good manners. I can be loyal and devoted to my family if only I had one. Can you help me? Contact Holli Fenton@ Ron Jackson or Cris Burton X7049.


photo of NikeJust Do It! That’s my motto!Nike is my name. I am little by size, because I am a Chihuahua Terrier by breed; but I am big in energy, cuteness(I look like a little wolf), and intelligence. I love to play and be silly. I love it when you play ball with me ‘cause it lets me play and be silly. I listen to and follow the commands given, like sit, stay, down, and come when called. Sometimes, I can be a little shy around new things, people and sounds but, once I figure out, it is OK then I’m good to go. Right now I’m learning a new trick called paw. I love bacon and bone treats. I am a fun loving dog looking for a fun loving family to bond with and be able to run and play. Contact Holli Fenton(325) 641-4260 or Cris Burton (512)490-7049.



photo of Benjamin

My name is Benjamin. I am a Lab mix about 2 yrs. old and weigh about 50lbs. I am really smart, energetic, loving and playful. I enjoy being with people, especially those that I really like. I have a strong instinct for hunting. When I see a bird or a small animal my hunting instinct kicks in and I can get a little distracted but easily re-focus on my commands. I really want a job where I can work and learn and be the great dog you see. The commands that I have learned so far are sit, stay, down stay and leash walk, give a paw and speak. Although I am new to training; my handler feels that I am a quick learner. If you are looking for a loyal, fun loving, energetic friend; Contact Holli Fenton (325) 641-4260 or Cris Burton (512) 490-7049. Just ask for Benjamin.


photo of Jessie

My name is Honey. I am a full-bred Chihuahua. I am not a toy Chihuahua, but I can be mistaken for one due to my size. I am 1-½ years old. At times I am very energetic and like to play with you and with toys. I love to be outside, taking walks and just being with the "two-legged" dogs. I also like to relax and have some cuddle time. I am great with children and adults. I can sit, stay, and go home on command. These are just a few things that we can do when I join your "fur"-ever-family. Contact Holli Fenton at Ron Jackson or Cris Burton 512-490-7049.


photo of Jessie

My name is Jessie. I am a Border Collie mix about 3years old and weigh about 50lbs. I am bred to herd animals like sheep or cattle, but, sometime I can get away with herding people [smiley face]. I am loyal and easy to love. I do not get distracted easily. I am calm and I am a quick learner. I can sit, stay and down on command. I am a really smart guy and I’m working on becoming a Canine Good Citizen. I have a lot of love to give. Can you help me find my fur-ever home? Contact Holli Fenton(325) 641-4260 or Cris Burton (512)490-7049.


photo of Royce

My name is Royce. You may wonder how I got this name … it’s because I am the Rolls “Royce” of Jack Russell Terriers. I’m about a year and a half old and weigh about 18 lbs. I am very friendly and loving K-9. I love attention and affection. I am very energetic and I enjoy playing, cuddling, and being nuzzled. I am a good companion for taking walks or just snuggling. I can sit and stay on command. I like to learn new things. I am currently training to become a Canine Good Citizen. Because of my affectionate energetic nature; I am easy to fall in love with. If youth are looking for a fun, loving family friend you can reach me by contacting Holli Fenton (325) 641 4260 or Cris Burton (512) 490-7049.



photo of Coby

Hi, my name is Coby. I am about 7 years old and am a nice little pug. I‘m kind of shy but I am a really good listener. I am also bilingual-English being my primary language and Spanish is my secondary. I am house trained. I have a nice big chest with a white spot on my body. You may think I like to relax with my two legged friends and take in my surroundings. I like to sleep a lot and don’t even have to be asleep to snore. I like a laid back lifestyle without much drama and prefer to take it easy and would do better in a home without a lot of activity. Since I am not the most active dog I will be great company while watching TV, reading the newspaper or watering plants. I can do sit, stay and down and am learning many more. I would love to have you in my company.


photo of Diamond

Hi, my name is Diamond and I am a Border collie. I’m black, white and tannish. My fur is black on my back and white on my stomach. I have a tan spot above each one of my eyes. My eyes are a tan/gold color. I am about 2years old and weigh about 45 lbs. I am very loveable and I love when people pet me. I would be a great family dog or with an elderly people. I am very smart and learn quickly. I would really like to learn new things like agility or fly-ball. I sit when I am told. I am very friendly and like to be with people. I am a calm canine and well trained. I just want a loving home.


photo of Dusty

Dusty is my name and I am a Rhodesian Ridgeback mix! I am sort of a hound dog and will weigh about 60 lbs. when I am through growing. I’m only about a year old right now so I still have some puppy in me. I have a beautiful soft brown coat that matches my big brown eyes. I am super playful and love people! I am for sure an outside dog and need a lot of room to explore and run around. If you like to run, jog hike or do anything outside, I’m the partner you have been looking for. At the same time I love affection and love to learn new tricks. I am very smart but need someone who has a lot o patience to help me learn. Did I mention I’m kind of a hound dog? My proudest accomplishment is being a Canine Good Citizen! I would fit in with a family that had a lot of energy and one that likes to take pictures because my smile is almost as big as my heart!


photo of Honei

Hi! My name is Honei. I am a Basenji mix and weigh about 30-35 lbs. My birthday is July 27, 2013. I have lots of energy and I love to play. I am currently working on my 10 CGC skills so I can become the perfect house pet. I really like being around people and would love to be someone’s constant companion. I am a fast learner and really smart. I like to learn new things, see new places and meet new people. I have honey colored eyes and would fit with a family with lots of children that has lots of activities that would include me.


photo of Maci

Hi, my name is Maci and I am 2 years old. I am a Jack Russell Terrier mix and weigh about 20lbs. I am almost completely white with a brown spot on my left eye and spots on my thigh and ears. I can be active and energetic but I am also very smart, loving, caring and will entertain you for days. I can learn almost any trick you want to teach me because I am very smart. I like to play fetch all day long and like to lie in my owners lap and smile at you. If you like to run and play outdoors we will best friends forever!


photo of Mika

Hello. My name is Mika and I am calm, relaxed and dependable. I am Great. In fact I am so Great, I am a Great Pyrenees. I am still young and like to be a puppy even though I look like I am grown. I will grow to around 100lbs I am very handsome. I like to feel safe and guarded. I love playing with toys and make my owners feel love and safe. I am a very comforting canine. I am very loyal and that loyalty will transfer to my forever family. I will be great around other canines because I am a herding dog. I am very sociable and like to meet new people. All I want to do is bring happiness to people and make people laugh.


photo of Diamond

Hi there! My name is Oink. I am a one and a half year old ten pound male Rat Terrier/ Chihuahua. I am a graduate of the P.A.W.S. (Pairing Achievement With Service) program at the Ron Jackson State Juvenile Correctional Complex. My current home is in a dorm with seven young girls and seven other canines. I live a great life where I am, however the girls need to help more dogs from the Corrine T. Smith Animal Shelter in Brownwood and I am ready to be adopted. I have passed all my tests and have earned my American Kennel Club (AKC) Canine Good Citizenship certification. I am a high energy, fun-loving dog and I love to play outside in the yard. I’m a little shy at first but I really like to be with people once I get to know them. I really enjoy rolling over and spinning in circles. I form a great bond with my owner and am a great watchdog. I would enjoy having a fur-ever home in a family with older kids I can play with at the park. I’m really smart and enjoy learning new things.


photo of Pandora

Hello! My name is Pandora and I am a Curly Coated Retriever mix. I weigh about 50lbs and I am about 2 years old. I have the absolute softest jet black coat and love to be brushed. I am able to sit, come, stay, lay down, roll over, paw and go home. I am very smart and love to learn new things. Because I am a retriever, I can learn very fast. I am very loyal, confident and most of all loving. I would do great with a family that has children of the age 5 and up. A house or apartment with a good amount of room would be good for me. I would really like to be a part of an active family that goes lot of places to have fun!


photo of Prince

Hi, my name in Prince and I am 2 years old. I am a terrier mix and weigh about 10-15 lbs. I love to be sung to. The song that calms me is “when a man loves a woman.’ I loved being cradled like a newborn and love to be petted. When I am happy and want to play I begin to jump around in circles. I’m a quick learner and like to learn new things. I’m a very fast runner and a good listener. If I had to name 3 things about me I’d say; energetic, loving and athletic. I think I would fit best with a family with children ages 3-10. Please find me a loving home.


photo of Snoopy

They think I’m “Joe Cool” but I go by the name of Snoopy, I’m a 12 lb. male Rat Terrier mix who is around two years old. I really like to run and play and have fun. That’s what I’m about!! I like to be playing outside with anyone who wants to play a game or explore new places. Bones are one of my favorite treats and I can do lots of tricks, like playing “dead”. I have passed all the requirements to be an AKC “Canine Good Citizen”. I would do best with a stay at home or work from home family, ‘cause I can get lonely if left too long. I do like it when I’ve got toys or another dog to play with. I’d really like to be with a family that is active; however I can snuggle with the best of them. How about it? Maybe, you have a dog house I can lay on top of so I can spot the Red Baron?



photo of Angel

My name is Angel and I am a Shi-Tzu mix. I’m approximately 3-4 years old. My coat is black and blonde. I am very polite and like to play games and be with people. I weigh between 15-25 pounds. I love to smile. I am a quick learner and know all of my Canine Good Citizen skills. I listen very well and do my basic commands without being prompted to most of the time. I consider myself to be very confident and I do well with structure. I will do best with any kind of family as long as they love me, brush my coat and give me treats. I am ready to make your my forever home.


photo of Blessed

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photo of Chico

Chico is a Chihuahua mix. He turned one on 9-26-12. He is 5 pounds, smooth coated and cream colored. He likes to play with squeaky toys and he is a very active canine. When you are feeling down he will be there to comfort you and keep you smiling, because he is always happy! Chico is very loyal. The best thing about Chico is he wants to learn new things and is eager to please. For instance, when you lay down to relax, he will do the same. Chico adapts very quickly and learns the routines of his people very quickly. He like being an inside dog and would do good living in a small place, such as an apartment, but will do well in a larger house. He will be great with children Three and up. Chico will make a great addition to someone’s forever home.


photo of Junior

Hello my name is Junior and I’m a Border collie mix. I am black and white and I have a very bright personality. My coat is very shiny and is short-medium in length. I am great for people that don’t want a long-haired border collie. I am approximately 2 years old. I am a moderate energy level dog and would do great with smaller children (2 and up). I love to eat Before Grain dog food. I know a lot of tricks and I learn things very quickly. I love to play “tag” but I don’t much like to play with toy but might be willing to learn. I am very sweet natured and I love to bond with my handler. I am ready to find my forever home! Will you adopt me and take me into your family forever?


photo of Looney

Looney is a Heeler—Australian Shepard mix, he is approximately 1-2 years old and about 30-35 lbs. Looney is a high energy, active dog. He loves to work and seeks to please his owner. Looney is very interested in what people are doing and wants to be involved with them. Looney can do many tricks such as: paw, down, sit, high five. He absolutely loves having his belly scratched. Looney would be best in an only dog household. He loves to be outdoors and does best when he has his mind and body worked out. He does well in agility and would also be a great partner for someone who has an active lifestyle. He will do anything to get your attention. Looney’s favorite toy is a stick, but can be enticed with a variety of other toys. Looney is ready for a forever home.


photo of Nikita

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photo of Pancho

My name is Pancho and I am 2 years old. I weight about 6-10 lbs. I am a short coat, Chihuahua mix. I have a very handsome brown and white coat. As my trainer would say, I have lots of energy and really like to play. I am crate trained and like to be with my two-legged canine family. I may be a little stubborn but I like to learn new things if you will be patient. No matter what I will put a smile on your face. I love to get belly rubs and I love my food. My favorite treat would be the one you give me as long as it’s tasty. I listen to everyone and I am a Canine Good Citizen. I would do well with children because I am small, loveable and have a lot of positive energy. When I walk, I like to prance, because I’m so handsome and cute!


photo of Simply

Simply is a Chihuahua/Dachshund mix. She is “simply” the best and cutest dog ever! She has a smooth golden brown coat that is short haired, and weighs about 6 ½ pounds. She is a little over a year old and has lots of energy. She likes to run and spend time in your lap. She will lie down and go to sleep with you when you want to relax. She does not like to play with squeaky toys, but her favorite is a rope toy. Simply is very smart and loves to learn new things and is very trainable. She already knows how to do the following:


photo of Starr

My name is Starr. I have a beautiful chestnut colored coat. I am a dachshund/ basset /?? mix. I weigh between 25-30 lbs. I have very strong legs and like to run and play games. I have gorgeous light brown eyes and always seem to be smiling. My best features are my long floppy ears and long nose. I am very playful and have a lot of energy. My dream of a forever home would be in a house with lots of children that can play with me. By the time I’m ready for my forever home I’ll be a Canine Good Citizen and I’ll know some tricks and am always willing to learn more. Just be patient with me because shouting makes me kind of nervous. Are you ready to be my forever home?


photo of Tamone

My name is Tamone and I am Chihuahua about a year old. I have a handsome, short, light brown coat and I weigh about 10 or 15 pounds. I have a lot of energy and really like to play, but not to rough because I’m little. I like to eat “Before Grain” dog food. I am really smart, funny, playful, and sweet. I know lots of tricks and want to learn more if you will teach me. I really like people and am happiest when I get to be with my peeps. My dream forever home would be in a family with kids because I like to play a lot.



photo of Ace

Ace is a mixed-breed spaniel about 1 year old and weighs about 25 – 30 lbs. He is a moderate energy dog and seeks to please his forever family. He eats about 1 cup of food a day. He will likely be good in home with children as he has very gentle demeanor. His long hair is soft and he responds well to love and need some brushing to keep his handsome looks at their best.   He is house trained and can sit, stay, down, and perform other tricks. He would do well in a home environment that is moderately calm to active and with lots of love and attention. He is a dog that looks to please his forever family.  Ace wants to accompany his owner when they are on the go. He is a very smart dog that can pick up and go at the drop of a hat.


photo of Ava

Ava is a white Sheppard-Labrador mix about one year old. She weighs about 60-65 lbs. and eats about 3 cups of “Before Grain” dog food once a day.
Ava’s ideal forever home would be one where she is the only dog and with older children (teens). Her forever home would have a family that like to be active outdoors.  Ava likes to be the center of attention. She loves to play with sticks, running, toys and ice cubes. Ava is very outgoing and loves to dance. She is friendly with people and very energetic. Ava is very sweet but will need someone who can let her know that she does not need to be the center of attention all the time. Ava likes treats of all kinds. Ava also likes to look at herself in the mirror. Ava is a cuddling dog and adores being loved. Ava will be ready for adoption around the first of October.


photo of Babe

Babe is a yellow Labrador retriever, about 1½ - 2 years old.  She is very friendly, intelligent, obedient, and fun loving dog. She was very easy to train and can sit, down, stay, pay dead, paw, come when called, fetch, stand, and can dance. Each day she learns a little more. She is friendly with other dogs and would be good with children. She would be a great pet for any home with children or other dogs. Her favorite treats are meat treats and loves her toy ball.  Babe loves to be with people and wants to please her owners.  She does have some reactions to thunder, but with the proper guidance, could easily overcome her fear.  Babe will be ready for adoption around the first of October.
Gallery: Babe 1 | Babe 2


photo of Boomer

Boomer is a beautiful, tri-colored Treeing Walker hound about 1½ to 2 years old.  He is very affectionate and loves to be with people.  He is friendly and enjoys playing and of course, likes to look for anything that might be of interest.  Like any scent hound, he follows his nose.  He has lots of energy and would be a great running partner that could go for hours.  Also, like most hounds, Boomer has a beautiful voice and likes to use it.  He is very strong, but knows how walk on a leash.  Boomer is ready for his forever home right now.
Gallery: Boomer 1 | Boomer 2


photo of Chance

Chance is a Jack Russell, Rat Terrier, Chihuahua mix, approximately 1 – 1 ½ years old and weighs about 12 lbs.  He eats I cup of Before Grain a day. His favorite toys are sticks, bones, or anything chewable. Chance is full of character as he is fearless, independent, and a born leader.  He loves to run and be active. Chance is a high energy dog often running and jumping or bouncing when he plays. When his owner is sad Chance will lay at your feet until you get in a better mood. He would be a great dog for children or anyone who is active because exercise is must for him. He is very smart and easy to train and enjoys showing off what he has learned.  He knows a variety of trick and would be a great dog for agility, Canine Freestyle or Fly-ball. Chance is an excellent companion, play buddy, and is eager to please.  Won’t you help him live up to his name and give him a “chance” to be his forever family?
Gallery: Chance 1 | Chance 2


photo of Daisy

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photo of MojoMojo is half Dachshund and half Chihuahua, called "Chihua-weenie". He is about a year old and weighs about 12 lbs. The ideal home from Mojo would be a family with kids, either young or old, so that he would have someone to cuddle and play with. He is a very energetic dog who likes to be with people. He can be inside or out, but preferably inside. He makes you happy when you are around him. Mojo’s coat color is brownish-black. He built low to the ground and has a dachshund shaped body and ears. He favors a Chihuahua in everything else. Mojo likes to be active, he doesn’t like to stay in one place for too long. He prefers running and cuddling. One of his favorite things is to have his belly rubbed. He is crate trained but prefers to be out of his crate. He likes to play catch and chase his tail in circles. Overall, Mojo is the best dog you could ever have!
Gallery: Mojo 1 | Mojo 2


photo of MrWiggles

Mr. Wiggles is a white and tan Border Collie, Australian Sheppard mix about 2 years old and weighs about 60 – 65 libs.  He loves to play ball, fetch, and with sticks. He likes playing in the water and in snow. He is a high energy dog and very sweet. He is very smart, learns quickly and is eager to please which means he is ready to learn anything new and it helps to keep him busy.  He eats about 3 1/2 -4 cups of food a day. He is good in a family with older children (8+). Mr. Wiggles knows many tricks like play dead, paw, up, beg, down, and many more. He is house trained. Mr. Wiggles is very expressive and will give you a look that will instantly make you fall in love with him.  He will be ready for a forever home around 3/15/2012.


photo of Neveah

Neveah is a black Labrador Retriever, about 2 years old and weighs approximately 55 – 60 lbs. Her favorite activities are to play fetch, hide and seek. She also loves to play with string and squeaky toys. She will be good around kids of any age. She is a playful and loving companion who is willing to please. She would do better with a big yard as she will need daily exercise. She is house trained. Neveah loves to be with people. She has been awarded her Canine Good Citizen (CGC) and is trained to do other tricks. She can give you her left or right paw upon command, roll over, play dead, and more. She has been spoiled and is overweight so she is now on a diet. She eats 1 ½ cups of food a day. She is looking for a forever, loving home and a forever family to spend time with her.


photo of Oliver

Oliver is a dark brown Dachshund-Beagle mix that is almost two years old (born 11-06-09). Oliver weighs about 20 lbs.
A suitable forever home for Oliver would have children who love to play. He is very friendly and has lots of energy most of the time. Oliver is a loyal dog and very smart. Oliver likes to run, play, being chased, and sticks. His favorite toys are rope toys and balls.  Oliver does not like loud noises, fluffy or fuzzy toys, nor dry treats. Oliver likes his treats to be berry, meat, or jerky.  Oliver likes to be with people and is very curious about what is going on around him.  He would make a great addition to anyone’s home.  Oliver will be ready for adoption around the first of October.
Gallery: Oliver 1 | Oliver 2


photo of Risk

Risk also known as High Risk Factor is a Parson- Jack Russell Terrier mix. He is about 1 ½ - 2 years old and weighs about 35 lbs. Risk is a very active dog, he loves to play, play, and play. He likes to chase butterflies and grasshoppers. He is crate trained and house broken. He is a Canine Good Citizen so he has passed the tests that require him to be well behaved in public and also knows many tricks. Risk is able to run some agility equipment and would like someone who can help him learn more. He is a loving and loyal dog with patience and lot of smarts. He will learn any trick you want to teach him. Risk eats about 1 ½- 2 cups of food a day. He loves to work for treats and squeaky toys. He says, “I’m worth the Risk!”.


photo of Roxann

Roxann or Roxii is an 11 month old dachshund/corgi/beagle mix. She weighs about 20lbs. She is like to play and be active. She would do well with children over three as she would love to have a playmate. She loves to play fetch and all kinds of toys. Roxii is very affectionate and sweet. Some tricks she knows are roll over, play dead, speak, paw, pretty sit and weave. She can fetch a phone when the handler falls and can’t get up. She is a Canine Good Citizen. She eats one cup of food each day. She will also exterminate all the bugs at your house. You can’t go wrong by adopting Roxii!.


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Squirt is a multi-color Alaskan Husky mix. He is about 1 year old and weighs about 40-45 lbs. His favorite food is Earthborn; he eats about 3 cups a day. Squirt likes to be an active dog, however, is still very loving. He is a puppy at heart; he is very sociable and easy going. He will do well with kids over 8. He knows how to shake; high five, hug, and play fetch. But giving hugs and play fetch are his two favorite tricks. Squirt is a Canine Good Citizen so he does well on a leash and is well behaved in public. Squirt will make a great addition to any home and want to be a part of a “forever” pack. 



photo of AbelHi, I’m Abel. I’m a male dog around 2-3 years old and weigh approximately 45-50 lbs. I’m an Australian Cattle dog mixed with Australian Shepherd and Catahoula hound too. I know how to roll over and play dead. I love to run and play and watching birds fascinates me. Most of the time I’m pretty laid back and just like to have my belly rubbed. I’m looking for a family that has a lot of yard area to run around in. I need an owner who will guide me, love me and keep up with my training. I am a dedicated, loyal pup who shows respect for everyone. Sometimes I get easily startled like when I’m sleeping so my “forever family” needs to understand how to be gentle and kind so I don’t get scared. I would do best in a family with older children (10+).
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photo of JakeJake is a very energetic and playful, male, puppy, about 10 – 12 months old.  He loves to be the center of attention.  He’s the kind of dog that likes to be the only dog in the house which is best for him.  He needs someone strong, confident and not a pushover.  Jake likes to use his “charm” to get what he wants.  Like I said, he wants all the attention to be on him.  He’s going to need someone that is home and able to entertain him.  Jake can be left on his own in the house, just make sure to keep your shoes locked up!  Jake will whine if he needs to use the restroom.  If you choose to use a kennel, he knows the simple demand “Jake go to your room”.  Do NOT feed or water him in the kennel, he will make a mess and it’s best to supervise him while he is eating his food.  He eats three cups of dog food once a day.  He doesn’t care for hard treats, he likes the meaty ones.  When trying to look for a place for him to sleep, make sure he can see you as he has some separation issues.  Jake can be trusted to love other people but please be careful when introducing another dog to him.  He is going to need a big back yard.  Do not let him loose in an unclosed area until you build a relationship.  Jake is very strong-willed dog.  Take care of him!  Other character traits include: protective, funny, loving, caring, strong, playful, relaxing, confident, explorer, curious, trained, trusting and charming.
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photo of Jodeci Jodeci is a beautiful 1 to 1-½ yr. old, 65 lb. male, Catahoula hound mix with lots of personality. He has a beautiful brown and white coat with a few freckles. Eye color is blue, crystal blue. Jodeci is a thinker and very smart. He will need a job like running, agility, tracking or someone that is active to exercise his brain and his body. He is very serious at times but can clown around with the best of them. He can also be very hyper and curious. His likes include: space, attention, playing fetch, running, catching treats, obstacles and agility, jumping over ropes and through tires. Jodeci responds best by being called by his first name followed by the command. He does not like it when you keep him in his room without exercise. His tricks include: sit, down, stay, come, bang (play dead), paw, high-five, close door, open door to his cage and drop it. Jodeci will need someone with a personality as strong as his so that he can maintain his training. Consistent, positive and focused training will create a bond and loyalty that will be unmatched. If you are a single family home with older children (12+) or a single adult with an active lifestyle, then Jodeci is waiting to come to his forever home.
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photo of Jr.Jr. is a medium sized chocolate Labrador / Chesapeake Bay Retriever about1-½ to 2yrs. old. He weighs approximately 60lbs. He has beautiful, bright see-thru green eyes. He loves to be hugged and loves to get attention. He can eat all day if you let him! He likes to be in crowds because all eyes are always on him because he is so handsome. He likes to play with any type of toy; he is not picky at all! He does not like for anyone to ignore him. He will just sit there and wait for you to pet him. Other than that, he is an awesome dog and very outgoing! He is one of the best dogs I’ve ever known. He is like no other; he is one of a kind to me. Jr. should be with a family with kids and can be an inside or outside dog. If he’s inside, he will scratch at the door to let you know when he needs to use the restroom. He is also very out-going, playful, awesome, a sweet heart, caring, sensitive and understanding! Jr. will be available for adoption in late July.
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photo of LaylaCheck out Layla! This sweet, spayed girl will charm you with her ability to learn. She knows how to crawl, roll over, and shake, and is crate trained. Would you like your morning paper delivered to your feet? She can fetch, too! Like many students, she excels in many subjects but has a bit of difficulty with just one: in Layla’s case, it’s meeting strangers. She will accept and bond with new people, but not quickly enough to earn her full CGC certification. So, that one missing step has cost her a chance to graduate from her program with full honors, but she is seeking an adoptive home where she can continue her training. Consultation with a certified trainer will be provided if the adoptive family would like to continue working with her on her education. She is hesitant around young children, so a home with adults/older children would be best. Can you help her graduate into a forever home?
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photo of QueenieQueenie is an adorable Pug and Boston Terrier (?) mix about 2 years old and weighs approximately 15lbs. Queenie is very energetic and loves to play. Queenie gets distracted very easily during leash walking. She pulls mainly because she is interested in everything around her that moves. But if you leash walk with her the proper way she does excellent. You will need to be patient with her when it is time for her restroom breaks. Queenie is a very alert dog. She likes to know what is going on around her. Queenie is very curious about other dogs and wants to play. She can be very hard headed but you have to be consistent with her, otherwise she’ll run over you, thus her name, because that’s how she likes to be treated. Queenie doesn’t like to be left alone. She loves to play. She is very friendly. The best home for Queenie would be someone who has children and who is willing to show love, spoil her a bit but also be consistent and keep up her training so she does not get bored. Queenie will be ready to grace her forever home with her royal presence sometime in late July.
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photo of VidaVida is a dark black colored Chihuahua. When she first came to the PAWS Program she was very scared and shy, but once she is comfortable with you she bonds easily. She is now very friendly and playful. Vida is very sweet and energetic. She loves toys. Vida is the perfect house pet. Her daily amount of food intake is 1 ½ cups. Vida is very healthy. Some of the things Vida is good at would be: recalls, sits, stays, retrieve, pass-bys with other canines. She is very smart and learns easily. She has also been taught how to stand on her hind legs. Vida is a great canine. She dislikes when people approach her in a very exciting way so she will need some time to ease into her new forever home. Vida will need a gentle touch and will not do well if handled roughly. Vida needs a family with older children (12+) or a single individual that will play and have fun with her. She loves attention. Her dream home would be a family that will spend as much time as possible with her, play with her and treat her special! She is amazing! Vida will be ready for her forever home early to mid July.
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Zoey is a golden colored terrier mix and about 1-1/2 years old.  Zoey has the characteristics of a Labrador retriever and a terrier.  Zoey likes to play with her toys and loves to be rewarded when she does what is asked.  She loves to play retrieve and fetch.  Some of Zoey’s tricks she is best at are: bangs (play dead), stays, drop its, retrieve, tire, paw, bow, catch, sits, downs, sit pretty and come.  She loves to play retrieve with treats!  Zoey loves to be stroked under her chin and loves attention.  Some of Zoey’s dislikes would be approaching her in an exciting way and petting her roughly.  Zoey loves to have fun outside and play.  She loves training; she is very focused and is a loving, playful dog.  Zoey’s dream home would be a loving family whom will take great care of her and have the time to play and have fun with her.  Zoey would make a great addition to family that has a forever home.
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