We do not have any adults up for adoption at this time; please check back later in the year.
All our dogs go home spayed or neutered and up-to-date on vaccinations and have been on a heart worm/parasite worming schedule.
Just remember from my own experience a dog needs time to adjust to a new home. Just because you adopt and older house trained dog, does not mean that the dog walks in the door and feels like it has lived there all her life and knows the routine. Their world has been totally changed and it takes 3 weeks for the dog to feel comfortable and understand that this is their new forever home. So you do have an investment of time and patience for the adult dog get comfortable; with their intelligence comes their intellectual thinking process to understand their surroundings and trust they are there to stay. I have placed all my adult dogs in homes and have never had anyone have concerns past the first 3 weeks when the dog is starting to feel comfortable. All is well afterward and everyone is happy:) For three weeks when you take the dog outside they need to be on a leash. If they get loose they do not know where their home is and will get very confused and panic and run off; if you have a fenced back yard you may not be able to catch them or coax them back inside. I adopted a sweet one year old Golden Retriever years ago, she arrived in the summer and needed a bath. I bathed her outside where there was a heat controlled faucet and tied her leash to the antenna pole; while she was wet she was able to pull her head out of her collar and get loose. We have 80 acres and luckily she stayed close to the house but wouldn't let us near her. We kept food and water out for her and she would come up to the house at night. We finally caught her 3 weeks later. We then kenneled her for 3 weeks; after that she was perfectly adjusted and loved us as much as we did her. Another experience I had was when I adopted a show standard poodle from a dentist; we arrived home and I walked her around the yard on a leash for an hour to show her our one acre boundary from the house that I prefer the dogs to stay in. After our walk we went in the house and I left her off the leash, I thought she was exploring the house, but she went to my master bedroom and pooped on the floor. She never peed or pooped in the house again; she just wanted to show her dominance which landed her in the crate for the night. A Goldendoodle, Zoey, was adopted from here she got loose in the adopters fenced back yard twice and they had trouble catching her. Then you have the story of Sophie a chocolate Lab from here that was sleeping in bed with her new owners from the first night on. Titan, an English Retriever, went to his new home and felt like he lived there forever. When I delivered Ona, a standard poodle, to her new home I stayed and visited; Ona walked without a leash out the back door to the fenced yard and went to the bathroom and came back to the door to come in and then walked around the house into every room settling in for a nap in the living room with us and from then forward she was a permanent member of their family. I do not write this to discourage someone from adopting and adult dog, but to inform people you are adopting an adult or a puppy there is a period of adjustment and no one should get discouraged and the lifetime benefits are a few days away.