"I’ve been around the block more than a few times, so I know what I like. Treats, for one! I love treats. And I know if I sit, I deserve one. So I will sit and look at you expectantly until you fork one over. It won’t take you long, because I’m so cute you can’t resist. I’m a happy little guy, especially when I’m cuddling in blankets. That’s so much fun! I like things to be calm for the most part, especially when it comes to other dogs and kids. I’m fine with dogs that are calm and just leave me alone, and kids are cool as long as they are calm too. The thing I like best is having a forever home – like yours."
"You have to be special to be named after the goddess of love. And I am special! I am full to the brim with love, and I will kiss you a lot to prove it. Well, not to prove it, just because I like kissing. I’m a very happy girl despite what looks like a frown – that’s just the way my jowls go. I sit for treats, and to have my picture taken. I could be a model, but I don’t have any clothes! I’m well-behaved with people, but I haven’t had a lot of experience with other dogs, so I’m not sure about them yet. I’m willing to try if it means getting to go home with you."
"Hi, my name is Ted, and I’m a bit shy. You can probably tell from the way my ears are down. But like most of the shy dogs here, I’m probably more scared of all the new stuff around me than really shy, and as soon as I adjust I’ll relax and let my true personality shine through. More important, when I get adopted, it won’t take long for me to know I’m loved and I’m home, and I’ll be happy to be myself. Until then, I’m enjoying comfy blankets and learning leash skills. Come visit and I’ll show you."
"(Sniff sniff) Hmm, I smell something that needs exploring. How about a little walk? That’s two things I do very well – walking and sniffing. The perfect combination of things to do on a nice day. The only thing that would make it better is some holding time by my favorite human. Romping with a dog pal would be nice too."
"Pleased to meet you. I am a calm and friendly girl who behaves well on a leash but also enjoys being held so I can look around. I love other dogs but I also like children and cats just fine! I personally believe I would be the best dog for you to adopt and promise I would fit into your family just fine! Come meet me soon, I don’t plan to be here long."
"I am a gentle giant that truly loves to spend time with every human friend that’s around me. I have gone through a lot this year. I was horribly injured before I came into ADL. I had a hole below my left eye. It was terribly difficult for me to eat food with the injury but the people at ADL helped me and now I am ready to find my forever family! I love going out for good long walks and enjoy treats so much that if I am told to sit I would do it for those yummy treats! I would love to meet you in person, just come to ADL and ask for me!"
"Hi, I’m Colt! I’m a bashful boy with cute scraggly Benji-like hair. I’m currently looking for a special person who’ll understand that I’m a bit of a nervous guy. However, I can be playful and enjoy having fun! You’ll just need to go slow with me when we meet. I’m trying my best to build up courage and I’m sure with the right person in a loving home, my personality will blossom! If you’re willing to give me a chance at a forever home, then please come spend some quality time with me!"
"Don’t I have a striking coat? It’s not scarlet like my name, but it’s beautiful anyway. Let me tell you some other things about me, since I have many other wonderful qualities. Modesty obviously isn’t one of them, but hey, when you’re as special as I am, why be shy about it? I love dogs, kids and toys, which is good because playing is my favorite thing to do. Even grownups like to play. I’m friendly to everyone. I’m strong, but I know how to calm down and be loving. I mean well and I’m willing to learn if you’re willing to teach me."
"Hi, I’m Charlotte! I may appear a little shy when we meet but only a little! Just be sure to be gentle with me and I’ll eventually warm up to you. Soon you’ll see my affectionate side come out. I’m a gentle soul with polite leash manners and love children! Let’s meet soon!"
"Hello everyone, very glad that you are checking me out! I am a very happy, energetic goofball that loves to do everything for tasty treats! I am told that I am extremely silly and very friendly which makes me smile and want to give nothing but hugs to everyone. I am ready to give you a great big warm hug, all you have to do is come down to ADL and ask for me!"