Basic Adoption Information
We are an all volunteer, foster based organization and we do not have a public shelter with normal hours. As volunteers, we try very hard to be as efficient as possible and keep the process moving forward. We do require an application, reference checks, interview, and home visit prior to finalizing any adoption. We strive to find the best match for each rescue pup as well as for you and your family.
We realize that people are looking for a predominant breed or breed mixture, but visual breed identification in dogs is unreliable so for most of our dogs we are only guessing at the predominant breed or breed mix. We encourage you to select your new companion by considering each dog's individual personality and pet qualities instead of relying on a breed label that is only a guess.
All of our pups visit the vet to be cleared for adoption. Each one is up to date on vaccinations, spayed/neutered, heartworm tested negative, microchipped, and current on flea/tick/heartworm/deworming protocols. Every adoption donation fee listed is to help cover some of these costs so we may continue to help the next pup in need.
Thelma - Partner In Crime
I’m Thelma, a 2-3 year old female Shepherd/Husky/Terrier type mix. I weigh approximately 50 or so pounds and stand just above your knees tall.
I do well with most dogs my size or larger. I tend to be bossy and overly energetic when playing.I am not a fan of cats and need a home without.
I do wonderful with people of all ages! I do well with children, but I have lots more fun with the older ones who run with me and can play fetch!
I am kennel trained, but prefer not to be. I am house trained but need a regular schedule. I am high energy and need lots of daily exercise - running is my favorite, but I would excel as a hiking partner too! I also love to play fetch.
I LOVE playing with toys, running like crazy around the dog park, and being with my people as much as possible! I know basic commands and enjoy the mental challenge of learning new ones. I pull on the leash when we start off, but settle down after we get going and I have a chance to work off some extra energy! I’m extremely loyal and tend to bond with one or two people in the family.
An anonymous donor has covered part of Thelma's adoption fee! Her adoption donation fee is $150.00 - She is up to date on vaccinations, heartworm tested negative, microchipped, spayed, and current on flea/tick/heartworm and deworming protocols.
Aidan - Our Lovable Goofball
Aidan is a 1-2 year old male Border Collie/Lab/Terrier type mixture. He weighs approximately 35-40 pounds and is considered full grown.
Aidan does great with other dogs, large and small. He loves to visit the dog park and make new friends. Aidan has been around cats and does well - his current foster home does not have cats living in the home.
Aidan is a social butterfly and considers everyone he meets a new friend! He is always greeting people on his walks and loves to give kisses to the children!
Aidan is kennel trained and appears to have house training down. He does best on a schedule, but rarely has accidents in his foster home. Aidan has a medium energy level and loves to go walking and on play dates to get his energy out. He is fairly mellow inside and loves to lay near his foster mom's feet.
Aidan has been working on his leash manners, but still pulls at first, but lets up after you get going. He has been polishing his basic obedience commands and minding his house manners.
Aidan's adoption donation fee is $250.00 - He is up to date on vaccinations, heartworm tested negative, microchipped, neutered, and current on flea/tick/heartworm and deworming protocols.
Meeko - Mischievous Lover Boy
Mischievous Meeko is a 1-2 year old Husky boy who is always on the go and checking things out. With a medium to high energy level, he's looking for an active family who will provide lots of exercise and mental stimulation games to challenge his smarts!
Meeko is naturally curious and wants to know what is going on everywhere, so a fenced in yard is recommended. He is working on his leash manners and still pulls at the time, but his foster home is working with him to improve this!
Meeko loves tasty chew bones and treats and has a knack for learning. He's learned to come when called, kennel up, sit, go outside, and is working on lay down. He will also "give" a toy when asked and his favorites are the stuffless squeeky ones! He doesn't mind the stuffing, but he rips them open and foster mom isn't a fan of picking it all up!
Meeko does great with other dogs and enjoys playing and visiting the dog park. He has had very limited exposure with cats and was extremely curious about them and we're not sure if he would hurt them. Meeko is naturally independent but does well with people of all ages. He has been around children as young as 3 and does well, but needs to be reminded not to jump on them.
Meeko's adoption fee is $300.00
Misty - The Talking Diva
Misty is a 1-2 year old Husky type mix who was found wandering the ditches on the reservation. She weighs approximately 35-40 pounds and is considered full grown. When Misty first arrived, she was treated for Demadex but has been cleared for adoption from the vet.
Misty is a happy go lucky gal who just wants to
love on everyone! She loves children and does well with them. Misty gets along
great with other dogs, large and small and loves nothing more than to play! She
is respectful of cues and does fantastic in group play dates and the dog park.
Misty has had limited exposure with cats, but overall did not seem super
interested - we do advise caution as she is not currently living with any cats.
Raven - Our Shy Girl
Miss Raven is our shy girl who is so very, very sweet! Coming from a life that was full of misery and relying only on herself, Raven has come so far since arriving in rescue. She is approximately 3-4 years old and a true reservation mutt - some breed guesses we have include Heeler/Lab/Shepherd type, but truly she could be many breeds all in one making her truly one of a kind!
Raven is shy right away and takes a bit to warm up, but once she discovers you are full of attention, love, and treats, she's extremely loyal and wants to be your best friend! She is good with other dogs, large or small. She seems to prefer calmer temperament pups but she will play tag/chase with them once she's feeling at home! Raven has been around cats but would prefer a home without as she tends to try to play with them and may accidentally hurt them.
Raven does well with most people who understand that she is shy and slow to warm up - so for this reason, we recommend a home with children who respect her space and little older. She is not super high energy but she enjoys going for walks. She loves to lay on her pet beds and snacking on tasty chew bones and antler chews. She will occasionally pick up toys, but overall she doesn't yet understand what to do with them, but she may learn with more time!
Raven would greatly appreciate a securely fenced in yard to explore and keep her safe or a family who will always keep her on the leash as we feel she is a flight risk. We know there is a family out there who will take a giant leap of faith on Raven and end up with one of the best dogs ever...will you take the chance?
Raven's Adoption Donation Fee: $250 - She is up to date on vaccinations, heartworm tested negative, microchipped and spayed. She is current on her flea/tick/heartworm and deworming preventatives as well.
Cyrus - Protective & Loyal Friend
Cyrus is a super sweet and loving 5 year old boy who originally came to rescue from Missouri because he was continuously passed over and they couldn't figure out why, so he made the journey to South Dakota. Cyrus did find a home, however, it just wasn't the right fit for him and sadly, the family returned him, so now he's looking for that special home again.
Cyrus does great with other dogs - he loves to play and run. He regularly visits the dog park and always makes friends! He's been around cats before and does okay with them but there are certain cats he just does not like (reason he was returned) and we feel he'd be much happier without feline friends in his forever home.
Cyrus absolutely ADORES people - especially children! He will be their absolute best friend and protector. He loves to play fetch, tug of war, chew on bones, go on car rides and have all sorts of adventures with his people!
Cyrus is kennel trained, but not fond of it. He would much rather go with you if possible, but if not, he does okay - a good Kong filled with yumminess helps keep him occupied while you're gone! Cyrus rarely has accidents once adjusted to the schedule, but initially he needs to watched for marking.
Cyrus' Adoption Donation Fee: $250.00 - he is vet checked, vaccinated, heartworm tested, neutered, microchipped, and current on his flea/tick/heartworm/deworming protocols.
Jack - Sweet & Spunky
Jack is a spunky 1-2 year old male Heeler/Border Collie/Terrier mix. He weighs approximately 35-40 pounds and is considered full grown.
Jack does awesome with other dogs, especially those that love to wrestle! Jack has been introduced to cats and does well – he wants to play, but a good swat from the cat sends him running away fast!
Jack is a friendly guy who loves to meet new friends. He does great with children of all ages and enjoys running and playing with the older ones. He loves to give kisses the little ones!
Jack is kennel trained and working hard on house training – he does have an accident occasionally, but usually only when his schedule is changed. Once he knows the schedule, he does great!
Jack has a medium/high energy level and loves to go for long walks or play dates at the dog park. He is naturally curious and always checking out what is going on but does relax with a chew bone when everyone else is relaxing!
Jack is smart and loves to please – his foster mom has started teaching him basic obedience and he is doing well! He does still pull on the leash but is trying hard to learn to walk nicely and he’s made progress, but still pulls hard when he’s overly excited/energetic.
Jack’s adoption donation fee is $250.00 - he is vet checked, vaccinated, heartworm tested, neutered, microchipped, and current on his flea/tick/heartworm/deworming protocols.
Copper - Bashful Beauty
Copper is a handsome 1-2 year old Collie/Australian Shepherd mix. He weighs approximately 50-60 pounds.
Copper does well with other dogs and loves to play and wrestle. He would benefit from having another dog in his forever home to show him the ropes and help him feel more comfortable! Copper has been introduced to cats and did well - he is not currently living with any cats in his foster home.
Copper is very shy and timid when meeting people. He warms up faster to small children and women. He is extremely leery of men and his foster home has been trying to socialize him with different men and he's taking her cues better.
Copper is smart and wants to please - he knows many of his basic commands and has great house manners. He would love to complete an obedience class to bond with his new family - this will also help continue his socialization and confidence levels to help him grow into a calm adjusted dog!
Copper's adoption donation fee is $300.00 - he is vet checked, vaccinated, heartworm tested, neutered, microchipped, and current on his flea/tick/heartworm/deworming protocols.
Reba - Charming Queen
Reba is approximately a 1-2
year old female Shiba Inu type mixture. She weighs approximately 25-30 pounds
and is considered full grown.
Reba is aloof and suspicious with strangers/visitors. She takes a while to bond with her family and tends to bond with one or two people. She would do best with older kids.
Reba does well with most other dogs - she is playful and likes to rough house and wrestle. Reba has been around cats and does pretty well - she does like to play and occasionally needs to be reminded to be gentle.
Reba has a medium/high energy level and needs daily exercise. She loves walks and does well on the leash. She is a flight risk and does need to have a securely fenced in yard. Reba loves to play tug with the other dogs and will occasionally play fetch with her foster mom.
Reba is independent and a strong will to do what she wants and MUST have a confident owner, preferable someone with breed experience and obedience classes are strongly recommended. In the right family, Reba is an amazingly sweet, loving, and loyal girl who will provide lots of laughs of love through the years.
Reba's adoption donation is $300.00 and she is up to date on vaccinations, heartworm tested negative, microchipped, spayed, and current on flea/tick/heartworm/deworming protocols.