Available Dogs

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Alfie is a loving 10 year old Yorkshire Terrier. He weighs 9 pounds and has a black and gold coat. He is good with other dogs. Alfie is working on his leash walking and is house-trained, but will use pads inside the house if no one is home to let him out. He has a diagnosed Tracheal Collapse which makes him sound a little “honky” at times, but it doesn’t slow him down. He loves to sit on the couch […]


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Lucy is a pretty gray brindle 14lb, 5 year old Shih Tzu who is still learning to trust people. She was rescued from a commercial breeder and has made a lot of progress in her foster home, mastering leash walking and doing well on her house training skills. Lucy is still fearful of people. She needs a home with another small dog and humans who can help her socialize and overcome her fears. This little girl enjoys sleeping in the […]

Mattie & Coco

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Mattie and Coco are a bonded pair of sweet 15lb. 10 yr. old Shih Tzu Maltese mix brothers. They were given up when their owners no longer had time for them. Mattie and Coco are gentle and laid back; they would make a wonderful addition to just about any family. They enjoy riding in the car, going for walks, and playing in the yard. They are working on their house training and get along well with children and other dogs. […]


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Oscar is a black, brown & white Shih Tzu who weighs about 13 lbs & is about 14 years old.  He was rescued as a stray by a schoolgirl who loved him for over 5 years.  When she graduated from high school, she went out of town to college.  Her mother refused to take care of the dog.  Heartbroken, the student was happy to find STFBR.  Oscar has become a Daddy’s boy who wants to be wherever my husband is.  He is […]


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Winston is a quiet 8 year old, 10 pound black and white male Shih Tzu.  He is missing one eye and is blind in his remaining eye, which requires daily medication. Winston came into the rescue when he was found as a stray. He enjoys lounging and sleeping in his bed during the day. Winston is house trained and is good with other dogs and cats. He would do well as a companion for an older person or couple with […]

Mack & Ginger

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Mack and Ginger are the most lovable Shih Tzu couple you could ever come across. Ginger is a brown 10 year old Tzu girl who weighs 15 pounds while Mack is a handsome black and white Shih Tzu boy who is also15 pounds. Mack loves to give hugs and kisses to his person. He is extremely faithful and an excellent watchdog. Ginger enjoys being outside and is a little more independent, but she will still cuddle up to her humans […]


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Muffin is an 8 yr old Maltese who loves to roam his yard and just hang out with his people. He weighs about 12 pounds and is as sweet as can be. He is house trained and gets along well with other dogs, children, and cats. Muffin wants nothing more than to cuddle and lay with his humans. He would do best in a quiet home with a fenced in yard. Muffin is fostering in the Central New York area and […]


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Espresso is a fun loving 2.5 year old charcoal Schnauzer/Maltese mix who will keep you laughing. This ten pound Schnauzer mix came to the rescue when his family could no longer keep him. He gets along well with other dogs and is almost fully house trained. This handsome boy enjoys walks and riding in the car, but his favorite activity is running around in the fenced in yard. He loves to play, but can be a bit obsessive and will […]

Bentley & Buster

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Bentley and Buster are a mother-son bonded pair looking for a loving family. Bentley is the smaller and older of the two at 7 years old and weighing 11 pounds with a black and silver coat, while her son, Buster, is a larger 15 pounds and is 3 years old with a mostly black coat. These cuties are house trained and love to give kisses. They are very sweet and get along well with other dogs. Buster and Bentley are […]

Suzie & Rosebud

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Suzie and Rosebud are two Poodle Mix girls that weigh 15 lbs. and need to be adopted together.  Suzie is an 8 year old gray and white Terrier/Poodle Mix and Rosebud is a 10 year old black Bichon/Poodle Mix. These shy girls came into our rescue through a breeder surrender and have since learned to love and not be so fearful of humans. They are both house trained, they walk well on a leash, and they like to sleep in […]