Dogs Available for Adoption


Barks and Meows Rescue introduces Petunia.  She is an 18 month old Boxer weighing 48lbs. Petunia was found as a stray and has a short hair coat.  

Petunia is just a wonderful Boxer gal.  She passed 8 weeks of training in the New Leash on Life, prison training program.  She knows sit, stay, leave it, come, down, off and watch. She comes with a certificate of completion and a booklet on the hand signals used. This training yards treat rewards as their methods.  

Petunia does well with most other dogs But has a prey drive do does not do well with cats.  She adores children.  She wagged her tail so much at the shelter that it got infected, from banging against the walls.  She had to have her tail amputated and now can wag it as much as she wants.  

She is housebroken and has a very good appetite.  She is fed twice daily.  Petunia is crate trained but doesn't require it in her current foster home.  She is known to be a fence jumper so a solid wooden fence, minimum 6 feet high, is a requirement.  She is a mid energy girl.  She does quite well in the vehicle, but requires further leash/body harness training.  Petunia is very loving and quiet.  Loyal and family oriented, typical of her breed.

The ideal home is one where the family is home a fair amount due to her age.  She will require some off leash running each day.  A good size yard is important for this activity.  Once she is leash trained she would make a good jogging partner but not in the hot weather.

Petunia is spayed, fully vaccinated, dewormed, heartworm tested negative and microchipped.

A large fully fenced yard, minimum 6ft high wooden fencing, and a Veterinarian history of compliance is mandatory in order to apply for Petunia.  

If you wish to apply for Petunia, click here for an online application.


Barks and Meows Rescue introduces Radar.  He is the sweetest Shepherd/lab mix you will ever meet.  He weighs 52lb and is 1 1/2 years old.  He has medium length fur and was found as a stray.

Radar came into the shelter with a bad back leg that had to be amputated.   The vets there said it was an old injury that consisted of a pelvic fracture and the head of the femur.  The fracture healed backward, not allowing him to use the leg.  He gets along very well and plays with the other dogs.  There are 4 stairs in his foster home that he is able to use with no problem.  He is good with the birds in the home but we do not know about cats.  

This boy is loved by everyone who meets him.  He is just always so happy.  He is still a big puppy.  He loves dogs of all sizes. He loves to be with children and gives lots of kisses to them.  Radar has very soft fur.  He is fed twice daily, Royal Canin large Breed Sensitive Digestion food.

Radar is both housebroken and paper trained .  His surgery has healed well as per our vets.  He sleeps on a doggie bed in his foster parents room at night.  He is a chewer if bored , so requires lots of bones and chew toys.    He doesn't jump up on people but will use his head to nudge you for hugs and pets.  

The ideal home for Radar is a bungalow or raised ranch.  He needs to be allowed to sleep in same room as a family member.  It's best that he doesn't go for walks.  Romping around in the backyard is what is best for him.  Lots of car rides will make him so excited.  He loves going in the vehicle and should be allowed to stretch out on the seat in the back.  Preference will be given to home with another socialized buddy to keep him company.  A fully fenced yard and a Veterinarian history of compliance is mandatory in order to apply for our Radar.

Radar is neutered, fully vaccinated, dewormed 4dx tested negative and microchipped.

To apply for Radar, click here for an online application.



Barks and Meows Rescue introduces Kringle.  He is a 10 year old Beagle, weighing in at 22lbs.  He was found as a stray and has medium length fur.

Kringle is a happy guy.  He gets along with other dogs but not cats or birds!!  He is fully housebroken and loves going for walks and exploring in the backyard.  He is typical in that he enjoys his food and runs to his crate for mealtime.  He is a quiet boy unless he catches the scent of something outside then he will alert you.

Of course he is not at all destructive in the home.  Though he enjoys the company of other dogs, he doesn't play with them.  He is only crated to eat, otherwise he's on the couch most of the time.  He takes treats gently but his food is measured out to ensure he doesn't overeat which is a hound trait.  He loves car rides and is good with children.

Kringle had a non cancerous cyst removed from his back during his neuter and it has healed up nicely.  He also had blood work done and the results were good.  The vets feel he may have a bit of arthritis in his back end but he is a healthy senior.

The ideal home for Kringle would be a quiet home, perhaps where one family member is home full time.  Another senior dog to keep him company would be really wonderful.

A fully fenced yard and a Veterinarian history of compliance is mandatory in order to apply for Kringle.

Kringle is neutered, fully vaccinated, heartworm tested negative and has had blood work done.

If you wish to apply for Kringle, please click here for an online application.


Barks and Meows Rescue introduces Shakespeare.  He is a 3 1/2 year old Australian Cattle dog.  Shakespeare has a medium length coat and was surrendered to the shelter as his owner's had a change in their lifestyle.  

Shakespeare came to our Rescue with a fantastic temperament.  He was very well socialized in his previous home as he is good with dogs and children.  When he arrived he was very overweight.  He weighed 70lbs.  We had blood work done to ensure he didn't have a thyroid  condition and the results came back normal.  He has been on a Veterinarian weight loss program since arriving.  Shakespeare is fed Veterinarian Royal Canin Satiety Control twice daily.  He is down about 10lbs now so another 5lbs will be ideal.  Thankfully this fellow loves to go for hikes, walks and playing chase in the snow with other dogs.

Shakespeare loves giving and getting affection.  He is incredibly sweet. He loves to eat and perhaps was fed human food in the past.  Sticking to his diet with no treats until the weight is lost is the optimum.  He is a very obedient boy and of course being food motivated makes training a breeze.     

Our boy has not been destructive in his foster home.  He does not require a crate.  He sleeps on a  doggy bed or couch currently. Shakespeare loves car rides.  We don't believe he does well with cats. He really enjoys cuddling on the couch with the family.  He is a mid energy dog, not hyper or high strung.  He rides well in the vehucle but needs more work on the leash.  

The ideal home for Shakespeare is one where he get to be with family in outdoor activities as long as it is not hot outside.  He will be his parents shadow so the family must not mind a dog that follows them around the house.     

A fully fenced yard and a Veterinarian history of compliance is mandatory in order to apply for Shakespeare.  Unfenced farm properties may be considered dependent on the dynamics of the home.       

Shakespeare is neutered, up to date with vaccines, 4 DX tested negative, dewormed, blood work done and microchipped.  

If you wish to apply for Shakspeare, click here for an online application.     


Barks and Meows Rescue introduces Hoss.  He is an 82lb Mastiff mix, perhaps with a smooth coat Sharpei.  He is 5 years old.  He was an owner surrender as his family was moving and couldn't take him with them.

Hoss is a very loving guy.  Big head and barrel chested, just right for hugs.  Hoss will be very loyal to his family and will be with them within a few days.  He is housebroken but crated when the family is out.  He would love to lay on a doggie bed at night in a family member's room.  Heeats twice a day in his crate and is a mid energy dog.  He is very strong on a leash do will require a body harness and lead.   He is a happy guy.   
Hoss is good with most dogs but is an alpha male.  He doesnt like cats according to the shelter. Hoss has good recall and will sit on command.   He will benefit from basic obedience training.  This fellow is food motivated which will help with additional training.  Once he gets over the initial excitement of getting to ride in the car, he settles down nicely.

Hoss really loves children.  He must miss his previous family so much.  He loves to be with the family as much as possible.  Cuddle time and watching movies with popcorn?  He's up for the challenge. 
The ideal home is one with large dog experience.
Due to being surrendered, he will need consistency in his and his family's routine.  He has had so much upheaval, that a typical family lifestyle would suit him just fine.  Hoss will not do well being left alone too long during the day..  

Hoss is neutered, up to date with vaccines, heartworm tested negative.

A fully fenced yard and a Veterinarian history of compliance is mandatory in order to apply for Hoss.

If you wish to apply for Hoss, click here for an online application.


Barks and Meows Rescue introduces Tonka.  He is a 117 lb Great Pyranees.  He is 6 years old.  He was surrendered to the vets because his elderly owners could no longer look after him.

Tonka is just the sweetest boy.  He had to be shaved down as he was so heavily matted.  Eventually he will have long flowing fur again so regular grooming will be a must.  He has big beautiful brown eyes like a big teddy bear.  He
gets lots of daily hugs from his foster family.  He loves the outdoors but is definitely an indoor boy.

Tonka has a very gentle nature.  He is wonderful with dogs of all sizes.  We do not know how he is with cats.  Tonka is great with children.  He has a calm demeanor.  Typical of his breed his appetite is finicky unless he gets canned food added to it.  He is very strong on the leash.  He will require more practice with walks and will need a body harness and lead.  He loves being in the car and rides very well in the vehicle.

The ideal home for Tonka is a family that is home more often than not.  He does not need a crate and is non destructive in the foster home.  Outdoor activities should involve him and hikes and walks in cool weather is key.  Once his fur grows in he will get warm very quickly. Tonka is neutered,  up to date with vaccines and 4dx tested negative.

A fully fenced yard and a Veterinarian history of compliance is mandatory in order to apply for Tonka.  We are looking for a cat free home.

To apply for Tonka, please click here for an online application.



Barks and Meows Rescue introduces darling Cinnamon.    She is a 1 year old Husky/Chow, weighing 50lbs.  She has a medium length hair coat.  Cinnamon was found as a stray.

This gal is so pretty in person.  Her eyes are memerizing.  She was so very scared and fearful when she first arrived at the shelter.  The staff at the shelter worked with her diligently and it certainly paid off.  Once she arrived in our foster care she was a different dog.  Cinnamon didn't take long to feel comfortable in the foster home.  Having other dogs in the home definitely helped with her confidence.  She is affectionate and focused.  The only fear she still has seems to be having a lead on.  This will come with practice.  She most likely was dog that was tied up outside.   
Cinnamon has just beautiful soft fur, not thick.  She is fully housebroken.  She loves to play with other dogs but plays quite hard.  She does best with medium to large size dogs as a playmate.  The shelter tested her with cats and she was indifferent to them.  They believe she may chase to play with them and not hurt them.  Knowing this we think a cat free home is best.    

Cinnamon will sit and give a paw.  She loves people but will bark when someone is at the door.  She loves children and takes to them instantly.  She rides well in the vehicle.     

The ideal home for this moderately active gal is one where she gets to participate in outdoor activites.  Playing Fetch, walks, hikes, cottage life.      

Cinnamon is spayed, fully vaccinated, heartworm tested negative, on Heartworm and flea prevention as well as microchipped.

A fully fenced yard and a history  of Veterinarian compliance mandatory in order to apply for Cinnamon.  

In order to apply for Cinnamon, please click here for an online application.        


Barks and Meows Rescue introduces Stella.  We believe she is a wonderful mix of pointer/hound.
Stella is 8 months old and has a short hair coat. She weighs 42lbs .  She was surrendered to the high kill shelter by her owners as she was too active for them.  

Stella is a super sweet dog.  She has zero aggression tendencies.  She is very quiet, which she gets from her Pointer mix traits.  She is only vocal sometimes when playing with the other dogs.  She loves all dogs, regardless of size, sex or age.  She is not a bully at all.  The shelter tested her with cats and she does not like them.  

Stella is very affectionate and will kiss everyone for as long as you let her.  She is timid at first but within 24 hours she gained trust of her foster family.  Stella is incredibly gentle, slightly hand shy.  She loves cuddles.  She has the appetite of a hound so her food is measured out twice daily.

This gal came into our care housebroken.  She loves to play outside, though will need a coat in the cooler weather because of her short coat.  Stella is very good in the vehicle.  She is apprehensive on a leash so we don't believe she had much exposure to it.  We recommend a body harness and a lead for any of our dogs for full control.  She is crate trained but doesn't require one.

The ideal family is one where she is given the time and patience to trust and train with her daily.  She won't be able to be walked by a child as being a hound she will have a prey drive.   Children will be ideal but perhaps older ones would be best.  Younger children can be loud at times when excited, which might frighten her.  Priority will be given to those applicants with another socialized resident canine.     

Stella is spayed, 4DX tested negative, fully vaccinated, on heartworm and on flea prevention.  She is also microchipped.

A fully fenced yard and a Veterinarian history of compliance is mandatory in order to apply for Stella.

If you wish to apply for our Stella, please 
click here for an online application.