Animal League News

Hi… my name is Joanie,

Adopted with Richie 8-16-19

Today, I’m a gentle, extraordinary dog—best friends with Richie, one of the sweetest canines ever—with a story to share. Back in 2017, a wonderful man, who knew my life had been hard, gave me extra attention. Over time, he’d done this for 45 dogs (!), and said I became one of the best dogs they’d ever had—“quiet, mellow, well behaved, and very social with other dogs.” But when they returned to Minnesota, I was adopted to someone else. What happened next is uncertain, but somehow Richie and I ended up as hungry strays, lucky to be here today. My friends say I now deserve my happily-ever-after, and I say Richie does, too. So if your heart guides you to us, I promise we’ll gladly bring our grateful love to your life forever.

FOUND – Arrived 4-24-19

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Hi… my name is Blue,

Adopted with Dottie 1-20-19

Comes with Free Vet Care for Life

Thanks for looking at my pictures. My biography is under construction. Please stop back again to read about me or… even better… stop in at TALGV to meet me soon. Kennels are open 10-2 every day.

Arrived 1-7-19

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Hi… my name is Manota,

Adopted 7-26-17

Manota has earned her AKC Canine Good Citizen certificate!

I have something to be very happy about: I’m here! Maybe you’ve seen a dog tied outside on a short chain without enough food or water and you wished things could be better for them. Well, I was one of those dogs. Reportedly, I ended up there because another female dog and I didn’t get along. So today, being here is a big step up for me! And the next step will be my forever home with someone who loves me. Now there’s a dream to hold on to! The volunteers say it will happen because I’m intelligent, loving, and energetic—a dog who easily connects with people. I’m a 9-month-old Catahoula mix female, 50 pounds, with a beautiful merle pattern coat. Could you be the one who shows me the happy life forever?

Arrived 6-9-17

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Hi… my name is Jacob,

Adopted with Dudley 6-17-17

Recently a 2-year-old child wanted to rub my belly and you know what I did? I enjoyed it! That day I played with kids 2, 8 and 9 years old, and we all had fun. Indeed, such happy behavior is just one plus on my resume. When my rescuers kept me overnight (I was found on La Canada), I got along with their four dogs. When adopted, I was also compatible with one small dog, but that couple decided I had too much energy for them. As a fun-loving 2-1/2-year-old Catahoula/Hound mix male, 57 pounds, I do love the play and exercise of an active life. And I’m also a very sweet-natured companion for relaxing times, too. (For extra interest, I have one blue eye, one brown.) Please say I’m the one for you!

Arrived 10-10-16; Adopted 11-9-16; Arrived 4-24-17


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Hi… my name is Boo,

Adopted December 31, 2015

When my sister and I arrived at TALGV because we had to leave our owner, we were both pretty bashful.   She found her forever home quickly, I’m glad to say, and now I’m alone, still bashful but becoming more comfortable with my TALGV friends every day. I’m 9 months old, medium size, tan and white, with unforgettable blue eyes. People say eyes are the windows to the soul, so please look in mine and see that I’m gentle, easy going, with lots of love to give to the person who’ll lets me be their devoted, loyal companion. Oh yes, playful, too; I especially love playing in water. Plus, as an intelligent Aussie, I know “sit” and can learn lots more, and you can change me from bashful to happy just by making me yours.

Arrived December 9, 2015

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Hi… my name is Aspen.

Adopted December 20 2014.

When my mom and dad moved back east to care for aging grandparents, they decided not to take me with them because I wouldn’t get the time and attention I deserve. They said, “He is a great family dog who loves to play and go for walks, is good with voice commands, and just needs a loving family.” I’m an impressive young Catahoula/shepherd mix who enjoys other dogs (but not cats!) and spending time in the house (or anywhere!) with you. I’m crate- and house-trained, walk fine on a leash, and know the basics of good deportment. Like most “teenagers,” I need a “job” to do to keep my lively mind occupied, so if you’re the active type, I am too — and I know we could make beautiful music together!

November 19, 2014


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The saying, “Being at the right place at the right time” sure does apply in my case! A wonderful TALGV volunteer convinced animal control officers to release my seven children and me to her with the promise that she’d make sure we all found good homes. Well, they’ve done that for my kids, and now it’s my turn to find my own special place in the world. I am a lovely, brindle Catahoula/Boxer mix lady, and have very distinctive eyes (one blue and one brown – a striking combination!). I’ve heard it said that I’m very lovable and playful, protective of my people, am housebroken, and know lots of commands (the usual sit, stay, down, shake and even “smile”). So with those “bona fides” wouldn’t it be wonderful to have my kind of love in your life?


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