Animal League News

Hi… my name is Merlin,

Adopted 6-6-21

I am a medium-sized, young dog with a beautiful mahogany coat who is just coming into his own. My Labrador heritage gives me a laid back attitude whereas the Catahoula part of me is wary of unfamiliar people. When we first meet, I will hang back and check you out for a while until we become acquainted and, possibly, even best friends. The trainers here say that I am a smart fellow who learns quickly and that I respond well to corrections when walking on a leash. I tend to stay pretty calm even when the other dogs here run around barking excitedly. If you are an active person (or family!) with some patience to continue my training, let’s meet and see if we were meant to be best friends!

Arrived 4-17-21

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Hi… my name is Blue Bayou,

Adopted by foster 2-15-20

When you look in my blue eyes, I hope you see a future friend, even if you see some leftover wariness at first. You see, in my past—well, suffice to say that not all homes are happy and sometimes kindness is hard to find. But today I know the joy of being rescued! Oh, I’m still shy, but after just a few days, I started learning that it’s okay to let someone care about me and to care about them in return. Other dogs relax and have fun, and I’m learning to do that, too! I’m a chocolate brown Chesapeake Bay Retriever male, born in 2014, and someday I’ll be happy at home forever. And maybe the one who gives me that home—the one I’ll love beyond measure—will be you!

Arrived 4-11-19

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Hi… my name is Rover,

Adopted October 9, 2015

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 September 26, 2015

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Hi… my name is Casey,

Adopted May 21, 2016

Casey has received his American Kennel Club (AKC)  Canine Good Citizen (CGC) certification and he has also learned how to carry a backpack (which will be part of his going-home packet).

You don’t see too many Chesapeake Bay retrievers here in Arizona, much less in shelters! I suppose I’m not a purebred though because their coats are curlier than mine, but I’ve got the same personality traits (happy, intelligent, gentle, tolerant, and active!). I wandered onto the property of a family in Sahuarita to play with their female Staffie, and “just stuck around.” They said I was a very sweet guy who got along great with their 7-year-old daughter, and loved to play “tug-of-war” with a rope. So trust me, if you’re looking for a big, happy-go-lucky companion, you’ll find that the folks in Maryland knew what they were doing when they chose me as their state dog!

Arrived January 4, 2015.

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