Animal League News

Hi… my name is Takeda (aka “Bear”),

Adopted 12-19-20

I’m a 2-year-old Mastiff mix (possibly part Kai Ken), with a beautiful brindle coat. Since I’m large and lovable, and I enjoy ear rubs and kisses, my foster family has nicknamed me “Teddy Bear.” My foster dad said I’m house trained and the perfect houseguest. I walk well on a leash and I’m always eager to go for a stroll but I’m not thrilled about car rides or confined spaces. We’re working on that! I’m an intelligent and independent boy who can be little stubborn. If you are a strong, patient person with a loving personality who wants to bond with a big boy with a loving personality, please call and let’s get together.

Arrived 7-27-20

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Hi… my name is Cisco,

Adopted 9-5-20

Comes with Vet Care Support for Life

My former owner said that I’m a sweetheart and love-bug, and she really wants me to get all the love and attention I deserve. At ten years old, my adoption comes with vet care support for life from TALGV. I’m leash and crate trained, am house trained and ask to go out or, if you show me where it is, I’ll use the doggie door. (No cats, please!) I know the commands: sit, lay down, wait, and outside. I love playing in water and with toys and will fetch. If you can open your home and your heart to a dog that needs you, please call TALGV today for an appointment to meet me.

If you are considering adoption, please call TALGV office (520-625-3170) and make a date to meet me soon. Kennel appointments are between 10 and 2 every day.

Arrived 7-6-20

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Hi… my name is Bubba,

Adopted 12-30-19

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 12-28-19

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Hi… my name is Domino,

Adopted 8-10-18

I’m happy to say that there are many wonderful people out there who love big dogs! Lucky me, right? I’m 100+ pounds—my size makes me strong too, and my former person felt I was too strong for her as she got older—but, fortunately, I’m also very friendly and very loving. Moreover, people seem to like me and that’s mutual—I’m great with people and small dogs. (Protective around large dogs, though.) A 6-1/2-year-old American Bulldog, I’m housebroken, know commands like sit, stay, and come, understand some Spanish, and I’m a happy guy who likes to play. White with brown spots, including one big brown spot on my back (like a Domino), I’d sure like to meet you. And if we find each other irresistible, well, “together-forever” has a nice ring to it!

Arrived 10-16-16; Adopted 12-4-16; Arrived 5-22-18

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Hi… my name is Hilda,

Adopted 10-8-17

When I was lost, hungry and thirsty, I accidentally wandered into a dangerous place: The middle of a highway! Thankfully, my rescuer brought me here, where I’ve quickly put those difficult days behind me and made many new friends. The volunteers think I’m a Mastiff mix (82 pounds), and I do possess some of the great Mastiff qualities: I’m affectionate, good-natured and calm. Playful, too—I’ve lived with another dog here at TALGV and we’ve had lots of fun—and good on a leash, although naturally strong. I’m a 3-year-old black and beige female, who’s even more beautiful once you get to know me, and I hope that happens real soon. Granted, I’m not exactly a lap dog, but I’ll bring lots of love and laughter into your life. May I become yours today?

Arrived 9-15-17

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Hi… my name is Max,

Adopted 8-25-17

There are tiny doggies and then there’s me: A 140-pound, 6-year-old brindle Mastiff male. Take me for a walk and strangers may smile and wave, apparently so impressed by my size. But I’m used to it—I just grew this way! Plus, for years I’ve lived with Oreo, a 32-pound Bassett Hound, so I know how to share my space. I’m a sweet, easy-going guy, but remember the big part—a strong walker on your end of the leash is a good idea. I need a new home due to the health concerns of our former person, who left word that I’ve been gentle and tolerant with youngsters (ages 6-17), am leash trained, and “ask” to go outside. So if there’s room for a big love in your life, I’m the guy for you.

Arrived 8-4-17

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Hi… my name is Tess,

Adopted 4-28-17

I was found in the Rancho Sahuarita area, a beautiful, tan Lab/Mastiff mix female in need of a friend. I was too thin, had a significant cut on the inside of my right hind leg, and didn’t know who to trust. Fortunately, my rescuer brought me here, where my wound has been tended, the food is nutritious, and—the best part—I’m enjoying the company of my new human friends. I know they’re my friends because they take me for walks, spend time with me, and they see that I have the makings of a great companion. Inside my somewhat big body (about 68 pounds), there’s an even bigger heart that’s yearning to belong to someone, to be the loyal and loving dog of someone who loves me back. Could you be the one?

Arrived 3-25-17

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Hi… my name is Pearl,

Adopted 3-10-17

I was found near a local self-storage unit. Why there? Could be I just wandered that far. In any event, I was lost, but, fortunately for me, easy to find. At 83 pounds, I’m hard to miss—big and amazingly gentle. Maybe you’ve known other dogs like me—large-size sweethearts! For me, that means I can stay calm in a commotion, greet visitors sweetly, and if you’d rather mosey than race, that’s okay with me. On the other hand, I’m still young—just 2 years old—so I also love to play and have fun. I’m black and tan, with one of the friendliest faces you could ever hope to see. So won’t you come for a visit? And if we find each other irresistible, I’m ready to be your big gentle dog forever!

Arrived 2-25-17

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Hi… my name is Epi (aka Epione),

Adopted July 30, 2016

I can’t fault my people for giving me up because they didn’t have time for me. It’s not fun being lonely, without enough love and attention, so I appreciate their concern. Also, they shared lots of the good things they know about me, saying I’m very sweet, love to cuddle, and know commands like “sit,” “lay down,” and “outside.” The volunteers here like me, too, noting that I’m nicely calm for a 9-month-old puppy, and how they enjoy my affectionate nature. Guess you could say I’m a puppy who loves to be loved! I’m 9 months old, 36 pounds, an Aussie/Mastiff mix female with a distinctive brindle coat. I love rope toys, playing with balls, and, most of all, people. And I’ll be the happiest dog around when you make me yours!

Arrived June 13, 2016

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Hi… my name is Manny,

Adopted March 9, 2016

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 March 4, 2016

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Hi… my name is Sam,

Adopted October 10, 2015

If you’re looking for “big, old softies,” come meet me! I was adopted in December 2014 but am now back at TALGV through no fault of my own. Last year I was found on Sahuarita Road, and I’ve got to tell you it’s sure swell being out of harm’s way and getting three squares a day! I’m a “glutton for attention” they say, and despite my size, I’m really an “easy walker.” I’m a black, 90-pound, Mastiff mix, and have a squiggly tail that will enchant you as much as my personality. I know that any family that has a home with space for a big guy like me will be all the happier with me in it! You just have to meet me to find out!

PS Thanks to recent owner for providing “goofy” photos of Sam.

Arrived November 14, 2014; Adopted December 26, 2014; Arrived October 2, 2015.

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Hi… my name is Herbie,

Adopted November 8, 2015

When my little Chihuahua buddy and I were lost, I was glad to keep an eye on him. Must be the Mastiff in me that makes me such a nurturing kind of guy. Now, happily, my buddy’s been adopted, and I’m ready to give my heart and attention to someone new. I’m a big guy but not overwhelmingly so, right around 75 pounds, with a rich-copper color coat, and I’m very calm when walking on a leash alongside my person. If you ask me, I’m a great size for a snuggle, and enjoying that is in my loving nature, too. People talk about my sweet charm and quiet dignity, and I appreciate those lovely words, but most of all, I want to hear someone say, “let’s go home.” Could that someone be you?

Arrived September 30, 2015

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