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Almost Heaven's Adoptable & Resident Dogs

AHGRRS has been saving lives since 2002 and plans to continue accepting as many orphan dogs - as space and finances allow. Your donations will help keep our doors open to those who need us most. We have Adoptable Dogs (click HERE) in need of homes and permanent residents who will never know the joy of living in a family environment because they are so damaged, old, or sick that they are best suited to living out their lives with us - here at the Sanctuary. Please consider giving a homeless dog a home.

You can obtain Adoption Information and an Application by clicking HERE. Completed applications may be emailed to: ahgrr@frontiernet.net.

Please, we request that you don't call us until you have an approved application on file, as it is a volunteer owned phone. Calls will be answered when possible. For the fastest response, please email us.

If you cannot adopt at this time, but would like to help please consider the following:


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Meet Almost Heaven's Adoptable Dogs Looking for Forever Homes

Our newest arrivals can be found on Almost Heaven's Petfinder page: Click HERE.

Angel Too

Angel Too - Female, Golden Retriever

7-9 year old Angel was abandoned by her first owner when he decided to "travel" and poor Angel was inconvenient. Angel was then taken in by a very well meaning person who sadly was just not physically able to continue her care. Angel lives up to her name in every way - She really is an angel. She was spayed by her previous owner, and will be tested and vaccinated prior to leaving us.

If you would like to offer Angel Too a place in your heart and home, please submit an application.

Angel Too

Billy - Male, Golden Retriever Mix

4-6 year old Billy came to us through no fault of his own. He has a lot of personality in a medium sized package. Billy is up to date on vaccinations, neutered, and heartworm negative and on preventative. He is so much cuter than any picture we have here. Billy is crate trained and housebroken but he does have some separation anxiety - so use of a crate or other means of containing him so he will not harm himself or his surroundings while you are away - at least initially - is a MUST.

If you are interested in offering Biscuit Basket a furever home, please submit an application.

Queenie

* * * Special Needs * * *

Queenie - Female, Golden Retriever Mix

3 - 4 year old Queenie has come a long way since she was found almost dead from starvation and literally fighting for her life. Heavens only knows what Queenie has endured in her short life - but despite it all - she is now a loving, affectionate, and trusting girl. Because of Queenie's background (write to us for details), we feel she would be best placed in a quiet adult home - with a fenced yard - though Queenie does LOVE to go for walks on leash. She is spayed, vaccinated against distemper/parvo and rabies, heartworm negative, and crate trained. She is also probably housebroken - or very close to it. We want to see Queenie in a home where she will continue to blossom and receive the love and patience she needs and deserves.

If you think you might be the right home for Queenie, please submit an application.

Queenie  Queenie

Queenie

Baron - Male, Bloodhound

7 - 8 year old Baron ended up homeless and in a shelter with no chance of adoption because, in true bloodhound fashion, he protected himself against what he considered to be a threat. Baron is now a Senior dog - with all the senior lumps and bumps that go along with that age. Baron needs someone familiar with the breed as he can be strong willed and protective of his food bowl. Baron gets along with other dogs - but doesn't always participate in playing.

If you would like to offer Baron a furever retirement home, please submit an application.

Baron

Biscuit Basket

Biscuit Basket - Male, Australian Cattle Dog Mix

6-8 year old Biscuit Basket is a very endearing boy. Biscuit landed in a rural shelter when his elderly owner could no longer care for him and his two canine housemates. The housemates quickly found new homes, but poor Biscuit, who took a little while to warm up to strangers, was left behind. Biscuit gets along well with all the other dogs here, is playful, and even a little good naturedly mischievous. He is learning just how great it can be to be a dog and this wonderful boy is worth it!

If you are interested in offering Biscuit Basket a furever home, please submit an application.

Biscuit Basket

Molly

Molly - Female, Black Labrador Retriever & Border Collie Mix

1-2 year old Molly and her brother, Bo, are "knock out gorgeous" and sweet as can be. They are well behaved but still VERY puppy and need an adopter who is willing to continue their training and ensure they are safe when no one is home to monitor them (preferably with use of a crate - Bo is crate trained). Molly is spayed and Bo is neutered, they are up to date with core vaccines, and heartworm negative. Both tested positive for exposure to lymes but have no symptoms of the disease. We would prefer to adopt Bo and Molly together, although we will consider other adopters as long as there is another dog in residence to keep them company.

If interested in adopting Molly and /or Bo, please submit an application.

Bo and Molly
Bo and Molly

Molly

Bo

Bo - Male, Black Labrador Retriever & Border Collie Mix

1-2 year old Bo and his sister, Molly, are "knock out gorgeous" and sweet as can be. They are well behaved but still VERY puppy and need an adopter who is willing to continue their training and ensure they are safe when no one is home to monitor them (preferably with use of a crate - Bo is crate trained). Bo is neutered and Molly is spayed, they are up to date with core vaccines, and heartworm negative. Both tested positive for exposure to lymes but have no symptoms of the disease. We would prefer to adopt Bo and Molly together, although we will consider other adopters as long as there is another dog in residence to keep them company.

If interested in adopting Bo and /or Molly, please submit an application.

Bo

Dixie Doodle

* * * Bonded Pair with Riley E. * * *

Dixie Doodle - Female, Golden Retriever & Poodle Mix

8-9 year old Dixie Doodle is a big girl with an even bigger heart. She's as gentle as a lamb, and sweet as honey. Dixie's elderly owners couldn't keep her and her sister Riley E., so, they sent them to us so that they could find their new home. Dixie has learned to use our dog door and is now also crate trained. Dixie is spayed, up to date on vaccinations for rabies, distemper, parvo, bordatella, and rabies, and heartworm negative and on preventative. Dixie did have a run in with a car as a puppy and her face has a slight droop on one side from that collision. It does not seem to affect her in any way. Like all older dogs, she would really benefit from a soft bed, good food, and a loving home.

If you would like to offer Dixie her sister (Riley E.) a forever home, please submit an application.

Dixie Doodle Dixie Doodle

Dixie Doodle

Riley E

* * * Bonded Pair with Dixie Doodle * * *

Riley E. - Female, Bearded Collie Mix

7-8 year old Riley E. needs to find a new home as her elderly owners could no longer care for her and her sister, Dixie Doodle. . She is spayed, up to date on rabies, distemper, parvo, and bordatella vaccinations, and is heartworm negative and on preventative. We have no idea what her genetic makeup is for sure....but she looks and acts like a bearded collie. Riley can take a few minutes to warm to new people.

If you would like to offer this super cute and special girl and her sister (Dixie) a forever home, please submit an application.

Riley E Riley E

Riley E

Peter

Peter - Male, Labrador Retriever Mix

1 - 2 year old Peter is a high energy love bug. We don't usually recommend dogs for joggers, but, this boy just might be the exception (as long as caution is used and special attention is paid to outside temperatures and running surfaces). He might also be a candidate for agility - or any sport where speed and endurance is a plus. Peter is a total sweetheart - he just wants to be someone's best friend.

If you think Peter is the right choice for you and would like to offer him a forever home, please submit an application.

 

Peter Peter

Peter

Baby Boo
Baby Boo

 

Baby Boo - Female, Australian Cattle Dog mix

4 year old Baby Boo's genetic makeup is a mystery. She's a medium sized girl whose owner became ill and unable to care for her. She gets along fine with other dogs, is housebroken, up to date on vaccinations for distemper, parvo, and rabies, spayed, and is heartworm negative and on preventative. Baby is reserved with new people - but it doesn't take her long to warm up - and invite you to play. She's really just a nice girl who needs a new home to call her own.

If you would like to offer Baby Boo a forever home, please submit an application.

 

Baby Boo   Baby Boo

Baby Boo


Baby Boo

 

Chubbs

* * * Special Needs * * *

Chubbs - Male, Golden Retriever Mix

8-10 year old Chubbs is a special guy. Chubby's owner let him down just when he needed him the most. Chubbs just underwent surgery for the removal of 3 peri-anal tumors...one of which had ulcerated and was bleeding. We are hopeful that Chubbs will have many good years yet to enjoy.

If you would like to offer Chubbs a retirement home, please submit an application.

Chubbs
Chubbs

 

Chubbs

Angel Blue

 


Angel Blue

Angel Blue - Female, Hound

There just aren't enough adjectives to describe what a wonderful girl 7 - 8 year old Angel is. If this sweetie has a fault, we haven't seen it. Angel is housebroken, gets along with every living thing, is spayed, up to date on distemper, parvo, and rabies vaccinations, and heartworm negative and on preventative. She craves attention (and food - lol) and would fit into any home. Angel lost her home when her owner became too ill to care for her.

If you would like to offer Angel Blue a place in your heart and home, please submit an application.

Angel Blue Angel Blue
Angel Blue

Angel Blue

 


Angel Blue

 

Daniel

Daniel - Male, Golden Retriever

10-11 year old Daniel would love to find his own forever home. This old fellow found himself homeless when his owners separated and neither could take Daniel with them. He spent time in a temporary home and was then shifted to here. Daniel was very nervous and unsure of himself when he first arrived at Almost Heaven. He was suffering from a severe case of separation anxiety, which took months and the use of special equipment to overcome. Sadly, this behavior reappears whenever his surroundings change, which happens a lot at a rescue; therefore, we have permanently assigned him his own "special space."

Daniel socializes with a wide variety of canine companions (young, old, big, and small) and gets along fine with all of them as long as food or treats are not involved. He is a Senior and should not be forced to compete with other dogs in order to eat; so he is fed and given treats separately as he can be food aggressive with other dogs. Daniel has a reconstructed knee cap so, although he needs physical exercise, jumping should be discouraged. We have found Daniel to be very loving and sweet with people but he can be choosy selecting his canine companions.

If you would like to open your heart and offer a forever home to Daniel, please submit an application. Note: Daniel may require the same special setup we have for him here and may also need more time and patience than usual to adapt to his new home.

 Daniel

 

 

Scooby

 

Scooby

Scooby - Male, Golden Retriever mix

1 year old Scooby was dumped at a high kill shelter by his owner. We have no idea why - it's just sad that he came so close to dying for a crime he obviously didn't commit. Scooby has the usual puppy energy - and needs exercise and training - a great time for a his new parent to bond with him. Scooby is neutered, current on vaccinations for distemper, parvo, and rabies, and tested heartworm negative. He's a really wonderful golden mix boy and he's going to make some very lucky person a wonderful best furfriend.

If you would like to be Scooby's best friend, please submit an application.

Scooby

Video of Scooby and Chaucer (listed below) playing:

Scooby

 

 

Scooby

Chaucer

Chaucer - Male, Border Collie mix

1-2 year old Chaucer is so endearing. He is high energy, but very responsive to training and correction. Chaucer needs an electric fence, be leash walked, a tie out, or fences at least 6' high to be safe. He will climb or jump lower fences. He would make a terrific agility dog - he has everything needed to excel in that sport. (And, let's face it, he's cute as can be.) Chaucer is a favorite here. He will go home vaccinated against rabies, distemper and parvo, heartworm tested negative, crate trained, wormed, and neutered. Chaucer gets along best with females and and other neutered males. He can, however, be choosy with other dogs, particularly when being walked on leash (we are working on this). Please give him a chance at the life he so deserves.

If you would like to offer Chaucer a forever home, please submit an application.

Chaucer

Chaucer

Chester

Chester- Male, Golden Retriever mix

4 - 6year old Chester has obviously not enjoyed a very good life. But, that's all changed for him now - and he's ready to make up for lost time! Chester is not a big boy, but he has a huge heart that he wants to share with his special someone. Chester gets along fine with some of the other dogs here (he doesn't like the bouncy "in your face" types too much) - is small enough for those who don't want to handle a full sized golden retriever, and is just plain cute, cute, cute! Chester has had one incident of teeth baring with a stranger visiting here. We have no idea why - as he has never made a bad move towards us - any of us. We think this little boy is going to make some very lucky person very happy.

If you would like to offer Chester a forever home, please submit an application.

Chester

Susan

Susan - Female, Bloodhound

11 year old Susan has been with us a long time now. She was diagnosed with cancer March 2, 2016. Since that time, Susan has received daily chemotherapy drugs and undergone 3 fairly routine surgeries for mass removals. Susan is NOT a sick, old dog waiting to die - she is a vibrant, happy, playful 11 year old, who frequently seems to forget her age (and 11 is very senior for a bloodhound). Susan is not available for adoption due to her history with cancer and her medical needs - but we welcome any and all financial support.

Sponsors and donations towards her care are always greatly appreciated. Donations can be made via PayPal using the Donate button below or by mail: AHGGRS at P.O. Box 648, Capon Bridge, WV 26711

Susan

Susan

Zoey

Zoey - Female, Golden Retriever

6 - 7 year old Zoey is just a wonderful girl. She can be a little picky about the female company she keeps - but, we haven't found that to be the case with the males. She is crate trained, vaccinated against distemper/parvo and rabies, and spayed. Zoey has a very happy go lucky personality and she'd love to be someone's best friend soon.

If you would like to offer Zoey a new forever home, please submit an application.

Update: Sadly, Zoey does not appear to be an adoptable dog. She has demonstrated some unpredictability around strangers and other dogs. For now, she will remain with us as a permanent resident.

Sponsors and donations towards her care are always greatly appreciated. Donations can be made via PayPal using the Donate button below or by mail: AHGGRS at P.O. Box 648, Capon Bridge, WV 26711

Zoey

Zoey

Benji before
Benji upon arrival at shelter

Benji- Male, Norfolk Terrier Mix

5-7 year old Benji was not loved prior to going to the shelter in a rural community. Poor little Benji was in such terrible condition, so matted, so unkempt, that the shelter had trouble telling which end of him was which.

Someone really mistreated Benji as he is VERY distrustful of new people. Benji is not a available for adoption due to trust issues and fear-biting. For now, he will remain with us as permanet resident. Sponsors and donations towards his care are always greatly appreciated. Donations can be made via PayPal using the Donate button below or by mail: AHGGRS at P.O. Box 648, Capon Bridge, WV 26711

Benji now
A very kind lady (and professional groomer)
took Benji to her shop and gave him a haircut - take a look at our boy now!

Teddy Bear

Teddy Bear - Male, Collie/Golden Retriever/Great Pyrenees Mix

8 - 10 year old Teddy Bear came to us alongwith Panda Bear, who we understand is his littermate. Teddy and Panda were adopted and lived on a farm, unsocialized, and severely neglected for most of their lives. Although we handle them daily - they are not warm, fuzzy dogs that want to crawl into your lap for lovin'. They possibly never will be. Teddy is slightly more social than Panda, but both dogs have a long way to go before they are ready to be adopted - if ever. For now, they will remain with us. Sponsors for them and donations towards their care are always greatly appreciated. Donations can be made via PayPal using the Donate button below or by mail: AHGGRS at P.O. Box 648, Capon Bridge, WV 26711

Teddy Bear Teddy Bear

Teddy Bear

Panda Bear

Panda Bear - Male, Collie/Golden Retriever/Great Pyrenees Mix

8 - 10 year old Panda has not had a very good life. He and his littermate, Teddy Bear, were adopted and lived on a farm, unsocialized, and severely neglected for most of their lives. Although we handle them daily - they are not warm, fuzzy dogs that want to crawl into your lap for lovin'. They possibly never will be. Panda is slowly learning to trust us, and we are hopeful that he and Teddy might one day find their way into a forever home. For now, they will remain with us. Sponsors for them and donations towards their care are always greatly appreciated. Donations can be made via PayPal using the Donate button below or by mail: AHGGRS at P.O. Box 648, Capon Bridge, WV 26711

Panda Bear Panda Bear

Panda Bear

Sophie 1

Sophie 2

Sophie - Female, Bloodhound

Sophie came to us at 6 months of age directly from her breeder. Sophie was dwarfed, emaciated, had numerous injuries, and was afraid to eat.

It seems that Sophie had been kennelled with her mother, who would literally try to tear her head off every time she got near the food bowl.

Sophie's injuries included a dislocated hip, a crushed pelvis with so many healing breaks that our vet stopped counting, and a dislocated shoulder. It is the opinion of our vet that Sophie, one of 17 in her litter, had been rolled on or stepped on repeatedly by her mother. It was our vet's opinion that her injuries were too old to be treated, and as Sophie was mobile, though with a limp, that we should just leave well enough alone.

Our biggest issue was convincing Sophie that she could eat - and not be attacked. It took weeks to convince her that food was a good thing. She didn't need to bury it, she didn't need to hide it, she didn't need the blankets over her crate and the lights turned off - in order to enjoy her meal.

Sophie has come a long way. She is a very happy, well adjusted dog. She will never be "normal". We monitor her physical activities very carefully to make sure she does not injure herself further as another injury could spell the end of the line for our Sophie girl.

Sophie is a very special dog. Despite all the horrible things that have happened to her - she is loving and accepting of all humans. She is food aggressive with other dogs (no reason to wonder why) - but loves to play, play, play outside.

Sophie is probably unadoptable. She needs controlled exercise and if she is injured - would probably not survive treatment. Sponsors and donations towards her care are always greatly appreciated. Donations can be made via PayPal using the Donate button below or by mail: AHGGRS at P.O. Box 648, Capon Bridge, WV 26711

Cody 1

Cody 2

Cody - Male, Golden Retriever Mix

Cody came to us on a rather large transport from a shelter in the Carolinas. The dogs on this transport were loaded into crates aboard a horse trailer for their ride to safety/rescue. Cody escaped his crate, and only the quick thinking of the truck driver following the trailer saved his life.

Upon seeing Cody's paws at the top of the door to the trailer, the trucker started weaving the lanes of I-95 and slowing down. He was also frantically trying to signal the driver of the transport vehicle.

Without much hesitation, Cody leaped out of the trailer and onto I-95. Thankfully, the truck driver had traffic stopped by now, and people banned together to capture our boy, who only suffered a few bruises and abrasions.

Cody is an escape artist. Cody has escaped every pen, run, cable, kennel, and crate (except the gorilla crate) we have put him in. Luckily, for the most part, he is a happy dog and doesn't stray very far from home.

Cody is also storm phobic - and reacts to loud noises, such as gun fire or fire works. It has been a challenge to find a situation that would be right for him. Cody is fine as long as his "person" is with him. Left alone - he knows only one thing - and that is escape.

We'd love to find Cody a home where he would be safe to roam a bit and where he would have someone home with him a lot. He's fine here with us, though until that home becomes available. Sponsors and donations towards his care are always greatly appreciated. Donations can be made via PayPal using the Donate button below or by mail: AHGGRS at P.O. Box 648, Capon Bridge, WV 26711

Jake and Jasper

Jake

Lawn mower - Jake (his brother Jasper recently passed away) - were abandoned at their prior home when their owner was evicted from the property.

Wonderful for keeping the fields "mowed" where lawn mowers cannot go.

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