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12 Nov 2015 ~ Question: Is AHGRRS going out of business? Answer: No, AHGRRS is NOT closing its Doors. Although a different rescue with a similar name has decided to close. 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.

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Courtesy Listings Looking for Forever Homes

 

 

Lucy
Lucy

     ~ 2 Courtesy Listings: Lucy and Sophie ~

Contact Dee at britdog15@aol.com to obtain adoption information for Lucy or Sophie

Lucy and Sophie are Courtesy Listings are NOT Almost Heaven pets. Almost Heaven has not evaluated, met, or in any other way interacted with these pets. Consequently, Almost Heaven cannot make any representation or take responsibility for Lucy or Sophie's temperament or health.

Please do not contact Almost Heaven for information or fill out Almost Heaven's adoption application for Lucy or Sophie.

Lucy's Story...

'Old Lucy', lemon/white coonhound, came from a high-kill shelter and was lucky to get out alive. She is just a sweet old girl, she must have 9 lives, and has used up most of them. She is finally where she doesn't have to worry about being safe or fed. However, she needs a quiet home for her last years. She is affectionate and quiet, and just likes to sleep and eat and walk around the yard. She must be 10-12 yrs old, and has a few old dog lumps and bumps, but nothing to worry about. She has plenty of energy for an old gal, and could be a good walking companion. She's put on a few pounds and is looking good now. She's still got good years left, and a lot of love to give some lucky human. Contact Dee at britdog15@aol.com for more info and a chance to meet this wonderful girl!

 

 

Lucy
Lucy

Sophie
Sophie
Sophie

Sophie's Story...

Sophie is an older gal, lemon/white coonhound, probably 8-10 yrs old. She is super sweet and has no bad habits. Like most hounds, she loves to eat and nap. She loves belly rubs and any attention you can give her. She likes to walk, and would be a great walking companion. She's just a good old gal who needs a retirement home with a comfy couch. She has a chronic R. ear infection that is slowly improving, the ear needs to be cleaned and get drops each day. Otherwise, she's ready for her new home. Contact Dee at britdog15@aol.com for more info and a chance to meet this wonderful girl!

Sophie
Sophie
Sophie

Meet Almost Heaven's Adoptable Dogs Looking for Forever Homes

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

Tippy

Tippy - Male, Golden Retriever & Labrador Retriever Mix

3 - 4 year old Tippy is incredible. There are some dogs that are simply nice dogs and Tippy is one of them! Tippy became homeless through no fault of his own when his owner became unable to care for him. Tippy gets along with the other dogs here just fine. He will go to his new home vaccinated against distemper, rabies, and parvo, wormed, neutered, and heartworm negative and on preventative.

If you would like to open your heart and home to an new best friend, please submit an application.

Tippy

Daniel

Daniel - Male, Golden Retriever

10-11 year old Daniel would love to find a home soon. This old fellow found himself homeless when his owners separated and neither could take Daniel with them. He then spent time in a temporary home and was then shifted here. Daniel was very nervous and unsure of himself when he first arrived at Almost Heaven. We were told he had food aggression issues, and that he might be picky with his canine friends. We have seen NONE of this. We do feed Daniel separately - he is a Senior - he should not be forced to compete with other dogs in order to eat. He has a wide range of doggie friends here - young, old, big, and small - and he does fine with all of them. 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.

If you would like to open your heart and home to Daniel, please submit an application.

Daniel

Spike

Spike - Male, Yellow Labrador Retriever

9 - 10 year old Spike found himself in a shelter and really didn't understand why. Well - we don't understand why either; maybe his person fell on hard times or became ill? Spike is just the perfect gentleman! He's easy going, but not without spark. Spike is going to go home vaccinated against rabies, distemper, and parvo, neutered, heartworm tested (negative) and on preventative, treated for fleas, and wormed.

If you would like to offer this adorable boy a home, please submit an application.

Avalon

Avalon - Female, Collie

4 - 6 year old Avalon is a really nice girl. She has good manners, gets along with the other dogs here, is fairly laid back - but, she is missing the one thing she would most like to have - and that's a home of her own. We have no idea why Avalon became homeless; we haven't seen her set a wrong paw with us. Maybe her owners just couldn't take care of a dog any more? Avalon will go home spayed, vaccinations up to date, is heartworm negative, and crate trained. We suspect she may have also been a house dog at one time.

If you would like to open your heart and home to Avalon, please submit an application.

Avalon

Avalon

Goliath

Goliath - Male, Golden Retriever & Great Pyrenees Mix

6 - 8 year old Goliath was someone's best friend for many years - lived in their house, slept on their floor, and thought he had a home for life. We don't know why Goliath was abandoned to a kill shelter in Virginia - but sadly he was. Goliath is really not a huge boy - but he does have a huge heart, and we have found him to be the epitome of what a southern gentleman should be. Goliath gets along fine with the other dogs here. He will be neutered, vaccinations brought current, and has tested heartworm negative. He is eagerly awaiting a new family and home to call his own and is accepting applications now.

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

Goliath

Goliath

Sarge

Sarge - Male, Black Labrador Retriever Mix

4 - 6 year old Sarge is an absolutely INCREDIBLE boy! Why anyone chose to dump him in a shelter to die is totally beyond anything we can imagine. Our only guess is - his owner allowed him to contract heartworm disease, then abandoned him rather than spend the money to cure it. (It doesn't cost a lot to PREVENT it - treating it can be expensive.) We are treating Sarge for Heartworm and he will be ready to go home with some lucky adopter by Thanksgiving. This boy would be one heck of a holiday gift to yourself. Sarge is neutered, vaccinated against distemper, Parvo, and rabies, totally crate trained, and will be heartworm free when he leaves us.

Sarge is accepting applications for his forever home, although he will not leave us until he's healthy. If you would like to offer Sarge a forever home, please submit an application.

If you'd like to help Sarge in the meantime, donations towards his medical costs and 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

Sarge

Sarge

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

Taz

Taz - Male, Collie

3 - 4 year old Taz bonds very quickly to whoever is caring for him. He ended up in a shelter after he bit a bicyclist who was kicking him. We don't know the full circumstances of the incident, but Taz has yet to make a bad move here and we've handled him in almost every way possible. At this point, we can only assume he felt threatened and was trying to defend himself. However - he will not be adopted to a home with young children due to this history. He seems to get along fine with the other dogs here - not really playing, but co-existing just fine. He will go home neutered, vaccinated against rabies/distemper/parvo, heartworm tested (negative), crate trained, and wormed. He really is a nice boy that just needs a little understanding, patience, and time. He actually is very loving.

If you would like to offer Taz a second chance with a forever home, please submit an application.

Taz

Taz

Chaucer

Chaucer - Male, Border Collie

1 year old Chaucer is so endearing. He is high energy, but very responsive to training and correction. Chaucer needs an electric fence, to 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 with most dogs - he does best with females and and other neutered males. 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

Kurtis

Kurtis - Male, Shepherd

2-3 year old Kurtis is one of the happiest, most well adjusted, loving boys we've ever had the pleasure of sharing our lives with here. He always has a smile, a wagging tail, and a happy go lucky attitude - in spite of having suffered a backinjury at some time earlier in his life that causes his hind leg to drag a little. Docs say it's permanent damage now - it doesn't cause him pain - may develop arthritis later in life. It does NOT impair him in any way - he is oh so special! Kurtis would love to have a new home - we think with as few steps as possible - and with older children or adults. This boy is really wonderful!

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

Kurtis

Lester

Lester - Male, Australian Shepherd mix

2-3 year old Lester was abandoned and left to fend for himself in a rural area. Lester had a friendly hound to travel with for a while, but when the hound was hit on a roadway and killed. Not wanting Lester to meet the same fate, neighbors banned together to make sure Lester found help before it was too late. Lester seems to trust women a little more than men. He's an adorable little guy who wants attention so badly and is so deserving of being loved. Lester will go home with some lucky person vaccinated against distemper/parvo and rabies, neutered, and heartworm tested (negative). He's an adorable little fellow who is learning that being a dog can be a good thing.

If you would like to offer Lester a forever home and be his shining star, please submit an application.

Marsha

Marsha - Female, Golden Retriever & Shepherd Mix

1 - 2 year old Marsha is just a party girl - all she wants is fun, fun, fun - and you never see her without her tail wagging a mile a minute! Marsha loves other dogs, and is going to make a very loyal and affectionate companion for some lucky adopter. She's gorgeous inside and out with lots of get up and go go go energy! Marsha is now accepting applications and will go home spayed, vaccinated against distemper/parvo and rabies, heartworm tested (negative), and crate trained. You will not want to miss the chance of adding this girl to your family.

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

Marsha

Jessie

Jessie - Male, Golden Retriever & Chow Chow Mix

5 - 6 month old Slim has come a long way since he was rescued. There was no intentional abuse on his owner's part but this little fellow had been locked away inside one room, almost eaten alive by fleas and intestinal parasites, and had no idea what the big world outside offered him. He is now crate trained, is used to a leash (although he's not crazy about it), and has become a lot more social. He is still skeptical of strangers initially, but warms up with just a little time and patience. His brother, Slim, is also available for adoption, and fees will be reduced if someone adopts both puppies, though that is not required.

He will be adopted out on a neuter contract as her is too young for neutering at this time. There will be an additional deposit of $100 due at time of adoption (total $375) which will be refunded upon proof of neuter.

If you would like to offer Jessie a forever home, please submit an application. Please note - this puppy will not be adopted to families with children under age 8.

Jessie

Jessie

Slim

Slim - Male, Golden Retriever & Chow Chow Mix

5 - 6 month old Slim has come a long way since he was rescued. There was no intentional abuse on his owner's part but this little fellow had been locked away inside one room, almost eaten alive by fleas and intestinal parasites, and had no idea what the big world outside offered him. He is now crate trained, is used to a leash (although he's not crazy about it), and has become a lot more social. He is still skeptical of strangers initially, but warms up with just a little time and patience. His brother, Jessie, is also available for adoption, and fees will be reduced if someone adopts both puppies, though that is not required.

He will be adopted out on a neuter contract as her is too young for neutering at this time. There will be an additional deposit of $100 due at time of adoption (total $375) which will be refunded upon proof of neuter.

If you would like to offer Slim a forever home, please submit an application. Please note - this puppy will not be adopted to families with children under age 8.

Slim

Cheyenne

Cheyenne - Female, Golden Retriever

8 - 9 year old Cheyenne lost her home after her owner could no longer afford to feed her - and she was allowed to go hungry for days on end. Despite the starvation, Cheyenne is one of the most incredible dogs we have here. She is happy go lucky, gets along with other dogs, is wagging her tail all the time, and is now fully vetted (spayed, heartworm negative and on preventative, dental work performed, vaccinated against distemper/parvo and rabies, wormed, and at a very healthy weight). This girl is going to make some very lucky person a wonderful friend and companion.

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

Cheyenne

Lily

Lily - Female, Yellow Labrador Retriever

6 - 7 year old Lily became homeless through no fault of her own. Lily is afraid of other dogs, so needs to be introduced to them gradually. Once she knows they mean her no harm - she's fine. Lily has been spayed, vaccinated against rabies, distemper, and parvo, heartworm tested, and is crate trained. Lily is also diabetic - and insulin dependent. Her new owner must be prepared to monitor Lily's diabetes for the rest of her life. We can teach you how to do that - it's not hard - and Lily is so worth it. Lily is currently accepting applications - and will be ready to leave soon.

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

Lily

Carly

Carly - Female, Yellow Labrador Retriever mix

5 - 7 year old Carly has obviously not had an easy life. All that changed the day she was relinquished to her local animal control, who then called us. This girl is wonderful. She is easy going, low-key, gentle, quiet, and adorable. What more could anyone possibly want in a furry companion? And, she is vaccinated against distemper, parvo, and rabies, heartworm tested (negative and on prevention), and spayed. She is also totally crate trained - one easy step to housebreaking, though we think Carly may be housebroken.

If you would like to offer this incredible girl a new home, please submit an application.

Carly

Carly

Milo

Milo - Male, Black Labrador Retriever mix

6 - 8 month old Milo is one of the nicest boys we've ever had the pleasure of helping. He's just nice. If there is anything negative about this puppy, we don't know what it could be. He's adorable in every way! He's crate trained, will be neutered very soon, is up to date on rabies, distemper, and parvo vaccinations, and heartworm tested negative.

If you would like to offer Milo the home he so deserves, please submit an application.

Milo

Jake Green

Jake Green - Male, Labrador Retriever/Golden Retriever Mix

10-11 year old Jake is a West Virginia flood victim. His owners lost their home in those terrible floods and Jake became homeless. With heavy hearts, he was sent to an animal shelter, and then came to us. Jake is a great boy. He gets along fine with all the other dogs here - is crate trained, has been vaccinated against rabies and distemper/parvo, tested negative for heartworm disease and is on preventative. Jake has also been treated for fleas and groomed. Jake is not neutered - it is the opinion of our veterinarian that the risk of anesthesia for a dog Jake's age far outweighs any medical benefits that might be derived from the surgery.

If you would like to offer this fine older gent a gentle home to retire to, please submit an application.

Jake Green

Jake Green

Hannah

Hannah- Female, Golden Retriever Mix

7 - 8 year old Hannah has not had a good life. In fact - that's probably putting it mildly. Poor timid Hannah was dumped at a kill shelter with another dog from her family after having what appears to be many litters of puppies, heartworm positive, and ehrilichia positive. Who does that? Hannah has now been spayed, she is fully vaccinated against rabies, distemper, and parvo, and is currently being treated for ehrilicha and will start heartworm treatment soon.

Hannah is accepting applications for her forever home, although she will not leave us until she's healthy - - but if you'd like to help Hannah in the meantime, sponsors and donations towards her medical and rehabilitation costs 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

Hannah

Hannah

Zeus

Zeus- Male, Clumber Spaniel

1 year old Zeus is adorable. He has a lot of characteristics of the Clumber Spaniel, which is why the shelter has labelled him as such. Zeus is crate trained, gets along with most of the other dogs here, is neutered, vaccinated for distemper/parvo and rabies, and is heartworm negative and on preventative. He is a knockout to look at, and as sweet as can be. Zeus will benefit from some obedience classes (as all dogs do), which also offers great opportunity for any owner to bond with their new dog.

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

Zeus

Zeus

Chester

Chester- Male, Golden Retriever mix

2 - 4 year 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 all the other dogs here - is small enough for those who don't want to handle a full sized golden retriever, and is just plain cute, cute, cute! 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

 

Willow

Willow- Female, Bloodhound

7 - 8 year old Willow is just about the nicest bloodhound we've seen for a long time. She's just plain NICE. When the shelter called us about a bloodhound who had been neglected, tied outside for her entire life - then abandoned by her owner - still tied outside - we weren't sure what baggage Willow would be coming to us with. Well folks - this girl has been and is almost PERFECT. She is crate trained (one easy step to house broken), very affectionate, has gotten along well with the other male residents here, and is knock down gorgeous! (Willow doesn't always tolerate competition for affection from the other ladies here.) So, if you've been "thinking" about adding a bloodhound to your life - this one comes with our highest recommendation. As with all bloodhounds, they MUST have a physical fence. The fence requirement is not optional.

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

 

Willow

Woofie

Woofie

Woofie - Male, Golden Retriever Mix

3 year old Woofie had a very rough puppyhood. Born to a mother who was tied to a picnic table and sired by a "travellin' man", he barely survived, and would not have lived had it not been for the kind heart of a neighbor who took him home, treated him for the neglect he had suffered, and then because of her own failing health, now has had to place him with rescue to find a new home. Woofie is housebroken, vaccinated, heartworm tested, and neutered. He really is a good boy who needs to find a forever home through no fault of his own.

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

Callie

Woofie

Woofie

 

Chewy

Chewy - Male, Golden Retriever Mix

3 year old Chewy had a very rough puppyhood. Born to a mother who was tied to a picnic table, he barely survived, and would not have lived had it not been for the kind heart of a neighbor who took him home, treated him for the neglect he had suffered, and then because of her own failing health, now has had to place him with rescue to find a new home. Chewy is housebroken, vaccinated, heartworm tested, and neutered. He really is a good boy who needs to find a forever home through no fault of his own.

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

 

Chewy

 

Mossey

Mossey - Male, Golden Retriever & Labrador Retriever Mix

8 year old Mossey was dumped by his "owners" at their local shelter when he didn't get along with their new puppy. We've never had any problems - Mossey gets along with absolutely every living thing here - he LOVES other dogs - big, small, young, old, and everything in between. Not only was Mossey dumped - but he was sick - heartworm disease and ehrlichia (a tick borne disease). Mossey didn't know it then, and he's still learning - but that was the luckiest day of his life - and being dumped to die probably saved his life. The kind shelter folks took Mossey for medical care, and started his treatment for both diseases. . Mossey has completed his treatment - is now healthy and would really love to be someone's best friend. No dog deserves the kind of life that Mossey endured, no dog deserves to be so neglected that they become sick, and then are sentenced to death at the local shelter by an uncaring owner. We fully intend to make sure Mossey's future life is a good one. Mossey is now available for adoption,and we are accepting applications for his new home.

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

If you can't adopt now, but would still like to help Mossey, 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

 

Mossey

 

Hank

Hank - Male, Bloodhound

5 year old Hank lost his home because he was too friendly. Yep - go figure. (Translation: we're too busy to train our dog). Hank is currently overweight, but on a diet, he has been vaccinated, is neutered, and heartworm, lymes, ehrlichia tested (negative to all). This is an incredible bloodhound. He is handsome as can be, well mannered (considering he has had NO training, but would benefit from a basic obedience class), and deserves to have the home every dog should have. Bloodhounds need exercise. They are NOT couch potatoes - without exercise, they can become inventive and find ways to entertain themselves. Bloodhounds DO benefit from obedience training. Bloodhounds are GREAT family companions for those who commit to taking the time and energy to train them and exercise them properly.

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

Hank

 

Hank

Orion

Orion

 

Orion - Male, Golden Retriever Mix

8 year old Orion's owners split up and divorced and he was left homeless. After spending considerable time alone in a house with just other animals and a caretaker coming in to feed and water, Orion was taken to a high kill shelter where thankfully, the personnel there saw what a fine older gentleman he really is (Several of the other dogs/cats from this home weren't so lucky.) Orion enjoys the company of other dogs, and is very mild mannered. Orion's ears were impacted with debris to the point that he was almost completely deaf. It took hours to clear away enough of the impacted material for us to even find his ear canals. The neglect of his ears led to chronic ear infections - which he still battles. And, this poor old boy does have some bowel issues now, too - and would need to be housed where cleanup is easy as spontaneous bowel movements can (and do) occur. Orion would be best served living in a home where he had immediate access to outside (dog door?) - and where (on nice days) he could spend a good deal of time lounging outside.

Orion needs a special home - and a special owner. If you would like to offer Orion a special forever home, please submit your application.

Orion

Orion

Duckie

Duckie - Female, Labrador Retriever Mix

Duckie came to us last year after she gave birth to some incredible puppies. Duckie was found living feral and taken to a rural shelter where she curled up inside a plastic doghouse in subzero temperatures - waiting for her pups to be born - and most likely die in the bitter cold. We saved her in the nick of time and got her to the vet's. Duckie has ongoing skin issues due to the neglect she has suffered - but if ever a dog deserves a good home - Duckie is that girl. She is initially very shy. She will be a "project" dog for anyone who adopts her. Please consider giving this poor girl a chance at a normal life so she can see just how good it can be to be a dog. She is totally crate trained and not at all aggressive.

If you would like to offer Duckie a forever home, please submit your application.

Duckie
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!
Tigger

Tigger - Male, Labrador Retriever & Redbone Coonhound Mix

3-4 year old Tigger is hard to resist, isn't he? Who wouldn't fall in love with that face? Tigger is just an all round good boy - he gets along with every living thing here, and would fit into almost any household - but he will chase kitties if given the chance (he needs a little work on that). Tigger is totally crate trained, very intelligent, listens and learns very well and easily, and is just plain handsome, too.

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

Tigger
Teddy Bear

Teddy Bear - Male, Collie/Golden Retriever Mix

6 - 8 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. 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

Panda Bear

Panda Bear - Male, Collie/Golden Retriever Mix

6 - 8 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. 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

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

Oscar

Oscar - Male, Black and Tan Coonhound

Our "Oskie" is one heck of a special dog. He's mostly blind now - but has enough sight to find his way to my back deck for a good snooze in the sun. Oskie gets along with everyone, loves to sneak inside my house for treats, appears perfectly housebroken, and is a totally loving, gorgeous dog - inside and out. We would LOVE to find our "Oskie" a retirement home - but like the other residents here, he is welcome to stay with us.

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

Baron

Baron - Male, Bloodhound

2 - 3 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 a young, healthy, dog that would make a great working bloodhound - or a housepet for someone familiar with the breed and willing to work with his "issues".
Update: Baron was sent to "bloodhound college" with the Virginia Dept of Corrections. Baron LOVES to track. He will run tracks forever - but, sadly, it's not always the same track - so, he's a college dropout looking for a new home.

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

Sniffy

Sniffy - Male, Bloodhound

5 - 6 year old Sniffy has been with us since he was about 6 months old. Sniffy was recruited by the Virginia State Police for their mantrailing program - but flunked out the first week. Sniffy would much prefer to sniff his bed than any trail offered to him. Sniffy is totally crate trained, gets along great with all the other dogs here, but like many bloodhounds can be a little possessive of his food bowl. With Sniffy - it's really not a big deal - and he's very cooperative when corrected. Sniffy does seem prone to developing benign growths, and recently had 3 removed and is doing extremely well. He'd make a great lifelong companion for some lucky person - if just given half a chance. Like all bloodhounds, Sniffy needs a completely fenced yard and would benefit from some basic obedience training with someone new to make the bonding process complete.

If you would like to offer Sniffy a forever home, please submit your application.

Sponsors and donations towards his care and/or medical expenses 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

Sniffy
Spirit

Spirit - Female, Mastiff

Spirit has a wonderful personality. This dog just adores other dogs, but physically, she is not put together very well and injures very easily. Spirit has had numerous operations on her eyes to correct a variety of issues, including cherry eye, entropian, and lid "flap". Her eyes are very deep set and even after all the surgeries, she has little to no peripheral vision because of the physical makeup of her face. Spirit has also become periodically incontinent. It is not all the time - and just when we think we have the problem solved with medication, it will begin again. But, she's fine on her Kuranda bed (which is washable), and loves to be outside under the trees in nice weather. Spirit will probably live out her life with us though she is available for adoption to a family willing to work with her medical issues.

Sponsors or donations towards her care and/or medical expenses 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.

Updated: November 2016





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