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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:

    • Food donations are always greatly appreciated. We feed our rescues Iams Minichunks.
    • Donating needed item(s) on our Wish List
    • Sponsoring one of our residents. No donation is too small - All are always deeply appreciated. Use the PayPal button, Donation button, or mail to AHGGRS at P.O. Box 648, Capon Bridge, WV 26711.
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Meet Almost Heaven's Adoptable Dogs Looking for Forever Homes

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Jasper

Jasper - Male, Yellow Labrador Retriever

4 1/2 year old Jasper is a BIG boy - 140+ pounds and counting. He could lose a little weight - but, even as a totally lean dog - he will top 100 pounds. Jasper has a lot of "puppy" type energy, he loves to play ball, and would make a really great outdoor companion for some lucky person. Jasper does need training, though he is manageable on leash. A "no pull" harness or head collar would be the easiest way to begin training. Jasper is crate trained - but he really doesn't like the crate. He LOVES people and has had little reaction to the other dogs here although we really don't have anyone young and big enough for him to play with right now. Because of his size, he would be best suited as a single dog, or placed in a home with another large breed female dog - and no small children (he is simply too big for them).

If you would like to offer Jasper a furever home, please submit an application. Click -> HERE

Jasper
Jasper

Jasper

Louie

Louie

Louie - Male, Border Collie Mix

2- 3 year old Louie came to us with a history of being used as a "bait dog" for dog fighters. That may or may not be true as Louie does seem to have some neurological issues which could have been caused by injury (head bobbing, when drinking, and some peripheral vision issues). We have had Louie thoroughly checked out by our veterinarian, and he has assured us that although Louie does seem to have some strange issues, none of them appear to be affecting his current health in any way nor does he expect them to affect him in the future.

Louie gets along with female dogs, but does not get along with all males. He really does much better when he has just a single or double female canine friend(s) at a time. He is very well behaved on leash. He is affectionate with his humans, and listens extremely well - and in fact actually already knows a few basic commands. Louie would do best in a home with an experienced dog owner/trainer and one or two other easy going female canine companions. Louie is a work in process - and his new family should regard him as a piece of art that when finally complete will dazzle all who meet him.

If you would like to offer Louie a furever home, please submit an application. Click -> HERE

Louie
Louie

Jasper

Louie

Zoey

Zoey - Female, Golden Retriever

9 - 10 year old Zoey came to us after the family she lived with dumped her at a shelter for "nipping at the kids" while eating. Well - we have a feeling there was a lot more going on than nipping as Zoey can be extremely temperamental and has been evaluated as unadoptable to the average family. Zoey LOVES to play ball and you can play with her forever, but she is leery of being petted, groomed, and vetted, and has snapped, bared teeth, and acted out. Zoey is fine here, but we fear there may not be a home out there for her with all her quirks and unpredictability around strangers and other dogs.

If you are a very experienced/trainer adopter and would like to offer Zoey a new forever home, please submit an application. Click -> HERE

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

Daniel

Daniel

Daniel - Male, Golden Retriever

September 2020, Daniel has developed significant health issues and needs to remain here under veterinary care - at least for the foreseeable future he will need to live out his days with Almost Heaven as a 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.

13 year old Daniel came to us in 2017 after he found himself homeless when his owners divorced. He then spent time in a temporary home and was later brougt to Almost Heaven.

Daniel was very nervous and unsure of himself when he first arrived at Almost Heaven. He suffered from a severe case of separation anxiety, which took months and the use of special equipment to overcome. Sadly, the behavior reappears whenever there is a change to his surroundings here so we have permanently assigned him his own "personal space." Daniel is fed separately - being a Senior - he should not be forced to compete with other dogs in order to eat - and he can be food aggressive with other dogs. Daniel does fraternize with a wide variety of canine companions - young, old, big, and small - and he does fine with all of them as long as food or treats are not involved. Daniel has a reconstructed knee cap; meaning - he does need physical exercise but jumping should be discouraged.

We have found Daniel to be very loving and sweet with people but he can be choosy with his canine companions.

Golden Angel Debra Hunt, thank you for sponsoring Daniel.

Daniel

 

Queenie

* * * Special Needs * * *

Queenie - Female, Golden Retriever Mix

5 - 6 year old Queenie came to us after she was found lying next to the road, emaciated at 27 pounds. We will probably never know the real story of how Queenie found herself in such dire circumstances and physical condition but, it has left emotional scars that may never completely heal. Queenie is a very dominant girl - she can be stubborn and single minded. She gets along best with neutered male dogs and she seems to like cats - actually, she just ignores them.

Queenie needs a home with an experienced adopter. Someone who can give her the space and guidance to become accustomed to her new home and people. Once Queenie knows and trusts people, she is a very loving, sweet girl, but it will not be "love at first sight" for her. We feel she would do best in a quiet adult home with a fenced yard - although Queenie does LOVE to go for walks on leash. She is crate trained, housebroken, spayed, vaccinated, and heartworm negative and on preventative.

We would love to see Queenie find her furever family and 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. Click -> HERE

Queenie  Queenie

Queenie

Baron - Male, Bloodhound

11-12 year old Baron came to Almost Heaven after he bit a volunteer at a shelter over his food bowl. He was then adopted and returned to us by the Virginia State Police after he failed their tracking school test. He LOVES to track - but will switch tracks and just keep on going. Baron can be aloof, but has mellowed a lot in his old age. He still requires a yard with a physical fence as he still uses his nose to get himself into trouble - even at this age. Baron has undergone several surgeries to remove old age lumps and bumps, and seems to sprout new ones as soon as the old ones are gone.

Baron would do best in a home with other Senior dogs that will just leave him be and not try to initiate play. He has never liked other dogs in his face. Although we would love to see this old man in a real home, he does require some special considerations and conditions, and would need an experienced bloodhound owner. If you think you might be that person and would like to offer Baron a furever retirement home, please submit an application. Click -> HERE

For now, he to live out his days with Almost Heaven as a 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.

Baron
Benji before
Benji upon arrival at shelter

Benji- Male, Norfolk Terrier Mix

Poor little 8 year old Benji was in such terrible condition when was dumped at a shelter. He was so matted they had shelter had trouble telling one end from the other. Benji has been a challenge for most of his life with us, although, he appears to have mellowed in the last year. For a long time, Benji thought it was great fun to bite the foot of anyone new who met him. Luckily - everyone wears shoes around the dogs, so there were no injuries. Lately, he seems less interested in feet (thank heavens) and is more interested in just going outside to potty.

Benji gets along with most other dogs and will actually play with some of them. He can be a challenge when it comes to grooming and veterinary care when he decides he has had "enough." We are still hoping a special person will show up to offer our Benji a furever home. If you think that special person is you, please submit an application. Click -> HERE

For now, he will remain with Almost Heaven as a 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

9 - 10 year old Panda and Teddy came to us after their owner passed away. They were very unsocial, and it took us a long time to gain their trust. Part of their behavior is genetic and part of it was from living an isolated life on a farm. Even now - years later - they are not warm fuzzy dogs, though they do like attention, and LOVE being inside snuggled on their dog beds. We would love to see these two Seniors adopted together, they are lifelong friends (littermates), and are very bonded and dependent on each other (especially Panda).

Teddy and Panda are available for adoption to a special home with understanding, patient, special people. If you are interested in offering them a furever home, please submit an application. Click -> HERE

Sponsors 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

9 - 10 year old Panda and Teddy came to us after their owner passed away. They were very unsocial, and it took us a long time to gain their trust. Part of their behavior is genetic and part of it was from living an isolated life on a farm. Even now - years later - they are not warm fuzzy dogs, though they do like attention, and LOVE being inside snuggled on their dog beds. We would love to see these two Seniors adopted together, they are lifelong friends (littermates), and are very bonded and dependent on each other (especially Panda).

Teddy and Panda are available for adoption to a special home with understanding, patient, special people. If you are interested in offering them a furever home, please submit an application. Click -> HERE

Sponsors 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

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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