Dogs Available for Adoption

Welcome to our most popular page.

Although the bulk of our work is centered around education and advocacy, we would be lost without our rescue focus to keep us tied to the souls of the dogs. Our foster dogs remind us every day why it's important to keep pushing this project into the future. The faces in this gallery all came from crisis situations but are eager to show you why dogs live in the present instead of dwelling on the past. A small team of dedicated volunteers stay busy shining up their halos while they wait for new homes.

Interested in adopting? Great! Visit our Adoption Process page to find out what's next. 

Want inside scoop? Our Facebook Page is worth watching for up to date photos, videos and news.

Available:
Chappy

The New Kid at the Rescue Barn!

Our first words about Chappy as we get to know him: Jolly. Optimistic. Derpy and FUN.

He's a bit of a Bowling Ball greeter right now whose enthusiasm can take the best of us to the ground. DOH! But those manners will get smoothed out soon enough. Underneath that rush for close, personal contact is a Social Butterful Extreme who can't wait to be your friend.

Like, right now - Let's be best friends NOW! Oh Chappy.

Talk to Donna about Chappy

Available:
Scamp

This active teen was likely born in Sept '16. A true tomboy; she's spunky and loves a good romp with her dog friends. A good mix of playfully independent and excited to engage with people. Highly treat motivated and excelling with leash training in Pit Ed classes.

This is a good dog for someone who...
 
- Loves the energy and optimistic spirit of American Pit Bull Terriers
- Wants an enthusiastic get-about town partner
- Wants a dog to engage with another playful dog at home
 

Check out her PHOTO ALBUM.

Talk to Tim Racer about Scamp

Compassion hold:
Pearl

"No grit, no pearl."

This older gal has not had the easiest life. Her family did their best, but reached out for help when they realized her senior-related health issues were beyond what they could handle. We're getting to know Pearl so we can come up with a plan for her final days or weeks.

 

Talk to Donna about Pearl

Adoption pending:
Spock
 
Mama's Boy. Oh my gosh, have we got a sweetheart on our hands here. Spock is close to a year old, and he's doing a fabulous job keeping us entertained with his youngster antics. He's a fetching champ and if you get distracted, he'll toss the ball at your feet as if to say, "Hey. Wake up! Let's play ball." He's also a big fan of watching televsion at your feet. Adorbs.
 
Leash manners are great and he's calm and patient in his kennel. Just a "Nice Kid." If you're looking for a simple, happy uncomplicated boy - Spock could be the one. 
This video shows him having a little play session with barn buddy Lolo: VIDEO 

More PHOTOS 

Talk to BADRAP about Spock

Available:
Dog/Dog Intros

Do you have another dog at home? Watch our video to learn how to set your dog up for success when you bring a new buddy home.

When you adopt from BADRAP, we'll hold your hand through the process to ensure success, but if you don't adopt from us, we still want you to have the best experience possible!

 

 

Adoption pending:
Lolo

ADOPTION PENDING Lois, Lolito, Lolo

Whatever you call her is fine by her - Just don't call her late for the party! This brawny girl is all about good times with her cheerful, bouncy bull-in-a-china-shop personality. She loves to play hard with her dog friends and does her best to impress us with her manners. Here are some more PHOTOSHow pretty is she? (Short Vid)

Adoption Pending' means a dog has been matched to a new family and they are either prepping to bring their new pup home (fence fixes, etc) or the dog is already at home and is taking some time to get acclimated to the scene and other pets. In almost all cases, Adoption Pending situations become full Adoptions. 

 

Talk to Donna about Lolo

Adoption pending:
Hank Panky

ADOPTION PENDING

Funny Man Hank. What a character. He's a lap-seeking low rider with round saucer eyes. Hank makes friends easily and will find himself in the middle of just about every play group session going on. 

More PHOTOS

Adoption Pending' means a dog has been matched to a new family and they are either prepping to bring their new pup home (fence fixes, etc) or the dog is already at home and is taking some time to get acclimated to the scene and other pets. In almost all cases, Adoption Pending situations become full Adoptions. 

Talk to BADRAP about Hank Panky

Adoption pending:
Zelda

ADOPTION PENDING. Born sometime 11/16, Zelda showed up as an unclaimed stray pup. Good thing she's confident -- the unsettled beginnings didn't seem to rattle her at all. Quite possibly a cattle dog mix - she's got a stubby tail, and that special 'Bossy Pants' personality that draws people to cow dogs. She's house trained to a dog door, feisty, adorable and fun.

This pup is perfect for:

  • An adopter who enjoys intelligent, strong willed dogs.
  • A home with cats and/or dog-savvy children.
  • A home with another confident dog or two who can lay down the law and help Zelda grow up with great dog/dog manners.

More PHOTOS. Watch our Instagram page for videos of this little vixen.

Talk to Tim Racer about Zelda

Adoption pending:
Lil Duzi

ADOPTION PENDING. Party Girl is Duzi is looking forward to meeting families in her search for home. She's about five years old and full of spunk. She's been fostered with other dogs and enjoys their company. More PHOTOS.

'Adoption Pending' means a dog has been matched to a new family and they are either prepping to bring their new pup home (fence fixes, etc) or the dog is already at home and is taking some time to get acclimated to the scene and other pets. In almost all cases, Adoption Pending situations become full Adoptions. 

Talk to BADRAP about Lil Duzi

Adopted:
Zilla!

ADOPTED!

Miss Personality! She's as awesome in person as she is in her photos. This girl is smart, connected, patient and eager. She wants to sit in your lap as badly as she wants you to throw a toy for her. What to do first? Do it all!

Zilla has such a good attitude that whatever you decide you want to do is her favorite part of the day. We are green with envy for whoever adopts this dog! More PHOTOS.

 

Talk to Donna about Zilla!

Adopted:
(Funny) Bunny

ADOPTED. Wee Bunny tells us that she's a Staffordshire Bull Terrier (a la Jonny Justice) and she's about as cute and happy as they make'm. About 1.5 years old, loves other dogs, adores people and is generally just a good time Charlie.

Here she is, the first time she was set loose in the yard during a break from her cone: VIDEO

 

Talk to Tim about (Funny) Bunny

Adoption pending:
Toby Elf

ADOPTION PENDING. With delicate features and melting eyes, he's simply remarkable, isn't he? He's also very connected, responsive and affectionate. 

Born the first week of May, Of course he'd love to live with other pets and/or dog-friendly children.

VIDEO!

More PHOTOS!

Talk to Tim about Toby Elf

Adopted:
Big Elf

ADOPTED. Born the first week of May, Big Elf and his brothers are clearly mixed breed pups although it's anybody's guess what they might be. With delicate features and melting eyes, they're simply remarkable, aren't they? They're also very connected, responsive and affectionate. 

We're currently looking for three separate homes (honestly, it's better for everyone!). Of course they'd love to live with other pets and/or dog-friendly children.

VIDEO!

More PHOTOS!

Talk to Donna about Big Elf

Adoption pending:
Snorkles

ADOPTION PENDING. What a doll! Snorkles is a lovely little ball of muscle and sweetness. She's sensitive, social, affectionate and thrilled to be enjoying her new friends at the Rescue Barn. Round about 2 years old, very neat and clean (house-trained) and patient in her kennel. We just adore her.

Yes, that's quite the overbite she has. It's part of what makes her so special and does not affect her ability to chew. 

VIDEO

PHOTOS!

Talk to Tim about Snorkles

Adoption pending:
Freckles

ADOPTION PENDING for this Elf!

Born the first week of May, Freckles and his brothers are clearly mixed breed pups although it's anybody's guess what they might be. With delicate features and melting eyes, they're simply remarkable, aren't they? They're also very connected, responsive and affectionate. 

VIDEO!

More PHOTOS

Talk to Donna about Freckles

Available:
Dogs in the Wings

At any given time, we have a small handful of dogs who are not listed on the website. These may be dogs with medical issues or basic behavior challenges that are getting sorted out, dogs who are part of custody holds or compassion hold cases, OR dogs who are waiting for a foster home or barn space before they can come in our program.

Please let us know if you'd like to discuss...

Finding a dog of a specific age, size or personality style that you don't see here

Being a foster parent to a shelter dog

Providing a safe, temporary space for a dog that needs a gentle end (compassion hold)

Talk to BADRAP about Dogs in the Wings

Compassion hold:
Kizzy

A tragic turn sent Kizzy down a new path when her young owner died. BAD RAP adopted her out back in July of 2005, so she’s now approaching 14 years old. Though still has a lot of spunk, she doesn’t need much more than a walk or two per day and she’s good to go. Kizzy is a typical lap dog who loves the heck out of people of all ages, but she should probably be an only dog as she can be picky about her dog friends. She is house trained and loves her dog crate, but a sofa would be her personal preference.

UPDATE: Kizzy has been safely fostered with a wonderful family and is starting to decline. We've changed her status to 'Compassion Hold' - Meaning she will live out her last few weeks/months with them.

Talk to Tim about Kizzy

Securing the future of America's 'blocky dogs' as a cherished family companions.