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Tiger

Tiger_HenryHenry wasn’t too thrilled about being in the pic, but he LOVES lounging in the hammock with his best buddy, Tiger. In fact, we can almost guarantee that’s where you’ll find them hanging out today if you come to meet them at the Adoption Center.

Tiger is very petite 4 month old brown/white tabby female. Most people who meet her think she’s only a few weeks old because of her size.

Henry is a 5 month old brown/white tabby male. He loves to snuggle with the other cats.

You can meet both of these cuties at the Adoption Center Monday through Saturday 1pm to 7pm.

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Gizmo

Gizmo2When Gizmo first arrived at New Lease on Life, he was a bit of a mess.

The people who originally found him on the street didn’t see him as a cute, friendly dog. They saw him as a quick way to make some cash. Even though they didn’t know his background and hadn’t even bothered to groom him, they were trying to sell him as a stud dog.

But thankfully, his bad hairdo worked in his favor. No one wanted to pay for a dog who looked like Cousin It at the time, so they finally gave up and gave him to their neighbor, who happened to be one of our foster moms.

Now, Gizmo is looking good, sporting his new do, and quite proud of it. He was so proud on the grooming table as the last of the scruffy fur came off.

Gizmo is a 1 1/2 year old Shih Tzu/Lhasa Apso. He weighs approx 15 pounds. You can meet him at the Adoption Center Monday through Saturday 1pm to 7pm.

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Pepper 8 MTHS OLD

PepperDogPepper is such a happy boy. And why shouldn’t he be? He was picked up as a stray a week ago and taken to the Trumbull County Dog Pound where he thought his time was up, but instead, he’s now at New Lease on Life and already dreaming of finding a new family of his own!

We believe Pepper is a Boxer/Shiba Inu mix. He’s only 8 months old and already weighs just under 50 pounds, so we’re expecting him to be around 60 pounds full grown.

He loves people and was even running around, playing with the junior volunteers, only minutes after arriving.

You can meet Pepper at the Adoption Center Monday through Saturday 1pm to 7pm. He has not yet seen the vet, but you’re welcome to meet him and reserve him for your family in the meantime. He is expected to be ready to go home in about a week.

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Sonar

Sonar

Some of you might remember this face. Sonar was one of the first of the Coonhound group to be adopted a few months ago, but sadly, she was returned to the shelter yesterday.

Sonar and 19 of her close and far family members were rescued back in May from a hoarder who had around 60 dogs in her home and was about to be raided by police. With the help of our volunteers, we were able to get 20 dogs to safety, and we had thought the last of them was adopted when Zeus left a few weeks ago.

But late last week, we received an unexpected phone call from Sonar’s adopters saying it wasn’t working out. Their other dog, who was much larger, wanted no part of this rambunctious girl who kept jumping and chewing on him. Fearing someone would get hurt when he finally tired of her antics and retaliated, her adopters decided to return her to the shelter.

Now she’s waiting and hoping for another chance.

Sonar is an 11-month-old Black/Tan Coonhound. She is fully housebroken and knows her basic commands as well as how to “shake paw.”

She loved hanging out with the junior volunteers yesterday evening. Of course it didn’t hurt that they were pretty liberal with the treats, which everyone enjoyed.

You can meet Sonar at the Adoption Center Monday through Saturday 1pm to 7pm. She can be reserved now, and once the vet gets a chance to check her over in a couple days, she will be ready to go home.

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Speckles

Speckles2A microchip is usually the key to getting back home…… but it only works if there’s a home to go back to.

When Speckles showed up as a stray at the Trumbull County Dog Pound and that magical microchip number popped up on the scanner, everyone was thrilled. But when they called the number listed on the registration, the excitement quickly died. Her original owner who had microchipped her didn’t want her back. She had given her away and didn’t even know who she had given this sweet girl to. All she had was some vague information about his job.

The pound tried in vain to hunt down this mysterious new owner, but none of their calls were returned, and no one reported Speckles missing, so they finally had to give up.

Now Speckles is left without a home and wondering why.

We believe Speckles is a 2-year-old English Pointer/Lab mix. She weighs in at 50 pounds full grown. You can meet her at the Adoption Center Monday through Saturday 1pm to 7pm. She can be reserved now and will be ready to go home in about a week after her spay.

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Amber

Amber2Amber must have been a raccoon in a former life because she’s obsessed with water. Not the water in the bowl she’s supposed to drink from…… water in absolutely anything else.

When we’re emptying the old water buckets from the dog cages in the morning…. she’s right there.

When we were mixing the powder and water to make grout for laying the floor tile…. she was on hand to supervise.

When we’re refilling anyone else’s water dish…. Amber wants to be a part of it.

She’s a very inquisitive girl.

You can meet Amber at the Adoption Center Monday through Saturday 1pm to 7pm. She’s a 4 year old shorthair, and she would love to go home with you. Maybe you could even get her her own kitty water fountain for Christmas.

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Holly & Jolly

Holly_JollyHere’s an unusual mix for you……. Holly and Jolly are Beagle/Huskies! Their mother is only about 20 pounds, but daddy was much, much larger (thank goodness she only had two!), and the pups at only 8 weeks old are almost as big as their poor mom already.

But boy are they adorable. They have the look and markings of a Beagle but the plush double coat of a Husky. So cute!

You can meet the girls, and their mom, at the Adoption Center Monday through Saturday 1pm to 7pm. They can be reserved for adoption now and will be ready to go home with you in just a few days.

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Ollie

Ollie5Ollie is such a sweet guy. Everyone loves him. He’s so sweet that he gets to wander the Adoption Center all day long to greet customers and do whatever he pleases.

He especially likes his freedom because it lets him pretend to be a vacuum and grab any stray treats or food that fall out of the cages….. and mooch extra treats off of visitors of course.

Ollie arrived at the shelter a few weeks ago after his original owners decided to move without making a plan for him. He’s a 7-year-old Cocker Spaniel, and he’s looking so cute with his new haircut.

You can meet Ollie at the Adoption Center Monday through Saturday 1pm to 7pm. He has already had all of his healthcare completed, so he’s ready to join your family right away. He gets along great with other dogs, cats and kids! Due to his age, Ollie’s adoption fee is only $100 to an approved family.

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Bruno

Bruno2Tick tock tick tock….. Bruno has heard a rumor that he has only two more short days to snuggle with his buddy, Big Mac, before Bi Mac moves on to a new family!

Where is Bruno’s family?

This loveable, snuggly guy thinks he’s a lapdog and would love to curl up on the couch with you. He’s a constant companion. Wherever you are, Bruno will be there too. He wants to be a part of everything you do.

Bruno gets along great with other dogs and thinks cats are curious little things. He also does great with kids. And he would love to have a new canine buddy in his new home.

You can meet Bruno at the Adoption Center Monday through Saturday 1pm to 7pm. He is a 1-year-old Pit/Lab mix, weighing in around 55 pounds. He can be reserved for adoption now and will be ready to go home with you in just a few days.

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Robin

RobinRobin wanted only one thing in life when she found herself at the Trumbull County Dog Pound after being ripped away from her puppies…… a real home of her own. And she had one, but only for a short time.

Her former owners loved her. They gave her plenty of attention and taught her tricks, but their other dog wasn’t nearly as happy about the idea of sharing his space. He wanted this interloper out, and he wanted her out now.

Her family tried to make it work for four months, but he wasn’t having it. At every opportunity, he would snap at Robin, and her owners feared for her safety, so they finally brought her here to New Lease on Life.

Now Robin is on the hunt for a new family who will keep her forever, so she never has to want again.

Robin is believed to be a Feist mix. She’s already full grown at 28 pounds and two years old. She is full housebroken, and she knows her basic commands as well as Shake Paw and Give Kisses. She gets along great with other dogs who like her, cats and kids.

You can meet Robin at the Adoption Center Monday through Saturday 1pm to 7pm. She has already completed her healthcare, so she is ready to join your family.

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Cooper

CooperWhere are all of our big cat people?

Cooper isn’t quite a huge cat just yet, but he’s definitely on the right track because at only 5 months old, he’s already an armful!

And boy does he love it. When you drape him across your arms for a snuggle, he just purrs and purrs and purrs. With the temperature dropping, he would like nothing more than to curl up in your lap while you watch TV and snooze the nights away.

You can meet Cooper and his brother, Henry (brown/white tabby) at the Adoption Center Monday through Saturday 1pm to 7pm. They would love to meet you and become a part of your family.

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Pepper

Pepper

You can’t get much more affectionate than Pepper. In fact, most people refer to her as overly affectionate because once she’s figured out that you’re willing to pet her….. good luck escaping! She will follow you to the ends of the earth for more.

Pepper, along with her sister Olivia and brother Murphy (both still available too!) arrived at New Lease on Life a few months ago. They had been found as teeny tiny kittens and were taken in by a woman who was worried for their safety outside.

But the only place she had to house the kittens was her art studio, and if you’ve ever had cats, you can guess what happened next. They wanted to help her paint! And unfortunately, our little budding Picasso’s wore out their welcome by the time they became adults.

Now at just over a year old, they have made themselves right at home at the shelter, and they love all of the attention they get, but what they really want is a permanent home.

You can meet Pepper and her siblings at the Adoption Center Monday through Saturday 1pm to 7pm.

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Baby

Baby

If you visited the thrift shop or the new Adoption Center, you know our “roamer” cat, Baby. She’s been a shop mascot for months, but what most people don’t realize is that this pretty girl is looking for a home of her own too.

Baby came to us several months ago after losing her home when her owner moved to an apartment. She was left with her owner’s boyfriend, but after they had a fight, he loaded Baby up in her carrier, put her on the porch, and told his (now ex) girlfriend that he planned to leave her out there to die.

In a panic, Baby’s owner called New Lease on Life for help.

And over the months, Baby has wormed her way into everyone’s hearts and earned the much-coveted position of “roamer cat,” which means she gets to roam freely in the Adoption Center, proudly sporting her “New Lease on Life” ID tag.

But as much as we love having her here, Baby deserves a home of her own where she can be the center of attention and affection.

Baby is a 6-year-old Calico Torbie. She loves to be petted, especially if the petting comes with an offering of treats. You can meet her at the Adoption Center Monday through Saturday 1pm to 7pm.

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Cleopatra

Cleopatra3Cleopatra is a very unusual kitten. You can’t see it well in this photo, but she’s actually a Torbie Bengal mix, which means she has wide swirls instead of tabby stripes along her sides, and around those swirls are red highlights mixed into her already-beautiful brown fur. Simply gorgeous.

When we first met Cleopatra and her brother, Caesar, at only three weeks old, she was a pretty little ball of fur, but as she’s gotten older, she’s simply become more and more breathtaking.

And her personality certainly matches her beauty. She has been spoiled and doted on by her foster mom who has hand raised her and her brother since they were small enough to fit into your palm.

Fast forward a few weeks later, Cleopatra and Caesar are now 9 weeks old and finally ready for families of their own. Cleopatra has been spayed, FeLV/FIV tested, vaccinated, dewormed, flea treated and microchipped, so she’s ready to join your family.

Please call 330-397-8270 to schedule an appt to meet this pretty girl and make her yours.

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Caesar

Caesar6All hail, Caesar…. Emperor of Cuteness!

This little guy and his sister, Cleopatra, are incredibly adorable, and they know it. After all, their foster mom tells them every day what gorgeous little kittens they are.

There’s simply nothing better than a bottle baby kitten for friendliness and purrability, and these kittens are no exception. They arrived at the shelter at only three weeks old without a momma cat, so as far as they’re concerned, their foster mom is their mother, and they are furry little humans.

Caesar just turned 9 weeks old, and he’s already been to the vet for his neuter, so he’s ready to join a new family, and he’s very excited about it.

Give us a call at 330-397-8270 to schedule an appt to meet this happy little guy.

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Brent

BrentBirthdate: 9/1/13
Gender: Male

These little pups have luck on their side. Not only was their mom rescued from the streets while she was pregnant, but she made it here to New Lease on Life AND into foster care before she gave birth, which means the pups have had the lives of kings and queens, pampered and loved by their foster mom from the moment they were born.

And it’s a good thing she has plenty of love to go around because Vivian certainly didn’t skimp in the puppy department. We thought she might have five…. maybe six pups. But when she went into labor, they kept coming…. and coming…. and coming….. until she had 10 little furry bundles lined up.

She has been an amazing mommy. Even though she had her work cut out for her, Vivian has carefully nursed and cared for each of her pups, and it shows because they have absolutely thrived.

And thanks to their foster mom, they’ve been very well socialized pups who love to run and play with her three other dogs (2 other pit mixes and 1 small dog) as well as several cats and her son. They love everyone, and they can’t wait to make even more friends.

We believe the pups are Pit/Lab mixes. We’re expecting them to be around 50 to 60 pounds as adults, so adopters should plan on a medium-sized dog when they’re all grown up.

The pups have not yet been housebroken since they’re just itty bitties right now, but they’re very smart, so they’ll pick it up without a problem. We recommend crate training as the easiest way to housebreak a pup, and we’ll be happy to give you some pointers.

The pups are still in foster care, so you must call 330-397-8270 to schedule an appt to meet them. We will be holding a MEET-N-GREET very soon when you can meet the whole group, and mom, and reserve your favorite. A 50% deposit ($100) and an approved application are required in order to reserve a pup. They will then go home with you the day after their spay/neuter, which will be in about a week.

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Bonnie Blue

BonnieBlueBirthdate: 9/1/13
Gender: Female

These little pups have luck on their side. Not only was their mom rescued from the streets while she was pregnant, but she made it here to New Lease on Life AND into foster care before she gave birth, which means the pups have had the lives of kings and queens, pampered and loved by their foster mom from the moment they were born.

And it’s a good thing she has plenty of love to go around because Vivian certainly didn’t skimp in the puppy department. We thought she might have five…. maybe six pups. But when she went into labor, they kept coming…. and coming…. and coming….. until she had 10 little furry bundles lined up.

She has been an amazing mommy. Even though she had her work cut out for her, Vivian has carefully nursed and cared for each of her pups, and it shows because they have absolutely thrived.

And thanks to their foster mom, they’ve been very well socialized pups who love to run and play with her three other dogs (2 other pit mixes and 1 small dog) as well as several cats and her son. They love everyone, and they can’t wait to make even more friends.

We believe the pups are Pit/Lab mixes. We’re expecting them to be around 50 to 60 pounds as adults, so adopters should plan on a medium-sized dog when they’re all grown up.

The pups have not yet been housebroken since they’re just itty bitties right now, but they’re very smart, so they’ll pick it up without a problem. We recommend crate training as the easiest way to housebreak a pup, and we’ll be happy to give you some pointers.

The pups are still in foster care, so you must call 330-397-8270 to schedule an appt to meet them. We will be holding a MEET-N-GREET very soon when you can meet the whole group, and mom, and reserve your favorite. A 50% deposit ($100) and an approved application are required in order to reserve a pup. They will then go home with you the day after their spay/neuter, which will be in about a week.

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Ashley

AshleyBirthdate: 9/1/13
Gender: Male

These little pups have luck on their side. Not only was their mom rescued from the streets while she was pregnant, but she made it here to New Lease on Life AND into foster care before she gave birth, which means the pups have had the lives of kings and queens, pampered and loved by their foster mom from the moment they were born.

And it’s a good thing she has plenty of love to go around because Vivian certainly didn’t skimp in the puppy department. We thought she might have five…. maybe six pups. But when she went into labor, they kept coming…. and coming…. and coming….. until she had 10 little furry bundles lined up.

She has been an amazing mommy. Even though she had her work cut out for her, Vivian has carefully nursed and cared for each of her pups, and it shows because they have absolutely thrived.

And thanks to their foster mom, they’ve been very well socialized pups who love to run and play with her three other dogs (2 other pit mixes and 1 small dog) as well as several cats and her son. They love everyone, and they can’t wait to make even more friends.

We believe the pups are Pit/Lab mixes. We’re expecting them to be around 50 to 60 pounds as adults, so adopters should plan on a medium-sized dog when they’re all grown up.

The pups have not yet been housebroken since they’re just itty bitties right now, but they’re very smart, so they’ll pick it up without a problem. We recommend crate training as the easiest way to housebreak a pup, and we’ll be happy to give you some pointers.

The pups are still in foster care, so you must call 330-397-8270 to schedule an appt to meet them. We will be holding a MEET-N-GREET very soon when you can meet the whole group, and mom, and reserve your favorite. A 50% deposit ($100) and an approved application are required in order to reserve a pup. They will then go home with you the day after their spay/neuter, which will be in about a week.

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Spud 11190

Spud11190aBirthdate: 3/25/13

Gender: Male, neutered

Siblings: Steel, Jackson, Magnolia, Spud

 

There’s no denying it. The Steel Magnolia kittens are simply gorgeous, and they know it. Just look at them pose.

These beautiful little kittens were born to a stray momma cat who was in the right place at the right time because she found herself a family to love her and her babies. Her new owners called for help when the kittens were itty bitty and signed them up for the Better Beginnings program so they and mom could get the care they needed to thrive.

Now, the kittens are finally old enough to venture out on their own, so they’ve moved in to the shelter to look for their own permanent families to love and care for them forever.

You can meet the Steel Magnolia kittens at the shelter any time during adoption hours, Thursday through Sunday 5 to 8pm, or call 330–397–8270 to schedule an appt for another day or time.

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Now you can also meet the kittens at the Seconds to the Rescue Thrift Shop, located next door to the shelter, Monday through Saturday 11am to 6pm.

Seconds to the Rescue Thrift Shop
2773 Midlothian Blvd
Struthers, Ohio 44471

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Jackson 11188

Jackson11188aBirthdate: 3/25/13

Gender: Male, neutered

Siblings: Steel, Jackson, Magnolia, Spud

 

There’s no denying it. The Steel Magnolia kittens are simply gorgeous, and they know it. Just look at them pose.

These beautiful little kittens were born to a stray momma cat who was in the right place at the right time because she found herself a family to love her and her babies. Her new owners called for help when the kittens were itty bitty and signed them up for the Better Beginnings program so they and mom could get the care they needed to thrive.

Now, the kittens are finally old enough to venture out on their own, so they’ve moved in to the shelter to look for their own permanent families to love and care for them forever.

You can meet the Steel Magnolia kittens at the shelter any time during adoption hours, Thursday through Sunday 5 to 8pm, or call 330–397–8270 to schedule an appt for another day or time.

NEW!!

Now you can also meet the kittens at the Seconds to the Rescue Thrift Shop, located next door to the shelter, Monday through Saturday 11am to 6pm.

Seconds to the Rescue Thrift Shop
2773 Midlothian Blvd
Struthers, Ohio 44471

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Magnolia 11187

Magnolia11187aBirthdate: 3/25/13

Gender: Female, spayed

Siblings: Steel, Jackson, Magnolia, Spud

 

There’s no denying it. The Steel Magnolia kittens are simply gorgeous, and they know it. Just look at them pose.

These beautiful little kittens were born to a stray momma cat who was in the right place at the right time because she found herself a family to love her and her babies. Her new owners called for help when the kittens were itty bitty and signed them up for the Better Beginnings program so they and mom could get the care they needed to thrive.

Now, the kittens are finally old enough to venture out on their own, so they’ve moved in to the shelter to look for their own permanent families to love and care for them forever.

You can meet the Steel Magnolia kittens at the shelter any time during adoption hours, Thursday through Sunday 5 to 8pm, or call 330–397–8270 to schedule an appt for another day or time.

NEW!!

Now you can also meet the kittens at the Seconds to the Rescue Thrift Shop, located next door to the shelter, Monday through Saturday 11am to 6pm.

Seconds to the Rescue Thrift Shop
2773 Midlothian Blvd
Struthers, Ohio 44471

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Steel 11189

Steel11189aBirthdate: 3/25/13

Gender: Male, neutered

Siblings: Steel, Jackson, Magnolia, Spud

 

There’s no denying it. The Steel Magnolia kittens are simply gorgeous, and they know it. Just look at them pose.

These beautiful little kittens were born to a stray momma cat who was in the right place at the right time because she found herself a family to love her and her babies. Her new owners called for help when the kittens were itty bitty and signed them up for the Better Beginnings program so they and mom could get the care they needed to thrive.

Now, the kittens are finally old enough to venture out on their own, so they’ve moved in to the shelter to look for their own permanent families to love and care for them forever.

You can meet the Steel Magnolia kittens at the shelter any time during adoption hours, Thursday through Sunday 5 to 8pm, or call 330–397–8270 to schedule an appt for another day or time.

NEW!!

Now you can also meet the kittens at the Seconds to the Rescue Thrift Shop, located next door to the shelter, Monday through Saturday 11am to 6pm.

Seconds to the Rescue Thrift Shop
2773 Midlothian Blvd
Struthers, Ohio 44471

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Sonar 11224

Sonar11224aBirthdate: 12/20/12

Gender: Female, spayed

Breed: Black/Tan Coonhound mix

 

Dogs are amazingly resilient creatures and never is that more evident than when we are called in to remove dogs from a hoarding situation.

Sonar and her sisters/brothers/cousins/parents all lived together from the moment they were born until the moment we removed them from the house (some for years) with a woman and her adult son, yet most of them, including Sonar, had never even been given names. Even their owner didn’t know exactly how many dogs were there by the time we arrived, although we estimate 40 to 60.

Their owners tried to care for them and give them attention, but the dogs were breeding out of control, and their owners quickly became overwhelmed by the sheer numbers. Finally the neighbors called the city to complain about the noise, and we got the call for help.

Despite their less-than-ideal beginnings, all of the dogs quickly bounced back and have thrived both here at the shelter and in foster care. They love attention and run up to you eagerly when you call. They’ve taken to leash training and love to go on walks, tails wagging at the first sight of the leash.

Sonar loves to play. In fact, we had such a hard time getting a good video of her because she was far more interested in chasing leaves and rolling in the grass than in paying attention to the camera. Just one look at her video, and you’ll see how much she loves people.

Sonar also does great with other dogs and cats. Of course she plays great with all of the other dogs who came from her house, but she’s also met the other dogs here at the shelter, and she’s always eager to meet a new playmate. And cats.. .. what dog would turn down the chance for a good long cat sniff?

We believe Sonar is a Black/Tan Coonhound mix, most likely mixed with Australian Cattle Dog, so we’re not expecting her to be too large. She’s approximately 25 pounds now at 5 months old, so we’re estimating she’ll top out around 40 pounds as an adult.

She is not yet housebroken, but the other dogs who were rescued and went into foster care picked up on housebreaking very quickly, so we’re expecting Sonar to do the same once she’s in a home. The key is consistency. We’ll be happy to give you some housebreaking tips to get you off on the right foot.

You can meet Sonar here at the shelter any time during adoption hours, Thursday through Sunday 5 to 8pm, or call 330–397–8270 to schedule an appt for another day or time. Sonar has already been spayed, heartworm tested, fully vaccinated, dewormed and flea treated, so she’s ready to start a new life with your family.

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Pinky 11242

Pinky11242aBirthdate: 6/1/12

Gender: Female, spayed

Breed: Pug/Chihuahua mix

 

Her name might be Pinky, but she’s definitely not Pinky from “Pinky & the Brain.” This is one smart little cookie. She knows what she wants, and she knows how to get it.

And what she wants is attention and love and petting.. .. and lots of it!

If you sit down, Pinky will be right in your lap, tail wagging as fast as it can go, happy as can be.

Ready for a walk? So is Pinky! She loves to go for walks to explore the neighborhood.

The day she arrived at the shelter, we had a HUGE group of kids visiting thanks to summer vacation, so there was a ton of activity and plenty of little hands to pet her. She warmed up within minutes and was racing around with the kids, happily playing games. Whatever you’d like to do, she’s definitely up for it.

Pinky is also a big fan of other dogs, both big and small, and she even likes kitties. She has run and played with everything from a 50–pound dog to one even smaller than her, and cats from kittens to seniors. She loves them all.

We were told that Pinky is a Pug/Chihuahua mix, although she’s a bit on the larger side for that mixture. She weighs in at 15 pounds, full grown.

You can meet Pinky at the shelter any time during adoption hours, Thursday through Sunday 5 to 8pm, or call 330–397–8270 to schedule an appt for another day or time. She has already been spayed, heartworm tested, fully vaccinated, dewormed and flea treated, so she’s ready to join a new family right away!

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Margo 11150

Margo11150aBirthdate: 4/3/12

Gender: Female, spayed

Breed: Shepherd/Doberman mix

 

Testing, testing, 1, 2, 3….. signal coming in loud and clear…..

Check out those ears!

Margo’s mini satellite dishes for ears are one of her cutest features, although she’s a beautiful dog overall, and she has simply flourished in foster care. When she’s happy…. which she almost always is…. her ears are up on high alert, making her look like an overgrown mouse.

Margo is always eager to play. She’s in foster care right now with a 5-year-old, and she follows her human foster child around all day long, just waiting for the next opportunity for a game.

She’s enjoying herself now that her pups are gone. She came in with seven little pups in tow after an unexpected pregnancy that her owners just weren’t prepared to deal with. But now the pups are finally old enough to be away from their mom, and Margo loves her newfound freedom to act like a puppy herself.

She even loves cats!

We believe Margo is a Shepherd/Doberman mix. Full grown at just over a year old, Margo weighs in at approximately 55 pounds.

She is already fully housebroken and crate trained, although she isn’t a huge fan of the crate. She also knows Sit, Down, Stay and Come….. and if you have a particularly yummy treat, she’ll even show off her brand new trick, Roll Over.

Margo is currently in foster care, but she would love to meet you. Please call 330-397-8270 to schedule an appt to meet her. She has already been spayed, heartworm tested, fully vaccinated, dewormed and flea treated, so she’s ready to start a new chapter of her life with you.

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Whizzer 11151

WhizzerCollage_smBirthdate: 3/3/13

Gender: Male, neutered

Breed: Shepherd/Doberman mix

Siblings: Anne, Portia, Ellen, Sylvia, Fang, Whizzer, Edna

 

Don’t worry. His name isn’t descriptive. Thanks to his foster mom, Whizzer actually has a good foundation in housebreaking and just needs a bit of time to perfect his skills. He came with that name, and it’s kind of cute.

Whizzer and his siblings arrived at New Lease on Life a few weeks ago through the Better Beginnings program for moms and pups. Their mother became pregnant unexpectedly, and their former owners weren’t prepared to deal with pups, so they called for help.

Due to the size of the litter, we split them into several different foster homes so everyone could get plenty of one-on-one attention, and all of their foster parents say the exact same thing….. these are great pups with sparkling personalities.

With the help of their foster parents, all of the pups have been extremely well socialized. Kids…. other dogs…. cats…. you name it, they love it. They’ve all been raised in active homes with plenty of kids and pets around, so they love to be in the middle of everything.

We believe the pups are Shepherd/Doberman mixes. Their mother is around 55 pounds, and we’re expecting the pups to be about the same size, so potential adopters should plan on a medium-sized dog when they’re all grown up.

You can meet Whizzer and his siblings at the shelter during adoption hours, Thursday through Sunday 5 to 8pm, or call 330-397-8270 to schedule an appt for another day or time. They have already been spayed/neutered, vaccinated, dewormed and flea treated, so they’re ready to join new families right away.

 

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Sparkle 11161

Sparkle11161aBirthdate: 4/10/08

Gender: Female, spayed

Breed: Chihuahua/MinPin mix

 

How great of a personality does Sparkle have? Good enough to steal! Literally!

Just last week, one of the kids at her foster home accidentally left the back door open, and Sparkle thought she could take herself for a little walk. Just a few houses down the street, she met one of the neighbors who was outside and trotted over for some petting.

Thanks to the tag on her collar, he knew right away that she had a home…. even though it is only a temporary foster home…. and where she belonged.

But it took her over 6 hours to make her way back to her frantic foster mom.

Why? He loved her personality and wanted to keep her! (Yes, he admitted this) He finally did realize that he wasn’t ready for a new dog just yet, and that’s how she found her way back to her foster mom.

Sparkle is a very outgoing, happy dog who loves to meet new people and jump in new laps. She gets along great with other animals. In fact, she’s sharing her foster home with several other dogs, a few adult cats and two foster momma cats nursing litters of kittens! So she’s used to a lot of activity going on and lots of other animals around.

We believe this little girl is a Chihuahua/MinPin mix. She weighs in at only 7 pounds, full grown.

Sparkle is fully housebroken, although she does require frequent potty breaks due to her small size. Tiny dog = tiny bladder.

Please call 330-397-8270 to schedule an appt to meet Sparkle. She is already spayed, heartworm tested, fully vaccinated, dewormed and flea treated, and she can’t wait to join your family!

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Captain 11162

CaptainBirthdate: 6/10/12

Gender: Male, neutered

Breed: Puggle (Pug/Beagle mix)

 

Captain came with his name, but if we had to name him, it would have been Taz. It’s not because he’s crazy….. although he does have a mischievous streak….. but because of a very unique, Tazmanian devil skill he has.

He spins.

Most dogs chase their tail, but Captain takes it a step further.

Inside the Dog Room, we have an elevated bed with a springy cover. This is Captain’s favorite bed because it’s just bouncy enough for him to use it as a trampoline. He gets in the middle, flops down on his side and spins 100 miles an hour around in a circle, tongue hanging out of his mouth in pure joy.

It’s hilarious.

Of course he refuses to do it whenever we happen to have a camera handy, but one day, we’ll catch it on film.

Captain is a fun-loving dog who wants to play with everyone. He shares the Dog Playroom right now with five other dogs, ranging from a tiny 12-pound dachshund mix…. all the way up to a 55-pound Pitbull mix. And everyone is his playmate. He runs, tugs on toys and wrestles with all of them.

Captain is also a big fan of kids…. especially kids willing to throw the tennis ball for him.

Captain is a large Puggle, weighing in at 28 pounds full grown. He’s rather chunky for his size, although it’s certainly not for lack of exercise. He was turned over to New Lease on Life by his owners who unfortunately got him without realizing just how much effort needs to be put into training a dog. They had never had a dog before, and when they realized having a new pup is like adding another kid to the three kids they already had….. they decided they didn’t have the time.

Captain has a foundation in housebreaking, but his training was never consistent, so he is not fully housebroken. With a little time and consistency, we expect him to pick up the habit without a problem. We’ll be happy to give you some pointers to get you off on the right foot.

You can meet Captain at the shelter during adoption hours, Thursday through Sunday 5 to 8pm, or call 330-397-8270 to schedule an appt to meet him at another time or on another day. He has already been neutered, heartworm tested, fully vaccinated, dewormed and flea treated, so he’s ready to join a new family right away.

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Spring 11163

Spring11163aBirthdate: 4/4/12

Gender: Female, spayed

Breed: Golden Retriever/Boxer mix

 

 

 

Ask Spring’s foster mom to describe her, and she’ll tell you a single word…. perfect.

You would never guess today that this wonderful dog had been found on the streets of Warren. She loves everyone and everything with a gentle, easygoing personality that wins you over instantly. From the moment she walked into her foster home, it was like she had been there her whole life.

She gets along great with other dogs of all sizes and shares her foster home with several of them. Spring met her new canine foster siblings for the first time as if they were lifelong friends, and they welcomed her with open paws.

Obviously she’s been in a home before because Spring fell right back into her housebreaking and has great manners inside. She loves everyone she meets, including kids.

We believe Spring is a Golden Retriever/Boxer mix. She weighs in at approximately 50 pounds and is full grown.

She’s hanging out in foster care for now, but Spring would love to meet you. Please call 330-397-8270 to schedule an appt. She has already been spayed, heartworm tested, vaccinated, dewormed and flea treated, so she’s ready to join a new family.

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Leprechaun 11106

Leprechaun11106aBirthdate: 2/15/13

Gender: Male, neutered

Breed: Chow/Shepherd/Boxer

Siblings: Gold, Ireland, Lion, Leprechaun, Fiddler, Shamrock

 

Leprechaun has been adopted!

 

Top ‘o the mornin’ to ya! The Luck o’ the Irish pups might be a little bit late for St. Patrick’s Day, but they certainly had luck with them the day they were found.

The gas company was responding to a call to shut off the gas at an abandoned house, but when they got inside, it wasn’t just gas pipes they spotted. Nestled in a corner in a big puppy pile were itty bitty 4-week-old pups.

They scooped up the pups and took them to the Mahoning County Dog Pound, but thankfully they weren’t there for long. One of the employees immediately called us here at New Lease on Life, and we rushed over to get these little darlings.

That was four weeks ago, and they’ve grown and flourished since then. The pups are incredibly loving. Of course it’s not much of a surprise since everyone instantly fell in love with them when they arrived, and they’ve gotten tons of attention since then.

The Luck o’ the Irish pups gets along great with other dogs of all sizes. They also live with cats and kids, so they’re used to everything and anything.

We believe the pups are Chow/Shepherd/Boxer mixes. We’re expecting them to be around 50 to 60 pounds when they’re all grown up, so potential adopters should plan on a medium-sized dog.

You can meet the pups at the shelter during adoption hours Thursday through Sunday 5 to 8pm, or call 330-397-8270 to schedule an appt for another day or time. The pups have already been spayed/neutered, vaccinated, dewormed and flea treated, so they’re ready to join new families.

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