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Adoptable Dogs

View our list of dogs available for adoption. Download the application and learn more about adopting a shelter pet.

Your adoption fee includes: spay/neuter, first set of vaccinations & de-worming, one year rabies for dogs over 4 months old, $5 gift certificate from Louie's Fresh Markets, $10 certificate for Wal*Mart, pet information folder and ID tag!


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Male, Hound

Alex is a cute little hound dog who is happy, sweet and very friendly. He gets along great with other dogs. Alex isn't overly energetic, and would be happy with some outside play time and short walks.


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Male, Labrador Retriever/Shepherd

If you have hands that can reach Alfred's belly, than you have found a friend for life. There is nothing more that Alfred loves than belly rubs and all the attention he can get. He is a devoted guy who absolutely adores people. Alfred also gets along with other dogs and a dog friend would be great for him so he's not lonely if you aren't home. He is a very friendly, loving and happy dog.

Athena - ADOPTED!!!

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Female, Pit Bull Terrier

Athena is a very lovable girl who was a very beloved friend. Unfortunately, her former owner just didn't have the resources to take care of her and felt it would be best for her to find a new home. She was very loved and it shows! She enjoys being around people, is potty trained, loyal, listens well and would be a great friend for anyone looking for a dog past the younger stage that will be more mellow.


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Male, Labrador Retriever/Husky

Let's go for a walk! I love walks and would be a great walking/hiking/running partner. I used to be sled dog but decided that I really didn't like doing that anymore. Now I just want to hang out with people and be your buddy. I've always lived in the great outdoors so I will needs some potty training, but I'm a smart boy and I'm sure the rules of the house quickly. I hope you'll come and meet me!


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Male, Treeing Walker Coonhound

I'm a silly, happy and energetic Hound dog who loves to go for walks. Of course I also love to bay like the Hound that I am. I'm smart, loving and playful too! I'm still relatively young at about 1.5 years old and may need some training, but I can learn and be the perfect dog for you.


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Male, Coonhound

Birch has had a rough time in life so far. We don't know his entire story, but he came to us with horrible untreated ear infections that had been going on for quite some time. We guess that he was just an outside dog, which really makes us sad because he's such a good boy! He is super sweet and lovable, adores human attention and really just seems like a people pleaser. He had some hearing problems because his ears were so swollen, but it seems to be improving now that he is being treated. He is a younger dog - about 2-3 years old - and deserves to have a long, happy, healthy life with someone who will treat him right.


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Male, Schnauzer

Isn't Bob a cutie? He is a handsome little guy who would be perfect for someone who is home a lot and wants a canine companion. Are you retired? Looking for a furry friend to spend a lot of time with? Bob could be the guy for you! Bob is on medication for epilepsy, but don't let that scare you away! His medication is pretty inexpensive at about $23/month and he doesn't have frequent seizures (we've never seen one since he's been at the shelter!). He is an amazing and wonderful dog who would love to be your new best friend.

Derek - ADOPTED!!!

photo of Derek - ADOPTED!!!

Male, Pit Bull Terrier

Look at that adorable face!! This is Derek, a 4.5 year old Pit who is so ready to find his happy forever home. Derek had a rough time previously, as he lived with a not-so-nice owner. But after the intervention of some great people, Derek has the opportunity to finally have the life he deserves. Through it all, Derek has been the sweetest and happiest boy. He is super loving, loyal, submissive and calm. He LOVES cuddles and will immediately snuggle up to you. Derek has lived with other dogs and seems to get along with them just fine. Don't pass up the opportunity to have this sweetheart be your new best friend!


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Male, Shepherd/Hound

Hello, I'm Haakey, a fine older gentleman who is very happy to meet you. I came to shelter after my beloved owner became ill. Shelter life was a bit rough for me so I'm staying with a foster family until my forever family comes along. I'm a mellow, calmer boy who really enjoys going for walks and playing ball. I'm not too energetic or overly excitable and I enjoy my down time. I would love to meet you so please call CCHS to let them know you'd like to meet me too!


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Female, German Shepherd Dog

Kinzi is a gorgeous German Shepherd who is energetic, loving and playful. She is a very active girl who would be the perfect companion for someone who likes to spend a lot of time with their dog going for walks, hikes, snowshoeing, skiing, etc. She is very smart and knows her basic commands and is potty trained. Kinzi loves to play fetch and swim and she would be great with advanced training such as agility or tracking. Kinzi will definitely need an experienced dog owner, preferably with someone who is familiar with her breed and the needs of German Shepherds.


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Male, Chocolate Labrador Retriever/Boxer

Hello, great to meet you! I'm Kiser and I'm a big, burly boy who is one of a kind! I'm very friendly and fun and am looking for a home with a person or people who can handle a big strong guy like me. I would love to go for daily walks or have some playtime, as I really love to get out and enjoy the world. I'm not too hyper though and do enjoy my naps. Do you have toys? Omigosh - I LOVE toys!! I sure hope you'll stop by to see me soon.


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Female, Pointer/Labrador Retriever

Liliana is a goofy girl who loves to play and have a good time. She is young, sweet and silly. She enjoys going out for walks and playing with toys, but also knows when it's time to settle down and snuggle up to those she loves. She is a good dog who is very excited to find her forever home.


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Male, Hound/Shepherd

Hello! I'm Meeko. I'm a sweet older guy with a great personality and a lot of love to give a new family. I adore people, get along great with other dogs and am just a great boy.


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Female, Pit Bull Terrier

Want to play? How about go for walk? Maybe a run? Please?! My name is Nilla and I'm a super playful, energetic and active young girl. Whoever owned me before abandoned me in a house, but I don't care. I'm over it and ready to move on to my new happy ending. I'm still pretty young and I'll need to learn the rules of your house and probably a little obedience training wouldn't hurt, but I'm so eager to please you! Please come and visit me.


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Female, Boxer/Shepherd

Nitro is a fun girl who is always up for some activity. She would be a great running or walking buddy, as she's got plenty of energy! She is a very friendly dog who enjoys being around her people and loves snuggle time. Nitro would love to find her forever home and be your new best friend.


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Female, Pit Bull Terrier

Precious is an absolutely sweet and lovable Pit mix. She adores being around people and being affectionate with them. She likes to go for walks, play and settle down for some nice cozy snuggles at the end of the day. Precious would love to find her forever home.


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Female, Terrier

Roxie is a silly girl who loves to run around and play. She enjoys her walks and spending time out in the fresh air. She is a happy and lovable dog who is looking for a home where she can be your only furry friend. She has a great personality and loves everyone she meets.


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Male, Beagle

Cute, chubby Beagle alert! Tank is just the cutest, sweetest and happiest dog around! He is 100% nose to the ground Hound and loves to be outside sniffing and snuffling. He is a trained hunter (though he hasn't hunted in quite some time) and we're not sure how his house manners are, but we see how intelligent this boy is and have no doubt that he can learn quickly. Tank would love to find a home where he can get some much needed exercise and love.

Wally and Eve - Adoption Pending

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Male, Yorkshire Terrier Yorkie

Look how cute! These two little ones are both 6-years-old and looking for their new home(s). The Yorkie (Eve) is a female and the Yorkie/Chihuahua (Wally) mix is male. They are sweet little dogs who seem to be pee pad trained, but will need some potty training work