Pet of the Week

Dogwood Animal Shelter

dogwoodshelter@hotmail.com
573-346-4807

Twiggy

Twiggy

“Just gimme a chance . . .”

“I may look like just another black lab dog, but I am far from it! My name is Twiggy and, just like it sounds, I’m leggy and energetic. I am very fun-loving, love to play ball and can run like the wind! After playing hard, one of my favorite things to do is come home and snuggle!  I also happen to be extremely smart! So smart, I was the best in my class while training with Pups for Parole — I graduated with flying colors! I especially liked the agility course.  If you want to know a secret, I did the best I could so I could be the very best friend for my forever family.  Could that be you?”

Pets from Previous Weeks

Simon

Simon

Purr-plexing! That’s what it is!  Why would someone dump me at the shelter when I have so much to offer?! As a matter of fact, after getting some tasty groceries in my tummy, a warm place to sleep, and lots of love, I’m fe-line pretty good about myself these days. Besides being soft and cuddly with gorgeous, gazing eyes, I also double as a neck warmer! What more could you ask for? Come on in and meet me so I can go home for the holidays! Just ask for “Simon”.

Birdie

Birdie

A little birdie told me that I am one of the sweetest lil’ puppies you’ll ever want to meet! You can’t tell it now, but when I came to Dogwood with my brothers and sisters, we were all the skin ‘n bones kind of starvin’! But that’s just a memory to me now cuz’ I’ve been gettin’ lots of lovin’ and homemade vittles! I’m now ready to go home with a new family all my own. Stop by Dogwood and ask for me…Miss Birdie!!!

Laurel & Hardy

Laurel & Hardy

Laurel and I are homeless, “Another fine mess we got ourselves into”.  We’re pretty much like almost all our friends here…strays, good dogs, love car rides, and know some commands like “sit”.  The only thing that sets us apart from this enormous pack is that we’re playful 9 month old pups, the perfect age to begin training.  And we LOVE to have fun and make people laugh!

Love,
Laurel and Hardy

Gabby

Gabby

If you’re looking for an activities partner to jog, play fetch, catch frisbees or just hang out with, I just might be the gal for you. 

Hi, my name is Gabby and I’m a beautiful black and white, lab mix.  I’m not sure what I’m supposed to be mixed with, but I think I’m two-parts energy and one-part affection!  And, I’m 100% adoptable!

I think I’m adorable but, if you prefer blonds, brunettes or redheads, the shelter has a few of those, too!

Krissie

Krissie

“Can I come home with you?”  I confess, I am an absolute lovebug and an aspiring couch potato! And if my big, beautiful puppy dog eyes don’t get to ya, maybe my sweet, “chill” personality will! I’m a delightful mixture of boxer and pointer and will absolutely melt your heart!  My sisters and I were brought to the animal shelter by our humans as part of an unwanted litter when we were just babies. I’m almost 5 months old now and looking for a fur-ever companion to call my own.  I know how to snuggle, give kisses, and love to play with toys. I promise to try to be a good girl for you. Won’t you please take me home?

~ Krissie

Dierdre

Dierdre

My siblings and I were found in a brush pile, clinging to each other and to life.  People threatened to shoot us, but a nice neighbor brought us to Dogwood, where we would be cared for and safe.  My sibs have been adopted, but no one has picked me, maybe because I’m so shy.  I make up for shyness by how smart I am; I graduated with honors from the Pups for Parole Program!  Come meet me and fall in love.  Ask for Deirdre, the 1 year, 8 month old lovable, belly rubbing Australian cattle dog and blue healer mix gal.  I’m waiting patiently for you!!!

Flurry

Flurry

THANK YOU EVERYONE for your donations and well wishes!

We are pleased to announce that since coming to the shelter 6/28/18 after much LOVE AND CARE, I am ready for my forever home.

The surgeon did an excellent job repairing my broken leg and I am happy to say, it was a success! I have mended from being shot by a BB gun and my bite wounds on my neck and leg are all but a bad memory.

I am looking for a great home with no cats and LOTS OF LOVE AND ATTENTION.  I admit, I’m easily distracted by small animals such as squirrels and can easily get away from a human, so a fenced yard is a must.

I am a three year old Husky waiting to meet you.

Delta

Delta

I’m lookin’ mighty perty now, but you oughter have seen me a few weeks back.  Starvin’, that’s what I was…jes skin ‘n bones, truly.  My brothers and sisters were right bad, too.  But, we got fattened up quicker ‘n you can say, “Fetch me another bowl of grub.”  Got us some lovin’…attention…and homemade vittles at Dogwood…the doggone most purrrfect place to saddle up with a new best friend.  Yup!  Like me…Miss Delta!!!

Brownie

Brownie

My face may be white but my heart is pure gold!

For being a small, ten year old Jack Russell, the good folks at Dogwood Animal Shelter say I pack a lot of love!

I was surrendered to Dogwood Animal Shelter this month because my owners had to move and were unable to take me with them.

I get along great with other dogs and cats but I think I would enjoy being the only fur-baby in the house, just because I deserve to have all  your attention!

I’m pretty laid back and easy-going and would enjoy just hanging out with a special person of my own.

I’d love to meet you, so come on in to the shelter and ask for BROWNIE!

Cali

Cali

And the A-CAT-EMY Award goes to . . . .

 Miss Cali!!

If Autumn is your favorite time of the year,  then Cali may just be the purr-fect cat choice for you!

She sports a colorful and very soft coat of all the fall colors!

Cali is a five month old  female kitten who’s as sweet as Pumpkin Pie!  

If you would like to meet Cali or any of her furry friends, please stop in at the shelter – she’ll be waiting for your visit!

Whispurr

Whispurr

With death only a whisper away, I was rescued.  I was found under a porch, not even 3 weeks old, where my mama had left me.  Jan bottle fed me and gave me a new mama to teach me all the kitty things I needed to know.  And, ohhh, how they both loved on me!  Now, fat and sassy, I get a wish, the same wish we all have at Dogwood…someone of our own to love.  Whispurr…it’s my name…and how far away you and I are from our happily ever after.

Rayne

Rayne

Classy. Elegant. Versatile. And always in fashion — that’s me, RAYNE!

I may only be 4 months old but I already have a “black belt” in cuddling. Go ahead—look deep into my eyezzz and tell me you’ll love me furr-ever! I was found as a stray on a rainy day in Spring so I think my name fits me purrrrfectly! You can meet me and my other feline friends at Dogwood Animal Shelter—just stop in and ask for me, RAYNE!

With APPROVED Application, ALL cat and Kittens are now $10.

Pansy

Pansy

SO MANY THINGS TO LOVE!

I love chasing the flutterbys and playing in the sweet grass with my sisters!  Don’t know what a couch is, but from what I hear I’ll love snuggling on one with my nice, warm human someday too! I’m Pansy. My sisters and I were born here at Dogwood.  We’re real anxious to find out what a loving fur-ever home is like! Do you have one for us?

Grace

Grace

Amazing Grace…How Sweet I AM!!

Some very nice people found me in the state park on July 23, 2018 and brought me to Dogwood Animal Shelter where they knew I would be taken care of. At 19 months old, I’m a great age for an active family who would like to take me on walks. I’m a German/Australian Shepard Mix — I think that’s why I’m so smart! I may be a little shy at first, but warm up quickly! I love belly rubs, attention and going on walks. And I’m here at the shelter waiting to meet you! Just ask for GRACE!

 

Skywalker

Skywalker

May the force be with you! 

That’s what I’m wishin’!  What I’m also wishin’ for is a loving fur-ever home!  Name’s Skywalker!  Yep!  That’s me!  I walk a little funny ‘cause I got hurt a couple years back but I’m good to go!  I get along just fine!  Why don’t you come and visit me when you get the chance?  I’m here with LOTS of other kitties needing homes!  Maybe you’ll have a little room in your home for one of us! – I’m wishin”!

Mist

Mist

My name is Mist.
I like to be kissed
Right on my pink little nose!
I’m waiting at Dogwood for a happy new home,
For which I’ll be grateful, whiskers to toes!

Presley

Presley

Do you know what you were doing 1 year, 3 months, and 29 days ago?  I do!  It was the day I came to Dogwood!.  And, in those 484 days I have learned some mighty important things:

Life isn’t fair.  Move on. – My people kind of deserted me, but I have to believe I will be loved again.

Please others, but most importantly, be pleased with yourself. – I’m proud of mastering the housetraining thing.  I mean, I’m mostly beagle…smart…and ready for everything anyone can teach me.

Don’t be just another pretty face in the pack.  Be real and others will like you. – Worked for me!  I’m not the gorgeous, glitzy, girly type, but other dogs and kids think I’m awesome.

Patient and hopeful,

Presley, the Incredible Beagle Mix

Blackie

Blackie

Ya gonna kiss me? I sure do love kisses! Belly rubs and ear scratches are pretty great too! I was brought to Dogwood with my babies and took great care of them! Now they’re big enough to be on their own and I’ve got a whole bunch of love left to share with you! I’m ready for a forever family to love! Please come visit! Just ask for Blackie! I’ll be here….hoping!

Pippa

Pippa

You gonna throw a ball? Bet I can catch it! Or, maybe we could go for a walk! I’m good on a leash and like to sniff grass and rocks and stuff! Being a friendly sort of girl, I love to meet people too! You see, I’m a forever kind of dog, looking for a forever kind of home! If you give me a chance, I’d be a really good friend! Promise! Come see me please! Just ask for Pippa!

Maycee

Maycee

Once upon a time, I had a great dad and we were really enjoying life together. My world crashed when he was deployed overseas. I came back to Dogwood where the living is easy and the people are nice. I’m starting to get a little grey now, but I’ll never stop dreaming and hoping. I’m very loyal and obedient. I love kids, car rides, soft beds and tummy rubs. I hope to meet you soon!

Love, Maycee

Buddy

Buddy

I’m glad they told me heaven’s a nice place ‘cause that’s where my owner went. The Dogwood people are taking care of me until I find a new forever home. I’m used to being a good Buddy! I already have lots of friends here, but I want my very own person to love. Could it be YOU? Doesn’t matter what size your lap is – I’ll make myself fit!
I hope to meet you soon!
Love,
Buddy

Micah

Micah

Yep!  I know about Thanksgiving!  I’m going to be most thankful for my nice warm bed, good food, pets on my head and ALL the friends I’ve made since coming to Dogwood!  I was pretty scared out on my own before coming here!  Now I feel safe and happy!  ‘course I’m wishin’ for a forever home of my own.  You see, I’ve got lots of love to share and I’d love to share it with you!  Maybe you could come and visit me when you get a chance!  Just ask for Micah!  That’s me!

Dolly

Dolly

Miracles do happen! I was found in the woods in Tuscumbia, Mo in December 2017. I’m a little terrier mix with short hair, so I was literally frozen when I came to the shelter – and very hungry too!

Dogwood’s staff and volunteers took excellent care of me during my lengthy recovery.  Then the most wonderful person fostered me!  And now I’m back – happy, healthy and waiting patiently for my fur-ever home!

My name is Dolly and I get along great with all the other dogs here.  I’m always excited to meet new visitors and will do a spin or two for you!  I’m a very sweet girl!

Sierra

Sierra

I’m a little charmer and not afraid to show you!

Not only am I a very smart girl but I’m also mature for my age! I like to keep my kennel clean and already know how to sit at 8 months old!

My favorite thing to do is to go outside and play with the other dogs – I just love that part of the day!  What I want more than anything is to have a loving family to call my own. An active family who will play fetch with me and take me on walks would be great but I think I’m perfect for most any family! Stop by and visit me and my MANY puppy and dog friends; ask for SIERRA! That’s me!