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Please enjoy your visit with our Canine friends! They need good homes and loving owners!  We have others awaiting a clean bill of health before being offered up for adoption, so please check back often!

For your entertainment, we present Milo, a spaniel mix.  Coming to us as a stray from a shelter, we soon found that he was heartworm positive. We also found that he is a sweet, loving and playful snuggle-bunny.  His tail wags constantly, even when he's eating.  He loves adults’ children and other dogs after appropriate introduction, otherwise is wary.  He was likely born in 2012 and weighs 32 pounds.  Great on or off the leash outdoors and he enjoys his time alone in a fenced area as well.  Walks and rides in the van are fun for him.  He loves cuddle time in the bed as well as on the furniture.  His shiny black coat = shedding, so applicants should keep that in mind.  Occasional grooming will be necessary.

Heartworm is easily preventable by giving a chewable once a month, and his adopter MUST be a person who is organized and can keep track of the date Milo's dose is needed for the rest of his life.  We owe that to him, as he has gone through the painful treatment and waits for a report around Thanksgiving that will declare him heartworm free.  His adoption to the "Right Match" could happen before that date, provided there is a commitment to return him for his check-up.

Milo's one hang up, and it's more than a minor one -- evidently in his former home housetraining was an option.  AFL volunteers have worked diligently to turn this around and Milo is doing very well. However, it takes a human being to watch the clock and open the door for him as he has not mastered his own signal for going outdoors as yet.  Milo greatly enjoys the giddy praise when he does his duty outside and is rewarded with a tiny treat when he comes indoors.  He stays in a crate when family are gone, otherwise he has the run of the house and can always be 
found wherever the people are located.

Milo will be your sidekick and protector, alerting that intruders have arrived at the doorstep.  Other than that, he rarely barks. Anyone in search of a fun, medium sized dog should consider meeting Milo - he's a rare gem!


Tag ID# 1623
Adoption Fee:  $250.00



Ever see a blue-eyed beauty like this? Kimiki (Ki MEE kee) has got to be one of a kind! She shows true evidence of Chinese Shar Pei in the face and mouth, and Australian Shepherd is another possible ingredient in her unique blend.  She weighs 52 lbs.  and is spayed.

 Kimiki was on death row in a shelter, and AFL pulled her out on her final day! We were informed that she was an owner-relinquish. Her mama could no longer afford the vet bills…because heartworm treatment is quite expensive. Her test for Lyme disease was also positive. She is only 2 years young, so we’re confident she will recover nicely in her foster home.

 It appears Kimiki was not very well socialized as a pup. Her foster mom is doing some research on methods to encourage friendships with other animals. She is extremely loyal to people, though. She is happiest following people around, room to room, she waits at the door for ya, and she lies at your feet playing with her toys or chewing bones. She is gentle with toys, so they last forever with this lady! We have to keep her heart rate down for now, and she has been quite content with lazy days.  

She is very well-behaved having free reign of the house. She barks, “Don’t you dare leave me in this cage” whenever crate training is attempted. So since she’s completely housebroken and shows no signs of destructive behaviors, she holds up the fort for us while we are away. She prefers cooler temperatures with her dense silky coat, so no woodstoves please.  Also, a daily brushing is beneficial to her comfort, your home, and it’s also quality bonding time!  She loves the attention!

 The fact that Kimiki does not like being left alone outside makes her an excellent candidate for apartment life, or a yard without a fence. She loves going for rides in the car. She’d be ever-grateful to be an “only child” but we’ll see if we can cozy her up to other pets during her recovery.

Although Kimiki is not currently available for adoption until her heartworm treatments are done, interested applicants are more than welcome to come meet this gem. She is well worth the wait if she sounds like your type.

Tag ID# 1625
Adoption Fee:  $250.00




 My name is Trinity (Trin for short)  I am a 9 year old female ShihTzu.  I have been spayed and am up to date on all my shots, heart guard & frontline.  I come from a loving home and have been taken care of very well.  Sadly, one of my owners has passed away and the other has health issues that make it difficult for her to care for me.  Though it was difficult, I was given to a foster home with Adopt-A-Friend for Life who is loving me and making sure all my needs are met.  I love to snuggle and play with my squeaky toys.  I get along well with other dogs and children and walk well on leash.  I am house trained and crate trained and very seldom bark.  My favorite place is next to you.  Don’t let the fact that I am 9 years old deter you from adopting me.  I have a lot more loving and living to do.  Please consider me if you are looking for a sweet, loveable companion.  You won’t be sorry.




Tag ID# 1627
Adoption Fee:  $100.00


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