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Tyson

Lucky to be alive

Tyson has had a very sad life, and unfortunately, it’s not an uncommon story in rural Georgia. This beautiful Golden Retriever mix was chained for his entire four years of life with little to no contact with his human “family” who lived less than 10 feet away. No one seemed to notice or care that this beautiful boy was wasting away right in front of their eyes. When Tyson was brought into DRDR, he weighed 45lbs. His normal weight should be around 80 or 90 as he is a tall boy. His family fed him the cheapest dog food on the market and that was it – no veterinary care or monthly preventatives. He, of course, was flea infested, full of parasites, and as expected, heavily heartworm positive. When DRDR arrived, Tyson could barely stand. He was laying in dirt surrounded by the diarrhea he had for no telling how long. We were told once Tyson died, the family was going to catch one of the stray puppies which are Tyson’s son’s (Kenny, Duke, or Jake - also in the care of DRDR) and chain him to a tree “for protection”. Tyson is only FOUR – he should not have been dying! Tyson spent a week at the vet fighting for his life, but is now in a loving foster home where he is learning to be part of a human and dog family. He is gaining weight, learning to walk on a leash, & working on crate and house training. Tyson’s smile is infectious and believe it or not he actually wags his tail instead of tucking it under his body. Dogs are so forgiving. Tyson will begin his heartworm treatment as the vet sees fit. We don’t know when he will be available for adoption so keep checking in on his progress.  

Buster

Quiet type!

This adorable puppy is Buster! He and his sister, Sweetie, were found on the side of a rural road in Commerce, GA. Luckily these two were found by a very kind couple who brought both pups into their home and will foster them until their forever families are found.  Buster is approximately 4-6 months old, brown & white with black spots on his skin. He is thought to be a Beagle & Dalmatian mix. Buster is quiet & very sweet, who loves to loves to cuddle. In fact, he is content laying on you all day! He does great with dogs and cats. Buster has had his first round of puppy shots, is crate trained and is working on potty training. He will be utd on vaccinations, neutered, & microchipped prior to adoption. To adopt this handsome little man, please submit an application online at www.dirtroaddoggiesrescue.org adoption tab and don’t forget to mention you are interested in Buster!

Cappy

Dapper Dude!

Meet Cappy, a 1-2 yr old, small Beagle/Daschund mix that weighs in at 25lbs. He is neutered, up to date on vaccinations, microchipped, and heartworm negative. Despite having been neglected, Cappy is a confident boy. He loves to cuddle with his foster family and plays and plays with his foster brother, Beau. Cappy has shown no aggression towards cats.  He does need to be fed separate - unfortunately, this sweet boy has known hunger in his short life. Cappy can be rambunctious and may not be suitable around small children. Cappy is a sweet little guy but can be a little head strong but once he learns rules and boundaries, he’s good to go. He is crate trained, house trained, and walks well on a leash. He would do fine in a home with other dogs or by himself. To submit an online adoption application for Cappy, go to http://www.dirtroaddoggiesrescue.org/adopt-me-adoption-application

Cole


Mellow Man

Cole acts and appears to be a pure-bred Treeing Walker Coonhound. He has been an absolute joy to have around the house with his loving and laid back nature. He gets along great with other dogs and family members. He has not been tested off leash with cats, but he knows when the cat has been nearby and looks for him. Be advised he has been trained to hunt and will become very intense when he gets on a scent and will want to follow it. For this reason, Cole, will be best suited for a family with a large backyard and a tall fence and does not plan to leave Cole unattended for long periods of time. Cole would be fine being the only dog in a family as he loves attention and the comforts of being indoors. He also loves to hang out and play with his foster pack. Cole is approximately 3 years old, altered, crate trained, micro-chipped, approximately 70 lbs. and up to date on all shots. For information on our adoption process, check out our FAQ page or adoption page to fill out an application. Don’t forget to mention Cole!

Duke

Gentle Pup!


Hi, I’m Duke! I’m a loveable, gentle, beautiful boy who will grow up to be a big, gorgeous guy! My foster mom laughs because I scarf my food down so fast she says I should have been named Hoover! I don’t mind though because I’ve got a great sense of humor! I grew up in a place where my mom had to scavenge for food & my sweet daddy, Tyson, was chained up to his dog house where he was fed but he always let my two brothers & me have most of his food. The humans who saved us tell us that we’ll never live that way again. 
 
So, if you’ve been searching the world for a brown-eyed boy with love in his eyes & loyalty that lasts forever, I’m your guy! Just shoot me a message & I’ll fetch it right away!
Love,
Duke


P.S. Duke is a beautiful white lab/golden mix who is approximately 5 months old, weighs 40lbs, has had his first puppy shots and rabies. He will be neutered and microchipped very soon. Duke is working on crate and potty training and we think he will pick it up quickly as he is a smart boy! He does well with other dogs, cats, and children. Applications can be submitted online just make sure to mention Duke! www.dirtroaddoggiesrescue.org
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Emma Lou

Love bug!

Meet Emma Lou! She is one of eight healthy and happy puppies ready to find their furever family. She is very affectionate and loves giving her humans kisses! Emma Lou is a 6 month old Lab mix who has had all of her puppy shots. She has been microchipped, spayed, and is working on her crate and potty training. She currently weights approximately 20lbs and should be a medium size dog. Applications can be submitted online at www.dirtroaddoggiesrescue.org. Please check out our FAQ page on our website for questions on adopting from DRDR.

Jada

Little Miss

Jada is a fun loving little 1 year old Staffie pup approximately 31 lbs and we believe she may max out to 35-40 lbs. She is up-to-date on vaccinations, spayed, and microchipped. She loves to play with her ball and is learning when she returns it, it will be thrown again for her to catch! Her foster mom & dad are working on skills & manners, such as walking on a leash and sitting, but it won’t be too long before she is a dignified young lady. Jada is crate trained and working on her potty skills. Her foster home has four dogs and lots of cats and for fun she occasionally takes the cats for a short run. She doesn’t like her kitties to be lazy!  We think Jada will excel with a family that has an active lifestyle since she is a very high-energy dog. A large fenced yard is suggested since there will be lots of daily fetching and playing. Jada would make a great companion for someone who likes to walk, hike, or run as she loves the freedom of being outside but also likes to hang inside with her humans watching a little tellie. Adoption applications can be submitted online at www.dirtroaddoggiesrescue.org Just mention you’re interested in Little Miss Jada! 

Jake

Tender hearted

Hi, I’m Jake! I’m a sweet, tender hearted boy who’s waiting for the love of my life to come along. I know I’ve got a little skin problem right now because I was starving & neglected when the wonderful humans at DRDR saved me. But, I’ve been told not to let that bother me because I’m taking medicine to fix that! Once it clears up, I’m gonna be a really good looking guy!  I’m a little smaller than my brothers but my foster mommy thinks it’s just because I’m more submissive than they are. I’ve been learning how to walk on a leash. At first, I was like “NO WAY!” but I’ve got the hang of it now & I walk on a leash like a boss! I’ve also been crate training & I’m proud to say, I haven’t had one single accident! I got this! 
With all of these exciting changes in my life, there’s just one thing missing. You. I promise, you won’t be disappointed! Applications can be submitted online just make sure to mention Duke! www.dirtroaddoggiesrescue.org
Love,
Jake

P.S. Jake is a beautiful white lab/golden mix who is approximately 5 months old, weighs 34lbs, has had his first puppy shots and rabies. He will be neutered and microchipped very soon.
 

JEB


Full of love


Jeb is DRDR’s resident Chihuahua mix. He is a super sweet, playful 2-year-old who is heartworm negative, neutered, microchipped, and up to date on vaccinations. Jeb weighs 13 lbs., is crate trained, and about 90% house trained. We think he may be mixed with Jack Russell but can never be 100% sure. He loves playing with toys especially toys almost as big as him and anything that squeaks! He loves cats and kids, but can be nervous around bigger dogs. He also enjoys cuddling on the sofa with his humans. As with many of our adoptable dogs, Jeb was dumped on a rural road near a farm and it took several days for little Jeb to trust people enough to be caught. Now that he is in a loving foster home, he can’t get enough attention. Applications can be submitted online at www.dirtroaddoggiesrescue.org

Kenny

Mr Personality!

Hello there! I’m Kenny! I’m a really beautiful guy. Yeah, I said it. Even better, I’ve got an awesome personality! I’m happy, playful, goofy & love human affection. My crate training is about to begin, so I'll let you know how that's going in a couple of days.
I’m kind of the leader of my pack & keep my two brothers in line when they’re not doing what they’re supposed to be doing…which is minding me. LOL Basically, I like to be the boss. Before I became a member of this group, I was always wondering where my next meal was coming from & what kind of trash I would have to go through just to get to a piece of old food. I always get first dibs & don't like to share my food or treats. So, it's best to feed me separately!  My foster mom says I’ll never live like that again & she's working to teach me that there's plenty for everyone. She really thinks a puppy obedience class would be the best thing for me so I can learn my manners & food etiquette. I'm going to be a big guy, so the last thing I need is to get into trouble for snatching food from a kid's hand or getting into it with a fur sibling over a treat! I want to be good but you've got to work with me here. I bet I'll graduate top of my class! 
I’m looking forward to cuddling with a family that I can call my own. And, not to toot my own horn but they’re gonna be so lucky to have me! They have no idea how much love I’ve got in this big ole heart of mine but I’ll spend the rest of my life showing them! Every. Single. Day. Is it you I’m looking for?
Love,
Kenny


P.S. Kenny is a beautiful Golden/lab mix who is approximately 5 months old, weighs 43lbs, has had his first puppy shots and rabies. He will be neutered and microchipped very soon. Applications can be submitted online just make sure to mention Kenny! www.dirtroaddoggiesrescue.org
 

Nappie

Sassy Lady!

This little lady is Napoleon or "Nappie" for short. She is full of energy and may be small but has the spunk to keep up with her bigger brothers! She is one of eight healthy and happy puppies ready to find their furever home. Nappie is a 6 month old Lab mix who has had all of puppy shots. She has been microchipped and spayed, and is working on rate and potty training. She currently weighs approximately 20lbs and should be a medium size dog. Applications can be submitted online at www.dirtroaddoggiesrescue.org. Please check out our FAQ page on our website for questions on adopting from DRDR.

Ralph

Social Gentleman

Ralph is a friendly 7 year old Chocolate Lab Mix, approximately 45 lbs,  who was dumped on a dirt road.  Ralph loves chickens and is not afraid to take down a snake to protect his feathered friends.  If you are looking for a buddy to hit the road with, Ralph is your man!  You don't have to ask him twice to get in the truck, just open the door and he knows what to do! This good dog loves all friendly dogs and is just looking to relax and enjoy the day.  He loves to make friends and doesn't know a stranger. He is fully vetted, neutered, and gentle with kid​s.  



Roscoe

Just wants to
have fun 

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Roscoe is a happy, 10-month-old terrier mix who is looking for a family to call his own! He is on the small side weighing in at 30lbs. He loves to play with others dogs, gets along well with cats, and loves people- big and small! His adorable, radar-like ears will let you know when you've got his attention! He is working on his crate & house training. He’s well on his way but has a few accidents here and there, but we have no doubt he’ll master these skills soon! Roscoe came to Dirt Road Doggies Rescue when his owner could no longer care for him and it's our goal to find him his forever home!
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Rosie

Athletic
&
High Energy

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Rosie was dumped on the side of a rural road. She was terrified and didn't leave the area for days, but luckily, she had a guardian angel looking out for her. This angel found Rosie and sponsored her vetting costs which allowed DRDR to bring her in and get this gorgeous girl healthy! When Rosie came into DRDR’s care, she was malnourished, her coat was dull with hair falling out and had horrible skin. At that time, we had no idea how beautiful she would ultimately be. Her light brindle coat is very unique. Rosie loves attention and is crazy for her Kong. She will play fetch for hours if you let her! No doubt this girl had a rough life but we know her luck will change once the perfect forever family finds her. Rosie is approximately 3 years old, has been spayed, up-to-date on vaccinations, microchipped, and heartworm negative. Rosie plays with her foster family’s male pit mix, but would need to be tested with other females; however the foster family has seen no aggression towards other dogs or cats. Rosie is a high-energy girl. For adoption information, please go to: http://www.dirtroaddoggiesrescue.org/adopt-me-adoption-application


Sweetie

The name says it all!

This adorable puppy is Sweetie! She and her brother, Buster, were found on the side of a rural road in Commerce, GA. Luckily these two were found by a very kind couple who brought both pups into their home and will foster them until their forever families are found.  Sweetie is approximately 4-6 months old, white with black spots and one brown ear. She is thought to be a Beagle & Dalmatian mix. Sweetie is an energetic girl who loves to give kisses, enjoys belly rubs, and does great with dogs and cats. She has had her first round of puppy shots, is crate trained and is working on potty training. She will be up-to-date on vaccinations, spayed, & microchipped prior to adoption. If this little girl has stolen your heart, please submit an application online at www.dirtroaddoggiesrescue.org adoption tab and don’t forget to mention you are interested in Sweetie!

Willie

Playful & loving

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Willie and brother Waylon were surrendered to a rural Georgia animal shelter by their owner. DRDR was pulled them just before they were to be euthanized. Willie is a gorgeous 1 ½ year old hound mix who is a super loving boy and loyal boy. He enjoys being near his humans and would do well in a family with another social dog/s to help him with his confidence. Willie weighs approximately 40-45lbs, UTD on all shots, neutered, crate and house trained, walks well on a leash and is just waiting for his forever family to find him! If you think Willie would make a great addition to your family, check out our FAQ page at www.dirtroaddoggiesrescue.org for adoption info. You can submit an application online.


COURTESY POSTS
The animals below are looking for new homes but are not available for adoption through DRDR. They are only available through arrangements with their current owners or shelters. If you are interested in any of the animals listed below, please contact the owner directly. Contact information can be found in each animal's description.
DISCLAIMER: DRDR has not met or evaluated any of the animals under Courtesy Posts unless otherwise noted.  DRDR, its staff and volunteers are not responsible for these animals and makes no claim to their health, training, temperament, or other concerns.  DRDR does confirm vetting history prior to posting.  DRDR recommends that anyone interested in adopting one of these animals fully discuss the animal's health, history, and temperament with its current owner and obtain a temperament evaluation of the animal where appropriate.
 

Interested in Adopting from DRDR? 
Please read our Adoption Regulations
on our FAQ page FIRST !!!

DRDR proudly practices Responsible Rehoming
 
 

ADOPTION APPLICATION​
complete and submit electronically or download, and email to barb.drdr@gmail.com




Adoption Application
Adoption Applicant(s) Full Names This is applicable to all couples, spouses, and partners who share a residence. PLEASE LIST BOTH NAMES
Adoption Applicant(s) Email
Name, age, and occupation of all residents living in home:
Home Address
Home and Cell Phone
Personal Reference #1 (only one reference can be a relative) How long/do you know this person
Personal Reference #2 (only one reference can be a relative) How long/do you know this person
Veterinarian Reference: Shots must be up to date within 30 days for cats and dogs and all dogs must be on monthly HW prevention
Names of all pets treated there over the past two years
Are all of your pets on your property altered (spay/neuter)? If No, please explain:
In the past 5 years have you had pets that are no longer living with you? If yes, please explain
List names, breed, health, age , behavior of all pets that live on your property and where they sleep
Have you ever had to give up a dog? If yes, please describe.
Please describe the dog you are wanting to adopt.
Why do you want to adopt a dog?
What do you plan to feed your adopted dog? We use Wholesome Sportmix Fish
Where will your adopted dog sleep at night?
Do you have a crate that will comfortably fit your adopted dog? If no, are you willing to purchase one?
Who will care for your pet during vacations and family emergencies?
Are you willing to attend obedience training with your dog?
If you do not have a current veterinarian, how do you plan to find one?
Describe your home: Own/Rent, Apartment/ Single Family/Duplex/Townhouse, Acreage, ect
If you rent we must confirm your permission to have a dog. Please provide your Landlords contact:
Should you be chosen to adopt from DRDR, we will conduct a home visit before and after adoption
Is anyone in your home allergic to dogs of any kind?
How much money would be considered a major medical expense for your adopted dog?
Is your entire household supportive of this adoption?
How long do you plan to keep your adopted dog?
What are your plans for this dog: family pet, companion, guarding, hunting, breeding
Have you applied with another rescue within the past 3 months? If yes, whom and have you been contacted by them?
How many hours will your adopted dog be alone on average and where will he/she stay during this time?
How did you find out about DRDR?
*I agree that the above listed information is TRUE and CORRECT and understand this information will be included with my adoption contract. If ANY INFORMATION is found to be UNTRUE AT ANY TIME (EVEN FOLLOWING ADOPTION) THE DOG WILL BE RECLAIMED AT NO EXPENSE TO DIRT ROAD DOGGIES RESCUE. Type full name as agreement.
*By submitting my application I hereby give my Veterinarian, Personal References, and Landlord permission to disclose to Dirt Road Doggies Rescue information that pertains to adopting from Dirt Road Doggies Rescue. Type your full name as agreement.
*I understand that incomplete applications will not be processed. Type your full name as agreement.
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        PUPDATES
 

Murphy with his brother at Pooches in the Park.

Photos courtesy of Heart Spot Pet and Family Portraits
Muprhy with his siblings at Pooches in the Park.






Photos courtesy of Heart Spot Pet and Family Portraits
Nigel signing his thank you cards to all who donated to his meidcal bills.
Ralph having some fun on the farm, wishing for a family of his own one day.  
This first photo was taken of Jack about a month after he entered the protective arms of DRDR.  He was still very much underweight and slowly recovering from a severe flea infestation.  You can see the look of relief in his eyes, so grateful not to be hungry anymore.  The second photo was taken just two months later.  Jack so handsome and filled out.  He has come a long way in such a short amount of time.  
Poco and Goldie getting in some play time before Goldies HW treatment begins.  That's Jack in back!
Sadie Mae is enjoying being a house dog.  "All these blankets and beds sure are soft!"