Bo (or Ben as his foster has been calling him after Ben Solo from Star Wars) is an approximately one-year-old, 60-lb lab/pointer mix currently being fostered in Bradenton, FL (Manatee County). This big puppy loves to play with other dogs and runs zoomies with his foster mom's boxer mix in the apartment complex dog park. A typical lab, when he is not running around playing tug of war with his foster brother, he is content sleeping at his foster mom's feet or in bed next to her. He is happy in his crate, and this is where he eats meals as well. Bo would benefit from some basic obedience training. He is food motivated, eager to learn and very smart. He has already picked up come and sit when it is time to go potty, and he sits eagerly to have his collar and leash put on. Bo is a very good boy and would love to find his forever person! All information about the rescue and adoption can be found at ewenityfarmsbch.com.
Young, Male, Large
These Boots are made for walking! And that's just what she'll do. This 6-year-old, 65-lb Australia shepherd mix also enjoys running around the yard, chewing her toys, riding in the car, and snuggling. She is an affectionate and friendly girl who wants to be by your side all the time, and she loves giving kisses. In addition, she can be dog selective, and it is recommended that her new owner be well versed in dog training and introduction. The ideal home for Boots includes a fenced-in yard without children. Boots knows basic commands and is house trained, crate trained, spayed, and heartworm negative. All information about the rescue and adoption can be found at ewenityfarmsbch.com.
Adult, Female, Large
Buddy is being fostered in Palm City, FL (Martin County). He is an approximately 5-year-old, 40-pound low rider. He is a mix of six breeds based on his DNA test: American Pit Bull Terrier, Boston Terrier, Chow, German Shepherd, Bulldog, and American Staffordshire Terrier. He is a very mellow dog who wants nothing more than to be a couch potato. Buddy requires a home with a fenced yard, as he does not enjoy going off the property for a leash walk. He would be a good companion for someone who has a quiet lifestyle and is home most of the time. Buddy has an old weight bearing injury in his right hind quarter, so no athletics for him. He has been successfully treated for heartworms, is neutered, chipped and current on vaccines. He is housebroken, crate trained, and good with other dogs. Cats are unknown, but he is non-reactive to farm animals. All information about the rescue and adoption can be found at: ewenityfarmsbch.com
Adult, Male, Medium
My name is Coley, but my human friends just call me Cole. I'm a young guy (about 2 years old), so I like to have a good time. Hey, what can I say? I love to play Frisbee, run, jump, play ball, and maybe even swim if you have a pool. I love to play so much that I really need a fenced yard so I can have fun every day. I am pretty smart too. I enjoy games and puzzles. Being a border collie, my mind is constantly at work. Unless you are sitting next to me on the couch giving me belly rubs. Then I zone out and let my mind relax. I do not like the dog park at all. It really makes me nervous. There is just too much going on. Actually, some dogs make me nervous too. We end up fighting. So if you do have a dog my size and you are thinking about adopting me, we would have to meet very slowly and just see how it goes. I like to chase small dogs and cats, so my humans say I cannot go to a home with them. Since I like to chase small critters, small kids are a no go for me as well. I am a good boy. I am house trained, UTD on all vaccines, neutered, and heartworm free. If you think you would like to meet me fill out an application and let's talk. I am living with my foster parents in Lutz, FL. All information about the rescue and adoption can be found at ewenityfarmsbch.com.
Adult, Male, Medium
Don has had a tough life. He is estimated to be 7-8 years of age, give or take 3 years. It is hard to tell due to the condition of his teeth. He will be having a dental prior to adoption to make sure anything that needs to be pulled is. His ears are somewhat rumpled from previous neglect, but are healthy. He needs slow introductions to other dogs, but does great with them once order is established. He is a tough cookie, a typical heeler who is selective about who he lets around. He is extremely loyal and loving with his chosen people. He will wait for his person day and night, warm your seat and cuddle with you. He is fairly laid-back but requires a bond with his people. He likes cats. He is housebroken and crate trained. Don is up-to-date on vaccines and preventives, neutered and microchipped. He is looking for a very special adopter. His standard donation is $250, however he can be adopted by someone 65+ for $150 through our Seniors for Seniors program. Don is currently fostered in Sunset, LA for our rescue, Ewenity Farm, a Herding Dog Haven, which is Florida-based. Because of his temperament he cannot be placed on a transport run with strangers, so he needs to be picked up from his foster home. 7/14/20 9:29 AM
Senior, Male, Medium
Duncan is currently being fostered in Sarasota, FL (Sarasota County). He is an approximately 6-year-old, 60-lb, stump tail Red Heeler mix. This active, fun-loving guy is looking for his forever home. He loves going for walks, and if you're looking for a running buddy, Duncan is your guy! Duncan does well on the leash and is attentive to direction and pace, although he needs confidence building when it comes to seeing other dogs, big trucks, and certain people. In addition to walks, Duncan enjoys sunbathing in the back yard or napping near his foster parents. He is very treat motivated and already knows sit, down, paw (left and right), and working on "bang" (play dead). He eats most of his meals out of a food puzzle and enjoys a treat dispensing ball mid-day if he starts to get antsy. When introduced properly, he gets along great with other dogs and can have fun at the dog park. He is even friendly to his foster parent's outdoor cat. Due to his unknown past and being moved frequently he will need a committed family that will be patient with him. He needs strong leadership, moderate exercise, and mental stimulation to help him be his best. Duncan would thrive with an athletic, strong male presence. All information about the rescue and adoption can be found at: ewenityfarmsbch.com
Adult, Male, Large
Gracie is a senior girl who was raised in a hoarding situation before we rescued her. She needs a home with other dogs (small to medium) because fellow pups give Gracie confidence and help her from being too scared. She is a skittish dog and apprehensive of everything, it takes her time to trust and even then she requires patience from her human to keep her safe. Her foster mom has been fostering her and helping her get over her fears for some time now. Even after being in her foster home for a while, sometimes when her foster goes to pet her in the morning she can run away, scared, but if the foster pets one of her other dogs, Gracie starts to jump in, asking to get affection. In the evening she will come up for pets/affection all by herself. She LOVES to curl up with her foster mom when watching TV/Sleeping, etc. She gets up and crawls under the covers in bed or sometimes curls up in her foster's lap, but any sudden move or sound she will leap 5 feet in the air and runs and hides. She just needs someone to give her the best safe space, with a companion animal also to help her confidence level. Typical of the Chi style, she can exhibit aggressive behavior to new people coming into her home. With new animals, she can be testy at first but once comfortable within a few days, she starts loving them. Gracie is house trained, spayed, up-to-date on vaccines and preventatives, and heartworm negative. If anyone 65+ is interested, she is eligible for our Seniors for Seniors program (check out our website ewenityfarmsbch.com/adoption/ for more info on the program). Gracie is being fostered in St. Petersburg, FL (Pinellas County).
Senior, Female, Small
Jack is available for adoption or foster or foster-to-adopt. He is currently being fostered in St. Petersburg, FL (Pinellas County). Jack is 8 years old and about 27lbs though ideally he needs to lose a few and be around 23-25lbs. He's a small mix of some sort. Jack is sweet and loving, but can be nippy if he gets scared at first. He currently lives in a foster home with 3 other dogs and does absolutely fine. He will be fine in a house with other dogs but also absolutely fine as the only dog. He has no desire to play or cuddle with other dogs. He does not like it when dogs get in his face and will let it be know by snapping but he not a dominant dog. Jack has chronic bronchitis and needs ongoing medication and possible new style of treatment. He will need OVC medication for his joints too. His front right paw was previously broken before coming into rescue and he has limp that flares up. He will likely be best suited for an older person/couple with only dog or even 2nd dog that has his same demeanor, not anyone looking for companion dog for their current dog. He was definitely abused before he came into our rescue, so he can be scared or apprehensive at first. If anyone 65+ is interested, Jack is eligible for our Seniors for Seniors program (check out our website ewenityfarmsbch.com/adoption/ for more info on the program).
Senior, Male, Small
Lad is an approximately two-year-old Border Collie currently being fostered in Palm City, FL (Martin County). He will require an experienced Border Collie adopter and a home with a fenced yard. Lad is sweet and loves people, but he gets distracted very easily, which means he needs a quiet environment and someone with the time, willingness, and knowledge to continue his training. A dog park will not be considered an option. He walks fairly well on a leash, which should improve as he becomes less easily distracted. He can be dog selective with certain males so a home with no other dogs or a quiet female would be best, and he is too rambunctious for young children. He will be a wonderful pet companion for the right person. Lad is neutered, current on vaccines, heartworm negative, microchipped and crate trained. All information about the rescue and adoption can be found at ewenityfarmsbch.com.
Adult, Male, Medium
Say hello to Lil' Bit, or as we call her, Libbi! This one-and-a-half-year-old, 32-lb feist terrier mix (possibly with border collie) is currently being fostered in Indian Rocks Beach, FL (Pinellas County). Libbi is a sweet and calm snuggle bunny, who would make a great companion. She walks nicely on a leash, loves to play with her squeaky toys, knows a few basic commands, and has great house manners. She loves other dogs, but would do fine in a home without other animals. She has not been tested with cats, and she will require a home with a fenced-in yard. She is housebroken, crate trained, up to date on vaccines, spayed, microchipped, and heartworm negative. If you think Libbi may be the one, visit ewenityfarmsbch.com for all information about the rescue and adoption.
Young, Female, Medium
Meet marvelous Marvin! This quiet gentleman was left at the shelter after his owner passed away. He is good with others, quiet, and plays gently with other dogs. He shares well, shows no resource guarding, and likes to snuggle and have his belly rubbed. He walks well on a lead; although, he isn't too crazy about his crate. We are looking for a foster or a foster-to-adopt situation for him. He is housebroken, up-to-date on vaccines, neutered, and has had some dental work. This dog will be a pleasure to have as a companion. If you think you're marvelous Marvin's match, visit ewenityfarmsbch.com for more information. This 7 or 8-year-old rat terrier mix is currently being fostered in Bradenton, FL (Manatee County).
Senior, Male, Small
Nola is a sweet senior that was turned into the shelter by her owner, reason undisclosed. Nola is very people and dog oriented . She loves to be with you and she loves to initiate play with other dogs, almost to the point where she can be pesky. She listens to corrections well, can be a bit stubborn at times, but for the most post part she is a good girl and wants to be very obedient. Nola is a large girl coming in at 63 pounds, yes she is overweight and needs to lose about 10-15 pounds. She has some benign fatty lumps on her, nothing alarming. She is comfy taking walks with you, lying in the sun while you weed, sleeping at the foot of your bed. She is not destructive in the home at all, but she does have a taste for the garbage can if it is left for open foraging, lol! She is enjoying moderate walks and exercise, swimming would be a plus for her. Likes to play with toys and balls. Cats are unknown , but I think she would chase. Older kids just because of her size. She doesnt seem to want to jump on you or on the furniture. She would be a great companion girl for an older couple, with moderate walks, a good exercise program and maybe a dog or two for companionship. Doesnt matter if large or small she gets along with all. She has been treated for heartworms the beginning of April so she is in the low activity recovery phase now and is doing great. No excessive exercise for another month like running or jumping, so now is a good time for bonding. We have her on reduced weight management food and reduced portions. Overall this is a great low activity girl who will provide you with love and companionship without a lot of hoopla. She is fostered in Bradenton.
Senior, Female, Large
Florida foster needed! Sadly, Rocky is another misunderstood dog that we see all too much of in rescue. He has been passed around and has never been given the guidance, structure and stability that all dogs need to succeed. We would like to help Rocky and rescue him. Rocky is an approximately 2 to 3-year-old, 40-lb shepherd/heeler mix. He is very smart, eager to please and just wants love and to love someone. He loves water and is an awesome fetch buddy! Rocky has been failed by humans and needs someone who has experience with and understands dogs and dog behavior. He will need time to decompress in his new environment, and he needs someone who can be patient with him. He can be hesitant of men to begin with but has done well at the shelter with all volunteers, both men and women. We think Rocky would do best with a larger dog than himself as he does have a prey drive. He has shown a tendency to resource guard in the past so that is something that needs to be considered and respected (although since he has been at the shelter for months he has always shared his kennel with another dog without any issues). Older respectful kids (9 years and older) only for Rocky. If you are interested in Rocky and feel that you have what he needs, please complete a foster application: http://ewenityfarmsbch.com/fostering/
Adult, Male, Medium
Are you looking for a unique Labrador/cattle dog mix who's actually a big ole sweetheart? You must be looking for Ross! This approximately one-to-two-year-old, 70-lb guy is still very much a goofy puppy. He is also trainable, agile, affectionate and fun. Ross is up for just about any activity, including playing with his canine packmates (he gets along with 9 out of 10 dogs he meets), chasing a ball, going for walks (he's still learning not to pull), and going for rides in a car. Ross loves to cuddle and is quiet in the house, except for when he gets rowdy playing with the other pups, and he is friendly but can get excited when meeting new people and dogs. Due to his size and exuberance, Ross's ideal home will have a fenced-in yard, and he would thrive with another playful but mature packmate, as he's not the type to be left alone for long periods. He is untested with cats. Ross loves his humans, especially older children (6+) who aren't intimated by a big bounding pup and who can be consistent trainers, and he will be a great match for an active, fun-loving family who can continue to guide and set boundaries for him. Ross is house trained, crate trained, neutered, micro-chipped, and up-to-date on vaccines. He is currently being fostered in northeast Florida (Amelia Island), but transport can be arranged. All information about the rescue and adoption can be found at ewenityfarmsbch.com.
Young, Male, Large
Are you looking for a relaxed, adorable companion to shower you with attention? Then it's time to meet Sadie! This 51-lb, 8-year-old heeler mix is currently being fostered in Parkland, FL (Broward County). She loves lounging around, getting her belly rubbed, and even relaxing with the furminator (although she's not one who likes getting her nails done; that will require peanut butter and patience). Sadie also enjoys going for walks and smelling EVERYTHING, sometimes getting a little excited and pulling her person along (especially if she sees a rabbit!). She'll even go for a light jog (she can run about a mile), as long as she has some cool water to drink and a cold tile floor to rest on when she's done. Sadie is working on basic commands, and she is incredibly treat motivated. She's also quite the foodie: canned pumpkin and cooked veggies are delicious! Sadie is house-trained, crate-trained, spayed, and up to date on vaccines. As a senior, Sadie's standard adoption donation is $250, but $150 for a senior adopter 65+ through our Seniors for Seniors program. All information about the rescue and adoption can be found at ewenityfarmsbch.com.
Senior, Female, Medium
Sanibel is the sweetest little gnome heeler. She came from a high-kill county shelter in Tampa Bay as an owner surrender and had almost no hair when we rescued her. She is a senior and she does have some medical conditions, but being a senior also means she adores being loved on, getting belly rubs, a good roll in the grass and lying in the sun on the back porch. Sanibel has arthritis, she walks slowly and has spondylosis of her spine. She can do steps and roll in the grass and even play briefly with other dogs. She has chronic dry eye and requires eye drops that the vet prescribed for her. Her skin still gets some scabbing and she does get a medicated bath every month or so. Her hair has mostly grown back, and her bad teeth have been removed. She is on supplements for arthritis, and has a special food that she will need to have in her forever home also, it has helped her skin immensely. She is housebroken, and will let you know with a bark when she wants to go out. She loves a soft cushy bed to lie in and will bask out in the sun. She is fine with other dogs or without. Has a great appetite. Sanibel does not need long walks, and she really prefers to be with you. She would love a nice quiet place with a yard to roam in, someone that can love her as she is, be patient with her and give her all the comforts of life. She even gives little kisses to the right person!! If anyone 65+ is interested, she is eligible for our Seniors for Seniors program (check out our website ewenityfarmsbch.com/adoption/ for more info on the program).
Senior, Female, Medium
Scout (45 pounds, ~ 6 years old) is available for adoption and being fostered in Tampa, FL (Hillsborough County). He is lovingly nicknamed Frankenpuppy by his foster parents because he is the perfect amalgamation of spare parts - he has the blocky head of a pit bull, the big ears of a rabbit, the mohawk of a Rhodesian ridgeback, the body of a potato, and a sixth toe. The two most important things in Scout's life are food and cuddles. He is a very hungry boy (despite being well-fed) and loves to snack on frozen Kongs. If you are late for dinner, he will very respectfully let you know by bringing you his food bowl and dropping it loudly beside you. He is an A+ cuddler and his favorite spot in the world is upside down on the couch getting a belly rub - preferably sandwiched between two people for double the attention. He can be dog selective at times, but with proper socialization and training can likely be improved. He immediately loves all people (especially people with snacks). Scout came to Ewenity heartworm positive, and unfortunately, it had progressed far enough to leave some permanent damage to his heart. However, this doesn't slow him down at all (likely because he never moved very fast to begin with), and today he is heartworm free. While he enjoys walks, he much prefers to snuggle on the couch or bake in the sun. He's a low-key guy looking for a low-key family that will provide timely meals and endless snuggles. In return, he will gift you with gentle face licks, loud snoring, and a lifetime of love. All information about the rescue and adoption can be found at: ewenityfarmsbch.com.
Adult, Male, Medium
Summer is available for adoption or foster. Summer is currently being fostered in Bradenton, FL (Manatee County). Summer is a sweet senior lab mix who found herself in the shelter when her owner passed. She is low energy, gets along with other dogs, but would do fine by herself. She likes to go for walks, will chase a ball, but mostly likes to stay by your side. She would be a great dog for a senior couple or someone who just wants a loving companion to have around. Summer is a bit overweight at 65 pounds and we are working on taking 15 lbs off. She listens well, knows basic commands, and is housetrained and crate trained. Summer is looking for that person who will take her to the beach for long walks to sit and watch the sunset, or go for short hikes in the woods. She walks great on a leash and loves to ride in the car. Anyone out there for this sweet girl? As a senior, Summer's standard adoption donation is $250, but $150 for a senior adopter 65+ through our Seniors for Seniors program. She is spayed, up-to-date on vaccines and preventives, microchipped and heartworm negative. All information about the rescue and adoption can be found at: ewenityfarmsbch.com
Senior, Female, Large
Whitley is an Australian Cattle Dog of about 3 years and 50lbs. He needs a very heeler-savvy leader as his person. We think Whitley may do really well living the farm life, letting a heeler do what they are bred to do. Whitley is very intense, is easily excitable and needs a home that wants to provide him a moderate-to-high amount of activity. Since he is food motivated, he is a great trainee and wants to please! Whitley is a typical velcro dog and wants to be by your side, always. He loves his person and just wants to find his forever companionship in a human. His ideal home is with his humans and no other dogs or a submissive dog. He is house trained and a total dream in the crate. Whitley is neutered, up-to-date on vaccines and preventives, microchipped and heartworm-negative.
Adult, Male, Medium