Home for the Holidays: Dogs needing temporary foster homes

Home for the Holidays: Dogs needing temporary foster homes
Buzby is special soul, looking for a nice, quite home.

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Do you have room in your heart and home to give a pet a home for the holidays? Wednesday, we talked about a new program being launched by Secondhand Snoots Rescue to give the dogs currently being housed in a kennel a foster home through Thanksgiving and Christmas, their Home for the Holidays campaign. (See story.)

Here are the dogs that would love to find a family to take them in for a short break from the kennel.

Older dogs

Bugzy is a senior Shepherd mix that is visually impaired. He’d be best suited for a home with an older individual with no cats or young kids. Bugzy bonds well with people and gets along great with other dogs.

Cash is still working to find his place in the world and is pretty curious about all that he sees. This handsome Airedale is around six-years-old and he loves people and cuddling on the sofa.

Adult dogs

Silly, cuddly and playful Dillon is looking for an active household so that he can play ball and have some fun. The four-year-old boy is a deaf American Bulldog mix and needs to be in a home without other dogs. He’s fine with dog-savvy cats. Dillon could use the love and playtime of a nice home over the holidays.

Patches is a three to four-year-old pit bull mix that is sweet and loving toward everyone she meets. She’s best suited for a home with no other dogs because she prefers to be the center of attention, cuddling on the couch during her downtime.

If you are looking to hang with a gentle giant, consider taking Buddah under your wing. This 3-year-old Neapolitan Mastiff is a big teddy bear that loves to be loved. He’s best suited as the only pet in the house and would be better in a home with no small kids.

This chocolate and vanilla sweetie is around two to three-years-old and loves everyone she meets. Betty loves to run around the yard with Star and other dogs being boarded and just loves her playtime. She is petite and graceful and would do well in a small space.


Star is an adorable one-year-old pit bull mix that just happens to be deaf. She’s had a rough start in life and had her throat cut twice by a previous owner. She loves other dogs and can’t get enough of playing in the yard. She’s petite and graceful and would settle in nice in a small space like an apartment.

At 11-months, Jax is still a puppy with tons of energy. This compact boxer mix is great with other dogs and loves to wrestle and romp. His compact stature would be great in an apartment or condo as long as he has someplace to run, play and get exercise.

If you are looking for a sweet, lovable girl that gets along great with people and other dogs, consider Frankie (Francesca). This happy-go-lucky 11-month-old puppy is full of energy and loves to run and play. She is great with dogs, ignores cats and loves kids (should be older kids). Although it would be great if she had a yard, she’d get along fine in an apartment or condo if she gets plenty of exercise.

Secondhand Snoots Rescue has set up a special Facebook page so potential foster homes can get a better feel for the dogs. Check out their Facebook page for general news or learn more about the rescue online. For a story about the rescue’s special mission of helping deaf dogs, read this story.

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