Meet Our Dogs

Every dog deserves its day! Meet the dogs that we currently have for adoption!
If you are interested in adopting, please complete our adoption application or email us with any questions.


Additional Information
  • Female
  • Short Coat
  • Spay/Neuter
  • House Trained
  • Vaccinations Current
  • Dog Friendly
  • Cat Friendly

More About Joy

Joy is a 6-year-old 60 lb. Black Mouthed Cur mix who was picked up as a stray in Darlington, South Carolina. She was named for her demeanor, and quickly became a staff favorite at the shelter. Joy spent several weeks with a foster family, and then made her way north to the Upper Valley in early July. Upon her arrival, Joy had some emergency dental work done, and then started her heartworm treatment in late August. She charmed all of the medical staff she has visited! Joy will be ready to join her new home in late September once she has recovered from her heartworm treatment. She would love the opportunity to visit with her new family a couple times prior to joining them permanently.

Joy lived with three other dogs of varied ages and a cat in her foster home in South Carolina, and currently lives with a 9-year-old male Bully mix in her Upper Valley foster home. She is not particularly playful with other dogs, but enjoys coexisting with them. Joy is most comfortable with women and would prefer a female as her primary adopter; given time and a patient approach she warms up to men. Joy spent time with elementary-aged kids in her South Carolina foster home and enjoyed the company of 6-year-old visitor to her Upper Valley foster home. Joy has excellent leash manners and enjoys a couple strolls around the neighborhood daily. She is a bit anxious walking outside around the neighborhood and barks at oncoming people and dogs; she has shown improvement on this reactivity with training that respects her comfort zone. Joy loves to go for rides in the car and is comfortable there when her people are running errands.

Joy is house trained and crate trained, and loves to lounge around in the house when her family is home. Joy needs to be in a crate when her family is gone due to some mild separation anxiety. She enjoys kongs stuffed with cream cheese to keep her occupied when her family is gone, and enjoys soft squeaky toys to toss around and play tug with. Joy excels at agility work and enjoys jumping over items, hopping onto items, and doing tricky balance work. Her foster mom is starting to teach her to skateboard! She likes to keep her mind active and agility is a great way to do it. Joy would love a home that has some experience with dogs, is lower traffic, has a family member that is home regularly, and is committed to continued training in agility and anxiety reduction.