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I couldn't be happier to pass Dog House Adoptions' Presidential torch to Brittany DeJohn! And she couldn't be happier to accept, eagerly learning (for 3+ hours this morning to start) the ins and outs of presiding over our organization.

It has been a true honor to serve on this board and I rest easier knowing I am leaving the management of DHA in the caring, capable hands of our most dedicated board members. I especially want to thank our most knowledgeable and longest-standing founding member, Audra Bentley, for taking charge while Brittany gets up to speed.

Rest assured, I believe in this organization too much to leave for good. My name is staying on the volunteer roster and I'll be helping out with IT and advisement once the task of transition is complete. Mine is not a goodbye, but a "HELLO!" to the good people who will carry on with the positive energy and camaraderie that has helped 113 dogs in our backyard of New York's Capital Region since April 13th, 2012!

GO TEAM!

All the best,
+Kim Clune 
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TRANSFORMATION COMPLETE!! Watch Calvin morph from a dog with a dislocated hip into a KANGAROO! Thank you to his supporters! YOU made this happen! (Play the video. It's seriously worth it.)

This happy puppy is now available for adoption at doghouseadoptions.org/calvin.
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+Nancy W. Thanks for watching! We couldn't be happier for this fella. Now to get him a home!
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10-month-old puppy leaves paper trail outting local pet store's puppy mill source. But she's the cutest little whistle blower to ever live! And she's adoptable in Troy, NY!
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FOR ADOPTION IN TROY, NY - PLEASE SHARE!

Oreo is just a year and a half old Havanese and was found roaming the streets of Schenectady just prior to Memorial Day Weekend. He was never claimed at the end of his 5 day stay hold.

Oreo is a real doll and he loves, loves, loves people. He’ll snuggle into the crook of your arm, kiss your face and follow you to the ends of the earth.

What doesn’t he love? Little dogs. Medium sized dogs. Big dogs. Oreo is an equal opportunity dog non-lover.

He’s leash trained, crate trained, even tempered, eager to please, and does great in the car. He can bum around with you anywhere you go, but for where other dogs are. (Did we mention that he really doesn’t like other dogs?)

As long as you love dogs and don’t mind a dog that doesn’t, Oreo is your fella!

More photos can be found at http://doghouseadoptions.org/oreo

Become Oreo’s’s Best Friend, Today!

- Fill out an adoption application at http://www.doghouseadoptions.org/dog-adoption-application

- Once your application is in, you can call Cassie to arrange a meet and greet in Troy, NY. (518) 285-9048. - If this is truly the pup for you, we’ll do a pre-adoption home visit. If that goes well, you’ll sign adoption contract, pay the non-refundable $250 adoption fee, and enjoy life with your new dog!

Please note: We keep our adoptions to within a 90 minute radius from Troy, NY.
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Prince has lived with kids his whole life, snuggling into bed with them to chase away the boogie man. He currently lives with 3 kids ages 3, 12, 17.  He’s also good and playful with other dogs. We’re just not sure about cats. Described as a Goofus, he’s a happy-go-lucky guy who likes to romp and play, but also to lay quietly by your side when playtime is through.
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FOR ADOPTION IN TROY, NY - PLEASE SHARE!

English Bulldogs are among the gentlest of breeds when it comes to their people, and Knuckles is no exception. At roughly 50 pounds, this 6 1/2 year Olde English Bulldogge will nuzzle his way into your lap, lean his head way back and kiss your whole face.

Knuckle’s sensitive soul just needs a life of peaceful downtime. He needs to feel your hand stroking his side, or gently patting the top of his head. He needs to be the king of his household again since his owner passed away. He needs to know that his space will be respected while he gets his beauty sleep. He needs a low, soft bed. He needs to be plied with treats. He needs the invitation, not expectation, to engage, knowing that he doesn’t have to kiss you if he isn’t feeling the moment. (The only thing he doesn’t need is people, dogs, or cats of any size coming up directly in his face.)

If you can offer Knuckles a soft, safe haven which he can come to trust in his slow, sweet time, he will reward you with the most beautiful affection and long-lasting love. Please, give this incredible guy just one lucky chance to be accepted for the special dog he is. So many of us in this rescue world are in love with this dog for exactly who he is, as he is.

Learn his whole story and see lots more photos at http://doghouseadoptions.org/Knuckles

Become Knuckle’s Best Friend, Today!

- Fill out an application at http://www.doghouseadoptions.org/dog-adoption-application

- Once your application is in, you can call Cassie to arrange a meet and greet in Troy, NY. (518) 285-9048. - If this is truly the pup for you, we’ll do a home visit. If that goes well, you’ll sign the contract, pay the non-refundable $250 adoption fee, and enjoy life with your new dog!

Please note: We keep our adoptions to within a 90 minute radius from Troy, NY.
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Daisy’s pretty petals are many. Of course, with her blue and brown eyes, she’s gorgeous – but her beauty runs deep.

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FOR ADOPTION IN TROY, NY - Copper Coonhound and Circus Clown Mix, 6 Month Female, Spayed, Vaccinated, Microchipped and House Trained

Gracie is a bouncing 6-month-old bundle of Coonhound mix sunshine with a goofy energy who brings joy to all she meets. She’s wiggly and wobbly, like a slinky, with the energy of a wind up toy – highly active until the spring quickly unwinds. She is also sweetly even-tempered, great with the dogs, kids, cats, ad adults she used to live with. She’s even kind to strangers.

Gracie’s appreciation for affection can settle her pouncing puppiness to a sit with a quick scratch under the chin. She’ll require typical puppy training for basic commands and leash walking, but her eagerness to please will go a long, long way. She makes beautiful, adoring eye contact, indicating an eagerness to please, and she’s already house trained and crate trained, so far.

Gracie and her twin brother Solomon were surrendered from a household with too many animals. Typically, we don’t recommend that two puppies from the same litter are homed together, but these two are so sweet and kind to people and to each other that we would gladly do so. Of course, they can also be given their own special homes where each is the sole recipient of love and devotion.

Many more photos are available at http://doghousedoptions.org/gracie 

Become This Dog’s Best Friend, Today!

- Fill out an application at http://www.doghouseadoptions.org/dog-adoption-application

- Once your application is in, we’ll get in touch. (It may take a week for us to process.)

- If this is truly the pup for you, we’ll do a home visit. If that goes well, you’ll sign the contract, pay the non-refundable $250 adoption fee, and enjoy life with your new dog!

Please note: We keep our adoptions to within a 90 minute radius from Troy, NY. 
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CALVIN UPDATE!! Zachary Conley, at just 8 years old, sees a photograph of an emaciated and ailing dog on his mom’s computer. His tender heart is so moved that he makes his upcoming birthday wish right then and there. “I want to help this dog,” he says. And for his 9th birthday, his mom, grandmother, family and friends and 26 amazing Calvin supporters help to grant his wish. 

Read the whole story (with many more darling photographs) here! 
http://www.doghouseadoptions.org/zacharys-wish/
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ADOPT or FOSTER Molly! This little Dalmatian mix needs mollycoddling in Troy, NY. Owner just passed.

Molly’s Happy Holiday History

Molly, a starved 10-month-old stray in West Virginia, had just been rescued when Carol, a resident of Colonie, NY, saw her on the internet. That was in November of 2009. Carol said, "I only knew she was cute as can be."

It took a month of coordination between transport volunteers — and even a volunteer pilot — to get Molly into her new home for the holidays. Despite heavy snow and a plane malfunction, Molly made it just in time for 5 o’clock dinner on Christmas Eve, one full month after Carol spotted her.

You can read the whole heartwarming story in the Capital District Senior Spotlight February 2010 and see more photos at http://doghouseadoptions.org/molly-m

Why Molly Needs You

We’re trying, through kindness, to distract Molly from missing the love that she is so very accustomed to. Carol unexpectedly and very suddenly passed away on May 30th. As Carol’s obituary says, “The only things she loved more than church and her dog Molly was her family.”

The family is doing the best they can for Molly by placing her in the care of rescue friends at Dog House Adoptions. Carol’s children, like her, are animal rescuers and advocates, but their houses are already filled with animals who had once been in need.

Giving Molly up was twice the heartbreak after this family suffered the loss of their mother. Please, consider easing their minds and Molly’s heart. Bring this dog home.

More About Molly

Molly is still, as Carol said, “cute as can be,” but she is starved no more. In fact, she could use a bit of a walking routine, if you’re inclined to get some exercise. She’s fairly good on a leash during a lively walk but, if you slow down and she has an agenda, she will try to pull you along at her pace.

Molly has been terrific with grandchildren of all ages. She’s good with most other dogs. She tolerated well the feral cat given shelter by Carol. She can also be left alone during the work day, although we recommend a crate and a good chew or bone since she does tend to gnaw on non-dog things when she’s bored.

The little polka dot spots on her right ear are just darling, as is that black patch over her left. And she reaches up to bury her head in your arms as you rub the sides of her face. Molly needs somebody to do just that right now.

How You Can Help

Won’t you soothe Molly’s sweet and still cheerful soul? She’s unsure what’s happening right now but, with your love, she would find so much comfort in the safety of stability once more. And she would love you for the rest of her life.

Become Molly’s Best Friend, Today!

- Fill out an adoption application at http://www.doghouseadoptions.org/dog-adoption-application

- OR, fill out a foster application at http://www.doghouseadoptions.org/foster-application

- Once your application is in, you can call Cassie to arrange a meet and greet in Troy, NY. (518) 285-9048. - If this is truly the pup for you, we’ll do a pre-adoption home visit. If that goes well, you’ll sign adoption contract, pay the non-refundable $250 adoption fee, and enjoy life with your new dog!

Please note: We keep our adoptions to within a 90 minute radius from Troy, NY. 
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PLEASE DONATE TOWARDS CALVIN'S VET BILLS: Even after enduring days of excruciating pain, Calvin has proven to be the nicest, sweetest, gentlest 9 month puppy. Whether he was hit by a car, fell from a great height, or suffered an abusive kick, we’ll never know the forceful blow that caused his suffering. What we do know is that, with your help, we can see him through a dislocated hip, broken heart, and lost home. Thank you for your contribution! Learn more: http://www.doghouseadoptions.org/help-calvin/
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ADOPT BLAZER, THE PLAYFUL PITTIE PUP, IN TROY, NY! PLEASE SHARE!

Our phone rang on April 28th. “I don’t know how much time is left on this dog’s stray hold but, if he’s not dead yet, do you want to meet him?”

Cassie sure did and she wrote to the rest of us immediately.

"Cindy brought me the dog, which isn’t a dog but an 8 to 9 month old puppy. Super sweet – will wiggle out of his fur. Where is he now? In the back of my truck headed for my house because I can’t board a pup nor can I let it be euthanized knowing it hasn’t even lived yet."

As Kim jumped on the phone to make a vet appointment, she said to Cassie, “He needs a name for the file. What can you tell me about him?”

Cassie said, “All I know is that he’s in the back of my truck.”

And so we named him Blazer.

WHO IS THIS FELLA?

At just 9 months and 47 pounds, Blazer is an exuberant little pup who loves to be near people, leaning against them with some part of his body at all times. He wiggles, wags and kisses your face with gumption but settles down quickly and lays by your feet. He’s not much of a bone chewer but he does like to chase toys. He just doesn't know that bringing them back makes the game more fun for humans.

Blazer knows how to sit and he’s still learning everything else, but the way he waits so patiently for treats and his eagerness to please will make training a breeze. We do warn you – while he’s still learning not to jump up, his emphatic need for hugs at first greeting means his two front paws launch forward in a great big hello. This has earned him the endearing nickname “gut-puncher.” He will easily learn not to do this with a quick, consistent twist of your body paired with the word “off” and a little redirect to “sit” thrown in for good measure.

Blazer is an awesome traveler. He may bark at first, but he then lays down and and hangs out to enjoy the ride. He’s even growing to like the woman in the GPS system, although he did think her voice was alien at first.

Even tempered, Blazer likes other dogs and people alike. But his boyish charm has been perceived as a bit bold by older an dog who didn’t want his play bows in his face. If you’re looking for a second dog, he’ll do best with a romping rascal with equal energy. (We have yet to cat test him so we aren’t sure of his level of prey drive.)

MORE PHOTOS!

http://doghouseadoptions.org/blazer 

BECOME BLAZER'S BEST FRIEND TODAY!

- Fill out an application at http://www.doghouseadoptions.org/dog-adoption-application

- Once your application is in, you can call Cassie to arrange a meet and greet in Troy, NY. (518) 285-9048. - If this is truly the pup for you, we’ll do a home visit. If that goes well, you’ll sign the contract, pay the non-refundable $250 adoption fee, and enjoy life with your new dog!

Please note: We keep our adoptions to within a 90 minute radius from Troy, NY.
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Caring for Canines and Community in New York's Capital Region
Introduction

Welcome to Dog House Adoptions!

A dog’s love feeds the human soul and humans have the ability to offer the same in return. That’s why we designed a rescue program to enrich the lives of both dogs and people.

As we strive to introduce orphan dogs into loving homes, we invite you to work with the dogs not yet placed so that you may receive the benefits of their unconditional love and heart-healing power. As you indulge in the canine connection, you’ll help our rescues become more adoptable, paying your experience forward to their new forever families.

Join us on this amazing journey. The dogs would love to have you!

  • Our Mission
  • Our Philosophy
  • Finding Pet Parents for Orphaned Dogs
  • Healing the Hearts of Dogs and People
  • Educating the Stewards of the Future
  • Building the Dog House Rescue Center
  • Fostering a Resource Network
  • Maintaining a Sense of Humor


Our Mission

Dog House Adoptions cares for the dogs who need help now, educates the public to protect dogs of the future, allows dogs to give back as they do best - with their whole hearts, and we accomplish each stage with a sense of humor.


Our Philosophy

The way we see it, dogs are not throw away items. Their lives have value and, when the community comes together to support their needs, dogs do something miraculous. No matter how weary, weathered or worn, dogs give back with their whole hearts, enriching human lives in healing ways. This is why we’ve made it our job to facilitate loving, healing dog/human connections.


Finding Pet Parents for Orphaned Dogs

Why do we call our rescue dogs orphans? The dogs in our care are not homeless. They have a transitional home that satisfies their physical needs and caring people who tend to their emotional needs. But what they need most is a pet parent.

We seek pet parents for our darling orphans, people with a dog’s best interest at heart, so our precious babies can feel loved and cared for – for life. From the moment they come to us, they give all they have. The ultimate gift we can give back is a safe place to live out their days, a forever home.

Visit our adoptable dogs and become a loving pet parent today!


Healing the Hearts of Dogs and People

Our rescue is open to all members of the community who can benefit from the healing aspect of dog interaction. Dogs give without limit to those who wish to receive. Whether providing emotional support to trauma victims and those who suffer from deep emotional loss, or by providing occupational therapy through brushing or walking, they always do so with a tail wag of reward.

We are happy to work with individuals and organizations who can benefit from feel-good dog interaction. Contact TopDogs@DogHouseAdoptions.org to partner with us or to learn more.


Educating the Stewards of the Future

Dogs instill an increased sense of compassion and responsibility in children, preparing the next generation for humane animal stewardship. We’d love to speak at your school or organize a weekend youth class to teach children how to best approach strange dogs, ask owners for permission to pet, and act thoughtfully in any dog’s presence. If you can lend an organizing hand, please contact TopDogs@DogHouseAdoptions.org.

As we grow, we plan to offer college internships, allowing students to devise class projects with real impact, from creating lesson plans to social media campaigns and beyond.


Building a Human Dog House

Our goal is to build a Dog House Rescue Center to house the community’s orphaned dogs and to host dog encounter programs for the public.

The Dog House, a human house featuring a living room commons, a kitchen, a laundry room and more, will allow us to teach dogs not to chew furniture, counter surf or fear noises from appliances. We believe adoption chances increase exponentially when prospective adopters see a well behaved dog in a home setting, and return rates will be greatly reduced based on good behavior.

This space will also be the location for volunteer gatherings, education programs, summer camp dog classes, and more. Built using green materials and sustainable energy sources, it will showcase the talents of local designers, planners and builders in Rensselaer County and the Capital Region of New York State.

Help build an innovative Dog House! Contact TopDogs@DogHouseAdoptions.org to discuss how or donate toward this project today!


Fostering a Resource Network

Having met with local rescue people interested in sharing resources, ideas, and working toward common goals, we are eager to grow our circle of reliable friends. We invite dialogue with others to that end – because no organization is an island.


Maintaining a Sense of Humor

Dogs are playful, precious and often precocious, but the world they sometimes live in can be a sad and lonely place. At Dog House Adoptions, we pride ourselves on being just as playful, precious and precocious as our dogs, showcasing their best traits in the best possible situation, making rescue a safe and fun place to volunteer.