Dogtown: Good dogs, all makes & models

There are lots of new canine faces at the shelter this week! At this writing there are 23 adoptable dogs, and more than half of them just arrived in August.

Among the new dogs are two very large dogs, Dizzy (female) and Oso (male). They are listed as Great Pyrenees mixes, but may have Mastiff or Anatolian in there also. Oso stands tall enough to look down the row over the kennel dividers! At the other end of the size range, we have little Yoda, a male pug/Chihuahua mix, and Sonya, a female Shih Tzu.

There are also four of Winnie’s puppies (all male) available. They weigh about 20 lbs. now and are expected to be full size at around 50 lbs. These cuties were fostered with other dogs, chickens and young children and are very well socialized. I was happy to get see one of the siblings go home with a friend of our family; now I get to hear frequent updates about the little guy! My friends can’t say enough good things about this smart and easygoing puppy. Redwood Pals Rescue also has one of the sisters to these pups available through them.

Rescue work has kept me so busy the last week that I have not had the chance to meet all the new dogs yet. Fortunately, we have some wonderful volunteers at the shelter who have kept the dogs walked and posted updates to our little volunteer group.

One new dog has clearly made an impression on the volunteers. His name is Dakar and he is an interesting mix of Border collie and German shepherd. His look is quite unusual. One volunteer described him as an unblended mix of dogs. He walks very nicely on the leash, knows “sit” and seems to be quite attentive to his handlers. Dakar is guesstimated to be 2 years old and weighs about 60 lbs. He is microchipped, vaccinated and is scheduled to be neutered this week. Check him out at the Humboldt County Animal Shelter, 980 Lycoming Ave. in McKinleyville. The shelter is open Monday through Friday; more information is available at (707) 840-9132.

Redwood Pals Rescue has had a busy week! (Do I say that every week?) Among our activities were arranging for a dog to fly back to Chicago to rejoin her owner, vaccinating puppies, celebrating the adoption of recently featured Jax, contacting specialty rescue for a cute little deaf dog at the shelter, transporting a homeless dog to the vet, getting estimates for a heartworm-positive dog and taking rescue dogs to training class, while still trying to find homes and fosters for the dogs in our care.


One of the dogs we would really like to find a home for is our sweet older girl Bailey. Bailey has been fostered by a variety of people, all of whom have found her to be a great housemate. Bailey is very nicely behaved in the house and loves it when her people are around for a movie or quiet evening in. She has come on many of our pack walks. She can be initially excited by the activity, but settles right in once the group gets moving.

Bailey likes to ride in the car, especially if she can have a window open. She waits patiently during errands. Bailey has gone to boarding between available fosters and the boarding staff have given her high marks for behavior. They actually send a report card home and Bailey has always received straight A’s! She is an older dog, about 10 we think, and it sure would be nice for her to have a home to call her own. She is not a good fit with cats or birds, but has been very gentle with children. Please contact us for more information at [email protected] or (707) 839-9692.

You can see more photos of Bailey and also learn about our other dogs on our Redwood Pals Rescue Facebook page.


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