NEARR specializes in matchmaking. We know our dogs very well through speaking with the previous owner or shelter, doing a careful evaluation, and evaluating the dogs further while they are in foster care. We then get to know our applicants through a thorough questionnaire, interviews, home screenings, and reference checks. We have never accepted applications for a specific dog. Instead, we've always matched applicants up with the appropriate dog based on our knowledge and experience.
Age: 4 1/2 years
Baxter is a sweet, friendly lab mix who is looking for a new home. His size makes him perfect for an apartment or home. Baxter enjoys getting pets and hugs. He is well behaved, knows basic commands and walks nicely on the leash. Baxter bonds quickly with his people and is motivated by praise and pets.
Baxter has a lot of energy. He enjoys running with his doggy friends at the dog park and the beach. He would make a good jogging partner. Once he comes home, he settles right down. He is quiet in the house and sleeps through the night of his dog bed.
If Baxter sounds like the right dog for you, please contact NEARR to meet him.
Age: 10 years
Hi! My name is Abby and I am a dancing love bug!!
Age is just number, however, I am a 10 yr old Chesapeake Retriever and have the energy and enthusiasm of a younger dog. Yes, I love to dance! Every time the leash comes out I just have to dance because I am so excited to go for a walk or a ride. Love it! And, I can go for a long time at a brisk pace! It would be so much fun if you like to do this, too.
Admittedly, my leash manners need a little work. I know some commands & would be happy to do a refresher course with you. I love kids and get along with other dogs. Frankly, I am more interested in a ball than other dogs, yet I am very polite with them.
They call me loving (and sometimes "velcro -dog") because I want to be with my peeps - wherever they go. It gives me comfort to be near them, and this way I can reciprocate by keeping on eye them, too. I would be so happy in a home with a family so I can hang out with a mom or a dad and kids.
I would love to love you. Won't you give me the chance?
Age: 4 1/2 years
Brandy is a gorgeous 4 1/2 year old chocolate lab mix. She has a velvety soft coat and beautiful brown eyes. At 60 lbs, she is the perfect size for a house or apartment. She is a velcro dog. She will follow you around but she does not get under foot. She bonds very quickly to her people. Brandy is a cuddle bug and gives the softest kisses. She is happiest sitting next to you on the floor, the couch or even on your lap.
Brandy is good with children and other pets. She knows basic commands and walks nicely on the leash. She would love to have a yard to run and a doggy friend to play with. If Brandy sounds like the right dog for you, please contact NEARR so that you can meet her.
Age: 9 years
Hi, my name is Pearl and I am the sweetest girl youíll ever meet! I am so good in the house, I never get into trouble. I donít need much, just a couple meals a day, a few easy walks and maybe play a little fetchÖwho am I kidding, weíll definitely play fetchÖitís my favorite thing!
I hope you donít have any other pets because I want you to spend all your love on me, Iím kinda selfish that way! But I promise to give you lots and lots of love in return. I also love older kids if you happen to have any hanging around. They always pet me and make me feel special.
Please donít think that just because Iím 9 that my best years are behind me. I still have plenty of energy and can get up and down stairs just fine. The vet doesnít even believe my age because Iím in such good shape and I need you to help keep me that way so we can have lots of fun together.
Iím so easy going, I know Iíll fit right into your home and your heart if you just give me a chance!
Age: 12 years
My name is Zoey and my foster mom says that I am a sweetie looking only for love and affection. I am timid at first, but warm quickly to some kind words and a pat or two. I am a ďvelcroĒ dog but I want only to share your space.
At twelve-years-old, I am still playful and I love to catch a ball. I love to have a tennis ball or toy to chew. I require very little exercise and adore going for car rides. I have a bit of arthritis but I still manage to climb the stairs every night to sleep in a second floor bedroom on my bed. If you are looking for a dog that understands that the couch is yours, then I am your girl!
I know a few basic commands and my foster mom is working on teaching me more. Iíll bark when appropriate, but I am not a pest about it.
I want to be with people, and so I will make a wonderful companion for someone who has lots of time to be with me. Would you like to apply for the job of keeping me company?
Emma - Adopted!
Age: 10 Months
Hi Everyone, I'm Emmie. I'm a cute, happy youngster with a sweet disposition and lots of puppy energy. I'm fully housebroken and do ok with a crate, but I haven't had much obedience training yet. I've lived with other dogs and would LOVE a family with another dog to play with. I like kids also, but probably older kids would be best because of my exuberant nature. I'll need an adopter with time to spend training, exercising and playing with me.
Will you take me home and love me?
Lady - Adopted!
Age: 8 years
Hi my name is Lady and I would love to be your new best friend. I am 8 years old but donít let my age fool you. I am young at heart. I have lots of energy and enjoy going for walks or a good game of fetch.
In my foster home I have three other dogs to play with but I leave the cats alone. I especially enjoy snuggling with my foster family. I am also content to lie at their feet or rest on my dog bed with a toy. I like living with my foster family, but I would really like a home of my own.
If you are looking for a companion that is calm in the house but still has a playful side then Iím your girl. Please contact NEARR so that we can meet.
Evander - Adopted!
Age: 10 years
Meet Evander. He is a happy boy with a lot of sweetness. He would be thrilled to cuddle up with you, and even lie on your lap! He is affectionate and will rub against you asking for pets. Evander always has a smile on his face and his tail is always wagging. Heís older but energetic and loves to play fetch. He doesnít bark much, but loves to speak doggy and let you figure out what heís saying.
He is a little shy when he meets new dogs, but then gets used to them pretty quickly. He does prefer female dogs and older, quiet males. He does well with cats, too.
If youíre looking for an older but still active dog who is sweetly people-oriented and well-trained, then Evander is a great match for you! Contact NEARR to meet him.