List of Adoptable Animals for Lost Dogs Run

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         Animals adopted must have a fenced yard and access to a house in a safe and loving environment.    References and a home visit are needed to approve an adoption.    All adoptions require a pre-adoption week-long visit at the new home to make sure the animal and family are compatible.    Animals adopted 6 months and older are fixed prior to adoption.    All animals adopted are dewormed and up to date on all necessary vaccines.    Dogs are also up-to-date on heartworm preventative.    They may be heartworm positive, if on the slow-kill cure procedure for heartworms using ivermectin, provided we feel confident that the new owners will continue the procedure.    Otherwise, they will have been treated to kill the heartworms with the conventional "arsenic-based" drug imiticide.    A tax-deductable donation of $150 is asked at the time of adoption.

LDR Index Name
Input Date
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1 Buster Brown

Treeing Walker Coonhound (purebreed)

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Buster Brown is a handsome black, white, and brown Treeing Walker Coonhound, weighing about 60 lbs, and was about a yr and a half old at input. He is all muscle and an active dog. Buster was given to his Foster by the Owner who lived in a Trailer Park and kept him tied up 24/7. Buster is house trained, neutered, fully vetted, heart worm negative, and on heart worm preventative. He loves people and dogs, but has not yet been checked with cats - although there were cats in his yard area in the trailer park. He sleeps inside the house, stays in a fenced yard with 9 other dogs during the day, and is allowed to run free and hunt in the adjacent woods for several hours each day. Buster loves to swim. He has a beautiful hound voice. Buster needs a rural home!
13 Socks

Shar Pei & Kimmer Cur

Input Date
Socks (LDR #13) is an adorable young mix of Shar Pei (check out her small ears) and probably Kimmer Cur as judged from the colors of her coat and general size. She was 9 months old at input and weighed 33 pounds. She is now (4/1/16) about two years old and weighs about 35 lbs. Socks has been spayed and is up to date on her vaccines and tested negative for heart worms. Socks was abandoned as a puppy by a family in Robbinsville, North Carolina when they moved from their "double wide" trailer and saved by a neighbor who was her initial foster. She was house-trained and socialized with her foster's 5 dogs and is so sweet and friendly. Socks likes to be both indoors and outdoors and would require a fenced yard for her protection although she doesn't run off when outside. Her second foster had a total of 13 dogs (ranging from 30 lbs to a 100 lbs) and she gots along fine with everyone. She is not cat aggressive. Socks likes to sleep on the bed in the arms of her foster. If you are interested in providing a home for Socks, please contact Ron Stoessell at 985-630-1613 or Cindy Mulkey at 828-557-4263
19 Gretchen

Border Collie Mix

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Gretchen (LDR #19) is a beautiful, sweet, little black and white Border Collie Mix. She is a special-needs dog who came from the local VRHS Shelter in Marble, NC. She had been hit by a vehicle, breaking her pelvis and pushing her bladder outside of her body cavity. LDR had surgery done on her at the UT Vet School in Knoxville and they repaired as much of the damage as possible. She is incontinent and will have problems later due to the way the pelvis healed. But Gretchen is happy and likes to play with other dogs and roam in nearby woods. She will always have a good home with her foster Ron Stoessell at the Howling Wolf Cabin on the Little Easy.
23 Earl

Brown Heeler (mixed)

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Earl is a stubtailed, 5 year old 55 lb Brown Heeler, possibly mixed with Australian Shepherd. He is house trained, uses a doggy door, has wonderful recall and doesn't run off. Earl is fully vetted. He was a Shelter dog, taken in as an owner surrender from the Peachtree area of Cherokee County, NC. He came in needing a dental but already fixed. He had 9 teeth removed and is feeling wonderful now. This is a sweet and lovable dog, a perfect family pet who loves people and children and gets along fine with other dogs.
24 Shadow

Labrador Retriever (mixed)

Input Date
Shadow is a 5 year old, 80 lb black Labrador retriever mix. She has beautiful fur and is fully vetted. Shadow was an owner surrender because she was blind with cataracts. She underwent cataract surgery in her right eye and had some vision restored but has retina degeneration and will be blind again in the future. Her left eye had a detached retina and cataract surgery would not help. Shadow is house trained and uses a doggy door. She has no problem with other dogs and stays close to her foster's side. She will need a fenced yard for her own safety. Shadow loves to sleep in your arms. She is a wonderful dog who loves people and children.
27 Blue

Pit Bull

Input Date
Blue is an incredibly handsome, 2 year old, 55 lb, neutered male purebred "blue" pit bull with white on his chest. He was from a breeder in Atlanta. His family lived in a rental house in Murphy, NC and were not allowed to have an inside dog. Blue wandered off again and again, slipping his collar on a line, and ending up in Lost Dogs Run. He is being fostered with 11 other dogs, goes in and out through a doggy door, and roams a hundred feet or so in the adjacent woods. He loves being indoors and now that he has a home, he does not wander away. Blue is fully vetted and heartworm negative. This sweet boy is soooo--- friendly, sleeps in his foster's arms in the bed at night and just wants to be around humans. He likes to chew on sticks. He shows no aggression towards other dogs and has not been checked with cats but is probably totally non-aggressive towards them as well. If you are interested in adopting Blue, please contact Ron Stoessell at 985-630-1613 or by email at He has to live inside a home with access to the outside and into a fenced yard if it is an urban environment.
29 Domino

Husky mix

Input Date
Domino is a handsome old gentleman. He is a 60 lb, black and white, male husky mix who was abandoned in the Peachtree area of Cherokee County, NC when his owners moved to Tennessee. He is house-trained, can use a doggy door, fully vetted, friendly, and likes to lie on a bed and sleep his days. Domino would be a wonderful warm comforter on cold nights. He would not do well with stairs.