Getting a new dog is exciting, fun, and a little challenging. It’s impossible to know a dog’s entire backstory or what may happen in their future homes. Our goal in these bios is to introduce you to prospective pets based on looks, breed characteristics, and information given to us directly from our partner shelter, such as no cats or young children, or from what we are able to see first-hand through getting to know them during their stays with us.

Many dogs find homes so quickly that we don’t spend enough time with them to answer specific questions you might have. But we encourage you to ask questions because the longer they stay with us the more we have to share.

Please remember that the shelter environment is quite different from living in a home that isn’t filled with dogs. Your home will have new smells, different food, new people, training and boundaries not possible to have in a shelter, and many other differences. Regardless of what you read here or experience during your visits at NEW PAWSibilities expecting the unexpected will help during the adjustment period.

It will take time for both you and your new pet to adjust to each other and others in your family and friend circle. Our goal is to help you choose the right dog for your family as well as choosing the right family for our dogs. It’s not an exact science, but we work to make it a good experience for everyone whether they walk on two legs or four.

Thank you for trusting us so that you’ll have years of the unique love and joy that comes from choosing a shelter dog.