PHOTOS: Long term stay dogs here in Central Ohio up for adoption

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COLUMBUS (WCMH) — Here are some of the long term stay dogs in Central Ohio. If you’re interested in fostering or adopting them, contact or visit the shelter where they are staying.

Winston Furchill (Columbus Humane Society) – Has been at Columbus Humane since April 4th.

Winston Furchill is a playful, handsome, enthusiastic boy who loves a good game of fetch. For as excited as he is at his kennel door, he walks very nicely on his leash and has a strong “sit.” Winston is very smart, friendly, loves your attention and wants to please. He becomes very excited when he sees other dogs. His new owner will need to work with him on this by increasing the distance from other dogs until he is calm. Winston would be a fun addition to an active family who has the time to give him a lot of exercise and play time!

TRUDY (Ross County Humane Society): Trudy has been here since November 2018.  There is nothing wrong with her aside from the fact that she is black and a pit bull.  ðŸ™  Sadly this is the plight for so many pits in our shelter. She is around 4 years old. This is the bio that our EC wrote for her:

Looking for an emotionally secure, mutually satisfying, low maintenance relationship? Then Trudy is all you need. Let her sit at your feet, walk by your side, and she’ll be your devoted companion forever. Trudy would be an amazing dog for any type of family as she loves people, kids, and dogs. Trudy does jump in her kennel a lot. That’s only because she knows she’s competing with so many other beautiful black dogs that she wants to be sure she catches your attention. Once out of her kennel the jumping stops. Trudy is a compact little girl at just 44 lbs and medium height. Her smaller stature is good because in her mind she’s supposed to be a lap dog.  

Pharoah (Columbus Humane Society) – Has been at Columbus Humane since April 1st.

Meet Pharoah! He loves to  play with a large Jolly Ball, tossing it in the air, chasing it, and just enjoying being a dog. He is  great at fetch, and loves to show off his “bring it” and “drop it” skills with his tennis ball. He is a playful, energetic boy who can be a bit intense for some dogs, so a dog-to-dog meet and greet will be important, if you already have a dog and would like to add Pharoah to your family. His owner brought him to the shelter because the family was moving. Pharoah is sweet, very responsive, loves affection and would be so grateful to be part of an active family again. 

OSCAR (Ross County Humane Society) : Oscar has been with us since 12/11/18.  He is a mixed breed, 4 years old, and 47lbs.  Oscar is picky about who his dog friends are.  He prefers a house with no small animals and no cats.  This is the bio that was written by our Enrichment Coordinator:

“This gentle and polite medium sized dog walks great on a leash. He really enjoys being with people and kids. He is house trained and loves to sleep on dog beds. Oscar does need a home with no cats or small animals that aren’t kept in cages. Oscar is pretty selective of his dog friends so he will need slow introductions. He’s older now so he doesn’t feel the need to have a large circle of friends anymore. Oscar is about 4 years old and ready to spend the rest of his life with his new family. “


KORI (Licking County Humane Society):  I’d like to tell you about Kori. This sweet girl is a 2-year-old hound mix that was adopted from Licking County Humane Society as a puppy and returned. We were told she wasn’t getting along with one of the other dogs in the household. Kori is super smart and loves to learn new things, she is also VERY high energy so will need an active family. She would probably do best in a home with older children due to her activity level. While she got along with one of the dogs in her past home, we feel she will do best as an only dog. We are always open to do a meet and greet with a potential adopters dog. In the end she really needs someone who can provide some serious one on one with her. Hattie, thank you so much for all you do for so many dogs.

GRYFFINDOR (Pets Without Parents) — This is Gryffindor. He is a 1 year old German Shepherd mix. He is looking for a home that can keep up with his busy mind and busy body. He needs a home without kids or cats. He loves to play with other dogs and requires his dog friends to be medium to large in size. He would prefer a fenced yard because his favorite hobbies are playing tennis and enjoying time outdoors!

KIERAN (Franklin County Dog Shelter): Kieran has been at the shelter since 1/2/2019. He was adopted for a couple days but was returned because his breed wasn’t allowed at the apartment complex. Do you want to get more exercise? Action is my middle name. My ‘let’s GO!’ lifestyle will keep you motivated to get outside and move. I’ve got tons of energy, and just like the sun, I’m burning and working 24 hours a day, seven days a week. I’ll run for miles, chase a ball for hours, and still want to play at the end of the day. Kieran will need to be the only dog in the house.

IRELAND (Canine Companion) — Ireland is a 5 year old beagle mix. He bonded with Duncan during his time at the kennel and they are best buddies. If separated they may refuse to eat , curl up and become less interactive.

DUNCAN (Canine Companions) — Duncan is a 10-year-old male golden retriever mix. Duncan and Ireland have become a bonded pair that need to stay/be adopted together. They love to be outside when weather permits. Their life dreams would be met if they were adopted to someone with access to a rural/farm environment. City life is not for them.

LUCY (Canine Companion) — Lucy is a 6-year-old, large breed dog. She recently graduated from obedience training from the North Central Prison Training Program. She is house broken, crate trained, and obedience trained. Lucy is low key and loves, loves, to be outside exploring. She loves people and cuddling!

MOJO (Canine Companion) — Mojo is a 7-year-old, Jack Russell Terrier mix, that also went to the North Central Prison Training Program. He has been waiting for his forever home for a long time. He loves attention and interaction with people, is house-trained, crate trained, walks well on leash.

ATHENA (Union County Humane Society) — She’s perfect but keeps getting overlooked and we don’t understand why. 

Athena is a bully type dog. She’s approximately 6 years old. She came in as a stray in December of 2018. At that time, our vet noted that she had recently had a litter of puppies. She’s VERY sweet. She loves people of all ages and has been fine with other animals at the shelter.  Athena knows basic commands, rides well in a car, and is well behaved in public. This girl just desperately wants a home. 

CHOPPER (Franklin County Dog Shelter) — Chopper has been at the shelter since 12/20/2018 and is our longest resident. He’s an energetic pup who will be so excited to meet you! He always has his tail wagging, ready for an adventure! He is selective about his dog friends so he should meet any potential housemates prior to adoption.

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