Dogs available for adoption
This is Woofie! Woofie is estimated at 8 years old and weighs around 45 lbs. He is a somewhat shy and goofy boy, who gets along great with other dogs and cats. He loves laying around on cool tile, sniffing in a fenced in backyard or going for leashed walks. Woofie would do best in a home without smaller children.
Say hello to Linda! Linda is estimated at 7 years old and she weighs about 70 lbs. She should weigh closer to 60, so she’s on a diet! Linda is a sweet girl, who appears to be very smart and also non reactive to cats and dogs. We will be testing her more and learning a lot about her over the coming weeks so please check in and ask us if you are interested in meeting her or hearing more about her!
Meet Miss Mya….Mya is estimated around 11-12 years old and is as sweet as can be. She is great with other dogs, cats and loves getting butt pats and pets from her humans. Mya still needs to be treated for heartworm disease so is not quite available for adoption just yet.
Mrs. Dinkles! This adorable mush of a dog is estimated around 8-10 years old and is great with other dogs and kids. She is as sweet as can be, and just loves attention. If you even think about petting another dog, Mrs. Dinkles will swoop right in to make sure you haven’t forgotten about her. Mrs. Dinkles has some skin issues and masses we need to figure out. We are hoping to get her on the right path to a healthy lifestyle very soon! In the meantime, she is soaking up all the love from her foster family!
Meet Hunter! Hunter is estimated at 9 years old and weighs about 36 pounds. He is great with other dogs (unsure about cats) and really loves being around his people. He is a sweet boy who bonds quickly and deeply with his humans.
Whiskey and Tango are bonded 13 year old brothers who have been together all their lives need to stay together. They weigh around 25 pounds each. Whiskey and Tango absolutely LOVE rolling around in the grass, and sniffing around outside. They get a little overstimulated around other dogs but do well with them. They would do best in a home without cats. Whiskey is a bit shy but both are absolute loves and enjoy getting affection and giving kisses.
Meet Bella! Bella is the most adorable little sausage, I mean beagle mix, you will ever meet! She is a tad overweight, however we found out that she has low thyroid, and so with medication and a better diet she should be at fighting weight soon! But Bella is not a fighter at all…she is a total lover. She came into rescue with her best friend and brother Buddy. These two are inseparable and must be adopted together. They are an adorable and low maintenance pair that love walks, naps, and apples! They are also great with other dogs and children.
This is Buddy. Buddy is 78 pounds and approximately 10 years old. He is a calm sweet soul, and came into our rescue with his sister Bella. Bella and Buddy are a bonded pair that have lived together all their lives, and they must be adopted together. Buddy enjoys going for walks, sniffing his surroundings, and laying in a dog bed. He sometimes gets playful with his sister, but most of the times has a calm quiet energy. He is great with other dogs, and very interested in and wanting to chase the cat in his foster home!
Oxford is estimated at 8 years old and weighs about 50 lbs. He is a silly goofy boy who is somewhat playful but also likes to nap and relax. Oxford likes going for walks, sniffing around a yard, rolling in grass, and chewing on nylabones or a stuffed kong. Most importantly, Oxford likes being with his humans and receiving some pets and attention. Oxford is great with other dogs, kids, and cats. He has shown some anxiety with thunderstorms but is doing better with medication and his thundershirt!
Meet Stewie! Stewie is estimated at 11-12 years old and is 16 lbs. He is a super sweet and adorable boy who has impaired sight and is hard of hearing. That doesn’t stop him from living life to the fullest though! He enjoys being around his people, cruising around a fenced in yard, and taking naps in a comfy bed. Stewie is perfectly well behaved with other animals as he pays them no mind. He would make a great addition to any home!
Tater came from a “red zone” list and is now safe and in foster. He is a happy and goofy boy, estimated around 10 years old and 37 pounds. Tater has a hind leg ruptured ligament so is on anti-inflammatory medication to keep him comfortable. He gets along good with other dogs, and cats (although he may want to play or chase at first). Tater is a sweet boy looking for a furever home filled with love and an orthopedic bed where he can live out the rest of his days in comfort.
This is Bruce. Bruce is about 10 years old, and almost 70 lbs. He is a sweet boy and extremely smart. He learned how to use the dog door in his foster home immediately, and has been found to know how to open doors and move suitcases off of his humans bed so he can take naps while thy’re away at work! He gets very happy to see his foster mom after a long day at work, and is very vocal with his greeting to let her know he missed her. He has had a mast cell tumor removed so was originally deemed a hospice dog, but Bruce could easily have a good year or two left in him to offer a family. Bruce is a very happy boy with moderate energy, and does very well with other dogs and children. We can cat test upon request.
We are calling this little nugget….Little Nugget! Little Nugget is 12 pounds and estimated at 9-10 years old. He was found wandering a very nice neighborhood with no collar or microchip. Reports were filed, signs were posted, and doors were knocked on. All efforts were made to find his owner, but nobody came for Nugget. So we took him into rescue, so he didn’t have to go to the shelter. He is super sweet and adorable. He LOVES to follow his people around, and would be best suited for a family where a person or people are home most of the time. Nugget gets along with both dogs and cats, and when he’s not following you around he can be found napping in a dog bed, on the tile, or on the couch by your side. He is also diabetic, which means he requires insulin shots twice a day with his meals. He still has a long and happy life ahead of him! Please complete an application to make this little nugget part of your family.
Snow was rescued from the shelter where she sat in indescribable pain. We pulled her and brought her directly to an eye specialty center where she had to undergo emergency surgery and have both of her eyes removed. Now that she is recovered, our little Snow ball is a happy and sweet little girl. She couldn’t see before either, so the only thing she has had to adjust to is living pain free. Snow is estimated around 10 years old and loves to fall asleep on her back while you rub her belly.
Lacy came from Miami and is so happy to be out of the shelter! This sweet girl weighs about 20 lbs., and loves to rest comfortably in a dog bed. She is a sweet girl that gets along with dogs and cats and is looking for a place to retire. Lacy is housebroken, rides well in a car, likes to eat, take naps, and roam around in a yard or on short leashed walks. She appears to have an old injury in her front leg which is probably arthritic so she doesn’t do great with stairs. We are looking for a one level home for her unless someone would like to carry her :)
Archie is quite possibly the sweetest and quietest most calm chihuahua we have ever met! This boy does well with other dogs, cats, and kids. He is just content lounging around, taking naps and getting lots of snuggles. Archie has a heart condition but should be expected to live a normal life with medication. We are looking for a home than can provide him with some peace and quiet with lots of love.
Dolly is around 12 years old and as one vet said “blind as a bat”! She doesn’t let that stop her though….while she may need help getting around she enjoys sniffing in the yard and relaxing on the couch with her humans. Dolly had a dental where it was discovered her jaw was fractured. She had a wire placed and is currently in recovery. She will need to be re-checked in a few weeks to ensure the fracture is healing. Dolly is great with other dogs and cats, and needs a home where someone is able to give her the care and attention she deserves.
Meet Abby! Abby is a sweet black lab mix estimated around 8 years old and 50 lbs. She loves all dogs big and small, and is great with kids. Abby is sweet and shiny and has more energy than some of our seniors although she also enjoys her naps and snuggle time. She enjoys going for leashed walks, playing with other dogs, and chasing a ball. She also is great in the car and at the dog park. Abby would do best in a home without cats.
Howie was picked up from an Orlando shelter within hours of his deadline. His owner had requested euthanasia due to a tumor that had ruptured and he couldn’t care for. We scooped Howie up and got him directly into our vet where that was removed. Howie may be close to 14 years old, but he is full of pep and fun. He is so sweet to everyone he meets including other dogs and cats. He even still likes to play!
Little Odie is about 9 years old and 16 pounds. He is the cutest and easiest little guy, just wants a nice bed and loving home. He gets along with all dogs and cats and people and kids.
Maria Maria! This sweet old girl was surrendered by her owner and sat in the County shelter for almost two months before we scooped her up. She is estimated around 8 years old and weighs in at almost 80 lbs. She could use a diet :) Maria has a high prey drive but her owner said she was good with cats. She is currently in a foster home where she tries to chase the kitty so the jury is still out on that. Maria tolerates other dogs but if they get in her space she may over-correct. We are looking for a patient and quiet home for our girl to enjoy her golden years.
Kuma is estimated around 8 years old and is almost 60 lbs. This interesting looking boy is so funny and playful, we are kinda surprised he’s a senior! He gets along great with both dogs and cats but does try to play with both. He has such a sweet and non threatening energy that most animals (even our cranky old ones) respond to him favorably! We think Kuma might be some sort of cross between a heeler, husky and/or shephard of some sort. Whatever his breed is doesn’t really matter to us…he’s just a good boy! He responds great to verbal correction, doesn’t jump on the furniture, and is generally easy going. He’s also great with kids.
Meet Payton…this adorable little fluff ball is estimated around 15 years old and is as sweet as can be. He has some arthritis through his back and should be on long term pain medication to help him stay comfortable as he continues to age. Payton has some spunk, and you wouldn’t know he has a thing wrong with him! This sweet old man will be scheduled for a dental and ready for adoption soon. He is great with other dogs and cats and doesn’t require much more than a soft bed and a loving home.
Rosa came into Touch of Grey Rescue on International Women’s Day, and after celebrating her freedom from the shelter with a roll in the grass, we named her after the iconic american activist, Rosa Parks. Rosa is estimated between 8-10 years old, and weighs about 50 lbs. She has been living with both dogs and cats in her foster home and she does great with both. Rosa is generally submissive, but still has a playful quality about her. She is great with kids, all adults, and basically anything that moves. Rosa would be an easy addition to almost any home. She enjoys lounging around outside, she’s housebroken, and likes going for car rides. If you are interested in meeting Rosa, please fill out an application!
Sugar is estimated at 8-10 years old and came from the Brevard County Shelter. She had worms in her stool, was covered in flea dirt, and is heartworm positive. She can’t hear very well, and we think she may have experienced some abuse as she cowers with sudden movements. Despite all that is working against her, she is a sweet calm and quiet girl. She is coming out of her shell and starting to give her foster mom and dad kisses. Sugar is great with other dogs and can be tested with cats as well. She is spending her days decompressing and awaiting her first heartworm treatment. Once she is healthy she will be available for adoption.
Sasha is an estimated 10-11 year old chocolate lab who is described as the “typical lab” personality….super sweet, wants to be with her people, and mellow/easy going. Sasha is an estimated 75 pounds, and good with anything that moves including but not limited to dogs, cats and kids. She loves to lay on the couch or in bed with you but is just as happy on a dog bed on the floor. She has lots of fatty lumps but they don’t seem to bother her or slow her down!
Olive is estimated at 11-12 years old, and she weighs only 43 pounds. Olive is a hard of hearing, but she doesn’t let that stop her! She is a slow moving sweet girl who enjoys naps, feeding time, and pats from her humans. She gets along great with other dogs, cats and kids. Olive loves going for leashed walks, is housebroken, and enjoys napping in a dog bed or on the floor. She is looking for a furever home where she can just chill and enjoy her golden years.
Meet Marta! Marta is a 10-11 year old beagle mix who was adopted out as a puppy from the Seminole County shelter. Somehow, she found her way back there 10 whole years later. She remained in the shelter for almost three months before she came to Touch of Grey. Marta weighs 40-45 pounds, and is currently the only pet in her foster home, but does get along great with other dogs. We can test her with cats if interested. A slow and easy lifestyle would suit Marta well, although she still has spunk left! She loves going for leashed walks, and really loves to eat. Did we mention she’s a beagle mix? If you want to earn Marta’s affection, it’s definitely through her stomach! Marta also likes to nap on the couch and occasionally snores with her tongue hanging out. She’s absolutely adorable.
Meet Ginny. Ginny is 11-12 years old and was adopted as a 1 year old from the SPCA. She spent the last 10 years with the only Mom she had ever known. Unfortunately her mom had to go in assisted living and Ginny couldn’t go along. Ginny had been hit by a car as a puppy and suffered a fractured pelvis, which has impeded her ability to wag her tail. Ginny is a relatively timid, but very sweet girl who is great with other dogs and cats. We think she would be best in a quiet home without young children or loud noises as they seem to scare her a bit. She is looking for a furever home with people who will be patient and loving with her.
Roxy is 7 years old and one of the sweetest dogs you will ever meet! She does great with other dogs, and basically just minds her business. She initially wanted to chase the cats in her home, but after a couple corrections she was fine with them as well. She enjoys sunbathing outside or on a porch, and taking naps in her orthopedic bed. She loves to sit by your feet and will gently nudge you to continue petting her if you try to stop. Roxy has an arthritic back leg that is currently being managed with an anti-inflammatory. She enjoys short leashed walks though and seems to get around just fine. Roxy is a bit timid around loud noises or bigger dogs, so we’d recommend a quiet house for her. She is great with kids, but a lot of noise and energy would probably make her want to escape to a quiet room. She would be an amazing addition to a one story quiet home.
Touch of Grey dog pack
Tucker came to Syracuse, NY in 2007 at the age of one. He arrived on a transport van with over 100 dogs from The Bowling Green Humane Society in Kentucky. We think he is a lab-a-beagle or perhaps a beagle-dor? Tucker has food and seasonal allergies, ear infections, warts, and horrible gas. He also had surgery to repair a torn crucial ligament in 2015. We call him our million dollar dog. He is now 14 years old, arthritic, and is a stomach on legs. He loves nothing more than his people..and his food. Tucker will bark at his people starting around 4:30pm every day to serve him dinner. And his bark sounds like a pig squeal. He’s lucky he’s so handsome…
Captain was pulled from the Brevard Animal Care Center in June of 2018 under Smiling Dog Rescue. He was at risk of being euthanized for grabbing the leash, which can be dangerous to handlers. We agreed to work with him for 2 weeks, enlisting the help of Ambassador Bullies to help train him prior to placing him into a long term foster home. The long term foster fell through, and Captain came back to us. We soon discovered a growing mass behind his soft palate which affects his breathing and appears to be terminal. Somewhere along the way, we fell in love with Captain and he became part of our family. It didn’t matter that he was no longer “adoptable”. We are working closely with Dr. Craig to manage his inflammation and quality of life and are hoping he will continue to thrive under her care. He loves his barkbox toys, a good game of fetch, and often poses with craft beers. Captain keeps the house young, and we couldn’t love this crazy boy more.
Lost but not forgotten
Bertie was found unresponsive laying in a ditch by animal control and eventually ended up in the County shelter. She was emaciated, dehydrated, had maggots in her ears, and was found to be heartworm positive. Upon further examination it was discovered she had torn both her cruciate ligaments at some point in her life. But Bertie was a fighter. She overcame almost all of her ailments, but one day both of her partially torn ligaments ruptured completely and she couldn’t walk. This sweet girl had 4 months of being spoiled and knew love at the end.
Arya came to us from another rescue who wanted to help but wasn’t set up for hospice care. We only knew this girl for a few short weeks, and unfortunately she never made it to her long term foster home. But she was well cared for and surrounded by love in the end….and sometimes that is all we can do.
Jake was found wandering the streets with a note attached to his collar that said his original owner passed away and he had nobody left to care for him. Jake was brought to the Brevard County shelter by animal control and soon after intake, they discovered he had prostate cancer and he was deemed a hospice dog. Jake was placed in a loving hospice foster home where he was spoiled rotten in his last weeks. He enjoyed hot dogs, french fries, sleeping under the covers with his foster mom, and nightly butt scratches. We were so blessed to have Jake in our lives and to give him love, comfort and peace in his final moments. R.I.P little guy.
Lily was a Touch of Grey resident and was adopted by us as a puppy. She was born the runt of a litter from a 3 legged stray found in the fields of Trumansburgh, NY. She came to us highly anxious and has always struggled with her anxiety, especially during thunderstorms and fireworks. In 2013 Lily had surgery for a slipped disc which almost caused her paralysis in her back legs. We cancelled our anniversary trip to pay for her surgery and take care of her that year, and we called her “Aruba” for a while :) Lily fully recovered from her surgery but became highly anxious in her senior years, even more so when she lost her hearing. She paced for hours every night, at times getting stuck in corners or falling in our pool. When we could no longer help her with her mental anguish, we decided we had to let her go. She was our first dog, and was loved so much. She will be forever in our hearts. Fly high sweet girl.
Wendy met Henry while volunteering at the Brevard shelter in the summer of 2017. There is no air conditioning there, and Henry would sit in his kennel, usually panting and crying. He remained there for almost three weeks before we finally broke down and took him home under Smiling Dog Rescue. Henry had impaired vision, kidney disease, arthritis, and was almost completely deaf. Despite all of these ailments, he had a spunky personality. Like most old men, he loved soup and wearing sweaters. Henry would awake from his nap in the bedroom and come into the kitchen barking to demand soup anytime he smelled it cooking. Henry also had a tendency to fall in the pool. So when our sliders were open and we had business calls, he would sport his life jacket just in case…and he rocked it! Henry suffered from a seizure 8 months after being rescued. He was our first hospice dog, and the experience was equally as rewarding as it was heartbreaking. Henry was a big inspiration behind starting Touch of Grey.
Tanner was extremely scared at the shelter, and at an estimated 11 years old, it was no place for him to be. Wendy took him home in June of 2018 under the “ambassador adoption” program which gave her 30 days to find him a home. Luckily a family friend offered to adopt him, and Tanner spent his days lounging on a dock overlooking the river. Unfortunately, Tanner suffered from a neurological condition which caused him mental suffering and sudden seizures, and we lost him a few months later. We are so grateful that he had a loving home in his final months and was able to exit this World in a peaceful state. Often times, this is what rescuing seniors is all about. RIP Tanner.
Archie is the perfect example of why we use heartworm preventative. This sweet old boy had advanced heartworm disease with extreme atrophy, and fluid retention. We took him from the shelter thinking we would give him a great last few weeks or months. Little did we know how bad off he was. We quickly realized the level of his distress and made the decision to help Archie cross the rainbow bridge to end his suffering. Sometimes we don’t have the endings we are hoping for, no matter how hard we try. Archie had the sweetest demeanor despite the neglect he clearly endured. He only experienced a short period of time with us out of the shelter, but we are thankful to have known him. He won’t be forgotten. RIP Archie