Shweet Shelby!

Available for Adoption or long-term foster placement

As his namesake suggests, Shelby is a as sweet as Southern Iced Tea!  This 5 year old gentleman Pug is full of nothing but joy and happiness.  He is truly one of the happiest Pugs we have ever encountered!  He gleefully wags his tail when meeting new dogs and very much wants to play.  He loves to play with stuffed toys and is a very gentle boy.  Whenever his foster Mom bends down to rub his broad chest, he offers her a sweet kiss on the nose.  Several months prior to being surrendered to TBIN, Shelby jumped off of a sofa and injured his back. Some anti-inflammatories were given and he recovered quickly but has a sway and swagger to his gait - we think it just makes him even more endearing.  This does not slow him down as he walks and even runs.  The injury did leave him with less control over his bowels and bladder - this is managed by a belly band and a good sense of humor.  Shelby can urinate on his own but, his foster Mom expresses his bladder (this is VERY easy to do) in order to ensure that he is completely empty.  Shelby does poop when he is sleeping - adopters should be prepared to deal with this (again, this is easy to manage but, it is not for everyone so, please be honest with yourself (and us!) prior to inquiring about him).  Shelby eats a very high quality diet so he only poops once a day.  While this may sound unappealing to some, we promise it is not a big deal and this sweet boy is more than worth it.  Shelby is in no pain and his condition does not require any medications.  When Shelby was surrendered, he was dangerously obese.  Thankfully, with diet and exercise, the weight has come off and Shelby is feeling like a brand new Pug!  He's now at his ideal weight and weighs around 22 pounds.  He was raised around children and we feel he would be okay with older, respectful kiddos (7 and up).  Shelby likes hanging out in a bed with another Pug or two so a home with a gentle, similarly sized dog would be nice but, we think he would be okay as an 'only', provided there was a human who was home at least part-time (he probably would not be happy being left all day).  While shelby can go up a set of stairs if hands are placed on him to steady him, he should ideally be carried so, a home with fewer stairs or an adopter who doesn't mind carrying him would be best.  A fenced yard is preferred but not a requirement.  He is a fabulous little Pug and we know that whomever is fortunate enough to share their life with him will be rewarded with tons of Pug kisses and love.  Shelby is neutered, up-to-date on vaccines, Heartworm negative, has been dewormed, has had a full senior profile (blood work and urinalysis), and is microchipped.  If you feel that you have room in your heart and home for Shelby, please complete an Adoption Application.  

Magnificent Milo!

Please read carefully - NO kids, must have a fenced yard, no exceptions! 

​Meet Magnificent Milo!  Milo is a 2 year old, 6 pound, healthy and handsome Maltese.  His silky white hair is dotted by the most endearing dark eyes and a button nose.  Milo is wickedly smart - he knows sit, twirl, down, come, wait, paw, etc.  He is also completely house trained and pee pad trained.  He relishes in a good game of fetch or “catch me” where he will encourage his foster Mom to run around after him (it looks like he is laughing when he does this!).  One of his most endearing behaviors is wrapping his tiny white paws around his foster Mom's shoulder when she picks him up and gently giving her a kiss on the cheek.  He loves tu cuddle on her lap when she is at the computer or lay next to her in the evening during TV time.  Milo was surrendered to TBIN for behavioral problems, namely anxiety and aggression.  He came from a home with two children who did not always understand Milo’s need for space.  Milo also likely lacked proper socialization as a pup and, as a result, he has some phobias (riding in cars, seeing moving cars, strangers, etc.).  He is a reactive dog who, when overstimulated, becomes vocal.  It is important to note that Milo is NOT an aggressive dog.  He is simply a dog who lived in a not-so-great situation and has some anxieties.  Milo has bitten and will bite if he is stressed.  He does not like commotion, loud noises, etc.  He also tends to bond with just one person and if someone other than that person tries to handle him, he can react by snapping.  We are working with Milo to help him feel more comfortable and confident.  He has already made tremendous progress in his foster home, however, this is an ongoing process that will require time and compassion.  We will be extremely judicious about Milo's placement and we will only consider experienced, dog-savvy guardians.  He is not the dog for a first-time doggie guardian.  Milo will only be placed in an adult-only home (no kids of any age - no exceptions!).  Milo can be vocal so a single family home is needed (we feel apartments and condos may have too much foot traffic and too many neighbors who may complain if he does “sing the song of his people").  While Milo is leash trained, he is uncomfortable with moving cars, people on bikes, etc. so, a securely fenced yard is a must for pottying and exercising.  Being a young dog, he will need ample opportunities to romp and play (this also helps with his nervousness).  Milo loves to play fetch and ‘catch me if you can’!  He also loves performing any of the tricks he knows for a tasty treat!  He also really enjoys puzzle toys - which he figures out very quickly!  Milo does not enjoy car rides (he becomes very nervous and shakes).  He is fine with other dogs, so a laid back, similarly sized dog would be fine.  He regularly chooses to lay with the other dogs in his foster home.  We also think he would be okay as an ‘only’ dog provided his guardian had plenty of time for him.  Milo is in a foster home with three dog-savvy cats that he is fine with.  He is crate trained but prefers an exercise pen (which is what his foster family uses on the rare occasion someone is not home).  Mostly, Milo wants to be with his person.  He is a champion snuggler!  Milo will need lots of time, support, and compassion to acclimate to a new home, but he is more than worth it!  

Milo is neutered, up-to-date on vaccines, Heartworm negative, has been dewormed, and has had recent blood work.  If you feel that you have room in your heart and home for Milo, please complete an Adoption Application.  

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Can't adopt?  Please consider donating!  Donations are tax deductible, and are greatly appreciated! 
Can't adopt?  Please consider donating!  Donations are tax deductible, and are greatly appreciated! 
Can't adopt?  Please consider donating!  Donations are tax deductible, and are greatly appreciated! 

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Brave Brimlee!

Brimlee is a beautiful, gentle 10 y.o. Pug.  He has the sweetest little curly tail that he happily wags in appreciation for any attention you may spare.  He is wonderful with other dogs, has lovely house manners, and is an easy keeper. When you kneel down, he leans his whole body in to yours as if to soak up as much love as he possibly can.  This boy is pure heart and could not be easier to love.  Some dogs just seem to have poor luck, such is the case with Brimlee.  Brimlee, like so many dogs, he was purchased from a pet store as a young pup.  He gave his whole heart loyally to his family but sadly, they did not give Brimlee the care that he needed.  This sweet muffin was allowed to get up to 37lbs.  That put such a strain on his body and the result was that Brimlee was diagnosed with Diabetes.  Soon after, he lost his vision to cataracts.  If this was not enough, his family had made the decision to end his life.  Thankfully, they reached out to a rescue group and while that rescue declined to help, TBIN heard about his case and stepped in.  Despite all of this, Brimlee gathered himself up, faced the changes he was forced to endure and remained a sweet, affectionate, wonderful soul.  His bravery and resiliency are nothing short of inspiring.  Diabetes is not a death sentence and once regulated, dogs can live a normal, happy life.  While the transition was initially hard on him, he has adjusted and is doing beautifully. Brimlee receives two insulin injections daily - this is very, very easy to do and the insulin is inexpensive.  Brimlee is a gentle boy who just wants a soft pat on the head, a comfy bed to lie on, and a place to call home.  Please do not let the fact that this boy is blind and has Diabetes scare you away from considering him.  We are more than happy to help anyone learn how to care for him!  A home with a fenced yard would probably be best but he can walk on lead (condo/apartment dwellers just need to realize that he cannot go down steps and would need to be carried).  He is a gentle soul so older kids would be fine (the little ones might be too much for him since he is vision impaired).  Another Pug or similarly size companion would probably be great, too.  Blind dogs tend to do well with a sighted friend as they can follow the sound of other dogs and learn to navigate their surroundings more quickly.  That said, if a human family member is home more often than not, we think he'd be fine as an 'only' dog, too.  Brimlee is neutered, up-to-date on vaccines, Heartworm negative, has been dewormed, has had a full senior profile (blood work and urinalysis), recently had a dental, and is microchipped.  If you feel that you have room in your heart and home for Brimlee, please complete an Adoption Application.  

Jubilent Jax!

Jax is a stunning cream colored Pekingese Mix.  We cannot be certain but, we think Jax may be part Peke and part lion.  This little boy has courage and heart that is nothing short of inspirational.  He is a young dog at only 5 years of age.  He is 17 pounds of fluffy, sweet, cotton candy.  Jax loves to play with other dogs and gives his foster Mom a smooch every time she picks him up.  TBIN offered to welcome Jax into our rescue after his family decided they were no longer able to care for him.  Months prior to being surrendered, Jax suffered a ruptured disc and so now his hind legs are paralyzed - sadly, Jax not only had a ruptured disc, but also has other bulging discs. This coupled with the time that had lapsed since he became paralyzed, meant that surgery was not advised. The great news is that Jax is in no pain whatsoever and is blissfully unaware that he is paralyzed.  Since he is paralyzed, his foster Mom expresses Jax's bladder for him.  If kept on a regular schedule, he does not have any accidents in the house.  He is incredibly smart and eager to please.  He is great at entertaining himself and loves to throw a toy in the air and then chase after it.  He really loves to wrestle with other dogs and will crawl into his foster Mom's lap for a snuggle.  He just loves to be loved on.  Jax's foster parents even bought Jax a snazzy wheelchair made just for him!  Jax is otherwise in good health, up-to-date on vaccines, Heartworm negative, and has been microchipped.  His condition does not require any additional medications or treatments (like all of our dogs, we are supporting him through holistic medicine to ensure his continued health).  Jax's ideal home would include a seasoned doggie guardian (must be able to provide a vet reference), someone who is able to take him outside for regular potty breaks (he should be expressed every 5-6 hours but he is totally fine overnight). Another small, playful canine would be ideal as he loves to play.  He also needs a home without any cats, kids, or large dogs.  If you feel that you have room in your heart and home for Jax, please complete an Adoption Application.  

Dogs Available for Adoption  

At any given time, there are typically other dogs residing in foster homes who are not yet listed on our website.  We encourage individuals interested in adopting to complete an Adoption Application so that we may contact you once a dog meeting your preferences becomes available.