If you are interested in having the rewarding experience of helping a dog learn to trust, or help a dog see the world from a different perspective these dogs are for you. The good news is our trainers will assist you with the tools necessary to get these canine companions where they need to go and give you the support necessary to have a great relationship with these pups. This is the opportunity to change someone's life for the better and in turn enrich your own life by forming a rewarding and loving relationship with a "best friend".


All of these dogs are challenging to adopt for various reasons. Their number one need is a home where they can flourish. They are each amazing in their own way and all have had the luxury of working with trained handlers to get them off to a great start. Just getting out of the kennel environment is a life altering experience and can make all the difference for any rescue pooch. However, these dogs often do not show well and get passed by for the more outgoing easy to meet canines thus losing the chance for a loving home.


If this opportunity "tugs at your heart strings" or leads you to want to explore further then read on and learn about the special dogs and their incredible journey. Everyone deserves a "new beginning" and a "happily ever after". Please make this happen for one of our canine companions - they will not let you down."




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Jimmy is a five year old Border Collie mix. He was raised from birth here at the Glendale Humane Society. Our puppies are raised to be well socialized and to view the world as a happy and safe place to live and thrive. He was one of a litter of ten adorable, well socialized puppies we adopted out four years ago. Jimmy was adopted out at twelve weeks of age. The family had him for three months and that short amount of time took him from a happy carefree pup to a frightened and cautious teen. Jimmy was brought back to us and we began a training regime to help him become the happy guy we knew and loved.

Our trainers teach our dogs replacement behaviors for unacceptable behaviors. We make it clear to them what we want and reward that behavior. For instance, instead of jumping up on people Jimmy has been taught to pick up his toy as people approach. Jimmy knows sit, down, stay, come, leave it, relax and knows how to physically back up. Jimmy is currently being taught to release a toy to his trainer when he fetches/returns it. Meeting new people is a frightening experience for Jimmy but he is gaining confidence and learning to be more accepting of strange and scary situations. The trainers are helping Jimmy have a new perspective on life and are capitalizing on his sweet nature and quick mind. He lives in the office with our staff and is a favorite of the staff and volunteers. Jimmy is a good boy and lives peacefully indoors with us. He loves to play with his toys, chew on bully sticks, go for walks, play fetch, sit and chill with his friends and perform his behaviors on cue. He is easy to be with and easy to fall in love with because of his loving nature. We are looking for a home where the people are dog savvy and will continue to train Jimmy with the same methods we use here at GHS. Our trainers will work with potential adopters to give them the tools necessary to get Jimmy where he needs to be. Jimmy is a gorgeous, smart, loving, happy young boy with the potential to be amazing. Daily exercise and a structured, loving home with an educated leader is what Jimmy needs. Jimmy would do best in a home with adults only.

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