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Available Dogs

Dogs arrive weekly at Homeward Bound, each undergoing medical and behavioral vetting before being made available for adoption. Many are adopted before they ever appear on the website. Please read about our dog ratings and adoption process below. If you have been approved to adopt, call us Thursday or Friday after 11 AM to learn about newly Available Dogs. Leave a message and stay in touch with us so we know you are still actively searching. Thank you for your patience and understanding

Meet the Dogs!

  • Who says only cats have multiple lives? Kroger is living his second life with gratitude and joy. Recovered from a close encounter with a car, this friendly boy is on the hunt for a family to share his next chapter with. Kind canine friends and older kids are welcome to share along! Foster home tested and approved!!
  • Izzy is a pint-sized love who forms strong bonds with her person…especially women. All she craves is a quiet, predictable home as your one and only. In return, she promises ever-lasting companionship.
  • This affectionate and kind boy with a Lab-loyal heart is looking for a person or family as devoted to him as he will be to you. He has some basics. Put in a little time, effort, and TLC to uncover the gem inside!
  • Ducky is a silly boy, half Golden, half Pyrenees with the traits of both breeds. He seeks a person or persons without kids or pets who understands both aspects of his make up, is a homebody like him, and knows that training is the lifelong commitment that builds and strengthens the bond between human and canine companions.
  • This forgiving girl - full of sweetness and love – is deserving of a much better life than the one she was dealt. She has happily put it behind her and has a simple ask: love and kindness. She will happily return both.  
  • Rogan is a young, affectionate, and much-loved boy whose person knew he needed more. He will thrive in the care of a dog-experienced person with the time and commitment to build his confidence, a bond of trust, and bring out the adventure-seeking dog inside.
  • Curtis is a joyful young boy who is excited to begin living the life he was meant to have. Full of puppy energy, he will thrive with a family that understands how to raise a young one up right with patience and love.
  • This sweet older gentleman still has a lot of pep in his step!  Donner is asking one of his forever family members to be home often to share his loving company.  He is available as a permanent foster and Homeward Bound is honored to be able to cover all of Donner's medical needs.
  • Gus is a kind-hearted, mature boy who is hoping for a peaceful home filled with affection. He has earned a life that will give him joy - sharing daily walks, friendly social time with other gentle dogs, and being a beloved family member!

Adoption Eligibility

Homeward Bound generally adopts dogs within Northern California and Northern Nevada. Some exceptions may be made in special situations.

We are looking for safe, loving homes with people committed to the dog’s health and happiness and who will consider the dog as a family member, living and sleeping inside. While some of our dogs come from loving homes, all have been unexpectedly uprooted. Many come with training, confidence-building, or care needs that should be supported with positive reinforcement, patience, and ample time to bring out the best in your new companion.

We generally require that you have a fenced yard (exceptions may be made on a case-by-case basis).

We ask that you are realistic about the right dog for your lifestyle and that you trust in our experience in making these matches.

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Dog Ratings

The Level 1 dog is an easy dog with typically low energy level and has no behavioral issues. This level of dog would do well in virtually any home regardless of owner experience.

Level 2 has energy that can range from low to high. This dog needs average leadership, generally lacking obedience and/or house manners, but responds well to training. This level may have other minor issues that are easy to address.

Level 3, moderate, high or very high energy/drive. Level 3 dogs typically have a challenging behavior, but are good dogs. These dogs might have an intense focus to work, be dog reactive or dog aggressive, may have to be an only animal in the home, or may require daily physical and mental stimulation, etc. These dogs can be strong, pushy and/or dominant. This level of dog is not an average pet. This dog needs an experienced owner familiar with how to provide direct leadership and proper management as well as the commitment to provide the dog with the guidance and training he/she needs to be successful.

Adoption Fees

Youngsters up to 3 years $350
Adults 4-7 Years $300
Adults 8-10 Years $250
Golden Oldies 11+ $200