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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!

  • Young, playful, fun-loving, attentive, housetrained, and good with dogs he knows, OK with brave cats, and proven with kids – Finn has one little flaw that dedication to training can help him overcome and earn him the “perfect dog” label he aspires to!  
  • Do you hold the keys to a shy dog’s heart? Molly is ready to experience the joys of a loved family dog for the first time in her life. All she seeks is quiet home and patient, understanding human.  
  • Halley’s a three-year-old girl who knows exactly what she wants in life: A dog-smart human boyfriend who loves the princess in her and respects her princess ways!  
  • Fallon is a three-year-old love who has shown remarkable resilience recovering from a serious wound. Our medical miracle has been a model guest and patient. Now fully recovered, she is ready to start living life again in a loving home.
  • 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.
  • Loyal and loving, Madison is starting over without the brother she loved. Divorce moved in and he moved out. Now this wonderful companion with great house skills is looking for a new family to love.
  • Baxter is a handsome, large, Golden with a chill temperament and good house manners, perfect for a family with kids or maybe a dog friend. He’s looking for a family where is he loved as much as he loves back. Is that you/yours?
  • This young boy is making up for lost time! Despite a bum start in life, his loving and forgiving heart will thrive in your good care with someone who understands how to exercise body and brain. Bring along another dog who is a good role model, and maybe some older kids too!
  • After years of fathering puppies and neglect, Russell has earned a lifetime of spoiling. Good with other dogs and kids, he is looking to experience what it means to be loved as a full member of the family.
  • This country girl is ready to trade her wild and free lifestyle for rules and manners as long as all the good stuff comes along with the compromise: a home to live in, people to watch over her, and someone to be loved by!

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