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Critter Chronicles: Friendship APL for Jan. 25, 2019

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Friendship APL of Lorain County

LOCATION: 8303 Murray Ridge Road, Elyria, OH 44035

CONTACT: adoptions@friendshipapl.org

PHONE: (440) 322-4321

WEBSITE: friendshipapl.org

If you have kids and/or another dog in your family and are interested in adopting a Friendship dog please bring them with you for a meet and greet. No appointment is necessary. Stop by anytime during regular business hours.


Star is available for adoption from Friendship APL.



Star was rescued from a backyard with six other German shepherds. She lived her entire life outside. Upon arrival her long fluffy coat was so densely matted with mud and debris we had no choice but to sedate her and give her a full surgical shave. Star’s coat is growing back nicely. This gal will be a stunning dog with lots of TLC. These dogs have not received much socialization and were never let indoors. Star was recently adopted and returned after a month. There was a Chihuahua in her new home and unfortunately Star did not get along with the small dog. We noticed many of the German shepherds we received in this seizure case have very high prey drives, so Star should not be placed in a home with other small pets including cats. Kids over 12 years of age would be best, too. Other than this, she is a super sweet dog. She was great with her house-training and walks well on a leash. She would love a quieter home. Star certainly deserves a second chance at life and will not disappoint!

BREED: White King German shepherd

SEX: Female

SPAYED: Yes; shots current

AGE: 6 years old

SIZE: Large



Bullet is available for adoption from Friendship APL.



We recently rescued Bullet from Cleveland city kennels. He had been there for a while, so we thought a change of scenery might do him some good. Here is what those at the kennel had to say about him: “There is nothing hard-nosed about Bullet. This gentle giant is an ambling, good-natured walking companion. If you are a fan of quiet strolls through the metroparks, Bullet might be the companion for you. Bullet has exhibited a mellow personality on walks with our volunteers. He likes to stop and smell the roses, or, in this case, sneak up into your lap for cuddles. Bullet also takes treats gently.” He is 72 pounds and approximately 5 years old.

BREED: American bulldog mix

SEX: Male

NEUTERED: Yes; shots current

AGE: 5 years old

SIZE: 72 pounds



Dora is available for adoption from Friendship APL.



Have you ever been so scared that you were “frozen” and could not move? That describes how Dora felt when she arrived at Friendship APL in early January. She was transferred from a partner rescue and arrived with her newly weaned litter of seven puppies. Fortunately, a fantastic couple who fosters for Friendship APL agreed to meet Dora and carried her to their car and into their calm home. The foster family shares that it took days before Dora would venture out of an area of the home she claimed as her “safe place.” She had to be carried outside, but once outside she would start to run and to come out of her shell. However, she would retreat when faced with a new situation or meeting a stranger. Dora liked the family dog and would follow him. The foster believes that Dora needs a family who will allow her as much time as she needs to adjust. It is necessary to put a leash on Dora prior to opening a door to the outside. She has been through a lot of change in a short time. Dora deserves and needs extra patience as she learns to relax and to trust. Everyone who meets Dora believes she is a precious companion pet. If you come to Friendship APL to meet Dora, go slow and give her time to come to you.

BREED: Shepherd & Lab mix

SEX: Female

SPAYED: Yes; shots current

AGE: Adult

SIZE: Medium



Birdie is available for adoption from Friendship APL.


Birdie & Cardinal

Birdie and Cardinal are sweet young gals that came to us from our friends at Fido’s Companion. Both are very shy and gentle little girls. Both have a hard time trusting people. They will need lots of socialization and lots of patience to help come out of their shells. They would do best in a quieter home with older kids. Experienced dog owners would be a plus. They do NOT need to be adopted together.


Cardinal is available for adoption from Friendship APL.


BREED: Beagle mixes

SEX: Both are females

SPAYED: Yes; shots current

AGE: Both are 1 year old

SIZE: Medium

ADOPTION FEE: $125 each


Peach is available for adoption from Friendship APL.


Peach & Brendle

Introducing Peach and Brendle! Their owner passed away and there was no one to care for the dogs. Both dogs are house trained and like other dogs. They may even like cats because their owner would always feed the feral cats in the neighborhood. Brendle walks well on a leash and is a very mannerly boy. He’s a healthy boy too but may need special urinary health dog food. Peach loves the volunteers and staff and has been the perfect lady since her arrival. You will love her infectious personality! Peach and Brendle can be adopted together or separately. All they really want is to get back into a loving home.


Brendle is available for adoption from Friendship APL.


BREED: Peach is a chocolate Lab mix; Brendle is a shepherd mix

SEX: Peach is female; Brendle is male

SPAYED/NEUTERED: Yes; shots current

AGE: Peach is 4 years old; Brendle is a senior

SIZE: Both are large

ADOPTION FEE: Peach is $125; Brendle is $50



Nikki is available for adoption from Friendship APL.



Niki looked like she had been out for a while when she was found and taken in. She was really thin but thrived once she was in a home. Her finder kept her separate from their two cats and Niki adjusted quickly and is very affectionate. This sweet girl would love for you to stop by and meet her. Spend some time with her and if you love this pretty kitty (it’s easy to do) then you can make her dream of having a forever family come true.

All cats receive one or more vaccinations, a basic veterinary examination, are wormed and spayed/neutered and feline leukemia tested. Kittens under a year old are $60 and cats over a year are only $25. Senior cats (8 years and up) are free for people 60 years and up. All kittens/cats over 3 months old are also microchipped.

SEX: Female

SPAYED: Yes; shots current

AGE: 8 years old


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