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Rescue Me ID: 16-04-26-00257Willie (male)

Miniature Pinscher    Age: Adult

Compatibility: Good w/ Most Dogs, Good w/ Most Cats, Good w/ Kids and Adults 
Personality: Average Energy, Very Dominant 
Health: Neutered 

    Willie I a dog that needs someone who is patient and kmows his breed well. While he is a very sweet dog he does have a few issues. I got him a few months back from a lady on Graigslist so I am not sure about his full history. For the most part Willie is a huge cuddler. He loves to lay under the blanket with you. He has gotten along with my cat and with other family dogs. He has gotten along with most everyone. He thinks he is an alpha male. he will try to protect you and his home. He acts aggressive when first meeting someone. Once he sniffs them out and realizes they are not a threat, he calms and is ok with them. He is partially housed ... (Read More)trained but needs to be closely watched or he will go potty in the house. He does have some toy aggression and food aggression. with toys, if you make it clear that the toys is 'yours' but he 'play' with it, he does good. He also has an issue with being scolded. He will lash out if he feels threatened. Ultimately Willie is a sweet boy but he needs a certain kind of attention that I unfortanetly cannot provide for him. I hope someone is willing to give him another chance as that is what I was trying to do. (Less)

     Animal Location:

Minnehaha County Sioux Falls, SD 57104 MAP IT!

Haleigh Kolb 605-595-7073

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Urgent: This animal could be euthanized if not adopted soon.

Rescue Me ID: 16-04-21-00190Moxie (male)

Pit Bull    Age: Young Adult

Compatibility: Good w/ Most Dogs, Good w/ Most Cats, Good w/ Kids and Adults 
Health: Neutered 

    URGENT!!! Moxie was left behind when his owner went to jail. I've been feeding him, but I'm moving next week. He needs somewhere to go by then! When he was with his owner he was a big baby. He'd sit on your lap and kiss you. He did well around kids, cats and other dogs. He's been neglected now and he just wants attention. I will help however I can. I will drive him or pay first month's food or vet bills. I just want him safe.

 Adoption Fee: $0 Animal Location:

Walworth County Mobridge, SD MAP IT!

Lovie 605-848-1574

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Animal ID: 16-047Bo (male)

Yorkie    Age: Senior

Health: Neutered, Vaccinations Current 

    Bo is a 9 year-old (estimate), 11.5 pound Yorkie boy being fostered near Murfreesboro TN. His adoption fee is $200 and includes all vetting, dental, microchipping, etc. All adoptions through United Yorkie Rescue require a Vet Reference, Personal References and a home visit. You can apply to adopt Bo here: Bo came to UYR in bad shape. He tested positive for heartworms, had a mouth full of infected teeth, skin infections, ear infections, and is about two pounds overweight. Bo has since resolved all of his infections, had his teeth cleaned and several pulled. Bo is also well into ... (Read More)his heartworm treatment and now has the hardest part of it behind him. His injections are finished and he is on activity restriction while the medicine works its magic to kill the heartworms that have invaded his heart. Bo is loving the extra attention from his foster Mom and has even started his own Facebook Page called Bo the Rescue Dog! Bo is a fun and funny little guy. He has a very adorable look about him due to his permanent 'tongue out' grin and his perpetually messy hair. Bo has lost all of his front teeth due to neglect but that does not seem to affect him as he can still eat and chew just fine. He likes his hair 'messy' and every time you brush it flat he will rub it with his paw to make it stand up again LOL. He likes the 'spiked' look! He loves to be close to his person as in jammed up next to them as tight as his fat little body can get. However, he does not give kisses and if you try to catch him he will play 'hard to get' and make you chase him around the house like a little piglet. Once you stop he will stop too and then he will approach you. This is one of Bo's little 'catch me' games. He makes his foster Mom and Dad laugh every day. His little quirks and quirkiness will make everyone who meets him fall in love. He LOVES food and his very food motivated. He is overweight and needs to lose a pound or two but that is very challenging to do while he is on a very restricted activity. He is on a reduced calorie diet but so far his weight remains the same. We are hopeful that when he is off of his activity restriction that exercise will help. For now, Bo and his foster Mom are happy to be maintaining his current weight. Bo is a very 'chill' dog. He does not require a lot of stimulation or activity, he is happy to just go with the flow and hang out with his human. He travels well in the car and loves to go out in the RV with his foster Mom and Dad. He is okay with other dogs and cats but would also be fine as an only dog. Bo is not housetrained but he will go outside if taken very frequently. If not, well Bo will go wherever he wants. We will be working on this in his foster home. We think Bo will be ready for adoption around the end of May. We are taking applications for him already. He will still need to have one final heartworm test in a few months just to make sure everything is clear but we feel that if all goes well over the next month he can go ahead and find his new forever person. If you think you might be a great match for adorable quirky Bo, then apply to adopt him or email his foster mom at for more information. (Less)

     Animal Location:

United Yorkie Rescue
Beechgrove, SD 37018 MAP IT!


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Rescue Me ID: 16-04-03-00255Skeeter and Styles (female)

Chihuahua    Age: Adult

Compatibility: Good with Most Dogs 
Personality: Average Energy, Submissive 
Health: Spayed, Vaccinations Current 

    Meet Skeeter (male) and Styles (female) They must stay together. They are bonded and love to sleep together and play together. Styles and Skeeter were both released from a breeder and never had love. They have been in foster care for a few months and are learning that people are ok and love is great. They still have trust issues and don't like to be picked up or cuddled. They will come up and sniff our hands now and lick stuff off our fingers. So they have lots of work left to gain full trust but we have made big steps. They are doing very well on potty training. Skeeter (the male) does mark so he wears a belly band in the house. They ... (Read More)sleep in a kennel together at night and do well. They are fine with other dogs. Skeeter doesn't care for other male dogs that haven't been fixed or have recently been fixed. I think he's a little jealous Styles might leave him for another male. lol. And as you can see they are fine with cats too. They want to trust sooooooo bad but they aren't 100% there so if you are a patient loving person that would be willing to work with these two beauties please apply to adopt them at If you would like more info on the pair please call 605-770-2170 and we will relay the message to the foster mom so she can answer all your questions. (Less)

 Adoption Fee: $200 Animal Location:

Mitchell Animal Rescue
P O Box 355
Davison County Mitchell, SD MAP IT!

605- 770-2170

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Rescue Me ID: 16-03-09-00559Ace (male)

Lab Mix    Age: Adult

Compatibility: Good with Most Dogs, Good with Kids and Adults 
Personality: Average Energy, Average Temperament 
Health: Needs to be Neutered, Vaccinations Current 

    He is in a kennel and we do not have time to let him out and run like he needs to. Please consider this dog!

     Animal Location:

Charles Mix County Platte, SD 57369 MAP IT!

Shelly Degroot 6053373927

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Rescue Me ID: 16-01-16-00231Black Star (male)

Border Collie    Age: Young Adult

Compatibility: Not Good with Other Dogs, Good with Most Cats 
Personality: Very High Energy, Very Submissive 
Health: Neutered, Vaccinations Current, Aggressive 

    Blackie is the son of our female. He is an outdoors only, 2-year-old dog. He has shown aggression toward strangers and we are concerned that he might hurt someone. We do not have the time or knowledge to work with him. He has learned a lot of bad habits form his mother, both are submissive/cowardly. We do love him and know that his best bet is to have someone with time and knowledge to work with him.

 Adoption Fee: $25 Animal Location:

Brookings County White, SD 57276 MAP IT!

Julie Sperlich 605.629.3341

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PIease Read Before Adopting a Dog in South Dakota
    Dogs can make good pets in South Dakota if they match your IifestyIe. Dogs have a reputation for being "man's best friend" for excellent reasons. Dogs are wonderful companions. Many breeds, in addition to being affectionate, devoted members of the family, are useful working dogs and guardians. Most dogs form tight bonds with their humans, and need to be cared for like the valuable family members they are. But sadly, some owners do not live up to the responsibility and involvement it takes to properly care for a dog throughout its life. Dogs can become the victims of neglect or active abuse. Some dogs receive tender, attentive care from their owners, but no longer have a home after their owner passes away or experiences a major life event that makes him unable to keep his dog. There are many more dogs than there are homes for dogs, and dogs that are not spayed or neutered can accidentally produce large numbers of puppies, exacerbating overpopulation. For this reason, three to four million dogs, many of them perfectly healthy and wonderful animals, are euthanized in the U.S. each year.

    Many people get excited about owning a new dog, decide to get a puppy, and then pick one out at a pet shop or visit a breeder with a new litter. However, there are so many wonderful, friendly dogs in need of adoption, including puppies and purebreds. Some of these dogs might even be a better fit for a family than a new puppy; for instance, some adult dogs in need of adoption are already housebroken and obedience trained. Adoption is typically much less expensive than purchasing a dog. People who adopt dogs find the experience extremely rewarding, bond very closely with their dogs, and have the added satisfaction of knowing that one less animal has to be euthanized. If your family is ready for a canine companion, please consider adopting a dog!

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    All dogs, even cute little lap dogs, are ultimately descended from domesticated wolves. There are hundreds of dog breeds with extremely varied characteristics and sizes, from the tiniest teacup Chihuahua to the hugest Mastiff, but all of these breeds make up just one species Canis lupus familiaris and can theoretically breed with one another (although there can be practical and health related constraints.) Dogs are red-green colorblind.

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