This list does not represent all the dogs ready for adoption at our partner shelters, only the Encore graduates who are still available.  For a complete list of their adoptable dogs, please contact the League for Animal Welfare or the Calhoun County Humane Society.

Bae

Bae is a three year old female border collie/lab mix who may also have something bigger mixed in like Bernese Mountain dog.  She weighs about 50 lbs. Bae is beautiful and sad.  She and her mate were surrendered to the League.  The mate was adopted and Bae is now by herself.  The shelter environment is tough on her.  She is scared of strangers so we are going to work slowly  and patiently with her. Bae is worth it!  

Adoptable at the League for Animal Welfare

Krista

Krista is a shy beagle hound mix, tan and white, about 9 months old and 30 lbs.  She needs help getting comfortable around new people and building her self-confidence.  During her time at Encore, Krista  made progress meeting new people, and taking treats from a few. She even played with a toy for a moment!  She is comfortable enough with Charley now that we’ve been able to start working on leash walking – another new experience Krista is going to need some time to get used to!

Adoptable at the League for Animal Welfare

Sister

Sister came in with her sister Krista and these girls are sweethearts.  Sister is a bit more beagle-is in her appearance.  They are both shy at first and these abandoned puppies never have learned any obedience like how to walk on a leash.  They are eager to please and LOVE treats and are getting more confident every day.  they are also over the top cute!

Adoptable at the League for Animal Welfare

Sniffy

Senior dog Sniffy is a male black lab mix who weighs about 35 lbs and is nine years old.  Sniffy is very shy.  He doesn’t do well with other dogs. When Sniffy first came to Encore he woudn’t walk or look at anyone.  He was so scared he shut down.  We spent a lot of time sitting with him.  We then had the idea of getting hot dog treats and see if we could coax him to stand up or come near us.  Well…watching the transformation brought tears to our eyes.  Over the course of the day he started walking, approached people, and let them pet him.  He even spent some time outside.  Sniffy has improved and we believe will continue to improve.

Adoptable at the League for Animal Welfare

Jack

Have you ever seen a liver colored German Shepherd? They are pretty rare. They have green eyes and a light reddish brown color on their face, instead of black. Two year old Jack is one of these. It looks like Jack has been through some rough times. He’s shy and somewhat fearful of a leash. However, we saw a lot of potential in his first day at Encore and are encouraged that with some patience and time to de-stress, this boy will really blossom.

Adoptable at the Calhoun County Animal Control

Suzy Q

Say hello to Suzy Q our senior dog.  Suzy is 8+ years old and weighs about 40 lbs.  She is some type of lab/hound mix with beautiful brindle coloring.  She is easy going with everyone and just loves to be petted and get treats.  She would be a great dog in a home with no small animals and some humans who love to hang out and enjoy life.

Adoptable at the League for Animal Welfare

Chloe

Australian Shepherd mix Chloe is about two years old with soulful blue eyes. She is friendly and sweet and likes people, especially if they give treats or some much needed attention. She’s almost pure white with just a hint of tan highlights and a few black spots.

Adoptable at the Calhoun County Animal Control

Sassy

Meet Sassy, a year old female Jack Russell terrier/Dachshund mix. She’s 25 lbs. and a true character (and with all those spots, you’ve got to be!) Sassy likes toys and playing fetch. She’s familiar with being on a leash, but still needs some work on “sit.” She likes cheese treats.

Adoptable at the Calhoun County Animal Control

Polly

Goofy Polly is a nine month old female golden retriever mix.  She weighs 45-50 lbs.  She is a sassy girl who will sit sometimes, and come to you sometimes, and sometimes not!  Her coat is incredibly soft and fluffy.  She was an owner surrender and just needs some work on getting more comfortable and reliable coming up to people to get leashed up for her walk. 

Adoptable at Calhoun County Humane Society. 

Buddy

Two or three year old Buddy is a male golden retriever/lab mix who loves to talk, play and (sometimes) have his own way! We’re working on leash walking and he is improving.

Adoptable at the Calhoun County Animal Control

Nina

Nina is a brindle and white mixed breed two to three years old and about 30 lbs.  She has lots of energy and enjoys toys and attention.  She is getting better on leash walking and not jumping.  

Adoptable at Calhoun County Humane Society. 

Owen

Owen is a 3-4 year old male boxer/pit bull mix and a big boy at over 60 lbs.  He is a bit chunky but can still run and play with the best of them!  He is friendly, outgoing, and pretty high energy. He loves attention and treats, but is not interested in toys.  Owen was our star pupil for improving his leash walking.  He is also not jumping on people anymore.  He will run up to you and wait to be petted and hugged.  Owen has been at the shelter over a year and this handsome dog really needs a chance at a forever home.

Adoptable at Calhoun County Humane Society. 

Yogi

Yellow lab mix Yogi reminds us of a little bear cub! This four-six year old male may also have some golden retriever or spitz-type dog mixed in. He’s a nice medium size and is quick to warm up to new people. Go Yogi!

Adoptable at the Calhoun County Animal Control

Hailey

Hailey is also about a year old. This female Catahoula Leopard Dog mix is only 35 lbs., so she’s mixed with something smaller – maybe a terrier or even Pug? She likes soft toys and is also a cheese treat fan, though she is mouthy right now when she takes treats. So we’ll work on that this week.

Adoptable at the Calhoun County Animal Control

Benji

Benji is a male lab/collie or shepard mix around five years old.  He is about 50 lbs. Benji is very shy and it has kept him from being adopted.  He has been at the shelter since 2014.  We are very happy to see the progress he has made in just two weeks.  It really shows that with a patient calm owner and some time he would be a wonderful pet.

Adoptable at Calhoun County Humane Society. 

Baxter

Baxter – Here’s Baxter, a five year old brindle pit bull mix who’s about 45 lbs and could stand to put on another five lbs. He is not interested in toys but is all about getting petting and affection. He likes it so much, he’d rather not share it with other dogs so would be best by himself in his new home. Baxter has been at the shelter a year and could use a caring hand to help him heal some sores on his legs.

Adoptable at Calhoun County Humane Society. 

Astro

Astro is a whitish tan German Shepard/lab mix who weighs about 25 lbs and is two or three years old.  Astro is very shy and scared of his surroundings.  Right now he is not interested in toys or treats, but he will tolerate people as long as they don’t move quickly or loudly.  He is very curious, which is a great thing.  He seems interested in people, but needs to learn that they can be trusted.  He has these beautiful ears that sometimes stand up, and sometimes tuck back!  

Adoptable at Calhoun County Humane Society. 

Olive

Olive is a senior female English Bull Dog/Boston Terrier mix who is a stocky little dog about 35 lbs. You would never know that she is around ten years old.  She has energy to spare and loves to play and run!  She has also been at the shelter a number of years and needs a refresher course on socialization and leash walking.  This is a great girl who would love to have a home and a soft bed.  

Adoptable at Calhoun County Humane Society. 

Diesel

Diesel is a male full breed English Labrador Retriever who is eight years old and a chunky boy at 70+ lbs. He has spent almost his entire life at the shelter.  The lack of a home environment has aged him quicker then his eight years would indicate.  He has callouses on his stomach as well as his elbows.  He also has skin tags and walks kind of slow.  If he were to lose 10 lbs he would get around much better, and we saw a spark of puppy in Diesel when we threw him the squeaky squirrel toy.  He would be OK in a home with older children and would have to meet any other dogs first to see if they were compatible in a potential forever home.  Diesel loves attention and petting and a soft bed to rest his weary bones.  He is already neutered.

Adoptable at Calhoun County Humane Society. 

Gracie

Gracie is a five year old female Pointer/Springer Spaniel mix weighing about 45 lbs.  Gracie has been at the shelter for four years, and is more than ready to find a good home and family.  She has lost some hair on her back and belly, perhaps from an allergy or due to stress.  Gracie can be easily startled by loud noises or fast movements, but if you take things slow and talk to her she comes out of her shell and warms right up to you.  If she does get startled or anxious, she looks for a way to escape  so it is important that she has a home where she feels safe.  She enjoyed exploring the play yard and getting brushed.  She was not interested in toys.

Adoptable at Calhoun County Humane Society. 

Patch

Welcome back Patch! This female four or five year old Red Heeler mix danced with joy when  pull up to get her. She’s a smart girl with a calm energy and a twinkle in her eye. Patch is doing great on her obedience basics. She would be a devoted pet and she is ready to make that forever commitment.

Adoptable at the League for Animal Welfare

Tessa

Tessa is a sweet shy girl.  She is around four or five years old and about 35 lbs.  She has been at the shelter most of her life and is very scared of new surroundings and people.  We are not sure what breeds she is, but think she maybe a mix of Pointer, American Strafforshire Terrier, or Harrier.  More important than what she is, is what she needs.  And that is some time and space to learn that people are OK and that a new environment doesn’t have to be a bad thing.  Right now she is not interested in treats or toys or attention.

Adoptable at Calhoun County Humane Society. 

Lady Red

We love senior dogs here at Encore and have certainly not been disappointed by Lady Red.  Lady red is an eight year old female red American Pit Bull Terrier who has been at the shelter for four years.  She is cute and lovable with people. She doesn’t seem to like other dogs so may need to be in a home with not other pets.  She has a really cool red nose and some faint tiger strip markings on her back.  She is way more interested in petting and affection instead of treats.  This gracious senior would love to find a forever home.

Adoptable at Calhoun County Humane Society. 

Darcy

Darcy – This 50 lb. female white pit bull mix has the cutest brown spots and freckles! Darcy is about six years old and she has been at the shelter for five years. She is selective about what dogs she gets along with. She is very toy motivated, especially if they squeak and roll around! She loves people and will plop down for belly rubs a lot. Getting this girl out of a shelter environment and into a home would be so helpful!

Adoptable at Calhoun County Humane Society. 

Cotton

Cotton is a female pit bull mixed with some type of pointer and is a bit of a chunky senior at 55-60 lbs.  We think she is between 8-10 years old.  But she may be a little younger, because she loves to trot around from person to person and has some nice spurts of energy.  Cotton is not interested in toys, but absolutely loves attention and especially belly rubs.  She is so good with everyone she meets.  She has been at the shelter since January of 2014 and is really ready to find her forever home.

Adoptable at Calhoun County Humane Society. 

Harley

Handsome Harley is a five year old male mixed breed dog with a bit of everything.  He has some lab/pointer/hound in a a nice 50 lb. package.  He is easy going and does well with some dogs.  He is not too interested in toys, but is very interested in treats and attention.  He has a nice medium energy level.  Harley has been at the shelter since early 2016.  Maybe he has been overlooked just because he looks like every other dog, but if you dig a bit deeper you will find he is a cool individual that loves to shake and give high fives and kisses. 

Adoptable at Calhoun County Humane Society. 

Chastity

One of the “Dalmatian Five,” this year old female Dalmatian/lab or hound mix is timid, but she wants to be friendly with people.  Chastity needs time to learn that people are not scary.  She will take treats from people and tolerates being touched.  She also knows the “here” command – a great recall word to bring a dog back to its owner.

Adoptable at Calhoun County Humane Society. 

Kat

Look how different this “Dalmatian Five” sister looks compared to her siblings!  She is solid white except for the striking black markings on her face and one ear.  Kat seems conflicted, sometimes she wants to be in charge and other times she is submissive.  She is not as far along in trusting people as her sisters.  But she is learning how to walk on a leash, so that is a step in the right direction.

Adoptable at Calhoun County Humane Society. 

Liza Jane

Only a year old, this ten pound female chihuahua was a stray who has been at the shelter a month. It’s hard to imagine this small, delicate dog surviving on the streets or in the woods. Probably why she is kind of shy, especially outside. Liza Jane needs a chance to get more comfortable with people and places and noises and spaces. Then we can help her learn the basics like leash walking.

Adoptable at the League for Animal Welfare

Verona

The only male in the “Dalmatian Five” litter, Verona is not too trusting of people.  (By the way, we call him Vern and he seems OK with that.)  He trusts Charley and is trying to feel comfortable with others, but it is slow going.  He is learning to walk on the leash.  He and Cleo look the most alike, with quite a bit of black lab look, and spotted feet and chest.  Vern needs a patient owner who will move at his speed to build trust.

Adoptable at Calhoun County Humane Society. 

Rikki

Meet Rikki, a three to five year old female American Pit Bull Terrier/American Staffordshire Terrier mix.  This gorgeous girl has been at the shelter for three years, hard to believe since she is a kid friendly and happy go lucky soul.  She ran and ran in the play yard and then dashed up to everyone she could for petting or a treat.  Rikki is around 40 lbs. and has some suggestions of tiger striping on her back legs.

Adoptable at Calhoun County Humane Society. 

Mister

Mister – Turns out this cute weener dog is closer to 12 years old. So it’s really something seeing how he wants to trot around – he has a little hitch in his giddy up but he can still move about!

Adoptable at the League for Animal Welfare

Buddy

According to Buddy’s teeth, he’s about 4-6 years old. But he looks much younger, and we noticed him gnawing on his crate. So the teeth may be worn down prematurely. Buddy’s a golden retriever mix, perhaps with some yellow lab. He’s definitely full grown, and a nice size – around 50 lbs. He wasn’t too fond of his bath, but he did like his play time outside and some petting from staff and volunteers!

Adoptable at the Calhoun County Animal Control

Mena

Mena’s a small dog that somehow looks bigger in all her pictures. While her markings suggest Black Mouth Cur or German Shepherd mix, her size suggests some Pug or Australian Terrier? Whatever the combination, this 2-3 year old female is only 25 lbs. or so. She’s a recent owner surrender to the League. Mena is a bit shy when she first meets you, but she quickly warms up and then loves to snuggle.

Adoptable at the League for Animal Welfare

Dori

Who do you picture as that ultimate “Benji” dog? Well we think sweet Dori comes pretty close. She is still a pup, just six to eight months old and about 30 lbs. Our best guess for breed is a mix of Wirehaired Pointing Griffon and Border terrier. Look at her coat colors! Dori is so friendly and smart – she’s seems really eager to learn. She already knows sit and down, and shows some interest in toys, too. She’s spayed and ready to find her forever home.

Adoptable at the League for Animal Welfare

Polo

What a gorgeous dog Polo is!  This handsome Great Dane mix is a two-year old male with black and gold brindle coloring.  He looks mostly Great Dane, but he is only 60 lbs or so.  He may be mixed with Plott Hound.  Polo is SO happy when people will pet him or love on him.  He likes treats, too.  He needs to put on another 10 lbs. to be at his ideal weight. He can be jumpy when he first meets you but that is something that can be fixed.

Adoptable at Calhoun County Humane Society. 

Remi

Remi – Senior dog Remi is 8+ years old and a black Lab/flat coated retriever mix. Remi is around 40 lbs and we’d like to see him put on another five lbs. Speaking of seeing, this recent owner surrender has some issue with his left eye – maybe cherry eye or a growth, but we think he can’t see out of it at this point. It doesn’t stop him from finding a person and absorbing all the love and affection he can get. He would be a great dog for someone looking for an easygoing companion.

Adoptable at Calhoun County Humane Society. 

Harvey
Harvey – What a crazy mixed up breed this wonderful guy is!  Sweet six year old Harvey looks like a bit of Akita and German shepherd mixed with maybe Bassett Hound – because he’s got short and stocky legs. He is about 45 lbs, neutered, and a happy boy who loves people and attention.  Harvey has been at the shelter for five years and is so ready to strut his stuff with a forever family. Adoptable at Calhoun County Humane Society. 
Abby

Abby is a shy 20 lb. lab/Plott Hound mix who is between four and five years old.  She is kind of scared of her environment, but does enjoy petting and treats, and she was able to gain some confidence while she was at Encore.  She is not interested in toys  She knows the sit command and is patient and quiet.

Adoptable at Calhoun County Humane Society. 

Marley

Marley – Marley is a black and white male bulldog/dalmatian mix who’s been at the shelter for three of his four years. He is SO ready to go home! He is sweet, likes people and already knows sit and shake. Check out the big and little spots on this cute character. Marley’s about 45 lbs.

Adoptable at Calhoun County Humane Society. 

Lil Joe

Lil Joe – OMG, this is one interesting looking dog! If you love standing out in a crowd and being your own person, well Lil Joe is the dog for you. Our best guess is Bassett Hound/Lab/German Shepherd mix. His ears are huge and his legs are short, but he is all about being sweet and getting some much needed attention. He’s a little over a year old and a nice size at 35 lbs.

Adoptable at Calhoun County Humane Society. 

Odyssey

Odyssey – Ziggy volunteered to stay back so Odyssey could spend some time at Encore. And what a great time she is having! She’s a two – three year old gray and brown pit bull mix, but a small mix at only 30 lbs or so. And look at those ears! She has been at the shelter since last August and is calm and loves the rope tug toy.

Adoptable at Calhoun County Humane Society. 

Benson

Benson – our only adult of the bunch, Benson is a four year old mix of maybe pit bull with Australian kelpie or cattle dog. He is so funny! He loves people and toys and treats. He loves to bark when people come by his crate, as if to say – hey you! Let’s go play! Benson is about 45 lbs and is a bit thin.


Adoptable at Calhoun County Humane Society. 

George

George – This year old male mostly Boxer mix is a hoot! George has that Boxer sense of fun and adventure. He’s about 50 lbs. He loves playing with toys! He loves people too. He needs a bit of work on obedience basics, so we’re going to help this young pup learn about walking nicely on leash and not jumping for attention.

Adoptable at Calhoun County Humane Society. 

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Tinkerbell

Anyone out there looking for a hunting dog? Then look at Tinker, a female black and tan coonhound/lab mix. She’s two years old and was just recently surrendered by her owner to the shelter. It would be great for her to get adopted out before she learns any bad habits – right now she is very motivated to learn and work. She knows sit and stay, and loves to catch soft toys and earn treats.

Adoptable at Calhoun County Humane Society. 

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Little Girl

This sweet brindle pit bull mix is five years old and another long term resident of the shelter, since October 2015. She can be jumpy, but it’s because she really wants attention and loving! She is all over people and wants to hang out and be friends. She’d be a great match for someone who’s not high energy but rather more laid back. She’s a perfect size, about 40 lbs.

Adoptable at Calhoun County Humane Society. 

Aden

Aden – Molly also stayed back and gave her spot to hunky Aden, a five year old black and white pit bull mix weighing about sixty lbs. Aden is another Kayden look alike! He’s very friendly with people but doesn’t get along with other dogs. He loves stuffed animal toys and needs help with his basic dog commands. This guy has lived almost his entire life in the shelter so he really needs some time to learn how to have fun and just be a dog. And we are so happy to help him with that!

Adoptable at Calhoun County Humane Society. 

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