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

Tasha

Meet Tasha, the LAST of a litter of 10 puppies dropped off at the League earlier this year! She’s three months old, and so ready to go home since all her brothers and sisters left. She’s almost 20 lbs now and should be a good medium to large sized dog when full grown. We see yellow lab and some hound in her, with cute white markings on her chest and feet. She loves everybody and is learning commands so quickly – she already knows “sit.” She and Bae were quite the couple running in the play yard.

Adoptable at the League for Animal Welfare

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

Aspen

Aspen Not just a pretty face – this young girl is gorgeous from head to toe. She loves sitting in people’s laps for attention and treats. She’s doing nicely on her leash walking.

Adoptable at the League for Animal Welfare

Lola
Lola

Lola – Miss Lola is year old female boxer mix about 60 lbs. She and her mate Mars were both owner surrenders from a couple who adopted them together from a Texas shelter, moved to Alabama, then needed to give them up. So even though she hails from Texas, Lola’s home’s in Alabama now, and she couldn’t be happier than the prospect of living with a proud Bama family! Lola is spayed and current on all shots.

Adoptable at Calhoun County Humane Society. 

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. 

Scooter

Dachshund Scooter is a three to four year old male, who’s not as shy as Rusty but still a bit unnerved by his recent circumstances.  He will approach people but appreciates if they don’t make sudden moves that can scare him.  He’s very curious and can be a bit snappy when he takes treats, but then he will lean into you like a cat to get his back scratched.

Adoptable at the League for Animal Welfare

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. 

Junior

Junior – Meet Junior, a four year old male red pit bull who has been at the shelter for two years. He weighs about 50 lbs. Junior is a super sweet dog who loves people and other dogs; he just needs to learn not to jump on them to show his affection! He’s actually making good progress on that. He has so much character – he sometimes looks sad, but when you give him a hug he is all about tail wags. Junior is neutered and ready for immediate adoption.

Adoptable at Calhoun County Humane Society. 

Mars
Mars

Mars – Wow, welcome to Alabama, Mr. Mars! What a happy dog this goofball is. Mars is a Great Dane/Plott Hound mix, 80 lbs and already neutered and current on his shots. He’s about a year or so old, and says he’s not sure if he’s going to root for Alabama or Auburn. Whichever he chooses, that team will get a BIG fan! Mars is an extra large boy that just needs a refresher on basic skills like not jumping. He already knows sit.

Adoptable at Calhoun County Humane Society. 

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. 

Kayden

Look out everyone here comes KAYDEN! Kayden is a male black lab mixed with maybe a pit bull or even Rottweiler.  He is a little over four years old and has sent most of his life at the shelter so unfortunately he hasn’t learned basic manners like not jumping or pulling on a leash.  He also needs to be more gentle taking treats (which he loves).  Kayden is friendly and full of energy.  An experienced owner will be able to help him on his journey to being a good boy and great pet.

 Adoptable at Calhoun County Humane Society. 

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. 

Cleo

Another “Dalmatian Five” sister, Cleo got more of the black lab look, but still with lots of spots on her chest and legs.  She is the most shy of the females and is pretty uncomfortable around people.She is the smallest of the siblings and is just beautiful.  This girl is going to need some time to develop trust in people.  She does tolerate being touches, so that is a good start.

Adoptable at Calhoun County Humane Society. 

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

Ethel

Ethel

Ethel is only nine years old! She asked us to please let folks now she is still almost a spring chicken. She’s so easygoing.

Adoptable at the League for Animal Welfare

Rusty

Here’s Rusty, who was turned in along with Scooter when their owner recently passed away.  Rusty is one to two years old, and is on the shy side.  Losing his owner and his home has been rough on this little guy, who feels like the world is a scary place right now.  He needs some time and a safe home and family to get his Chihuahua mojo back.

Adoptable at the League for Animal Welfare

Tucker

Tucker: say Hello to a new dog this week – Tucker is about 3 years old and has spent two of those at the shelter. He may be an Australian Cattle Dog/yellow lab mixed with some sort of Spitz – see those mascara-like markings on the edge of his eyes? He is super friendly, fully vetted, and loves being held and getting a belly rub. His coat is thick and soft, perfect for petting.

Adoptable at Calhoun County Humane Society. 

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. 

Oliver

Oliver is a 6-8 month old male yellow lab mix who may also be part Carolina dog. Oliver is about 35 lbs. and is a bit shy when he first meets new people. He is very curious of everything, though, and enjoys treats a lot! He really enjoys running in the play yard.


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. 

Mae

Young Mae is all over toys – she’s great at fetch and retrieve. She’s so friendly and loves attention.

Adoptable at the League for Animal Welfare

Angel

Angel – here’s Angel, a tan with white markings Chihuahua just under two years old and sweet and loving. Like Rusty, she’s on the shy side, but will take (small) treats and likes being petted. She doesn’t like her collar and she will scratch at it, then start running around in circles!

Adoptable at the League for Animal Welfare

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. 

Hero

Hero – say hi to Hero, a year or so old male mix breed – not sure what. Lab, with maybe some hound or Blue Lacy. He’s black and white but has a hint of brown under his front legs and on his back legs, too. Hero is a nice size at about 40 lbs, with a medium energy and friendly personality with people and dogs.

Adoptable at Calhoun County Humane Society. 

Molly
Miss Molly is solid black except for a touch of white on her throat. She’s about six years old and is a black lab/boxer mix. This cute girl has been at the shelter since March 2015 when she was brought in as a stray. Being a medium sized black dog, she seems to have been overlooked and she is really ready to find her forever home, and a family to help her with those important dog basics like sit and leash walking. She can be skittish to sudden sounds and movements, but when you go slow and give her some petting and attention, she is SO happy! Adoptable at Calhoun County Humane Society. 
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. 

Ziggy

Ziggy is one handsome dog! He’s a tan and white German Shepherd mixed with maybe yellow lab or even Akita – his coat is very striking. He’s about three years old and was surrendered to the shelter a year and a half ago. He SO much wants to be with around people and get to play or train! He knows sit and shake, but needs a bit of work to not jump. He’s a thin 50 lbs and could stand to gain a few.

Adoptable at Calhoun County Humane Society. 

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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