Encore Enrichment Center for Dogs is SO happy when a dog gets adopted after our training.
Jack the German Shepherd came in super shy. This handsome two year old needed to learn that people could be trusted and life wasn’t so scary. We worked with him to build his confidence and introduced him to lots of different people and places. He got much better, and was adopted May 25, 2019 from the Calhoun County Animal Control Center.
This yellow lab/hound mix was a friendly, high energy boy that just needed a refresher on obedience basics. He loved to play with squeaky toys and was friendly with people. Cash was adopted February 15, 2019 from the League for Animal Welfare.
Jodie was the first deaf dog we got to work with at Encore. This Catahoula/hound mix was held for about six months at the shelter while her family tried to fix their financial situation, but eventually they had to surrender her and we started working with her. Jodie was sweet, calm and very laid back. She was adopted on July 12, 2019 from the League for Animal Welfare.
This less than 10 pound chihuahua came in kind of shy, especially when she was outside. She needed help getting comfortable with people and places and noises and spaces, so we worked with her on that. She was adopted June 15, 2019, from the League for Animal Welfare.
OMG, what gorgeous blue eyes! Australian Shepherd mix Chloe was a smart, friendly and sweet girl who came in ready to be adopted! She already knew basic commands and would gladly work for treats. And she was adopted, on May 25, 2019, from the Calhoun County Animal Control Center.
This Jack Russell Terrier/Dachshund mix really lived up to her name! She was full of character. She loved toys and playing fetch, but needed a bit of help with loose leash walking. She was adopted on May 29, 2019 from the Calhoun County Animal Control Center.
We love senior dogs at Encore and we certainly loved Lady Red. She was an eight year old American it Bull Terrier who had spent four of those years in the shelter. She was much more interested in petting and affection instead of treats. She was adopted from the Calhoun County Humane Society on July 6, 2019.
One of the “Dalmatian Five,” sweet Chastity came in timid but really wanted to be friendly with people. She would take treats and could tolerate being touched. We worked with her a lot to become more comfortable with people and new places. Chastity was rescued June 19, 2019 from the Calhoun County Humane Society.
More success stories to come!
Ellie came in shy but warmed up quickly She sometimes guarded toys, and was a bit snappy a few times at first. She was adopted in January of 2018 from the League for Animal Welfare.
Colonel came in jumping. He needed leash work, but loved people & toys. He was adopted on January 6, 2018 from Petsmart through Cheaha Regional Humane Society.
Romeo came in gentle. He loved toys and was good with having his wounds cared for. He was adopted on January 6, 2018 from Petsmart through Cheaha Regional Humane Society.
Lauren came in loving to jump. She was very mouthy. She took to nose work well and loved balls. She was also good with wellness checks. She was rescued in March of 2018 through Cheaha Regional Humane Society.
Feisty came in energetic. She liked to jump and was mouthy. She needed training on leash walking and learning sit. She was great with nose work. She also loved toys & dogs. She learned to sit, but got distracted easily. She was adopted on August 2, 2018 from the League for Animal Welfare.
Emma came and was only here for two days before being adopted. In her time here she was friendly and full of energy. She was adopted on March 9, 2018 from Cheaha Regional Humane Society.
Brady came in calm, easy going, and good on a leash. He did know how to sit but arthritis kept him from doing so easily. he also was familiar with being in a kennel. He was adopted April 8, 2018 by Susie’s Sr dog rescue through Calhoun County Humane Society.
Ace came in shy. He liked petting, but not toys. He jumped some and tended to pull on leashes, but was easy going and eager to learn. He was rescued on March 10, 2018 by Northern Rescue through Calhoun County Humane Society.
Perry Carter came a little hesitant at being handled. He liked toys and LOVED balls. He pulled with the leash, but steadily improved and learned how to sit. He was rescued on March 28, 2018 by Animal Haven NY through Calhoun County Humane Society.
Siri came in as a playful puppy and was adopted in January of 2018 through the League for Animal Welfare.
Zeb came in as a playful puppy and was adopted in January of 2018 through the League for Animal Welfare.
Beans came in friendly. He liked to jump some and loved being petted. He tended to pull on a leash, but learned well and became a champ at sit. He still had a tendency to snatch treats, but was improving. He was rescued on March 28, 2018 by Animal Haven NY through Calhoun County Humane Society.
Amos came knowing how to sit. He did pull on his leash and tended to be mouthy and jump. he was very friendly after he got to know who you were. He made good progress and by the second week would only jump when getting a treat. He was rescued on June 9, 2018 through Calhoun County Humane Society.
Betty came in jumping a lot. She needed work on leash walking. She was very friendly, but didn’t like all dogs. She was easily excited and over active. She was a great learner with nose work and quickly learned how to sit. She was rescued on June 9, 2018 through Calhoun County Humane Society.
Zeus came needing work on jumping, leash walking, and sitting. He seemed friendly, goofy, and eager to learn. He learned to wait at doors, “here”, sit, and leash walking. He liked all toys and was interested in nose work. He was rescued June 9, 2018 through Calhoun County Humane Society.
Asuka came in here for photos and evaluation. She knew how to sit and retrieves balls. She didn’t jump. We worked on leash walking. She was adopted May 4, 2018 from the League for Animal Welfare.
Peanut came in unfriendly at first, but did warm up. He guarded his crate and toys. He also tended to pull on his leash and jumped a lot. He growled at first and had an aggressive bark with new people. As he improved he started to like one particular toy. He was rescued on June 9, 2018 through Calhoun County Humane Society.
Phillip came in a bit jumpy and loved toys and balls He was adopted on January 27, 2018 through Cheaha Regional Humane Society.
Darla was easily excitable. She would jump then would sit for attention. She loved toys and to retrieve them. She also loved being around other dogs. She needed minor leash corrections, but certainly improved. She was adopted March 24, 2018 from Calhoun County Humane Society.
Willow – 6 month old puppy who with long floppy ears, and a floppy body – she didn’t know how to leash walk so she would flop down and roll over instead of walking! Friendly, calm and easy going. Willow was the sweetest. She was very shy, but interested in toys and balls. She was good being leashed walked and being in a crate. By the second week she was far more outgoing. She was rescued in January of 2018 by an organization in Florida through Calhoun County Humane Society.
Mystique was a high energy female pit bull mix, very outgoing and loved people! She was brave – she even went down the slide on the play yard. Initially pulled hard on the leash but was a quick learner and got very good at loose leash walking. Wanted to please. She was rescued June 9, 2018 by a rescue through the Calhoun County Humane Society.
Tinker was a four month old terrier mix, cute female who loved to pal around with her friend, Sugar. Tink was very smart; she didn’t know sit when she first came in but learned quickly. Also got leash walking quickly. Was adopted but returned, but then found her forever home on September 7, 2018.
Mischief came in with several brothers and sisters, an abandoned litter. She was the last of the litter to be adopted. She was a sweet lab/hound/shepherd/husky mix. Easy going and loved people. She was about 8 months old when adopted on October 23, 2018 from the League for Animal Welfare.
Sweet Sugar came in about four or five months old. She was a collie/lab/hound mix with green eyes. She was pals with Tinker even though she was much larger. Got adopted by a family visiting here from California, so she is a CA dog now.
Sudz came in a great 2 year old male Chihuahua/Jack Russell Terrier mix. Weighed about 12 lbs. He was a stray found coated in oil on Noble Street in Anniston. His name came from all the suds needed to clean him off! He was a friendly dog and very quick learner. Did fantastic during his introduction to nose work. He loved affection and was curious. He needed to get used to a collar and leash. Sudz was adopted August 11, 2018 from the League for Animal Welfare.
Chestnut came in a quiet female Chihuahua/Italian greyhound/miniature pinscher mix, about four years old, black and tan. Came in with her two puppies (no names, Pup 1 and Pup 2). Chestnut was pleasant and enjoyed affection. Was only with EEC for a few days, along with her puppies, to get evaluated and phtotographed. She was adopted from the League for Animal Welfare July 20, 2018.
Pup 1 was a super cute brindle colored eight or nine week old puppy, with beautiful markings and typical puppy curiosity. She was adopted July 17, 2018 from the League for Animal Welfare.
Pup 2 was an equally cute black with some brindle markings puppy, sister to Pup 1. She was adopted July 16, 2018 from the League for Animal Welfare.
Gunter – Lemon and white beagle Gunter was a chunky boy at 40 lbs. He was around 3 years old and had that distinctive beagle bay kind of bark. He was easy going and not high energy. He loves people and treats. He and kennel mate Fancy became fast friends and loved to run around together in the play yard. He was picked up by a beagle rescue 9/7/18.
Lucy came in a 60+ lbs beagle/yellow lab mix, female, about 2-3 years old. Lucy needed a special home where she could be with people and not left alone in the back yard, as she proved she could escape by climbing over a fence. She was an amazing dog with a wonderful personality who love, love loved everybody she met. She was the only dog we worked with at EEC who did so much nose work that we put her on birch odor and took her to an Odor Recognition Test in Heflin, AL on September 9, which she passed with flying colors! She needed work walking nicely on leash and not jumping, and got much better over time with that. Lucy was adopted September 19, 2018.
Jack came in a male Jack Russell terrier mix, one and a half years old, whirlwind of energy. Just under 20 lbs. A little dog in a big world, Jack tended to jump up on people and things just so he could see what was going on. He was so very smart – learned to walk great on a leash, and sit, and roll over (at least half way). He needed an experienced owner to help guide him back to good behavior if he started to slip away from it, and he was so worth it – friendly, great with other dogs, and over the top handsome. He was adopted by a professional dog trainer in TN October 31, 2018.
Abby – Adopted in December of 2018
Solid white German Shepherd mixed with maybe some American Eskimo or Samoyed, or even yellow lab? One year old. Brown freckles on her ears. About 45 lbs. Loves to chase toys! She can be growly when in her crate or kennel – thinks its her safe place and is uncomfortable when a new person comes by. But once she is outside, she is very approachable with people. And once she learns who you are, she is more comfortable with you even in her crate.
Carly – Here is a senior dog named Carly. Carly is an absolute hoot. She really enjoys hand out with the shy puppy and flips for attention and treats. She has a funny habit of sometimes softly howling/whimpering why she’s in her crate waiting her turn. Otherwise she’s just an old soul. She is a Carahoula Lepard Dog/lab mix. Adopted October 2018.
Hopper – Meet Hopper, a male two year old Old Danish Pointer/Dalmatian Mix who has only been at the shelter a month. Hopper is friendly, easy-going, and seems to love both people and other dogs. He is getting checked out on his leash walking and other basic skills. He is quick to give kisses! Adopted in September 2018.
Mandy – Mandy came in with her brother Billy and is another sweetheart. She is a six-month old puppy. She looks a bi more beagle-is or even some type of hound mixed in with yellow lab. She is thin at about 25 lbs and needs to add some weight. Mandy also loves people and treats and petting and affection. Adopted January 2019.
Handsome Hank is a dream dog. He’s a year or two old Boxer/English bull dog mix with perhaps a smidge of Bull Mastiff or American Staffordshire terrier thrown in for good measure. He loves people dearly and seems to do well with other dogs, too. But despite being a crazy cool and wonderful dog, when Hank’s owners moved out of Ohatchee earlier this year, they just left him behind.
A Good Samaritan found Hank wandering around in Anniston and how he got there from Ohatchee remains a mystery. He was limping and she didn’t know if he had been injured or hit by a car. She contacted area shelters but it seemed everyone was full. When she reached out to the Calhoun County Humane Society (CCHS), however, they took one look at Hank and knew they had to do something to help. They suggested some rescue organizations for her to contact and said, if nothing works out let us know. Well, nothing worked out and Hank came to CCHS two months ago.
It turns out Hank needs something called Femoral Head Osteotomy or FHO, in order to fix his left rear leg. FHO fixes several hip conditions including hip dysplasia and a fractured or dislocated hip. It is an effective surgery but very expensive. CCHS needs to raise $3,500 to pay for Hank’s surgery and post-surgery care and medicine. It’s a huge lift, but Hank is a young, strong, otherwise healthy dog who could be someone’s best friend for many years. Hank is a rescue commitment by Rockin P’s Rescue out of Jacksonville January 2019!
Tricky – What a sweetheart this year old male Australian shepherd mix is! Tricky is a great size, about 35 lbs, and gets along with kids, dogs and people in general. He showed some interest in toys, too. His coat is amazingly soft, and he has super nice markings and color. He has only been at the shelter two months and is ready to link up with a forever home and family. Rescued January 2019
Red is approx 4 years old. He was brought in after Christmas last year on protective custody/cruelty case. The case has been recently resolved, Red belongs to our shelter now. He was neutered while here, and when tested, did test positive for heartworms. He has a wonderful temperament to have been through the starvation and then 11 months old confinement in shelter. Occasionally we work with a rescue organization or non-partner shelter to help them with a special case. And four-year old Red is truly special. He was brought in to the Pell City Animal Control Center just after Christmas last year as part of a protective custody/cruelty case. You can see from the pictures on the day he was seized, just how starved he was. But despite the lack of care, Red didn’t give up on people. His case was finally resolved and Red is now available for adoption. He has a wonderful temperament and loves, loves, loves people! He has incredible focus for toys and treats. He has gained plenty of weight (maybe even a bit too much?). He is heartworm positive, so will need treatment. (We are working on possibly getting some of his treatment costs covered.) Red is a BIG guy! He would do best with a rough and tumble kind of family that loves to play outside, enjoys throwing around the ball, or taking long walks. Also a family with no cats, but with hearts full of love for this second chance dog. Adoption date 1/14/19
Winter – Black and tan, tall and thin, about 40 lbs, one year old. What a mix of dogs! We see everything from Doberman pinscher to German Shepherd to black and tan coonhound to collie to gray hound. Whatever, she is a loving dog – loves people, loves toys, loves treats. High energy typical puppy behavior, just needs help with basic obedience and burning off energy. Has been at shelter 2 months. Adopted 1/19/19
Houston was a puppy from the League that was just here for one day so we could take a few pictures, and he was picked up by rescue right away. Adopted January 2019
Fancy is a female beagle/pug or lab mix who weighs about 35 lbs. and is about three or four years old. The white color on her muzzle is truly white and not gray. She is much younger then she looks in her pictures. Fancy had puppies when she was brought to the shelter, but they are gone and she is left to find a good forever home. She is cautious when first meeting people, but warms up once she knows it is safe. At that point she will lean in close for petting and attention. She also knows when you are a good person, she may even give you a smile. She is current on all her vaccines and has been spayed. Adopted 1/25/19
Boomer CCHS Boomer came in loving to talk and learn! He was a happy go lucky 10 month old puppy that loved toys and running in the play yard. He loved working and getting attention, too. He was rescued 2/6/19.
Sue. LAW Senior dog Sue came in a bit cool with people and other dogs, but very curious about her surroundings. She still had some pep in her step to walk around the play yard, and she enjoyed a soft blanket to nap on at lunchtime. She had been at the shelter her entire life and no one really thought this “lifer” would find a forever home, but just before Valentine’s Day in 2019 a fabulous family opened their home to sweet Sue at the venerable age of 14!
Ava. CCHS Ava came in with a burst of energy and a great desire for attention and treats. She is on the small size for a pit bull/boxer mix, about 30 lbs with gorgeous grey and white markings. She steadily improved on her obedience skills while at Encore, and was adopted February 11, 2019.
Aubie is a 5-6 year old female yellow lab/hound mix, who weighs about 35 lbs. She is initially shy and reserved with new people – she needs a bit of time to get to know you. But once she’s met you, and gotten a few treats, she is SO happy to hang out with you! She is especially fast to warm up to women; men it takes a little longer. She does the cutest little woof when she is so happy she can’t contain herself. This is a dog meant for petting! Rescued 1/23/19
Diva smiles and struts and is such a happy girl. She is getting more comfortable with her surroundings and it shows in her relaxed and “eager to meet you” manner. Diva is a four year old pit bull mix. She was surrendered to the shelter. She is heart worm positive, but is being treated. Adopted in February 2019.
Billy is a six month old male mix of a little bit of everything – yellow lab, maybe husky or shepherd, or even beagle. A true all-American dog! He is about 30 lbs and needs to grow and put on a bit more weight. He was brought in as a stray and is a happy boy who LOVES people. Adopted in February 2019
Tilly is our outgoing pup for the week – this black and tan German Shepherd mix is less than a year old and all legs and energy. Tilly is about 45 lbs and still needs to fill out a bit more. She LOVES toys, petting, playing, and is a wiz at nose work. Adopted 2/18/19
Stevie – is a three year old pit bull mix who weighs 50 lbs. and could stand to put on a bit more weight. He was brought to the shelter as a stray just before the holidays. He is a smart boy, who already knows sit, shake and down! Stevie is energetic and treat motivated and was very brave – he went down the playground slide on his first day at Encore! He’s had some rough times and been in a few scrapes and is ready to settle down with a great person or family. Rescued on March 3, 2019.
Rascal – Here’s Rascal, a two year old male cattle dog mix, a nice sized pooch around 40 lbs. Rascal needs a job! He has energy to spare, and would love nothing better than find a home where folks want a dog they can do agility, nose work, rally, or some other sport with – or a dog they can take on long walks or runs. He showed up at the shelter gate just before the holidays. Guess he knew he needed a hand to help him find a forever home. Rescued on March 3, 2019.
Cash was adopted 3/21/19!
Jubilee is a young one. She is around one year or so. She is a female yellow lab mixed with maybe some Carolina Dog or even white German Shepard. She is a thin 45 lbs and needs to add a bit more weight. Funny Jubilee is the most interested in toys. She already knows how to fetch and retrieve tennis balls. She readily returns them so they can be thrown again. She had one tiny spot of black on the very end of her tongue. She can be startled by noises or quick movements, but also recovers quickly and enjoys being with people! Adopted 3/4/19.
Clint – Meet Clint, a two year old lab mix and a good sized male around 65 lbs. He was a stray brought in just a few weeks ago. Clint is very calm, dog friendly, and house trained. This sweet boy likes toys and treats and attention. Adopted 3/18/19.
Spade was adopted from Calhoun County Humane Society on 4/6/19. Spade came in a young two year old pit bull with gorgeous coloring. He was a neglect case that the shelter had turned around to getting him back to good health. He was great with people but not so hot with other dogs. Sweet Spade loves his toys and treats.
Ethel, CCHS, adopted 4/5. Sweet senior Ethel didn’t let her age slow her down. This 9 year old chihuahua showed her spunk trotting in the play yard and figuring out nose work! She loved the attention showered on her and enjoyed a soft rug and plenty of toys.
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.Aspen, LAW, adopted 4/22. Aspen came in calm and pleasant. This one-two year old white female pointer mix has gorgeous eyes – one green and one brown. She was very brave and got up on the playground equipment, and was friendly with people and dogs.
Sasha (we had her mis-named as Tasha) LAW, adopted 4/17 Well her name was Sasha but oops – we called her Tasha the whole time she was at Encore! But this three month old puppy didn’t care – as long as she got to play, have treats and hang out with people, she was just fine. She was the last of a litter of 10 puppies to be adopted.
Molly, CCHS, adopted 4/25/19 This six-year old black lab mix was SO ready to find her forever home! She had been at the shelter almost four years, probably overlooked because she was a black dog in a sea of black dogs. But once she got to Encore, we could see her sweet personality and potential. She was a bit skittish but would work hard to overcome that so she could be with people and get some well deserved attention.
Tucker, CCHS, rescued 4/19/19 Three year old yellow lab/Australian cattle dog mix Tucker won everyone over with his constant smiles and thick, soft coat that he loved to be petted on. We think maybe he had a trace of a Spitz-type dog in him as well. He had these mascara-like markings around his eyes and pointy ears. Whatever he was, it was just perfect!
Mae was an over the top cute female Chihuahua mixed with Italian Greyhound. This black and white cutie needed some help with the basics like house training and leash walking. She was brave and curious. Mae was adopted March 2, 2019 from the League for Animal Welfare.
Dachshund Scooter came in as a four year old male who was sad because his owner had passed away, and he was surrendered to the shelter. Scooter was anxious of sudden noises or movements. It took some time for him to get settled, but he did. And this lucky dog was adopted by one of the League for Animal Welfare’s shelter staff on March 8, 2019!
Handsome Hero was a year old “All American Dog,” a little bit of everything! He came in with a nice medium energy and a friendly personality with people and dogs. It didn’t take long for a rescue organization to notice this great guy and he was transported to his forever home on March 27, 2019 from the Calhoun County Humane Society.
Lola came in with her house mate Mars as owner surrenders. She was a beautiful boxer mix with piercing brown eyes outlined with black mascara. This year old girl was already pretty good with basic obedience. She was rescued on April 27, 2019.
Mars came in one of the biggest dogs we’ve had at Encore! This year old Great Dane/Plott Hound mix was friendly and goofy. He and his house mate Lola were owner surrenders. He needed a refresher on not jumping, especially given his size. He was one of a huge rescue effort by the Calhoun County Humane Society. They drove 26 dogs 1900 miles on May 10-11, 2019 to three northern rescues to give some great dogs a second chance!
We loved Junior, a four year old male red pit bull mix who came in first in 2018, then in early 2019 for his encore at Encore. Junior was a strong happy boy who needed to learn not to jump on people to show his affection! He improved quite a bit while he was here. He was one of a huge rescue effort by the Calhoun County Humane Society. They drove 26 dogs 1900 miles on May 10-11, 2019 to three northern rescues to give some great dogs a second chance!
Oh how we loved Kayden! He was just the kind of challenge we like to work with at Encore. He was a four year old male black lab mixed with pit bull or Rottweiler. He had spent most of his life at the shelter and had endless energy to burn. Kayden came to see us in 2018 and again in 2019, to help him prepare for a huge rescue effort by the Calhoun County Humane Society. They drove 26 dogs 1900 miles on May 10-11, 2019 to three northern rescues to give some great dogs a second chance!
Cleo was one of the “Dalmatian 5,” four sisters and a brother of half-Dalmatian yard dogs that had not been socialized in the year before they were surrendered to the shelter. They all came in shy, mistrusting of humans, and no clue about how to walk on a leash. Cleo was the smallest of the five, and just beautiful. She came to Encore a couple times and did improve on learning to trust people. She was one of a huge rescue effort by the Calhoun County Humane Society. They drove 26 dogs 1900 miles on May 10-11, 2019 to three northern rescues to give some great dogs a second chance!
Oliver came in an eight month old male yellow lab mix who maybe had Carolina dog mixed in. He was small and a bit shy, but very curious. He loved running in the play yard and taking treats. He was one of a huge rescue effort by the Calhoun County Humane Society. They drove 26 dogs 1900 miles on May 10-11, 2019 to three northern rescues to give some great dogs a second chance!
This handsome tan and white German Shepherd/Akita mix was about three years old when he came to us in early 2019. He REALLY wanted to be with people and get to play or learn new things! He had the cutest smile. He was one of a huge rescue effort by the Calhoun County Humane Society. They drove 26 dogs 1900 miles on May 10-11, 2019 to three northern rescues to give some great dogs a second chance!
Sweet chihuahua Angel was under two years old when she came in over the winter, along with her brother Rusty. Angel didn’t always live up to her name, though – she often picked on Rusty and took toys away from him! Angel needed help with leash walking and house training. But this cute girl was worth it, and she was adopted on April 15, 2019.