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Potter wants a home, damnit!

  • Dog
  • Poodle & Shih Tzu Mix
  • Poodle & Shih Tzu Mix
  • Lenore, WV
  • Senior
  • Male
  • Small
Lenore, WV


Prefers a home without
Other dogs, cats, children.

Meet Potter wants a home, damnit!

Our dogs are only available to rescues or adopters in northeastern states. What we know about each dog is in the listing. If the listing is mostly empty, that dog is a new arrival and hasn't been evaluated yet.

Rescue inquiries welcome! We work with rescues in northeastern states. Saturday transport is available on a regular basis. Next available transport dates: 2/24 & 3/10.

Rescue Application: http://form.jotform.us/form/43615319121144

Donations needed for vetting! http://www.paypal.me/artbar.wv


Available to adopters in DE, MD, PA, NJ, CT, RI, VT, NH, MA, ME, or southeastern NY (excluding NYC). 11 years, 12 lb - Must be the only pet in the home.

My name is Potter and nobody wants to adopt me. I'm old. My vision is less than perfect. I want to be the only pet so I can be your spoiled prince. I never get any inquiries. I've had to live for over a year at my foster home in a separate room away from the other dogs here. I'm tired of being ignored. Where is my human? Who's gonna give me my happy ending? If you're a fan of old curmudgeons, then talk to my foster mom. Yes, I am yelling, damnit! Let's get on with this already! I'm currently in foster in WV, but transport is available to northeastern states.

Potter is a mutt with hair that grows long and needs grooming, so perhaps some Maltese or Poodle in his mix. His hair is probably closer to Maltese than Poodle. He's about 11-12 years and weighs about 12 lb.


10/5/16 update: Potter is now healthy and ready for his forever home! This little guy loves people and loves to eat! He's a senior and his sight is not good and seems to be getting worse, so it would be best for Potter to be the only pet and live in an adults-only home. He is paper trained but not completely housebroken. Potter hoards things and loves to sleep on his foster mom's clothes...he takes comfort from her scent. He likes to rough house with his foster mom. At this point in his life, he basically wants nothing to do with other animals. Potter is a people pooch seeking a retirement home! 10 years 12 lb. Potter has been in foster with us since 7/6/16.

7/6/16 Intake Condition: severely matted and crying because it hurts to move. Found maggots eating at him. Blood work was a mess. He was unwilling to eat at first. Clearly Potter was at death's door when I found him.

7/15 update: Before and after photos uploaded. Before=July 6th and after = today July 15th We still have a long way to go physically but mentally and emotionally I can already see the change

7/19 update: Yesterday evening I got home and checked on Potter- he was fine, happy to see me, had eaten most of his special food, had drank lots of water and had peed three times on his puppy pad. A hour later I go back in and run his bath & he won't stand up, is whining, and is growling at me. So I call doc and we decide that it's his skin. It obviously hurts. We stop the steroid just in case and gave him some pain medication I had on hand- continue the antibiotics. A little bit later and he was fine so I was sure it was his skin. All checks through the night and this morning he is his regular self. Took him in to see doc for labs and his liver is way off, his WBC count is up and his platelets have stopped going up, so we're stopping some meds, starting others, changing food, and shooting for an ultrasound tomorrow. He needs a liver biopsy but is far too unhealthy to survive a surgery. So we're still in the woods. Currently he's riding shot gun and is pain free. On the bright side, Doc was really happy with how his wounds are healing.

7/21 update: Potter's liver ultrasound was good.




We adopt to MD, PA, DE, NJ, NY, CT, RI, NH, VT, or ME with transport capabilities.

Adoption fee $250 (includes spay/neuter, 4DX test, fecal, rabies vaccine, distemper combo vaccine, wormer, and flea/tick preventative). There is an additional transport fee of $50 for adopters who live further than 100 miles from Lenore, WV.


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Rescue Application:


Foster Application (you must live in Mingo or Logan County WV to foster): https://form.jotform.com/5323596602014

A Reason To Believe Animal Rescue, Inc. (ARTBAR) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Donations are tax deductible as permitted by law. Your donations keep our little, rural rescue rolling on down the road! Please help.

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