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If you have interest in meeting Cagney or any of our cuties, please fill out the adoption application.


Please note: we do not have a physical facility where the dogs are housed; they are cared for in our wonderful foster network throughout New England. It is our policy that a potential family meet the dog in the foster setting where they are feeling safe and loved. 



Cagney - in Maine!

Most recent update: December 2017


December update; Cagney is having a blast with his day care friends and runs all day! He can't wait to meet his forever family so he can have a Happy New Year!


Cagney is a beautiful mixed breed dog who came into our southern partner shelter with his brother, who already got adopted. We are excited to have Cagney in our rescue. He was adopted and returned because he was a bit anxious as an "only". He is so used to being with other dogs so we think he will be the happiest with another canine buddy.  We think Cagney is mixed with Great Pyrenees because he has double dew claws which is pretty rare in any other breed. His body is longer and shorter than a typical lab; he is unique-looking and just gorgeous!


Their shelter does the Meet Your Match Evaluation and Cagney was classified as  Orange-Busy Bee – “I’m a naturally playful, curious and trusting canine. Take me for a big walk every day; give me something to do. After my job’s done, I’ll curl up in front of the fire with you in the evenings.” 

Cagney is one year old and weighs approx. 60 lbs. His shiny black coat is gorgeous and he has snow white booties and markings on his chest. He is bright and energetic and would benefit from continued training to help him learn house manners. We think Cagney would love a doggy sport or to live with a running mate.  Cagney loves to please his humans and he gives affection in the form of hugs and kisses; he adores being petted. He is housetrained, kennel-trained, does well on a leash and loves to run around with the other dogs. He sometimes forgets his manners and will jump on you for affection but he responds well to correction.


Cagney is one of the most cuddly dogs we have met. He loves other dogs and every human he meets. He curls right up in your lap for quality snuggle time after playing and romping.  Sometimes when he first meets a new person  indoors he has to think it over first before accepting them. If his human(s) get up and greet first and talk happy like all is well, he is much more likely to initiate a greeting more quickly. A treat helps also!


Cagney does really well on a leash and is learning commands quickly. He would be the star of a class in obedience, agility etc and he is a great running partner. 


One of the shelter volunteers described Cagney as a “fabulous and gorgeous dog”! Cagney loves other dogs and humans of all ages. When he was introduced to cats he wanted to play and chased after them; no aggression was seen but his size and exuberance may not be appreciated by most cats.