They are dogs who may not run to the front of their kennel to greet visitors, so they're less frequently seen. Perhaps they're shy, or maybe they just don't do well in the stressful shelter environment. Maybe they have a treatable medical condition and just need someone to give them a little extra care. Whatever the reason, these dogs find themselves running out of time at the shelter. Previously overlooked, once you get these Magical Unicorns out of the shelter and into a loving foster or forever home, they reach their full potential as happy, loving companions!


AGE: 10 Years WEIGHT: 10 lbs BREED: Terrier / Chihuahua mix

Hi guys! I'm Adam. Here's the deal: I may be just a little shy right now, but once you win me over and see my super-cute, crooked smile, you'll be hooked forever and want to be my best friend. I'm a little dude at just 10 pounds, so I won't take up much space on your couch when we snuggle which I love to do. (We can watch Parks & Rec, starring Adam Scott the Person.)  I'm also only 10 years young which means I have tons of time to hang out and love you. While I really love my people, I also really like hanging with pups, too. So if you have another dog, I would be great for your home. If you're looking for a handsome, scruffy man in your life send me a note!


AGE: 9 years WEIGHT: 82 lbs BREED: German Shepherd Mix

Hello, friends. My name is Beaulah and I am a friendly 9 yr old female German Shepherd/Australian Cattle Dog mix who loves fellow dogs and has been given a second chance at finding a loving forever home. I ended up at the shelter as a slightly overweight (82 lbs) stray with a few health issues. Lucky for me, A Purposeful Rescue and my foster family are helping me get my health on track. Please reach out if I strike your fancy.


AGE: 10 Years WEIGHT: 110 lbs BREED: Lab/Chow

Hiya, my name is Chalupa. As you can see, I am a curvy, mature woman that don't need no man. Ok, that's a lie. I would love a man or woman or a family to take care of me. I am working on my fitness, be my witness? My heart is even bigger than my backside, but I promise to love you for the rest of my days. I am great with other dogs and would love to meet the right one(s) who can help me on my journey to becoming happier and healthier. I can't wait to meet you!


AGE: 8 Months WEIGHT: 27 lbs BREED: Swiss Mountain Dog/Entlebucher Mix

 Hi there! My name is Deedles and I am an 8 month old female. Yup, you read that right, I am not even a year old yet. I am vision impaired so I will need a confident leader/pack that can help me build my confidence in a world I cannot see. In exchange for this I will provide you with years and years of my love and affection. If you think you can be my partner contact the great people at A Purposeful Rescue. 

Check out what a sweet baby I am here!



AGE: 8 years WEIGHT: 40 lbs(on a diet and exercise program to lose some lbs) BREED: Labrador/Chi

Hi! Dita Von Cheeseburger is my name! I'm short and stout and have the cutest little waddle! I'm around 8 years old and I am currently working on my health and fitness...yes I can stand to lose a few lbs. What can I say? I'm a foodie! I should weigh around 25-30 lbs but I am currently at 40. oops! Would you like to meet me and my voluptuous bod?

I have a video! Check me out here!



AGE: 7 years WEIGHT: 14 lbs BREED: Chihuahua Mix

Hi ya! My name is Edna and I am a 7 year old Chihuahua mix. I am vision impaired and have some pretty adorable wonky feet. I love being around other dogs and being held. I am currently getting some medical care and will be available for adoption soon so be sure to check back! 


AGE: 7 years WEIGHT: 53 lbs BREED: Staffordshire Terrier

 Hi there. My name is Elphaba and much like my namesake, Elphie from Wicked, I'm not what you would expect! While some people may see a big, tough looking black dog...I'm really just bursting with love and I will roll over for a belly rub before you can blink your eyes . I am very strong and have the biggest heart and those things combined give me a great zest for life. With all of my excitement and happiness, I am looking for a life partner that can be a great leader for me, set boundaries, help me with my manners, and provide a great routine and structure for me. If you want to see all my magic, be sure to reach out to A Purposeful Rescue to set up a date. 


AGE: 1.5 years WEIGHT: 50 lbs BREED: Pit Bull Mix

Hello, my name is Felicity. I am a female, staffy/shar pei mix with a heart of gold and wrinkles a Hollywood starlet wouldn't hide! I was recently surrendered to a vet after my family couldn't take care of me, due to being pregnant at the time and being over-bred, I had complications that they couldn't afford to take care of. This is when the lovely people at A Purposeful Rescue stepped in and made sure I was taken care of and got all the help I need to get back to being my healthy self. I have been given a new chance at life and I cannot wait to meet a new loving family. I am great with other dogs and kids and if you want to learn more just ask.

Watch me give my sleeping sister a tongue bath here.


AGE: 6 years WEIGHT: 6 lbs BREED: Chihuahua

Hi I’m Frida Khalittle and I’m just a wee little tyke of 6 lbs. At 9 years young, I’m so snuggly I’ll fit right in your arms. I’m cute as can be and I just love to have my belly rubbed. Give me some attention, and I’ll give you a big smile. I'm tiny. I'm single. And I'm ready to mingle. Holler at your girl for a meet-up. 


AGE: 13 Years WEIGHT: 30 lbs BREED: Cocker Spaniel

Hello there! Are you looking for a handsome gentleman to wink at you for the rest of your life? Then look no further! I'm Harry, the one-eyed permanently winking cocker spaniel and I'm here to steal your heart...and maybe the rest of your sandwich.

I'm 13 years old (and only 30 lbs) so I enjoy the finer things in life like relaxing, mellow walks around the park, snuggling on the couch and complaining about the weather. I love the company of other people and pups so the more the merrier! 

My foster Mom says that I'm adorably clumsy and a little hard of hearing but that I'm a wonderful guest who brightens up her day, every day. Won't you let me brighten up your day?!


AGE: 11 Years WEIGHT: 25 lbs BREED: Beagle Mix


I'm a fun little guy with wonky old man bones but I still like to party! Keep your trash can lids closed! HA (see video if you don't believe me). I love my foster dog family and I enjoy walks and naps! Oh, and Food! I love food! I have some kidney issues and I am on a special diet. Wanna meet me? 

Here's a video of me trying to play it cool after a run-in with a trash can. 


AGE: 8 years WEIGHT: 15 lbs BREED: Shih Tzu mix

Hey. I'm Kevin. You can call me Kev for short because I'm a chill guy like that. I enjoy napping, snuggling on the couch, sunbathing and the occasional chew toy. I also happen to be a super-good dude! I'm crate-trained, good with my foster pup siblings – and my foster Mom says I'm just the easiest guy to take care of. I also have super cute curly hair. If you're looking for a chill dude to hang on the couch with, I'm your guy. Send me a note! 



AGE:  7 years WEIGHT: 18 lbs BREED: Chiweenie

Why good day there, I'm Nigel! I am the MOST perfect gentleman and would make an amazing companion if you're looking for a very easy pup.

My foster Mom says I am by far the easiest and most loving little foster pup she's ever had. I'm house trained, I love other dogs, I'm quiet and well mannered and I will stare lovingly into your eyes. At 7 years old and only 18 lbs I'm also the perfect age and size. What more could you ask for (other than folding your laundry, but I don't have thumbs)?

Send me a note so we can connect and chat more about how perfect I am!


AGE:  9 years WEIGHT: 50 lbs BREED: Labrador Retriever mix

Hi there! My name is Penelope, and I am a 9-year-old Lab mix. How did a great girl like me end up here? It's a sad story. My previous owner lost his home and was forced to surrender me to the shelter. Here's where the story gets a twist: The folks at APR spotted me there, and I have been given a second chance. After some medical care, I am now on the market, looking for a new home. I am great with dogs and enjoy their company. I am good with children who understand me. At times, I need my space and I prefer not to be bothered. Nothing personal, I just enjoy a quiet moment alone...but who doesn't?! I should be in a home with no kitties though. Is the next chapter of my story with you? Get in touch, and find out. Love, Penelope. 



AGE: 2 years WEIGHT: 45 lbs BREED: Bulldog Mix

Hi. My name is Potato Pancake but my friends call me Tato. I am looking for an experienced bully home who can provide lots of leadership and lots of boundaries. I am initially fearful, but once I trust you I am great. I am good with dogs as long as there is a proper introduction. Basically, I need a human who will keep me in check so I can continue being a lovely, balanced gal. No kids, sorry! I can't wait to meet you. xo 


AGE: 7 Years WEIGHT: 12lbs BREED: Chihuahua

Take one look into my eyes and you'll be smitten, I promise. My name is Rumpelina ChiSkin and I am a 7 year old Chihuahua lady carrying a little extra baggage (12 lbs) which I plan to shed once I get into a loving home and a healthy routine. I'm also missing a little bit of hair due to a skin condition that is being treated but other than that, I am absolutely perfect. I'm playful, curious, I love everybody and I'm ready to be loved back. I hope to meet you soon, my forever family!

Watch the funny way I scratch my back!


AGE: 7 years WEIGHT: 15 lbs BREED: Wheaton Terrier/Cairn Terrier mix

Hello, I'm Sammie! I'm a sweet, middle-aged girl. I have a lovely coat, and I don't shed. I like other dogs, but I do chase cats. (Hey, it happens.) I look great wearing pink and am very happy sitting on your lap. I even have my own hashtag #sammiethemu🦄 on Instagram. Check out my pics, and drop me a line if you'd like to meet. 


AGE: 1.5 years WEIGHT: 40 lbs BREED: Rottweiler Mix

Hey friends, my name is Sir Lucious Leftfoot. I am a what my foster family calls a "young-pup" which means I am only about a year and a half old. I have great manners and I am very obedient, but I still get bursts of energy because I am just so excited to be given a new start! I love people and I do great with other dogs. Even though I am young, I still enjoy relaxing on the couch watching tv with my foster family and making sure all the dog beds in the house are well worn. If you are in search of a walking/running and couch potato partner, you have found your match.   


AGE: 10 Months WEIGHT: 9lbs BREED: Terrier/Chihuahua mix

Hi, Trampus the charmer here! I'm a 10-month old, 9lb male terrier/chihuahua mix with a loads of puppy love to give. I tend to win people and furries over easily with my big brown eyes and dapper personality despite the fact that I'm currently healing from a broken leg. I'm hoping that when I'm ready to bounce around again on all fours, my forever family will come for me.Want to meet? Gimme a holler. 


AGE: 10 years WEIGHT: 11 lbs BREED: Miniature Poodle

Hi! My name is Zelda and I am 10-year-old Miniature Poodle. I am quite small so I am a great companion for daily activities, such as shopping, walks, and even cuddles after a long day of work. I enjoy riding in the car and am house trained. I get along great with other dogs and would love to make you my forever family.   

unicorns ON DECK


AGE: 1.5 years WEIGHT: 45 lbs BREED: Dutch Shepherd Mix

Eunice is a 1-2 year old Dutch Shepherd Mix. She is currently underweight-around 40 lbs-she should weigh at least 50. 

She is very shy but she adores dogs so a home with at least another confident dog is a must. We have not seen her around cats. A shepherd savvy home would be fantastic because once she becomes more confident and self aware she will need the typical leadership and routine that the breed requires. She is lovely. Gentle, kind, and willing to please. She is a fantastic dog. 


AGE: 8 years WEIGHT: 26lbs BREED: Beagle/Dachshund Mix

With a name like Never, you know there must a story behind it. There is, but unfortunately it's a sad one...with a happy ending thanks to A Purposeful Rescue. I used to live with my very loving, elderly parents, and they named me Never – because they were never going to let me go! My Dad passed away and my Mom was struggling with physical ailments and had to make the crushing decision to bring me to shelter where she tearfully shared my story.

Luckily, APR heard this story and could not leave me behind. I need some medical care to fix my cherry eye and an old bum knee which I'll be getting. In the mean time I'll be working on my fitness because right now my foster Dad calls me "Big Chocolate." Other than needing to drop a few lbs because I'm currently 25 (and who doesn't need to?) I am the PERFECT pup! I'm quiet, I'm good in my crate, I LOVE other dogs and people and I am just as sweet as chocolate. I'm only 8 years old and have so much time and love to give you. You will surely be missing out if you don't send me a love note right this second!

I have a video. Please watch it, so I can be Instagram famous. 


AGE: 8 months WEIGHT: 6lbs BREED: Poodle/Terrier Mix

Hi! My name is Rory and I am an itty bitty, adorable 6 lb 8-month-old Miniature Poodle/Terrier mix that has a story that will make you shudder. My previous owners dumped me and my mom at the shelter in a bird cage! A bird cage! Despite this rough start at life, I am a playful, brave little girl who loves everyone , including other furry friends, and I'm getting ready to take on the world. Once my skin condition clears, I'll be up for adoption. Stay tuned and please say hello if you think I would make a welcome addition to your family.


AGE: 6 years WEIGHT: 10 lbs BREED: Chihuahua

Hi, I'm Squid! I'm just a teeny-tiny gentleman looking for a teeny-tiny place to call my own forever! I'm new to the rescue so I still need to get a little work done, but in the meantime but foster family has said that I have been an excellent house guest. I know how to sit, I sleep quietly in my crate, I ever so gently take food with my tiny teefs and I make the cutest faces for photos. I'm only 6 years old and 10 lbs so I'm a great age and size. I squid you not, I'm the perfect companion! (See what I did there?) Check back for more updates, but if you want to learn more about me now, send me a note.