Roger has been with us for almost a year now and although we are doing our best to keep him mentally and physically stimulated, nothing compares to the comfort and love of being in his own home. Roger is currently available for adoption while on the rescue list and is a foster candidate as well. To assist with a positive placement for Roger here are some things to keep in mind: Roger will need to be the only dog in the home. Roger is active, can be jumpy at times and mouthy so older children in the home is best. Roger is leash reactive but walks lovely using his gentle leader and we feel it would be best if that is continued. Roger knows his basic commands. Roger is very smart and learns quickly, his motivation is food. Roger is affectionate and he enjoys giving hugs, for real. Please visit our foster page  to learn more and fill out an application. 


A wonderful donor has generously left gifts at the shelter that will go home with Roger and his new adopters to get them started on their happy every after together.



  • Animal ID#: A753623
  • Dog Name: Roger
  • Dog Sex: Male
  • Approximate Age: 3 years
  • Dog Size: L
  • A Little About Me: I was made to please my people. I am one smart cookie and I really enjoy learning and working for treats! I would love a home looking for a dog that wants to be by their side, a loyal smart and very handsome boy. I am affectionate but totally down to sit by your side majestically as nothing makes me more proud than to be side by side with my people. Come and meet me today and please get me out of my kennel, I am not a happy guy when in my kennel, I belong in a home, asap!
  • I do not participate in shelter playgroups and would like to be your one and only canine pal in a home
  • Walk Rating: Dog walks well with a gentle leader
  • Snuggle Rating: Is ok sitting by your side rather than your lap
  • Type of Learner: Thrives on mental stimulation
  • Energy Level : Medium energy blend, needs some play prior to relaxation
  • Manner Level: I enjoy meeting new people and do so in a calm manner
  • My motivation is: Treat motivated
  • Known Skills: Sit, Watch Me
  • Personality: Smart cookie, eager to please

Email an application to us at to start the online adoption counseling process.


The shelter’s kennels are loud, stressful places for dogs. Some dogs express that stress by exhibiting behavior inside a kennel that they will not show otherwise. Please ask to take the dog you are interested in to a play yard and spend some time getting to know him or her in that more relaxed environment. For more information on meeting dogs at the shelter, please read this article.

Ask About Our Adoption Counseling! 

SSPA offers adoption counseling via email for large-breed dogs at To learn more, visit our adoption page, and to get started, fill out our adoption application and email it to us.

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