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Breed: American Bulldog

Sex: Male Neutered

Size: Medium
Vaccinations: Current

Microchipped: Yes
Age: 5 yr

Good in a home with calm respectful children.  Loves to play with other dogs once a slow introduction is completed.

Even though Odie was abandoned by his previous family, he still loves people. He gets along with most other dogs ( after a proper introduction) and children.  We don’t know about cats.  If you want a hiking or camping buddy, Odie is your guy. Playing fetch and tug are also favorite things that he likes.  Even though he has a lot of energy outside, he is a couch potato inside.  He would love nothing more than to curl up in your lap and watch soccer.  He would love a family who would treat him like a family member.   He has already had his dental and is ready to start his new life as a family member. Odie needs a fenced yard and abred experienced family and we are requiring his adoptive family to enroll him in a class to earn his CGC.   If you are interested, please contact Rainbow Rescue at 757-472-1583 or [email protected]



Breed:  Foxhound mix   

Sex: neutered male

Size: 59 lbs
Vaccinations: Current

Age: 4 yrs.

Good in a home with children, and other dogs

Luther was picked up as a stray in one of the surrounding counties.  He was heart worm positive and had a mast cell tumor on his side.  He has been treated for the heart worms and the tumor was totally removed.  Our sweet energetic boy is now looking for his furever home.  Luther loves to play and go on walks.  He would love to be your TV buddy also.  He walks well on a leash and is learning to be a dog.  He needs more training but that should be a lifelong adventure.  If you are that special family who would love this boy furever, please contact Rainbow Rescue at 757-472-1583 or [email protected]



Breed: Walker/fox hound mix  

Sex: neutered male

Size: 54lbs

Age: 3 yr

Good in a home with older children, other  dogs not sure about cats.

Our bouncy Ben was picked up by a local animal control. He was very thin, heart worm positive, and had intestinal parasites. All of that is behind him now as he has completed treatment for all and is ready to find his forever home. We really should have named him Tigger as he bounces every where he goes. He loves to play and also can be a snuggler when he has gotten his energy out. We don’t know how he is with cats as he hasn’t been around them. Ben knows sit and down and is eager to learn more. He would like a family who will continue with training, and include him in their adventures, keeping in mind that he is a hound and must always be leashed when out because he likes to follow his nose. He would be a great walking, running, hiking buddy. If you are that special family who would love this boy forever, please contact Rainbow Animal Rescue at [email protected] or 757-472-1583



HARRIS -Special needs (partially deaf)


Breed: American Staffordshire  

Sex:  male

Size: 60lbs
Vaccinations: Current

Age: 6yrs.

Good in a home with older respectful children and other dogs. Probably not good with cats


 When Harris was picked up as a stray by a local animal control, he had exudate running out of his ear and down the side of his face.  He was found to have a raging ear infection which caused the loss of hearing in that ear.  It is thought that he has hearing in the other ear.  He was also very thin and found to be heart worm positive. His vet took x-rays to determine the extent of damage by the heart worms and found that his heart is enlarged.  Harris has finished his treatment  and is on the mend. His foster says that he is a sweet, sometimes mischievous older pup who is perfectly content to cuddle and watch TV but isn’t opposed to a giggle inducing round of zooms.  He loves toys, preferably the kind he can shred but will gladly accept bones that last a while.  He is great in the kennel and loves car rides. Because of the heart worms he shouldn’t go out and run miles but would love to go for walks with his people.  Harris will be neutered in May.   If you want to make this sweet boy a family member, please contact Rainbow Animal Rescue at 757-472-1583 or [email protected]



Breed: Beagle/foxhound mix    

Sex: neutered male

Size: 56lbs
Vaccinations: Current

Age: 2 yrs.

Good in a home with older, calm children and  other dogs 



Sweet Huck was  a volunteer favorite at the shelter.  He is  2 years old (a baby who was stuck in a rural shelter), 56lbs( is on a diet), neutered, heart worm negative, and current on vaccines.  He revels in attention and knows basic commands.  Huck was an owner surrender and is house and crate trained.  He loves to go for walks and would love to have a walking or running partner to help him see the world.  He would do best with older children. Huck is a fast learner and is eager to learn new cues and tricks.  He is a snuggle bug according to his foster but would also like to go for a long walk or run.  He takes a while to warm up to some men so a slow intro with treats wins him over.   Like most dogs and people, he doesn’t respond to yelling or rough treatment.   If you think this adorable boy would make a wonderful addition to your home, PLEASE contact Rainbow Rescue at 757-472-1583 or [email protected]


SULLIVAN- courtesy post


Breed:  Am staff

Sex:  male

Size: 52lbs
Vaccinations: Current

Age: 13yrs.

Good in a home with older, calm children. Would like to be an only dog

Sullivan has had a hard life with very little if any love. He was with a family from the time he was a year old until now- he is 13 yrs old. He had never been to a vet until he was surrendered to Isle of Wight Animal control. Sully is heart worm positive and has some disc issues which cause him to move a little slower. He was surrendered because the husband said that it was cheaper to dump him than to divorce his wife who doesn’t like dogs and told the ACOs that she got irritated with him because it took him too long to go outside. He spent most of his time in the garage/basement. Sully is going through the slow kill method which is usually not the best but our vet said that his heart looks good on x-rays and his heart and lungs were good. Rainbow can’t take him but won’t give up looking for a comfy place for him for however long he has left. A very dedicated volunteer spent the last few months sending out emails to rescues all over the country and nobody has room for this poor little man. He doesn’t like to be around other dogs and just wants a comfy bed to curl up on. He takes treats nicely and just wants to know what love is. He is depressed and really needs a loving place. If anyone can foster for Isle of Wight or, even better, adopt this boy so he has an actual family for whatever time he has left, please contact IOW at 757-365-6318 or 757-472-1583. Many, Many thanks for considering this poor boy






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