Meet Roscoe!

AGE:  Roscoe is a handsome 5-year-old, Mastiff mix, who sometimes thinks he’s a lap dog, even though he weighs close to 80 pounds!

PERSONALITY:  This generally calm dog likes hanging out with people and enjoys going for walks. He sits on command and mostly comes when called. He’s been in a foster home for the last couple of months, since being in the Animal Shelter was too stressful for him. This nice boy is smart, learns quickly, is housebroken, and uses a dog door.

HIGHLIGHTS:  Roscoe needs room to run and regular exercise, but dog parks aren’t his thing. Because he’s a large, strong dog, he may knock down a small child without meaning to, so an adult-only home or one with older kids would be best for him. Roscoe has a strong prey drive and will chase any small animal that runs, so a house without cats is a requirement and he may never be fully trustworthy off leash in the neighborhood. Proper introductions to new dogs is important, since he can be selective about who he wants to spend time with and can approach new dogs intensely at first.  Roscoe will make a wonderful companion and housemate!

AVAILABLE:  At the Jackson County Animal Shelter, 5595 S Pacific Hwy, Phoenix.  Open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, and noon to 4 p.m. weekends.

COST: Roscoe’s adoption fee is only $75 and includes a free in-home training and a wellness visit at a local veterinarian office.  Roscoe is neutered.

ONLINE: View adoptable pets via Friends of the Animal Shelter: or

LOST & FOUND: or call 541-774-6654.

OTHER RESOURCES: Southern Oregon Humane Society,; C.A.T.S.,; Sanctuary One,; Spay/Neuter Your Pet (SNYP) – low-cost options;

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Friends of the Animal Shelter (FOTAS) is a non-profit organization that was formed in 1990 to support the programs of the Jackson County Animal Shelter. Our vision is for all adoptable animals at the Jackson Country Animal Shelter to find a loving home. Our mission is to recruit and train volunteers who will save lives by increasing pet adoptions at the Jackson Country Animal Shelter, improve the quality of life for the Shelter’s animals, promote spay and neuter, and facilitate outreach and educational activities about the humane treatment of companion animals throughout Jackson County. Our values are: Service, Compassion and Generosity.

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